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Forum Development => Forum Rules and Announcements => Topic started by: alyssa on April 02, 2016, 05:37:37 AM

Title: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 02, 2016, 05:37:37 AM
If you have been helped by the forum and all the amazing work our members have done, please consider a donation to help us continue helping folks like yourself.

While this community provides a way to meet up with other folks to share the joy of conventions, it takes a lot of time and energy to put together the buying groups as well as the hotel exchange documents and forms, in addition to maintaining the threads and forum areas.  There are also expenses that go with this venture, including hosting fees, outlays for lanyards, marketing to expand the community, etc.  Many plans for back-end improvements are in progress, which could potentially provide a more robust environment for the badge buying groups and the like.   

We would gladly appreciate your support as we strive to plan for the needs of the community going forward.



There are currently four ways of helping:
[1] a regular monthly donation via Patreon.com: Click here to donate! (https://patreon.com/user?u=3098388)
[2] a donation through the forum's subscription portal:
     Go to your forum Profile > Actions > Paid Subscriptions
[3] a donation through PayPal without incentives: Click here to donate! (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YXGN6E6M9YPML)
     If you just want to donate any amount (and aren't interested in the lanyard or ad-free option), this is the option for you.


Currently, the incentive options are:

Donate $20.00 USD and get no ads on the forum for 6 months.
*Please use the forum's subscription portal by going to your forum Profile > Actions > Paid Subscriptions.

Donate $40.00 USD and get no ads for 12 months.
*Please use the forum's subscription portal by going to your forum Profile > Actions > Paid Subscriptions.

Donate $50.00 USD and get no ads for 12 months, plus a complimentary (free!) Friends of Comic Con lanyard shipped to your door.
*The lanyard is a $12.00 USD value!
*Please use PayPal (click here to donate (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YXGN6E6M9YPML)) and include your preferred shipping address in the "Notes" box.




Regardless of the incentives, any and all donations are gratefully accepted!

Thank you so much for your contribution and support to our wonderful community!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: TardisMom on April 02, 2016, 08:45:56 AM
Donation made!

Can you send me some good karma for the hotel sale in lieu of a lanyard??? ;)
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: CptMyCpt24 on April 02, 2016, 09:43:35 AM
Done!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 02, 2016, 11:08:40 AM
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Can you send me some good karma for the hotel sale in lieu of a lanyard??? ;)

We give that to everyone, regardless of whether or not they make a donation!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 02, 2016, 11:38:00 AM
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Donation made!

Can you send me some good karma for the hotel sale in lieu of a lanyard??? ;)

*sending you good karma for the hotel sale*


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Done!

Thank you, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login and You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, both for your donations!  It's greatly appreciated. ^__^


If anyone has any questions about the donations or incentives list, please post them in this thread.  I'll do my best to answer them.  ^__~
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: tk415650 on April 02, 2016, 12:19:57 PM
Just made a small donation.

This is a great community as I've both benefited from and helped others here.

Thanks!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 02, 2016, 12:25:57 PM
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Just made a small donation.

This is a great community as I've both benefited from and helped others here.

Thanks!

Thank you for your donation, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login!  It's greatly appreciated, and a little does go a long way.  ^__^/
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 02, 2016, 02:23:26 PM
Forum Housekeeping:
Edited the donation and incentives list for better clarification.


^__~ If anyone is confused about the donation or incentive options, please let me know in this thread.  If you would like to discuss more privately, you can also PM me with your questions.
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: debster on April 02, 2016, 03:20:35 PM
Thanks for the info, just donated!! The forum has been super helpful to me (and friendly!) since I joined...
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 02, 2016, 03:26:29 PM
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Thanks for the info, just donated!! The forum has been super helpful to me (and friendly!) since I joined...

Thank you for the donation, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login!  I'm glad the forum has been helpful and friendly. 

Let us live long and prosper as community!  (*insert Vulcan salute here*)
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: SteveD on April 02, 2016, 03:33:18 PM
Recurring donation set up.

Thanks for making it so easy to donate and for creating one of the best online communities.  It's been a great help and resource.
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: AlaskaRainbow on April 02, 2016, 03:33:52 PM
Made a small donation.  This Forum has been so incredibly helpful to us from our first Comic Con (2012) to today. Friends of CCI always has the scoop before anyone else and I really appreciate all of the tips and information.  Thank you! From Kelly and Kerri
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 02, 2016, 04:02:44 PM
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Recurring donation set up.

Thanks for making it so easy to donate and for creating one of the best online communities.  It's been a great help and resource.

Thank you so much, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login!

One of our goals is to keep it simple but informative, so I'm glad you feel this community is a great help and resource.  ^__^/


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Made a small donation.  This Forum has been so incredibly helpful to us from our first Comic Con (2012) to today. Friends of CCI always has the scoop before anyone else and I really appreciate all of the tips and information.  Thank you! From Kelly and Kerri

Thank you for the donation, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login!

(I still have that little polar bear and moose key chains you gave me!  <3 They're so cute that my sister took the polar bear one.)

Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: BuzLtBeer on April 02, 2016, 04:06:23 PM
$20 monthly donation setup with Paypal.
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 02, 2016, 04:10:43 PM
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$20 monthly donation setup with Paypal.

Thank you for the monthly donation, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login!  <3



The generosity of our forum members and community truly amazes me.  This wouldn't be possible without all of you, so thank you for thinking of us!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: SamTurtledove on April 02, 2016, 09:01:29 PM
Done.  (btw does the auto-yearly have a stop feature?)
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 02, 2016, 10:52:21 PM
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Done.  (btw does the auto-yearly have a stop feature?)

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Yes, but you will have to make the changes to the settings in your PayPal account (not on the forum).


Here are the steps for reference (if I recall correctly):
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Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 03, 2016, 06:41:19 AM
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Done.  (btw does the auto-yearly have a stop feature?)
i pretty sure there's also a way to do it on the forum.... dealing with a massive headach & the hangout but remind me post sorting day, & i'll post the 'how to' in the donations thread.
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: spritegirl24_7 on April 03, 2016, 06:48:10 PM
Just made a donation through PayPal. You guys are so amazing for maintaining this site. It helped me get a hotel room at SDCC last year and I can't believe it took me this long to get around to giving back!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 03, 2016, 06:56:37 PM
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Just made a donation through PayPal. You guys are so amazing for maintaining this site. It helped me get a hotel room at SDCC last year and I can't believe it took me this long to get around to giving back!

Thank you for your donation and support, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login!  It's greatly appreciated, and I'm glad you were able to get a hotel room at SDCC last year through our exchange. 

Here's hoping for some good luck for the hotel lottery on Tuesday (so that you can participate in the exchange and help another forum member too)!

^__^/
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: chaosdreamer on April 03, 2016, 06:58:44 PM
Any preference on Patreon vs. Account Setting/Subscription vs. PayPal?  (i.e. which one results in the least fees/biggest bang for our buck?)
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 03, 2016, 08:36:16 PM
it's really up to you, do you need a lanyard? would you like to go ad free? do you want to set it & forget it?

Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 03, 2016, 09:06:02 PM
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Any preference on Patreon vs. Account Setting/Subscription vs. PayPal?  (i.e. which one results in the least fees/biggest bang for our buck?)

If it were me, I'd personally go with one of the options that includes an incentive.  I think those are the ones that are the most bang for your buck, so to speak, but truthfully, it really depends on what you're interested in or what you're looking for.  There are several donation methods, just it's up to you on what you think works best.

I'll do my best to explain the different options and methods below.  It's a bit lengthy, but perhaps this will help you decide.  (I've included them in a spoiler tag so that this post won't look like giant wall of text, ha ha.)

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Hope this helps!  Thank you for your consideration!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: chaosdreamer on April 04, 2016, 10:07:42 AM
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If it were me, I'd personally go with one of the options that includes an incentive.  I think those are the ones that are the most bang for your buck, so to speak, but truthfully, it really depends on what you're interested in or what you're looking for.  There are several donation methods, just it's up to you on what you think works best.
<snip>

Thanks for the explanation Zero.  The "biggest bang for our buck" was actually re whether the Forum is charged greater fees on one platform vs. the other but since that does not seem to be an issue, I'll just keep sending random donations throughout the year via PayPal like I usually do.  O0
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 04, 2016, 10:57:10 AM
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Thanks for the explanation Zero.  The "biggest bang for our buck" was actually re whether the Forum is charged greater fees on one platform vs. the other but since that does not seem to be an issue, I'll just keep sending random donations throughout the year via PayPal like I usually do.  O0

Ah, I apologize for the misunderstanding.



If you use your debit card or credit card to add funds to your PayPal account when you make the donation, PayPal charges the recipient $0.30 (and takes 2.9% of the transfer amount, if I recall correctly).

If you transfer funds from your debit card (or bank account) and keep a balance of money in your "Wallet" on your PayPal account, then I believe they won't charge you any fees when sending money (meaning the forum gets all of it without having to pay any PayPal fees).

Here's the information about fees on PayPal.  In our case, scroll down to the "Sending money" part at the bottom.
https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/paypal-fees

(From PayPal's website, linked above)
PayPal balance or bank account: Free when sending money inside the US

Debit/credit card fee: 2.9% plus $0.30 per transaction

Outside the US: 0% to 2% fee when fully funded with your bank account or PayPal balance or 2.9% to 5.99% plus a fixed fee based on the payment currency if paying with a credit or debit card



I'll need to re-check if there are any fees for Patreon if you use the credit card payment method versus the PayPal payment method on there.  I don't recall off the bat, unfortunately.


Hope that helps, and thank you for thinking of us and donating!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: BuzLtBeer on April 04, 2016, 05:18:29 PM
Meeting Alyssa and crew at the con was worth it's weight in gold for me.  Wish there were more local Cosplayers but I've joined some FB groups also.
Title: Re: Forum Lurker Recruitment Drive
Post by: lilredrubi74 on April 05, 2016, 09:22:13 AM
So I donated an extra 20 on top of paying for 6 months. For some reason it only attached the 6m. Who do I email the receipt # too
LeeAnn
Title: Re: Re: Forum Lurker Recruitment Drive
Post by: Zero on April 05, 2016, 09:33:14 AM
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So I donated an extra 20 on top of paying for 6 months. For some reason it only attached the 6m. Who do I email the receipt # too
LeeAnn

Thank you for your donations!

You can PM You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login for assistance with that.

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Forum Housekeeping:
Split posts and merged them into the donation thread.
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: SteveD on April 05, 2016, 10:07:06 AM
So when you do the annual for $40 through the subscription portal, when do the ads go away?

Thanks again for organizing such a great community.
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 05, 2016, 10:10:04 AM
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So when you do the annual for $40 through the subscription portal, when do the ads go away?

Thanks again for organizing such a great community.
it should go away when you sign up.  Have yours not gone away? 
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: SteveD on April 05, 2016, 10:14:35 AM
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it should go away when you sign up.  Have yours not gone away?
Still seeing banner ads, like SlingTV and 4imprint, etc.
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 05, 2016, 10:18:57 AM
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Still seeing banner ads, like SlingTV and 4imprint, etc.
thanks for reaching out & letting me know!! 

I've switched you over to another supporter bracket.  do you still see the ad's?
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: SteveD on April 05, 2016, 10:24:35 AM
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thanks for reaching out & letting me know!! 

I've switched you over to another supporter bracket.  do you still see the ad's?
Ads all gone, even says Supporter under my handle now.

Thanks again.
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 05, 2016, 10:25:47 AM
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Ads all gone, even says Supporter under my handle now.

Thanks again.

No, thank you for donating AND for reporting the problem.  I really appreciate the heads up that something is not behaving as it should!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 05, 2016, 11:02:17 AM
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So I donated an extra 20 on top of paying for 6 months. For some reason it only attached the 6m. Who do I email the receipt # too
LeeAnn

LeeAnn, let me go in and adjust that up ;) to the annual, Thank you for your support!!

eta
actually You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login  , you signed up for the 6month recurring- which means you'll be charged again in 6 months.  I'm not sure what you'd like to do.  stay on the recurring & refund the overpayment or go to a one year.  Either way it totally cool with me & easy to do- just let me know- via pm or here, which ever you are more comfortable with.
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: lilredrubi74 on April 05, 2016, 03:07:15 PM
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LeeAnn, let me go in and adjust that up ;) to the annual, Thank you for your support!!

eta
actually You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login  , you signed up for the 6month recurring- which means you'll be charged again in 6 months.  I'm not sure what you'd like to do.  stay on the recurring & refund the overpayment or go to a one year.  Either way it totally cool with me & easy to do- just let me know- via pm or here, which ever you are more comfortable with.
Thanks Alyssa I would like to do the recurring yearly if that is possible.  Thanks for having a great site looking forward to posting more.
LeeAnn
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 05, 2016, 04:15:03 PM
I put you in the 1 year subscription category. Thank you for your donation!!

I do not *think* it is recurring tho. I believe i don't have the ability to select recurring for a member.

your reminder for renewal will be the seeing of ad's ;)
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: lilredrubi74 on April 05, 2016, 07:02:08 PM
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I put you in the 1 year subscription category. Thank you for your donation!!

I do not *think* it is recurring tho. I believe i don't have the ability to select recurring for a member.

your reminder for renewal will be the seeing of ad's ;)

Thanks again Alyssa. I hate to bother you again but I'm seeing ads and my profile doesn't say I'm a supporter. Do I need to log out to fix it
Thanks
LeeAnn
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 05, 2016, 07:05:18 PM
sorry about that

I think when i shifted you over, the forum software deselected you  -- sorry about that!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Jim Watari on April 05, 2016, 07:07:05 PM
I just setup a monthly donation :D
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 05, 2016, 07:20:44 PM
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I just setup a monthly donation :D

Thank you so much for the support, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login!


I'm in awe of the generosity in this community, so thank you all for the donations!  <3 It's greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: lilredrubi74 on April 05, 2016, 07:35:53 PM
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sorry about that

I think when i shifted you over, the forum software deselected you  -- sorry about that!


No worries and I really appreciate you taking the time to fix it
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: genieinthelamp on April 05, 2016, 09:01:21 PM
About how long does it take to process the donation?  (Asking since I put in my donation on April 2nd..)  Thanks!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 05, 2016, 11:32:04 PM
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About how long does it take to process the donation?  (Asking since I put in my donation on April 2nd..)  Thanks!

Thank you so much for your donation and support, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login!

All of the donation methods use PayPal for payment.  (Patreon can use both PayPal or a credit card number though.)

If I recall correctly (I believe this is how it goes for PayPal; I apologize in advance if I'm mistaken):

If the donation payment is funded from money already in your PayPal account, then the transaction should be instant.  (This means you used PayPal to withdraw money from your checking account in advance and have that money stored in your PayPal account as a balance.)

If the donation payment is funded by a credit card or debit card, then the transaction should be instant.

If the donation payment is funded from a checking account through your bank, PayPal has to withdraw the funds from your checking account, and that can take 3 to 7 days (3 to 10 days in some cases) to clear.  This is known as a "e-check," meaning it basically takes the same time that an regular paper check would take to clear from one bank to another.

Hope that helps!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 06, 2016, 05:13:46 AM
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About how long does it take to process the donation?  (Asking since I put in my donation on April 2nd..)  Thanks!
aaaahhhhh, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login  perhaps you can pm me your paypal email?  I did have one or two donations that did not have a FoCC user name & the email wasn't in the system.
Thank you!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Mario Wario on April 06, 2016, 09:36:45 AM
Did my part as well.  :) Selected the $40 1 year subscription with recurring on. 
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: DaveG on April 06, 2016, 01:12:37 PM
Sorry it took a few days to get to, but I am set up for recurring donation.
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 06, 2016, 01:28:05 PM
Thanks guys!!

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login and I are starting to map out the upgrades ;) It's going to be a process 'cuz we're looking at best bang for the buck.
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Emerald_Mom on April 06, 2016, 01:39:07 PM
Hey Alyssa, I had already donated but set up my paypal for a recurring monthly donation. You all have been invaluable to my daughter and I and I am happy to help support the site!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 06, 2016, 01:54:21 PM
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Did my part as well.  :) Selected the $40 1 year subscription with recurring on. 

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Sorry it took a few days to get to, but I am set up for recurring donation.

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Hey Alyssa, I had already donated but set up my paypal for a recurring monthly donation. You all have been invaluable to my daughter and I and I am happy to help support the site!

Thank you to You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, and You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login for your support and donation to the forum!  ^__^
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 07, 2016, 02:37:34 PM
I just wanted to thank everyone who's contributed!

If i owe you a lanyard, those will go out tomorrow <life got busy today>

if i haven't moved you over to No Ad's that will happen hopefully tomorrow also. 
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 07, 2016, 03:00:01 PM
Thank you for the donation You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login !!

we've got a bunch of upgrades planed, hopefull we'll be able to inact them in time for next years hotel lottery so we can open the doc's up to more people
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: oneroomdisco on April 07, 2016, 05:57:06 PM
I've been on this forum since before my first SDCC (2012), so I figured it was high time to give something back :D. Subbed through the forum since I don't need a lanyard.
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 07, 2016, 06:04:13 PM
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I've been on this forum since before my first SDCC (2012), so I figured it was high time to give something back :D. Subbed through the forum since I don't need a lanyard.

Thank you so much, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, for the donation and support! ^__^/
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 07, 2016, 10:20:52 PM
thanks again to everyone who donated today-
i'm too tired to list everyone but thank you!!
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 08, 2016, 12:37:29 AM
I didn't get a chance to mention this earlier, but thank you for making a donation to the forum, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login!  The support is greatly appreciated. ^__^/
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: The Gossamer on April 08, 2016, 06:59:51 AM
Donation sent today. Thank you all for providing valuable info and support.
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 08, 2016, 11:35:19 AM
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Donation sent today. Thank you all for providing valuable info and support.

Thank you so much for the donation and support to the forum, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 08, 2016, 03:32:45 PM
Thank you to everyone who's donated today!
I am at a disadvantage as i don't get notified by their forum id's just by their emails but i do know some

the gossamer
Oneroomdisco

thank you !
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: sweetiepiepen on April 09, 2016, 02:23:56 PM
I used the donate button instead of one of the links for the subscriptions and also didn't put my address in the box.  Basically, I just did everything wrong.  Is there a way to correct my mistakes?
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: Zero on April 09, 2016, 02:29:55 PM
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I used the donate button instead of one of the links for the subscriptions and also didn't put my address in the box.  Basically, I just did everything wrong.  Is there a way to correct my mistakes?

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, thank you so much for donating to the forum!  The support is greatly appreciated!

Let me let You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login know so that she can assist you.  ^__~
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 09, 2016, 02:30:55 PM
LOL

you donated, that the ultimat correct thing -- let me have supper & get it sorted after. 
what do you want?  the lanyard & no ads?  ;)
if so PM me your address
Title: Re: If the forum has helped you, please consider a donation!
Post by: alyssa on April 09, 2016, 06:27:46 PM
Just a reminder to folk, the hotel week special will be ending tomorrow night. 

the hotel week special:  6months of no ad's **and** an official FoCC lanyard for the one time low cost of $30, shipping included

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi0.wp.com%2Ffriendsofcc.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F03%2FIMG_1575-rotated-1.jpg%3Fresize%3D600%252C600&hash=e11e8fc3b7d29cffe6a7aab6e063a5ff)
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Post by: eyisila on April 09, 2016, 10:23:03 PM
Made my $30 donation! This place is awesome and the friendliest group of comic-con fans/attendees that I've found. If this place was not around, our past 3 SDCC experiences would not be nearly as awesome. I'm more than happy to give back to such an excellent place full of excellent people!
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Post by: Zero on April 09, 2016, 10:40:00 PM
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Made my $30 donation! This place is awesome and the friendliest group of comic-con fans/attendees that I've found. If this place was not around, our past 3 SDCC experiences would not be nearly as awesome. I'm more than happy to give back to such an excellent place full of excellent people!

Thank you so much for the donation and support, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login!  ^__^/
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only a few more hours for the Hotel Lottery special 6 months of no ad's and a lanyard..... ;)

Donate $30.00 USD and get no ads on the forum for 6 months, plus a complimentary (free!) Friends of Comic Con lanyard shipped to your door.
*The lanyard is a $12.00 USD value!
*Please use PayPal (click here to donate) and include your preferred shipping address in the "Notes" box.
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Post by: alyssa on April 11, 2016, 05:46:52 AM
To everyone who's donated, you're on my list today-

I hope to mail the lanyards & get everyone sorted with the "no ad's' bonus.

the hotel week special:  6months of no ad's **and** an official FoCC lanyard for the one time low cost of $30, shipping included
Aaaaannnnnddddd, the deal is now done
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Post by: Zero on April 11, 2016, 10:17:05 AM
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Donation sent and lanyard purchased. Happy to stay active and get the scoop and things get closer!

I saw this in the hotel discussion thread, but I wanted to say thank you to You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login for donating and supporting the forum!  ^__^/ 
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Post by: alyssa on April 12, 2016, 05:32:05 AM
I had a chance to go through all the folks accounts who donated & switch them over to "no ads'

however - if anyone thinks they should be "no ads' and has them please don't hesitate to either post or pm me.  there's a few bits of info that need to line up & i may have made a mistake.

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Post by: alyssa on April 12, 2016, 12:30:27 PM
(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fuploads.tapatalk-cdn.com%2F20160412%2Fef832f0757007b49a4b5e9c03490cd86.jpg&hash=df17ef851ed393218d98121d89c355e1)

Lanyards are going out!

3-5 business days,
If you haven't gotten one in 7-10 and are owed one, let me know
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Post by: lilredrubi74 on April 13, 2016, 07:59:34 PM
I am so happy to be here this is such a wonderful caring group of people, I will be proud to wear my lanyard.
Everyone was a wonderful help in 2014 & also this year!!
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Post by: mark on April 16, 2016, 10:18:18 AM
Just got back from vacation, (Grand Canyon and Sedona, which our kids have named "Mommie's Comic-Con" once they realized the amount of walking and early mornings that would be involved ... ) and a nice new lanyard was here to greet me. Looking forward to wearing it, and thanks to everyone who keeps the forum going!
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Post by: alyssa on April 16, 2016, 01:27:38 PM
yay!
glad one of them made it where it was suppose too  ;)
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Post by: ahbbb on April 16, 2016, 04:23:02 PM
Alyssa, my lanyard made it safe and sound to Texas too.
Thank you.


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Post by: The Gossamer on April 18, 2016, 06:17:54 AM
Lanyard received. Thank you!
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Post by: Iris on April 18, 2016, 12:00:25 PM
Wanted to pop in and say that I received my lanyard on Friday! I was so excited once I realized what it was.
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Post by: alyssa on April 18, 2016, 12:08:44 PM
yeah, i just use the stamp from our business--- for the return address
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Post by: Zero on April 18, 2016, 02:40:46 PM
Thank you again for the support, everyone!  I'm glad that your lanyards were delivered successfully! ^__^/
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Post by: debster on April 18, 2016, 03:08:15 PM
I got my lanyard - thanks!
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Post by: lilredrubi74 on April 18, 2016, 03:32:20 PM
We got our lanyards too! Thanks so much!


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Post by: catvonawesome on November 01, 2016, 08:35:11 AM
Alyssa, I sent in a subscription/donation the other day and it just dawned on me that I did not put my username in there. I was moving too fast!
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Post by: koop1974 on January 18, 2017, 12:43:52 AM
Hello,

I just placed a donation/subscription for one year and have a question.  Can someone advise what is the difference between a paid subscription and a flexible one?  My apologies if the answer is available in the forum, did not find an answer when I searched using the exact phrase.  I unchecked the recurring donation option, in case the flexible subscription is one I would prefer to contribute with.

After reading some on the posts, I also saw that I should have left my user name.  Unfortunately, Pay Pal did not give me an option to leave a note before processing.  If you need any information from me, please let me know.  Thank you.
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Post by: alyssa on January 18, 2017, 05:57:52 AM
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Hello,

I just placed a donation/subscription for one year and have a question.  Can someone advise what is the difference between a paid subscription and a flexible one?  My apologies if the answer is available in the forum, did not find an answer when I searched using the exact phrase.  I unchecked the recurring donation option, in case the flexible subscription is one I would prefer to contribute with.

After reading some on the posts, I also saw that I should have left my user name.  Unfortunately, Pay Pal did not give me an option to leave a note before processing.  If you need any information from me, please let me know.  Thank you.
First You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login Thank you for your support! You should enjoy a year of no ads as our thanks for your help.

I haven't looked at the difference between a paid & flexible subscription in a while. I believe the difference between the two is related to thresholds for 'thank you gifts.  I am not sure but i think the flexible option is for folks who would like to donate a smaller amount then the threshold for 'no ads'
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Post by: koop1974 on January 18, 2017, 09:03:23 AM
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First You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login Thank you for your support! You should enjoy a year of no ads as our thanks for your help.

I haven't looked at the difference between a paid & flexible subscription in a while. I believe the difference between the two is related to thresholds for 'thank you gifts.  I am not sure but i think the flexible option is for folks who would like to donate a smaller amount then the threshold for 'no ads'

Thank you for the response Alyssa.  Hmm, a smaller donation is not what I would want to do; this forum has been invaluable especially since I'm not much of a poster.  I should have left the recurring box checked.  I'll just have to figure out how to update my donation to a recurring one.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on January 18, 2017, 09:06:59 AM
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Thank you for the response Alyssa.  Hmm, a smaller donation is not what I would want to do; this forum has been invaluable especially since I'm not much of a poster.  I should have left the recurring box checked.  I'll just have to figure out how to update my donation to a recurring one.

Koop, if you'd like there is a recurring donation you can make through Patreon for $5 per month. This includes no ads. This is another option (not required).

https://www.patreon.com/user/posts?u=3098388
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Post by: alyssa on January 18, 2017, 09:09:02 AM
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Thank you for the response Alyssa.  Hmm, a smaller donation is not what I would want to do; this forum has been invaluable especially since I'm not much of a poster.  I should have left the recurring box checked.  I'll just have to figure out how to update my donation to a recurring one.
you should get a notice that your subscription is about to expire. at that point you can check the box recurring ;)
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Post by: koop1974 on January 18, 2017, 09:17:03 PM
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Koop, if you'd like there is a recurring donation you can make through Patreon for $5 per month. This includes no ads. This is another option (not required).

https://www.patreon.com/user/posts?u=3098388

I forgot about that option, I will check it.  Thank you again!
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Post by: alyssa on January 19, 2017, 06:17:28 AM
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I forgot about that option, I will check it.  Thank you again!

the patrion is a little more tricky and problimatic as the removal of ad's are not automatic.....
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Post by: TardisMom on January 19, 2017, 07:35:49 AM
I can't seem to find the Donate link.  Wasn't there a button?  Help!
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Post by: rando on January 19, 2017, 07:45:21 AM
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I can't seem to find the Donate link.  Wasn't there a button?  Help!

They changed it up a bit.  I found it in the top menu.  Click on subscribe. :)
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Post by: Transmute Jun on January 19, 2017, 08:01:16 AM
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They changed it up a bit.  I found it in the top menu.  Click on subscribe. :)

(https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi129.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fp206%2Ftransmutejun%2Fsubscribe.jpg&hash=d0d2409bc95cf011411b9c054fc2d289)
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Post by: alyssa on January 19, 2017, 09:14:14 AM
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I can't seem to find the Donate link.  Wasn't there a button?  Help!

it's also in my sig.... ;)
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Post by: TardisMom on January 19, 2017, 09:28:11 AM
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Oddly enough that link doesn't appear for me.  Members and Logout are right next to one another.

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it's also in my sig.... ;)

Got it.  I'll share with the buying group.
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Post by: alyssa on January 19, 2017, 11:46:42 AM
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Oddly enough that link doesn't appear for me.  Members and Logout are right next to one another.

thank you for alerting me to this.  I've been able to reproduce the issue & solve the problem.  You should be able to see the blog, subscribe and store buttons now
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Post by: TardisMom on January 19, 2017, 12:38:54 PM
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thank you for alerting me to this.  I've been able to reproduce the issue & solve the problem.  You should be able to see the blog, subscribe and store buttons now

Yep, I see them all!  Thanks!
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Post by: Zero on January 20, 2017, 04:51:21 PM
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login: Thank you for donating to the Friends of Comic-Con forum community and website!  Your support is greatly appreciated.  Every little bit helps to keep the technical and web-hosting aspects of this place up and running.  ^__^d

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login: Thank you again for notifying us of that particular issue and for sharing this information with your group members.  :]
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Post by: koop1974 on February 04, 2017, 08:15:32 PM
Can someone tell me what are the requirements to move up from exibit hall to supporter? Sorry for the superficial question when everyone is waiting for the returning registration date to be announced  :-[
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Post by: Zero on February 04, 2017, 08:36:38 PM
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Can someone tell me what are the requirements to move up from exibit hall to supporter? Sorry for the superficial question when everyone is waiting for the returning registration date to be announced  :-[

"Exhibit Hall" is just the title or ranking for the number of posts you have on the forums.  (Forum members who have the "Supporter" title above their post ranking means that they have donated to the forum and website.)

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login may be able to assist with this.  She would have to manually add the "Supporter" title to your forum account.


Here's the donation information for reference:
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Hope that helps!  ^__^/
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Post by: alyssa on February 05, 2017, 05:45:37 AM
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Can someone tell me what are the requirements to move up from exibit hall to supporter? Sorry for the superficial question when everyone is waiting for the returning registration date to be announced  :-[

I have to make that change in teh system...it involves closing out one subscription catagory & starting another- let me try and figure out a way to do it simply. Keep bugging me!

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login i think i figured out how to do it- but it's time consuming so i may not get to it for a while. I will try- i've got some long plane flights coming up.
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Post by: alyssa on February 09, 2017, 07:22:15 PM
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both of your accounts should be without ad's and both should be labeled supporter

please let me know in this thread if that is not the case!
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Post by: Mel on February 09, 2017, 11:26:24 PM
Yoo hoo. I became a sustaining supporter a month or so ago, can you upgrade me You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ?
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Post by: koop1974 on February 15, 2017, 04:17:18 AM
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both of your accounts should be without ad's and both should be labeled supporter

please let me know in this thread if that is not the case!

Aloha Alyssa  :)   Sorry for the delayed response.  Label has not changed and ads still appear at the top of the forum for me.
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Post by: alyssa on February 15, 2017, 05:16:05 AM
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Aloha Alyssa  :)   Sorry for the delayed response.  Label has not changed and ads still appear at the top of the forum for me.

i found the issues- thanks for letting me know. If there's any more problems don't hesitate to post.
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Post by: koop1974 on February 16, 2017, 02:40:45 AM
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i found the issues- thanks for letting me know. If there's any more problems don't hesitate to post.

Thank you!
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Post by: Pyramid on March 12, 2017, 10:25:47 AM
Donated!  Thank you Alyssa!
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Post by: TravT77 on April 22, 2017, 07:18:15 AM
Without this forum, my son and I would not be attending SDCC for our first time this year! Happy to donate! :)
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Post by: alyssa on April 22, 2017, 08:29:05 AM
thank you

that is exactly why i started the forum! join us at a meet up. the more friends you have at con the more fun you have.  how old's the kiddo?
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Post by: TardisMom on April 22, 2017, 08:58:00 AM
Just renewed my membership :)
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Post by: sweetiepiepen on April 22, 2017, 09:07:12 AM
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Without this forum, my son and I would not be attending SDCC for our first time this year! Happy to donate! :)
Thanks for the donation reminder!
2015 was my first SDCC and I got my downtown hotel as a result of the forum after the hotel lottery placed me at the Best Western that's not on the shuttle line.  Love this wonderful,  giving community!

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Post by: TravT77 on April 22, 2017, 02:13:46 PM
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thank you

that is exactly why i started the forum! join us at a meet up. the more friends you have at con the more fun you have.  how old's the kiddo?

He is turning 16 on July 11th. SDCC is his birthday present! Lol!  He already had a car lined up, so I figured this was a good alternative gift ;)
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Post by: Zero on April 25, 2017, 12:24:58 AM
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Without this forum, my son and I would not be attending SDCC for our first time this year! Happy to donate! :)

Thank you so much for donating to the forum!  I'm also glad that you and your son can attend Comic-Con this year.  You'll both have a blast!


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Just renewed my membership :)

That is so appreciated in helping out the forum.  Thank you so much!


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Thanks for the donation reminder!
2015 was my first SDCC and I got my downtown hotel as a result of the forum after the hotel lottery placed me at the Best Western that's not on the shuttle line.  Love this wonderful,  giving community!

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Thank you for donating to the forum as well! The community wouldn't be the same without all of our wonderful members to keep it going. ^__^/
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Post by: Xircuits on May 26, 2017, 07:39:21 AM
I am now a proud Patreon monthly donator. I also ordered a lanyard and I'm hoping it will get here before SDCC this year.  :)
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Post by: alyssa on May 26, 2017, 09:15:36 AM
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I am now a proud Patreon monthly donator. I also ordered a lanyard and I'm hoping it will get here before SDCC this year.  :)
it will
the lanyards are on their way to me & i'll be doing a big shipment asap once they arrive
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Post by: Chris on May 26, 2017, 05:29:12 PM
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it will
the lanyards are on their way to me & i'll be doing a big shipment asap once they arrive

Don't you mean the Shipping Dept?  :)
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Post by: Zero on May 29, 2017, 11:41:41 PM
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I am now a proud Patreon monthly donator. I also ordered a lanyard and I'm hoping it will get here before SDCC this year.  :)

Thank you for giving your support to the forum and website!  It's greatly appreciated.

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Post by: Pyramid on May 30, 2017, 10:53:52 PM
I am now a proud Patreon!  We get to skip the lines at Comic Con, right?  ;)
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Post by: alyssa on May 31, 2017, 06:10:12 AM
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I am now a proud Patreon!  We get to skip the lines at Comic Con, right?  ;)
LOL that's funny

thanks for the support!
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Post by: Transmute Jun on May 31, 2017, 07:15:00 AM
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I am now a proud Patreon!  We get to skip the lines at Comic Con, right?  ;)

We do? Why haven't I known this? ;)
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Post by: NCDS on May 31, 2017, 08:15:54 AM
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We do? Why haven't I known this? ;)

Shhhhh...It's a secret.  You have to know the handshake.

Huge thank you to everyone supporting the forum.  I know it changed my life for the better.   I have made a lot of good friends here and one that Hilarious!
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Post by: Lavendar on June 21, 2017, 09:41:57 AM
Done! should I be cautious to receive my lanyard by 7/19? 

This is going to be a one time trip for my brother and I and because of FoCC I am able to maximize the experience with both of us getting 4 day badges and a downtown hotel. 

Long Live The Cult  (insert secret handshake).
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Post by: alyssa on June 21, 2017, 11:12:54 AM
no
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Done! should I be cautious to receive my lanyard by 7/19? 

This is going to be a one time trip for my brother and I and because of FoCC I am able to maximize the experience with both of us getting 4 day badges and a downtown hotel. 

Long Live The Cult  (insert secret handshake).

i'm going to get the shipping department to do another shipment soon- I will announce when the last date is to get a lanyard shipped.

fyi, i usually have lanyards for sale at the meet ups- ask me
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Post by: marcia29 on March 29, 2018, 06:25:55 AM
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login - I just became a subscriber.  It will have come from my hunkazine at aol email.  I already see 'Supporter' under my name...yipppee. Also, wondering if there will be any newFoCC merchandise coming?  Thank you for all you do...and it is a heck of a lot!!!
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Post by: Zero on March 29, 2018, 08:38:13 PM
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You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login - I just became a subscriber.  It will have come from my hunkazine at aol email.  I already see 'Supporter' under my name...yipppee. Also, wondering if there will be any newFoCC merchandise coming?  Thank you for all you do...and it is a heck of a lot!!!

Thank you for supporting the forum and website!  Every little bit helps.

Regarding any new merchandise, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login made an announcement not too long ago. 

You can check it out here:
https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=9125.0

Unfortunately, there will not be any new items this year (which she addresses in the aforementioned post).

Thanks again for your support!
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Post by: marcia29 on March 30, 2018, 03:21:47 AM
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login -  Thank you for that.  I missed that earlier post.  My apologies and I have my stuff from last year that I will wear proudly.   Super group indeed.  :)
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Post by: Transmute Jun on March 30, 2018, 07:42:10 AM
At WonderCon, we almost had the full range of FoCC lanyards on display! The white one, the 2 blue ones, the purple one and last year’s black one. The only one missing was the original plain blue with yellow. But it was great to see all of the representation!
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Post by: SteveD on April 12, 2018, 10:40:42 AM
Hey, I just noticed that my account isn't tagged as Supporter anymore.
I know my annual payment went through at the beginning of the month.
Maybe it just needs to be applied?
Thanks.
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Post by: Zero on April 13, 2018, 02:53:19 PM
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Hey, I just noticed that my account isn't tagged as Supporter anymore.
I know my annual payment went through at the beginning of the month.
Maybe it just needs to be applied?
Thanks.

Thank you for your continued support, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login!  It's greatly appreciated.  Every little bit really helps in keeping the website and forums up and running.

I would love to assist you with this (and edit your account accordingly), but only an admin has access to the subscription information.  Tagging You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login to help confirm this.  Once she has, I can take it from there.  ^__~
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Post by: alyssa on April 13, 2018, 06:46:19 PM
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Hey, I just noticed that my account isn't tagged as Supporter anymore.
I know my annual payment went through at the beginning of the month.
Maybe it just needs to be applied?
Thanks.

That’s me
Something slightly wacky is going on - I need to investigate
Thanks for keeping me in the loop

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It’s simple to switch him and yes he needs to be moved to supporter but the question is, why did that happen
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Post by: Zero on April 14, 2018, 12:25:19 AM
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That’s me
Something slightly wacky is going on - I need to investigate
Thanks for keeping me in the loop

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It’s simple to switch him and yes he needs to be moved to supporter but the question is, why did that happen

Indeed... (That's why I tagged you, silly.  ;p)  Thanks for following up on it.
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Post by: TardisMom on April 14, 2018, 08:25:42 AM
I see ads, too.  I don't mind, just FYI in case it is a coding thing or whatever that computer jargon is  8)
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Post by: Zero on April 14, 2018, 12:06:35 PM
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I see ads, too.  I don't mind, just FYI in case it is a coding thing or whatever that computer jargon is  8)

Thanks for letting us know, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.  I apologize for the inconvenience.  Hm... it shouldn't be the case if you're a "Supporter."  That seems a bit odd (and I also don't have access to the forum's subscription settings to double check this).

Flagging down You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login again to look into this.  ^__^;;;
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Post by: alyssa on April 14, 2018, 01:54:21 PM
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I see ads, too.  I don't mind, just FYI in case it is a coding thing or whatever that computer jargon is  8)
did i look into your account a few months ago You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ?
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Post by: TardisMom on April 14, 2018, 02:16:03 PM
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did i look into your account a few months ago You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ?

A while ago, more like years ago :).  As I said, I don't mind ads so no biggie.
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Post by: SteveD on April 25, 2018, 04:52:53 PM
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That’s me
Something slightly wacky is going on - I need to investigate
Thanks for keeping me in the loop

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It’s simple to switch him and yes he needs to be moved to supporter but the question is, why did that happen
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Just wanted to check if you indeed received my payment from PayPal on April 2nd?  Looks like my annual subscription expired April 3rd and did not automatically renew.
Let me know if there is anything you need me to do.
Thanks.
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Post by: alyssa on May 13, 2018, 08:11:04 AM
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Just wanted to check if you indeed received my payment from PayPal on April 2nd?  Looks like my annual subscription expired April 3rd and did not automatically renew.
Let me know if there is anything you need me to do.
Thanks.


this has to do with the move from the url friendsofcci to friendsofcc and paypal-

i think the simplest way of dealing with this is to have all long time supporters start a new subscription (when their old one runs out of course)
I thought i had solved the problem by stopping the old sub's & manually re-entering info when in the new url- it seems as tho that did not work due to payment issues.  I am busy with my move and frankly can not focus on computer work while so distracted.
i hope to chill & do computer work in Aug onward
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Post by: alyssa on October 10, 2018, 11:36:35 PM
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I've finally tracked down the issue regarding subscriptions and corrected it.

There should not be any double payment. if something goes wonky, it will be reversed. please contact me. Do not hesitate. I want to get this sorted correctly.

i will be watching the forum/sites side of the ledger to make sure there isn't anything funny going on.
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Post by: alyssa on October 14, 2018, 10:47:09 AM
to any folk affected by the Undocumented Supporter issue, please reply to this post. I'd like to address the issue all at once.

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Post by: TardisMom on October 14, 2018, 11:08:52 AM
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to any folk affected by the Undocumented Supporter issue, please reply to this post. I'd like to address the issue all at once.

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You're asking if I still see ads?  Yes, there's an ad above this as I type.
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Post by: SteveD on October 14, 2018, 11:11:16 AM
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to any folk affected by the Undocumented Supporter issue, please reply to this post. I'd like to address the issue all at once.

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Yes, my account is not showing up as a Supporter anymore.
Also, as you suggested, I went ahead and stop my recurring PayPal payments and will re-subscribe in April when my current subscription is up.
As always, thanks for the help.
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Post by: TardisMom on October 25, 2018, 12:34:58 PM
Okay, now I'm seeing POLITICAL ads.  This "seeing ads" thing has gone too far!!  ;)
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Post by: alyssa on October 25, 2018, 03:36:31 PM
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Okay, now I'm seeing POLITICAL ads.  This "seeing ads" thing has gone too far!!  ;)
yikes

I promise to take a look at this on saturday, after two tests!

are the ads only showing after the first post in a thread? or in other places too?
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Post by: TardisMom on October 25, 2018, 03:41:23 PM
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yikes

I promise to take a look at this on saturday, after two tests!

are the ads only showing after the first post in a thread? or in other places too?

At the top under the Blog Shop Home line, and again (same ad) after the first post.  And I'm kidding, it doesn't bother me.
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If you have been helped by the forum and all the amazing work our members have done, please consider a donation to help us continue helping folks like yourself.

While this community provides a way to meet up with other folks to share the joy of conventions, it takes a lot of time and energy to put together the buying groups as well as the hotel exchange documents and forms, in addition to maintaining the threads and forum areas.  There are also expenses that go with this venture, including hosting fees, outlays for lanyards, marketing to expand the community, etc.  Many plans for back-end improvements are in progress, which could potentially provide a more robust environment for the badge buying groups and the like.   

We would gladly appreciate your support as we strive to plan for the needs of the community going forward.



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I am not much good for helping out on the technical side of the forum, but I GLADLY just renewed my subscription!!  Hope that helps in some way!

Keep up the fantastic work!!


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Post by: Virgo911 on March 15, 2019, 07:03:16 AM
Sure!
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Post by: SamTurtledove on April 14, 2019, 10:47:12 PM
Done!  I'm good for a year, although the PayPal didn't allow for adding a note in the transaction.
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Post by: alyssa on April 15, 2019, 07:45:15 AM
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Done!  I'm good for a year, although the PayPal didn't allow for adding a note in the transaction.

thank you Sam!!!
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Post by: Devorah on April 23, 2019, 03:56:13 PM
Bump!
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Post by: eek on April 23, 2019, 04:14:03 PM
So grateful for this forum and happy to be a subscriber  ^-^