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  1. PoliticalForum

    PoliticalForum Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks to the new donors! A new feature is coming, so that you can have a custom user title.

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    How do I donate?

    Click on Donation in the menu bar near the top of the page, and go to Donate Now. Select the amount you wish to donate -- please note that this amount and your username are displayed on the website.

    After you complete the transaction, there should be a link to return to PF. Please click this link so that the script will register your payment and add you
    to the donors list and usergroup. If you don't click the link, then your will manually be added, usually within 4-12 hours.

    What are the benefits of donating?

    - Advertisements are hidden for donors
    - 'Donor' tag shown with each post
    - Ability to write your own user title (the text that is under your username when you post)
    - Get a 500 credit bonus (was 100 credits)
    - You are added to the donor list, currently it only shows donors for the current calendar month.

    Can I donate anonymously?

    Yes, if you don't wish to be added to the list or usergroup, that is fine.
     
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  2. Makedde

    Makedde New Member Past Donor

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    I love the idea of my own user title - is this for all donors, past and future donors, or just for the future ones? And the credit bonus, is that for new donors or past donors, too? (because I like credits, lol):)
     
  3. DanteAugustusGermanicus

    DanteAugustusGermanicus New Member

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    heh, heh, heh, what are the restrictions on a custom user title?
     
  4. DanteAugustusGermanicus

    DanteAugustusGermanicus New Member

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    bozo on the bus?


    el blowhardo?


    just another bozo on the bus?


    bus driver?

    headache?


    all good custom user names...but acceptable?

    how about ... spoofdufus?
     
  5. Lackluster

    Lackluster Banned

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    we are all bozos on this bus.
     
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  6. BillyBob

    BillyBob Banned

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    And I'm driving this (*)(*)(*)(*)(*). Don't make me pull over! :angered:









    :laughing:
     
  7. DanteAugustusGermanicus

    DanteAugustusGermanicus New Member

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    sure, but not all are aware. the delusion of many is that they are doing the driving.
     
  8. Makedde

    Makedde New Member Past Donor

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    I wonder how long it will take before we have our own titles?
     
  9. B L Zeebub

    B L Zeebub New Member Past Donor

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    You have yours my Tart, you are Sister Makker of the Viberating Challis, Mother Superior of the Abbey of the Perpetual Penis (battries included) never forget your calling my child, the other nuns would be barren without your input.:sun:
     
  10. Makedde

    Makedde New Member Past Donor

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    I like my name but I'd like it official, lol.
     
  11. SpotsCat

    SpotsCat New Member Past Donor

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    That was a comedy album by The Firesign Theater.
     
  12. Irish.Cursory

    Irish.Cursory New Member

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    If you check the records, I donated when I first joined, yet I enjoy none of these features.

    The transaction was around June 4 of this year.
     
  13. Makedde

    Makedde New Member Past Donor

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    You should try PMing PF herself about that one. I think you are meant to get an email saying your donation has been received, and about a week after you donate, you get the sign under your name. I am not sure if the sign disappears if you don't donate again after that though...
     
  14. jedimiller

    jedimiller New Member

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    is it allowed to donate money to other users? lets say, using paypal for example?
     
  15. Makedde

    Makedde New Member Past Donor

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    I don't understand you, Jedi. Do you mean people donating to other people on this forum? If so, then no. You can use Paypal to make a donation to this site (I used Paypal) but that is all.
     
  16. ardita

    ardita New Member Past Donor

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    Newbie needs some info:

    What exactly are donations? Donations of what? Why would one want to do donations?

    What are credits and how are they earned?

    What are rep points? How do you get them?

    How does one start a thread?

    How does one get from one level-such as "observer" to another-say "guru"? Are those based on moderator assessments or quantitative based on number of posts?

    I hope someone can answer these questions. Thanks-
     
  17. teeko

    teeko New Member Past Donor

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    You can donate to the forum click donation all info in in there
    Credits are earned by post count and rep points.
    Rep points are given by other posters.
    Start a thread in the catagory you want your post click post at the top.
    Post count.
     
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  18. tresha

    tresha New Member Past Donor

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    Donations are just that.
    Money donated to the site owner/administrator toward the cost of providing this site.
    As to why one would want to donate money--that's totally up to the person donating. Some I would imagine, just like the idea of giving tangible help for a site they spend so much time on.

    Credits are earned by making posts.
    They can also be donated to you or you can donate. ---See Makedde for further details

    Rep points are when someone likes what you have to say.
    On a post up in the right hand corner there is a symbol that looks a bit like "Scales".
    You can click on that, a "window box" pops up and you can leave a comment and/or sign your name.
    It's supposed to be against PF policy to use this feature to insult members and a violation to sign some else's name.
    Far as I know, these policies are still in place.

    You can see the reps you've received and the comments by going to your "User CP" page.

    Starting a thread:
    Go to the forum you'd like to start the thread in and when NOT in an active thread, look up at the top left hand side of the page.
    There's a button for "Start new thread" or maybe "Start new topic".
    Click on that and go from there.



    Member titles are based on post count.
    If anyone actually knows what number bumps you into the next "title" they ain't sharing the info and believe me, I've asked bunches.


    Hope this helps...
     
  19. ardita

    ardita New Member Past Donor

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    Thanks, Tresha, for that information. I thought the donations had to do with credits or rep points or something but I wasn't really sure. Donating $ to the PF folks makes complete sense.

    By the way, weren't you headed in to the hospital for something? What are you doing here?! Hope all went well-
     
  20. tresha

    tresha New Member Past Donor

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    You're welcome for the info.:mrgreen:

    Sometimes people talk about "donating credits" (which is often codee for "makedde robbed me blind again!") that might have been where the confusion came from.

    "going to the hospital" for me is very similar to---um---"going to the store" for other folks.

    I actually am back in the ER. Was here on Monday and they sent me home.
    Back today--least this time I am technically "admitted", I'm just on a gurney in the triage area waiting on a bed to open up in the "regular" part of the hospital.

    My GF and a buddy of ours brought me my ancient laptop and holy carp! it works.
    Guess the hospital has wi-fi or something.

    Apreciate the well wishes...truly.
     

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