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Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:55 pm
by FishPants
GreenGoo wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:49 pm
FishPants wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:50 pm
also putting together funeral arrangements for my mother (only been a week today)
Omg, I'm sorry to hear that fishpants. Handling my mother's estate was a full time job for over a month, and she didn't have much estate to speak of.

If you mentioned it elsewhere I must have missed it.

My sincerest condolences.
I didn't really mention it elsewhere other than maybe in this thread earlier.. It's been 5 years of this kind of shit, save for my wife that pulled through cancer. I guess I'm a little worried about my emergency of the year and people being fatigued with "fuck this guy again?". I just keep doing my thing and hoping this shit stops for awhile, I don't want to think about what the cortisol has done to my body over the years.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:10 pm
by Carpet_pissr
Sorry, man. I missed it, too.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:19 am
by Lassr
So sorry to hear about your mother. :cry:

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:43 am
by hepcat
Ah man, I'm so sorry to hear about your tragedy. You've been a part of many of our lives for almost 2 decades now. You know you can always vent or seek solace here if need be.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:49 am
by LordMortis
So sorry. I can't even imagine the wreck I'll be a week after I lose a parent. I'm likely to curl up in to a little ball and disappear. Dealing with their affair? Impossible.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:04 am
by Moat_Man
LordMortis wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:49 am
Dealing with their affair?
I think you forgot a pretty important s in that sentence. Yikes!

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:57 am
by Daehawk
Sorry about the troubles and sadness Fish.

My wife used to take Cortisol by mouth for many many many years. She had a tumor removed from her pituitary in the 80s and it f'd up everything. Cortisol was one of the helper pills.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:16 am
by LawBeefaroni
FishPants wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Ok so according to my spreadsheet with both single lump payments and monthly setups with recurring donations (assuming they remain for 12 months) we are at approximately 2063.50 Canadian. Now when I go into my paypal (I've been populating my spreadsheet with the emailed values from paypal) I'm now realizing paypal is taking fucking 4-4.5% of the donations coming in as a "fee". Anyways currently my paypal balance $1466.81 (That's what it reports blending in the USD to CAD) I need to go back and update the values in the spreadsheet with the actual value post paypal graft.

I'm definitely moving the USD out to convert it elsewhere, I'll be damned if I give them a cut on forex as well. When did every company online become a fuckstick?
Just a reminder to those donating via PayPal, you can choose to cover the fees with the donation if you choose that option. There are also ways around the fees if you use a bank account and use the "transfer to a friend" method. Not sure if we want to get under PayPal's microscope though.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:05 pm
by Kasey Chang
FWIW, you can get an affiliate account off Fanatical too, and I'm guessing a lot of us buy stuff there.

As for Amazon, I've appealed once and got my account reinstated. But I don't know if your circumstances warrant a reinstatement.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:09 pm
by GreenGoo
Is there a better way to get you the funds Fishpants? I know Zax uses Amazon enough that when he collects for money drives, he just accepts amazon cards. Which of course he uses for himself, while providing the equivalent cash out of his own pocket for whatever the drive is for.

There are no fees associated with amazon gift cards as far as I know, and the process is about as easy as it gets.

Plus we can screw paypal out of their slice, which is a nice side benefit.

Of course that only works if you think you'll shop for hundreds or maybe thousands of dollars on Amazon. I don't do that much shopping there, so it wouldn't work for me in your place.

Just an idea (that I stole from Zaxxon).

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:56 pm
by DD*
I just added a monthly donation via PP, but if there is a better way I'm all ears.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:08 pm
by Zaxxon
Yeah, Amazon works great and costs zero dollars in fees, but is highly dependent upon Amazon being a cash equivalent for you.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:25 pm
by Lassr
Can we donate to Fishpants through Paypal as a gift? Or do they track that and only allow so much. I know my fantasy football leagues pays their fees through paypal and does so as a gift so no fees are taken out.
I guess that much money may draw attention but not sure about the rules on gift giving.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:31 am
by Kraken
Lassr wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Can we donate to Fishpants through Paypal as a gift? Or do they track that and only allow so much. I know my fantasy football leagues pays their fees through paypal and does so as a gift so no fees are taken out.
I guess that much money may draw attention but not sure about the rules on gift giving.
When I tried to do that, PayPal wanted to charge ME $3.99 (probably for currency conversion).

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:34 am
by Isgrimnur
I have left a package of unmarked Zimbabwean currency tied to the third support of the Rainbow Bridge. If it is not opened by 3:47 a.m., an incendiary device will destroy it.

:ninja:

On a more serious note, it's on my list to donate, but my finances are in a state of flux at the moment.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:43 am
by Enough
Donated. It might make sense to edit the first post of this thread a bit more with all the most current info for a TLDR version.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:41 am
by Blackhawk
Don't forget this, folks! The holiday season is fast approaching, and that was always OO's big money maker.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:44 am
by Kasey Chang
I just tossed $20 into the pot. I got a windfall so I have a little reserve built up for my other expenses.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:59 am
by Carpet_pissr
Kasey Chang wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:05 pm
FWIW, you can get an affiliate account off Fanatical too, and I'm guessing a lot of us buy stuff there.
This is a great idea IMO. Jetfred would fund OO for years alone! :p

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:54 am
by xwraith
It has been awhile -- are we doing ok in terms of funding?

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:02 pm
by FishPants
There's a handful of people who have a recurring payment that's sitting there until I get enough to pay another month's worth of server -- right now we are paid up until October 21st, 2019. I'd prefer we do the fund raising drive around Aug/september vs people having me on a recurring payment (but if that's what works I can roll with it). Just makes keeping track of my paypal account a little more tricky, I don't use it much but I've paid for a few things and if I'm not careful it defaults to trying to use the balance in the account.

Anyways we have until October, I'll keep my eyes peeled for any deals around that time as well -- maybe I can find something cheaper that is as reliable/resilient as OVH has been over the last number of years.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:26 am
by wonderpug
I can certainly switch from doing recurring to just saving up for a yearly fundraiser. Doesn’t really make a difference to me on my end.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:28 am
by Zaxxon
wonderpug wrote:I can certainly switch from doing recurring to just saving up for a yearly fundraiser. Doesn’t really make a difference to me on my end.
Ditto.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:27 am
by Moat_Man
3rded. I thought recurring would be better for you as it smooths things out but if it's not then I'll lump sum it during the telethon. Just let us know.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:13 am
by FishPants
Yes please lump it, it won't cost me anything until October -- and I'd prefer not having to do a bunch of accounting around that time period to make sure I'm not spending your money on amazon shit.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:34 am
by Exodor
FishPants wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:13 am
Yes please lump it, it won't cost me anything until October -- and I'd prefer not having to do a bunch of accounting around that time period to make sure I'm not spending your money on amazon shit.
OK, I"ll hop on the bandwagon and kill my recurring payment.

Just make sure to nag us in October because I'll forget if you don't. :mrgreen:

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:58 am
by Zaxxon
I done canceled.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:25 am
by TheMix
Exodor wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:34 am
FishPants wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:13 am
Yes please lump it, it won't cost me anything until October -- and I'd prefer not having to do a bunch of accounting around that time period to make sure I'm not spending your money on amazon shit.
OK, I"ll hop on the bandwagon and kill my recurring payment.

Just make sure to nag us in October because I'll forget if you don't. :mrgreen:
A pledge drive in September! :D

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:33 am
by wonderpug
omg if anyone else gets as confused as I did on where to cancel the recurring payment, it's:
  • Gear icon
  • "Payments" in header
  • "Manage Automatic Payments"
  • Click on a blank nameless listing on the left with a grey icon
  • Cancel button!

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:09 pm
by Zaxxon
wonderpug wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:33 am
omg if anyone else gets as confused as I did on where to cancel the recurring payment, it's:
  • Gear icon
  • "Payments" in header
  • "Manage Automatic Payments"
  • Click on a blank nameless listing on the left with a grey icon
  • Cancel button!
Yeah, no one ever accused PayPal of being user-friendly, especially when canceling something.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:02 am
by Moat_Man
I cancelled my recurring payment. Add my name to the list to nag during the begathon.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:02 am
by RMC
Nag me as well.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:28 pm
by LordMortis
Exodor wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:34 am
Just make sure to nag us in October because I'll forget if you don't. :mrgreen:

:oops: :oops: :whistle:

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:19 pm
by Blackhawk
I will cancel it in the next couple of months and switch to annual as well. Yeah, I know. It's complicated.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:39 pm
by Bakhtosh
Finally in a position to make a belated contribution for last year. Will re-up during the next 24-hour OO telethon.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:07 pm
by Blackhawk
Took a while, but I canceled my recurring in favor of saving for an annual contribution as well.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:20 am
by FishPants
Blackhawk wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:07 pm
Took a while, but I canceled my recurring in favor of saving for an annual contribution as well.
I was replying to your post asking how we are doing $ wise and umm I hit the wrong button and deleted it. :oops:

I need to get the fundraiser drive under way, I think October is our current renewal month.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:30 pm
by LordMortis
FishPants wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:20 am
Blackhawk wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:07 pm
Took a while, but I canceled my recurring in favor of saving for an annual contribution as well.
I was replying to your post asking how we are doing $ wise and umm I hit the wrong button and deleted it. :oops:

I need to get the fundraiser drive under way, I think October is our current renewal month.
I almost missed this. Say the word.

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:09 pm
by RMC
FishPants wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:20 am
Blackhawk wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:07 pm
Took a while, but I canceled my recurring in favor of saving for an annual contribution as well.
I was replying to your post asking how we are doing $ wise and umm I hit the wrong button and deleted it. :oops:

I need to get the fundraiser drive under way, I think October is our current renewal month.
Moola Sent to the link. Is that the best way to do it still?

Re: Help us appease the Overlords - Ways you can help

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:58 am
by FishPants
RMC wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:09 pm
FishPants wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:20 am
Blackhawk wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:07 pm
Took a while, but I canceled my recurring in favor of saving for an annual contribution as well.
I was replying to your post asking how we are doing $ wise and umm I hit the wrong button and deleted it. :oops:

I need to get the fundraiser drive under way, I think October is our current renewal month.
Moola Sent to the link. Is that the best way to do it still?
Yes I've had a number of donations come in, sorry I've been on vacation with the family and I was largely unplugged. Now that I am back in reality I will work through the numbers of what's been donated and get the banner updated in the next few days.