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Post by FishPants » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:55 pm

GreenGoo wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:49 pm
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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.
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Sorry, man. I missed it, too.

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Post by Lassr » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:19 am

So sorry to hear about your mother. :cry:
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Post by hepcat » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:43 am

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.
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Post by LordMortis » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:49 am

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.

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Post by Moat_Man » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:04 am

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Dealing with their affair?
I think you forgot a pretty important s in that sentence. Yikes!
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Post by Daehawk » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:57 am

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:16 am

FishPants wrote:
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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?
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Post by Kasey Chang » 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.

As for Amazon, I've appealed once and got my account reinstated. But I don't know if your circumstances warrant a reinstatement.
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Post by GreenGoo » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:09 pm

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).

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Post by DD* » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:56 pm

I just added a monthly donation via PP, but if there is a better way I'm all ears.
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Post by Zaxxon » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:08 pm

Yeah, Amazon works great and costs zero dollars in fees, but is highly dependent upon Amazon being a cash equivalent for you.

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Post by Lassr » 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.
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Post by Kraken » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:31 am

Lassr wrote:
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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).

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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:34 am

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.

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

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Post by Enough » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:43 am

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.
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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:41 am

Don't forget this, folks! The holiday season is fast approaching, and that was always OO's big money maker.
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Post by Kasey Chang » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:44 am

I just tossed $20 into the pot. I got a windfall so I have a little reserve built up for my other expenses.
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Post by Carpet_pissr » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:59 am

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

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Post by xwraith » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:54 am

It has been awhile -- are we doing ok in terms of funding?
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Post by FishPants » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:02 pm

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.
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Post by wonderpug » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:26 am

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.

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Post by Zaxxon » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:28 am

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.

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Post by Moat_Man » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:27 am

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.
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Post by FishPants » 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.
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Post by Exodor » 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:

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Post by Zaxxon » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:58 am

I done canceled.

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Post by TheMix » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:25 am

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:
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Post by wonderpug » 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:
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  • "Manage Automatic Payments"
  • Click on a blank nameless listing on the left with a grey icon
  • Cancel button!

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Post by Zaxxon » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:09 pm

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!
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Post by Moat_Man » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:02 am

I cancelled my recurring payment. Add my name to the list to nag during the begathon.
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Post by RMC » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:02 am

Nag me as well.
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Post by LordMortis » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:28 pm

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

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Post by Blackhawk » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:19 pm

I will cancel it in the next couple of months and switch to annual as well. Yeah, I know. It's complicated.
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Post by Bakhtosh » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:39 pm

Finally in a position to make a belated contribution for last year. Will re-up during the next 24-hour OO telethon.
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Post by Blackhawk » 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.
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Post by FishPants » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:20 am

Blackhawk wrote:
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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.
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Post by LordMortis » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:30 pm

FishPants wrote:
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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.
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Post by RMC » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:09 pm

FishPants wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:20 am
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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.
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Post by FishPants » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:58 am

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.
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