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Dave Stephens

Forum was down 1/28/16

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All:

 

My apologies for the site being down today.

 

My stupid, stupid, bank of America credit card decides every 2-3 months that the charge from the hosting company looks strange and flags it as fraudulent. The hosting company is based out of the UK, so I suppose it makes some kind of sense, but I've made this same charge every month for YEARS. You'd think a computer that was designed to recognize patterns and flag anomalies would get the picture! Anyway, I get this warning message and I'm supposed to log onto the site and approve it. I forgot to do it this time.

 

Anyway, things are back up and running now.

 

Again, sorry for the inconvenience.

 

Dave

 

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Dave, a little deprivation serves to remind us of what we might come to take for grated....

Many thanks to all the mods.

 

Jim

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Plus 1!

 

the withdrawal shakes I had this morning reminded me that I need to thank you and the mods for what ya'll do!

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Thanks Dave! Much appreciation for all you and the rest of the mods do to keep the forum up and running!

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Now worries, Dave. Bank of America does that to me every time I order steel from Aldo. Apparently I can't order steel from New Jersey and get gas around the corner in the same day.

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Thanks, Dave! That is why I stopped using BoA, they once trapped me in Virginia by freezing my account when I was trying to check out of a hotel, then froze it again for no apparent reason when I got home!

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Thanks for fronting the cost of this site Dave. I really appreciate you doing that.

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i was crying - i thought i had pissed someone off and my IP was banned it said "ACCOUNT SUSPENDED" i was like #*$&@&^!@ lol

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by the way Dave, I do appreciate what you do to keep the server alive as well -- you should incorporate a donate button somewhere. When finances permit i would definitely add money to the kitty for site maintainance

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I second that, I would be more than happy to contribute to the forum. I take my hat off to you Dave for fronting these costs. I know you don't look for it, but thanks.

 

Steve

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Thanks guys. I really do appreciate it. It's essentially more trouble than it's worth to accept donations. There are tax implications. . . you have to be a not-for-profit . . . or if not then you're a business and if donations exceed expenses then taxes are due . . . blah, blah, blah.

 

I do however accept donations of beer (cold, well hopped beer . . . thank you very much, not-apologizing-for-my-American-tastes . . . ) at any hammer-in or gathering at which we might be fortunate enough to meet in person. (;

 

Cheers!

 

Dave

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