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Old 12-12-2006, 07:16 AM   #43
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Gee, if the forums management didn't give the people that paid cash to them something for their money, what reason would there be to give any money?
"Hi! Please donate to the forums! For your donation, you will get...nothing."
Not true....Every day I get my daily dose of Aluminum here, not to mention the amount of $$$ I have saved from the tips I have gotten. Do you know how much it would have cost to pay someone to winterize my unit...I have been told about $300 at a shop...Here it cost 0.00 for the valuable info provided to us by the forums. I got my AIR sticker to boot for the $20 "Thank you" I contributed.

I personally could do without the "bling". I think a more appropriate place might be in our user profile to make this notation. Rather be "Stealth" here. Sorry to be a scrooge.

ps. did not see a option for the adjustment under the user CP that Janet mentioned.
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Old 12-12-2006, 07:26 AM   #44
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See! now the post above has taken two perfectly good members who both contribute and have received great knowledge from these forums - and I am detecting a hint of sarcasm and a hint of defesiveness - these two traits do not belong here and all over a gold rivet and a change in the name to red....how silly is this Moderators???
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:24 AM   #45
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I started this ........

It was a joke of a thread when I started this - I really thought it was some sort of fowl-up on the server when I saw the color changes.

I guess I will switch to the serious side and say something. I liked the original color selection of blue and blue-in-bold but hey, if I was running the forums it may never have gotten out of the idea phase. Andy R. keeps a tight ship and makes the choices on the direction it will go, if he likes it - that's all that metters. Thank You Andy.
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Old 12-12-2006, 09:30 AM   #46
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I have a dream that the Forum's many members will one day live in a cyberworld where they will not be judged by the color of their rivet, but by the content of their posts.
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Old 12-12-2006, 10:00 AM   #47
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I have a dream that the Forum's many members will one day live in a cyberworld where they will not be judged by the color of their rivet, but by the content of their posts.
Fred, I would like to think that we all contribute to what the Forums have become, THE single comprehensive spot in the world for Airstream knowledge. You personally, as the VAC historian are a VERY valuable resource, and so too, of course, is every other contributing member in his or her own way! Unfortunately, there is a price to be paid for use of that repository, and in this case that price is the cost of servers and bandwidth. Andy has born that pretty much himself, offset by the small amount of advertising we see and through contributions.

As you know, I am no longer an Airstream owner and I have given up my volunteer Moderator status, so I currently have nothing to gain but friends and community from the site. I would like to say though, that were it not for Andy's investment, none of us would be here sharing. Maybe something on a Yahoo listserve, but certainly nothing like what Airstreamforums.com has become. So, I believe it benefits us all when we support this venture financially. There should be no stigma attached to those who don't.

Donation is voluntary, but I would hope that folks who find community here, use the site as a resource, take knowledge away with them, and have the resources to help would be willing to help pay the freight for those who can't afford it. I don't see it as class distinctions, I see it as a recognition for those who are willing to make the website happen. As you can see, there are a LOT of contributors who continue to support Airstreamforums.com. Thanks to all of you! For everyone who hasn't yet contributed, I would hope that as your fortunes allow you become supporters as well. This is a great site!

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Old 12-12-2006, 10:14 AM   #48
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:07 AM   #49
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These rivets and colored user names were supposed to be a "thank you" from the forums for donating. They were part of the advertised "package" for contributing, along with "AIR" stickers, and a larger PM storage area. This has been done after considerable effort and discussion behind the scenes, and if you don't want to let others know you have donated cash to the forums, simply go to your user control panel, and turn the feature off.
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Andy and Ben have worked hard to give you these things, and some of you seem to be acting like not only do you not like it, or want it, but they should be the subjects of a public stoning for their efforts. How many times are you going to gripe about something they try to do for you, before they finally stop trying?

The opinion above is mine alone, and not the opinion of Airstremforums.com, its management, or staff.
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:26 AM   #50
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I like my shiny rivet and my name in red. Thank you. I will disable the contributing member byline since it has caused such a terrible negative undercurrent from non-paying members and is now PI. (There is a software glitch though and I have not been able to get the do not show to function.)

Just wish the nay sayers would not have been all so eager to tarnish it before the day was through.
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These rivets and colored user names were supposed to be a "thank you" from the forums for donating. They were part of the advertised "package" for contributing, along with "AIR" stickers, and a larger PM storage area. This has been done after considerable effort and discussion behind the scenes, and if you don't want to let others know you have donated cash to the forums, simply go to your user control panel, and turn the feature off.
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Andy and Ben have worked hard to give you these things, and some of you seem to be acting like not only do you not like it, or want it, but they should be the subjects of a public stoning for their efforts. How many times are you going to gripe about something they try to do for you, before they finally stop trying?

The opinion above is mine alone, and not the opinion of Airstremforums.com, its management, or staff.

I'm with Terry. The guys who make this thing work for all of us thought that this recognotion was a good idea, and I wholeheartedly agree. When I contributed some money to the cause earlier this year, I did not expect any kind of recognition for doing so. I contributed because I realize that there are certain administrative expense that go along with operating an internet forum such as this. Consider the cost of printing and mailing the AIR Stickers for instance. I think that these Forums are a great asset to me and to anyone interested in Airstreams. I is worth my contribution and much more to have this asset available to me.
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See! now the post above has taken two perfectly good members who both contribute and have received great knowledge from these forums - and I am detecting a hint of sarcasm and a hint of defesiveness - these two traits do not belong here and all over a gold rivet and a change in the name to red....how silly is this Moderators???
I'm not sure what your saying here...I hope you don't think I was being sarcastic. I just thought there was a little to much GOLD by my name...personally I was just hoping my rivets would be shinier when I signed up
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Old 12-12-2006, 12:13 PM   #54
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personally I was just hoping my rivets would be shinier when I signed up
The shiny rivets didn't work too well, they just looked a little less grey, so we started experimenting. The gold ones seem to be the best so far, as far as apearance and visibility.
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:04 PM   #55
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I have been using this forum as a knowledge source since I joined it. There was no need to contribute to access this information source and share the wealth of knowledge of all here! Those who try to help the uninformed... as I was, never asked me to make a contribution or pay any fee to be a part of this forum. They never expected any payback for the enormouos amount of assistance that they have provided to me. I chose to make a (Small) donation to keep this forum running and hopefully to make it last. It is a great place to chat with others and to make friends! I will never regret the small $ Amount that I sent in to help fund this site! Keep up the good work and don't let the detractors change a thing here. Thanks Again, Ed
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Old 12-12-2006, 01:40 PM   #56
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I'm not sure what your saying here...I hope you don't think I was being sarcastic. I just thought there was a little to much GOLD by my name...personally I was just hoping my rivets would be shinier when I signed up
Members earn status by the quantity(not quality) of their posts. This is evidenced by the rivet count under your forum name. If a member contributes financially to help keep the forum operating, they should be able to earn status as well.

However, I agree with enduroyda...I think there is too much bling bling with the status as conceived. When I contributed, it was agreed to give us shinier rivets, not have our forum name "in lights". If the shinier rivets didn't work too well, why not just make the contributors silver rivets gold and do away with the extra gold rivet, name in red, and "contributing member" notice? I don't want to be placed on a pedestal, but if it will help to keep the forum operating, I feel it's important to be publicly acknowledged to encourage others to contribute.
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