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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:26 PM
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A big "Thank You" to all of our donors and subscribers!
Our third quarter 2006 fund drive was a big success. We reached our fund drive goal on Saturday morning, well ahead of our deadline. Thank you so much to everyone who donated during the fund drive. And thank you to our monthly subscribers and to everyone else who has donated in the three months since the previous fund drive.

If you donated during the fund drive, or if you are a subscriber, there should be a little bit of red text on each of your posts indicating that you gave during the fund drive. We're going to leave those up on the site for a few days to recognize all of you, and to make sure the people who donated by mail get some recognition as well.

Now that the fund drive is over, we have removed the fundraising graphic from the top of all the pages. In its place you are probably seeing advertisements at the top of each page. If you are a DU donor, please be aware that you have the option to turn off these ads so you don't have to look at them. Just click on "Options" then "Edit your preferences" and scroll to the bottom of the page.

To those of you who requested bumper stickers, we're going to try to get the thank you notes out to you sometime in the next two weeks. If you don't have a sticker by September 4, please let us know.

Thank you so much. We really appreciate the help.

:loveya:

Skinner, EarlG, and Elad
DU Administrators
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Oceansaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:27 PM
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1. TOUCHE !!..n/t
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:30 PM
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2. I think we should be thanking you forgiving us a nice place
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 02:31 PM by William769
on the internet to chat without the likes of... well you know.

ON EDIT: Spelling.
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pepperbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:34 PM
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3. I wuv you, DU!
:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:34 PM
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4. Even though I didn't donate this time, I've got your back
And a big, fat :loveya: right back atcha!
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:40 PM
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5. Lost my star.
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 02:44 PM by longship
:cry:
Four months of unemployment will do that. DU renewal is very high on my list.
Thanks to the DU admins. I'll be back soon.

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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:14 PM
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20. Longship - You have a star...
Did you see it? I didn't do it... But someone did!

:applause:
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 01:50 AM
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38. Whoa!!!
All you people ar DU are absolutely wonderful.
And thank you to the nice person who gives the gift of DU.
It's a very nice one. I will be paying it forward.
:loveya: :grouphug:
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NightHawk63 Donating Member (447 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:41 PM
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6. Thanx for being my must see daily site!!!
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 02:41 PM by NightHawk63
I discovered DU years ago, from a link on BartCop. I've been a member for a long time, but I'm ashamed to say that this is the first time I've donated (hopefully not the last time).

You guys rule!!!
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:41 PM
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7. Yiha!
You're doing an important job! :-)
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:45 PM
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8. Thanks back at ya for a job well done.
:hi:
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:47 PM
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9. DU is what I like to call "affordable therapy"
:D

:toast:
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:48 PM
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10. No, Thank You
It is nice to have a place to come and get all things liberal.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:50 PM
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11. Just keep it in line for November! We will need DU!
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MadJohnShaft Donating Member (267 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:51 PM
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12. checking for the red text >>>>
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catmandu57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 02:58 PM
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13. Thank you Skinner, Earl G, and Elad
for keeping me somewhat sane for the past five years, if you guys hadn't developed this wonderful site god knows where we would be today, well on the road to dictatorship probablly.
Thank you for seeing what a wonderful medium the internet could be, thank you also for bringing me into contact with other people who share my visions of what the world could be, both here and ones I've met in person.
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jackster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:06 PM
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14. Thanks to all the heros and patriots at DU.....
you've been my lifeline this past few years.

I get the DU-jones when I'm away from a computer for 24 hours!
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philly_bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:23 PM
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15. Nature of DU Fund-Raising
Interesting how DU handled fund-raising drive. As I understand the thermometer screentop graphic, the fundraising goal was denominated in donors, not dollars. In other words, DU's goal was given as number of contributors (with the amount of donations irrelevant). I never saw an overall dollar target.

<SARCASM>This is entirely unfair to billionaires, industry lobbyists, and foreign intelligence agencies!</SARCASM>

Anyway, I was happy to give, since I still have a job.

I hope you DU folks have a disaster recovery plan in place. (However you define Internet disaster; I would include martial law or DU-directed denial-of-service assaults.)

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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:31 PM
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16. The thanks go to you all for giving us this place of refuge
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:34 PM
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17. A BIG THANK YOU !! to all the administraitors of DU !!
FOR ALL YOU DO DAILY !!

FLY
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angstlessk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 03:43 PM
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18. I agree with William769 et all, it is we who should be thanking you...
This is such a great site. The bets on the nets by FAR! I only wish I could do more.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:26 PM
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19. WOOOOHOOOOO!
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 04:27 PM by newyawker99
:bounce:
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:54 PM
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21. Hey! I tried to donate last night using my VISA and kept getting thrown
into PayPal which kept asking me "over and over and over" to resubmit all my info. I kept retyping the info...all was correct and finally gave up. I did send an "alert" to you guys saying I had a problem...but so far I've not had a reply as a PM telling me why my VISA donation wouldn't go through.

As you know ...I've been here a long time and have donated without any problem having to "alert" the Admins.

I'd like to give my yearly contribution...so should I just "TRY AGAIN" even though I spent over a half an hour and kept having my info rejected?

Still hoping to hear from Admins about why I can't get my "Credit Card" donation accepted by DU...as a long time member with no troubles before.

:shrug:

koko
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:51 PM
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26. no, no
there's a note on the first donation page referring to that Pay Pal business - that threw me too, I backed out and saw the note and then redid the info and proceeded - yes
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:55 PM
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37. Thanks for telling me about this...I will try again... I did hit the line
that said "If you have problems donating" but when I typed in my response I never heard back from Admins. I guess they thought I was dumb or something.

Anyway, will look for what you said. Since I haven't heard back from anyone..either they don't need my money or they think I'm stupid and can't read.

:-)'s thanks...It's time for me to donate...so I really want to do this.
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Brazenly Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:13 AM
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41. I'm sure it's neither one
They're flooded with mail right now, I'm sure. Also, if paypal is forwarding the message to them, that will add some time to it.

It took them a day or two to get back to me, but they did and I'm betting you'll hear from them, too.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:48 AM
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42. Hello, KoKo01.
I just checked my emails. You sent me your email at 9:02pm on August 20, and I responded at 9:45 pm. Here is the text of the email I sent you. Maybe it ended up in your junk email folder or something.

Re: Donation problem

We have changed our donation system, and we now use PayPal. You should
be able to donate by credit card using the new system. Look for the
words "Don't have a PayPal account? Click here"

Thanks for donating.

Take care,

Skinner
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:58 PM
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22. Thank you guys for DU.
:)
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Nicole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:42 PM
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23. Thank you!
:kick:
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:49 PM
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24. DU is most welcome!! I love this place...and it's always worth it to see
the imbecile getting what he has coming to him :-)
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:50 PM
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25. I keep donating because DU keeps improving
you guys have done a GREAT job! :D
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:54 PM
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27. Thank you, Skinner, Earl G, and Elad
DU is an invaluable source of info and support. Mr zola, a notorious tight-ass, was happy to chip in a few bones! We'll see ya next fund drive!

PS-->> Even with a slower than molasses connection and computer, we still run the ads to assist with the over-head cost of DU. :toast:
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:44 PM
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28. Thank YOU DU staff!!
The wisdom, compassion and humor I find on this site makes me SO FUCKING PROUD to be a Democrat.

:dem:
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:50 PM
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29. You're very welcome!
:loveya: Back atcha!
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:57 PM
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30. Worth every penny.
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Subdivisions Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:57 PM
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31. No. Thank you Skinner and DU
I found this community while seeking sanity in the wilderness and it has embraced me as I have embraced it. Once again, Thank You!
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:00 PM
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32. Your welcome!
It's worth it!

DU :woohoo:
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:03 PM
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33. No Problem, It's The Least We Can Do Skinner! Thank You All For All That
you do, and all that you have to tolerate here. Lord knows things must be a handful lately for you, the admins and the rest of the mods lately, and we (speaking on behalf of those that agree with me) are thankful as hell for the efforts you all put in and the outlet you have given us for our progressive, liberal, democratic and common sense voices!

Least we can do Skinner, you guys rock.

:yourock:
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classof56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:34 PM
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34. This West Coaster raises her glass to you!
Proud to be a DUer--you guys keep me sane, as well as a tad less cynical.

Bless you. Thank you. Keep doin' what you're doin'!!!

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farmboxer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:21 PM
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35. I have always donated by "snail mail" for years, but wish I
could give even more. DU is helping America get back on it's feet, to rid us of the fascists. We all know we are "not" alone because of DU. DU has done a lot of good over the years since the coup. I will never forget the lonely feeling I had after the coup, but then I found DU! DU is well worth donating to.
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BlueCaliDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:50 PM
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36. Glad to have helped, and thanks for DU! ;-) eom
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 03:42 AM
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39. I love surfing the Internet for information, but DU is my home.
Thanks for everything, guys!

:loveya:

DemEx
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 06:59 AM
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40. No, no, no! Thank you so much! I really appreciate the help!!
:toast: To all the Admins and Mods! Great job! Keep up the good works! ;)
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Terre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 11:26 AM
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43. Skinner, et al
First - A BIG THANK YOU!

Second, and I don't mean to sound like a WATB, but I think that the red link that says "I donated to the third quarter fund drive!" makes the rest of us look like freeloaders even if we have a star next to our name. I know you don't think that, but it's an impression I get.

Some may have sent a donation either right before (like me) or after the drive, and some DU'ers may not have been able to send any money because, well, they're flat broke, or tapped out because of donations given to candidates for the midterms.

So, I'm thinking that if you want to single out DU'ers who were able to donate at the right time (and I agree recognition is important), IMHO it would be less in-your-face if you changed the recognition to a small icon with mouseover.

Having said that, so glad you're here for us. You've made these difficult years bearable.

WATB 2 cents, over and out.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:32 PM
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44. Worth every penny.
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