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Ironduke
06 Jan 11,, 17:05
Fellow Members of WAB,

To help fund and improve the World Affairs Board, I have enabled voluntary, anonymous donations to fund the site.

We are currently looking to build up a battle chest to be able to purchase "goodies" for WAB.

Immediate Needs & Wants
server upgrades
a professional site redesign
development of a content management system for articles, analysis, blogs, and resources
Maintenance of Site
billing for dedicated server
webhosting/bandwidth costs
vBulletin licensing
membership giveaways and promotions
more minimal Google Ads if goals are reached

I plan to have the donation system open to a selected group of independent auditors from the staff and membership to ensure that the funds are being spent correctly.

Please keep in mind that donations are voluntary and anonymous. Nobody on the staff will be able to determine who made the donation. Donations are non-refundable unless there is an error (for example $500 instead of $50).

Our goal for the month of January is $1000. Let's see if we can reach it. Excess donations will go into a rainy day fund.

Regards, and thank you,

Ironduke

cirrrocco
07 Jan 11,, 00:12
Nice idea. There is an error in the reply email though. it says "dear $username" instead of "dear so and so"

so must be a error with the reply script.

bigross86
08 Jan 11,, 15:14
Will there be some sort of scale or some way for us to see how much we've got and how far we need to go?

T_igger_cs_30
08 Jan 11,, 15:19
Will there be some sort of scale or some way for us to see how much we've got and how far we need to go?

Already there Br at top of main page......doing quite well we are for the month..................

bigross86
08 Jan 11,, 16:03
Didn't notice that. I rarely go to the main page, I prefer the "What's New" function

Ironduke
09 Jan 11,, 08:28
I removed a duplicate, and a decimal error from the donation ledger.

T_igger_cs_30
09 Jan 11,, 14:28
mmmmm ok is it me or does the amount raised seem to be going backwards? I am sure yesterday it showed a higher amount raised for the month ?

Tarek Morgen
09 Jan 11,, 19:37
mmmmm ok is it me or does the amount raised seem to be going backwards? I am sure yesterday it showed a higher amount raised for the month ?


uh the answer is right above you, as Ironduke said:


I removed a duplicate, and a decimal error from the donation ledger.



Meaning that two people made a mistake with their donaten, and their contributions were refunded (hence the seemingly lower total amount we currently have)

T_igger_cs_30
09 Jan 11,, 20:12
uh the answer is right above you, as Ironduke said:



Meaning that two people made a mistake with their donaten, and their contributions were refunded (hence the seemingly lower total amount we currently have)

I guess I should learn to look up hey Tarek............. thank you for the detailed explaination to your response :tongue: