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Old 02-07-2019, 04:56 PM
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Is it required once one donates yearly, to put "I donated" or "Donated 2019" or whatever? I see people with this in their signatures but frankly I do not understand why one would need to spell out that they donated.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:06 PM
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Is it required once one donates yearly, to put "I donated" or "Donated 2019" or whatever?
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I see people with this in their signatures but frankly I do not understand why one would need to spell out that they donated.
Various reasons, I suspect mostly for a reminder to themselves when to donate again.

Probably a bit of pride also, those who make donations run a very small % of total registered membership.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:10 PM
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Sheriff,
Answer: No, it's not required.

Everyone that posts that info has their own reasons. As for me, I grow suspicious of those that don't announce their donations, suspecting that they're just lurkers or imbibers who haven't been gracious enough to donate to Doug's enterprise, especially if they gained any benefit from the VAF experience. I guess it's just the team player in me.

Heck, I'm proud to be an investor in the Reeves' American Dream.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:13 PM
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I don’t understand how you can be “a member” and not donate. Isn’t that like reading the newspaper at the news stand without buying it? It would have been far more difficult to complete my project without this valuable, and cheap, resource.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:44 PM
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Default understand? just a feeling.

I can't understand why there is a need to understand. It's a feeling dude. Cosmic.

Different strokes for different folks and all that kind of stuff. Maybe it makes some of us just feel good or let's us tune into some other non-understandable feeling.
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:12 PM
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I'm not a big fan of someone using the term "dues" or "membership" as it seems to run counter to the spirit of generosity throughout the fabric of this site. That said, to each his own. As for the text in my signature line, I simply add it to express my support and hope that it serves as a reminder for others to consider doing the same. Heck, I sold my RV and building something else, but find nothing even close to the volumes of wisdom found on this site....priceless.

Oh, and that reminds me...time to donate for 2019!
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:23 PM
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Sheriff,
Answer: No, it's not required.


Heck, I'm proud to be an investor in the Reeves' American Dream.

“It is a beautiful day at the =VAF= and continual soiree.”



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Old 02-07-2019, 06:57 PM
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Eh, I donated. Didn't put it into my signature cause 1. I'm lazy. and 2. Didn't really feel like I needed to put it out there. Mostly because I'm lazy.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:09 PM
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Eh, I donated. Didn't put it into my signature cause 1. I'm lazy. and 2. Didn't really feel like I needed to put it out there. Mostly because I'm lazy.


I was trying to come up with I don't have it in my signature. You spelled it out pretty go for me. Besides, I'm lazy too, now I don't have to make anything up.
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:19 PM
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Mainly to remind myself and others to donate. And it’s my way of saying public ally thanks for this wonderful resource.
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