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Title: Donations!
Post by: Papyrus on January 12, 2019, 04:32:01 PM
Hello all fellow members!

Many of you may not have noticed, but this month's donations goal has just been quietly increased. I think we can all guess why this is - Tank has raided his holiday fund for the server upgrade and needs the money back before Mrs Tank notices!  :D

I think the increase is eminently reasonable considering all the work that has been put in over the last few weeks. I'm more than happy to dig a little deeper in my pocket for once to keep this excellent ship afloat engine in steam, and I hope many others will too. Go to it, lads and lasses!

Once again, thanks to Tank and the team.


Title: Re: Donations!
Post by: Tank on January 12, 2019, 05:20:49 PM
Many thanks Chris.  :)

Yes, I've had a big bill, and I haven't even put it all on the donations target for this month. :'( 

As always, I thank you all for your kind donations.  Every little bit helps!  A few more changes and the new gallery will be up and running for everyone soon.  It has been a nightmare due to the very large amount of photo's that we have on here (about 50GB), so I'm glad that we don't allow video's to be stored on here as well!  :)
Title: Re: Donations!
Post by: dannyboy on January 12, 2019, 06:05:08 PM
According to the stat's, there are 6468 members of the forum. If most of the members chipped in a couple of quid,we could all meet up at TINGS and the drinks would be on Tank!  :D. My couple of quid going in shortly and, as said by Chris, (Papyrus), thanks to Tank and everybody involved in the improvements.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Donations!
Post by: Snowwolflair on January 12, 2019, 06:31:53 PM
Glad to help it on its way.
Title: Re: Donations!
Post by: Skyline2uk on January 12, 2019, 09:31:06 PM
Added a contribution

Mother dearest (“Nanna” now) is visiting this weekend and very kindly bought us a very nice lunch.

“Paid the kindness forward” as the kids say.

Title: Re: Donations!
Post by: Tank on January 12, 2019, 09:34:23 PM
Thank you so much everyone.  Overwhelmed by everyone's generosity.  Really makes the stress worth it.....well almost! ;D :thankyousign: :NGF:
Title: Re: Donations!
Post by: Trainfish on January 13, 2021, 12:28:58 AM
Just over 2 years (+1 day)  since the boss posted in this thread so maybe there's a more recent one regarding NGF donations?

Anyway, a couple of questions:

I made a small donation last night, early morning after @woodbury22uk (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1599) Mike kindly dug out a spare part I required and is sending to me free of charge, thanks again Mike. However, the "January goal" hasn't changed since then. Is this a manual adjustment made by @Tank (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) ?

Possibly linked to my first question, I made the donation manually rather than using the "Make a donation" button as I wasn't sure if it would be sent as Friends & Family which doesn't incur a fee whereas any other option does. So my question is, does this go through as Friends & Family if using that button?

As an aside I did also post feedback for Mike (for being such a decent chap) as I always do whether I have bought or sold through the forum.
Title: Re: Donations!
Post by: port perran on January 13, 2021, 06:52:25 AM
Just made a donation in appreciation for generous help from others.
Many, many thanks to the two forum members who have recently sent me items for my current point electrification project (you know who you are).
Anyway, always glad to help out with forum funds.
Title: Re: Donations!
Post by: Tank on January 16, 2021, 12:37:38 PM
Thanks everyone as always for your constant donations. :thumbsup:

Yes, the donations button does mean that we lose a little due to charges, but direct donations to the email address mean that it can be sent as F&F.  I don't generally change the donation amount unless I've had to make a big payment on upgrades.

 :thankyousign: :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Donations!
Post by: Trainfish on January 16, 2021, 01:02:06 PM
Nicely explained, thanks boss.

Just a reminder to all then that ideally you should make the payment manually via Friends & Family (if possible) so Tank, and therefore the forum, get a few more pennies  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Donations!
Post by: Tank on January 16, 2021, 01:34:32 PM
Yes, that would be great.   :thumbsup:  I'm terrible at accounting, (well, just remembering to get things done in general  :D ), so I'm just happy if there is enough money between donations, advertising and my bank account to pay for it all!   :smiley-laughing:  But, I'm sure that the forum covers itself 99% of the time.
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