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Offline SLOweather

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Re: "findU needs your help!"
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2008, 11:49:11 AM »
Update:

After a quiet Tuesday, (no donations at all from either forum since Monday evening PDT), I received notification of another one in Wxforum's name just now.

8:45 AM 17 September 2008

WxForum leads by almost $100 ($99.89)!

WxForum         Weather-Display      
$475.01         $375.12      

Total   $850.13            


 
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Re: "findU needs your help!"
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2008, 12:49:08 AM »
Update
Wednesday 17 Sept 2008 9:45 PM PDT

Another donation on WxForum's side...

WxForum         Weather-Display      
$525.01         $375.12      

Total   $900.13            

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Re: "findU needs your help!"
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2008, 06:53:18 PM »
Final update:

The challenge has been running for 9 days, and, between WxForum and Weather-Watch, we raised a total of $900.13! That's a pretty respectable total, and average of $100.01/day.

It must have helped, because at the top of my fundU page today I saw this:

"Thanks to everyone who donated! Your generosity met the fundraising goal!"

So, to everyone here that donated, I thank you from the bottom of my rain gauge.

Special Atta-Boys go out Ocala Dave, who, even without access to this forum, thought it was important enough of a cause that he contacted  me and asked to post the need for funds.

And also to George Richardson, who had the idea to challenge Weather-Watch in fund raising.

 

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Re: "findU needs your help!"
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2008, 10:23:14 PM »
Special Atta-Boys go out Ocala Dave, who, even without access to this forum, thought it was important enough of a cause that he contacted  me and asked to post the need for funds.

And also to George Richardson, who had the idea to challenge Weather-Watch in fund raising.

 

George,
Your "atta-boy" is the second, the one drinking the decaf.
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Re: "findU needs your help!"
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2008, 08:39:41 AM »
Kevin,
I only wish. When you get as old as I am, you have to have the joe full high test to be worth expending the energy to lift the cup.
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Re: "findU needs your help!"
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2008, 02:13:16 PM »
Hey everyone.
Thanks to Ken for doing some behind the scenes stuff, finally got me back on this forum. Don't know what he did but it worked!
I missed this place.
Also big Thank You to Chris for getting this posted and George for challenging the Weather Watch forum.
Great job guys.
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Re: "findU needs your help!"
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2008, 02:16:56 PM »
Welcome back Dave!      Sorry it took so long to clear the debris to get you back in the forum  ](*,)   #-o

Best regards,
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Re: "findU needs your help!"
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2008, 02:31:43 PM »
Glad to see you back on WxForum.

As far as findU, I couldn't have done it without that kick in the seat from you. ;)

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Re: "findU needs your help!"
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2008, 02:54:23 PM »
Also wanted to thank Aaron Wesson over at The Weather Board.
http://www.theweatherboard.com/index.php?categoryid=1
He allowed me to post a link for  donations also. In case you don't know who Aaron is he also runs GRLevel Stuff.com.
http://www.grlevelxstuff.com/index.php

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Re: "findU needs your help!"
« Reply #34 on: September 19, 2008, 08:15:30 PM »
Good so see you again Dave!   :grin:

I wondered where you had been hiding.   ;)
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Re: "findU needs your help!"
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2008, 06:33:36 PM »
Well, I guess we aren't done with the challenge just yet! Just received notification of another WD donation:

               
WxForum         Weather-Display      
$525.01         $400.12      

Total   $925.13            

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Re: "findU needs your help!"
« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2008, 06:47:07 PM »
Well, I guess we aren't done with the challenge just yet!

There's still work to be done.  The annual hosting fee for next year is covered, but the server debt, I presume, remains.  And a little extra to cover the next server would be OK too.
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Re: "findU needs your help!"
« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2008, 07:21:01 PM »
As I understand it WxForum and Weather-Display are not the only groups who are (or were) helping the funding  of findU.com operations. I have many ham friends who say they have also sent donations to Steve so the total we see here is certainly not the total amount he has received. Not that I am trying to discourage any donation to this worthwhile cause, I just want to make it clear we aren't the only ones helping to fund this effort. Many ham BBSs and forum are doing similar notices about this.
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Re: "findU needs your help!"
« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2008, 05:19:03 PM »
I just signed up for cwops this week, but I feel horrible I have spent my hobby cash for the next two months already. I will still make a donation in another month or so, just to make sure fundu stays active for awhile.

 

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