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Posted by: URY914 Nov 26 2017, 05:28 PM

Someone posted this on Pelican Parts Off Topic forum......

"...............It just makes me think of 914club.com and 914world.com after being acquired by Auto Atlanta."

Please tell me that AA only owns 914club and not the World.

Posted by: Mike Bellis Nov 26 2017, 05:31 PM

I'm pretty sure Sir Andy owns this site and the server it runs on.

Posted by: URY914 Nov 26 2017, 05:42 PM

I believe the same, Mike.

Posted by: snakemain Nov 26 2017, 05:42 PM

Just look at the content of each...there's a definite difference in content and tone. Brad sold the club, but the World hasn't gone to hell yet.

Posted by: McMark Nov 26 2017, 05:42 PM

914Club is owned by Automobile Atlanta. When George bought it from Brad he clearly stated that his intention was to buy out Brad and bring the two sites back together again. Which never happened (obviously).

914World is owned by The Members. But Andy pays for the hosting. idea.gif

Posted by: mb911 Nov 27 2017, 07:30 AM

We all owe sir Andy our gratitude for taking care of our addiction

Posted by: rhodyguy Nov 27 2017, 07:33 AM

Back to STF? I don't know. Shift in the orbital axis?

Posted by: GregAmy Nov 27 2017, 08:50 AM

You can always look up the owner of domain names; it's generally public info:

Showing results for: 914WORLD.COM
Registrant Contact
Name: Schmidt, Andy
Organization:
Mailing Address: REDACTED BY ME
Phone: REDACTED BY ME
Ext:
Fax:
Fax Ext:
Email: REDACTED BY ME

Posted by: Elliot Cannon Nov 27 2017, 10:17 AM

George bought 914 club to advertise AA. Nothing wrong with that. Has anyone logged on to 914club lately?

Posted by: Mark Henry Nov 27 2017, 10:45 AM

QUOTE(Elliot Cannon @ Nov 27 2017, 11:17 AM) *

George bought 914 club to advertise AA. Nothing wrong with that. Has anyone logged on to 914club lately?

I did, but the same thing happens every time...cobwebs and dust blows out of my PC tower.

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Posted by: RoadGlue Nov 27 2017, 10:45 AM

QUOTE(Elliot Cannon @ Nov 27 2017, 08:17 AM) *

George bought 914 club to advertise AA. Nothing wrong with that. Has anyone logged on to 914club lately?


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Bueller... Bueller... Bueller...

Posted by: 76-914 Nov 27 2017, 10:53 AM

QUOTE(Mark Henry @ Nov 27 2017, 08:45 AM) *

QUOTE(Elliot Cannon @ Nov 27 2017, 11:17 AM) *

George bought 914 club to advertise AA. Nothing wrong with that. Has anyone logged on to 914club lately?

I did, but the same thing happens every time...cobwebs and dust blows out of my PC tower.

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av-943.gif Yep. So dead over there that he's resorted advertising here! blink.gif

Posted by: burton73 Nov 27 2017, 11:12 AM

I think I would like to send Andy some money to help with his costs with the server.

I have a full life but looking on 914world is an important part of my Porsche hobby.
I think I sent some money in a few years ago but do not know where to do so now. If it cost Andy not only his time but also cash out of his pocket, I want to pitch in some dough to help. So I know that most of our members are cheep mo fos but I would like to help before we are asked.

Or did I miss something when I was away for a year.

Bob B
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Posted by: BeatNavy Nov 27 2017, 11:21 AM

This is where I went to help with care and feeding costs: http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?act=paysubs&CODE=index

I think it works, but maybe it just ends up going to that "Schmidt" guy listed on the domain registration. Someone needs to tell SirAndy about him. He sounds sketchy to me... smile.gif

Posted by: Mikey914 Nov 27 2017, 11:24 AM

I agree,
I certainly, thank that Andy deserves some sort of compensation for what he does. I know we have had spammers, and others that have tried to use the site. Andy had hosted and maintained the site with no regard for compensation. We have offered up cash, he refuses.

I'm always willing to contribute anything he may want for parts gratis.

For as much as he does he's pretty hands off unless someone steeps way over the line.


Thanks Andy World would not exist without you.
Mark

Posted by: burton73 Nov 27 2017, 12:24 PM

Andy may be too cool or humble to ask. We as members should have a drive one time a year. This club has saved my 1,000s of dollars on my Addiction. That sounds funny but I have gotten great deals on parts and free advice from my Bros. Have gotten cars at a great deal that I will profit and meet lots of great people.

Andy,

Please confirm the member sine up. I want the cool member sticker in front of my name. Only Andy. No money for you guys.

Bob B
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Posted by: SirAndy Nov 27 2017, 12:29 PM

QUOTE(BeatNavy @ Nov 27 2017, 09:21 AM) *

This is where I went to help with care and feeding costs: http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?act=paysubs&CODE=index

I think it works, but maybe it just ends up going to that "Schmidt" guy listed on the domain registration. Someone needs to tell SirAndy about him. He sounds sketchy to me... smile.gif

Crap, someone found the link ...
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And yes, that goes to help pay for the bills.
We (the admin team) have been working on a plan to make the site sustain itself, once that is all ironed out, we'll let y'all know.

Also, just to make this clear, AA has absolutely no involvement in 914world. George is just a regular member here.

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Posted by: Mikey914 Nov 27 2017, 12:51 PM

Made my contribution,
Thanks Andy biggrin.gif

Posted by: falcor75 Nov 27 2017, 01:01 PM

Me too. agree.gif

Posted by: timothy_nd28 Nov 27 2017, 01:06 PM

Me three!

Posted by: Coondog Nov 27 2017, 01:15 PM

Me Four

Posted by: JoeD Nov 27 2017, 01:43 PM

Just contributed as well; for as many hours as I've spent on here, and for as much time and frustration the community has saved me, I wish I had known to do so sooner. Well worth it. I appreciate all the work that goes into keeping this site alive and well!

Posted by: Hans Jan Nov 27 2017, 01:51 PM

Me Six th.

Posted by: markhoward Nov 27 2017, 02:00 PM

7th it is..

Posted by: Mueller Nov 27 2017, 02:07 PM

QUOTE(JoeD @ Nov 27 2017, 11:43 AM) *

Just contributed as well; for as many hours as I've spent on here, and for as much time and frustration the community has saved me, I wish I had known to do so sooner. Well worth it. I appreciate all the work that goes into keeping this site alive and well!



As the late great Patrick Swayze once said... DITTO






Posted by: Andyrew Nov 27 2017, 02:12 PM

QUOTE(SirAndy @ Nov 27 2017, 10:29 AM) *

QUOTE(BeatNavy @ Nov 27 2017, 09:21 AM) *

This is where I went to help with care and feeding costs: http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?act=paysubs&CODE=index

Crap, someone found the link ...
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Posted by: cal44 Nov 27 2017, 02:17 PM

Done. Thnx Andy

Posted by: DEC Nov 27 2017, 02:27 PM

Done for the best 914 site smilie_flagge6.gif

Posted by: theer Nov 27 2017, 02:56 PM

Done! Best cyber-Monday bargain, ever.


Posted by: rhodyguy Nov 27 2017, 02:57 PM

About time! Can I mail a money order? Please pm me a mailing address and who/what to make it out to.

Posted by: aharder Nov 27 2017, 03:25 PM

QUOTE(theer @ Nov 27 2017, 02:56 PM) *

Done! Best cyber-Monday bargain, ever.


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Posted by: sb914 Nov 27 2017, 03:29 PM

Done !! Thanks andy! smoke.gif

Posted by: 914 7T3 Nov 27 2017, 03:47 PM

Done and Done!

Posted by: cuddyk Nov 27 2017, 04:09 PM

Done! Wish I knew about it sooner. Thanks Andy!

Posted by: KELTY360 Nov 27 2017, 04:11 PM

What a privilege to contribute to maintaining this site. Thanks Andy!

Posted by: ValcoOscar Nov 27 2017, 04:17 PM

DONE......

Thanks to Andy and all Admin


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Posted by: burton73 Nov 27 2017, 04:25 PM

Thanks Andy! Each thanksgiving we need to remember.

Give thanks to Andy, And PayPal makes it easy and I am in for one year

Bob B piratenanner.gif

Posted by: 90quattrocoupe Nov 27 2017, 04:29 PM

Done.

Posted by: shelby/914 Nov 27 2017, 04:40 PM

Done $ well spent

Danny

Posted by: rmdinmd Nov 27 2017, 04:48 PM

QUOTE(BeatNavy @ Nov 27 2017, 12:21 PM) *

This is where I went to help with care and feeding costs: http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?act=paysubs&CODE=index

I think it works, but maybe it just ends up going to that "Schmidt" guy listed on the domain registration. Someone needs to tell SirAndy about him. He sounds sketchy to me... smile.gif



Done; thx

Posted by: pete000 Nov 27 2017, 04:51 PM

I haven't visited the 914club site in over a year. I went over there just for the heck of it to see if I can still log on.

Here are the top posts for today... lol-2.gif


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Posted by: eric914 Nov 27 2017, 04:53 PM

Done:)

Posted by: Garland Nov 27 2017, 04:56 PM

To you beerchug.gif thanks for the time you take, for teeners.
Done, and well worth it.

Posted by: tmc914 Nov 27 2017, 06:24 PM

Done, paypal is so easy to use. Thanks 914World and hope this helps.

Posted by: G e o r g e Nov 27 2017, 07:23 PM

Done, Thank you Andy

Posted by: bob Nov 27 2017, 07:27 PM

Done!

Posted by: forrestkhaag Nov 27 2017, 07:37 PM

Please clarify how to contribute to your valiant efforts via Paypal or other means. In order of importance in our home, the Wounded Warrior Project is always first.

914 World is not a distant second.

Sidebar:
Maybe repost with a new title that refocuses the value of your long term service and focus on the marque. Make a note that, due to lack of respect and monetary support, you are considering selling the World site to AA.

You'll make millions.....

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Posted by: Jamie Nov 27 2017, 07:45 PM

My only contribution to Cyber Monday madness! Thanks Andy! beer.gif

Posted by: SirAndy Nov 27 2017, 08:21 PM

QUOTE(forrestkhaag @ Nov 27 2017, 05:37 PM) *
Make a note that, due to lack of respect and monetary support, you are considering selling the World site to AA.

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Posted by: URY914 Nov 27 2017, 08:30 PM

Well it looks like starting this thread was a pretty good idea. biggrin.gif

Posted by: 76-914 Nov 27 2017, 08:34 PM

Yep, Andy deserves the support. beerchug.gif

Posted by: bigkensteele Nov 27 2017, 09:01 PM

Just did my part...

Posted by: infraredcalvin Nov 27 2017, 09:03 PM

Thanks given! beerchug.gif

Don’t know how I’ve missed that all these years!

Thnsks Andy!

Posted by: SirAndy Nov 27 2017, 09:09 PM

QUOTE(infraredcalvin @ Nov 27 2017, 07:03 PM) *
Don’t know how I’ve missed that all these years!

Because it wasn't there. That link is new and part of a few changes coming soon to help support the site.

It hasn't been announced yet.
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Posted by: bobboinski Nov 27 2017, 09:10 PM

Done. Thanks.

Posted by: warpig Nov 27 2017, 10:03 PM

My Cyber Monday shopping is DONE. type.gif piratenanner.gif
Many thanks, to SirAndy and crew beer.gif pray.gif

Posted by: 914-300Hemi Nov 27 2017, 10:20 PM

Contributed and thank you for maintaining the site.

Posted by: AZBanks Nov 27 2017, 10:29 PM

Done.

That was even more fun than beating the crap out of some stranger for a $5 blender at Walmart on Black Friday.

Posted by: Mike Bellis Nov 27 2017, 11:58 PM

Now that we all have bought in, when do our disbursement checks start coming in? It's great getting in at the beginning of a start up.

We're all going to be gozillionares! piratenanner.gif

Posted by: Krieger Nov 28 2017, 12:40 AM

Thanks Andy!

Posted by: RenoRoger Nov 28 2017, 12:51 AM

Done (my good deed for the day), thank you, Andy

Posted by: BeatNavy Nov 28 2017, 06:37 AM

QUOTE(SirAndy @ Nov 27 2017, 10:09 PM) *

QUOTE(infraredcalvin @ Nov 27 2017, 07:03 PM) *
Don’t know how I’ve missed that all these years!

Because it wasn't there. That link is new and part of a few changes coming soon to help support the site.

It hasn't been announced yet.
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Sorry, Andy. Didn't mean to let the cat out of the bag. I stumbled on that link back in September when I was looking for SOME way to contribute.

Here cat, get back in bag.
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There, all better. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Posted by: McMark Nov 28 2017, 06:37 AM

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Sorry, Andy. Didn't mean to let the cat out of the bag. I stumbled on that link back in September when I was looking for SOME way to contribute.
Such a troublemaker!!! mad.gif Actually we've all been too busy to bring this into the light, so this kinda works I think. wink.gif

QUOTE(Mike Bellis @ Nov 28 2017, 12:58 AM) *
Now that we all have bought in, when do our disbursement checks start coming in? It's great getting in at the beginning of a start up.

We're all going to be gozillionares! piratenanner.gif
We're capping the fat disbursements to people with member ID's under 1000. tongue.gif

Posted by: Dion Nov 28 2017, 09:21 AM

Supported the cause. Thanks Andy.

Posted by: yeahmag Nov 28 2017, 09:42 AM

Threw my 2,500 cents in.

Posted by: Lucky9146 Nov 28 2017, 10:35 AM

Done! and thank you Andy for this awesome site.
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Posted by: tygaboy Nov 28 2017, 10:47 AM

Done!

And for those of you who weren't at WCR 2016, here's a little something I made that we presented to Andy as a small token of our appreciation for all his great work.
Thanks again, Andy!


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Posted by: Philip W. Nov 28 2017, 10:48 AM

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Glad to contribute , just did mine, its the least we all can do to help maintain the side and support the addiction !
Thank you !


Posted by: Marv's3.6six Nov 28 2017, 11:06 AM

Done. Thank you Andy!

Posted by: moldygreg Nov 28 2017, 12:49 PM

Done! I am so grateful for this site. Truly.

Posted by: AlanG Nov 28 2017, 01:18 PM

Payment sent. Thanks.

Posted by: 914Next Nov 28 2017, 01:33 PM

Done! Thanks for the reminder.

Worth it!

Posted by: bahnzai Nov 28 2017, 09:47 PM

Did, done, doner smile.gif

Posted by: Rand Nov 29 2017, 12:49 AM

Andy, I admire how you respect George. Sometimes I wonder why, but I respect the higher road over and over again. You choose well.

Posted by: rktmn247 Nov 29 2017, 02:16 AM

Sent. Thanks Andy!

Posted by: oakdalecurtis Nov 29 2017, 11:51 AM

Sent. Andy, are you completely recovered from your car accident yet?

Posted by: ConeDodger Nov 29 2017, 12:52 PM

QUOTE(McMark @ Nov 28 2017, 09:37 AM) *

QUOTE
Sorry, Andy. Didn't mean to let the cat out of the bag. I stumbled on that link back in September when I was looking for SOME way to contribute.
Such a troublemaker!!! mad.gif Actually we've all been too busy to bring this into the light, so this kinda works I think. wink.gif

QUOTE(Mike Bellis @ Nov 28 2017, 12:58 AM) *
Now that we all have bought in, when do our disbursement checks start coming in? It's great getting in at the beginning of a start up.

We're all going to be gozillionares! piratenanner.gif
We're capping the fat disbursements to people with member ID's under 1000. tongue.gif


Mark, I think you made a typo. blink.gif I think you meant under 4000 right?

Posted by: Andyrew Nov 29 2017, 01:33 PM

QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Nov 29 2017, 10:52 AM) *

QUOTE(McMark @ Nov 28 2017, 09:37 AM) *

QUOTE
Sorry, Andy. Didn't mean to let the cat out of the bag. I stumbled on that link back in September when I was looking for SOME way to contribute.
Such a troublemaker!!! mad.gif Actually we've all been too busy to bring this into the light, so this kinda works I think. wink.gif

QUOTE(Mike Bellis @ Nov 28 2017, 12:58 AM) *
Now that we all have bought in, when do our disbursement checks start coming in? It's great getting in at the beginning of a start up.

We're all going to be gozillionares! piratenanner.gif
We're capping the fat disbursements to people with member ID's under 1000. tongue.gif


Mark, I think you made a typo. blink.gif I think you meant under 4000 right?

I think he meant 200 biggrin.gif

Posted by: RoadGlue Nov 29 2017, 01:43 PM

QUOTE(Andyrew @ Nov 29 2017, 11:33 AM) *

I think he meant 200 biggrin.gif


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Works for me!

Posted by: KELTY360 Nov 29 2017, 01:50 PM

QUOTE(Andyrew @ Nov 29 2017, 12:33 PM) *

QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Nov 29 2017, 10:52 AM) *

QUOTE(McMark @ Nov 28 2017, 09:37 AM) *

QUOTE
Sorry, Andy. Didn't mean to let the cat out of the bag. I stumbled on that link back in September when I was looking for SOME way to contribute.
Such a troublemaker!!! mad.gif Actually we've all been too busy to bring this into the light, so this kinda works I think. wink.gif

QUOTE(Mike Bellis @ Nov 28 2017, 12:58 AM) *
Now that we all have bought in, when do our disbursement checks start coming in? It's great getting in at the beginning of a start up.

We're all going to be gozillionares! piratenanner.gif
We're capping the fat disbursements to people with member ID's under 1000. tongue.gif


Mark, I think you made a typo. blink.gif I think you meant under 4000 right?

I think he meant 200 biggrin.gif


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Posted by: turbonet Nov 29 2017, 01:53 PM

Without a doubt the best 25 bucks I ever spent. I really don't know what I would do without this place!!!

Posted by: McMark Nov 29 2017, 05:36 PM

QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Nov 29 2017, 01:52 PM) *

Mark, I think you made a typo. blink.gif I think you meant under 4000 right?

You guys under 4000 get a pet sheep.













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Posted by: ConeDodger Nov 29 2017, 05:39 PM

QUOTE(McMark @ Nov 29 2017, 08:36 PM) *

QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Nov 29 2017, 01:52 PM) *

Mark, I think you made a typo. blink.gif I think you meant under 4000 right?

You guys under 4000 get a pet sheep.













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Posted by: jmalone Nov 29 2017, 07:16 PM

Done!

Thanks Andy!

Posted by: olsib914 Nov 29 2017, 07:51 PM

pp sent Thanks Andy

Posted by: 914350 Nov 29 2017, 07:58 PM

Done, Thanks SirAndy.


Posted by: Steve Nov 29 2017, 09:05 PM

That was an easy decision... I spend more time here than any magazine or PCA events.
Do I get any brownie points for having a number less than 1000. Senior Citizen discounts?
I do have an advanced member, whatever that means.

Posted by: Mikey914 Nov 29 2017, 09:10 PM

I spend lots of time here, and think those of us selling stuff should pull a larger weight.

Posted by: stevegm Nov 29 2017, 09:24 PM

Done. This site, and its members, have been a major blessing.

Posted by: Rand Nov 29 2017, 09:55 PM

QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Nov 29 2017, 08:10 PM) *

I spend lots of time here, and think those of us selling stuff should pull a larger weight.

I used to have a beef with that, people selling in the garage. !wrong abuse of audience! It should be in the vendor forum. [DON'T YOU THINK IT'S ETHICAL TO BE THERE ONLY?] Think about what that means. But hey, I'm learning to let it go when great products come along. I think. Funny that George followed the rules and I want nothing to do with his anything.

And damned hell yes you should pay something for this platform if you are going to use it to sell parts. Thanks for stepping up.

Posted by: 914dave Nov 30 2017, 11:48 AM

Glad to contribute. Don't know how I'd survive without this site. Thanks to Andy and all the admins who support our playground.

Posted by: mepstein Nov 30 2017, 01:06 PM

QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Nov 29 2017, 10:10 PM) *

I spend lots of time here, and think those of us selling stuff should pull a larger weight.

Well, making the parts to get our 914’s back on the road is valuable to this community. Selling them for very reasonable prices is a bonus. Some decry competition but without it, some of us might be priced out of our hobby.

Posted by: Unpretentious Nov 30 2017, 01:42 PM

Thanks for all your work! Great Job!! Best $ I've spent today!!!

Posted by: buck toenges Nov 30 2017, 02:00 PM

I don't want to read the whole thread. Where do I contribute?

Buck

Posted by: Mikey914 Nov 30 2017, 02:33 PM

Link

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?act=paysubs&CODE=index
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Thanks figured it out

Posted by: Andyrew Nov 30 2017, 02:34 PM

Working link
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?act=paysubs&CODE=index

Posted by: Betty Dec 1 2017, 09:41 AM

Loooooong overdue I must say.

Done! I wub.gif this site and you guys so much! cheer.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Dec 1 2017, 10:01 AM

QUOTE(Betty @ Dec 1 2017, 09:41 AM) *

Loooooong overdue I must say.

Done! I wub.gif this site and you guys so much! cheer.gif



Guys.. you can't have her... she is taken. biggrin.gif betty914.jpg

And I just kicked in too.

Posted by: Jett Dec 1 2017, 10:55 AM

Best site and community!

I just paid and will be happy to do so every year.

Thanks Sir Andy for all the work.

Posted by: Elliot Cannon Dec 1 2017, 05:23 PM

Glad to contribute. This site has saved me lots of time and money in the past. I can't help comment though, that a number of years ago this idea was suggested and it was soundly turned down, with much rancor.

Posted by: Shadowfax Dec 1 2017, 05:42 PM

What a bargain! Thanks for the link. This really is a great forum. Thanks, Andy!

Posted by: SirAndy Dec 1 2017, 06:11 PM

QUOTE(Elliot Cannon @ Dec 1 2017, 03:23 PM) *
I can't help comment though, that a number of years ago this idea was suggested and it was soundly turned down, with much rancor.

You're probably too old to remember but things do change over time ...
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Posted by: Elliot Cannon Dec 1 2017, 07:36 PM

QUOTE(SirAndy @ Dec 1 2017, 04:11 PM) *

QUOTE(Elliot Cannon @ Dec 1 2017, 03:23 PM) *
I can't help comment though, that a number of years ago this idea was suggested and it was soundly turned down, with much rancor.

You're probably too old to remember but things do change over time ...
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Yes they do change and that's good. What do my age and memory have to do with it? confused24.gif smile.gif

Posted by: flmont Dec 1 2017, 10:53 PM

I think there should be a annual fee to be here I think its well worth a charge of 25.00-50.00 a year,.??

Posted by: Steve Dec 1 2017, 11:53 PM

Curious.. has this been thought out? $25.00 voluntary or? I am all for supporting the site. Nobody rides for free.. Even though we no longer call it a club, we consider it a club and should be paying dues to support it.

Posted by: ConeDodger Dec 2 2017, 12:18 AM

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I think there should be a annual fee to be here I think its well worth a charge of 25.00-50.00 a year,.??


Well, let’s do the math. We have 20,000 registered members. At a mandatory $25 annual fee, that’s $500,000. Of course that’s $1,000,000. If we make it $50.

What is it that you were thinking Andy should do with that? evilgrin.gif

Posted by: plays with cars Dec 2 2017, 01:12 AM

Contribution sent. Thank you for keeping the site up and running.

Posted by: sechszylinder Dec 2 2017, 02:10 AM

Hi folks,

I've spend so many hours on this website and got lots of valuable information.
It's an honor to support the forum with $25 ! BTW, for me its $ 1,75/ year since I've registered in 2003 biggrin.gif
Payment already send !
BR
Benno smilie_flagge6.gif

Posted by: wes Dec 2 2017, 03:03 AM

Always wondered how such a great site could run for Free, kind of figured Andy was just a really nice wealthy guy with a young hot girl friend! Well thanks for the free years and the amazing 914 knowledge, $25 you got it and a big thank you.

Posted by: michael7810 Dec 2 2017, 06:28 AM

Thanks to Andy and the rest of the crew for keeping the 914world alive. Contribution made.

Posted by: Steve Dec 2 2017, 11:14 AM

QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Dec 1 2017, 10:18 PM) *

QUOTE(flmont @ Dec 2 2017, 01:53 AM) *

I think there should be a annual fee to be here I think its well worth a charge of 25.00-50.00 a year,.??


Well, let’s do the math. We have 20,000 registered members. At a mandatory $25 annual fee, that’s $500,000. Of course that’s $1,000,000. If we make it $50.

What is it that you were thinking Andy should do with that? evilgrin.gif

Too funny.. isn’t that what Brad was trying to do that created the previous debacle that led to the split?

Posted by: Mikey914 Dec 2 2017, 01:05 PM

Andy does way more that he should for nothing. What happens if Andy gets hit with a bus tomorrow? To keep the lights on these has to be a more robust structure. I completely get the idea that there are costs. Andy has went out of his way to NOT accept money. I think funding is a necessary part of a continuation plan.

Posted by: mlindner Dec 2 2017, 01:27 PM

Thanks Andy, money sent. Best, Mark

Posted by: 76-914 Dec 2 2017, 09:04 PM

Just so you guys don't think I'm a cheap ass; I think me and Andy are good for this year. If not, LMK Andy. beerchug.gif

Posted by: Seaside6 Dec 2 2017, 10:24 PM

Done. Happy to have the opportunity and method to support.

Posted by: Minerva's 914 Dec 3 2017, 08:56 PM

I'm all in and paid in full. Thank you so MUCH for all that you do. 914's may be NARP but this site is the REAL DEAL! Thanks so much for keeping this real.

Posted by: Optimusglen Dec 6 2017, 09:25 AM

I'm happy to support this place, just sent my payment to help further the cause!

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Posted by: iwanta914-6 Dec 6 2017, 10:43 AM

I may not own a 914 (who knows if I ever will), but I enjoy this site and glad to help out with contributing $25.

Posted by: BIGKAT_83 Dec 6 2017, 12:04 PM

At $25 that works out to about a penny a hour for me. Best buy on the internet.

Thanks for the site..........

Posted by: jfort Dec 6 2017, 03:03 PM

just found the link on page one and paid. best money I ever spent. just embarrassed that it was identified by an Army guy.

BEAT ARMY!

USNA Class of 74 and I'll be at the game. First time since 1973.

Posted by: 7TPorsh Dec 6 2017, 03:23 PM

In like Flint!

Cheapest therapy, best 914 knowledge base , and the best group of bastards this side of the planet.

Thank you Andy for keeping it together! beerchug.gif

here's the link again:

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?act=paysubs&nocp=&CODE=paymentmethod¤cy=USD


Posted by: Andyrew Dec 6 2017, 03:44 PM

QUOTE(Steve @ Dec 2 2017, 09:14 AM) *

QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Dec 1 2017, 10:18 PM) *

QUOTE(flmont @ Dec 2 2017, 01:53 AM) *

I think there should be a annual fee to be here I think its well worth a charge of 25.00-50.00 a year,.??


Well, let’s do the math. We have 20,000 registered members. At a mandatory $25 annual fee, that’s $500,000. Of course that’s $1,000,000. If we make it $50.

What is it that you were thinking Andy should do with that? evilgrin.gif

Too funny.. isn’t that what Brad was trying to do that created the previous debacle that led to the split?


Correct. In defense of Brad he had probably 50k posts where 90% of them were answering almost every question on the board so he was trying to monetize it to make it worth his time. Was it the right thing to do? Most will say no.

Consider this was about the time that Rennlist sold for a considerable amount of money.

At this point this site has been funded by its 10ish sponsors all to pay a decent server bill and other misc fees. Andy never comes public with this or asks for any money to help.

I would imagine that the 100ish people that will pay the $25 each year will allow the site to have a bit of a rainy day fund so the server equipment and bills can be upgraded and paid for on a regular basis and allow for Andy not to have to worry (privately as he would never do it publicly) about money for the 914world.

I will continue to pay and support this site as well as I can as this has been my home since its conception smile.gif


Posted by: RoadGlue Dec 6 2017, 04:05 PM

QUOTE(Andyrew @ Dec 6 2017, 01:44 PM) *


At this point this site has been funded by its 10ish sponsors all to pay a decent server bill and other misc fees. Andy never comes public with this or asks for any money to help.



If you're referring to the banner ads, my understanding is that all of the funds from that go to charity and he doesn't see a dime of it. Andy has paid for everything out of pocket thus far.

Posted by: theer Dec 6 2017, 04:26 PM

This is one of the very few remaining places where I don't get inundated with those follow-me-ads embedded in the page(s).

I get why they are there, but I am sooo sick of them.

Anyway, $25/year is totally worth it just to keep the ads away. The free advice, source for parts and entertainment value are bonuses.


Posted by: BeatNavy Dec 6 2017, 04:31 PM

QUOTE(jfort @ Dec 6 2017, 04:03 PM) *

just found the link on page one and paid. best money I ever spent. just embarrassed that it was identified by an Army guy.

BEAT ARMY!

USNA Class of 74 and I'll be at the game. First time since 1973.

beerchug.gif beer.gif Enjoy the game! (And stay warm - gonna be chilly).

I'm just hoping for a good game this weekend smile.gif . As with every other year, I'll be in Chapel Hill at my classmate's restaurant (http://www.thetopofthehill.com/) with a couple hundred other Army & Navy grads and their families drinking lots of beer and generally acting like children beer3.gif while we watch the game.

Really glad this thread was started. If Army wins, I'll make another donation to the World!





Posted by: Cairo94507 Dec 6 2017, 05:23 PM

I would definitely pay a yearly fee to be a member and keep this site going and keeping pace with technological developments.

Posted by: SteveL Dec 6 2017, 06:04 PM

Best $25 I ever spent. Thanks Andy.

Posted by: SirAndy Dec 6 2017, 08:48 PM

QUOTE(RoadGlue @ Dec 6 2017, 02:05 PM) *
QUOTE(Andyrew @ Dec 6 2017, 01:44 PM) *
At this point this site has been funded by its 10ish sponsors all to pay a decent server bill and other misc fees. Andy never comes public with this or asks for any money to help.

If you're referring to the banner ads, my understanding is that all of the funds from that go to charity and he doesn't see a dime of it. Andy has paid for everything out of pocket thus far.

Yep, never seen a dime from the banner Ads, they have always been going 100% to charity.

There is, however, talk among the admins to change that and use the Ad money for the site as well.

If we did that and combined it with the generous donations from this thread, we would have enough to cover all costs and some extra to cover any unforeseen expenses.
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Posted by: Rleog Dec 6 2017, 09:10 PM

PayPal'd.

Thanks, Andy.

Posted by: toolguy Dec 6 2017, 09:19 PM

Pause for a moment and consider this. . .
Who , in the entire world, has done as much to promote and assist the interest and appreciation of the 914 than our own Andy ?? Without this site, thru his attention and dedication, we would all be left out in the cold. .
$25 isn't much considering the ongoing benefits and information [and humor] provided for the entire world. .
Thanks to Andy and the administrators. . I'm in. .

Posted by: rhodyguy Dec 7 2017, 08:31 AM

It would be nice if there was a method to contribute other than PP. shades.gif

Posted by: Beach914 Dec 7 2017, 08:50 AM

Not to complicate things but I also belong to a popular Red Italian car site and the have different levels of subscription, Rosso, Silver, and Free. Rosso and Silver get you priviledges into certain forums and the ability to post ads and such. They recently upgraded the site and now it has pop ups and advertising everywhere! I'm certainly not for that ! It sucks now.
A $25 contribution is definitely warranted for the value that I have extracted from this site over the years.

Posted by: Vacca Rabite Dec 7 2017, 09:21 AM

I don't think any of the Admins (myself included) will ever agree to a tiered system where you have to pay for content to this site. It just isn't what this place is about. The better the information and the more people we can spread it to, the more of our cars get saved.

That said, all voluntary contributions are exceptionally helpful! Thanks to all who have and are still contemplating a donation.

Zach

Posted by: Cairo94507 Dec 7 2017, 09:32 AM

OK, I am a little slower than most....I never knew about that link - or... I knew and forgot. So I just donated too. I truly appreciate all that 914World, Andy and all of the others do to keep this Site up and running. I would likely not have my Six if it were not for Andy and this Site. Cheers to all. Michael

Posted by: theer Dec 7 2017, 09:40 AM

QUOTE(rhodyguy @ Dec 7 2017, 09:31 AM) *

It would be nice if there was a method to contribute other than PP. shades.gif


If it's PayPal specifically that you don't like, there's a similar online service called Venmo (www.venmo.com).

But, if it's online payments in general you avoid... give $25 to a friend and have them PayPal it in!



Posted by: clapeza Dec 7 2017, 10:14 AM

For the one website I check multiple times a day, that's always open in my browser, I'm happy to kick in my contribution! This is consistently the most supportive and beneficial site I've ever been a part of.

Posted by: Mikey914 Dec 7 2017, 10:55 AM

QUOTE(SirAndy @ Dec 6 2017, 06:48 PM) *

QUOTE(RoadGlue @ Dec 6 2017, 02:05 PM) *
QUOTE(Andyrew @ Dec 6 2017, 01:44 PM) *
At this point this site has been funded by its 10ish sponsors all to pay a decent server bill and other misc fees. Andy never comes public with this or asks for any money to help.

If you're referring to the banner ads, my understanding is that all of the funds from that go to charity and he doesn't see a dime of it. Andy has paid for everything out of pocket thus far.

Yep, never seen a dime from the banner Ads, they have always been going 100% to charity.

There is, however, talk among the admins to change that and use the Ad money for the site as well.

If we did that and combined it with the generous donations from this thread, we would have enough to cover all costs and some extra to cover any unforeseen expenses.
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DO it,
I'm in

Posted by: Andyrew Dec 7 2017, 12:11 PM

QUOTE(SirAndy @ Dec 6 2017, 06:48 PM) *

QUOTE(RoadGlue @ Dec 6 2017, 02:05 PM) *
QUOTE(Andyrew @ Dec 6 2017, 01:44 PM) *
At this point this site has been funded by its 10ish sponsors all to pay a decent server bill and other misc fees. Andy never comes public with this or asks for any money to help.

If you're referring to the banner ads, my understanding is that all of the funds from that go to charity and he doesn't see a dime of it. Andy has paid for everything out of pocket thus far.

Yep, never seen a dime from the banner Ads, they have always been going 100% to charity.

There is, however, talk among the admins to change that and use the Ad money for the site as well.

If we did that and combined it with the generous donations from this thread, we would have enough to cover all costs and some extra to cover any unforeseen expenses.
idea.gif


Andy,

Thanks for the clarification beerchug.gif

I bet you told me that many years ago and I forgot (Like most things). blink.gif

Posted by: mmichalik Dec 7 2017, 12:26 PM

Jumping on the band wagon here. I have to agree that this site has proven invaluable to me many, many times so far and I'm sure there will be more to come.

I just paypal'd the 25.00 donation. It's well worth it.

Mike

Posted by: rgolia Dec 7 2017, 03:07 PM

A little late to the party but I am in. Contribution made. Thanks for all the time Andy - much appreciated. beer3.gif

Posted by: theer Dec 7 2017, 04:30 PM

$25 sent in for rhodyguy (Kevin)- please make sure he gets the uber-kool member badge, too.

Posted by: rhodyguy Dec 7 2017, 04:34 PM

And the secret handshake too.

THANKS!

I thought something like this was a good idea a long time ago. Club days.

Posted by: TJB/914 Dec 7 2017, 05:15 PM

QUOTE(rhodyguy @ Dec 7 2017, 09:31 AM) *

It would be nice if there was a method to contribute other than PP. shades.gif



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I don't do PP & I want to contribute some $.

Wondering: screwy.gif
I talked to one of our members last week about a member SPARE PARTS donation with a bid auction going to the highest bidder. Then the high bid money-$$ goes to Sir Andy's 914-World business expenses kitty. smile.gif

Maybe, a once a year thing in January??? popcorn[1].gif popcorn[1].gif

Tom

Posted by: Steve Dec 7 2017, 05:21 PM

Just mail a check if you don’t do PayPal.

Posted by: jmitro Dec 7 2017, 05:56 PM

paid, thank you

Posted by: davehg Dec 7 2017, 07:29 PM

Paid it forward. I’ve received way more value so happy to contribute!

Posted by: rhodyguy Dec 8 2017, 08:17 AM

No street address or p.o. Box that I'm aware of. Tom, contact one of your site friends that has a PP account, have them make your donation and send them the reimbursement. Simple. Cat skinned.

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