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    Giving money to the Lounge

    I sent a message (I think) to the system admin and the listed "webmaster" account, but haven't heard back... Maybe somebody or everybody is already on holidays?

    Here is my query/suggestion again:

    Is there some arrangement for people or companies to make donations to the WOPR Lounge, to help you guys get the server upgrade (or whatever) in order to turn the search feature back on? The donation would be to just help this place continue to run... so even if the search feature is already "fixed" I'm still wondering if there is any facility to do this...

    I/we donated to www.oddtodd.com earlier this year (that's where I'm getting this idea) in exchange for a banner on that website. What about doing a page of "Officials" (or whatever you want to call those who donate) with links back to the donating websites? Heck, if disk space or bandwidth is an issue, what about doing strictly text-only links for those who donate?

    The WOPR Lounge has been my greatest technological resource - hands down. Thanks for the great job, and let me know if or how we could make a donation thing work.
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    Re: Giving money to the Lounge

    Click the Google ads in the lower left hand corner! They generate money for the Lounge, each time you click them.

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    Re: Giving money to the Lounge

    That is one approach... <grin> Hopefully there is some interest in a larger-chunk-o-money approach, too.
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    Re: Giving money to the Lounge

    <hr>...Hopefully there is some interest in a larger-chunk-o-money... <hr>
    Perhaps a PM to <!profile=Claude>Claude<!/profile> is in order here. (I say that just in case he's not been watching this thread)

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    Re: Giving money to the Lounge

    Understandably (is that a word?) Claude's e-mail address just auto-replies about reading the online help. The poor guy probably gets swamped with messages. If either of you two "officials" can get a word to him, please do. I already sent this message to him. Thanks!
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    Re: Giving money to the Lounge

    We are very grateful for your interest. Claude is up to his eyes in working on the Search/Bandwidth issue. I have sent him a message, and I hope we can have something on this in Words from on High soon.
    Gre

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    Re: Giving money to the Lounge

    Thanks. I figured the guy was swamped! I look forward to hearing how we can make this work (the donation thingy).
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    Re: Giving money to the Lounge

    Hi Eric,

    Please don't think I'm ignoring you, I've been remarkably busy of late <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>. The philosophy of the lounge has always been to make it available to all and sundry for free. It's one of those rare places where when you finally find an answer to a problem that has been bugging you for ages, you can actually get at the solution without having to pay for it, commit yourself to anything, subscribe to this or that, or even contribute beforehand.

    Alas, this is also one of the reasons why we are in the process of moving the lounge to a new server, we've had a fair few overloads of late, and, believe you me, they rob me of my beauty-sleep. (Not that I need any of that of course, just ask the loungers who have met me <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>)

    As we were looking for new surroundings, calculating costs etc, we though about introducing a donation system. So far, we haven't decided either way.

    We may, we may not introduce such a thing.

    Thank you for your concern and offer, it is very much appreciated. Hopefully, we'll be in a position to move the lounge (and reinstate its lost search function) before Christmas with not only search restored, but new forums as well.
    Cheers, Claude.

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