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September 26, 2013 at 6:32 pm Quote #29944

mrmojohalen
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Maybe they can get Sammy & Friends to do a live telethon webcast. :mrgreen:


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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September 26, 2013 at 6:37 pm Quote #29945

Wes
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F that. They ain’t getting a dime of my money.



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September 26, 2013 at 10:49 pm Quote #29955

Revo11
(984)

What a money grab.


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September 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm Quote #29956

videoman320
(308)

Revo11: What a money grab.

Nah it can’t be a money grab. He said in his farewell speech it was all about the band and the members. LOL!! That from a guy who referred to himself as the emperor of VHlinks. His self given title fits. Through history most emperors taxed their people or shall we say their members to death. Then the subjects rebelled and killed them..


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September 27, 2013 at 5:46 am Quote #29958

PT5150
(5527)

Save VHLinks.com — LET’S DO THIS!

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From Scotty:

Donate now!

Fellow Linkers,

First and foremost, a big THANKS to everyone who pledged to support the future of VHLinks.com!

Here’s what we’ve decided to do… Based on the results of the poll posted on Tuesday, Brett and the staff are confident the Links can become a member-supported site for the foreseeable future. What this will require is an annual donation drive, around this time of year, which will cover all operational costs of the site.

To make this happen, and we believe it can, we need at least 134 members to contribute at least $30 before the end of October. So, for everyone who committed to at least $20 in the poll, it’s going to require an extra ten bucks on the year, and I hope you’ll be on board.

A slew of members publicly pledged more than that amount, of course. When you donate, you will have three options: $30, $51.50 or $100. It’s your call, and we appreciate every single donation of any of those amounts. Just remember, we need 134 basement-level ($30) donations to keep the lights on, assuming everyone chooses that option.

To be very clear, for this community to flourish and be successful, it’s going to take an annual commitment from the membership. No other way around it. Your donation right now will secure the forum for another 12 months. Next fall, we’re going to ask for your support again (albeit in less dramatic fashion ). Think of VHLinks.com as a (very) small cable bill. If you want the service to exist, you’ve got to support it in some capacity year-round. (Blame Obama.)

Also, for the record, your donation allows you to enjoy the site, as well as some member benefits, which I’ll let Brett discuss when the time is right. Your donation does not constitute an entitlement. This is Brett’s site. Its administration will remain with him and the mod staff. What you’re purchasing is membership into a community. We thank you for your support.

If we don’t meet our goal, Brett will refund your money immediately.

The moment of truth is here, guys. If you pledged, it’s time to put your commitment to VHLinks.com where your mouse button is and donate.

IMPORTANT: Do NOT use the regular PayPal donation page. If you’re making a donation, use this page. Also, if you’re interested in sending a check (please don’t be a cave person), PM Brett for an appropriate address.

LET’S DO THIS, LINKERS!

Donate now!


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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September 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm Quote #29985

mcs5150
(1085)

So they are asking for money and at the same time make a political statement about blaming Obama. Smart approach :roll:


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September 28, 2013 at 9:54 am Quote #29995

jroundy
(1366)

mcs5150: So they are asking for money and at the same time make a political statement about blaming Obama. Smart approach :roll:

Yeah…. I thought that was pretty stupid.


The poor folks play for keeps down here…They’re the living dead. Nobody rules these streets at night like Van Halen!!


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October 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm Quote #30029

frankm
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mcs5150: So they are asking for money and at the same time make a political statement about blaming Obama. Smart approach

jroundy: Yeah…. I thought that was pretty stupid.

It may have been a stupid statement and I by no means will defend VHLinks or its Administrator, I also will not defend or attack Obama … BUT … technically I guess it IS his economy. If you are blaming the economy and the economy is the President’s economy … you could theoretically blame the President. A stretch maybe but whatever. I could really careless either way. No political rants please.


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October 2, 2013 at 1:31 pm Quote #30030

sickman
(2368)

frankm: It may have been a stupid statement and I by no means will defend VHLinks or its Administrator, I also will not defend or attack Obama … BUT … technically I guess it IS his economy. If you are blaming the economy and the economy is the President’s economy … you could theoretically blame the President. A stretch maybe but whatever. I could really careless either way. No political rants please.

I took the statement that it being Obama’s fault as a joke, not seriously. I’m pretty sure later on in a thread there they blamed Bush.


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October 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm Quote #30031

Gilligan
(1441)

I’m still blaming it on the rain.


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October 2, 2013 at 9:42 pm Quote #30040

VAiN
(2768)

Fuck that sam halen loving site and anyone stupid enough to keep it going. Redrocker.com will get a lift from this.


Resident dickhead. I will hurt your delicate feelings.


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October 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm Quote #30290

PT5150
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Everyone Read…Where We Stand!

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Hi guys,

So about 3 weeks ago I told you all we were going to close the web site because of the amount of money the server costs each month, and it’s just not something after 14 years I can foot the bill for on my own like I once could. My decision was to close the site because I wasn’t comfortable with any other scenario or situation.

The moderators had a big discussion with me, and really felt we should keep the site going, and that it meant a lot to a lot of people, which of course I knew. But for me it was easier to just walk away from it, the donation thing wasn’t something I was really interested in…I’m not going to go into all the reasons, I already have said it over the past several weeks anyway.

I have to say the outpouring of support has been amazing. From longtime users of this site, to Jeff and the people at the VHND, and some really cool comments that I got from some of the guys at the Roth Army. So that was nice and I REALLY appreciated them all.

With that said, we did the donation thing, and I’m happy to say yes we got over $4,800 in donations and a little over 100 donators. Pretty amazing as that means most people gave minimally $50…and A LOT of people gave more than that. So yes we raised enough money to keep the site going another year for sure, and a good amount towards the following year. Does that mean we’re in the clear? No…I’m sure we’ll have to try this again next year, maybe something will change and we won’t have to. I just don’t know. But I want to thank each and every person who donated their hard-earned money to keep us going, and to the moderators who drove this thing the whole time. It would haven’t been done with out them. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!

So I am going to keep the site open. I am going to change up some of the donor plans so that those that gave more will get different stuff on the site, so it will be tiered thing. I’ll leave the option for people to donate throghout the year to see if we can get closer and not need as much next year. I may have a small $10 option too. I just don’t know yet. But that’s no biggy to set up.

I do know that I am going to upgrade the board to the new version, I’ve already started to work on it. It will look a little different, but I am a little concerned this version is so old and if we’re continuing on I’d like it to be on the platform that is being watched for bugs and issues…not an old one that isn’t developed any further. So stay tuned for that, probably happen in the next few weeks if I can get it set up correctly.

So that’s pretty much it. We’re sticking around at least for the next year, I’m sure longer judging by the incredible support we got this year. It’s pretty amazing to be able to pay the server bill in one shot and just be done with it and have money left to put towards next year! And thanks to all of you, we’ll live to fight another day.

Again, thank you to everyone…and back to business as usual.
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EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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