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Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:41 am

The GBN is approaching the end of another month.

GBN operates on its donor base. Anyone purely profit-motivated is unlikely to keep the site in its current mode of operation.

It takes the users of the site to keep it running every month. The advertisers and other donors during the course of the year have permitted and encouraged me to keep it limping along.

I see the continued existence of the GBN hinging on several factors:

1. More help from the members to ATTRACT new and contributing members. When I say contribute, I mean both financial and informational contributions. The Midwest is a huge place, and we need more branches in the surrounding states. And we're expanding outside it's historical base.

2. Technical assistance and/or financing. The site needs a GOOD review system in place, but the estimated cost is $6,000 from the programmers I know to carry it off.

3. More advertising revenues. I know this is a sore spot for some, but there are few free resources out there. Well, those resources aren't "free" either, because someone is footing the bills, most likely the members and advertisers.

We need to raise $425 every month by the 20th of each month to keep going. That's $30 for a year for expanded access privileges from 15 members. Obviously we greatly appreciate Advanced Donors at $50, and Sustaining Donors at $100, too.

Donations can be made via:
1. By mail sent and payable to:

Nobody Home Ent
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Davenport, IA 52808

2. Click the Big Green Button in the upper right corner
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3. By Cashapp http://cash.me/$NobodyHomeEnt

Thanks for your consideration and support.
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:30 am

The information presented here at GBN is primarily for one purpose - trust development. I ask a pittance from each person using this site to help keep it alive for that information exchange. Some people understand that this is a GROUP EFFORT, not MY effort alone, I just provide the platform, and with help from others, keep it alive.

Your financial and informational input is vital as a member of the group.
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Post by Chubred » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:15 am

Avest ye!

For those of you that are on the fence about whether or not to contribute. Your not alone! I ask you to take a few minutes to contemplate (some will only need seconds) and ask yourself these questions. What have you done? Where have you been? Who have you met? Out of this contemplation if you ever second guessing yourself, you are not alone. Let me be of the many that tells you the same tale just told from a different vessel. The game is changing “big brother” has a different agenda. It is always best when threatened to band together with like minds to overcome the suppression that threatens your Freedom. What GBN does is provide a special place for everyone to express their own beliefs without percicucion. So I finish my tale with one more question “Will you contibute?”

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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by maxwell » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:30 pm

vorlon wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:57 pm
Just dropped something into the mail.
There are three areas of support that GBN would not exist without financial, continuing content and management of the forums (moderation). You have been a consistent and quality contributor to all three for many years and we greatly appreciate this and thank you for being a leader on the site.

For those that do not know how duties breakdown to keep GBN alive the position of Moderator is the key to things running smoothly and the site still being here. The select few that are offered and take on this duty keep the forums complaint and current with timely moderation of postings, enforcement of site policies and rules, member support and contributing content. They do this on a voluntary basis and have to be an authority and not just a member anymore.

All of our current Mods have taken on these responsibilities and still been some of the strongest financial contributors. Pub and I appreciate all of them and I hope the members do also.

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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Olebuckaroo » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:08 pm

Well worth the donation. Have just sent in renewal. Thanks to pubs and moderators for their work and dedication!

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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by maxwell » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:05 pm

Publisher wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:34 am
7 days, and we still need 8 new members to help keep us ahead of the game. The fees paid this month were a definite ouch factor that's going to happen every September while we're open.
By far the largest month for expenses, not only the monthly costs but many annuals come due in September. Domain register, PO box rental, Dues for some of the site add-on features and a couple others.

At curent pace there will be 120 newly registered member this month so only 6% of them donating would help to reach the minimum needed.

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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by lf1749 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:16 pm

Publisher wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:54 am

I am reevaluating how long free, but limited, access is permitted.
I don't recall how long the free/limited access is, but it sure seems like the value of GBN should be easily apparent within a month. The combination of consumer safety aspects, camaraderie and jocularity are hard to beat!

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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:08 pm

lf1749 wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:16 pm
Publisher wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:54 am

I am reevaluating how long free, but limited, access is permitted.
I don't recall how long the free/limited access is, but it sure seems like the value of GBN should be easily apparent within a month. The combination of consumer safety aspects, camaraderie and jocularity are hard to beat!
My most cringe-worthy part of the day is first thing in the morning, when the leeches come out of hiding long enough to attempt verbal abuse for not getting everything for free any more.
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by funnyguy8558 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:21 am

Publisher wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:08 pm
lf1749 wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:16 pm
Publisher wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:54 am

I am reevaluating how long free, but limited, access is permitted.
I don't recall how long the free/limited access is, but it sure seems like the value of GBN should be easily apparent within a month. The combination of consumer safety aspects, camaraderie and jocularity are hard to beat!
My most cringe-worthy part of the day is first thing in the morning, when the leeches come out of hiding long enough to attempt verbal abuse for not getting everything for free any more.
One of the best things I ever did was hit the green button to send in a donation when I noticed the free stuff starting to disappear. Thank you Publisher for all you do, keep up the great work.
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:29 am

Lincster27 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:37 pm
Hey Pubs. I'm looking at jumping in at the Advanced membership. Is there anything extra with that, or am i just supporting at a higher level, which I'm happy to do?
Basicly it's my appreciation at a higher level. The basic keeps the lights on, extra shows YOU recognize and appreciate all of the work shouldered primarily by 2 people.
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:04 am

Thank you to the member who sends in a few bucks every couple of months. Your generosity is noted and appreciated.

Now to get some of these who SAY they appreciate what exists here by lightening up their wallet by a tinch, before the rent is due in 17 days.
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:11 pm

A special thanks to the member who has pledged monthly support for the next year.

I now have the capability to automatically send a CC invoice every month which just became possible 4 months ago.
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:28 pm

There seems to be a misconception that GBN gathers your name for you to use a credit card.

That is NOT the case. We ONLY need your username and the email address that you use here. You can use a Vanilla Visa card for your anonimity on your end.

Because the process is closer to fully animated now, AND I cut one of the middle men out of the process, the fee to use a credit card (on my end) has been discontinued.
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by lf1749 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:30 pm

Publisher wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:28 pm
There seems to be a misconception that GBN gathers your name for you to use a credit card.

That is NOT the case. We ONLY need your username and the email address that you use here. You can use a Vanilla Visa card for your anonimity on your end.

Because the process is closer to fully animated now, AND I cut one of the middle men out of the process, the fee to use a credit card (on my end) has been discontinued.
The generic Visa or MasterCard gift card has worked very well for me, no hassles at all. That along with an email to Pubs was painless. Very smooth process!

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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:59 am

lf1749 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:30 pm
Publisher wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:28 pm
There seems to be a misconception that GBN gathers your name for you to use a credit card.

That is NOT the case. We ONLY need your username and the email address that you use here. You can use a Vanilla Visa card for your anonimity on your end.

Because the process is closer to fully animated now, AND I cut one of the middle men out of the process, the fee to use a credit card (on my end) has been discontinued.
The generic Visa or MasterCard gift card has worked very well for me, no hassles at all. That along with an email to Pubs was painless. Very smooth process!
The process is even simpler, now that I could dictate what information I get, which is only your GBN username and email address.
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Thu May 28, 2020 6:39 am

What the donor levels mean.

Basic: Keeps the rent paid for the next month if 15 chip in
Advanced: We can go buy a pizza on the tip
Supporting: We can buy a pizza, have a drink, pay for some patches, and have a lap dance. One lapdance.

We spend between 3 to 5 hours a DAY on administrative functions to keep this place running smoothly. We're asking people to chip in 7 cents a day for the course of a year of access privileges.

If you get ONE piece of information here that kept you from walking into trouble - wasnt that alone worth knowing? Without new donors chipping in, and the continued support of existing donors, that comes to a halt.
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:48 am

On sending via USPS

1. The mail delivery has been highly erratic and unreliable for nearly a year.
2. We only check the box weekly, usually on Saturdays.
3. Your account will be changed, an email sent notifying you of the change, and your access privileges changed here.

IF it's been under two weeks since you mailed it, be patient. IF your account doesn't change, we haven't received it. IF you call us thieves or imply we are because WE DID NOT GET YOUR MAIL - you will be remembered.
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:45 am

Publisher wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:48 am
On sending via USPS

1. The mail delivery has been highly erratic and unreliable for nearly a year.
2. We only check the box weekly, usually on Saturdays.
3. Your account will be changed, an email sent notifying you of the change, and your access privileges changed here.

IF it's been under two weeks since you mailed it, be patient. IF your account doesn't change, we haven't received it. IF you call us thieves or imply we are because WE DID NOT GET YOUR MAIL - you will be remembered.
Bugging me every day about your account status is NOT the way to go. I do, like it or not, have a life beyond keeping a handle on this place. If it arrives in the mail, your account status will be updated accordingly. If it doesn't arrive, it won't. It's really quite simple.
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:00 am

We are coming into the most critical month of every year when a raft of expenses come due. We need everyone who has been using the information here at GBN to step up at least at the minimum level to keep us afloat after September 20.
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:17 am

We only need 1 new member out of the 5-10 who sign up every day. And we are dead in the water as of this moment, a full week into our monthly needs.
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:28 am

18 days and 11 to go to keep on pace JUST to pay the normal monthly expenses.

Anyone above the minimal level of $30 a year will be helping keep the place going, since we have several annual expenses that come due in September.

This morning I started my day clearing out a slew of Foreign spambots that attempted to set up shop on the board. The attacks have become more regular, and more numerous, as we approach November, just as they did 4 years ago. i wonder why...

If you want this resource to still be here after this month, please step forward.
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:32 pm

13 days. We need your support!
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Re: Keeping GBN Alive and Growing

Post by Publisher » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:20 am

Last night a brand new member paid into the bank after just a few minutes of looking around. Thank you.
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