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    One thing I am not is chickensh*t! I have lots of other faults but not that.
    "The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone when we are uncool." From the movie "Almost Famous""l "Let yourself stand cool and composed before a million universes." Walt Whitman

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    Quote Posted by WEAREONE (here)
    I have brought this up before. Please look into accepting donations in crypto currency.
    I can handle that ... as I noted six months ago in this thread:
    Quote Posted by Paul (here)
    For those preferring to pay by other means, I can handle donations in the form of cash sent through the postal service, checks drawn on US banks, bitcoin or ethereum crypto-currency, wire transfers, money orders, and (a new convenience for those using cash) Amazon Cash. Whatever money I receive in such ways, I pass along to Bill's Paypal account, and then I send a PM to both the sender and Bill, letting them know the donation was received and thanking the donor.

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    Hi Bill,

    I have signed in my PayPal account just now and have set up a recurring payment. The amount doesn't do justice to what the forum has given to me, but it is what I can afford for now.

    Having lived in rural area for about 10 years myself, I know how hard it is to make a sum of money in this kind of setting. We, as household, are doing everything, anything, we can to make our ends meet.

    I hope other people also will step up to share the cost of server if they could. It's not right keeping it only on your shoulders to make this forum happening.

    My ginormous gratitude to you, Bill. If I count the time of original Project Camelot Avalon Forum (?), it's been almost a decade. My life would have been very different, had I not been exposed to information, knowledge and friendship on this forum.

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    I am glad to have finally done so. Had so much trouble with paypal before, it wouldn't ever go through. I set up another account just for this and got there in the end. As others I have said, no amount can do justice to what is an amazing place to be.

    My continued thanks to Bill, to everyone behind the scenes, and to all members of Avalon from whom I have gained so much illumination and enjoyment these last 6+ years. It has inestimably enriched me.
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    Hey, all! Let's not forget to help Bill pay the bills!!

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Folks, Hi:
    [Bill continues ...]

    This post is primarily for our newer members of the community, who may not know this thread exists.

    We're delighted you're here, and I hope you feel that way too. As you've seen, there's no advertising here of any kind, the entire thing is subscription-free, and you now have access to an immense library of searchable information, and the opportunity to participate and add to that as much as you wish.

    In various ways, it all costs quite a lot to maintain.

    We do need your voluntary financial support. A few of you have already made a donation on joining, and we very much appreciate that. (And there are other longstanding members reading this who regularly donate: we SO much appreciate that. )

    Even small amounts help. If every active member donated just $1 a month, the effect would be significant. $5 a month, and it's transformational.

    Please think about it. My own commitment is to continue to make the Forum freely available to everyone, including our MANY regular guests and visitors.

    Thanks for all your contributions, in every way. Those who've already made donations, thank you again, and you know who you are. It all counts.

    PayPal address: donation@projectavalon.net. To set up a recurring donation, large or small, please use the orange HOW TO DONATE button at the top right of this page.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by RunningDeer; 5th December 2018 at 23:47.

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    Default Re: A reminder: please don't forget to donate to the Forum

    Another Bump!!

    If we appreciate Avalon, let's show it in a "practical" way!!

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    I don't how to put this but, if you haven't made a donation lately... ask your conscience for guidance.

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    Default Re: A reminder: please don't forget to donate to the Forum

    Thanks Ramus.

    Yep, donations can be made quite easily - simply click on the 'donate' box and follow the easy instructions from there.

    It's easy to forget that it does cost quite a bit of money to run this place. I know many of us are struggling financially, but even the smallest of donations are helpful!


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    I know, by how long the post stayed up this is uncomfortable for PROJECT AVALON but i feel that this is part of life and money makes it go round,and by putting this post up ,this will go to the top of the post section and get a little more publicity and hopefully more money .... love Ramus .
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    Thanks, ramus!! We need to keep reminding ourselves how fortunate we are to have all this info accessible to us!

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    Quote Posted by Bob (here)
    Memories - - -








    --- thank you Bill
    Has that always been the same hat, Bill?? I'd be interested to know the history of that hat.

    Dave - Toronto

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    Quote Posted by Spellbound (here)
    Has that always been the same hat, Bill?? I'd be interested to know the history of that hat.

    Dave - Toronto
    Ha! No, the hat in photos #4 and #5 is Mark 2. (A forensic examination of photo #4 may reveal that.) But I still have Mark 1, the old one.

    I'd retired it because it got really dirty, and I feared it couldn't be safely cleaned. But after I replaced it, I discovered it really could be. So now, I actually have both.

    I always mused that if I hit really hard times (and it's been close!!) I could auction the original one for a few million dollars. (Well, maybe. )

    Actually, there's a backstory that goes yet further into the past. I had an even more original hat (Mark 0), before I started Camelot. I picked it up at Johannesburg airport (South Africa) back in 2001, on a complete impulse. I discovered it suited me so well, I barely ever took it off.

    That got dirty, as well, so my dear mother offered to clean it by hand. After all, that's what mothers do. But that was a terrible catastrophe: the leather got super-soft in whatever it was she was using, and she poked a hole right through it with her finger. So that meant I had to replace it with Mark 1, the Camelot hat.

    I always regret throwing away Mark 0, the one that my dear mother tried to clean. It looked EXACTLY like it had a bullet hole.

    Here's Mark 0 — and my mother, amazingly aged 86 at the time, both of us on safari in Kenya in 2004.


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    HA!!...that's gold!! I'm filing that explanation away for future reference. Nice pic of you and your mother, btw. Nice hat too.

    Dave - Toronto

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Folks, Hi:

    This post is primarily for our newer members of the community, who may not know this thread exists.

    We're delighted you're here, and I hope you feel that way too. As you've seen, there's no advertising here of any kind, the entire thing is subscription-free, and you now have access to an immense library of searchable information, and the opportunity to participate and add to that as much as you wish.

    In various ways, it all costs quite a lot to maintain.

    We do need your voluntary financial support. A few of you have already made a donation on joining, and we very much appreciate that. (And there are other longstanding members reading this who regularly donate: we SO much appreciate that. )

    Even small amounts help. If every active member donated just $1 a month, the effect would be significant. $5 a month, and it's transformational.

    Please think about it. My own commitment is to continue to make the Forum freely available to everyone, including our MANY regular guests and visitors.

    Thanks for all your contributions, in every way. Those who've already made donations, thank you again, and you know who you are. It all counts.

    PayPal address: donation@projectavalon.net. To set up a recurring donation, large or small, please use the orange HOW TO DONATE button at the top right of this page.

    Thank you.
    I live on social security in an Rv on less than $800 a month
    but contribute to your forum by submitting things you and others don't which is a worthy contribution
    As a new member your post offends me.

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    Quote Posted by ichingcarpenter (here)
    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    Folks, Hi:

    This post is primarily for our newer members of the community, who may not know this thread exists.

    We're delighted you're here, and I hope you feel that way too. As you've seen, there's no advertising here of any kind, the entire thing is subscription-free, and you now have access to an immense library of searchable information, and the opportunity to participate and add to that as much as you wish.

    In various ways, it all costs quite a lot to maintain.

    We do need your voluntary financial support. A few of you have already made a donation on joining, and we very much appreciate that. (And there are other longstanding members reading this who regularly donate: we SO much appreciate that. )

    Even small amounts help. If every active member donated just $1 a month, the effect would be significant. $5 a month, and it's transformational.

    Please think about it. My own commitment is to continue to make the Forum freely available to everyone, including our MANY regular guests and visitors.

    Thanks for all your contributions, in every way. Those who've already made donations, thank you again, and you know who you are. It all counts.

    PayPal address: donation@projectavalon.net. To set up a recurring donation, large or small, please use the orange HOW TO DONATE button at the top right of this page.

    Thank you.
    I live on social security in an Rv on less than $800 a month
    but contribute to your forum by submitting things you and others don't which is a worthy contribution
    As a new member your post offends me.
    I once had a donation from a teenager in Poland, who sent me $1.22 and a really nice note apologizing that that's all he could afford, but he wanted to send something all the same.

    That meant more to me than any millionaire sending $50,000. (Not that that's ever happened! )

    If you really wanted to contribute to the energy here, even with pennies to your name, the other thing you could always do is say something friendly.

    That's free.


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    ....Big deal contributing to your forum is not just money but posting good CONTENT which I havea
    You give no recognition of that in your reply. I know it takes money but it also takes good content to have a great site and that I have supplied which is important........ count them and at least say that's important too.

    Sorry I do what I can for your site and not everything is about money

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    Quote Posted by ichingcarpenter (here)
    not everything is about money
    You're 100% right.

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    Quote Posted by ichingcarpenter (here)
    Sorry I do what I can for your site and not everything is about money
    I live on Social Security too, and I live in a trailer (aka an oversized RV), and my contributions to Avalon are mostly not about money.

    It's fine and good to me that Bill encourages monetary donations, and does so without calling out and thanking all the other people who also participate in this forum and contribute to it in various ways.

    Those who donate something of value (time, money, insight, expertise, experiences, encouragement, whatever, ...) and who then are annoyed when someone else is thanked for offering, or encouraged to offer, something else of perhaps a different value might ask themselves: was their contribution truly a gift, with a generous heart, without strings attached, if they find themselves so annoyed.
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    Like


    Hahn playing Mozart violin Concerto No. 3




    You still need to thank the rest of the orchestra that makes your site work.

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