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Mark_M 03-07-2012 05:48 PM

Re: Help Keep Two Wheeled Texans Going!
 
I recently subscribed few months ago for a one year recurring auto pay via paypal and just got an email saying that subscription is about to expire ???

Also Thank you Scott for your email with thanks for the subscription and for all you do to keep this awesome website up n running and not letting it run wild.

Tourmeister 03-08-2012 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark_M (Post 985687)
I recently subscribed few months ago for a one year recurring auto pay via paypal and just got an email saying that subscription is about to expire ???

:tab If you do the auto recurring, what you are reallydoing is starting a new subscription each month automatically after the previous one expires. The automatic email goes out a week before the end of EACH subscription just as a courtesy reminder to keep people from letting a subscription run if they forget about it or to prevent it from accidentally lapsing if they want to keep it going.

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Also Thank you Scott for your email with thanks for the subscription and for all you do to keep this awesome website up n running and not letting it run wild.
Thanks.

RollingJ 03-08-2012 06:54 PM

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A couple times of year someone will ask this question. I think that the email is part of Scott's master plan to slide a donation bump in under the radar...

Geez. All you have to do is ask. I'm always good for a thread bump. (and a donation... I like it here...)

Timbercat 03-08-2012 08:02 PM

Where can you get sooooo much for sooooo little.

If you read and enjoy TWT as much as I do, you need to donate. It's the right thing to do.

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Tourmeister 03-09-2012 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by RollingJ (Post 986094)
A couple times of year someone will ask this question. I think that the email is part of Scott's master plan to slide a donation bump in under the radar...

Geez. All you have to do is ask. I'm always good for a thread bump. (and a donation... I like it here...)

:lol2:

It is a built in feature to the forum software. I had nothing to do with it. Promise ;-)

Gravel Guy 03-09-2012 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Tourmeister (Post 986575)
:lol2:

It is a built in feature to the forum software. I had nothing to do with it. Promise ;-)

Like a "random" program? :rofl:

Mad Mac 03-22-2012 05:43 PM

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Hey Scott. Knew you when you were on the TexCycle Yahoo group and you started this forum. Well done.

I quit riding for a while but still have not come to my senses. Have you considered Google Ad Sense for forums? With all the traffic you have I think you would be awash in money, and the advertising does not have to be annoying. In fact it is very on point, helpful and most people won't even notice it. I even use adsense on my tiny, neglected website, Best-Motorcycle.com and do well enough to get 1099s from Google.

Congratulations on a great forum.

Tourmeister 03-23-2012 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Mad Mac (Post 991872)
Hey Scott. Knew you when you were on the TexCycle Yahoo group and you started this forum. Well done.

I quit riding for a while but still have not come to my senses. Have you considered Google Ad Sense for forums? With all the traffic you have I think you would be awash in money, and the advertising does not have to be annoying. In fact it is very on point, helpful and most people won't even notice it. I even use adsense on my tiny, neglected website, Best-Motorcycle.com and do well enough to get 1099s from Google.

Congratulations on a great forum.

Hey Mac,

Yeah. I have thought about it. I guess for me I just don't like the look. I've seen it introduced on other forums and I just don't care for it. I know it might make me more money, but I'd rather focus on the look of the site. I have thought about doing the Amazon affiliate thing where I get a percentage of the sales when people buy stuff after linking to Amazon from here. I just haven't gotten serious about it.

hizzo3 03-23-2012 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Tourmeister (Post 992308)
Hey Mac,

Yeah. I have thought about it. I guess for me I just don't like the look. I've seen it introduced on other forums and I just don't care for it. I know it might make me more money, but I'd rather focus on the look of the site. I have thought about doing the Amazon affiliate thing where I get a percentage of the sales when people buy stuff after linking to Amazon from here. I just haven't gotten serious about it.

I would do the amazon thing since I buy 80% of everything I own through them. Ad sense however I hate. The annoying pop up boxes and so forth make me cringe every time I mouse over them by mistake. Thank you for not implementing ad sense. Get serious though on the amz thing. I spend about 50 to 100 a month through them without blinking.

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Mad Mac 03-23-2012 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by hizzo3 (Post 992310)
...Ad sense however I hate. The annoying pop up boxes and so forth make me cringe...

The annoying pop up boxes to which you refer are Google Ad Words. I do not like them, either.

Google Ad Sense is the ads you see in the margins, headers or footers of web sites. They are no more obtrusive than the banner ads Scott is already using. Or maybe you hadn't noticed.

Here is a forum that uses Google Ad Choice, a variation of ad sense that displays the ad based on the type of web site you are viewing rather than the content of the page. Can you find the ad? (It's at the very top.) Reportedly, this forum makes $10,000 a month.

Did you notice the ad choice ad on that last link? They are on many web pages you view, but probably never notice them. But sometimes they can be relevant and helpful. If you have a web site, it's really nice to get a check every month, too.

hizzo3 03-23-2012 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Mad Mac (Post 992380)
The annoying pop up boxes to which you refer are Google Ad Words. I do not like them, either.

Google Ad Sense is the ads you see in the margins, headers or footers of web sites. They are no more obtrusive than the banner ads Scott is already using. Or maybe you hadn't noticed.

Here is a forum that uses Google Ad Choice, a variation of ad sense that displays the ad based on the type of web site you are viewing rather than the content of the page. Can you find the ad? (It's at the very top.) Reportedly, this forum makes $10,000 a month.

Did you notice the ad choice ad on that last link? They are on many web pages you view, but probably never notice them. But sometimes they can be relevant and helpful. If you have a web site, it's really nice to get a check every month, too.

Oh cool didn't know that. I get the two crossed up and thought they were one in the same. I don't mind the banner unless they start talking.

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Jaguar 05-08-2012 12:46 PM

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Hi
I am back after a real long time and saw this post for donations. If I refresh your memory, I promote Gaurav Jani's movies in US "Riding Solo" and "One Crazy Ride". If you let me sell these DVDs on the forum I'd commit $2 for every DVD sold.

By the way Gaurav is going to be in town from India on May 24th and we shall be screening OCR.

Thanks

Jag

Tourmeister 05-08-2012 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Jaguar (Post 1008478)
Hi
I am back after a real long time and saw this post for donations. If I refresh your memory, I promote Gaurav Jani's movies in US "Riding Solo" and "One Crazy Ride". If you let me sell these DVDs on the forum I'd commit $2 for every DVD sold.

By the way Gaurav is going to be in town from India on May 24th and we shall be screening OCR.

Thanks

Jag

If you like, you can start a thread in the Vendor Forum. There is no charge. Of course, any donations to TWT would be very much appreciated.

MsSuzieQ 05-25-2012 08:35 AM

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Ok, got mine all set up through Paypal for a monthly donation!

Texas T 05-25-2012 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by MsSuzieQ (Post 1015231)
Ok, got mine all set up through Paypal for a monthly donation!

Brand new to the site and donating already! Impressive.

MsSuzieQ 05-26-2012 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Texas T (Post 1015445)
Brand new to the site and donating already! Impressive.

Thank you.. I support what I enjoy and I make my living in this industry, so it is a win win situation... :-)

Besides, if my young brother thinks enough of the board to be a paid sponsor, my donation is well spent...:zen:

RogerDe 06-16-2012 09:42 PM

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Just made a donation to help the TWT forum...Ride On....

Tourmeister 06-16-2012 10:55 PM

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Thanks Roger!

McRuss 07-07-2012 09:27 PM

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I checked my records and found that I have not been a 'supporting' member so I fired off a pay pal to the tourmeister tonight (he accosted me at a Whataburger in Huntsville today so I felt guilty!)

Tourmeister 07-09-2012 01:03 AM

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:lol2:

It was good to see you Russ. Hope you had a good ride home. Thanks for the donation!


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