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Tourmeister 01-22-2007 12:12 AM

Help Keep Two Wheeled Texans Going!
 
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littlefawn 12-21-2010 06:19 PM

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Hello all, i hope i can help. i just set up a paypal.acc to you. TWT Merry Christmas. FROM littlefawn and my sister one-night.

The Bruce 12-21-2010 06:32 PM

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Worth every penny!

Texas T 12-21-2010 07:39 PM

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C'mon folks... $5 a month? You can't afford $5 a month to support a great site? :sun:

littlefawn 12-21-2010 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Texas T (Post 821124)
C'mon folks... $5 a month? You can't afford $5 a month to support a great site? :sun:

I just set up a pay pal acc for $10.00 a month and i am on disability, so if i can do it so can you, to keep the site going. :rider::eat::clap:

Curly27784 04-19-2011 06:43 PM

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Just made a donation through PayPal. I really enjoy this site, because the folks here seem like good people.:rider:

Tourmeister 04-23-2011 04:55 PM

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Thanks Curly.

Gravel Guy 05-19-2011 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by The Bruce (Post 821094)
Worth every penny!

Bruce is right; I am on auto-donate, too.

:sun:

tricepilot 06-19-2011 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by gravelklr (Post 876383)
Bruce is right; I am on auto-donate, too.

:sun:

I would be too, but I'm down to one vehicle :sun:

Gravel Guy 07-10-2011 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by gravelklr (Post 876383)
Bruce is right; I am on MOTO-donate, too.

:sun:

Corrected that for me.....thanks TP!

E4x4Eric 01-01-2012 02:29 PM

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Just made a donation. :rider:

The Bruce 01-01-2012 03:05 PM

Or set up a monthly donation. $5 a month is cheap for what this forum provides. Better than any mag subscription. :thumb:

posted using Tapatalk, as if you cared. :-p

Tourmeister 01-02-2012 12:43 PM

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Thanks Eric :thumb:

johnlt3 02-08-2012 06:17 AM

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I just donated. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite sites.

Tourmeister 02-08-2012 01:14 PM

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Thanks John! Glad to hear you like the site so much :thumb:

texary 02-09-2012 12:22 AM

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Hey Tourmaster,
I took your advice and bought the KLR650 recently posted.
To show my appreciation I set up an ongoing PayPal account.
Thanks for your efforts. ~ Texary

Tourmeister 02-09-2012 02:28 AM

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Originally Posted by texary (Post 974900)
Hey Tourmaster,
I took your advice and bought the KLR650 recently posted.
To show my appreciation I set up an ongoing PayPal account.
Thanks for your efforts. ~ Texary

Cool! Which KLR was it? There have been a bunch for sale... Thanks for the donation!

buck000 02-09-2012 10:21 AM

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Back in. Just call me the Prodigal Rider. :)

Thanks for all that you do, Scott.

Tourmeister 02-10-2012 02:05 AM

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Originally Posted by buck000 (Post 974994)
Back in. Just call me the Prodigal Rider. :)

Thanks for all that you do, Scott.

You realize you have been active here for almost nine years... :cool2:

texary 02-10-2012 03:38 PM

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I bought the 2007 from another nubie, Barbead.
Picked it up yesterday, took a little "get acquainted ride" in the neighborhood this morning. Should I mention it was about 53 degrees, or, I was wearing no gear, no helmet and it started to rain? That was a lot more fun 40 or 50 years ago!

Mark_M 03-07-2012 05:48 PM

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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.

Quote:

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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Quote:

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.

Sent from my VZW Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk

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

Quote:

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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