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Discussion in 'UO Rares Collector' started by Lord Nabin, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Lord Nabin

    Lord Nabin High Council Sage - Greater Sosaria
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    Hi All,

    It doesn't take a lot to support the cost of these forums and the history contained withing. 16 years is a lot of history.

    I really appreciate those who stepped up last month from our community to give a little bit you really make a difference for the rest of the users out there.

    You also set an excellent example.

    Honestly I do not care if the donation is $1 or if your guild decides to sponsor a month.

    The fact that we take the lead as a community in this sets the example and standard for the rest while at the same time we help preserve what we know is important.

    We all benefit from these forums and its always good to give a little back when we can.

    Giving is either with your time (as a mod or support staff) or with your $$$ when you do not have time.

    Besides let's be honest. That Stratics Supporter ribbon looks pretty cool on our avatar.

    Here is the link take a minute and drop a couple of $$ and say thanks to all those who are working hard for our benefit.

    Thanks All!

    http://stratics.com/community/goals/monthly-operating-costs.1/
     
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  2. Flutter

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    Does donating my time as social media manager count?
     
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  3. Lord Nabin

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    of course my friend
     
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  4. Lord Nabin

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    Great to see people stepping up and jumping in from the community.

    We are at 32% funded for the month great start for just a few hours.

    Keep it up I am proud of this community.

    Remember it's not about how much you give. It's about how many of us participate!
     
  5. ivester77

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    thank you Nabin
     
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  6. Lord Nabin

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    Great job everyone. Little over 12 hours into this post and we are 58% funded for the month.

    This is the power of community in action.

    The leadership and example this community provides and sets is truly inspiring.

    *raises a glass of good old Moonglow Red in salute*

    We are always giving either with our time or our $$
     
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  7. Promathia

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    I only wanted a custom title, and I accidentally got Stratics Pro :(
     
  8. Lord Nabin

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    I actually like stratics pro a lot I don't have to see all the banner ads
     
  9. Promathia

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    I have never seen them. God Bless AdBlock
     
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  10. Assia Penryn

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    I'll toss some incentive in for this month. (Perhaps another collector or a guild will do it next month. )

    The first 20 people to donate $10 or more this month, will receive 5m from me in-game. The gold will be on Atlantic. If anyone within the list of 20 chooses to "pass" on the 5m incentive, I will give it to the 21st person on the donation list.

    Anonymous donations do not count towards this

    I will post a list of the first 20 names and begin contacting them at the beginning of next month.
     
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  11. Lord Nabin

    Lord Nabin High Council Sage - Greater Sosaria
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    Assai Penryn this is just awesome thank you.

    We are at 64% and only need a few more from our community to jump in and take us the rest of the way!

    Great job everyone and thank you got helping set the example.
     
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  12. Scott

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    Another Bump for this.. Common everyone, we can do this!
     
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  13. Taylor

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    Thank you all, sincerely, for the tremendous outpouring of support. On behalf of all the Stratics volunteers, your contributions are greatly appreciated.
     
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  14. Flutter

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    Done!
    Flutter wins!!
     
  15. Nails Warstein

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    Thanks for the kind offer Assia, since I am in the top 20, please pass your incentive on to the next. Great idea!
     
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  16. BluNtMaN[ATL]

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    You Guys are awesome, I would have totally made a Donation, If it were only possible. I kinda fell on hard times and may not be around much longer under the circumstances. I do wish you all the best of Luck and hope to see you guys in the Near future.

    I do have some Rares for sale If any Interest would be much appreciated and may just get me over this hump to be able to continue to be a UO/Stratics Supporter!

    I GIVE A GREAT THANKS TO YOU ALL AND HAVE HAD THE WONDERFUL PLEASURE TO MEET YOUR ACQUAINTANCES.

    LIVE LONG AND STAY STRONG! GOD BLESS.
     
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    Please repost this every month!! Donating was so quick and easy!!

    To be completely honest. I really love UO but if Stratics was gone and I lost the community connection (as well as practical information about the game) it provides I might not have the same desire for the game. I believe outside the game itself its Stratics that keeps UO alive.

    I will commit to a monthly donation from here until the end!!

    BloodGhoul
     
  18. Scott

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    @Assia Penryn I ditto this...
     
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  19. Lord Nabin

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    Great work everyone.

    We are at 69% funded for the month.

    Just a little more work to get to 100% we are well on our way.

    I am proud to be a part of such a great community thank you!

    lets see if we can gather our friends and wrap this up before the end of the weekend!

    *Tips a glass of Good Old Moonglow Red in Salute towards you*
     
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  20. Lord Nabin

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    Making Progress!

    73% almost there :) Let's wrap this up community !

    We can do it!
     
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  21. Lord Nabin

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    Hi All,

    We are still sitting at 73% not munch more to wrap this up. Let's give this a final push and chip in what you can.

    The Rares community is a great group of people and there are a fair number of us. Your little bit put together with everyone else's is what makes a difference.
     
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  22. Longtooths

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    Maybe mention the Google map project...
     
  23. azmodanb

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    umm no sitting at 75% since i donated last night ;)
     
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  24. Lord Nabin

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    Yes you did and Yes we are at 75%!

    Thank You!

    let's wrap this up all
     
  25. Lord Nabin

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  26. Lord Nabin

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    Well now we are 87% complete for the Rares Forum to fully fund this months operations costs.

    Well done all.

    Now for the last few of you sitting on the fence, we are only $58 of being fully funded.

    Kick in your donation now and lets set a new standard for supporting our greater community.

    Leading the way in history and words is one thing.

    Leading the way by example is something totally different.

    *Stands up from his seat by the fire and raises a glass of Good Old Moonglow Red in Salute to a community in action*
     
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    *ponders at how long Nabin can hold that seemingly awkward pose*
     
  28. Lord Nabin

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    Till the glass is empty my friend. Every Salute is of course followed by a hefty sip
     
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  29. Sir-Crogus

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    Thanx guys love this place! might not survive UO without it.. 91%
     
  30. Flutter

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    Thank you for the support!

    Thank everyone who donated! You guys are awesome! Without all of you, and even those who don't donate (lol) we wouldn't have the forums here and the hearty discussions we have! You all are awesome in your own ways.
     
  31. Flutter

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    Credit where credit is due, and @Petra Fyde or @Taylor can correct me if I am wrong but I believe this is the closest we have ever gotten to %costs paid by donation. Many didn't think it was possible. Some thought the donate button wouldn't get clicked at all. I am SO PROUD to be part of this community. Those who can't afford to click, it's perfectly understandable, you contribute in other ways. This, I believe, is the greatest community around and I really want to give you all credit. Thank you so much.
     
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  32. Lord Nabin

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    Hi All,

    We are at 93% funded for the month!!!!

    We have only $30 left to go to fully fund the month and two days to get there.

    Let's wrap this up over the weekend!

    $30 dollars left to go that it!!!
     
  33. Assia Penryn

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    I didn't realize this ended prior to the end of August. I will conclude the gold bonus to 1st 20 people at the end of this fundraising drive. :)
     
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  34. Petra Fyde

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    Petra Fyde can't, I don't have anything to do with the finance side, but I think you're probably right in what you say :)
     
  35. Darius Bloodbain

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    The last 30 was was pushed through. Should be a 100% month now.
    Thank all ya'll good folks , The ones that donated and the ones who wanted to but couldn't
    That Cares so much and takes pride in these forums and their Ultima Online community,
    in which I am also proud and privileged to be a part of.
     
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  36. Lord Nabin

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    Thank you Darius Bloodbain for stepping up and putting us at 100%

    Great job to everyone in the Rares Community.

    You have really set a solid example in regards to supporting what you love.

    *waves the tavern keeper over to the fire where he is sitting*

    "Please bring up that dusty old keg of Good Old Moonglow Red your storing for me in the back. I've been waiting for a good time to celebrate with it and I believe it has just arrived. A few friends will be joining me so a few more glasses as well please"
     
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  37. Taylor

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    I'm blown away. Thank you all for the support. As I've mentioned before, since we're all volunteers, you can be assured that every contribution, down to the last penny, is reinvested in Stratics' technical and social health. Thank you.
     
  38. whiterabbit

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    PAY DAZE TOMORROW
    KIN MEEES TILL DONATE?
     
  39. Assia Penryn

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    Here is the list of names who may receive 5m on Atlantic for donating this last fundraising cycle. Please contact me via PM with your contact info, or via ICQ if we already have met. Thank you!

    1. @Kirthag
    2. @Zuckuss
    3. @Lord Nabin (Passed)
    4. @Scribbles (Passed)
    5. @ivester77
    6. @Kolka (Passed)
    7. @Nails Warstein (Passed)
    8. @Daegan (Passed)
    9. @Scott
    10. @Flutter (Passed)
    11. @Blood Ghoul
    12. @Longtooths
    13. @azmodanb (Passed)
    14. @Sir-Crogus
    15. @Darius Bloodbain

    If I missed anyone, please let me know! I'm not fully awake yet.
     
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  40. Assia Penryn

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    Stratics raises funds ever month for their operating costs. You can always donate to it. They just began a new 30 day cycle.
     
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  41. whiterabbit

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    GOOOS DEAL
     
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    oh @Assia Penryn please pass that on to the next do gooder. Thank you though.
     
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  43. Flutter

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    Mine as well
     
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    Thank you Assia, I decline as well.
     
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  45. Assia Penryn

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    Nabin if you rally the troops again for the monthly costs, do it in UOHall and send me the link. I'll make the same offer again.

    :grouphug: I know that 5m isn't a lot to many in our community, but might to an average player. With many winners passing on their 5m, I can do it one more month if it'll help Stratics out. Might help push aside some of that silly stereotype that all collectors are greedy and don't help their community.
     
  46. Lord Nabin

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    Thanks Friend. I will pass as well :)

    Yep I will let things settle for a few days and re launch a campaign in Uhall unless a group steps up to sponsor the entire month by the end of the weekend.
     
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    Ill pass too.. :) Take care.
     
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  48. whiterabbit

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    sorry MEEES COULD ONLY MAKE LIBBLE DONATION DIS MONTH. IFIN ITZ GET TO MEES , MEES PASSES TOOS
     
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    Maybe next month make it a random pick of one person for a big payout. I will chip in.
     
  50. Lord Nabin

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    I was considering a billion in gold pay out after 6 months.

    You make a contribution your name goes in the hat.

    One entry for every $10.

    What do you all think?

    I bet many of you would donate some gold in addition to your $$.

    I bet together we could seriously Rev this up!