View Poll Results: Have you donated money to DP?

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  • I think MODS should pay the bill

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Thread: Who donates to the Donation thing?

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    Re: Who donates to the Donation thing?

    The way I look at it, a few bucks is quite cheap for all I get out of this site.
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    Re: Who donates to the Donation thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    The way I look at it, a few bucks is quite cheap for all I get out of this site.
    That's how people should look at it. I enjoy a site and spend a fair amount of time here and use up bandwidth with my inane ramblings, then I donate.

    Unfortunately, you'll find that some think that pardons their behavior or they'll say that's why they haven't donated.. because they say the site is biased. Which of course, any political site you frequent, people will accuse them of bias as well.
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    Re: Who donates to the Donation thing?

    I've accumulated 20k posts here in the past 5+ years, which means that I've been posting here for more than 75% of my adult life. The interactions I've had on this site have forced me to critically think about every position I've ever staked out. I've changed my mind on many things, gained a more nuanced view on many others, and learned to explicate my views and express myself more clearly on absolutely everything. I can honestly say that my posting here has helped me be better at what I do, and I owe this site (and the posters here) quite a bit for that. When I'm budgeting each semester I set aside a chunk of $ for this site, and once I finally pay off these loans I'll be setting aside much much more.

    There's really no way I can thank vauge enough for what he's done here. In case he reads this, you da best mayne, you deed it.
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    Re: Who donates to the Donation thing?

    I donated because I get quite a bit of entertainment at this site. I like the site.

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    Re: Who donates to the Donation thing?

    One nice thing is that they do nothing to coerce you to donate. You don't really get any benefit as far as more posting privilages or anything that I've noticed. Everyone is on equal footing. It's a great site, just right. It's busy enough for my tastes, and it's run very well.

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    Re: Who donates to the Donation thing?

    You damn leechers, if you're going to benefit from something you have an obligation to give back! It sickens me that people would reap all the benefits of a site and think they can leave the bill to someone else. Disgusting. Also if you don't donate then I might have to.

    (Seriously though... I would if I had any money)
    Last edited by Dav; 03-26-10 at 02:31 AM.

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    Re: Who donates to the Donation thing?

    I would gladly donate to help cover costs if my financial situation allowed it. I just cannot justify the funds at this time. I do appreciate the service.

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    Re: Who donates to the Donation thing?

    I think I donated maybe 6 hours before this topic was created. Quite weird.

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    Re: Who donates to the Donation thing?

    I donated LONG before I became a mod. With the amount of time I spend here, the amount of information I've learned here, the level of help this place has given me in my job, the level of enjoyment I get from being here, and the wonderful people I've met, I couldn't imagine NOT donating. If anyone feels the same as I, I would hope they would donate, too.

    If I could give more, I would in a heartbeat.
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    Re: Who donates to the Donation thing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    But we live in the great Ol' USA where half of the pop lives of the other half. So since many of us are poor we need to depend on the rich and powerful and that would be the MODS and Reverend Hellhound.
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