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  1. Oct 10, 2008 #1

    Danger

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    I noticed a few days ago that a message thanking me for being a Gold Member appears when I log on. That is very cool. Keep in mind, though, that I pay the fees because this site needs to exist. It's actually kind of selfish on my part; I pay to help maintain the community that I love and respect.
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2008 #2

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    We're just saying it's for a server, really we just need a new hot tub :wink:

    In all seriousness though, thanks for your contribution it's very much valued and needed. Greg's server plans are apparently quite expensive so PF could do with all financial support it can get. Personally I find it amazing that a site such as PF can operate solely on advertising and voluntary contributions.

    As for your thoughts on PF, I agree totally. Physics Forums is unparalleled, not only for it's structure and accurate scientific discussion, but also for it's community as you say.

    Thanks again for your contribution!
     
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  4. Oct 10, 2008 #3

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    You're a good person Danger, we love having you here.

    I'd also like to thank all of our contributor's, HH's and SA's for making this forum what it is today.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2008 #4

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    Incidentally, is there a way to "turn off" the notice after you've read it?
     
  6. Oct 10, 2008 #5

    Danger

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    Naw... I'm a total prick. I just try to hide it when I'm around people that I like. :wink:
     
  7. Oct 10, 2008 #6

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    I would like to contribute, however I don't trust Paypal. This has deterred me from contributing. I hear horror stories about that company.
     
  8. Oct 10, 2008 #7

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    There is no problem with paying with PayPal. The stories you are referring to are about disputes that people had with sellers where they think the PayPal buyer protection guarantee should reimburse them.

    I've never known of PayPal mis-applying funds. They're very good. You have nothing to worry about.

    I know people that have made hundreds of transactions annually for a number of years.
     
  9. Oct 10, 2008 #8

    ~christina~

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    Untill PF supports other methods of payment, I can't contribute.
    It's better to be safe than sorry.
    (darn it was shown in that accident prone test that I'm extremely cautious....me and my cautiousness!)
     
  10. Oct 10, 2008 #9

    Evo

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    Greg takes other forms of payment.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2008 #10

    Math Is Hard

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    Like ringpops?
     
  12. Oct 10, 2008 #11

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    But if you pay with a credit card, you actually have another layer of protection, which is your credit card company. It is then as good as any credit card purchase that you make, and may, in fact, be even safer, since the merchant itself has no access to your credit card info.

    I've used pay-pal for a while, and haven't had any issues at all with it.

    Zz.
     
  13. Oct 10, 2008 #12

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    I don't have a credit card yet so it wouldn't me mine that I'm using. I'd have to borrow one from a friend. :blushing:
     
  14. Oct 10, 2008 #13

    ~christina~

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    :surprised Quick, what flavour?!
     
  15. Oct 15, 2008 #14

    Gokul43201

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    Bump!
    Greg, any answers to this?
     
  16. Oct 15, 2008 #15
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    Are you still seeing a notice? According to my setting you should not be.
     
  17. Oct 15, 2008 #16

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    You don't need a paypal account you can just use the credit card payment screen at paypal.
     
  18. Oct 15, 2008 #17

    Gokul43201

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    I saw one this morning, but not anymore.

    And does this mean individual members can not control their notices?
     
  19. Oct 15, 2008 #18
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    That is correct.
     
  20. Oct 15, 2008 #19

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    Oh boy, that sounds a little risky in itself!

    I've used paypal a hundred times as a buyer and a seller and never had a problem with it.
     
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