FOTMD needs your support

Richard Streib
Richard Streib
@richard-streib
2 months ago
157 posts

I encourage all who use the forum to help support it.

It's really simple. If you enjoy the forum and it benefits you, you really ought to support it. A lot of things in life are note free, and the forum is not really meant to be a handout. After all we pay for other things we enjoy--groceries, pro baseball, movies, concerts, bowling, dulcimers, dulcimer festivals etc.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 months ago
1,969 posts

Richard Streib:

You can count on me.


Richard, thank you so much for supporting FOTMD with your kind and thoughtful donations.  bighug




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marg
@marg
2 months ago
536 posts

dulcimermusicheart

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 months ago
1,969 posts

@Marg , thank you so much for your very kind site donation to support FOTMD!  love




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 months ago
1,969 posts

@Marg, that's me.  (and i edited the email address in your post so it wouldn't be picked up by email address harvesting web robots)




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
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updated by @strumelia: 03/24/21 10:39:48AM
marg
@marg
2 months ago
536 posts

What is -  har... @ ....point.net

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 months ago
1,969 posts

I'm very grateful to those of you who have made a contribution.  Believe me, it really helps.  grphug




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Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
-Strumelia proverb c.1990
sgarrity
@sgarrity
2 months ago
4 posts

Done grin

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 months ago
1,182 posts

Yup, I'm in! 

Thanks for all you do, Strumelia!  

Richard Streib
Richard Streib
@richard-streib
2 months ago
157 posts

You can count on me.

Lois Sprengnether Keel
Lois Sprengnether Keel
@lois-sprengnether-keel
2 months ago
184 posts

I don't qualify for the category of "new" folks & also not for me are either monthly nor being "extremely generous and appreciated! "

That said, I'm proud to continue bearing that "Patron" label.  I appreciate this site, both for its information & contacts.  I've been recommending it whenever possible to anybody interested in Mountain Dulcimers, whether a beginner or beyond.  Whether for myself or beginners this is a wonderful resource.  It shouldn't be something you pay for, Strumelia.  All you do as our very active administrator should be the most we expect of you.

I've been an administrator on a network similar to this, but for professional storytellers.  Lack of income eventually made its owner realize it was more than he cared to continue.  I would hate for that to happen here.  We've seen other major sources of dulcimer networking disappear.  I would hope I'm far from alone in my support!

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 months ago
1,969 posts

Hello dear FOTMD members.
FOTMD has been an active mountain dulcimer social network for 11 years now. So far, I've always been able to pay our server/site expenses with the donations from thoughtful members. We've managed to cover costs and usually have about $30 surplus by the end of the year. It's not making much profit, but then my goal has always been for it to simply pay for itself.

After going over this past 'covid year' expenses, I'm finding that donations have dropped enough so that they are no longer covering site costs. Since I already invest considerable time keeping the site running, I would prefer not to also pay for its cash upkeep out of my own pocket.

Yes, this is a call for donations!  I'd like to see a few new   folks make a donation now and then if they can, rather than the same handful of members who always seem to step up. We also have a couple of members who very generously maintain a monthly automatic paypal donation subscription of $5 or $10/month. There are also a couple of members who send FOTMD $100 every once in a while. These donations are all extremely generous and appreciated!   Yet it is not quite enough to cover costs.

This site is for all members to enjoy. I would not expect anyone under financial hardship to make a donation, so my request goes out to those of you who are comfortably able to donate something. Remember, a $35 donation or above will earn you a "Patron" label under your name on your profile page for about two years. But ANY amount of donation is so much appreciated!- whether that's $10 or $200. Please consider a donation -especially if you have never donated before.  Help keep FOTMD running and vital.

To donate, just click on the Paypal Donation button on our main page. (you don't need to have a paypal account to use the button, just a credit card).

Thank you all so much!  grphuginlove

Strumelia  




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Site Owner

Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
-Strumelia proverb c.1990