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Title: Forum Appreciation
Post by: RichardL on 01.01. 2015 15:32
Gents,

First of all, Erling, please stop reading right now.

I know many won't need reminding, but I thought this was a good day to remember the money and extensive time that Admin puts into this forum to keep it a great place. I think most everyone here has saved time and money, or had the value of their bike enhanced by information gained here. Then, there is the immeasurable value of the camaraderie. There is a Paypal link set up where you can make a donation, if you are inclined. http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=4439.msg29772#msg29772

Regards,

Richard L.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: RichardL on 01.01. 2015 16:17
P.S. You can also use a credit card via that link.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: muskrat on 01.01. 2015 19:21
G'day all.
I agree totally with Richard and make a modest donation once a year. I don't actually know how much it costs to run the show but do understand the considerable time involved.
Cheers
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: bsa-bill on 01.01. 2015 19:35
Yes I agree too, doesn't need to much with 700+ members to make a big difference
And the reminder is welcome Richard, my memory!!!!
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: KeithJ on 02.01. 2015 11:00
Jus tried to make a payment from the link http://www.a7a10.net/paypal.htm and it did not work for me.  Probably missed something.  However, I can make a payment direct from my paypal account.  If I do this route, is *** (adm edit: email removed, use pm) the correct address to use?  Still learning about these new fangled options. 
ATB and thank for all the hard work.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: morris on 03.01. 2015 22:47
Jus tried to make a payment from the link http://www.a7a10.net/paypal.htm and it did not work for me.  Probably missed something.
Have a look here. Clicking the link in the admin's post puts you straight on to the PayPal page;
http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=4439.msg29776#msg29776
Just finished doing mine.
Cheers all *beer*

Edit; just noticed that it's the same link, so something must have gone wrong there for you Keith. It worked for me
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: KeithJ on 04.01. 2015 09:13
Just tried http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=4439.msg29776#msg29776 and it took me to  http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=4439.msg29776#msg29776 (the same address?)
There I got to http://www.a7a10.net/paypal.htm
That's where I was before.
Not to worry though, I just logged in to my paypal account and made a donation from there, simple!
What I did notice when using the links from this forum was I was asked to enter my cc details whereas using the paypal on other sites, it already had my cc details.
Topic closed?
ATB Keith
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Caretaker on 04.01. 2015 13:29
Att. Keith, tested the paypal link, on my pc(s) it takes me to PP's "Please enter your donation amount", can't find any errors. See attachment. Anyway, your donation arrived, so all is well.

Thanks to all for the contributions, and to Richard for continuous and friendly support.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: KeithJ on 04.01. 2015 14:50
That was what I saw but I have not been shown that page on any other web site when I have gone to use paypal to by my cc.  Perhaps it is to do with using a "foreign" web site/other denomination?  Job done, that's what matters.
ATB

Keith
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: morris on 03.01. 2016 21:47
Without noticing, another year flew by again... *eek* 
For those who haven't yet made their contribution to this great forum, here's a little reminder... *whistle*

mod edit: http://www.a7a10.net/paypal.htm
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: madsens on 04.01. 2016 07:45
Just sent a small contribution as appreciation of a great and friendly forum - I have not been very active as my Beeza has been running rather well during 2015 (knock on wood) but I still need to take a daily look and get my daily BSA dose  *smile*

regards Joergen
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Tomcat on 04.01. 2016 08:20
Thanks for building and maintaining the Forum Erling, it's a daily thing for me now *smile*. And thanks for the prompt Richard, donation sent. Cheers Tomcat
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: WozzA on 04.01. 2016 09:47
 *wink2*  donation well spent...  thanks e for the best forum on the net.. 
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Caretaker on 04.01. 2016 13:29
Thanks+++ for the support.

Quote
thanks e for the best forum on the net...
It's the best members on the net that makes it :O)
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: RichardL on 04.01. 2016 13:48
Thanks for building and maintaining the Forum Erling, it's a daily thing for me now *smile*. And thanks for the prompt Richard, donation sent. Cheers Tomcat

Can't take credit for this year's prompt. Thanks goes to Morris.

Richard L.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: KeithA on 29.08. 2016 06:06
I'm happy, I have just sent you a small donation.
I haven't posted on the website much, but have spent many many hours researching info regards rebuilding my 52 A7 star twin in the future.
Web site is very well laid out, very easy to navigate, loads quickly, search function is really good, picture posting a breeze, very helpful members, what can I say "Fantastic"
Regards Keith Atkinson
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Caretaker on 29.08. 2016 09:59
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very helpful members, what can I say "Fantastic"
The appreciation is highly appreciated  *smile*
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: morris on 01.01. 2018 10:39
Right fellows. It's that time of the year again to shake the last small change out of your pockets and make a little donation to keep this forum ad free and going.   *bright idea*
Go to https://www.a7a10.net/ next click on "donation" define the amount and log in to your pay pal account. Easy as that.  *wink2*
 *beer*
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Greybeard on 01.01. 2018 11:44
Right fellows. It's that time of the year again to shake the last small change out of your pockets and make a little donation to keep this forum ad free and going.   *bright idea*
Go to https://www.a7a10.net/ (https://www.a7a10.net/) next click on "donation" define the amount and log in to your pay pal account. Easy as that.  *wink2*
 *beer*

JFDI!

I've just set up a Paypal monthly transfer of $1.12, which will, if I've calculated correctly total approximately £10 annually. Well worth it!

Paypal don't appear to offer an annual repeat. May I suggest, Erling, (Admin) that you display the bank transfer details so it is easier to set up transfers from other banks.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: ellis on 01.01. 2018 12:30
Just sent off a $10 donation to Erling. A small price to pay for the best website I have ever been a member of. My A10 would still be in a box of bits without this great Website. Keep up the good work.     *beer*


ELLIS
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: bsa-bill on 01.01. 2018 13:03
OK I'm in after a bit of a struggle, got caught up in one of the security loops Catcha things, pressed something a bit to quick I think

So just to let you know it needs to be 13 to 14 dollars to equate to ten UK pounds  at todays rates
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Caretaker on 01.01. 2018 15:54
Thanks to all for this. ...and for making the forum good by making good posts !

...the best website I have ever been a member of.

My A10 would still be in a box of bits without this great Website.

Reading that is a great way to start the new year :O)
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: madsens on 01.01. 2018 16:05
DONE! with thank you for keeping this great, friendly, funny and very wise forum up and running.
rgds
Joergen
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: RoyC on 01.01. 2018 16:55
Eventually got it done after several attempts.
Cock ups on my part, not yours.  *doh*

Roy.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: RogerSB on 01.01. 2018 17:57
Only joined you this year so thanks for pointing out there is a donation facility.

Just used the link and . . . 'Oh dear, tough luck, it worked' . . . so made a donation to show my appreciation for all the good work.

Also thanks to all for making the forum such a great place with technical knowledge, friendliness and humour from all corners of the world.

Just a few minutes afterwards my wife shouted up the stairs in panic 'Have you just made a donation to someone'? As it was in dollars she thought it was a scam.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Colsbeeza on 21.07. 2018 13:43
Only just discovered that I could make a donation, so have done so Erling.
I also have found the website extremely helpful, easy to navigate (within my limited limits) and have gotten used to looking up the forum almost daily. Just yesterday, I looked up how to adjust the chains, as I used to have a taut primary chain regularly on my BSA A7 back in 1969, and wish to avoid it on the A10. All the answers were there.!  *respect**thanks*
Thanks so much for the dedication Erling.
Colin
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: muskrat on 21.07. 2018 21:25
I agree Col, I wish it was about in the 70-80's would have saved me a lot of head scratching and 2am phone calls to England. I learn something every day.
I'm on a few forums and this is by far the friendliest and easiest to navigate, has a good variety of boards for info on anything A7/10 plus humor and chit chat.
I'm not privy to how much it costs (especially with no adds) to run so I make a small donation yearly. One of the other forums costs $5 a month to get it add free. It has a little superman badge next to your name to show you donate and easy to see the freeloaders.
Cheers
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: a10gf on 21.07. 2018 23:02
Thanks a lot for donations, the forum is much more of a time consumer (monitoring the tech side, keeping the spammers\hackers away, mastering the software to set it up to run properly, information to members, making backups, security updates etc etc), not so much a money consumer (as hosting costs have gone down to decent price over the years, even the 'professional' hosting we're using is quite affordable, needed to keep the speed up as activity expands). The donations pays for most of the expenses so zero problems (and some goes to the makers of the software \ programs in use) but more importantly are seen as extra inspiration to work on to keep it all in 'good working condition' for the benefit of all members and the many visitors.

The website and later the forum was started to provide "the sites and info I could not find anywhere" when I first got my A10. Been a joy to see all the good people and the good contents here.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Greybeard on 21.07. 2018 23:19
Pucker up fella. You deserve a big sloppy kiss. Hope you won't mind the beard!
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: a10gf on 22.07. 2018 00:13
 *eek*  well thanks, am a fan of some horror movies (...but not being in a real scenario lol)
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: muskrat on 22.07. 2018 08:36
With lips like that GB you should be in The Rocky Horror Show!
Cheers
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: RichardL on 28.12. 2019 21:00
Done. Why wait?
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: morris on 28.12. 2019 22:29
Done. Why wait?
Right! And no excuse...!
https://www.a7a10.net/paypal.htm
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Peter in Aus on 28.12. 2019 22:48
Done *smiley4*
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: WozzA on 29.12. 2019 04:37
I've got a lot of information & made many friends from this forum so I'm only too Happy to donate to help keep it running...  Thanks E... *beer* *thanks*
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Greybeard on 29.12. 2019 10:42
I set up a small monthly transfer a couple of years back
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Angus on 29.12. 2019 11:20
Done after another great A7a10.net year  *smile*
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: lawnmowerman on 29.12. 2019 15:06
Donation sent. You are doing a great job E - what would we do without you!

Jim
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Alex kettle on 29.12. 2019 22:13
I must admit I don’t contribute much to this forum in the form of the written word. I suppose I’m learning and building up my knowledge from others, but I do enjoy reading the posts and banter on here. So I’m supporting in a way that I can in the form of a donation. This is a great site. Long may it continue
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Seabee on 30.12. 2019 00:33
Done deal E! Thanks for the great work that you and Musky do keeping this such a great forum!
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: berger on 30.12. 2019 01:20
that's me a few black & tans down tomorrow  *beer*---------- who cares great forum, great banter, great  knowledge [ but not from me  *bash* *bash*] thanks for putting up with me  *whistle*
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: BigJim on 30.12. 2019 08:29
And putting up with me! Thank you caretaker and others.
 *beer* *beer* *beer* *good3*
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Caretaker on 30.12. 2019 11:46
Thanks to all who contribute, highly appreciated (especially the comments about the forum :O)
e.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Caretaker on 23.06. 2020 20:07
Some donations ticked in lately, thanks a lot to those who sent 'appreciations', all goes to keeping this place running smooth and staying in top (technical) shape.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Greybeard on 23.06. 2020 23:21
Just a small but regular transfer from me.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Minto on 08.07. 2020 10:28
Done, great forum.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Greybeard on 08.11. 2020 10:12
This forum really shines compared to others. I am getting into Arduino, (Google it). I joined the Arduino forum. The replies I get from the experts, after asking newbie type questions are withering. They make me feel like giving up!  *conf* Luckily a friend has been able to help me.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: a10gf on 08.11. 2020 10:30
^^^ Yes, new guys to the old bike (or a7a10) scene are well taken care of here as far as I can see.

But we have had a (very) few cases where 'old', skilled guys have not been happy (afaik due to some 'too quick' replies to their posts), would be nice if we find the way to avoid this.

Arduino, the modern version of people building their own radioreceivers in the early 1900's ? :O)
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Joolstacho on 08.11. 2020 21:53
Yes, we're very lucky. Job done.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: muskrat on 08.11. 2020 23:23
G'day Fellas.
Just one little thing I see going south.
"give appreciation" button is karma for a good deed or information. eg sending a needed part or info where to get it.
"like" button is if you like the post.
"good advice" button is for concise information totally agreed with.
Some members are a little confused as to which button is meant for what.
Cheers 
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: metalflake11 on 09.11. 2020 01:32
This forum really shines compared to others. I am getting into Arduino, (Google it). I joined the Arduino forum. The replies I get from the experts, after asking newbie type questions are withering. They make me feel like giving up!  *conf* Luckily a friend has been able to help me.

If this was a Triumph forum, you'd be telling us how you'd been round to their houses and started brawling with them in a beer fuelled rage, and most probably goosing their wives before you left.

Fortunately, we all rides B.S.A's, and as such are gentlemen not drunken louts! *smile*
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Greybeard on 09.11. 2020 09:24
G'day Fellas.
Just one little thing I see going south.
"give appreciation" button is karma for a good deed or information. eg sending a needed part or info where to get it.
"like" button is if you like the post.
"good advice" button is for concise information totally agreed with.
Some members are a little confused as to which button is meant for what.
Cheers

Those buttons appear very close on this tablet. I find it quite easy to dab the wrong button.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: berger on 09.11. 2020 10:43
I have done that greybeard and then thought o dear how was that good advice when it wasn't even a post of advice. since the first lock down I have not been a drunken lout but watch this space *beer* *countdown*
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Alex kettle on 09.11. 2020 10:44
Muskrat you are right with what you say. Tbh I had a little break from the forum having moved house and doing the place up for the last year. I noticed that green circle 🟢 on my return and I failed to notice they were two separate things. It’s only now you’ve pointed that out that it’s clear. I wonder how many other members are making this mistake. Once you know you know I suppose.
On the appreciation side of things this is one of the nicest and friendliest forums I’ve come across. Highly knowledgeable and no question is ever ridiculed. Again I read more post than I can offer advice with my limited knowledge. I’ll repeat my donation this year. Keep up the good work
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Caretaker on 09.11. 2020 12:17
Thanks for the latest donations, very much aprreciated.
Welcoming any comments about the 'green like', topic > https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=15525.0
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: berger on 15.01. 2021 23:55
just tried the link 5 times over the past two days , it gets so far then nothing, what's wrong or is it my end?
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: bsa-bill on 16.01. 2021 10:09

Hi Berger I just donated, I used this link http://www.a7a10.net/paypal.htm (http://www.a7a10.net/paypal.htm)

it worked fine but the link that is said to take you straight to  PayPal didn't

God time really does fly, even this year of all years - awaiting a call for a jab, being in the over 70 clinically vulnerable groups, if I get any more letters  from  Matt Hancock I'll consider him a pen friend (like hell I will)


Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: RDfella on 16.01. 2021 10:17
Think I've done my duty, but with the rigmarole of Paypal's security checks these days, not sure until I get my credit card statement.
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: berger on 16.01. 2021 13:51
BSA bill I don't like the way he signs off on the letters --- Matt---- like he's my friend *bash*
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: berger on 16.01. 2021 15:04
tried your link bill things weren't happening so I managed to work my way into my paypal history and blundered my way round that to sort it  ,. I think I've sent a cake with a candle on it *eek*
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Greybeard on 16.01. 2021 15:23
I've set up a small regular bank transfer. I don't need to worry about PayPal and my conscience is fairly clear
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: KeithJ on 31.01. 2021 19:11
Just don't know where the years have gone since I first found the forum.  I have generally just dropped in and out when needing technical help.  Pleased to say it remains a friendly and helpful forum and long may it stay so.  Recently been on facebook looking at a BSA page.  However, have left and will be leaving facebook because of the way it obtains and uses the data about us.  So just taken a deeper look on this forum and didn't realise how extensive it is.  Will endeavour to make more use of it.  One post on facebook I found interesting which I have not found on here is a guy was giving a trip report day by day on his tour.  Wondered if something similar would be a good idea for this site?  Keep up the good work and thank you.  Contribution made.
Keith
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: a10gf on 31.01. 2021 20:20
^^^
Quote
a guy was giving a trip report day by day on his tour.  Wondered if something similar would be a good idea for this site?

Of course possible, just up to anyone to do it anytime, a new topic in "Introductions, Member's Stories & Pictures" and post updates along the way. Many trip reports there already, but usually posted after getting home. These days one needs just a phone, take some photos, log in to forum and post. (Only thing, not try to post those immense megaphotos produced by phones these days, needs to be downscaled (≤ 2 MB) before uploading, lots of apps available to do this swiftly).

And thanks+++ for donations, pays the forum bills :O)
Title: Re: Forum Appreciation
Post by: Greybeard on 01.02. 2021 10:45
....
One post on facebook I found interesting which I have not found on here is a guy was giving a trip report day by day on his tour.  Wondered if something similar would be a good idea for this site?
I think you may be talking about the bloke touring New Zealand. Lovely pictures!

I'm not paranoid about the Internet gathering my data. My understanding is it's Big Data they are interested in to predict social trends, rather than personal stuff. In any case I don't have secrets.