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Thank You! Daily Paul Summer 2014 Fundraiser Day 14 - 100% Complete!


Update: Dear Friends,

Thank you for your overwhelming support. In just two weeks, you helped raise $15,000 to keep the DP afloat until the end of the year. I will have a full update tomorrow on the number of contributors who made this possible.


Normally I send out thank you postcards, but this time I'm sending out the very first issue of the PEACE GOLD LOVE Letter with an update on the state of DP exclusively for members who donated. Watch your mailboxes in the latter half of September.


If you did not contribute, but would like to receive the first issue, there is still time. Make your contribution by September 1st and include an address and you'll receive a copy via US Post.


Thank you again for your contributions, and for making the DP such a special place.


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We opened up registration for the first time in a long time, and that revealed some bugs in the site that are in need of fixing. The DP is like a big old drafty house, in need of some maintenance and repair, and for that I need your help.

I went to set up a donation widget at that great free site chipin.com, and its gone! That internet institution, ChipIn is no more. That's what happens to free resources on the internet. Eventually, they disappear.

Please don't let that happen to the Daily Paul. You can make a one time or recurring contribution to the DP with your PayPal account or your credit or debit card.


PayPal address: bull@bullnotbull.com


Bitcoin is also gladly accepted at the Daily Paul's official bitcoin address:

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Since ChipIn is no more, and there are no other free substitutes that I can find, I will be updating the thermometer manually.


The address for physical payments (silver, gold, cash, check and love letters) is:


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The Daily Paul
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(Please make checks payable to the Daily Paul)

When making a donation, please be sure that your address is current, as I'll have something to send back to you as well.

Thank you all for your continuing and ongoing support! If you make regular purchases at Amazon.com, please remember to use the DP's Amazon affiliate link, which yields the site a commission of 4 - 8% of your purchase, at no cost to you.

Yours in Peace, Gold and Liberty,

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Captain
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Michael Nystrom's picture

It wasn't a financial bill

It was an emotional one. Chat became the equivalent of a bunch of kids in middle school telling fart jokes. But it crossed over into vicious attacks on other members, and onto the DP itself. They were making death threats and harassing other members via the chat.

Most people here, including me, never used chat. The immaturity of most of the members in there made it No amount of money could compel me to restore it. Monitoring it was a drain on my resources, and it was having a negative impact on the site.

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Thank you for all of your help!

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Regardless of the reason

You broke up an entire community of people within the DP. It's not very nice to generalize us all as immature bullies. Granted, one glance into a chat session might give that impression, particularly when emotions are flared at the thought of DP closing it's doors. However the bulk of my experience on the DP chat has been nothing but positive. Indeed many fruitful discussions occurred on a daily basis. You stated you never used chat so it's quite possible you're not qualified to make a judgement of the DP chat.

I understand closing the chat because of costs. However you should have at least gave us a fair warning. Thankfully, we have managed to move somewhere else but not all chatters are aware of our new location. We don't want to be separated.

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Anonymous
http://youtu.be/cjkvC9qr0cc

Thank you Michael for sharing that!

I've seen that behavior many places. Gang up on one person, and bully. They are known by their words and actions.

NOSHEEPLE

omg! so sorry!

when I hear things like this, I'd rather these people 'walk the plank' than lose you Michael, Team, and DP - the most important central liberty hub.

What can renew your emotional state after grief like that?

Sugar? (cookies, cake, candy, ice-cream?) :(

CHOCOLATE? ;)

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(sorry, Michael....thanks for sharing)

Sorry. Your comment must have come up as I was typing.

It does answer the question I had, though. No, it isn't necessary. One less thing to worry about and to have to pay for, to boot.

BTW, did you see and/or consider my suggestion about a DP gift shop? http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3470882

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Site issues is the scuttlebutt.

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Free includes debt-free!

Sorry to hear that :-(

What happened?

Were people naughty; or was it due to tech issues?

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Asking the tech people: Is there a way to keep domain name and archives and renovate the rest? Somehow link to newer tech sections? Lots of new technology in past 8 years? That's better, quicker, easier, cheaper, more efficient, etc.?

We should brain-storm features wanted by Captain and members, figure best programming, etc. to use, how much money needed, and whatever else?

Request list so far:
-keep domain name for reputation, traffic, value
-keep archives
-restore chat
-continue with posting, commenting, voting
-limit open membership to 4x max per year
-allow members to volunteer as mods, tech support, flagging issues (per Captain's rules)
-renovate and expand Daily Paul store (books/merchandise)
-create/redesign: music/jam session, mod box for better functionality; video section, liberty candidates election section, advertising directory, donor/sponsor listing pages

What else?
Suggestions for layout/organization?

I know there are at least 3 threads of suggestion/feedback info. Sorry...I'm behind on my reading.

Thanks.

Glad to help out

I love this site! Just donated and set up a monthly payment.

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. - Matthew 10:16

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Hump Day Snail Mail

Hoping for lots of love letters for the DP. :)

Thanks, Everyone!

For voting up to keep on page 1
Engaging, Donating, Commenting, Bumping

Need $2879. Almost there! :)

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BUMP!

:)

Bump

Just cause

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

BUMP

Goose bumps for the Daily Paul's totals to date !!

Laurelai

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Yee haw 81%

Yee haw 81%

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

Michael Nystrom's picture

$12,121 - 81%

Had $269 come in since the afternoon. Thank you!

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

Moving on up!

Bump

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

Mid day bump. Good luck

Mid day bump. Good luck Nystrom. Hope everything works out.

Michael Nystrom's picture

79%

One check came in the mail today for $150!

And $235 came in via paypal overnight.

This bumps the total up by $385 to 11,852, or 79%.

Rock on DP, and thank you!

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

lunch time bump

for... Liberty!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Bump for a new American citizen!

Congratulations, Samantha!!!!!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Just made another donation online

to Celebrate Ron Paul's Birthday..and to celebrate my beloved daughter's birthday as well !!! August 20th ..the world became a lot better place !
(at least twice..)

Laurelai

This was overdue to the DP

Confirmation number: 9HX27562W80629622.

Happy Birthday Dr. Paul ( 8-20 )

Same as my daughter :)

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

People born in August

are just plain cool people !!

Laurelai

LOVE IT

Aug 26th Right Here

shhh don't tell the NSA - LOL

Gratz to your daughter and to you !!!

Life is a sexually transmitted disease with a 100% fatality rate.
Don't Give me Liberty, I'll get up and get it myself!

Aug 16th myself

Bump for Aug birthdays

Séamusín

Mine was on Aug 10

I'm one of the cool Leos ..same as Dr.Paul !

Laurelai

8/14 here

Au bump. I always liked how my mo. begins with Au, just like the good Doc!

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

8/11 for fonta

and me, too!

The last time we heard from our friend, fonta on this old post:
http://www.dailypaul.com/303773/crossing-over-join-me-in-a-t...

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Today here.

Cheers to all the Thanksgiving babies!
(Count back 9 months. when did mom suspect.)

Free includes debt-free!

BTC

Some Bitcoin sent your way.

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Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!