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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:48 am • #  
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Well, it's that time again where I have to sell parts of my collection to keep the museum website and our forum alive. I am behind on the payments PLUS I'm seeing many signs of our site crashing again. Soooo if you want to help, buy this reel from me ASAP. You can see more of it on eBay https://www.ebay.com/itm/273550536746

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:41 pm • #  
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Wallace,
I am so happy to hear from you even though it sounds like this may not be the best of circumstances. Your voice on the forum is something we have longed to hear and hope you can visit the "Mates" more often if possible. :sBo_bounce2:
Although I do not have very deep pockets, I would be happy to send a contribution to help keep the forum alive. I will contact Ted and see what we can do. :sCo_hmmthink:
Wishing you the very best always,
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Bill :tup


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:22 pm • #  
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Bill,
Just sent Wallace a message about how we might assist him. I'm thinking, maybe, contributions vis PayPal. All messages done through Private Mail?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:25 pm • #  
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I would donate if there was a way.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:13 pm • #  
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Hello Mates , My feelings are the same as sandmans ,just have to know the means to go thru. I for one believe the quantity of information on the site is to valuable to just let fall by the wayside. Regards John in Pa. :help:


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Mates,
If you have read the above posts, and you want to assist Wallace in keeping the Museum up and running, you can send me a PM and I can provide info for PayPal donations.

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Ted Lanham


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:04 am • #  
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Hello Dear Friends,

I won't waste your time explaining whats been happening to get me in the position I'm in, but it has been rough. I will tell you that today I went to the listing on Ebay and found a message from our own Ted. He told me about what's happening regarding several people wanting to help with donations.

The funds will be to secure our website and pay past due amounts due. Right now I'm paying month to month but if enough funds are raised, I will change this to yearly or better, every two or three years. It can go up to five years. This will reduce the total fees dramatically and give us room to breathe.

Well, I'm getting wordy so I'll close by thanking each and everyone for your help. Below is a secure link to a PayPal account I've set up to make it easier for everyone to make donations.

Hold the shift key and click below to open in a separate page:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=776BSC3VJ64N8


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Wallace,
It truly is a great thing you do, running and financing this forum! While i'm on a fixed income, I will be finding few dollars a month to donate! A little from everyone would go a long way! Keep up the good work.

May your lines always be tight, Don


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Hey Don,

Thank you very much for you donation and the kind words. I am also on a fixed income, so I know what you're talking about.

I've created a smaller URL (link) for the donations page. This link is for sending to emails and private emails within our site. It can also be used to post in FaceBook and any others you can post in.

Remember to hold the shift button and then click on the link below to have it come up in a separate tab. This will keep you signed in to the museum.



Thanks again Don and yes I will keep it up with a little help from my friends, like you.

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Wallace,
Just tried to use the first link and got an error message. (See Attached)

Then I went back and used the link from your second post and it worked by holding down the shift key and when not holding down the shift key.

Hang On Wallace the Mates are on the move!!

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Bill :tup


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:49 pm • #  
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Hey Bill, Please try this link http://www.rebrand.ly/donatec42c.com and let me know if it's all well. I've been working on this link and you may have tried to use it just as I was updating it.

Please let me know. Regards, Wallace

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Hi Wallace,
Yep works fine either way for me regardless of whether you hold down the shift key or not.

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Bill :tup


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Very easy to use even if you have poor computer skills like me. Keep up the good work.
Kim :tup


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Wallace,
I agree that this site is too valuable to go down and that your work means a lot to all who use and collect Mitchell reels. I feel lucky to be a part of it. Please accept my small contribution.

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Dear Bill, Kim, Randy and others who have contributed,,, :sSig_thankyou:

I will keep the site up and running with a little help from people like you. The only thing that could stop me is corrupted files and believe me, I'm working on that.

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Wallace,
The link works great!
Have you thought of making a new forum? Something like keep the museum alive. Or something easier to see in the board index.
I for one look back on things, and say where did I see that.
Just a thought. :sCo_hmmthink:

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H Bill, no I haven't considered that, but now that you bring it up, It's an option. Thanks for your thoughts. Wallace

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I made a small contribution , sorry I wasn't more.
I think Don has a good point . Other forums have donation buttons to help keep them going .
If that is not achievable what about a dedicated sticky thread for donations rather than this one where the thread title is about selling a reel ?
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Greetings John,

First of all, thank you for the donation! I have ben working on the Donate Button, I have the code:

<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post" target="_top">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick">
<input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="NWMM87ZCKH7BQ">
<input type="image" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donateCC_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!">
<img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1">
</form>

But every time I insert it, the site crashes. I have taken notes as to what and where this "bug" is coming from and I'm working on it as we speak. I feel confident that I will be able to fix it without paying someone else to do it for us.

For those of you that run a website, the above code can be inserted in your site and it will show the button pointing to our donations fund with PayPal.

If you can't do this, here's the code to insert in emails, forum posts, and most others to make it easy to make a donation.

http://www.rebrand.ly/donatec42c.com

I have posted a sticky note post to solicit funds from those who have not seen the above posts regarding donations.

Please See: http://www.mitchellreelmuseum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=5891&sid=1abc4b715a386d03bac96d30d16f93ef

Thanks again, and again, and again,
Wallace Carney :sFun_oldguy:

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I haven't seen any posts, so i'm just trying this one. :sSig_offtopic:

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don309,
There has been some contributions sent to Wallace, and thanks to all of the mates that care enough to do that. Every little bit helps.
Wallace has been working with his provider, and may have gotten someone to help on the technical stuff, so progress may being made to get things back to normal. We can, only, hope for the best.

To me, it is amazing that Wallace has been able to keep the museum on the air for near 10 years without much outside support.
Since I've been on the net for a couple of decades chasing fishing tackle, I have seen a number of tackle websites come and go. It's simply a matter of time and economics that most people don't have an abundance of either.

So I salute Wallace for all the dedication, time and money he has put into wonderful Mitchell Reel Museum.


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Ted Lanham


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Though I don't Know Wallace personally, I'm sure he treasures his collection. It saddens me to see him have to sell parts of it! Especially with all our members! I did contribute and will monthly, while not a lot if everyone gave something i'm sure the pressure would be off Wallace. :help:

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Hi to all the Mates , Not wanting to hurt anyone's feelings about the process of donating ,or an amount to the museum , I would just like to know if we can have some information on what the costs are (in general) monthly or yearly to keep a site like this up and running.Then if Wallace can't get enough Mates to help out maybe it would be feasible to turn it into a dues paying organization like I believe some sites on the internet are , or am I wrong.I would hate to see anyone leave just because they were asked to donate to help the site out because as everyone knows there is strength in numbers, and I believe right now there are around 2500 of us .Remember all gave some, Some gave all. Respectfully yours, John in Pa. :sCo_hmmthink:


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Dear John,

In a previous post I told everyone that we have collected enough to pay our monthly fees for a year, so I don't have to worry about that for a year. There are many other costs to running a website, or preventative maintenance, but these extra costs are to be determined as they happen.

What I'm fighting right now is corrupt pages. I have our host company (iPage.com) helping and a freelance Joomla (content management) expert standing by if iPage can't help, and me trying my best to make necessary repairs to fix it myself without charges.

I will be adding a Donate button and necessary minimal annual fees to members, new and old. These membership fees should not exceed $5.00 - $10.00 annually. This will upset some, and make others happy that we're able to make repairs to the site as needed.

These costs can not be determined as in the past we have gone over a year without any extra costs, or as in our current position, could be in the several hundred dollar range, and maybe in the thousands. The last time this happened, it cost me over $3000 to get it repaired.

Running/maintaining a website can compare to a car. If you don't properly maintain a car, it will start breaking down. If neglected long enough, more and more your car will break down eventually going to the dump. On the other-hand, if you properly maintain your car, it will last for decades.

I hope this helps those who are wondering but if not, please feel free to ask.

Kindest Regards,

Wallace Carney :sFun_oldguy:

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Hello mates, the LE Mitchell 300 Reel just sold to a long time collector's wife who is very knowledgeable in Mitchell collecting. She's giving it to her husband for Christmas after he expressed interest in it, or maybe it was deeper than that. I am so happy for both of them, you don't know. If I had to handpick someone to own this, it would have been them!!!
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Anyway, the net proceeds of this sale will be donated by me to our contributions making us making our funds close to $350.00.
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All The Best to All,
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Wallace,
The suite should only cost you personally TIME to keep it running.
Check your PM message.

May your lines always be tight, Don


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Don, I have never minded paying for the site upkeep. The only reason I've asked for help is my curcumstances have changed. I'm now on SS Disability fixed income and unable to work. I've tried, believe me. There's nothing new in PM messages. Regards, Wallace

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Wallace,
Sorry their is now.

May your lines always be tight, Don


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