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Old 05-31-2006, 05:35 PM   #1
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Contributing Membership "Pledge Drive"

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to encourage all members to help support the running of the AikiWeb server by becoming a Contributing Member. To help in this effort, I am now offering a special 20% discount. The annual membership is only $7.95 from now through Friday, June 16th. That, my friends, is just barely two cents a day!

You can view all benefits of a Contributing Membership here:

http://www.aikiweb.com/membership/

As before, payments may be made through PayPal as well as "regular" credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) through Authorize.net.

If you enjoy coming to AikiWeb every day to read the diverse and interesting thoughts on the Forums, gain insights into aikido by reading the monthly Columns, and search the world's most comprehensive dojo listings using the AikiWeb Dojo Search Engine, not to mention the AikiBlogs, image gallery, news, reviews, and everything else, please contribute! Your contributions will help keep AikiWeb running and will encourage new and exciting new features.

To subscribe, simply head over to the subscriptions page:

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/subscriptions.php

Your Contributing Member subscription will then be enabled within 15 minutes!

Thank you again, everyone, for your consideration, and thank you especially to all of those who have become Contributing Members.

-- Jun

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Old 05-31-2006, 05:40 PM   #2
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Hi everyone,

I just wanted to post some additional information regarding this season's AikiWeb Contributing Members Pledge Drive.

Keen-eyed AikiWeb community members may have noticed that the server had some downtime about a week and a half ago. This was due to the server suffering some hardware problems which necessitated my driving to the local CompUSA for a new power supply. Because of this downtime, I decided to do something I had been meaning to do for some time -- invest in an additional external server to house back-ups in case of a catatrophic failure of the main AikiWeb server.

At this time, I want to turn toward the AikiWeb community for your support in defraying these direct costs of running the server.

I would like to see if we can reach a target of $500 by the time this pledge drive ends on June 16th. That amount would cover (barely) the recent hardware costs for the servers.

In addition to the Contributing Membership, I wanted to point out that AikiWeb does accept donations.

So, you have two options if you wish to help out.

1) Become a contributing member by going to the following URL:

http://www.aikiweb.com/membership/

2) Send in a donation for AikiWeb by going to the following URL:

http://www.aikiweb.com/store/donation.html

I'll keep everyone up-to-date as to how well this pledge drive is going.

In any case, I want to take this time to thank all of the members of the AikiWeb community for your support, participance, and enthusiasm over the years. Thank you, again, for your consideration.

Best,

-- Jun

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Old 05-31-2006, 05:43 PM   #3
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Quote:
Jun Akiyama wrote:
Hi everyone,

I just wanted to encourage all members to help support the running of the AikiWeb server by becoming a Contributing Member.
Highly recommended.

I joined and my KI surged 200 watts!

My HARA improved 200 ohms!

My KOKYU went to Category 4 (Wilma was only a 3! Pace, pace, Nev.)

Don J. Modesto
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:36 PM   #4
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Quote:
Don J. Modesto wrote:
Highly recommended.

I joined and my KI surged 200 watts!

My HARA improved 200 ohms!

My KOKYU went to Category 4 (Wilma was only a 3! Pace, pace, Nev.)
I've paid up and got my gold star and am now off to practice to test out my newly powered up status

regards

Mark

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Old 06-01-2006, 12:55 PM   #5
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I've paid up and got my gold star and am now off to practice to test out my newly powered up status

regards

Mark
...another nice feature of the 'Gold Star' is that you can chuck it at attackers like a ninja throwing star! ....but it only works while you're in Aikiweb!

...get one & put it to use on the Trolls in here!

Brian Vickery

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Old 06-01-2006, 03:06 PM   #6
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I have inflicted the members of the forum with the excruciating details of my current
personal struggle..........and haven't been asked to leave!

becoming a member was the least i could do...............and makes it tougher to be
shown the door! hahahaha

"Rednecks have more fun" - unidentified drunk at joe's bar

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Old 06-03-2006, 07:56 AM   #7
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Perhaps us 'gold starers' can ask Jun for our own special section, where we can go and be all elitist and scoff at the others from behind safe walls?

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Old 06-03-2006, 03:55 PM   #8
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Re: Contributing Membership "Pledge Drive"

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Perhaps us 'gold starers' can ask Jun for our own special section, where we can go and be all elitist and scoff at the others from behind safe walls?
"Perhaps WE..."

Who needs safe walls to scoff?


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Old 06-03-2006, 04:32 PM   #9
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New servers?!

I am so in!

Larry
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Old 06-03-2006, 05:04 PM   #10
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I feel like one of those star belly sneeches now! :O
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Old 06-04-2006, 06:50 PM   #11
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damnit if only I had a credit rating so I too could have a gold star! *sob*
and ive been such a good girl too!

but If I owned such a thing as a credit card I SOOOO would be a contributing member!

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Old 06-04-2006, 07:40 PM   #12
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I think that you can use paypal.

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Old 06-05-2006, 03:02 PM   #13
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I'm just posting to see if I can see my new gold star.
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:35 PM   #14
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I hate you.

Dance your cares away .... worry for another day ... let the music play .... down in fraggle rock!

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Old 06-06-2006, 11:06 PM   #15
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Hi everyone,

I'm sorry I haven't been able to update this thread over the past several days, as I have been out of town.

So far, we have had 12 new contributing members for $95.40 and $70 in donations (with some people now donating and being or becoming a contributing member!) for a grand total of $165.40 towards the AikiWeb hardware fund. That leaves $334.60 towards our goal of $500 to cover recent hardware costs for AikiWeb. We're trying to meet that goal by June 16th. If you enjoy what AikiWeb has to offer, please consider chipping in.

Again, there are two ways to help:

1) Become a contributing member by going to the following URL:

http://www.aikiweb.com/membership/

2) Send in a donation for AikiWeb by going to the following URL:

http://www.aikiweb.com/store/donation.html

I really do appreciate everyone's support and contributions so far! Thank you to everyone who has helped.

Best,

-- Jun

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Old 06-06-2006, 11:20 PM   #16
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I kicked in my share. Gotta keep it real.

-L.
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:26 PM   #17
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feel like one of those star belly sneeches now! :O
- Kevin

I got Kevin's obscure reference right off, but it wasn't until nearly a week later that with my aiki-honed lightning-fast intellect, I realized what you meant by the 'gold star'.....it's right there by my name.

Can I get mine to flash 'eat at joe's' for another buck?

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Old 06-12-2006, 11:54 AM   #18
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Hi everyone,

Since my last posting, we have gotten two new contributing members and $30 in donations, bringing the total so far for in this AIkiWeb hardware pledge to $211.30. We're almost half-way to our goal of $500 during this pledge drive.

We're trying to meet that goal by June 16th. If you enjoy what AikiWeb has to offer, please consider chipping in.

Again, there are two ways to help:

1) Become a contributing member by going to the following URL:

http://www.aikiweb.com/membership/

2) Send in a donation for AikiWeb by going to the following URL:

http://www.aikiweb.com/store/donation.html

My appreciations go out to everyone who has contributed so far. Your contributions will help keep AikiWeb running!

Best,

-- Jun

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Old 06-12-2006, 05:32 PM   #19
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Just curious if it worked -

Paul (hopefully the right kind of sneetch now)
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Old 06-13-2006, 10:07 AM   #20
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Just signed up.
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Old 06-13-2006, 10:56 AM   #21
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Hi everyone,

We're more than halfway there!

We had six new folks become contributing members plus $10 in donations, bringing the running total so far to $269.00!

In this Spring AikiWeb Hardware Fund Pledge Drive (also known as SAHFPD), we're trying to meet the goal of $500 to cover recent hardware costs for AikiWeb by Friday, June 16th. If you enjoy what AikiWeb has to offer, please consider chipping in.

Again, there are two ways to help:

1) Become a contributing member by going to the following URL:

http://www.aikiweb.com/membership/

2) Send in a donation for AikiWeb by going to the following URL:

http://www.aikiweb.com/store/donation.html

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far!

Best,

-- Jun

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Old 06-14-2006, 10:31 AM   #22
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Hi everyone,

Two more contributing members raises the total to $284.90!

We're now in the final three days of the Spring AikiWeb Hardware Fund Pledge Drive (also known as SAHFPD), trying to raise $500 to cover recent hardware costs for AikiWeb by Friday, June 16th. If you enjoy what AikiWeb has to offer, please consider chipping in.

Again, there are two ways to help:

1) Become a contributing member by going to the following URL:

http://www.aikiweb.com/membership/

2) Send in a donation for AikiWeb by going to the following URL:

http://www.aikiweb.com/store/donation.html

Just a few more days to go!

Thanks goes out to everyone who has contributed so far. Your support is very much appreciated.

Best,

-- Jun

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Old 06-15-2006, 10:35 AM   #23
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Hi everyone,

Wow -- we got seven new contributing members yesterday and $60 in donations, bringing the running total to $400.55! We just have less than $100 to raise to reach our goal of $500 in this Spring AikiWeb Hardware Fund Pledge Drive to cover the costs of recent hardware upgrades.

Don't forget that this Pledge Drive will wrap on tomorrow, Friday, June 16th.

If you enjoy what AikiWeb has to offer, please consider chipping in.

Again, there are two ways to help:

1) Become a contributing member by going to the following URL:

http://www.aikiweb.com/membership/

2) Send in a donation for AikiWeb by going to the following URL:

http://www.aikiweb.com/store/donation.html

To everyone who has supported AikiWeb, I send you my sincere appreciations.

Best,

-- Jun

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Old 06-15-2006, 11:42 AM   #24
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Jun,

In case nobody's mentioned this lately, you're a peach. Thanks for all the time, thought, and resources you put into this great asset to the aikido community. I hope to get down to Boulder some time to get thrown around by you (and start paying the debt in ukemi!).

Cheers,

Paul
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:59 PM   #25
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Thanks Jun,

It really is such a small price to pay for all the time I've spent on Aikiweb over the years. Especially when I think of all the times that i've used the dojosearch. Thanks again.

Jory

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