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  1. #1
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    My question is this. If a person has not yet become a “site supporter” are they still welcome here?

    The reason I ask this question, is for purely philosophical reasons. That philosophy being, if the music cost a dime, either pay the piper, or don’t listen.

    Personally I think a person can be a “site supporter” even if they have not yet signed up to be one. I have never been a party crasher type. My mother always said if they don’t want you there stay away. So if being only a member, makes one unwelcome just say the word. This member will quickly thaw out, and evaporate.

    I will walk away a little richer, with no regrets, of having spent some time here.
    A Diamond is just a piece of coal, that made good under pressure!

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    A very interesting question.

    I too await the answer.

  3. #3
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    As far as I'm cocerned, you are very welcome here. Personally, I am site supporter because I feel a need to give something monetarily back to the site. Everyone can't afford it but the ones who can can up with a few bucks a month should help out.

  4. #4
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    Well, like rob10 said, of course you're welcome. What a silly thing to ask!

    You'll become one when you can afford it.






  5. #5
    Stick around, if things change and you feel the urge, join up, otherwise just contribute and keep the site alive and well.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me! ©

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    Bring Em Home....

  6. #6
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    Originally posted by frozensolid
    My question is this. If a person has not yet become a “site supporter” are they still welcome here?

    The reason I ask this question, is for purely philosophical reasons. That philosophy being, if the music cost a dime, either pay the piper, or don’t listen.

    Personally I think a person can be a “site supporter” even if they have not yet signed up to be one. I have never been a party crasher type. My mother always said if they don’t want you there stay away. So if being only a member, makes one unwelcome just say the word. This member will quickly thaw out, and evaporate.

    I will walk away a little richer, with no regrets, of having spent some time here.
    You are very much welcome here. Enjoy the symphony! I appreciate the financial support that we are getting from many people, but the site is here for all to enjoy.

    don
    don sleeth - HVAC-Talk Founder
    HVAC Computer Systems
    Heat Load Calculation Software

  7. #7
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    Have you felt that you have been "treated" differently, because you're not?????????????

    I mean, aside form a few threads when Don started this thing, that I felt were a little over the edge, but well-intentioned, I haven't really noticed anyone making any kind of big deal over it.

    I'm on a couple other boards that solicit donations, sometimes I give some, sometimes I don't. It all depends on how I personally feel about the site, whether it's worth the donation or not.

    This one is most definitely worth it to me, so I donate. I wouldn't refuse to assist someone who I could on the basis that they are not a site supporter.

    JMO.

  8. #8
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    It's worth the money ,but not everyone has it. The more the merrier.
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    “Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own." Scott Adams

    "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."
    Albert Einstein

  9. #9
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    The way I look at this and life is each and everone of us is at a different position in life. When I was young and starting out just buying tools could break me. And I needed tools as we all do.

    Now, I am not that young anymore because that was then and this is now. And I have tons of tools. Almost too many to count. And I can afford, now, to help Don keep this most excellent board on line.

    And in doing so, I know there are guys and gals like you that I use to be just like who are in that situation that come here to lean and get entertained while learning.

    So my hard earned money and hard earned years go to you and the many like you. And I am proud of that. It's one of the ways I can give back thanks to Don.

    So stay here and learn knowing that my and our hard earned money is going by design and on purpose to help you become a better technician and person just the way some people helped me when I started out.

    And I'll just bet when you get some years behind you, you will find a way to do the same.

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public's own money.
    - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835

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    Talking site supporter question

    all are welcome here,i know i might have pushed or cajoled a little to hard,but it was for a good cause,no harm intended
    if at first you dont succeed,then skydiving is not for you

  11. #11
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    Your always welcome here, I was in a position to help out, it doesn't mean anything really, just a way to show the boss how much I appreciate the chance to share with all this amazing trade. And to help this site continue to grow and improve.

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    Write it off your taxes. It's cheaper that way.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me! ©

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  13. #13
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    I'm an **SS**

    because I support those who support me. I've gained alot from here, but Boss was real clear its not mandatory! You just don't get the "free sex and money" that the **SS** gets!
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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