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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinatlanta View Post
    Dave, you know I support your efforts but this brings back memories. This forum serves Factory Five as well as members. Can't get over the past so have two concerns.

    Can we get clarification of Factory Five's financial interest in forum ownership?
    Written guarantee that should the forum ever be sold for profit, lifetime supporting members would receive a refund of membership fees.
    Mike,

    The forum was built for the sole purpose to serve the FFR community of builders and to protect the cottage industry of small companies that have sprouted up over the years surrounding FFR. To insure that, Dave Smith maintains majority ownership but I run the forum, and maintain editorial and "policing" control. Meaning DS has chosen not to have a say in editing membership rights or content. This is done so that the community maintains independence, but has backing that insures stability. I can't imagine a scenario where DS sells the forum.

    That said, there are no guarantees, and I'm certainly not going to give one now, written or otherwise. But I will say that for MEMBERS who have CHOSEN to donate, know that these funds are being used exclusively for expenses and helping out folks (not me) that help the forum and/or the forum community. However, the fact is that we're not running a non-profit, and maintain the right to do as we please with forum funds. The forum is free to it's members, and supporting vendors keep the lights on. Could we use more vendors? Yes! If you know any, send them my way!

    The bottom line is I was running tight this month and decided to go to the membership for help instead of DS or raising Supporting Vendor prices. It's not something I'm doing to pad my pockets - which, I might add, I have every right to do - and is already causing push-back, as evidenced by your post. But I'll take it, because the bills are paid, a promised debt to a Fedderson award winner has been paid, the vendors pay the lowest prices for advertising ANYWHERE, and a moderator tight on funds - again, not me - is getting covered to come to the HB show.

    For anyone still contemplating donating, thank you in advance. I'd like to have the forum sponsor more stuff like HB and the Fedderson Award, but we need your help to do that!


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    Works for me!
    No one is twisting my arm to be here. I'm here for the education, the car, and connection to community. So, for me, can't speak for anyone else, but the cost is well worth the benefits.

    I am a retired Financial Controller, but you don't need that background to know it takes money and effort for any club, group, or business to survive. David provides the effort, I happy to help provide some funding to keep this forum viable, and absent the scammers and the disruptive forces that is so prevalent in most other public venues.

    But that's just me. Each of us must decide for ourselves if this forum is worth our time, and upon occasion, money.

    No offense to anyone intended, all of us play a role in keeping this going, and that does include asking tough questions, if one feels concerned.

    Jumping off my self-assigned soapbox now. �� Sorry if I got dangerously close to a rant there. I think I need to go work on my car, must be suffering from withdrawal, ... haven't worked on it today. ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Hodgkins View Post
    Mike,

    The forum was built for the sole purpose to serve the FFR community of builders and to protect the cottage industry of small companies that have sprouted up over the years surrounding FFR. To insure that, Dave Smith maintains majority ownership but I run the forum, and maintain editorial and "policing" control. Meaning DS has chosen not to have a say in editing membership rights or content. This is done so that the community maintains independence, but has backing that insures stability. I can't imagine a scenario where DS sells the forum.

    That said, there are no guarantees, and I'm certainly not going to give one now, written or otherwise. But I will say that for MEMBERS who have CHOSEN to donate, know that these funds are being used exclusively for expenses and helping out folks (not me) that help the forum and/or the forum community. However, the fact is that we're not running a non-profit, and maintain the right to do as we please with forum funds. The forum is free to it's members, and supporting vendors keep the lights on. Could we use more vendors? Yes! If you know any, send them my way!

    The bottom line is I was running tight this month and decided to go to the membership for help instead of DS or raising Supporting Vendor prices. It's not something I'm doing to pad my pockets - which, I might add, I have every right to do - and is already causing push-back, as evidenced by your post. But I'll take it, because the bills are paid, a promised debt to a Fedderson award winner has been paid, the vendors pay the lowest prices for advertising ANYWHERE, and a moderator tight on funds - again, not me - is getting covered to come to the HB show.

    For anyone still contemplating donating, thank you in advance. I'd like to have the forum sponsor more stuff like HB and the Fedderson Award, but we need your help to do that!

    I hope you know that in no way is your integrity being questioned. Your actions are appreciated by many including myself. You know the history so I'm certain you understand the concern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeinatlanta View Post
    I hope you know that in no way is your integrity being questioned. Your actions are appreciated by many including myself. You know the history so I'm certain you understand the concern.
    Absolutely. A lot of folks feel ripped of due to that situation. I get it.


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    Iím in

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    I have received far more than this small contribution! I have received education, encouragement, laughter, tears, and most of all, Friendship. David, you were one of the first to welcome me to this forum. You and so many others never laughed at my dream of building my own dream car! (Even with my obvious limitations!!) I am so very grateful for all you do to keep this very special place operational. I am only too willing to become your next Silver Lifetime member. Blessings on you and your family!!
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    Happy to help. This has been a great resource!
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    I'm in. In the short time I have been here, I have already gotten my money's worth.

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    Payment sent. Thanks for keeping the forum up and running.

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    Just joined as a Lifetime member. This forum has been most helpful over the past 4 years as I researched the build, ordered the MK4 complete kit, and worked with my son over 2 1/2 years to finish. The advice, support and camaraderie is worth much more. Thank You TheFactoryFiveForum and everyone contributing to this forum.
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    That is some cheap advice! Iím in. I canít imagine building this car without this help. Thank you for maintaining this site.
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    Just curious, if you set up to be a supporting member then want to upgrade to a higher level of support, do you have to just select the higher one or is there an upgrade option?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just puttering View Post
    Just curious, if you set up to be a supporting member then want to upgrade to a higher level of support, do you have to just select the higher one or is there an upgrade option?
    That kind of forum programming is above my pay grade currently but we can work out any upgrade via PM.



    EDIT: Thinking about it, I can set up more subscriptions to handle any upgrade. PM me if interested.

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    You're doing a great job with the forum, David. Happy to contribute. Thanks, Brian

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    Late to the party but I am in. Thanks for keeping things going.
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    Dave, much appreciated. I do not have pay pal, but I will make it work to move to gold level.

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    I'm signed up and a member now. I should have done it sooner. Love the Forum
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    Thank you for all you do for all of us!
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    Thanks guys. As you may know by now, the forum is sponsoring HB11 (Factory Five HB Cruise-In 2018), THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT!

    I want to mention that we will be presenting the Robert Fedderson Award at HB this year and I'm looking for volunteers to help sponsor a flight out to HB for the winner. There is a specific "Subscription" for this, and donations will be capped at $1000.

    Stay tuned for an announcement of that effort.


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    Dave, thanks for being cool right off the bat. I like being here and can't wait for this build to begin. Subscribed indefinitely! LOL.

    Oh... to anyone who's MAY be on the fence about the money... if you've had ONE questions answered here... it's probably worth AT LEAST $5/month. C'mon. Happy to see everyone on board so quickly!
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    Thanks Brian!


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    I'm in. I have no doubt that DH or DS would never be involved in a scam like the last one we endured. Unfortunately I don't post as much as I did (or should), but eventually I'll recover from my cancer surgery and get busy out here again. It's only been 20 months (19 months longer than I was told by the docs).
    Last edited by oldguy668; 02-23-2018 at 08:33 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldguy668 View Post
    I'm in. I have no doubt that DH or DS would never be involved in a scam like the last one we endured. Unfortunately I don't post as much as I did (or should), but eventually I'll recover from my cancer surgery and get busy out here again. It's only been 20 months (19 months longer than I was told by the docs).
    Joe, we're just so glad your HERE!! Keep on getting better my friend, we miss not having you around!


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    David,

    Better late than never, I guess, but I'm in! I've really enjoyed watch this forum grow and mature. Thanks for your hard work!

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    I added my support
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    Done. Very grateful for all the info the forum has to offer.

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    David, it's good to see so many devoted members but I'm sure there are more who might see this thread.
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    Thanks Pete.

    The truth is we wouldn't be having the HB Cruise-In without the help given so far. I never knew there were so many fees involved! Event permit. Business permit. Event Insurance. Fire. Police. Maintenance personnel. The list goes on!

    Thanks again to those who have taken part, and thanks in advance to those who still plan to do so.


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    Dave,

    We have only begun our second year in this community and it has been a fantastic experience. We have learned invaluable information from the forum and I might suggest that you either increase the price to be a sponsoring vendors, or create a platinum level or something else. I'm certainly up for spending a bit more.

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    Alright, having finally been paid for some major projects, I am in.

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    THANK YOU Jacob!


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    Hey Dave - I was pretty sad when you guys removed my "supporting member" badge... then realized my paypal linked a card I had cancelled (fraud). I re-upped so you're all paid up and I'm anxiously RE-anticipating getting my badge back. Thanks!
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    Just a few scheckles to help out. I've gotten far more from the forum than I can ever repay. Thanks goes to you, and everyone in the Factory Five Family.

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    Thanks guys!


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    Just subscribed! As others have said, I can't imagine me building my Roadster without this forum to lean on and learn from! Keep up the good work!!
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    Thanks for everything you do. I can't imagine building my roadster without this forum as a resource. Just donated.

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