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Old April 10, 2001, 08:19 AM   #1
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I have been a member since Aug.2000 I have enjoyed the exchange of Ideas and information. During that time there have been several upgrades and new servers,All of which cost quite a bit,yet I see no Adds,nobody has asked for any dues,and I was wondering How TFL is supported? I'm thankful that there is a place to visit that is fun(see mall ninja) and informative. Thanks A Lot.
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Old April 10, 2001, 08:25 AM   #2
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My understanding is that Rich Lucibella pays for it, God bless him. Thank you Rich!
 
Old April 10, 2001, 10:11 AM   #3
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Yep, the Padrone apparently has deep pockets and, judging by the events of the last week, both the patience AND the luck of Job.
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Old April 10, 2001, 11:28 AM   #4
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The events of this past week, with TFL down for days on end, made me realize just how much I appreciate this place.

Thank you, Rich. Your hard work and generosity surely are appreciated. If we ever have a chance to meet in person, I'll bring the Shiner for you.

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Old April 10, 2001, 12:37 PM   #5
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Rich does in deed pay for it and even though, I'm sure, the cost can be quite high at times, the contribution to the RKBA is priceless.
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Old April 10, 2001, 03:07 PM   #6
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Not to mention...

...that this is the best firearms-related board on the net.

A million thanks, Rich. And I'll second pax's offer: if we ever meet, the beer's on me, though I personally prefer Guiness, Pete's Wicked Ale, and Anchor Steam to Shiner Bock.
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Old April 10, 2001, 07:37 PM   #7
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Amen.

Thanks Rich (* 1000).


Me too on buying a beer for Rich.

And as a survivor of bad implementations, I KNOW how, even after Testing, acceptance testing, and a fully thought out backout plan, things still get FUBAR'd.

We will get it right next time!


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Old April 13, 2001, 07:50 AM   #8
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Rich... do you accept Paypal?

Seriously, TFL is the best thing since metalic-cased ammo. If I can donate some cash to pay for some bandwidth, I will (after I'm back in a paying job!) Any way we can do so?

-Jorah




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Old April 13, 2001, 11:13 AM   #9
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Jorah,

I tried the same thing a couple of months ago.

Politely refused.
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Old April 13, 2001, 12:00 PM   #10
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Thanks Rich!
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Old April 13, 2001, 12:46 PM   #11
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Thanks for the offer, Jorah, but.....

Nah; then we'd feel obligated to be nice to you! Besides, if we wanted to turn this into a commercial enterprise, banner advertisers abound....(we don't want the obligation of being nice to them either!)
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Old April 15, 2001, 10:14 PM   #12
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Rich,
Though I've been here since near the beginning, mostly as a lurker as you can see from the number of posts, I am in a good place to comment on the history of TFL. And, you have made the best firearms forum I've have had the opportunity to visit. I keep coming back bacause this is one of the best places around. Keep up the good work Rich and many thanks for your generosity in taking so much of this on yourself.

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Old April 16, 2001, 10:06 PM   #13
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Rich gets the strokes; The Staff gets the work!!!!


Will somebody please mention the Staff?!!! (Not too loudly or they'll ask for ridiculous perks ...like pay and stuff! Then we'd have to resort, again, to the horse whippings until morale improves.)

Seriously....I do my share. But the vast majority of the work is done by those with their names on the marquis. The thanks is due them.
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Old April 17, 2001, 07:28 AM   #14
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I agree!

I think the Staff is great!
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Old April 17, 2001, 09:10 AM   #15
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Why thank you, Rich and Staff! I appreciate that.

Actually I was thanked quite well and completely in Jeff Thomas' thread http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...threadid=63713

Thanks Jeff and all!


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Old April 17, 2001, 06:13 PM   #16
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Mega Ditto"s
thanks for a great site!!!!!!!!lot's of info.
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Old April 17, 2001, 10:22 PM   #17
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"Their names on the Marquis..."

Have you been spray painting the royalty again, Rich?

Shame on you. Lord Fuzzlebottom whined piteously for days because he couldn't get the Krylon off his monacle...
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