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  1. igotzzoom

    igotzzoom Member

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    Some other forums have a medallion or some designation if you're a paying supporter of the forum.
     
  2. ToddRLockwood

    ToddRLockwood Active Member

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  3. Kaivball

    Kaivball Member

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    I am a paying supporter of Tesla...
     
  4. MikeL

    MikeL some guy

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    & part owner!

    Easy - user names show in (multi coat) Red, instead of the blue
     
  5. igotzzoom

    igotzzoom Member

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    Please elaborate. Not sure if I understand what you're saying.
     
  6. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    Dunno if I agree with this. Might make people feel like 'they are better than everyone else'. Or probably a better way to put it is that for noobs it might make them feel 'inferior' to other users.
     
  7. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    +1.
     
  8. ADN_ModelS

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    Perhaps we could refer to them as "signature" members. But make sure we promise a whole lot of things, and over time remove them slowly/painfully to remove any positivity from the experience. :)

    Oh, and a gym bag.
     
  9. igotzzoom

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    What if you're both? :smile: (Paying noob)
     
  10. Babylonfive

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    I thought noobs were inferior...

    :tongue:
     
  11. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Ouch.
     
  12. Rodolfo Paiz

    Rodolfo Paiz P85 "Plug and Play"

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    Before supporting TMC or any particular endeavor, I would like to know something about its financial character. For example, whether it's being run as a for-profit venture (and if so, for whose profit and what guidelines they follow) or if it's a non-profit idea. I know nothing about TMC, so I'd be a little hesitant to simply send money out into the ether at this moment.
     
  13. igotzzoom

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    I agree that some sort of disclosure statement would be worthwhile for those wanting to make a donation. I simply pitched in because I like the community and discussions here. Didn't mean to stir up a hornet's nest, just making a suggestion....:-(
     
  14. MikeL

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    User names of $$upporters would appear in red on their posts (instead of everybody in blue like they are now). I stole the idea from mynissanleaf.com to whom I did not give $$$, but I did to the TMC! Btw, I don't think it's a necessary change, but a reasonable one if they decided to do it. ML
     
  15. herbvdh

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    How does one go about becoming a paying member?
     
  16. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    #16 bonnie, Jun 9, 2013
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    All of us who supported TMC received an immediate benefit ... ie, ads (except for those disguised as posts) miraculously disappeared. :) That's enough for me. I don't need no stinkin' badge.

     
  17. ModelX

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    Herbvdh- there is a tab near the top that says support TMC.
     
  18. Rodolfo Paiz

    Rodolfo Paiz P85 "Plug and Play"

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    No hornet's nest intended. :)

    I'm a strong supporter of entrepreneurs and underdogs: I bought a Tesla Roadster, I bought Soflauthor's CCI, and I'm a happily paying member of several websites that are trying to make a profit from their discussion fora. All I meant to say was that I like to know what I'm doing, or being asked to do, with more data and more context than some other people. I'd like to know if TMC is for-profit or not-for-profit, and what they plan to do with the funds, and so on. I'm 99% likely to support them once I know more, because I do love and appreciate this community -- especially the mods who are awesome -- but right now I'd like to know a little more before I commit to doing so. That's all I meant to say.
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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  20. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Rodolfo - Sites don't run for free. :) ...It takes dollars to host, upgrade & human glue to keep the whole thing going. No one is making big bucks off the donations. (And certainly not the mods!)
     

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