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#1813591 - 12/28/11 05:31 AM In support of PW...
6070sMusic Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/06/11
Posts: 51
Loc: Iowa (US)
Aside from haunting the forum/s daily, I make good use of PMs (which is on "the other guy's" server, that he pays for).

To be fair about it, is buying something from their store, the best or easiest way to financially help out PW?

Pat / a budding, old(er), R&R keyboardist---

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#1813594 - 12/28/11 05:51 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
jotur Online   blank
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 5658
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
Back in the good old days laugh there was a way to donate to PW, and if you wanted to you could display a bronze, silver, or gold bar beneath your username to show at what level you had paid. And I thought for awhile there was still a way to donate, but the bars aren't available any more. But now I can't find a way to donate.

So maybe buying something is the best way. Maybe someone else can find a donate button.

Cathy
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#1813596 - 12/28/11 05:56 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
jotur Online   blank
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 5658
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
Ah! I found it! In the upper left of the screen there's a Piano World Home link. On that page, in the center section, down towards the end, there's a bunch of little words that are links, and one of them is "donate". Frank has a Paypal account set up there.

But I don't know if there are medals any more.

Cathy
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#1813623 - 12/28/11 07:53 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
6070sMusic Offline
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Registered: 05/06/11
Posts: 51
Loc: Iowa (US)
Cathy,

Not concerned in getting a "gold star" on my homework, to put on fridge at home, in this case. LOL!

But, have thought about this recently; if someone pays for our home here, the least we can do, is "show some love" for the guy running the ol' homestead.

We're here gabbing about piano, & not practicing; but it keeps us off the streets, and from becoming shady characters. You know how musicians are, if left with too much free time on their hands. We come here, to loiter. ;-)

Thanks,
--Pat

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#1813646 - 12/28/11 09:02 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Yeah, this is an area where I think Frank has really hurt himself in the transition to the new software. Having the "badge" on the avatars (which was optional; people who donated could choose not to display the badge) served a useful psychological function of establishing donating as normative; the more people who donated, the more others were subtly reminded of the option of donating.

It also helped to remind the regular donors to keep donating. grin I like to donate every year, but without the badge (which let you see when you donated last by scrolling over it), I forget when the last time I donated was. hmmm... must go check. whome

Frank really ought to set up an automated system that sends out reminders to donors after a year has passed.
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#1813778 - 12/28/11 12:50 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
Legal Beagle Offline
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Registered: 12/24/09
Posts: 776
Originally Posted By: 6070sMusic
Aside from haunting the forum/s daily, I make good use of PMs (which is on "the other guy's" server, that he pays for).

To be fair about it, is buying something from their store, the best or easiest way to financially help out PW?

Pat / a budding, old(er), R&R keyboardist---

What a wonderfully refreshing attitude:
There's something here of value to me... it comes free... I should support it.

Three cheers, Pat.
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#1813781 - 12/28/11 01:06 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: jotur]
Lyn in AZ Offline
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Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 47
Loc: Arizona USA
In the upper left of the screen there's a Piano World Home link. On that page, in the center section, down towards the end, there's a bunch of little words that are links, and one of them is "donate". Frank has a Paypal account set up there.

Thanks Cathy I found it and made a donation.

I'm new to piano and have found lots of good information and also some new perspectives.

Lyn

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#1814184 - 12/29/11 12:59 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: Lyn in AZ]
cubop Offline

Silver Supporter until Dec 28 2012


Registered: 12/17/10
Posts: 368
Loc: Norway
The donation link was easy to find, and easy yo use. So I will continue with one time donations. I find useful info here almost every day, so it is nice to give something back. Thanks to PW I know everything I need to know about buying a piano, so my next donation will be when I get my next piano. Hopefully in a couple of months.

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#1814283 - 12/29/11 08:28 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: cubop]
Nealsan Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/01/11
Posts: 21
6070's:

What is PM. Another forum?

Neal

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#1814297 - 12/29/11 09:20 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: Monica K.]
Strings & Wood Offline


Gold member until Dec. 2012


Registered: 05/22/08
Posts: 1840
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Yeah, this is an area where I think Frank has really hurt himself in the transition to the new software. Having the "badge" on the avatars (which was optional; people who donated could choose not to display the badge) served a useful psychological function of establishing donating as normative; the more people who donated, the more others were subtly reminded of the option of donating.

It also helped to remind the regular donors to keep donating. grin I like to donate every year, but without the badge (which let you see when you donated last by scrolling over it), I forget when the last time I donated was. hmmm... must go check. whome

Frank really ought to set up an automated system that sends out reminders to donors after a year has passed.



hmmm...my badge seems to have made the transition.

Thanks for the reminder... I need to check as well, I am sure it has been at least a year.
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#1814300 - 12/29/11 09:22 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5650
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Thanks everyone, your support is genuinely appreciated.

The link to our Donate & Support Options is in the links at the bottom of every page of the forums (apparently where nobody looks :-)

It's been an off year for us so every little bit helps.

It may not look it with the ads on either side of the forums, but I can tell you if it weren't for them we might be out of business.
Our regular yearly classified ads are down, as are sales in our store.

I've considered putting out an appeal for donations, but it didn't seem like the right thing to do with all the more worthy causes out there looking for funds.

It used to be (years ago) that Piano World was just a hobby and I could underwrite it when necessary. Now that it's my full time job it's more of a challenge to attract enough business to keep everything going.

Monica K., I might be able to bring the badges back, even though it would be a manual process.

So if you want to help folks, please see our Support Page.

You can also help by suggesting to your local dealer, tuner, teacher, that they advertise in our classified ads sections.

Thanks again everyone.

I hope you all have a Happy - Healthy - Musical New Years!
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Founder / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
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www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
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Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
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#1814311 - 12/29/11 09:42 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: Piano World]
Strings & Wood Offline


Gold member until Dec. 2012


Registered: 05/22/08
Posts: 1840
Loc: USA
Frank,
I am not sure why I still have my original badge, but another good feature of the badge- is when you click on it, it will take you right to the donate Subscribing Member page. Now, if we could just get one click shopping! smile

Also, I agree with Monica on the yearly reminders.

PS,
I just clicked the "Support" link, and see it is a much more streamlined process than the link connected to my badge.

Managing a website most be a bit like untangling fishing line!


Edited by Strings & Wood (12/29/11 09:51 AM)
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#1814356 - 12/29/11 10:50 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: Strings & Wood]
griffin2417 Offline

Silver Supporter until Dec 29 2012


Registered: 12/12/10
Posts: 2465
Loc: Minneapolis, MN

Hi everyone. If it had not been for this thread, I would not been made aware of the donation needs of PW. Thanks for letting me know. BTW, making a donation online was pretty easy with this set up!
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#1814469 - 12/29/11 01:48 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5650
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Thanks for your help everyone.

By the way, if you'd like one of the bronze, silver, or gold bars displayed under your name, you can either donate via our store, filling in all the details ...
http://www.pianosupplies.com/pianos/Forums_Subscriber.html

Or if you've already donated (or prefer to use the support page) , just let me know webmaster@pianoworld.com and I'll try to add the bar as soon as I can.
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- Frank B.
Founder / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190, Yamaha P-80, Hammond XK-3, Hammond A-100, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield let's get together!


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#1814638 - 12/29/11 05:26 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
CMohr Offline

Silver Supporter until Dec 29 2012


Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 1029
Loc: Oregon
Thanks for the reminder, everyone! I'm glad to help out one of my favorite places to be.
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#1815147 - 12/30/11 12:20 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Thanks, Frank. I renewed my donation through the subscriptions page; please add a badge when it's convenient for you. smile
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#1815202 - 12/30/11 01:30 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5650
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Thanks Monica K.,
Badge added.

I'll try to get to the other kind folks who stepped up to help soon.

If you "subscribed" to the forums but didn't get your badge yet, please send me an email including your forums name, real name, and the email address you use to access the forums.

webmaster@pianoworld.com


Thanks Everyone.

Best,

Frank B.


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#1816549 - 01/01/12 04:54 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
starbug Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 243
Loc: Scotland, United Kingdom, Sol,...
This forum and membership levels could be really overhauled.

A super forum, great domain name.. but the overall experience and design could do with lots of work. Much more $$$ could be derived from the (in general) financially and intellectual superior members of this forum and subsections.

Anyone teaching or offering services like this, or spamming their "learn piano" services should be required to pay.

Perhaps I should turn the business brain off, and get back to the music.

but, to the guy who owns this domain.. you could be making bucketloads, but probably don't have the energy, time or coding skills to make this website a retirement nest egg frown

Look at the niche site (BASENOTES.NET) for an idea of how an overhaul can change the fortunes of the admin team.

My 2 euros smile...


Edited by starbug (01/01/12 04:57 PM)

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#1816557 - 01/01/12 05:29 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
Eglantine Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 01 2013


Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 804
Loc: Another Country
Hmm, I can't see a 'Forum Member Number' anywhere.... though the donations form says - several times - it's essential. Does anyone have info on this?
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J.S. Bach, Einaudi, Purcell, Froberger, Croft, Blow, Frescobaldi, Glass, Couperin
1930s upright (piano) & single manual William Foster (harpsichord)


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#1816559 - 01/01/12 05:31 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Click on "view profile", Eglantine, and it will be right there at the top of the page. smile
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#1816560 - 01/01/12 05:33 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: Nealsan]
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17815
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Originally Posted By: Nealsan
6070's:

What is PM. Another forum?

Neal


"PM"s are private messages, Nealsan. It's like a private email service inside PW. Some people don't allow them, but many do. It's a way of chatting with another PW member about things you don't think the others would be interested in. To send a PM, go to "My Stuff" and then click on "Messages."
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#1816564 - 01/01/12 05:43 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: starbug]
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5650
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Originally Posted By: starbug
This forum and membership levels could be really overhauled.

A super forum, great domain name.. but the overall experience and design could do with lots of work. Much more $$$ could be derived from the (in general) financially and intellectual superior members of this forum and subsections.

Anyone teaching or offering services like this, or spamming their "learn piano" services should be required to pay.

Perhaps I should turn the business brain off, and get back to the music.

but, to the guy who owns this domain.. you could be making bucketloads, but probably don't have the energy, time or coding skills to make this website a retirement nest egg frown

Look at the niche site (BASENOTES.NET) for an idea of how an overhaul can change the fortunes of the admin team.

My 2 euros smile...


Thanks for your input starbug.

Unlike some of my competitors who's only interest is in how much money they can make, I'd actually be content with making a decent living.

My primary objective with Piano World is and always was to connect with people who enjoy the piano, and bring new people into the fold.

As for changing the forums, the software driving the forums is licensed and is the culmination of many years of work by a number of people.

It could no doubt use improvement, but I'm not going under the hood.

Piano World overall could use certainly use an upgrade, I built all 1000+ pages myself, mostly in HTML and php. I would definitely have done it differently had I known then what I know now.

And you are correct, it would be above my coding skills. However if I had the funds I could assuredly manage the project as I spent years managing web development projects that ran from hundreds of dollars to millions of dollars.

And energy? I'm often accused of being hyper, with a bit of attention deficit disorder thrown in.

So yes, I do agree it would be nice to spruce the place up, add some features, and make it more manageable. And yes I'd like to see it generate more revenue, but not at the expense of bringing the joy of piano to as many people as possible.

Best,
Frank B.
Founder & Host
Piano World

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#1816572 - 01/01/12 06:03 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
Eglantine Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 01 2013


Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 804
Loc: Another Country
Ah, thanks Monica. I was looking at Edit Profile and it doesn't seem to be there at all. And I've only just found View Profile.
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Currently working on: F. Couperin - Preludes & Sweelinck - Fantasia Chromatica
J.S. Bach, Einaudi, Purcell, Froberger, Croft, Blow, Frescobaldi, Glass, Couperin
1930s upright (piano) & single manual William Foster (harpsichord)


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#1816606 - 01/01/12 06:46 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: Piano World]
CMohr Offline

Silver Supporter until Dec 29 2012


Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 1029
Loc: Oregon
Thanks for the "badge", Frank!

I think an even bigger thanks is due 6070sMusic for reminding us all that even though the forum is free for all of us to use, it does not run on goodwill alone. (And, I think it's great the way it is). smile
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#1816705 - 01/01/12 09:20 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
Ra Ed Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 01 2013


Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 23
Frank, Thanks for your efforts, you've done well!!

I'm glad this post appeared. Otherwise I wouldn't have seen the need to donate. This sight is a tremendously valuable place to learn. I have no problem making a donation of support.

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#1816839 - 01/02/12 01:49 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
Maxtor Offline

Bronze Supporter until Jan 01 2013


Registered: 08/14/11
Posts: 182
Thanks for the donation link; I'm glad I can do a little bit to help out. Also, the advertisement link for Sweetwater showed me a price for the FP-7F that was less than all the nearby stores, so that was very helpful too. (please dont tell my teacher that I'm looking at a digital!)

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#1816860 - 01/02/12 02:46 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
SingSong Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 01 2013


Registered: 11/18/11
Posts: 56
Loc: Missouri, USA
PW needs to make their "donate" link a little bit bigger. Had I not read this thread, I would have never known donations are needed.
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Learn music theory
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#1816881 - 01/02/12 04:48 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
FarmGirl Offline

Silver Supporter until Jan 02 2013


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 2036
Loc: Scottsdale, AZ
I just completed my order as well. I don't know how the medal will show up. I am looking forward to it:) Thanks for the thread. Otherwise I had no idea how to donate.
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#1816928 - 01/02/12 08:57 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
rnaple Offline

Silver Supporter until April 24 2014


Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 2107
Loc: Rocky Mountains
I don't know if you all realize. The more times you click on this site. The more he can charge for advertising. Buying from advertising on this site is (most likely) tracked also. So he can make more from advertising.
Donations are good too. Wish Piano World the best. I have lotsa fun here.
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#1822556 - 01/11/12 03:46 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
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Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 5296
Loc: Italy
Well, I click on the site quite a bit lol.... but I've also made a contribution. Looking forward to seeing my badge show up.

Frank I can understand your reluctance to ask for money when there are a lot of worthies seeking funds - however in these stressful times, having a refuge from what raises the blood pressure is also appreciated.

The idea of small subscriptions is super - as is the incremental bronze, silver, gold, platinum option.

Another idea, which is great fun and not a lot out of pocket is to have mini-fundraisers at special times of the year - with a theme. There can also be images you buy for other people - one site I belonged to had "you're an angel" emblems you could buy for someone who had been especially kind and helpful. None of these were expensive and people liked to collect them. It all adds up.
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#1823428 - 01/12/12 02:34 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
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Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 39
Loc: Louisville, CO
I'm in; made my contribution! I heard all the cool kids are doing it :P
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#1830827 - 01/24/12 07:09 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
tnew Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 158
Loc: Austria
I would like to subscribe too, but the online form doesn't allow for europe as a billing address. Is there a trick to doing it? confused

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#1830841 - 01/24/12 08:07 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: tnew]
casinitaly Offline


Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 5296
Loc: Italy
Originally Posted By: tnew
I would like to subscribe too, but the online form doesn't allow for europe as a billing address. Is there a trick to doing it? confused


I did it. I just put my real street address and city, but put Ontario, Canada and a Canadian postal code.
As the invoice isn't important, and there is no delivery, I figured it didn't matter.

It worked.
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Everything's too hard until you make it easy. Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard ;)-BobPickle
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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#1831030 - 01/24/12 02:02 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: jotur]
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Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/11/09
Posts: 19871
Loc: New York
Jotur: Thanks for posting the info! Did it.
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#1832270 - 01/26/12 11:57 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
Mar_red Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 15
Loc: Poland
I have just donated from Europe by PayPal – quickly and no problem.

Frank,

possessing a little badge as a remainder of my next donation would be nice and very helpful.

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#1832283 - 01/26/12 12:22 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5650
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Thank you Mar_red, and my thanks to everyone else who has stepped up to help.
Much appreciated.

I will catch up with your badges soon. I've been away, and then ill. I'm back and I'm feeling better, now I just have to catch up on about two weeks of work.

Again, many thanks everyone.
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- Frank B.
Founder / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190, Yamaha P-80, Hammond XK-3, Hammond A-100, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield let's get together!


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#1835875 - 01/31/12 06:10 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
thanks for the reminder.

nothing is free and those of us who do use this site should be willing to kick in occasionally.

and thanks for the link again..

http://www.pianosupplies.com/pianos/Forums_Subscriber.html

Frank you are just the world's biggest sweetheart.. Hope you are feeling better much better, soon.
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#1836355 - 02/01/12 10:01 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
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I am still having trouble finding paypal and also donating without a shipping charge..

I think you need an easy to find link Frank.. so many people derive enjoyment and info from this sight. It's high time i donated.
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#1836426 - 02/01/12 11:08 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: apple*]
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Originally Posted By: apple*
I am still having trouble finding paypal and also donating without a shipping charge..

I think you need an easy to find link Frank.. so many people derive enjoyment and info from this sight. It's high time i donated.


Thanks Apple,

The options on this page include PayPal buttons without shipping charges
(it's more complicated going through our store because you have to purposely choose the no shipping option, but the store provides the option of telling us your member number and if you want the badge displayed).

http://www.pianoworld.com/support.html
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#1837083 - 02/02/12 09:27 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
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thank you Frank.. tht was easy.
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#1855278 - 03/02/12 11:44 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
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Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 1269
Loc: Portlandia
I think I'm confused. I was contributing $3 a month, but I cancelled that so I could raise it to $5/mo and have a badge like the other cool kids. wink However when I subscribed $5 through this link
http://www.pianosupplies.com/pianos/Forums_Subscriber.html
& checked out via PayPal, it seemed to do a single $5 charge rather than a monthly contribution like I had before

The page I used before definitely set me up for a monthly contribution
http://www.pianoworld.com/support.html
but didn't let me sign up for a badge.

Help?
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#1863031 - 03/16/12 10:48 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
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Registered: 12/06/09
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Loc: Lisbon, Portugal
Ok, I just contribute!
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#1896919 - 05/14/12 08:45 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
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Registered: 10/18/06
Posts: 244
Loc: east central florida
Just wait till the lassies see me wearing my new Piano World necktie.. I'll be irresistible. I'll let you know later about the hhhmmmmm "action".
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#1944223 - 08/17/12 01:12 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
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Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 88
Loc: New Westminster, BC Canada
I'm so glad I saw this. It never even crossed my mind that there was a donation arrangement here. Totally worth it!!

Donation done! Thanks for this awesome resource for us newbies!! smile
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#2013411 - 01/12/13 12:21 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
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Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 5296
Loc: Italy
Good reminder....time to renew mine smile
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#2013997 - 01/13/13 04:36 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: casinitaly]
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Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

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Loc: New York
me2 smile

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#2016378 - 01/17/13 10:01 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
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Registered: 12/20/12
Posts: 5
Loc: Banned
Very good things, we need to continue to pay attention.

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#2036417 - 02/20/13 12:55 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
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Registered: 07/29/11
Posts: 753
Loc: Liverpool, England
I'll be donating soon- this site is brilliant- couldn't imagine life without it now.
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#2052879 - 03/23/13 10:02 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
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Registered: 01/31/13
Posts: 229
Loc: B.C.Canada
Very new to this forum and just exploring site so far and haven't noticed the support button. Will make a point of searching for it. Also didnt realize you get money from your advertisers if we click and buy from theme here. I've been using their apps and subscription links. Will change my habits, especially if clicks onto this site also help you.
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#2053047 - 03/23/13 05:15 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: Palmpirate]
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Posts: 229
Loc: B.C.Canada
Links to paypal worked so keep going!
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#2054341 - 03/26/13 12:49 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
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Registered: 03/16/13
Posts: 12
Loc: Berkshire,london
I would like to subscribe this, but online form not allowed for billing specially for Europe.Why?

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#2054380 - 03/26/13 03:46 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: JonathonRose]
casinitaly Offline


Gold Supporter until March 1 2014


Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 5296
Loc: Italy
Originally Posted By: JonathonRose
I would like to subscribe this, but online form not allowed for billing specially for Europe.Why?


I did a one-off payment, (not a monthly subscription) without any problem.....I'm in Italy.

I just looked at both options again, and I see that the system offers the option to choose your country.
So... either I'm not looking at what you are, or you've hit a glitch at a different point.
Where exactly do you run into problems? Maybe I can help.
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Everything's too hard until you make it easy. Follow your teacher's instructions and practice wisely/much, and you'll soon wonder how you ever found it hard ;)-BobPickle
Performance anxiety: make it part of your daily routine and deal with it...Cope! zrtf90

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#2065908 - 04/17/13 08:29 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: Mar_red]
JonathonRose Offline
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Registered: 03/16/13
Posts: 12
Loc: Berkshire,london
Originally Posted By: Mar_red
I have just donated from Europe by PayPal – quickly and no problem.

Frank,

possessing a little badge as a remainder of my next donation would be nice and very helpful.

How you done this ??My paypal account is ban for Europe reason,can you tell me is there any extra settings required? cool

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#2070162 - 04/24/13 06:46 PM Re: In support of PW... [Re: casinitaly]
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Silver Supporter until April 24 2014


Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 2107
Loc: Rocky Mountains
Originally Posted By: casinitaly
Good reminder....time to renew mine smile


You just had to say that. You got me.

I had contributed a good amount a few years back. The second time I tried starting out on piano. Then finances were ruined. So I didn't start.

Well, this time I've been gun shy starting my piano learning. Didn't have any problem with not contributing anymore. Until you spoke up....Doh!

It's only a little. I can't afford much. Where I live is like a third world country financially. At least it's something. I do appreciate the forums here.
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#2079226 - 05/08/13 10:53 AM Re: In support of PW... [Re: 6070sMusic]
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Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 60
Loc: Illinois
I contributed as soon as I sold something on ebay. Glad to help.
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