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#45612 - 12/03/04 02:49 PM Donations for this site?  
mustangelectric  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 494
Bentonville, AR
Hi,
Does the site accpet donations of any kind? I would be interested to know. I know they do not charge for the use of the site but maybe they would use the donations in a charitable way or for something that would benefit electricians?

Just curious.

I get a lot of great information from the site and would like to give something back.

Merry Christmas!

-regards

MUSTANG


Electricity has no respect for ignorance!

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#45613 - 12/03/04 05:42 PM Re: Donations for this site?  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,875
NY, USA
Mustang,

Nice thought, but Monetary Donations are not accepted.

Information is always welcome though.
Helping others is giving something back.

[Linked Image]
Bill


#45614 - 12/03/04 07:23 PM Re: Donations for this site?  
shortcircuit  Offline
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Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 608
massachusetts
As a member of this site I'll accept a donation...he he he...jus kidding [Linked Image]

Its the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Merry Christmas

shortcircuit


#45615 - 12/03/04 10:56 PM Re: Donations for this site?  
Electric Eagle  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 914
Alpharetta, GA
I think one way to help benefit the site would be to purshase tools and books through the links to the left. I think I'll buy a couple of laser plumb bobs for the trucks right now. Thanks for the site Bill.

[This message has been edited by Electric Eagle (edited 12-03-2004).]


#45616 - 12/03/04 11:30 PM Re: Donations for this site?  
Trumpy  Offline


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Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,211
SI,New Zealand
Personally,
I agree with Bill, I would not like to see this site to go down that particular road.
The Electrical Contractor Network website, as far as I know is funded through the purchase of various media from the left side border.
(I could also be wrong)
But, what we have here at EC Net, is a totally impartial, member-orientated site, I would like to say that it should be kept that way, I would not like to see a corporate bent on this site and to a certain extent, niether would you guys.
This site has run for 4 years and it is picking up new members all the time.
This site is a credit to Bill Addiss for keeping things in check without the inherent sponsor-ship problems, no Pop-up ads.
At a real site like this, there should be no money changing hands.
That's just my take on the situation. [Linked Image]


Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#45617 - 12/04/04 01:52 AM Re: Donations for this site?  
Sir Arcsalot  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 127
Lynden, Washington
I wish I could donate something too but at least I feel a bit better now since I purchased two books through the Webstore- American Electricians' Handbook (it's a great read for me but where do you get those porcelain cleats nowadays???) and Soares' Book On Grounding (what an outstanding book on the subject!!!).

Yes, I'm a surveyor, not an electrician, but I do thoroughly enjoy studying the subject. I cannot possibly say how much I have benefitted from this website.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


No wire bias here- I'm standing on neutral ground.

#45618 - 12/04/04 09:49 AM Re: Donations for this site?  
Mr Bendy  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 10
Hemet,California,USA
Great site with alot of experienced electricians. I have to admit this site is somewhat addictive...Ive learned some technical stuff I was never taught in school or the field...keep up the good work. Bendy


#45619 - 12/05/04 01:07 AM Re: Donations for this site?  
Attic Rat  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 524
Bergen Co.,N.J. USA
Bill,
...Does the purchase of stuff on the < left side help the site?? If so,then I will do alot of shopping there to help out... This place is the greatest,so,I feel it's my duty to help in any capacity that I can..
Thanx,
Russ..

PS... HAPPY,and JOYOUS HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!!


.."if it ain't fixed,don't break it...call a Licensed Electrician"

#45620 - 12/05/04 11:57 AM Re: Donations for this site?  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,875
NY, USA
Russ,

Yes, sales do help pay the expenses around here. Thank You, and others for your thouights,

Bill

P.S. Happy Holidays to You All,
[Linked Image]


#45621 - 12/05/04 12:15 PM Re: Donations for this site?  
iwire  Offline
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Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
I of course appreciate what Bill has started here. [Linked Image]

I would also like to point out that I have never seen Bill mention the sales aspect and I am sure he only did this time in response to a direct question about it.

Thanks again, Bob


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

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