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#45612 - 12/03/04 10:49 AM Donations for this site?
mustangelectric Offline
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Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 494
Loc: 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
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#45613 - 12/03/04 01:42 PM Re: Donations for this site?
Bill Addiss Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3875
Loc: NY, USA
Mustang,

Nice thought, but Monetary Donations are not accepted.

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


Bill
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#45614 - 12/03/04 03:23 PM Re: Donations for this site?
shortcircuit Offline
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Registered: 06/27/04
Posts: 608
Loc: massachusetts
As a member of this site I'll accept a donation...he he he...jus kidding

Its the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Merry Christmas

shortcircuit
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#45615 - 12/03/04 06:56 PM Re: Donations for this site?
Electric Eagle Offline
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Registered: 04/20/02
Posts: 914
Loc: 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).]
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#45616 - 12/03/04 07:30 PM Re: Donations for this site?
Trumpy Offline


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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8211
Loc: 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.
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#45617 - 12/03/04 09:52 PM Re: Donations for this site?
Sir Arcsalot Offline
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Registered: 11/17/03
Posts: 127
Loc: 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#45618 - 12/04/04 05:49 AM Re: Donations for this site?
Mr Bendy Offline
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Registered: 11/18/04
Posts: 10
Loc: 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
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#45619 - 12/04/04 09:07 PM Re: Donations for this site?
Attic Rat Offline
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Registered: 12/14/03
Posts: 524
Loc: 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!!
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#45620 - 12/05/04 07:57 AM Re: Donations for this site?
Bill Addiss Offline
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3875
Loc: 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,
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#45621 - 12/05/04 08:15 AM Re: Donations for this site?
iwire Offline
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Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4391
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
I of course appreciate what Bill has started here.

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
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