2024 Contributors List

Discussion in 'Board Supporters' started by Jim Weise, Feb 25, 2024.

  1. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise EFI/DIS 482

    Hello Folks,

    Can you believe we have been at this for 22 years? Bad part about that is it means some of us are getting old.. Yikes..

    Not me.. I was a young man we we started this.. :D

    I am getting older.. and unfortunately fatter.. but I digress...

    Seriously, the passing of time has cost us several life long board members/GS enthusiasts this last year, and I will be putting together a "in memorial" section on the board here.

    Alright, on to new Business.

    This board is fully funded by it's members, and as such, has no ads, and I work hard to keep the spam off our site.. every new user is manually approved by me. Probably costs us a few users every year, but it has been 100% effective in keeping the penis pills and porno off the site, so I will continue doing this for the forseeable future.

    Thanks so much to all the moderators that do the unpopular work here.. couldn't do it without you guys.

    And to our core base of contributors, that year after year fund the site, your contributions are what make this one of the few VBS services that are not polluted with pop ups and other annoying ads.

    And for that, we all thank you very much.

    To contribute:

    Hit the Donate button on the top header of the home page, and follow the prompts.

    Send a Paypal/Venmo/Apple pay/ to jim@trishieldperformance.com directly.. make sure you include your
    username, so I can properly credit you for the donation.

    Call the shop... 320-629-8999.. Beth will be happy to take your CC donation by phone, we accept Visa/MC Discover and AMEX.. and all debit cards with those logos

    For snail mail, PM me, I will give you the address, trying to keep the location of the bat cave off the Internet radar.. Lord knows I get enough junk mail..

    Thanks guys

    Here's the List for 2024:

    Founders club ($200 and up)
    Fred Hickey
    Fox's Den
    Fire Red GS455
    Brent Reese

    Platinum Contributor ($100-199)

    2nd Generation Buick Fan
    The Hunter Family
    Max Damage

    Gold level ($50-99)
    Brian Albrecht
    Bills Auto Works

    Silver Level ($1-49)


    Thanks again everyone..!

    Last edited: Mar 19, 2024
  2. Briz

    Briz Founders Club Member

    Jim, do you have a projected cost of operation for 24 and will it exceed the operating cost of 23
  3. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise EFI/DIS 482

    With the Domain Registrations, security certificates and Hosting.. it's just shy of 5k a year to run this deal. IF we don't buy any plug ins or hacks..

    Then at the end of the year, if there is money left over, I like to flip Mike some cash for being on 24/7/365 tech support duty.

    Lately we have been using the Host's support system, which works pretty well, so i consider what I give Mike back pay for years of spending hundreds of hours on this deal for free, back in the day..

    I am going go hire my son, who is a serious computer wiz, to help us out here, and see if he can get gmail/google to take our IP's off the black list. I was able to get our IP's off everyone else's black list, but after hours of fooling with google, I gave up.. right now, any gmail registration will never receive the welcome email, or it goes directly to their spam..

  4. FireRedGS455

    FireRedGS455 Founders Club Member

    Thanks for the hard work running this site.
  5. derek244

    derek244 Gold Level Contributor

    I am past due. Money has been tight, but I will make it happen Jim.
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  6. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Platinum Level Contributor

    Just sent my donation for 2024.....
  7. gsfred

    gsfred Founders Club Member

    Mine is in as well. Keep me Founders. Thanks for everything you do to keep this site up and running. (a thankless job)
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2024

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