Support FinHeaven: Donate Today! We gotta get this done!

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  1. fin-atic

    fin-atic Are you a VIP? Finheaven VIP Donator

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    It is that time of year where we reach out to our loyal fans and ask them to help support the site. We do this maybe two or three times annually and ask that you donate to offset the cost of operating our beloved FinHeaven. With the generous contributions last year, we were able to break even and stay "On the Air". For this we are very grateful. FinHeaven is a site by fans for the fans. We are a small group of people who operate it, moderate it, and fund it. No one makes money on it and until last year we typically run at a loss which we go out of pocket for. With the rebirth of the team the traffic is at an all time high which means costs are too. The content here is not free, with nearly 15,000 visits per day the hosting costs are staggering as well as bandwidth to load all of these data over and over. It is thousands of dollars a year. The ads help but are not even close to what we need. What you can do is one or two things:

    A. Become a VIP- For about $18 for the year you get access to the VIP forum where you get serious x and o type football talk, and exclusive VIP Live Chat which is always hopping especially during game time.

    B. Just donate. Doesn't matter how much. $5 $10 $20 $100 whatever you can afford. Less than 2% of all visitors and less than 10% of all members support the site but still use it almost every day. Hit the "Donate" item in the top menu and it will take you to Paypal. Don't use paypal? PM me and I will send you a mailing address.

    Take a minute and think about it. If you like what we do here, and you come often, donate. It is the right thing to do and it helps make sure that the site is here for the future which now looks bright. Thanks.
     
  2. NY8123

    NY8123 Sophisticated Redneck Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Get yo' money up boys and girls!! Matt cannot explain it any better.
     
  3. Danny68

    Danny68 Dolphins on 3! Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Done! Well worth it!! Love this site!!!
     
  4. SCLSU Mud Dogs

    SCLSU Mud Dogs foos-ball is the devil! Donator

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    If anybody complains about "why do you always ask us for money" I will flip a tit.

    Because this website costs money to run, and the majority of the funds come out of Matt's (fin-atic) pocket, as well as other admins.
     
  5. Ruckus45

    Ruckus45 FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP

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    Joined VIP a month ago and love it. Will donate sometime this fall.

    Great job with this site guys!
     
  6. fin-atic

    fin-atic Are you a VIP? Finheaven VIP Donator

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    We have had two people donate since this thread. If that is the level of support this site won't be here for the offseason.
    That's just the fact.
     
  7. ROADRUNNER

    ROADRUNNER FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Another $20 for you, best site on the net...........:up:
     
  8. uk_dolfan

    uk_dolfan Founder of the FH Adam Gase fan club Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    Re: Support FinHeaven: Donate Today!

    il donate again soon if I can, little short on cash atm due to complications with my student loan but il see what I can do, I would miss this site
     
  9. fin-atic

    fin-atic Are you a VIP? Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Thanks to the few of you who have donated. But as you can see up top, it is not even close to our goal.
     
  10. Hayden Fox

    Hayden Fox Love Creating Turnovers Donator

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    Imagine if people could give just $10?
     
  11. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    if we had 200 members give just 10 dollars yeah that would be awesome. 2000 members could give one dollar.
     
  12. Gonzo

    Gonzo Widerstand Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Donation sent! :hi5:

    More to come throughout the year.
     
  13. Bumpus

    Bumpus Are you gonna drink that? Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Finally got around to re-upping my VIP.

    :)
     
  14. ROADRUNNER

    ROADRUNNER FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Even the JETS fans dip in there pocket, come on boy's it's not much to ask to keep the best site on the net..............
     
  15. fin-atic

    fin-atic Are you a VIP? Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Thank you guys. Let's keep it rolling!
     
  16. fin-atic

    fin-atic Are you a VIP? Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Donations are essential to our existence. Don't wait for someone else. Do your part to help Finheaven...
    C'mon Man!!!!!
     
  17. fin-atic

    fin-atic Are you a VIP? Finheaven VIP Donator

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    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!

    Please donate! The site NEEDS your help. Because you stepped up last year as needed, we were able to keep this place going. We need to do it again. Give whatever you can.
     
  18. Ruckus45

    Ruckus45 FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP

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    Nothing like shaming people into giving money - I like it.
     
  19. fishfanmiami

    fishfanmiami Have you seen junior's grades ? Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    I'm in for $50. Thanks for everything Matt and staff :brewskis:
     
  20. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Lets see what has finheaven done for your? We've upgraded forums to vbulletin Suite 4.2.1 (with 4.2.2 pending) new front page, new logo, updated vbookie, added vBShop, VIP chat, Vip forums, we paid for a lifetime subscription to many of the features you demand (such as the thanks/no thanks feature) and the forums have been completely revamped, some of those things you can enjoy as a regular member, others are VIP exclusives, and now with the revamped homepage you have quick easy access to the Miami Dolphins RSS feed, and you can quickly find out what the local beat writers and players are saying on twitter. So before you ask what has Finheaven done for you the consumer, ask yourself what have you done for Finheaven?
     
  21. NY8123

    NY8123 Sophisticated Redneck Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    One Ben sent your way.
     
  22. LennyV

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    re-upped my VIP early hope that is a help...
     
  23. CalDolFan10x14

    CalDolFan10x14 Your QB for the next 10 years. Finheaven VIP Donator

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    25 cool ones sent your way. Keep up the good work guys!!! :fh:
     
  24. uk_dolfan

    uk_dolfan Founder of the FH Adam Gase fan club Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    there ya go, 50 american moneys ...... Il have a brandon fields fan club award please :lol: (its worth asking)
     
  25. Dolfan23

    Dolfan23 A True Fan

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    I just did another donation, this time of $50 to get the Super Donator package plus paid for a year of VIP as well. Doesn't seem like nearly enough people are donating.
     
  26. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Thanks for your generosity guys it's definately a start still a ways to go.


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  27. Asicswrg85

    Asicswrg85 A True Fan

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    Signed up for VIP yesterday. Its been a long time coming so I apologize for the wait but from now on I plan on paying each year just to help support my favorite site

    Sent from my Galaxy using Tapatalk
     
  28. TealAttack13

    TealAttack13 A True Fan

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    Signed up for VIP in the spring, donated some more a couple of weeks ago. Come on people, toss $5 towards finheaven!
     
  29. Poseidon

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    Just donated 35$.
    Thanks for the great site, always good to come here (aside from just loosing a game). I'm not a person who is posting much, but I sure enjoy reading. So thanks to the admins for the good work.

    Greetings
    Poseidon
     
  30. michael520

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    Take a minute and think about it. If you like what we do here, and you come often, donate. It is the right thing to do and it helps make sure that the site is here for the future which now looks bright. Thanks.
     
  31. slk018

    slk018 A True Fan

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    dropped 10 yesterday...Didn't see the total towards the goal change though?
    I didn't know I could get VIP for 18 bucks, can I donate 8 more and get VIP?
     
  32. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Alright guys, lets get this done, I want the lights to stay on, you want the lights to stay on, the guys who hosts the servers need money and Fin-atic needs money from you to pay them. so please, if everyone just put in 5$ we'd hit our goal today. (based on 200 members putting in just $5 dollars)

    ---------- Post added at 02:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:52 PM ----------

    I'm going to unstick this thread, because I have faith in the membership of finheaven to get this done.

    ---------- Post added at 02:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:53 PM ----------

    Total members that have visited the forum today: 1,697
     
  33. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    65,000 posts in the last 30 days.
     
  34. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    2400 members have logged in on average per day for the last 30 days.
     
  35. overworkedirish

    overworkedirish A True Fan Donator

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    $20 more - thanks FinHeaven!
     
  36. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Thanks for the generosity guys! I know we can get this done.
     
  37. Albert Romano

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    $25 more done...we still have a long way to go it seems...if the amounts contributed have been updated.
     
  38. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Fin-atic updated them about 2 hours ago. So it's pretty close. we need about 200 members to donate 5 bucks to finish this out and keep the host happy.
     
  39. Pelorus Jack

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    Very good site and deserves to be supported by those that frequent it so just signed up for VIP.
     
  40. fin-atic

    fin-atic Are you a VIP? Finheaven VIP Donator

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    All donations are up to date. Let's roll baby roll. Daddy gotta pay for all the bandwidth this season is sucking up. LOL!
     
  41. DolphinsfanBarb

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    i dont have pay pal..is there some other way i can donate?
     
  42. Fins_of_Fury

    Fins_of_Fury In a contract year

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    Just joined VIP, this is my favorite site so I figure it's well worth it!

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  43. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    just under 900 left guys, lets finish this up and call it a year!
     
  44. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    Consider that this guy <----- dropped over 350 into the site this year, of my own money without giving it a second thought, to bring you a vbulletin update (4.2.2 Vbulletin suite) a paid life time subscription to the Thanks / no thanks feature (most widely used mod on the site) a paid subscription to VbShop, and countless hours to bring you the new finheaven look (with new logo provided by disturbedshifty) all because I love the site and the community. We're not asking for much, just that you give back to help us with operating costs.
     
  45. Albert Romano

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    Thanks for your efforts and sorry you basically have to beg to get people to contribute.
     
  46. VADolphin54

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    Been lurking here every day for the last six years, guess it's time I give back to the best Fins site around. Just joined VIP. Thanks for keeping this great site going guys!
     
  47. DefensiveEnd76

    DefensiveEnd76 Football Guru

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    SOme people live paycheck to paycheck and can't afford to donate squat. Just reality
     
  48. Hayden Fox

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    If every member gave just $10, the goal would be met.

    Best webby in the business.
     
  49. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP

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    then if they are living paycheck to paycheck we aren't asking them to bounce a check to pass us a 5 spot. At the same time, of the 12,000 active members, I highly doubt only 50 of them have disposable income.
     
  50. DefensiveEnd76

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    We're Dolphin fans. We're all poor!! LOL
     

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