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Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by woodsv » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:41 pm



i can only surmise that this has been done before but i would like to express my mmsincere gratitude to wingadmin. I have been using this site as a sort of the ultimate repair manual/ information smorgasbord. not only has it given me the answers to questions I have about my 2 wings but it generally provides me with hours of reading material regarding wing-esque topics. I am signed up with other sites that are constantly looking for donations in order to help cover the costs associated with maintaining the site which I have absolutely no issue with; it does cost money to run after all. I have yet to see this on this site. not once! and then I see the announcement regarding the site going down and wingadmin, while out with his wife, having to take care of it. I can only imagine how intrusive running a site like this can be. I'll keep it short but I really am appreciative of the effort put forth by this man and the sacrifice he displays while asking for nothi g in return. this site has allowed me to keep my bike running, put me in touch with good ppl and helped me get closer to my 11 yr old son who has come to look forward to our nightly rides on our wing. thank you.



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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:01 pm

woodsv wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:41 pm
i can only surmise that this has been done before but i would like to express my mmsincere gratitude to wingadmin. I have been using this site as a sort of the ultimate repair manual/ information smorgasbord. not only has it given me the answers to questions I have about my 2 wings but it generally provides me with hours of reading material regarding wing-esque topics. I am signed up with other sites that are constantly looking for donations in order to help cover the costs associated with maintaining the site which I have absolutely no issue with; it does cost money to run after all. I have yet to see this on this site. not once! and then I see the announcement regarding the site going down and wingadmin, while out with his wife, having to take care of it. I can only imagine how intrusive running a site like this can be. I'll keep it short but I really am appreciative of the effort put forth by this man and the sacrifice he displays while asking for nothi g in return. this site has allowed me to keep my bike running, put me in touch with good ppl and helped me get closer to my 11 yr old son who has come to look forward to our nightly rides on our wing. thank you.
Thanks so much for your very kind words! You're right, this site does take a LOT of time and effort. Like tonight - a simple Windows patch update broke the entire site (thanks to a bad DNS record) as well as the mail relay that handles all the mail notifications. Those of you with sharp eyes around 8 pm EST tonight may have seen the error messages at the top of the page. I got that fixed, and realized no mail was going out. I just fixed that one now, and it's 11 pm - and my whole evening is now shot. :) So yeah, the life of a sysadmin...

The site does cost money to run, quite a bit in fact. And that's the reason you see ads on the site. Most months, the ads pay for the hosting...not always, but usually. So it ends up being self-sustaining, and I'm happy to do that. It ends up costing me nothing but time to run the site, which is good.

Except for the contest prizes. I pay for those out of my own wallet. :)

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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by redial » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:51 pm

I want to add my congratulatory comments to those already expressed. May I add that over the years, WA has provided an excellent service with an excellent website. And to think that there are over 90 000 members, means that there a lot of messages to make sure they arrive at their correct destination, as well as providing an educated editorial on how-to's and providing great comments. I add my congratulations for a tireless effort in serving the members of this wonderful site.
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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by MikeB » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:52 pm

WingAdmin wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:01 pm

Thanks so much for your very kind words! You're right, this site does take a LOT of time and effort. Like tonight - a simple Windows patch update broke the entire site (thanks to a bad DNS record) as well as the mail relay that handles all the mail notifications. Those of you with sharp eyes around 8 pm EST tonight may have seen the error messages at the top of the page. I got that fixed, and realized no mail was going out. I just fixed that one now, and it's 11 pm - and my whole evening is now shot. :) So yeah, the life of a sysadmin...

The site does cost money to run, quite a bit in fact. And that's the reason you see ads on the site. Most months, the ads pay for the hosting...not always, but usually. So it ends up being self-sustaining, and I'm happy to do that. It ends up costing me nothing but time to run the site, which is good.

Except for the contest prizes. I pay for those out of my own wallet. :)
Yes, most certainly, thanks very much WingAdmin, for everything. Your site is invaluable.

As to the DNS error, yes, saw that but didn't mention it. I didn't know if it was on your end or mine. Windows just did another of their major updates and my system was a bit wonky this morning.
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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by RockportDave » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:59 pm

Ditto to you WingAdmin.
I have worked on a lot of bikes in my time, but you and this site make it sooooo much easier.
Thanks,
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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by TwoTone Trike » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:11 am

WingAdmin, Would you be opposed to a small one time donation? If some of us made one maybe you could start a contest fund. That way you wouldn't be out of pocket quite as much

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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by TwoTone Trike » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:15 am

Or if EVERYONE just went a dollar that would last for a while. I mean come on guys whats a dollar?

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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by Rednaxs60 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:28 am

Good idea for the monthly contest. I also found Wingadmin's Youtube video of his 1500. Quite informative. Cheers
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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by jfanning65 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:42 am

I agree with all the posters above. This site is the best! Since buying my 96 Wing a few months ago, I've gained so much info and have solved all of my bike's issues with the great content on this site. Keep up the hard work and thanks again.

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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by RockportDave » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:19 pm

I’m in on the donations, just say the word.
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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by FM-USA » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:38 pm

I also am in gratitude for info here.
Thanks.

Donations?
PayPal "GIFT" it works for me.

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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by landisr » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:14 pm

Definitely thanks and kudos from Arizona. Sign me up for a donation..

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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by TwoTone Trike » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:08 pm

Just waiting for a go ahead from WingAdmin and how to send it.

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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by WingAdmin » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:19 pm

TwoTone Trike wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:08 pm
Just waiting for a go ahead from WingAdmin and how to send it.
Boy, you guys don't let up, do you?

Fine, here you go: /Store/Donate.asp

Thanks guys. ;)

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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by woodsv » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:30 pm

when I started this topic I had no intention of initiating a "donation" run. however I whole heartedly agree with it and support it fully. there are a lot of sites that push for donations as if it is their primary purpose: I can honestly say that this is not the case here. I have been a " member" for a couple months but have been a lurker since i got my 1st wing a couple years ago. i have always noted that there was no solicitation at GWDOCS and wondered how in the world a person could provide this service with no member contribution. In these time everything costs money and nothing is free. In this case im referring to the cost of maintaining a domain or whatever you call the name of a site. Wingadmin, you should not feel in any way embarrassed about allowing contributions for site maintenance or whatever. you have been carrying the burden of administering to this site by yourself for sometime now. I know you mentioned ed that you rely on advertising to cover the cost of running go the site but I can only imagine that the income generated from that is limited.
now you know as well as I do that there might be someone who will object to donations to the site. what I suggest is that you hold a contest to deal with that situation. the 1st person to gripe about donating to the site wins an all inclusive week of total immersion in the handling of goldwingdocs.com! in other words let them take care of the site and see 1st hand what is required. lol. oh, and I'll be making my contribution!

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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by TwoTone Trike » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:43 pm

Fantastic, Something else we could do. If the donations add up to enough to cover the cost of site upkeep etc. the remainder we could have a Goldwing Docs get together. Sort of a meet and greet so to say. I would love to meet all of you guys. I'm making my donation right now!

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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by TwoTone Trike » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:04 pm

WingAdmin, Maybe you could post this as a new topic explaining that it is not required but on a voluntary basis. I for one am happy to do it. My donation is already sent.

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Post by RockportDave » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:15 pm

Done.
Thanks again WingAdmin for all your time and thank your family, I’m sure they have made sacrifices also for this great web site.
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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by TwoTone Trike » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:22 pm

WingAdmin, Some people are on a fixed income so set it up as a one time donation and that way they can donate one time as many times as the want to.

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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by TwoTone Trike » Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:42 am

WingAdmin, I meant set it up as a monthly and a one time donation.

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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by TwoTone Trike » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:48 pm

WingAdmin, Did you get my post about making this a one time donation also?

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Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Post by FM-USA » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:13 am

This has been brought up a time or two in the past. Scott said he has it covered.
But as we know costs are going up but income "seems to be" lagging behind more than usual.
The "Crumbs" we were supposed to get seems to only go to those who work. Us retired & Soc-Sec folks (as far as I know) don't.
This Jan 1st, I got a WHOPPING $24.00 a year raise. Year before, $0.75 p-month.

ANYways,...
I try to look out for everyone everytime I can. I never smoked but rooted against the tobacco tax. Knowing once that foots in the door, other taxes will soon follow, like the sugar in soda tax.
IF donations were accepted, I would be one to vote for donate what you can afford.

HUGE THANKS from me on this site.

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