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Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:00 pm
by admin
Thanks to the extremely generous support of our members - we have previously had enough donated to cover the costs of running Whippet World, including the domain and hosting until February 2014. We have been blown away by everyone's generosity - you guys rock!

We have just renewed our hosting again for another two years, but have had to downsize our package partly due to funds and partly due to less board traffic than we have had in recent years.

If anyone wishes to contribute it would be appreciated but is not necessary. As always, any money we raise above board running costs will go towards contests that we try to hold off and on throughout the year.

If you do donate and would like to change your 'title' from WW Member to WW Supporter, please include your WW ID in the message with your donation.

Thank you to all our members who make this board such a wonderful place :D


Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:41 pm
by Whippetmom4
Dear Managers, I love WW and use it all the time, so I would very much like to donate. I do not have a Paypal account, though. How should I get the money to you? :confusion-shrug:

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:59 pm
by chelynnah
Trish that's so sweet of you - thanks! You're probably better not to have a paypal acc't - I personally know how dangerous (to my bank balance LOL) it can be.

One of us will get back to you by pm and let you know.

Wendy

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:36 am
by les
Hi Wendy, i just made a donation, i want to stay 'member', but i have a question.
Can you help me add my location on to the side bar that shows up when i post? I can't figure it out...

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:09 am
by Wendy
Sure thing les, and thank you for the donation. On the top right hand side of the page you should see a link that says "User Control Panel". Click that and then click profile (if you can't find it, just click this link: ucp.php?i=164) Just fill in location and click Submit at the bottom and you'll be all set. Let me know if you have any trouble.

Thanks so much to everyone who has donated - if anyone wanted the title change and hasn't gotten it please let me know.

Thanks!

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:26 am
by les
Thanks Wendy, and sweet dreams in England! (By the way my husband is Welsh, he crossed the pond in 1988, but we get to visit England once a year to friends and family)

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:53 pm
by chelynnah
les wrote:Thanks Wendy, and sweet dreams in England! (By the way my husband is Welsh, he crossed the pond in 1988, but we get to visit England once a year to friends and family)


There's two of us Wendy's - I'm the one in England :D That's really interesting. If you ever get homesick for the whippets when you're over on a holiday maybe we can meet up and you can have a cuddle with ours!

Wendy

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:14 pm
by les
Oops, i see now that you have mentioned it that the other Wendy is out of Florida.
I think that would be great to meet up!
We always go to Bristol, Cardiff, Kew, Nottingham, Pinner, and Chesham Bois. Sometimes we are also in Stratford-on -Avon area.
Where do you live? I actually prefer the smaller whippet sizes and my husband tells me that personalities are different too. His in England were very quiet, and great hunters of rabbit. My California whippie saw a rabbit in an open field only once, and he got so excited that when the rabbit zigged, he zagged and came streaking back to us screaming the whole way, and then he ran back to the site where he lost it and tryed to track its scent, but he had lost it. I was laughing so hard i could hardly stand up, i had never heard him carry on like that.

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:36 pm
by Francarrich
Hi, I actually grew up not far from Pinner before we moved down here to Dorset over 35 years ago & my cousin lived in Ruislip. Now I live about 10 miles from Wendy & Nick & the Chelynnah girls.

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:16 pm
by les
Carol-- Where is Dorset in relation to the cliffs of Dover?
We might make it to your neck of the woods as i would like to see the cliffs and husband used to live in Hastings

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:21 pm
by les
I am trying to figure out how to get to private messages, sorry about the thread hijack...

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:38 pm
by chelynnah
les wrote:I am trying to figure out how to get to private messages, sorry about the thread hijack...

up at the top of the board to the right of 'logout' it says 'x private messages' - just click on that.

Here's the full instructions for private messages

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=466

Sorry - I sent you a pm response so that we didn't stray too much further off topic on the donation thread :P

Wendy

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:54 pm
by Kirislin
admin wrote:If you would like to help with Whippet World's operational costs (we're up to $215) click the button below. Please let us know if you'd like us to change your title from WW Member to WW Supporter (it's your option, you may leave your title the same if you'd like). If you do want the "WW Supporter" title please be sure to put your Whippet World username in the Paypal transaction (there's a field for it) so we know who you are.

Thank you!


I missed that bit :roll:
Just got the email, it says I've donated to Wendy, is that right?

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:24 pm
by WhippetScraps1
Make that 3 Wendys :teasing-neener:



Wendy

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:05 am
by chelynnah
Kirislin wrote:
admin wrote:If you would like to help with Whippet World's operational costs (we're up to $215) click the button below. Please let us know if you'd like us to change your title from WW Member to WW Supporter (it's your option, you may leave your title the same if you'd like). If you do want the "WW Supporter" title please be sure to put your Whippet World username in the Paypal transaction (there's a field for it) so we know who you are.

Thank you!


I missed that bit :roll:
Just got the email, it says I've donated to Wendy, is that right?


Drop WendyM a note if you want it changed and she can do that. And yes, it goes to her paypal account as she is handing all the payments for the website etc, but don't worry, she's keeping good accounts :D

Thanks everyone for the support!


WhippetScraps1 wrote:Make that 3 Wendys :teasing-neener:

Wendy


Actually I think there's 5 on the board :o , but I was referring to the Wendy's on the management team :dance:

Wendy J

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:36 am
by WhippetScraps1
Oh, I've never met so many Wendys before! I'll be quiet now :sleeping-blue:



Wendy

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:43 am
by chelynnah
WhippetScraps1 wrote:Oh, I've never met so many Wendys before! I'll be quiet now :sleeping-blue:
Wendy


Don't you dare!! Me neither. It's actually quite fun! That's why I started putting WendyJ in my signature. On my UK board there are about 4 Wendy's as well. Maybe it's a whippet thing?

W

Re: Help Support Whippet World

PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:37 pm
by Patience
Whippet World means the world to me! Thank you for all the hard work you Managers do for all of us!