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Offline bosk1

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For those who may be newer on the forums, you may not know that since this forum started in 2007, it has been run on a volunteer basis with all of our fees either being paid by me personally or by donations made by forum members.  Although we have not done this in a couple of years, it is once again time for our donations contest.  And this time around, I have lots of cool prizes directly from the band's own vaults (and likely more on the way before this is over).  So I am once again offering prizes for those who donate $10 or more between now and January 15th.



Anyone donating any amount will recieve DTF Alumni status, indicated by green stars/bars under your user name and green user status.  Anyone donating $10 or more will be eligible for a drawing at the end of the contest for one several prizes, including:
-Dream Theater CD's.
-Dream Theater DVD/BluRays.
-Transatlantic Official Bootleg DVD (this is the DVD that is being sold exclusively at the merch booth on the TA Whirlwind tour)
-Systematic Chaos tour book, in brand new condition
-Dream Theater Silver Anniversary poster
-Tour laminates
-Vintage DT tour and Prog Nation tour shirts


Rules:
1.  Donate $10 or more by January 31, 2019 by using the Paypal donation link on the forum
2.  PM me the details of your donation with the words "2018/2019 donations contest" in the title so I can keep track.  (user name, real name, date of donation, amount)

PLEASE NOTE:  You must follow the rules above.  There will be no exceptions.  Somebody a few years ago did not send me the proper information, waited until well after the fact, and did not end up receiving their prize as a result.  I really NEED to clean out my PM inbox because I have over 1,000 PM's.  That isn't your problem; it's mine.  BUT what it means to you if you are donating is that you must PM me accurate details on time with the proper title in your PM or else I might miss your message and it may then end up lost in the PM abyss.  Don't let this be you!   :biggrin:

Whether you donate or not, thank you all for the years and for your continued support of the forum, monetary or otherwise.



FAQ:  "How much should I donate?"  I get this question a lot.  There isn't really a right answer.  I've had single donations of as little as a few dollars and as much as a couple of hundred.  It's up to you.  Every bit helps cover the costs of running this place.  If I had to answer, I guess my "preferred" amount would be $35.  But please don't let that deter you if you want to give and can't give that much.  As I said, every bit helps and is appreciated.  Thanks.
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Re: 2018/2019 DTF Donation Contest - Support the Forums and Win Cool Prizes!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2018, 11:26:31 AM »
Sent.  Felize Navidad.  Not gonna clog your inbox with a PM... you know who I am.  ;)
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Re: 2018/2019 DTF Donation Contest - Support the Forums and Win Cool Prizes!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2018, 11:31:41 AM »
Sent.  Felize Navidad.  Not gonna clog your inbox with a PM... you know who I am.  ;)

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Re: 2018/2019 DTF Donation Contest - Support the Forums and Win Cool Prizes!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2018, 11:48:13 AM »
It's also not quite the best time for me, with all the Christmas / New Year shopping and work piled up. I've made a note to do that in early 2019 though.

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Re: 2018/2019 DTF Donation Contest - Support the Forums and Win Cool Prizes!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2018, 12:56:13 PM »
Yeah, I understand the holiday crush.  That's why I have it open to the end of the January.  I can extend it longer if people want to donate a bit later and still be eligible.
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Re: 2018/2019 DTF Donation Contest - Support the Forums and Win Cool Prizes!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2018, 01:15:01 PM »
Sent.  Felize Navidad.  Not gonna clog your inbox with a PM... you know who I am.  ;)

Sent!

But I did clog the inbox with a PM cuz I WANT A SHIRT!! :lol
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: 2018/2019 DTF Donation Contest - Support the Forums and Win Cool Prizes!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2018, 02:04:26 PM »
Sent!

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Re: 2018/2019 DTF Donation Contest - Support the Forums and Win Cool Prizes!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2018, 09:51:02 AM »
Donation made :)
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Re: 2018/2019 DTF Donation Contest - Support the Forums and Win Cool Prizes!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2018, 01:30:49 PM »
I've been a bit busy for holidays and had not promptly responded to each person who donated.  I think I am caught up now (to those who PM'd me, anyway).  If I owe anyone some green stars, I will try to get to that soon.  Thanks for the support!
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Re: 2018/2019 DTF Donation Contest - Support the Forums and Win Cool Prizes!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2018, 01:32:32 PM »
Green stars?
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Re: 2018/2019 DTF Donation Contest - Support the Forums and Win Cool Prizes!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2018, 09:29:33 PM »
One of the Lucky Charms?

Thanks for setting up the drawing Bosk.
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Re: 2018/2019 DTF Donation Contest - Support the Forums and Win Cool Prizes!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2019, 04:44:16 AM »
some tour laminates as a prize. Interesting. May you be a little more specific please? which tour? Thanks