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White Gold Wielder
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Well, domain registration renewal is nigh, and my wife is going to make good on her threats to "trade up" if I spring the full cost on her.

Five years of minastirith.com costs about $160-ish. If you have the means and the compassion in your heart ( [] ), donate with the link in the upper right. I recently received a nice surprise donation, but it's not nearly enough for the domain vultures.

I'll put every penny I receive into buying as many years as I can.

BTW, I still (for the moment) own minastirith.net, but the reasons for having it have blurred over the years, and it's not worth the domain renewal fees. I'm letting it go.

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Roll of Honor Varnafindë
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Thank you for reminding us []
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Roll of Honor pi
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quote:
I'm letting it go.
You're leaving or disassociating your affiliation/steward duties regardless?
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White Gold Wielder
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Wha??
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Snöwdog
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WTF? No, I think he means he's dropping www.minastirith.net. not www.minastirith.com.

I'll have to see what I have in my PayPal account.... []

[ 01-19-2011, 10:20 PM: Message edited by: Snöwdog ]

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Roll of Honor Varnafindë
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Has the .net-address been used for anything?
Or did you keep it just so that others shouldn't use it? And is that not so likely any more?

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White Gold Wielder
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It was a mirror, and it seemed cheap once upon a time just to keep it away from others. This was back in the heady days where the movies had people slavering over the potential profit to be made, and someone definitely would have snagged it. Not that big a deal any more.

Remember 25 Hobbits??

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Roll of Honor pi
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quote:
Remember 25 Hobbits??
So what are they down to now, maybe 3 or 4?
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Artaresto
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*Has relayed the message*
It will work out nicely. []

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Roll of Honor Freya
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A timely reminder WGW

I hope those of use who do still use the site find something to contribute, if they have the means []

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Roll of Honor pi
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quote:
WTF? No, I think he means he's dropping...
Phew!

My Lord Steward, expect an incoming donation via PayPal, probably today.

After all, without you as my Steward, where else would I wait for the Return of the King? []


edit: DONE!

[ 01-21-2011, 12:12 PM: Message edited by: pi ]

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Artaresto
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Excellent, pi! []

WGW, I'll donate more if needed. []

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White Gold Wielder
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Wow!

Well, we quickly squeaked passed the mark to be able to buy 5 years. It's really great that I don't have to worry about coming up with this myself. Thank you all for your continued support.

We still have plenty of time until it expires in March, so I'll keep the hat passing just in case some oldbie wins big on a scratch-off. []

9 years is about $250 and the more you buy at one time, the more you save. 20 years is about $450 and 99 years is almost $2000! Cripes, what a racket!

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Roll of Honor pi
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My Lord Steward,
quote:
my wife is going to make good on her threats to "trade up" if I spring the full cost on her.
If I may be so bold, I'd like to suggest you use some of the money and take your lady out to dinner, and give her all of our thanks for being so understanding.
It's only money, after all.

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Roll of Honor Fingolfin of the Noldor
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I remember 25 Hobbits!!

My voting link signature for one of its successors seems to link to an indian pharmacy page now... Its good to see that Minas Tirith has held strong through changing times

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Hamfast Gamgee
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Would the Steward accept ten of your English pounds?
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White Gold Wielder
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Paypal does do currency conversions, I believe. A tenner would be great!

We're about $50 from being able to buy 9 years. Since it's so close, whatever the gap is, I'll fill it.

I don't think I can dream of affording 20 years (since it's about double), but it's good to know we won't have to worry about this again until 2020.

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Roll of Honor Freya
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I think buy 5 years and take Mrs WGW out for dinner on us to apologise for distracting her man these past years []
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Roll of Honor pi
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Exactly! WGW, you deserve it. Have you reached the $250/9 years amount yet?
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Roll of Honor Neytari Took-Baggins
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Treat the wife, dude.

Donated what I could. It's schoolbook buying season and I majored in English, partially thanks to some of the people here [] I mean, seriously, this April is my 10th birthday around here.

[ 01-27-2011, 10:39 PM: Message edited by: Neytari Took-Baggins ]

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White Gold Wielder
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Well, we're about $20 shy of affording the 9-year renewal. I'll throw in my donation on payday, and we'll be over the top!

Thanks to everyone who pitched in this time and any other time before. It's wonderful to not have to worry about this substantial expense again until 2020.

Part of my original goals for Minas Tirith was to have its information available for a long time, and you've definitely made that a reality! [] []

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Hamfast Gamgee
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Which reminds me, I owe you a tenner! I'll get round to it.
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Elanor Gamgee
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For rather complicated reasons which I won't go into here, I can't use Paypal. [] Is there any other way to donate?
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White Gold Wielder
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Well, I got rid of the PO Box quite a while ago, so no. Don't worry about it. []
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Elora Starsong
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Pardon the delay, WGW, but I finally got the collective acts together for Snowdog and Elora on this front. Hope it helps. Now all I need to do is inform the Dawg of where his beer money went for the month and why my vodka money is in the bank for consumption... []
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