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Post by StudentPilot on Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:12 pm

For whatever reason, the administrators of this site have continued to allow advertising on PilotNation regardless of the fact some have said they would chip-in to defray the cost of ridding the site of advertising.

WARNING:  I have noticed that a number of the advertisers that pop-up on PN are not safe!!

Now that most of us are home just walking between the refrigerator and our devices, we want to simply "click and buy," but don't without first checking on the legitimacy of the manufacturer/seller/site.

Some of the conniving sellers are simply taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic, and anyone who shops there are at risk of sharing their credit card information and getting either fake products or nothing at all.

Come on PN administrators...get rid of the advertisements.
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Post by Guest on Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:57 pm

StudentPilot wrote:For whatever reason, the administrators of this site have continued to allow advertising on PilotNation regardless of the fact some have said they would chip-in to defray the cost of ridding the site of advertising.

WARNING:  I have noticed that a number of the advertisers that pop-up on PN are not safe!!

Now that most of us are home just walking between the refrigerator and our devices, we want to simply "click and buy," but don't without first checking on the legitimacy of the manufacturer/seller/site.

Some of the conniving sellers are simply taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic, and anyone who shops there are at risk of sharing their credit card information and getting either fake products or nothing at all.

Come on PN administrators...get rid of the advertisements.

Ha, not sure where you've been shopping! I was looking for a way to get rid of excess used motor oil, and all I get are ads for oil burners and heaters.

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Post by StudentPilot on Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:54 pm

up7587 wrote:Ha, not sure where you've been shopping!
I was thinking about purchasing some masks for the people in my neighborhood, but the site that came up on PN seemed kind of sketchy so I asked a friend of mine who works for an internet security firm to check it out, he said, "don't touch it, it's likely bogus!"
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Post by PilotNut on Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:20 am

I have activated the new donation process here on the forum.  Members who are signed in can click on the "Contribution" link located in the bottom right corner on any page, in the footer.  You can buy credits that can then be used by the forum.  A big change recently is that we can no longer spend credits in an ala carte way to turn off ads; rather, we now have to buy a package upgrade.  This is more expensive, but also gives some other options.

Through the link down there, you can donate via credit card on the Skrill or Stripe platforms.  Full disclosure: I know nothing about either of these platforms.  Our forum host is based in Europe, so that may be why.  

As an admin, I have the ability to buy credits via PayPal, but that unfortunately does not appear to be an option for everyone else... so if you would prefer, you can message me directly and we can handle this via VenMo, PayPal or otherwise.

We currently need another 4,500 credits on top of what we have to block ads for another 12 months, or about $50....

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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:20 am

Stripe says it is headquartered in San Francisco.  Wonder why they list denominations is Euros? And what exchange rate do they use? Currently a Euro is $1.08.


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Post by PilotNut on Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:31 pm

up7587 wrote:Stripe says it is headquartered in San Francisco.  Wonder why they list denominations is Euros?  And what exchange rate do they use?  Currently a Euro is $1.08.

Interesting--the link must function differently for non-Admin folks. When I looked at it last night, it took me to a different screen where I could change the denomination to US Dollars. I didn't see a lot of options to modify the setup, but I will try to research that.

Feel free to message me via the links just below the image at the top of the page above in the mean time.

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Post by Admin on Fri May 08, 2020 1:02 pm

Ads have been turned off until 5/9/21.

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Post by Guest on Fri May 08, 2020 1:29 pm

Thanks, I don't see them today.

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Post by PilotNut on Tue May 12, 2020 4:32 pm

Thank you to FloridaPilot, up7587, and DoubleDipper who all chipped in for the no-ads purchase!

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