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    7th Annual TOL-A-THON STARTS NOW!

    WE HIT OUR GOAL!! The 2013 and 7th annual TOL-A-THON is complete!! Thank you to everyone who was able to help with this years effort.


    The 7th annual TOL-A-THON Starts now!

    Thank you in advance for any support you can offer!

    We have two weeks to raise $3,500. Please consider giving a donation to help us reach our goal. Donations of any amount are welcome.

    CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION.

    Each and every year during the later part of September we need to raise money to pay for TheologyOnline's yearly expenses. Hosting, maintenance, software licensing , etc. Running a website that get's as much traffic as TOL does is expensive. Our website requires a dedicated server and unfortunately dedicated servers are not cheap.

    Therefore...

    We need to raise $3500.00 to keep TOL online for another year. A few years back TheologyOnline grew out of our cheap shared web hosting account and our only choice was to move into a much more expensive dedicated server. Our option to make payment on the new server was to pay monthly, or annually. Making an annual payment saved us about 10%. Yet the even better part of making an annual payment is that we only need to bug our members about helping out once a year instead of every single month. (I hate asking for money)

    In early October we need to make our annual hosting payment or TOL will cease to exist. TheologyOnline is creeping up on it's 17th anniversary so we certainly don't want to fail now. This year we are doubling the size of our Cloud based server which is really exciting. Furthermore at some point in the year we will likely completely upgrade TOL to a newer more secure forum software (assuming we raise enough money).

    We also plan to create a TOL app that will be available in the iTunes and Google Play store. The app will be FREE and allow you to take TOL with you wherever you go!

    Therefore we are having our annual two week long telethon, errrrrr... webathon, errrrr... TOL-a-THON!!! The money we raise during the TOL-a-THON will pay our server fee's for an entire year. (and any other expenses we might run into)

    So, if you support what TOL stands for, or you just love participating on TOL, or you hate us but love having a forum to battle us on and you want to see theologyonline grow and thrive please consider donating to the 7th annual TOL-a-THON! Donations are accepted in any amount and can be paid securely via credit card or eCheck through our TOL-a-THON donation system.

    CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION OF ANY AMOUNT.

    Other ways to help meet our goal....
    Besides straight donations the next best way to help TOL raise money during the 2013 TOL-A-Thon would be to renew your yearly TOL subscription during the TOL-a-THON and we will count that towards our fund raising goal!

    Also if you are a monthly TOL subscriber and you change to a yearly subscriber during the TOL-A-THON that will really help us as well. Again we will count that towards our goal.

    We will not count monthly subscriptions towards our goal, but we will count yearly subscriptions towards our goal. Basically we want to alter the way we collect money and try to do as much of it as possible every September.

    If you have any questions about the upcoming TOL-A-THON please don't hesitate to ask your questions in this thread.

    Thank you in advance for your support!

    In Christ - Knight.





    TOL-a-THON FAQ...

    Question: How long is the TOL-A-THON going to last?
    Answer: Two weeks. The TOL-A-THON will run from September 16th until September 30th.

    Question: Should only right-wing Christians donate to the TOL-A-THON?
    Answer: Of course not! TOL depends on ALL of you! You don't have to be a right-wing fanatic to help TOL thrive! If you like participating on TOL for the sole purpose of bashing right-wingers then TOL still is a value for you and you should consider donating to the cause.

    Question: What if we fall short of our goal? What will happen to the money raised in the TOL-A-THON?
    Answer: We will not fall short of our goal!!! But, for whatever reason if we fall short of our goal we will have to make a determination at that point as to what direction and course of action we will take to make ends meet.

    Question: Where does the money go that is raised during the TOL-A-THON?
    Answer: All the money raised during the TOL-A-THON goes directly to the operating expenses of TOL, the largest operating expense is our yearly dedicated server hosting fee (in fact, that fee alone is about $2,500)

    Question: If we reach the goal prior to the end of the TOL-A-THON will we stop the fundraiser early?
    Answer: No. This year we are going to keep the fundraiser open until it ends on September 30th regardless of how much money we have raised.

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    Let me get this thing started Knight...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman View Post
    Let me get this thing started Knight...
    W00t W00t!!! Rockin' already. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    W00t W00t!!! Rockin' already. Thank you.
    My pleasure , I support it cause I love it but, you knew that...
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    Night,

    I would like to donate to your site and I was silver member last year, but I got a year vacation, did not get to post as much as I wanted.

    I think it is just fair to donate because we get to post. But members who are getting a lot of forced vacation feel unfair for this.

    thank you.

    Just my two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meshak View Post
    Night,

    I would like to donate to your site and I was silver member last year, but I got a year vacation, did not get to post as much as I wanted.

    I think it is just fair to donate because we get to post. But members who are getting a lot of forced vacation feel unfair for this.

    thank you.

    Just my two cents.
    Here is the thing.... if you do not feel comfortable donating, I completely understand. We have never been "pushy" about our fundraising.

    The best solution would be to make sure you don't get infractions and then you don't have to worry about forced vacations. And then you could feel more comfortable donating.

    Another option could be to donate just a small amount.

    Either way... only you can make the determination if this site is something you want to support.
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    Here are the 3 biggest things we have planned if we meet our goal.

    1. Double the size of our dedicated server.
    2. Update our software so we are less vulnerable to hackers
    3. Create a TOL app for iPhone and Android that will be FREE in the iTunes and Google Play stores. TOL in your pocket!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman View Post
    My pleasure , I support it cause I love it but, you knew that...
    I love it, too. Now I've gotta get my daughter to do the pay pal thing because I'm too stupid to figure it out myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    Here is the thing.... if you do not feel comfortable donating, I completely understand. We have never been "pushy" about our fundraising.

    The best solution would be to make sure you don't get infractions and then you don't have to worry about forced vacations. And then you could feel more comfortable donating.

    Another option could be to donate just a small amount.

    Either way... only you can make the determination if this site is something you want to support.
    I am doing my best not to get infractions.

    blessings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meshak View Post
    I am doing my best not to get infractions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman View Post
    My pleasure , I support it cause I love it but, you knew that...
    YAY for Rocketman!

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    The TOL-A-THON officially started this morning and we are already at 14% of our goal. Thank you to all of those that have participated.
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    Our goal is to get to 20% by the end of today. We can do it!!
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