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  • 6th Annual TOL-a-THON

    The 6th 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 16th anniversary so we certainly don't want to fail now. This year we are moving to an all-new Cloud based server which is really exciting. Furthermore at some point in the year we will likely completely upgrade TOL to the newest forum software (assuming we raise enough money).

    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 6th 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 2012 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 17th until October 1st.

    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 $3,500)

    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 October 1st regardless of how much money we have raised.

    The THANK YOU list.
    Last edited by Knight; September 18th, 2012, 05:22 PM.
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    Before we even started we have already reached 30% of our goal. Thank you to the early donors!!!
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    • #3
      How about some entertainment?
      Jesus saves completely. http://www.climatedepot.com/ http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

      Titus 1

      For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped

      Ephesians 5

      11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nick M View Post
        How about some entertainment?
        Good idea.... How about some...

        Mariachi Christian music
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        • #5
          Quick reminder... if you make a donation to the donation system it will show up immediately and be applied to our goal. If you buy a yearly subscription it will not be automatically applied to our goal. When I get online I will manually add it to our goal but trust me your donation will be accounted for.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Knight View Post
            Before we even started we have already reached 30% of our goal. Thank you to the early donors!!!
            FANTASTIC!

            We don't tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters exist.
            They already know monsters exist.
            We tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters can be killed.

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            • #7
              I may have to wait until the end, but I'll be buying a subscription. It just sucks that I can't access the features until then, as my last one expired.
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              • #8
                Thank you to all the folks that pushed us up and over the 50% mark!!

                That makes me emotional...

                Lee Yong
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lighthouse View Post
                  I may have to wait until the end, but I'll be buying a subscription. It just sucks that I can't access the features until then, as my last one expired.
                  I will extend your subscription until then.
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                  TOL Newbies CLICK HERE or....upgrade your TOL today!

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                  • #10
                    Thank wiz and BR!!
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                    • #11
                      Just setup our new server. It's a cloud based server and it's very similar to what we already have as far as specs. The difference is it is much more easily upgraded and it has much more current system software and admin software running on it.

                      I can't wait to get TOL moved over there.

                      How excited am ? As excited as this drummer.
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                      TOL Newbies CLICK HERE or....upgrade your TOL today!

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                      • #12
                        Let's have some fun!!!!

                        Prizes for the first one who can answer questions about TOL. (Not real prizes, but just for fun)


                        QUESTION:
                        How do find who is the top poster at TOL, and who is it?

                        And your prize will be a TOL back-scratcher.





                        ****
                        We already have a winner for this one.

                        WINNER = Bybee!




                        Last edited by Tambora; September 20th, 2012, 02:31 AM.

                        We don't tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters exist.
                        They already know monsters exist.
                        We tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters can be killed.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Tambora View Post
                          Let's have some fun!!!!

                          Prizes for the first one who can answer questions about TOL. (Not real prizes, but just for fun)


                          QUESTION:
                          How do find who is the top poster at TOL, and who is it?

                          And your prize will be a TOL back-scratcher.

                          You look down in the lower (anatomically) left hand corner and voila, there he is, Godrulz!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bybee View Post
                            You look down in the lower (anatomically) left hand corner and voila, there he is, Godrulz!
                            Sure... if ya want to do it the easy way. But if you want to get tricky you can go to the member list and sort by posts.

                            http://www.theologyonline.com/forums...rt=posts&pp=25
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                            TOL Newbies CLICK HERE or....upgrade your TOL today!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Knight View Post
                              Just setup our new server. It's a cloud based server and it's very similar to what we already have as far as specs. The difference is it is much more easily upgraded and it has much more current system software and admin software running on it.

                              I can't wait to get TOL moved over there.

                              How excited am ? As excited as this drummer.
                              Oh my goodness Knight, calm yourself!

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