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Taco John
01-05-2010, 01:11 AM
Kick in if you want to. Don't feel like you have to. I'm hoping to raise the better part of $1000 for the server and a license upgrade to vBulletin 4.0. The server comes first, the license upgrade comes second.

I've got a lot of ideas in the works, but the recession has dug into me as much as it's dug into you out there, which has meant a focus on the basics.


Click to Donate (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_xclick&business=editor%40orangemane%2ecom&item_name=OrangeMane%2ecom&no_shipping=2&no_note=1&tax=0&currency_code=USD&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF&charset=UTF%2d8)


If you'd like to donate, but would rather send a check, PM me...

I appreciate the support and patronage of everybody here. We're moving into our tenth year of Internet existence - which is like 100 in web site years (or some such cliche). It's been a real honor and privilege to be a sort of shepherd on a sort of Internet oasis. The whole concept blows me away every time I spend any thought on it. I've practically lived Denver Broncos football for 365 days a year, along with an entire group of people doing the same thing - connecting to our love of the Broncos through each other and our daily discussions. It's an amazing thing to me.

I take criticism for being too loose with "the trolls." But contrast is what makes a discussion a discussion. And my goal as a moderator and admin of this site is to allow the greatest amount of contrast while allowing the greatest amount of constructivity. The problem that I find that I face is that "constructivity" is a subjective measure. And precedent is a b****.

So I do the best I can to stay true to myself and what I think is best for the entity The Orange Mane, which includes both the present and future community that we have here.

Anyway, I probably said more than I should or needed to. I don't mean to bore anybody. I hope that if you find any value in the site, and have the credits to spare, you might think to kick in a few bucks.

Here's to the next decade! Go Broncos!

Dagmar
01-05-2010, 06:33 AM
I'll give you $20 to ban rasta and broncofan7! ;)

BroncoBuff
01-05-2010, 07:07 AM
You stole my gig ???

bfoflcommish
01-05-2010, 07:49 AM
I'll give you $20 to ban rasta and broncofan7! ;)

here here!

Florida_Bronco
01-05-2010, 08:11 AM
I'll give you $20 to ban rasta and broncofan7! ;)

Just call it "Buy-a-Ban" Ha!

Taco John
01-05-2010, 08:41 AM
You stole my gig ???

Sorry Buff. Didn't mean to step on your toes. A moment of inspiration struck me when reading up on vBulletin 4.0, and then I remembered the server bill was due this month and thought I might as well create a thread. :)

Broncoman13
01-05-2010, 08:46 AM
I'll give you $20 to ban rasta and broncofan7! ;)

Make it 40... with my $20 as well.

bfoflcommish
01-05-2010, 08:47 AM
a little something sent over tj!

bowtown
01-05-2010, 09:11 AM
Slipped you a lil somthin' somthin', and as posted above there's more where that came from if BF7 disappears. I don't care whether you ban him or not, I just want him to disappear :flush:

Taco John
01-05-2010, 09:40 AM
Thanks all! We're 1/10th the way to the goal! I've gotten $130 so far, a big help!

cutthemdown
01-05-2010, 12:53 PM
Taco is right on. You don't ban anyone unless they are over the line offensive or threatening.

Marketplace Of Ideas. If you don't understand the concept then I suggest you read up on it. It's what makes freedom of speech special.

I will kick in a tad for sure. Thank's for giving us a place to vent TACO.

SureShot
01-05-2010, 01:21 PM
Money sent

summerdenver
01-05-2010, 02:09 PM
+ $25.

cutthemdown
01-05-2010, 03:11 PM
+10 more

brncs_fan
01-05-2010, 03:51 PM
Now that I got an actual job I can actually contribute to the site. Sure know my posts aren't making an impact ;)

Taco John
01-05-2010, 04:15 PM
Thanks everybody. We're up to $205 right now. Very cool! I really appreciate it.

jhat01
01-05-2010, 04:21 PM
+15 bucks

Dagmar
01-05-2010, 04:24 PM
Taco is right on. You don't ban anyone unless they are over the line offensive or threatening.


I think Taco knows we were just messing about cutthemdown. It was in reference to his post. And my bad behaviour of late. :peace:

TheReverend
01-05-2010, 04:36 PM
In and done.

Boobs McGee
01-05-2010, 05:22 PM
lemme ask you this...I don't want to sign up for paypal, but is that cc form pretty secure? (I don't really buy things online too often, so pardon my noobish line of questioning)

gyldenlove
01-05-2010, 06:22 PM
Now I am just waiting for the t-shirt.

broncosteven
01-05-2010, 06:56 PM
Thanks all! We're 1/10th the way to the goal! I've gotten $130 so far, a big help!

Does that count my bet debt and $ I chiped in last week?

baja
01-05-2010, 07:21 PM
+20 thanks TJ

Bronco Yoda
01-05-2010, 07:32 PM
+40
Thanks TJ for everything.

strafen
01-05-2010, 07:39 PM
TJ, I'll get you some $ next week for sure, bud... :thumbs:

ScottXray
01-05-2010, 07:43 PM
+50
TJ. thanks for keeping the Mane open..

However a few bans would make it a better forum on occasion. Use your judgement....and give in to the MOB!

Jes kiddin! Thanks to you and the other mods for trying to keep an even keel.

Taco John
01-05-2010, 08:11 PM
Does that count my bet debt and $ I chiped in last week?

It indeed does. :)

Taco John
01-05-2010, 08:12 PM
lemme ask you this...I don't want to sign up for paypal, but is that cc form pretty secure? (I don't really buy things online too often, so pardon my noobish line of questioning)

In ten years I haven't had a single problem with Paypal. Your mileage may vary. I trust them.

Taco John
01-05-2010, 08:13 PM
You guys are awesome. We're at $393 right now. That's such a great help! Thanks everybody. It warms my heart that there are people out there who get enough out of this place to consider helping out. I really appreciate it.

SureShot
01-05-2010, 09:26 PM
You guys are awesome. We're at $393 right now. That's such a great help! Thanks everybody. It warms my heart that there are people out there who get enough out of this place to consider helping out. I really appreciate it.

Broncobuff is sobbing in a corner right now eating Bon bons.

Meck77
01-05-2010, 11:41 PM
Thanks Taco.....Sent

Now if you can track down that link where Broncofan7 bet me $25.00 that the Broncos wouldn't win more than 7 games and collect from the welcher then I will donate that as well.

I think it should be Omane policy that all welchers must pay the house or get f'in banned if nothing else.

TheReverend
01-05-2010, 11:48 PM
+20 thanks TJ

Pony up, cheapo

BroncoBuff
01-06-2010, 05:45 AM
Sorry Buff. Didn't mean to step on your toes. :)

No no, I'll get over it ... :~ohyah!:

But I will have to apportion my annual contribution now that tailgatenut is buying a new flat screen. hmmm...

Taco John
01-06-2010, 12:42 PM
Thanks everybody! Just an update. We're sitting at $417 right now. Much appreciated.

TailgateNut
01-06-2010, 01:05 PM
Just call it "Buy-a-Ban" Ha!

I have someone in mind who others just can't stop quoting, which, in turn, negates the iggy function.

I'll pay $25 for a "buy a ban" function.

baja
01-06-2010, 01:13 PM
Pony up, cheapo

That's 230 pesos or an average days pay here in Mexico. ;D

baja
01-06-2010, 01:15 PM
If three thousand members gave just 5 bucks that would be 15 large.

TailgateNut
01-06-2010, 01:18 PM
Donation processed. Now can I ban jhns and anyone who quotes him?

PaintballCLE
01-07-2010, 09:10 AM
sent! now if you can get press passes for the nfl draft.......we might be able to work out a larger donation LOL

Taco John
01-07-2010, 05:08 PM
Update: We are at $473.84.

Not bad at all!

Requiem
01-07-2010, 05:41 PM
Hey bro, once I get my college refund check and some paychecks in, I'll be glad to donate. Thanks to TJ and all those who help make this site run.

frerottenextelway
01-07-2010, 08:51 PM
Hey Taco,

Do you have a Full Tilt account (I think I remember you do)? My wife gets paranoid about fraud when sending peeps money online, but I'd be more than happy to transfer you money every so often via that method.

Let me know here or PM.

Thanks.

Meck77
01-08-2010, 06:04 PM
Ok people we are half way there. Ask yourself how much entertainment value you get from this place in a years time. Is it not worth kicking in $5.00-$10.00?

Taco has provided a free place to chat online and guys like Tailgatenut have stepped up and hosted the community at tailgates. It all costs money and we need to take care of these guys.

gunns
01-08-2010, 06:20 PM
Just sent mine TJ. I appreciate having a place to discuss the Broncos, a lot of people (men) don't take women seriously in their love of the game. I don't want anyone banned. They make me feel so much smarter.

Ray Finkle
01-08-2010, 06:24 PM
so do we just send the paypal payment to OrangeMane.com? Is anything else needed?

Taco John
01-09-2010, 01:20 AM
You guys are super! We're at $628.35. Thanks for the bump Meck! Much appreciated!

crawdad
01-09-2010, 10:51 AM
Isaac, I will have to wait til next week but I am definitely down with a donation for the 'Mane.

Dr. Broncenstein
01-09-2010, 01:47 PM
Somene kicked in $X.35 -- I like it. Don't know why, but that made me giggle. It's like they turned over a couch cushion, or grabbed the loose change from their cupholder.

SureShot
01-09-2010, 02:20 PM
Donated a $1.05


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Pony Boy
01-09-2010, 03:50 PM
+25
I will pony up my beer money I had set aside for the Broncos first playoff game......... Thanks for your efforts great site.....

Boobs McGee
01-09-2010, 04:03 PM
+15 I love this site. Thanks to the expert legal advice I'm not going to jail :D

PaintballCLE
01-09-2010, 04:38 PM
Somene kicked in $X.35 -- I like it. Don't know why, but that made me giggle. It's like they turned over a couch cushion, or grabbed the loose change from their cupholder.

lol not likely..though possible........... paypal takes out fees, so thats probably the net donation.

Taco John
01-09-2010, 05:54 PM
+15 I love this site. Thanks to the expert legal advice I'm not going to jail :D

Again, the Orange Mane fixes everything.*

Relationships. Legal Troubles. Marraige counseling. Medical counseling.

Just post a thread and quickly find out how stupid you are for not having thought of (or even having thought of) whatever it is you were being stupid about.

Works every time.

We're up to $728.78 in donations from the folks around here. That's great!

Bronx33
01-09-2010, 06:01 PM
Again, the Orange Mane fixes everything.*

Relationships. Legal Troubles. Marraige counseling. Medical counseling.

Just post a thread and quickly find out how stupid you are for not having thought of (or even having thought of) whatever it is you were being stupid about.

Works every time.

We're up to $728.78 in donations from the folks around here. That's great!


Don't spend it on pumpkin heads, modest mouse CDs and booze this time.

Taco John
01-11-2010, 09:42 AM
Just an update: We're at $750 right now. Thanks to everybody who kicked in!

Sassy
01-11-2010, 01:08 PM
Thanks TJ!
DONE!

crawdad
01-11-2010, 01:23 PM
I took care of it today TJ, sorry it couldn't be more!

Garcia Bronco
01-11-2010, 02:43 PM
You should be at 850.00 now. Maybe even more. :)

Taco John
01-11-2010, 05:08 PM
We are at $893.52! Woo hoo!

This is great! Thanks everybody. And I'm going to go ahead and kick in the final amount here out of my own account, and make the vBulletin purchase! We will be upgrading to the latest platform in the next phase here. I'm really looking forward to it!

Thanks to all who helped, and everybody out there who make this place so great! :)

SureShot
01-11-2010, 05:10 PM
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watermock
01-11-2010, 05:25 PM
Damn...I was waiting for the $1000.00 cash prize.

You missed out TJ....

strafen
01-11-2010, 11:13 PM
We are at $893.52! Woo hoo!

This is great! Thanks everybody. And I'm going to go ahead and kick in the final amount here out of my own account, and make the vBulletin purchase! We will be upgrading to the latest platform in the next phase here. I'm really looking forward to it!

Thanks to all who helped, and everybody out there who make this place so great! :)Hold your horses, TJ... Ha!
Sorry about the delay.
$40.00 went to you from yours truly...
~dragster 8')

~Crash~
01-12-2010, 10:07 AM
I will get you some money out soon so keep peoples toes to the fire Taco

Taco John
01-12-2010, 11:56 AM
Thanks guys! I really appreciate it. I dug in and made the purchase of vB 4.0 and set up the server payment, but anything that is sent in will go towards reimbursing the cards that I put the payments on.

Thanks much! I'll leave this thread up throughout January.

Ray Finkle
01-12-2010, 12:17 PM
Thank you TJ....

brncs_fan
01-12-2010, 08:54 PM
Hooray new VB Software. I wonder if it feels like getting new shoes?

PaintballCLE
01-12-2010, 08:58 PM
Thanks guys! I really appreciate it. I dug in and made the purchase of vB 4.0 and set up the server payment, but anything that is sent in will go towards reimbursing the cards that I put the payments on.

Thanks much! I'll leave this thread up throughout January.

Sweet, not make me a mod, or more importantly the ability to change the front page stories :thumbsup:

theAPAOps5
01-12-2010, 08:59 PM
Actually McBOAB would be a great Mod!

PaintballCLE
01-12-2010, 09:01 PM
Actually McBOAB would be a great Mod!

haha thanks apa......although i dont know how it would go over from trying to ban blueflame for her anti-McD remarks :rofl::rofl: JK BLUE

PaintballCLE
01-12-2010, 09:03 PM
oh an PS......for all you android users.........especially the Motorola Droid........ i am working on an app for the mane since it uses open source coding.......... Ill keep ya updated on that

Taco John
01-12-2010, 09:19 PM
oh an PS......for all you android users.........especially the Motorola Droid........ i am working on an app for the mane since it uses open source coding.......... Ill keep ya updated on that

Hey, send me a PM before you do anything like that. I've got plans for an app already in mind. Maybe we can work on the idea together.

PaintballCLE
01-12-2010, 09:21 PM
Hey, send me a PM before you do anything like that. I've got plans for an app already in mind. Maybe we can work on the idea together.

Oh yeah I would......... i was just testing the waters with the droid "code".......i mean right now it works as a full html site.......just messing around to see if i could make it a mobile version from my end...... not trying to hack into the site or anything lol

Killericon
01-12-2010, 11:23 PM
...I could be a mod too, you know. *Sniff*

Anyways, I chipped in a little. You're the man, you gutless drunk you!

~Crash~
01-16-2010, 09:42 PM
I finaly got you $25 sent your way .

Thank you Taco

Boobs McGee
01-16-2010, 11:02 PM
oh an PS......for all you android users.........especially the Motorola Droid........ i am working on an app for the mane since it uses open source coding.......... Ill keep ya updated on that

this would be facking SWEET. My hero just took a **** (dropped it into a glass of water next to my bed), and even though I'm gonna ditch sprint, I'm thinkin about either the eris or droid for verizon.

Was ALWAYS hoping someone would come up with a mane app...it's fine on the browswer, but would be uber cool as an app. GET CRACKIN GENTS! I'll buy it fo sho!

Sassy
01-16-2010, 11:07 PM
Oh yeah I would......... i was just testing the waters with the droid "code".......i mean right now it works as a full html site.......just messing around to see if i could make it a mobile version from my end...... not trying to hack into the site or anything lol

I want an OM app for my ipod touch! 8')
Make it a paid app with proceeds or part of them going for server costs.

Oops...missed Taco's post under that! LOL!...that would rock guys!:strong:

Blueflame
01-16-2010, 11:41 PM
haha thanks apa......although i dont know how it would go over from trying to ban blueflame for her anti-McD remarks :rofl::rofl: JK BLUE

:spit: LOL