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CelticsStrong fundraiser (new CelticsBlog Forum): Please Help!
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:47:34 AM »

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  • We've passed 50% of our goal. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!!!!
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Official campaign is here:
https://www.gofundme.com/keep-celticsblog-forum-alive


Many thanks to everyone that has helped make this almost a reality. By the end of the month, these forums will be moving to a new site, CelticsStrong.com.

It will be operated by Fanstreme, a partnership between myself and my business partner Earl Cole. Earl is a huge NBA fan from Kansas City who recently worked for the LA Clippers. If you're a Survivor fan, the name may sound familiar. Most importantly he's passionate about basketball and will be helping take the site to the next level.

Me, I'm a lifelong Boston sports fan and forum member here. I grew up watching the Sox on TV 38, saw potential in Marcus Banks and Kedrick Brown for WAYYY too long, and consider this "little" forum one of the best corners of the Internet, bar none.

Our top priority is to keep the forums alive for the 2018-19 season and beyond, but, we're starting with $0 budget and some work to do. We're working hard to fix problems like the email system and site reliability while also bringing some nice additions. Server expenses don't look tooo huge, but short term they are coming out of our own pockets in addition to the work involved.

All that said: we could use your support making the move.

Please feel free to ask me anything here. There are a few more details on the GoFundMe page and I aim to be as transparent as possible during the transition.

Every little bit helps. The forums will remain free for everyone, but if it's something you feel you'd pay to use/ keep alive, this is the time!

THANK YOU CBloggers,
Brian Yennie / @yennieb

ANYONE WHO DONATES AND POSTS IN THIS THREAD GETS 50 TPS
« Last Edit: September 17, 2018, 01:55:39 PM by byennie »

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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 05:27:06 AM »

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Massive thanks to you and the others who have put in so much work for the transition! If I could give 1000 TP's I would ;D

I'll try and get around to donating shortly, and I have no doubt the generosity of CelticsBlog will shine through!

p.s. picking Kedrick Brown ahead of Richard Jefferson and Troy Murphy still infuriates me

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 05:40:24 AM »

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Just donated! Thank you so much for all of your help getting this moved, byennie. This is one of my favorite places on the net and it means a lot to me.
« Last Edit: September 17, 2018, 11:03:23 AM by BitterJim »
I'm bitter.

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 08:56:36 AM »

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Awesome! Thanks for all of your guys’ work on keeping this community alive. I wish I could’ve helped with the process, but my skillset is limited in the technical/business domains.

Will do what I can with a donation. I know watching the C’s wouldn’t be the same without our robust game threads!
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 10:04:34 AM »

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Made a donation. I encourage everyone to send any little bit in they can. Lots of small donations will lead to very big things for all of us.

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 10:11:44 AM »

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Someone may want to permanently pin a message for this funding campaign.



Seems like you can't enter your username twice as I did and have it come up, so I'm showing up as having donated as Anonymous at GoFundMe.
This is all about money laundering.

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 10:16:33 AM »

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Gentlemen, at best I am a lurker here. The posts range from completely insane to wonderfully insightful....I am glad to donate to the cause and hope other will help you get to your reasonable goal....Thank you for your efforts.

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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2018, 10:18:58 AM »

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Do we start off with higher TPs based on donation?  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2018, 10:37:21 AM »

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My card was declined - I'll have to contact my bank.

Unfortunately, Greek cards are often treated with suspicion abroad, for obv reasons.

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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2018, 10:59:49 AM »

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done. well worth it. you should be able to reach, and surpass, your goal of $1,500 soon.
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2018, 11:05:36 AM »

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Chipped in.
Trade deadline mock team: Celtics,
Irving, Rozier, Wanna
Smart, Robinson, Dozier
Tatum, Morris, Semi
Griffin, Theis, Yab
Horford, Baynes, Williams

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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2018, 11:57:47 AM »

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My card was declined - I'll have to contact my bank.

Unfortunately, Greek cards are often treated with suspicion abroad, for obv reasons.
are you sure it was not because you are a shady character??  ;)
I believe Gandhi is the only person who knew about real democracy — not democracy as the right to go and buy what you want, but democracy as the responsibility to be accountable to everyone around you. Democracy begins with freedom from hunger, freedom from unemployment, freedom from fear, and freedom from hatred.
- Vandana Shiva

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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2018, 11:59:12 AM »

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and, just to keep folks informed and excited, as of right now the amount committed by us all is...

$560 of $1,500 goal!  ;D
I believe Gandhi is the only person who knew about real democracy — not democracy as the right to go and buy what you want, but democracy as the responsibility to be accountable to everyone around you. Democracy begins with freedom from hunger, freedom from unemployment, freedom from fear, and freedom from hatred.
- Vandana Shiva

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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2018, 12:03:39 PM »

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Thanks guys, so encouraging to see all the help coming in! I promise every dollar is appreciated and will be stretched to the max.

The $33 and $34 are a nice touch too, let's just stay away from the Robert Parish =)??

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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2018, 12:09:15 PM »

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The $33 and $34 are a nice touch too, let's just stay away from the Robert Parish =)??

Let's hope for some Jae Crowder fans.



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