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    When you built your display this past season, did you have to run to the store to pick up another extension cord or two? Or did you have to buy another bag of zip ties or some duct tape? Or maybe you bought a few 10' long sections of PVC pipe to make a new display, and so you also picked up a couple cans of black spray paint to hide the PVC pipe, too. Did you maybe order a big spool of SPT wire and some pirate plugs this year? Or when you were walking through the Christmas light area at your local Home Depot or Lowe's, did you happen to toss an extra box of lights or a couple tree ornaments into your cart?

    You see, the thing is, we don't think twice about picking up an extra little thing here and there to enhance our shows or add something new.... after all, it's only maybe $15-$20, right?. It's no biggie.

    Maybe you might consider that this forum and your fellow members provide you with ideas, assistance, and sometimes extensive technical help in many ways to help you make your show successful and the talk of the neighborhood. The forum has value, too -- at least as much as a bag of zip ties, or a bundle of PVC pipes, or a new extension cord, or another roll of duct tape, don't you think? After all, this "free" forum has operating expenses, too.

    If you think the forum is a good thing, maybe you would also consider supporting it by choosing a paid subscription plan. Click "SETTINGS" to get to your personal settings page, then scroll down on the left side to "Paid Subscriptions." Supporting your local big box store by purchasing products is the only way they'll stay open. Same goes for forums such as this one.

    Go ahead. Take the plunge. It's only $15-$20.
    Last edited by dirknerkle; 01-08-2019 at 10:09 AM.

    http://digwdf.com/store/
    Even though the DIGWDF Store has been closed for two years, it's still awesome!
    User guides, documentation and other files are still free and available for downloading.

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    ** REMINDER BUMP **

    Have you brought your 2019 DIYC support contribution up to date yet so that this forum can stay alive on Al Gore's web thingy???

    C'mon folks. Just do it.

    http://digwdf.com/store/
    Even though the DIGWDF Store has been closed for two years, it's still awesome!
    User guides, documentation and other files are still free and available for downloading.

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    GO GO GO ! Get that supporting membership !

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    Hey, folks. It's 2020 and it's important that you consider this crass, commercial message.

    Have you ordered or purchased any lights or gear already this year? Maybe a bunch of pixels? Did you spend a few hundred bucks on controllers, maybe a couple Raspberry Pi's, and maybe pixel strips? And if you're new at all this, I'll bet you're really anxious for your new gear to arrive so you can start tinkering with it, right? And, I'll also bet that you're expecting to find some help here in the free forums when you run into the normal problems of getting an animated light show running smoothly, too?

    Well, operating this place on the web is certainly not free to those that administer it. It's not only a labor of love, it has REAL COSTS, and they're significant costs. I'm not an admin here but I am quite familiar with the costs of running a public forum. Please think about spending just a simple, $20 bill and supporting this great place.

    I was reading a couple posts today and noticed Jeff Millard's very nice signature on his account. It says the following:

    $20 annually. That's like 5.61 cents a day. I realize that's more than a nickel but its just a little more.
    Please consider becoming a Supporting Member of DIYC.

    http://digwdf.com/store/
    Even though the DIGWDF Store has been closed for two years, it's still awesome!
    User guides, documentation and other files are still free and available for downloading.

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    When I decided to log back into this hobby, after almost 10 years away from a display animated to music... the very first thing I did was remember just how valuable the information here was to me. If I'm guessing at something and I'm not sure, I just ask a question and the awesome members line up to help. So much knowledge and experience all in one place. I was standing in my back yard with Brian et al when I believe he made the decision to create this forum. I've watched it evolve. I've seen the result of the minds coming together on TV every year during the Great Christmas Light Fight. I've seen people I really admire win it. I've seen displays that simply wouldn't exist if not for the gathering of minds and ideas from this Forum.

    I know the guy who hosts this forum. I'm thankful for that. Please support him in his desire to keep this place online. It could use some updates and security patches. It's a little more than a nickel a day.

    Jeff
    Please consider becoming a Supporting Member of DIYC. Show your thanks to those who make this place possible.

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    Thanks for the reminder. Went and checked and noticed my supporting membership had expired.

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    I got my notice and paid immediately.

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