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    tic chick, I recently reactivated iGive and I agree that it's an easy arrangement. The only reason I cancelled it was that my computer is set up with enlarged fonts and other display properties that made it difficult to deal with.

    I'm going to give it another try. Soon I hope to have a new computer, which I believe will have Windows 10, and I believe many things that are choking on my 12-year-old PC will be improving when that happens.
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    Tic- Chick and Agate - there is still the problem of BT no longer being a charity.

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    hey everyone !

    iGive posts these terms of service:

    iGive.com represents the individual user of the iGive.com service, not advertisers, sponsors, or causes. An individual who signs up with iGive.com becomes a member enters willingly into this agreement. Members list causes for their own use, and for the use of other members.
    Monies are earned by members and are credited to members' accounts, and then disbursed from their accounts to their selected cause(s). iGive.com is providing a service to its members, not to causes. Any taxes on this are the responsibility of the member.
    https://www.igive.com/isearch/tos.cfm

    this means that any "cause" you select is fine, as long as it will accept money because the iGive program is a service to "members" (shoppers like me). so no worries about bt having to be a formal "charity". isn't that nice of them? i've been using iGive for several years now and they say my checks are going out to bt.

    i hope the iGive button works out for you in the future, agate !

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    Thanks Jeannie,

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    I will look into changing the old FAQ tomorrow since I have a day off Not sure if I'll have the time to look into iGive right away but I will see where we are with that.

    Yes Dr. Hoch is paying for BT's host out of his own pocket. It's not that you can't donate to BT, it's that we don't have anything set up. A lot of members are not in a place where they can donate and we didn't want to put any pressure on anyone to donate. David and I have been talking about setting up a paypal account for BT but getting Dr. Hoch, David, and myself online at the same time isn't easy
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    Just tell us where to send checks and who to make them out to.

    And/ or the iGive thing.
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    Didn't get to fuss around with the FAQ today, it'll have to wait until my next day off which is next Tuesday I think.
    Question: Why can't I post links or pictures?
    Question: Why can't I have a signature, avatar, or profile picture?
    Question: What's wrong with my account?

    Answer: You are in the "registered users" user group. This group is very limited in what it can do. This will annoy spammers to no end Just keep posting once you have been registered for 30 days and have made 11 posts your account will be "unlocked".

    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people who's posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
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    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
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    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

    Alternatively when you click on a person's name and view their profile page, underneath their avatar, there is a option that says, "Ignore this person". Click that link and then click the yes button.

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    Thumbs up Team BrainTalk!

    ((((((Mike)))))) ~

    Thank you for keeping us updated, but please don't feel pressured to change our FAQ. We've gone this long with it the way it is. I'm sure we can manage without an update for awhile longer. And I'll be glad to take a look at it, and edit it, if that would help.

    You, Dr. Hoch, and David, as well as our Moderators, volunteer your time and efforts to keep BrainTalk viable. For that, we all owe each of you a ton of gratitude and a standing ovation.



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    Mike = I love this forum , s I am sure you know me by my handle but I been unable to post for a while since I have a very bad disease that is untimely terminal. I have been very sick or I would have been posting
    Point being, my last post was somtime in JUNE - there have been few if ANY posts since then. Downtime then becomes meaningless unless people use the forum. What can we/I do to invigorate the forum -Let me know nd best of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex44 View Post
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    Mike = I love this forum , s I am sure you know me by my handle but I been unable to post for a while since I have a very bad disease that is untimely terminal. I have been very sick or I would have been posting
    Point being, my last post was somtime in JUNE - there have been few if ANY posts since then. Downtime then becomes meaningless unless people use the forum. What can we/I do to invigorate the forum -Let me know nd best of luck.
    Alex44Skypilot
    Thanks for the analysis and question Alex. It is important. I have commented before and will repeat that a big problem is naming the forum. I use the multiple sclerosis forum and, although it is true that there are many other forums than when we began, a search for multiple sclerosis barely or rarely comes up with Braintalk. It could be that the name Braintalk needs to be tweaked so that the forums it has come to a person's attention when they are searching for sites.
    I have no ideas but maybe others do.
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