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Old 14th April 2016, 07:10 AM   #1
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Good morning.

When the Forum was ‘JREF’, it was possible to make a donation to the Forum. Therefore, I was wondering if it is possible to make a donation to the Forum now when it is ‘ISF’?

And if one can make such a donation, then please tell me the particulars.

Thanks much.
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Old 14th April 2016, 11:27 AM   #2
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JREF was and still is a registered charity in the USA, so contributions were tax deductible. ISF is privately owned by Icerat. I expect if he feels he needs some financial help for it he'll launch a kickstarter or something.
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Old 14th April 2016, 11:46 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
JREF was and still is a registered charity in the USA, so contributions were tax deductible. ISF is privately owned by Icerat. I expect if he feels he needs some financial help for it he'll launch a kickstarter or something.
Thanks much for the data.

I will contact 'icerat' and ask him.
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Old 14th April 2016, 11:51 AM   #4
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IIRC, back when the forum move was being set up there was a lot of talk about 501(c)3 status and someone with experience in setting those up volunteered to help. Sounds like that was never pursued.
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Old 14th April 2016, 01:02 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Crossbow View Post
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Good morning.

When the Forum was ‘JREF’, it was possible to make a donation to the Forum. Therefore, I was wondering if it is possible to make a donation to the Forum now when it is ‘ISF’?

And if one can make such a donation, then please tell me the particulars.

Thanks much.
Before you do, put it in context of Icerat turning down an offer of $5000 before he started hosting the forum.

That suggests he's intending it to be a profit-making enterprise. It may already be.
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Old 14th April 2016, 01:17 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by The Atheist View Post
Before you do, put it in context of Icerat turning down an offer of $5000 before he started hosting the forum.

That suggests he's intending it to be a profit-making enterprise. It may already be.
Or that he didn't want to start dealing with the legal/tax issues that taking money would entail. I'm certain that if hosting the forum becomes an unacceptable financial burden, he'll let someone know.
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Old 14th April 2016, 03:01 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Crossbow View Post
To Whom It May Concern:

Good morning.

When the Forum was ‘JREF’, it was possible to make a donation to the Forum. Therefore, I was wondering if it is possible to make a donation to the Forum now when it is ‘ISF’?

And if one can make such a donation, then please tell me the particulars.

Thanks much.
Thanks for the offer Crossbow! Your offer is much appreciated. For now I'm funding ISF and happy to keep doing so. May I suggest donating to a cause important to you that needs the money more than we do?
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Or that he didn't want to start dealing with the legal/tax issues that taking money would entail. I'm certain that if hosting the forum becomes an unacceptable financial burden, he'll let someone know.
There's always Panama
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Old 14th April 2016, 03:18 PM   #9
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There's always Panama
Oh, I'm sure you can find a shady lawyer a little closer to home. Maybe even one who doesn't have a mole sending every document to the media. Just a thought!
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Old 14th April 2016, 03:38 PM   #10
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Oh, I'm sure you can find a shady lawyer a little closer to home.
He has my email address, yes.
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Old 18th April 2016, 04:47 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by icerat View Post
Thanks for the offer Crossbow! Your offer is much appreciated. For now I'm funding ISF and happy to keep doing so. May I suggest donating to a cause important to you that needs the money more than we do?
Thanks so much 'icerat'.

I do appreciate your support of the Forum and as such, I recently made a donation to 'West Virginia Public Radio'.

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