Do not send any money to Gareth & Amy
RE: A public thankyou
Sadly the paypal account we use has been having issues which I need to contact paypal tech support about. If anyone has attempted to donate and their donation has actually been claimed automatically somehow please PM me the transaction ID and i'll ensure it's either refunded or properly accepted. Note though that unless the donate button is used, all donations are manually accepted.
I did contact Papal and like any other bank they cannot answer any questions ( even such as the above ) about another persons bank account. However they have assured me that each sum of money which I donated was directly transferred into the aspies for freedom account & cannot be retracted.
I was aware that in December of 2006 you had posted that you were having problems with PayPal, but when you requested donations here http://www.aspiesforfreedom.com/showthread.php?tid=9901 & when ichtms made his donation here http://www.aspiesforfreedom.com/showthre...?tid=10045, I assumed that all was well again as you were obviously able to access these donations.
Prior to my first donation November 2007, AFF had quite often been unavailable, I made the mistake of assuming that this was due to the forum being short of funds. I care very much, as do many others about AFF & although I have limited funds, hoped to be able to make things better, knowing how much many members including myself rely upon the forum.
I was aware that private acknowledgments take time so wasn't unduly concerned at not getting a PM until the fiscal year had long gone.
Then I did PM you with my concerns & received no response at all. In my opinion common courtesy dictates at least some reply to a valid concern.
Then Tigger's APD haircut, which received no acknowledgment from either of you & curiously it seems that mine was the only donation to reach your account.
Now, many of the people who have most supported me on this forum & are whom my dear friends, are being threatened and banned for what seems to be the crime of speaking their minds about issues which concern all of us.
Like many others, I'm shocked and devastated at recent events.
Since you are unable to access them & therefore they are of little use, I request that my donations be refunded.
The details were sent to you in PM 30- 08,to which I have received no response.
09-03-2008 09:38 PM
Joined: Jul 2004
RE: A public thankyou
woman from mars, for approx. 3 years the forum was costing me directly 140 pounds/280 dollars per month just for hosting alone. This is because of the huge amount of traffic that the site and wiki were generating.
That is not including domain names, ads, press releases etc.
We cannot access the account at all. We cannot take money out or check it if we cannot access it.
Its very frustrating for us too.