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FREE Supporter membership offered

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Hi all. I'm offering to sponsor a supporter's membership for one year for an ordinary member (not a current supporter) who writes the best detailed reason why they would value a supporter's membership and why wikiloops is important to them. The replies must be published here (please don't send them to me by PM). Please keep your replies to 300 words or less and publish them here before Jan 31. I would prefer for the moderators to make a decision on who to award the supporter membership to. A decision will be made by the first of February and the supporter's membership paid for and awarded.

I'm sure that there are many very worthy members. Hopefully others may also wish to help sponsor someone as I'm sure it will be difficult to just choose one.

This place is so worth talking up!!!!
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i wanna share my music and wake people up to the truth of this world
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Thanks metaled. You're the first in. Best of luck.
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What a generous offer, Wade! So much so, I'll make that two! I'll jump on Wade's suggestion and offer a second 1-year subscription.

I think this is an excellent chance for players out there who're perhaps undecided about what value having a subscription brings - I totally get that. It's often very hard to decide whether to trust a service and whether it's value for money. I rarely part with my cash for on-line services, apart from Wikiloops (oh, and Spotify, but that's for my daughter's benefit!).

For me, this certainly isn't about 'charity' so do not be afraid to come forward - whether you can afford the subscription or not, I don't need or want to know. You just need to be a keen musician and this is an opportunity to get a risk-free feel for the full Wikiloops experience where you may pass it up otherwise. Nothing more, nothing less.

Lastly, I'm more than happy for the winners to remain anonymous should they so desire.

/Sorry Wade if I've jumped on your fire!
Edited by mpointon on Gennaio 08 2019 10:30
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I just bought a 2 year subscription, but I just wanted to say how generous and kind this gift you are both willing to give is. Wikiloops has been an actual life changer for me...I hope your generosity is a life changer for someone else too! ❤️❤️
Edited by KellsBells on Gennaio 08 2019 13:22
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Cool idea Wade :) !
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I discovered wikiloops while searching for local people to jam with, and I think that it might help me find like minded and talented people to share and collaborate with. I was born into a family of musicians. My father was a bass player and working musician when I was growing up. When I was 9 he bought a violin and signed me up for private lessons. (I gave that up when I discovered girls.) At the age of 10 I told my father that I wanted to play guitar. He came home with a used 1954 Martin 0-18 and showed me a few chords. I still have that guitar and will only part with it when I die. I started playing bass around 1972. It didn’t hurt that my father had a 62 Fender jazz bass with a nice Kustom 100 amplifier… and that my younger brother is a great drummer.

Fast forward a few years and I now find myself pretty much with no one to jam with. I don’t even own a bass anymore. I have major heart issues and survive on a meager Social Security income. A couple of years ago I bought a usb interface device with DAW software to help pass time and started recording some crazy stuff that falls out of my head and hands. One would think that maybe some of the guys that you worked with in some very successful bands over the years could take a day or two to come by and jam but no… Music and art are the only things that I have left at this point. Oh, and I need help figuring out what genre this stuff I keep coming up with will likely fit into… If there is one… I really miss jamming with others…
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Thanks BooDoggie, and best of luck.
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Great idea!
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For some folk Wikiloops is a place to improve skills or learn new tricks. For me and I know many others here, Wikiloops is a place to find support and friendship too. This place is a life line for me and it lifts my spirits and helps me deal with my health challenges. Self help music therapy. Im very touched that Wade and MPointon are offering help. And thank you again Dick for the beautiful gift you gave us all.🌈💕🌈
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So good to have your hat in the ring! Wishing you the best of luck.
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I think this is wonderful idea , I also will sponsor a new member for 1 yr.

As I don't have much time , I'll leave it to those in charge to let me know who they recommend / bill me accordingly.

GOOD LUCK TOO ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS!
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So good of you MM3. Now where are those who want to have a supporter membership? One week left (for my offer). Maybe Mpointon and MM3 will extend their timeframe?
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When I first looked at this thread/posted, I didn't realize the time frame is almost expired. I have no problems extending my offer to help through February.


Thanks all!
Edited by MM3 on Gennaio 25 2019 07:12
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MM3 wrote:
When I first looked at this thread/posted, I didn't realize the time frame is almost expired. I have no problems extending my offer to help through February.

On a side note, Wade... I accidentally erased the message you sent me before I read it , wasn't thinking and hit X. Could you resend please?

Thanks all!


Very good of you to extend the opportunity! PM resent.
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As per MM3, my offer will also be extended through February. Be great to see more takers! :)
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Hello friends :)

It's always nice to witness generosity happening and even better when it's directed toward wikiloops members and wikiloops in the end ! The site is still around after 7 years : thanks to every single donator for their generosity ;)

As you know the team has always tried their best to keep any kind of competition out of the loops since ever and giving a winner's name would very much feel like sweeping these efforts to bin ... i hope i won't sound like a cold shower saying this because this is really not my intention ! I am quite certain the open candidates will find a happy outcome because with three generous offers like these it can't go wrong ;)

The sponsorship system has been around for quite a while on the [url=https://www.wikiloops.com/donate.php]https://www.wikiloops.com/donate.php[/url] page ("+ dedicate your donation to a musician on wikiloops" option) and it's a very nice way to offer some member a bit of recognition AND contributing to the loops at the same time :) ... Now how about using this system to share the generosity of possibly several donators between new members equally ? It could be a month or two of full membership enough to get the taste ?
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Thanks OliVBee for the heads up. I hadn't thought of it as a competition. Just funds for wikiloops and giving a supporter membership. There was never a need to announce "winners" as this would always be privately and unceremoniously awarded. Everyone who is here and enjoying themselves is already a winner.

It's hard to know other's circumstances or desires, thus the need/request to have people step forward. Also it's a chance for many of us to reaffirm our passion for this place and its people.

If the initiative has offended by being perceived as a competition, then I apologize. It was certainly not the intent. Those who have contributed or posted here don't appear to have thought of it that way either.

I'm (today) awarding the supporter membership to an individual, so no need for the moderators or anyone else to "judge". It's up to Martin and MM3 to decide what they wish to do.

Hopefully we shouldn’t be taking from this a message that initiatives to help fund wikiloops are unwelcome. However, it must be acknowledged that wikiloops is privately owned so initiatives may require agreement/permission from the owner.
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If someone would like to suggest someone or if someone wants to be the recipient, please send me a name and I will gladly take care of my end through the donation/ gift link.

Thanks all!
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I don't know who it was that helped me with getting a full membership. I wanted to post my deepest thanks to you. And all those who are or have reached out to others as someone did for me. I am trying to find a way to return the favor in some way to Wikians...Maybe a forum about favorite licks and tricks. And share videos on how to play them.:)
Edited by Acousticeg on Febbraio 07 2019 02:40
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