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Signed up through Patreon today with a modest monthly donation. I appreciate your efforts, Amir, and just as much the community of forum contributors you host here. The (almost) unfailing civility of the members here, and their obvious passion for the art and science of audio, has helped make this hobby fun for me again. My goal is to increase my understanding of the science of audio reproduction as a way to enjoy even more the magic that is music. This place has become an invaluable resource. Ars longa, vita brevis.
Those are very kind works you are speaking there. :) Thank you so much for that, and the donation. I updated your title to reflect the same.
 

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Signed up, good community, I'm sticking around!
Thank you so much. I updated your title.

For those of you using Patreon, please send me message after you decide to contribute so that I can reflect that in your title. Unlike direct donations to the forum, there is no automatic process for that.
 

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That must have cost more than you are worth! :D
Oh iv been selling my used work underpants on ebay so things are looking up financially.

That combined with the Topping back handers i might be able to retire soon.
 

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Hi Amir, I put my money where my mouth is, so to speak. Signed up now for Audio Nutz via patreon.
Much appreciated. I updated your title.

For some reason I don't get notifications from Patreon anymore when people sign up. And when I go there, often I can't match email addresses from there to here. So I recommend that members contact me when they sign up for patreon donation so that I can recognize as such with a new title.

Thanks everyone.
 

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This is the only place I have ever donated to via Patreon. I really believe in what Amir is doing here.
Thanks! I didn't realize you had donated. I updated your title.
 

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Hi Amir- this is the 1st site I've found that is audiophile related, has no advertisers (almost unblievable), and actually measures stuff. For someone like me who is too poor for this hubby to begin with and can't buy expensive stuff just to try and move on to the next, a site like this is the only/last hope. My point is that keeping this the way it is should be a priority for folks like me which brings me to my suggestion. I think there should be a more clear and easy to find link on the main page (we need a home button under menu) that let people know that they can support ASR with a some $s as well as easy links in that section to allow users to easily tweet/Facebook/....etc a link to this site so the word gets out and more members are created. I happened to come across a link for patreon by chance which I set up with a very modest donation but later saw another that would allow for a one time payments of $50 or $100 and such. Then I read somewhere that perhaps ASR gets more of the money this way as oppose to patreon... I just hope that putting all that info in one place which is also very visible and easy to find might help. Also I can't find a link/button for "home" like most sites have under the menu which I think is good to have. I apologize for sounding like i know what I'm talking about as im sure you know way better. Im just hoping for sites like yours to succeed for the sake of consumer whom are greatly taken advantage of in our current system.
Thank you
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By the way, after I posted above I tried to find the links for donating for the year without Patreon and can't find it. I'll try searching some more but I think We really need a big banner in home page for this.
Thanks
 

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Hello Arash. Thanks for the kind donation and words. I just upgraded your title. Unfortunately there is no integration between Patreon and this site so any donations there require me manually find the user to give them the right title. So yes, donating directly to the forum is better in that regard and that the fees are lower than what Patreon charges.

The direct links for donations is at the bottom of every review including this link for direct support: https://audiosciencereview.com/foru...eview-and-measurements.2164/page-3#post-59054

Your suggestion is a good one though. I will create a dedicated page for donations. I have been remiss in doing so because a) I can be too lazy :) and b) don't want to look too pushy when it comes to collecting money.
 
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