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  • A special thanks to last year’s AskWoody donors

    Posted on January 10th, 2019 at 11:41 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    We’re almost ready to roll out the AskWoody Plus membership system. Still have one technical hurdle — a bug in one of our partner’s signup routines — but it’s getting there.

    Before we go into high gear, I wanted to give a special shout-out to those of you who contributed to AskWoody last year, or earlier this year. Your name (or an Anonymous hash mark) should appear on the Thanks, Patrons! list — and if you donated before the 3rd edition of Windows 10 All-In-One For Dummies went to press, your name’s also on the thanks page in the book.

    For those of you who donated in the past year, I’m offering a free one-year AskWoody Plus Membership. I’ll have more details about Plus later this week, but for now suffice it to say that it includes a one-year subscription to the AskWoody Plus Newsletter (a revamped and greatly expanded version of the Windows Secrets Newsletter) plus a one-year subscription to AskWoody Plus Alerts (the email notification many of you have requested that goes out when there’s an important news story). We’ll have more benefits, but those are the immediate ones.

    If you donated to AskWoody in the past year, and you want to claim your free one-year AskWoody Plus Membership, here’s what you need to do:

    • If you have an AskWoody username and password, use it to log on. (If you forgot your password, use the Lost Password link in the upper right corner.)
    • If you don’t have an AskWoody username and password, create a new one using the Register link in the upper right corner of this page. (You’ll have to respond to an email that confirms your email address.)

    Once you’re logged on, click on this link: https://www.askwoody.com/plus-membership

    At that point, you can choose any contribution amount and click Join Plus Now.

    Up at the top, where it says Have a coupon? click on Click here to enter your code.

    Enter the coupon code

    PATRON

    Then click Apply coupon. It’s a 100% discount coupon.

    IMPORTANT: Make sure you use a “real” email address, so you can receive your Newsletters and Alerts.

    You’ll end up with a free one-year subscription, with our compliments. If we have any questions, we’ll email you.

    Thanks once again for keeping us at AskWoody afloat. We couldn’t have done it without you.

    UPDATE: We now have direct credit card support. That was the last big stumbling point. Watch for the rollout shortly.

    Didja notice the new Newsletter/Alerts and About menus, up above?

    If that helped, take a second to support AskWoody on Patreon

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     barcud 2 months, 1 week ago.

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    • #306783 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      We’re almost ready to roll out the AskWoody Plus membership system. Still have one technical hurdle — a bug in one of our partner’s signup routines –
      [See the full post at: A special thanks to last year’s AskWoody donors]

      15 users thanked author for this post.
    • #308244 Reply

      CADesertRat
      AskWoody Plus

      I already donated on 12/22/18 which will show up as my email address since I used PayPal. Does that qualify me as a plus member without donating again on the link you provided in your post?

      Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
      Grp. A with 2 Win 7 Pro, also 2 Win 10 Pro currently 1803 (1 Desktop, 1 Laptop).

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      • #308266 Reply

        Seff
        AskWoody Plus

        From what I could see, you need to click on the link as if you’re subscribing, but then click on the coupon prompt and highlighting the coupon code to reveal the code to be used – or in my case two codes so I hadn’t a clue which to use!

        I’ll have to go back through my credit card statements anyway as I’m unsure when I last donated, beyond buying the Windows 10 book the other week – I was hoping to be given it by one of the family for Christmas but they gave me other things so I ended up getting it myself as part of my preparations for the Windows 7 EOL support. Money well spent!

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        • #308634 Reply

          cesmart4125
          AskWoody Plus

          I figured out which credit card I used, and I found the request for my coupon code.  How do I figure out what my coupon code is?

          Thanks n advance for helping me with this.

           

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      • #308271 Reply

        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        Does that qualify me as a plus member without donating again on the link you provided in your post?

        Yes, that qualifies you 🙂

        But of course, any additional donations that existing donors wish to contribute towards the running of AskWoody would be most welcome. In that case, just go through the normal subscribe route, not using the coupon.

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        • #308331 Reply

          admin
          Da Boss

          Took the words right outta my mouth. 🙂

          @cadesertrat – just go through the signup sequence and use the PATRON coupon code.

          1 user thanked author for this post.
          • #308378 Reply

            CADesertRat
            AskWoody Plus

            Maybe it’s just me but I see no place whatsoever to use “PATRON” for a coupon when I open the link to join. There’s nothing on there asking for a coupon that I can see.

            Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
            Grp. A with 2 Win 7 Pro, also 2 Win 10 Pro currently 1803 (1 Desktop, 1 Laptop).

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            • #308384 Reply

              admin
              Da Boss

              Yep….

              Once you’re logged on, click on this link: https://www.askwoody.com/plus-membership

              At that point, you can choose any contribution amount and click Join Plus Now.

              Up at the top, where it says Have a coupon? click on Click here to enter your code.

              Enter the coupon code

              PATRON

              Then click Apply coupon. It’s a 100% discount coupon.

              IMPORTANT: Make sure you use a “real” email address, so you can receive your Newsletters and Alerts.

              You’ll end up with a free one-year subscription, with our compliments. If we have any questions, we’ll email you.

              2 users thanked author for this post.
            • #308394 Reply

              CADesertRat
              AskWoody Plus

              Ok, I didn’t realize that you have to enter a dollar amount to get to the area for entering a coupon. I muddled my way through LOL 🙂

              thanks

              Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
              Grp. A with 2 Win 7 Pro, also 2 Win 10 Pro currently 1803 (1 Desktop, 1 Laptop).

            • #308506 Reply

              admin
              Da Boss

              Yeah – that’s the only way I could get it to work… a “100% discount.”

    • #308382 Reply

      JimmyJames
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks Woody, for the Plus Membership!

      And thanks to Everyone who participates!

      2 users thanked author for this post.
    • #308464 Reply

      Irene
      AskWoody Plus

      Woody, thank you for the AskWoody Plus membership–It’s just another example of your great generosity of helping us, along with your stupendous MVPs!

      3 users thanked author for this post.
    • #308511 Reply

      anonymous

      Woody et al, thank you very much for your efforts over the past a couple of years that I have been stopping by. I have gleaned some valuable information and found a solution or two for a problem I was experiencing.  Unfortunately, regardless of how deserving, I just can’t afford to financially support all of the sites I visit and by extension the hard work and efforts of everyone on those sites.

      There are many reasons for a paid subscription policy and I understand most of them. Someone has to pay to keep the lights on and the bandwidth flowing.  Information has value  and we all need to feed ourselves and our family. Thankfully, the internet is a big place and I am a firm believer that information wants to be free. While I will not receive a plethora of email from this site, I do expect that I will be able to find the same tidbits of wisdom and reporting elsewhere. Getting it will probably not be as easy or as succinct as I have become accustomed to here but somethings take a bit of work. Besides, I really don’t want any more email than I receive now. A clean inbox is an art predicated on not receiving more than you can read within a few hours of it arriving. Needless to say, I do not subscribe to mailing lists, free or paid, I’m  just not interested in everything any person has to say. I much prefer to go to as site and see for myself what new postings are on offer.

      I wish the staff the best of luck  with the revamped AskWoody site and for the users I wish the very best in the way of service for the monetary support you put forward to remain in the know.

      I’ll watch as things change over the coming weeks and perhaps there will still be something here for me after the changes are complete. If not, gracias por todo el pescado!

      • #308521 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Anonymous posts are still welcome – and free.

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        • #308567 Reply

          woody
          Da Boss

          Absolutely.

          I took a lot of flak for that decision — Windows Secrets doesn’t allow anonymous posts — but AskWoody.com will remain free, and open to anonymous posts.

          I have many friends who can only post anonymously. That’s cool. Some of them even contribute to the site!

          (And I understand about inbox overload. That’s why there’s an opt-out checkbox on the AskWoody Plus signup form.)

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      • #308571 Reply

        anonymous

        I was so curious what this post would turn out to be. Please, fellow anonymous, keep coming around. I have found Woody in particular, as well as those in moderating roles, very consistent in supporting the ability for all to post (following lounge rules of course). Just count me as another thankful anonymous. Pleased that the gremlins are being wrangled in such short order.

    • #308547 Reply

      deadite9
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks for the Plus membership, Woody! Just curious– will this end up being a recurring perk for those of us who remain patrons (i.e., contributing month-to-month)?

      1 user thanked author for this post.
      • #308570 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        If you want to continue to contribute via Patreon – monthly payments – of course you’ll be getting a perpetual free Plus Membership.

        The next time you get a renewal notice, shoot me mail at CustomerSupport@AskWoody.com, explain that you’re a donor of a different stripe, and we’ll get you extended.

        Thanks for the support!

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        • #308573 Reply

          Steve S.
          AskWoody Plus

          As a Patreon contributor, glad to hear this will be perpetual for as long as I give thank$ for the tremendous value AskWoody provides me — including all the Plus value that will no doubt come from the Windows Secrets community! 🙂

          Win7 Pro x64 (Group B), Win10 Pro x64 1809, Linux Mint + a cat with 'tortitude'.

          2 users thanked author for this post.
        • #308918 Reply

          LTL
          AskWoody Plus

          So I can also choose to stop my monthly contributions and take a yearly subscription, right?

          Windows is like a woman. You love her, sometimes hate her, but can't live without her.
          • #308920 Reply

            PKCano
            Da Boss

            Yes, if you have been contributing monthly the past year, that will qualify you for a year’s subscription. Follow the steps here.

            1 user thanked author for this post.
            LTL
            • #308934 Reply

              LTL
              AskWoody Plus

              Thanks, but I don’t mean in relation to the subscription now, but in future.

              Windows is like a woman. You love her, sometimes hate her, but can't live without her.
            • #308935 Reply

              woody
              Da Boss

              Donations are donations, and they’re greatly appreciated. Even if you send wampum via carrier pigeon.

              Fortunately the system is robust enough that I can jigger it as necessary.

            • #308937 Reply

              PKCano
              Da Boss

              To see if you are subscribed, click on this link: https://www.askwoody.com/my-account/

              Check your subscription information here.

        • #309149 Reply

          deadite9
          AskWoody Plus

          If you want to continue to contribute via Patreon – monthly payments – of course you’ll be getting a perpetual free Plus Membership. The next time you get a renewal notice, shoot me mail at CustomerSupport@AskWoody.com, explain that you’re a donor of a different stripe, and we’ll get you extended. Thanks for the support!

          Happy to oblige. I’ve been a long-time lurker– and occasionally an anonymous poster– here on the site for a while now, and finally decided to pony up a few months ago. The plan (as of right now) is to leave the monthly donation going indefinitely, because it just makes me feel good knowing I’m helping to keep the lights on, and the site is just too valuable a resource for me to not be supporting it while I can.

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    • #308732 Reply

      CraigS26
      AskWoody Plus

      Was happy to pay $15 to get the Free Subscription (assuming my three small ’18 PayPal donations — 12/22; 3/19; 3/6 — deserved one) as No Code appeared for me after clk’ing the $15 box and Next. Will add in ’19.

      Maybe some Donors aren’t assigned Codes yet. FYI if so.

      Win 10-1809 / Hm-Stdnt Ofce '16 C2R / i5-8400/ 12 GB / 256 SSD + 1 TB HDD

      • #308734 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Per Woody’s instructions above:

        Up at the top, where it says Have a coupon? click on Click here to enter your code.

        Enter the coupon code

        PATRON

        Then click Apply coupon. It’s a 100% discount coupon.

    • #308742 Reply

      CraigS26
      AskWoody Plus

      Per Woody’s instructions above:

      Up at the top, where it says Have a coupon? click on Click here to enter your code. Enter the coupon code PATRON Then click Apply coupon. It’s a 100% discount coupon.

      Seff had posted [” click on the coupon prompt and highlighting the coupon code to reveal the code to be used – or — in my case two codes — so I hadn’t a clue which to use! ] I Only looked for a Code after that – paid no attention to Patron instruction since I knew I wasn’t one.

      Thanks. Just Re-Donated via PayPal  on the regular Link after getting Setup.

      Win 10-1809 / Hm-Stdnt Ofce '16 C2R / i5-8400/ 12 GB / 256 SSD + 1 TB HDD

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    • #308864 Reply

      davelr
      AskWoody Plus

      I had made a couple of small contributions in 2018 so went ahead and went through the sign up procedure. Didn’t notice to press the “apply” button so got charged anyway; don’t care about that, you deserve the money. But, my question is, how do we tell that this worked and that we’re correctly signed up

      • #308921 Reply

        admin
        Da Boss

        You’re definitely signed up.

        Thanks!

        • #308928 Reply

          Kirsty
          Da Boss

          To see if you are subscribed, click on this link when you are logged in:
          https://www.askwoody.com/my-account/

          We hope to eventually have a link to this on the top menu bar, so you can see all your account details, including subscription confirmation.

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    • #308869 Reply

      Seff
      AskWoody Plus

      Further to my earlier comment, I discovered that my last donation was in December 2017 so I didn’t qualify for a free year – still no idea, however, what the two codes I saw related to!

      Any way, I’ve made a payment for 1 year with my credit card using Paypal (but not a Paypal account), and judging by the mass of emails received that seems to have gone through ok as a single payment as intended but with a recurring payment Profile ID created and instantly canceled. Not sure what that was all about, especially as the Profile ID involved a number of letters and numerals which included an extremely rude word (Hint: it began with “F”)- hopefully it was all legitimate!

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      • #308924 Reply

        admin
        Da Boss

        You hit one of the nagging bugs. There are several (ask the moderators!)

        For some reason, when you put a payment through PayPal, the PayPal routines set you up for a recurring donation, make the transfer, then dismantle the recurring donation.

        There’s a setting that’s supposed to override the behavior, and I’ve tried multiple times, but it just doesn’t seem to like me.

        Computerses.

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        • #309109 Reply

          CADesertRat
          AskWoody Plus

          I donated through PayPal and didn’t see anything about recurring payments, only the 1 donation. Hopefully there’s not a hidden recurring payment somewhere 🙂

          Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
          Grp. A with 2 Win 7 Pro, also 2 Win 10 Pro currently 1803 (1 Desktop, 1 Laptop).

    • #308930 Reply

      LTL
      AskWoody Plus

      Seems Woody even found time to invent a cloning device 😉

      woody, Da Boss Da Boss

      woody1, AskWoody Lounger woody1

      Woody As an MVP, AskWoody_MPV (missing ribbon)

       

      Windows is like a woman. You love her, sometimes hate her, but can't live without her.
      • #308944 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        Heh heh heh. Gotta crank up the Tardis.

        Didja see my new mugshot up at the top, under the new About.?

        • #309063 Reply

          LTL
          AskWoody Plus

          Unbelievable! There even is a fourth appearation of Woodyness 😉

          Windows is like a woman. You love her, sometimes hate her, but can't live without her.
    • #309049 Reply

      doneager
      AskWoody Plus

      I’ve been trying to figure out if my 10/15/18 contribution to Windows Secrets carries over to Woody’s? I think I recall reading over there that it would convert to a Woody’s membership. I also contributed to Office Watch in December 2018. Does that count? Do I have to make another contribution to Woody’s to participate? I have an account on Woody’s but haven’t ever contributed to it directly as far as I know? ID is doneager.

      Thanks,

      Don Eager

      • #309263 Reply

        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        At this stage, the focus is on rewarding the AskWoody donors, in preparation for the full roll-out. Watch future posts for further information, very soon 🙂

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    • #309260 Reply

      columbia2011
      AskWoody Plus

      I have made a donation 2 days ago by PayPal, but didn’t get any confirmation from your site (askwoody.com)! What’s happened? Is this a issue or not? How to get plus membership @woody ?

      • #309262 Reply

        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        The little blaze on your avatar is a very quick indication that you are a Plus member!
        To check on your account, see above.

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        • #309312 Reply

          barcud
          AskWoody Plus

          Kirsty,

          I wondered how long after becoming an AskWoody Plus member 46 minutes ago, fully paid up, will it take to see the plus symbol on my avatar. I can’t see it and I’ve logged out and in again.

           

          Oops, sorry, I see it now I’ve posted. But it doesn’t show on the Home page. Is this intentional?

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