All the wonderful camaraderie, helpful members, manuals, tips & tricks are willingly shared free of charge to the members, but having a forum like this does have a few costs involved. The owners voluntarily shoulder the expenses, but there are a few things we members can do.
First, the stuff that costs you nothing.
Almost all of us use ebay. Some of us are on it several times a day. Just by using the link under “View new content”, Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay the site earns a little bit. A half penny at a time, but it all adds up. A couple of more pennies if you add something to your watch list, make a purchase, etc. These are all things we do everyday, so lets give the site the credit it deserves for our continued addiction.
The more well written GT articles, the better. Informative, helpful, educational, historical, all of these help to make the site what it is and assists in making the site more attractive to more potential future support.
Manuals are a huge resource for our membership. If you have a manual, advertisement, etc that we don't have uploaded yet, please take a few minutes to scan and upload it. It won't actually make the site any money, but it will help the membership out with information.
Now the stuff that costs a little.
If you are a member here, you have heard the term, but what does it mean.
It means you enjoy the site and wish to give a little back. Annual Memberships are $20 and 3 year memberships are $50. You also gain access to our Site Supporter Forum and special events like our last year's “When Will it Fall thru the Ice” Contest.
Site Sponsors are members who have business dealings in our hobby and wish to help the site by “Sponsoring” the site. These Sponsors have their own Forum to do business in and also to let members know of special offers or new products available. They are also prominently featured on our Home Page. Contact the site administrators for more information.
Self explanatory. You do not have to be any of the above to send a little “Thank You” to the site. It's quick, painless, and helps keep the software updated, servers serving, and the fun and information free. Contact either a site administrator or contact us at gttalk at gttalk dot com You can use the paypal gift feature with that email as the recipient as well.
Please, please do not feel compelled to do any of the monetary options if you don't have the extra to spare. The very last thing we want is for the site to ever be anything other than a fun and enjoyable place to spend some time online.
Thank you for your consideration – Gardentractortalk.com staff
Edited by MH81, September 28, 2014 - 11:07 PM.
Updated years in operation.