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    Quote Originally Posted by jnicholes View Post
    Thanks for saying that. About yesterday, I was quite upset. Under a lot of stress because of many things. This Forum was just one thing.

    I apologize about my outburst yesterday.

    Jared
    Any time you are feeling stressed and want to PM me with an outburst feel free. I think we all need to lean on each other. I'm doing pretty well, and right now a lot of people aren't. I'm here if anyone needs me. Just putting that out there.
    I don't want to live in a world that is linear.

    I just want everyone to understand that I am not a ukulele expert, even though it may look at times like I'm pretending to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kolibri View Post
    A new UU VIP here, too. I hope that the forum will be going on, in some form or other, because chats are something else. Anyway, becoming UU VIP now is my thanks to the mods and this fine community for the knowledge sharing and fun.
    Let's keep this UU VIP thing going. I know times are tough for many,many folks right now, but help is on the way. It all comes down to your priorities. If you really value this forum as much as I do, then you will find a way to squeeze 12 cents a day out of your budget. We all love "freebies" but the cost of a one of a kind forum that this is should be shared by all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam13 View Post
    I think this should become a mandatory paid site for those who want to participate with it.
    That might be more response-ability than ryan wants to take on at this point.

    I am a very new member and would not have a problem ponying up though.

    As people have mentioned, Discord is not a forum, it is a place to chat and requires many people to be online. It loses out to a forum like this in that information sharing is timeless on a forum. Or at least it was.

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    The VIP membership and donate option were always so low key as to be almost invisible. I figured that the UU "Learn to Play the Ukulele" button was the main source of revenue for this forum (and maybe it is...).

    It is a valued part of my ukulele journey and occupies me (sometimes obsessively) daily. So yesterday I joined VIP as a small contribution for my positive experience here. I am more to willing to pay a membership or other fees to keep it in operation.

    Of course, thanks to all the moderators. Again, they have been so low key that they are underappreciated.

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    Another vote for keeping THIS forum going. I've been to the Discord site, but frankly can't quite figure it out, and certainly don't see any advantage to having a "chat" room over a more traditional discussion board. I'll happily contribute $25 or so a year to keep the current forum going. Anybody have a sense of how much will be needed?
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    Please add me to the chorus of those who want to keep UU going. For many years it has been a valuable resource for all things ukulele. Belated thanks to Rayan and the moderators who have kept the site active. You have all been under-appreciated. .. Unsung heroes.

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    I also haven't thanked the crew enough for their hard work. Thank you all.


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    Thanks for being straight up and sharing. I used to be a moderator at a teachers forum that quite suddenly just turned off without warning. Not even the mods knew why.

    It was 13 years ago today that I bought my first ukulele, and my enjoyment of it would not have been the same with UU. Is there stilll a shop I can get UU swag?
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    I didn't read all posts but it seems that some of the posts mention funding issues. Many forums rely on advertising and sponsors for their revenue. I see many referrals in posts to stores like HMS and Mims, and to major brands like Kala, Ohana, Martin etc. Companies that get frequent referrals and praise should be sponsors of this forum and be prominently identified as such, since the UU members certainly contribute considerably to their bottom line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnicholes View Post
    Thanks for saying that. About yesterday, I was quite upset. Under a lot of stress because of many things. This Forum was just one thing.

    I apologize about my outburst yesterday.

    Jared
    Jared,

    Your outburst was perfectly understandable. And perfectly okay. Because that’s what “family” is for. Being there for each other.

    Here’s a thought ... why not write a song about your fears, concerns, or whatever it is that’s stressing you out right now. And then share it with all of us here on the Forum so that we can listen to it and relate. Because we all have fears or concerns, and stress is no stranger to anyone of us.

    Peace, my friend.

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