RE: Say thanks to XSL-List with a tip?
Speaking for myself, I would be concerned that XSL-List would become more of a place to say "Hey, anybody want to do my homework? Obviously, the people who answer the most questions should weigh in, but that won't stop me from voicing my opinion. Rather than letting Paypal take a cut, why not: A) Ask the person off of the list how you might tip them. B) Donate to Dave Pawson if the XSL FAQ is worth it to you. C) Without sounding like Tony Robbins (a "Personal Power" guru), I believe that if you go a little out of your way to help someone, it will come back to help you just as much. Hey, I might be an engineer, but that doesn't mean I can't believe in Kharma. That said, I must say that I have been helped quite a few times by people on the list, and they get my thanks and appreciation. Mike ------------------------------ So be it, Jedi. www.nedyah.org -----Original Message----- From: owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of M V Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 3:51 PM To: XSL-List@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Say thanks to XSL-List with a tip? Hi all. I don't know if this idea has been kicked around before but, since I've received so much help from the XSL-List, I was wondering if there was a way to express gratitude with something else other than a simple thanks -- as much as I'm sure a word of thanks is always welcome. What I thought of was, if a person helped me with a specific problem or gave me some useful information, I would be happy to toss a tip in a PayPal tip cup. I don't have to give a tip, as much as someone on the list doesn't have to answer my query. But, if I post a query, and someone posts a useful response, I personally wouldn't think twice about throwing a small tip their way. Tips would be small, I'm sure, but I'm also sure they'd add up for helpful and active respondents. Perhaps a second additional way to say thanks is to offer tips to Dave Pawson for maintaining the XSL FAQ. In that scenario, maybe Dave could use the money to defer the cost of hosting the FAQ and, if there's anything left at the end of the year, donate the balance to charity. Either way, if an individual helps me out, and I know they have a tip cup, I'd toss some money in there. Same for finding the FAQ useful. I bet others would be willing to do the same -- and hopefully enough to make it worthwhile. I thought I'd make the suggestion at least. Anyone else have some thoughts on it? Mattio _________________________________________________________________ MSN 8 with e-mail virus protection service: 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=features/virus XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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