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Re: GC fundraiser

Post by Weetabix » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:11 pm

I'll kick in every year.

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Re: GC fundraiser

Post by BDK » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:20 pm

I think we should plan on kicking in every year

A) forum ads tend to get annoying

B) I really don't know that we'd generate much, given our size. Though we do need to fix our size issues somehow.

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Re: GC fundraiser

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:39 pm

I think that whichever option will give us the necessary legal structure with the least cost and complication is the way to go. If that's a trust, then so be it. Theoretically, in addition to avoiding any repeats of the Chris situation, we need to avoid something like happened at THR, where Oleg made the mistake of handing over the keys to somebody who proved to be untrustworthy, and then had no good way to prove in court that it wasn't his intent to just give the site to the guy (at least, that's my understanding of that situation).

So, some kind of legal structure spelling out ownership, intent, and duties would seem to be a good thing. I say the cheapest and least complicated way of doing that, because realistically this place just isn't worth a court fight... It'd be far cheaper and easier to just re-form at another site (again) in the event of an ownership dispute.
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Re: GC fundraiser

Post by Weetabix » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:14 pm

How do co-ops work? Is that an option? Maybe they have to have customers or something, though.
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Re: GC fundraiser

Post by BDK » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:42 pm

A trust should work. Selection of the trustees would beverage only place where anything bizarre could happen, and it should be pretty simple to sort - require signatures of two or more to disperse funds, etc.

If nothing else, the lawyers among us can be trustees, publicly, without raising many eyebrows, and given the consequences for attorneys, games would be unlikely.

For CC, the rest of the horsemen, it would depend on how comfortable they are public ally associating themselves w this group.

(As I recall its pretty normal for attorneys to sct as trustees for a variety of groups.)

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Re: GC fundraiser

Post by Combat Controller » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:11 am

BDK wrote:A trust should work. Selection of the trustees would beverage only place where anything bizarre could happen, and it should be pretty simple to sort - require signatures of two or more to disperse funds, etc.

If nothing else, the lawyers among us can be trustees, publicly, without raising many eyebrows, and given the consequences for attorneys, games would be unlikely.

For CC, the rest of the horsemen, it would depend on how comfortable they are public ally associating themselves w this group.

(As I recall its pretty normal for attorneys to sct as trustees for a variety of groups.)
I was figuring on having attorneys as the trustees. If a member wants to volunteer then that is gravy.
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Re: GC fundraiser

Post by Johnnyreb » Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:47 am

Ok, I finally noticed this thread. Sent in $25 via paypal.

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Re: GC fundraiser

Post by Combat Controller » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:33 am

Thanks!
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Re: GC fundraiser

Post by Combat Controller » Thu May 26, 2016 4:43 pm

Ok folks. I have been remiss is getting this underway in a timely fashion but I was OBE. I have most of the trust done and an attorney to act as trustee so we all get to stay anonymous. Once it's all done I will post it here for comments prior to founding. The domain names and the content will be transferred over along with any further donations y'all make prior. Future donations will go straight to it. The mods will become the governing body.

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Re: GC fundraiser

Post by Cobar » Thu May 26, 2016 5:57 pm

Not my area of expertise so no comment but thank you.

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