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    Tricia (Websleuths) hitting up followers to pay her bills

    This posted 10 hrs ago front tricia:

    Hi Everyone,
    There is nowhere else for me to turn. By Friday I have two bills totaling $750 dollars I must pay.
    By Monday, April 2nd I have two more obligations I must meet. Both come to a total of just under $1100 hundred dollars.
    I will be grateful for any donation you can make at any time.
    www.paypal.com and use the email address websleuthsdonations@gmail.com
    Or go to https://www.gofundme.com/websleuths-is-on-the-brink
    One member made a donation in memory of FoxFire aka Wolfscratch. If you want to do that then I will make a post on our Websleuths Facebook page and pin it to the top, with donations made in memory of our Websleuths friends who have gone before us.
    Let me stress please DO NOT make a donation if it puts a strain on you financially. Only donate if truly can afford to do so.
    From the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much.

    Tricia

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    Is the money needed to keep the site running?

    "The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man" -Charles Darwin

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    Chelsea, if you are a ghost and reading mds, I command you to walk into the light.

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    Here is the GFM info:

    You know when you think to yourself “This is it. Things absolutely cannot get any worse” and then things get worse? That’s exactly what has happened.

    Due to a couple of events happening at the same time, Websleuths is in dire financial straits. It's bad. Really bad.*

    Thanks to the generous donations from our last*Websleuths GoFundMe,*we received an average of*$1600*a month for six months.*

    Like many small one-owner businesses, I also invest money from another job I have into the running of*Webseluths.*

    This part-time job has been very steady and very well paid for the past ten years. With this money,*the advertising money and the money raised from the last GoFundMe, we were able to operate Websleuths.

    The months of January, February and March are always the lowest months in the advertising*business, however, I greatly underestimated just how low January and now February 2018 would actually be.*It has left Websleuths in a very scary place.

    Then came word that my wonderful 10-year job has been cut back by three fourths. Now I am making exactly one-fourth of the money I have come to depend on and money I would turn around and put into Websleuths.

    Add all of these things together*and what you have equals financial disaster.

    It makes me sick to my stomach to have to turn to you again so soon, but I have nowhere else to go.*

    The first bill paid is always the server which is*$1100.*00/month. This ensures Websleuths will continue to run.*

    It is Websleuths other obligations - obligations that could cause the downfall of Websleuths if not paid - that is the problem facing Websleuths now. Everything from our contractors who help run Websleuths, to business fees due, to*legal fees incurred*to protect Websleuths, and more.

    Websleuths is my full-time job. I am balancing running the forum, trying to help victim’s and their families, and handling the business end. Websleuths takes up my life right now, but I wouldn't have it any other way.*

    Anything you can donate would be greatly appreciated. If everyone gave $5 once, Websleuths would be in the black for a long time to come.

    Funds donated will be used as outlined above and at the further discretion of management.*

    Finally, let me stress, if you cannot afford to donate, please do not worry. Five dollars is a lot of money when you are broke.*

    Websleuths will never charge for membership. Not as long as I am around.*

    Please take a moment and look at the incredible work our sleuths have done in our Cold Cases* ,* Missing Persons* &*Crimes in the News.*

    Websleuths.com we are S.W.A.P!* Sleuths with a Purpose!


    Thank you,
    Tricia Griffith
    Owner/Websleuths.com


    Quote Originally Posted by marshmallow View Post
    did you make her into a wallet Bill? cuz if you did I'm off team Bill.

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    They have like 10,000 members. I'm sure they will reach their GFM goal.

    Not trying to be mean, but what exactly does she do for victims and their families?

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    Charging a small fee for membership is actually a better look than begging for money. I get that it costs money to run these sites, but most people I know that do run them have full time jobs and people who help to Admin them. Like ours. It's a smaller scale, but we don't have many Admins here either. If you had enough to work in small shifts you could easily work a full time job and charge a small monthly membership fee to cover costs for the server etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by animosity View Post
    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    Charging a small fee for membership is actually a better look than begging for money. I get that it costs money to run these sites, but most people I know that do run them have full time jobs and people who help to Admin them. Like ours. It's a smaller scale, but we don't have many Admins here either. If you had enough to work in small shifts you could easily work a full time job and charge a small monthly membership fee to cover costs for the server etc.
    Agreed. I have no issue with her trying to get funds for the site. The only think that stuck out to me was the *may be used at management's discretion part. *shrug*


    Quote Originally Posted by marshmallow View Post
    did you make her into a wallet Bill? cuz if you did I'm off team Bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBeWithMe View Post
    Agreed. I have no issue with her trying to get funds for the site. The only think that stuck out to me was the *may be used at management's discretion part. *shrug*
    I noticed that too. Seems sneaky to me.

    ETA: Okay. So wait. I just clicked on the GFM and she's looking for 15K?!

    Yeah, no. That's bullshit.
    Last edited by Boston Babe 73; 03-29-2018 at 06:32 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by animosity View Post
    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Babe 73 View Post
    I noticed that too. Seems sneaky to me.

    ETA: Okay. So wait. I just clicked on the GFM and she's looking for 15K?!

    Yeah, no. That's bullshit.
    And it came right after a previous GFM for $10k. $25,000 in seven months? Bullshit indeed.

    https://www.gofundme.com/websleuths

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    Tricia is a shady bitch.

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    A girl needs a new purse every now and then damn. I was just about to start a GoFundMe for a medical Marijuana license..
    But it doesn't sound right.

    What the op posted was a call for help to pay a bill or 2. In that case, I just need help with 1 bill. Comcast. If you all just chip in $5 to my GoFundMe, we can pay Comcast off! Yay us!

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    If I was running a website and it was costing me 11k a month- AND the website wasn't bringing in the money to cover the basic costs- I'd shut the site down or sell it.

    That's like the shittest business plan she's running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammers View Post
    And it came right after a previous GFM for $10k. $25,000 in seven months? Bullshit indeed.

    https://www.gofundme.com/websleuths
    Yeah, there's something very wrong there. I can't believe people are falling for that! Not to mention that she brings up advertising on top of that so the site also brings SOME kind of money in.

    She claims that there will never be a membership fee for them, yet it's still costing them money to be members lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by animosity View Post
    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    Oh, lord. I never even *LOOKED* at the amount. Yeah, no. That's a hell of a lot of hell of a lot. Nope.


    Quote Originally Posted by marshmallow View Post
    did you make her into a wallet Bill? cuz if you did I'm off team Bill.

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    I guess stalking people is expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    I guess stalking people is expensive
    Except for us


    Quote Originally Posted by marakisses View Post
    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

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    Holy crap, has anyone seen their website lately? It looks like someone threw up all over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    Holy crap, has anyone seen their website lately? It looks like someone threw up all over it.
    Jesus. What is with that color scheme?


    Quote Originally Posted by marshmallow View Post
    did you make her into a wallet Bill? cuz if you did I'm off team Bill.

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    I've always thought of WS as our mentally deficient, paranoid schizophrenic cousin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumaki15 View Post
    I've always thought of WS as our mentally deficient, paranoid schizophrenic cousin.
    Nailed it.

    Add in:

    Who has zero sense of humor and pretends to not look up crime scene photos because that would be disgraceful.
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by animosity View Post
    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    But... they paid for her to be able to go to crimecon... which is soo important when you need money for bills

    Did you guys do a photo op with her while you were there??
    I can be your *ADDICTION* if you wanna get hooked on something!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nclexusgirl View Post
    But... they paid for her to be able to go to crimecon... which is soo important when you need money for bills

    Did you guys do a photo op with her while you were there??
    She was there? Didn't even know
    Quote Originally Posted by Miller22 View Post
    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by animosity View Post
    I know, right? What the fuck, puke? Willing to take in Boston, an Irish dude and like, 17 dogs but not Ron? poor Ron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nclexusgirl View Post
    But... they paid for her to be able to go to crimecon... which is soo important when you need money for bills

    Did you guys do a photo op with her while you were there??
    I'm surprised they didn't set up something to pay to get your picture with her, like a freeloading Santa Claus.

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    Bills like the $1100 dollar per month server payment are paid first
    BULLSHIT! I would demand to see her server bill before sending this scammer anything. Ours is $92 a month and that seems expensive to me. lol

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    Websleuths is a mess lol.

    The website had to update since it barely worked for anyone. It works better now, but the color scheme is hideous!

    I don't know shit about how much it costs to keep a web forum running, but what she's asking for sounds absurd. Keep in mind that the "member numbers" include everyone who's been a Websleuths member at any point, including banned members, people who've never posted, members who joined in 2003, are inactive, etc. Just a fraction of those people are actually active posters on Websleuths.

    She had a Go Fund Me for Websleuths during Hurricane Harvey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mydeathspace View Post
    BULLSHIT! I would demand to see her server bill before sending this scammer anything. Ours is $92 a month and that seems expensive to me. lol
    Cool! I always wondered what kind of costs were associated with mds. $92, and this place is huuuuge.

    Much love to my fellow mds peeps, I haven't been able to be on much, but I'm still around. Just tryin' to get some bills paid and work on a book.
    Don't like what I have to say? I respect that. Now go fuck yourself.

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