Be careful, rumor is Grass Doctor likes to stick his tube steak in those packages!
Damn....per Anthony P:
"Regarding charging annual membership fees....there is a much greater, complicated web to navigate above and beyond whether membership fees/dues are a good idea or how much or who would pay.
When annual membership fees/dues are assigned, the definition of this "social club" changes. there are several state and federal regulatory agencies from which to comply. The club is regulated by the state in which it is registered. Yes, have to register the club with the state the owner resides unless he chooses to state shop for more friendly state regulations via shell companies and LLC's.
Additionally, there is the federal regulatory compliance to deal with. Expecting the newly defined social club with its membership fee structure is registered as a non-profit 501(c)(7), it must adhere to the IRS regulatory bylaws for 501(c)(7). Part of that is publishing a financial disclosure statement summary to the members of the club detailing the sources of revenue, interest and expenses. While social clubs are not taxed at the federal level, IRS form 990 must be filed each year. if not filed for 3 consecutive years, the club looses its non-profit status. The google ad revenue received may be greater than the allowable income from nontraditional sources for 501(c)(7) status.
It may very well be better to keep the site as a free social club. for more detailed info, refer to the link below."
Social Clubs | Internal Revenue Service
Install on Google Chrome. No more advertisements.I will pay!!! These f**king ads are killing me... Every thread I click on, a new full f**king screen pop up ad up comes up... And in-between pages. Let's not mention the ads on every page.. Atleast three,and another one up top... Thanks Mike
I will add I'm on my android phone...but the ad shit has always been a thing... Just not this bad... Mike
A miidle class income can absorb one more cost, if it means enough.
And you won't ever use them so, why?
The Buick forum is not a socialist Board, you know like the country’s across The pond. This really should not be a big deal. Nothing is free in this life. It’s cheap info and entertainment both. Hell when I’m able to go out again ( which will be soon ) dinner and a movie with my wife is $100-150 easy. Just between the members and me I would rather do this.
Hell. If I can keep getting Porn pop ups Im in. Maybe a direct link to pornhub. Im in for what ever you guys come up with. This place is still the Holy Grail for turbo Buick enthusiast. Like stated Maybe tone the adds down but still have a membership. That way there is always cash flow for you. I know Shane is not into this to make money but you know what screw that. What's wrong with him making some cash. NOTHING. He has put up with a lot of shit over the years from plenty of people. Maybe some Turbo Buick.com Shirts to help some funding for his projects. Everyone loves T-shirts.
This reminded me back in the 70s, 74 maybe, a bunch of us were going to a movie but it was full so someone suggested going to an adult theater, might of been me(?)and it was a XXX Dirty Harry based one. It was actually a pretty good movie because it had a plot to it and all. IIrc some senator hired him to find his missing son who the star "blew" away at the end with his M-29. Oh, the son turned out to be a tranny so made if difficult for all the other PIs to find him-her-it-whatever. And he did end up with the prettiest girl at the end.