The Front Porch : Please Help Keep The Community Alive

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  1. Destee

    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    destee.com is more than 10 years old, providing a positive environment for Black People on the Internet. Everyone has always been allowed to participate at no cost, because we believe our communing together is important, and should not be limited to those who help financially.

    Unfortunately, providing free services to the vast majority, costs money. It's a great challenge, with me struggling to keep us alive, and i need your help. As with every other aspect of this community, it takes the collective to make it a success, as no one of us can do this alone.

    Please Become a Premium Member, or make a donation, to help support the community.

    If you are a site owner (or know some), consider advertising with us. We have low rates and millions of page views monthly.

    We do risk becoming another Black web site that has died. While it's heartbreaking to imagine, it's not yet been our reality.

    Please help us avoid this end.

    Much Love and Peace

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  2. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    There Now Then, and Forever

    Hello Destee..

    I know I am paid up until next year, but I will send you a payment this month to put me into 2009.

    If you think it's a good idea, put our paid up date out where we can see it. I asked you about my payment because I forget sometimes....

    I never hesitated Destee when the idea was suggested. We knew then there would those who would see the benefit of support and how it would help expand the site we so frequently visit post and care about.

    I put mine down as a donation and claim it every year on my taxes. Up to $300 dollars can be done without question. To those who feel they want to support the site do this.

    :SuN031: ( p.s.... don't make Destee ask you again )

    Give as you can, and give more as you grow!

    Have a good holiday season Destee. The lord will provide, and Hodee will do what he can.

    You know I was :idea: thinking the other day.. if the site was gone.. what about my post.. it was sheer terror to even consider that Destee! :( :insane:
     
  3. Monetary

    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What's up bruh? LTNS. Glad to see you on the forum again.

    I didn't know we could claim the Premium Membership fee as a deduction on our taxes. Shoooo. Guess who's getting a donation from the money man. :wink:

    :D

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  4. HODEE

    HODEE Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    GLAD TO BE ALIVE AND ABLE TO VISIT HERE

    Hey Money! :wave:


    Good to be able to come back to a place I hope remains here forever.

    Since 2003 I have been writing this off along with all donations I make to goodwill and everyone else. Many people write off the donations they give to Church. I don’t. I write this one off.

    Keep supporting the cause... You are a GOOD MAN... along with countless others. That has always been seen by me clearly. Nothing not even parking comes free.

    In July 2003 I was introduced to Destee, from someone a sister, I knew on BET.

    Who couldn’t separate herself long enough from the struggle ( when and who to fight ) and I loved struggling with her on BET.

    Got herself Banned over here. That is how I found Destee. Battling the elements over there.

    She found Destee introduced me and told me about a wonderful place where the people ( us ) our people didn’t suffer the same hatred ) ... I rushed over man.

    I was tired of the racist rants, and bigoted hatred allowed over there. Well for me it was a transition time and year. August 2003 to December 2005 I didn’t make a single red cent in income!..

    Remby I love her. I love you Remby... you held me and my sanity together.

    She and I spent every day all day in chat.

    While I LOOKED AT A PHONE THAT NEVER RANG. At least from no employers, just bill collectors.

    Talking about hurting.

    In California with a house, two kids and a dog to feed. Not to mention the lights and cars to maintain and on and on...

    Ow it still hurts!

    I came to Destee's site and found growth and inspiration in many things and the people posting here. I was tight and near broke yet I didn’t hesitate to donate because ……

    Destee ( the site) is infectious. Really contagious and grows in the heart, of the beat down, lost and battered souls.

    Our Destee… ( The beautiful woman maintaining this ship. ) is just as communicable.

    I saw it right away. And I still see this and ( I still pray and wish to this day) hope one day soon it comes to pass.

    I hope Destee the site and our Destee grows so large, financially, and this site keeps up with the latest applications that Destee can keep introducing here for us to use as they come out. And as they are designed for communicating over the Internet... like You Tube. that newspapers are commenting. Reporters want to know the woman, and the people behind the scenes.

    Although I was down with no extra income. I ( GIVE ) gave ( when first mentioned no hesitation ) because I want Destee the woman to not have to pay out of pocket to buy new and upgrade severs, pay the electric bill to maintain my work. I want the site here for all others who can’t find the heart to go on because there seems to no place in America where love can be found! When common friendship lends it’s self like this place does. I have seen turn arounds of hopeless incidents and situations. Times where we pulled each other from DARKNESS here on this site. Why. How? Because Destee the WOMAN... and this site was here.

    I love all of you Destee people, and I love some more than I do others because love has levels. But show some support… I know you see something... it may not be as clear to you as it is to me. I just pray this I am thankful Destee is here.

    DESTEE:hearts2:
    Sincerely ME!
     
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    we love this space because we all know that Destee is sitting all stunned and crying and thangs as she reads this. And nothing but the unvarnished HeartTruth in these words.

    But that is all your fault you Wonderfulness You! This is YOUR Dream! Your Heart! Our Hearth!!

    Thank You for Sharing Your Dream with us thereby allowing/enabling/encouraging us to build a Community Worthy of being kept alive (freudian fingers: wanted to bring "alove")!!
    "Destee", n.: "Healing"; an "EarthMother" state-of-BEing.

    (hey river; along them lines, i've got "Soul Vaccination" injectionin' in them earpans!! The TOWER!!) (with "So Very Hard to Go" at the "enough preview; submit" stage! <g>)
     
  6. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Destee,

    HODEE brings up a very good point, do you or will you alert us before our membership expires? I would certainly want to know before my expiration date, if possible!
     
  7. Zulile

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    I believe you can see your Premium Membership expiration date by going to your User CP, you'll find paid subscriptions under Misc.

    :hearts2:
     
  8. Destee

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    Brother HODEE ... Thank you so much! :love:

    You've been right here to help, consistently, ever since i first asked. Brings tears just think'n on it ... :grouphug:

    You encourage the Family above, not to make me have to ask again ... and whew ... that is hard ... always asking ... always appearing to be begging ... feeling so foolish, even a failure, for being in a position that requires me to ask for help. It is soooo hard Brother HODEE, always having to ask. The only thing that makes it half-way okay, is the positive, consistent, loving responses from the few like you ... ohhhh gosh ... it makes all the difference in the world ... like .. maybe ... i'm not the failure i appear to be ... when others see something positive here, and are willing to help too.

    Thank You Brother HODEE.

    Yes, you're right ... we have years and years worth of words, experiences, thoughts, moments in time ... captured here in this community ... and i'd hate for us to lose any line of poetry, any paragraph of debate, any word, comma, smiley, anything!

    It's something that i struggle with all the time it seems ... gosh ... i'm so tired of struggling :cry: ... it's like i've done everything wrong ... that i'm even always in this position ... as positive as the community is, as much as it means to me, it's always so hard to keep everything alive.

    Oh gosh Brother HODEE ... i Love You ... Thank You For Your Help.

    Yes ... you and everyone can view the status of your Premium Membership by checking the top of this page in the USER CP.

    I Love You Brother HODEE ... :love:

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  9. Destee

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    Haaaaaaaaaaaaay Money ... wait ... hold up ... you ARE the Money Man! :love:

    Thank you too for your consistent, continued, unwavering love and support.

    You already know, i'd not even be here without you.

    10 years is a long time, and when one can look back and see where there was someone who cared enough to help ... i mean, above and beyond ... willing to help keep my lights on, or turn them back on ... while the community never even knew the lights were off ... and that person is still with you, standing right by your side ... (i'm talking about you Money) ... that is a blessing. Thank You!

    It's so easy to be sad when it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders ... but when you can kinda reminisce ... knowing how God has moved in the past ... it can be very encouraging in the midst of a storm.

    Thank You Monetary ... for being my Friend.

    i Love You! :grouphug:

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  10. Destee

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    Ohhhhh Brother HODEE ... i remember all of the above ... i mean, when you first came, and the Sister that brought you here, as well as the fact that you were not employed at the time, and still willing to help keep the community alive. The days and nights you spent with Sister Remby in voice chat, not just Remby, but all who entered received a warm and welcoming embrace from you! :grouphug:

    I was thinking of the Sister you mentioned, trying to remember her UserName. Will you remind me of it please? You can send me a PM if you'd like, if you don't wanna say it all out loud (even though she was very vocal, she seemed to be quite private as well). I wanted to do a search for a post i remember she shared, regarding BET i think. Yesss, unfortunately, she did get banned but you're right, she was so zealous! She really didn't mean any harm, just focused and determined to address the issues that concerned her, not always willing to pay attention to the rules in the process. I enjoyed her too! She had so much energy and strength, i remember being shocked to find out she was a Sister! I thought she was a Brother until she told me different! Do you still interact with her Brother HODEE? It's been some years now, and i'm sure she'd be calmer now ... :) ... though i aint spoze to be invite'n banned folk back ... (it's so unfair to the Mods, when i do this) ... but gosh ... i miss every single person that has ever lent their Spirit to this effort ... and without her, we'd have no Brother HODEE ... so i'm forever indebted to this Sister. If you do still speak with her, tell her Destee said hi, please.

    Ohhhh how i wish we could have money to keep up with the technology, add new and exciting pieces. I have ideas, but i can't even hardly act on them, for it's such a struggle just to keep what we have alive, let alone trying to upgrade, improve, etc. There's just no money for such. I wish there was, for i have lots of great ideas. I'm believing it will come one day soon, our ability to offer better stuff to the Family.

    In the meantime, Thank You Brother HODEE for helping us maintain what we have, for without it, there would be no hope for a future.

    Love You! :grouphug:

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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