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Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:08 pm
by RichardHawkins
At this time of year I make a contribution to the running of elan.net . This year however, I cannot log in to make my contribution. I can't remember what I did in previous years. I am pretty sure my password has not changed. Please advise me how to proceed.

Richard Hawkins

Re: Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:42 pm
by pharriso
I make a contribution by PayPal automatically each month...

Re: Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:33 am
by billwill
RichardHawkins wrote:At this time of year I make a contribution to the running of elan.net . This year however, I cannot log in to make my contribution. I can't remember what I did in previous years. I am pretty sure my password has not changed. Please advise me how to proceed.

Richard Hawkins



??? You must have logged in to lotuselan.net in order to post that message ???

The password that it is asking for must be your paypal account password

Re: Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:03 am
by StressCraxx
Gents,

Thanks for the reminder, donation sent. Thanks to Jeff we have a great place to discuss our passions.

Dan Wise

Re: Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:08 am
by ken ob
Just contributed, thank's Jeff.


Ken

Re: Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:42 pm
by Certified Lotus
Made my donation. Greatly appreciated that this site and all its members and contributors exist!

Re: Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:23 pm
by elanner
Thanks for the reminder. Donation sent.

For one reason or another I haven't done many miles over the past year, perhaps 1,000. Most of my Elan projects seem to have involved going backwards or, at best, sideways. In keeping with the rest of 2016, I suppose. :(

But I did get into the September edition of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car magazine. Taken at the British Motorcar Festival in Bristol, Rhode Island in June. I wasn't even aware until a friend told me about it.

elan-hemmings.jpg and

For those of us in the US - Happy Thanksgiving!

Nick

Re: Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:20 pm
by RichardHawkins
Gentlemen,

I still need help. I don't have a pay pal account, I use my credit card. As you say, I must be logged in because I can post.

I go to the home page, click donate, which takes me to a screen that shows my email address, and asks me for my password. I enter my password, which is followed by an error message asking me t check email and password. I cannot get past this point

Any suggestions?

Richard Hawkins

Re: Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:58 pm
by bulfin
Thanks for the reminder - I don't mind supporting a great site.

Bob

Re: Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:05 am
by billwill
RichardHawkins wrote:Gentlemen,

I still need help. I don't have a pay pal account, I use my credit card. As you say, I must be logged in because I can post.

I go to the home page, click donate, which takes me to a screen that shows my email address, and asks me for my password. I enter my password, which is followed by an error message asking me t check email and password. I cannot get past this point

Any suggestions?

Richard Hawkins


There seems to be something wrong with the Donate button on the HOME page; use the one at the very bottom of any forum topic page. It then gives you a screen like this with the Creditcard entry on the left hand side.

screenshot.jpg and
Screen Shot of donation page.



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Oh now that is weird; the screen capture is also missing the Credit Card column and now the button at bottom of this page doesn't show the CC stuff... Help Jeff, what is going on?

Re: Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:16 am
by billwill
Actually Richard, even though it does not immediately show the Credit Card entry info, you can see on the screenshot above, there is a link called CONTINUE on the line above the CC logos; this leads to the CC entry page.


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If you are not seeing a page like the screenshot above, there is a real possibility that your router has been hacked into and a fake entry inserted to a rogue DNS server.

There are other ways too, instead of hacking into the router, of infecting your computer (or smart phone) with a rogue DNS entry.

Re: Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:41 am
by jcocking
RichardHawkins wrote:Gentlemen,

I still need help. I don't have a pay pal account, I use my credit card. As you say, I must be logged in because I can post.

I go to the home page, click donate, which takes me to a screen that shows my email address, and asks me for my password. I enter my password, which is followed by an error message asking me t check email and password. I cannot get past this point

Any suggestions?

Richard Hawkins


When you click the donate button, you are taken to PayPal. If you have a paypal account you can login. If you don't have a paypal account, there is an option to donate, but is usually lower on the page. Look for the heading for of nor having a PayPal account.

jeff

Re: Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:06 pm
by RichardHawkins
Gentlemen,

Thanks for the further help, and your patience with an IT dimwit.

Donation successfully made,

Richard Hawkins

Re: Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:21 pm
by billwill
On seeing these messages, I have recently contributed to Jeff's running costs for this site, but also yesterday I sent a similar amount to help support Wikipedia.

I really applaud the way the owners of Wikipedia have kept it as a non-profit system and avoided loading it with adverts etc which would possibly destroy its impartiality.

So if you use Wikipedia, I suggest you send a donation to them too.

Re: Annual contribution to elan.net

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:34 pm
by elanner
Donated for 2017.

Thanks, Jeff.

Nick