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The rmerlin donation thread.

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by 000111, May 10, 2014.

  1. andyxm715

    andyxm715 New Around Here

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    Donation made, thanks for the great firmware :)
     
  2. JDB

    JDB Occasional Visitor

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    Donated. Have dabbled once before but just took the plunge with my new home router and very impressed. Keep up the great work :)
     
  3. threepwood

    threepwood Occasional Visitor

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    Donated :) A bit late taking into account the amount of time that I've used Merlin's firmware but better late than never.

    Keep up the good work Merlin (and also John9527).
     
  4. imurhuckleberry

    imurhuckleberry New Around Here

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    New Merlin fw user here. Done, and thanks!
     
  5. Wayne Humphrey

    Wayne Humphrey New Around Here

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    @RMerlin 1KC89868858898545 please go buy yourself a beer or 10 :) nice work running on my AC5300
     
  6. justmwa

    justmwa New Around Here

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    This message and the donation before it are composed of packets that went through 2 RMerlin powered devices. So, thank you and XVortex as well.
     
  7. Perry Rhodan

    Perry Rhodan New Around Here

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    Donation sent, thanks for the great work!
     
  8. Andrei Tkachyov

    Andrei Tkachyov New Around Here

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    I sent donation earlier, thank you guys for your effort and great work!
     
  9. losdelrock

    losdelrock New Around Here

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    Donation winging its way to you from me.

    Thank you and already my AC5300 is benefitting!

    Going to post a really weird issue on the main forums to do with my HP printer and me banging my head against it.

    Keep up the good work!

    Adrian.
     
  10. kiripe

    kiripe Occasional Visitor

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    Thanks for making our routers awesome and keeping up with my dumb questions from time to time.

    USD $50 on your way.
     
  11. mgttr

    mgttr Occasional Visitor

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    Donation made. I've flipped back and forth between stock and Merlin's firmware many times, and even though my network configuration is pretty simple, it's become apparent that Merlin's firmware has a number of really handy features for me, so I'm sticking with Merlin.
     
  12. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    Might consider purchasing and donating a domain....

    @RMerlin - might consider doing this yourself if someone doesn't step up - opens up a lot of possibilities with page imprints, etc... and that would fund things on an ongoing basis...

    See below - google domains - and the .net and .com are open... and then build a fence around it.

    Screen Shot 2016-12-07 at 6.04.41 PM.png

    And this would help with hosting for the firmware downloads and relieve some pressure on the forum noise here...

    (although the forum noise helps pay SNB bills with ad-impressions)
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2016
  13. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

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    One reason I decided not to register a new domain with the word "asuswrt" is because I'm unsure of the legal implications. Lawyers can get twitchy when registering a domain name with a protected brand or product name. That's why I decided to just create a sub-domain within my personal domain.

    Renting a server and hosting a forum isn't just expensive - it's also time-consuming. My time resources are already stretched thin as it is, I don't want to add managing a server, a forum software, etc... all of this on top of development, AND of my daily job.
     
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  14. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    RMerlin is welcome to stay at SNBForums as long as he likes.
     
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  15. thelonelycoder

    thelonelycoder Very Senior Member

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    Thinking something along the lines of "whishes the forum would stay up as long as the users like it".
     
  16. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    And that's ok... but look at the traffic... perhaps that pays the bills - and that's ok...

    It's hard to get a word in edgewise - there are a lot of other platforms that people are using - Look at "New Posts" - and there - 90 percent of this is Asus related - and in that subset of posts, 90 percent of that is RMerlin's stuff...

    Which might drive away users - when we see someone with a netgear/linksys/dlink/apple question - the cohort around the AsusWRT=RMerlin says junk your stuff and buy an Asus...

    Not good...

    It's starting to become a problem that is driving experienced and trusted members here away...

    just saying...
     
  17. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    If Asus Legal had any problem with AsusWRT-RMerlin - that would have ended with the github actually... and the snbforum would have sealed the deal - so don't worry there...

    https://github.com/RMerl/asuswrt-merlin
    Asuswrt-Merlin

    That's about as obvious as one can get...

    You're in too deep as it is at the moment - and Asus doesn't seem too worried about that.
     
  18. nmitev

    nmitev Occasional Visitor

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    Donate of $25 done.
    Thanks again for the great work on the project and continues support here in the forum.
     
  19. Jay Culley

    Jay Culley Occasional Visitor

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    30 2u, great code man!
     
  20. GreGHM

    GreGHM Occasional Visitor

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    Merry Christmas Eric! :)
    Donate sent for small gifts. :)
     

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