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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2014, 09:03:26 AM »
I love the site, and think the forums are invaluable....However, IMHO, thanking Dan is like thanking Chase for paying you interest on your savings account or target for selling you diapers. Its his job, his livelehood and how he (I assume) supports his family.

Just seems a little funny to me that all. To clarify, not criticizing, Dan seems like a tremendous guy and I love his site just thought this was over the top.

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2014, 09:07:41 AM »
I love the site, and think the forums are invaluable....However, IMHO, thanking Dan is like thanking Chase for paying you interest on your savings account or target for selling you diapers. Its his job, his livelehood and how he (I assume) supports his family.

Just seems a little funny to me that all. To clarify, not criticizing, Dan seems like a tremendous guy and I love his site just thought this was over the top.
The above posters either think he does this site as hobby,  and there's no money being made,  or. . ..

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2014, 09:09:56 AM »
Do you say thank you to the bus driver when you get off the bus? Or to the store owner after you check out,?
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2014, 09:10:39 AM »
I love the site, and think the forums are invaluable....However, IMHO, thanking Dan is like thanking Chase for paying you interest on your savings account or target for selling you diapers. Its his job, his livelehood and how he (I assume) supports his family.

Just seems a little funny to me that all. To clarify, not criticizing, Dan seems like a tremendous guy and I love his site just thought this was over the top.
Some people are niave. I'm not saying a thank you isn't nice,  but they're still niave.

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2014, 09:11:26 AM »
Some people are niave. I'm not saying a thank you isn't nice,  but they're still niave.
Not sure if you are agreeing or disagreeing with me.

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2014, 09:12:09 AM »
Do you say thank you to the bus driver when you get off the bus? Or to the store owner after you check out,?
I do but I don't get on the PA to let everyone know about it...

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2014, 09:12:32 AM »
Not sure if you are agreeing or disagreeing with me.
Agreeing. They think this site is a chesed project.

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2014, 09:13:06 AM »
Do you say thank you to the bus driver when you get off the bus? Or to the store owner after you check out,?
I do. But I dont believe it is the same thing. The bus driver is not compensated by driving me on the bus directly. Dan does not run the site out of the goodness of his heart (It is a good heart, again, not criticizing him!:) )

He makes money by us clicking on links, ads, page views etc.

Maybe I would be better off deleting the post.

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2014, 09:13:52 AM »
Do you say thank you to the bus driver when you get off the bus? Or to the store owner after you check out,?
Yes.
But  as puddles said,  he's just a worker. I don't call up the store owner or the bus company and thank them for proving me with bussing.
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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2014, 09:50:54 AM »
Agreeing. They think this site is a chesed project.
Well. But you agree that Dan is frequently going out of his way to feed his followers with deals and useful tips (Trip Notes etc.) even when he doesn't  get anything for it  ;) (besides some new followers)

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2014, 09:55:13 AM »
Yes.
But  as puddles said,  he's just a worker. I don't call up the store owner or the bus company and thank them for proving me with bussing.
If you stepped off the bus and the bus company owner was standing there you wouldn't say thank you?

I don't disagree that this is a business as much as any other. And the whole site is built with that business on mind. As are the DDS's, etc. That doesn't preclude me from saying thank you
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2014, 10:00:38 AM »
I don't care if he has anything out if it, he might make billions for all I care! Still a thank you to him I can now fly business class without paying, sleeping in 5 starr hotels tnx to him for free & so on! & good for him that he makes money out of it. He's still owed appreciation imho!
So go dan!

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2014, 10:02:13 AM »
No one is disagreeing that dan is Making money here but so what? That stops the point that you need to have hakarat Hatov? Don't do it for Dan if you can't do it for yourself it will make you a way better person and a way better jew

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2014, 10:08:14 AM »
I don't care if he has anything out if it, he might make billions for all I care! Still a thank you to him I can now fly business class without paying, sleeping in 5 starr hotels tnx to him for free & so on! & good for him that he makes money out of it. He's still owed appreciation imho!
So go dan!
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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2014, 10:08:28 AM »
I don't care if he has anything out if it, he might make billions for all I care! Still a thank you to him I can now fly business class without paying, sleeping in 5 starr hotels tnx to him for free & so on! & good for him that he makes money out of it. He's still owed appreciation imho!
So go dan!
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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2014, 10:10:32 AM »
Thanks Dan, and the entire DDMS and DDF support team.
Ksive V'Chasime Tovah!




(And everyone else who helps on DDF, but thats for another thread.)
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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2014, 10:11:18 AM »
Thanks Dan, Keep it up. I wish you a Ksiva Vchasima Tova

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2014, 10:17:10 AM »
I like having a hobby that makes me money; points that I can use to fly myself and my family where we want to go for little or cost.  I like seeing things on sale that I can get a good buy on - even things I don't really need.  I even like seeing things on the site I don't want to buy, so I know I'm not like Pavlov's dog that has to buy everything Dan tells us about.
I like the site.  I support the site by using his cc links and others.
I like DDF.  It gives me entertainment and an on-line 'community'.


So I appreciate that Dan makes a living this way or I wouldn't have those things.
Thanks, Dan.  Ksiva v'chasima tova.

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2014, 02:23:56 PM »
Yes.
But  as puddles said,  he's just a worker. I don't call up the store owner or the bus company and thank them for proving me with bussing.
-1  I absolutely would if he were an outstanding driver and I wanted to let the owner know he's not just doing his job, he's going over and beyond!

When one gives tzedaka one fulfills the mitzvah, but doing it with a smile fulfills the mitzvah of b'simcha.  Dan does his money making job b'simcha and we feel it and benefit from it.  Why shouldn't I have hakaros hatoiv?!  Please! 

Just because HaShem does His job of making me breathe, walk, eat, etc. on a daily basis...that means I don't have to thank Him??!  It's a good thing we are entering aseres yomei tshuva soon.   p.s.  TY, again, Dan.  I've made some really good connections/friends because of your forum.

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Re: Dan appreciation thread
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2014, 02:26:46 PM »
-1  I absolutely would if he were an outstanding driver and I wanted to let the owner know he's not just doing his job, he's going over and beyond!

When one gives tzedaka one fulfills the mitzvah, but doing it with a smile fulfills the mitzvah of b'simcha.  Dan does his money making job b'simcha and we feel it and benefit from it.  Why shouldn't I have hakaros hatoiv?!  Please! 

Just because HaShem does His job of making me breathe, walk, eat,etc. on a daily basis...that means I don't have to thank Him??!  It's a good thing we are entering aseres yomei tshuva soon.   p.s.  TY, again, Dan.  I've made some really good connections/friends because of your forum.
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