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alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
I have seen a couple. I am incoming when my orhers run out :)
 

henrythedog

Loved and fed by David
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
That was my plan also - but logically, why wait as a lifetime membership lasts (spoiler alert!) a lifetime.

Next time I’m ‘in funds’ I might as well.

On the other hand - what if you suddenly go postal like a recently departed long-standing member and get hoofed off?

Do lifetime members get cut a bit more slack?

Rev - would you try posting a few rule-defying topics just so that we can see what happens?

(Correction to earlier post ‘lifetime’ is 99 years apparently. If you’re expecting to live more than 12 years from decision day, the lifetime option is good. Work it out for yourself )
 
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alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
On the other hand - what if you suddenly go postal like a recently departed long-standing member and get hoofed off?

Do lifetime members get cut a bit more slack?

Rev - would you try posting a few rule-defying topics just so that we can see what happens?
D;on't think I'll get more slack at all(?) But well,my decision is simply a decision to support future pilgrims by keeping this forum alive indefinitely: A just cause for humanity, if you ask me.

On the serious side; Soo many people will benefit from being here even after they cannot walk, staying in a virtual Camino in here; sharing thoughts, experiences, and well-being for future pilgrims. IMHO.
 

jozero

Been there, going again...
Camino(s) past & future
CF x 3
D;on't think I'll get more slack at all(?) But well,my decision is simply a decision to support future pilgrims by keeping this forum alive indefinitely: A just cause for humanity, if you ask me.

On the serious side; Soo many people will benefit from being here even after they cannot walk, staying in a virtual Camino in here; sharing thoughts, experiences, and well-being for future pilgrims. IMHO.
@alexwalker I believe you've just answered your recent question "What do you do when you can't walk anymore?"... you stay in the virtual Camino and keep your connection and share with like-minded people. I know this is how I managed the time in between my trips to Spain, too. @ivar has created this haven for us and for those who are in a position to give back, I think it's a great gesture to become a 'Lifer'! Maybe someday we'll see a badge saying 'Caminodesantiago.me Forum Lifetime Member' stitched on someone's backpack :)
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Click on your profile picture, select ‘account upgrades’ and scroll down.
Perfect! Thanks! I never knew how to check when I'd be expiring...I mean my membership, not me!😊 Last time I was unaware it had run out and started getting ads and whatnot, which totally confused me because I had no idea what had happened.
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
If you are like me, a lifetime donorship is not about @ivar It is about keeping your everlasting Camino up and running for yourself. Ivar started it, but now it is up to you to continue it. Easy choice IMHO.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francis SJPDP-SDC (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) , Norte 2018
Pilgrim Office 2018, Hospitalero Acebo 2019
I kicked in about a year ago and became a "Lifer" to help make sure that this wonderful Forum carry's on. I have gained so much from this forum since 2013 and still do.
 

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
@alexwalker I believe you've just answered your recent question "What do you do when you can't walk anymore?"... you stay in the virtual Camino and keep your connection and share with like-minded people. I know this is how I managed the time in between my trips to Spain, too. @ivar has created this haven for us and for those who are in a position to give back, I think it's a great gesture to become a 'Lifer'! Maybe someday we'll see a badge saying 'Caminodesantiago.me Forum Lifetime Member' stitched on someone's backpack :)
Yeah, I think I said something similar earlier in this thread: If you cannot walk anymore, become a hospitalero(a, apply for service in the Pilgrims Office, etc. Many ways to do the Camino without walking. And don't you know: Maybe our Camino experience can help one more pilgrim? If so we have done a good deed in our old days,
 

pelerine

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Norte 10, Primitivo 13, Plata 14+15, Salvador 16, Torres 17, Portugues 18, Mozarabe 19
So you all calculate nicely: So many euros for so many years and donate accordingly? I just try to donate every year at Christmas what I can afford because the money is needed and because I find so much enjoyment on this forum. By the time my life is over I suppose I will be a lifer several times over without ever having donated 300 euros in one go. Now I come to think of it, given my age maybe I will not be a lifer that many times over! 😊
 

wayfarer

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-Santiago-Finistera-Muxia. April/May 2012
Sarria-Santiago Sept. 2013
SJPP - Almost Orrison April 2014
Sorry guys, no slack :) same rules for everyone and 99.99% don't need any slack, just the very few that think x amount of likes entitles them to ignore the rules.
Nuff said. I think ye are a great bunch of people to keep this a safe place for everyone.
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Frances
(2018) Portuguese
(2019) VdP Seville to Salamanca
(2020) VdP Salamanca to Santiago
One more lifer here. Figured (if only out of guilt), that I've spent enough money on really useless items so I should put something to good use.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Vol Pilgm office 15
CF 16+17
Vol Pilgm House 18
Kerry&Ingles 19
Portuguese X2020 (2021?)
I felt that I spent so much time using the forum that I should just become a lifer. I hate being dunned annually to pay dues. I have been a lifer about 18 months, after my second CF.
 
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pelerine

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Norte 10, Primitivo 13, Plata 14+15, Salvador 16, Torres 17, Portugues 18, Mozarabe 19
Are you a lifer repeatedly? One could be of course, now I come to think of it. I too spend a lot of time on the forum....
Will think about it.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Vol Pilgm office 15
CF 16+17
Vol Pilgm House 18
Kerry&Ingles 19
Portuguese X2020 (2021?)
Sorry for the confusing use of also. I was trying to say that I had become a lifer 18 months ago as had someone else who had contributed to this thread.
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
Just curious....

Some time back I found a few extra quid in my pocket, and frivolously used them to purchase a Camino Forum "Lifetime Membership." ... Are there any other "Lifetime Members"?
I appear to be a Lifetime Member. I think I figured it would save me money in the long term.

I am also a lifetime member of the Youth Hostelling Federation, a membership I purchased in 1982 (I was life member #1000 of the Canadian Hostelling Federation) and used in 2016.
 

henrythedog

Loved and fed by David
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
So you all calculate nicely: So many euros for so many years and donate accordingly? I just try to donate every year at Christmas what I can afford because the money is needed and because I find so much enjoyment on this forum. By the time my life is over I suppose I will be a lifer several times over without ever having donated 300 euros in one go. Now I come to think of it, given my age maybe I will not be a lifer that many times over! 😊
You make a good point. Repeated smaller donations would contribute more to the sustainability of the forum in the foreseeable future. A 99 year subscription may be welcomed by Ivar’s heirs and successors, but who can predict with any confidence what the world will be like well beyond (most of) our lifetimes.
 

sillydoll

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Just curious....

Some time back I found a few extra quid in my pocket, and frivolously used them to purchase a Camino Forum "Lifetime Membership." ... Are there any other "Lifetime Members"?
Jeffrey - I'm a future Lifetime member! Joined in November 2004 when it was a Santiago Forum, not so much a pilgrim forum. :)
 

pelerine

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Norte 10, Primitivo 13, Plata 14+15, Salvador 16, Torres 17, Portugues 18, Mozarabe 19
I can always renew when my current membership expires.😀
You certainly can! When does it expire? I do not know when you took out your current membership. Seeing that a lifetime membership lasts for 99 years, whenever you took it out, it helped the forum a lot immediately, but in the long run???
 

Bradypus

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
I am also a lifetime member of the Youth Hostelling Federation
Me too. We must be a fairly rare breed because almost every time I have shown my gold membership card at check-in someone does a double-take and tells me they have never seen one before.
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
Me too. We must be a fairly rare breed because almost every time I have shown my gold membership card at check-in someone does a double-take and tells me they have never seen one before.
The Canadian chapter of the Hostelling Federation no longer gives lifetime members special cards like they did in the early 80s when I got mine. They just give us new cards whenever we want one.
 

pelerine

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Norte 10, Primitivo 13, Plata 14+15, Salvador 16, Torres 17, Portugues 18, Mozarabe 19
Once having reached my lifetime membership I stop donating?

I feel I just want to donate where and when it is needed.....
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF April 2016 April - Jun
Del Norte, Finesterre 2018 May - Jun
Perfect! Thanks! I never knew how to check when I'd be expiring...I mean my membership, not me!😊 Last time I was unaware it had run out and started getting ads and whatnot, which totally confused me because I had no idea what had happened.
Yes, same happened to me with the ads.....a good reminder as I hadn't given it a thought.
Very happy to donate as this forum is a wealth of information and I generally have a 'sqizz' 👀 most days 👣👣
 

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