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Doug_Thompson
04-24-2005, 11:14 PM
Anybody taking up a collection for Oleg Maddox? The man lost his car and faces at least some doctor bills.

I'm not familiar enough with Russian culture or with Mr. Maddox to know whether he'd accept this or be mortified, but I mean no offense. I'd give $10 to this. My wife and I had a car totalled. It was a horrendous expense even with good insurance.

Yes, Mr. Maddox probably makes a lot more money than I do, but he earns it.

Hopefully Ubisoft can set something up and put something official on a company website, with a mailing address. That way, we'd be sure the money would go to Mr. Maddox. Donations from the U.S. could go to the company's U.S. office, for instance. Ubisoft can make the necessary foreign exchange transactions and so forth.

Just a thought.

Doug_Thompson
04-24-2005, 11:14 PM
Anybody taking up a collection for Oleg Maddox? The man lost his car and faces at least some doctor bills.

I'm not familiar enough with Russian culture or with Mr. Maddox to know whether he'd accept this or be mortified, but I mean no offense. I'd give $10 to this. My wife and I had a car totalled. It was a horrendous expense even with good insurance.

Yes, Mr. Maddox probably makes a lot more money than I do, but he earns it.

Hopefully Ubisoft can set something up and put something official on a company website, with a mailing address. That way, we'd be sure the money would go to Mr. Maddox. Donations from the U.S. could go to the company's U.S. office, for instance. Ubisoft can make the necessary foreign exchange transactions and so forth.

Just a thought.

TAGERT.
04-24-2005, 11:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Doug_Thompson:
Anybody taking up a collection for Oleg Maddox? The man lost his car and faces at least some doctor bills.

I'm not familiar enough with Russian culture or with Mr. Maddox to know whether he'd accept this or be mortified, but I mean no offense. I'd give $10 to this. My wife and I had a car totalled. It was a horrendous expense even with good insurance.

Yes, Mr. Maddox probably makes a lot more money than I do, but he earns it.

Hopefully Ubisoft can set something up and put something official on a company website, with a mailing address. That way, we'd be sure the money would go to Mr. Maddox. Donations from the U.S. could go to the company's U.S. office, for instance. Ubisoft can make the necessary foreign exchange transactions and so forth.

Just a thought. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>good idea! I would be down with that.. keep us posted

Fornixx
04-25-2005, 03:55 AM
I'm in! I'd gladly donate $10 to the man's car-fund. He's given me $10000 worth of fun through the years!

S!

crazyivan1970
04-25-2005, 04:37 AM
I will let you all know. Trying to get Western Union account open in Moscow http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

jurinko
04-25-2005, 06:39 AM
cool idea guys. Ivan pls keep us updated.

fherathras
04-25-2005, 06:40 AM
I think this is a really bad idea

JG301_nils
04-25-2005, 09:08 AM
I support the idea, but really, someone should ask him if he really wants this first before one starts something like this.

HeinzBar
04-25-2005, 09:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
I will let you all know. Trying to get Western Union account open in Moscow http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


S!,
What about a Paypal account Ivan? I'll help the man out. My wife would probably like to thank him too for keeping me out of her hair most evenings http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

HB

Hunter82
04-25-2005, 09:36 AM
Paypal will allow accounts from Russia but will not allow money to be deposited into banks there. They can in a sense purchase but only receive a credit if needed. So pay pal will ot work.

There are a few things we are looking at currently...will keep you posted.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by HeinzBar:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
I will let you all know. Trying to get Western Union account open in Moscow http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


S!,
What about a Paypal account Ivan? I'll help the man out. My wife would probably like to thank him too for keeping me out of her hair most evenings http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

HB <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

JtD
04-25-2005, 10:12 AM
Maybe you just go out and buy another copy of PF?

This is not the most direct way to support Oleg, but certainly the best in the long term.

noshens
04-25-2005, 10:29 AM
Maybe he'll just release the addon to western market? Profit made will definately pay for the car. Hopefully.

Chivas
04-25-2005, 11:56 AM
Count me in. I'd like to help Oleg in any way I can.

Willey
04-25-2005, 12:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JtD:
Maybe you just go out and buy another copy of PF?

This is not the most direct way to support Oleg, but certainly the best in the long term. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Then you'll shell out another 50 bucks of which just a part reaches 1c:Maddox. And just a little part of it goes to Oleg himself. So he would probably have more if you send him $10 directly.

PF_Coastie
04-26-2005, 08:21 PM
Some of you are missing the point. Some of you just have no clue.

I would just like to personally thank Oleg for what he has given me over the last several years. If you think Oleg makes bundles of money from this sim, you are very naive. Sure he has his own business, so what? I have no idea how much he makes from each copy of his games sold. But I bet it is VERY LITTLE.

I would just like the oppurtunity to pay Oleg directly as a token of my appreciation for what he does for this community.

Of course he will say he does not want our money, I would too. But that doesn't mean we should not do it. There is strength in numbers. With this community we could do a really good thing here.

I only know very few people that play this game. But we all know Oleg. He is our common bond. If it was not for him, none of us would know each other. That is one thing I am most thankful for to him. He has opened the entire world to me and given me things I never knew possible.

There are 2 types of people in this world. Giver and takers. Oleg is surely a giver. Now its our turn to give something back.

Tallyho1961
04-26-2005, 08:37 PM
Well said, Coastie.

Dave.

fidzzz
04-26-2005, 08:55 PM
Account Suspended.

LeadSpitter_
04-26-2005, 09:49 PM
you all want to donate buy another copy of fb aep and pf.

this thread is ridiculous.

Ask him how much he makes a year and if he needs 5-10 dollar donations from 10-30 people.

HayateAce
04-26-2005, 09:56 PM
Sounds good.

Maybe send some to these little guys while we're at it.

Worthy Cause (http://www.christianchildrensfund.org/sponsor/sponsor.aspx)



http://www.worldvision.org.nz/images/campaigns/NewYears05/neha.jpg

crazyivan1970
04-26-2005, 10:04 PM
LS - that`s peanuts...

Hayate, i do my share of charity. More then you think. Probably more then you.

What amazes me the most... why people count other people money? Why do you care? If you don`t feel like donating, by all means - dont. Christ... why question what other people do with their money. You reminding me of my mother...

Sharkey888
04-26-2005, 10:55 PM
Goofy idea-give to charities that really need it!!

LEXX_Luthor
04-26-2005, 11:56 PM
jtD:: <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Maybe you just go out and buy another copy of PF?

This is not the most direct way to support Oleg, but certainly the best in the long term. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
This is a good move. I bought extra FBP copies, one for backup and some to give to...friends. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif At least this increases in a minor way the success of the FBP. The problem I have is we could Donate to all the people in both crashes--and they came out worse than Oleg. What do we do?

Looking at babelfish translated sukhoi.ru, one poster said the second crash was Oleg getting hit in the rear by a "slop" truck at the end of the night shift--garbage (I assume) truck driver fell asleep, Oleg lost consciousness. ...according to that poster.

RiesenSchnauzer
04-27-2005, 01:35 AM
Check Luthier's latest update above. He said they are going to try to set up a recovery account.

carguy_
04-27-2005, 01:50 PM
Ever thought ppl want to give money to Oleg without Ubi participating?

S.taibanzai
04-27-2005, 02:09 PM
I am in to donate

WWMaxGunz
04-27-2005, 09:04 PM
Can't a bank check work? I'm sure if I ask at the bank, they will know a form of
transfer or note that will pass besides cash which, yeah that's gonna get through!

Mostly, I need an address as I already have the name. I'd prefer to send direct.

IV_JG51_Razor
04-28-2005, 05:29 PM
I'd like to donate too. I just hope that, whoever sets this up, makes sure that Oleg doesn't end up getting screwed by taxes, or some other kind of goverment scam for taking money.

Hunter82
04-28-2005, 06:33 PM
We are in the process of setting up accounts as we speak. Oleg will receive the money weekly from CrazyIvan and Myself directly to him.

We'll update you guys shortly and it will go live before the weekend.

We will be updating everyone as to the dollars collected and any other information needed so all feel secure in this and se that Oleg is in fact receiving each dollar collected.

Hunter82
04-28-2005, 06:35 PM
Yes a bank check would work but I'm not in a position to give out any of Olegs personal information such as home address, telephone, etc. I hope you guys can understand that.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by WWMaxGunz:
Can't a bank check work? I'm sure if I ask at the bank, they will know a form of
transfer or note that will pass besides cash which, yeah that's gonna get through!

Mostly, I need an address as I already have the name. I'd prefer to send direct. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LEXX_Luthor
04-28-2005, 07:54 PM
Sounds good so far. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

We need to Patch him up as soon as possible. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Is it PayPal? What about the Western Union idea?

Hunter82
04-28-2005, 09:28 PM
will be using paypal to collect and then doind a bank transfer directly to him. Western Union is 6% of the $ amount and bank transfer is a flat $20-$30 fee depending on amount.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEXX_Luthor:
Sounds good so far. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

We need to Patch him up as soon as possible. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Is it PayPal? What about the Western Union idea? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Turk_man
05-02-2005, 09:58 AM
I`ll donate in 2 weeks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif.

Hunter82
05-02-2005, 11:14 AM
perfect timing...should just about the time your ban runs out http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Turk_man:
I`ll donate in 2 weeks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

WWMaxGunz
05-03-2005, 02:32 AM
I hope we have an relief account to send to before he is back, yes?

Above it said by the end of week, after all and now it is next Tuesday.

gombal40
05-03-2005, 03:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
LS - that`s peanuts...

Hayate, i do my share of charity. More then you think. Probably more then you.

What amazes me the most... why people count other people money? Why do you care? If you don`t feel like donating, by all means - dont. Christ... why question what other people do with their money. You reminding me of my mother... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

U dont want to have Leadspiter as you're mommie...You would have to love and respect him. The ultimate horror http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Feathered_IV
05-03-2005, 05:02 PM
Sounds like a good idea. Count me in too. In this little community of ours we should all try to be good neighbours.

WWMaxGunz
05-03-2005, 10:28 PM
We may be a niche market, but we're a dedicated niche market.

What's it going to take to help? Even people who can only send a small amount, there
are so many of those it will add up. If 200 people who could only send $1 still did
send the $1 then there would be $200 more, nothing to leave lying on the street. If
that was US, the exchange rate today is $1 US = 27.781 Rubles... but how many Rubles
is a car and medical? $200 US is over 5500 Rubles. And that would be 200 people each
giving about like a 20 oz soda on average (yeah Ivan, I know, much more in NYC, can of
soda was 75 cents when I worked in Manhattan back in IIRC 1986 or was it 85... I did
not stay long, it was depressingly crazy there).

So no need to sit back and do nothing just because you can't send a lot! We need to
cheer for **every** amount and make no bad or slights or judgements, in order that
there is nothing to hold back the many who might, or might not if a-holes belittle
them. For every one with much extra, there are scores with little extra and we need
them too because they can add up big. This is +help+ against loss of two cars in a
row and medical that insurance is not covering. The other possibility is that Bill
Gates maybe decides how realistic your next sim will be and I sure don't want that!
Oh yes, I am being verrrrry selfish here! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

crazyivan1970
05-03-2005, 10:30 PM
I am still waiting for bank verification.... about to climb a wall here lol. Sorry folks. It`s all ready...paypal, etc. Just waiting on bank...dang it.

BigKahuna_GS
05-04-2005, 08:22 AM
S!


I'm all for it ! Great idea guys !

Let us know how to help.



____

crazyivan1970
05-04-2005, 09:12 AM
Ok, finally account was confirmed...and will be posting fund info shortly http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Hmmm...
05-04-2005, 09:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by IV_JG51_Razor:
I'd like to donate too. I just hope that, whoever sets this up, makes sure that Oleg doesn't end up getting screwed by taxes, or some other kind of goverment scam for taking money. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I thought that too...