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  •   GinA, MaxM Admin commented on this post about 8 months ago
    Where are we all about this, Maxm users? Gina is in a serious financial hardship and she is too proud, and shouldn't have to, beg. Do you want to see Maxm disappear after the reason we all came here was to free ourselves from the other same-same media sites? Do you understand how hard she has worked to create and maintain Maxm? If you don't understand how her former boss shafted her, for God's sake, ask her directly. So, I'm not too proud to BEG for GinA's survival. PLEASE GIVE, either via the links on her Substack, or, PM her. She needs money fast and every little bit we can give her is crucial. I preferred to help her via a private Paypal. C'mon Maxmers, it's time to save our founder ... please help GinA!
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    • Thank you Ray Carney . I won't beg for anything, and I certainly won't beg for money. If people appreciate me, they will help. If they don't, theyThank you Ray Carney . I won't beg for anything, and I certainly won't beg for money. If people appreciate me, they will help. If they don't, they won't. It's as simple as that.  More ...
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  •   Ray Carney commented on this post about 4 days ago
    Am considering adding a feature that will automatically publish your Facebook posts to Maxm, and your Maxm posts to Facebook. What do you think, Gary S and Ray Carney ??
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    • That's a great idea! I'm thinking it would attract more users on FB to Maxm; you know the biggest challenge is vetting to keep libs off the site,That's a great idea! I'm thinking it would attract more users on FB to Maxm; you know the biggest challenge is vetting to keep libs off the site, but, we can verbally abuse those who squeeze through the vetting, eh?  More ...
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    • Ray Carney I have full power of the mouse and I will ban each and every lunatic liberal who tries to infiltrate Maxm's purely conservative platform.Ray Carney I have full power of the mouse and I will ban each and every lunatic liberal who tries to infiltrate Maxm's purely conservative platform. Mark my words!   More ...
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    • I only go to FB for friends and family. I do not discuss politics their because I'm in control not Mark Zuckerberg. Fascist Book can stay in theI only go to FB for friends and family. I do not discuss politics their because I'm in control not Mark Zuckerberg. Fascist Book can stay in the corner!   More ...
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    • Gary S I'm quite sure you will have the power to turn off that feature in your Maxm profile so your FB feed and Maxm feed are not shared andGary S I'm quite sure you will have the power to turn off that feature in your Maxm profile so your FB feed and Maxm feed are not shared and combined. I'm still looking at different software for those features.   More ...
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    • the biggest disadvantage to connecting Maxm with Facebook is that Facebook will start watching Maxm's posts and may very possibly ban my FB accountthe biggest disadvantage to connecting Maxm with Facebook is that Facebook will start watching Maxm's posts and may very possibly ban my FB account which will very likely disconnect Maxm from Facebook when that happens, and that will prevent Maxm users from sharing across platforms. And put my IP address on their blacklist again... Will have to put more thought into this before I do it.   More ...
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  •   GinA, MaxM Admin commented on this post about 5 days ago
    GinA, MaxM Admin whatever happened to being able to see maxm.social posts in maxm.news? It was a great feature.
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    • I had to remove it while I redesign it because the social feed was overlaying on top of the live video on the mobile device. Didn't look or work wellI had to remove it while I redesign it because the social feed was overlaying on top of the live video on the mobile device. Didn't look or work well on the mobile devices. Will be putting it back once i design it better. Probably wont be able to have that feature on mobile devices because the screen is not wide enough.   More ...
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  •   GinA, MaxM Admin commented on this post about 3 weeks ago
    I was going grocery shopping this afternoon at Hannaford in Waterville and was thinking about the job application I submitted earlier this week to Autozone as a fulltime delivery driver. I wondered why I hadn't heard from them about an interview yet. So before I went to Hannaford I decided to stop into the Waterville Autozone store to speak with the manager about my application. I decided that I would show him my 48 5-star ratings from DoorDash customers to see if that would compel him to give me an interview.
    I entered the store, spoke with the manager and showed him all of my DoorDash ratings and total # of deliveries to date. I made a point of telling him that I've only been dashing for a little over 60 days and was able to successfully deliver 400 orders in those first 60 days. When he saw my customer ratings, he said he found that very impressive and asked what my name was so he could look up my application on the system.
    I told him my name and started telling him about my other experience delivering for NAPA about 20yrs ago and working for DMV in the OUI unit in 2007 suspending and restoring the licenses of drunk drivers (to show him that I can successfully communicate with and help difficult customers). I explained that DoorDash wages are insufficient to pay my bills and that I was looking for steady fulltime or parttime work as a driver. I told him I love to drive, I drive a mean stick shift, I have a clean driving record, several years of violation-free credits...
    I was going grocery shopping this afternoon at Hannaford in Waterville and was thinking about the job application I submitted earlier this week to Autozone as a fulltime delivery driver. I wondered why I hadn't heard from them about an interview yet. So before I went to Hannaford I decided to stop into the Waterville Autozone store to speak with the manager about my application. I decided that I would show him my 48 5-star ratings from DoorDash customers to see if that would compel him to give me an interview.
    I entered the store, spoke with the manager and showed him all of my DoorDash ratings and total # of deliveries to date. I made a point of telling him that I've only been dashing for a little over 60 days and was able to successfully deliver 400 orders in those first 60 days. When he saw my customer ratings, he said he found that very impressive and asked what my name was so he could look up my application on the system.
    I told him my name and started telling him about my other experience delivering for NAPA about 20yrs ago and working for DMV in the OUI unit in 2007 suspending and restoring the licenses of drunk drivers (to show him that I can successfully communicate with and help difficult customers). I explained that DoorDash wages are insufficient to pay my bills and that I was looking for steady fulltime or parttime work as a driver. I told him I love to drive, I drive a mean stick shift, I have a clean driving record, several years of violation-free credits and I love working with people. I told him I would easily pass all background checks and could start immediately.
    He then asked me if I had any problem being split between the Augusta and Waterville stores, which I said I didnt. I said I was available 7 days a week and can work at either store with little difficulty because I live in Sidney near I95. I then told him I was going to work for DoorDash tonight in Augusta at 4p. He said when I get to Augusta he wanted me to stop into the Augusta Autozone store and speak with the manager. He told me to tell the Augusta manager that he wanted me to have a dual interview with both stores asap, and that he would call the Augusta manager before I arrived to tell him that I was coming. I thanked him, shook his hand and said I would stop at the Augusta store before the manager left for the night at 5p.
    I arrived at the Augusta Autozone around 4p and started to speak with the manager. I explained my conversation with the Waterville manager and that he asked me to stop by. The Augusta manager said the Waterville manager had not yet called him so he called Waterville at that moment to check my story. The Waterville manager immediately said he forgot to call Augusta and proceeded to explain our conversation and what Waterville wanted Augusta to do.
    As I was "selling myself", the Augusta manager decided instead to take me out back and summoned his Asst. Manager to join the interview. He felt compelled to give me a full interview on the spot instead of scheduling it for the future. The 3 of us sat and talked for about 30min about the job duties, pay, perks, each of our expectations, etc. As we were talking and I was listening to them explain that they will bend over backwards for customers, and they will do whatever it takes to fulfill a customer's order, I found that to be a perfect segway to my telling them a story about a DoorDash delivery I made recently where I went out of my way to make sure the order was successfully delivered. They both found my actions to be impressive and aligned with Autozone's policy to do everything possible to help the customer.
    It was at that point that the Augusta manager offered me the job on the spot and asked what my wage requirements were. I told him I just wanted to earn enough money to pay my basic monthly bills which is about $2000/month right now. So I asked for a wage that would give me $2000/month take-home pay. He said they usually start at $14.50 but would give me the maximum starting wage of $14.73 because of my experience. He said he will start me as a parttime delivery driver until I learn how the store works, and if it works out for both of us, he will promote me with a pay raise to fulltime delivery driver in a few months.
    We then completed some paperwork so they could do my background checks, and he gave me a uniform shirt to wear. He was processing my application and discovered that Headquarters would not allow him to give me $14.73/hour, but he assured me he would give me a raise as soon as I was trained and promoted to fulltime delivery driver. He said before I can start working, I need to go to Bangor for an all-day training session and I need to be in full uniform for that training. Luckily, the next training is next Saturday, the 29th! He said he will schedule me to work the next day on Sunday the 30th for my first shift and will expand my schedule accordingly over the next few weeks/months. Eventually, if all works well for both of us, I will drive fulltime and will help customers in the store when no deliveries are needed.
    Moral of the story: If I had not followed my wisdom and intuition to stop at the Waterville store and show the manager my 48 5-star DoorDash customer ratings, I would not be writing this story right now, or be preparing myself to go back to work at a real job with steady pay and hours!
    Always follow your intuition ~ it will never lead you astray! My life is proof of that. Ray Carney Gary S
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    • I'm very happy for you GinA, MaxM Admin . You living in the northeast, I imagined the wage would be higher; I know you'll overachieve rapidly. AtI'm very happy for you GinA, MaxM Admin . You living in the northeast, I imagined the wage would be higher; I know you'll overachieve rapidly. At last you can begin to get back on your feet and who knows what's ahead your future with Autozone, eh?   More ...
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    • Ray Carney Yes indeed. It's not a legal job, but it will pay my bills and get me back out into society meeting people. I may meet Mr. Right at one ofRay Carney Yes indeed. It's not a legal job, but it will pay my bills and get me back out into society meeting people. I may meet Mr. Right at one of the garages I deliver to! Now I have a reason to play with my hair and wear makeup again!   More ...
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    • GinA, MaxM Admin ya' never know!
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    • Ray Carney actually, quite the contrary about wages up here. Because we are lacking people, businesses and financial resources, our wages are muchRay Carney actually, quite the contrary about wages up here. Because we are lacking people, businesses and financial resources, our wages are much lower than you would expect them to be. And given how far we need to drive just to get to our worksite, and consider snowy travel conditions in the winter, we have to make careful decisions about what jobs we take. Many people drive 1hr or more to their jobsite up here, and there are some who travel several hours a day to/from work.   More ...
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    • GinA, MaxM Admin well let's blame that on the selfish, "non-lacking" Dems!
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    • Ray Carney that's not completely true... it's the vastness of our state's geography, plus the lack of people/businesses/money, and the sparseness ofRay Carney that's not completely true... it's the vastness of our state's geography, plus the lack of people/businesses/money, and the sparseness of our population across our state that makes employment difficult. We have 100000x more trees up here than people!  More ...
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    • Congratulations on your new job adventure Gina. I'm excited for you as now you have something more stable. I have a good friend of mine who livesCongratulations on your new job adventure Gina. I'm excited for you as now you have something more stable. I have a good friend of mine who lives Knoxville Tennessee who delivers for Napa. And he's full time and loves it.👍👍   More ...
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    • Gary S thank you! I love to drive and meet new people, so I think this job will be good enough until I find my next paralegal position... At least itGary S thank you! I love to drive and meet new people, so I think this job will be good enough until I find my next paralegal position... At least it will pay my bills without me having to beg people for money!  More ...
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  •   Website Errors, Bugs, Feedback and Suggestions reacted to this post about 1 month ago
    GinA, MaxM Admin what happened to being able to see maxm.social on the right side of maxm.news?
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    • Ray Carney you mean the newsfeed beside the live news video? It disappeared when i removed some duplicate software. That's one of the issues I amRay Carney you mean the newsfeed beside the live news video? It disappeared when i removed some duplicate software. That's one of the issues I am working to fix.   More ...
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    • GinA, MaxM Admin yes, that's what I meant. I forgot it was beside the live news video. A great feature.
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  •   Ray Carney commented on this post about 1 month ago
    Ray Carney Gary S do you prefer the full width for the newsfeed, or with a sidebar? If you want a sidebar (only on the desktop and tablet), do you prefer it to be on the left, right or both?
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    • I like this wide version.
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    • What ever works for your desk top convince is fine I will have to adapt to it.
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    • Gary S I like the wide version better too... so I need to figure out how to incorporate the other type of posts (marketplace, polls, events, etc)Gary S I like the wide version better too... so I need to figure out how to incorporate the other type of posts (marketplace, polls, events, etc) without using a sidebar...   More ...
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    • The wide version. Sidebars make things too busy.
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  •   Gary S commented on this post about 1 month ago
    Image uploads work again! Go Me!! Ray Carney Gary S
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  • Ray Carney Gary S the image upload issue is fixed! Happy posting!!
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  •   GinA, MaxM Admin commented on this post about 2 months ago
    WTF??!! Gary S Ray Carney 5 days and no new posts?? That's very discouraging.... and not at all what I need right now.
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    • Sorry, I've been very occupied with a renovation at our house. We'll catch up soon.
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    • Sorry, Gina I still can't share pictures from my Gallery because an error has been coming up not reaching the server. I Came in last nite to findSorry, Gina I still can't share pictures from my Gallery because an error has been coming up not reaching the server. I Came in last nite to find maxm being updated. I Will be posting more info.   More ...
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    • Gary S i've been spread pretty thin lately with driving for DoorDash, sleeping and doing yard/housework. Still haven't figured out what's up with theGary S i've been spread pretty thin lately with driving for DoorDash, sleeping and doing yard/housework. Still haven't figured out what's up with the upload issue. Damnit!  More ...
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    • Gary S I'm getting an error that says "Sorry, but the file that you tried to upload did not reach the server. It's probably because of someGary S I'm getting an error that says "Sorry, but the file that you tried to upload did not reach the server. It's probably because of some restrictions on the server. Please try again." Is that the same error you are both getting Ray Carney Gary S ?? I cannot share a photo from my phone or desktop either. Same error happens on both. Will have to investigate further.   More ...
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  •   Gary S commented on this post about 2 months ago
    Just discovered a coding bug when going to your "Album" page, Ray Carney Gary S
    Will be investigating a solution and fixing that asap.
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    • Thank you Gina! 🤣😂
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    • I was just there and tried to upload a screenshot photo, but, got an HTTP Error so it wouldn't upload and let me submit.
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    • Ray Carney thanks. would you take a screenshot of the HTTP error and other errors you get and email them to me? I'll have to investigate the problem.Ray Carney thanks. would you take a screenshot of the HTTP error and other errors you get and email them to me? I'll have to investigate the problem. It may be the result of their updating their software.   More ...
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    • Ray Carney Gary S I checked other albums on other members' profiles and they all work as they should. I'm wondering if deleting your albums andRay Carney Gary S I checked other albums on other members' profiles and they all work as they should. I'm wondering if deleting your albums and recreating them would fix the issue. There are no coding errors showing so I'm not sure what's causing the issue. It may be easier to delete and recreate your albums.  More ...
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    • Same, says server restrictions on my end.
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