A Brief Distraction - Donations
ItÃ‚'s this simple: if youÃ‚'d like to help out GWJ with a monetary donation, this week is your chance. Everything else IÃ‚'m about to talk about compliments that, but itÃ‚'s just the specifics and clarifications around that fundamental statement. For those who do contribute we have a few perks, but we have no less respect and appreciation for our visitors who choose not to donate. WeÃ‚'ve always said that the best way you can contribute to GWJ is to participate in our community, and we still hold to that. This is simply an opportunity for those who want to contribute in a different way, though itÃ‚'s only temporarily available.There are two ways to donate. The first is to click the donation link weÃ‚'ve put up above the banner to your immediate left. ItÃ‚'ll take you to a PayPal page, where you can contribute to the site. The other option, for those who donÃ‚'t wish to use PayPal, is to email me at [email protected] and organize a contribution by snail-mail. And, who knows, you may be getting something back with some giveaways Ã‚"… besides clever editorializing. We donÃ‚'t like asking for something without giving something back. So, all those who contribute will be given a small forum icon Ã‚– the key to the executive bathroom Ã‚– and weÃ‚'ll also be giving away 3 games. Anyone who contributes $1 or more can enter their name in the game giveaway, and at the end of the week weÃ‚'ll pull 3 names (assuming we have at least 3 contributors) to win one game. The games we have to give away are NHL Rivals (Xbox), Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (Xbox), and The Mark of Kri (PS2). Additionally, as before, if any winner wants to donate their game to another forum member, they will be automatically entered into all future giveaways until they win again.
To enter into the giveaways and/or get your forum icons (which will go live late this week or early next week) you will need to email me at [email protected] and confirm the full name under which you donated. Next Monday we will be pulling down the contribution link and will no longer accept e-mail donations, and then we will randomly select three donators to receive the games with the first name pulled getting first choice, second name getting second choice, and so on for the third.
If you want to donate but canÃ‚'t, donÃ‚'t worry, weÃ‚'ll be doing this a few times a year. This brings me to my only request. We understand some of you have absolutely no intention of donating to a website like ours, and we respect that position. However, we ask that instead of making a grand comment about how donating is just throwing money away, you respect those who wish to participate. In other words, if you donÃ‚'t want to donate, we have no problem with that. Just, please, donÃ‚'t snipe at those who do.
We very much appreciate our readers, lurkers, and forum monkeys. Your daily contributions to GWJ both in your readership and your active participation are what make this a great site to work on and, I hope, to visit. If you want to donate some money to GWJ on top, it would certainly help us out, particularly as we prepare for E3. And, if you donÃ‚'t, then no worries. Things will be back to normal next week.
As always, we thank you for visiting GamersWithJobs.com.