Donation Drive Begins September 3rd

It's getting close to that time of year when we fire up the prize machine and kick off our annual donation drive! We've already got an awesome new icon ready for our long time donors and big, big plans for the giveaways. This year will be a little bit different though; we won't be accepting games to enter into the prize pool like we have in the past. There are a number of reasons for this, but rather than spoil the surprise, let's just say that choice is a good thing.

That being said, if you have something unique that you think would make for an awesome donation draw prize, please use our contact form and make your pitch! It's a great way to support the site and give a little back to our awesome community. Every year we make great efforts to create a home for readers, visitors and community members that is constantly engaging, well-managed and intelligent. Most of the time we do this with no strings attached, but for a few weeks every year we offer the community a chance to assist us financially in continuing the process. We'll be kicking things off September 3rd and running through to the end of the month.

Thanks for reading!

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I'd be happy to throw in a few hundred dollars of free computer service but given that we only work out of Ottawa, that might not work so well. Few hours of VNC support maybe?

GWJ is like an MMORPG - I pay a yearly subscription fee, level up my icon every year, but there are always people ahead of me and the game never ends.

ok, sure, how does it work? I'm pretty new around here

Hooray for the Wiener Bomb!

Please tell us Europeons we're eligible for something too. Not that I have any hope of winning, but it'd be fun to dream I could...

interstate78 wrote:

ok, sure, how does it work? I'm pretty new around here

When the time is right you will see a donation message post appear. In that post will be the info on how you can donate and whatever other information there may be.
This will include a paypal link most likely. You donate what you can and you get a nifty icon to show your support and help out a great community.
That's it. Pretty easy. I'm looking forward to my company watch.

Please make the new icon golden oogaba. That will be sweet.

dejanzie wrote:

Hooray for the Wiener Bomb!

Please tell us Europeons we're eligible for something too. Not that I have any hope of winning, but it'd be fun to dream I could...

Seconded. Despite being completely broke I think I'll donate this year.

I'm looking forward to donating my $ to the overlords. It's the only way to appease them I hear. That or pillows of heterosexuality.

Dang! If I was better at painting minis, I'd donate some custom painted tabletop minis. As it stands, my work is sub-sub-par, and I would only make the "winner" feel cheated.

I won't be able to donate much cash-wise, but I'll do what I can.

Podcast 100: give us money!

I'll prepare the special checks.

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I hated losing the Weiner Bomb, but I've become accustomed to the car. Now is the time to say good-bye to that, too. Bring on the Fish!

Yeah, I will be very sad to see the weiner bomb go.

Anyone who wants to keep their icon certainly can.

Anyone who wants to keep their icon certainly can.

And give up our new tree ring? Never!

Golden oogaba icon!! IT MUST BE DONE!

Oh GWJ. You knows you's my favorite ho'.

Poppinfresh wrote:

I'll prepare the special checks.

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I forget about this every year and then when I see it again I spit out my drink.

wordsmythe wrote:

Oh GWJ. You knows you's my favorite ho'.

Did you want to commit seppuku after typing that?

No, but I did consider editing "favorite" for extra dialect flavor.

A suggestion for a donated prize came up at the MSP slap & tickle. I need to check and make sure I still have it.

Yayz new icon for me!

I think I have some swag hiding around here, and some more in the Microsoft Expertzone... But.. would anybody want to win a Kane "talking nodder"?

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Kane talking bobblehead
Hand-painted, the Kane Talking Bobblehead features Kane’s notorious black hooded cloak and an over-embellished Nod ring. Measures approximately 7” in height and stands on a base featuring the Nod logo.

Certis wrote:

Anyone who wants to keep their icon certainly can.

Calling my bluff, eh? Yeah, I can't help but want what's new and shiny, and communicates a certain longevity hereabouts. Actually, it tears at my very soul to always be a year behind, though it must remain so, for I must remain a year or two ahead of all whom I can.

Fedaykin98 wrote:
Certis wrote:

Anyone who wants to keep their icon certainly can.

Calling my bluff, eh? Yeah, I can't help but want what's new and shiny, and communicates a certain longevity hereabouts. Actually, it tears at my very soul to always be a year behind, though it must remain so, for I must remain a year or two ahead of all whom I can. ;)

Thanks for rubbing it in my face, you mailbox head.

I get to be a pilot woooo! Although I do get sick flying

PAR

How much would it cost to go straight to the car? or at least the weiner bomb? I'm not above buying my street cred.

Some things, money can't buy.

Hmm, when do you get the "golden coke spoon"?

I've become much less of a lurker and more of a contributor (Where I can). This feels like a good year to start donating although I'm going to feel like such a noob!