Donation Drive Update #4: OK, Start Panicking

As of a couple hours ago, we are now caught up on applying tags to our generous donors. We can't thank you guys enough for your support! The drive will continue until September 30th, which is when we'll pull the Paypal link down again until next year rolls around. If you've been procrastinating, there's no time like the present!

If you've donated and you're not on the list, email [email protected] your paypal email, name and your forum ID post haste! We want to make sure everyone gets into the big draw.

Read on for the full donor list. Bask in the love of all this awesome community support.

*Legion*
0kelvin
4dSwissCheese
AaronD
Aitrus719
Alien Love Gardener
Alien13z
AmazingZoidberg
Amethyst
Amswong
Andy
AnimeJ
Anodyne
AP Erebus
Aphesian
ApplepieChamploo
Aslowoldguy
Astaroth Meteor
Aus_TBirD
Azure Chicken
BadKen
BadMojo
Bean
Beeporama
Bennard
Biogolem
Bjlightnin
Bnpederson
Bonus_Eruptus
Boogle
Booty
Breadmanben
Brizahd
BrokenOx
Bumzack
Buzzvang
Byplay
CannibalCrowley
Cartoonin99
Cewargamer
Chief Wiggum
ChrisGwinn
ChumpyMcChump
cmitts
Cod
Coldforged
Coldstream
Consciousness
Consultant
Copingsaw
Croaker
Crouton
Crunchy
cube
Datyedyeguy
Deftly
Dejanzie
Demonbox
Desram
Destrin
DevilStick
dhaelis
DirtierParsley
Distantsound
Django
DonanGWJ
Doogiemac
Dopleware
Doubtingthomas396
Dr._J
Dr_Awkward
Draco
Dramatic Marlin
DrJekl
Dsgamer
Dthind
Duckilama
DudleySmith
Duoae
Dysplastic
E Hunnie
Edgar_Newt
Edwin
EezyBordone
El_Duder
ElliotX
Eoin
EriktheRed
EvilDead
Evildolphin
Evilroy
Fedaykin98
FeddEx
Firesloth
Fripper
Frohike999
Fuzzyb
Fyedaddy
GameraOtaku
General Crespin
Goo
Griffon
Grumpicus
Gumbie
Gunner
Haakon7
HaciendaSquish
HedgeWizard
Hemidal
Heretk
Hirokache
Hober
Hypatian
Indy
Infinitelyloopy
Infinity
InigoMontoya
Interstate78
Irongut
Itsatrap
Jack Random
Jakeleg
Jakobedlam
Jay Shipper
Jayhawker
JimmDogg
Jlaakso
Jmdanny
joh3n
JohnnyMoJo
Jonnypolite
Jowner
Judge_Digger
Kannon
Kaostheory
Kehama
Kepheus
Kier
Kilaban
Kilanash
KillTrash
Kilroy0097
KingMob
Kiri
Kitzilla
KleineTako
Kolbo
KrazyTaco[FO]
Kuddles
Kurrelgyre
Lagrange
Lancejt
Lehren
Lester King
Lethial
LilCodger
LobsterMobster
LordBoofoo
Lothar
Lunabean
LupusUmbrus
Magnus
Malor
Markly
Marsman
Mateo
Matokin
Maxox
MaxShrek
McChuck
Merphle
MikeSands
Mimble
Minase
Mixolyde
Momgamer
Mono
Montalban
Moondragon
Mordiceius
Morrolan
Mr Crinkle
Mr.Green
MrDeVil909
Muttonchop
MyBrainHz
Mystic Violet
Nei
Neuromancer
Nightmare
Nijhazer
Nimcosi
Norfair
NSMike
OG_slinger
Oldmanscene24
Oso
Papaloo
Par
ParallaxAbstraction
Phishposer
Phoebus
Pneuman
Podunk
Polq37
PonderOmega
PoorOldLu
Poppinfresh
Prozac
Psu_13
Pupi
Quentin Stone
Quicksilver
Rabies66
Rainsmercy
Ranger Rick
Rat Boy
Ravenlock
Redjen
ReijMan
Renji
Rezzy
Rob_Anybody
Robear
Rubb Ed
Samfisher
Saxtus
Scaphism
Schmendrick
Schmutzli
Scott
Scratched
Scrub
Sephirotic
Serengeti
Shadout
Sheared
Sheazy
shihonage
Shoal07
Shuref00t
Silveran
Sinbin74
SirRockford
Skogul
Slambie
Slippery Jim diGriz
Sloopy_DE
Slumberland
Smials
Snaggle-Toof
SocialChameleon
Somnambulist
Souldaddy
Spider_j
St. Hillary
Staats
Stengah
Stevenmack
Strekos
Stric9
Stryker
Stupidhaiku
Stylez
Subaltern
Swat
Sway
Switchbreak
Taer
Tanstaalf
Tatterdemaliot
Tekman
Tekman
TempestBlayze
TexasRay
Thak
The_Vinnlander
TheWalt
Thin_J
Thirteenth
threadbare
Tkyl
Trachalio
TrashiDawa
Trophy Husband
Troubleshot
Trowan
Truth
Uberartist (formally MrGreen)
Uberstein
Ubiquityxx
Ubrakto
Ulairi
Unforseen_Power
Vector
Vega
VeggiePirate
Viperan
virago
Vrikk
W1LL3R
WanderingTaoist
Weswilson
Wiirsum
WineGlass
WiredAsylum
Wordsmythe
Xandric
Yellek
Yellow5
Yon Rabbit
Yoreel
Yoyoson
Zelos
ZeroKFE
Zyblorg

Comments

Thanks for running a great site folks.

Edit: and I just posted to see my shinny new jet

That is a heckuva lot of donors. Wow!

I may have to garrote a lot of people to get that Risk: Black Ops game.

Not really reading what you needed is dumb. I have sent an email that actually includes the email I have with PayPal now, hopefully I'm on the final list.

MyBrainHz wrote:

So many donors!

Hear me, heartless GWJ masters! You have crushed my dreams of winning a console with cold, unfeeling statistical improbability. I weep bitter tears.

Stengah wrote:

Sir, the possibility of winning the grand prize is approximately 316 to one (not taking into account the extra entries people get for donating more.

Actually, it's probably more like 315 to one. I have never won a raffle in my entire life, and I don't expect to break the streak now.

So fear not, MyBrainHz! Your good luck (and that of everyone here) is bolstered by my bad luck!

Ok, ok, I stopped procrastinating. Donation and e-mail sent.

Holy crap. Every letter of the alphabet is represented by a goodjer. Great job everyone!

316? Nice. : )
And: Yeah keys!

doubtingthomas396 wrote:
MyBrainHz wrote:

So many donors!

Hear me, heartless GWJ masters! You have crushed my dreams of winning a console with cold, unfeeling statistical improbability. I weep bitter tears.

Stengah wrote:

Sir, the possibility of winning the grand prize is approximately 316 to one (not taking into account the extra entries people get for donating more.

Actually, it's probably more like 315 to one. I have never won a raffle in my entire life, and I don't expect to break the streak now.

So fear not, MyBrainHz! Your good luck (and that of everyone here) is bolstered by my bad luck!

:)

Actually, the odds are going to be worse than that, due to the fact that you can earn multiple entries depending on the amount donated. Now, 1 out of 316 will win the grand prize, but the odds of you being individually selected will be higher (or lower), depending on how much you donated.

Example (numbers are completely random):
316 donated. Of those, 25 donated more than $75 (4 entries), 50 donated $50-$74 (3 entries), 75 donated $25-49 (2 entries), 125 donated $10-24 (1 entry), and 41 donated less than $10. That's 525 total entries. Odds for individual donors:

>75 : 0.76% (4/525)
50-74: 0.57% (3/525)
25-49: 0.38% (2/525)
10-24: 0.19% (1/525)

/engineer

It's great content - glad you guys are getting the support you deserve. I finally put mine in, which was long overdue, but hey better late than never.

At my job I sometimes have vast slow periods where nothing beats listening to a great GWJ podcast. Well, X minus One is close. But not nearly as jovial. So thanks guys.

Also, whenever I listen to a craptastic podcast I'm again reminded of how valuable the good stuff is (can someone please tell me why NPR and PRI have to take themselves so damn seriously, while repeating essentially the same stories every week with different place names and descriptive adjectives? Ok I'll stop)

Wow, what a list
More people have donated on this site this year.. then people in my graduating class.
Jeez.

I never thought of it that way, but that rings true for me as well.

My graduating class was 45, so yeah.

45? Jeez
That was like my Senior English class alone

Christ, my graduating class was almost 2,400.

Mine was 82.

Great honor for me
to support you
from the other side
of the great sea!

St.Hillary wrote:

45? Jeez
That was like my Senior English class alone

Ours was a large class too. Prior year was only 36. It made graduation ceremonies tolerable, more so anyway.

Edwin wrote:

Christ, my graduating class was almost 2,400.

Wow, that was like, about my entire school...

And we still had something like 930 people not graduate.

When I finally donated, I was just thinking about how I felt the day that gonegold.com went offline.

This has become my home on the web.

I never want that to happen again, even though I realize that GoneGold's demise had little to do with money, and was a different situation and circumstance entirely.

Yeah, I made the list!

Edwin wrote:

Christ, my graduating class was almost 2,400.

Good lord.
That was pretty much my whole school right there.
My graduating class was just shy of 300 students
But my school is all about students dropping out.
Freshman-~900
Seniors-~280
Numbers decrease rapidly somewhere in between there.

Just donated! Money was tight this month, but luckily I was able to contribute before the drive was over. Keep up the great work guys!

W00T.

So, uh, you did get my donation right? (Yes, I sent an e-mail!)

Hurray Money!

I'm still not seeing an icon upgrade, and the month is nearly over. I sent an email (two, in fact), so I'm approaching panic mode.

Don't worry too much. There will be a week long grace period once we close donations to make sure everyone is in OK. We should have the latest updates caught up early this week.