Donation Drive Update #1

It's time for our first update! To say we're crushed under an avalanche of well wishes and warm fuzzies would be an understatement. I've had the good fortune of meeting a lot of community members during my travels this year and it's still hard for me to get my head around what an amazing bunch you are.

There are a number of folks who have donated who didn't send in their forum name. You don't need to be registered on the site to donate, but you sure need to be if you want in on our awesome prize draw!

We're nearly caught up on all the users who have donated so far. If you sent something in before this past weekend you should be on the list. If you're not, be sure to let us know. More details on the donation drive, prizes and rules here. After the jump ... the good people who are helping us keep the lights on so far!

4xis.black
Aaron D.
Abana
Ahrezmendi
Alien13z
Amoebic
AndrewA
Angry Ginger
Anjin
Anodyne
AP Erebus
Apollo0507
ApplepieChamploo
Aries
Arovin
Astromarine
Baaspei
BabaGanoush
badgerpendous
BadKen
BadMojo
Baggachipz
barbex
beeporama
BlackSabre
Blizihizake
Blotto The Clown
BNice
Bonus_Eruptus
Boogle
Bullion Cube
Burnt Toast
camnipotent
carrotpanic
cewargamer
Chumpy_McChump
clever id
Cmitts
conejote
consciousness
croaker
Crunchy
cube
cyrax
DanyBoy
deftly
dejanzie
Delerat
dhaelis
Dimmerswitch
disobedientlib
Distantsound
DonD
Doubtingthomas396
DrJekl
DrSugardaddy
DudleySmith
Duoae
Duttybrew
Dyni
Edgar Newt
Elliottx
El-Producto
EyeDoc
FedoraMcQuaid
FeralMonkey
firesloth
Floomi
foose
Fritzthegrand
garion333
General Crespin
Goo
gore
Gravey
Grubber788
Gunner
hbi2k
Heavyfeul
HedgeWizard
Hemidal
Heretk
Hobbes2099
Hypatian
iaintgotnopants
imbiginjapan
Indy
jakobedlam
Jasonofindy
Jayhawker
JediK809
Jennscoots
jlaakso
jollyeskimo
Jonman
kaostheory
karmajay
Kepheus
Khoram
kilanash
kincher skolfax
KirithKodachi
Kosars
KrazyTaco[FO]
LilCodger
LobsterMobster
Lunabean/ZeroKFE
LupusUmbrus
m0nk3yboy
Malor
ManaTree
Markly
McChuck
MeatMan
Merphle
mguenther
MikeSands
MilkmanDanimal
Mimble
Minarchist
Minase
MonoCheli
Most
Mousetrap
Mr Crinkle
MrDeVil909
mudbunny
mwdowns
MyBrainHz
Mystic Violet
Nei
Nightmare
Norfair
notomtolose
NSMike
Obirano
oMonarca
Pacman
PandaEskimo
PapaLoo
PAR
Pdossett
Pirate Bob
pjmauer
polq37
Prozac
ptft
Quintin Stone
Rallick
Ranger Rick
Ratboy
Riverside4455
Rob_Anybody
Roke
Schmutzli
scott
Scratched
Serengeti
Shadout
sheared
Sheazy
SirRockford
Sonicator
Sparhawk
spedman
Speedhuntr
spider_j
stauf7
Stele
stevenmack
Strekos
SuperDave
Sway
Tanglebones
tanstaafl
Teneman
The_Judge
TheCounselor
Thowky
TopHatPenguin
Torq
Trachalio
trowan
ukickmydog
Ulairi
walterqchocobo
Wembley
WolverineJon
Xeknos
Yellek
Yew
Yoreel
zyblorg

Comments

DONATERS ARE CREDIT TO COMMUNITY!

Nice start guys and gals!

Lots of love there.

oooohhh. key...

That's quite a list already. Great to see, as always.

Weiner Bomb!

It's amazing to think that there are actually that many people here.

That's is a lot of money.

If Elysium shows up in a Porsche... Let's just say I'm open to incentives to keep my trap shut.

Wow! Off to a great start!

Nice. It's good to see that even in tough times we can put out money where our mouths are.

Keep up the great site!

Also: WIENERBOMB!

(What is the origin of the WB anyway? Everything else makes sense to me from a corporate perspective.)

Have I got my bomb yet? [Edit:squeeee!]

doubtingthomas396 wrote:

Nice. It's good to see that even in tough times we can put out money where our mouths are.

I don't know about you but I type with my fingers. I tried with my mouth this one time... well it wasn't good. Nothing get's drool out of a keyboard.

BlackSabre wrote:

I don't know about you but I type with my fingers. I tried with my mouth this one time... well it wasn't good. Nothing get's drool out of a keyboard.

It's because you have that extra apostrophe in there. Pull that out, and all of the drool will go down the drain.

Edit - Squeee key!!

Outstanding work boys and girls. Let's keep it up.

Looks like Elysium is well on his way to buying another year's supply of Corona.

Yay! I'm airborne Beetchis!

Each and every one of you has warmed my cockles! Thank you.

The best part about my new Weinerbomb is the mandatory absence of Ketchup.

How have I missed this so far?? Shows you how often I look at the front page.

I'll make sure it gets done before the end of the week!

BlackSabre wrote:

It's amazing to think that there are actually that many people here.

You know what's even more awesome? For every name on here that we see, there's a handful of lurkers or podcast-only listeners who are just as happy to help out. This really is a fantastic community.

Looks like Elysium is well on his way to buying another month's supply of Corona.

You had a typo. I fixed it.

Whooo, bragging huh?

Then again, that's like bragging about being able to drink a lot of flavored, watered down, water.

193 named donors. Not bad for the first round.

Very glad to earn my key

Wooohooo! Weiner-bomb! Weiner-bomb! Weiner-bomb!

Sexy new wheels.

Vroom! Vroom!

Forgot to donate when initially posted, thanks for the update. Donation sent!

It would be interesting to see some statistics on year-to-year number of donors, and perhaps even $$$ received, though I know that latter is tricker to post.

Thanks for the reminder. Donation sent. I now submit my yearly request for content that have to do with things that I enjoy.

Just out of interest, what do donations pay for over the year?

Obviously, the cost of hosting the site, and audio equipment for the making of the podcast. What else is contained in 'keeping the lights on'?

Beard grooming products? Lobbyists? Hookers'n'blow?

What did I win?/?/??

Warm/fuzzy

Jonman wrote:

Just out of interest, what do donations pay for over the year?

Obviously, the cost of hosting the site, and audio equipment for the making of the podcast. What else is contained in 'keeping the lights on'?

Beard grooming products? Lobbyists? Hookers'n'blow?

I know that's how they pay for the trips to the game conventions and Elysium's beard. You couldn't imagine the maintenance cost of that magnificent mane!