Donation Drive 2011 Begins

For nearly nine years Gamerswithjobs.com has been defined above all else by its community. Over that time we have provided content from a prize stable of outstanding games writers, we have reported from a host of events and expos, we have recorded and posted more podcasts than I dare count, we have hosted and enjoyed GWJ events across the country and we have hosted what I think is one of the best forums on the internet. And, as proud as we are about all of that and more, it pales in comparison to the joy we have taken and continue to take in being a part of this rare and wonderful group of like-minded gamers.

As a community driven site, though, we depend on you to help us keep this mad experiment lit and alive. And so, every year we come to you for exactly one month and ask for your help to fund the tech, the bandwidth, the talent, the equipment, the events and the expenses of running, supporting and growing the site. This is that month.

For those of you with the means and ability to help us keep the lights on and the juice flowing, please consider providing a donation, whatever you think another year of GWJ is worth.

You can donate using Paypal or by sending a check. The drive will end on Sept 30 at 11:59pm CST, and we will not open the coffers back up for contribution again until next fall.

How to Donate: 1) Click the donation button on the sidebar to the left. 2) Send your donation through Paypal to [email protected]. 3) If you would like to send a check or organize another form of payment, private message me for more information.

Important Note Following Donation! (Yes, read this part) : If you would like to have your forum icon updated or potentially be included in upcoming events please send a separate e-mail following your donation with: the real name or pseudonym under which your Paypal donation was submitted, the amount you donated, your GWJ forum name. Use the subject GWJ Donation 2011 for your e-mail. It is important to complete all these steps to get the most from your donation!

We know that not everyone is able to justify supporting a gaming website, and we thank all of you for the other kinds of support you provide every day of the year.

For those of you used to seeing the prize giveaway tied to the donation drive, we are separating the two events this year. We will definitely be having a giveaway -- with the kind and caliber of prizes you've come to expect -- and we will have more information about that giveaway and the ways to enter later in the month in advance of a drawing scheduled for International Goodjer Day in October.

We will be posting regular updates indicating progress on new icons, recognizing donating members, providing more information on our upcoming giveaway and more information over the month of September. Thank you all in advance for your support!

Comments

Whoops. Forgot to use the "donation" link. It still counts though, right? Right?

All my base are belong to you, GWJ.

Just had to drop a grand on fixing the car, but tagging this in hopes that I can spare a bit to go to GWJ before the end of the month.

Done and done. Keep on keepin' on.

Sorry, I was a little slow this time -- I don't typically scroll down very far on the page, and your new layout moves content a long way further down. Didn't notice the article until just now.

As someone who hasn't financially contributed previously (hangs head in shame), I presume the email goes to the same address as the paypal reference ?

davet010 wrote:

I presume the email goes to the same address as the paypal reference ?

No one has yelled at me for using it yet.

That's where I sent mine, davet, so we can all be wrong together.

Cool - mine's done.

Done ... and done!

Keep up the great work guys.

Bye bye weinerbomb. I will miss you but you live on in my TF2 badge.

I'm surprised the infamous jet money picture hasn't been posted yet.

Anyone had any feedback as to alternative solutions yet? Just wondering...

We're pretty locked in with checks and Paypal for this year. Sorry! Just gets a little too complicated to squeeze another method without prep ahead of time.

Malor wrote:

That's where I sent mine, davet, so we can all be wrong together.

Either that, or some of us have been donating to the site while others have been contributing to Elysium's personal slush fund.

(But which is which?)

Done. I won't even buy a game or book without coming here first. Thanks for the site.

And I've already been moved up from key to watch! Clearly, my donation went to the right place -- so, probably, the slush fund.

Everyone who has donated and sent me an e-mail per the instructions in the post should now have an updated icon. If there is a problem, don't panic. Just e-mail me or pm me and we'll get it all squared away.

I'll have a post soon listing everyone I think I have updated.

Look at my fancy car!

EDIT: Hey! Someone has hand cuffs! Is that the new icon?

Wiener bomb!

I am the keymaster.

Vrikk wrote:

Look at my fancy car!

EDIT: Hey! Someone has hand cuffs! Is that the new icon?

No I think Golden Handcuffs were last year.

Woot! Gold watch! Ooooh, flashy

Certis wrote:

We're pretty locked in with checks and Paypal for this year. Sorry! Just gets a little too complicated to squeeze another method without prep ahead of time.

Ah.

mmmm test test

[after test]
awesome!!!

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3

edit: Sweet. It's the Key to Elysium's Heart, isn't it? I always wanted one of those.

I'm on a boat!

My wiener... it's the bomb!

Out of my way! I'm a motorist!

Done and done.