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

Doughnated.

Garden Ninja wrote:

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3

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

Sorry - I'm the only one who has that key.

Donation sent. Thanks for the best little corner of the internet, guys!

Donated! Looking forward to another year of awesomeness!

Done and done.

Donating when I get home. I won't just win the donation drive (last year) then bolt.

Done! New icon please!

Zelos wrote:

Done! New icon please!

You did email as well, right?

I'll likely be doing a new round of icons tomorrow.

What was the list of icons in order again, is yacht higher than plane? Just checking to see if I got the right icon, since I can never remember that stuff.

KrazyTacoFO wrote:

What was the list of icons in order again, is yacht higher than plane? Just checking to see if I got the right icon, since I can never remember that stuff. :)

Every donation drive we bring in a new icon to signify how many years someone has donated. The current order is as follows: Key, Watch, Weiner Bomb, Car, Jet and finally, Cruise Boat. So when you see that boat icon, you know that person has been supporting us for years.
Michael wrote:
KrazyTacoFO wrote:

What was the list of icons in order again, is yacht higher than plane? Just checking to see if I got the right icon, since I can never remember that stuff. :)

Every donation drive we bring in a new icon to signify how many years someone has donated. The current order is as follows: Key, Watch, Weiner Bomb, Car, Jet and finally, Cruise Boat. So when you see that boat icon, you know that person has been supporting us for years.

Ah, thanks!

Sparhawk wrote:
Zelos wrote:

Done! New icon please!

You did email as well, right?

Took me two attempts to get the subject line correct, but I got there in the end

LupusUmbrus wrote:

I'm on a boat!

I'm leavin on a jet plane; don't know when I'll be back again...

In before the lock...er, I mean donation accomplished.

If I follow the link, it takes me to a PayPal page that refuses to allow me to send funds via CC. All it has in an old bank account that won't do anyone any good. It tells me I have a CC on file (and it's the correct one) but won't let me fund with it.

Is this just me? Some sort of browser snafu? Avoiding CC charges?

LilCodger wrote:

If I follow the link, it takes me to a PayPal page that refuses to allow me to send funds via CC. All it has in an old bank account that won't do anyone any good. It tells me I have a CC on file (and it's the correct one) but won't let me fund with it.

Maybe it's the same card, but you got a refresh with a newer expiration date and CVV since it got added to paypal? I've had issues with that before.

Otherwise, dunno...

Ok, when do we get to see someone with the new icon?

The_Judge wrote:

Ok, when do we get to see someone with the new icon?

Don't know. But Elysium said there are only nice of them possible. I don't know who they are.

Ok, when do we get to see someone with the new icon?

To date, there is still exactly 1 person with the new icon.

Don't mind me, just checking the time.

*slowly raises arm to reveal a sparkling golden watch*

Elysium wrote:
Ok, when do we get to see someone with the new icon?

To date, there is still exactly 1 person with the new icon.

The hunt is on! RELEASE THE HOUNDS!

Updated with newest icon and first year available.

1 Key - 2003
2 Watch - 2004
3 Weiner Bomb - 2005
4 Car - 2006
5 Jet - 2007
6 Cruise Boat - 2008
7 Companion Cube - 2009
8 (Golden) Handcuffs - 2010
9 (Golden) Parachute - 2011

That's a mighty nice golden parachute. But does that mean we've been kicked out?

LilCodger wrote:

If I follow the link, it takes me to a PayPal page that refuses to allow me to send funds via CC. All it has in an old bank account that won't do anyone any good. It tells me I have a CC on file (and it's the correct one) but won't let me fund with it.

Just in case anyone else encounters this: I came home, and it worked fine on my notebook. Three different browsers with cleared caches at work, and they all had the same issue.

-shrug-

I just went through this entire thread and didn't see the parachute under someone's name. Damn them! I guess the sole champion hasn't posted in the thread to gloat.

I kept seeing those damn Pillows of Heterosexuality though, briefly thinking that was it.

Missed the original post while overseas, but slightly delayed donation has been sent!

I don't post very often but I sure enjoy reading the threads and listening to the podcasts. Donation sent. Keep up the good work!

Elysium wrote:

To date, there is still exactly 1 person with the new icon.

Damn. I keep hoping that all the people on the vanguard will skip a year so I can catch up.

(Though it would be sad to have a year with no new icon...)