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

oilypenguin wrote:
DSGamer wrote:
Gravey wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

Tagging to see if my icon changed yet.

Well‽ Don't leave us hanging!

It hasn't. Still have a watch. *sigh*

Day 2 of Watch Watch 2011

Gravey wrote:

Just got around to donating today. Weinerbomb, here I come!

Tagged for GWJ love

Donated, from a lerker who loves everything about Gamers With Jobs.

ArwdAssain wrote:

Donated, from a lerker who loves everything about Gamers With Jobs.

Even the Creepy Spider thread?

Donation sent.

DSGamer wrote:
oilypenguin wrote:
DSGamer wrote:
Gravey wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

Tagging to see if my icon changed yet.

Well‽ Don't leave us hanging!

It hasn't. Still have a watch. *sigh*

Day 2 of Watch Watch 2011

:)

Does it count if I'm waiting for a watch to show up?

Jayhawker wrote:
ArwdAssain wrote:

Donated, from a lerker who loves everything about Gamers With Jobs.

Even the Creepy Spider thread?

No one likes the creepy spider thread.

Yes. I have a wiener bomb.

DSGamer wrote:

Yes. I have a wiener bomb.

Our long national nightmare has at last drawn to a close.

DSGamer wrote:

Yes. I have a wiener bomb.

Still waiting on mine. I was hoping to use it to hold up a bakery later this afternoon.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
DSGamer wrote:

Yes. I have a wiener bomb.

Our long national nightmare has at last drawn to a close.

Indeed. Everyone can relax now.

Donated. Thanks guys!

Just created an account so I could donate. Thanks, GWJers! I love your podcast!

Gothmog

Donated. Love your guy's work. Started listening a month or so ago.

You know, I can't figure out if this site saves me money or costs me money. I mean, the game sale chatter is great for finding deals, but if I wasn't a daily reader I wouldn't have spent the $ in the first place. Ah screw it, that's enough pondering for one day.

Donation sent. Let the video games begin.

Donated! Worth every penny for the great podcast, well written articles, and entertaining forums.

Just sent mine in. Thanks for all you do here.

Just made a small donation. Wish I could do more...

Hookers? I'm in.

Just sent mine in.

I doned it!
Confirmation number: 07xxx2P.

What's after whatever I have here...(cant see my post yet!)

Ah the car...am I on a boat next?
SCHWEET

OGRedd wrote:

Hookers? I'm in.

jdzappa wrote:

Just sent mine in.

This made me chuckle.

Almost forgot to do this, but now done.

groan wrote:

I doned it!
Confirmation number: 07xxx2P.

What's after whatever I have here...(cant see my post yet!)

Ah the car...am I on a boat next?
SCHWEET

In case you didn't mail the info in yet...

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!

Donation sent!

Thanks for another year!

I have been listening to this podcast for a year now! Thanks for making me feel normal for loving video games! Plus this is my very first donation to any podcast.

Turbodano wrote:

I have been listening to this podcast for a year now! Thanks for making me feel normal for loving video games! Plus this is my very first donation to any podcast.

Truly honored by that. Thank you.

Turbodano wrote:

I have been listening to this podcast for a year now! Thanks for making me feel normal for loving video games! Plus this is my very first donation to any podcast.

Are you surrounded by loved ones and fellow employees who have no idea that video games are the greatest thing every conceived by Russian space monkeys? And that talking about vidja gamz is the next best thing (sometimes even better) to playing them?

Let this site be the balm for your tormented gamer soul. Welcome. You are welcomed into the fuzzy arms of your sisters and brothers.

I have been playing video games since the atari 2600. I still feel like its masturbation. You kind of have that guilt feeling of spending too much time on your self on not focusing on reality. Only to realize that masturbation is healthy and it gets you in touch with yourself and helps you focus on others and there desires. HAHA

One more thing I don't know how to respond to forum posts.