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

Turbodano wrote:

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

Click "quote", right under the post you want to respond to.

You know, I pay so little attention to the icons that I don't even know if mine changed. Does it go key, then watch, or the other way around?

Turbodano wrote:

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

You know exactly how to respond to forum posts.

And I LOVE masturbation. It's because I'm cheap and don't wanna splurge on hookers. Wait. That sounds disturbing. Or accurate.

Spoiler:

I'm married. Don't tell anyone. Especially my wife.

Strangeblades wrote:
Turbodano wrote:

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

You know exactly how to respond to forum posts.

And I LOVE masturbation. It's because I'm cheap and don't wanna splurge on hookers. Wait. That sounds disturbing. Or accurate.

Spoiler:

I'm married. Don't tell anyone. Especially my wife.

Don't worry.. I'm sure she knows you're cheap by now.

hbi2k wrote:

You know, I pay so little attention to the icons that I don't even know if mine changed. Does it go key, then watch, or the other way around?

Key, then watch. Next year is weiner bomb.

Last-minute money sent!

Not to be impatient, but when should I get my forum icon for donating? I sent the additional e-mail a few days ago but just wanted to make sure Elysium got it.

In the meantime, I have to go find some really weird porn to rub one out. I'm thinking either shemale midgets or eskimo BDSM complete with crying polar bear cubs.

misplacedbravado wrote:
Turbodano wrote:

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

Click "quote", right under the post you want to respond to.

thanks

Turbodano wrote:
misplacedbravado wrote:
Turbodano wrote:

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

Click "quote", right under the post you want to respond to.

thanks

thanks

Your bbcode won't work for a couple weeks, to discourage spammers.

So when you donate you get one of the golden icons above your avatar, how long does that take to go into effect usually?

Complex wrote:

So when you donate you get one of the golden icons above your avatar, how long does that take to go into effect usually?

Until Elysium catches up with the emails. It's done manually, so it can take a little while.

(Also, it feels kind of weird that I've gone from n00b to explaining how things work here in just a couple of years. And when I get tagged, that'll be surreal.)

get tagged?

misplacedbravado wrote:
Complex wrote:

So when you donate you get one of the golden icons above your avatar, how long does that take to go into effect usually?

Until Elysium catches up with the emails. It's done manually, so it can take a little while.

(Also, it feels kind of weird that I've gone from n00b to explaining how things work here in just a couple of years. And when I get tagged, that'll be surreal.)

I know how that feels. When I saw the Choose Your Tag I kinda flipped out.

Complex wrote:

get tagged?

Wow. I feel weird explaining stuff to people, much like what misplacedbravado said earlier.

That tag above your profile picture that says Coffee Grinder. That's your current tag. When you make 1,000 or so posts (correct me if I'm wrong) you get to choose your own tag.

Yup. It's 1000. I remember when I got my tag... was about 3 or 4 years ago. I remember I achieved it as I was yelling at Mystic Violet in that week's Gears and Beer thread because she literally chain sawed me 4 rounds in a row.

Ah, college.

Don't know if I will ever get that high, even on forums I moderate I do not have 1000 posts!

1000!
I've been around for over 7 years! How can I tell how many posts I have?
I better get my arse in gear.

groan wrote:

1000!
I've been around for over 7 years! How can I tell how many posts I have?
I better get my arse in gear.

You're in the Junior Executive range.

That's ... I don't know. A few hundred?

groan wrote:

1000!
I've been around for over 7 years! How can I tell how many posts I have?
I better get my arse in gear.

They deliberately don't let us know the exact number, so people aren't tempted to make lots of junk posts just to level up.

It only took me 17 weeks to hit 1,000 posts.

Minarchist wrote:

It only took me 17 weeks to hit 1,000 posts. :oops:

Amateur.

Minarchist wrote:

It only took me 17 weeks to hit 1,000 posts. :oops:

28 weeks here, but I registered a long time before I started posting. I think LobsterMobster still holds the record, though, at roughly 9 weeks, with wordy there right behind him.

wow, I wonder if starting topics counts for extra or something?

ClockworkHouse wrote:

I think LobsterMobster still holds the record, though, at roughly 9 weeks, with wordy there right behind him.

My mind, it boggles.

No, boggle wasn't third.

misplacedbravado wrote:
groan wrote:

1000!
I've been around for over 7 years! How can I tell how many posts I have?
I better get my arse in gear.

They deliberately don't let us know the exact number, so people aren't tempted to make lots of junk posts just to level up.

At least i'm on a plane now.

Must resist the urge to spam.
OK, meaningful posts.
So, how'd that donation drive go then?

groan wrote:
misplacedbravado wrote:
groan wrote:

1000!
I've been around for over 7 years! How can I tell how many posts I have?
I better get my arse in gear.

They deliberately don't let us know the exact number, so people aren't tempted to make lots of junk posts just to level up.

At least i'm on a plane now.

Must resist the urge to spam.
OK, meaningful posts.
So, how'd that donation drive go then?

By the way I love zombies.

As for posting... steam of consciousness... just let the words flow out like blood from an open wound.... yeah.... that's the ticke-....I better see a doctor.

Ta-dah! Another post!

Hmm, well at least my title is no longer coffee grinder, since I hate coffee T_T

i love coffee, unless it's weak, then i hate coffee.
Tea is for the ladies.
Crumpets are hot.