Final (kinda) 2011 Donation Drive List

Some thoughts on our recently ended 2011 donation drive:

1) You guys are awesome

2) Many of you wrote me saying you would have liked to have donated more or even at all, but times, economy, jobs etc. are tough. I have to tell you how much that sort of comment impacted me. I interpreted that to mean that this site means every bit as much to many of you as it does to us, and I am flabbergasted that you've found room to include us. I take a lot of responsibility in that message for making sure we live up to the confidence you've shown in us. Seriously you guys, again you are awesome.

3) We did break last year's participation record of 577 people!

4) You might think that naturally means we also broke our goal of 600 contributors. Actually we hit 589, so that leaves us something to shoot for again next year. Still, that's phenomenal

5) There are almost certainly names that should be but are not on the list below. Please look carefully to make sure if you should be on the list below -- the list is the people who e-mailed me or PM'd me separately to confirm their donation. If you are not listed, PM or e-mail me ([email protected]) and let me know: when you donated, the amount, the real name or company name associated with your paypal account and your forum name.

6) We'll likely have one last post next week in advance of International Goodjer Day, the live podcast show and the drawing for the winners to make sure that we have everything in order.

Thank you to:

4dSwissCheese
4xis.black
Aaron D
Abana
Abstract Reason
ACKhan
Aendiev
Agent 86
ahrezmendi
Al
Alien13z
Alpha_Nexus
AmazingZoidberg
Amethyst
Amoebic
AndrewA
AnimeJ
anth
Antichulius
AP Erebus
aphesian
Apollo0507
Aries
Aristophan
ArwdAssain
Asterith
Atras
AUs_TBirD
avggeek
Badferret
BadKen
BadMojo
Bean
beeporama
bennard
Ben the Lad
bighoppa
bjlightnin
BKlamik
BlackSabre
blotto the clown
BNice
bnpederson
bombsfall
Bonnonon
Bonus_Eruptus
Bottle
Braehole
breadmanben
BreechLoad
BrokenOx
Budo
Bullion Cube
Burnt Toast
camnipotent
Capricorn1
CaptainCrowbar
carljetter
carrotpanic
Cartoonin99
casktapper
Cavalier
Cayne
ccesarano
Chairman_Mao
Chaosmos
Cheeto1016
Chief
ChrisGwinn
chump
Chumpy_McChump
Clemenstation
clever id
ClockworkHouse
cmitts
Cobble
Cod
ColdForged
Coldstream
Complex
complexmath
Concave
conejote
Copingsaw
Craymen Edge
Crimeny
Crunchy
CSteel
CTMRIGuy
cube
cyrax
d4m0
daigo
Dan
DanB
DanyBoy
davet010
David Humphreys
Deadmonkeys
dejanzie
Delerat
demonbox
Demonicmaster
Derekrap
dete
DevilStick
dhaelis
Dimmerswitch
DirtierParsley
Disobedientlib
Dixie_Flatline
django
Donan
DonD
doubleplusungood
Doubtingthomas396
Dr_Awkward
Draco
Drekk
DrJones
DrSugardaddy
Druidpeak
DSGamer
DudleySmith
Dynaes
Dyni
Dysplastic
Edgar_Newt
Edwin
Eezy_Bordone
Ego Man
Einherjan
El_Duder
Eldon_of_Azure
ELewis17
Elliottx
El-Producto
Elycion
emyln
EriktheRed
estorino
evaNERV
evildead
evildoc
Evildolphin
Evilhomer3k
Falchion
Fanatka
Fedaykin98
FedoraMcQuaid
Feegle
Felix Threepaper
Fell Fire
Fenway
FeralMonkey
FermionAce
Finandir
firesloth
FlamingPeasant
Floomi
foose
Forbes
Foster
Fripper
fritzthegrand
FStartA
Furtivespy
fyedaddy
Gaald
gaiacal
gains
Ganesh
Garden Ninja
garion333
Garuda
georob
germsathome
Gimpy_Butzke
Goo
Gore
gorilla
Gothmog
Gravey
Greg
GregRampage
Grimmi Meloni
Groan
Growat
grubber788
Grumpicus
Gumbie
Gunner
Haakon7
Hangdog
hbi2k
heavyfeul
HedgeWizard
Hemidal
Heretk
Higgledy
Hixmegistos
Hobbes2099
Hockosi
Holla
honeycut1
Hypatian
i38warhawk
iaintgotnopants
il dottore
imbiginjapan
indy
Infinity
Infyrnos
innominate
IntangibleFate
Iridium884
Interstate78
Irongut
jakeleg
JakePlane
Jakobedlam
japir
JaSeR
Jason4078
Jasonofindy
Jayhawker
Jdzappa
JediK809
jennscoots
Jerrak
JFarside
jlaakso
JohnnyMojo
Johnvanjim
Jolly Bill
jollyeskimo
Jonman
jonnypolite
Justin Fletcher
juv3nal
K1
Kadono
Kannon
kaostheory
karmajay
kazar
Kehama
Keithustus
Keldar
Kepheus
kernelVenus
Kerplunk
KickahaOta
KidDork
Kier
kilanash
KillTrash
kincher skolfax
Kommissar
Kosars
KrazyTaco[FO]
Kraint
krev82
Krylez
Kurrelgyre
Kyekye
lactose
Lady_Kilana
Latrine
LeapingGnome
Lehren
Lester_King
LibrarianX
LilCodger
LiquidMantis
Lobiency
LobsterMobster
LockAndLoad
Lothar
LouZiffer
Lucky Wilbury
Ludditus
Luggage
LupusUmbrus
m0nk3yboy
Mad Baron
maestrod
Malor
Manach
MannishBoy
Mateo
Maq
Markly
Marsman
Mattt
mavisbeatdown
maxox
McChuck
MeatMan
Mere Anarchy
merphle
merzy
mguenther
mguenther
Miashara
Michael
michaelar
MightyMooquack
MikeSands
MilkmanDanimal
Minarchist
Minase
misplacedbravado
misterglass
Mister Magnus
MisterStatic
Mixolyde
MonoCheli
Montalban
MoonDragon
morgoth13
Motleyai
Mousetrap
Mr Crinkle
Mr.Green
mrbigred
mr_n00b
mrtomaytohead
msdmoney
mudbunny
muttonchop
mwdowns
MyBrainHz
MyNameIsHunter
Mytch
n00b
namssa_mi
napking
Nathaniel
Nei
nemebean
Nick
Nightmare
Niltrope
Niseg
nivek
Norfair
NoTomToLose
NSMike
Nuean
o1Doc
Obirano
OGRedd
Oilypenguin
Oldgoat
opsirus
orphu
Osiran
Oso
oyvindmo
OzymandiasAV
Pacman
padriec
PaladinTom
PandaEskimo
Papageno
PapaLoo
PAR
Parallax Abstraction
Pdossett
peedmyself
Pex-Corrh
philucifer
Phishposer
Pirate Bob
Plastefuchs
Plavonica
PoderOmega
Podunk
Polliwog
Poppinfresh
Postmann88
Propagandalf
Prozac
Pupi
Quazicky
Quintin Stone
Quintis
radaxian
ragin_redneck
Rahmen
Rainsmercy
Rallick
Ranalin
Rat Boy
Ravenlock
Rayzel
Redhwk
RedJen
Redwing
Renji
Rexneron
Rezzy
Rivers
Riverside4455
Robear
roger_wilco
Rooks
Rubb Ed
SaintFaucet
SallyNasty
SamFisher
Sarcophagus
sartoris
Savioraz
scootere3
scott
Scrote
Scuigi
sebulba
Senkrad
Sensical
Sephirotic
Serengeti
Shawnosaurus
sheared
shoptroll
Sibrax
SillyRabbit
Slacker1913
slambie
Slumberland
SocialChameleon
sofar
Sonicator
Sonrics
sortimat
Sparhawk
speeddokken
Speedhuntr
spider_j
SpyNavy
Squee9
staggle
stauf7
Stele
Stengah
stevenmack
Sthillary
Strangeblades
Stryker
stupidhaiku
Stylez
SuperDave
Superscope
Swat
Sway
taer
tagg
Taharka
Talorc
Tamren
Tamron
Tanglebones
tanstaafl
Tekman
Teneman
ThatGuy42
The_Judge
The_Vinnlander
TheCounselor
Thegameguru
TheHipGamer
TheWalt
ThomasJay
Thowky
Thurgrim
TigerBill
Tkyl
tlawsz
Toanstation
Tom Berryman
Torq
Trachalio
Trichy
Trophy Husband
trueheart78
TrueNeut
tuffalobuffalo
Tuller
Turbodano
Tyrian
ubrakto
Underflow
Unknown Soldier
Vcore
Vrikk
Wakim
walterqchocobo
wanderingtaoist
watshisname08
Wembley
WipEout
wizard_in_motley
WizKid
wld
WolverineJon
Wordsmythe
Wr3nch
Xeknos
Yellek
Yew
Yoreel
Yoyoson
Z1Rk
Zaque
Zelos
zyblorg

Comments

Thanks for keeping the doors open for us. I'm one who's particularly tight on funds, but given the amount of enjoyment I get from this place not donating wouldn't be right.

Onward to 600 next year!

Stylez wrote:

Thanks for keeping the doors open for us. I'm one who's particularly tight on funds, but given the amount of enjoyment I get from this place not donating wouldn't be right.

Same here. Although I don't spend a whole lot of time here, anytime I do I appreciate the place so much. It feels so different here from other sites, like just a few guys running a site for a bunch of interesting people to civilly yap about cool things. I'd do anything to preserve a place like that in this climate of trolling and general crankiness.

Now, we just have to wait for my name to be drawn in first in the Prize Drawing...

Hooray! On the list!
Edit: And I have either a golden companion cube or an owl with glasses!

Didn't make the list! I'll e-mail you when I get home tonight.

trueheart78 wrote:

Now, we just have to wait for my name to be drawn in first in the Prize Drawing...

Like Steven Tyler sang it, dream on

Because clearly it will be me randomly.

Glad to contribute to keep things rolling. You guys really do provide a great site for us. Thanks for that, and keep it up! Also, where is the treasure chest that I can use this gold key upon?

trueheart78 wrote:

Now, we just have to wait for my name to be drawn in first in the Prize Drawing...

Just remember, that being part of this community... is the greatest prize of all.

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(Do I get extra points for that? maybe an extra half point...? Technically a half point would round up. Ok, no. I understand. That's fine.)

Thrilled at the turnout. Like others, I wish I had more to spare.

AnimeJ wrote:
trueheart78 wrote:

Now, we just have to wait for my name to be drawn in first in the Prize Drawing...

Like Steven Tyler sang it, dream on

Because clearly it will be me randomly. :)

Insha'Allah.

Here's to another year of me never having the time to post!

Well, even though I'm not super active in the community, I figured the 3+ years of excellent podcasts I've listened to was well worth a measly little donation.

Oh please let me win this one...oh please!

stauf7 wrote:

Hooray! On the list!
Edit: And I have either a golden companion cube or an owl with glasses!

Ask it how many licks. That's how you tell.

Hooray community!

Best website left on the interweb.. Kudos to the team that keeps this ship going.. as well as the community that makes it special. I swear I learn something new every week just by coming here and reading peoples post.

That's a might fine list!

Wow, not to call him out if he for any reason missed donating, but no *legion*? I was looking forward to seeing where they'd stuff his name.

Hey Renji,

High five, we're on there twice : D

Farewell Weiner Bomb, you served me well this past year.

Dammit! I never got around to donating. Still possible? Or should I just send cash to your home address?

I'm not on the list though I might have been mistaken for just n00b? E-mail when I get home.

mr_noob, yup I remember your e-mail and was intending to e-mail you back. Now that I know it's you, I'll go ahead and plug you in.

Manach: weird, I don't see the follow up e-mail, but I do see the record of your original contribution. Adding you in to the mix.

5) There are almost certainly names that should be but are not on the list below. Please look carefully to make sure if you should be on the list below -- the list is the people who e-mailed me or PM'd me separately to confirm their donation. If you are not listed, PM or e-mail me ([email protected]) and let me know: when you donated, the amount, the real name or company name associated with your paypal account and your forum name.

I'm not there. I sent an email right after sending you the donation. :\ Must I resend it again?

Well, I sent it again, with the paypal confirmation.

You guys are all awesome, that includes me.

This site has given me 7 years of enjoyment. Here's hoping for many more!

Elysium wrote:

mr_noob, yup I remember your e-mail and was intending to e-mail you back. Now that I know it's you, I'll go ahead and plug you in.

Are you sure GWJ doesn't secretly own Amazon? I'm starting to think their customer support is taking a page out of the GWJ book.

TheGameguru wrote:

Best website left on the interweb.. Kudos to the team that keeps this ship going.. as well as the community that makes it special.

+∞

Wow, I can't believe I missed it. Stupid college distracting me! I'll pay double next year.

I'd say the contribution pays for itself (and then some) in terms of what I get back from this site.

(As long as you ignore all the filthy enablement )

mrtomaytohead wrote:

That's a might fine list!

Wow, not to call him out if he for any reason missed donating, but no *legion*? I was looking forward to seeing where they'd stuff his name.

Certis and Legion had a falling out!