The 2012 GWJ Donation Drive Is Live!

It is once again time to open the site up for donations! In case you haven't been around for one of these before, the GWJ donation drive is a one month event in which we ask the community to kick in and help support the site. It keeps us lean, mean and free of annoying ads! As Sean mentioned in his post last week, this year will be different as we're setting aside the raffle in favor of a more Kickstarter-esque system that give everyone some cool stuff and lays out some of our hopes and dreams for the coming year.

For all the info, hit the donation drive page. Together we can continue building this community in a strong, positive direction!

Comments

For what it's worth, Hedgewizard recently posted this on twitter:

If the @gwjcc donation drive hits its 1st threshold in its first 5 days (Sunday morning); then I will... fly to Winnipeg to shave @Certis.

I fully support this endeavor, and encourage all others to do the same.

Need all my bills to clear so I can figure out how much I can comfortably give this month and still have 20 hidden for riot. Because those guys are jerks.

Love the call and have been trying to get into the awesomeness that is this community on a more regular basis.

mudbunny wrote:

For what it's worth, Hedgewizard recently posted this on twitter:

If the @gwjcc donation drive hits its 1st threshold in its first 5 days (Sunday morning); then I will... fly to Winnipeg to shave @Certis.

I fully support this endeavor, and encourage all others to do the same.

So say we all.

10K Broken!

Done and done! Happy to contribute, really hope you get to $20K!

Alright, i have been listening to the podcast for the last couples months. You monkey's have sucked me in. I'll support you guys. But know this, just because i have moved to the suburbs, started having kids and now apparently am joining an online video game community doesn't mean i'm not still cool.

Great job on the show and site. Your definitely my favorite gamer podcast.

toxicDK

toxicdk wrote:

But know this, just because i have moved to the suburbs, started having kids and now apparently am joining an online video game community doesn't mean i'm not still cool.

Ha.

Ha.

HA.

Grats on crossing 10K so quickly and thanks again for a great site and great community!

I think you should have used Kickstarter. Mostly because it would have let me pay you via Amazon Payments. Amazon is way awesomer than PayPal.

But GWJ is awsomer still.

Awww. I was actually considering getting a custom forum icon but then I saw they were sold out! :/

Nevermind...

Donation sent, thanks for another great year of podcasts, posts, and community!

I will donate, but will stick with my current icon
Only a custom icon can beat a wienerbomb!

Donated!

Man, I need to get my old forum name back.

Sparhawk wrote:

I will donate, but will stick with my current icon :)

Same here. Wiener bomb FTW!

Glad to be in a position to contribute more this year. I've also become obsessed with the donation tracker. Go, go, go!

Upped my pledge to 25$ this year.

That's going up pretty fast. Hope the momentum keeps up. I wonder if this will have the same behavior as actual kickstarters? I've heard that all the activity is right at the beginning and then again at the end with a lull in the middle. I guess we'll see.

I always consider this money well spent. Always.

Growat wrote:

Glad to be in a position to contribute more this year. I've also become obsessed with the donation tracker. Go, go, go!

Be careful man. I may end up asking you to do a dramatic reading about SparklePonies.

After the steam summer sale, I knew I wanted to contribute more to this site and community. I wasn't able to do a lot, but definitely was happy to help out. I was definitely looking forward to this drive, and can't wait to get my key I hope to continue every year and promote that icon.

Glad to be able to donate!!, and read almost every day a great piece.
Tnx for the site.

I'm in. Thanks once again to the podcast crew for letting us all listen in on your excellent weekly conversations!

It will have to wait a week or so until the next paycheck comes in, but you can bet your buns a donation shall be made. I owe a lot to this site and its community, and I am determined to give back what I can each year, even if it's only a small amount.

I has a wiener bomb!

Xeknos wrote:

I has a wiener bomb!

As do I. See, here's the problem; I now have the ultimate icon. Do I actually want to give GWJ any more money in the future, because I'll lose my weinerbomb-ness?

Tough one.

BadKen wrote:

I think you should have used Kickstarter. Mostly because it would have let me pay you via Amazon Payments. Amazon is way awesomer than PayPal.

But GWJ is awsomer still.

Kickstarter actually has a rule where it states that your funds are to only be raised for a specific project, and not as an ongoing thing to support something that already exists. For some bizarre reason, they've done nothing about Penny Arcade's flagrant disregard for this rule, but realistically as Certis stated on the podcast, Kickstarter is not the venue for a donation drive to fund an ongoing venture.

Sadly, my plan to board an airship by which I'd trundle North to the wintery realm of Winni-Upon-Peg to visit his majesty Certis to shorn his dome (or other component bearing his winter coat) has been scuttled.

Still. The show must go on. And I think we can at least hit the first stretch goal.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:
Xeknos wrote:

I has a wiener bomb!

As do I. See, here's the problem; I now have the ultimate icon. Do I actually want to give GWJ any more money in the future, because I'll lose my weinerbomb-ness?

Tough one.

And my axe! I mean... I have a weiner bomb too! Woot!

BlackSabre wrote:
MilkmanDanimal wrote:
Xeknos wrote:

I has a wiener bomb!

As do I. See, here's the problem; I now have the ultimate icon. Do I actually want to give GWJ any more money in the future, because I'll lose my weinerbomb-ness?

Tough one.

And my axe! I mean... I have a weiner bomb too! Woot!

You only get the new icon if you send Elysium the email, so you could always just donate and not send it. I'm pretty sure they'll let people keep whatever icon they've already "unlocked" if they don't want to move on to a new one.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:
Xeknos wrote:

I has a wiener bomb!

As do I. See, here's the problem; I now have the ultimate icon. Do I actually want to give GWJ any more money in the future, because I'll lose my weinerbomb-ness?

Tough one.

Ah, but when you make your donation, you can simply request to retain your current icon, and our benevolent overlords will make it so. Problem solved!

Edit: Damn you Stengah! Well at least I can say I've been Tannhausered now. Is there a prize for that?

FeralMonkey wrote:
MilkmanDanimal wrote:
Xeknos wrote:

I has a wiener bomb!

As do I. See, here's the problem; I now have the ultimate icon. Do I actually want to give GWJ any more money in the future, because I'll lose my weinerbomb-ness?

Tough one.

Ah, but when you make your donation, you can simply request to retain your current icon, and our benevolent overlords will make it so. Problem solved!

Edit: Damn you Stengah! Well at least I can say I've been Tannhausered now. Is there a prize for that?

Stangah's finger -> Your butt??