Donation Drive 2014 Penultimate Update

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This will be the next to last update for the donation drive, and the final one before the drive ends tomorrow night at midnight. That means there's currently some 36 hours left in this donation drive before we return to your previously scheduled programming. As of earlier today we crossed the latest drive goal of an original written and performed Meeples song.

I'm sorry in advance.

I talked last week about my take on what seems a pretty certain reality that this is the first year that GWJ's donation drive brought in a smaller amount than the previous year. The tl;dr version of that — that we're alright with it because it's for the right reasons — remains true. That said, I'd really love to see us clear the $25,000 level for the radio play, so I'm putting that last $2,500 we need to get there as a challenge. If you haven't donated, but you listened to the radio play we produced recently and would like to hear another, any amount will help us get there!

As of the moment I'm writing this we have 767 donors. Last year we ended the drive with 821 donors, putting us 54 donors short of clearing last year. While we may not break the total donation amount total, I'd really like to see us break the record for people participating. This number is less than 5% of the total audience for the site and podcast combined, so I know it's something that can be accomplished.

So, here's our one, final push for support. If GWJ and the community here is a place you value, we could use your help in keeping it going. It doesn't need to be a huge donation, but every little bit adds up and allows us to keep trying new things and hopefully keeping this a place you want to visit.

If you've already donated, thank you so much for your support. The outpouring of kind words in the hundreds of emails I've received over the past few weeks is incredible. You people are the best.

Another round of icon updates based on recent donations will be coming in the next day or two, and we should be sending out a new round of beta invites to the new site soon. After the bump you'll see the latest list of forum donors. As always if your name is missing (and, I guarantee at least a few names will be missing), please let me know.

*Legion*
Aaron D.
absurddoctor
Abu5217
acetate3
Aendiev
Akaran
Al
Alexjg42
Alien Love Gardener
Alien13z
AmazingZoidberg
Amethyst
Ancillas
Angry Ginger
AnimeJ
anth
Antichulius
AP Erebus
Apollo0507
Aretz
Aries
Aristophan
Asterith
Atras
AUs_TBirD
Ax7
B Dog
BadMojo
Balthezor
Banquo
beanman101283
beeporama
benign1
BergZ
BGFH
billybob476
bjlightnin
BlottoBot
BluesmanTLU
bobbywatson
Bonus_Eruptus
Boudreaux
Breadmanben
BrokenOx
Bubs14
Budo
BunbyHeri
Burnt Toast
BushPilot
ButtonMasher
cabdodger
camnipotent
Capricorn1
CaptainCrowbar
Cartoonin99
casktapper
casual_alcoholic
catgh
Cathadan
ccesarano
Cere4L
ChaosKhan
chaosmos
cheesycrouton
Cheeto1016
ChipRMonk
ChrisGwinn
Chroso
Chumpy_McChump
clever id
Clumber
Cod
ColdForged
complexmath
Concave
concentric
conejote
Copingsaw
CptDomano
Crhis
Crimeny
Crunchy
cube
CustodianV131
cyrax
Dakuna
Danopian
Darkhaund
Datyedyeguy
davet010
DC Malleus
dejanzie
Delerat
DeThroned
Detroit20
dippinsauce
Discodriveby
DOCFROY
Donan
doubtingthomas396
Dr.Incurable
Dr_Awkward
dragos
dRailer
DrSugardaddy
Dryden
Dudley Smith
Duoae
Dyni
Dysplastic
EatsLemons
edosan
Edwin
Eezy_Bordone
Eldon_of_Azure
Eleima
Elliottx
El-Producto
Elycion
ems777
emyln
EnterNameHere
EriktheRed
Escher77
estorino
EverythingsTentative
EvilDead
EvilHomer3k
EyeDoc
Farscry
Fastmav347
FedoraMcQuaid
Feegle
Felix Threepaper
Finandir
fishdude
flax
Foxua
freebeema
Fripper
frozensquozen
Furtivespy
fuzzyb
fuzzyslug
Gaald
Gaine
gains
gamerparent
GardenNinja
garion333
Garomcfbgdd
germsathome
GioClark
Godzilla Blitz
Goo
Goonch
Greg
Gremlin
Groan
Growat
grumpicus
Gumbie
Gunner
Hawcan
hbi2k
HedgeWizard
Hedinn
Hemidal
Heretk
Higgledy
Hobbes2099
Hockosi
Hrdina
Hypatian
il dottore
ilduce620
imbiginjapan
Impulse
Infyrnos
Itsatrap
Ivanson
JakePlane
jakobedlam
japir
Jayhawker
JC
jcizmar
JediK809
Jeff_the_Joke
Jennska
Jerrak
JFarside
jfortner
JimmDogg
jlaakso
johnmurphy01
Jolly Bill
jollyeskimo
jonfentyler
Jonman
jonnypolite
Jowner
JR Ralls
Jucofett
justinmcelroy
juv3nal
Kannon
karmajay
Katy
kazriko
KEA_Lightning
Keithustus
kernelVenus
Kexx
Kilrathi
kincher
KingOctavious
Kloreep
Kosars
KrebNi
Krev82
Kurrelgyre
Kyekye
Laarrs
Latrine
LeapingGnome
Lex Cayman
LilCodger
Liquidmantis
LobsterMobster
LordRoke
Lorenzolio
Lothar
LouZiffer
Lucky Wilbury
LudensCogitet
Lysias
Macroe
Mad Baron
maestrod
Malor
Manach
Manta173
Maq
marcelp
markcov
markly
Mateo
McChuck
McIrishJihad
MeatMan
mecharm
Mermaidpirate
merphle
merzy
MilkmanDanimal
misplacedbravado
MisterScoundrel
MisterStatic
Mixolyde
Moggy
Monocheli
Montalban
MoonDragon
Mousetrap
Mr Crinkle
Mr.Green
MrDeVil909
mrwynd
mudbunny
NakedHavoc
Nathaniel
Nightstorm
nivek
njajr
njudah
Nomad
Obirano
Oddrune
ogr
oilypenguin
Oldgoat
omni
oMonarca
Orphu
Oso
Outlandish
Pacman
padriec
Paff
PaladinTom
Papageno
PapaLoo
Parallax Abstraction
parallaxview
PCMAN
PeterS
PewPewRobo
Pheonix Rev
Phishposer
Plavonica
pod2
PoderOmega
Podunk
Polliwog
polq37
Poppinfresh
poutniksantiago
PRG013
Propagandalf
pROvIs
pseudoprime1979
Pupi
PurEvil
pyxistyx
Quintin_Stone
radaxian
Rahmen
Rainsmercy
Rallick
Ranger Rick
Rauc
RedBrain
RedJen
Redwing
Renji
Rexneron
Rezzy
RnRClown
Robear
rodrigofrib
Rooks
ruadhri
RubbEd
Rybowl
Rykin
S0LIDARITY
SaintFaucet
Sally.Caboose
saxtus
Schmootle
schutter31
Scoobing
scootere3
Scuigi
Senkrad
Shadout
sheared
shingnosis
shoptroll
Shymlark
ShynDarkly
Sibrax
Signus-X
SillyRabbit
Sixpackrules
skylarhawk
Sliknik18
SocialChameleon
sometimesdee
Sonicator
Sonrics
SpaceDog
sparhawk
speeddokken
Speedhuntr
Spikeout
Squee9
stauf7
Stele
Stengah
Sthillary
Stilgar Black
Strangeblades
Strekos
Stryker
stupidhaiku
subaltern
Sway
Tach
taer
Taharka
Tamren
Tanglebones
tanstaafl
tboon
Tekman
TempestBlayze
tetranomad
The Great Skeeve
The_Judge
TheCatsJaguar
TheCounselor
TheGameguru
TheHarpoMarxist
TheHipGamer
thewho9
Thurgrim
T-Prime
Trachalio
TraderG
Trashie
Tricky
troubleshot
trueheart78
tuffalobuffalo
turbocopland
tvsbrent
TylorWayne
Tyops
Uberstein
ubrakto
UltimateBrent
Unknown Soldier
vlox_km
Vrikk
Wakim
Walken Dead
walterqchocobo
wanderingtaoist
whispa
Wink_and_the_Gun
wizard_in_motley
WizardM0de
WizardOfWor
wld
WolfStar76
WolverineJon
wordsmythe
Wr3nch
Xeknos
Xeque
Yellek
Yew
Yonder
Yoreel
Yoyoson
Zaque
Zelos
Zenistar
zkopf
zoobert
Zoso1701
zpaine
Zudz

Comments

Subject still says "penultimate" so not sure if a final update is still incoming, but I don't see my name on the list. No rush, just checking in.

Carlbear95 wrote:

Subject still says "penultimate" so not sure if a final update is still incoming, but I don't see my name on the list. No rush, just checking in.

Same here. Glad I could support another year, but as always, wish it could be more.

Still no access to beta site

Next round of beta invites will be Monday after Jeff runs some updates!

One more drive list update coming soon too. I do believe everyone is tagged.

Is it in any way relevant that my paypal and account e-mail here are different?

Nope, unless you don't check your Paypal address. That's where beta invites will go to.

Thanks for the heads up!

Certis wrote:

Nope, unless you don't check your Paypal address. That's where beta invites will go to.

...

f.

I have apparently had my beta invite for 22 days =/

Certis wrote:

Next round of beta invites will be Monday after Jeff runs some updates!

One more drive list update coming soon too. I do believe everyone is tagged. :drink:

Thanks for the update

oilypenguin wrote:
Certis wrote:

Nope, unless you don't check your Paypal address. That's where beta invites will go to.

...

f.

I have apparently had my beta invite for 22 days =/

Ouch

Yey, got my beta invite (not on the list). Don't think I have an icon update, but wouldn't swear to it.

Got the invite as well

Sparhawk wrote:

Got the invite as well :)

Time for us to join the Cool Kidz Club!

Got my invite. Can't seem to log in though. Guess Coffee Grinders like me just have to wait outside those pearly gates for now. Politics.

Editededed: Hold on right there. Me's an Intern now. Gladness.

groovebeat wrote:

Editededed: Hold on right there. Me's an Intern now. Gladness.

Congrats!! You've graduated from fetching our coffee to fetching our dry cleaning.

Thank you for the Invite. Really digging the new site.

Eleima wrote:
groovebeat wrote:

Editededed: Hold on right there. Me's an Intern now. Gladness.

Congrats!! You've graduated from fetching our coffee to fetching our dry cleaning. ;)

...and I couldn't be happier, sir.

groovebeat wrote:
Eleima wrote:
groovebeat wrote:

Editededed: Hold on right there. Me's an Intern now. Gladness.

Congrats!! You've graduated from fetching our coffee to fetching our dry cleaning. ;)

...and I couldn't be happier, madam.

FTFY. For that, you get to pick up my groceries too.

An intern's job never stops. Thanks for fixing my misogynist-ish error

Is the final list the one posted here? My name is not present.

p.s. I thought that *Legion* was a header to the list, not a person. As in, We Are Legion: 900 donations strong sort of thing.

Frahg wrote:

Is the final list the one posted here? My name is not present.

p.s. I thought that *Legion* was a header to the list, not a person. As in, We Are Legion: 900 donations strong sort of thing.

Sounds right. He's not really that important and hasn't been around for very long.

Winky face.