I've seen people post time and again how much they love posting here, love the books, love/hate/lovetohate the TV show, love the discussions. There are a lot of you out there -- we saw our ranks nearly double as the first season aired -- and that's great.
But it's time to give back to the community you profess to love. We're having a fundraiser right now, and we're looking to get as much money as we can to finance desperately needed hardware upgrades and maintenance. Ran set a conservative $2,000 target. There's really nothing more awesome than blowing past your fundraising target, so please make our holy-shit-we-made-it-to-$3,000 day and chip in $5. Or more. Whatever you feel comfortable donating. The fundraiser goes through next Wednesday, so if you don't have the cash now, you can wait until after payday to contribute. The ChipIn contribution widget is on the left side of the page.
Here's Ran's official announcement, with helpful links:
It's that time of year again, folks, to support the Westeros.org community. It's not just the forums and website, that have seen far more activity and membership than they ever have, but it's also the Wiki of Ice and Fire (the premiere ASoIaF wiki on the web) which is one of the most visited parts of the site -- well over a million unique visitors per month, coming by to look up all the details that you, the community, have put up there to share your knowledge and love of the series.
If you've ever used the resources of Westeros.org, discussed a theory on the forum, browsed the wiki -- please consider chipping in a bit of money for the fundraiser! The funds raised will go directly to our wonderful server admin Sparks to defray the costs of hosting , and allow us to start looking into upgrades that might further improve the speed and stability of the servers.
ChipIn allows payments through credit card or Paypal; sorry, we can't take money orders, cheques, or cash, but we do appreciate the thought! Besides clicking the donation links here, you can use the widget at the left sidebar to leave a contribution.
Many thanks for your time, consideration, and (we hope) your donation!
Edited by Xray the Enforcer, 13 May 2012 - 05:00 PM.