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YOU LIKE THIS FORUM? THEN PLEASE SUPPORT IT

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#1 Xray the Enforcer

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 04:52 PM

(Repost for those who don't visit the book forums)

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.


#2 Triskan

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:13 PM

$15.00 USD from your humble narrator last night.

Everyone pitch in what they can!

#3 Xray the Enforcer

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:33 AM

Just wanted to thank Trisk and everyone else who has donated thus far. Up to $2666.50 $2716.50 and hopefully still going! /grouphug.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':grouphug:' />

Edited by Xray the Enforcer, 14 May 2012 - 06:50 AM.


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Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:38 AM

Yowsa, I just contributed and then looked at the accumulator.

EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE PASSED THE TARGET, if you want to contribute, then please do! Costs are only going to go one way in the future.

#5 Xray the Enforcer

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:56 AM

EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE PASSED THE TARGET, if you want to contribute, then please do! Costs are only going to go one way in the future.


Absolutely. Ran went with a conservative target, but in reality all of those pre- and post-target dollars will be invested in hosting and hardware to keep this site operational under our new traffic loads (which have skyrocketed thanks to the show).

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:08 PM

Ghosts don't have money. But they can haunt people, who in turn get scared and pay the priests to quiet the ghost...

It is my honor to chip in for this excellent forum. Thanks for the reminder, and keep up the awesome work!

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:13 PM

I'm so proud; it's now a holy-shit-we-made-it-to-$3,000 day.

Well it doesn't say so yet but I'm sure it will. Very soon. Really, really soon.

Of course "soon" is such a nebulous term.

#8 Xray the Enforcer

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 08:17 PM

HOLY SHIT WE HIT THREE THOUSAND BUCKS!

/communist.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':commie:' /> /cheers.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cheers:' /> /communist.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':commie:' />

Big thanks to everyone, and high-fives to WetHair for doing the math and then taking action. /biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />

Edited by Xray the Enforcer, 14 May 2012 - 08:22 PM.
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#9 Greywolf2375

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 07:12 AM

Is there a way to contribute not using a Paypal method? I've had my ID stolen twice via Paypal so am way leary of using it again.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:23 PM

Hey Greywolf, that majorly sucks. I contributed and didn't use Paypal. There was an option to pay by credit card.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:38 AM

I didn't use paypal. I do have a paypal account but haven't used it for years. The ChipIn thingy lets you pay by credit card, which is what I did.

#12 Triskan

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:43 PM

I didn't use paypal. I do have a paypal account but haven't used it for years. The ChipIn thingy lets you pay by credit card, which is what I did.


Yup. The ChipIn thing was easy. Even a lesser-evolved being such as I was able to give away money using it. Genius.



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