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Old 06-12-2010, 09:45 PM View Post #1 (Link) YWO Chatroom Fundraiser: We Want a New Chatroom! (And so do you!)
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Alright, so you've all asked us over and over to get a new chatroom. We want one too, folks. Believe me. The problem has always been that of resources (both on the site and in our bank accounts). Our current chatroom doesn't use any sit resources, and most of the others we could embed on the site are either expensive or use a lot of resources or both.

So, after talking with a lot of folks in the chatroom and elsewhere, we've come to the conclusion that if we can raise $80 we can purchase the upgraded version of the chat we currently have. All the features of the professional version can be found here. That version will allow us to do a lot of the things you've all been demanding (including creating rooms, blocking spammers, and so on).

But we need your help. Some of you have already offered to donate, which is fantastic, and we hope you'll still do so now that this donation drive is in full swing. But Andy and I are poor college students and are sort of in a bind in terms of cash, either because we are simply poor, or because we want to make sure we can pay for hosting and so on in the event that our advertising doesn't cover it (plus, I'm already throwing out $250 for the Young Writers Award, which you should enter...details here). So, we're coming to you to ask for your help.

Here's how to donate. There are three ways we're going to do this:

1. Paypal
If you have a Paypal account or are old enough to get one (18 or older, I think), then you can send us anything from 10 cents to a dollar using the link at the bottom of our support page (it's the Donate button). Paypal is safe, secure, and free.

2. Money Order or Postal Order
Money/Postal Orders can be purchased at your local post office; they are essentially checks that are sent secure by the post office for a small fee. You'll have to PM me for the address.

3. Cash or Check
We can take cash in just about any currency, although we'd prefer it if you sent it in U.S. dollars. We can also take checks, if you feel comfortable sending such to us (we completely understand if you don't).

So, if you want to help, please send whatever you can. A dollar, ten, thirty cents, 5p, whatever! The fundraiser will run until the end of the month. If we go over the $80 goal we'll ask you all what you'd like to see done with the extra.

Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2010, 06:49 AM View Post #2 (Link)
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Is it fair to ask the amount raised so far?
  
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Old 06-16-2010, 01:51 PM View Post #3 (Link)
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Haven't received anything yet, so I can't say. And nobody has given me numbers for how much they actually sent.
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Old 06-16-2010, 09:55 PM View Post #4 (Link)
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I brought a postal order for you today, Shaun, so if you send me your addy I'll get my mum to stick it in the post tomorrow.
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:37 AM View Post #5 (Link)
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I'm sending my money tomorrow, so please let me know if you don't get it within the next few days or so.
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:00 PM View Post #6 (Link)
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Will do. Thank you all so much for helping us out! We appreciate it.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:16 PM View Post #7 (Link)
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Sent out the money order a little bit ago, so if you don't get it... Yeah. But the funny thing was, the stamp that they gave me had a cat on it.
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:16 AM View Post #8 (Link)
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How do I donate?
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:20 PM View Post #9 (Link)
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There's a link above for the Support Page, at the bottom of which is a Paypal button. That's one way to do it. Or, read the post, because it explains all of this
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Old 07-03-2010, 06:15 PM View Post #10 (Link)
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We're about halfway, folks. That's a guess based on exchange rates, though, which could very well change before I can convert next week (you know, because the world is nuts).

So, if you're still interested in donating, let us know or fire off a few bucks via Paypal!
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Read my published fiction and non-fiction!

And check out The World in the Satin Bag novel podcast. Help me become rich and donate!

My Random Stuff:
--The World in the Satin Bag: My science fiction, fantasy, and writing blog!
--Check out Cheese & Crackers Original and Cheese & Crackers Superheroes
--The Skiffy and Fanty Show
--Duke and Zink Do America (Political Podcast)

YWO Stuff:
--Buy Survival By Storytelling Magazine (Issue One is available!) Support fellow YWO writers!
--And don't forget to buy something from YWO's Zazzle Store!
--Follow YWO on Twitter.

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