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milksheikh
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Joined: 24 Sep 03
Posts: 399

Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA

PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:52 pm    Post subject: Donations to SpielByWeb... Reply with quote

A few kind users have emailed me asking if they could send me a few dollars/euros/etc. to help pay for the site, which was very nice of them to offer.

Well, for a little while (after seeing them on BoardGameGeek), I was thinking about looking into Google ads. But then I remembered that I don't really believe in advertising, so why would I put it on my site.

Maybe the day will come that I'll ask for donations to help pay for the site -- perhaps if it gets really popular so that bandwidth costs become a concern. But the server space doesn't cost very much at all right now, so I'm not going to. For now, it's my gift to the gaming community.

I will, however, graciously accept tips of GeekGold on BoardGameGeek so that I can afford that GeekBadge I've been longing for... Wink
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hughthehand



Joined: 03 Aug 05
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would gladly tip you a couple of geek gold....I only have 12, I'm also saving for a badge, but this site is worth some gold. What is your user name on BGG? Never tipped gold before, so I don't really know how. But let me know and I'm on it.

Jeremy
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milksheikh
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Joined: 24 Sep 03
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Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I just got the GeekBadge yesterday (thanks to the generosity of several users, who I still owe thank you's to). So since you're just starting on the long path to GeekGold riches, please don't send me any (but thanks for thought)!
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TheCat



Joined: 15 Feb 05
Posts: 96


PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Set up a paypal account and I'm sure some of us would donate.
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Coyotek4



Joined: 20 Nov 05
Posts: 28

Location: Philly, PA

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With my compliments: some GeekGold for you.

Thanks again for the site!
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anapa



Joined: 18 Feb 06
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anybody tell me what is a geekgold, please?
Thanks
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Big Bad Lex



Joined: 16 Oct 05
Posts: 114

Location: Epsom, UK

PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geekgold is a virtual currency used on www.boardgamegeek.com. Geekgold is awarded for contributing to the site in the form of gaming articles, images and session reports. By saving up gold you can purchase an avatar and a badge. There are even auctions where strange people actually sell real games for the stuff.

But don't try to use it down the shops.
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mrbass



Joined: 05 Apr 06
Posts: 182

Location: Las Vegas

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've only contributed $400 so far and projected needs are projected at $1,050. It seems donations have stalled the past week. I know I can pitch in a little more in about a month or perhaps a lot more if more people don't step forward and pitch in $10 or $20 here and there. I betcha there's a certain amount of donations once met (ultra top secret) and once it's hit Santiago and Hacienda will be released*.









*pure speculation on my part but whatever motivates one to contribute whether it be true or false so be it.
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milksheikh
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Joined: 24 Sep 03
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Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrbass wrote:
I betcha there's a certain amount of donations once met (ultra top secret) and once it's hit Santiago and Hacienda will be released*.

Heh, no, I'm not nearly devious enough to do that. Honestly, donations have no effect on how much time I spend on the site, and definitely no effect on Ryan and Myke's work on Hacienda. I decided to start accepting donations only because I could see myself cheaping out on server hosting in the future if I didn't.

One thing to say -- if you can't afford to contribute, please don't, and don't feel bad about it either. The site's future doesn't depend on donations.

(This has to be the worst pledge drive ever -- I'll never get a job with PBS...)
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RyanMC
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Joined: 13 Sep 05
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Location: Draper, UT USA

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

milksheikh wrote:

(This has to be the worst pledge drive ever -- I'll never get a job with PBS...)


LOL

That's funny stuff right there.

Hacienda is coming... very very soon. Stay tuned.
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mrbass



Joined: 05 Apr 06
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Location: Las Vegas

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

$486.45 has been contributed by 17 users thus far as of Aug 5, 2006.
an average donation of $28.61

Or look at it this way. If every user (3,250) on average is hypothetically donating $0.15 which gives $486.45

Now still needs $1,200 - $486.45 = $713.55

Need everyone who hasn't yet donated (3,250 - 17 = 3,233) to donate $0.22 please.

So everyone donate a quarter and think of it like playing at the ol' video arcade game. For those who aren't in-the-know a "quarter" is $0.25.
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JeffyJeff



Joined: 27 Oct 05
Posts: 85

Location: Windham, NH

PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't even notice donations were being accepted until just today! When I 1st started using the site I had seen the note that donations were not being accepted. I just made a donation.

How about setting it up so it's a little more obvious that donations are being accepted?
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stargate



Joined: 09 Dec 04
Posts: 603

Location: North Attleboro, Ma USA

PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

make the "Donate" link RED

red is used to highlight your turn ---
how many users miss their turn ? -- not many

red is used to highlight the fact that a deadbeat has not taken a turn
(I do not mean to offend users on vacation)
do we notice when we have a game with a deadbeat ? -- we all do

red would also be a good color for the "Back?" link
Very Happy Very Happy
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laevus



Joined: 27 Feb 06
Posts: 14

Location: SLC, UT

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:38 pm    Post subject: Is there a snail mail address for contributions? Reply with quote

SSIA
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stargate



Joined: 09 Dec 04
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Location: North Attleboro, Ma USA

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok the rankings bug was fixed today -- so we all know how many
games each user have played with all the correct stats

here is a stat --- the top 50 users by total Wins --
have completed 15,570 games

donations to SBW have been $ 847.77 (made by 35 people)
this works out to be $ 0.0674 per game

where else can you play a game for under seven cents ?

how many of you have spent over $500.00 for the Xbox-360 plus games
and not a penny for any of the 200 games you have played on SBW ?

which has given you more fun for the money spent ?
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