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HOLIDAY BANRAISER 09 There's Socio-Political Rammifications in Tristan's Eviction&#

#1 User is offline Scarred Sun 

Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:08 AM

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Rolling your eyes over NIPPLES IN SONIC 06? Tired of being called racist just because you railed on some non-English speaker at the forum you run? Bored with sending in fake news entries to everyone's favorite Sonic news site? Upset that everything you ever knew about Rotor has been destroyed? Cringe every time you see a "Request for Comment" in your E-Mail? Confused at how "freedom of speech" doesn't always apply to (EDIT—INFLAMMATORY - T)?

Want to do something about it? It's time to put your money where your mouth is.

How's this for a social experiment? Sonic Retro is working with TSSZ News to dish some payback to everyone's favorite Sonic news journalist, Tristan Oliver. Tristan has an Oldbie account in good standing at the Sonic Retro forums...but not for long. To change this, all you have to do is donate money from now until December 23rd. The more money donated, the longer he'll be under the ban hammer. That's because for every $75 donated, Tristan will be banned from participating in the forums for one day. We're not kidding. This is real.

Every dollar donated goes to Child's Play, the gaming charity brain child of Penny Arcade that brings a brighter Holiday to sick children in hospitals around the world. The money goes directly to their account--there is no middleman, though we can track how much is donated via the magic of ChipIn. You can too—the widget seen here will be updated as more money comes in.



So, your donation not only helps get rid of that red-headed bastard for a while, it also helps children in need. It's a win-win for everybody...except for Tristan. The ban will take place from January 1 to...well, whenever. Will it be 10 days? 20? 50? More? It's all up to you. The official results will be announced on Christmas Eve—December 24th.

So, channel your rage, open your wallets, and help make children's Holidays brighter all across this big blue world. Every dollar brings Sonic Retro closer to a classy, JOURNALISM free environment. Plus, you'll show just how classy and upstanding the whole Sonic community can be. Donate today!...or we'll be reading more articles on "POTENTIAL DREAMCAST 2 OMG YOU GUUUUYS"....First @ TSSZ.

You can use the ChipIn widget to donate. You can use a Paypal account, but it's not necessary. A major credit or debit card will do just fine—there is a link on the ensuing page to use that option, without signing up for PayPal. If you want to share this, ChipIn has many options to do so. Encourage your friends and your family—they'll not only feel good knowing they've helped Child's Play, but because they've felt the power. Of the ban hammer. On Tristan's face.

Happy Holidays!

#2 User is offline Toasty 

Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:54 AM

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I contributed a little over $4, which completely emptied my paypal account. smile.png

Happy holidays Tristan, whoever you are!
This post has been edited by Toasty: 11 December 2009 - 10:55 AM

#3 User is offline Mad Echidna 

Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:10 AM

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Fuck yes SS, I love your choice of Child's Play as a charity.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:11 AM

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A donation to this is a support for the Gene Fujimori Journalism Initiative.

But seriously, don't let that discourage you. The money's for a fantastic cause... other than banning the JOURNALISM out of Tristan.

#5 User is offline ila 

Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:17 AM

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I'm all for Child's Play, but since Tristan posts maybe once a week, maybe go with $75 keeps him dead for a week at a time?

Oh well, I love Child's Play, so I'll throw my usual donation in once payday hits.
This post has been edited by ila: 11 December 2009 - 11:35 AM

#6 User is offline TSSZNews 

Posted 11 December 2009 - 12:06 PM

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For some reason, the widget isn't updating on the fly...

But as of noon ET TODAY... $79.53 already.

If the widget goes wonky and I have to post daily updates on this, I will.

-T

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 01:22 PM

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I think there's just a latency of about 5-15 minutes in updates. For those that donate, don't worry if it doesn't immediately show. It went through.

#8 User is offline TSSZNews 

Posted 11 December 2009 - 01:37 PM

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Did you donate, Gene?

If so, I don't see you reflected in the contributor's list...

-T

#9 User is offline GeneHF 

Posted 11 December 2009 - 01:39 PM

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Not yet. I plan to eventually.

#10 User is offline Slingerland 

Posted 11 December 2009 - 03:29 PM

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I haven't donated to Child's Play since my Sonic 1-3 marathon back in high school. Looks like it's time again.

What I find funny is the "I'm self-aware that I'm a cocksucker so I'm letting you ban me for money despite me writing negatively about an alleged banraiser for Chaos Hedgie aka Stepstool aka Electrical Tape Man and after this fundraiser I'm going to back to being a cocksucker" thing. Good times.

#11 User is offline Chibisteven 

Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:49 PM

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Maybe Tristan will be banned for 50 days. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I like this idea. So much fun.
This post has been edited by Chibisteven: 11 December 2009 - 04:52 PM

#12 User is offline Spanner 

Posted 11 December 2009 - 05:06 PM

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Damn it, if only I could donate. After all, Chucky needs lots of money. :O

#13 User is offline Blue Streak 

Posted 11 December 2009 - 06:23 PM

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You could extend the deadline indefinitely and have the ban in effect so long as people keep donating toward it. =P

#14 User is offline Overlord 

Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:00 PM

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Holy shit AWESOME.

Best idea ever! I guess my spamming of Desert Bus in #retro while it was on had a net positive effect =P

#15 User is offline Lobotomy 

Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:06 PM

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Aww, I was hoping for this to get bans lifted. Fuck, I'd pay to get Shade back.

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