HOLIDAY BANRAISER 09

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Scarred Sun, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Scarred Sun

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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. <b>To change this, all you have to do is donate money from now until December 23rd</b>. The more money donated, the longer he'll be under the ban hammer. That's because <b>for every $75 donated, Tristan will be banned from participating in the forums for one day.</b> We're not kidding. This is real.

    Every dollar donated goes to <a href="http://www.childsplaycharity.org/" target="_blank">Child's Play</a>, the gaming charity brain child of Penny Arcade that brings a brighter Holiday to sick children in hospitals around the world. The money goes <b>directly to their account</b>--there is no middleman, though we can track how much is donated via the magic of <a href="http://www.chipin.com" target="_blank">ChipIn</a>. You can too—the widget seen here will be updated as more money comes in.

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    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. <b>The ban will take place from January 1 </b>to...well, whenever. Will it be 10 days? 20? 50? More? <b>It's all up to you.</b> 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. Toasty

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    I contributed a little over $4, which completely emptied my paypal account. :)

    Happy holidays Tristan, whoever you are!
     
  3. Mad Echidna

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

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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 <b>JOURNALISM</b> out of Tristan.
     
  5. ila

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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.
     
  6. TSSZNews

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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
     
  7. GeneHF

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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. TSSZNews

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    Did you donate, Gene?

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

    -T
     
  9. GeneHF

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    Not yet. I plan to eventually.
     
  10. Slingerland

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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. Chibisteven

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    Maybe Tristan will be banned for 50 days. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I like this idea. So much fun.
     
  12. Spanner

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    Damn it, if only I could donate. After all, Chucky needs lots of money. :O
     
  13. You could extend the deadline indefinitely and have the ban in effect so long as people keep donating toward it. =P
     
  14. Overlord

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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. Lobotomy

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

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    I've got a question on this, so I might as well CC it here. It's about tax deductible donations, and this is from the Child's Play site:

    "Each hospital's charity tax ID number is included in the information section on its wish list. Use your confirmation email as a receipt. <b>If you are making a cash donation, Child's Play's own tax ID number is 20-3584556. If you have any questions about how this works, please ask your tax advisor.</b>"

    In short, since this is a cash drive...probably yeah, it's tax deductible.

    -T
     
  17. Enzo Aquarius

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    <!--quoteo(post=383956:date=Dec 12 2009, 05:27 AM:name=TSSZNews)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (TSSZNews @ Dec 12 2009, 05:27 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=383956"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I've got a question on this, so I might as well CC it here. It's about tax deductible donations, and this is from the Child's Play site:

    "Each hospital's charity tax ID number is included in the information section on its wish list. Use your confirmation email as a receipt. <b>If you are making a cash donation, Child's Play's own tax ID number is 20-3584556. If you have any questions about how this works, please ask your tax advisor.</b>"

    In short, since this is a cash drive...probably yeah, it's tax deductible.

    -T<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I can confirm that it is tax deductible (in Canada as well IIRC), from information I recall from the Desert Bus charity drive. I am unsure of other countries (such as the UK), but I'm sure it is fine. As mentioned in the quote above, especially if you live out of the United States, talk to a tax advisor if you wish to include your donation as a tax deduction. If you do, please make sure you have proof of your donation in the case of an audit.
     
  18. Lanzer

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    <!--quoteo(post=383974:date=Dec 12 2009, 01:21 AM:name=Enzo Aquarius)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Enzo Aquarius @ Dec 12 2009, 01:21 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=383974"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->I can confirm that it is tax deductible (in Canada as well IIRC), from information I recall from the Desert Bus charity drive. I am unsure of other countries (such as the UK), but I'm sure it is fine. As mentioned in the quote above, especially if you live out of the United States, talk to a tax advisor if you wish to include your donation as a tax deduction. If you do, please make sure you have proof of your donation in the case of an audit.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I'm just wondering how that discussion would go with a tax guy?...

    <!--quoteo--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Donater: Yeah I donated to a Charity so I like a tax deduction.

    Tax guy: OK sir what Charity was it and what was the cause? also, was there an event involved?

    Donater: It was for "Child's play" A Charity that donates games and toys to children's hospitals. Yes the event was to ban a random person off a random internet discussion forum named after a video game character for several days/weeks/months for no reason other then hes an asshole who goes around as a wannabe reporter :specialed:.

    Tax guy: *Awkward stare*....Uh....ok?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Sounds fun. hope he gets banned for a good, long time!
     
  19. Skaarg

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    I can not wait for payday on Wednesday. I really hope it's a good sized paycheck! :thumbsup:
     
  20. MikeTH

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    This would be wonderful... If I had money. :v: