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[Archived] Raffle ⇒ donation

Yesterday, I shared with you that PayPal had forced us to suspend the community raffle. Upon learning that, everyone was unexpectedly supportive: two of you offered the value of your tickets toward the community, and one of you offered to buy paid account time for the community outright. This, and talking with http://rave_andou"; .livejournal.com, has led me to the following decision:

As of now, the raffle is cancelled. But because you were so supportive, we've decided to distribute gifts anyway.

Who will get what?

  1. Anyone who donates (see below) will receive something that was originally intended for the raffle.

  2. Prizes will still be assigned completely randomly, to be fair.

  3. What each person gets (ex. a set of prizes? one item originally intended for a set?) has not been decided, but will be based on how many people are involved.

What happens to the raffle entrants?

  1. Those who bought a raffle ticket will receive a refund shortly, except those who pledged their tickets toward the community already (thank you so much ♥!).

  2. Anyone who bought a ticket, or publicly planned to, will receive a small, special present from me in the mail, as a token of my appreciation.

In lieu of the raffle, we are holding a donation drive.

Our goal is to collect $25, as that is enough to buy a year of paid account status for the community. You can donate any amount via the button below. If/when that goal is reached, I will take down the button, and http://rave_andou"; .livejournal.com and I will start deciding how to distribute presents to those who donated (and hopefully to others if we have some left over).

We already reached the goal!! Donate Our goal is $25, which will buy us a year of paid account status.

-- So that's that! I apologize that the raffle imploded the way that it did, but I'm really thankful for your support. It was really moving to see people caring about the community like that!

Although this raffle is ・・・Over and done with (chariots reference), I really liked the idea and haven't given up on it completely. It may not be very soon, but don't be surprised if the raffle shows up again in some other form. And either way, I'm committed to holding fun events/contests with you guys, so I promise that we'll get to do something like that soon.

Thanks guys! And WE LOVE UNDER CODE PRODUCTION :D

-- Edit: We reached our goal!!! Big big big thanks to these people who donated (and any people who planned to): http://arithmetica"; .livejournal.com http://coffee_nosesock"; .livejournal.com http://cultic"; .livejournal.com http://jane_cutieh"; .livejournal.com http://takatorireiji"; .livejournal.com http://teru"; .livejournal.com http://tsuki\_no\_yuugi"; .livejournal.com http://vk_lover"; .livejournal.com

Thank you!! Since we reached our goal, I've taken the donation button down, and http://rave_andou"; .livejournal.com and I will start figuring out how to distribute prizes as a token of our appreciation. You also should have received a refund for your original raffle ticket, unless you pledged the value as a donation.

I'll be upgrading the community's status shortly. Thanks again, you guys rock!

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    • anonymous 2011-04-04 15:35:13
      Glad I could help~ I think we should eat pay pal! By coffee_nosesock

      Glad I could help~ I think we should eat pay pal!

      By coffee_nosesock

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    • anonymous 2011-03-31 04:53:13
      Ah I'm pleased the goal was reached though slightly miffed I was too late to contribute hehe By psycleslut

      Ah I'm pleased the goal was reached <s>though slightly miffed I was too late to contribute hehe</s>

      By psycleslut

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    • inartistic 2011-03-30 00:39:59
      Oh, well I just refunded your original ticket, but I got your generous donation :D Thank you so much! It helped us already meet our goal! I'm glad this community has such cool people like you~

      Oh, well I just refunded your original ticket, but I got your generous donation :D Thank you so much! It helped us already meet our goal! I'm glad this community has such cool people like you~

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    • inartistic 2011-03-30 00:38:49
      Ok, well I put the value of your raffle ticket toward the donation. Thank you very very very much! I thought about doing it in secret. But if PayPal caught me somehow, they could close my account (and it's my personal account, so I would lose money). I think I will do a raffle again some time in the future, but I will do it in a “legal” way. And yes, I have learned my lesson: next time I will friends lock the contest, so no one can report it |D

      Ok, well I put the value of your raffle ticket toward the donation. Thank you very very very much!

      I thought about doing it in secret. But if PayPal caught me somehow, they could close my account (and it's my personal account, so I would lose money).

      I think I will do a raffle again some time in the future, but I will do it in a “legal” way. And yes, I have learned my lesson: next time I will friends lock the contest, so no one can report it |D

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    • inartistic 2011-03-30 00:36:59
      Thank you! I issued a refund for your original raffle ticket, but your really generous donation helped us reach our goal :D!

      Thank you! I issued a refund for your original raffle ticket, but your really generous donation helped us reach our goal :D!

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    • inartistic 2011-03-30 00:35:41
      Thank you thank you! We reached our goal, oh yeah~

      Thank you thank you! We reached our goal, oh yeah~

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    • inartistic 2011-03-30 00:35:18
      Thank you so much :D! We reached our goal, thanks in part to viewers like you~

      Thank you so much :D! We reached our goal, <em>thanks in part to viewers like you</em>~

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    • vk_lover 2011-03-30 00:19:50
      Keep my raffle entry please..for the community and your hard work ;) I also donated for the community to keep it long living!!!

      Keep my raffle entry please..for the community and your hard work ;) I also donated for the community to keep it long living!!!

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    • jane_cutieh 2011-03-30 00:15:53
      ppppfffft! i just read what happened.. PAYPAL's soooo lame. >< Btw, I hope u havent sent me my money back..i still wanna donate. With a prize or not, this comm deserves it. why not do the raffle in secret? I mean, only for active members..so outsiders cant report it to paypal management. O_O

      ppppfffft! i just read what happened.. PAYPAL's soooo lame. >< Btw, I hope u havent sent me my money back..i still wanna donate. With a prize or not, this comm deserves it.

      why not do the raffle in secret? I mean, only for active members..so outsiders cant report it to paypal management. O_O

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    • anonymous 2011-03-30 00:08:19
      sounds like a peachy idea gives me a chance to pitch in a bit more :D <3 By coffee_nosesock

      sounds like a peachy idea gives me a chance to pitch in a bit more :D <3

      By coffee_nosesock

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    • anonymous 2011-03-29 20:47:39
      I don't need a refund either c: By cultic

      I don't need a refund either c:

      By cultic

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    • anonymous 2011-03-29 20:13:49
      I don't need a refund! You guys are more than welcome to accept it as a donation~ By teru

      I don't need a refund! You guys are more than welcome to accept it as a donation~

      By teru

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