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DonationCoder celebration ideas and requests to help
« on: December 08, 2007, 04:39:35 PM »
We are going to have our yearly celebration and fundraiser in January.  Seems to me that we bucked the odds by surviving and flourishing for 3 years now.

I don't know if anyone feels like helping out but i thought maybe we could start a thread where people could post ideas of things we could do and people who want to help and participate might find something they are willing to do to help.

One thing i thought might be nice is, sites often have a page with awards and quotes from users and links to reviews and writeups, etc.
I used to try to keep track of such things, and i made a (sometimes funny i hope) page of quotes here, but i've not updated it in years and i never got around to making a page linking to reviews and awards, etc. It would be a big big job to try to collect links and excerpts and screenshots of reviews/awards/blogposts/quotes, but if someone was willing to take on this job it would be a wonderful thing.  Anyone?  Contact me at mouser@donationcoder.com if you would like to volunteer.  Be warned it will be a big project as the aim is not just to have a list of urls but to have a nicely displayed page with links, a text excerpt, and a little thumbnail preview.  In other words a page people will enjoy browsing through.

Any other ideas of things we could do to celebrate?

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Re: DonationCoder celebration ideas and requests to help
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2007, 04:48:36 PM »
Hmm... maybe a DonationWiki for the quotes awards and links pages?

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Re: DonationCoder celebration ideas and requests to help
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2007, 04:52:41 PM »
thats not a bad idea at all to use a wiki for this..

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Re: DonationCoder celebration ideas and requests to help
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2007, 12:20:32 AM »
The only foreseeable issue with the wiki would be to have it allow us users to be logged in here (on the forum) and there (on the wiki) so we can maintain sessions, usernames, etc.
I know it's possible! :)

And since the site is called Donation Coder, a list of top Donators and top Coders?!
As an aspiring web developer/designer, it is a constant struggle to cope with my ADHD + Hypomania/Bipolar Disorder.

The slow growth of my web dev projects is eclipsed by my patience, understanding and desire to learn AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE as I slowly progress.

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Re: DonationCoder celebration ideas and requests to help
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2007, 12:47:41 AM »
one thing we won't do is have top donator and top coder lists.
the spirit of this site is that each of us has different resources, different gifts, different lives, and different ways of adding to the community -- we don't want to start making lists saying who has contributed more than others.

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Re: DonationCoder celebration ideas and requests to help
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2007, 12:48:11 AM »
getting a wiki to share login info with the forum would be nice though.  :up:

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Re: DonationCoder celebration ideas and requests to help
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2007, 05:49:33 PM »
I think the reviews section should get more attention; that is it needs newer reviews and more mentioning. The make a lot of work though...

Just an idea :)

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Re: DonationCoder celebration ideas and requests to help
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2007, 05:58:04 PM »
hmm maybe its feature-bloat... on some forums I have seen a glossary of sorts. so when people write "NANY" in a forum post, and a moderator/admin has defined such a word in the glossary, the user will see the short(!) explanation when hovering over it.

In many cases I have seen, it's used for advertisement, but I think it could be useful for all the abbreviations that are used here...

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Re: DonationCoder celebration ideas and requests to help
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2007, 06:23:58 PM »
Mouser,

Many sites sell the stuff on their site on a CD, even when it is available on the site. It's a valuable resource. People can look at things when they are not online and it puts all the DC stuff in one place. Maybe consider that?

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Re: DonationCoder celebration ideas and requests to help
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2007, 06:59:15 PM »
ken, i think that's actually a very good idea.
not to sell it, but to offer a cd of all the dc stuff as a bonus to people who donate (or donate above some amount).

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Re: DonationCoder celebration ideas and requests to help
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2007, 12:19:06 PM »
@Mouser:
How about, on the subject of the CD, to include all previous versions of our Newsletters?!
As an aspiring web developer/designer, it is a constant struggle to cope with my ADHD + Hypomania/Bipolar Disorder.

The slow growth of my web dev projects is eclipsed by my patience, understanding and desire to learn AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE as I slowly progress.

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