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Author Topic: We need to do something about Skrommel.. but what?  (Read 4827 times)
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« on: March 29, 2008, 02:06:07 PM »

Anyone who has frequented the DonationCoder.com forum for a while knows that DC member Skrommel is just about single-handedly responsible for the success of the Coding Snacks section of the site.

His contributions here are immeasurable, and yet Skrommel is a mystery wrapped in an enigma, and normal methods of saying thanks simply are not appropriate.

So the question is.. how do we as a community say thank you to Skrommel in an appropriate way?
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008, 04:45:29 PM »

How do you solve a problem like Skrommel?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Skrommel?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!

Many a thing you know you'd like to tell him
Many a thing He ought to understand
But how do you make him stay
And listen to all you say
How do you keep a wave upon the sand

Oh, how do you solve a problem like Skrommel?
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008, 05:51:06 PM »

Create a Skrommel appreciation page here, and encourage everyone who appreciates Skrommel's efforts to subscribe to it in some way?
That way, Skrommel could see just how much appreciation exists.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008, 05:57:09 PM »

Maybe pay for his transportation to the Scandinavian gathering? Norway does have quite long distances, as the lenght of a stretched Norway matches the hight of the rest of western Europe!
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2008, 08:23:11 PM »

1) Send him real snacks!

2) Make him a "candygram" using Alphabet Cereal shaped into some code.
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008, 12:35:39 AM »

How do you solve a problem like Skrommel?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Skrommel?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!

Many a thing you know you'd like to tell him
Many a thing He ought to understand
But how do you make him stay
And listen to all you say
How do you keep a wave upon the sand

Oh, how do you solve a problem like Skrommel?
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

Darwin: This needs to be converted into an audible file!  cheesy  Thmbsup
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2008, 09:43:11 AM »

How do you solve a problem like Skrommel?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Skrommel?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!

Many a thing you know you'd like to tell him
Many a thing He ought to understand
But how do you make him stay
And listen to all you say
How do you keep a wave upon the sand

Oh, how do you solve a problem like Skrommel?
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

Darwin: This needs to be converted into an audible file!  cheesy  Thmbsup

I wonder what union scale is for singing nuns these days?

Glad you liked it - I read mouser's subject line and the connection was immediate  smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008, 08:08:28 PM »

I thought about this, and remembered something about my own software, that in a way really bothers me about the whole idea of freeware/donationware and the attitudes of most software users when it comes to making a donation...

If I had $1 for every time someone downloaded one of my applications, I wouldn't have a worry in this world when it came to being able to pay my bills.

If skrommel had $1 for each time someone downloaded one of his apps, he would be richer than Bill Gates!

While we can't possibly all make up for the non-donated $1's, we can all donate a $1 now, and let him know how we feel about his hard work. A dollar isn't a lot...we can all afford that, and the message of appreciation that goes with it increases it's value, dramatically.

I know not everyone will donate, but if every member of this forum did, he would have a gift of $114,272.00 (at the time of this post), and that is no small change.

It would more than enough to pay for his transportation to the Scandinavian gathering...and singing nuns...and enough chocolate Cody coins to make him sick.

So let's bomb him with dollars and tell him how we feel! (my $1 and my message has been sent, your turn now)
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008, 09:00:11 PM »

So let's bomb him with dollars and tell him how we feel! (my $1 and my message has been sent, your turn now)

I'm in... done!
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008, 12:19:55 AM »

So let's bomb him with dollars and tell him how we feel! (my $1 and my message has been sent, your turn now)

I'm in... done!

Me too! Good idea, App  Thmbsup
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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2008, 03:28:40 AM »

Skrommel doesn't seem very interested in money.. He has several hundreds of dollars of credits built up that he shows very little interest in.  That's one of the reasons I think we need to figure out something non-monetary and special to get him.

However, I like the idea of paying for his transport to a DC gathering, so let's definitely say that anytime skrommel is willing to attend a DC gathering, DC should foot the airfare bill.
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