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Last post Author Topic: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?  (Read 40580 times)

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March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« on: February 15, 2011, 02:16:26 PM »
Countdown to the 2011 Fundraiser: [countdown=3,1,2011,7,0,Starts in ,.]Has Begun![/countdown]

On this thread I think I was asked to start a new thread where people can pledge to do something for the March 2011 fundraiser.

The idea is to have a bunch of special things happening in March that will bring some attention to the site and encourage long time members and new members alike to make a donation to the site.

From this standpoint, I think some of the more useful things we could are things that we do one-per-day for the entire month; things that show off what is special about the site.

So for me I think at the top of the list would be Coding Snacks (software) and Mini-Reviews.

If we could find enough people to pledge to write a coding snack or a mini-review, it would be nice to be able to announce that we will have one new coding snack and one new mini-review of a software program per day.  But I'm not sure that's realistic...  And it's very important that we not commit to something we can't pull off..

So I think the question or this thread is.. what are you willing to (comfortably) pledge to do in the month of march for our fundraiser?
« Last Edit: February 27, 2011, 01:55:55 PM by mouser »

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 02:18:35 PM »
If we can find other people to get us up to one per day, I am willing to pledge to release 5 small coding snack utilities in March.  That would leave 26 more we'd have to find coders to create.  If we can't get enough pledges to do it that's ok -- please do NOT pledge less than you can confidently accomplish spread throughout the month (we can't have them all arriving on last day of the month -- they have to come one per day!).

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 02:19:58 PM »
Count me in for five.  Plus any slack we have.  =]

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2011, 02:21:52 PM »
Pledge: to release a new DC app sometime in March

Pledge: to do a review of a previously un-reviewed piece of software, again sometime in March

Pledge: (if we adopt it) to take up Stoic Joker's suggestion of getting the donations moving around!

Do we get dates assigned?

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2011, 02:29:15 PM »
For coding snack (small program) pledges: 11 down, 20 to go.
For mini-reviews: 1 down and 30 to go.

As for dates -- This is really important -- We will have to have deadline dates, and everyone should expect their first deadline will be the first week of march.

That's because a key part of this idea is to release ONE PER DAY.  So if we are going to be releasing one per day and keeping to a strict schedule, there is little room for error.
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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2011, 02:33:14 PM »
One clarification -- Coding Snacks are usually done on request from the Coding Snack Requests section of our forum.  One thing we can do if we have enough pledges is really encourage new visitors to post new requests.  BUT also I want to say that a Coding Snack does not strictly have to be based on a public request.  It can just be a small idea that a programmer here wants to implement and release.

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2011, 02:33:16 PM »
For coding snack (small program) pledges: 11 down, 20 to go.
For mini-reviews: 1 down and 30 to go.

As for dates -- I think we will have to have deadline dates, and everyone should expect their first deadline will be the first week of march.  If we are going to be releasing one per day and keeping to a strict schedule, there is little room for error.

In my case: yes for the review, but no for the app. Second week or greater please old chap. I've only just started working on it, and it'll be a full standalone program (albeit one that doesn't do much)  :-[

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2011, 10:55:49 PM »
OK, this is prolly a stupid question, on several levels, but ... does money count?  Look, I can't provide anything programmatic - I just don't measure up to the quality available here - but a stipend (?) is within reason  :P.  Or is it?  I'd really like to help, I just don't know how  :(.

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011, 07:28:00 AM »
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does money count?

 ;D The main point of the fundraiser is to ask for monetary donations from people.  It's a time when we gather up our nerves and try to make the case that people should part with some of their hard earned cash to support us.  So yes, financial donations are very welcome.

The activities we are asking for pledges for in this thread are to try to do things that will make people realize and take notice that DonationCoder is worth supporting if they are still on the fence.

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2011, 07:29:21 AM »
Tim, maybe you could donate a signed hand drawn sketch from your Head in the Clouds cartoon?

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2011, 09:23:19 AM »
I'll pledge at least 1 from the Unfinished CSnacks section. (There's 1 I'm thinking about right now). And more if I can find a way to solve some more requests. I'll check that later this week (or weekend) and possibly re-pledge that one.

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2011, 09:52:06 AM »
Tim, maybe you could donate a signed hand drawn sketch from your Head in the Clouds cartoon?

Oh I knew I'd forgotten something! So pledged.

Any of the strips from 2010, donors' choices. Please be warned they're as rough as anything  :-[

Or I will try and create a kustom strip.
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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2011, 08:53:06 PM »
I pledge to make and send a rare homemade Cody figurine to someone who donates.
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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2011, 11:11:16 PM »
I pledge to send a mystery item to two people who donate — well, two mystery items actually, one to each  ;).

mouser you must have a random choice mechanism, eh?

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2011, 11:23:11 PM »
yes i have prize optimizer randomizer that could be used to pick people for prizes.

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2011, 11:32:19 PM »
Hereafter referred to as the cranioscopical prize optimizer randomizer, for simplicity.

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2011, 11:35:14 PM »
Hereafter referred to as the cranioscopical prize optimizer randomizer, for simplicity.

CraPOR?

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2011, 11:48:33 PM »
 ;D

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2011, 07:00:51 AM »
Hereafter referred to as the cranioscopical prize optimizer randomizer, for simplicity.

CraPOR?

The best tool for the job, when you need to shit a winner!

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2011, 01:08:07 PM »
Hereafter referred to as the cranioscopical prize optimizer randomizer, for simplicity.

CraPOR?

Now, now, I think you should eliminate that!

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2011, 01:46:06 PM »
There no-one as funny as 'cranio'
His puns blow out my brainio
his acerbic dry humour
will probably doom yer
or at least drive you insanio

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2011, 05:56:34 PM »
His puns blow out my brainio
Better there than the end that's a dranio!

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2011, 06:00:14 PM »
Hm-m-m-m ... has this become a punraiser celebration  :P.

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2011, 06:34:39 PM »
Hm-m-m-m ... has this become a punraiser celebration  :P.

omg

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Re: March 2011 DonationCoder.com Fundraiser Celebration -- Pledges?
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2011, 07:12:15 PM »
Hm-m-m-m ... has this become a punraiser celebration  :P.

omg
OMG?  Ornate Mental Gymnastics  :P?  Kinda, sorta seems so.  What's the scoring [if any] system  ;)?