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Offline Riven
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« Posted 2014-04-01 00:52:49 »

Dear JGO community,

You probably found this thread due to the recent changes in the sidebar. As we previously discussed in the JGO coinage tally, the financial situation of JGO is note quite satisfactionary, and although people suggested (both in the thread, and through PMs) that they were willing to contribute to JGO by buying ad space, I couldn't find a trace of it in the Project Wonderful stats. It was not as disheartening as you might think, because honestly, this was what I expected. It seems making a Project Wonderful account and an ad might be a bit too much of a hassle to part with your money. Meanwhile I secured a nice deal with an advertiser which will pay for the hosting costs of roughly 6 more months - all is not lost!

We have a long way to go, though, and given that quite a few of you indicated that you were willing to donate, I started thinking of ways how to give back to the community. I settled on a Kickstarter-style campaign, in which everybody gets to pay what they want.

To make a pledge, please click the little silver medal of the plegde of your choice, and fill out the form. If you're willing to make a donation, please note that PayPal will be the intermediate, allowing your to transfer funds using either your creditcard or a bankaccount.

I plan to run the campaign for a limited time only!

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Offline kpars

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2014-04-01 00:57:09 »

Yup, I noticed that a few minutes ago.

Anyway, time to pay $899 USD to join the JGO Illuminati.

On a serious note, this seems like a nice feature. While I'm not a big fan of the features that go with each rank, It seems like a decent way to make money for the forum's hosting costs.

Perhaps you could add an option to donate for a custom rank, or something similar to that? If you're going to go all out with the features and what-not it makes sense to add something like that that.

- Jev

Offline Jimmt
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« Reply #2 - Posted 2014-04-01 00:58:29 »

Anyway, time to pay $899 USD to join the JGO Illuminati.
The Illuminati is a nothing compared to the Vault.
Games published by our own members! Check 'em out!
Legends of Yore - The Casual Retro Roguelike
Offline Longarmx
« Reply #3 - Posted 2014-04-01 00:59:10 »

I can't seem to figure out how to pledge. You mean clicking on the sliver medal by the backers right? Clicking it does not do anything.

Also, am I entitled to the "LONG ARM" ranking? Cheesy

Offline Riven
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« Reply #4 - Posted 2014-04-01 01:00:24 »

Just click the medal. Obviously it is disabled for guests. If it fails, you can try to logout and login again, or clear your cookies.

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Offline Longarmx
« Reply #5 - Posted 2014-04-01 01:03:56 »

Still nothing. Logged out & back in, cleared cookies, and tried different browsers to no avail.

Offline Riven
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« Reply #6 - Posted 2014-04-01 01:04:56 »

I'll try to see what I can do

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Offline kpars

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2014-04-01 01:05:12 »

Anyway, time to pay $899 USD to join the JGO Illuminati.
The Illuminati is a nothing compared to the Vault.

Never listen to Mark Dice (or Nicolas Cage Either!). The Illuminati is just an umbrella term used to describe a great many of secret societies and groups. Get a book about the Bavarian Illuminati, and then read it.

I don't feel like discussing my large knowledge of conspiracy theories here, so let's get back on topic Smiley

- Jev

Offline opiop65

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JumpButton Studios


« Reply #8 - Posted 2014-04-01 01:06:21 »

In jevs words:
"ON TOPIC!!"

I'll definitely donate!

Offline kingroka123

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2014-04-01 01:08:58 »

I can click the medals now but I couldn't at first
[edit]

But I get a server error when I do:
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500 Internal Server Error

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Offline Riven
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« Reply #10 - Posted 2014-04-01 01:10:09 »

Great! I'll go to bed now, it's late!

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Offline kpars

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2014-04-01 01:11:38 »

Goodnight, Mr. Jason Anders Wink

1  
2  
3  
4  
Member not found in pledge table:
#0  KickStarter::inject() called at [/home/jason_anders/Dev/cvs/kickstarter/index.php:7]
#1  KickStarter::content() called at [/home/jason_anders/Dev/cvs/kickstarter/index.php:10]
#2  KickStarter::template() called at [/home/jason_anders/Dev/cvs/kickstarter/index.php:14]


- Jev

Offline opiop65

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2014-04-01 01:29:54 »

WE KNOW HIS REAL NAME! AND SO THE GREAT TAKE OVER BEGINS!

I'm a little confused, according to this:

Quote
As common courtesy dictates, it's only fair to say that pledgers that fail to pay within two weeks after the plegde will have their privileges revoked and will have their access restricted to the misc board until the donation is received. Those who not make a pledge within the upcoming two days will be treated likewise.

People who do not pledge money will be restricted to the misc board? That seems a little... wrong.

Offline CommanderKeith
« Reply #13 - Posted 2014-04-01 01:47:04 »

That's cool, good idea. I think this is better than project wonderful because all of the cash goes to jgo instead of a chunk of it going to project wonderful.
But when I click the badges on the right hand column I get an internal server error 500.

Offline saucymeatman
« Reply #14 - Posted 2014-04-01 02:25:52 »

Im debating between the 10$ and 25$ one... hmmm.
Offline Rayvolution

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« Reply #15 - Posted 2014-04-01 02:43:30 »

Are some of these rewards a joke? Please say they are. Tongue

Jokes aside, (if they are) I wouldn't mind donating to JGO.

- Raymond "Rayvolution" Doerr.
Retro-Pixel Castles - Survival Sim/Builder/Roguelike!
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Offline ra4king

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Exp: 5 years


I'm the King!


« Reply #16 - Posted 2014-04-01 03:31:14 »

I know I haven't been on JGO for many months (hell, I have 45 pages of unread stuff!) but it's been so valuable to me and others that I'm willing to donate almost every penny I have.

Offline jonjava
« Reply #17 - Posted 2014-04-01 03:40:45 »

Everything in moderation ra4king ツ

As others have said, seems to be broke atm.

Offline Regenuluz
« Reply #18 - Posted 2014-04-01 07:32:10 »

Well, considering it's the 1st of april around here... Tongue

I can't even manage to locate where to click to part with my money! :/

Ooh, found it. Just involved scrolling and _actually_ paying attention to the sidebar. ^_^
Offline princec

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« Reply #19 - Posted 2014-04-01 08:38:01 »

500 Internal Server error!

Cas Smiley

Offline matheus23

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« Reply #20 - Posted 2014-04-01 13:23:54 »

I know I haven't been on JGO for many months (hell, I have 45 pages of unread stuff!) but it's been so valuable to me and others that I'm willing to donate almost every penny I have.

HA! 80 pages, and I'm active! Cheesy

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Offline Riven
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Hand over your head.


« Reply #21 - Posted 2014-04-01 14:11:29 »

Given the shear amount of nonsense in the pledge levels, I hope most people here played along with this April Fools. Wink I can only hope you guys didn't think I'd sell out to the extend that paying me some bucks would entitle you to perm ban another member! The Stealth option was designed to resemble a high end dating agency and the down right extortionate small print was the icing on the cake - at least, in my twisted mind.

Now the most important question is... do you guys like the new JGO logo?

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Offline kpars

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Projects: 4
Exp: 3 years


Extreme Typist.


« Reply #22 - Posted 2014-04-01 14:28:42 »

GOD DAMN IT. ...Now I will never join the JGO Illuminati...I would happily pay USD-$50 to get my rank changed to JGO Illuminatus, though...Just Sayin'...

You clever bastard. Wink

- Jev

Offline jonjava
« Reply #23 - Posted 2014-04-01 14:34:28 »

I thought the logo looked different. It's nice, I guess.

Apart from being more or less completely opposite of what you wanted to do based on the previous thread - the first few pledges were completely reasonable imo. I furiously wanted the plush duke toy and was heartbroken when "free shipping"  was excepting America and Europe - so basically free shipping to Asia, JGO's top demographic I'm sure. :|

Offline Rayvolution

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« Reply #24 - Posted 2014-04-01 14:39:26 »

Given the shear amount of nonsense in the pledge levels, I hope most people here played along with this April Fools. Wink I can only hope you guys didn't think I'd sell out to the extend that paying me some bucks would entitle you to perm ban another member! The Stealth option was designed to resemble a high end dating agency and the down right extortionate small print was the icing on the cake - at least, in my twisted mind.

Now the most important question is... do you guys like the new JGO logo?

DAMNIT?!!! I was looking forward to banning someone randomly
*pouts and leaves JGO forever!*

On a lighter more serious note though, you should setup a real kickstarter and let some of us toss some money in. Cheesy

- Raymond "Rayvolution" Doerr.
Retro-Pixel Castles - Survival Sim/Builder/Roguelike!
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Offline kpars

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Exp: 3 years


Extreme Typist.


« Reply #25 - Posted 2014-04-01 14:41:28 »

-snip-

On a lighter more serious note though, you should setup a real kickstarter and let some of us toss some money in. Cheesy

I will only pay this money if I get a Duke plush and/or 'JGO Illuminatus' rank in return. Smiley

- Jev

Offline Drenius
« Reply #26 - Posted 2014-04-01 14:46:57 »

The new logo:
It looks somehow like you cut something out and put it together in another way.
Sorry, no positive opinion...
Offline opiop65

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« Reply #27 - Posted 2014-04-01 14:51:44 »

Jev, I wonder if that wasn't his real name then in the error message?

Damn Riven, you're a tricky fellow!

Offline matheus23

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« Reply #28 - Posted 2014-04-01 15:00:22 »

Now the most important question is... do you guys like the new JGO logo?

I SWEAR I WAS ABOUT TO WRITE A TOPIC ABOUT IT.

Though, I wasn't sure whether my mind simply played a trick on me, so I searched for java-gaming.org in web.archive.org, but It didn't want to load the images... Sad
I knew something was wrong! Cheesy

So, in other words... I noticed Grin

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Offline Riven
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« Reply #29 - Posted 2014-04-01 15:17:40 »

Last year's April Fools was supposed to be about a take over by Puppygames. I had everything in place to run the site behind http://jgo.puppygames.net/ and redirect java-gaming.org to the new domain.

I even had a fancy logo:

I asked Cas for DNS access late at night, but given that it was a saturday, and he was spending time with the family, I ditched the plan. I'm sure it would have been a riot Smiley

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