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How much would you be willing to contribute towards a joint HLP pledge? ($2500 is the target)

$1
6 (5.6%)
$3
5 (4.7%)
$5
12 (11.2%)
$10
21 (19.6%)
$20
27 (25.2%)
$50
20 (18.7%)
$75
1 (0.9%)
$100
9 (8.4%)
$200
4 (3.7%)
More (Please Post)
2 (1.9%)

Total Members Voted: 93

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Offline Kopachris

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Pledged $25 and sent notification.
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Offline Mongoose

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$25 pledged and message sent.  Big thanks to Mr. Kagetsuki for being so accommodating. :)

 

Offline Sandwich

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Ok, semi-full disclosure time... the HLP PayPal has a not-insignificant amount of funds in there. There have been three $50 donations recently for this project, and since PayPal takes a fee off every donation, I'm deciding unilaterally that HLP will compensate for those fees, so the full amounts of each of those donations will go to the KickStarter.

That leaves us with a still not-insignificant amount in there. What do people think of the idea that HLP as an "entity" (not just the individual "forumites") would donate, say, multiple hundreds of dollars to this, from the funds that have come in over the years and which we haven't needed for hosting?
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"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill

 

Offline Spoon

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I can't use kickstarter, using the HLP paypal is still an option right?
Anything special I need to write down?
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[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 

Offline Sandwich

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I can't use kickstarter, using the HLP paypal is still an option right?
Anything special I need to write down?

Sure is. Just indicate it's for the APNG project or whatever. :)
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"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill

 

Offline flecht

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Sure is. Just indicate it's for the APNG project or whatever. :)
Just donated $10. Unfortunately, I probably missed my chance to indicate it's for APNG. :mad: Local part of my email is the same as my nick here. I can PM more information if needed. Sorry for inconvenience.

 

Offline Black Wolf

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Ok, semi-full disclosure time... the HLP PayPal has a not-insignificant amount of funds in there. There have been three $50 donations recently for this project, and since PayPal takes a fee off every donation, I'm deciding unilaterally that HLP will compensate for those fees, so the full amounts of each of those donations will go to the KickStarter.

That leaves us with a still not-insignificant amount in there. What do people think of the idea that HLP as an "entity" (not just the individual "forumites") would donate, say, multiple hundreds of dollars to this, from the funds that have come in over the years and which we haven't needed for hosting?

Given that the forumites have pledged in excess of the target, I'd say hopd on to those funds and do something else cool with them. :nod:
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Offline Lorric

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Yeah, I'd agree with that. Imagine how annoying it would be to use that money on this, and then something else comes up where you could have used that money and you can't.

Perhaps an ideas thread could be opened up instead to discuss possible uses for that money...

 
Perhaps an ideas thread could be opened up instead to discuss possible uses for that money...

That would probably not end so well...

On the other hand, for the current situation, I would recommend: tally pledges sent straight to the kickstarter, add pledges sent to the HLP paypal for the kickstarter, and if the total is less than the 2500 by the time the drive is almost over, then use the paypal to top off the 2500. Because as has been mentioned, what people say they'll pay is not always the same when it comes time to lay the money down.

Probably won't be a problem, but just in case...

 

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$100 pledged and message sent.
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<MageKing17> THE REASON IS PEOPLE ARE STUPID
<MageKing17> ESPECIALLY ME

<MageKing17> God damn, I do not understand how this is breaking.
<MageKing17> Everything points to "this should work fine", and yet it's clearly not working.
<MjnMixael> 2 hours later... "God damn, how did this ever work at all?!"
(...)
<MageKing17> so
<MageKing17> more than two hours
<MageKing17> but once again we have reached the inevitable conclusion
<MageKing17> How did this code ever work in the first place!?

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<MageKing17> It was all working perfectly until I actually tried it on an actual mission.

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$38.93 which = £25 ish according to google donated
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Offline karajorma

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what people say they'll pay is not always the same when it comes time to lay the money down.

So far that indeed appears to be true. People are paying more than they pledged. :D


Sadly this comes at exactly the wrong time for me (I just switched jobs and won't be paid until the end of September). So I can't pledge anything myself. I'm glad to see everyone being so generous though.
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Offline CommanderDJ

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Just donated $20 via the HLP donations link with a note marking it as for the APNG project.
[16:57] <CommanderDJ> What prompted the decision to split WiH into acts?
[16:58] <battuta> it was long, we wanted to release something
[16:58] <battuta> it felt good to have a target to hit
[17:00] <RangerKarl> not sure if talking about strike mission, or jerking off
[17:00] <CommanderDJ> WUT
[17:00] <CommanderDJ> hahahahaha
[17:00] <battuta> hahahaha
[17:00] <RangerKarl> same thing really, if you think about it

 

Offline Killer Whale

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$50 to kickstarter + "HLP" comment.

 

Offline CKid

$100 sent to KS, added HLP
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Offline FelixJim

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$3 sent through Kickstarter.  Yes, I'm a cheapskate - just been on holiday need to skimp for a while to make up for it. But it's something anyway.
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$3 sent through Kickstarter.  Yes, I'm a cheapskate - just been on holiday need to skimp for a while to make up for it. But it's something anyway.
It's all good... Remember the parable of the widow's mite from the Bible? ;)
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"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill

 

Offline SypheDMar

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I ended up donating 25 (will update poll to reflect recent changes.) Note sent.

 

Offline Spoon

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Sure is. Just indicate it's for the APNG project or whatever. :)
Done.
$10
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[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them

 
Thanks for the big boost everyone. Thus far I have tallied $909.75 through Kickstarter but I'm sure there have been more donations from HLP than that. Please, if you backed and did not hit the "Contact Me" link on the right with a message of HLP could you please do so now? If you've already sent a message there is no need to send another one.

I'm preparing an update now here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VCB0-SZt1ORNZn9GfnUwox_RQMje6v9gxeI4MmNE7hE/edit?usp=sharing . I'll ask for a double check before I post it.