Yesterday, I shared with you that PayPal had forced us to suspend the community raffle. Upon learning that, everyone was unexpectedly supportive: two of you offered the value of your tickets toward the community, and one of you offered to buy paid account time for the community outright. This, and talking with http://rave_andou"; .livejournal.com, has led me to the following decision:
As of now, the raffle is cancelled. But because you were so supportive, we've decided to distribute gifts anyway.
Who will get what?
Anyone who donates (see below) will receive something that was originally intended for the raffle.
Prizes will still be assigned completely randomly, to be fair.
- What each person gets (ex. a set of prizes? one item originally intended for a set?) has not been decided, but will be based on how many people are involved.
What happens to the raffle entrants?
Those who bought a raffle ticket will receive a refund shortly, except those who pledged their tickets toward the community already (thank you so much ♥!).
- Anyone who bought a ticket, or publicly planned to, will receive a small, special present from me in the mail, as a token of my appreciation.
In lieu of the raffle, we are holding a donation drive.
Our goal is to collect $25, as that is enough to buy a year of paid account status for the community. You can donate any amount via the button below. If/when that goal is reached, I will take down the button, and http://rave_andou"; .livejournal.com and I will start deciding how to distribute presents to those who donated (and hopefully to others if we have some left over).
We already reached the goal!!
Our goal is $25, which will buy us a year of paid account status.
-- So that's that! I apologize that the raffle imploded the way that it did, but I'm really thankful for your support. It was really moving to see people caring about the community like that!
Although this raffle is ・・・Over and done with (chariots reference), I really liked the idea and haven't given up on it completely. It may not be very soon, but don't be surprised if the raffle shows up again in some other form. And either way, I'm committed to holding fun events/contests with you guys, so I promise that we'll get to do something like that soon.
Thanks guys! And WE LOVE UNDER CODE PRODUCTION :D
-- Edit: We reached our goal!!! Big big big thanks to these people who donated (and any people who planned to): http://arithmetica"; .livejournal.com http://coffee_nosesock"; .livejournal.com http://cultic"; .livejournal.com http://jane_cutieh"; .livejournal.com http://takatorireiji"; .livejournal.com http://teru"; .livejournal.com http://tsuki\_no\_yuugi"; .livejournal.com http://vk_lover"; .livejournal.com
Thank you!! Since we reached our goal, I've taken the donation button down, and http://rave_andou"; .livejournal.com and I will start figuring out how to distribute prizes as a token of our appreciation. You also should have received a refund for your original raffle ticket, unless you pledged the value as a donation.
I'll be upgrading the community's status shortly. Thanks again, you guys rock!
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