HRWiki talk:2008 Fall Fundraising Drive

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[edit] Fund-o-meter = Fondue-meter ?

Haha! I agree that Fund-o-meter is certainly a more accurate term, but am I the only one who thinks it sounds too much like Fondue-meter? "Hey Strong Bad, I brought back your Fondue pot..." — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 22:25, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Ha ha! Homestar-Winner (talk) 20:09, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Aww, crap...

Dangit, I was going to send you $10, but after reading in more detail, I discovered that you can't send currency through the mail. Can somebody explain this to me? --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:23, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Forgive me, but it's unclear to me what kind of explanation you're seeking. It's generally considered unsafe to send cash through the mail. Yes, the U.S. Postal Service is quite dependable and the chances are probably slim that the money would actually be stolen, but it would be much easier for a thief to spend your cash than a check or money order (because a check or money order is written out to a specific recipient). Additionally, if a check or money order is stolen, you can call your bank and place a stop payment order on it and it becomes unusable. Having said all this, be aware that it's not illegal to send cash through the mail. If it's the only way you can send in your donation, I certainly wouldn't turn it away. I'd simply receive it and deposit it the same way I deposit checks or money orders. If you do this, I would definitely recommend using a security envelope (this is an envelope with a pattern of dots or lines printed on the inside to obscure the contents when the envelope is held up to a light source; these can be picked up at any office supply store, or you may already have one around the house). If this isn't the kind of explanation you were after, let me know and I'll try to answer your question more appropriately. Cheers! — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 19:50, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
No, this is the kind of explanation i was seeking, thanks! --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 20:06, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Wikia

Move the whole dang mess over to Wikia. It's free and good. 04:56, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Though, it won't support a site of this size. We'd have to start completely over with this wiki, the fanstuff wiki, and the forum. And since the fanstuff wiki is already being restarted, we might as well just send in some donations. JCM 14:22, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
Just a suggestion, I don't know why it was deleted and called "spam" - but Wikia can definitely host a wiki of this size; I contribute to a few of the wikis hosted there. For example, Muppets has 17, 291 artcles, and World of Warcraft has 57,969. You could probably import the whole wiki easily over there, and they have support for phpBB forums as well. It seems like a lot less to deal with than asking for donations to keep it alive every year when there's a perfectly viable resource that's there for the taking. I love this wiki, use it often for reference and feel like it's so sad that it's always on the brink of being shut down due to money issues when it can be avoided. 17:44, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
We will never, ever move to Wikia. We have customized MediaWiki to the point that they would not be able to meet our needs. On top of that, the horrendous default skin is reason enough never to even visit there. — It's dot com 18:26, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
First off, this has been suggested before [1] — those responsible for keeping the wiki alive are well aware of such hosting alternatives. Secondly, I think your perception that this wiki is perpetually on the brink of being shut down, simply because it regularly holds fundraisers to pay for its costs, isn't entirely accurate. And if it is, and it came down to the wiki being closed, it almost certainly would instead move to (something like) Wikia [2]. I don't at all speak for the administrative team or owner of the wiki, but I think there's something admirable about following the Brothers' Chaps lead regarding (the lack of) advertising (even though it's impetus on this wiki is the legality). Also, there are numerous other things in Wikia's terms of service that would make me uncomfortable with it (again, just my opinion, I'm not involved in the administration here). I think you have a legitimate suggestion here, but it has it's downsides, and the independantly operated wiki is much preferable (to me), even though it means occasional fundraising drives. You can rest assured though, that the people who need to be are well aware of the available options, so the hrwiki isn't going to just vanish even if some radical change in hosting becomes necessary.  Green Helmet 18:34, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Counter problem?

Didn't we have $250+ toward the goal of $1,500? Now it says "$0.70". What's up? Did somebody rob Joey Day and leave him with just his pocket change? OptimisticFool 01:07, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Just noticed this too. What's up? --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 03:32, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
I bet the wiki got such a huge donation, that the counter reached all 9's, and so it wrapped around back to zero!  Green Helmet 03:46, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
The ledger has two entries that read "Income decrease from disfellowshipped fellow" and "Income decrease from terminated fellow". I have no idea what that means, mind you; I'm only reporting. It's been brought back up through a separate donation, not because of reversing the "Income decreases". --Jay (Talk) 00:47, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
Looks like somebody canceled their FellowSites membership... --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 05:38, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
Notice the note in red letters at the top of the ledger that the record may not be accurate and that the proprietor has been informed of this. Heimstern Läufer 05:41, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Done!

But it still says "Needs your help", and the meter is at 100.6%, and the amount is $1,509.38. Can someone fix this? TheStick

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