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Can I ask you for $1?

We're 9 days into our 30 day campaign, and we've raised $537. That's fantastic! The idea of Orain, our message, our purpose - it means something. The belief that there can be a community led, a community ran, and a community funded website that's not ad-driven or profit based works.

Our community has believed in us from the beginning, and I firmly believe that our community will stand by us and continue to support us. It's okay if we don't reach our $5,000 goal. $5,000 was a best case scenario. $1,000 enables us to stay online another year. It enables us to keep looking at alternatives and other ways to stay online and cut costs. $500 halves that time and shortens our research ability. 11% of our goal is better than 0% of our goal.

I've made a pledge from the beginning. I've vowed to never force ads on this community for the purpose of keeping Orain alive. Ads are what separate us from the other farms we compete with. I will give my personal funds before I enable ads by force. Ads are a nuisance that you should have a voice in. We've toyed with and are developing the idea of individual wikis who want ads within their community. Some people can't donate a dollar, and that's okay. That's their way of giving and I'm down for that.

To the backers who have helped so far, Thank you!

If you haven't had a chance to donate so far, please please do. Your $1 will help make a difference in the WikiFarm world. You can help us stay online, free, and ad free.

If you have a little more than a dollar and want an Orain t-shirt, we've got those. We've also got hoodies, coffee cups, and blankets. Most of these things will have to be purchased in bulk so there's likely going to be an online store for the leftover donation drive items once the campaign is over.

As always, I want to hear from you. If you have ideas to help our Indiegogo campaign please send them to me or email me.

I apologize for spamming you like this, but I love Orain, I believe in Orain, and I want to fight to keep it alive. If you no longer want to receive urgent messages like these, please send me an email and I'll ensure that you're not bothered further.

With love,
Dustin "Dusti" Muniz
07:41, 14 January 2015 (GMT)

Previous page history was archived for backup purposes at User talk:Josh6243/LQT Archive 1 on 2016-05-31.

Do Not Link to TV Tropes

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Looney Toons (talkcontribs)
Josh6243 (talkcontribs)

Sorry about that. I forgot about the rules.

Josh6243 (talkcontribs)

I didn't mean to upset you by accident. Sorry.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

An idea: If you think that a particular trope needs to appear in a work page but we don't have the trope on All The Tropes, first make sure that we actually don't have it under some other name. If we still don't have it, propose it in the Trope Workshop. (EDIT: We'd have to write our own description of the trope if we do that, of course - copying somebody else's text has copyright issues.)

We have had requests to be different from TV Tropes. If we link to their pages whenever we don't have one, then we aren't being different... so we really prefer to use pages here instead of linking there.

Josh6243 (talkcontribs)
Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Do we need to go and check that it is not cloned word-for-word from the TVT page, given that you wrote it in less than 12 minutes?

Josh6243 (talkcontribs)

Alright. Here's a screenshot of both articles for comparison.

Josh6243 (talkcontribs)

And yes, you can check it.

Robkelk (talkcontribs)

It looks different enough to pass muster, I think.

Looney Toons (talkcontribs)

Yes, agreed. Thank you, Josh.

Sorry, false alarm

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GethN7 (talkcontribs)

I originally thought you plagiarized from TV Tropes with that Something article, but after looking over the TVT edit history, you appear to have ported your own work to our site and relicensed it under CC BY SA, which is kosher.

Apologies for jumping the gun, but we're a little cautious about plagiarism, but in this case I was mistaken, since you are merely resubmitting your own words to another site under a different license, which is fine.

Josh6243 (talkcontribs)

It's fine. I think I could do better this time around.

GethN7 (talkcontribs)

Glad to hear. Have fun and let me know if you need any further help. :)

Tip for starting new pages

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GethN7 (talkcontribs)

When you start a new page, you'll see a dropdown menu with the option "select boilerplate". Just pick the boilerplate for the page you want to make and click "Load", and all the appropriate categories and any required templates will be added for you.

Some work and trope pages have the same type of subpages, so something like "Headscratchers" would be for tropes, and "Headscratchers Work" would be a headscratchers subpage for a work.

Let me know if you have any questions, and I hope you have fun editing here. :)

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