Japan Quake appeal Donate button on the main page

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  1. Auyx
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    Auyx GBAtemp's Unofficial Sanic impersonator

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    ]Is there any chance that we can get a button on the main page so to allow members to donate to the relief efforts for the people of Japan.

    I know the site has a few members who live there and I think for all the country has given us gamers over the years it is only right we try to support them in there darkest days. I have not suggested who I think the donations should go to as I think that that is the decision of the site admins.


    Edit: A video to show how bad this thing was.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRDpTEjumdo[/youtube]
     


  2. Marlonguppy

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    Good idea!
    That is a good idea, maybe I will send money too, then.
     
  3. KirovAir

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    No, it's a gaming site. If people want to donate, they will. It's on the news, like, everywhere. An annoying frontpage donate button won't change a thing.
     
  4. Sausage Head

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    No. NO.
    Did we have such button when other locations where hit by an earthquake/tsunami?
    Nope.

    "Treat all casualties equally"
     
  5. Auyx
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    It doesnt have to be annoying, just a simple button. I know its everywhere but some times things like this need to be.
     
  6. Lilith Valentine

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    I like the idea, it would be nice of the Temp to do something like that.
     
  7. Narayan

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    no. i think it will be a hassle for the mods, supers and admins. and i heard there are already a group of gamers who will donate for japan, and many other sites.
     
  8. Phoenix Goddess

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    I think so, as well. I don't see why having a donate button would be such a big problem if there are tens of thousands, if not more who need help right now.
    It'd be nice for the temp to help out any way they can.
     
  9. Lilith Valentine

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    Annoying? It's annoying to want to donate and help people?
    Wow, so this site only has to pertain to gaming? Japan is the same country that gives us a good numbers of our video games, how's that for pertaining to gaming? This site needs to help for once instead of being a site where lazy pirates come to chat. For once the Temp needs to do something good instead of just advocating video game piracy.
     
  10. Tonitonichopchop

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    I think that a temporary button would be okay. It could also be used if future catastrophes happen.
     
  11. The Phantom

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    There's just too many disasters to keep track of. I wish the Japanese luck but I just don't have money to give away. With our government printing trillions of dollars my dollar is only worth 75 cents. Basically I have donation fatigue. Who here has cash laying around that they can afford to give away? I suppose if there's enough people then it could be justified.
     
  12. Wabsta

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    Most people on the temp are pretty young, or students. So I don't think a lot will be donated.
    Also, you can just donate to some official fund instead of on the temp.

    So, I'd say no. I like the gesture, but no.
     
  13. Wizerzak

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    I also think this would be a good idea. Not everywhere, just a button on the homepage, somehwhere in this area:
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    Doesn't have to be a gbatemp specific fund, just link it to some official one.
     
  14. Sausage Head

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    ^ fuck no.
     
  15. Wizerzak

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    why not? i's only temporary, obviously not quite that big but you kinda need to see it, and, like i said:

     
  16. Kwartel

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    It should link to a forum topic where the best option for each country is displayed.
     
  17. Wizerzak

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    ^Actually that's a better idea, maybe also different funds (cause different charities donate to different causes)
     
  18. Vulpes Abnocto

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    'Tempers, all of us here at GBAtemp are saddened to see the devastation in Japan and in places around the Pacific. We absolutely sympathize with the plight of people affected by these disasters.
    But in these times when scammers pose as charities by the dozens I don't feel it would be wise to donate to any charity without researching it thoroughly.
    I would suggest that if any of you are able to wish to donate money to a relief fund, you go directly to the Red Cross/Red Crescent website and donate there, rather than trust a button on any random forum you happen to be a member of.

    http://www.redcross.org/
     
  19. Lilith Valentine

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    You know Sausage head, I have lost all respect for you and most of the Temp.
    There aren't just kids and students on the temp and not everyone is so poor that they can't even donate a 1$ to the very same country that now needs it. The fact that people are so against something as simple as donating. How pathetic are you guys?
     
  20. Vulpes Abnocto

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    Catboy, don't get us wrong. most of us are not against donating to a very worthy cause.
    We're against GBAtemp being a middleman in this.
     
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