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posted by martyb on Thursday July 01, @03:21PM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the Woo-Hoo! dept.

THANK YOU!

I'm calling it a success.

Our fundraising goal for the first half of 2021 was $3,500.00 — according to my calculations, we raised $3,499.56 or 99.987% of our goal!

We missed our goal by... $0.44, yes just 44 cents!

We received 15 subscriptions on 2021-06-30 alone. When we asked the community to support[*] the site, you did!

But wait; there's more! As of the time of this writing, here were 6 more subscriptions (which netted us $113.82) that came in after the 2021-06-30 23:49:49 UTC cutoff. These will be applied towards fundraising for the 2nd half of the year.

[*] Support is more than money. A big thank you to those who submit stories, write comments, moderate comments, and freely give their time to edit stories and support the systems which, together, make this a community!

Yes, we faced some challenges, but we've met them. And, through the adversity, I'd dare say it has pulled us together and made us stronger!

NB: I'll leave up the fundraising status (which show our) end-of-first-half totals for a few days, so everyone gets a chance to see them.

Lastly, I count it a privilege and distinct honor to serve the community as its Editor-in-Chief. Thank you for your encouragement and support!

Previously:
Site Fundraising Status -- Almost There -- Today is Last Day of 2021H1 [UPDATES: 4]


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Site Fundraising Status -- Almost There -- Today is Last Day of 2021H1 [UPDATES: 4] 32 comments

[2021-07-01 01:33:11 UTC; UPDATE 4]:

It came down to the wire, but at we ended up $0.44 shy of our $3,500.00 goal for the first half of the year.

Great job everybody!

[2021-06-30 23:05:04 UTC; UPDATE 3]
We are SO CLOSE!
We are currently at 99.1% ($3,470.73) of our goal! We need just about $30!

I've opened up the "Stretch Goal" field in the "Site News" slashbox in preparation.

We have less than an hour to go... Let's do this!


[2021-06-30 18:40:09 UTC; UPDATE 2]:
Since the last update we received SIX $20 subscriptions.
We are currently at 96.5% ($3,377.75) of our goal and need only $122.25 to reach it!

Books close at 23:59:59 UTC tonight... we can do it!


[2021-06-30 14:12:37 UTC; UPDATE 1]:
WOW! Since this story was posted, we have received TWO $100 subscriptions!
We are now at 93.2% ($3263.63) of our goal; only $236.37 to go!


Today (June 30, 2021) is the last day of the first half of 2021!

Fundraising Status:
First off, a great big THANK YOU to everyone who has started a new subscription or renewed their subscription this year!

As of this writing, we have received approximately $3,028.57 since 2021-01-01 towards our goal of $3,500.00 for the first half of the year!

We need only $471.43 to meet our goal!
We are so close! Please help us.

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by upstart on Thursday July 01, @03:31PM

    by upstart (6666) Subscriber Badge on Thursday July 01, @03:31PM (#1151821) Journal

    A big thank you to those who submit stories

    You're welcome!

  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @03:45PM (5 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @03:45PM (#1151832)

    On behalf of all the ACs, who are responsible for 99.9897% of SoyllentNews' 2021H1 comments, you're welcome.

    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Tork on Thursday July 01, @04:09PM (4 children)

      by Tork (3914) on Thursday July 01, @04:09PM (#1151845)
      And what a noble group you stand with, sir.
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      Slashdolt Logic: "24 year old jokes about sharks and lasers are +5, Funny." 💩
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @04:39PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @04:39PM (#1151858)

        We had a whip around and came up the 44c. Saving it for the next beg-a-thon.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @04:40PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @04:40PM (#1151859)

        > And what a noble group you stand with

        Speak for yourself, I'm hiding behind most of that "noble group"! (grin)

      • (Score: 1, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @04:46PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @04:46PM (#1151863)

        If I have trolled better, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 02, @06:10PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 02, @06:10PM (#1152323)

          > If I have trolled better, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

          Fixed

  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by DannyB on Thursday July 01, @05:10PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday July 01, @05:10PM (#1151876) Journal

    Thanks for your efforts martyb.

    I'm sure it is a difficult job, without any thanks, that pays even less.

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    Biden needs to mandate an official static TCP port for running 'finger' with TLS 1.3.
  • (Score: 2) by turgid on Thursday July 01, @06:02PM (1 child)

    by turgid (4318) Subscriber Badge on Thursday July 01, @06:02PM (#1151917) Journal

    ...but my crypto investments are currently down £2.68.

    • (Score: 4, Funny) by DannyB on Thursday July 01, @07:19PM

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday July 01, @07:19PM (#1151951) Journal

      I once timed my re-subscription, and amount, to bring the total to $666.00. But alas, the total isn't updated. I suppose it is only updated manually.

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      Biden needs to mandate an official static TCP port for running 'finger' with TLS 1.3.
  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by bzipitidoo on Thursday July 01, @07:14PM (1 child)

    by bzipitidoo (4388) Subscriber Badge on Thursday July 01, @07:14PM (#1151950) Journal

    I've been tempted to short by 1 cent fees I regard as unfair, punitive, and motivated, by greed, see if I can get them to look stupid for going way over the top with further punishments. And you know they would. Waste 100 times that in paper, printer ink, handling, and postage to mail me a letter saying that I still owe $0.01. Though, maybe more fun would be to overpay by $0.01.

    I agree that 0.013% short of what all know to be an arbitrary number picked in large part for its roundness, should be regarded as a success. Another time, maybe pick a number that is round in base 16? $3840, with stretch goal of $2160? "Close enough for government work" is routinely expressed for a lot sloppier target reaching than that. Congrats SN!

    • (Score: 2) by edIII on Friday July 02, @09:07PM

      by edIII (791) Subscriber Badge on Friday July 02, @09:07PM (#1152366)

      No longer a few cents short :) I upped my subscription again

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      Technically, lunchtime is at any moment. It's just a wave function.
  • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 02, @12:46AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 02, @12:46AM (#1152097)

    Fix the funding line at 99.9% at all times. Seduce the suckers to sub thinking "It is magnificent I that put them over the top."

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 05, @04:07PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 05, @04:07PM (#1153042)

      You'd have to have a cookie to tell that they're subbed so it can push the graph up for just them else they might get jaded and give the game away in the comments

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