I have this "novel" idea about generous donations (in General)

Sickone April 15 2010 12:43 AM EDT

You know how people once in a while decide it would be a noble cause to donate their items and CB$ in order to be sold for USD, then they send the USD as a generous/charitable donation of something ?

How about instead of making it for "feed/entertain/support/aid the disaster-stricken population/children/elderly of random country X", we simply SEND IT TO JON INSTEAD ?

Gallatin [Thanoscopter And You] April 15 2010 12:45 AM EDT

I really hope you're being sarcastic. <_<

Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] April 15 2010 12:49 AM EDT

Ignoring the overwhelming probability of sarcasm, come on. If Jon wanted extra money from CB he would just say so and people would probably donate. Or he could add a new supporter item and make a little. Or make some changes. I really do appreciate the great game he has created and keeps running, but I honestly have not seen any reason to throw money at it in quite some time.

Demigod April 15 2010 1:16 AM EDT

There's a typo in that original post. I think it's supposed to say Nightstrike instead of Jon. Paying Nightstrike to be our code monkey might yield more results.

But I do wish Jon would come back and drop a new item and a nerf just to keep us on our toes.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 15 2010 6:18 AM EDT

New supporter item FTW. ;)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 15 2010 6:24 AM EDT

how long has it been since our last supporter item?

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 15 2010 6:32 AM EDT

Last supporter item was the BoE.

From the Wiki;

The new supporter item introduced on January 24, 2009

So over a year.

{CB1}Lukeyman April 15 2010 9:03 AM EDT


Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 15 2010 9:42 AM EDT

i do have to assume that if money was involved in their lack of activity, that in the prior year they would have at least brought in one supporter item.

if it isn't a financial issue then it likely is just a time issue as they have stated. unless of course we could generate enough money to replace a programmer's salary plus cost of benefits.

QBOddBird April 15 2010 10:04 AM EDT

unless of course we could generate enough money to replace a programmer's salary plus cost of benefits.

Which means CB's population would have to grow massively

Unappreciated Misnomer April 15 2010 10:56 AM EDT

If Jon wanted money and was still interested in making CB better, I always thought he would remove the our ability to sell our cbd for usd. and make it only so we buy from him. I remember we could buy in cb1 from Jon and it was on par with the market value at that time. I personally am for anything that can get more TLC to the game to make it more appealing to more people without adding graphics.

Sickone April 15 2010 11:14 AM EDT


Demigod April 15 2010 11:25 AM EDT

we could generate enough money to replace a programmer's salary plus cost of benefits.

Do we use the US rate or the Indian programmer rate?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 15 2010 1:21 PM EDT

i had no idea native americans could program! ; )

Demigod April 15 2010 2:39 PM EDT

They're slightly better than the Amish, but when the pay-rate involves beads and arrowheads, it's no big loss.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 15 2010 2:40 PM EDT

we give em big devs firewater!

AdminNightStrike April 18 2010 2:16 PM EDT

For what it's worth, the only thing that really generates money is item naming. The rest covers basic costs.

To pay for a real programmer would be about $50 an hour for contract work.

AdminNightStrike April 18 2010 2:16 PM EDT

I probably should have used better terminology than "real programmer".... bah.... :(

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- April 18 2010 3:38 PM EDT

Yeah Geez NS, way to cut yourself short! :D

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] April 18 2010 3:45 PM EDT

imaginary programmers are free, i have a passel of them making my own version of the internet!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 18 2010 5:24 PM EDT

Does coding a new item take a lot of time? Wouldn't that generate quite a bit of cash? I'm sure most folk would purchase a new Supporter item.

Sacredpeanut April 18 2010 7:33 PM EDT

A new supporter item would probably generate north of $1200 USD, so as long as it didn't take more than 20 hours or so of programming time it would represent a pretty decent hourly rate.

AdminNightStrike April 19 2010 4:04 PM EDT

Adding a new item is trivial. Adding a *useful* new item.......

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 19 2010 4:06 PM EDT

Well, there's just been a massive thread bursting full with loads of ideas for a useful Supporter item, one of those must fit the bill? ;)
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