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24 Hours Left To Support Our Crowdfunding Campaign On Net Neutrality: Now With Stretch Goals

from the almost-at-the-finish-line dept


Home stretch: Less than 24 hours left
to support our net neutrality coverage »


In the last 24 hours or so, you guys came through in an amazing way to shoot us past our target goal in our crowdfunding campaign to support our net neutrality reporting. Following yesterday's amazing post from former Congressional staffer Jen Hoelzer about how much reporting like Techdirt's can make a difference in DC, there was a flood of support, which was great. There's still another 24 hours or so to go in the initial campaign and we've decided to add some stretch goals, because all the crowdfunding kids are doing it (and we can't resist the peer pressure).
The support has continued to flow in, but the more support we can get in these last 24 hours, the more we can do, and the more impact we can hopefully have in making sure that the public's voice is heard in DC and that the future of the internet isn't just decided by "DC insiders."

Home stretch: Less than 24 hours left
to support our net neutrality coverage »

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 30th, 2014 @ 2:58pm

    Is the super-secret goal finalized yet?

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Jul 30th, 2014 @ 3:33pm

    Re:

    It's a Dark Helmet thong-back bikini calendar....

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Jul 30th, 2014 @ 3:52pm

    Re: Re:

    It's a Dark Helmet thong-back bikini calendar....


    Dude! Do I need to send you a dictionary with the word "surprise" highlighted?

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Jul 30th, 2014 @ 4:00pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    Oh, I haven't mentioned what the surprise within the calendar is going to be, but I'm pretty sure everyone can guess...

     

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    martyburns (profile), Jul 30th, 2014 @ 4:13pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    New stretch goal:

    $80,000 - To avoid ever having to see the Dark Helmet thong-back bikini calendar.

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Jul 30th, 2014 @ 4:17pm

    $80,000 - To avoid ever having to see the Dark Helmet thong-back bikini calendar.


    Heh. Now wouldn't that be a fair bit of incentive to get us up and over $80k? :) I like it.

     

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    That One Guy (profile), Jul 30th, 2014 @ 5:54pm

    I'm somewhat confused, I'm not the only one to think that the two middle goals are in reverse order, right? It seems that a monthly Q&A would take more effort, and thus be more 'valuable', than a spreadsheet.

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Jul 30th, 2014 @ 6:01pm

    Re:

    I'm somewhat confused, I'm not the only one to think that the two middle goals are in reverse order, right? It seems that a monthly Q&A would take more effort, and thus be more 'valuable', than a spreadsheet.

    No. Infographic (which is a hell of a lot more than a "spreadsheet") is a lot of work...

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Jul 30th, 2014 @ 6:11pm

    Re: Re:

    Plus, it'd be way more fun to interact with backers than putting together the infographic. So if you want to punish us, contribute more!

     

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    That One Guy (profile), Jul 30th, 2014 @ 8:03pm

    Re: Re:

    Fair enough, now that I think about it such a thing would take a lot more work than setting up a Q&A. Not sure why I called it a spreadsheet either, mental dictionary must have been on the fritz when I typed that out.

     

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    David Cortright (profile), Jul 30th, 2014 @ 9:58pm

    Any matching funds left to unlock?

    That would certainly be a motivator for some (like me) to donate now that the goal has been met.

    Also would be interested in knowing how much to get a text ad on some or all of the upcoming net-neut (net-newt?) articles.

     

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    Ninja (profile), Jul 31st, 2014 @ 5:12am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:

    SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY, ALL OF IT!

     

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    Ninja (profile), Jul 31st, 2014 @ 5:14am

    Re: Re: Re:

    Pictures of yourself in a thong-back bikini are NOT forms of infographic.

    Somebody please help this reach 80k Y_Y

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 31st, 2014 @ 5:46am

    Re: Any matching funds left to unlock?

    When I last went to Japan I caught a newt in a net. I felt guilty afterwards.

     

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    Quick Brown Fox, Jul 31st, 2014 @ 5:46am

    Stretch marks

    If the stretch goals are not met, will the campaign have stretch marks?

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Jul 31st, 2014 @ 5:51am

    Re: Any matching funds left to unlock?

    That would certainly be a motivator for some (like me) to donate now that the goal has been met.


    At this point we've exhausted the matching funds... but maybe you can convince someone else to match whatever you donate. ;)

    Also would be interested in knowing how much to get a text ad on some or all of the upcoming net-neut (net-newt?) articles.

    If you want to discuss ads, contact us here: https://www.techdirt.com/advertise.php

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 31st, 2014 @ 8:00am

    Re: Stretch marks

    I think that only happens if the goals are met after the money has been delivered.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 2nd, 2014 @ 7:03am

    Re: Re: Stretch marks

    I guess no one got the pun?

     

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