How many of you have digital money? I'm thinking of something that would be fun to do for 2.0, or maybe Christmas.
With the app we(at least were?) working on, we have been discussing the possibility of purchasing points through in-app purchases(or just through the site for no-android people).
(Points and Reputation are different mind you, so your level would not go up with purchases, but you would be able to buy apps and what not. Maybe bigger purchases would yield you Rep, or a medal, but this is all just swirling around in my brain so we'll see what happens).
Anyway, back to the point of the article. What if I set up a charity goal, and had half the purchases the first few weeks of 2.0 go to that cause. You would get points, help charity, and help the site. Everybody wins.
At the end of the thing I can either choose a good charity, or let you guys decide if you want.
The more I think about it though, I don't know if I'll have the time to get it in for 2.0. So, Assuming 2.0 is far enough away from Christmas we could do this as a Christmas gifting thing. The contest would end Christmas eve, and I would donate the money we raise on Christmas day. The 50/50 split is also flexible, so let me know how much you want going where.
Only worth setting up though if you guys would participate and help get at least $30 for the cause. So, let me know if you can do it, what charities you would like if we did, the split, what our goal should be, etc.
Also staff give your input on how you can help(you can respond in the staff status if it involves other 2.0 stuff)
This just barely came to me and we are short on time so I am posting this publicly so we can all work together to get a decent donation ready in time.
Edit/Prize: If we exceed our goal by some currently undetermined amount, I will send the top contributer a SocialCu.be mug, can cooler, or mouse pad.
Details on those here