I did this!! please read and think it over then empty your wallets! lol! i kid.


 Posted on December 7th, 2015
 by SarahD – Won't you help brighten a lonely comment box's day?

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/please-help-sarah-n-patrick-beat-sarah-s-ms-asap/

Hi there incredible readers! You are like family to us and we value every click and comment. Your voices don’t go unheard- ever. Furthermore the comments you make are often a topic we expand upon at meal time!

THANK YOU FOR GIVING BACK TO US. It means so much!

I know that I’ve been derelict on blogging but that is for a few significant reasons. As some of you know, I have MS, or THE DEVIL, lol. Over the  years my health has spiraled downward and my neurologist has finally GIVEN UP on me and us.

I have been unable to much of anything independently and rely on Mr. P for EVERYTHING except for this post and the fundraising one too. HE DOESN’T GIVE UP SO I PROMISE THAT I WONT EITHER.

While the situation is kind of sad it is also empowering too. Better mindset, better life, right?

We have decided to do what we LOVE which is CYPHERPOKER and see what happens! If you have a positive outlook you can do anything, even conquer THE DEVIL ;-)

We believe that just because someone says NO – the doc for example – we don’t quit or back down.

Recently things have been looking up re: CYPHERPOKER and I do hope you stick around!

IT’S GOING TO BE HUGE!!

Sincerely,

your girl,

SarahD!

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That was quick


 Posted on November 26th, 2015
 by Patrick – 2 comments are eagerly awaiting your response!

Early this morning I received an email notifying me that our GoFundMe campaign has been removed due to a violation of the “Not Allowed on GoFundMe” section of their Terms & Conditions.

Although no such section exists I assume that they were referring to this part:

…you agree to not use the Services to:

establish or contribute to any Campaign with the implicit or express purpose relating to any of the following: …

6. gambling, gaming and/or any other activity with an entry fee and a prize, including, but not limited to casino games, sports betting, fantasy sports, horse or greyhound racing, lottery tickets, other ventures that facilitate gambling, games of skill or chance (whether or not it is legally defined as a lottery) or sweepstakes;

This had given us pause when we were signing up for GoFundMe but we didn’t think that asking for support to help us while I write free and open-source game software would be a problem.

Besides, whether it’s facilitating gambling or funding gambling trips, actually asking for money to gamble with, funding poker games, funding poker buy-ins, funding a casino, and funding online gambling software, there are numerous examples on GoFundMe where the “strictly enforced policies” that their email mentions don’t seem to apply. Moreover there’s the fact that a number of these campaigns have been categorized meaning that they’ve actually been reviewed by GoFundMe.

Either GoFundMe’s policies are very selective or they’re sloppily applied. The fact that GoFundMe tends to shy away from controversial campaigns suggests that it’s probably the former.

Of course GoFundMe is free to censor their own services and roughly $50 of the $55 raised so far (thank you!) has been collected so I don’t feel cheated but it sure would be nice if they were consistent. It would’ve also been nice if they had simply halted the campaign instead of just deleting it outright; if we didn’t already have the donors’ contact information we would’ve lost it without warning.

Sarah and I are now looking at alternatives but in the meantime it seems kind of silly not to provide a Bitcoin address for donations:

btc_address

1N5nkMSWf1vTkbekst4PvsGq3Q5eK38ga5

Thank you again for your continued support and for helping to spread the word!

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Brother, can you spare a dime?


 Posted on November 23rd, 2015
 by Patrick – Won't you help brighten a lonely comment box's day?

You may remember that CypherPoker thing … well, we’re at a crossroads with the project and would like to ask for your support. If you have a few bucks to spare we would appreciate a visit to our GoFundMe page:

https://www.gofundme.com/provable

If like us you have approximately $0 to contribute but think the project is still a neat idea, you’d be helping us by sharing a link. Try out the buggy but functional first version first if you like, then send me the final link and a name and I’ll send you a TCL shoutout. If it’s not your name, that’s okay too.

And thanks!

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