I think the main problem is that the thread in question rather quckly got off subject, and that became the focus of the thread. The fact that it's in the F&FB forum doesn't help matters either. On my own part, I've never gave to the organization you mentioned, but I have tried my best to help out those I personally know who've served, such as the former diesel mechanic I helped get a job at my firm a couple of months ago after he had returned from Iraq, or my sister-in-law, whose husband is currently over there. However, lets not get this thread off track and spoil the chance of others to get in on Shane's offer.Originally Posted by Turbo2Xs
Re-read what he said, it's the year 5 DVD, not the Year 1-5 Archive Collection DVD. It's basicly like a $14.95 discount to the five fortunates who react first to the offer. Like I said, it's an incentive, just like the chance at beta testing, receiving a pre-release of the finished version, and chance to voice what we think they should work on next being offered by the people behind DAPHNE, almost every group that functions by donation offers incentives.Originally Posted by Turbo2Xs
As for Shane's "partisanship and frankly - bribery" in this, he made that crystal clear in his very first post here, so I really don't see why it's an issue. It isn't like he's holding a gun to anyone's head or threatening that he'll not be your friend if you don't give up da' money, just that he wants us to do him a good turn with the promise that he'll do us one in return.
(I would also like to point out that I don't even have a GP2X... yet, so very few of those incentives really do anything for me, I just like helping out the Emu scene ).
EDIT: Heh. I HATE my ISP! Took me five minutes to write this post, and nearly three times that to log back on after it booted me off.