Hello again, everyone! Just over a month ago, I posted **UPDATE #5** - GOAL REACHED WE HAVE 63,600 POINTS. With Christmas just 5 days away, many of you have been anxiously waiting to see how I give away the 100 Premium Memberships.
For those of you who do not know, I, winehaus am collecting 63,600 points in order to give 100 3-month premium memberships to other deviants this holiday season. The purpose is for you and other deviants to donate and spread the word and holiday cheer!
In the last couple of updates, I urged everyone to vote on THIS POLL and let me know how you wanted the premium memberships to be given. The response was amazing! At the time of posting this, we have 1,550 votes! It was such a large response, that the poll was even on the today page for a few hours!
Please keep in mind that even if I didn't respond to your comment, I have read each and everyone one of them. Do not feel like I didn't take your advice. Also keep in mind that the options I gave for the poll were the most popular suggestions I got throughout the year.
Please note that I have a reason for everyone of these reasons and will explain them.
10 will be given away in a Giveaway Journal (to be posted December 23, 2012, winners announced on December 25, 2012)
30 will be suggestions that YOU comment on in a future Journal (to be posted December 24, 2012, recipients announced December 25, 2012)
20 will be given away via the Random Deviant Button (on December 25, 2012)
40 will be given away to people that I, winehaus, choose to give them to (on December 25, 2012)
Please keep a lookout for the Giveaway Journal and the Suggestion Journal! Before commenting with any questions, be sure to check out the FAQ section below. If your question is not addressed, feel free to comment with it. I encourage discussion!
How would you have given away the Premium Memberships if you were in my position?
Stay safe this holiday!
Why will you give away 10 Premium Memberships in a Giveaway Journal?
I will be giving away 10 Premium Memberships in a Giveaway Journal because I don't know all of deviantART's members— no one does. This way, many people I don't necessarily know will have a chance at one of 10 premium memberships that they otherwise wouldn't have a chance to recieve.
Why will you give away 30 Premium Memberships to people that we suggest in a future Journal?
I am giving away 30 Premium Memberships to people who you, the community, suggest in a Journal that I will post because there are many deserving people of Premium Memberships out there that I don't know. Fortunately, deviantART's large online community is very diverse, so you guys can suggest people I may not know about!
Why are giving away 20 Premium Memberships via the Random Deviant Button? What if you give it to someone inactive/who doesn't want it/doesn't deserve it?
20 Premium Memberships will be given away via the Random Deviant Button because, like the name implies, it's random! With over 24 MILLION registered users, chances are that I will find at least 20 people who weren't suggested.
Also, don't worry. The Random Deviants have to meet certain criteria.
Why are you going to give 40 Premium Memberships to people that you think deserve it?
Even though I am taking suggestions from the community and giving away to random deviants, it does not imply that I don't know many deviants. In fact, I know many deviants. There are also new deviants I meet everyday. Many of whom deserve Premium Memberships that I would like to give them to. I also have been looking out for deviants who are deserving of Premium Memberships all year and I have a few in mind.
I have a problem with how you are giving away the Premium Memberships. What do I do?
Note me and we will discuss this problem. Do not worry; I am understanding of your concerns.
Will you be telling us who got the Premium Memberships?
Of course! A Journal will be posted on December 26, 2012 listing who they were given to and how they got it (e.g. Giveaway Journal, Suggestion, Random Deviant Button).
I want a Premium Membership!
I am afraid my decision is final and I will not be giving to those who simply ask. Try entering the Giveaway Journal or have a friend suggest you in the Suggestions Journal!
Will you be hosting another project like this one next year?
I'm afraid not. It was fun and all but it's also very demanding. It's not easy promoting a project and encouraging people to donate to a cause. I do encourage you to do something similar, however!
winehaus, formerly JoseFelipeM
fella • deviant365
Ticked off since June 29, 2012
Deviousness Award Recipient of January 2013