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A Fandom Auction to help Haiti recover

Simple Text Hyperlink List: MISC ITEMS 2
drvsilla
Feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate all the awesome pages of goodies as help_haiti? Have a list instead! ♥
→ I was working on these for my own LJ, then heidi8 hooked me up to put them here as well.
→ Be sure to REFRESH. I'm updating as I can.
→ Many apologies for any misspellings, mistakes or broken links; I've been doing tons of coding with these, so it wouldn't surprise me if there are a few. Please just let me know in the comments, with any deets, & if needed linking directly to the item in question [error]. Special thanks to glendaglamazon for helping me stay on top of this particular auction.

The MISC OFFERINGS post got too big to add anything more! Now it is a split post, with handmade & wearables and such in one post, and goodie boxes & potpourri here. <3

Misc Offerings 1

buhdderkupp || Wisconsin Grab Bag
ennifer_jay || One year of 100 extra userpics
drvsilla || Fabric for quilting/crafting
couldnthave || 7 inspirational quote prints
punkfunkdisco || London postcards for a year
jennetj || Tech support services
seiberwing || Transformers toys

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Simple Text Hyperlink List: ARTISTRY ITEMS 2
drvsilla
Feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate all the awesome pages of goodies as help_haiti? Have a list instead! ♥
→ I was working on these for my own LJ, then heidi8 hooked me up to put them here as well.
→ Be sure to REFRESH. I'm updating as I can.
→ Many apologies for any misspellings, mistakes or broken links; I've been doing tons of coding with these, so it wouldn't surprise me if there are a few. Please just let me know in the comments, with any deets, & if needed linking directly to the item in question [error]. Special thanks to memphis86 for helping me stay on top of this particular auction.

The ARTISTRY OFFERINGS post got too big to add anything more! Now it is a split post, with 2D & SOFTCOPY in one post, and other goodies & goodness here. <3

Artistry Offerings 1

3D AND WEARABLES AND MADE STUFF ALL HERE

ellid || Knitted novelty scarf
paxieamor || Doctor Who - crocheted Dalek Sec
eireinn || Knitted fandom commissions
tapestrymip || Harry Potter - Polymer clay mini-figure
keraha || Sculpey maquette sculpture
bladespark || Custom bead sprite
stinaleigh || Wristers

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Simple Text Hyperlink List: GRAPHIC ITEMS || ONLY ONLY ICONS
drvsilla
Feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate all the awesome pages of goodies as help_haiti? Have a list instead! ♥
→ I was working on these for my own LJ, then heidi8 hooked me up to put them here as well.
→ Be sure to REFRESH. I'm updating as I can.
→ Many apologies for any misspellings, mistakes or broken links; I've been doing tons of coding with these, so it wouldn't surprise me if there are a few. Please just let me know in the comments, with any deets, & if needed linking directly to the item in question [error]. Special thanks to maerhys for helping me stay on top of this particular auction.

The GRAPHICS OFFERINGS post got too big to add anything more! Now it is a split post, with ONLY ONLY ICONS here and all other goodies & sets that include icons, on the original post. <3

Graphic Offerings 1

GRAPHIC OFFERINGS UP FOR AUCTION - ICONS

lemonpunch || set of 100 icons
sky_magenta || Set of 10 icons and a set of 25 icons
maharet83 || Two sets of at least 25 icons
sweetnessarose || 15 icons per set
el_defe || Two soccer icon sets
orbitaldiamonds || 10 icons for every donated dollar
fujiidom || Quote icons (no limit)

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For donations in three dollar increments
Palms by echoe69
heidi8
LiveJournal announced that they will be donating 100% of the proceeds from purchases of the Charity Help Haiti V-Gift v-gift to UNICEF and CARE.

The price of this v-gift is 2.99, which means it's a very easy way to make a donation in three dollar increments; if your winning bid is fifteen dollars, you can send five, or if your winning bid is five bucks and you want to round it up to six, you can send two.

In the lightning round, you can give it to the Offeror; wen the Standard Auctions close on Wednesday, we will re-allow Virtual Gifts to the help_haiti comm. We had turned off Virtual Gifts for this comm, and we ask that people not send us gifts other than the Help Haiti v-gift, but it will make it easy for us to confirm donations.

We are also working to set up a JustGiving page, but we will ask that donors outside the UK att 5% to any donations made through JustGiving, to make up for the small percentage they take for server maintenance, staff and related expenses.

Don't forget our UNICEF page, and please check out our updated Links List to the right of the page at help_haiti - we've added links to the Lightning Round del.icio.us, FAQ translations and the third Offering Words thread.

Again, thanks to everyone for their support, and to news, Associated Content and The Leaky Cauldron for reporting on the amazing things fans are doing here in help_haiti and around the web. If you know of any other articles or reports on help_haiti, or if you have any questions or comments, please let us know
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We cannot make it impossible to delete bids or posts.
As If, RAB
heidi8
But when you delete a bid, the person who bid before you is now in the lead. But when that person thought he or she had been outbid, they may've gone on to bid on something else, and now they are - to their surprise - in the lead on something where they thought they were losing. And that's not fair to them.

If you need to withdraw a bid, please comment to this thread. All comments are screened when posted but they may become visible in the process of replying to them to resolve the situation.

Thanks, everyone for being so understanding, helpful and supportive! Have you seen the offerings tagged on del.icio.us or visited the Lightning Round today?
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One way to donate...
gelgems circles, gelgems purple
heidi8
In the Lightning Round and later this week in the final round, is to donate to UNICEF.

We've set up a page specifically for this comm; check it out here.

We've set a goal of $5000 but it would be terrific if we could get above that by the end of the week. You don't have to be in the US to donate.

Of course, donations to other agencies and charities are fine, wonderful, fantastic and appreciated, but UNICEF is a workable option for people in so many different countries.
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Saturday Morning Update
JustMyType
heidi8
I said in a comment to someone yesterday that if we were at 3000 comments in the second Offering Words thread by the time I woke up in the morning, I'd make a third thread.

We're at 2994. Close enough, right? So here is Offering Words Thread Number Three. Wow.

While I'm doing an update, please Follow us on Twitter and check out the items that have been tagged on del.icio.us. And scroll down the comm's main page for links to translations of the FAQ into languages as diverse as Welsh, Catalan, Tagalog, Spanish, French and Italian; a team is working on Chinese. We're still looking for other translations, so if you can translate, please let us know.

We are working on a process for notifying winners and confirming donations - expect an announcement of an email address to which you'll be able to send your confirmations.

One thing we definitely want to do is allow people to send in conformations of donations while redacting or masking their full name/address/phone number, as that's often part of the confirmation email. If anyone is able to do a tutorial - with pictures - on how to use the Paint program that comes with Windows, or how to use the standard Apple program, to cover one's name with black or use the smudging tool, that would be terrific. We intend to ask people to have either their entire first name or the first letter of their first and last name visible, as well as their state/province/country, but the rest can be masked. It doesn't have to, of course, but it can be.

Again, I'm closing this post to comments, so we can keep all the questions here.
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Offering Words (Thread #3)
JustMyType
heidi8
If you are posting a new Offering of Words, please post it on this thread. Do not re-post things you posted on the other thread - that one will stay live for new bids and comments.

If you have any questions, please do not ask them on this post - ask them here instead.


If you would like to offer words - fanfic, original fic, a printed book or printed fanfic, beta reading services, podficcing services, non-fanfic editing services or the like, please use the template below to offer your words or word-related services. If you're offering a story, feel free to provide a maximum and/or minimum word count.

Since we are going to have a second round of auctions later this winter, the goal for this round will be for things that can be delivered by February 14, although if you want to offer something with a later delivery date, please indicate that in the Additional Info section. Also, if you are offering more than one item, or would like to indicate a "reserve" of up to $50, please indicate so in the Additional Info section.

This auction will close on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at approximately noon Eastern Standard Time.

Bidding Rules

Bid by commenting to the Offering post.

Bids must be raised by at least a dollar per bid

Please do not delete comment containing a bid - if you have an issue, please comment to your bid explaining what happened, or contact a Comm mod.

How to Offer
Please list the type of item and fandom (if relevant) in the Subject to your post.

Paste the following into the Comment window and fill in the non-optional spaces.

Translation Help & A Reminder About Bidding
Palms by echoe69
heidi8
Questions about the auction process have come in from people who speak English as a second or third language - and it would be terrific to have the FAQ available to them in their own language.

If you are able to translate the FAQ in the righthand column (as well as the User Info page) into any additional languages, that would be terrific. Just put the translation itself in a comment to this post, with the language in the subject, and we'll organize a Master List of them overnight.

Whatever we can collectively do would be terrific. And if translations are added later I can update the Master List, too.

Also, remember that to bid, you need to reply to the Offering itself, or your bid will end up lost. Double-check your bids to make sure you didn't inadvertently reply to the main post instead of to an actual offer.

The FAQ Translated:
Standard Auction in German
Lightning Round in German

FAQ in French

Standard Round in Dutch
Lightning Round in Dutch

FAQ in Polish

FAQ in Japanese

Info and FAQ in Russian

FAQ in Spanish

FAQ in Welsh

FAQ in Filipino (Tagalog)

FAQ in Italian

FAQ in Catalan

FAQ in Hungarian

FAQ in Portuguese

Lightning Round in Portuguese

FAQ in Greek

Lightning Round in Greek

FAQ in Norwegian

In Mandarin Chinese

In Indonesian

Mid-Day Update
Hardison!!1111!!!!!
heidi8
Many thanks to southern_heaven and exoticrooftile for calculating the totals to date in the Lightning Round - as of about three hours ago, about $2500 had already been donated, which is amazing. Thanks to everyone participating!

ETA At just after midnight on January 16, we crossed the three thousand dollar mark! Amazing work!

Also, you can now find us on Twitter at Help_Haiti_LJ, so please follow us and RT when you think we're interesting or useful.

We are still open for new Offerings and, of course, for bids! And the list of charities towards the bottom of the page is still growing, but it makes sense to check out groups with a monitoring agency or group, like GuideStar in the US.

Thanks again, all! You're all awesome!

Two things I wanted to clear up since there's been some confusion:

1. You can offer more than one thing at a time. You can offer things in the Lightning Round and in one or more of the Offering Posts.
2. You can bid on more than one thing at a time, too. The only limit on your bidding is your own pocketbook.
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Thursday Night Updates
fandom
heidi8
If you were bidding or reading the comm and saw some changes in the layout and the comments page, it's because we were tweaking the layout and updating the Links List. We also added a FAQ to the User Info page and the Sidebar; let us know if you have any questions.

I know some people do prefer to read comms without the customized layout, and you can change it by clicking on the View in my style link at the top of the page, but this way, people linked directly to one posting or thread can still easily access the FAQ and the list of links to the other auctions and the Master Lists.

Don't forget to check out the updated icons and stunning banners for your journal and/or User Info page.

Also, we are now on Twitter! Follow us at Help_Haiti_LJ for updates and news, and please RT!


Comments have been disabled to keep all questions organized here.
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Fanfic Request Masterlist
ST | Canadian Borg
eponymous_rose
Was going to prepare this for my own LJ, but heidi8 suggested I post here as well. ♥

Yes, this is going to be a complete masterlist of all the offerings in the "OFFERING WORDS" posts here and here and here. As this is a gargantuan undertaking, it might take me a while to catch up, but I'll do my best!

Please let me know, with a link to your comment and the page it was on, if I've made a mistake or omission, and I'll be happy to fix it up as quickly as possible!

From the first post of "OFFERING WORDS" (contact eponymous_rose with concerns):
Thanks to rexluscus for the help compiling these links!

***Currently up-to-date!***
First Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms A-D
First Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms E-J
First Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms K-N
First Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms O-St
First Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms Su-Z

From the second post of "OFFERING WORDS" (contact the amazing thebiggest_lie with concerns):
Thanks to amilyn, kindkit, thefrogg, vociferocity, nowadventuring, happy_harper13, djinnj and shinyjenni for the help compiling these links!

***Currently up-to-date!***
Second Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms A-B
Second Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms C-D
Second Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms E-G
Second Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms H-K
Second Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms L-O
Second Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms P-SH
Second Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms SN-SW
Second Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms T-Z

From the third post of "OFFERING WORDS" (contact the stupendous curuchamion with concerns) - thanks to tigerstriped86 for helping out:

***Currently up-to-date through the end of page 13 - updating as we speak.***
Third Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms A-E
Third Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms F-M
Third Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms N-St
Fourth Post Auction Masterlist: Fandoms Su-Z

The superlative tresa_cho has created The Masterlist of Original Fiction Auctions! ♥
Also, The Masterlist of Beta Offers.
And now, The Masterlist of Miscellaneous Word Offers.

Published novels auctioned off: (thanks to falconer007 for linking these!)
3 signed copies of Whistling in the Dark by Tamara Allen
1 signed copy of Dominic: The Lords of Satyr by Elizabeth Amber
1 signed copy of either Every Good Thing or Windows in Time by M. Jules Aedin
3 signed copies of publications by Less Than Three Press
one signed copy of Wheel of the Infinite by Martha Wells
one signed copy of Emerald House Rising by Peg Kerr
one signed copy of The Wild Swans by Peg Kerr

Additional notes as I think of them:

- I'm not familiar with bandom or most RPF fandoms, so my most egregious errors may be there. Let me know!
- Be sure to double-check the offer before bidding! There might be additional details (i.e. slash only, no PWP, will only write said fandom as a crossover), and besides, I'm not infallible. ;)
- I've had a few offers of help - thank you! At the moment, I'm not in any difficulty, and the biggest time-waster is actually having to scroll to place the links, which would be a problem even if we were blending two or more collections of links. But I will keep the offers in mind. :)
- Actually, this goes about ten times faster if your fandoms are in alphabetical order, so that's one way to help out if you're posting more offers.
- Non-fannish posts/beta posts/hardcopy book auctions aren't being included in this post - I'm hoping to go through and make a second one so they don't get lost in the ocean of fanfic auctions.

ETA: Thanks to help from thebiggest_lie (and now amilyn!), updates will be happening on both posts simultaneously - check out the links above!

ETA 2: Thanks to help from curuchamion, the third post is being indexed even as it grows.

ETA 3: Nearly there! If anyone is available to help out by compiling a few pages of comments here and there, send me a PM!

We Are Collect-able. We Are Organized-ish.
fandom
heidi8
There's also a lot of interest in having a way to sort through offers by fandom. I can't do it or even help - I'm heading out of town for the weekend in about 15 hours. I will have my laptop so I can do general community work/management, but it's not that easy to work in multiple windows on my laptop (in part because my Firefox has been crashing far too much recently).

If people want to organize themselves in the comments to this post, to make such an index, that would be terrific and super-helpful!


oulangi is working to organize requests, and eventually fics, on del.icio.us. More info coming soon to this space on how you can help.

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Thanks to thefannishwaldo, a collection-space has been set up on An Archive of Our Own (aka AOOO) - you can find it here. If you have an AOOO account, you can add a story to the Help_Haiti collection by clicking here, then clicking on Post New Story.

If you don't have an AOOO account and want one, comment here on this thread, and we'll try to get you an account within the next few days. I have one invitation myself, and I'll give it to the first Lightning Round offeror who replies to this post with I'll take it! in the subject. Just link me to your Lightning Round thread.

Obviously, use of AOOO is entirely optional and up to the Offeror and the Fic Recipient. Right now, because AOOO only hosts fic, it's also limited to stories only.

Lastly, thanks to glockgal who donated an LJ gift cert so the comm is now "paid" and ad-free!

Simple Text Hyperlink List: GRAPHIC ITEMS || MISC GOODIES
drvsilla
Feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate all the awesome pages of goodies as help_haiti? Have a list instead! ♥
→ I was working on these for my own LJ, then heidi8 hooked me up to put them here as well.
→ Be sure to REFRESH.
→ Many apologies for any misspellings, mistakes or broken links; I've been doing tons of coding with these, so it wouldn't surprise me if there are a few. Please just let me know in the comments, with any deets, & if needed linking directly to the item in question [error]. Special thanks to maerhys for helping me stay on top of this particular auction.

ONLY ONLY ICONS HERE

GRAPHIC OFFERINGS UP FOR AUCTION

spuzz || A set of up to 25 icons OR a set of 10 icons and a wallpaper/header
matsujo9 || Photo manip banner
emely_chan || Icons, banners
diner || Icons and/or banners
xashl3yx92 || 25 icons or 10 icons + 3 banners
leggyslove || 15 icons plus a journal header w/ FO banner or wallpaper
egotists || One Banner/Header and a set of 10 icons

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Simple Text Hyperlink List: ARTISTRY ITEMS 1
drvsilla
Feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate all the awesome pages of goodies as help_haiti? Have a list instead! ♥
→ I was working on these for my own LJ, then heidi8 hooked me up to put them here as well.
→ Be sure to REFRESH. I'm updating as I can.
→ Many apologies for any misspellings, mistakes or broken links; I've been doing tons of coding with these, so it wouldn't surprise me if there are a few. Please just let me know in the comments, with any deets, & if needed linking directly to the item in question [error]. Special thanks to memphis86 for helping me stay on top of this particular auction.

The ARTISTRY OFFERINGS post got too big to add anything more! Now it is a split post, with 2D & SOFTCOPY in one post, and other goodies & goodness here. <3

Artistry Offerings 2

2D OR SOFTCOPY ARTISTRY OFFERINGS UP FOR AUCTION

glockgal || Fanart commissions
glockgal || Fanart commissions
twirlynoodle || Fanart commissions
alienor77310 || Fanart commissions
xbrittnoel21x || Fanvid
liadela || Fanvid
monicaop || Fanvid

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Simple Text Hyperlink List: MISC ITEMS 1
drvsilla
Feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate all the awesome pages of goodies as help_haiti? Have a list instead! ♥
→ I was working on these for my own LJ, then heidi8 hooked me up to put them here as well.
→ Be sure to REFRESH. I'm updating as I can.
→ Many apologies for any misspellings, mistakes or broken links; I've been doing tons of coding with these, so it wouldn't surprise me if there are a few. Please just let me know in the comments, with any deets, & if needed linking directly to the item in question [error]. Special thanks to glendaglamazon for helping me stay on top of this particular auction.

The MISC OFFERINGS post got too big to add anything more! Now it is a split post, with goodie boxes & potpourri in one post, and handmade & wearables and such here. <3

Misc Offerings 2

MISC/SOMETHING OF INTEREST OFFERINGS UP FOR AUCTION

shay_renoylds || A tarot reading
buhdderkupp || Wisconsin Grab Bag
miscellanny || A tarot reading
julietk || Hand-knitted socks or gloves
woman_of_ || Tarot readings
rihani || 1 skein of hand-dyed sock yarn
dark_puck || 1 Fanvid to a song of your choice

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Simple Text Hyperlink List: AUDIO ITEMS
drvsilla
Feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate all the awesome pages of goodies as help_haiti? Have a list instead! ♥
→ I was working on these for my own LJ, then heidi8 hooked me up to put them here as well.
→ Please be sure to REFRESH. I'm updating as I can; new items added at the bottom of the list this list now CATEGORIZED. Items featured above the cut are also in the categories below.
→ Many apologies for any misspellings, mistakes or broken links; I've been doing tons of coding with these, so it wouldn't surprise me if there are a few. Please just let me know in the comments, with any deets, & if needed linking directly to the item in question [error]. Special thanks to gestaltrose for helping me stay on top of this particular auction.

AUDIO OFFERINGS UP FOR AUCTION

miscellanny || Podfic
abyssinia4077 || Podfic
roga || Podfic
juice817 || Podfic
burnfor || Podfic
luvplatinumbaby || Podfic
obsessed1 || Customized soundtrack complete with front and back covers for your fan fiction

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Simple Text Hyperlink List: FOOD ITEMS
drvsilla
Feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate all the awesome pages of goodies as help_haiti? Have a list instead! ♥
→ I was working on these for my own LJ, then heidi8 hooked me up to put them here as well.
→ Please be sure to REFRESH. I'm updating as I can; new items added at the bottom of the list this list now CATEGORIZED. Items featured above the cut are also in the categories below.
→ Many apologies for any misspellings, mistakes or broken links; I've been doing tons of coding with these, so it wouldn't surprise me if there are a few. Please just let me know in the comments, with any deets, & if needed linking directly to the item in question [error].

FOOD OFFERINGS UP FOR AUCTION

imaginarycircus || A package of homemade French macarons
imaginarycircus || A batch of homemade vanilla sables
liret || A care-package of New Orleans foods
lls_mutant || Homemade caramels, box of 40 pieces
abyssinia4077 || Homemade 3 dozen oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
isiscolo || Homemade organic granola, and homemade mostly-organic granola bars
sprnaturalgrl || Homemade batch of marble brownies (blonde and chocolate brownies marbled together)

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The Requests Post
BusyBlogging
heidi8
We've had a bunch of requests from people who would like to donate for things that haven't been offered yet - small fandom vids and fics, art for specific fics, etc. Instead of bids, we're going to set it up so the person requesting can provide the amount they will donate to one of the listed organizations/groups/government agencies (minimum of $1 per 100 words, or the equivalent) in gratitude for the offering.

We are doing one post for all types of requests, but please try to keep it to smaller fandoms when it comes to fic/art/vids/graphics, as most of the big fandoms are covered in the various Offering posts, and we don't want this to take away from that.

If you have any questions, please do not ask them on this post - ask them here instead.

Since we are going to have a second round of auctions later this winter, the goal for this round will be for things that can be delivered by February 14, although if are ok with something with a later delivery date, please indicate that in the Additional Info section.

This auction will close on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at approximately noon Eastern Standard Time.

Rules

Offer your services by commenting to the Requesting post.

Please do not delete comment containing an offer - if you have an issue, please comment to your bid explaining what happened, or contact a Comm mod.

How to Offer
Please list the type of item and fandom (if relevant) in the Subject to your post.

Paste the following into the Comment window and fill in the non-optional spaces.
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Offering Words (Post Number Two) CLOSED to new offers, OPEN for your bids!
JustMyType
heidi8
As of January 16, we were concerned that this post will hit the 10,000 point maximum before bidding is over. We have opened a third post for offerings of words (fics, betas, books, editing, PDFing, etc). Please post your new Offerings of Words there.

This post will remain open for bids on already-posted Offers.

If you have any questions, please do not ask them on this post - ask them here instead.


If you would like to offer words - fanfic, original fic, a printed book or printed fanfic, beta reading services, podficcing services, non-fanfic editing services or the like, please use the template below to offer your words or word-related services. If you're offering a story, feel free to provide a maximum and/or minimum word count.

Since we are going to have a second round of auctions later this winter, the goal for this round will be for things that can be delivered by February 14, although if you want to offer something with a later delivery date, please indicate that in the Additional Info section. Also, if you are offering more than one item, or would like to indicate a "reserve" of up to $50, please indicate so in the Additional Info section.

This auction will close on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at approximately noon Eastern Standard Time.

Bidding Rules

Bid by commenting to the Offering post.

Bids must be raised by at least a dollar per bid

Please do not delete comment containing a bid - if you have an issue, please comment to your bid explaining what happened, or contact a Comm mod.

How to Offer
Please list the type of item and fandom (if relevant) in the Subject to your post.

Paste the following into the Comment window and fill in the non-optional spaces.

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Icons, updates, info, etc.
Palms by echoe69
heidi8
Thanks SO much to everyone who's posted an offer, pimped the comm, bid on something, created icons (see them below!) and contributed to this fundraising effort. We have over a hundred items on offer already, and as per the poll from this morning, we'll allow people to add things until the morning of January 20 (Eastern Standard Time).

Posts are staying relatively well organized; I'm checking them every few hours, but if anything gets very out of control, please email me so I see it relatively quickly. If the posts start to get out of control, we might need to do index posts, but if they stay as they are we should be ok.

Please visit the post here to see the current list of charities that auction winners can donate to. I was thinking that a confirmation-of-donation process next week that involves screencaps of redacted donation confirmations, combined with scanned/photographed receipts if anyone donates via cash in person, might work, but suggestions for how other fandom-run fundraisers have done it before would be much appreciated. And if you have other organizations to add to the list, or issues with any of those listed, please comment!

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Stunning banners for your journal and/or User Info page by e_transitions
Banners if you're bidding, also by e_transitions

A heartwrenching banner by unperfectwolf

Dynamic banners by mokusan

by tresa_cho



The Offering Threads
Art
Graphics
Audio
Food
Fics/Stories/Books
Something Interesting (Misc.)
Lightning Round for instant donate-and-claim fics/drawbles

Lightning Round
gelgems circles, gelgems purple
heidi8
ETA: All future posts in the Lightning Round are screened as of the morning of Monday, January 25 (a certain mod's internet connection went out last night, meh). You can still reply to Offerors and Bidders whose posts are already up on the comm, and they will get notifications, but will not be able to reply here. Therefore, please take all conversations going forward into PMs or email.

We will be hosting another Lightning Round here at help_haiti from Thursday, January 28th through Saturday, January 30th at 3:59pm, PST, in tandem with LJ's V-Gift-a-Thon, when they will be donating 100 percent of the proceeds from all vgift sales to CARE and UNICEF (LJ will even cover the credit card processing fees). It's also a good way to send paid time to friends, because for each $10 you receive in vgifts during the V-Gift-a-Thon, if you have any account type other than Permanent, you'll get two months of paid account time. We request (but cannot mandate) that all donations made during the second Lightning Round be done in the form of V-Gifts.

Let us know here if you have any questions.


[The original Lightning Round post is below.]

A few people have noted that they will be out of town or busy after the auction closes, but will have time to get creative this weekend.

This post is for them to offer creativity, in a sort of "Buy It Now" kind of way.

If you want to create drabbles or drawbles for the first X number of people who donate Y dollars (or the equivalent of your choice) to one of the entities listed here, this is the place to offer your creativity!

How to Offer
Please list the type of item and fandom (if relevant) in the Subject to your post.

Paste the following into the Comment window and fill in the non-optional spaces.


Here's an example:

User Name: Fandomy Person
Email address: myname at gmail dot com
You can see things I've created at: Link to my personal LJ comm which has all my stuff at it
I am offering: Ficlets of approximately 100 words
Fandoms: Doctor Who, The Magicians, Tomorrow People, Spider Man (recent films), Sherlock Holmes (current movie), Avatar (the Cameron film, not the cartoon)
Additional Info (optional): If you ask for Doctor Who, I can only write New Who fics; interspecies fic is ok, especially in Avatar, but not in Holmes.
Donation Minimum: $5


Note: Since I will be traveling over the weekend, it's going to have to be up to the person making the offer to decide how he or she wants to confirm that the "donation minimum" has been, er, donated. You can ask people to forward you a screencap with their address and portions of their name (such as everything but the first letter of their first and last name) blocked out, or forward a redacted version of their donation-confirming email, or a photo of the confirming text message - whatever works for you.

Please only offer if you'll be able to finish and deliver your works on or before January 22; otherwise, the standard auctions should be ok for you.


An update via somnolentblue:

More evidence that fandom can be amazing:
-272 offerings bookmarked on del.icio.us [as of January 17 at 7:45 PM Easter Standard Time]
-628 fandom tags
-53 artists
-223 authors
-3 vidders
-9 people offering other goodies

Thank you all!
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Questions! And a request!
JustMyType
heidi8
If you have a question about which category something fits into, or about the bidding process, please ask it here.

ETA: If you don't specify the currency for bidding, we will automatically presume that it's US dollars. If people want to use a currency converter, to keep things even we can use the cnnfn.com one, or Paypal's automated process.

And is anyone able to do some simple "Help Haiti" icons that people can use on LJ, DW, etc.? Much appreciation to anyone who can!

At this point (5 PM on Wednesday) I am not monitoring all comments to every post - I've turned off LJ's emailing to me all the comments for all the offering posts (except the lightning round), so if there's something I need to see, make sure it's a comment to one of the other posts.

THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE for offering, bidding, pimping and cheering people on. The news out of Haiti is so grim - hopefully this will be a way for so many people around the world to help.
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Offering Something Interesting
JustMyType
heidi8
If you would like to offer something that you don't think is covered by any of the Offering posts below, feel free to post your offer as a comment to this post.

Since we are going to have a second round of auctions later this winter, the goal for this round will be for things that can be delivered by February 14, although if you want to offer something with a later delivery date, please indicate that in the Additional Info section. Also, if you are offering more than one item, or would like to indicate a "reserve" of up to $50, please indicate so in the Additional Info section.

This auction will close on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at approximately noon Eastern Standard Time.

Bidding Rules

Bid by commenting to the Offering post.

Bids must be raised by at least a dollar per bid

Please do not delete comment containing a bid - if you have an issue, please comment to your bid explaining what happened, or contact a Comm mod.

How to Offer
Please list the type of item and fandom (if relevant) in the Subject to your post.

Paste the following into the Comment window and fill in the non-optional spaces.


ETA on Saturday morning If the item will be sent in a package to the winner, please indicate whether the winner will pay shipping, or if you will, or if you'll work it out between the two of you. If there are limitations on where it can be sent, please indicate this too. Additional Info is probably the best place but a comment to your original post is fine too.
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Offering Words
JustMyType
heidi8
PLEASE DO NOT START A NEW COMMENT THREAD ON THIS POST.

We do not want to hit the comment maximum of 5000 comments


If you would like to offer words after 8:30 AM on Thursday, January 14, please post your offer as a comment to this post.

If you have any questions, please do not ask them on this post - ask them here instead.

If you would like to offer words - fanfic, original fic, a printed book or printed fanfic, beta reading services, podficcing services, non-fanfic editing services or the like, please use the template hereto offer your words or word-related services. If you're offering a story, feel free to provide a maximum and/or minimum word count.

Since we are going to have a second round of auctions later this winter, the goal for this round will be for things that can be delivered by February 14, although if you want to offer something with a later delivery date, please indicate that in the Additional Info section. Also, if you are offering more than one item, or would like to indicate a "reserve" of up to $50, please indicate so in the Additional Info section.

This auction will close on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at approximately noon Eastern Standard Time.

Bidding Rules

Bid by commenting to the Offering post.

Bids must be raised by at least a dollar per bid

Please do not delete comment containing a bid - if you have an issue, please comment to your bid explaining what happened, or contact a Comm mod.

How to Offer
Please list the type of item and fandom (if relevant) in the Subject to your post.

Paste the following into the Comment window and fill in the non-optional spaces.

Offering Food
JustMyType
heidi8
If you would like to offer something tasty - either home-made or a "local" treat or gift pack - please comment here with your offering.

Since we are going to have a second round of auctions later this winter, the goal for this round will be for things that can be delivered by February 14, although if you want to offer something with a later delivery date, please indicate that in the Additional Info section. Also, if you are offering more than one item, or would like to indicate a "reserve" of up to $50, please indicate so in the Additional Info section.

This auction will close on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at approximately noon Eastern Standard Time.

Bidding Rules

Bid by commenting to the Offering post.

Bids must be raised by at least a dollar per bid

Please do not delete comment containing a bid - if you have an issue, please comment to your bid explaining what happened, or contact a Comm mod.

How to Offer
Please list the type of item and fandom (if relevant) in the Subject to your post.

Paste the following into the Comment window and fill in the non-optional spaces.
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Offering Audio Things
JustMyType
heidi8
If you would like to offer something audio - podfics, audio editing services, original music, filks, fanmixes - please comment with your offer here.

Since we are going to have a second round of auctions later this winter, the goal for this round will be for things that can be delivered by February 14, although if you want to offer something with a later delivery date, please indicate that in the Additional Info section. Also, if you are offering more than one item, or would like to indicate a "reserve" of up to $50, please indicate so in the Additional Info section.

This auction will close on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at approximately noon Eastern Standard Time.

Bidding Rules

Bid by commenting to the Offering post.

Bids must be raised by at least a dollar per bid

Please do not delete comment containing a bid - if you have an issue, please comment to your bid explaining what happened, or contact a Comm mod.

How to Offer
Please list the type of item and fandom (if relevant) in the Subject to your post.

Paste the following into the Comment window and fill in the non-optional spaces.
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Offering Graphics
JustMyType
heidi8
If you would like to offer graphics - icon sets, mood theme sets, journal or blog layouts, computer wallpapers, phone wallpapers - please offer your work here.

Since we are going to have a second round of auctions later this winter, the goal for this round will be for things that can be delivered by February 14, although if you want to offer something with a later delivery date, please indicate that in the Additional Info section. Also, if you are offering more than one item, or would like to indicate a "reserve" of up to $50, please indicate so in the Additional Info section.

This auction will close on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at approximately noon Eastern Standard Time.

Bidding Rules

Bid by commenting to the Offering post.

Bids must be raised by at least a dollar per bid

Please do not delete comment containing a bid - if you have an issue, please comment to your bid explaining what happened, or contact a Comm mod.

How to Offer
Please list the type of item and fandom (if relevant) in the Subject to your post.

Paste the following into the Comment window and fill in the non-optional spaces.
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Offering Artistry
Palms by echoe69
heidi8
If you would like to offer art (other than icons/wallpapers/journal-or-site-layouts) such as fanart, original art, tattoo designs, tarot card designs, prints, something you've already created, cartoons, sculpture or 3-D art, art for the winning bidder's fic, an art critique, a fanvid, jewelry or photography, please use the template below to offer your artistry.

Since we are going to have a second round of auctions later this winter, the goal for this round will be for things that can be delivered by February 14, although if you want to offer something with a later delivery date, please indicate that in the Additional Info section. Also, if you are offering more than one item, or would like to indicate a "reserve" of up to $50, please indicate so in the Additional Info section.

This auction will close on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at approximately noon Eastern Standard Time.

Bidding Rules

Bid by commenting to the Offering post.

Bids must be raised by at least a dollar per bid

Please do not delete comment containing a bid - if you have an issue, please comment to your bid explaining what happened, or contact a Comm mod.

How to Offer
Please list the type of item and fandom (if relevant) in the Subject to your post.

Paste the following into the Comment window and fill in the non-optional spaces.
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If you don't want to wait to donate, you can help now
Palms by echoe69
heidi8
Scroll down for the list of charities that need your help.

ETA at 10:30 PM EST on Tuesday, January 19, 2010.

With regard to winning bids in the auctions (other than the Lightning Round and Request Thread) the Community's Mods can confirm Donations, as explained here, to any national or local Red Cross, Red Crescent, Red Magen David, OXFAM, UNICEF and/or Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, as well as Yéle Haiti, or by purchasing the Help Haiti virtual gift sold by LiveJournal, or made at Starbucks in North America (Starbucks takes cash for donations, and no purchase is necessary).

Donations to the other entities/agencies/charities/organizations listed in this post are also Confirmable by the Comm Mods or the Offeror of your Winning Bid.

Any entities/agencies/charities/organizations requested by the Offeror whose item(s) for which you are the Winning Bidder will be Confirmable by the Offeror, even if said entities/charities/organizations are not listed on this list. In other words, if the Offeror has asked for donations to a specific charity, the Winning Bidder can donate to that charity, or to any of the Listed entities/agencies/charities/organizations.

There are lots of terrific charities out there, but we haven't had time to research every one mentioned in the comments to this post. Check with the Offeror if you want to donate to, or have already donated to, an organization not listed in this post - we're sure everyone will be able to work together in support of rebuilding Haiti and helping those whose homes and lives have been so terribly damaged by this disaster.


Please research any entities/agencies/charities/organizations that you are considering donating to. If you are in the US, Charity Navigator has a lot of info about how to avoid being scammed, the safety of text donations (yes, it can be very safe!), and the rankings for various US charities.

The State Department has set up a cellphone donation link: Text "HAITI" to 90999 and you will be charged for a $10 donation to relief efforts. (Hat tip to Rachel Maddow and the White House twitterfeed)

Our UNICEF Page || The Canadian UNICEF page

DirectRelief

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres

Partners In Health (hat tip to Lizz Winstead, and read more about them at setissma's livejournal).

Portlight Strategies, who have announced plans to help "people with disabilities in Haiti...providing medical equipment, shelter, and food for them..."

Red Cross (International Site)

Red Cross/Red Crescent

Disasters Emergency Committee; if you are a UK resident please select the Gift Aid option to increase your donation without spending more out of pocket.

OXFAM America

OXFAM UK

MercyCorps - you can donate via PayPal, Google Checkout and Amazon Payments

American Friends Service Committee (Quakers)

The Clinton Foundation

Canadian International Development Agency (Canadian donors will have donations to certain agencies matched by the government as explained at the link.)

Heifer International

Shelterbox