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So as of Monday, April 14th, Ai-Dee-Kay will be incapable of her duties as a co-owner.

She's physically and emotionally cannot meet the requirements expected of her. 0.15384615384615 15.4% [ 16 ]
She doesn't wish to make a big deal of it. 0.18269230769231 18.3% [ 19 ]
And she understands that Leo will soon be leaving as well. 0.14423076923077 14.4% [ 15 ]
She will attempt to find a replacement... 0.15384615384615 15.4% [ 16 ]
In the event that she can't find one, she'll leave it to the members to decide. 0.36538461538462 36.5% [ 38 ]
Total Votes:[ 104 ]
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                                  Hello there strangers and regulars to this new and revamped Austin Farmer's Donate to the Person Above you thread! You may remember this from years ago and yes, this is the same real deal here, with some minor changes. Austin Farmer since left Gaia years ago, putting two ladies in charge, one who still works for this thread and that would be Pornim Maryam.She carefully choose new partners over the years and is trying to keep Austin's giving spirit thriving. We are not a very fast paced thread normally,but what we sometimes lack in speed in posting, we make up for in our kindness in general. (And I'm not just talking about donations, gosh!) Below are our rules and guidelines that I hope you read before posting. If you have questions, ASK. We would love to have you here, and if you don't understand we'd be more than happy to stop what we're doing to make sure you don't feel silly in our little community.
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                        ● Follow the terms of service on gaia.
                        ● This is a Donate To The Person Above You thread so you must donate gold or such items of pixel value to the person above you and you may not skip users in the thread, unless of course they are bots, bumpers, and if their post does not have the code word. (Of course, if someone doesn't have a code word, and you wish to still donate - please at least kindly remind them of the rule they broke) If this sort of thread is bothersome for you, disregard posting. It's natural for some people to disagree with the prospect of donating to every person you post under and that's alright. What is not alright is when one raves about it inside the thread.
                        ● To make sure you aren't a mule (especially of someone blocked from posting), we ask you have 100 posts already. If you do have a mule you'd like to use, let a co-owner know, so they don't make the mistake of blocking that account.
                        ● Please have your pms set to everyone (or at least set to friend's only - friending the co-owner/owners) !! How else do you expect us to contact you if there is a problem silly! smile
                        ● It's also understandable if you don't want your profile public, but we ask that you add the co-owners/ Austin Farmer II as friends if you decide to keep your public private, so we can at least see it.
                        ● The donation minimum is here is 10,000 gold and there is no maximum isnt that great? if you do donate an item that is in the gold shop make sure it is above the minimum (we go by the sell back price on items so if something is 5000 gold then its worth is 2500 gold)
                        ● When donating an item, it must be worth twice as much as the minimum required donation, unless it is on the wishlist of person above you. Added 11/3
                        ● By popular vote, it's mandatory that you gift back in your trades. You don't have to give anything big. A flower, a smile emote, they can suffice. If someone bothers you about what you give them in a gift back, we will consider that harassment. Let us know if someone bothers you about your gift back.
                        ● Donations are to be made through the trading system because we can keep track of people who put in claims over canceled gifts or not getting gifts in general.
                        ● :33 < trades may be canceled if not accepted within a seven day time frame!
                        ● Do not post again until your trade for the person above you has been submitted.
                        ● You can not make your own donation guidelines. This goes for saying, "You give minimum, you get minimum" comments.
                        ● If you have not sent a trade to a user in 20 minutes, the person below you can kindly remind you to donate to them. If you haven't sent a trade, and have re-posted, they can also send you a kind reminder by pm.
                        ● The codeword is Alms-Awesomeness. Make sure this is in size 9 font or larger. Refrain from posting it within a wall of text nor within a spoiler, it must be immediately visible. This means, no pastel colors or bright colors.
                        This DOES NOT mean that you are allowed to only post the code word. PLEASE attempt to chat with others in the thread.
                        ● All advertisements must be in your signature, not in your posts.
                        ● You are not allowed to have a public black list. This goes for skipper lists.
                        ● You may not delete your posts. Nor Edit your Post once you hit submit.
                        ● Keep Quote Towers to a minimum of 5
                        ● Flaming anyone in this thread is not tolerated and will result in a ban
                        ● When posting, you accept the terms and conditions of Gaiaonline and this thread. You accept the fact that if you have not read the rules, you will be banned without warning.
                        ● F.A.Q. explanations are considered an extension of the rules
                        ● If you have any suggestions for the thread, please post them here.
                        ● Rules are subject to change so keep an eye on the poll & the announcements post!

                        Contest/Event Rules
                        ● To win page prizes you must have regularly posted 10 pages before a winning page
                        ● For a prize to be awarded in a contest where an entry is requested, there must be at least 5 entries
                        ● Please accept trades within 7 days. If the trade has not been accepted we reserve the right to cancel it, and either use it again for another prize, or award it to another.
                        ● All contestants must have posted in the thread at least five times in the past.
                        ● If you are not abiding by the rules, you get nothing. DUH



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                          2013 Announcements

                          Thu May 30, 2013 12:21 pm
                          Pixel Drive!
                          Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:41 am
                          Graphics Fundraiser Here
                          Friday, August 16th, 2013
                          Changed the first post to see if anyone notices.Changed the code word rule.
                          Monday, August 26th, 2013
                          Totally changed the front page again and added a really cool event with a super exciting rig.
                          Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
                          Austin's undergoes new management.
                          Sunday, October 27th, 2013
                          Suggestion thread link added to Rules and Guidelines.
                          Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
                          New thread layout created by Ms Sharra.
                          Monday, November 8th, 2013 @2am EST
                          Donation Minimum Upped to 5k
                          Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:41 pm
                          Secret Santa Sign Ups are OPEN. Please sign up in the Guild! Clicky

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                          Friday Jan 10th, 2014
                          Open applications for a third moderator!
                          Tuesday Jan 14th, 2014
                          Minimum donation increated to 10k!
                          Monday March 24th, 2014
                          Open applications for two new moderators!!

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                          The original thread was created Sunday, May 13th 2007 by Austin Farmer,
                          stating it as a Donate To The Person Above You thread.
                          It became the first ever of it's kind and did not have a donation minimum.
                          People could give whatever they desired and it was accepted.
                          Austin has since left gaia, and his thread is now taken care of by the gaian community


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                        Friendship
                        "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." -- Albert Camus


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                    Page Prizes

                    RNG on page 1850: 1mil

                    RNG on page 1870: User Image


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                    RNG
                    **when winning pls PM the Austin Farmer account with the link to your post**

                    Select 1-1000 in the Random Number Generator
                    Below are the winning numbers and items you may win. You may claim once a day.
                    |<409-477>10k|


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                          Question
                          What is a DTTPAY? And WHY?

                          DTTPAY is short for Donate to the Person Above You. A DTTPAY is created for gaians to share the wealth. Whenever you post, you must send a donation to the gaian who posed above you. Questions regarding the minimum, giftbacks, and other donation guidelines, please read over the donation section of the rules. If you still have Questions, Clicky the FAQ Banner.
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                          Who is Austin Farmer II?

                          Austin Farmer II is the mule for the DTTPAY. As mentioned in the introduction and History, the original Austin Farmer has left gaia. We kept his name due to the fact his name brings security, and his name tells all those after, he was the first to come up with this idea. And made it a success!
                          The DTTPAY is now run by the Co-Owners and monitored by our dedicated moderators.
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                          What is the difference between a Co-Owner and a Moderator?

                          Co-Owners, run the thread, create and run events, change/edit the layout among many other actions. Unless specified...ONLY a thread moderator may message a Co-Owner about thread issues.
                          Moderators, these people are a God Send for the co-owners, they take care of the day to day functions and thread life. They are the people you contact with any questions, concerns, and problems. ALWAYS go to a Moderator first, unless otherwise stated.
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                          What do I do when I am skipped?

                          If someone has skipped you, report them to a thread moderator, or a co-owner (ONLY if they are online). Do not message Austin, that is the thread moderators job to do so. You must provide proofwhen sending any complaints to a thread moderator. For an explanation of "proof" and how to report a user to a thread mod please click here.
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                          Why can we ONLY use the trading system when Donating to the Person Above Me?

                          This is to ensure that there is proof you donated to someone in case a scene occurs in which someone claims you didn't donate.
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                          Why can't I give away an item to the highest donor?

                          This is a variant of a Highest Donator Contest, which is not allowed and is against the T.O.S.
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                          What does RNG mean?

                          That means everyone who is on said page will be rolled for with the Random Number Generator to decide who wins.
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                          We would like to thank everyone who has sent the thread donations before the new thread.
                          Thank you to EVERYONE who sends a post tip our way!
                          Leonaenae: Graphics, 5mil
                          Ms Sharra: Graphics X
                          audition4ever: 40k
                          ShiiraYuki : 2k
                          Ms Sharra : A ton of post tips!
                          _____Below are donations received during the Pixel Drive_____
                          ][ . Milk . ][ (from donations received from the lovely Padfoot_Moony_Forever)
                          Spirited 2k8 Santa Hat x2, Spirited 2k8 Peppermint Cap x2, Spirited 2k8 Scarf x2, Oversized Carrot x5, Skittles Crazy Core Contacts x6, Spirited 2k10 Snowflake Belt x2, American Mall Guitar x2, Pink Nordstrom Hat x3, SOS Picket Sign, Titan's Legacy (seed), Harry Potter Slytherin Scarf x6, Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter's Hat x3, Town Flags, Skittles Crazy Cores Hair x2, Mimzy x2, Spirited 2k7 Puff Vest, Venus Embrace Towel, Spirited 2k9 Casimir Pin, Red Babydoll Gloves, Purple Babydoll Tunic, Red Babydoll Tunic, White Babydoll Socks, V-Day 2k11 Radio Jack's Balloon, V-Day 2k11 Gloryheart Bouquet, V-Day 2k11 Gloryheart Hairpin, V-Day 2k11 Heartsbane Bouquet, V-Day 2k11 Heartsbane Hairpin, Skittles Crazy Cores Earrings, Sour Patch Kids Candy x2, Starter Tattered Zombie Jeans, Starter Bloody Z-day Shirt, Starter Zombie Smasher, Moira's Wig x2, Nihon Hachimaki, Sims cocktail, White Babydoll Tunic, Wild West Holster, Yellow Babydoll Socks, Purple Babydoll Gloves, Macy's AMERICAN RAG Dress, Purple Babydoll Socks, Aspiring Alchemist x2, Harry Potter's Wand x2, Harry Potter's House Robe x2, Harry Potter Quidditch Uniform x4, Skittles Crazy Cores Necklace, Michael's Memory x8, Jackster Tunic, Ruby's Bonnet, Cravate Demonique x2, Spirited 2k10 Snowflake Scarf, Spirited 2k10 Snowflake Hat, Spirited 2k10 Snowflake Trousers, Bretelles Demonique, Binder full of Diedrichs---MASSES MORE OF ITEMS
                          Chimera Cross : Drystan's Hair Pin, Dominika, Seraphique Messenger Bag, Radioactive Red Raving Goggles
                          KemikalKillz : Master's Pet's Pendant
                          Ai-Dee-Kay : The 4th Amigo Lucki Pants x2, Venus Embrace Towel, Neutral Starter Ninja Pants, Octobeard, Gilded Sleigh Skates, Coca-Cola Ice Skates, Gifted Giftwrap hat, Sugarplum Jingle Brooch, Mistletoe Headband, Cozy Red Earmuffs, DBZ Power Up MOAR STUFF
                          Muse of Doom : Citrus Party Pirate Hat, Blue Magical Giftbox, Enchanted Wooden Trunk, Zurg Energy Drink, Zombie 2k8 Potion, Marble Pedestal, Black Retro Phone, Checkerboard Floor Tile, Red Alarm Phone, Black Retro TV, Nitemare Chair, Man Eating Plant,Navy Summer Seraku Shirt/Skirt, White Loose Socks, Blood Red Nurse Shoes, Lex's Blue Shorts, Maids Dress
                          Apple Heart24 : Ultra Satan Slippers,Heart of Gold, Mocha Ice Mood Bubble, White & Black Solar Flare Tattoo, Scar of the Warrior, Long-Stem Black Rose
                          iTrucker : White Ink, Red Ink, 250 Tokens, 10 Dirty Crumpled Newspaper, 10 Crumpled Red Construction Paper, Yellow Butterfly, I Heart Fish (AB)


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                        Please grab our banner!
                        If you wish to be an Affiliate, Pm Austin Farmer II with a small banner.
                        Be sure to label your pm "Affiliate". Our banner must be in your thread when your pm is sent.

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                        Current Positions Available :: 1

                        If you would like to apply for a moderator position in Austin's, please fill out the
                        form and PM it to Ai-Dee-Kay with the title: "Application".

                        [b]Username[/b] ::
                        [b]How long have you been in Austin's?[/b] ::
                        [b]Availability[/b] :: ( When will you typically be in the thread? )
                        [b]Why should you be a moderator?[/b] ::
                        [b]Can you be proactive about solving problems in the thread?[/b] ::


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