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                            Hey all, many of you may remember us from our inception.
                            We were the first, the original Donate To The Person Above You.
                            With the challenges of Gaia's inflation and topsy turvy marketplace,
                            we have decided to increase the minimum to meet the market.
                            We wish for the thread to keep going and be self-sustaining
                            no matter who is still here in leadership.
                            So it's going to be simple and sweet from now on.
                            Read Onward !

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                  F.A.Q. explanations are considered an extension of the rules
                  ● If you have any suggestions for the thread, please post them here.

                  GENERAL
                  ● 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, or bumpers. 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.
                  ● Please have your pms set to everyone. If they are not and you are found skipping no warnings.
                  ● Rules are subject to change so keep an eye on the poll & the announcements post!
                  ● 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.

                  DONATING/POSTING
                  The donation minimum in here is 100k (100,000 gold)
                  Do not post again until your trade for the person above you has been submitted.
                  Your post must have five (5) lines, with three (3) words per line (OR) you must be in the middle of a QUOTED conversation with another user.
                  ● When donating an item, we use Face Value, that means what you pay in the store is its worth, what you bought it for in the MP is its worth. **try to avoid donating items unless requested by the user above you
                  ● Giftback in your trades. You don't have to give anything big. A flower, a smile emote, do try to be proportionate with your giftback...and if you get something big message them!
                  ● Donations are preferred to be made through the trading system because its easier to keep track...HOWEVER, you may use the gift giving system (it is advisable to screenie your gift log in this case).
                  ● Trades may be canceled if not accepted within a seven days time frame.
                  ● 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.
                  ● Keep Quote Towers to a minimum of 5 (or post them under spoilers).
                  ● You are not allowed to have a public black list. This goes for skipper lists.
                  ● You may not delete your posts. Avoid editing your Post once you hit submit.
                  ● Personal Contests ARE allowed, advertising in your post IS allowed: they however, are not to be included in the required post requirements. **If you are uncertain if your contest is allowed ask a staff member

                  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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Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:59 pm :: Thread shut down for revamp
Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:51 pm :: Thread re-opened
Secret Santa 2014 [O] Sign Ups Close Dec 1
Tue Dec 02, 2014 6:02 pm :: SS handed out! Have your gifts delivered by December 25th.

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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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Renewal
“God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever.”
― Vance Havner

“Every single cell in the human body replaces itself over a period of seven years. That means there's not even the smallest part of you now that was part of you seven years ago.”
― Steven Hall, The Raw Shark Texts

“We say that flowers return every spring, but that is a lie. It is true that the world is renewed. It is also true that that renewal comes at a price, for even if the flower grows from an ancient vine, the flowers of spring are themselves new to the world, untried and untested.

The flower that wilted last year is gone. Petals once fallen are fallen forever. Flowers do not return in the spring, rather they are replaced. It is in this difference between returned and replaced that the price of renewal is paid.

And as it is for spring flowers, so it is for us.”
― Daniel Abraham, The Price of Spring

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With inflation most of what we have is essentially useless.
However, we want to jumpstart this thread again, and people are always attracted by free stuff.
If you wish to donate to the main fund, send Austin Farmer II a trade OR host your own giveaway!

                  Page Prizes
                  RNG will be used 1-15 to select a winner
                  Page 1895: 10m -- Won by Raving Reject
                  Page 1900: 100m -- Won by Every Flavour Bean
                  Page 1905: 10m -- Won by Prillupop
                  Page 1910: 10m -- Won by flameofthetiger
                  Page 1915: 10m -- Won by spank my bottom hard
                  Page 1920: 10m
                  Page 1925: 100m
                  Page 1930: 10m
                  Page 1935: 10m
                  Page 1940: 10m
                  Page 1945: 10m
                  Page 1950: 100m

                  Random Number Contest - Updated!
                  Generate a number between 1-100; Message Austin with the page number when you've won
                  063: Fall Adorkable Bea
                  035: Jekyll's Morality
                  078: November Monthly Collectible 2014
                  042: Puppeteer's Pale Doll
                  100: Vivid Rainbow Angelic Halo
                  001: Mini Transparent Golden Glowing Angel Wings




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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 proof when 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'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 : Thread Layout
Raquel Chanel : 2b
Prillupop : 1m
Fire Rides : Cyrus Achaemenid, Witch of Noc, Gothic Veil, Black Magic Cloak, Rainbow Pathway, Fiametta the Phoenix, Fanciful Light Charmer, Kodiac Grizzly Bear Slippers, Pixie Queen, Clockwork Headmaster, Lunar Countess, Lophius Monk
Jayybirrd : 5b, Cocoa the Lop Eared Rabbit, Mocha the Netherland Dwarf Rabbit, Colliers the Ragdoll Cat, Plucky the Exotic Shorthair Cat, Jekyll's Morality, Princess Harmony, Cream Cornish Rex Cat, Cernunnos' Blessing, Qudis the Squid, Astra: Black Blinking Bedroom Eyes, Butterfly Punch, Wandering Maestro, Astra: Smoking CigHolder, Succubi's Modesty x3, Queen Alexandra Butterfly x2, Apple Rendezvous, Light Fountain Fairy's Hair, Dark Bartolomeo Hair


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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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Please fill out the below form and message Austin Farmer II
Positions Available:
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[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 have this position?[/b] ::
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With this new economy starting out can be hard, and we need others to help us achieve our goal.

                  Some Tips
                  Towns; here is a great source of quickly grabbing bugs/flowers/trash and selling in the MP
                  Fishing; takes a few minutes and F bait works just fine. Fish sell for quite a bit in the MP
                  Art; if you draw, use those skills and open a shop in the Art Shop Forum
                  Signs; if you like taking pictures, use your face/cosplay/animal/etc and write users names on paper/skin and make a Sign Shop
                  Graphics/Coding/Profiles; think you can make a thread layout like what this thread has? Do you know how to code? Then you may want to make a Graphics Shop

                  Have an idea/thread link we can put here? Message Austin!


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