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@  Kalidor : (16 January 2017 - 11:15 PM)

Correct

@  BlackMax : (16 January 2017 - 10:37 PM)

So correct me if I'm wrong... it's good that we see the ads, but it's better if we click them?

@  Kalidor : (16 January 2017 - 05:24 PM)

I wonder if any other blockers (javascript, etc) are triggering it. I hate to do it but I have to do something. I don't want to be like Forbes that makes the site un-usable with adblock.. but I do want to remind people that ads are necessary.

@  Dracula : (16 January 2017 - 01:23 PM)

Yeah I had turned off adblock a while ago and got the same message last night.

@  Lazy Garou : (16 January 2017 - 12:38 PM)

anyone seen the korean method 1?

@  Arazyr : (16 January 2017 - 12:11 PM)

I got something similar recently. I think it was due to the site being set up to use https. AdBlock counted it as a different site. I had to update my settings.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2017 - 09:31 AM)

I got it this morning, but it turns out my ad blocker was actually on. I could have sworn I turned it off for the allspark already though...

@  BlackMax : (16 January 2017 - 07:20 AM)

Yeah, so did I. Only one time though.

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2017 - 03:05 AM)

Got a popup saying I'm using ad-block on this site when I am not. Huh.

@  Bass X0 : (16 January 2017 - 02:29 AM)

In that case I say it is survival of the cutest! Do I hear a second on that? And against?

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2017 - 01:24 AM)

The platypus is nature's way of saying "I made this from scraps I found on the floor, and it can STILL hug you up."

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2017 - 11:05 PM)

That's what they WANT you to think. They're already a mashup of at least 3 other creatures. Platypi are already Megazords by themselves.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 January 2017 - 10:52 PM)

But it's a platypus.. They don't really do anything.

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2017 - 10:22 PM)

Rainbow Platypuszord

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 January 2017 - 09:58 PM)

What about the White Tigerzord?

@  BlackMax : (15 January 2017 - 08:28 PM)

I think Rust wins

@  Rust : (15 January 2017 - 07:52 PM)

Green Ranger Dragonzord power!

@  MaxVer : (15 January 2017 - 07:48 PM)

Blue Retriever standing tall

@  The Doctor Who : (15 January 2017 - 07:30 PM)

Pink Follower standing around.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2017 - 06:59 PM)

Red Leader standing by.

@  ShadowMan024 : (15 January 2017 - 06:37 PM)

Such as joy, hope, and- oh, wait, you're not talking about the show?

@  ShadowMan024 : (15 January 2017 - 06:36 PM)

Combiner Wars killed a lot of things.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2017 - 06:31 PM)

Offer expires while you wait, operators are standing by!

@  Msol : (15 January 2017 - 06:31 PM)

So hey... is Gestalt pretty much done as a term? Has Combiner Wars killed it?

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 January 2017 - 06:22 PM)

My feet hurt, I'm sitting by.

@  Dracula : (15 January 2017 - 06:20 PM)

Bystander, standing by.

@  ShadowMan024 : (15 January 2017 - 06:06 PM)

Redd Foxx standing by.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 January 2017 - 05:52 PM)

Red October standing by

@  BlackMax : (15 January 2017 - 05:12 PM)

Red 3 standing by.

@  Locoman : (14 January 2017 - 10:56 PM)

number 1 (we are)

@  Echowarrior : (14 January 2017 - 10:15 PM)

Cabinets.

@  Telly : (14 January 2017 - 10:03 PM)

number 5

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2017 - 09:59 PM)

Big Rescue Force

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2017 - 09:41 PM)

I've already assembled Devastator and Superion.. Who else do you want me to assemble?

@  Bass X0 : (14 January 2017 - 08:03 PM)

Allsparkers Assemble!

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2017 - 07:41 PM)

He's been hanging out with us cool kids in Mayhem.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2017 - 07:24 PM)

Eyyy, Foffy! I haven't seen you on the wiki in months!

@  Foffy the Sheep : (14 January 2017 - 05:06 PM)

Maybe if it was really tiny person...

@  ShadowMan024 : (14 January 2017 - 04:29 PM)

Not in modern times, anyway.

@  ShadowMan024 : (14 January 2017 - 04:29 PM)

I don't think there are any dogs big enough to fit an entire person in.

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2017 - 03:31 PM)

Depends on how big the dog is.

@  ShadowMan024 : (14 January 2017 - 02:56 PM)

If you're inside of a dog you've probably been chopped up into dog chow and won't be able to read anyway.

@  Lazy Garou : (14 January 2017 - 01:36 PM)

misread a facebook title about Bauman's legacy as the importance of Batman's legacy.

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2017 - 11:33 AM)

A book is man's best friend outside of a dog, and inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (13 January 2017 - 07:29 PM)

Apples and oranges. They like those too.

@  Waspinator : (13 January 2017 - 03:26 PM)

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

@  Bass X0 : (13 January 2017 - 03:16 PM)

"When it comes to women, heed the warning signs." - Booker Kudo

@  ShadowMan024 : (13 January 2017 - 01:32 PM)

Shut up, Rattrap.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 January 2017 - 01:24 PM)

Yeah, or what's left of 'im.

@  Waspinator : (13 January 2017 - 01:15 PM)

Well that's just Prime.


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Allspark 2012 Charity Drive - $6000 Total


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#1 Galenraff

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:54 AM

Below: Housekeeping and details // Other Ways to Give // Sig. Generator

Announcement: Allspark.com 2012 Charity Drive!

In what has quickly become my favorite and proudest time of year around here at the Allspark, I'm excited to announce the beginning of our 2012 Charity Drive to benefit the Hasbro Children's Hospital! Our first drive in 2010 was a surprise - a grassroots effort that sprang forth after we pooled money to buy a rare vintage toy catalog and then went on to donate nearly $2500. Last year we raised nearly $6400 and were then stunned when it was personally matched by Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner.

This year's goal: $8000. The deadline is 11:59pm on Sunday, February 26. $5 minimum suggested, but any amount is appreciated! Donate using the donation sig below, or continue to the post below for alternate payment methods.



We'll once again set out to buy a sponsorship of the Hasbro Children's Hospital annual fundraising gala being held on March 3 in Providence, RI. It's entitled the "Battleship Ball," based upon Hasbro's board game and upcoming movie property. Our sponsorship will earn us recognition at the event and in print materials, as well as 8 tickets to the gala. Read here to see Powered Convoy's report and photos from last year's awesome event.

It's a big number, and an ambitious goal. Higher even than last year's already surprising total. But this community - the strongest I've ever seen on fan forums - has done nothing short of the amazing in so generously giving support to sick kids and their families. I have a lot of confidence in this community, and I think we can do it!

Edited by Daytonus, 24 February 2012 - 01:58 PM.

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#2 Galenraff

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:49 AM

A few minor pieces of housekeeping:

Method of Donation
This year we've integrated our automated system with Amazon Payments instead of Paypal (due to Paypal's recent bad track record with grassroots charity drives like this). It's actually really slick - it's no more difficult to donate than it is to buy a DVD or book or something! A small fee applies if you use the automated widget, but we feel it's worth it for the convenience. If you would like to pay a different way, scroll down for other options.

Tax Deductions
Please remember that if you give to the Allspark effort, your contributions are NOT tax-deductible. In effect, this constitutes many small gifts to a single individual (either Daytonus or myself). Only that person's single donation to the Hasbro Children's Hospital is deductible. However, as in previous years, any tax benefit as a result of claiming those deductions on our returns will be donated right back into the donation effort of the following year. (Last year I believe that was a couple hundred dollars. When I do my taxes, I'll let you all know what benefit last year's drive brings.) However, if your donation not being tax deductible makes this a dealbreaker for you, we understand, and would still encourage you to donate directly to the Hasbro Children's Hospital! While the collective credit to the community is nice, what really matters is support for the kids.

Money Only, But Be Creative
We are only able to collect money for this effort, not toys or other goods (whether new or used). But we'd still collect only money even if we could do other things. It turns out that money is by far the most efficient way for charitable organizations like the Hasbro Children's Hospital to support their work, because they can use it for research, diagnosis, patient care, and amenities (which includes toys and games). However, if you'd like to help and don't have money to spare, that's okay and we certainly don't want you living off ramen all month. Instead, consider selling used toys on Ebay and then contributing the proceeds. Do some commission art work in exchange for donations. Do some legwork for us - get the word out to your social networks, to your friends, and to your families! The more people who hear about this great community and the difference it's making, the more they'll be interested in helping!

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#3 Galenraff

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:50 AM

Other Ways to Contribute

Paypal: Send to grafferty@comcast.net. (For the type of transaction select "Personal", and mark it as "Gift".)

Personal check, money order, or other payment type: We continue to discourage these methods of payment mostly as a matter of convenience, but if you want to contribute and this is the only way, we'll try to accommodate you. Send a PM to Galenraff to request your payment type, and he'll work out the details with you. Please make these arrangements prior to February 15 if possible, so all transactions have time to clear before the deadline.

Edited by Daytonus, 01 February 2012 - 12:28 PM.

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#4 Daytonus

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:07 AM

Signature Generator

Last year, the donation widget had a little Easter Egg -- character customization for our My Little Pony fans! This year, we're doing even more, pitting all manner of aquatic Transformers against the Ponies in a thrilling game of Battleship! Make your sig below!



#5 Daytonus

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:39 PM

Let's get this party started!

#6 Darkstream

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:46 PM

wow this already? time flew by

#7 CORVUS

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:52 PM

I get paid again a week from tomorrow and I will definitely donate!

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.

 


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:54 PM

Donation sent icon-hotrod.gif via paypal

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 10:55 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Jan 26 2012, 10:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I get paid again a week from tomorrow and I will definitely donate!

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#10 Noprobsrobs

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:15 PM

Next time I get some expendable cash, I'll make sure to donate!

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:26 AM

Perfect timing! I get paid tomorrow. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:42 AM

As soon as my income check clears I will donate

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#13 Wing

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:23 AM

Heck yeah, let's rock. icon-ironhide.gif

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#14 Galenraff

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:03 AM

2% in just 12 hours. Aw yeah, it's on! icon-ironhide.gif

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#15 Wheelimus

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:38 AM

Come on guys, get those sigs going!

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#16 Solarstorm

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:10 PM

I screwed up my first donation, so I donated twice.

$5 and $50

Hopefully we get close to our goal. I'm going to try and do an Ebay auction or two in February, so I can donate more - get rid of a few things and maybe sell a custom or two.

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#17 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:29 PM

Apparently my transaction failed. icon-depth.gif

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:33 PM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Jan 27 2012, 12:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Apparently my transaction failed. icon-depth.gif

Well, I received it. What did it say?

Edit: well, it looks like I received the failed transmission. Have any info?

Edited by Daytonus, 27 January 2012 - 12:36 PM.


#19 Galenraff

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:33 PM

QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Jan 27 2012, 11:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Apparently my transaction failed. icon-depth.gif

Did you use Amazon? What kind of error did it give you?

EDIT: Daytonus'd! icon-fire.gif

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#20 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ Jan 27 2012, 12:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(▲ndrusi @ Jan 27 2012, 12:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Apparently my transaction failed. icon-depth.gif

Well, I received it. What did it say?

Edit: well, it looks like I received the failed transmission. Have any info?

It just said my transaction failed. No potentially useful information of any kind.

Edit: Tried again and it worked. Must have been a transient glitch.

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 27 January 2012 - 12:46 PM.


QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.