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Old June 6th, 2009 (12:09 AM). Edited June 16th, 2013 by Rukario.
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PokéCommunity Supporter Virtual Gift Cards


A whole lot of us donate to the community but want the benefits passed onto another person. That's okay with us, of course. Now, we're introducing a new (and free*) way to pass it onto others! It's more like a gift for us AND a gift for them. (Isn't that a little confusing?)

* Free as in, you still have to donate the proper amount, but you don't pay to have the card made and sent.

Sample/template cards


Pick a card: With these cards, you can change the text in the placeholder positions, and the value on your selected card (it's not all $25!). (Of course, the watermark won't be there).


Got a design you'd like to add to our templates? Send me a PSD, and if it looks good enough, we'll add it.
(Note though that once you send it and we like it, it becomes ours. Make sure they're 300 pixels wide and 200 pixels high.)

The Aperture Science Labs PokéCommunity advises that you will be infracted if you're caught sending out fake cards.


How?


The two sample cards here can be used as a base, but you can also have a special one sent with a different picture.

The process is simple: donate to us using any methods listed on this page. You must donate in either $5, $10, $15, $20, or $25 denominations.

Before or shortly after we credit your account with the donation amount (preferably before), send a PM to Hiroshi Sotomura (me) with the following details:
- The email you sent donations through (if you picked PayPal or Google Checkout), or the username you sent the donations with.
- The design of the card. If you wish, you can send your own card.
-- If you're choosing one of the sample designs above, you can tell me the text you want on the card and the amount you'd like to donate.
-- If you're sending your own card, please don't forget to include the recipient and the amount you want to donate on the image.


I'll be verifying all the details (seeing whether you paid us yet) with Rukario, but once that's over, the giftcard will be sent by us immediately or at the time specified. If you want us to be on time, you have to send your donation in on time. (Oh, and donations this way are final and aren't redeemable for cash.)

If you receive a gift card…


Either Rukario or I will send out the gift card (but if anyone else does though, please report it) to you on the behalf of the sender. You will be given the opportunity to redeem your gift card. If you don't want it, you can pass it back (and it'll be credited to the sender).
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Old June 6th, 2009 (12:14 AM).
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I love this idea, Jake. People who love donating for other members would be able to implement these gift cards in a fun way. Are these cards going to be visible in your profile like the emblems? I think they should.
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Old June 6th, 2009 (12:19 AM).
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In real life, if I bought you an iTunes Store gift card, would you go around flashing it?

"OMG I JUST GOT A GIFT CARD FROM (insert name here)!"

We give supporter status to the person who receives the card, and that's pretty much all. :P
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Old June 6th, 2009 (12:32 AM).
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Wow!
I really like the card templates! :D

This is a rather good idea.
Well done! =]


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Old June 6th, 2009 (12:34 AM).
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I think this is an ok idea but I'm not sure how far it'll go. Are many people on the site prepared to spend money on making someone else a supporter?
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Old June 6th, 2009 (12:44 AM).
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It's already happened. The cards are there to add to the existing concept.
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Old June 6th, 2009 (12:54 AM).
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I love the card design, and it's a really neat idea as well
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Old June 6th, 2009 (01:03 AM).
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Yeah, I admit the card designs nice
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Old June 6th, 2009 (01:26 AM).
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You and your incredible ideas Jake
This is actually a very nice idea and one question: Do the concepts of the cards have to be 300x200?
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Old June 6th, 2009 (06:28 AM).
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What a great idea!

Maybe they can be given out to members on their birthdays! Just a suggestion.
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Holy Spit! This is a great idea. Haha :3. I love them. Especially the Cards design >3..

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I have a question:

Do the gift cards only apply to the people who donate via Paypal? Could you do the same if you donate via Snailmail?
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Fantastic idea.

Don't know what else to say, other than complimenting it. [/lack of detail]
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Quote originally posted by Wish:
I have a question:

Do the gift cards only apply to the people who donate via Paypal? Could you do the same if you donate via Snailmail?
any of our current methods of donating can work with these gift cards..

Just to be sure, let BOTH of us know so I don't ruin the surprise cause no one told me.. k.
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Card templates look really well done. Not to mention, this idea looks pretty solid and is a great way to benefit both the one who gives the card and the one who recieves it. Adding the concept to those who donate for others and bringing it in with a new twist has to be very beneficial for the community I would think.

Nice Job!
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Question. Are other card available? And what if people who already have a supporter tier are given the chance to go to the next tier? Is there a card for that?
Otherwise wow this is cool. Would be a nice suprise to find one in your PM box.
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Aaaaww, cuuute.. there's cards now~.

>__>

I love the idea of being able to donate for others, but I don't have much to say about the cards. xD; It's a neat little addition, on top of already getting a Supporter status, though. Makes it feel more special in a way, I suppose.

Who doesn't like getting gift cards? (b ' ')b
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Bah, I've now seen it all! XD
Nifty idea, when do I get mine? X3
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Quote originally posted by Todoroki Is:
Question. Are other card available? And what if people who already have a supporter tier are given the chance to go to the next tier? Is there a card for that?
The cards are made-to-order, so I can change the text in any of them to your suiting. These are just templates.
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I must agree, these are well done! I love Cherii's Plusle and Minun design! Anyways, hopefully we can see this feature used frequently!
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This is a great idea. Maybe someone will finally decide to donate for me.
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Weird way but cool!

This might be one of the best ideas ever gotten. [/opinion]
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Wow I simply love the idea of this... Tho I probably won't be receiving one..

I think I can make a gift card, I'm familiar with CSS codes so I'll definitely try making one. :)
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Wow I simply love the idea of this... Tho I probably won't be receiving one..

I think I can make a gift card, I'm familiar with CSS codes so I'll definitely try making one. :)
Here's a hint: It's not CSS.
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Old June 6th, 2009 (08:13 PM).
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Hmm, very interesting idea.

I'll like it more if someone sends me one

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