View Full Version : What time are you donating?

12-15-2007, 03:58 PM
I'm a little concerned about the website being overwhelmed at 12:00am est.
Let's have a little poll to see when people are planning on donating.

12-15-2007, 04:03 PM
Probably later, but I'm really not sure...

12-15-2007, 04:04 PM
1 AM

The campaign just upgraded their servers, presumably in anticipation for the 16th. Let's hope the website does not crash due to overwhelming traffic and/or malicious hackers.

12-15-2007, 04:06 PM
good thread.

12-15-2007, 05:42 PM
Time is a terrorist. Be sure to wait a few minutes, just to make sure you're in the right 24 hour cycle.

I'll probably pitch at around 12:10 A.M. EST, to be extra safe -- and I live on the Eastern.

12-15-2007, 05:51 PM
I'll probably pitch at around 12:10 A.M. EST, to be extra safe -- and I live on the Eastern.

Yep...good idea.

On November 5th I recall someone donating and posting a screen shot of their name but the time on the screen shot said 11:57 PM ET ... Ooops...I think it was someone from the ThisNovember5th group too. :p

Someone jumped the gun that day.

And sorry for stealing this comedy jem from someone else......

Don't have "Premature Donatculation" :rolleyes:

12-15-2007, 06:38 PM
Sofar looks like less than a third. Sure hope this doesn't go for the rest of the web as well.
At 12:00 est there are going to be 10,000+ people on rp2008.com and perhaps a couple thousand will be donating. I am seriously concerned.

12-15-2007, 06:47 PM
It's probably safe to say the donations will be similar in proportion to November 5th. So... there'll be a "spike" at 12 am before it calms down for the night, but later in the day money will be rolling in constantly much faster than it will in the first hour.

It is the middle of the night, after all. The people that have seen this poll and would respond to it the fastest are going to be the ones most on top of things and probably the ones most likely to be donating first thing, as well.

erin moore
12-15-2007, 06:49 PM
Ok then I'll wait until 2:30. There's one less.


12-15-2007, 07:02 PM
I'm going to donate some time between 12:15 (AM) and 12:30 (AM). It's important that we be absolutely sure that we're donating in the correct time frame.

12-15-2007, 08:25 PM
ya i say donate early.. the more people that donate at midnight the better... if its gonna crash it might as well be at midnight and then we still have plenty of time to get it straightened out before morning... plus it will cut down on the number of donations during the peak times when normal people are awake

12-15-2007, 08:38 PM
At the 1 million dollar mark around 1AM.

12-15-2007, 08:38 PM
Little bit after I wake up in the morning.

12-15-2007, 10:41 PM
In 21 minutes

12-15-2007, 11:01 PM
Since I live in California, would my donation at 9:01PM (Pacific) count towards the Dec 16 total?

12-15-2007, 11:04 PM
Nevermind, I just saw the sticky regarding time zones and donations: