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Old 07-04-2017, 09:53 PM   #1
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Charity rOOTlette 2017: July 10, 7pm Vegas time @ Bellagio

We raised $2411 in 2014:
International Bipolar Foundation: $1150
Wounded Warriors Project: $726
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: $100
American Red Cross: $37
Friends of Homeless Animals: $87
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation: $111
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: $200

We raised $1654 and a pint of YTF's blood in 2015:
Tabby's Place: $1,277
RAINN: $50
Wounded Warrior Project: $37
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: $53
ASPCA: $200
Girls Who Code: $37
American Red Cross: 1 pint of YTF's blood


We raised $0 in 2016 because I am lazy and didn't go to Vegas.


It's been a few years and we are overdue for rocking the charity rOOTlette again. If you have no clue what I'm talking about, here is a link to the thread from last year. Here's the year before that one. Take a look at those threads to get an idea of how this works if you have a question.


Rules:

1. We're going to nominate and select 37 lucky OOTers and a few alternates.
2. These 37 rOOTletters will get to choose a number from a roulette wheel to call their very own, as well as an IRS accredited 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
3. I'm going to go to the Bellagio and place an $X (currently $5) bet on every number on a single digit roulette wheel in the high limit room.
4. The winner gets their winnings donated to their chosen charity.
5. I will real-time post the results in this thread.


Nomination & selection process:
1. Only active OOTers who have a history of making good posts and who make OOT a better forum will be considered.
2. You can nominate up to 5 posters.
3. You cannot nominate yourself.
4. Nominate someone by posting their name in this thread in bold, along with your reasoning on why they deserve a slot. Feel free to second people if they have already been nominated.
5. Nominations of or by gimmicks/trolls/idiots will be ignored.
6. Nomination period will be 72 hours starting now.
7. After the nominating period ends, the best candidates will be chosen, along with some alternates. I'll announce them in the thread. If people are obvious locks I'll announce them as we go.
8. The selected posters will have 48 hours after selection to post their chosen # and charity in the thread. First come, first served. No duplicate numbers, no duplicate charities. If someone picked the number/charity you wanted, pick different ones. Alternates will be allowed to pick charities but will randomly be assigned leftover numbers, if any.
9. I make the rules, and I may change them at any time for any reason. No crying if I change something.
10. If you are too dumb to follow these rules, your post will be ignored.
11. I'm auto including myself because that's what you get to do when you're the king. I'm taking #2 and Friends Of Homeless Animals.
12. If we somehow don't get 37 people, I'll choose people myself.


Here is a sample nomination post:


El Diablo
This guy is the best poster on 2p2, that's why he has his own forum. He probably already knows which number is going to win, but what the hell.

de captain
He sailed around the world and put up with a bunch of idiot questions for years, answering them all and inspiring lots of people. Also helped run this before.

lapka
Consistently solid poster despite love of commas. Confirms butts.

gregorio
Top notch mod. We'll forgive him for being Canadian, he's already forgiven himself.

Yakmelk
Confirmed loleuro but we love him anyway. Wonderfully erratic posting quality, and owns it. Already won once, confirmed ringer.



If you are selected, here's a sample post of how to select your number and charity:

Name: chopstick
Number: 2
Charity: Friends Of Homeless Animals



Q&A:

Q0. How much will this cost me?
A0. Nothing. I am putting up the cash.

Q1. What if it lands on 0?
A1. Whichever charity was selected for 0 will win.

Q2. Why the Bellagio?
A2. I know where it is, and I know the high limit room has a single 0 wheel. Also, that's where we did it the previous two years.

Q3. $5 is too low a bet for the Bellagio high limit room, isn't it?
A3. A bet of $185 on multiple "inside" bets is a single bet, it counts.

Q4. Seriously, how much is this going to cost?
A4. Nothing. If you want to contribute, that's fine, but you don't have to. I plan to place a bet of $5 for each number. If you want to add to the overall amount, or just put some cash on a specific number, charity, or person, that's fine.

Q5. I want to contribute/bet, how do I get you some $?
A5. Either show up or have someone show up at the Bellagio when I do this to hand me your bet. Make sure this happens no later than 6:30pm on the night of the spin - July 10. I have no interest in dealing with paypal, transfers, or anything like that. If a Vegas local wants to volunteer to handle that, I'll work with them.

Q6. Why lol$5? Make it something real at least.
A6. I look forward to you arriving in your private jet and increasing the amount to $100/number.

Q7. How do I know it got donated?
A7. I'll donate in person if the charity has a local Vegas branch, otherwise you're gonna have to settle for a screenshot of donating via the organization's website. Donated via website both prior years under the watchful eye of multiple 2p2ers with no issues.

Q8. How are you going to select from the nominees?
A8. I'm going to pick the best ones. How's that for arbitrary?

Q9. Why are you doing this?
A9. It's a way to thank and recognize good posters for their contributions to OOT while helping a charity at the same time.

Q10. Can I show up for this?
A10. Of course, the more the merrier. We have had people show up in person both prior years. See you at the Bellagio!

Q11. Are you just going to take off with the money?
A11. Not yet. After I've run this a few more years and everyone really trusts me seems like the most opportune time to abscond with my literally hundreds of dollars (/yeota) in riches.

Q12. How can I participate if I can't be there in person or ship monies to someone who is?
A12. Just make a pledge in the thread on the charity/number(s)/person you want to pledge, then donate on your own. You can post a screenshot later showing you made the donation if you wish. See the final page of the previous year's thread for what people did.

Q13. What are some suggestions on how I can participate?
A13. You can do whatever you want. Some people like to support everyone and pledge $37 (or a multiple of $37) to whatever the winning charity ends up being, which is essentially putting down $1 on each number. If you do that virtually, there's no casino vig. Some people like to pledge various amounts on specific charities they want to root for. Some people like to pledge for specific numbers that they like. Some people like to pledge for specific posters. You do you, it's all good.

Q14. This is a scam, isn't it?
A14. Absolutely.


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Old 07-04-2017, 09:55 PM   #2
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Re: Charity rOOTlette 2017: July 10, 7pm Vegas time @ Bellagio

El Diablo
This guy is the best poster on 2p2, that's why he has his own forum. He probably already knows which number is going to win, but what the hell.

de captain
He sailed around the world and put up with a bunch of idiot questions for years, answering them all and inspiring lots of people. Also helped run this before.

lapka
Consistently solid poster despite love of commas. Confirms butts.

gregorio
Top notch mod. We'll forgive him for being Canadian, he's already forgiven himself.

Yakmelk
Confirmed loleuro but we love him anyway. Wonderfully erratic posting quality, and owns it. Already won once, confirmed ringer.
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:58 PM   #3
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Re: Charity rOOTlette 2017: July 10, 7pm Vegas time @ Bellagio

Current status:


#usercharity
0??
32??
15??
19??
4??
21??
2chopstickFriends Of Homeless Animals
25??
17??
34??
6??
27??
13??
36??
11??
30??
8??
23??
10??
5??
24??
16??
33??
1??
20??
14??
31??
9??
22??
18??
29??
7??
28??
12??
35??
3??
26??


Going to auto-include Yakmelk & jmakin as prior champions. Also going to auto-include de captain for helping run this last time and El Diablo because obv he's making it in.

Selected but haven't picked yet (please pick your # and charity if your name is below):
de captain
El Diablo
jmakin
Yakmelk


Pledges:
chopstick ($5/number)
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:12 PM   #4
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Re: Charity rOOTlette 2017: July 10, 7pm Vegas time @ Bellagio

Chop,

I'll take 22 and put another $20 on it. Will figure out charity and additional pledges later.
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:29 PM   #5
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Yikes, a whole pint of blood? That seems like a lot. It seems like if I suddenly had 1 less pint of blood in me, I wouldn't be happy. But then I don't know much about blood.
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:32 PM   #6
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Re: Charity rOOTlette 2017: July 10, 7pm Vegas time @ Bellagio

I won this?
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:37 PM   #7
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I won this?
c'mon son

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Old 07-04-2017, 11:04 PM   #8
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I'll take 06 and put another $26 on it. Will figure out charity and additional pledges later.
thx
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:18 PM   #9
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Josie, for getting me to start making cold-press coffee. Not a fan of it warm, but it's been great for iced coffee in the summer.

Howard Treesong (even though he still owes us a WSOP TR), for having the courage to admit he has a problem and give up politics posting.

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Old 07-04-2017, 11:27 PM   #10
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New Dids because Dids but new and with an ace

Mrs. Treesong the new oot poster I'd most like to see

Toothsayer I'd like to read his take on why this is a fatally flawed horrible plan which will harm the intended charitable causes.
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:29 PM   #11
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I'm in for $37 to the winner. I'm happy to PayPal it prior if someone volunteers to handle that.

I think I still have a picture of some cat laying around here that Tabby's Place sent me from the last time.
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:46 PM   #12
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Re: Charity rOOTlette 2017: July 10, 7pm Vegas time @ Bellagio

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Q11. Are you just going to take off with the money?
A11. Not yet. After I've run this a few more years and everyone really trusts me seems like the most opportune time to abscond with my literally hundreds of dollars (/yeota) in riches.
Cliffs on yeota?

I nominate W0X0F cause ldo he should probably be on the auto list by now. Longest running thread on 2p2 and he's still updating it even after being out of the cockpit for a long time which would drive me crazy.
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:52 AM   #13
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Re: Charity rOOTlette 2017: July 10, 7pm Vegas time @ Bellagio

daryn is a legend who's been a part of some of OOTs favorite memes over the years. He lives in Vegas and would likely take part in the festivities as well. A clear choice!
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:14 AM   #14
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Alobar will probably result in a nominated alternate, but he'd been doing yeoman's work as a mod before mysteriously (to me, anyway) disappearing.
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:07 AM   #15
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Re: Charity rOOTlette 2017: July 10, 7pm Vegas time @ Bellagio

Current status:

#usercharity
0??
32??
15??
19??
4??
21??
2chopstickFriends Of Homeless Animals
25??
17??
34??
6de captain(charity TBD)
27??
13??
36??
11??
30??
8??
23??
10??
5??
24??
16??
33??
1??
20??
14??
31??
9??
22El Diablo(charity TBD)
18??
29??
7??
28??
12??
35??
3??
26??

d10 is right, going to autoinclude W0X0F, dude flew out just for the spin before and obv has a GOAT epic thread.

Selected but haven't picked yet (please pick your # and charity if your name is below):
de captain
El Diablo
jmakin
Yakmelk
W0X0F


Pledges:
chopstick ($5/number)
El Diablo ($20 on #22)
de captain ($26 on #6)
pokeraz ($37 to winner)


nominees (feel free to second any of these people if you agree, and make your own nominations as well):
Very Josie
Howard Treesong
Didace aka New Dids
Mrs. Treesong
Toothsayer
daryn
Alobar (assuming he gets out of jail in time)
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:09 AM   #16
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Cliffs on yeota?
No need to read the entire thread if you don't want to, but definitely read the first 130 posts and you'll understand. Trust me you'd rather read the posts than get cliffs. yeota tries to be a badass pickup artist and it backfires spectacularly.
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:29 AM   #17
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Posting to remind myself to pledge to a few charities on this once they're chosen.
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:55 AM   #18
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Great! Lets go for $2 each number and Ill slam down $15 on number 15! Will be back later for some sharp nominating.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:28 AM   #19
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i only have the vaguest of vague recollections about this but that is hilarious. but now i'm kind of bummed no one will write about what a great poster i am when they nominate me.

name: jmakin
number: #24
charity: don't know yet

I will donate $20 to winner
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:36 AM   #20
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Re: Charity rOOTlette 2017: July 10, 7pm Vegas time @ Bellagio

posters:

gregorio - seconded - probably my favorite poster and mod, he routinely cracks me up and his jokes go unappreciated too much

de captain - very helpful, nice, knowledgeable all around poster. entertaining stories. a fellow seaman

Howard Treesong - he brings a reasoned, older tone to a lot of our more juvenile threads, and will occasionally bring the hilarity with his old-ness

lapka - sure why not seconded. I have a weird feeling like we would not get along at all IRL because the people she hates here are a lot like me, but I think she brings a tone to threads here that is much needed.

Alobar AKA LOLobar - second favorite poster, i don't know if he'll even need a second but i'll nominate him in case because he's MIA apparently
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Old 07-05-2017, 05:36 AM   #21
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I've been thinking long and hard so here we go, its really hard to only nominate 5;

DoctorZ- My favorite villain.
Larry - My favorite bigwig.
GnT - My favorite userpostingwitharothkoavatar.
GMLaw - My favorite Dutch fake lawyer.
Rexx14 - My favorite non-obvious woman.

Ill make it official with that nice template jmakin used;
name: Yakmelk
number: #15
charity: tbd
pledge: $2 each number, additional $15 on 15, $20 to the winner
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:55 AM   #22
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gregorio Always really helpful advice. Cool, calm, rational.
Josie She always find ways to say something to lift people up. Right mixture of silly and serious
Chopstick I know I know, he is already in. But that is not the first time that he invests money and effort to promote community spirit here. I find that cool.
DoctorZ Behind a rough posting is a really helpful and kind soul that didn't let me down although he totally could and I would expect him then too.
JM Someone who grew in his time here the most and he continues to surprise me with how fast he gets to the next level
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:29 PM   #23
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Re: Charity rOOTlette 2017: July 10, 7pm Vegas time @ Bellagio

Let's add the following posters as locks: gregorio, Howard Treesong, lapka, DoctorZangief, Very Josie


Current status:

#usercharity
0??
32??
15Yakmelk(charity TBD)
19??
4??
21??
2chopstickFriends Of Homeless Animals
25??
17??
34??
6de captain(charity TBD)
27??
13??
36??
11??
30??
8??
23??
10??
5??
24jmakin(charity TBD)
16??
33??
1??
20??
14??
31??
9??
22El Diablo(charity TBD)
18??
29??
7??
28??
12??
35??
3??
26??


Pledges:
chopstick ($5/number)
El Diablo ($20 on #22)
de captain ($26 on #6)
pokeraz ($37 to winner)
Yakmelk ($2/number, $15 on #15)
jmakin ($20 to winner)


Selected but haven't picked yet (please pick your # and charity if your name is below):
de captain
El Diablo
jmakin
Yakmelk
W0X0F
gregorio
Howard Treesong
lapka
DoctorZangief
Very Josie


nominees (feel free to second any of these people if you agree, and make your own nominations as well):
Didace aka New Dids
Mrs. Treesong
Toothsayer
daryn
Alobar (assuming he gets out of jail in time)
Larry Legend
Gin 'n Tonic
GMLaw
Rexx14
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:41 PM   #24
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Re: Charity rOOTlette 2017: July 10, 7pm Vegas time @ Bellagio

Heh, I was just thinking about this the other day. Glad to see it's happening again.

I nominate:

Bigdaddydvo for his work in the steak thread.
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:46 PM   #25
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oh ****, can I second larry legend or is that already included in my 5?
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