November 20th, 2007

pointy teeth

Ramp drive update

YOUR GENEROSITY HAS BROKEN AMAZON. ...no, not exactly, but right now there is a major lag in our updates for our donation collection, as you may have noticed. It was updating just fine this morning and early afternoon, but hasn't budged in some time. Amazon's tech support is on the case, but right now I can't actually say with any certainty how much we've collected, just that it's a good bit more than the eighteen hundred the tracker shows right now.

Because of the nature of this fundraising, and the desire to avoid major foot-in-mouth, I don't want to say anything definite until I actually know. This could be a hold-up on the credit card processing end, but we don't appear to have been credited for several transactions that *have* gone through. So I will keep nagging them, and hopefully we'll have this sorted out in short order.

In the meantime -- let me just say that my icon is right: my fandom has nasty, big, pointy teeth -- and I am immensely pround and happy to be among you.
jason

the ramp drive: official pause

Your latest ramp drive update: as I note in the main ramp drive post, I am officially calling for a pause for now. I've talked with the guys at Amazon again; they confirmed they're having substantial technical issues, and right now those issues are preventing them from processing payments or even determining how many payments are awaiting processing for a given account. And the figures Amazon's system is coughing up when I try to look are wrong, so I can't depend on them. This means I only have a very vague idea of how amazingly generous everyone has been.

So, let's take a breather for now, and wait to see what happens when Amazon gets its act together. Thanks for your generosity and your patience. Once I know what's actually happening, we can resume the drive.

Apologies for the inconvenience.