Wesleying Needs You

Anonymous commenters, shoutbox-ers, ACB-ers: You want Wesleying not to crash every Finals Week (or other sporadic moments throughout the year).  You want Wesleying to be more user friendly.  You want to be able to sort through posts easier.  You want aesthetic changes to be made quicker.  You want it? You got it — That is, of course, if you can help us make that happen. We gots no money! Our server contract ends this year, and we are hoping to upgrade so Wesleying.2011 can be better, faster, stronger.  With your fund$ we can:

  • renew our contract, stay online
  • upgrade our server! no more annoying 503s!
  • have some $$$ to make Wesleying even more user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing (although we know you all loved the “Wesleying: a website for students who go here to Wesleyan” banner, having some money would make our redesigns faster and more professional)
  • keep Wesleying 100% independent – We would like to remain completely financially independent and non-university affiliated (no SBC funds). Wesleying was created to be an independent student blog, and while it may only be symbolic, we’d like to have the independence to go on rants about the University like with the Tour de Franzia crackdown or the Fountain Avenue fiasco, or just post pictures of students in their underwear with Michael Roth’s face pasted on.

While Wesleying may not give you a sweet tote bag like NPR does, here are some reasons you should support us: Wesleying presents: Uncle Roth

  • because you love us? maybe?
  • you’re a student who reads Wesleying during lectures, in Olin, when you want to see the S&C menu, for fun Ye Olde Wesleyan posts, and because you need a Wesleyan internet aggregator to keep you informed of when WesCam is up and running, of the existence of WesBreasts and WesTacles…or you want to find out who is lecturing at CHUM.
  • you’re a rich alum or parent who’s too cool to want hir name on a building.  Wesleying keeps you updated on what’s going on better than any Wesleyan listserv.  Or you’re a poor alum with Cardinal spirit, an internet addiction, and $1 to spare.
  • For a forum where students, administrators, administrators posing as students and students posing as administrators can discuss campus policies and news.
  • For our dearly departed Sheek and Holly and Xue and so many others!

So if you are so inclined, make your donation to Wesleying’s PayPal account whether you’re a student, a parent, an alum, or just someone who googled “sex party.”  You can donate any amount you wish, and show some class pride by adding your class year in cents (i.e. Michael Roth ’78, donate $100.78!  Poor alum ’10, donate $1.10!).  At least join the facebook event and spread it to your friends.


With love,

All of us at Wesleying

[Thanks to David Shimomura ’13 for photoshopping the awesome ‘Uncle Roth’ image for me for this post.]

24 thoughts on “Wesleying Needs You

  1. anon

    Also, not to hurt your feelings, but I’m an alumna, and I miss the days of Holly and Xue…PLEASE TAKE A PAGE.

  2. anon

    Also, not to hurt your feelings, but I’m an alumna, and I miss the days of Holly and Xue…PLEASE TAKE A PAGE.

  3. I will give

    But before I give I want to know exactly what my money is going towards. I don’t like the lack of details and transparency.

    A) What is your fundraising goal?
    B) What will your monthly costs be?
    C) Where will you be spending each penny?
    D) Who, specifically, manages the account? Who will be managing the money that is donated?

    Once I have these answers I will gladly give my $20.01, and I’m sure many others would appreciate the transparency and forthrightness as well.

  4. I will give

    But before I give I want to know exactly what my money is going towards. I don’t like the lack of details and transparency.

    A) What is your fundraising goal?
    B) What will your monthly costs be?
    C) Where will you be spending each penny?
    D) Who, specifically, manages the account? Who will be managing the money that is donated?

    Once I have these answers I will gladly give my $20.01, and I’m sure many others would appreciate the transparency and forthrightness as well.

  5. You Know

    Maybe if you actually posted the events we submitted to you, or responded to our email, we might contribute. At least make it look like you’re making an effort to respond to our concerns.

  6. You Know

    Maybe if you actually posted the events we submitted to you, or responded to our email, we might contribute. At least make it look like you’re making an effort to respond to our concerns.

  7. I LOVE SYED

    excuse me? all the good contributors are gone? Syed is working this blog like no other.

  8. Holly Wood

    You make it sound like we’re dead or something. Christ, I’m not that old.

    The reason you don’t apply for SBC funds is because there’s a lot of shit that goes into accounting for that shit. Trust me, if the WSA is still being run by the kind of egomaniacs who were running it when I was at Wes, there’s a whole shitton of bureaucracy you don’t want to get involved in. You’re asking basically for someone to give up a lot of their unpaid time to deal with it and unnecessarily so. Secondly, the SBC wouldn’t give funding to Wesleying even if it were to apply. A lot of places where the money is better needed aren’t getting the cash they need just to survive.

    At least, that’s this founder’s two cents.

  9. Holly Wood

    You make it sound like we’re dead or something. Christ, I’m not that old.

    The reason you don’t apply for SBC funds is because there’s a lot of shit that goes into accounting for that shit. Trust me, if the WSA is still being run by the kind of egomaniacs who were running it when I was at Wes, there’s a whole shitton of bureaucracy you don’t want to get involved in. You’re asking basically for someone to give up a lot of their unpaid time to deal with it and unnecessarily so. Secondly, the SBC wouldn’t give funding to Wesleying even if it were to apply. A lot of places where the money is better needed aren’t getting the cash they need just to survive.

    At least, that’s this founder’s two cents.

  10. anon

    LOVE the “I want you to get off your hipster ass and help us” Roth poster. That should be posted around campus

  11. anon

    LOVE the “I want you to get off your hipster ass and help us” Roth poster. That should be posted around campus

  12. anon

    I don’t get why don’t apply for SBC funds. that money comes from students and is student-controlled. I don’t see how it affects your independence.

  13. anon

    I don’t get why don’t apply for SBC funds. that money comes from students and is student-controlled. I don’t see how it affects your independence.

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