Jim Alfredson

New DONATE button

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Hello all,

You may have noticed a new DONATE box and button on the forum homepage. I thought this might be easier for most as well as a handy reminder that it does cost money to keep this site afloat. The donate button links directly to my Paypal account. Remember, you can use regular credit/debit cards with Paypal. For those that prefer to write a check, you can make them out to me and send here:

PO BOX 27551
LANSING MI 48909

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Will put my money where my mouth is this holiday season for sure. New banner looks rad too.

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Just used it - perfect and easy - great idea!

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Does the "latest donations" scoreboard need t be visible? Or is there way around that during the donation, keep it private/anonymous?

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Thanks, Jim, for all the pleasure and engagement. The check goes in the mail tonight.

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35 minutes ago, JSngry said:

Does the "latest donations" scoreboard need t be visible? Or is there way around that during the donation, keep it private/anonymous?

It can be anonymous.

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I clicked anonymous for name but left amount visible. Although nothing shows on the main screen if you click 'view donations' name comes up to see. (I tried signing out...still there)

It's useful to see amount towards target and even how much individuals are donating. Don't see the need for the names.  

Edited by A Lark Ascending

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Yes, that seems to be a bug. I have an email out to the software developer.

I also added an 'offline' option for those that don't want to use Paypal.

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Out of sheer curiosity:

How come only "this" month's donation balance is displayed now and the results of December's donations are not shown anymore? IIRC the $150 requested were "overpaid" by a multiple figure by the end of December so should cover the costs incurred for several months. Might be useful to know that a certain backlog is there (just in case ...), isn't it?

Edited by Big Beat Steve

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I was curious too.

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That makes three of us.

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Clearly seems to be a way to keep the money flowing in ... Jim might turn a profit on this thing yet! ;)

Seriously though it's up to Jim how to utilize the button option but it seems to me it could be a new way to initiate the semi-annual funds drive.  When a certain amount is raised, Jim could remove the button, then the reappearance of the button would tell everyone that what was raised is near exhaustion and it's time to dig deep again.

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Would it be possible for the default view to show "Paid thru mm/yyyy?"

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14 hours ago, Jim Alfredson said:

I could make it a yearly total. $1800 a year.

Good idea.

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I'd go for that too. Then we'd know exactly where the financial thing stands.

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Yes, but this would mean the overview would start at the start of the current fundraiser, i.e. Dec. 1 (since Dec. had already been overpaid by several 100% ;), covering the cost for several months), right?

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I just made a $104 donation so all my tolerant, narcissistic friends can keep on discussing music here at Org.

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Jim

 

Do you take cash donations?  Still at the same p.o. box in Lansing?

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18 hours ago, skeith said:

Jim

 

Do you take cash donations?  Still at the same p.o. box in Lansing?

I'm not Jim, but see post #1 on this thread.

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1 hour ago, paul secor said:

 

I'm not Jim, but see post #1 on this thread.

yes Paul but I only see a reference to checks not cash.

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Sending cash through the mail (or any other physical service) can be a risky business.

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