Shannara
 GM, 3 posts
 Treasurer
 
Tue 24 Sep 2002
at 17:08
Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
Please post any questions, comments, suggestions, concerns or the like here.

Also, if you'd prefer, emails can be sent to me at -- or .
fatman
 member, 1 post
Wed 25 Sep 2002
at 15:24
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
I just wanted to say that this is a great idea.

I only have one concern, and it may just be me being paranoid or playing the devil's advocate. I am concerned that people making donations will start to expect preferential treatment or expect woof and his crew to jump when they ask for something.

My feeling is that my donation is just that, a donation with no strings attached. I don't expect anything from my other donations. For example, if I make a donation to the local high school band, I am not expecting them to show up and play a concert for me.

I'm just happy to be a part of helping keep RPOL up and running.
elSpike
 GM, 4 posts
Wed 25 Sep 2002
at 15:28
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
The only reason that names are being posted is to make sure no funds go awol and it is transparent...

Perhaps we should make the donation posting private?
Shannara
 GM, 5 posts
 Treasurer
 
Wed 25 Sep 2002
at 15:35
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
You bring up a good point.

Donations are just that - donations.  It doesn't purchase any preferential treatment.  It just (hopefully) makes it easier for woof/jase and those who help him keep this site up and running for all of us who enjoy it.

Noone who donates should, in my opinion, expect anything more.  I certainly don't.

(Although I would still offer to bribe the dice roller into liking me. -- but that's a bribe.  Totally different situation) :P  Disclaimer: The statement about the dice roller is a joke, and is not to be taken seriously
Jhael
 GM, 1 post
Wed 25 Sep 2002
at 15:48
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
I wish I'd thought of that with the dice roller.

Is there any need for anyone other than the admin group to see who's donating money?
Shannara
 GM, 6 posts
 Treasurer
 
Wed 25 Sep 2002
at 16:23
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
Unless someone asks that their donation is kept private, I'd like to publish the names monthly or quarterly along with the amounts.

That way, people can doublecheck that they sent X amount, and X amount was received.  It provides reassurance that the $$ is getting to where it was intended, and is being passed along.

I intend to email everyone who donates thru the paypal account, and I will also email any who send checks to the US collection point -- IF they provide me with an email address.

Deserved or not, at a similar site during fundraising, there were some questions as to how much had been received and whether the donations were used as intended.  I'd like to eliminate any possibility of that happening here.

Another possible option would be to have the list of donations available for any who request to see it.
bigbadron
 GM, 2 posts
 He's big, he's bad, but
 most of all, he's Ron...
Wed 25 Sep 2002
at 17:39
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
I think the list of donations itself should be public, but people should be able to request privacy if they want to.  If they want to donate, then that's their business.
They should be able to ask for an e-mail "receipt" if they want to be sure the donation got through.

Donations should still appear in the list though, perhaps tagged as being from "Anonymous".
Jhael
 GM, 2 posts
Wed 25 Sep 2002
at 17:41
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
Gorgeous - thanks guys, that makes sense to me - hadn't considered the receipt thing.
Shannara
 GM, 8 posts
 Treasurer
 
Wed 25 Sep 2002
at 18:02
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
I have no problem with the list available to the general public being listed under 'Anonymous' for those that request it.

However, if no such request is made, I'd like to list the rpol user id.
dollsteak
 GM, 5 posts
Thu 26 Sep 2002
at 00:16
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
Maybe instead of Anonymous, you could give them a number so they won't confuse their donation with some other Anonymous source?
bigbadron
 GM, 3 posts
 He's big, he's bad, but
 most of all, he's Ron...
Thu 26 Sep 2002
at 04:22
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
That's a good idea.  Just assign them a number if they request anonymity... yeah... I like that.
Although long-term Prisoner fans might object (LOL).

"I'm not a number, I'm a free man!"
Kabin The Dwarf
 member, 1 post
 Long Live the Thane!
Thu 26 Sep 2002
at 05:07
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
Question..

What would happen (gods forbid)  if Woof should become disinterested in Rpol.  would the Friends of Rpol take over the site completely?
dollsteak
 GM, 6 posts
Thu 26 Sep 2002
at 05:09
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
The FoRPoL would send an elite team to subdue woof, and use extreme brainwashing techniques to change his mind.
bigbadron
 GM, 4 posts
 He's big, he's bad, but
 most of all, he's Ron...
Thu 26 Sep 2002
at 05:12
Re: Questions, Comments, Concerns & Etc.
The hope is that with a bit of support that won't happen.  Unlike some people Woof doesn't seem to be too proud/arrogant/stupid to accept support from others.