jase
 admin, 3616 posts
 Cogito, ergo procuro.
 Carpe stultus!
Thu 6 Jun 2019
at 09:06
Donations and subscriptions
With the changes to our donations I'm now furiously trying to come up with a bit more structure to the entire enterprise.

I've gone through those kind enough to donate via FoRPoL and of the 397 who have donated I've managed to find 160 accounts related to those kind souls.  Of the remainder I unfortunately couldn't correlate the donation name to the account name.

What I will be doing, once I've convinced myself I won't be breaking anything, is change the access for them from "member" to "supporter" ("donor" sounded like you gave up a kidney).  Update: Convinced myself it won't break anything and have made the change, let me know if you have any issues!

For those who I missed I apologise, I did what I could to figure out the accounts but unfortunately the name noted against the donation just didn't match an account name.  If you feel you're missing out then please do point out your donation to me but be aware if there's 237 rMails waiting for me it might take a while...

At this stage the supporter notation doesn't do anything except say thanks (thanks!!).  Subscribing, which is something one crazy person has already done, is also an option (from the main menu) and has as much effect as being a previous spleen donor.  It's humbling to actually be harassed to create a Patreon page (which I've done, along with Ko-fi).

As always it's never a requirement to donate or subscribe to RPoL.  As long as you're a positive member of our community then you're already supporting the site and helping it flourish.  Thanks to one and all.

This message was last edited by the user at 11:33, Thu 06 June.

Morgan Coldsoul
 member, 273 posts
 28+ years RP experience
 I'll forget again later
Thu 6 Jun 2019
at 16:07
Donations and subscriptions
I noticed that change to the main page last night! I think those are great options and will be happy to subscribe, myself.

Thanks for all your hard work, as always!
JohnB
 supporter, 2094 posts
 Demigod of the Stunties
Fri 7 Jun 2019
at 09:15
Donations and subscriptions
Nice One, Jase :)
donsr
 member, 1622 posts
Fri 7 Jun 2019
at 11:54
Donations and subscriptions
 I try to donate  a few times   a year. In  my many years of gaming, this  is the  finest site I have  seen/been in.

 ::chuckles::  which means next time, I'll  be asking " how  do you do this again!"
Bballref
 supporter, 32 posts
Fri 7 Jun 2019
at 13:56
Donations and subscriptions
Very appreciative of all the hard work you and the mods put it to keep the site going!  Happy to contribute.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 86 posts
Fri 7 Jun 2019
at 14:16
Donations and subscriptions
Shiny!

Thanks for adding some easy options to help support our favorite site. :)
ladysharlyne
 supporter, 2467 posts
 you have to risk the
 dark to see the light
Fri 7 Jun 2019
at 14:20
Donations and subscriptions
I am thankful for the amazing site you created Jase and the moderators/admin here.  Been here awhile and I will definitely be signing up for a subscription to help with the many costs of running this extensive a site and to me the best on the 'Net' period!

LS
xx
drewalt
 member, 98 posts
Fri 7 Jun 2019
at 23:54
Re: Donations and subscriptions
SunRuanEr:
Shiny!

Thanks for adding some easy options to help support our favorite site. :)


x2

I keep meaning, every once in a while, to drop a few dollars into the pot here and there because I use the site so much and there's no ads on it, but I always forget to actually do so.

An automated method of dropping a couple bucks in the hat every month is very nice and very welcomed for lazy people like me.
bigbadron
 moderator, 15743 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Sat 8 Jun 2019
at 19:03
Re: Donations and subscriptions
In reply to drewalt (msg # 8):

Agreed.  Meant I could just set it up and forget about it.  Very useful.
Der Rot Konig
 member, 211 posts
 Educated Pirate
Sat 8 Jun 2019
at 20:37
Re: Donations and subscriptions
So, I've never really done any type of online paying, i.e. PayPal or Patreon or anything like that.  Which of the options would be the easiest for me to access?  Keep in mind, I'll probably not use it for anything other than donating to RPOL lol.
Shannara
 moderator, 3829 posts
 Keep calm, drink more
 COFFEE!!!!
Sat 8 Jun 2019
at 21:25
Re: Donations and subscriptions
Any of them are pretty easy.

With paypal, you don't have to create an account to send money.  You do with Kofi and I believe you with Patreon too, though I haven't checked into the latter with either.  You have to have an account to send money on all three, so if you don't have one you have to sign up.

Kofi seems nice and light - I believe I'll give it a try when next I donate.

This message was last edited by the user at 15:28, Sun 09 June.

jase
 admin, 3617 posts
 Cogito, ergo procuro.
 Carpe stultus!
Sun 9 Jun 2019
at 05:27
Re: Donations and subscriptions
Very humbling reading these threads, thanks one and all.  If you've got any feedback about what does or doesn't work then please do let me know.

Also a reminder to keep your RPoL email updated otherwise I can't figure out who you are!  The two biggest subscribers so far are mystery donors!  (c;
pdboddy
 supporter, 658 posts
 EST/EDT [GMT-5/GMT-4]
Sun 9 Jun 2019
at 14:26
Re: Donations and subscriptions
In reply to Shannara (msg # 11):

How does one send money through paypal without an account?
evileeyore
 member, 192 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Sun 9 Jun 2019
at 15:22
Re: Donations and subscriptions
Shannara:
With paypal, you don't have to create an account to send money.

Whether you can or can't is moot, Jase didn't provide a link to donate via Paypal.

quote:
Kofi seems nice and light - I believe I'll give it a try when next I donate.

Ditto, but more because I no longer give Patreon or Paypal access to my money.
Shannara
 moderator, 3830 posts
 Keep calm, drink more
 COFFEE!!!!
Sun 9 Jun 2019
at 15:27
Re: Donations and subscriptions
Well, I guess they've changed that too, despite still having the 'how to do it' threads on their help feature.

Correction - you will need an account to send money through paypal as well.
ladysharlyne
 subscriber, 2468 posts
 you have to risk the
 dark to see the light
Tue 11 Jun 2019
at 00:56
Re: Donations and subscriptions
I am new to the Ko-Fi but it was easy to use and it links to paypal if you wish as I used it to set up my subscription.  Plus bought the boss plenty of coffee for his frazzled nerves LOL
jase
 admin, 3619 posts
 Cogito, ergo procuro.
 Carpe stultus!
Thu 13 Jun 2019
at 12:29
Re: Donations and subscriptions
I think you can just donate via PP direct to .  Seem to be getting a few still and I'm guessing that's how they're doing it.

I've updated the subscriptions page to have a thanks page.  Pretty bland but was keen to get something up there ASAP.

At the risk of repeating myself if you have donated before but there was no correlation between your donation name and your RPoL id/email then you'll most likely be missing from the list.  Let me know if you'd like to be added, I'd like to add you!

This message was last edited by the user at 12:30, Thu 13 June.

donsr
 member, 1623 posts
Thu 13 Jun 2019
at 12:44
Re: Donations and subscriptions
I like  'simple' ( be cause I am!)  my next time should be coming up soon.. we'll see how many time  I come back here  and say " how do I...."
bigbadron
 moderator, 15753 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Sat 29 Jun 2019
at 21:15
Re: Donations and subscriptions
I see the Ko-Fi page has reached 102% of its target.  Congratulations on that caffeine buzz, jase.  :)