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Just a thought: Why not get set up to accept donations through the Amazon Honor System in addition to PayPal? Of course there may be valid reasons against it that I'm not aware of; if that's the case I'd be curious to hear them.
I can honestly say that I would donate to LQ through my Amazon account if it were possible. I don't belong to PayPal (nor do I wish to), so that's out.
I just figured the more donation options the better, yes?
Like the original poster, I neither have nor want a Paypal account, and this Amazon Honor System sounds like it might be an excellent alternative. I've never used it though, and in spite of reading the material at the Amazon site, I'm still not exactly sure how it works. Specifically, they keep stressing that they (apparently) don't tell the recipient (meaning LQ in this case) who the donor is (meaning me in this case). This doesn't make sense - maybe in some cases donors may want to remain anonymous, but suppose they don't? Am I just missing something, or is there an option for a donor to include some kind of note along with the donation? Ideally, it would be nice to be able to submit a donation under my LQ nickname. Either way, I want to become a contributing member because this is hands down the best Linux info site I've ever seen, and I want to help support it. -- J.W.
The default is that the recipient doesn't know who sent the donation. When you finalize the transaction though, you are given the option of notifying the site you've paid. In this case, Amazon would send your name and e-mail address (presumably whatever they have on file for your account), and the amount paid. I do not know if this info can be edited; I didn't take this option with the one donation I've sent so far.
You also have the option of cancelling the payment (within 30 days I believe).
Agalloch, thanks for your response. Has anyone else used Amazon for this, and if so do you know if it's possible to somehow associate your LQ nickname with a donation? Either way once I get home from work tonight I will be signing up for the annual subscription, but like many others here, there's only a distant correlation between my LQ nick and my real name/Email, and I'm kind of hoping that there's a way I can tie my subscription to my LQ nickname. If not it's no big deal, but if so it would be helpful to know. Thanks -- J.W.
Actually I ended up going with the credit card route in the end, but in any case, I'd just like to once again express my thanks to everyone associated with this site. I feel like I've gained a huge amount of knowledge just by reading everyone else's posts, and I *know* those posts have saved me hours and hours of time. So, thanks again, and I'd encourage *everyone* to take a few minutes and a few dollars to help support this most excellent site. -- J.W.