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Old 08-07-2019, 10:43 AM   #781
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Already confirmed: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post6021503
 
Old 08-26-2019, 05:18 AM   #782
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Donation Sent

Pat, I've just found out about this, being a charter member of the 2 percent club.

I've used Slack for at least 20 years (?) maybe longer. I owe the privilege of that use to you.

Mailed a small donation today, I really wish it could be more. Maybe in future.

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Old 08-27-2019, 11:51 AM   #783
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Possible Revenue

Consider Patreon videos.

Use Uncle Doug (on YouTube) for a model and show how Pat does what he does but only to those who pay on Patreon.

Sort of Video version of the changelog with other add-ons.
 
Old 09-01-2019, 10:46 AM   #784
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Happy September Fools' Day!

Sent my usual small donation. Probably next month will do it via Patreon.


Do wish that Slackware.com reflected the current status better, but looking forward to SW 15.0
 
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Old 09-01-2019, 11:18 AM   #785
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Sent my usual small donation. Probably next month will do it via Patreon.
I received my first receipt from Patreon this morning; I'm happy to be a Slackware Patreon member.
 
Old 09-01-2019, 11:32 AM   #786
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:21 PM   #787
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Of all the options I've seen only PayPal seems to offer oneshot donations . Does Patreon offer such and I just not noticed it on the site mentioned in article (*) below ?
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https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post6021503

Tia , JimL
 
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Old 09-01-2019, 10:30 PM   #788
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Of all the options I've seen only PayPal seems to offer oneshot donations . Does Patreon offer such and I just not noticed it on the site mentioned in article (*) below ?
(*) ...
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post6021503

Tia , JimL
Patreon is only for recurring payments, so PayPal would be better for a one time donation. I wish Patreon did allow one time payments as well, it would be easier to just use one service (for additional payments when a new Slackware version is released, etc.).
 
Old 09-02-2019, 12:18 AM   #789
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Patreon is only for recurring payments, so PayPal would be better for a one time donation. I wish Patreon did allow one time payments as well, it would be easier to just use one service (for additional payments when a new Slackware version is released, etc.).

See https://support.patreon.com/hc/en-us...-time-payment- :

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Can I make a one-time payment?

While one-time payments are a great feature idea, it's important we stay true to what Patreon is all about: Building a membership platform for creators.

All patreon memberships are currently on recurring monthly billing cadence. You can learn more about how creators can bill their patrons, here.

For now, the best way for a patron subscribe to a creator with a one-time payment is to become a patron then simply cancel their membership after they have been successfully billed. You'll know when you have been billed because you'll receive an email confirmation stating your payment has successfully processed.
 
Old 09-03-2019, 01:20 AM   #790
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I remember reading that when Patrick confirmed it was the official Slackware account. It's still a bit of a hassle to change the donation amount, monitor when the larger payment is made, and then remember to change it back to the normal recurring payment again. For someone already making a recurring payment you'd think an additional one time payment option wouldn't be too hard for them to implement, but they seem to be opposed to it.

I think I'll just continue the PayPal route for one time payments, that keeps me from having to remember to update Patreon at some later date (since a major benefit is just to "set it and forget it").
 
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:03 AM   #791
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I think I'll just continue the PayPal route for one time payments, that keeps me from having to remember to update Patreon at some later date (since a major benefit is just to "set it and forget it").
I'm going to continue to use Paypal and Patreon. I like the set it and forget it feature of Patreon. Pat will get his modest donation from me each month with Patreon. I also plan to use Paypal to pay for my download of Slackware 15.0 when released.
Praise Bob.
 
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:25 AM   #792
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Something to think about

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonev...elementary-os/

Ubuntu's download page is somewhat similar. It requests money, though you decide how much. It is different in that it starts the download in the background in the mean time before you commit to any payment.

ElementaryOS, on the other hand doesn't have a normal download page. It has a ‘Store’ link. You click on this and you have a few presets of what to pay. There is one option to set your own amount. Click this and set it to 0 and the ‘Purchase’ button instantly turns into a straight ‘Download’ button.

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When we switched over from having a 'Donate' button right next to the download button, to having that 'pay what you want including $0' format, the amount of revenue we were making increased by 10x

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Old 09-04-2019, 04:30 AM   #793
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Something to think about

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonev...elementary-os/

P.S. Ubuntu's download page is somewhat similar. It requests money, though you decide how much. It is somewhat different in that it starts the download in the background in the mean time.
Yes, this is the 'Radiohead' innovation. A very nice idea for 15.0.
 
Old 09-06-2019, 12:05 AM   #794
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Is it not strange that people have to wade through forums to find a way to donate to the creator/project, and have to wade more through other media, like facebook, or twitter or whatever to confirm that it is the legit way? It's like a little puzzle, or it's like the creator/project wants to make it hard on purpose for people to do this. This thread is not even sticky.

There is slackware.com . Adding a way to donate would maybe take 15 minutes. one link, and a few lines of text with the info. I really wonder what the reason could be to make it this difficult.
 
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:04 AM   #795
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...I really wonder what the reason could be to make it this difficult.
I parse the thread as 'subgenius'.

Praise Bob.

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