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Ian Ozsvald

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Nov 8, 2007, 10:10:04 AM11/8/07
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One feature we'd like to introduce very shortly is a 'tip jar' for authors.

It is the highst-ranked request:
http://wiki.showmedo.com/index.php/Feature_Requests
with support from Lucas, Horst and Jeff and vocal support during our
ShowMeDo Skype Conferences.

The first step has been to introduce a PayPal Donate link on the About
page in yesterday's updates:
http://showmedo.com/about

The next step will be to introduce a side-bar on the videos pages (only
for authors who want it) which is linked directly to an author's PayPal
account.

I'll be introducing it on my videos and I'd like to know - who else would
like to join the test?

The donations will be tied to *your* paypal account and you get to keep
100% of whatever you collect. We don't get involved in the transaction
nor do we offer any alternative to PayPal in this experiment (one thing at
a time!).

You are free to spend the proceeds yourself or donate them elsewhere - any
money you generate is yours. PayPal will tell you the donator's email so
you have the option of thanking them personally.

All you have to do is tell me your PayPal account (it is free to setup a
PayPal account) and I'll add the sidebar to your video pages. I'll be
writing the sidebar next week - of course you can watch to see how it
looks on my pages and them decide after, there's no time limit.

Assuming that the experiment is successful we'll figure out what needs
improving and we'll iterate from there.

Cheers,
Ian.


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Rob M.

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Nov 8, 2007, 10:44:22 AM11/8/07
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Ian,

Sounds like a great feature!

Rob Marchetti

Ian Ozsvald

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Nov 8, 2007, 2:19:27 PM11/8/07
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Cool, that's you and Lucas on the test list so far. Horst? Jeff?

Ian.

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dai

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Nov 8, 2007, 2:38:56 PM11/8/07
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sounds like a good idea count me in.

Horst JENS

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Nov 8, 2007, 2:46:10 PM11/8/07
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my paypal account is my email address

horst...@chello.at

is that all you need to know?

please add me to the test-list.

-Horst

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Ian Ozsvald

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Nov 8, 2007, 5:28:34 PM11/8/07
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Dai, Horst, Jeff - you're on the list too. I'll get the side-bar created for next week.

Ian.

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Jerol Harrington

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Nov 8, 2007, 9:28:22 PM11/8/07
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Here is the Paypal email address for Bram Molenaar's Ugandan relief project: Br...@iccf-holland.org
 
Please use that for my ShowMeDos.
 
Thanks,
 
Jerol

Erik Thompson

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Nov 8, 2007, 10:54:32 PM11/8/07
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I would like to join the test as well. 
PayPal email:  20...@erikthompson.com

-Erik

Ian Ozsvald

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Nov 9, 2007, 3:03:43 AM11/9/07
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Jerol, Erik - emails are noted, thanks.
Ian.

Jerol Harrington wrote:
> Here is the Paypal email address for Bram Molenaar's Ugandan relief

> project: Br...@iccf-holland.org <mailto:Br...@iccf-holland.org>


>
> Please use that for my ShowMeDos.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jerol
>
> >

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Gasto

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Nov 10, 2007, 7:28:19 PM11/10/07
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I have a question regarding the paypal account:
Can it be a Personal or does it have to be a Premium/Business account?

On 9 nov, 02:03, Ian Ozsvald <i...@showmedo.com> wrote:
> Jerol, Erik - emails are noted, thanks.
> Ian.
>
> Jerol Harrington wrote:
> > Here is the Paypal email address for Bram Molenaar's Ugandan relief

> > project: B...@iccf-holland.org <mailto:B...@iccf-holland.org>

Gasto

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Nov 10, 2007, 9:49:06 PM11/10/07
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Anyways I have Personal account :

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Ian Ozsvald

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Nov 11, 2007, 7:24:33 AM11/11/07
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It can be either. If you only have a personal one then you can only accept a paypal-to-paypal transfer, with the business account you can accept credit-card payments too. That's down to you - the only difference is that a business account has higher fees (but still no setup cost).

Re. 'donations' - after a conversation last night at our '£5 App Day' (a monthly event to encourage boot-strapped entrepreneurial activity) where we discussed ShowMeDo's donations idea, we're probably going to give it a different name like 'Author rewards'. 'Donation' is a word which devalues the author's effort I think and of course we're keen to make people really appreciate the effort that you all put in!

Ian.

Ian Ozsvald

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Nov 11, 2007, 7:30:41 AM11/11/07
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Ok, you're added to the list too. Don't worry about spam bots getting your email - the archives and web listings are obfuscated by google so they don't reveal any email addresses.
i.

Gasto

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Nov 11, 2007, 8:50:45 AM11/11/07
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haha, I was asking my self, when will anybody notice my excessiveness
for the bot spam filter. At last someone did mentions it! Was supposed
to be a game also. hehe.

Anyways I think the 'author reward' idea is great for this site, since
we keep it free, yet people that have the possibility and are
motivated to help, then they do, just like some sourceforge projects.

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