[REBOL] Re: HELP Needed for Rebol.net
From: carl:cybercraft at: 11-Oct-2009 1:50
My feelings about donations for public and free services such as these is that the amount
given and how often should be decided by the donors, as how much a service is valued
by its users will vary greatly.
Donate buttons on websites could work well I think, but where they fall down in my experience
is in no follow-up. People may remember they've donated to a service, but whether it
was 7 months or 7 years ago is a more difficult question.
My suggestion would be to have a donation button and along with it the option for the
donor to receive a reminder in the future that they may wish to donate again. (Or two
or three reminders for those who know they're forgetful - have a bad email service...)
And the donor should also choose how many months or years in the future the reminder
should be sent.
This I think would be a better approach than a few individuals commiting themselves to
regular payments. Always assuming it brings in enough cash to run the service, of course.
But the other methods could be the Plan Bs.
-- Carl Read.
On Saturday, 10-October-2009 at 7:23:54 Tim Johnson wrote,