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[REBOL] Re: HELP Needed for

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,