Posted by Malmir on 2017-10-15 18:25:36
Great! I got rid of paypal a while back so have been unable to donate since. Do I have to create an account with Patreon or can I just make one-off payments?
P.S Thanks to you for continuing to run and support this amazing site!
Posted by Christer on 2017-10-15 19:41:27
I'm not an expert on Patreon, but I believe you need to make an account. It's normally also a monthly contribution, so if you want to make a single donation through Patreon you'll need to be on your toes and cancel the pledge after the first payment goes through (normally on the 1st of each month).
Posted by Guardikai on 2017-10-15 20:17:42
What issues have people had with PP? I had a few years and years ago, but it's come along a long way. Patreon is a very good alternative however.
Thanks for the info!
Posted by PeteW on 2017-10-15 22:46:41
A regular system is a great idea. I suspect many people would be happy to set up a regular payment, but just forget. An easy solution like this is great. AND, if you are happy with PayPal then you can use your paypal login to set up the regular payment, without needing a new login.
I was amused by your message "...blown away by the generosity of people I have never met." Well, I have met you.... and I'm still happy to donate. ;P
I think you will be blown away by the number of regular givers.
Go fumbbl - best website ever. Thx Big C.
Posted by thoralf on 2017-10-16 00:15:42
Thank you for making me save clicks, C!
Posted by Cloggy on 2017-10-16 08:55:41
Done right away. It would be great if you no longer needed to pay for OUR hobbies!
Posted by Kondor on 2017-10-16 11:23:05
The issue I have with Pay Pal is that you must have a valid phone number to use it. I live out in the middle of Central Asia and only have the phone given to me by my employer. I utilize Skype for personal phone calls.
I will look closely at Patreon. This may just work for me.
Posted by Guardikai on 2017-10-16 11:43:01
That is really annoying Kondor. That's pretty thoughtless of PP. Thanks for the info. I worked in Japan for 3 years so I know how that could be... luckily I was using my old PP account from the UK so it didn't affect me then, but it would have if I needed a new PP account.
I've just pledged on Patreon Christer :3 good luck!
Posted by Rags on 2017-10-16 11:51:20
Thanks Christer. PayPal got messy for me because I have moved back and forth between UK and Eurozone (Ireland) several times, and it doesn't like changing home country address. Signed up now, it shouldn't take many coaches at all on lower tiers to hit the modest monthly target, so no excuses!
Posted by DonnyRainboe on 2017-10-16 16:11:39
Fine idea, alternatives are always good. Will support when I can.
Posted by DonnyRainboe on 2017-10-16 16:14:47
@Christer. Which currency is easiest for your Christer? If you ever go down the bit coin wallet route let me know.
Posted by Kaiowas on 2017-10-16 16:39:03
In like Flynn
Posted by Jip on 2017-10-16 19:42:27
This post reminded me to donate again, which I’ve just done. Constantly impressed by the site.
I’m a digital tourist, so know nothing about hosting or running sites, but is there ever a desire to make an iOS version of the site?
Not sure if it costs millions in development for iOS apps, and I’m sure people have asked plenty of times, but I’m relatively new, so just wondered.
Posted by the_Sage on 2017-10-17 00:33:43
I know Patreon can auto-assign roles to discord users, maybe you could use that to assign discord confirmed accounts the badge on the site? I wouldn't be surprised if they have their own API to do so directly as well.
Posted by misterlonestar on 2017-10-17 00:51:56
now just need to come up with something to tell the wife when she asks what I have a monthly subscription to :D
Posted by Tulkas_jrrt on 2017-10-17 10:18:30
20% of VAT ... Not cool. I'll make my annual donation via Paypal this time again, but great idea Christer, I'll talk about it on our forum.
Posted by the_Sage on 2017-10-17 12:34:13
That's your county's VAT, @Tulkas. They're just abiding by your laws. =)
Posted by Verminardo on 2017-10-17 13:21:59
Not really Sage, there shouldn't be a VAT charge on this, if Patreon is applying a VAT charge probably someone should look into that. (I'm not volunteering.)
Posted by Beanchilla on 2017-10-18 00:22:51
Signing up now! Thanks for keeping it advertisement free!
Posted by pizzamogul on 2017-10-18 19:56:23
Brilliant! I've been wanting to put my donation on auto pilot, this is perfect!