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Do donate buttons offend you?

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Do donate buttons offend you?

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  1. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Users will going to have different perception as far as donation button is concerned. Some might get offended and some may not.

    So what you get it as ?
     
  2. mayjune

    mayjune New Member

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    lolzzzzzzz
    you know i really don't know if i qualify to answer this...
    cause when i saw the thread the first thing i asked,
    where is the donate button????
    and i STILL can't find it....
     
  3. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    There is not any on this forum
     
  4. mayjune

    mayjune New Member

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    ah you should have mentioned that...
    no i don't think it offends, infact few of the site i download stuff from, they get 1200$ per month (mostly) through donation, for there maintainence
    A lot of them feel they get so much from a site, donating 1-2$ won't cost them anything...as they become so close to the community like we have it here.
    if its there feel free to donate or not then i think its a good idea...even for this forum, i would be glad to donate if i am sure its secure...
     
  5. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    This question is not intended for putting the same on this forum but its just a general question
     
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    senaratne New Member

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    It's rather difficult question to answer unless I know exactly what donate button is, how it functions and what it is intended for.
     
  7. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    Lets say the big one right at the face of wiki at times or something similar.
     
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    senaratne New Member

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    Thank you, shabbir. Got the idea.
     
  9. indiansword

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    i dont think that offends. Its just way for the webmaster to earn something to maintain the server or as a reward for daily bread. So i strongly believe donate button should be there. Even most of the users will like it because they feel that its a request not a compulsion.
     
  10. SaswatPadhi

    SaswatPadhi ~ Б0ЯИ Τ0 С0δЭ ~

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    Exactly !! :)
    So, there is nothing to feel offended.
     
  11. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    No but when so many people donate and someone could not they can feel bad about it.
     
  12. mayjune

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    i agree with shabbir,
    (saying it personally) there are few sites i haveily use (for downloads and all),
    but i am nt able to donate to them, first being a student, second safety reasons(online frauds), but then i never felt donate button shouldn't be there....infact i feel whenever i be in a position to donate, i'll first donate to them as these are the sites that have helped me gain knowledge.
    So even if i feel bad, its somewhere for the good.... :)
     
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    I have already cast my vote. No. I won't be offended.
     
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    Ohh what the heck...why the controversy....i'll make a donate button,you all can donate towards my new corvette....lol
     
  15. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    l0l
     
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    I'm not offended by donate buttons, I just ignore them.
    I run Firefox through Privoxy so this takes care of adverts, so I don't need to pay to get rid of adverts.
     
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    what is that ? donate buttons ?
     
  18. mayjune

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    donate buttons are request buttons from the site to donate some amount (minimum 1$ to whatever you can donate) through paypal or credit card, some sites give you extra features when you donate like extra speed, some don't. Some force you to donate by having a popup whenever they are running low of cash some keep it low....
    Simply put an alternative way of getting fund from members for using the site...
     
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    OK, mayjune, got the message and you're right.
     

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