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Donations by default! ( 09:17:17 MonJan 13 2003 )

Hi guys,

On my board we have been discussing pitching in to make the board ad free for last month or so. I will be organising something in conjunction with another website I'm building.

Then, the new Donations scheme pops up on my board without any warning or choice. I disabled it fairly quickly.

However, I have inadvertantly discovered that a member donated $5 through it thinking it was the scheme I was organising.

What has happened to that $5? Is it possible to know who has donated and how much?
Can she get it back?

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Re: Donations by default! ( 10:01:13 MonJan 13 2003 )

Yes, if you check your "View Bandwidth" screen, her name will be listed at the bottom of the page, together with the amount of her donation and the date it was made. She made the donation as a gesture of goodwill towards your board, so as such, it's not refundable and will go towards keeping your board ad free. :smile:

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Then, the new Donations scheme pops up on my board without any warning or choice.


The donation facility was included in the run down of new features listed in the PM sent to ALL members immediately V. 1.4 was released. The feature was turned on by default to draw further attention to it, in case it was overlooked. From the reponse we've had so far, it would seem that admins and board members alike, think it's an excellent idea. Many people have been asking for a way to contribute to their favorite boards and thus show their appreciation in a tangible way. :smile:

  
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Re: Donations by default! ( 14:30:15 MonJan 13 2003 )

I would like to have mine set "ON" as a default. As it is, everytime I enable Donations, the next time I log on, it has been disabled......I can not figure out why this is happening. Thanks.
Phil

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Re: Donations by default! ( 15:34:58 MonJan 13 2003 )

i like the donations idea. though i was caught a bit off guard when it just appeared on the board. i had a few people asking me what was up and was i in finacial trouble? lol.

  
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Re: Donations by default! ( 18:37:23 MonJan 13 2003 )

pnoon, your donations are on at the moment, do you see them as such? :smile:

As mentioned above, Ed, everyone was notified about this feature immediately after V. 1.4. was released - we send out these PM's in the hope that they will be read by everyone as soon as they log on to the network. :smile:

  
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Re: Donations by default! ( 19:33:58 MonJan 13 2003 )

Thanks Bbadmin Mod,

I DO think it is a good idea. I don't think it was such a good one making it enabled.

I appreciate that the purpose is a visitor's good will gesture, but my member donated thinking it was something else entirely. It was understandable she made the mistake.

Great idea, just should have been disabled at first.

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Re: Donations by default! ( 19:55:30 MonJan 13 2003 )

I personally disagree. If it's disabled by default, then the vast majority of admins won't know what it is (Just another thing to skip over in "Edit Board Settings"), and therefore won't enable it. So they, and we, won't get the benefits of this feature. :smile:

The "Donate" page is quite clear, too. If the user thought it was something else, then it was quite a way to think so. Or perhaps she didn't read that page fully. :smile: Furthermore, it's a lot better for the user to actually use our "Donations" feature, than for you to collect money then pay yourself. You collecting money would cost more to you (Surcharges, transaction charges, paypal fees if using paypal), and therefore you'd have less to add to your board. Using the "Donations" feature, the user pays $5, your board gets $5. Not $3.something. :smile:

Conclusion: it's no good complaining about it now, is it? :smile:

  
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Re: Donations by default! ( 20:19:48 MonJan 13 2003 )

Yes, I turned it back on and so far the setting has stayed the course, the test will be when I sign out for the day here on this computer then sign in on the one at home. Could that be the problem? Two computers logging in as Admin with cookies set differently? Just a thought.

  
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Re: Donations by default! ( 21:39:52 MonJan 13 2003 )

It's nothing to do with cookies - it's probably that on your home computer you are viewing a "cached page". :smile:

  
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Re: Donations by default! ( 23:45:12 MonJan 13 2003 )

I thought about that.... I reset all cached pages and tried again. Other users say they see the donation message at the bottom of the message board then say that it is not there the next day. I guess I will check it tomorrow and if it dissapears again, I will reply here.

Thanks.
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Re: Donations by default! ( 23:59:22 MonJan 13 2003 )

They likely have the same problem you do - set your browser to "Check for newer versions of stored pages .... on every visit". Another useful measure is to ensure your browser empties itself on closure. :smile:

  
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Re: Donations by default! ( 09:26:36 WedJan 15 2003 )

Quote: BbBoy at 19:55:30 Mon Jan 13 2003

I personally disagree. If it's disabled by default, then the vast majority of admins won't know what it is (Just another thing to skip over in "Edit Board Settings"), and therefore won't enable it. So they, and we, won't get the benefits of this feature. :smile:


Perfectly understand this. A way around it may be to put the text/link ON the board, easily visable, but still needing enabling by the admin.

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The "Donate" page is quite clear, too. If the user thought it was something else, then it was quite a way to think so. Or perhaps she didn't read that page fully. :smile: Furthermore, it's a lot better for the user to actually use our "Donations" feature, than for you to collect money then pay yourself. You collecting money would cost more to you (Surcharges, transaction charges, paypal fees if using paypal), and therefore you'd have less to add to your board. Using the "Donations" feature, the user pays $5, your board gets $5. Not $3.something. :smile:


As I explained earlier, we are creating a scheme that includes our Bboard but not solely. Meaning the monies have to come to me so they cover the board and my other website.
Under the circumstances, immediately after telling my members that the payment scheme will be up and running very soon and then the Donations link turns up, it was perfectly understandble that they made the connection.
I was away from the board for just over a day and didn't have the time to disable it straight away.

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Conclusion: it's no good complaining about it now, is it? :smile:


I didn't think I WAS complaining. I thought it was constructive criticism. Similar features may come up in the future.
I think Best Boards ARE the best boards I've ever used, I've always expressed gratitude for the hard work you guys put into it and the amazing 'Helpers', but this doesn't mean I shouldn't express my concerns does it?

I have had numerous problems since I created the board and not once have I come here complaining, only with simple requests that the problem be looked at, and always with appreciation that you and your helpers have a million other things to do.

I haven't come here shouting and moaning, I've expressed a concern where my members have put their hard earned money somewhere unintentionally on my board. I feel responsible for this.
I think this is a legitimate reason to post.

  
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Re: Donations by default! ( 10:15:12 WedJan 15 2003 )

You'll have to excuse us, Mon - both BbBoy and I have been working very long hours indeed just lately and at times, we may have been a little "testy" in the odd reply. Our apologies for that. :smile:

I do appreciate the point you are making, but the donations page does really make it clear that it's generated by our system, and not something you would or could have initiated. That said, I agree that it was undertstandable that your members misinterpreted the situation. :smile:

I do think though that donations for your board *should* be handled separately from those for your website - they are quite separate entities after all. :smile:

  
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Re: Donations by default! ( 14:31:31 WedJan 15 2003 )

I'm Back!! The setting has again reset itself to "Disable"
I have not touched it and will await your investigation.

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Re: Donations by default! ( 21:34:25 WedJan 15 2003 )

OK, if you wouldn't mind leaving it as it is until BbBoy has had a chance to look at it, it might help him figure out what's happening. I'm emailing this thread to him. :smile:



  
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Re: Donations by default! ( 22:17:17 WedJan 15 2003 )

Quote: BbAdminMod at 10:15:12 Wed Jan 15 2003

You'll have to excuse us, Mon - both BbBoy and I have been working very long hours indeed just lately and at times, we may have been a little "testy" in the odd reply. Our apologies for that. :smile:




Not a problem! Forgotten.

You guys do great work and I haven't changed my mind about that. lol
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Re: Donations by default! ( 22:42:17 WedJan 15 2003 )

BbAdminMod,
Will do, Is there a chance that the "Disable" link could be available to others on the site? I noticed as an admin, i see the word "Disable" off to the right of the donation link......just a thought....

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Re: Donations by default! ( 23:00:33 WedJan 15 2003 )

Ah, when I read that, I thought you'd hit on something there, but no, only the admin(s) can see it.

  
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Re: Donations by default! ( 15:56:27 TueJan 21 2003 )

Ok, Here it is several days past the last time I posted, This Donation thing is not staying on. For some reason I have to keep going into the board settings and unchecking the box for user donations....I am getting tired of doing this and would really like to have this option displayed on my board. Thanks.
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Re: Donations by default! ( 16:12:22 TueJan 21 2003 )

Have you re-enabled it today pnoon? I see it is on now...

  

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