Flattr Donations (June)

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Flattr Donations (June)

Postby Wolfboy » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:34 am

(If you want to know what this is talking about, please see the next post in this thread.)

Target: $135 per year

Totals:
April Flattrs (1): $0.35 (taniatv) + $69.65 donations (taniatv)
May Flattrs (4): $4.14 (Mistress Onyx, quelipss + 2 anon) + $27.50 donations (quelipss + anon)
June Flattrs (2): $5.20 (Mistress Onyx + anon) + $0 donations
July Flattrs (1): $2.60 (Mistress Onyx) + $0 donations
August Flattrs (2): $5.20 (Mistress Onyx + anon) + $0 donations
September Flattrs (1): $2.60 (Mistress Onyx) + $0 donations
October Flattrs (1): $2.60 (Mistress Onyx) + $0 donations
=== End of year total $119.90 - thank you! ===

November Flattrs (3): $4.00 (Mistress Onyx, teller + 2 anon) + $0 donations
December Flattrs (1): $2.60 (Mistress Onyx) + $0 donations
Janruary Flattrs (2): $5.20 (Mistress Onyx + 1 anon) + $0 donations
February Flattrs (2): $5.20 (Mistress Onyx + 1 anon) + $0 donations
March Flattrs (2): $5.20 (Mistress Onyx + 1 anon) + $0 donations
April Flattrs (2): $5.20 (Mistress Onyx + 1 anon) + $0 donations
May Flattrs (1): $2.60 (Mistress Onyx) + $0 donations
June Flattrs (2): $5.20 (Mistress Onyx + 1 anon) + $0 donations

Overall: $35.20
Remaining: $99.80


Thank you all!
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Re: Flattr Donations

Postby Wolfboy » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:35 am

Hi all,

For a while now, we've been mulling over a way to let people contribute to the running costs of the site. Like most people who aren't Puff Daddy, we don't have an unlimited amount of money, so it would be nice to have some people sharing the load (I've been footing the bill since 2004!). We've considered adverts, but schemes like Google Adsense won't deal with any adult sites; those who will are all porn-related, so would result in the place being covered in porn banners. This would look cheap and tacky. We are cheap but we're certainly not tacky, so that's not an option.

So we're trialling a scheme from a company called Flattr. Here's their introduction video:


The idea is basically this: open an account and fund it. You then choose a monthly donation amount, a minimum of 2 Euro (US$2.85, UK£1.75 at present) which is taken from your fund at the end of the month (there's no minimum term, you only have to fund it for one month if you wish). If a site, blog or whatever has a Flattr button then you can click on it if you like the content. This allocates a proportion of your monthly donation to that site, so if you click on 2 sites in a month then they each get a half of your subscription, 3 sites each get a third and so on. So all you have to do is sign up, fund the account, set your monthly donation amount and start Flattring. It's pretty simple.

Flattr is fairly new so there isn't much on it yet, but it's growing (in the nerd community at least - TorrentFreak and Techdirt both use it, for example) and although not perfect I think it has potential.

A mini-FAQ:

Where does the money go?
If we actually get any, then
  • Hosting ($120 a year)
  • Domain registration ($15 a year)
  • Charity (whatever's left)

Can I just donate to this site rather than this whole monthly thing?
Yes, in a slightly round-about way. To do so:
  • Sign up with Flattr
  • Add the funds you want to donate to your account (min. 2 Euro, credit/debit cards, or Paypal - cards have smaller fees)
  • Go to my Flattr profile and click on the Donate button
  • Set the donation amount to the maximum, and go!
Note that it will only allow you to directly donate your funded amount minus that month's subscription (€2 or less, depending on when in the month you join.) However, if you then Flattr us then we get that too. So final step is:
  • Flattr us by clicking the Flattr button at the very top left of the forum

What's in it for me?
A warm cosy feeling, the gratitude of others (myself in particular), and the much-coveted Forum Friend rank (if you so wish).

How do I know you're not just putting it towards buying your own Caribbean island?
The post above this will detail all the donations we receive, either anonymously or with a namecheck if you wish. If you donate and it isn't in the list, then you can post here and elbow me in the ribs. You'll also be able to see when I Flattr to charity from my profile page (if we're over the total... which won't happen).

Can't you just use Paypal?
Paypal won't touch adult sites either.

Will the site fall apart if I don't donate? Are you going to start charging for..?
No. And no.

So there you go. Please post any further questions you have in this thread and I'll try to answer them. And if any kind souls wish to Flattr us or donate, then thank you in advance.
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Re: Flattr Donations

Postby taniatv » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:04 am

OK, give me a link where I can make a direct donation!
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Re: Flattr Donations

Postby Wolfboy » Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:54 am

Very kind of you! For a one-off donation, the simple version is:
  • Sign up with Flattr
  • Add the funds you want to donate to your account (credit/debit cards, or Paypal - cards have smaller fees)
  • Go to my Flattr profile and click on the Donate button
  • Set the donation amount to the maximum, and go!
Note that it will only allow you to directly donate your funded amount funds minus that month's subscription (€2 or less, depending on when in the month you join.) However, if you also Flattr us then we get that too. So final step is:
  • Flattr us by clicking the Flattr button at the very top left of the forum
I'll put this in the first post too, but donors will be granted the rank of "Forum friends" if they wish. In your case I'll make a new rank of "Model + Forum Friend".

I'm new to this as well, so if anything is unclear then let me know (either here or via PM) and I'll tidy it up.
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Re: Flattr Donations

Postby Dr Octagon » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:06 am

This is a great idea. Considering I have been visiting this site for many many years it deserves something back. WIll try and get round to setting something up as soon as I can.

If at the end there is any etra money (I did say if) I wonder if it could be used for a special video from one of the lovely girls?

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Re: Flattr Donations

Postby Wolfboy » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:36 am

Thanks doc.

Don't think I'd muddy the waters by introducing anything else; this is purely and simply to do with the running costs. Besides, the idea of getting a consensus on "who" and "what colour" fills me with dread. :)
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Re: Flattr Donations

Postby Wolfboy » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:23 pm

Our first Flattr - thank you!
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Re: Flattr Donations (April)

Postby Mistress Onyx » Wed May 25, 2011 12:13 am

I appreciate your site &I think I donated correctly. If not let me know. xoxox

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Re: Flattr Donations (April)

Postby Wolfboy » Wed May 25, 2011 5:24 pm

We've rocketed up to 3! Thank you Mistress Onyx.
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Re: Flattr Donations (May)

Postby quelipss » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:35 pm

I sent in 5 euros but I'm not sure if it showed up as anonymous or not. In fact, I may have sent it to you directly wolfboy instead of the site. Please let me know if it was received. Pay Pal/flattr is new to me and I'm not sure if I did it right. Anyways it should have been under my user name quelips for may 31. I love the site and I've been a member since the old days so I figure I ought to chip in. We should all share the costs to keep it free.
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Re: Flattr Donations (May)

Postby Wolfboy » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:17 pm

Donations always show as anonymous, and Flattrs only have a name against them if you've selected the option to make your Flattrs public in your profile. I received one Flattr directly to my account, so that will be yours; thanks quelipss.
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Re: Flattr Donations (June)

Postby Turtle152 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:00 am

I don't know if anyone else has been experiencing this, but for the last several days the Flattr button has been showing up on my screen only intermittently.
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