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Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by Van-Helsing on October 11th 2018, 11:30 pm

Hello, Hello
I have to suggest to enable donation system for all forums and not only in some forums.
By this way the admins will be gather easier the some credits from their members to spend them for their forum's expenses and they will reduce their costs.

So lets vote!

Do you want donation system available for all forumotion forums?
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Re: Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by SLGray on October 11th 2018, 11:43 pm

I believe this is not up to Forumotion unless they get more payment options.  I believe they removed the donation system from all new forums because of an issue with PayPal.



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Re: Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by Van-Helsing on October 11th 2018, 11:51 pm

Hi @SLGray,
There alternative options and services instead of paypal and the forums expenses increased at least by 50% against old prices. Also a lot of limitations added in free package as I saw today in ACP.

I believe a solution must be found to help forum owners to cover their forums expenses or a part of them.

For this reason i created this poll. Wink
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Re: Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by TonnyKamper on October 12th 2018, 1:36 am

A big yes from me, that would be so useful Yes
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Re: Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by brandon_g on October 12th 2018, 2:52 am

I totally agree all forums should have it. The thing is, they wouldn't have discontinued the feature without a good reason (it is after all a way for forums whose owners could not afford credits otherwise to get them, which means more money for fm). I am not sure what the reason is, it could be, because of what SLG said but not sure.

My point is, while I agree that it should be available on all forums, they wouldn't have done away with a feature like this in the first place if they didn't have to. So the chances of it coming back, depending what the reason was, is very small.

None the less, I vote yes.


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Re: Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by SLGray on October 12th 2018, 10:27 am




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Re: Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by Justice™ on October 12th 2018, 3:42 pm

I personally would not like forumotion handling my donations. Nonetheless, you can actually make donations possible yourself:https://developer.paypal.com/docs/classic/paypal-payments-standard/integration-guide/donate_step_1/#next

It would probably be better than the way fm would do it.
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Re: Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by brandon_g on October 12th 2018, 5:16 pm

@Justice™️ wrote:I personally would not like forumotion handling my donations. Nonetheless, you can actually make donations possible yourself:https://developer.paypal.com/docs/classic/paypal-payments-standard/integration-guide/donate_step_1/#next

It would probably be better than the way fm would do it.

What the suggestion is referring to is what we used to have a few years ago, which was a credit donation system (not a money donation system).

Basically how the system used to work was that members could buy credits for you using one of the payment methods. It was the same concept as how it is today, except instead of the forum founder and admins having to buy credits, members could buy the credits as well and it would be added to the forum for the admins to use for the forum as they please.

Also the system was able to be disabled in the admin panel if you didn't want it activated.


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Re: Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by Justice™ on October 12th 2018, 6:07 pm

@brandon_g, I didn't know that. I think donating money is better than credits though, because you can use that money for something else, for example buying an external domain.
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Re: Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by brandon_g on October 12th 2018, 10:41 pm

You may be right from an owner's perspective, however, from a user perspective though, if I want to contribute to the forum, but make sure it goes to the forum, donating credits would be preferable to giving money because sending money via paypal, you could spend on whatever you want (user has no way to know if that money will go toward the forum or not) and not just the forum.

I mean in the absence of a credit donation system (such is the case now) the paypal way is better then nothing, but it would be nice to see the credit donation system back as an option if FM could do it without causing any issues.


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Re: Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by Justice™ on October 13th 2018, 10:49 am

You got a point there. I'll vote yes because even though i'll probably not use it, others will.
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Re: Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by jucarese on October 13th 2018, 11:18 am

Most of the payment platforms have banners for that, to put them in the forum and ask for help, PayPal has codes for widgets that you can customize, it is better that each administrator choose their platform donations, Foroactivo select one to All.
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Re: Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by brandon_g on October 13th 2018, 3:22 pm

@jucarese wrote:Most of the payment platforms have banners for that, to put them in the forum and ask for help, PayPal has codes for widgets that you can customize, it is better that each administrator choose their platform donations, Foroactivo select one to All.
I Vote No

There is like 4 different payment methods to choose from. See my posts above in regards to why a credit donation system might be better.


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Re: Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by Van-Helsing on October 15th 2018, 9:27 pm

Hello @SLGray,
There alternative services instead paypal. We are needing only the development for our forums. Wink
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Re: Do you want donation system available for all f/m forums?

Post by SLGray on October 15th 2018, 9:30 pm

System will have to have some kind of payment method.  That method would have to be used worldwide.



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