Donation or Subscription - the way forward

How to Donate to Patterform
tyamber
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Re: Donation or Subscription - the way forward

Postby tyamber » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:44 pm

I find it hard to believe there is a resource like this available without subscription to be honest and I've been using this site for a while.

I still struggle to find a winner, but I think that fault lies with me and not the info provided - it's a great resource and I, for one, would be more than happy to pay a small fee if it means this site continues.

LoveWinners
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Re: Donation or Subscription - the way forward

Postby LoveWinners » Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:17 pm

looks likeim late to the party ....im happy whatever you decide martin.

Msalway2016
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Re: Donation or Subscription - the way forward

Postby Msalway2016 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:06 am

how about a METER that you need to fill in the form of donations every year, so work out how much it costs for upkeep and time etc., and then donations can keep the meter filled up and the site remains free. a bit like Wikipedia, people can donate to keep it open rather than a subscription thing....... i wouldn't be averse to a monthly sub as long as it was a low fee but i am thinking of a better way of doing it

martinkil
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Re: Donation or Subscription - the way forward

Postby martinkil » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:00 pm

What would a low fee look like?

bootsnspurs2017
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Re: Donation or Subscription - the way forward

Postby bootsnspurs2017 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:20 pm

Hi Martin

Rather than a low fee, how about a monthly tipping competition. Top tipster gets a free months subscription, something like that would be fun :lol:

I would not be winning it anytime soon though :roll:

boots

captainjrm
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Re: Donation or Subscription - the way forward

Postby captainjrm » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:25 pm

about time can you not just block the freeloaders who use your service its an excellent tool hope you are successful.

pastou
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Re: Donation or Subscription - the way forward

Postby pastou » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:21 pm

Hi Martin,

I have donated and I am fine fine with every way you decide to go with.

Just one question though: instead of financing the site, would it be possible that the community supports the cost in terms of services or materials? Maybe some patternform users have access to cloud space that could be used for the site. There are free dynamic DNS that could route the traffic and the domain could be transferred to a cheaper provider.

In other words, maybe there are ways to decrease the operating costs of the website.

All the best.

Pascal Laplume

martinkil
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Re: Donation or Subscription - the way forward

Postby martinkil » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:40 pm

The main operating cost is my time which for the last 17 years I've given for free (pre-donations).


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