I agree with the idea of an ebay donation format through paypal.
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On another subject: While working with Groups.io, how about an option to receive or not attachments? This would allow those with bandwidth or security concerns to opt out of receiving the content. The rest of us with broadband connections could get the jpg or pdf docs inline with the messages.
Just a thought.
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From: "tom jobe" <tomjobe@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 7:57 AM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] PAYING FOR GROUPS.IO
Stefan's eBay plan is brilliantly simple!
But I say it should be extended to $200, so there are ample funds for the eBay and PayPal fees and other administrative costs (such as a nice lunch for Dennis and his wife, etc).
Do not give any accounting of the funds other than to say the first year is paid for.
Forget the list of donors and forget giving credit to anyone who contributed.
If anyone requires a 'pat on the back', or any kind of accounting, then that person should not contribute anything, and just say he did if it makes him feel better.
Then when the time nears for the second year payment to Groups.IO do it again for double whatever the Groups.IO charges are at that time.
On 4/30/2018 10:29 PM, stefan_trethan wrote:
Maybe you can simply sell 150 "contributing memberships" on Ebay as $1
buy it now items and if someone wants to donate say $10 they can just
pick up 10 pcs? This would cap the funds coming in and almost
auto-generate a list.
Patreon or any of the countless gofundme type of sites would likely
work too, but I don't really want to singn up somewhere new. I expect
most members use Ebay already.
I don't think anyone is too concerned about fees or what happens to
excess money, the goal is to reimburse you with the least hassle for
you, but I understand why you do not want to be saddled with a large
sum that you don't know what to do with.
On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 6:54 AM, Robert Simpson via Groups.Io
A. Donate extra to the Tektronix museum.
B. As mentioned, work out a deal with other moderators as like so many of you, I am also a member of many technical forums.
Or anything like that.
Thank you for setting this up,