Cj Verde wrote:x-posting
Have you considered "gold memberships" to the forum? I mean a simple thing some forums do is ask a small donation/membership fee to enable users to have avatars. A higher level of support gets you a gold star - or maybe in this case a gold apple.
This could really help with cash flow.
paul wheaton wrote:Drew,
You might want to take this up in this thread: https://permies.com/t/32640/tnk/Money-raising-schemes
I think you might be describing "patreon" in that thread.
Eugene Rominger wrote:Patreon + Video camera + Paul* = state of the Lab podcast.
released once a week/month 20-30 mins wandering around the lab property w/vidcam talking about the latest projects And/or upcoming events no script, no editing - Just a monolog on 1-3 subjects related to the lab property
* or any of the core members
$15 for monthly episodes
$3-5 for weekly
Tom Rutledge wrote:After some more thought.
There are people in this world that are desperate to help out. We have been trained to throw money at problems when we can't figure out how to help specifically. Catching thrown money is a plan.
paul wheaton wrote: I am wired in a very weird way.
paul wheaton wrote:
I think that if I were in a position of obligation, then I would probably stop everything.
paul wheaton wrote:
How about this: rather than something that is a benefit to me, what about something for the gappers? What if we had a thread that the gappers started that would make amazon links (complete with the richsoil affiliate thing-a-ma-bob) that would make for a lovlier life for the gappers who are doing the real work here? Maybe books, DVDs, bedding, sleeping bags .... snacks! Kitchen tools ... maybe there could be a list of stuff that would be cool to get used: tents, sleeping bags, winter wear, plates, utensils, books, dvds, knives, gloves .... maybe a care package once in a while. Maybe this Christmas we should put a shout out for Christmas Cards for gappers? And people could put a fiver in there like grandma used to do - and when they have a healthy pile, the gappers could decide how to spend it.
Oh! Here's an idea: what if I got "tip the web" set up so that a person could "tip" anybody on permies whether they wanted it or not. Then when you see a picture that you like and think "that really feeds my soul" then you could throw a couple bucks in. Thus encouraging gappers to post more pics/vids.