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Geoff the Medio
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Re: Fundraising

#16 Post by Geoff the Medio » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:27 pm

Another reason not to bother with a Kickstarter campaign is that it would probably fail. Consider: http://ljis17.com/when_indie_dream_turn ... saster.php

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Re: Fundraising

#17 Post by Revlot » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:27 pm

pd wrote:We could just start a flattr account and see how willing people are to donate something. Once we reach a sufficient amount we can think about the details of contracts and what to focus on.
FreeOrion @ Flattr.com
I understand that this is a work in progress and that my comments here are just comments and NOT requests for immediate code fixes.
Thank you for the work done so far - please continue with whatever part of the game you are currently working on.

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Re: Fundraising

#18 Post by Dilvish » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:59 pm

Grrrr. As far as I can tell, those Flattr donations go to some guy AdamSolo for an article he wrote about FreeOrion-- they are NOT going to the FreeOrion project, it looks to me. Geoff, correct me if I am wrong on this. Even though it's been a tiny bit of contribution there, it kinda makes me think perhaps we should go ahead and register the project there so donations intended for us do not get misappropriated, which is bothersome.
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Re: Fundraising

#19 Post by MatGB » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:04 pm

Yup, a very badly written blog post at that (seriously, if you're asking people for money for your writing at the very least get a proofreader that knows the difference between were and where—I forgive a lot on forum posts, especially from non-native speakers, but that article is awful.
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Re: Fundraising

#20 Post by Geoff the Medio » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:11 pm

Dilvish wrote:...some guy AdamSolo...
Adam Solo writes / organizes (or somesuch) for SpaceSector.com, but is not otherwise affiliated with FreeOrion as far as I recall.

I'm not very familiar with "Flattr" but I recall it being odd in that one didn't need to sign up for anything for them to start taking donation on your behalf.

If you want to set up such an account, feel free...

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Re: Fundraising

#21 Post by Dilvish » Mon Apr 20, 2015 9:54 pm

Geoff the Medio wrote:I'm not very familiar with "Flattr" but I recall it being odd in that one didn't need to sign up for anything for them to start taking donation on your behalf.
Probably a very good move on their part, to facilitate adoption, but it does still seem strange, I agree.
If you want to set up such an account, feel free...
Ok, I signed up an organizational account for us & our Donations page now has a Image button. Apparently they won't actually make us searchable in their catalog until someone has actually Flattr'd us via the button, so, if anyone has actually signed up with them as a user, a click would be welcome. That would also be nice to confirm that I really have it setup correctly (seems to, but hard to be sure until it gets us into their catalog).
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Re: Fundraising

#22 Post by Revlot » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:12 pm

Signed up and flattered $5.
I understand that this is a work in progress and that my comments here are just comments and NOT requests for immediate code fixes.
Thank you for the work done so far - please continue with whatever part of the game you are currently working on.

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Re: Fundraising

#23 Post by Dilvish » Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:54 pm

Cool, many thanks Revlot!

It seems it will take a while longer for the processing to be done to get us into their catalog, but at least they have registered "The FreeOrion Project" as a "Thing" for our account, and we can enter a bit more info for it, including giving it a better image (it starts with their default software image). I've initially updated it (though that too needs more time to get processed) to be the stylized "FreeOrion" logo; the splashscreen space/planet image is another possibility I suppose. If anyone wants to suggest tags to assist with their catalog search please do.
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Re: Fundraising

#24 Post by Revlot » Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:04 pm

I understand that this is a work in progress and that my comments here are just comments and NOT requests for immediate code fixes.
Thank you for the work done so far - please continue with whatever part of the game you are currently working on.

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