At 12/31/17 09:09 AM, TomFulp wrote:
We never went into detail about it but we use two different tools. The downside is it does add to our monthly costs and the results are sometimes overly aggressive - regular people who depend on VPNs often get snagged - but marketing spam keeps getting more sophisticated and aggressive so it's good to be blocking a lot of it.
Absolutely. And I'd rather have this happen than see the day we had to start paying to post. Marketing period is getting more aggressive. Anywhere to inject an ad, I swear.
The quoting system will likely go away if we change to a more threaded chat-like conversation, no plans there at the moment at least.
Darn. Oh well, live and learn. Hoping that old PMs will at least be archived with the quotes or something. Or maybe that we could choose to save them to our NG dump.
Yeah, more like gofundme and ko.fi. We had Paypal donate buttons on content in the early years of the Portal but no one used them.
Whaaaat? Are you serious? Must have been pre-2006, or before I started making music at least.
Part of that was web culture at the time but I think another big part was that we didn't track the transactions to that people could get credit for supporting artists.
Absolutely. I remember PayPal used to be sketch af. Plus, without some kind of reminder somewhere that I've dropped cash on somebody, I feel like I'm dumping money into a black hole. And who's to say I know if they even touch their acc? Lol.
The goal is to track the payment while never actually handling the money, so it is transferred from one user to another without NG taking a cut or having to handle any related accounting / tax / money laundering concerns. A lot of websites have become money handlers nowadays and most aren't following all the laws around that.
Really looking forward to this. If and when this happens, NG will officially replace my bandcamp. Not that I don't love bandcamp, but the interface is annoying, and I don't like having to upload a .wav or FLAC. No one I know even uses those anymore, well, unless you're a label, and I've never heard of anyone particularly needing them even in that case.