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Month: July 2013

Donation and Re: [trinity-users] Testing TDE R14

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 07:37:43 +0100
On Wednesday 24 July 2013 03:36:23 Timothy Pearson wrote:
> > On Wednesday 24 of July 2013 02:10:56 Alexandre Couture wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> I made this donate button design in LibreOffice. If you want it, then
> >> it's
> >> yours!
> >>
> >>
> >> 		
> >>_od g
> >>
> >> 		
> >>_pn g
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >> -Alexandre
> >
> > It's a discussion about link in the menu bar or about image on donate
> > page?
> >
> > For myself, I can say that I like the solution, as it is now - green
> > stand out
> > nicely on the menu, and I prefer that it stays as text, not the picture.
> >
> > Slavek
> > --
> I agree with Slavek on this one.  We don't want the main TDE page looking
> like a gigantic advertisement. ;-)
> Tim

The proposed donate button is very elaborate.  To be remotely accessible to 
the visually handicapped it would in fact have to be the size of the page, 
not just included on the page.

I would concur with Tim and Slávek, but would add the following as an 
off-this-thread comment.

All the recent talk about donations has actually scared me off donating right 
now.  The discussion had made me feel that it was again time that I managed 
to give something.  Not that I was going to give a lot, I'm afraid that I 
never have, but I was going to give something.  

But I now know that a) donating is not anonymous and b) that what I would call 
large amounts are the minimum anyone is interested in.  "Little drops of 
water, little grains of sand, make a mighty ocean and a beauteous land" would 
appear *not* to be the order of the day.  So, as of this moment, I have 
backed away from giving anything.  I would quite simply be too embarrassed.

I'm sure that I shall get over it.  But the occasional passer-by may not, and 
a small, possibly several small, even very small, donations may be lost to 
TDE.  In addition, and arguably worse, I feel that that it would also entail 
a loss of goodwill.  "Don't go near TDE.  It's just a scam.  All they are 
interested in is parting you from your money."

10,000 givers of £1 would raise more money than one giver of £1,000.  It pays 
(literally and figuratively) to keep the small, even the very small, givers 
on-board. (See *)