December: season of donations, we should add a prominent notice on the homepage/sidebar

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@julius2 suggested this,
Something like: "Life without Poddery.com? Please Donate."

Ideas? @abhijithb21 can you update the front page?


Julius December 10th, 2016 20:40

Hi everybody, finally figured out how to get to loomio page.

I just wanted to say that this is a season in a large part of the World when people are really in the mood to make donations. I should have said something sooner, it just didn't occur to me. This is relatively important because if it reaches the right people it could make the money to run for the year, so delaying too long is NOT a good idea.

I would suggest this seasonal (or some seasonal) message be placed on the Poddery User's landing page. It's ok to ask people who use the service to give something, if one is too passive nothing will happen. Being direct at this time of year is very reasonable.

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Pirate Praveen December 14th, 2016 15:22

We can use generosity.com to receive funds. Unlike Indiegogo, there is no time limit and there is no fees (only once time transfer fee of 25 USD and payment processor charges 3% + 30 cents on every donation). This can be a really good option for us as people can contribute using their credit cards. Can someone help make a nice image for the fund raiser? @jakobnorregard can you help? Any size with equal width and height should be fine.

I have launched the campaign as we are short of time https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/poddery-com-community-supported-diaspora-pod/x/509624 but consider it as a placeholder and help with the story.

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Pirate Praveen December 14th, 2016 15:26

@abhijithb21 can you make this crowd funding as the first option at https://poddery.com/donor.html (invert the order, make direct bank transfer as the last option as that is the hardest). Also please link to the two crowd funding campaigns in the headings "Crowd Funding Round-2" and "Crowd Funding Round-1". Any ideas to make people notice the contribute link, especially in this season?

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Pirate Praveen December 14th, 2016 15:43

Current funding status: Received 534.44 USD (34,899.95 INR) from indiegogo.com for last campaign. We paid Anish 11431 INR (154 USD) for hosting charges (he has been advancing the payment). This is from March 2016 to September 2016. We also renewed poddery.com domain for 3 years for 26.40 USD. So we have about 354 USD left.


Jakob December 15th, 2016 06:58

@praveenarimbrathod - sure I'll get to work on something square...


Jakob December 16th, 2016 09:54

I did something in indian style - with something that could be seen as a Christmas tree that has mated with a lotus-flower. The text can be changes easily in Inkscape, so just tell me what you want. If you like it, just tell me whick sizes are needed, (ie. 1400x1400 px)


Jakob December 16th, 2016 10:14

I think this should also be on the leftside menu, most of us let the Poddery cookie stay where other cookies must go :) So you mostly see the stream-page. It is not at all to much to ask for some donations. It could even be there permanently. I would not mind doing new designs for the changing seasons.


Jakob December 16th, 2016 16:59

Unintentional it could also be Cthulhu...

Forgot to do this: @praveenarimbrathod

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Pirate Praveen December 17th, 2016 06:46

Looks good to me, thanks! Please share the svg also in case others want to modify it.

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Pirate Praveen December 17th, 2016 10:36

Ah it seems the image they expect is 704px × 440px and not square.


Jakob December 17th, 2016 10:42

Hey, the image is not really an svg. just a high res. bitmap with the text. I can share the bitmap and then others can put text on it.

As for the new height:width ratio I will make it right away. But could you suggest the text. I would like to space and edit the text itself so it looks better.


Jakob December 17th, 2016 10:51

Here is the bitmap in double size. 880 x 1408 px. ups... is it a landscape format?


Jakob December 17th, 2016 11:02

OK. Praveen @praveenarimbrathod

  1. I make a new one for the campaign banner. Is it ok with "Christmas fund-raiser," or could there be a better text?

  2. I think that we should also have one directly at the menu. People should see it, so they at least consider donating. It's only fair. I don't know what you say, but I can make one fast using the same image and text.

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Pirate Praveen December 17th, 2016 11:08

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Pirate Praveen December 17th, 2016 11:10

Adding to sidebar or menu needs code changes. I'll try those. If anyone else who knows programming can try, that'd be better. @balasankarchelamat @nandajavarma @vamsee @anisha @shafeeqk


Jakob December 17th, 2016 11:15

Sure... Here it is 704 x 440 px. for the generosity page.

Write when you want one for the menu.

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Pirate Praveen December 17th, 2016 11:26

Thanks! I have updated the generosity page. If anyone has any suggestions to update the campaign text, please suggest. Otherwise we can start promoting the fundraiser now.


Julius December 18th, 2016 10:26

Great work you guys. All looks really good and I completely agree with Jakob that it is on left side and permanent or semi-permanent. It is a gentle reminder that Poddery is not free (as in beer).


Julius December 19th, 2016 10:46

Hi everyone,

We got our first paypal Germany contribution today, a recurring monthly donation of 1EUR from France, so 12EUR/year. Every bit helps! It hasn't actually put in money yet but is set up for automatic monthly payment,

I wrote a thank you note, I assumed that would be nice, text below. Suggestions for future notes welcome, or if something like below is good:

Hi Jean-Luc,

Thank you for your contribution. From all of the people behind Poddery.com

Happy Holidays!





Julius April 7th, 2017 11:56

1st Quarter "take" from Poddery PayPal account. Overwhelming, Activity from start of account to 3/31 attached. As you can see Our French/Spanish connection donor quit after 2 "contributions".

What I don't understand is after all the discussion about this there is STILL no link on each user's LeftSide bar on stream page for making contributions, at least not on mine. Why hasn't that been done?

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Pirate Praveen April 8th, 2017 11:36

Its just that no one had this as priority :( Thanks for sharing the report.


Julius August 28th, 2017 14:45

Hi all,

I've decided to leave poddery diaspora. Actually diaspora in general. I just find social media not my cup of tea I've decided.

The poddery paypal account I set up for donations, I've closed. So someone will need to remove the link to that paypal account if it is still used somewhere, otherwise any clicks on the link should just fail.

Attached is a screen shot of the "proceeds" from that account, 1.26EUR.

If you want it send me an email at Juuliuus@me.com otherwise I will spend it on a pack of gum.

Leaving Poddery is not a critic, you guys are great! I'm just tired of social media.


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Pirate Praveen August 29th, 2017 11:57

Thanks for all your help. We'll do the needful. I think you can buy a pack of gum :)