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TheSHEEEP 4 May
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What share of donations do the different platforms actually take?
Or, in other words, which one is the most "efficient"?
Liam Dawe 4 May
Quoting: TheSHEEEPWhat share of donations do the different platforms actually take?
Or, in other words, which one is the most "efficient"?
Direct Stripe payments on Liberapay probably gives us the best rate. Direct to PayPal next, then Patreon. Patreon though gives us the stability.


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Rooster 4 May
It pains me that I can't afford it right now, but will do so as soon as I'll have normal salary again.
RafiLinux 4 May
Just learned about the GOG affiliate link. Hope these next purchases helps.
skye 4 May
Setting affiliate links as bookmarks in your browser you usually make purchases from is a great way to ensure you use them every time.
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: TheSHEEEPWhat share of donations do the different platforms actually take?
Or, in other words, which one is the most "efficient"?
Direct Stripe payments on Liberapay probably gives us the best rate. Direct to PayPal next, then Patreon. Patreon though gives us the stability.

I'd be happy to change from PayPal to LiberaPay, do you guys have planned including the benefits from Patreon and the "Supporter Plus" badge for LiberaPay users at some point?

* I remember there were some benefits for Patreon users, but correct me if wrong :)
Liam Dawe 4 May
Quoting: Arehandoro
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: TheSHEEEPWhat share of donations do the different platforms actually take?
Or, in other words, which one is the most "efficient"?
Direct Stripe payments on Liberapay probably gives us the best rate. Direct to PayPal next, then Patreon. Patreon though gives us the stability.

I'd be happy to change from PayPal to LiberaPay, do you guys have planned including the benefits from Patreon and the "Supporter Plus" badge for LiberaPay users at some point?

* I remember there were some benefits for Patreon users, but correct me if wrong :)
Afraid not, Liberapay is anonymous.
vv221 4 May
Quoting: Liam DaweLiberapay is anonymous.
It used to be anonymous when they were still working with Mangopay, but during my last tests the actual Stripe/PayPal payments gave away the donor identity.

This is one of the reasons I left Liberapay.
Liam Dawe 4 May
Quoting: vv221
Quoting: Liam DaweLiberapay is anonymous.
It used to be anonymous when they were still working with Mangopay, but during my last tests the actual Stripe/PayPal payments gave away the donor identity.

This is one of the reasons I left Liberapay.
If you use PayPal then yes, of course it does, you can't do anonymous on PayPal. Stripe still goes through Liberapay, we don't see any user details through it.
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: vv221
Quoting: Liam DaweLiberapay is anonymous.
It used to be anonymous when they were still working with Mangopay, but during my last tests the actual Stripe/PayPal payments gave away the donor identity.

This is one of the reasons I left Liberapay.
If you use PayPal then yes, of course it does, you can't do anonymous on PayPal. Stripe still goes through Liberapay, we don't see any user details through it.

You can still see the account ID from the donation in liberapay, isn't it? Wouldn't be possible to map the account ID, if a user wants, to the user in GOL? If the user does not have the real name in GOL or LiberaPay the donation would still be anonymous.

There must be a way I reckon. I donate, without PayPal, via LiberaPay to Codeberg and they use that payment for my membership.
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