January 28, 2019
On Monday, 28 January 2019 at 14:31:03 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> On Monday, 28 January 2019 at 14:28:52 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:
>
>> I just retried and it seams to work, did I checked the anonymous flag?
>> Seams so, or will the update here:
>> https://www.flipcause.com/widget/widget_home/NDkzNjc=#/activity/NDkzNjc=
>> Take a while?
>>
>> Regards mt.
>
> I haven't received notification of your payment yet, so I assume it hasn't been processed yet.

Before I made the donation ($25) the total was at $200 now it is at $225, looks ok, or was there an other donation (via paypal) you added manually?

January 28, 2019
On Monday, 28 January 2019 at 14:37:48 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:
> On Monday, 28 January 2019 at 14:31:03 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:

>
> Before I made the donation ($25) the total was at $200 now it is at $225, looks ok, or was there an other donation (via paypal) you added manually?

I added one manually from PayPal.
January 28, 2019
On Monday, 28 January 2019 at 14:49:15 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> On Monday, 28 January 2019 at 14:37:48 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:
>> On Monday, 28 January 2019 at 14:31:03 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
>
>>
>> Before I made the donation ($25) the total was at $200 now it is at $225, looks ok, or was there an other donation (via paypal) you added manually?
>
> I added one manually from PayPal.

Hmm, I just requested a special online account to see if the amount was taken from my  credit card. (I am normally satisfied to get it once a month...)

So I can not say if the card was charged or not, but I am sure that the process went trough
without an error.

... we will see. Would be good if someone else would try it :-), too now!
January 28, 2019
Am 25.01.19 um 18:01 schrieb Mike Parker:
> One of the options we were considering for a new fundraising campaign was raising money for Vladimir's continuing efforts on the forums. He's been maintaining them, and covering the server, without any compensation since the beginning. The recent thread about forum outages pushed all other considerations aside: it's time to support Vladimir.
> 
> However, being the awesome guy he is, he insisted we only help out in covering the server costs. So that's what we're setting out to do with the new campaign.
> 
> He has a list of options to improve the forum performance, one of which he recently implemented (moving the database to a new partition). A new server with more resources and an SSD should show an even bigger win. Then he can take the time to do his other optimizations at his leisure.
> 
> We're asking the community to contribute $2000 to cover the new server for one year, with a little bit extra for any incidentals that arise. This is a campaign we want to make an annual event so that Vladimir never has to pay out of pocket for the server again.
> 
> The campaign is available from the menu on the Donate page, but you can go straight to it here:
> 
> https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDkzNjc=
> 
> And if you also want to support Vladimir in the broader work he does on all the open source software he puts out, he has a Patreon page that is looking pretty empty right now:
> 
> https://www.patreon.com/cybershadow
> 
> Next month, I'll be launching Round 2 of the PR Manager campaign for another three months of PR trimming goodness. We pulled in $3,124 from Round 1, so the extra $124 will be used for a head start on Round 2.
> 
> I'll put all of this in a blog post in the next few days, along with some other info.

I would like to donate for this, but flipcause does not seem to work for me at all:

I tried to make the donation several times, but after entering all the details and payment details and clicking on "Finish", I either got a message saying something like "Sorry, your session expired. Redirecting you to 'Home'" or i was simply redirected to 'Home' without any message.

Considering the other comments in this thread, it seems like I am not the only one who has issues like that. Maybe you should get in touch with flipcause in order to try to resolve these issues.
January 29, 2019
On Monday, 28 January 2019 at 20:00:53 UTC, Johannes Loher wrote:

> I would like to donate for this, but flipcause does not seem to work for me at all:
>
> I tried to make the donation several times, but after entering all the details and payment details and clicking on "Finish", I either got a message saying something like "Sorry, your session expired. Redirecting you to 'Home'" or i was simply redirected to 'Home' without any message.
>
> Considering the other comments in this thread, it seems like I am not the only one who has issues like that. Maybe you should get in touch with flipcause in order to try to resolve these issues.


Ah, so it's happening at payment time. No wonder I couldn't reproduce it. I'll look into it. Did you have the same error with the Flipcause order form for your DConf registration before you went to PayPal?
January 29, 2019
On Monday, 28 January 2019 at 20:00:53 UTC, Johannes Loher wrote:
> Am 25.01.19 um 18:01 schrieb Mike Parker:
>> One of the options we were considering for a new fundraising campaign was raising money for Vladimir's continuing efforts on the forums. He's been maintaining them, and covering the server, without any compensation since the beginning. The recent thread about forum outages pushed all other considerations aside: it's time to support Vladimir.
>> 
>> However, being the awesome guy he is, he insisted we only help out in covering the server costs. So that's what we're setting out to do with the new campaign.
>> 
>> He has a list of options to improve the forum performance, one of which he recently implemented (moving the database to a new partition). A new server with more resources and an SSD should show an even bigger win. Then he can take the time to do his other optimizations at his leisure.
>> 
>> We're asking the community to contribute $2000 to cover the new server for one year, with a little bit extra for any incidentals that arise. This is a campaign we want to make an annual event so that Vladimir never has to pay out of pocket for the server again.
>> 
>> The campaign is available from the menu on the Donate page, but you can go straight to it here:
>> 
>> https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDkzNjc=
>> 
>> And if you also want to support Vladimir in the broader work he does on all the open source software he puts out, he has a Patreon page that is looking pretty empty right now:
>> 
>> https://www.patreon.com/cybershadow
>> 
>> Next month, I'll be launching Round 2 of the PR Manager campaign for another three months of PR trimming goodness. We pulled in $3,124 from Round 1, so the extra $124 will be used for a head start on Round 2.
>> 
>> I'll put all of this in a blog post in the next few days, along with some other info.
>
> I would like to donate for this, but flipcause does not seem to work for me at all:
>
> I tried to make the donation several times, but after entering all the details and payment details and clicking on "Finish", I either got a message saying something like "Sorry, your session expired. Redirecting you to 'Home'" or i was simply redirected to 'Home' without any message.
>
> Considering the other comments in this thread, it seems like I am not the only one who has issues like that. Maybe you should get in touch with flipcause in order to try to resolve these issues.

I now, know a little more, first I had the same behavior, with the session expired
message, than at the third try it seemed to go trough but, it didn't.

I called my bank and they where so nice to ask at the mastercard service what hat happened,
the result was, that my card was not using / registered for "Mastercard® Secure Code"

But this security feature was requested by flipcause, and so the process was canceled.

The bad thing is, that no appropriate information about this was returned to me.

I think, for a service with a relatively high monthly fee, this should work better, because the core feature.


January 29, 2019
On Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 10:08:49 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:

>
> I now, know a little more, first I had the same behavior, with the session expired
> message, than at the third try it seemed to go trough but, it didn't.
>
> I called my bank and they where so nice to ask at the mastercard service what hat happened,
> the result was, that my card was not using / registered for "Mastercard® Secure Code"
>
> But this security feature was requested by flipcause, and so the process was canceled.
>
> The bad thing is, that no appropriate information about this was returned to me.
>
> I think, for a service with a relatively high monthly fee, this should work better, because the core feature.

Thanks for the feedback, Martin. I'll raise that with their support folks.
January 29, 2019
Am 29.01.19 um 01:58 schrieb Mike Parker:
> On Monday, 28 January 2019 at 20:00:53 UTC, Johannes Loher wrote:
> 
>> I would like to donate for this, but flipcause does not seem to work for me at all:
>>
>> I tried to make the donation several times, but after entering all the details and payment details and clicking on "Finish", I either got a message saying something like "Sorry, your session expired. Redirecting you to 'Home'" or i was simply redirected to 'Home' without any message.
>>
>> Considering the other comments in this thread, it seems like I am not the only one who has issues like that. Maybe you should get in touch with flipcause in order to try to resolve these issues.
> 
> 
> Ah, so it's happening at payment time. No wonder I couldn't reproduce it. I'll look into it. Did you have the same error with the Flipcause order form for your DConf registration before you went to PayPal?

After having problems with the donation, I did not try Flipcause for pyaing for the DConf ticket. I directly went for PayPal instead, so I can't really comment on that.
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