Nesdev.com funding

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How should I fund a new server

Keep the ads, but make them fit in better
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34%
Ditch the ads and accept donations
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56%
Neither option (please specify and alternative in a reply to this post)
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9%
 
Total votes: 64

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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by Bulldoggamer » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:05 am

I'd do a Patreon, or monthly recurring Paypal subscription. As others have said, Patreon is a great idea.

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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by Punch » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:04 am

Patreon is an excellent idea but it might get the attention of Nintendo? I know nothing here is necessarily illegal but usually it's not a matter of who's right, but who has the bigger legal budget.
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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by B00daW » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:13 am

Rich bullies shouldn't have any more influence; so I don't recognize that as an issue. Corruption is corruption. There's legal money and fines to be made from corruption in the same way that kick-backs are given to fascist public figures. If Nintendo wanted to take down NESdev, they would have a long time ago. Without NESdev there likely would not be the prevalence of their PC emulation and console Virtual Console markets.

I wouldn't sweat that too much, plus it's not like we're poor and will lay down like dogs on the issue if someone wants a fight.

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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by tepples » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:31 am

If Nintendo wanted to go after public discussion of development of unlicensed games for patent-expired platforms, it would have done so around the release of the first Battle Kid. At this point, if WhoaMan has a lawyer, he can plead laches: Nintendo has been aware yet unreasonably delayed suit.

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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by Bregalad » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:55 pm

Punch wrote:Patreon is an excellent idea but it might get the attention of Nintendo? I know nothing here is necessarily illegal but usually it's not a matter of who's right, but who has the bigger legal budget.
Paratheon is horrible. It requires a credit card and many people (I for instance) do not have any. It requires you to donate money every month when you would want to do yearly or single-time donations.

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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by Myask » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:10 pm

Feels a little incongruous seeing forum ads for things that are in the wiki's abusefilter. I suppose paying advertisers differ from spam in that they're paying.

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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by nintendo2600 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:11 pm

Keep the Ads but allow for a subscription\donation option to remove the ads for those users.

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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by zansatsu0 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:19 pm

I see Patreon suggested and I think it's perfect. It allows users to use PayPal too.

I am rarely logged in mainly because I'm absorbing the words of the gurus here, but I say keep the ads. They are bearable.

I will definitely throw money at NESDev for a new server. This place is like any other institution of higher learning and my tuition is simply due.

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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by micronix » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:20 am

Bregalad wrote:homepage
Paratheon is horrible. It requires a credit card and many people (I for instance) do not have any. It requires you to donate money every month when you would want to do yearly or single-time donations.his blog
You can donate one-time on Patreon by just deleting your pledge after you have been charged the first time. Also it's not hard to get a credit/debit card. Just go to your bank and ask for a card. Mastercard and Visa are the most common.
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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by tepples » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:05 am

micronix wrote:Also it's not hard to get a credit/debit card. Just go to your bank and ask for a card. Mastercard and Visa are the most common.
Not nowadays in the era of stricter anti-money-laundering laws, sometimes collectively called "Know Your Customer". To establish a customer's identity and tax the interest paid on deposits, the bank requires several documents that an older minor or young adult may not be able to produce on a moment's notice. User "Burgundy Settee #3" in the Cyanide & Happiness fan community has run into roadblocks with this.

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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by GradualGames » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:00 am

How about some nesdev merch? I'd love a nesdev teeshirt or even a cc65 tee shirt. :D

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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by calima » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:08 am

cc65 isn't affiliated with nesdev.

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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by GradualGames » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:11 am

calima wrote:cc65 isn't affiliated with nesdev.
Yeah I know. I want a tee shirt anyway. :lol:

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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by Bregalad » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:52 pm

GradualGames wrote:How about some nesdev merch? I'd love a nesdev teeshirt or even a cc65 tee shirt. :D
Wow. Personally I already have 50+ teeshirts 'cause I volunteer in a lot of events and they always rewards with a tshirt, so getting more isn't going to be very useful.

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Re: Nesdev.com funding

Post by NovaSquirrel » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:03 pm

I would totally wear nesdev related shirts if they were for sale, and then wear them to show off that I'm an ultra nerd.

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