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#1 2014-03-11 03:09:32

ShivamS
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Donations and Gold Membership

I think having a place for donations would be a good idea as a lot of people would probably donate. And many forums have incentives like gold membership (custom title, avatar, no ads etc).

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#2 2014-03-11 03:59:02

Agnishom
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Re: Donations and Gold Membership

1. Why is that money needed badly?
2. Why do you want the equality between the members to be compromised?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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#3 2014-03-11 04:17:30

ShivamS
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Re: Donations and Gold Membership

I wouldn't say it's badly needed, but it could help pay for hosting and other costs. I can't really see how equality would be compromised. Anyway, it wouldn't be more compromised than it already is due to rankings like "Star Member."

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#4 2014-03-11 04:25:42

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Re: Donations and Gold Membership

Rankings like a "Star Member" cannot be bought by money.

What opportunities will the Gold Members get?

Also, are you willing to pay?

Last edited by Agnishom (2014-03-11 04:29:49)


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#5 2014-03-11 04:37:25

ShivamS
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Re: Donations and Gold Membership

I would probably pay (I don't really care about the rank, but for supporting the forum and the main site). I don't really know incentives for being a gold member, but something like no ads, avatar, being set invisible, custom title, signature, chat access, profile photo, amount of messages limit, who's online, user notes, boolean searching etc.

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#6 2014-03-11 04:38:31

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Re: Donations and Gold Membership

Hello bobbym;

Do you really do that?

That is not what I was asking for. What is your stance on Shivam's suggestion?

Last edited by Agnishom (2014-03-11 04:40:18)


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#7 2014-03-11 04:47:14

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Re: Donations and Gold Membership

I am opposed to it because for one thing some members would object. If the forum ever needed some help then this would become an issue. I click on ads because that is one means of generating income for the place. If the need arose with our large membership other sponsors would like to advertise here.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#8 2014-03-11 04:54:22

Agnishom
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Re: Donations and Gold Membership

Donations can be accepted but that should not come in return for privileges. What if a poor guy who makes quality posts needs those features but cannot?

You can consider creating a page for accepting donations instead and a page that will have a list of the donors. That is probably okay.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#9 2014-03-11 05:07:53

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Re: Donations and Gold Membership

That would be up to MIF, remember this is his site.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#10 2014-03-11 23:05:42

MathsIsFun
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Re: Donations and Gold Membership

I love this forum and its members. People come here for help and you guys just give of your time and knowledge, so wonderful!

I also enjoy reading the posts.

So no need for any payment, but thanks for the suggestion ShivamS.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#11 2014-05-22 14:34:00

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Re: Donations and Gold Membership

MathsIsFun wrote:

I love this forum and its members. People come here for help and you guys just give of your time and knowledge, so wonderful!

I also enjoy reading the posts.

So no need for any payment, but thanks for the suggestion ShivamS.

Maybe add a page wherein we can donate money?


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