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#1 wimg

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 00:10

Dearest Visitors and Members of the little digital Fountain Pen Nut House on the digital prairie,

 

 

We very recently updated several of our donation options, and also added "FPN without Ads" options for those who'd like to support FPN, but want to opt out of seeing ads.

 

 

1. Additional FPN Rhodium and Platinum Supporter Donation Options

 

On special request, we have added the option to donate on a monthly basis in addition to the annual renewal options for both Rhodium and Platinum Support Donations.

 

This makes it possible for everyone to better schedule any payments, if so required. Obviously we had to configure these options with the additional costs invoked by smaller payments and the extra bookkeeping required, so over a year it works out a at a little more than the annual subscription.

 

The only difference with the annual subscriptions is that the monthly subscriptions do not provide for ink discounts. We will gladly provide you with a coupon once you have been supporting us this way for a year, though, and we will even check if we can automate this.

 

You may check these options here: FPN Support & Donation Options.

 

 

 

2. FPN without Ads donation subscriptions 

 

Also on request, the option for FPN without Ads donations, both in a monthly and in an annual subscription format.

 

FPN without Ads, monthly donation subscription

 

FPN without Ads, annual donation subscription

 

We were asked to cater for this about a year ago already. This essentially took some time to accomplish, basically because ads are displayed in 3 different ways, and these are not compatible with each other when it comes to disabling these displays. This option was achieved by disabling some by adding additional privileges to an existing account, and by adding a few specially created themes (or skins), to which you get access after donating towards these Ads Free options. These themes will allow for disabling the display of the remaining ads.

 

After completion of the donation process, you will have 3 extra themes available to you, clearly marked as "Show No Ads", in your theme changer. You may find the "Change Theme"  option at the bottom of the page, on the left hand side. Clicking this option will show a short menu, with the themes selectable. Just click on any of the "Show No Ads" ones to stop displaying all remaining ads. As a bonus, you will have one extra theme, not available any other way yet.

 

 

 

3. Additonial automated options via the Donation Tracker

 

The Donation tracker is the place where Iridium Donors would donate a variable amount of $2 and higher. An Iridium Donor would as a thank you, get a larger PM-box as a thank you, and this was a half-yearly donation.

This was changed to a Yearly Donation, and still starts at $2. This minimum amount was set, BTW, in order to offset PayPal costs, which run rather high for smaller amounts.

Setting the period to a year, allowed us to add the regular Supporter Donations for Rhodium and Platinum Supporters as well. Previously, we adjusted these manually, now this is automated.

 

What does this mean?

Simply said, up to a donation of $30 (annually), you will get the Iridium membership and post badge and the extra permissions (PM increase), from $30 up to $60 the same but for a Rhodium Supportership, and from $60 and above a Platinum Supportership.

 

FPN Donation Tracker

 

These are all the full annual and fully visible ones, however, although you can still hide the amount donated.

For the Stealth options and the monthly subscriptions, you will have to donate through our Store, in the FPN Support & Donations section.

 

 

 

4. Once-off and periodic donations through PayPal

 

We are still working on an alternative for completely anonymous once-off and periodic donations straight through PayPal, as these interfere with the store due to the way in which PayPal works. We will silently introduce the changes there as well. It will all work the same way, as we have now worked out a way around the problem with the store. This will be implemented within the next few days.

 

Donations Direct through PayPal

 

 

 

All of these options may also be found via the different menu options available, in the top menu and in the tabbed menu, in the FPN Quick Navigation in the sidebar in the Home page, and via the various FPN adverts at the top right and at the bottom of the page.

 

Thank you very much for your support so far, and keep the support coming! :)

 

Warm regards, Wim

On behalf of the entire Admin Team

 


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#2 Misfit

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 02:35

I've tried and can't find the Iridium donation here, but I did find it on the iPhone version of FPN.


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 12:29

That's the FPN Donation Tracker :).

 

We have changed things slightly now, you may have been accessing it via the history/cache of the iPhone :). It'll point to the same thing, however.

Through the Donation Tracker you are automatically made an Iridium Donor (which was always the case anyway), but that was a half-yearly donation.

 

We have updated it now to an annual donation, which made it possible to add Rhodium and Platinum Supporterships as well. So, if you donate enough fro a Rhodium or Platinum Supportership, it gets automatically taken care of. In the past, although it didn't happen a lot, we would then approach our members individually, taking a conversion to annual donations into account. This makes it simpler and easier for all.

 

In short, you can still go for an Iridium Donation, but it will upgrade you automatically to Rhodium or Platinum based on amount donated.

You can still take out Rhodium and Platinum Supporterships through the Store options, and you would have to do so in order to become a Supporter on a monthly basis, or get any of the other options available.

 

HTH, warm regards, Wim


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Posted 06 August 2015 - 14:06

Thanks, Wim for going to all this trouble. It really makes it straightforward and easy for those who want to support FPN.  I am loving the Ads free :) Worth every single penny! :) 



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Posted 07 August 2015 - 09:06

Thank you for the post. Sorry if I missed it in your opening post. You are right about the cache. It was gone after I posted and refreshed my iPhone browser.
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Posted 04 November 2016 - 12:24

Just to clarify, there are two types of donations: ad-removal and supporter (rhodium and platinum). Paying for one doesn't get you access to the other. So if you want to remove ads, pay for the no-ads option. If you want the benefits of being a supporter (more storage space, etc), pay for a supporter option. If you want to remove ads and get additional benefits you need to pay for both packages. 



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 13:46

I'm interested in the same clarification.
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Posted 11 November 2016 - 22:20

Mulrich is correct.

 

In addition, if you are a supporter, you get a substantial discount on the No Ads option.

 

HTH, warm regards, Wim


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Posted 12 November 2016 - 19:30

Does the No Ads option make you eligible for discounts on ink purchases?  Or is that limited to the Supporter options.  Thanks.



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 20:47

Hi ErrantSmudge,

 

That is limited to the Supporter options, indeed, and the Premium Accounts.

 

HTH, warm regards, Wim


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