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posted by martyb on Wednesday June 30, @11:09PM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the We're-thiiiiiiiis-close! dept.

[2021-07-01 01:33:11 UTC; UPDATE 4]:

It came down to the wire, but at we ended up $0.44 shy of our $3,500.00 goal for the first half of the year.

Great job everybody!

[2021-06-30 23:05:04 UTC; UPDATE 3]
We are SO CLOSE!
We are currently at 99.1% ($3,470.73) of our goal! We need just about $30!

I've opened up the "Stretch Goal" field in the "Site News" slashbox in preparation.

We have less than an hour to go... Let's do this!


[2021-06-30 18:40:09 UTC; UPDATE 2]:
Since the last update we received SIX $20 subscriptions.
We are currently at 96.5% ($3,377.75) of our goal and need only $122.25 to reach it!

Books close at 23:59:59 UTC tonight... we can do it!


[2021-06-30 14:12:37 UTC; UPDATE 1]:
WOW! Since this story was posted, we have received TWO $100 subscriptions!
We are now at 93.2% ($3263.63) of our goal; only $236.37 to go!


Today (June 30, 2021) is the last day of the first half of 2021!

Fundraising Status:
First off, a great big THANK YOU to everyone who has started a new subscription or renewed their subscription this year!

As of this writing, we have received approximately $3,028.57 since 2021-01-01 towards our goal of $3,500.00 for the first half of the year!

We need only $471.43 to meet our goal!
We are so close! Please help us.

How to Subscribe:

Load the Subscription page and then:

select a recipient (defaults to your own logged-in account),
select a duration,
enter an amount (the values provided are suggested minimums; feel free to override with a larger amount)
click the [Continue] button which will open a new page.

NOTE: All payment processing is handled external to SoylentNews! You'll need to enable PayPal or Stripe for processing to work!

Then just click on button for the payment processor and payment type you want.

Last step is simple; a new form is displayed by the selected payment processor, enter the requested card information, and follow their instructions. That's it!

Recent Subscriptions:
In just the past month we've received these gross subscription amounts:

AMOUNTCOUNTTOTAL
400.001400.00
200.001200.00
100.001100.00
40.00140.00
25.00125.00
20.0018360.00
12.00112.00
10.00110.00
5.00210.00
4.0014.00

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We [Almost!] Did it! We Raised 99.987% of SoylentNews' 2021H1 Fundraising Goal! 14 comments

THANK YOU!

I'm calling it a success.

Our fundraising goal for the first half of 2021 was $3,500.00 — according to my calculations, we raised $3,499.56 or 99.987% of our goal!

We missed our goal by... $0.44, yes just 44 cents!

We received 15 subscriptions on 2021-06-30 alone. When we asked the community to support[*] the site, you did!

But wait; there's more! As of the time of this writing, here were 6 more subscriptions (which netted us $113.82) that came in after the 2021-06-30 23:49:49 UTC cutoff. These will be applied towards fundraising for the 2nd half of the year.

[*] Support is more than money. A big thank you to those who submit stories, write comments, moderate comments, and freely give their time to edit stories and support the systems which, together, make this a community!

Yes, we faced some challenges, but we've met them. And, through the adversity, I'd dare say it has pulled us together and made us stronger!

NB: I'll leave up the fundraising status (which show our) end-of-first-half totals for a few days, so everyone gets a chance to see them.

Lastly, I count it a privilege and distinct honor to serve the community as its Editor-in-Chief. Thank you for your encouragement and support!

Previously:
Site Fundraising Status -- Almost There -- Today is Last Day of 2021H1 [UPDATES: 4]


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30, @12:28PM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30, @12:28PM (#1151286)

    I'm a frequent visitor of this site, but never felt really for registering/subscribing. In the past there was an option for (anonymous) donations in cryptos, but that has been removed. Why? Is there a chance that this will return?

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by martyb on Wednesday June 30, @01:08PM (5 children)

      by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 30, @01:08PM (#1151294) Journal

      In the past there was an option for (anonymous) donations in cryptos, but that has been removed. Why? Is there a chance that this will return?

      It's there now! Stripe offers a choice of paying with a credit card or with Bitcoin! Just make sure you have enabled Javascript for BOTH stripe.com AND stripe.network domains.

      --
      Wit is intellect, dancing.
      • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30, @03:03PM (3 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30, @03:03PM (#1151350)

        When selecting Bitcoin I get an error:

        Unrecognized URL request (POST: /v1/bitcoin/receivers). Please see https://stripe.com/docs [stripe.com] or we can help at https://support.stripe.com/. [stripe.com]

        • (Score: 3, Informative) by martyb on Wednesday June 30, @07:01PM (2 children)

          by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 30, @07:01PM (#1151449) Journal

          Thank you for your followup with a clear explanation and the message you received.

          (As a software test guy, I really appreciate the effort — I couldn't have asked for anything more!)

          Unfortunately, I do not have any bitcoin to try it out myself. Neither do I have direct access to our Stripe (or PayPal) accounts.

          So, I don't see anything more I can do on my end to help you subscribe using BitCoin.

          That said, I will file a bug report in our bug tracker on GitHub and reference your comment to help document it.

          Thank You!

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          Wit is intellect, dancing.
          • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30, @07:14PM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30, @07:14PM (#1151455)

            No problem, you don't need bitcoins to get to this error message. Looking at the bug list I noticed a related (the same?) bug:

            https://github.com/SoylentNews/rehash/issues/471 [github.com]

            • (Score: 2) by martyb on Wednesday June 30, @09:36PM

              by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 30, @09:36PM (#1151527) Journal
              I remember seeing that bug report, now that you pointed it out. Thank you!
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              Wit is intellect, dancing.
      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30, @03:51PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30, @03:51PM (#1151375)

        Enable Javascript!!? There's the problem right there. AC's don't use JS.

  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30, @02:09PM (13 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30, @02:09PM (#1151318)

    while the racist troll Azuma is still on the site.

    • (Score: 2) by martyb on Wednesday June 30, @02:11PM

      by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 30, @02:11PM (#1151320) Journal
      If you think a comment is a troll, moderate it as such. We provide the tools for the community to moderate comments; use them.
      --
      Wit is intellect, dancing.
    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by cmdrklarg on Wednesday June 30, @03:14PM (4 children)

      by cmdrklarg (5048) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 30, @03:14PM (#1151358)

      Azuma may do her share of trolling, but I've not seen evidence of being racist. I *have* seen her go after racist trolls, so that may be what you're referring to.

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      Dealing out the agony within
      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @02:19AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @02:19AM (#1151642)

        Azuma believes that us people of color are too stupid and dumb to be able to obtain identification documents.

        That makes Azuma racist.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @09:52PM (2 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @09:52PM (#1152030)
        Azuma is a racist [soylentnews.org]
        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @11:56PM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @11:56PM (#1152082)

          How does that prove this accusation?

          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 02, @05:06AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 02, @05:06AM (#1152153)
            It seems that Soylent does not provide a "view parent" link on comments, so here is the parent comment [soylentnews.org]
    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday June 30, @04:28PM (5 children)

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 30, @04:28PM (#1151385) Homepage Journal

      That is entirely out of line. 'Zumi doesn't attack anyone more than she attacks me - but you don't see me demanding that she be kicked, banned, or whatever. The woman is looney tunes, yeah, but so are others. Stop acting stupid, please. Free speech is free speech, even for those we disagree with. You know that, or should know that.

      Better that you call for Aristarchus' many puppets to be brought under control.

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      alles in Ordnung
      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30, @05:11PM (3 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30, @05:11PM (#1151411)

        Yeah, yeah... we all know about you and the seekrit krush you have for Azuma - like how you learned in grade school that the little girl who would punch you was really an admirer.

        ...And how you only post racissss rants to see if she is still out there noticing you and caring about you and the drivel you author.

        I am starting to think that the doom-sayers pronouncing that SN has degenerated past salvageability might be on to something.

        • (Score: 5, Funny) by Tork on Wednesday June 30, @05:30PM (1 child)

          by Tork (3914) on Wednesday June 30, @05:30PM (#1151420)
          Thanks for making me mod up Runaway. sigh.
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          • (Score: 5, Insightful) by coolgopher on Thursday July 01, @03:31AM

            by coolgopher (1157) Subscriber Badge on Thursday July 01, @03:31AM (#1151657)

            See this is what I like about this little corner of the net - for the most part people do the right thing, even if it's not their preferred thing.

            Though the quality of the trolls has deteriorated significantly I have to say. Ah well, can't have it all.

        • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30, @07:34PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30, @07:34PM (#1151469)

          It seems like it got a little better upon TMB leaving, probably soured the fun for a lot of the trolls. We still have EF or JMH shitposting their racist globalist rants, and we have Runaway keeping us updated on the RWNJ Fox News fear campaigns. Maybe he is trying to fill the void left from hemo rage quitting? Oh right can't leave out khallow who is still pushing the pro-oil pro-capitalism drivel while ignoring any references to reality. Even so it seems like discussions have mellowed out a tiny bit.

      • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Thursday July 01, @04:08AM

        by Reziac (2489) on Thursday July 01, @04:08AM (#1151666) Homepage

        They may be lunatics, but they're =our= lunatics, and the place wouldn't be the same without them.

        And as you say about free speech. Even of those calling for the silencing of others.

    • (Score: 2) by Tork on Wednesday June 30, @05:27PM

      by Tork (3914) on Wednesday June 30, @05:27PM (#1151418)
      And just the other day you were claiming SHE was the cause of all this noise. Way to shoot yourself in the foot.
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      Slashdolt Logic: "24 year old jokes about sharks and lasers are +5, Funny." 💩
  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by inertnet on Wednesday June 30, @02:58PM (1 child)

    by inertnet (4071) on Wednesday June 30, @02:58PM (#1151345)

    4.00 x 1 = 40.00 ???

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by martyb on Wednesday June 30, @07:19PM

      by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 30, @07:19PM (#1151457) Journal

      Calculator error

      4.00 x 1 = 40.00 ???

      /me consults systemd on IRC...

      =blame
      * systemd points at Bytram

      You're right! (Copy/paste error from prior line.)

      And... updated, thank you!

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      Wit is intellect, dancing.
  • (Score: 3, Informative) by cmdrklarg on Wednesday June 30, @03:12PM (1 child)

    by cmdrklarg (5048) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 30, @03:12PM (#1151355)

    Got a message telling me my sub had run out. Re-subbed!

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    Dealing out the agony within
    • (Score: 2) by martyb on Wednesday June 30, @07:22PM

      by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 30, @07:22PM (#1151458) Journal

      Got a message telling me my sub had run out. Re-subbed!

      Thank you! Enjoy your shiny Subscriber Badge and wear it with pride!

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      Wit is intellect, dancing.
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @02:12AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @02:12AM (#1151636)

    > ... $0.44

    I'll toss in $0.02 to make that 42 cents.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 03, @03:58PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 03, @03:58PM (#1152593)

      ... isn't that then 46c?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @02:25AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 01, @02:25AM (#1151644)
    Somebody bought me a subscription while I was resetting my PayPal password to buy a subscription! I bought one anyway....
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 02, @12:00AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 02, @12:00AM (#1152083)

      MDC my friend, you are welcome

  • (Score: 2) by coolgopher on Thursday July 01, @03:23AM (2 children)

    by coolgopher (1157) Subscriber Badge on Thursday July 01, @03:23AM (#1151653)

    Gah, the email telling me that my sub here had expired had gone to spam. Again.
    Any chance of some highly visible indicator on the site when your sub runs out? Or even a theme switch? I would've resubbed a month ago had I realised.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by kazzie on Thursday July 01, @11:47AM (1 child)

      by kazzie (5309) Subscriber Badge on Thursday July 01, @11:47AM (#1151760)

      While those would indeed help, whitelisting the address that sent the notification email could also work, and would require a lot less coding.

      • (Score: 2) by coolgopher on Friday July 02, @01:15AM

        by coolgopher (1157) Subscriber Badge on Friday July 02, @01:15AM (#1152106)

        Yeah I have now put in an explicit filter to prevent messages from that address being classified as spam.

        Normally hitting the "Report as not spam" button once is enough for me, but for SN for some reason it's been a recurring thing.

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