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posted by martyb on Wednesday June 30 2021, @11:09PM   Printer-friendly
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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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by martyb on Wednesday June 30 2021, @01:08PM (5 children)

    by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 30 2021, @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.

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30 2021, @03:03PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30 2021, @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 2021, @07:01PM (2 children)

      by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 30 2021, @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 2021, @07:14PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30 2021, @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 2021, @09:36PM

          by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday June 30 2021, @09:36PM (#1151527) Journal
          I remember seeing that bug report, now that you pointed it out. Thank you!
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  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30 2021, @03:51PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday June 30 2021, @03:51PM (#1151375)

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