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Something else that might occur is I join groups.io before I join any groups (I actually did that) and know thst im going to be creating some paid groups and want to enter my billing info at thst point.,Why should the system not let me do that?
A simple solution is a one-liner below the billing info, to the effect that “Your billing info, if entered, will be used for any groups you create that require payment, and for donations you elect to make to any of your groups that are enabled to ask for donations. You can change or remove it at any time.”
Well, maybe that’s not a one-liner, but you get the idea.
On Sep 3, 2020, at 9:39 AM, Duane <txpigeon@...> wrote:
On Thu, Sep 3, 2020 at 11:14 AM, Chuck Palmer wrote:
I would think that somewhere in the back-end of groups.io is my profile that says what groups I am a member of, what my roles are in those groups, and which groups have donations turned on.
Let's see... Let's say 100,000 groups, 5,000,000 accounts, at least 3 possible roles per account. True, a computer can figure all that out, but it takes computing cycles to do it. It would have to be an almost instantaneous status in order to be useful, like when someone starts a group and wants to upgrade immediately. Seems like a terrible waste of resources to me, though I'm sure it could be done. BTW, I doubt that many of my members (~7,000 total) even know the Billing item exists in their account and no one has ever asked about it.
For those groups that I am an owner or that have donations turned on, it makes sense for me to see the Billing menu item and it should be accessible.
There's at least one additional case to consider. A moderator can have billing privileges to pay for a group without owning it.
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