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moderated Re: Samuel's Paid User Proposal #suggestion

Mark Murphy
 

I've completely given up trying to understand the complications and rules of the paid user proposal being discussed here, and I believe most group owners would do the same. I really did try.


moderated Re: Group Sponsorships #update

Niman H
 

I agree with you, although I did not realize they were absorbing the cost until now. Just need to clarify things for the members of my group, who are wary of "new" things. Thank you.
Nancy


moderated Re: Samuel's Paid User Proposal #suggestion

monamouroui
 

I'd be interested in learning from Sandi and Samuel what problem it is they are trying to solve. 

Sara


On Thu, Jan 14, 2021, 10:10 AM J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 07:00 AM, J_Catlady wrote:
these last two posts are the best arguments I’ve ever seen *against* implementing this extremely complicated (and potentially political) feature.
That refers to Sandi's and Samuel's posts.
 
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moderated Re: Group Sponsorships #update

Bruce Bowman
 

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 01:20 PM, Niman H wrote:
So the funds accumulated stay in the group account. What happens to them if a group closes?
Sponsorships are non-refundable, and on that basis I assume any funds remaining for a now-defunct group will be forfeited to groups.io (and in fact, may have already been spent). Given that GIO is absorbing the Stripe processing cost of each such transaction, I really have no problem with that.

Regards,
Bruce


moderated Re: #bug event times in /feed are all 8 hours out #bug

Duane
 

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 03:57 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
This has been fixed now.
Still not working here.  There's an event set for CST (which I'm on), but the feed is still showing PST (same for events set to PST)  I've tried Shift+Reload as well as CTRL+F5.

Duane


moderated Re: Group Sponsorships #update

 

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 2:28 PM Annick Phillips <annick@...> wrote:
On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 01:24 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
No fees are added to the amount the person chooses to sponsor. That is, if someone chooses to sponsor the group for $10, then $10 will be charged to their credit card. The credit card processing fees are taken out from that amount.
 
Mark, Will the entire $10 donation amount be credited to the group for the group's maintenance, or the net amount that you will receive after Stripe takes their piece?

All of it.

Mark 


moderated Re: Group Sponsorships #update

Annick Phillips
 

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 01:24 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
No fees are added to the amount the person chooses to sponsor. That is, if someone chooses to sponsor the group for $10, then $10 will be charged to their credit card. The credit card processing fees are taken out from that amount.
 
Mark, Will the entire $10 donation amount be credited to the group for the group's maintenance, or the net amount that you will receive after Stripe takes their piece?
Annick
 


moderated Re: #bug event times in /feed are all 8 hours out #bug

 

Hello,

This has been fixed now. You may need to do a force reload (hold down the shift key while clicking the browser reload button).

Thanks,
Mark


moderated Re: Group Sponsorships #update

 

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 11:05 AM Samuel Murrayy <samuelmurray@...> wrote:
On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 07:22 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
It will not show up if you are logged out of Groups.io completely.
I tested this, and: it does show up in my test group.  However, when I click it, I'm asked to log in or sign up.

Oh, err, you're right.

 
What is a reason why people must be registered with Groups.io to use that button?  Why can't non-members sponsor a group?  And is there a specific reason why such people can't sponsor via e.g. PayPal?

They need an account with Groups.io to sponsor a group because the payment mechanism uses existing code that requires a Groups.io account. I don't see that as a serious impediment. If you're interested in a group, you probably have a Groups.io account anyways.

I haven't added Paypal because the last time I looked at Paypal, their API was a mess and it made me feel dumb because I couldn't figure it out. I think their API has changed over the last few years; I will work up the courage to look at it again at some point.

Mark 


moderated Re: Group Sponsorships #update

Lynne
 

Thanks, Andy, there must be a bit of a delay.  I checked moments ago and it wasn't there and now it is.

Lynne

 wrote:

It's a new button rather than a notice that appears on the homepage.


moderated Re: Group Sponsorships #update

Samuel Murrayy
 

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 07:22 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
It will not show up if you are logged out of Groups.io completely.
I tested this, and: it does show up in my test group.  However, when I click it, I'm asked to log in or sign up.

What is a reason why people must be registered with Groups.io to use that button?  Why can't non-members sponsor a group?  And is there a specific reason why such people can't sponsor via e.g. PayPal?

Samuel


moderated Re: Group Sponsorships #update

 

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 8:03 AM Niman H <nimanh2000@...> wrote:
Great idea to add this option. What fees are charged by Stripe? Our members will want to know. Is it per transaction or a percentage?

No fees are added to the amount the person chooses to sponsor. That is, if someone chooses to sponsor the group for $10, then $10 will be charged to their credit card. The credit card processing fees are taken out from that amount.

Mark 


moderated Re: Group Sponsorships #update

 

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 8:03 AM Lynne <lklein@...> wrote:
The sponsorship was turned on for one of my free groups, but I don't see any notice on the group's home page.  I double-checked that I had confirmed the group change as well as logged off and then viewed the home page.  Still no notice.  Am I doing something wrong or does it take a while for the sponsorship blurb to appear on the home page?

I checked your Lancsgen group, and the button shows up for me. It will not show up if you are logged out of Groups.io completely.

Mark 


moderated Re: Group Sponsorships #update

Niman H
 

Thank you Duane.
So the funds accumulated stay in the group account. What happens to them if a group closes?

Nancy


moderated Re: Group Sponsorships #update

Duane
 

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 10:03 AM, Niman H wrote:
What fees are charged by Stripe?
The standard Stripe fees are 2.9% + 30 cents (same as Paypal) and are deducted from the payment.  A $5 sponsorship should net $4.55 to GIO.

Duane


moderated Re: Group Sponsorships #update

Andy Wedge
 

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 04:03 PM, Lynne wrote:
but I don't see any notice on the group's home page.
It's a new button rather than a notice that appears on the homepage.

Andy


moderated Re: Group Sponsorships #update

Niman H
 

Great idea to add this option. What fees are charged by Stripe? Our members will want to know. Is it per transaction or a percentage?

Nancy


moderated Re: Group Sponsorships #update

Lynne
 

The sponsorship was turned on for one of my free groups, but I don't see any notice on the group's home page.  I double-checked that I had confirmed the group change as well as logged off and then viewed the home page.  Still no notice.  Am I doing something wrong or does it take a while for the sponsorship blurb to appear on the home page?

Thanks!

Lynne


moderated Typing slow/delayed in all groups.io entry screens #misc #bug

 

Not sure whether this is a bug or something with my own computer. As of last night, whenever I type into any groups.io screen the typing is delayed, even within individual words. It stops accepting entry and I have to wait for the letters or words to appear. This is consistent in every groups.io screen (including as I type this message) and in no other sites (e.g. gmail).
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moderated Re: Samuel's Paid User Proposal #suggestion

 

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 07:00 AM, J_Catlady wrote:
these last two posts are the best arguments I’ve ever seen *against* implementing this extremely complicated (and potentially political) feature.
That refers to Sandi's and Samuel's posts.
 
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Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu

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