[Ardour-Users] subscription support down, your ideas sought

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Thu May 15 13:36:26 PDT 2008

>> I'm ready to pay a year's subscription, but like others would prefer an
>> alternative to PayPal.
>Would it be reasonable to ask those who don't like PayPal to 
>subscribe for a year using PayPal while asking that ardour's next 
>"feature" is an alternate payment method?  "PayPal is icky" seems to 
>be a theme here, and I don't like it either. 

No, I'm afraid it's not reasonable. "icky" is an understatement. I did have an account. They closed it without telling me and won't respond to any communications. Friends of mine have had money stolen by them. I actively encourage people not to open accounts,(with little success it has to be said). I wouldn't use PayPal again if my life depended on it. I actually feel like a freeloader using Ardour without supporting it, but if it's a choice between that and putting my money in the hands of a bunch of crooks then I'm afraid my money stays in the bank. 

Now, whether people like me are in the majority is very doubtful. But it also has to be said that PayPal is not really set up to make regular subscriptions - most people don't leave money in their PayPal accounts and so regular payments don't go through. I think taking cards might encourage more people to subscribe because it's easier for them than having to manage the arcaninties of a PayPal account. Whether that's worth it only Paul can decide. All I can say is, if you'll take my credit card you can have my money from now until my computer explodes.



> Paul, would you care to weigh in on the PayPal issue, or rather the 
> issue of finding an alternate method that meets your needs?
> Thanks...
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