[Ardour-Users] Donate for your favorite feature (was: Could this solve Ardour's financial headache?)
stephen.doonan at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 15:03:07 PST 2009
Mark Knecht wrote:
> Or an active pulldown menu in Ardour itself that tracks what features
> are requested and how many dollars have been contributed so far, etc.
> If you could see this in Ardour it might prompt more users to go make
> a contribution.
I agree. It's important for users to see exactly how much has been
donated for each feature so far, and any webpage that has a "Donate for
this feature!" button beside each feature or feature-request listing
should show an immediate (upon next view, or auto-refreshing) update
after each donation so that a donor can see his donation added to the
total of donations for that request (and feel a sense of empowerment and
contentment :-) ).
Seeing the total donated so far for each request may also encourage
greater donation activity in general, as a "bidding war" may occur
between users or groups of users who may feel inclined to donate to
their favorite features which are being "out voted" by other users or
groups of users who want a different feature or set of features.
For example, if I saw a donate-for-your-favorite-feature webpage that
listed several features at the top as the currently most-donated-for,
and various MIDI features that I would personally like to see
implemented or completed appear lower in the list with less donated, I
might feel inclined to donate to the MIDI features just to raise their
priority and position within the features list.
In other words, the donations themselves could encourage further
donations from both the same people and others. In addition, a "donate
for your favorite features" program would _actively_ engage Ardour users
in the development of the program: they would have a say-so and active
voice (through their donations) in the development process and in which
directions that development might take.
Get users involved, help them donate and make their donations actually
mean something (to them) in addition to the more general "I think you're
doing a good thing and I support your efforts" subscription-donation
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