[IPFire Artwork] Reworking the donation page

Michael Tremer michael.tremer at ipfire.org
Mon Apr 23 11:31:40 BST 2018


Hello guys,

hope you enjoyed the lovely weather last week. This week it doesn't look too
nice where I am, so I am back to the desk.

Just wanted to check in on you and see how progress is. Is everything going
well?

I have been spending loads of time on the payment API. I have to implement the
whole thing out of hundreds of pages of documentation. But on the bright side,
this gives us loads of flexibility.

So I have a few answers to the questions that were still unanswered:

* We won't support recurring donations with PayPal. They generally do offer
that, but require a minimum turnover of 25000 EUR each month. I laughed and hung
up the phone.

* All the rest is looking good: Credit card transfers are basically set up; SEPA
mandates are being generated and we will email a PDF document to the donors.

Loads and loads of things are ready so far, but a few more things are left. I
hope to have the payment implementation done by the end of this week and then I
will have to spend a little time on how we track the donations and how we send
out emails, etc.

Looking forward to hear from you.

Best,
-Michael

On Thu, 2018-03-01 at 22:10 +0100, Maurice Gesswein wrote:
> Hey Sven,
> 
> you can display and hide the grid with the small switch on the right side in
> Zeplin.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 6:28 PM, Michael Tremer <michael.tremer at ipfire.org>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On Thu, 2018-03-01 at 16:30 +0100, Sven wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > > I push an update online with the donation-page.
> > 
> > Cool.
> > 
> > > It’s working but I’m not really happy with the responsiveness of it.
> > 
> > Why?
> > 
> > > Also I have to recheck the font formatting at the moment it seems wrong on
> > the
> > > donation page, but will recheck with the other pages and their viewports.
> > >
> > > Can someone explain me again why we need the pop-up box with the address
> > of
> > > the donator?
> > 
> > Because in Germany we have so many useless laws. We have to pay VAT on
> > donations, but for that is depends where the "service" is being provided.
> > 
> > > Do we need it all the time or only for the credit card payment?
> > 
> > Every time.
> > 
> > > When someone pays with PayPal that information are already included within
> > > their PayPal Account.
> > 
> > We optionally can get a "shipping address", but that is not the same. PayPal
> > otherwise just gives us the email address.
> > 
> > > How does the SEPA transfer work? Via online banking or will it show up the
> > > bank information like on the Mozilla Donation page?
> > 
> > It will be a direct debit (Lastschrift in German).
> > 
> > The second step will ask for the IBAN and BIC and that is all we need.
> > 
> > > Personally I would prefer a payment method where I have to insert as less
> > > information as possible.
> > 
> > Same here. I suppose that this will be a big problem here. Maybe we need
> > some
> > fine-tuning later, but I do not see a way how we get around this in a better
> > way. But open for any ideas.
> > 
> > > @Maurice can you please include the screens with the overlaying grid on
> > > zeplin? I have some trouble understanding how many columns the text-blocks 
> > on
> > > the donation page are.
> > 
> > You only sent this email to me. Please copy the list next time.
> > 
> > >
> > > Still a lot to do but we are moving forward.
> > 
> > Yes :) Very happy to see the progress here.
> > 
> > The PayPal logo is missing in git.
> > 
> > -Michael
> > 
> > >
> > > Greetings,
> > > Sven
> > >
> > > > On 17. Feb 2018, at 13:21, Michael Tremer via IPFire-Artwork <ipfire-
> > artwork
> > > > @lists.ipfire.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > On Fri, 2018-02-16 at 22:39 +0100, Maurice Gesswein wrote:
> > > > > > Great. I will think about the order because I am not sure if PayPal
> > > > > > supports
> > > > > > recurring donations and bank transfers are way cheaper for us.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > PayPal should only be visible if "One time" is selected. I added a
> > note
> > > > > for
> > > > > that within Zeplin. For me it doesn't matter on which position it is
> > > > > displayed. I assume if it's placed at the far right position that's
> > the
> > > > > easiest way for Sven.
> > > >
> > > > Agreed.
> > > >
> > > > I will still investigate how we can do the full monty with PayPal as
> > well. I
> > > > do
> > > > not like them at all, but right now > 90% of our donations come through
> > it.
> > > > So
> > > > the decision is easy to make :)
> > > >
> > > > > > This looks good, but shows arrows where the country can be selected.
> > > > > > Potentially
> > > > > > we need to add a few lines of smallprint at the bottom that tells
> > people
> > > > > > why
> > > > > > we
> > > > > > need this infomation. I would assume that many will ask for that. Or
> > > > > > should
> > > > > > we
> > > > > > put that into the smallprint on the main donation page?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I added a dummytext within the dialogs.
> > > >
> > > > Perfect.
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > Should we even rename it "Blog"? That would be more obvious since it
> > is
> > > > > > not
> > > > > > really a "planet" which used to be an aggregated RSS feed like
> > Debian
> > > > > > still
> > > > > > has:
> > > > > > https://planet.debian.org/
> > > > >
> > > > > I would use "Blog". It's more common these days. Only Grandpas like us
> > > > > knows
> > > > > what "Planet" means ;)
> > > >
> > > > Okay, let's rename it then. I have never considered this before, but it
> > > > actually
> > > > sounds way better to me to call this Blog now.
> > > >
> > > > I will do the backend stuff when Sven is done with the frontend. Or
> > should
> > > > we do
> > > > it the other way round?
> > > >
> > > > What I also saw yesterday, the formatting of the blog should also be
> > used
> > > > for
> > > > the main news like these:
> > > >
> > > >  https://www.ipfire.org/news/ipfire-2-19-core-update-118-released
> > > >
> > > > We also have this sub-page https://www.ipfire.org/news. Not sure what to
> > do
> > > > with
> > > > it. It is not very useful, but without it there is no way to access
> > previous
> > > > news.
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > > I made you an extra article about that which isn't published. That
> > > > > > should
> > > > > > also
> > > > > > help Sven to implement this and see everything on one page. Exactly
> > how
> > > > > > it
> > > > > > will
> > > > > > look.
> > > > > >  https://planet.ipfire.org/post/test
> > > > >
> > > > > Perfect! Thanks.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 12:35 PM, Michael Tremer <michael.tremer at ipfir
> > e.or
> > > > > g>
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > Hello,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Thu, 2018-02-15 at 22:47 +0100, Maurice Gesswein wrote:
> > > > > > > Hey folks,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > great that things are moving along! You did a lot in the past days
> > :)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > I pushed some updated Donation screens and new ones to Zeplin.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Changelog:
> > > > > > > PayPal added
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Great. I will think about the order because I am not sure if PayPal
> > > > > > supports
> > > > > > recurring donations and bank transfers are way cheaper for us.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Viewport S added
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Looks very good.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Dialogs for personal data added
> > > > > >
> > > > > > This looks good, but shows arrows where the country can be selected.
> > > > > > Potentially
> > > > > > we need to add a few lines of smallprint at the bottom that tells
> > people
> > > > > > why
> > > > > > we
> > > > > > need this infomation. I would assume that many will ask for that. Or
> > > > > > should
> > > > > > we
> > > > > > put that into the smallprint on the main donation page?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Success and Failed page added
> > > > > >
> > > > > > !!!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > New icons and PayPal Logo added to Assets sheet.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Can we please move the text of "Why should I donate?" and "How
> > much
> > > > > > > should
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I
> > > > > > > give?" to the bottom next to the FAQ again? I understand that you
> > want
> > > > > > > all
> > > > > >
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > information above the "fold". That works OK somehow in Viewport XL
> > but
> > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > dark sidebar becomes longer and longer in smaller viewports. This
> > > > > > > results
> > > > > >
> > > > > > in a
> > > > > > > lot of unwanted whitespace and the FAQ are far away. As a trade-
> > off I
> > > > > > > kept
> > > > > >
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > headlines in the dark sidebar and placed jumpmark icons next to
> > it.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Yes, please move this to where you think it is best. The text is not
> > > > > > finalised
> > > > > > yet and I will make this work later then. It would just be nice to
> > have
> > > > > > some
> > > > > > area with text that everyone reads and where we encourage people to
> > give
> > > > > > (more
> > > > > > :D) and some smallprint that just has to be there but nobody cares
> > too
> > > > > > much
> > > > > > about.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I suppose as soon as Sven has implemented it all, I will check out
> > the
> > > > > > branch
> > > > > > and write the texts and then we merge everything together.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > After I read your last mail it seems to be that the Blog/Planet is
> > > > > > > pretty
> > > > > > > popular. Is this true? If so, should the link to the Planet not a
> > lot
> > > > > > > more
> > > > > > > prominent? What about place "Planet" or "Blog" in the Topbar?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Should we even rename it "Blog"? That would be more obvious since it
> > is
> > > > > > not
> > > > > > really a "planet" which used to be an aggregated RSS feed like
> > Debian
> > > > > > still
> > > > > > has:
> > > > > > https://planet.debian.org/
> > > > > >
> > > > > > It is quite a nice news outlet for not too important news that are
> > > > > > mainly
> > > > > > interesting for people who are involved a bit more into the project.
> > > > > > It's
> > > > > > about
> > > > > > development and what we are doing.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Layout and design of the Blog is straight forward. I'll focus on
> > this
> > > > > > > now.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > It
> > > > > > > would help me a lot if you can point me to some sample articles
> > where
> > > > > > > I
> > > > > >
> > > > > > can
> > > > > > > see ALL different textformatations which are needed. Or write down
> > a
> > > > > > > list
> > > > > > > like: H1, H2, H3, bulletpoints, code, quote, highlight, etc.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I made you an extra article about that which isn't published. That
> > > > > > should
> > > > > > also
> > > > > > help Sven to implement this and see everything on one page. Exactly
> > how
> > > > > > it
> > > > > > will
> > > > > > look.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >  https://planet.ipfire.org/post/test
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I think I didn't forget anything. But if I did, please let me know.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Obviously the blue bar at the top will disappear when a post has
> > been
> > > > > > published
> > > > > > :)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hope this is all you need from me right now. Let me know if I can do
> > > > > > anything
> > > > > > else!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Best,
> > > > > > -Michael
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Let me know if there are any questions.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Best, Maurice
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 4:48 PM, Michael Tremer <michael.tremer at ip
> > fire
> > > > > > > .org
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > > Hello guys,
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > because I am a little bit lost at the moment I would like to
> > restart
> > > > > > > > conversation again and check where everyone is at right now.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I had a brief email exchange with Sven and he is a bit busy this
> > > > > > > > weekend
> > > > > >
> > > > > > but
> > > > > > > > should have more time available next week. But I thought in the
> > end
> > > > > > > > it
> > > > > >
> > > > > > is
> > > > > > > > easiest to use this list so nobody misses anything.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I would still like to push for a release of the website as soon
> > as
> > > > > > > > we
> > > > > >
> > > > > > can,
> > > > > > > > but
> > > > > > > > that doesn't mean I want to build up pressure. I just want to
> > make
> > > > > > > > sure
> > > > > >
> > > > > > that
> > > > > > > > things are moving a long and that we get a minimum "product"
> > ready
> > > > > > > > to
> > > > > > > > release
> > > > > > > > and constantly keep improving this then.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Overall this seems to be a bit bigger than I thought in the
> > > > > > > > beginning,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > so we
> > > > > > > > need to break it down a bit further.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > So the areas of attention are:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > * Completing the donation page. Here we need the address inputs
> > as
> > > > > > > > far
> > > > > >
> > > > > > as I
> > > > > > > > can
> > > > > > > > see and the mentioned S viewport.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > * Index & Features look complete for me
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > * Sven has already fixed the talk pages which are for internal
> > use
> > > > > > > > only
> > > > > >
> > > > > > and
> > > > > > > > I
> > > > > > > > think this will do for the moment. I have a few ideas how to
> > make
> > > > > > > > this
> > > > > > > > better,
> > > > > > > > but is not a priority for now.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > * One of the bigger things (in terms of traffic) is the planet.
> > I
> > > > > > > > think
> > > > > >
> > > > > > this
> > > > > > > > should not be too much work to make this "nice". It is working
> > right
> > > > > >
> > > > > > now,
> > > > > > > > but
> > > > > > > > there is clearly a break of look & feel. But basically it has
> > two
> > > > > > > > pages
> > > > > > > > which
> > > > > > > > are very similar. I think to make that really nice, this
> > shouldn't
> > > > > > > > be
> > > > > >
> > > > > > too
> > > > > > > > much
> > > > > > > > extra work to be put in.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > So can we put those two things (finishing the donation page &
> > > > > > > > planet) on
> > > > > >
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > list for the upcoming few weeks?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Is anyone working on other things at the moment? Just shoot me a
> > > > > > > > quick
> > > > > > > > email.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Best,
> > > > > > > > -Michael
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > On Tue, 2018-01-16 at 12:37 +0000, Michael Tremer wrote:
> > > > > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > great that things are moving along...
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > On Mon, 2018-01-15 at 23:57 +0100, Maurice Gesswein wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > Hi all,
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > I did some adjustments on the existing donation pages and
> > added
> > > > > > > > > > the
> > > > > >
> > > > > > XS
> > > > > > > > > > viewport in Zeplin.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Next up:
> > > > > > > > > > • S viewport to reduce misunderstandings
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > What misunderstandings?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > • Dialog (popups) for CC and SEPA form fields
> > > > > > > > > >  • Can you provide the needed information the user has to
> > type
> > > > > > > > > > in?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > In all cases people need to type in:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > First Name, Last Name
> > > > > > > > > Company Name (optional)
> > > > > > > > > Address Line 1
> > > > > > > > > Address Line 2
> > > > > > > > > Country (Probably as a dropdown)
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > We *never* take any credit card or bank account details. That
> > is
> > > > > > > > > only
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > typed in
> > > > > > > > > on the website of the payment provider.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > We cannot even verify the address much, but we should make
> > sure
> > > > > > > > > that
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > people
> > > > > > > > > typed in something into every field except Address Line 2.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > • Success page
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Question:
> > > > > > > > > > What happens after the submit of CC data? Can you scribble
> > > > > >
> > > > > > something,
> > > > > > > > > > please?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > There is probably two ways:
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > a) The transaction was successful and we should redirect the
> > user
> > > > > > > > > to a
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > page
> > > > > > > > > that
> > > > > > > > > says "Thank You"
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > b) The transaction was not successful and we should show a
> > useful
> > > > > >
> > > > > > error to
> > > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > > user which we will get from the payment provider. For example
> > that
> > > > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > credit
> > > > > > > > > card has been declined or that the payment provider is
> > > > > > > > > experiencing a
> > > > > > > > > temporary
> > > > > > > > > error and that the user should retry in a moment.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > There should also a button to retry so that people don't have
> > to
> > > > > >
> > > > > > submit
> > > > > > > > their
> > > > > > > > > data again. I think that is necessary to make the entire
> > process
> > > > > > > > > as
> > > > > >
> > > > > > easy
> > > > > > > > as
> > > > > > > > > possible.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > I am not sure if there is a good way to let them choose a
> > > > > > > > > different
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > payment
> > > > > > > > > option. People will have to go back and type in everything
> > again.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Hope this answers all the questions :)
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Best,
> > > > > > > > > -Michael
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Let me know if there are any questions or concerns.
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Best,
> > > > > > > > > > Maurice
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > On Tue, Dec 5, 2017 at 6:17 PM, Michael Tremer <michael.trem
> > er at i
> > > > > > > > > > pfir
> > > > > >
> > > > > > e.or
> > > > > > > > g>
> > > > > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > Hello all,
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > thanks for working on this. This is a huge step forward
> > from
> > > > > > > > > > > what
> > > > > >
> > > > > > he
> > > > > > > > have
> > > > > > > > > > > had
> > > > > > > > > > > before.
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > I especially appreciate the progress in both, design and
> > > > > >
> > > > > > implement,
> > > > > > > > > > > although
> > > > > > > > > > > it
> > > > > > > > > > > is quite a busy time for everyone!
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > I do have some questions/remarks though:
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > * Does the currency selection need to be a dropdown? It
> > feels
> > > > > > > > > > > a
> > > > > >
> > > > > > bit
> > > > > > > > > > > excessive
> > > > > > > > > > > for just two currencies. Just my two cents :)
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > * One payment option I must have forgotten is PayPal, but
> > that
> > > > > > > > > > > is
> > > > > >
> > > > > > only
> > > > > > > > > > > available
> > > > > > > > > > > for one-time payments. They don't allow recurring payments
> > in
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Europe.
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > * Some things need a bit of rewording. I think I would
> > prefer
> > > > > > > > > > > the
> > > > > >
> > > > > > text
> > > > > > > > > > > that
> > > > > > > > > > > is
> > > > > > > > > > > under the box (left side) to be on the left hand side of
> > the
> > > > > > > > > > > box.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > It
> > > > > > > > also
> > > > > > > > > > > doesn't sound right to me to say "1€ at least", but I
> > didn't
> > > > > > > > > > > find
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > anything
> > > > > > > > > > > better, yet. I will think of that and update you.
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Best,
> > > > > > > > > > > -Michael
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > On Mon, 2017-12-04 at 00:25 +0100, Maurice Gesswein wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > Changelog:
> > > > > > > > > > > > Viewport M for donation page added
> > > > > > > > > > > > Minor adjustments and fixed at XL and L
> > > > > > > > > > > > Alignment fixed at some icons (please replace these):
> > > > > > > > > > > > icon-varified
> > > > > > > > > > > > icon-varified-green
> > > > > > > > > > > > icon-wireless
> > > > > > > > > > > > icon-wireless-blue
> > > > > > > > > > > > icon-arrow-down
> > > > > > > > > > > > New icons added:
> > > > > > > > > > > > icon-lock
> > > > > > > > > > > > checkboxes
> > > > > > > > > > > > radiobuttons
> > > > > > > > > > > > amex
> > > > > > > > > > > > mastercard
> > > > > > > > > > > > visa
> > > > > > > > > > > > From Viewport M to XS the top navbar shows always a
> > > > > > > > > > > > background.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > See
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > "Homepage"
> > > > > > > > > > > > and "Features" at Zeplin. That should simplify the code
> > and
> > > > > >
> > > > > > avoid
> > > > > > > > bugs I
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > hope.
> > > > > > > > > > > > Doesn't it? Please let me know.
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > Best, Maurice
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > On Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 12:27 AM, Maurice Gesswein
> > > > > >
> > > > > > <maurice.gesswein
> > > > > > > > @ipf
> > > > > > > > > > > > ir
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > e.or
> > > > > > > > > > > > g> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > > > Viewport XL and L are available at Zeplin. https://zpl
> > .io/
> > > > > > > > > > > > > 25N8
> > > > > >
> > > > > > DpW
> > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 12:45 AM, Maurice Gesswein
> > > > > >
> > > > > > <maurice.gesswe
> > > > > > > > in at i
> > > > > > > > > > > > > pf
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > ire.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > org> wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > due to personal reasons I was not able to spent that
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > much
> > > > > >
> > > > > > time
> > > > > > > > into
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > donate page so far. This is an unfinished version in
> > our
> > > > > >
> > > > > > biggest
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > viewport.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > Rest will follow asap.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > https://www.dropbox.com/s/nz2ktou84szrya0/Donate%20-
> > %20X
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > L.pn
> > > > > >
> > > > > > g?dl
> > > > > > > > =0
> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > Best, Maurice
> > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > On Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 2:10 PM, Michael Tremer
> > > > > >
> > > > > > <michael.tremer@
> > > > > > > > ipfi
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > re
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > .org
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Hello,
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I put together some ideas for the donation page.
> > We
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > have
> > > > > >
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > problem
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > that we
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > basically get no donations any more outside of the
> > > > > >
> > > > > > wishlist
> > > > > > > > and
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > even
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > those are
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > frankly way too low. The don't even cover our
> > cost.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > And since we a providing a good product here which
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > saves
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > people a
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > lot of
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > money
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > we should not be afraid to ask for donations. Of
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > course it
> > > > > >
> > > > > > is
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > still
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > free
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > for
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > everyone to donate or not, but some people need to
> > be
> > > > > >
> > > > > > reminded
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > that
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > this
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > possibility exists.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > So we will now add some new features: We will
> > allow
> > > > > >
> > > > > > donations
> > > > > > > > via
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > credit
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > card
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > and standing order to make this really hassle-free 
> > and
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > we
> > > > > >
> > > > > > will
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > allow
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > recurring
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > donations because some people prefer to give a
> > small
> > > > > >
> > > > > > amount
> > > > > > > > each
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > month
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > instead
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > of a big amount once a year.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > We will also remove the variety of currencies and
> > just
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > use
> > > > > >
> > > > > > EUR
> > > > > > > > &
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > USD
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > and
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > suggest
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > depending on GeoIP which one is default. USD will
> > be
> > > > > >
> > > > > > default
> > > > > > > > for
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > US
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > and
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Canada obviously, but we will try to encourage
> > people
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > to
> > > > > >
> > > > > > use
> > > > > > > > EUR
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > when
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ever
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > possible since we pay less fees.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Payment options are credit card & SEPA direct
> > debit
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > which
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > support
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > recurring
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > donations. We don't support that with PayPal at
> > the
> > > > > >
> > > > > > moment,
> > > > > > > > but I
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > think
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I will
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > need to implement their API.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I would like to suggest amounts to donate. That
> > seems
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > to
> > > > > >
> > > > > > be
> > > > > > > > common
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > practice. We
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > should have 250, 100, 50, 25, 10 and a custom
> > option
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > where
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > people
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > can
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > enter what
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > ever they want. The minimum should be 1 (EUR/USD).
> > If
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > recurring
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > donation is
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > picked, we should use some JS to halve the amount
> > on
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > those
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > buttons.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > We have to get the full name and address of the
> > person
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > who
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > donates
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > for
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > tax
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > reasons and secondly to get the payments through
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > because
> > > > > >
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > credit
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > card
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > companies validate those against their own
> > database.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > We will also collect the email address to get in
> > touch
> > > > > >
> > > > > > with
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > people.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > So in the end the process will look like this:
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > 1) Person selects one-time/monthly payment, an
> > amount
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > by
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > clicking
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > on
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > button
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > and selects the payment type. Click something like
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > "Donate
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Now".
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > 2) A form is shown to enter name, email & address.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > 3) Redirect to payment provider to enter credit
> > card
> > > > > >
> > > > > > stuff,
> > > > > > > > etc.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > 4) Payment provider redirects back to a thank you
> > page
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > This is probably a good example and done quite
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > similar:
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >  https://donate.mozilla.org/
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I have also written a few new texts that probably
> > need
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > a
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > little
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > bit
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > of
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > refinement, but should be a good start:
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Why should I donate?
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > We are proud of what we are doing here at IPFire.
> > We
> > > > > >
> > > > > > create a
> > > > > > > > free
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > firewall
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > distribution that is free to use for everyone
> > anywhere
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > in
> > > > > >
> > > > > > the
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > world.
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > To
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > do that,
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > we need to provide the infrastructure to
> > distribute it
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > to
> > > > > >
> > > > > > our
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > users
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > and
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > provide
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > the right tools for our developers to help them to
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > make
> > > > > >
> > > > > > IPFire
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > better
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > every day.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Donations from individuals and corporations are
> > the
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > only
> > > > > >
> > > > > > way
> > > > > > > > to
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > keep
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > all
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > of our
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > services free for everyone. They pay for hosting,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > advertising,
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > purchase
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > equipment and to fund the work of the people
> > behind
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > it.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Our ambition is to compete with projects backed by
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > large
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > corporations
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > and
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > proprietary solutions and we cannot do that
> > without
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > you.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Become a
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > supporter
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > today!
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > How much should I give?
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Donations range from single digits donations to
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > hundreds.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > For
> > > > > > > > us
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > it
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > is
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > important
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > to give something back to help this project to
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > succeed. If
> > > > > >
> > > > > > you
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > want
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > to
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > help,
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > please do so and encourage others to do so, too.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Maybe we will also have a small FAQ depending if
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > people
> > > > > >
> > > > > > have
> > > > > > > > some
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > difficulties
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > to donate or commonly asked questions.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > There should also be some area for the smallprint
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > since we
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > need to
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > tell
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > people
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > who they are donating to and that we don't do any
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > refunds,
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > etc.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > @Maurice: Could you design a page like this?
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > @Sven: Would you be up to implement his with the
> > JS
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > and
> > > > > >
> > > > > > all
> > > > > > > > other
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > frontend bits?
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > I would develop the backend and the interfaces
> > with
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > the
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > payment
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > providers.
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Best,
> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > -Michael
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
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