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Collective bounty

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  • Started 9 years ago by noelhx
  • Latest reply from Barron
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What if there were a way for a lot of people to add a little bit to the bounty? What if anyone could use paypal or something like that to add a dollar or five or ten to the bounty? Collectively, this might be minimally valuable to a few people, but if a lot of people added just a little to the pot, the pot could get very enticing. No need for the honor system, just create a 'product' on paypal to put the donation to. Have it expire so that people get refunded if there are no takers after so much time has expired. Perhaps I do not have a handle on how these things work, but it seems to be something worth exploring. As more people come across the idea that there is a pot for someone to deliver something valuable, they might feel better about adding a few dollars to the pot, knowing they will get it back if it is not delivered.

just a thought

Posted 9 years ago
Posts: 350

That's a great idea... I'd help contribute as well

Posted 9 years ago
The Geek
Posts: 2059

This is an excellent, excellent suggestion.

The question is... how do we do this in a fair way? We need to have a trusted third party holding the money (somebody other than me). Anybody have any suggestions? Does paypal already do this type of thing?

Posted 9 years ago
Posts: 13

PayPal certainly lets you accept donations. More detail here. But this doesn't answer your "trusted third party" question. That's a tough one.

Posted 9 years ago

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