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Hard News: Crowdfunding Time

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  • Martin Connelly,

    If I go to make a donation (Paypal) - I end up appearing to donate to something called "dubwise". This does not look very legit to me!!!

    New Zealand • Since Jun 2012 • 28 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    I ain't got no money, honey, but I figure I could spare a little for one of my favourite blogs.

    And honestly, anything that gets us closer to the food blog can only be a good thing.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher, in reply to Martin Connelly,

    If I go to make a donation (Paypal) - I end up appearing to donate to something called "dubwise". This does not look very legit to me!!!

    Don't worry - that's the correct account. You'll note the contact email address for the Paypal account is Russell's email.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Martin Connelly,

    it's Russell's trading company

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Alastair Thompson,

    Hi Russell,

    This looks great. I have signed up and I hope lots of other readers of Public Address do so also.

    Personally I definitely received $10 worth of value out of Public Address each month and I expect that if they think about it so do several hundred of your readers.

    Ten dollars a month is not a lot to pay for a community that is in your place, talks about your stories, genuinely reflects your values and offers you the opportunity to participate in fascinating public policy debates.

    I wish this effort the best possible start.

    Alastair Thompson
    Scoop.co.nz
    Publisher

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 220 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Martin Connelly,

    If I go to make a donation (Paypal) – I end up appearing to donate to something called “dubwise”. This does not look very legit to me!!!

    That’s Dubwise Arrangements, the name of my company and the name the Paypal account’s in (I could have changed the destination account to the new Public Address one, but that sort of thing just invites a world of pain on Paypal). Totally legit.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Allan Moyle,

    I no longer sub to any NZ printed news formats, and have only one or 2 subs for specialty mags (photography etc). As Alastair says above, I definitely get value from PA, across all the contributors, both directly and also where they channel my further investigation of issues, ideas and concepts on the net. All success to you, and I hope the $25/mth helps.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 103 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Darlington,

    Subscriber and proud of it, my friend!

    Nelson • Since Nov 2006 • 949 posts Report Reply

  • Moz,

    For us in forn parts the transaction costs on a subscription can get quite out of hand. I pay something like $2.50 in fees every time I spend foreign currency, so a one-off makes more sense. But yes, fair value received.

    FWIW, Capture doesn't interest me even slightly, I've skimmed a couple of posts but I assume it's popular with others. But other things grab me. More Emma and Jolisa :)

    Patreon, unfortunately, seem to be functionally illiterate (or perhaps that's their target market). Is there some kind of explanation of what they do that doesn't involve YouTube?

    Sydney, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 1232 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    Feel free to suggest any other improvements we could consider

    Automating the markup text would be a good start.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5430 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    What do you mean by 'automating'?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19719 posts Report Reply

  • Eediot,

    Very glad to have the opportunity to subscribe at last. My first online subscription apart from a- since cancelled- Nat Geo one a few years ago (and better value I reckon).
    Would love an answer to my regularly posted question about not seeming to be able to Like Soundcloud tracks in HardNews posts when using my iPad.
    Ka pai.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 51 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Eediot,

    Would love an answer to my regularly posted question about not seeming to be able to Like Soundcloud tracks in HardNews posts when using my iPad.

    Oh, sorry. That will be a matter of the Soundcloud embed code. I’m still using the old code mostly because the new embeds (which I suspect are mobile-friendly) are just so bloody big. That might be a reason to change, right there.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Being a week by week sort of guy, I have lodged an AP every Tuesday to the PA account.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2558 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Being a week by week sort of guy, I have lodged an AP every Tuesday to the PA account.

    Thank you!

    And I was wondering where you were, subscription-nagger-in-chief :-)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Someone’s asked whether they can pay a sum of their choosing for an annual sub and get a tax invoice for it. YES, no problem. Just click the email link below the post and let me know

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Eediot,

    I'm hoping my monthly PayPal receipt will suffice for tax purposes.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 51 posts Report Reply

  • wendyf,

    Huge sigh!! It's only a small amount per month, but I've finally figured out how to do it. I once used Paypal, in 2012, with a different address, no longer used. For a simple old lady like me it's been just too much for me to work out - they wanted my old security questions. Favourite teacher ?I dunno. Favourite restaurant? Tee hee.

    So I've done an automatic payment from my bank, with an end date 1 year from now.

    PA has been too important in my life, especially since my lovely died, for me to think of not having it.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 88 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Robyn Gallagher,

    I ain’t got no money, honey, but I figure I could spare a little for one of my favourite blogs.

    Thank you, that means a lot.

    And honestly, anything that gets us closer to the food blog can only be a good thing.

    Just waiting on a masthead.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to wendyf,

    PA has been too important in my life, especially since my lovely died, for me to think of not having it.

    That's really nice to hear. Thank you.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22834 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Bennett,

    Subscribed. Well worth it for the amount of time I spend here! Thanks Russell for all the work you do on Public Address.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 172 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Martin Connelly,

    Reggae against the machine…

    … “dubwise”.
    This does not look very legit to me!!!

    When in The Caymans
    one has to blend in, mon…
    :- )

    and out on the web, s’all
    dub, dub, dub, dot.mon…
    …it puts a spell on you dat
    voodoo from loa frequencies
    cutting ‘cross a swamp o’ noise…

    …we all pay the fiddler!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7944 posts Report Reply

  • Jannene Allwood,

    I've been a keen Hard News/Public Address reader for well over a decade now. You were my source of NZ News when we were living in Australia for 11 years. More than happy to send some well deserved financial support your way now.

    Wellington • Since Jul 2009 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Sacha,

    What do you mean by 'automating'?

    To be precise, highlighting text and clicking on a button to generate markup.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5430 posts Report Reply

  • Gareth Swain,

    I chose the donation option because, like Moz says above, the foreign currency transaction fees can get pretty hefty in a subscription arrangement.

    Still, I'm happy to contribute. (Only a modest amount this time, I'm afraid.)

    Public Address is all kinds of good.

    Japan • Since Apr 2013 • 45 posts Report Reply

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