Monetary Awards

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This is something that I've just experienced on another forum. Put simply, someone thanked me for my post, as they found it highly valuable, and awarded me a "monetary reward". This means, instead of just a "thanks" that they send me some money to my Paypal account.

I just add my paypal account under my profile settings, and if other members find my input useful they reward me for it.

This could work here, and would probably improve the quality of the responses.

Thoughts?
#suggestions #awards #monetary
  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I don't think it would work.

    1) You would now have people selling Warrior Forum 'thanks' on sites like fiverr and the like, just like they do now with Facebook 'likes'. It's too easily manipulated.

    2) You said it would improve the quality of responses but I'm not so sure about that. It would just mean more people posting useless stuff in the hope that someone gives them a thanks here or there.

    Your signature is your 'thanks' for posting on the forum, right?
    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      1)You would now have people selling Warrior Forum 'thanks' on sites like fiverr and the like, just like they do now with Facebook 'likes'. It's too easily manipulated.
      They're not thanks Will. You have to actually send payment. I'm not sure if this could be manipulated in any way, although I'm sure it might be possible. Besides, if people want to sell "thanks" as you say, they could be doing that right now.

      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      It would just mean more people posting useless stuff
      Useless stuff shouldnt be rewarded.

      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      in the hope that someone gives them a thanks here or there.
      Again, they're not thanks, they're sending payment.
  • Profile picture of the author xInd
    I don't think the risk of email addresses being harvested is really that bad... It would be something to educate newbies about, but I mean, in order to accept payments from people you need to give out your paypal address... Sure you might get phishing attempts but if you pay attention to what you're doing they are futile. DigitalPoint forums have paypal verification and their marketplace system which stores and verifies paypal accounts, mine has been registered there for a few years at least... Maybe look into what they are using?
  • Profile picture of the author admin
    I've been checking into getting the buy me a drink mod back up. We made that popular back in the day. That's how most WSO's were paid for in fact.

    The only system out right now that works with vb leaves the email address exposed. I haven't had time to mess with it but will get around to it soon..
    • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
      Originally Posted by admin View Post

      I've been checking into getting the buy me a drink mod back up. We made that popular back in the day. That's how most WSO's were paid for in fact.

      The only system out right now that works with vb leaves the email address exposed. I haven't had time to mess with it but will get around to it soon..
      If Warrior Forum uses a content delivery network then they may be able to obfuscate all emails, I know that CloudFlare does it for free.
    • Profile picture of the author Tomas Lodén
      Originally Posted by admin View Post

      I've been checking into getting the buy me a drink mod back up. We made that popular back in the day. That's how most WSO's were paid for in fact.

      The only system out right now that works with vb leaves the email address exposed. I haven't had time to mess with it but will get around to it soon..
      Yes! please put it up and running again. Buy me a beer, from the good old days. Any updates on this? =)..
  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    What if we don't drink beer?
  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I'm not actually sure I would want to risk my Paypal account with something like that. Sounds a bit risky to me. Getting little payments to your account from random people. Sometimes people get their accounts limited for just being associated with accounts that have been limited or closed. This would make it easy for people to screw with you... if they wanted to.
    • Profile picture of the author xInd
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      I'm not actually sure I would want to risk my Paypal account with something like that. Sounds a bit risky to me. Getting little payments to your account from random people. Sometimes people get their accounts limited for just being associated with accounts that have been limited or closed. This would make it easy for people to screw with you... if they wanted to.
      99% of the time anything like that is from their automated system. If you're actually a legitimate business client you just phone them and they fix it right away, if they tell you something like they can't, escalate your call to a manager they are probably just new. I've had my account locked right up and been told I would never get it back, talking to management fixed that right away, and I helped them with the fight against the real criminal who added my paypal account to an ebay account without my permission just because I spoke with him about his business opportunity and demanding xyz to do business with him, which he couldn't provide obviously so I refused, but he added my paypal email anyways. Paypal thanked me for the help and apologized for the inconvenience. I still need to snail mail a complaint to Ebay since they don't require verifying the email address to add it to an ebay account, which is just plain stupid.
  • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
    I'd love to have a "Tip Me" button. I think it's a great idea.

    Joe Mobley

    Originally Posted by John Romaine View Post

    This is something that I've just experienced on another forum. Put simply, someone thanked me for my post, as they found it highly valuable, and awarded me a "monetary reward". This means, instead of just a "thanks" that they send me some money to my Paypal account.

    I just add my paypal account under my profile settings, and if other members find my input useful they reward me for it.

    This could work here, and would probably improve the quality of the responses.

    Thoughts?

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