@lkrubner When you flattr you flattr a specific piece of content. With kachingle it was a certain domain. All our accounts can both give and get, they have "site accounts" for the creators. Our button looks/works as a FB-like, Tweet button, not theirs etc.
@bonq - some internal chaos. Too much focus on engineering and not enough focus on user psychology. Very slow to consider changes to the model. More experimentation would be good, more listening to users
@bonq - ah, yes, I agree 100% about constructed scarcity. That's why any developer with software to sell should contact me :-) I can set up a site like wpquestions.com for their software and we can split the revenue. I think paid support is a viable model
@bonq - I am not sure what you mean . I have paid out a lot of money to Wordpress plugin developers who use wpquestions.com as their support forum. They send their users to my site, and I send them money in return
@bonq - suppose you create software for editing photos. You give it away free. How do you handle support? Create a forum where people pay to ask questions. The profits then fund further development of your software
@lkrubner That's why put software as it's own sentence in the previous post. It's a bit different and e.g. support, bug fixes, dev etc. Still paying to install is still not logical. Usage is a more logical way to pay, e.g. SaS.
@lkrubner Sounds like a great change, it's still bounty-based to me =) Never the less bounties are really great for development. Maybe not for doing apps, full software or games, but development is so much more!
@bonq - I might be stupid. What is the argument against bounties? Other than unfairness? The goal is to develop steady income streams for software projects, yes? To be clear: the app creator does not themselves answer questions.
@lkrubner I have nothing against bounties just saying I don't see it as a replacement for the way people pay for software right now. Same as fund-raising is no replacement. Complements absolutely and probably a replacement is combination of solutions.