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tullyhansen
    @patrickrhone @jdbentley @chrisg @mschechter Okay Involuntary App.net Patronify Advisory, planning some work today – thinking of removing payment method info & incorporating donation and product-purchase (e.g. self-pub ebooks) sites. Thoughts? #IAPA
    chrisg
      @tullyhansen By incorporate, you mean adding direct subscription links for each person? I don't know what you mean otherwise.
      tullyhansen
        @chrisg Sorry, poorly worded. “Incorporate” used here in the sense of “start adding posts about.” At the moment (as maybe poorly communicated by the About page) it’s sites with a subscriber model only, which I worry may be too limiting.
        tullyhansen
          @chrisg On reflection/provocation (HT @staticmade) there are plenty of indie makers/producers/artists (still struggling with terminology, a bit) using the “pay-for-things-I-make” model to support themselves. Seems shortsighted to occlude them.
          chrisg
            @tullyhansen Ah. If you're going to start including other types of support methods, maybe each person should be "tagged" by type (Subscription, Donation, eBook, RSS Sponsorship, etc). Split pages by these tags, rather than the current system of prices.
            tullyhansen
              @chrisg Yep, that’s the plan. It’s coalescing in my head (just now) as “a directory of individuals supported by individuals,” so I feel subscribers/buyers of product/donaters all qualify (maybe RSS sponsorships not so much, as these tend to cost more).
              chrisg
                @tullyhansen Of course, I could see where my idea could get out of hand. I mean, there are all sorts of things you could do, like allowing "customer reviews" of each site, but I don't know what fits best here. It's a tough design problem.
                tullyhansen
                  @chrisg And price-tagging’s fun to work out exchange rates (2.6 Blancs to a Terpstra!) but probably too mercenary… should focus on the work, not the cost.
                  chrisg
                    @tullyhansen Haha "I'll trade you a Rhone for a Blanc and two Rohrer's"
                    chrisg
                      @tullyhansen The more I think about it, this project is beginning to look like a more-inclusive version of Read & Trust. Is that too far off-base? How open-ended is this thing going to turn out anyway? There are many, many creators out there.
                      patrickrhone
                        @tullyhansen @jdbentley @chrisg @mschechter I would love to have my books featured as an option.
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                        amahnke
                          @tullyhansen If that means you would list me and my freelancing book, go for it :) // @patrickrhone @jdbentley @chrisg @mschechter
                          tullyhansen
                            @amahnke You’re precisely the person I had in mind… well, one of them. ;-)