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digitalmars.D - Donation Button?

reply JAnderson <ask me.com> writes:
Just wondering why there isn't a big shiny donation button on the D 
website.  I noted there were T-shirts for sale but no button.  Is there 
a particular reason for this?  Walter if you don't need the extra bit of 
income yourself it could always be used to fund other D related projects.

If so perhaps there could be monthly themes (ie pay for D advertising in 
this magazine, trip for Walter to come and speak at X university etc...).

I'm sure there's some sort of starkly donation button website that would 
work for D.  If it had some sort of counter on it it may even make the 
web sight look more active.

-Joel
Jul 16 2008
next sibling parent reply "Saaa" <empty needmail.com> writes:
Do I just not get it or is that a lovely typo there at the end =) 
Jul 16 2008
parent JAnderson <ask me.com> writes:
Saaa wrote:
 Do I just not get it or is that a lovely typo there at the end =) 
 
 

If it had some sort of donations counter on the donation button, that may even make the web sight look more active.
Jul 16 2008
prev sibling next sibling parent Robert Fraser <fraserofthenight gmail.com> writes:
There is one for dsource. And DM is a for-
profit company while dsource is not.

JAnderson Wrote:

 Just wondering why there isn't a big shiny donation button on the D 
 website.  I noted there were T-shirts for sale but no button.  Is there 
 a particular reason for this?  Walter if you don't need the extra bit of 
 income yourself it could always be used to fund other D related projects.
 
 If so perhaps there could be monthly themes (ie pay for D advertising in 
 this magazine, trip for Walter to come and speak at X university etc...).
 
 I'm sure there's some sort of starkly donation button website that would 
 work for D.  If it had some sort of counter on it it may even make the 
 web sight look more active.
 
 -Joel

Jul 16 2008
prev sibling parent reply Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
Since Digital Mars is a business, I don't think it's right to have a 
donation button. But if you'd like to help out, by all means buy the 
t-shirt or coffee cup, http://www.digitalmars.com/gift/index.html
or when you want to buy something from Amazon, go to Amazon through one 
of the Amazon referral links http://www.digitalmars.com/bibliography.html
Amazon will give Digital Mars the credit even if you buy something other 
than the referral link points to, as long as the link was your entry to 
the Amazon site.

Or even better, buy DMC++ http://www.digitalmars.com/shop.html or the 
Extended Utility Package http://www.digitalmars.com/eup.html

If you have any other product ideas for DM to make some money, I'm 
interested!
Jul 16 2008
parent reply JMNorris <nospam nospam.com> writes:
Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> wrote in news:g5ld7c$1jjc$1
 digitalmars.com:

 But if you'd like to help out, by all means buy the 
 t-shirt or coffee cup, http://www.digitalmars.com/gift/index.html
 

Just curious. Isn't a bit odd for there to be Digital Mars analog clock? :-) -- JMNorris
Jul 17 2008
parent Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> writes:
JMNorris wrote:
 Walter Bright <newshound1 digitalmars.com> wrote in news:g5ld7c$1jjc$1
  digitalmars.com:
 
 But if you'd like to help out, by all means buy the 
 t-shirt or coffee cup, http://www.digitalmars.com/gift/index.html

Just curious. Isn't a bit odd for there to be Digital Mars analog clock? :-)

I like analog clocks. I can read them without my glasses on!
Jul 19 2008