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digitalmars.D.announce - The New Fundraising Campaign

reply Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
I've just published a new blog post describing our new 
fundraising campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request 
Manager to thin out the pull request queues and coordinate 
between relevant parties on newer pull requests so they don't go 
stale. We've launched a three-month campaign, and Nicholas Wilson 
has agreed to do the work.

We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for 
current and future contributors. And we will be grateful for your 
support in making it happen.

Please read the blog post for more details:

https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

For the impatient:

https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
Nov 10
next sibling parent Joakim <dlang joakim.fea.st> writes:
On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 I've just published a new blog post describing our new 
 fundraising campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request 
 Manager to thin out the pull request queues and coordinate 
 between relevant parties on newer pull requests so they don't 
 go stale. We've launched a three-month campaign, and Nicholas 
 Wilson has agreed to do the work.

 We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for 
 current and future contributors. And we will be grateful for 
 your support in making it happen.

 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

 For the impatient:
 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
"Walter and Andrei both" -> both Walter and Andrei "Pull requests were" -> Pull Requests (PRs) were "the list. The one linked above, for example." -> the list, for example, the one linked above. Nice work setting this up, looking forward to many more targeted campaigns like this.
Nov 10
prev sibling next sibling parent David Gileadi <gileadisNOSPM gmail.com> writes:
On 11/10/18 9:09 AM, Mike Parker wrote:
 I've just published a new blog post describing our new fundraising 
 campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request Manager to thin out the 
 pull request queues and coordinate between relevant parties on newer 
 pull requests so they don't go stale. We've launched a three-month 
 campaign, and Nicholas Wilson has agreed to do the work.
 
 We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for current 
 and future contributors. And we will be grateful for your support in 
 making it happen.
 
 Please read the blog post for more details:
 
 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/
 
 For the impatient:
 
 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
Nicholas has already reduced my frustration with getting a PR merged--thanks! It was a good incentive to donate.
Nov 10
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Andre Pany <andre s-e-a-p.de> writes:
On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 I've just published a new blog post describing our new 
 fundraising campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request 
 Manager to thin out the pull request queues and coordinate 
 between relevant parties on newer pull requests so they don't 
 go stale. We've launched a three-month campaign, and Nicholas 
 Wilson has agreed to do the work.

 We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for 
 current and future contributors. And we will be grateful for 
 your support in making it happen.

 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

 For the impatient:

 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
This is really great news. Will all dlang repositories monitored? Or more specific, does this also includes the dub repository? The pull request list is really hot here. Kind regards Andre
Nov 11
parent Nicholas Wilson <iamthewilsonator hotmail.com> writes:
On Sunday, 11 November 2018 at 11:29:03 UTC, Andre Pany wrote:
 On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker 
 wrote:
 I've just published a new blog post describing our new 
 fundraising campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request 
 Manager to thin out the pull request queues and coordinate 
 between relevant parties on newer pull requests so they don't 
 go stale. We've launched a three-month campaign, and Nicholas 
 Wilson has agreed to do the work.

 We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for 
 current and future contributors. And we will be grateful for 
 your support in making it happen.

 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

 For the impatient:

 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
This is really great news. Will all dlang repositories monitored? Or more specific, does this also includes the dub repository? The pull request list is really hot here. Kind regards Andre
My current focus is DMD > druntime > phobos > dlang.org Unfortunately I don't have a lot of experience with the dub codebase (or access right for that matter) though I agree it could really benefit. Looks like I've got some source-diving to do.
Nov 11
prev sibling next sibling parent M.M. <matus email.cz> writes:
On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 I've just published a new blog post describing our new 
 fundraising campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request 
 Manager to thin out the pull request queues and coordinate 
 between relevant parties on newer pull requests so they don't 
 go stale. We've launched a three-month campaign, and Nicholas 
 Wilson has agreed to do the work.

 We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for 
 current and future contributors. And we will be grateful for 
 your support in making it happen.

 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

 For the impatient:

 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
I have contributed my share. Hope the campaign (champagne?) will be successful, even beyond the initial 3 month.
Nov 15
prev sibling next sibling parent Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 I've just published a new blog post describing our new 
 fundraising campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request 
 Manager to thin out the pull request queues and coordinate 
 between relevant parties on newer pull requests so they don't 
 go stale. We've launched a three-month campaign, and Nicholas 
 Wilson has agreed to do the work.

 We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for 
 current and future contributors. And we will be grateful for 
 your support in making it happen.

 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

 For the impatient:

 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
I am still not convinced, why jet an other contribution system is needed. But you should place the links at: https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html to lead people to this campaign not reading this post. An important feature flipcause really is missing is paypal, as a payment method. To be able to donate without credit card. - Yes there are people not using credit cards if they can avoid it, especially in Europe.
Nov 16
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Saturday, 10 November 2018 at 16:09:12 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 I've just published a new blog post describing our new 
 fundraising campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request 
 Manager to thin out the pull request queues and coordinate 
 between relevant parties on newer pull requests so they don't 
 go stale. We've launched a three-month campaign, and Nicholas 
 Wilson has agreed to do the work.

 We have high hopes that this will help reduce frustration for 
 current and future contributors. And we will be grateful for 
 your support in making it happen.

 Please read the blog post for more details:

 https://dlang.org/blog/2018/11/10/the-new-fundraising-campaign/

 For the impatient:

 https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=
Sorry for annoy you, but this links have to be integrated into the donate page https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html or even better the hint for this campaign should be on the home page, too. I gave my 25 bucks and want this topic to stay on top! So please put it on top! The campaign (https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=is) is now at 614$ (goal 3000$), so that keeping this performance since the first donation (11/10) would give the missing 2386$ in app 51 days: => We need another 74 supporters with an average of 32$. Regards mt.
Nov 23
parent reply Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 23 November 2018 at 10:20:22 UTC, Martin Tschierschke 
wrote:

 Sorry for annoy you, but this links have to be integrated into 
 the donate page
 https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html
Yes, I know. I want to do more than just add the link, however. I want to integrate the campaign menu, and that means I have to set aside some time to determine how best to add the integration code into the DDOC for the site. It's one of many items on my TODO list and I'll get to it soon.
 I gave my 25 bucks and want this topic to stay on top! So 
 please put it on top!
 The campaign 
 (https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=is) is 
 now at 614$ (goal 3000$), so that keeping this performance 
 since the first donation (11/10) would give the missing 2386$ 
 in app 51 days:

 => We need another 74 supporters with an average of 32$.
I'll do another push in the first week of December, on Twitter and the blog. And as we get closer to the deadline, I'll send out more reminders.
Nov 23
parent Martin Tschierschke <mt smartdolphin.de> writes:
On Friday, 23 November 2018 at 13:18:55 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
 On Friday, 23 November 2018 at 10:20:22 UTC, Martin 
 Tschierschke wrote:

 Sorry for annoy you, but this links have to be integrated into 
 the donate page
 https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html
Yes, I know. I want to do more than just add the link, however. I want to integrate the campaign menu, and that means I have to set aside some time to determine how best to add the integration code into the DDOC for the site. It's one of many items on my TODO list and I'll get to it soon.
Just to let this pop up again :-) The campaign (https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDUwNTY=) is now at $764 given from 23 supporters. => With the new average of ~$33.2, we need another 67 supporters to reach the $3000 goal.
 I'll do another push in the first week of December, on Twitter 
 and the blog. And as we get closer to the deadline, I'll send 
 out more reminders.
Very good!
Nov 28
prev sibling parent reply =?iso-8859-1?Q?Robert_M._M=FCnch?= <robert.muench saphirion.com> writes:
On 2018-11-10 16:09:12 +0000, Mike Parker said:

 I've just published a new blog post describing our new fundraising 
 campaign. TL;DR: We want to pay a Pull Request Manager to thin out the 
 pull request queues and coordinate between relevant parties on newer 
 pull requests so they don't go stale. We've launched a three-month 
 campaign, and Nicholas Wilson has agreed to do the work.
Hi, will I get a donation certificate? I haven't found anything about it. -- Robert M. Münch http://www.saphirion.com smarter | better | faster
Nov 23
parent Mike Parker <aldacron gmail.com> writes:
On Friday, 23 November 2018 at 12:56:49 UTC, Robert M. Münch 
wrote:

 Hi, will I get a donation certificate? I haven't found anything 
 about it.
Not a certificate, but a receipt with all the information you need for tax deductions.
Nov 23