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RE: SteemWorld Support / 2019-12-03

in #steemworld2 years ago

Hey, @steemchiller.

Is there a specific amount we're looking at to keep steemworld going?

For what it's worth, I know donating is a thing, especially with independent web development, but without a weekly or monthly goal of some kind, in my experience, getting enough will be hit and miss, and possibly more the latter than the former.

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Good points you are bringing up there. I recently thought about kind of a 'monthly donation statusbar', which could be displayed at the top of the page (with a close button to remove it for the current session). Maybe it would help when people can see the current status directly on SteemWorld.

Another option would be to add ads on the site, but I'm not really a big fan of that idea. It might be the easiest solution to keep it running though. I'm not sure, how people would react to ads on SteemWorld. It's like doing the opposite of providing a non-tracking Steem site as it is now, but it would bring me a lot more money I guess.

A status bar would be helpful, I think. Something to rally around, anyway. Knowing that it's probably going to be the smaller users, the 0-25,000 SP or so crowd, it's going to take quite a few of us, unless some of the larger accounts get involved. It seems evident, though, that the larger users are less inclined to use steemworld as much as the rest of us seem to. I hope I'm wrong about that.

re: ads

Potentially, it could be very lucrative. I don't click on ads very often, though. But that doesn't mean there wouldn't be others who would do it.

This is a great idea. I think it'd incentivise people to donate.

Hey, @deirdyweirdy.

It seems to help with the yearly donations for Public Broadcasting and other types of telethons, as well as at Christmas time. It becomes a little more urgent, I think, if we can see what's happening.

The trick will be making sure the bar isn't too high to start, which may or may not be a practical way of looking at it, since it's his livelihood and steemworld we're talking about.