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WP and Plugins Donations System (4 posts)

  1. spotlightingadmin
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Is there by any chance a central donation system for plugin makers (and WP if that's appropriate).

    I was hoping there might be a system that:

    could let you make one donation for makers of plugins the donor designates,

    and

    fairly allocate the donation on the basis of the quality of the plugin (e.g. sophistication and complexity [time-spent and skill of plugin maker as estimated by experts who could estimate such things], value and usefulness, etc.)

    and

    send the payment to the plugin makers.

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    No.
    and while we're at it,

    fairly allocate the donation on the basis of the quality of the plugin (e.g. sophistication and complexity [time-spent and skill of plugin maker as estimated by experts who could estimate such things], value and usefulness, etc.)

    whos the expert? and who decides whats fair? said expert?

    sorry- bad idea.

  3. spotlightingadmin
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Found the expert! (It's you.)

    It would be nice to be able to make one payment to a "bank" for plugin makers.

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Found the expert! (It's you.)

    not me!!! I dont assume im able to judge anyone else's work, or put a value on their time. I struggle enough trying to put a value on my own time. :(

    It would be nice to be able to make one payment to a "bank" for plugin makers.

    I can see that, but consider this -- some plugins end up, for whatever reason, needing to be rewritten with every upgrade, or they get new features added. For some end-users thats a good thing.

    Then you have a plugin like wp-chunk, which I havent had to touch in nearly 2 years. Its worked as is, in 2.0.x and it works as is, in 2.8.5

    for some end-users that reliability is more valuable than any new features I might add.

    Its one of those "eye of the beholder" things. plugins are pretty subjective,

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