kiba999
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Re: Is There a Reason Solus doesn't want my Money?

Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:23 pm

This is fascinating. It's like a riddle or a Cold War spy game. How do you pay someone in the most indirect way possible?

Cash is so 20th century. It's yucky. Millions of people touch it with their bare unwashed public bathroom hands, sit down and sweat on it for years for goodness sake. Egregious. Suppose you sent Ikey $20 USD, all the way to England. You're not sending charity; you're sending him a chore. After he drives to a bank in order to convert it to pounds sterling, he'd have to convert the pounds into whatever digital currency is convenient to finally add what's left to the Solus project pool. In other words, he'd have to physically convert a bill, bank the pounds, then return home (subtract the petrol money and time here) in order to donate at most £15.12 from his own bank account to the Solus Patreon, which you could've done yourself with a few clicks to begin with. That's the reason.

Now, what you could do is Western Union. This eliminates the currency conversion step. Now, assuming Ikey wants to keep his home address private, you could hire either Jason Statham, or a poor cockney messenger boy from Charles Dickens, to hand deliver the Western Union pounds at a convenient secret location previously agreed upon by both parties. As long as you account for overhead in the donation, the only remaining problem with this plan is Ikey's wasted time.

Maybe an air drop over London? Oooh, a messenger pidgeon!

brent
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Re: Is There a Reason Solus doesn't want my Money?

Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:32 pm

kiba999 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:23 pm
This is fascinating. It's like a riddle or a Cold War spy game. How do you pay someone in the most indirect way possible?

Cash is so 20th century. It's yucky. Millions of people touch it with their bare unwashed public bathroom hands, sit down and sweat on it for years for goodness sake. Egregious. Suppose you sent Ikey $20 USD, all the way to England. You're not sending charity; you're sending him a chore. After he drives to a bank in order to convert it to pounds sterling, he'd have to convert the pounds into whatever digital currency is convenient to finally add what's left to the Solus project pool. In other words, he'd have to physically convert a bill, bank the pounds, then return home (subtract the petrol money and time here) in order to donate at most £15.12 from his own bank account to the Solus Patreon, which you could've done yourself with a few clicks to begin with. That's the reason.

Now, what you could do is Western Union. This eliminates the currency conversion step. Now, assuming Ikey wants to keep his home address private, you could hire either Jason Statham, or a poor cockney messenger boy from Charles Dickens, to hand deliver the Western Union pounds at a convenient secret location previously agreed upon by both parties. As long as you account for overhead in the donation, the only remaining problem with this plan is Ikey's wasted time.

Maybe an air drop over London? Oooh, a messenger pidgeon!
I think the Statham idea is much more efficient for me than the pidgeons.
Hired man, briefcase with a $20 bill in it and a tall warm can of Harp just for the conversion troubles---how could it fail?
Thank you---but the air drop thing was just a bit over the top, logistically.

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Robotmike
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Re: Is There a Reason Solus doesn't want my Money?

Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:24 pm

To bring this up again, please consider you've noticed this (October 27th, 2018):
https://getsol.us/2018/10/27/in-full-sail/
Which brings me to Patreon, arguably the most difficult for me to talk about. After multiple support tickets, they have repeatedly refused to provide access to the Solus account. At this moment, we have no way of accessing the funds many of you have graciously donated, nor are we fully aware of what funds are available via Patreon. I absolutely understand if you are frustrated with having financially contributed to the Patreon, with no way for us to utilize these funds for hardware purchases and paying for services, it’s frustrating for us too. Unfortunately, with Patreon’s refusal to assist us, our only option is to kindly request that you immediately cease your donations to it. My personal advice would be to additionally contact Patreon for refunds and express your frustration to them for their unwillingness to assist us. We can only hope that they decide to grant us access to the funds or account.
And:
Moving forward, we will not be accepting any monetary donations until we have measures in place to ensure it can be accessed by the entire team at any point in time.
Michael

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