What are DonationCredits?|
A DonationCredit is the unit of currency that you can use in our brand new, unique micro-donation system.
The way it works is this: When you make a donation to the site, the donation amount is credited to your account in the form of DonationCredits. You can then choose how much of your donation goes to the general site fund, and how much you want to give out to other contributors on the site. You now have total control over how your entire donation is distributed on the site.
Any time you see a little yellow coin next to someone's name, just click it to send them some credits. When they accumulate enough credits, they can redeem them for cash.
The "Micro" in Micro-donations
Even if you donate a very small amount (as little as 1 cent), recipients receive the full amount of your donation because the physical transfer of funds is only made after the recipient has accumulated enough credits to make transfer fees negligible. There is never a fee or commission levied on DonationCredits.
You are encouraged to use your credits generously to reward the software authors and review writers on the site, or just to show your appreciation to the author of a forum post you particularly like. DonationCredits are a way of easily and fairly spreading donations to those who contribute to the site - so be generous and get busy finding someone on the site to donate your credits to!
The Fine Print
You can start giving and receiving credits immediately, but 30 days must pass before you can cash out any credits given to you, to safeguard against canceled or refunded donations. After a long period of inactivity (currently 12 months), any abandoned credits in your account will be treated as a general site donation.
Why are DonationCredits good for you?