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Author Topic: PCWorld recommends DonationCoder.com and says: "Give a Little, Get a Lot"  (Read 3210 times)
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« on: September 10, 2011, 08:44:23 PM »

A new donator emailed me to tell me we were mentioned in the October 2011 edition of PC World magazine, in an article on freeware (ironically i'm not sure any DC apps are recommended in that article even though PC World does frequently recommend our software).

Here's the sidebar mentioning us:


From the text:
"To find more donationware programs, a great resource is DonationCoder.com, a site that hosts the work of many freeware programmers but solicits donations on their behalf.  Best of all, DonationCoder.com certifies that none of the programs it hosts contain spyware or malware, and the site will refund your donation if you wish -- no questions asked.  With that kind of peace of mind, sending a little love to a hardworking programmer is easier than ever."
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011, 08:46:15 PM »

Refunds???   tellme

Great to see DC being mentioned in more and more articles  Cool
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 11:10:37 PM »

Nice! Good to see for a change.   smiley

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 11:40:23 PM »

Refunds???   tellme

Had to quote that...I'm also curious...DC offers refunds?

GIMME MAH MONEY BACK!  Kiss

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011, 11:45:48 PM »

From the Donate page:

"Our 100% Happiness Guarantee

    We want you to be proud to be a supporting member of our site! Should you ever become dissatisfied with our site, at any time, for any reason, please allow us to promptly refund your entire donation, and absorb the payment fees, no questions asked. And you are welcome to keep the lifetime license key in case you decide to try one of our programs again in the future."
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2011, 11:50:51 PM »

From the Donate page:

"Our 100% Happiness Guarantee

    We want you to be proud to be a supporting member of our site! Should you ever become dissatisfied with our site, at any time, for any reason, please allow us to promptly refund your entire donation, and absorb the payment fees, no questions asked. And you are welcome to keep the lifetime license key in case you decide to try one of our programs again in the future."

So if someone donates $1000, sends it to an author...then gets pissed off and demands their money back...you refund them, without punishing the author?
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2011, 07:15:44 AM »

Well, there is a case where the refund would not be possible.. If the donation was specifically sent by the donator to an author, and the author cashed out the donation after 30 days, and the author didn't have enough donations in their credits to handle a refund, we wouldn't be able to refund it.  This has never happened but it is possible.  I suppose I should add some asterisk to the refund statement about this.
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2011, 09:17:42 PM »

Well, there is a case where the refund would not be possible.. If the donation was specifically sent by the donator to an author, and the author cashed out the donation after 30 days, and the author didn't have enough donations in their credits to handle a refund, we wouldn't be able to refund it.  This has never happened but it is possible.  I suppose I should add some asterisk to the refund statement about this.

Maybe if it's within 30 days of the donation - any donation.  So if I donate X today, then Y some days later, 30 days after X donation, I couldn't get it back, though I could still get back Y within it's 30 day window.  I think that's more than fair.
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2011, 06:02:25 AM »

Go PCWorld!
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2011, 04:14:53 PM »

Nice exposure in a well-read venue.  thumbs up
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2011, 06:03:14 PM »

Well, there is a case where the refund would not be possible.. If the donation was specifically sent by the donator to an author, and the author cashed out the donation after 30 days, and the author didn't have enough donations in their credits to handle a refund, we wouldn't be able to refund it.  This has never happened but it is possible.  I suppose I should add some asterisk to the refund statement about this.

Maybe if it's within 30 days of the donation - any donation.  So if I donate X today, then Y some days later, 30 days after X donation, I couldn't get it back, though I could still get back Y within it's 30 day window.  I think that's more than fair.

I think the key point here is, its never happened. Once you start down the slippery fine print slope...It tends to end in lawyers (which is never safe for anyone).
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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2011, 06:16:45 PM »

Yeah, i hate to throw cold water on those of you who love fine print, but here's the reality as i see it:

  • If you are not making a lot of money (or look like you might soon), no one is going to sue you or hassle you so the fine print stuff just never becomes an issue.
  • If you are making a lot of money (or look like you might soon), no amount of fine print or correct legal positioning can save you from the hired gun lawyers who can bleed you dry or extort money from you, whether you are legally in the right or wrong.

Bottom line is: Legal fine print doesn't seem to have much practical value.
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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2011, 06:25:26 PM »

Yeah, i hate to throw cold water on those of you who love fine print, but here's the reality as i see it:

  • If you are not making a lot of money (or look like you might soon), no one is going to sue you or hassle you so the fine print stuff just never becomes an issue.
  • If you are making a lot of money (or look like you might soon), no amount of fine print or correct legal positioning can save you from the hired gun lawyers who can bleed you dry or extort money from you, whether you are legally in the right or wrong.

Bottom line is: Legal fine print doesn't seem to have much practical value.

Couldn't of said it better myself. Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup
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