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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by paramat » Wed Feb 15, 2017 03:49

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The PayPal link is still valid yes.

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Without going into personal details i can say that the welfare system in the UK used to be generous. But since the economic collapse of 2008 and a right-wing government since 2010 it has changed a lot and a lot of people (especially those with health problems) are now falling through huge gaps in the system and have no income.
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by helpless » Sat Feb 25, 2017 00:57

Dang man, I'm sorry about your situation. That has got to suck. i unfortunately don't have spare money just laying around either. Sorry i can't help, hope you pull through. :'(
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by ErrorNull » Wed Mar 01, 2017 16:04

i will be happy to give you regular donations. i currently fund several of my favorite artists and game modders on a monthly basis on patreon. you have made many big contributions and hope to see more! if you ever use patreon let me know!
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by Wuzzy » Sat Mar 04, 2017 19:03

Relevant news:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/tech ... .html?_r=0

Matthew Haag wrote: The PayPal Giving Fund lists more than a million charitable organizations that can receive donations through its website. But a lawsuit alleges that many groups do not receive the gifts because they are required to have accounts with PayPal.
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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by TumeniNodes » Fri Mar 24, 2017 17:26

ABJ wrote:Say I want to donate. How much is the price for donation?

What ever you can afford... $1 / $5, more?
There is no set amount. I am sure paramat is greatly appreciative for any donation.
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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by paramat » Thu May 25, 2017 21:24

500 commits, and only a few weeks of money left :)
Thanks so much to those who donated, there are some very generous people out there.
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by Casimir » Fri May 26, 2017 14:11

Would it help to put your name on minetest.net/development/#donate ?
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by nrz » Fri Jun 16, 2017 08:32

It's better to help project than one guy, hosting cost money and need some donations else minetest serverlist and sites cannot run :(
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by fstltna » Mon Aug 07, 2017 21:15

Hi, I have a donation feature at minecity, if you give me the PayPal address to donate too I would be happy to add yours as well...
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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by sorcerykid » Mon Aug 07, 2017 21:25

I really do wish I had the money to donate :-/

It would be nice if there was some way the community could help those developers that need financial assistance more than others.
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by Stix » Wed Aug 09, 2017 19:04

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by BirgitLachner » Wed Aug 09, 2017 20:40

nrz wrote:It's better to help project than one guy, hosting cost money and need some donations else minetest serverlist and sites cannot run :(


That why Patreon would be a good idea: the goal is to pay the servers and the admin work for them.

The Illuna-Server guys has an account, too ... look https://www.patreon.com/tchncs
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by ErrorNull » Sat Aug 12, 2017 04:02

hi paramat, i'd still recommend patreon at some point. i'm sure there's many grateful members here and would love to donate on regular basis like myself. i'd rather have my funds auto transferred to you every month then have to mentally remember and manually click through a paypal link every month to donate. i currently support six artists on patreon every month.. and would be glad to add you on that list. i'm lazy but a grateful minetest person. ;)
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by Kibbie » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:14

Cheers from ExeterDad and I and the HOMETOWN team, and thank you for all your hard work, paramat! We appreciate you. :)

Our donation was probably just a drop in the bucket, but I also encourage a Patreon account and we will pledge to send a small donation every month.
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by paramat » Sat Aug 12, 2017 13:05

fstltna, thanks, you are welcome to add to your website the donation link found in the first post of this thread (note: don't go to the page and copy the web address from there, as it becomes something else that doesn't work).

azekill_DIABLO i had a donation come in soon before your post, i guess that was you? Thanks, and of course it helps. I'm ok.

Kibbie, thanks so much to you all, very generous, received.
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by paramat » Tue Sep 05, 2017 02:02

https://www.patreon.com/paramat

My Patreon account is set up.
I intend use this as my Minetest 'blog' so please do visit occasionally.
Thanks for telling me about Patreon and encouraging me to join, it turned out to be very suitable.
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by paramat » Tue Jan 23, 2018 07:38

I have passed 600 commits total in MTGame and MTEngine, currently at 635.
https://github.com/minetest/minetest/commits?author=paramat
https://github.com/minetest/minetest_game/commits?author=paramat
Highest contributor in MTGame by a factor of 2.
In terms of total commits to MTGame and MTEngine i have the highest number within the active devs, and second to celeron55.
Still working many hours a day on Minetest through obsession.

A while ago i was asked to do well-paid (above minimum wage) work for a fork of Minetest, i did a little, 10 hours, but have decided to not pursue further work (despite being keenly offered more) as my heart is not in it.
This is pretty crazy of me as i have no income and my savings have now run out.

As you might have guessed my financial situation is due to long-term health problems. Due to widely criticised changes in my country (UK) many people in certain situations are falling through large gaps in the system. However, my rent is paid.

If you would like to support and encourage my development work please see the first post for two ways, either direct through PayPal or through Patreon.
If you have something you want coded, or if you need in-depth help on something, and i seem to have the skills needed, feel free to contact me through forum PM, i may be able to offer something in exchange for a donation.

Also don't forget celeron55's donation page here https://www.minetest.net/development/#donate
Apparently the amount of donations he has coming in only covers roughly half of his Minetest expenses.
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by slopsbucket » Mon Feb 05, 2018 23:56

Hi Paramat,

Now that I finally have my own internet connection I get to read all these posts. It was always embarrassing to have to use other people's connections and when ever I did I kept my usage to an absolute minimum.

From one dole bludger to another, eh?

I donated as well, in Australia we run a very similar welfare system to your own and we are going through exactly the same problems as Britain, but we're not quite as far down that road yet. I was quite shocked at how little the GBP is worth today.

Although my income isn't much better than your own I don't have to pay rent (private deal, not government housing) and living in the tropics means I also don't have to pay for heating. Having no phone access also helps keep costs down.

My donation is as a thank you for your hard work, for contributing to a game that has kept me home and entertained me for so many hundreds of hours. In this respect you have saved me far more money than I have donated.

Thank you.

Andrew.
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by deezl » Tue Feb 06, 2018 01:07

paramat,
Thanks for all your hard work, the game is better for your contributions. Patreon is a pretty cool way for creators to get paid for their work, I support a few of my favorites that way, and gladly signed up to be one of your patrons. I don't have a lot of money, but can spare a few dollars, so I hope it helps. I hope others contribute as well. I have a really cool private server that benefits from your work, so thanks again! I will also contribute to celeron55, thanks for giving the link. I wish I could give more.
 

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Re: Request for donations for my development work

by Skulls » Tue Feb 06, 2018 05:24

Pitched in what I could for paramat and dropped a tip for celeron55.

As far as coding needing done: Minetest 5.0 to stable! And ignore all other crazy requests except for core.
 

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