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Miles 08-24-2009 07:12 AM

Feature: Get Paid to Post!
 
Easy Paypal Donations to StockRants Contributors

Alright I hinted at this earlier in the year and I finally got it coded/tested today. Sorry for the wait guys. The goal was to create some type of financial incentive for users to make quality posts here. We do of course have a Reputation system running and I wanted to extend a bit further on that idea as well.

How it Works

Staff members, VIP Traders and Uber Traders will now show an icon on ALL of their posts as pictured below. This will allow any user (even unregistered ones) to easily make a small cash donation or 'buy you a beer'. If you are unsure how the Reputation system here works to achieve VIP/Uber status, relax, it's also free: see this thread for details.

http://www.stockrants.com/forum/imag...al-postbit.gif

Of course this will only work if you have entered a Paypal address in your User CP. Users without a Paypal address in their profile will not show the donation link, and thus be unaffected by this change.

Adding your Paypal Address

Users wishing to participate should go to your User CP and click Edit Options (link). Scroll all the way to the bottom until you see the section pictured below, add your Paypal address and save. That's it you're done.

http://www.stockrants.com/forum/imag...s/ppal-add.gif

Once you have achieved 500 Reputation points, you will begin showing the donation link. Existing Vip/Uber Traders may add their Paypal addresses now, and the donation button will appear on all of your posts immediately.

Note: Sorry in advance for those of you who do not like/use Paypal. This was the best option available.

So I hope that some of you very diligent traders will eventually get bought a few beers by other happy SR members. As we all know by now, you can never have too much beer. Good luck ;-)

WendyZ 08-24-2009 10:48 AM

wow awesome new feature miles! it was enough to get me to register...

so just signed up here today to this amazing stock forum...hoping to make some money with you guys [cash]

-wendy :-*

pdtpatrick 08-24-2009 11:07 AM

Splendid - A man that is always thinking. Loving it :)

oNi 08-24-2009 12:06 PM

Great add on feature Miles, great idea!

GazD 08-24-2009 01:49 PM

If you'd like to use your Secure merchant account ID instead of your email address.

Log into your paypal account and create a new donate button.

Make sure you select
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/1121/18510706.jpg

Click Save Changes.

Unprotect your code and copy the value from the business field.

input type="hidden" name="business" value="COPY_THIS_CODE"

Now use this code in your User CP and you are all set.

victoria 08-24-2009 11:05 PM

Cool feature! I have my Paypal button set-up! Yes, I may do more intense research if it is appreciated in this way-nice. Currently just do what I need to do to satisfy my comfort level. I do like when others add research to their posts, and will probably donate myself.

Thanks for the innovative idea!

andre3k1 08-25-2009 02:17 AM

WOW! Way to stay one step ahead!

I can really foresee this site taking off big time. I already made a promise to advertise all around the Kellogg School of Management building when I get back to campus and hopefully I can sign on a couple of MBAs!

This site truly is a knowledge cooperative. I think the paypal donation link is a great idea and only adds incentive for lurkers to register! yeaa motherf****er :-P

zippy 08-25-2009 04:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andre3k1 (Post 22524)
I can really foresee this site taking off big time. I already made a promise to advertise all around the Kellogg School of Management building when I get back to campus and hopefully I can sign on a couple of MBAs!

I agree...stockrants is the best new stock market forum I have found this year...the absence of spam and pumps is a welcome change. :-X

awesome new feature miles...keep up the good work ! X-D

Siforus 08-25-2009 10:39 PM

That's cool!
But why do the rich guys always get to make the money Wahhh

andre3k1 08-26-2009 12:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Siforus (Post 22601)
That's cool!
But why do the rich guys always get to make the money Wahhh

Because you need money to make money >:O


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