[mythtv-users] Per Card Volume Control Bounty started

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Thu Sep 7 17:26:09 UTC 2006

Isaac Richards wrote:
> On Thursday 07 September 2006 1:06 pm, Tom Lichti wrote:
>> Isaac Richards wrote:
>>> On Thursday 07 September 2006 12:52 pm, Tom Lichti wrote:
>>>> Isaac Richards wrote:
>>>>> On Thursday 07 September 2006 12:46 pm, Tom Lichti wrote:
>>>>>> See the details here:
>>>>>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Bounty#Per_Card_Volume_Control
>>>>>> I am looking to raise money to get someone to code this, there is a
>>>>>> link on the page above to pledge an amount (anything would be great),
>>>>>> I have started off with $50US. You are only committed to pay once the
>>>>>> total amount has been reached and I send out the bounty to the
>>>>>> developer, assuming there is one. If not, no harm done.
>>>>>> Thanks for your time.
>>>>> Err, how will fundable work?  From what I can tell, they just pay you
>>>>> once the total amount has been collected.  Doesn't seem even close to
>>>>> appropriate for a bounty system.
>>>>> Isaac
>>>> Well, it was the best I could see from the options suggested. I will
>>>> check out some other systems, if you have any suggestions, they would be
>>>> much appreciated.
>>> No, I don't have any other suggestions.
>>> I don't see how that's going to work.  People contribute $500 to this,
>>> and _you_ get the money right away.  No bounty completion required,
>>> nothing collected if it's under $500.
>>> Isaac
>> I realize that it's not optimal, but I don't see any other way to do it,
>> aside from you running it, which I know is not going to happen. The only
>> other way to do it is for the developer themselves to organize it.
>> Unless people actually commit to paying, it's all on trust. Of course,
>> that means you have to trust ME, which of course is a bit of a leap, but
>> I know if I took the money without paying the developer, all the people
>> who pledge money can go back to paypal for refunds. I can't really make
>> people trust me, but I have given my name, paypal address and ebay id, I
>> can provide more details if needed.
>> The other option of course is to just have people add their name to the
>> list on the Wiki, and they pay the developer directly, but again you are
>> trusting that people actually WILL make the payment. I know I will, but
>> will others? Anyway, it's all a moot point if no-one wants to either
>> pledge or do the development work.
> I'm sorry, but there's just _way_ too much potential for abuse using that 
> website.  There's absolutely no guarantee that the whoever does the work will 
> get paid - let along that whoever starts the bounty wouldn't just take the 
> money before the bounty's been completed, even.  Rather large (~10%) 
> overhead.
> So, executive decision: no bounties using fundable.org.
> Isaac
Understood. I'll change the Wiki page and remove the fundable action.


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