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[–] ThatOnePrivacyGuy 2 points 124 points (+126|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Upon joining, I immediately looked at donating - but decided against it when I couldn't do so without providing personal information or tying the donation to my account by logging in, even by Bitcoin. Am I missing something? Is there a way to donate anonymously?

I also looked at making an ad, but it appears that "payment options" gets skipped and I'm forced to pay with a credit card, I can't win!

Edit: Donated direct to Voat's coinbase wallet address, but I'd still like to place an ad and pay with Bitcoin.

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[–] Fred-Stiller-OnAWire 1 points 39 points (+40|-1) ago 

The Coinbase link (https://www.coinbase.com/voat)) should have a "Use bitcoin address" option which shouldn't require an account unlike the "Use Coinbase wallet" option which will require one.

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[–] AOU 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If you click the bitcoin address in the coinbase page, it will open your default bitcoin client.

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[–] Sephel 0 points 38 points (+38|-0) ago 

Yes yes yes yes yes. This. I had committed to a donation until I realized I needed all my personal info.

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[–] DiscontentedMajority 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Plus there's this. Which does not inspire me to hand over info.

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[–] CyrexCore2k 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

You can donate without providing personal info here: www.coinbase.com/voat

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[–] Fahrvergnaked 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Same here.

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[–] Yiziola 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

ditto

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[–] chrisman01 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

I'm glad I'm not the only one, I pointed this issue on the front page post about donating yesterday and got downvotes and an insult... For being wary about not having more secure options. I noticed the store doesn't say it's secured by paypal or other business protection services.

I bit the bullet and donated $5, but will be watching my card like a hawk. Don't want to see this site go down.

(Also, it's been proven what the admins have been up to and have the power to do, but only 160k people checked Voat out? Wonder how many of those made accounts...)

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[–] psymin 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I just sent money directly via bitcoin client to voat's coinbase

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[–] MtnPatriot 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah, new to Voat, I'd like to help out, but don't care to expose any more personal information. Good luck Voat, but I can't afford anything more than that under the current setup.

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[–] AOU 2 points 68 points (+70|-2) ago 

I've got some bitcoin left in my dusty wallet.

Sending some in a moment. :)

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[–] AOU 3 points 115 points (+118|-3) ago 

@atko check your wallet. :)

https://i.sli.mg/BXgDJC.png

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[–] Makes_U_Mad 4 points 43 points (+47|-4) ago 

$736/coin = $14,720.

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[–] DM90 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago 

sorry did you just send 20 bitcoins?

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[–] Erwachener 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

Holy Shit, Merry Christmas to Voat!

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[–] SockGuy 1 points 63 points (+64|-1) ago 

If you need designer socks for your merchandise to sell hit me up. I am a sock manufacture.

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[–] lbruiser 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

I would buy Voat socks. Just a simple upvoat, downvoat button on the ankle.

If you have a store front, you could sell them and donate a percentage of profit to the site. Id by a few pairs easy.

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[–] Zednix 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

I would buy a sock with a goat on it

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[–] SockGuy 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

We have an extreamly small store front. Vast majority of buyers are elder buying diabetic or compression socks.

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[–] sinjinsmythe 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Socks, tshirts please!

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[–] PuttItOut 1 points 19 points (+20|-1) ago 

I dig this and we are looking to have the community to be involved in our merch effort. If you are serious please email us as I'd love to discuss this with you.

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[–] SockGuy 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I am very serious. Made in the USA. 600 pair minimum per style. Price will range around 3.00 per pair usually under.

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[–] 8_billion_eaters 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Why not just provide a P.O. box address so we could send money orders made out to Voat?

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[–] reeperpill 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Do you offer light wool socks?

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[–] pollard 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

cashmere comes from goats

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[–] SockGuy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I can make any sock you want so long as you purchase the minimum required. Minimums are usually set by fabric content.

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[–] SockGuy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes I do.

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[–] Ina_Pickle 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Cotton or wool? I would rock voat socks every day.

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[–] SockGuy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Either or so long as the volume is purchased in order to put it into production.

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[–] 2dlapse 3 points 60 points (+63|-3) ago 

Don't worry atko, I bought a bunch of powerball tickets. I got this!!

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[–] Firevine 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

Yep, only site where I have uBlock disabled. The ads aren't bad at all. Some of them are even funny.

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[–] 8Hz_WAN_IP 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Voat doesn't get paid per impression, it is just a flat daily rate to run an ad. So go ahead an buy an ad, you can even have some fun with it and rick roll half of voat.

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[–] 13osiris13 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Done and done. Thanks for the tip.

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[–] vacvape 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I'm pretty sure that there's no such thing as non intrusive ads. By definition.

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[–] Atko [S] 0 points 59 points (+59|-0) ago 

This would be a very good way to further involve the users and my gut feeling is that this is probably the best solution. Even as low as 1k should be doable. We are open for suggestions.

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[–] whisky_cat 0 points 40 points (+40|-0) ago 

I'd very much consider dropping a grand on Voat if this comes to fruition.

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[–] qpwt 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If the service is good, the users should be willing to pay for it without receiving equity in the company. When others take equity, you lose control, either by being beholden to 1 big investor or 1 thousand smaller investors. Plus, it would be difficult to parse through all of those investors. A majority of them could be from the same group of people, trying to take over Voat.

As I stated in my other comment, I would be willing to donate via recurring subscription. I don't mind if my identity is known to Voat, so long as Voat makes a reasonable effort to protect it. Supporting free speech is worth that.

Still others prefer anonymity. Understandable. Give the people what they want, eh?

EDIT: keep it simple. always the best method to ensure quality.

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[–] loltidderkcuf 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

The co-op model works in many businesses, and honestly I think it's perfect for an online community. I'd suggest engaging a tech attorney who is interested in doing some pro bono work and get him/her to help you set it up.

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[–] dbvapor 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Just don't let Soros buy in. ;P

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[–] Lord-Stokeworth 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

I'm not associated with VOAT in any way but generally the increased regulatory & legal requirements make this sort of investment not worth it. I believe this is the main reason you don't see equity ever offered in crowdfunding.

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[–] VACWS 5 points 1 points (+6|-5) ago  (edited ago)

VOAT could IPO as a penny stock, place X% in the owners hands in a non-dilutable amount, and write the charter to require the protection of VOAT's original values. It would cost about $150,000 all put together

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[–] This_There 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Allow investors to buy bonds or similar instruments. Investor capital doesn't lead to stock ownership, but VOAT could pay a return on the bond when there were profits and management did not choose to reinvest in the business.

Or, issue only non-voting shares. Investors like VC funds would never do this but your users might. With non-voting shares, users could not influence the management team but would own part of the company for any profit sharing or if the company was sold.

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[–] Pllatinum 0 points 34 points (+34|-0) ago 

I just threw $10 at you. What I would really like though is to be able to buy a cozy voat hoodie to support the site. Mousepad too.

I love this place.

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[–] ham-sandwitch 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Mousepad would be especially good IMO.

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[–] Sirskills 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

they are so cozy indeed. wore mine 48 hours on election day and following day, and I'm not even American!

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[–] BaitSauce 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

the hoodie is nice and cozy, wear it everywhere now.

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[–] DM90 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'd buy this <3 i think the more things we get out in the wild the better :)

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[–] CKC 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Didn't see any Merch in the shop. Hoodie? Do I not see it possibly because it's sold out?

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[–] ShillBuster 1 points 33 points (+34|-1) ago 

Who has downvoted this thread?

Dicks.

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[–] theMETA 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

God, if there was ever a reason for me to be a millionaire...

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[–] revfelix 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

You should prove it by posting a picture of you swimming in money like Scrooge McDuck. And then giving said money to Voat. Through me. Without verifying the totals before and after.

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[–] KingMortales 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

No inheritance or anything?

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[–] Robobama 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Would you be so kind as to donate to voat? They could use a cool 10k it sounds like

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[–] IamaRealEstateBroker 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Was going to type something similar to this but you have the better username.

Source: Self made millionaire.

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