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17 Nov 2020 15:32 #69750 by lfan
Hi All,

Rather than waiting to the last minute like we usually do, we actually are planning ahead so that the site doesn't mysteriously go offline in early January as it's been known to do due to SOMEONE'S procrastination. :P

Anyways, as you might surmise, SWM runs 100% off donations that we receive, and thanks to everyone's generousity it has allowed us to remain ad-free since our inception with hopes it will stay that way.  Thanks to everyone's incredibly generous support (and a couple of VERY generous benefactors) our last pledge drive was almost TWO years ago (Jan 15th, 2019) which means we raised enough to pay for over two years of hosting (plus a few module extensions like the poll tool)! 

Well, that money has finally run out and we're in need of a little capital to keep things going like normal. Our hosting bill for the dedicated VPS that we run is $171/6 mos or $342 annually. 

If you'd like to contribute, please use the link on the top of the site to Paypal us ANY amount you see fit.  We understand that disposable income might be scarce in these shaky times, especially during the holidays, so please only contribute if you can.  And as a reminder, please know that 100% of your contributions (minus what Paypal takes) go exclusively to the site's maintenance and content.

Thanks to everyone for their continued support.

-- SWM Admin Team
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17 Nov 2020 15:39 #69751 by mosenmillan
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Hi Lfan,
I just tried to donate, but when I click on the box to enter the amount, it remains white. I think the text might be the same color as the background?
Mosen

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17 Nov 2020 15:41 #69752 by lfan
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mosenmillan wrote: Hi Lfan,
I just tried to donate, but when I click on the box to enter the amount, it remains white. I think the text might be the same color as the background?
Mosen


Hmm.....

Thanks, Mosen.  What browser are you using?  The button should take you directly to paypal.  I just tried and it worked for me.  Maybe you have popups disabled?

ElF

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17 Nov 2020 15:50 - 17 Nov 2020 15:51 #69753 by Ffejl
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Same problem here, Chrome on Windows 10. Popups not disabled, no ad blocker or anything like that.

Here's a screenshot. I typed numbers in the amount box, and each currency type shows up as I hover over it, but then disappears again.

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17 Nov 2020 15:54 #69754 by lfan
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OK thx guys, looking into it....

ELF

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17 Nov 2020 16:00 #69755 by lfan
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OK, I'm seeing the same thing in Chrome.  Two possible workarounds for now:

1)  If you just click the Donate button with adding an amount/currency, the default is $5.
2)  You can submit paypal contributions directly to the SWM account at tekgator22@yahoo.com

Sorry for the inconvenience, everyone.  As I said, we hadn't really done a drive in 2 years so I suspect the donation module got knocked out of whack with one of the other site updates.

ElF
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17 Nov 2020 17:06 #69756 by Monty
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Is there any other way of chipping in like a bank visa mastercard?
My paypal account is frozen out with an old mobile phone number that is needed for security checks to process payment.  :(

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17 Nov 2020 19:00 - 17 Nov 2020 19:03 #69761 by Woodclaw
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The blank box issue already appeared a few years ago, a temporary workaround is highlighting the amount before donating.


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17 Nov 2020 20:09 #69765 by SHTL
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I will  surely  do!

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18 Nov 2020 02:07 #69768 by Raa
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Same about white back ground.  I click on donate and it brings me to paypal with a donation of $5.01.

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18 Nov 2020 02:23 #69769 by wf711022
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When I donate, it says "Donations to this recipient aren't supported in this country" ,I am in China。I try to pay by credit card in the evening to see if it works?

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18 Nov 2020 05:21 #69770 by ChaozCloud
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Have the same white box issue, but when I pressed donate it defaulted to 510 USD o.O
So went directly to paypal and did it that way instead.
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18 Nov 2020 13:00 #69772 by 1525
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I want to donate, but my country is restricted

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18 Nov 2020 13:22 #69773 by wf711022
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Banned by the state

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18 Nov 2020 13:29 #69774 by wf711022
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Whether you can send a link to buy a product instead of a link to donate. The purchased product can be set as a story.

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18 Nov 2020 18:54 #69777 by slim36
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Amount window appears blank in Firefox/Windows 10, but selecting box does make amount visiible

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19 Nov 2020 00:35 #69780 by fats
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thank you for your donations so far, to help make it easier to see the input box I've fixed the CSS so it should black text on a white background, it might take your browsers to update its cache but in chrome, if you press shift+f5 and I think it's ctrl+f5 in firefox it should load the latest version of the site from the server.

again thanks for your donations

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20 Nov 2020 03:06 #69792 by TwiceOnThursdays
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For me, when I used Safari on my Mac, I went to PayPal, but then PayPal display a big white box that said "This organization's Page is misconfigured" (or something like that).

I just opened it in Chrome, and everything worked fine, no problems seeing the Numbers, and it went to PayPal fine and took the donation.

Keep us apprised of the totals, as I like having this place around to visit! ;-)

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20 Nov 2020 04:55 #69793 by eric328
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Thanks for the great site and all the work behind the scenes
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20 Nov 2020 17:58 #69807 by HikerAngel
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eric328 wrote: Thanks for the great site and all the work behind the scenes

I second that. Thank you so much, guys! :)
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