Donate to Remove ads

Got a credit Card? use our Credit Card & Finance Calculators

Thanks to MyNameIsUrl,GSVsowhat,johnstevens77,BusyBumbleBee,88V8, for Donating to support the site

Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

Pull up a chair, have a biscuit - discuss the site and general questions about the LemonFool
stooz
Site Admin
Posts: 734
Joined: November 3rd, 2016, 11:03 pm
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 208 times

Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

#242831

Postby stooz » August 8th, 2019, 7:25 pm

PinkDalek wrote:Not an answer to your question but the 'new' ads you are seeing appear to be internal only - leading to:

https://www.lemonfool.co.uk/financecalculators/ and https://www.lemonfool.co.uk/donate

I would imagine we'll be hearing from Clariman within a couple of months, as to when the next batch of Donations would be welcome. The OP in this Topic being dated 23 September 2018.


Hi,
these are internal promotions not "adverts" coded in my me directly.
One is to highlight a part of the site with useful calculators which I hope to expand on (im working on a live FTSE price tracker you can control from your profile and other ideas)
The other is to bring give a warm thanks for those that have donated recently whilst clearing up where the donate page is.

I need to write a tool to remind folk their 12 month window has expired unless ive already done that... such a scatter brain at times.

csearle
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 1939
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 2:24 pm
Has thanked: 1161 times
Been thanked: 461 times

Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

#242882

Postby csearle » August 8th, 2019, 11:50 pm

Howyoudoin wrote:...with our own ads on every screen cos that doesn't count'.
Just for clarity, what ads are you talking about? As a donor I don't see any at all from anyone at all once I'm logged in. Or, are you referring to sticky messages about voluntary donations?

Regards,
Chris

Howyoudoin
Lemon Slice
Posts: 814
Joined: June 4th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Has thanked: 248 times
Been thanked: 231 times

Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

#242884

Postby Howyoudoin » August 9th, 2019, 12:00 am

csearle wrote:
Howyoudoin wrote:...with our own ads on every screen cos that doesn't count'.
Just for clarity, what ads are you talking about? As a donor I don't see any at all from anyone at all once I'm logged in. Or, are you referring to sticky messages about voluntary donations?

Regards,
Chris


Here's a screenshot of my phone. One click AFTER logging in:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... VX50_RpFiw


HYD

csearle
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 1939
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 2:24 pm
Has thanked: 1161 times
Been thanked: 461 times

Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

#242886

Postby csearle » August 9th, 2019, 12:09 am

Howyoudoin wrote:.
Your link elicits the following message with me:
Image

Chris

PinkDalek
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 4139
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 1:12 pm
Has thanked: 950 times
Been thanked: 1081 times

Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

#242887

Postby PinkDalek » August 9th, 2019, 12:16 am

I’ll send you a screen shot direct.

Howyoudoin
Lemon Slice
Posts: 814
Joined: June 4th, 2018, 7:58 pm
Has thanked: 248 times
Been thanked: 231 times

Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

#242890

Postby Howyoudoin » August 9th, 2019, 12:19 am

csearle wrote:
Howyoudoin wrote:.
Your link elicits the following message with me:
Image

Chris


OK.

Let's try again.

Image


HYD

csearle
Lemon Quarter
Posts: 1939
Joined: November 4th, 2016, 2:24 pm
Has thanked: 1161 times
Been thanked: 461 times

Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

#242891

Postby csearle » August 9th, 2019, 12:36 am

Howyoudoin wrote:Let's try again...
Ah I see.

Well I kinda agree that this is a pain in the backside if viewing on a small screen. I also think that they are exceptions in the sense that the donation request and the useful tools are part of the site rather than external advertisers.

I wonder whether it would be possible for the servers to serve up much smaller links to these items, i.e. ones that don't take up so much real estate, when the target device has a smaller screen size?

I suspect that if such a thing is easily implemented then it could be done. Maybe at least the people that have already donated could be prevented from seeing the request for donations part. One thing that I can say for sure is that whatever changes are desirable, if they involve masses of work then they will not be at the top of stooz's to-do list as he has enough bits and bobs that he wants to implement already.

Regards,
Chris

stooz
Site Admin
Posts: 734
Joined: November 3rd, 2016, 11:03 pm
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 208 times

Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

#243595

Postby stooz » August 11th, 2019, 6:15 pm

I will get there font sizes reduced. Apologies

yorkshirelad1
2 Lemon pips
Posts: 126
Joined: October 5th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Has thanked: 21 times
Been thanked: 32 times

Re: Supporting The Lemon Fool - Donations (versus Adverts)

#243796

Postby yorkshirelad1 » August 12th, 2019, 4:05 pm

yorkshirelad1 wrote:
Clariman wrote:
yorkshirelad1 wrote:
A timely reminder. I've just donated £20.
However, the first attempt (by credit card) said it failed and said "do it again" and the second attempt when through OK. However, I got two e-mails (same reference of 'uid_4803_blah') and different transaction reference. Credit card is showing two pending transactions for 'Paypal *lemonfool'. I don't really mind paying twice, but it would be nice to check

a) is there anywhere on TLF to see how many donations of £20 have been credited against my TLF a/c in reality (maybe it needs to take 24 hours or so to see what's really happening?)
b) is there any way to allocate the two lots of £20 over two years?

TIA


Many thanks for the donation. I had also received 2 notifications about it. If you can see 2 pending transactions then it may be a Paypal issue and they'll back one out. If they both go through, can you send Stooz and me a PM and we'll sort it out somehow.

Thanks


OK, thanks, I'll keep an eye on what my credit card does, and advise as appropriate. As you say, paypal may back it out. Sorry for the mess up and thanks for providing the great service and board :-)


Two payments now cleared onto my credit card (no longer "pending")
Will PM as requested


Return to “Biscuit Bar”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests