I’m quite curious of how the option is going to get implemented. It’s never as simple as pay once and forget about it. The biggest downside of ‘one off’ support is that OGS will need to set some arbitrary awkward rules - given amount X you’ll get supporter status for time Y. Beyond the artificial anchoring, it also adds a lot of effort for tracking the status and notifying about it’s changes. All in all, it does seem like a lot of overhead for questionably minor usability improvement.
Many users are quite vocally asking for one-off payments. I can only assume that people’s definition of convenience is different than mine. Given real support is an ongoing thing (whether you pay monthly, quarterly or yearly) I’d prefer outsourcing the integration to major support platforms like Patreon. There are many advantages for such a setup:
- Set-up once and forget
- Tracking all projects in one place. Budget control.
- Built in support both for CC / Paypal.
- No management needed from OGS, meaning @anoek can focus on implementing new fantastic features instead
The remaining unsolved problem is donations without a CC / Paypal, but that’s an extremely difficult problem to solve internationally. Even for that very reason I’d prefer that someone else would be solving the problem instead Many platforms are popping up recently which provide Mastercard/VISA standard on prepaid accounts. I don’t want to advertise specific names, but just google (ekhm… I guess that doesn’t count as advert) best prepaid cards