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Ocili (New Admin) 1/30/2012 1:23 PM EST : Group / Clan Pay Option
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Did a search which turned up no results, so wanted to ask:

Are there any plans to input a Group / Clan Pay option for GuildPortal accounts? I know a lot of our members would feel much better about donating if they knew 100% their money was going straight into the GuildPortal account. When we initially setup our website, we used the Paypal option and the Guild Leaders all chipped in and made a donation. While this option works, it doesn't allow those donating to see where the fund is currently at.

Thanks!
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Sandy Lewis (Blue Collar) 1/30/2012 4:15 PM EST : RE: Group / Clan Pay Option
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Hi Ocili,  
We do have the "PayPal Donate" widget that sites can use.  We do not have one that goes directly to us.  The PayPal donate widget send the money to whom ever the admin tells it to.  

The main reason we set it up that way is we never want to force people to use our products alone.  While we strive to offer everything a guild might need, we cannot foresee everything.  

Some sites have extra storage provided by someone else, or maybe they purchased a direct domain (www.someplace.com), or a voice chat not provided by us.   So it seemed better to let the Guild decide how to spend the money donated to them , than us saying you can only use it for GuildPortal.com items.
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DarkThoughts (Guild Admin) 7/19/2012 12:58 PM EST : RE: Group / Clan Pay Option
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The PayPal widget is a good idea for guilds that need to allocate their donations to different services but I would really like to see a widget for direct deposits to GuildPortal for the sole purpose of keeping the site premium.

Our own site is about to go premium and I have set up the PayPal widget but it would be so much easier if we could get a widget that would send donations directly to GuildPortal, kept a running total of donations and an estimated expiration date based on the current balance. ...MOTTIE!!!!!
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Sandy Lewis (Blue Collar) 7/20/2012 2:25 PM EST : RE: Group / Clan Pay Option
GuildPortal Support
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What some people do is then set up that account to be subscriber with us. So they do not have to worry about that.  I think it be hard to have a running total that not info PayPal give out- so if we where to do something like that it would have to manually kept up by an admin'.
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 7/25/2012 4:14 PM EST : RE: Group / Clan Pay Option
GuildPortal Dev
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I will look further into this -- it might be something that'd be cleaner to do through a different service than PayPal though, such as Google Pay or something.

We won't be doing a merchant thing directly because we're just not going to store credit card information in our database, encrypted or not. I don't care how secure a thing is, or how solid the code is that's securing everything... I'm just too paranoid after databases like those belonging to Sony, Steam, and a ton of other non-gaming sites have been busted into.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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DarkThoughts (Guild Admin) 7/25/2012 5:40 PM EST : RE: Group / Clan Pay Option
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Thanks for looking into other options. It is appreciated.
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