Re: Donation

#5
I received an error message when trying to fill out my Donations field.  Now I can't find the Donations field at all in my Settings.  Is Royal Road trying to do away with the ability to accept Donations? 

Edit - The only way I can access the Donations field is through the link in the FAQ.  When I access my Author Dashboard through the Write tab there is no field for Donations.  Looks to me like it is in the process of removal from the site.

Re: Donation

#6
The author dashboard was overhaled fairly recently, so it's most likely a bug or glitch. Phasing it out wouldn't benefit RR in any way, so they have no motive to do so. Besides, they're a very transparent team and the changelogs they release are always detailed and upfront. If they had any plans of removing it as a feature, they'd announce when the change is taking effect instead of doing it in secret.

Re: Donation

#7
Thanks for replying, Jenifry.

Here's the reply I got for my help request:

"Hello LibrarianBarbarian,
Adding donation links is currently not possible without an ETA for when it returns, apologies for the inconvenience. 

Regards, "


I have only just created my account  here, so I can't speak for Royal Road, but in most other places, "without an ETA for when" kind of means phased out.  I hope I am wrong and you are right.

Re: Donation

#8

LibrarianBarbarian Wrote: Thanks for replying, Jenifry.

Here's the reply I got for my help request:

"Hello LibrarianBarbarian,
Adding donation links is currently not possible without an ETA for when it returns, apologies for the inconvenience. 

Regards, "


I have only just created my account  here, so I can't speak for Royal Road, but in most other places, "without an ETA for when" kind of means phased out.  I hope I am wrong and you are right.

If you know anything about making websites that usually means "we're panicking behind the scenes and have no idea when we can fix this"

Re: Donation

#9

AeroKaia Wrote:
LibrarianBarbarian Wrote: Thanks for replying, Jenifry.

Here's the reply I got for my help request:

"Hello LibrarianBarbarian,
Adding donation links is currently not possible without an ETA for when it returns, apologies for the inconvenience. 

Regards, "


I have only just created my account  here, so I can't speak for Royal Road, but in most other places, "without an ETA for when" kind of means phased out.  I hope I am wrong and you are right.

If you know anything about making websites that usually means "we're panicking behind the scenes and have no idea when we can fix this"

It's a rectangular button. The button has a link. It really is not any more complicated than that 

What could be a problem, is that sometimes it took you to a Paypal site which revealed an author's name. So maybe that's why it was removed. Or, people weren't using it at all (Patreon seems more popular). 

But I have my doubts that it's an implementation issue. Maybe there's some legal problem, taxes, idk? (Royalroad isn't taking any of the money, so that would be strange)