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#1 2012-08-16 12:02:18

ratcheer
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Registered: 2011-10-09
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[Solved] Some difficulty making a donation to Arch Linux

I want to make a donation to Arch Linux and was surprised to discover that there is no way to use PayPal to do so. I do not like using my credit card directly for such transactions. I had already transferred the money to my PayPal account to give to Arch, then found that the donation page only accepts credit card numbers.

Yes, I know, "it is what it is", and I should have checked the payment method first. But every other FOSS project I have donated to in the past has accepted PayPal, including Sabayon Linux, yesterday. Maybe Arch will consider PayPal for the future.

Tim

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#2 2012-08-16 12:37:13

Allan
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Re: [Solved] Some difficulty making a donation to Arch Linux

Paypal was dropped given it can do what it likes with your money.

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#3 2012-08-16 13:21:47

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Re: [Solved] Some difficulty making a donation to Arch Linux

I am all for dropping PayPal support. They do whatever they damn well please and there's no way to confront them.
I personally opened a second bank account with a debit card to it which I keep empty.
In case i want to do some online payment i transfer the exact sum of money into that account, I pay and that it. That way even if god forbid my debit card details are to be stolen, there would be no actual money for anyone to leech.


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#4 2012-08-16 15:21:35

ratcheer
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Re: [Solved] Some difficulty making a donation to Arch Linux

Ok, thanks. I understand.

I can create a throwaway credit card number and donate that way. But, I still have the funds in my PayPal account. I guess I can give them to the NoScript guy.

Tim

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