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Katie

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Hi, everyone. I am trying out a new platform for TransRefuge content. It's not a replacement for the existing platforms on the forum or Youtube channel, just another tool in the social media toolkit.

 

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It won't let me in. It first said my username or password was not correct. So I thought it needed me to set up a new account. I tried that and It now says my profile name is unavailable. What did I do wrong?

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Mike
 

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I got in, but to do anything, it wants your money. So it's like online webcam sex site? There's big money to be made in the industry. What do I get for my $5 monthly donation?
 
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I think there are some paywall settings I need to tinker with. Stay tuned.
 

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It won't let me in. It first said my username or password was not correct. So I thought it needed me to set up a new account. I tried that and It now says my profile name is unavailable. What did I do wrong?

Hugs,
Mike
I really don't know. Maybe you misspelled your password or something?
 

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I got in, but to do anything, it wants your money. So it's like online webcam sex site? There's big money to be made in the industry. What do I get for my $5 monthly donation?
Try seeing if you can sign up as a premium supporter. I can set that to $0. Regular supporter is minimum $2/month and the site won't let me make it any lower.

Keep in mind that everything I am putting on this platform is just mirror of what's going on YouTube. Its just another engagement point with monetization potential for people who don't like YouTube (growing demographic starting to hate it) or don't visit out forum and not interested in forum format.

The Locals platform allows supporters to post up their own content. It can be videos, pictures, PDFs, and text posts. So, it offers more interactivity for the users than the YouTube channel. You, as a supporter, get to participate.

I'm still on the hunt for a live web meeting platform for us. Right now, I think the Zoom account that Allie is hosting is probably our best option. It has good audio and the video is okay, and the price isn't crazy.

There are a few reasons I am looking for monetization outside of the forum. First, we often come up short on monthly donations for the operating fund. Second, we had an opportunity to help a member acquire a clothing article that was beyond their budget, and I would like to have some extra funds to help with that kind of stuff. Having some undedicated cash stuffed away for direct member support for things like clothing needs, personal emergencies, or other needs would be very nice to see happen. Third, I would like to do some software investment, and that takes capital. The YouTube channel has been showing a lot of potential. I'd like to get a decent video editing software. One thing I am seeing with the YouTube channel is that the people subscribing (192 subscribers) are mostly people who are not members here and are not visiting this site. They would never find the donate button here, because they would never come here.

So, I got the Locals thing setup today, and might take a look at Patreon. I've read some negative things about it being buggy and not working reliably, so I need to see of that is going to be a showstopper.

I also want to encourage members who would want to create content to let the staff members know. A handful of us are admins on the YouTube channel and can upload videos there. The Locals platform I think you'll have to pay the $2/month to be able to make content there.
 

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Katie, I had something going on with either my computer or Internet provider yesterday. I couldn't access my email for awhile either. I finally got into the locals platform without paying the $2.

Mike
 
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