Proposal “tip-me-dash“ (Active)Back

Title:tipmedash.com - a fast & fun way to tip online
Owner:gass-dash
One-time payment: 1 DASH (43 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (1 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2023-05-05 / 2023-06-14 (added on 2023-05-05)
Final voting deadline: in 24 days
Votes: 304 Yes / 35 No / 5 Abstain
Will be funded: No. This proposal needs additional 81 Yes votes to become funded.
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Proposal description

Dear MNOs,

As you can see here I finished building the beta version on July of 2021. I hosted the site for some time at my own expense. In that link you can read a little bit about what the site is about.

It is open source, this is the Github repo

The site is now live, but there are some services that need to be paid before the app can fully function, and I decided to wait for the Dash community to give me a green flag before I do so.

You can see pictures of the App ´╗┐in my personal website here

I also created a pre-proposal here with more details

The idea is to create three proposals:

1) Request 50 Dash for the work already done and expenses already made (in the pre-proposal I posted the logic behind of how I came across this number)
2) If the proposal one succeeds then I would create another proposal for the hosting and maintenance costs.
3) I would create another proposal to keep developing the app farther. (you can also read in the pre-proposal my view on this)

Please, vote YES if you agree with this or NO if you don't.

Thanks

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2 points,17 days ago
Can a registered user tip someone who has not signed up for the service yet? Would really like to see a brief demo video, if you have one, ideally using Twitter to tip someone who has not interacted with TipMeDash.com yet.
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0 points,16 days ago
A registered user cannot tip a person through the site if they are not registered on the site. This is because a user needs to have a profile created with their Dash address in order to do so.

Unfortunately I don't have a video right now, but I can guide you through the process:

1) A netizen navigates to a profile
2) The netizen sees a form with three inputs: name, amount to donate (USD), message. Also a button called "Tip"
3) The netizen fills the forum. Name and Message are optional and the message can be private.
4) The netizen clicks on Tip
5) A QR code appears to scan with the Dash wallet App (the user can also tip using the desktop app)
6) The QR code disappears and a success or error message appears
7) The tip is posted on the profile
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3 points,14 days ago
This is a pity, as it greatly diminishes the usefulness for the application I had in mind.

I remember multiple other tipping services in the past where an uninitiated user could receive a message on social media that they'd been tipped, and then they could click a link to go claim it. Are you avoiding such functionality because it would entail custody of funds? Is there a solution now or on Platform where this functionality would work without you needing to provide custody?
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2 points,13 days ago
That is a really cool feature. I was not aware of it. If my third proposal for continuing development gets approved I can certainly take a deep dive into it.
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3 points,13 days ago
That'd be divine.
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1 point,19 days ago
A project with potential but I would like to know what your plans are to make this self-sustainable?
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1 point,19 days ago
What do you mean by self sustainable ? Can you expand on that ?
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2 points,18 days ago
Not coming back to the dash treasury. How you will make the service pay for itself?
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1 point,18 days ago
In the long term, if a considerable number of people start using the site, it may be possible to finance the hosting and services by enabling a "donate" button on the homepage. This button would redirect the user to a tipmedash profile, where they will be able to donate any amount of Dash, similar to how they would tip other users. Additionally, users will be able to write their thoughts about the site and share any ideas for improvements.
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1 point,18 days ago
I think you should try it. Dash Central runs on donations, though I think a metered service or a flat fee from every tip would be more interesting to see in action.
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1 point,17 days ago
The whole foundation basis of tipmedash.com is to NOT have THIRD PARTIES involved as middle men. I want people to receive the same amount that was sent to them, so in this regard I would never implement something like that.

But there are other ways of financing, for instance, there could be profile enhancers, that would be enabled by a monthly fee (example: expose a user on the homepage). Many ideas will also come through time.
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0 points,16 days ago
I hope so because there is no such thing as a free lunch.
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0 points,16 days ago
I honestly don't worry too much about this. Those are small details. The costs for hosting or development don't come even close to the potential upside. There is nothing out there that can compete with the capabilities of Dash for donation systems. Just getting people curious about Dash is a win. They don't even need to use it.
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0 points,14 days ago
This statement makes no sense to me.

Sorry for being so blunt but, you have no competition because it is not as indispensable as you think.

Dash can do split payments without custody so I can't imagine why you can't take a cut of every donation. For every paid opportunity you ignore, you ask the dash treasury to pay instead. Why must the dash treasury pick up the pieces because you don't want to split donations? Your principles are costing the treasury money, albeit not that much in the grand scheme of things.
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1 point,14 days ago
Thanks for your point of view GrandMasterDash.

I've never said that this app is indispensable and I also don't think in those terms. It is just better than probably most of the donation sites out there because of the superiority of Dash. After all, Dash is the king when it comes to digital cash right ? It is just amazing what it can do, and I see so much potential in this kind of approaches. For instance, I would love to see sites like pexels.com implement Dash in their donation system.

As I said before, there are many other ways to finance the site other than asking the treasury or taking a cut from tips, and I would certainly try to walk on that direction.
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2 points,21 days ago
I like this. Hoping it gets support.
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1 point,20 days ago
Thank You
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3 points,21 days ago
What are we exactly voting on? option 1 is for 50 Dash/month, how many months? Option 2 is for how many dash and how many months, same question for option 3.
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2 points,21 days ago
Hi Iysergic, tanks for asking.

- Option one if for 50 Dash (one payment)
- Option two would be for an annual period and I would ask for 2 Dash per month, this would cover domain name, email services, db backups, droplet, deployment tooling and maybe others...
- For the option 3 I'm thinking of a number around 5 dash / month for an annual period as well, but this third option is not a must from the community to accept, the site can still live without it, but of course, there is a huge upside in potential, if it gets approved.
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4 points,22 days ago
I will certainly vote YES on this.
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2 points,21 days ago
Thank You
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