At the moment, we're going to start with VigLink and see where things goPond Life wrote:Why not do both, the (optional) extension and paypal donations? I will never have advertising/affiliates on my site but I would donate if the option were available. Given the number of posts on this site from people wanting to monetize their forums for their own benefit, I suspect the majority will happily take the money for themselves rather than it benefiting the phpBB organisation.Marshalrusty wrote: In short, while I'm not saying that we'll never accept donations, it would not provide the steady revenue stream that our organization needs.
The expectation is that many small forums who would be earning very small amounts will not elect to collect the money themselves but have no objection to supporting the project. For those who choose to collect their own earnings, phpBB will earn a small cut from the VigLink share, for the referral.