I would like to propose changing the UI of diaspora’s stream page in the following way:
On the left side of the page, where one can see “Invite friends”, “Need help”, “Connect services” etc., I suggest adding the section “Donate” which would allow users to donate to diasporafoundation, also adding the #thankyou hashtag like “Do you wanna…say #thankyou?” apart from the #feature, #bug, #NewHere, and #question hashtags.
Why do I propose this? For various reasons. Firstly, people like to appreciate and be appreciated, and we can make it easy for them to express their gratitude by introducing the #thankyou hashtag. I think it would make the community more interactive in all sorts of ways. Secondly, the core developers (and other developers) would be more motivated if they were offered some financial support. Therefore I think it is vital that we introduce the donation section as suggested (or if you come up with better ideas, anything goes!). We need to show respect to programmers and that’s one way to do it. It’s not all about the money, but it might work out as a motivation, and I hope you do understand my concern.
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