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Hard News: Crowdfunding Time

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  • John Holley,

    Hell, I pay for an NBR sub so I can sure as hell pay you some money :)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 142 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to John Holley,

    please do post extracts from their paywalled articles here, for the purposes of review or criticism.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    ah, so a graphical editing interface.
    Could be admirably simple as well.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic,

    It's a start, but I've just chipped in. Keep up the good work!

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5429 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    From Tuesday next, fortnightly, from ours to yours, small but regular. Insights, interestings, angst-ings and Capture and the people: PAS makes our world better.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2898 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Sacha,

    ah, so a graphical editing interface.
    Could be admirably simple as well.

    According to the Cactuslab site, Supermodel does have a GUI editor for the long form articles, but it doesn't mention anything about comments.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2933 posts Report Reply

  • Thomas Goodfellow,

    Clearly a predictable cash flow lacks the wrong-sort-of-excitement of arbitrary amounts on random dates but since PayPal is just too much a PITA (country is pinned to email address) a dollop it must be. At least this way I have the value of PA brought to mind periodically through a fund-raiser rather than being just another background fee to be shoved under the carpet.

    As to content, the Friday Sounds and links to Audio Culture stories are a great way to wreck my productivity at the end of the week. Overall PA and the Hard News mails before it have been the "expat lifeline" - I tend to gloss over the murkier bits of politicking in favour of the more culture/lifestyle content: BDO, festivals, Silo Park, etc - stupidly I tend to presume that Auckland has remained trapped in amber for the past years to be picked up again whenever I please so it's a fine jolt to read of all the good things happening and think "gotta get me some of that - someday..." So I'm a solid fan of the Capture photoblog - beats the crap out of peeping through StreetView.

    Final request - more cultural archaeology please, along the lines of "Great NZ Argument" (can't say specifically what, since the whole joy is finding lines of thought that one didn't even think to suspect to look for...)

    Germany • Since May 2012 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to nzlemming,

    According to the Cactuslab site, Supermodel does have a GUI editor for the long form articles, but it doesn’t mention anything about comments.

    I'm not sure it's a priority, to be honest. The comments styling does work and it might not be cheap to introduce full GUI editing.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • bmk, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I'm not sure it's a priority, to be honest. The comments styling does work and it might not be cheap to introduce full GUI editing.

    I agree. There's no problem with the current mark-up - it's already easy to use.

    Since Jun 2010 • 327 posts Report Reply

  • Tamara,

    Monthly AP subscription set up. I'm more than happy to pay for this high quality writing and community.

    New Zealand • Since Oct 2010 • 115 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I’m not sure it’s a priority, to be honest. The comments styling does work and it might not be cheap to introduce full GUI editing.

    Yep, I suspect it's non-trivial, given that Supermodel is hand-rolled by Cactuslab. You don't have the repository of plugins that larger distributions have.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2933 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    OK, I set up an AP. It’s a tiny amount, but I want to support this place which has given me so much. Many thanks Russell.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3891 posts Report Reply

  • Sue,

    this works for one offs as well yes?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 527 posts Report Reply

  • Kim_Wright,

    Long time lurker, but I haven't posted for a while. Happy to support Public Address through a subscription. Keep up the great work one and all.

    Wellington • Since May 2009 • 57 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sue,

    this works for one offs as well yes?

    Yes! Most welcome.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22830 posts Report Reply

  • R A Hurley,

    One off it shall have to be for now, I am afraid. Hope it will help keep you on your feet until the next cheque from the Vast-and-Shadowy-Left-Wing-Conspiracy-Which-Dictates-Your-Every-Utterance clears. (The rumours of said tardiness being due to the non-existence of said Shadow Kremlin are greatly exaggerated).

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 63 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen,

    Well worth a subscription to me. And also worth a lump sum to help get you over the hump.

    Sorry was a bit late to this but we had a holiday to Vietnam and Cambodia to execute first ... priorities. Now we have 2000 photos to sort through and some rather fine food experiences to exercise off.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4458 posts Report Reply

  • Robert Urquhart,

    My first instinct was to send a lump sum as usual but on further consideration I've set up a monthly AP totalling about what I'd expect to be dropping in lump sums over a year.

    The community ... nature? feeling? of Public Address means I'll not feel guilty about dropping the "subscription" should my circumstances change and money get tight in future, and that also has value to me.

    Keep up the good work :)

    Christchurch • Since Mar 2009 • 163 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Robert Urquhart,

    The community ... nature? feeling? of Public Address means I'll not feel guilty about dropping the "subscription" should my circumstances change

    And isn't that great? I'm enjoying being able to support good ventures and people again after a drought. Swings, roundabouts..

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19707 posts Report Reply

  • Rebecca Williams,

    Me. I've been a hard news / public address fan for years. I just so appreciate some decent comment on politics / economics / social issues. Not to mention music, photography and food (I think it's the Feed blog that's tipped me over).

    My first online subscription!!! Thanks Russell and to your co-bloggers too.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 120 posts Report Reply

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