My jaw dropped this morning when I went to my tip / donation page. I had a paypal module on that page. It allowed a person to enter an amount and either make a one time donation, or send a smaller amount monthly. THAT is what I installed. That is ALL I installed.
I clicked on the tip jar today, a module popped up that had suggested donations amounts of $150 / $100 / $50 or fill in the blank! What? Who would do that? It’s crazy.
Typically, people donate $5-25, one time or monthly. Occasionally I get a larger tip but it’s not very often. It makes no sense at all to put there giant buttons asking for twenty-five times the norm!
I just want anyone and everyone might have seen this to know that I did not set it up that way. I’d have to be insane. It phenomenally arrogant and off-putting. I am very sorry.
I go on and on about maintaining your own site or business. This is a good example why.
I don’t know how this happened. It might have been some kind of test. Paypal gets a percentage of every payment, yes? They might have thought this would increase their bottom line. Or this might have already been tested and my site was part of a wider roll-out. Whatever it was, it wasn’t my doing.
I have put things back the way they should be. Give what you want, when you want, how you want for the reason you want, if you want. It’s not as slick. To offer two choices (one time or monthly) it takes two modules but hopefully using these older modules will spare us all. Gah.
This shows me the permissions we all grant to various technology companies in order to use their services can be used at any time for any reason. This site asks nothing of you, other than to be cordial. Basic manners, right?
Pluto in Aquarius is going to be nasty!