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Poll: Purchase to download feature

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Do you plan to use the purchase to download feature
Yes, and I can deal with creating and maintaining duplicate entries
Yes, but I would like to be able to place a single entry into multiple categories (multi-categorization feature #63 in the issues tracker)
No, I have no need for this feature
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Community saint

In its current state, the purchase to download feature (0000263: Purchase to Download - attach downloadable files that must be purchased before downloading - ocPortal feature tracker) requires that you duplicate all your entries to add them to a specific category to enable the feature. If the multi-categorization feature (0000063: Multi-categorisation - ocPortal feature tracker)was completed, you would be able to place your entry into more that one category eliminating the need to duplicate and maintain multiple entries. I just want to see who is likely to use the purchase to download feature and if they see the need for duplication entries as an impediment to its use.

Bob
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I have no need for this feature

Take my advice. I'm not using it!

View my working ocPortal site (version 9.x.x) at Anglo-Indian Portal
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Option 3 - I have no need for a "purchase to download feature" either now or in the future.

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Community saint

Yes, but I would like to be able to place a single entry into multiple categories (multi-categorization feature #63 in the issues tracker).

As an educator using an ocPortal website as a Virtual Classroom I can see a real potential for these features in a near future and I would not mind adding my sponsorship as my budget will permit.

I would imagine that in the fast paced world we live in, where PayPal can easily become a valuable partner to any fledgling web enterprise, such features should interest many. If I would consider making a living out of my Internet Website, these tools would be essential and the prospect of paying 600 GBP for convenience would simply be a good business investment.:cool:
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Jean-

You have pretty much summarized my views regarding people doing actual business through downloads on their website. I really would not consider this a convenience but, rather, a necessity were I doing such business.

That said, I understand that people have to seal with limited budgets which often forces the trade-off. However, I think people should always aspire to the proper solution and jump in when possible to sponsor. Chris has made it possible to sponsor as little as a single credit and you might also note that in some of the less involved tracker items, he has even quoted in fractional hours to make things even more affordable.

Bob
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Community saint

So far I can see in the future, I don't need something as this.


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Community saint

Wow, I am really rather surprised at the results do far. I thought that there was quite a bit of interest in the purchase to download feature for those selling there digital wares online.

Bob
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Not every one do sell things online Bob :)


http://digiflash.nl Photo community  (dutch)
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Harry-

I realize that as I don't sell anything either. I was just surprised because i know that several people have mentioned selling downloadable items online including those who expresses interest in tracker item 263 (0000263: Purchase to Download - attach downloadable files that must be purchased before downloading - ocPortal feature tracker). It's just strange that only a couple of people have voted who intend to use the purchase to download feature.

Bob
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My current site is all about open source and free software, so I have no need for this. And the same with my next site which will involve selling, but not anything that can be downloaded.


Steve
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sholzy-

My site is the same. The Ritter family has given permission for people to reproduce the images up to 8x10 inches for their own personal use (as noted in our guidelines). The full-size files on the site provided by the family are all large enough to support printing at this size.

We may in the future consider selling prints of selected pieces at larger sizes but these would not be electronic items – we would ship the actual prints.

Bob

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Community saint

I could use now and in the future. It is likely something I would contribute to when the budget permits. I can live with the way it works for now though.
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Community saint

Still interested in seeing how those who might be using the purchase to download feature feel about the options (duplicate entries v entries in multiple categories).

Please take a second to vote if you might be using the purchase to down load feature.

Bob
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Well-settled

I would be interested in using this. I would also contribute to OCPortal as our budget permits us to do so.
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curtisbrew said

I would be interested in using this. I would also contribute to OCPortal as our budget permits us to do so.
Thanks for your vote, curtisbrew.

Also, thank you for your offer of sponsorship as your budget permits. One thing to keep in mind about the underlying feature here – multicategorization (0000063: Multi-categorisation - ocPortal feature tracker) – is that I am matching contributions credit for credit up to a total of one-half the credits for this feature, so even small sponsorships make a difference.

You might want to vote for the feature in the tracker by either hitting the vote button for the (first) item at Feature development tracker - ocPortal or by clicking the "Monitor" button in the issue tracker at 0000063: Multi-categorisation - ocPortal feature tracker. This obligates you to nothing but will make it easier to follow the progress on the feature.

Thanks again for participating.

Bob
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