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ctpd845

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So I'm torn on what to do so I'm looking for some thoughts from others on the subject of donations for feeds.

I have always thought that I would not accept donations because I am not providing my feed for profit. Well now one of the police departments on my feed has went digital and several others will follow suit in the near future. I do not have the money to buy a digital scanner and I am thinking of taking donations so I can continue to provide my feed as is now.

I'm just looking to other members thoughts on the subject of donations.

This is the feed that I host if anybody was wondering. Wood County Police and Fire Live Scanner Audio Feed
 

frazpo

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I don't think its a problem at all. If people want to listen to the feed then it's a possibility that they will donate. I have some very dedicated listeners that rely on my feed to get weather info or to see if little Johnny is getting arrested on the local warrants.:) Sending you 10-15 bucks is still cheaper than buying a digital scanner. Plus, they are still getting the option of listening on phone apps and such. This has been mentioned before on the forum. There is usually a mixed bag of comments about it.
 

truckie36

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I hope you have better luck than I have. I've had a donate button up since August of 2010 for the same reason. To date, I have only received one donation of $20.00 from a nice lady in London England who came across the site one night and felt sorry for me that no one had donated yet.
 

timkilbride

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I would shut my feeds down before I accepted a donation. Once someone donates, then they want to tell you what channels to scan, lock out, and how the feed should be run.

Tim
 

frazpo

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That makes no sense. People donate to organizations all the time and don't try to dictate the way things are operated. I don't ask for donations but if I did I wouldn't acknowledge everyone's requests on how to operate the feed. I have to do that anyway, without taking donations.


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