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Donating to Bleeping Computer helpers/pros


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#1 dawnzig

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:37 PM

Hi all,

A bit unsure where, exactly, I should post this....hoping this is ok. :)

Anyway, I'm wanting to get a consensus on what you guys/gals think is a 'reasonable' amount to donate to someone who's helped
analyze and heal an infected system.

Of course, I realize the amount of time/efforts/involvement play a role, but I'd appreciate some thoughts on: hourly vs. lump sum and what you would consider 'fair' if you were the person volunteering.

Thank everyone~
Kindly,
dawn(zig)

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 03:15 AM

A donation is like a tip: there's no rule that says what is a good tip and what is a bad tip, likewise for donations. It all depends on the person giving the tip.

Getting help here at Bleeping Computer will always be free-of-charge, but if you feel that you want to donate to someone who helped you, it's up to you to decide how much to give. In the end, for many, perhaps all, of the MRT members, the size-- or offer-- of a donation isn't the motivation which drives them to keep coming back everyday to help more people; it's the knowledge that they are helping someone. A kind word is more than enough thanks, but of course a jingle in the tip jar is nice too.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 03:26 AM

Thanks, Andrew. Nice take on how that works. :)




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