#98 Share Subscription Points (Slashdot)


I'd like to be able to move my subscription points into
any UID I like, so I could reward users I like with a
subscription, without paying each time.


  • Jamie McCarthy

    Jamie McCarthy - 2004-04-11
    • assigned_to: nobody --> cmdrtaco
  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2004-04-13

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    Right now you can only do this one subscription at a time... requiring $5
    at a pop. I see your idea, and I think it's a cool one, but I think we have
    to be careful with this... at some point the granularity of these
    subscriptions becomes a problem. Like, we couldn't transfer just 1 page
    because you'd load it, it would be gone, and you'd never know you have
    it. Likewise we probably need to provide notification for the recipient,
    and make it possible to turn it on and off. Maybe if we did this only in
    multiples of 100 pages this is possible. 100 pages costs a dime and
    strikes me as a reasonable "Reward" size without being to much of an
    administrative burden.

    Anyway, we don't have time to code this, so I'm moving it to low priority
    and suggesting people give us patches for it.

  • Rob Malda

    Rob Malda - 2004-04-13
    • labels: 310786 -->
    • milestone: 191917 -->
    • priority: 5 --> 1
    • assigned_to: cmdrtaco --> nobody
  • sleonard

    sleonard - 2004-04-13

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    I'm a programmer, so maybe I'll tackle this. 100 pages
    minimum would be quite an amazing gift, if you ask me. That
    way if you wanted to give 5000 pages to someone, it might
    become that elusive bribe in the journal disclaimer!!! You
    could have a whole slashdot currency system going on as a
    result. If you tied this into an online store, you could use
    the pages for purchases, as well.


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