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Gift account exchanges

So Pinboard comes with a fee, a one-time amount that depends on the number of users (it's currently $9.44), and not everyone in fandom has the luxury of spending money on fic bookmarking. I'd like to use this community to connect people who want Pinboard accounts but can't afford them with people willing to purchase gift accounts in exchange for content such as fic, art, icons, etc. Before I charge on forward with that, I want to get people's input on the idea, since this could be seen as monetizing fandom. Anyone have thoughts on the matter?

I'm thinking if we go ahead with the idea, it will look something like this: we'll make content-categorized entries in this comm (probably one for fic, one for art, and one for other things like podfic and recs lists). People willing to buy accounts can post comments describing the content they're looking for, and people seeking accounts can post comments with the content they're offering. This will be participate-at-your-own-risk; obviously the community can't be responsible for people flaking out.

All suggestions and discussion is welcomed!

EDIT: Okay, Aja linked this post, so I guess we'll just do this here. Comment if you want an account or if you'd be willing to buy one for someone, and include what you're offering or requesting.


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Sep. 29th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Would love to have a Pinboard account, please.
I'd buy you a Pinboard account in exchange for a favor. I'm also in Inception fandom, and I've been searching for Arthur/Eames stories in which Arthur tops and have only found around 20 or 30 of them. Would you be willing either to include a "top!Arthur" or similarly named tag on any story you bookmark that contains Arthur topping, or--if you don't want to use a tag like that on your Pinboard account--to email or PM me with links to any top!Arthur stories you come across in the next month or two?

Let me know if that sounds like a fair exchange!
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Sep. 29th, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
I've made this offer already on my lj, but I have a lot of tags. Like a lot. (I think about 2000? Some of which are already organised from delicious, but.) I am totally OCD about organising them, but right now until bundles are implemented they're all over the place. So I'm willing to pay for up to two people's accounts if they're willing to help me rename and structure my tags.

Would prefer for obvious reasons to do this for people who genuinely want an account but can't get or buy one. Requires a willing to spend a while on this!
Sep. 29th, 2011 11:56 pm (UTC)
Hi, I would definitely be willing to help you. I'm kind of OCD also, so it might be a good fit. I can't get an account myself rt now, (long story short=bank closed my account for reasons unknown at the moment) so if this works for you...very cool :)
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Sep. 30th, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
I actually offered this up to my (admittedly not huge) friendslist and got no responses, but - I was an avid Delicious lurker, partially because I was terrible at bookmarking. I'd be happy to buy a few accounts for people who will actually use them, especially if those people are in any fandoms that I lurk in. Anyone who would like me to do so, let me know and we can work something out. I really don't need anything in return, just - if you're like some of the people on my flist who have 7000 links all very carefully tagged and need a place to store them, but can't or won't pony up $10, let me help you? I guess my only request is that you'd have to be willing, if Pinboard ever gets a friends-only type system, to keep your links public.

Let me know!
Sep. 30th, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
I have around 1100 links in more than 10 fandoms (AI7, AI8, Supernatural/CWRPS, SGA, SG1, White Collar, Suits, The Social Network, Merlin, Sherlock, House)... I read a lot, but only bookmark what I find to be really good fics. My tags are not that elaborate (they only list the fandom), and I list the pairing in the description box, but I am totally willing to rework them given the chance. Do I qualify? :D
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Sep. 30th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
Accounts Available: 3
I'm willing to buy up to 3 accounts for people.

I'm open to any of the following in exchange: fic, art, crafts, organizational help for my 4k+ bookmarks that are a huge mess now, fic questing [i.e.- help me find fic to read in several fandoms I'm just getting into], coding - if you have that skill set [skins for pinboard especially, but layout help would be fantastic], or basically anything else that you can think of to offer!

Just reply to me here, or send me a PM, and we'll work it out. :D
Oct. 4th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Accounts Available: 3
Hi deathgetsusall,
I didn't see anyone taking you up on your offer, does it still stand?
i'm afraid I'm just a lurker, so I can't offer anything creative, but I'm a really fast reader, I've been at this for quite some time, I'm exceedingly open-minded and appreciative of either skill or enthusiasm, so I'm confident I'd be pretty good at helping with tag organization or hunting up stuff to rec you in a fandom of your choice, to your specifications. In fact, the latter would probably be a lot of fun.
I love that people are doing this, it's so fandom.
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Sep. 30th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
Re: Accounts available: 10
it's not that I don't get where you're coming from, because who doesn't love a good coffeeshop au, but don't be the reason fandom can't have nice things :(
Sep. 30th, 2011 05:52 am (UTC)
Accounts available: 10
Considering all the things fandom has given me over the years, I'm totally willing to blow a hundred bucks on it. :o) I never used delicious, but I feel terrible for the people who did and got completely screwed over.

In exchange...well, honestly, you don't have to do anything. But if you have any recs for coffeeshop AUs, a la Black Coffee on a Lonely Night or I've Got Nothing To Do Today But Smile, I would love to hear them. :o)
Sep. 30th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
Re: Accounts available: 10
i would love an account because i'm a cheapskate


yea like i guess you can have my like gratitude

i am so pissed about delicious fucking up bookmarks so i dont have any recs to give off the top of my head. what fandoms do you read? just the ones in your profile?

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Sep. 30th, 2011 07:08 am (UTC)
I'm willing to pay for a quite a few accounts, as long as they are organised bookmarkers or those prolific taggers that tag whatever comes up in their head reminding them of the link, sometimes resulting with highly entertaining alternative tags (I'm not sure if that's part of organised bookmarkers? More like tag-OCDs).

Mostly, I just enjoy browsing through others' tags especially those that tag links with keywords telling me what it contains. So, if you happen to be, or want to be, or going to be doing that and don't have an account, please don't hesitate to ask for one because I want to raid through your tags.

I tend to favour things so I will give them higher priority. But on another note, not many people tag like this so I'll probably give out accounts in general anyway. I like people who tag for themselves, not for me.

I guess the exchange I want is just being able to browse your tags :) Sorry this was long.
Oct. 1st, 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
i think i do this! the organized bookmarking part, anyway. i don't know what your fandoms are, but i mainly bookmark sherlock (bbc), x-men: first class, and inception, although as fandoms change those too will change. check out my delicious (although the tag bundles are all messed up, ugh) and tell me what you think? i generally tag by author, fandom, pairing, and genre, and i never ever tag wips.
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Sep. 30th, 2011 10:34 am (UTC)
Suggesting a time for money exchange:

I can pay for 2 accounts for people who are willing to contribute (or already contributing) to fannish infrastructure, such as

* volunteering for a kink meme bookmarking service
* helping with the google doc
* modding comms
* publishing rec lists
* volunteering on fannish sites, wikis or newsletters
* writing user scripts or tutorials
* etc etc, you get the idea.

I don't care what fandom you are in.
Sep. 30th, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
Seconding this!
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Sep. 30th, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
My budget situation is a little more relaxed during the semester break, so I'd totally be willing to pay for someone's account! I... don't even really know what I'd like in return. We'll figure something out!
Sep. 30th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Accounts: 2
I'll buy 2 accounts for people who will rec me good, well-written bandom fics.
Sep. 30th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Accounts: 2
I can do this (although full disclosure, I don't do MCR, so if you want to hold out for two people with more well-rounded recs to give, I totally understand)!
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Sep. 30th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Got linked here from twitter. I can help out two people with accounts.
Oct. 3rd, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
hi... is your offer still open?
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Sep. 30th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
I'd love to help out people who organise and/or run kinkmemes/fests/challenges/etc. Delicious feeds who want to migrate to Pinboard. Or really, I'd gladly help anyone with a big/thorough list of bookmarks.

Feel free to send me a message!

Edited at 2011-10-01 06:12 am (UTC)
Sep. 30th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
Heya :3
I would love like "woa pretty please with a cherry on the top!" to have a Pinboard account!

I keep my tags pretty organized. If I read a lot I don't rec everything, only what I like the most. I don't consider myself tied to a particular fandom. ( SPN, STXI, H50, DW, SGA etc.) Even if I'm reccing more Supernatural and J2 than The Losers Fanfiction nowadays. Hum...Crossovers hold a special spot in my heart, as the courtship fics.

I offer to look out for the type of fics you like while browsing and tag it for you!
Or if you have another idea I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks you for you time! :)
Oct. 1st, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
Re: Heya :3
Oh hey, I dig your fandom list :D I'll just snoop your bookmarks once you're all set up, if you don't mind!

Send me an email at christycorr@gmail, I'll hook you up!
Oct. 1st, 2011 06:16 am (UTC)
If at all possible, I'd like a pinboard account. The new delicious is far too frustrating to deal with, and Diigo has marked my new account as spam and deleted me. Pinboard sounds safe and user-friendly, and I'd adore an account.

I'd be using it fanfiction, for the most part, as well as a few tumblr links and miscellaneous. I'm into SGA, X-Men: First Class, Star Trek, The Dresden Files, and Merlin (plus a few other fandoms I dabble in).

What I can offer back: my artistic ability is zero, and my writing ability is...plain, at best. I'm good at finding fics - or fic recs for fandoms I'm not in - and I'm willing to search for fics posted on deleted livejournals, as long as the author isn't against their fics being shared.
Oct. 3rd, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)

I've always loved going through your Delicious links (not to mention the recs you've given over at sgagenrefinders) -- PM me your e-mail & I will be more than happy to get you the hook-up. :)

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Oct. 1st, 2011 08:10 am (UTC)
I'm happy to buy up to five pinboard accounts for people who will make good use of them, especially for bandom purposes. I just want more fic to get recced to on pinboard, please! DM me with email and we'll work out the details.
Oct. 3rd, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
is your offer still open? I'm hoping to move my (pretty extensive) lotrips and bandom collection of fic recs from delicious to pinboard.
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Oct. 1st, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
I'm down to buy at least one or two pinboard accounts for people. If you feel the need to send me shit in return, let it be music recommendations, but seriously nothing is necessary. PM me your email.
Oct. 2nd, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
sorry guys, offer's been taken and I've closing the thread now!
Oct. 3rd, 2011 11:42 am (UTC)
I want to contribute, but I am in the odd (?) position of I bought my own account already but can't afford to buy other people accounts. Can I... make fannish things for which people with money could reward people without accounts in my stead? or something?
Oct. 3rd, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a great idea! I'll sign up to be an account-granting proxy. :) What fannish things do you make?
Oct. 3rd, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
I was just linked here, so, here goes:

I would really like a pinboard account, but I don't (and won't) have the money to spend on one.

Things I can offer are basically limited to fic. My main fandoms are Harry Potter, Inception, Suits, Demon's Lexicon, and Hunger Games, though I'd be willing to do others (True Blood and Firefly are at the top of that list, but I can be enticed into several others). You can find a list of the ones I'm most likely to do (and the accompanying pairings) on this post in my LJ: http://khasael.livejournal.com/232683.html

Kinks/squicks not really listed anywhere comprehensive, but I'm most comfortable with angst, flangst, humour, crack, drama, and smut. Not so big on pure, unadulterated fluff (you're more likely to get flangst, or crackfluff, or smutty fluff). My squicks are some of the harder-core things, but there's only a few things I absolutely can't write. If you're interested, please feel free to PM me, and we can see if there's a good match.

(Caveat, however: I am swamped in fest deadlines, and modding a fic/art exchange in Suits fandom, as well as one in HP fandom. I wouldn't be able to deliver said fic until late February, most likely. Depending on length and bunny cooperation, however, I might be able to get something done closer to December or January).
Oct. 3rd, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
Harry Potter, Inception, Suits, Demon's Lexicon, Hunger Games, True Blood and Firefly? Jesus, where the hell have you been all my life and why aren't you in my network yet? ♥

Send me an email at christycorr dot gmail! :D
Oct. 4th, 2011 01:05 am (UTC)
I'd really like a Pinboard account, but can't really afford it right now due to unemployment. I did use delicious in the past, and I had an account with around 1600 bookmarks.

Offering (Any one of your choosing of the following):
- A set of recs in any of my fandoms. You can see examples of recs I've done (Fangirl Tour Mixed Bag, Fangirl Tour Doctor Who, Halfamoon 10 Kickass Women, and Yuletide)
- At least 1000 words of fic in a fandom and/or pairing of your choosing. All fandoms listed on my AO3 account that I've written are up for grabs.
- A fanmix for a fic, fandom, or pairing of your choosing. I cannot promise quality cover fanart accompanying it, but you'll get a minimum of 10 songs on it.

Squicks: I'm pretty cool with anything but mpreg, watersports, scat, non-con, and heavy blood/gore.

Thanks so much, guys. Fandom's an awesome place sometimes.
Oct. 4th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
mikeneko has graciously offered an account, no-strings attached. However, neither she nor I want this offer to go to waste.


If you promise to gift another user with a pinboard account and provide me details, you can request one of the offerings above. I hope this is incentive for more generosity.
Oct. 4th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
I'd love an account and would offer 1000 words of fic in a large number of fandoms (mainly The Eagle, Sherlock, H50, Avengers movieverse, and all kinds of small fandoms), recipes or an organized recipe rec post tailored to your dietary needs, or a week's worth of meal planning.

Oct. 4th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
Have you managed to find someone to get an account for you? If not, I'd be happy to.
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Oct. 4th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
Accounts: 2
I'm willing to get two accounts, but I don't want anything. (It'd be nice if you're multifannish and will be importing a lot of links to Pinboard.)
Oct. 5th, 2011 12:27 am (UTC)
Re: Accounts: 2
OK! I'm working on getting several accounts now. Cheers. :D
Oct. 4th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
I will happily buy an account for someone who's willing to remake this icon with legible lettering. (It's my photograph, and I can of course supply a full-size jpg.)
Oct. 5th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)
Hi, is the offer still open?
Oct. 5th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
Will work for account!
Would love to have an account.

What I can offer you:

I can write you a fic in any of the following fandoms (probably under 1000 words as a short, but possibly a longer chaptered fic, depending upon where the muses take me, you would see results within two weeks in the form of either a chapter or the whole fic): Stargate: Atlantis, Torchwood (pre-Children-of-Earth), X-Men (Evolution, Movieverse, possibly First Class, comicverse (though not up to date on current events)), Sherlock

I can read fic and tag it. I read while knitting, so I read for hours every day.

I can make you icons for your LJ (willing to negotiate for quantity/content).

Quality IM roleplay with a literate human being.

I am willing to negotiate other things as well.
Oct. 5th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Will work for account!
Oh, and I can write in Harry Potter, too.
Oct. 6th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)
Account on offer

I'm willing to subsidize someone's pinboard account for a well-selected or curated list of links on how to knit.
I have crocheted since I was 4, and am well familiar with yarn handling basics, etc, and can cast on. I have tried to teach myself from a very very old knitting book I have, but managed to spontaneously and independently invent combined knitting.

My end goal is to make an ugly ass sweater. Give me links to accomplish this, and the pinboard is yours.
Oct. 25th, 2011 08:16 am (UTC)
Hi! So much time has passed that I'm sure you've found everything you need for that sweater but I thought it'd be worth a shot anyway :)

I just started teaching one of my SILs to knit yesterday and should probably collect some info to give her so even if you're offer is not still standing I'd be happy to send a list of links I find your way. I'm a self-taught knitter and I'm still figuring stuff out myself.
Oct. 6th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
I would love a pinboard account if at all possible. I am currently unemployed and going through a lot of health issues that make it impossible for me to work, but due to my state's disability laws I am not classified as disabled so I can't receive any financial aid.

I am willing to write fic for whoever is willing to do this for me. Fandoms I can write for:

Harry Potter: Gen or Harry/Draco
SGA: John/Rodney
Smallville: Clark/Lex
NCIS: Gibbs/Dinozzi

Thanks so much for putting this post together!
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