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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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jain
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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tahariel
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!
legalliquid
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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randomeliza
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!
cabayuki
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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deathgetsusall
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
silke09
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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(Anonymous)
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 :(
circlette
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)
etothepii
Sep. 30th, 2011 06:08 am (UTC)
Re: Accounts available: 10
i would love an account because i'm a cheapskate

um

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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chama
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.
monopoli
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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oxymora
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.
christycorr
Sep. 30th, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
Seconding this!
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maleyka
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!
theletterelle
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.
15dozentimes
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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butidigress
Sep. 30th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Got linked here from twitter. I can help out two people with accounts.
expastic
Oct. 3rd, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
hi... is your offer still open?
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christycorr
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!

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angsty_lia
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! :)
christycorr
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!
popkin16
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.
shibela
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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epershand.dreamwidth.org
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.
silentdescant
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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