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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Paypal donation button removed

Hey all, just a quick notice here. The paypal donation button was recently removed because paypal suspended my account. The requirement for reinstatement was removal of the button. I have complied with this in full. I have contacted their customer service department and e-mailed their review department; hopefully the account should be un-frozen soon.

I left it in place because fans wanted it as an option for donation to me, rather than the game. The game is non-commercial and no product is being sold. But just being on this blog was considered a violation of their terms of service. I apologize to the fans that cannot use Patreon, but Paypal has tied my hands here.

Fortunately I have other methods to get money and send money, so I am not crippled by this if they do not decide to unfreeze my account. I'm also glad this happened BEFORE I got my monthly check rather than after. I'll be out the small amount left in there but I'm smart enough not to leave a large amount of money in paypal.

None of this would have been an issue if they had simply asked me to remove the button before suspending the account, but alas - paypal doesn't operate that way. The best resolution if you believe issues like this are a problem is to write your congressman (if you are an American) and request that Paypal be regulated as a bank, which it currently is not.

I don't expect anyone to take up arms because of my small issue and do not ask you to do so. It should be resolved shortly. You do deserve an explanation of why the paypal button was removed.

15 comments:

  1. not sure if you've ever seen this...
    But, as soon as i read this post had to share :)
    http://www.screw-paypal.com/

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  2. paypal needs to stop being fucking moral police

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  3. Too bad it's gone, I really liked it as I prefer to one shot donations instead of worry each month if I have enough to cover all my perpetual payments.

    I wish another, similar online payment option would become mainstream.

    Paypal is great most of the time. But then they pull retarded stupid shit like this and you wonder what goes through their head....

    Monopoly's suck...

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    1. The problems for Paypal and anything remotely associated with sex began on eBay. Blame them for the problems since the unregulated sale of porn on eBay caused problems with cops everywhere and trying to prove "Yes, officers, this girl did turn 18 BEFORE she made that film yesterday." Since eBay owned Paypal at the time, they decided that the easiest way to stay out of possible child porn or porn industry related DCMA lawsuits was to just ban Paypal being used for payments, that's what they did. The now separate entity that is Paypal has continued to hold onto that rule for their own protection. Annoying, yes... understandable, also yes...

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    2. Thanks for the info. I didn't know about the lawsuits. I guess it makes sense now.

      I still think that Paypal is out of line in this case though. Overwhored is purely illustrated and doesn't contain any real people.

      Freezing CZ's PP account goes along the same lines as incarcerating someone for "murdering" a fictional character.

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  4. Really disappointing, I thought they were reversing their archaic rules.

    Presumably you may be able to link to a separate domain owned and hosted by a different person, and put a donate button there.

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  5. they do need to be regulated some should start petition
    hey it works

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  6. I think they need to be closed down and forgotten, but that's just my opinion on fucking fail-pal.

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  7. I liked finding the origins of mistress in Bilbao. I mean, can't see anybody else who could actually be her. Creative, I really liked it ^^

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    1. i must gave missed that

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    2. In the library the records of a scientist who tried to dissect the overmind and ended as yet another slave to him.

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    3. ahhhh will have to look in there more closely in next play though

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  8. On what are you working now Cypress?

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  9. Dude what RPGmaker version you used to make the game?

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