df wrote:Good point. Will look into alternative payment methods soon...
Not sure what other payment methods I want to see yet -- just wanted to clarify the issue here:
There are different kinds of prepaid debit cards: one kind has a fixed value at purchase (like $50 or $100)
and the other kind can be loaded or reloaded with any amount
The problem is that many reloadable cards have high fees to spend/recharge/transfer funds. For that reason, some retailers will not sell these cards and the sale of such cards is actually banned in some jurisdictions because the high fees constitute "racketeering." In that case, only the cards in fixed amounts of $50 or $100 may be available. So if you buy a $100 card to get $52 worth of service you must spend the balance some place else. Now from time to time, hackers have found some blocks of prepaid card numbers so if you dont use the card promptly you could lose the balance. It also might compromise privacy if the user puts multiple purchases on the same card. Best security practice is: use the card immediately for just one purpose and then dispose it. So you need to sell service in $50 increments, see? I'm not really asking for other payment methods
, I'm saying that a price of $52 will (in some markets) defeat the purpose of using a prepaid card and may result in losing the customer.
As for the instructions, for years I've been pushing for instructions being placed on a dedicated blog/wiki, really anything that doesn't require a forum visit to get on CS.
Many moons ago I wrote an OpenVPN troubleshooting guide for routers and some other dox but I think that belongs in a Wiki since I have seen posts with config files that apply to obsolete versions of the client which really should be removed.