1 Month Memberships
I imagine that this would be pretty infeasible for BYOND, as there's a noted problems with charge-backs and claims disputes after Timmy takes daddy's card and uses it without asking him to buy a membership, and each of these charge-backs incur a fee.
This was the reason BYOND Dimes were stopped, as I recall. So yeah, charging too little for a minimum-term membership ( I should imagine less than about $10 ) is actually just a financial liability.
* People are a lot more likely to buy a shorter term at a much lower price, even if it would cost more in the long run
* People are a lot less likely to file scams on a payment of a few dollars vs some 25+ dollar payment
* Those larger payments technically lose even more money if they are filed as a scam, because you still have to pay the same fee, plus you lose the base 25+ dollars instead of 5
* If BYOND took proper punishment methods, people would be less likely to file scams... ...banned from making payments.
Well. True, in that they're less likely in theory, but false in that they still file enough complaints that it's just not worth doing.
Losing any amount of revenue is a blow.
This does happen, as far as I'm aware.
For that to be the case, you would have to be expecting a 20+% scam rate
@ATHK; just buy one of them a membership, if you're that eager to donate. They're not missing out on money, they're protecting the assets they have.
Well, presently you've given out 0 memberships to people you like, so +1 is almost certainly an improvement. Your current argument is basically 'I can't give everyone in the world food, so I won't give food to anyone unless the world makes food cheaper!'
I think you are taking this a bit out of control here ... As a moderator you should know better...
The fact is BYOND doesn't allow 1 + Month memberships..