Australian Paypal has informed us that as of April 5th, "sending money internationally to friends or family" will now incur a fixed fee of $5.99 AUD+2.6% of the portion funded +fixed fee based on the currency. [more inside]
I have some lingering discomfort with the outcome of the epic Russian Girls Possibly Rescued from Trafficking threads, but the initial Metatalk thread is closed up. [more inside]
Paypal update: after two weeks of stalling, it's off to final review. Results should come in a few more days. [more inside]
The status blog says that new hardware is on the way. Is this putting a financial strain on MetaFilter? Should we take up a collection? [more inside]
I see MeFi still only accepts PayPal. I was going to buy a friend an account tonight, but I stopped using PayPal a long time ago because I think they're pretty hideous and unethical. Will you ever accept credit cards, Matt? Is there not enough demand to make it worthwhile?
I would like to see a mechanism whereby MetaFilter Musicians were encouraged to accept donations (PayPal links?) and listeners were encouraged to donate. I would far rather donate to my favorite artists here than prop up Sony Corp.
Can we get another way to pay for accounts then paypal? I'd rather pay $20 for an account through another service then use them. There are several, relatively cheap credit card transaction services out there.
There have been numerous constructive product support requests, and frequent incidental product slams in both the green and the blue. NortonDC experience with PayPal seems to have made him snap.