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Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I announce that I cease all development and activity in the programming universe indefinitely. My career has reached the turning point I was not expecting for at least another year, leaving me highly off guard and without laid-out plans for this hobby's continuity. I have begun a 5-year residency program in Neurosurgery which is clearly not compatible, time-wise, with programming.

I gave in all my passion for developing, and you gave me back your loyalty and trust, even when I did not deserve that much. Now it is the time for payback. I release all my present and past work as Open Source software, in the hope some talented developer will continue maintaining and expanding my vision of a modern, sleek forum software. The intrinsic flexibility of MyBB is the true hidden gem of an otherwise outdated codebase; I do hope the project can continue and be updated complying to the latest coding standards.

I hereby thank Euan, kawaii, andrewjs18, Ben, Matt, Omar G., effone, Eric J., Devilshakerz, Wildcard, JordanMussi and all the other team members I have had the opportunity to work with when I was a MyBB team member. I thank Tomm M, my mentor, who inspired me to pick up coding with his piece-of-art plugins. And finally, I thank all of you MyBBoost subscribers who have helped me getting through my toughest university years economically.

Yours sincerely, Filippo

User specified donation amount

29 Oct 2019 Edited
Do you think there is any way to add a user defined, random donation feature? A member can click the button and enter any amount they wish in Paypal. The option would have to be available for repeat donations by the user also so it shouldn't get locked in the subscriptions screen like other purchases. Hopefully the upcoming GIFT option will work like this too...I have many members the repeatedly purchase gift subscriptions for other members so it will need to always be available for everyone to purchase.
Shade 29 Oct 2019
Donations are not suitable for BankPipe unfortunately for technical reasons. However, an option to enter an user-defined amount for a subscription upgrade is feasible: you would still be locked to PayPal's fees though (compared to actual PayPal donations, which have no fees).

Recurrent payments are already planned for a future upgrade, but it's hard to say when as it's a very complicated feature to bring up.
RocketFoot 29 Oct 2019
Hmmm...yeah, that is the only think I'm hung up on. I have members that like to donate multiple time per year. I'm not sure how to handle them.

If the Gift feature will stay active after a member uses it, I can just make a "gift to the forum" with no forum rank changes. That would probably work. Will the gift option stay active on the subscription page even after a member purchases it? Or will it be formatted differently?
Shade 29 Oct 2019
You can decide for yourself. By default, purchased subscriptions are displayed with a different template, but you can edit the template and decide to replicate the unbought items template.

A workaround for recurring payments is to set up an expiration date (let's say 1 year) for a subscription and a notification through the notification panel to remind the user to renew.