Open letter to all readers
Hello fellow-artists and users,
Opendesktop had decided that we need to improve the way the artists are rewarded for their products.
By the end of may next year (2019) it hopes to get a substantial amount of ‘contributors’ (people who are ready to sponsor at least 15$). Those contributors can give ‘plings’ to reward the products they like. The artists then receive financial encentives according to those plings.
While I was initially opposed to the idea, I think the only way forward is to embrace it, try to make it work, give Opendesktop at least a chance to implement ( and adjust if necessary) a new pling system.
Crucial is the number of contributors. The more contributors, the more the plings become evenly spread and the more each artist gets the necessary attention.
So this tread is about how we can actively improve this site to gain more contributors
Any idea, suggestion, criticism, thoughts are welcome.
So to start off, here are my suggestions:
On the level of Opendesk-site:
- Advertise becoming a contributor (and show the benifits) when people register
- Show an advert in between the latest-list
- Show an advert (but like it is part of the text) on every description page of a product.
- show an advert when people want to download something.
Crucial on the advert is that it doesn’t look like an advert, people are apt on this and are quick in learning how to overlook these. So each advert should look more personal, and not always have the same look or text.
lower the minimum-price to become a contributor (5$?), this might help switching people’s mind…
make it possible to pling the artists themselves, not only their products.
On the level of the contributors:
With each pling I give I post a positive comment why I like their product and thus have rewarded them with a pling. (Everyone likes to hear how good they are !) and then ask them if they want to join the contributors.
With each pling you take away (yes you can de-pling) post a comment on why you do that and make suggestions to improve their product with the promis to re-reward them. So, positive criticism !
So these are my ideas on the matter, please feel free to add or comment…