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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar RTod says:

    Isn’t that your email address?Report

  2. Avatar Rufus F. says:

    Hey, I just posted something. Is there a way to make it come after this and this post to stay at the top of the page?Report

  3. Avatar North says:

    Does one have to create a paypal account to send money?Report

  4. Could we get a fundraising goal perhaps etc.? Might make it easier for people to know what to contribute or whether they should (acknowledging that of course they should, regardless).Report

    • Avatar patrick says:

      Yeah, this (via email is fine if you don’t want to discuss the particulars on the site, of course).

      I don’t have a frame of reference.Report

  5. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Any chance those of us who donate (or have donated) can also chime in on things we would like to see in the future?Report

    • Avatar patrick says:

      I take requests, Will.Report

      • Avatar Will Truman says:

        I’ll put some thought into that. I was talking more about site-maintenance issues (specifically RSS feeds) rather than posting topics.Report

        • Avatar E.D. Kain says:

          We could definitely use a site-wide RSS feed.Report

          • Avatar Will Truman says:

            That was #2 on my list. #1 should actually be simpler: up the number of items on the comment feed (for the mainsite). Right now it only shows the last ten comments. The ten is fine for the subblogs*, but the front page generates a lot of comments quickly and it makes it nearly impossible for me to keep track on my phone without constantly hitting refresh if I am trying to follow a thread. If you could up it to 50, that would be awesome. It could also save bandwidth (however minimally) if I’m not having to hit refresh on the page as often!

            So:
            #1. Up the RSS feed for the comments
            #2. Common subblog feed.
            #3. Common subblog comment feed.

            You’ve already got my donation, so I can’t hold it captive, but I figure now as good a time as any to make requests. 🙂

            * – Though if you were to institute a common feed for subblog comments (GoGAtL), which would be #3, that would need a larger amount, too.Report

            • Avatar Mike Schilling says:

              With the main blog’s comments summary, you can ask for older comments. With the main page’s combined comments summary for the sub-blogs, you can’t. I wish you could. What you click on to go directly to the comment is also weirdly inconsistent between the two.Report

    • Avatar RTod says:

      I for one would like to see far less ads for designer jeans right about now.Report

  6. Avatar BSK says:

    I don’t mind a few ads, but that’s just me.

    I don’t have PayPal. How else can I contribute? I can cut your lawn…Report

  7. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    I updated the post. If you don’t have Paypal, clicking through on the donation button will give you the option (at the bottom) to use a credit card as well.Report

  8. Avatar North says:

    Okay thanks for the new link E.D. I’ll throw in a c-note, I can’t fall short o’ my 2010 contribution or else my past self will mock me.

    Besides, I spend enouogh time here that it’s totes worth it.Report

  9. Avatar St.John McCloskey says:

    Not that it bothers me any, but does paypal charge a fee for using their service?
    There was an article on Lifehacker recently that suggested paypal alternatives:

    Amazon WebPay

    Why You Should Ditch PayPal and Use These Other Services to Send People MoneyWebPay is like a free version of PayPal. It does the same thing (online payments with your email address) but doesn’t cost anything to send or receive money. You can also easily pay via text message on your mobile phone. You can fund your account via credit card or bank account—it’s still free either way. So what’s the catch? There isn’t one, really, other than you can only withdraw amounts higher than $10 (or $1 if you withdraw it to an Amazon gift certificate). Basically, it seems that Amazon is willing to forego charging you fees just to get you to use their service. That’s a pretty good deal—especially because you can actually pay with your account online on several retailers. Overall it’s an excellent alternative to PayPal.

    Just a minor suggestion 🙂Report

  10. Avatar Pith Helmet says:

    Why is Elias Isquith not on your masthead?Report

    • Avatar E.D. Kain says:

      Uhm…why do you ask…and why Elias in particular? There are many writers not on our masthead. I’m not sure any of our sub-bloggers are.Report

      • Avatar arguingwithsignposts says:

        Just because i find it hard to find his section of the blog borg when coming to the main page. I’m new around here so i’m not familiar with the site layout. I just figured “masthead” would be where i’d find a comprehensive list of people who post on the site.Report

  11. Avatar Dan Miller says:

    I’ve chipped in. I also wouldn’t mind a few ads if that helps keep the lights on around here.Report