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Gabor Szabo

Thanks for all the fast responses!

Oh, so the "Add Fund" is really confusing then.

I can clearly see the value of somehow paying an author for an individual article a few cents, (and as an author being paid for all the content I create) I am just worried the lack of control the paying person might feel.

Anyway, I looked at the HTML source of the homepage dev.to. It has the following entry:

<meta name="monetization" content="$ilp.uphold.com/24HhrUGG7ekn">
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I assume that means dev.to monetizes the homepage and probably all the pages via Uphold.

I also looked at the source of this page - your post - and it had the same entry with the same value.

Does that mean you have not configured the monetization on dev.to yet?

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Gabor Szabo

Oh and I clearly missed the last sentence from your previous comment about setting the sites. That explains it. I'll check it out.

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Chris Bongers Author

They use a base payment pointer, and an author one I see, so they are probably also getting some cash from this.

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Gabor Szabo

Where do you see the "author one"?

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Chris Bongers Author

Main one:

<meta name="monetization" content="$ilp.uphold.com/24HhrUGG7ekn">
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Pointers:

<div id="base-payment-pointer" data-payment-pointer="$ilp.uphold.com/24HhrUGG7ekn"></div>
// Author
<div id="author-payment-pointer" data-payment-pointer="$ilp.uphold.com/2gJj2MkgGJ64"></div>
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