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I found what looks like a minor issue for a particular donation. The user Bezel is listed in the "$100 and up" category, and is shown as having donated $100. However, WikiFur:Ledger only shows a donation of $96.30. GR, can you clarify which one of these number is correct? Thanks. --Douglas Muth 17:14, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

$100 is correct, based on our accounting of what donating cost them, not on what we got. PayPal charges a fee for accounts that can accept credit card donations - this is why there is a separate account for them, so we don't get charged a fee for those people who want to pay using PayPal direct. As the ledger is a record of how much WikiFur has to spend, it records the latter amount. A bigger cost is actually the tax - as a private individual, this technically counts as income for me. Fortunately for WikiFur's account balance, I will not be deducting these taxes from the amount available. This is one reason why it is good to people to pay for stuff themselves if they have an idea and want to support it, rather than pay me and have the money taxed twice - once when they earnt it, and once when they send it to me. :-) GreenReaper(talk) 17:27, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
Perhaps we should record the taxes/fees on the ledger page so as to make it clearer that not all of the donated money actually made it to WikiFur. --Douglas Muth 18:40, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
Well, it does already have a bit at the top explaining the situation with regards to fees. Perhaps I could put the actual amount donated in the notes area? The amounts donated are noted in a comments after people's entries in the supporters list. GreenReaper(talk) 20:46, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
That's one idea. That would make it clearer why what is shown in the ledger does not necessarily match the person's donation status. However, wouldn't this make it more difficult to tally up the totals? That's one reason I had thought of having a seperate line item for taxes and fees incurred on a particular donation. --Douglas Muth 22:42, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
I'm not sure how it would make it more difficult . . . the actual totals would continue to be from the adjusted value after fees, which would remain in the same place as it is already. The "face value" would be noted in the notes section, which is at the end of the line. This was done for example on Spirou's first donation, which mentioned the face value and the subscription. Face values should be tallied in the hidden comments on the text of the supporter page, because that's where they matter. --GreenReaper(talk) 23:23, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
Okay then. If that works for you then it's good enough for me! --Douglas Muth 23:28, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Bottom list[edit]

Fur Affinity has a permanent (I assume) link on every page of their site. They ought to be added to the last list, right? Octan 20:26, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

They're already there, under the responsible party, Preyfar. --GreenReaper(talk) 01:45, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

"Supporters" who just link to articles about themselves[edit]

Is a person really a supporter if they just make a link to the article about themselves? It seems like the intention is a bit of cheap promotion for them rather than a way to get more users for us. On the other hand, we probably still get some benefit from their doing so due to the way Google works . . . --GreenReaper(talk) 21:46, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Well, I think it actually helps to gain more users rather than a generic link would. WikiFur by itself, while smaller than Wikipedia, is still somewhat intimidating to a new visitor, and they might not know how to make their own account. But when someone sees a "furiend" with their own cool little webpage, they're more inclined to try and create their own (because vanity pages are alluring), and /then/ start exploring the rest of the wiki. I have links to both my page and on my LJ info, but most of the time I just link to my page, and it seems to result in at least a good number of visitors creating their own user space (like User:Rhudi). Spaz Kitty 21:55, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Linking support[edit]

Athari, linking support: [1] (homepage) --Athari 18:39, 11 May 2007 (UTC)

Hey? Am I supposed to follow the line “If you think you should be listed here, or you wish to correct an entry, let us know on the talk page” at the bottom of the page or add myself to the linkning support list on my own? Heh, why do I bother… Athari 06:46, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
Well, since it's unprotected right now, it looks like you can go right ahead. :-) --GreenReaper(talk) 06:51, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Linking Supporters[edit]

If a website (such as is defunct, should it be removed from WikiFur Linking Supporters list? Should their LinkingSupporter tag be changed to something like "Was a WikiFur Linking Supporter."? --EarthFurst 19:16, 12 May 2007 (UTC)

I was looking at the ED article, and it says that they are a linking supporter. Sure they link to us, but since when were they a supporter? I just found it odd. -- 19:39, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

ED sends us more traffic than any other site apart from Wikipedia. Maybe they don't mean to support us, but . . . --GreenReaper(talk) 01:52, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

My own little entry[edit]

I'm already listed as Tori (homepage). However I think this, despite once being true, is now a little out of date, as it is now Furry Media International that contains the linking.

I would also prefer if the full name of Tori Belliachi were used. Tori is a little too informal for a place like WikiFur (my friends call me that). --Tori Belliachi 22:21, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Add Perth Furs?[edit]

Main page of includes banner link to WikiFur main page. Add to "WikiFur Linking Supporters" ? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by EarthFurst (talkcontribs) .

Sure. --GreenReaper(talk) 13:59, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Linking Supporter Inquiry[edit]

Hi! I was wondering if Lupinia could be added to the Linking Support section? It features links to Wikifur on multiple static pages: (Pending rewrite, new version has link in first paragraph)

As well as prominent links in the link directory: (Featured items, they're alphabetical)

If not, that's ok, I just wanted to check :-)
--Natasha Softpaw 22:30, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Sure. --GreenReaper(talk) 06:13, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Awesome, thank you!  :-)


furryplay just added you to their links list. Add us? 03:54, 3 April 2009 (UTC) Eli_Sin

I have linked to my wikifur page.[edit]

I have linked my wikifur page to Fur affinity page as well as my live journal, could I be part of the linking supporters list? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Steve the tasmanian devil (talkcontribs) .

Sure. --GreenReaper(talk) 09:35, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Linking supporter[edit]

I.C.Q. has links to the WikiFur page about the comic, WikiFur's international portal, and Category:Mature comics on its grapevine page. Not sure how/if that should be listed, so... --quoting_mungo 12:23, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

We typically list both the work and the creator as a supporter in that case. I have done so. --GreenReaper(talk) 22:57, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Do websites get linked as the website or the person that owns the website?[edit]

KIFFcon's website already links to WikiFur four times ([2]) in the "About Us" section. So should Kansans Improving Furry Fandom be listed, or should I, since I run the website? Of course, I feel it should be me, since I link to WikiFur other places, such as my DeviantART, et cetera, and just about everywhere I'm at on the internet. Of course, I'm fine with either. Equivamp 12:31, 16 June 2011 (EDT)

Our policy is to link both, as Person (Organization). Both count as linking supporters. --GreenReaper(talk) 12:38, 16 June 2011 (EDT)