[tor-project] Notes from April 21 2016 Vegas team meeting

Ian Goldberg tor at cypherpunks.ca
Wed Apr 27 13:12:02 UTC 2016

On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 03:10:39AM -0400, Roger Dingledine wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 09:24:24AM -0400, Ian Goldberg wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 08:50:41AM +0200, Karsten Loesing wrote:
> > > 4) Making a donate@ alias for humans, so donations@ can be for
> > > machines? Answer: Shari thinks that would be so incredibly awesome!
> > 
> > Can you clarify?  Machines make donations?  Donations of machines?
> > Machines receive the email to that address?
> Currently donations@ gets (what feels like) hundreds of mails a day in
> the form of automated paypal emails, letting us know about donations,
> letting us know about other paypal stuff, etc.
> At the same time, we tell people on the contact page that they can reach
> us at this address if they want to chat about how to donate things to us.
> Because of the volume of automated stuff, it has turned out to not be an
> accurate statement that people can reach us at donations at .
> So the idea is to make a separate address which is hopefully lower volume
> and which hopefully people can pay more attention to.
> (In an ideal world we have a person or people who keep track of all the
> donation related emails, and send happy responses to all the donors,
> and there's no need for a separate list. We don't live in that ideal
> world yet.)

Makes sense; thanks for the clarification!

   - Ian

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