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drahmedali
drahmedali

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Profit Sharing Program feature

Hello, I’m Ahmed, one of those who really like the forem script.
Today, I’d like share with you this feature in case if the developers of forem will add it to the script.

First of all, what I mean by “Profit Sharing Program”?
Giving the community members ability to earn of there “posts, questions, and answers”.

I acutly know who to do this in WP, it works perfect, but unfortionatly I don’t have the skills to do it in Forem, so for this reason I hope that the developers of Forem add it for us to the script.

How the Profit Sharing system will work?
PSS (https://forem.dev/remoteimages/uploads/articles/x76qohli8rbdxerhm32p.jpg)
Add the functionality that will allow the members to integrate an ad to their “posts, questions and answers”
So for example:
An adsense ad taq (any member with the minimal conditions can apply for it).
The admin of the community create a channel in adsense with the name of that member, then create an ad, and add that ad to the channel, then give that member the ad code to add it in spicific box in it’s profile panel.
So that ad will automatically will be appaer in his threads in a percentage that the admin allows in his community (Ex: 20% for admin, 80% for the member)

What are the benefits we will get?

  1. Grow the community 2x faster.
  2. Help the community to be active all the time.
  3. Good quality of community posts “everyone want to get views 😉”

Thanks

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Ella Ang (she/her/elle)

It sounds like what you're looking for is the micropayments feature you can find under your own profile here on Forem.dev (scroll down to Web monetization), that all Forems come with as default.

As @ben wrote in this comment, we have no plans to add AdSense (or similar) advertising to Forem in the foreseeable future:

We're not interested in adopting any third party ad networks which bring privacy or UX concerns with them

However, we would enthusiastically encourage you to reflect on how a more progressive form of web monetization could help you work towards your goals, while not compromising the privacy of your users.

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Michael Tharrington • Edited

Well said! Just got a tiny bit to add here...

The micropayments feature is indeed our solution for offering authors a way to monetize their work. If I'm not mistaken, a site-wide payment pointer must first be set by Forem admin before individual payment pointers can be set from the profile.

EDIT: I am mistaken 😅 ... you no longer need to have a site-wide payment pointer set in order for individuals to set their payment pointers. Just tested it out and this issue has been solved. 🙌

To set a site-wide payment pointer, the admin should go to admin/customization/config and select "Monetization" then enter their Uphold payment pointer that they want to monetize across the site and save.

Also, here's the original DEV post on payment pointers.

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drahmedali Author

Ahaa, I just noticed that.
Thanks for reply.

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drahmedali Author

Unfortionatly I wrote it using my phone.
The phone editor is really ba.... d 😭