Nofap app

Discussion in 'NoFap Technical Support' started by SoccerDad, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. SoccerDad

    SoccerDad Fapstronaut

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    I think we should get a nofap phone app. Because logging on to the site on my phone gets really annoying.

    A phone app could really be helpful because P is really accessible now on smartphones and if we had an app it would be a quicker alternative to logging in all the way to deal with an emergency.

    Just saying it might be a good idea.
     
  2. Alexander

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    Yes, that would theoretically be awesome. Wish that money and developers grew on trees ;)
     
  3. SoccerDad

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    I would definitely donate if i could for sure. Thanks for the feedback
     
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  4. CoolBuddy7

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    Same goes with me too.. I want to donate to this Forum, because, it plays an important part in my life telling me something, that no one else is ready to. When I get a job, I will surely donate to NoFap and there's no doubt about that. Although I don't have any problems with logging in through the website, because I do so in my computer, I think you've got a point (With all those Porn broadcaster's apps being available, but, no app for a forum like this, which is changing the lives of many people [many young people in fact]).

    Hopefully, maybe one day, I may even turn out to be one of those developers...:p
     
  5. SoccerDad

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    Ya i rarely use my computer for nofap mostly just my phone and an app would make all the differences and probably save me from a lot of relapses. I’m just glad i found nofap when i did it’s so supportive and helps me out a lot.
     
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  6. CoolBuddy7

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    So glad to know that you've began fighting this young. Proud of you brother. I'll always be ready to help / support you (Well, I am kind of selfish there, because I love the feeling I get when I help other's ! ;)) , if at all you need any help.:)
     
  7. BrazilianUser

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    Me too :)
     
  8. Alexander

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    I appreciate the sentiment but will be shutting down donations sometime since nobody actually donates (some do and it's really appreciated), since they are not even paying for the site upkeep. The site is at a 30,000 debt right now. The site is going to need to change models somehow. I haven't decided how yet.
     
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  9. CoolBuddy7

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    What ???:eek::eek: Is there any way I can help ?? Just asking, sorry if I am wasting your time by making you reply over and over again. I know you've a lot of work to do. It's just that, this Forum has helped me so much. If this Forum ever goes down, it's my destiny to bring it back, as soon as I have the Financial Power and the Knowledge to do so. Atleast, I will try, to do that.

    Anyways, I have to thank you so much, for all the efforts you took to make this forum run, even when it's at debt. I am ashamed that I can't donate. I really wish I could, but Wishing isn't going to take this anywhere near donating. I just wanted to tell you that you have changed a lot of our lives. Especially people who are young, and starting to get addicted, or people who are in the initial stages of this addiction. So, Thank you, and Sorry for wasting your time, if I had.:p
     
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  10. IR254

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    I'm not trying to sound like a dick, and I'm also no expert in either finance or web development, but wouldn't it be kind of obvious to start advertising on this site? I mean, yea, nobody likes adds and some people use adblockers, but wouldn't it be better than going in debt? I'm pretty sure, that most users wouldn't mind, if it helps to keep the site running.

    Or is there any obvious reason I'm missing, why advertisement is no option?
     
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  11. Alexander

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    Because it's a website about sex/porn and most ad networks don't allow that, the revenue is extremely low if they do, and mostly adult types of services/sexualized ads would appear in the ads.
     
  12. Alexander

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    Like I said, if there is a very rich person on the site who wants to benefactor xx,xxx - x,xxx,xxx, get in touch. But otherwise, just buy products and services from people you want to remain in business! Get a shirt or something sometime if you can afford it!
     
  13. recon117

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    What about a monthly or yearly subscription based fee ?
    You would loose some people but it would surely help. Like with the premium plan you have already.
     
  14. Alexander

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    The site has many 13-18-year-olds without access to a credit card or anything and they could certainly use a support network for overcoming compulsive porn use. I don't want to shut the doors to them, which is why I want any paid-for stuff to not take away from the existing p2p support that NoFap offers.
     
  15. IR254

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    I just want to share some observations I made during my time here on the forums. Maybe, they will help you in your decision making:

    I think most people on here don't donate, because they don't really have it on their radar. Nofap.com isn't really making much effort on asking the users for financial support, apart from a small little ad window on the start page. I think, that's not enough to make people consider a donation. Look at Wikipedia: Every couple of months, they have this huge banner asking for support to keep the site running. There is absolutely no way to miss the banner, if you use Wikipedia. Or look at every streamer on Twitch or Youtube: The "Consider a donation"-button is always the first thing you find in the description. If I compare that to what NoFap is doing, it doesn't surprise me, that hardly anyone donates.

    Another point is, that people don't know you're in need of financial support. Most of the users (me included) have absoluetly no idea how much money it costs, to keep a website like this up and running. I was honestly shocked, that you're 30.000 in debt. I would have never estimated, that it costs so much money. Maybe you should try to explain to people, what you have to pay and how much money it costs. People tend to donate more, if they know what the money will be used for as far as I'm concerned.

    Again: I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm just trying to point out some issues I see as an active member of this community. So to summarize: I think you should a) undergo more effort to let people know, that you need money, b) explain what the money is needed for exactly, c) keep people updated on the financial status of the site (maybe a PM to every member every couple of months?). I hope, I could offer a little bit of value with my observations.
     
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  16. Alexander

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    I understand what you are saying, but I've made more obnoxious calls (banners, messages, etc) for donations before and they simply didn't work to the extent needed. And I don't know why a site requiring money to operate is so surprising to people. I think this mentality is generally younger people, I certainly didn't know all of the expenses involved when I started the site and thought it could operate as a side project forever. We get millions of visitors per month. We host the counter which xxx,xxx, including Redditors, regularly use. We host a variety of small apps such as Chrome/Firefox panic button extension which blocks NSFW content on Reddit. We have a pretty big presence in the press. We're under constant attack by the porn industry and allies, including attacks on our servers. We have plenty of legal expenses, accounting/bookkeeping, etc. We have some dedicated volunteers and one paid person (not me) who helps to handle the giant workload and we're super overworked and frankly it is quite miserable for me.

    I plan to shut down the donation option if I can find a suitable replacement by selling some sort of membership or services in the near future :emoji_thumbsup: Basically, it will be like donating, but there will be more actual, tangible perks to subscribing, and that money could be used to pay off the debt, maybe get a hired team member or two to reduce my workload, and enhance the features of the site, provide more resources to porn addicts around the world, etc. I'm just kind of over the donation model and believe that it doesn't work well for a site like this. Perhaps I am wrong, but I would feel far more comfortable providing a service both parties mutually benefit from, rather than continue to beg for handouts.
     
  17. IR254

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    It's not surprising at all. What I'm saying is, that people just don't think about this stuff, unless you rub it in their face so to speak. People, who come here, have problems they want to solve. Your bills aren't even on their minds at all.

    Fair enough. Since I don't know the numbers, I can't say anything about it.

    Of course, that's a better option for both parties. Looking forward to such a system.
     
  18. Gaius Julius Caesar

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    Not sure what's so hard about using the forum in a mobile browser, we don't need an app for that. The more important question is what should nofap grow into. It has name recognition. If there's an idea how to turn it into profit, I'm sure people willing to invest would show up.
     

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