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December 21, 2010, 08:19:10 AM
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Sorry for the newb question but I couldn't find it in a websearch.

I'm making a documentary about positive open source systems for the future, and want to include a section about Bitcoin.
We want to accept Bitcoin donations on Facebook, and have a place where people can donate.

We know a bit about film but not too much about computers, and were looking for a step by step guide on how to install a donate button, especially on Facebook.

If there's a guide somewhere please let us know...

And we'll let you know once the trailer is online...

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December 21, 2010, 08:21:43 AM
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I guess I have to start writing it. See http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2336.0
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December 21, 2010, 08:26:54 AM
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I've got half a brain on me, speak a few languages, play music, know how to edit film etc... but if there isn't an idiots guide on how to do these things I get lost. We're releasing in under a week so there's a bit of pressure.

We'll use another site in the meantime if there's nothing easy from BC.

I saw a discussion on an easy to install Facebook app, but there was disagreement on which was the best.

Hope we can raise your profile.

Thanks for the prompt reply and I'll check the thread.

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December 21, 2010, 09:08:16 AM
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We're releasing in under a week so there's a bit of pressure.

I suggest you stick to the 80/20 rule and simply publish your Bitcoin address on Facebook.

Chances are that if someone knows how the get hold of more than 0.05 Bitcoins, they know how to copy and paste a Bitcoin address.

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December 21, 2010, 09:19:22 AM
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I see what you're saying forever...

If that's all it takes that makes sense...


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December 21, 2010, 08:49:29 PM
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That's what EFF did for accepting donations. See http://www.eff.org/helpout, about 12-15 lines down the page.

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December 21, 2010, 09:33:10 PM
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There still needs to be an easy, standard way to associate a DNS name with a bitcoin address.

On a business card, you need something human readable like "donations.bitcoinwatch.com" that can be translated by software into a bitcoin address.

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December 22, 2010, 12:47:09 AM
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There still needs to be an easy, standard way to associate a DNS name with a bitcoin address.

On a business card, you need something human readable like "donations.bitcoinwatch.com" that can be translated by software into a bitcoin address.

What's to stop me using an ipv6 DNS with leading zeroes? obviously the protocol would have to know it's bitcoin (bitcoin://donations.bitcoinwatch.com)
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December 22, 2010, 12:54:24 AM
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I don't think a Bitcoin address even fits in an IPv6 address. Even if it did, it'd probably be better to use a DNS TXT record instead.

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December 22, 2010, 03:46:59 AM
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Yes, a TXT record would be much more appropriate than trying to cram data into network addresses.

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December 22, 2010, 08:10:11 AM
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What about a <link> line in the HTML page? On my homepage, I put the following lines, just for the sake of experimentation:

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<link rel="bitcoin.address" href="bitcoin:1MYaBk1s6jjtJyXsErDU9F9JBLZLeihVit" title="Send me coins for anything" />
<link rel="bitcoin.address" href="bitcoin:16AquDrvnJ49sUBeyR4Q4SmiLCvB6QGAMW" title="my address for the Pay It Forward thing" />

After all, if the point is just to associate a bitcoin address to a short name in an easy way, <link/> is a fine way to go. There can be others as well, but this one sounds just fit, and it's not even a hack.

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December 22, 2010, 10:12:05 AM
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Thanks for the ideas everyone.

I'll probably just go with a small jpg with the BC address, but I'll have to think every aspect through...

This is so new that I guess a lot of ideas and components are still in beta.

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December 22, 2010, 11:10:50 AM
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See how it was done at http://lmptfy.com with a popup.

Can you have popups on facebook?
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December 22, 2010, 11:14:19 AM
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I'll probably just go with a small jpg with the BC address
Why a jpg? Who is going to type out a BC address from an image? What's the problem with putting the BC address in plain text?
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December 22, 2010, 11:30:26 AM
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I'll probably just go with a small jpg with the BC address
Why a jpg? Who is going to type out a BC address from an image? What's the problem with putting the BC address in plain text?

Maybe he means have a bitcoin image and the address in text under it? That would make the most sense.

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December 23, 2010, 04:28:24 AM
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What about a <link> line in the HTML page? On my homepage, I put the following lines, just for the sake of experimentation:

That resembles one of the ways that one can bind a domain (URL) you control with an Openid, as explained at https://www.myopenid.com/help#own_domain
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