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Today I want to share our experience in creating our first fundraising campaign through Flipstarter.
This tool is open to all and was the pioneer for financing BitcoinCash developer nodes through voluntary donations, an unprecedented fact that highlights the decentralized development of the cryptocurrency.
In the first 72 hours we have received donations from (08) people and we have achieved our first BCH, but we still have a long way to go.
You are our heroes, each contribution of yours keeps us hoping to reach the goal that allows us to comply with the planned roadmap.
For those who want to implement a Flipstarter Campaign we will make some recommendations to save time and trouble in the future, here we will summarize some key points.
Invest in the purchase of a domain to host your website in which your campaign will be developed, the perfect option is https://namecheap.com
From it with a very simple interface and really easy steps you can configure the domain and DNS. The domain prices vary according to their extension but they are really cheap and you can pay with BCH.
This recommendation by @nyusternie it is very successful, it is only necessary to handle the syntax to enter images through Markdown and the URL.
An important tip is to choose the URL link correctly and thus avoid placing a link that does not work, this can be identified by free hosting services such as https://imgur.com, here is an example of the correct link to host your image, not copy the main link, copy the one that will appear in BBCode.
In any Markdown Online editor you can see what the result of your syntax is, one that I recommend is https://dillinger.io because it allows you to easily manage the commands and you can see the result on another screen.
Here is an example of what the result is.
This will help you create a more attractive and safe campaign much more entertaining for the reader.
The first day we received a suggestion to change the image of the campaign because it could not be displayed correctly by the user @im_uname
This was caused by a problem with the link, in the URL image field when trying to create a campaign you must put the correct link so that the image can be displayed, in case of taking the main hosting link the image will not be observed, this is what happened to us. You can Learn from our mistakes.
But, can you really modify fields after the campaign started?
The answer is yes, but it is not recommended. Once the campaign is started for security, it is advisable not to modify fields in the database, thus avoiding any threat of scam or modification of the destination address of the campaign, when you must choose between esthetics and security, the best option is security.
The security protocol is very necessary and it is important to avoid many attacks, we announced it as a primary need in our pre-launch article.
It is a subject that has us in trouble we can not deny it, it has been very difficult to manage and then implement it with the help of Flipstarter Team but some traffic returned "502 error" during pledge process, on Saturday the https was disabled due to a connection problem for users who wanted to make the promise, Finally, it was suggested to disable metamask for users who used Firefox, but even https server presents traffic problems "502 error".
So we had to modify the original link for the campaign, something that undoubtedly affects us at this time. At the moment it is something that frustrates me a little but at the same time I feel good because I am sure that many will learn from our mistakes.
Sharing this experience will help other people and groups to better prepare and do better campaigns, as well as the Flipstarter team to debug and make it a really "Easy" tool for everyone.
Here are some claims for the Flipstarter group about cases that must be addressed for a better future operation and user experience.