[NTLK] Followup: Looking for people willing to donate one cent to pda-soft.de

J.M. Heinrichs minicapt1 at mac.com
Tue Nov 16 17:45:42 EST 2010

Further from what I passed to Frank:
1. The PayPal donation process worked as expected, until the PayPal Donations Complete page. This had a "Return to donations coordinator" offer.
(... this was click button, which I clicked.)
2. Which went back to this page:  http://www.pda-soft.de/en/thisandthat/donation/donation.html
(when I checked again, and hovered over the box at the PayPal site, the address which popped up was that of the donation page, not the thank you page.)

J.M. Heinrichs
 minicapt1 at mac.com

On 16 Nov 10, at 14:34, Morgan Aldridge wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 4:00 PM, Frank Gruendel <newtontalk at pda-soft.de> wrote:
>> All of you who donated reported that PayPal did not take you back to the thank you page. That's bad.
>> I wonder what could be misunderstood here:
>>        http://www.pda-soft.de/scratch/ppsetup.gif
>> Did I misunderstand the meaning of "when they finish checkout"?
>> What I noticed was that in their example they are using an address on a secure (https) server,
>> whereas my thank you pages are on a normal (http) server. I'd think that AFTER the transaction is
>> finished this wouldn't matter, but who knows? I'll put these pages on a secure server and look what
>> happens. But I'd be surprised if many PayPal customers who accept donations even have access to such
>> a secure server, so I can't imagine this could be the reason.
> This is a common problem with PayPal's order/donation/etc. flow. When
> one completes an order/donation/etc., you are presented with the
> confirmation/receipt, but one must then click a "return to merchant"
> link (I apologize for not knowing the exact wording off the top of my
> head) to be sent to the URL you specified in your PayPal code. I find
> that few people actually click said link because giving payment and
> getting a receipt it all they went there to do. As I recall, it's also
> not as prominent as it could/should be.
> Did any of you who tested this for Frank happen to see or follow that link?
> Morgan
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