Comment author: MichaelPlant 18 April 2017 09:02:52PM 0 points [-]

I not sure I understand your point but I think you're being a bit harsh. I would have thought floating this on the EA forum as a potential suggestion (rather than a fait accompli) is exactly consulting others to see if it's a good idea. If the EA forum weren't (as far as I can tell) just filled with EAs, I'd agree.

Also, I think it's unhelpful in turn to tell other people they're effectively stupid for floating ideas as that 1. discourages people from sharing their views, which restricts debate only to the bold and 2. makes people feel unwelcome.

Comment author: AndyMorgan 21 April 2017 02:14:26AM 1 point [-]

If the EA forum weren't (as far as I can tell) just filled with EAs, I'd agree.

I don't think we should necessarily be worried that, say, some journalist is reading this forum (which is what I take your comment to mean), so much that we should be worried that posts like this could potentially turn off people that are currently EAs or are considering becoming more involved in EA. Speaking personally, the suggestions floated in this post seemed a little dishonest to me.

Comment author: CalebWithers  (EA Profile) 15 December 2016 08:33:35AM *  1 point [-]

Does anyone else think that a column structure along the lines of:

Name | Contact | Your Country | Charities that are tax-deductible in your country | Charities you want to donate to | Countries where these charities are tax-deductible

would be more comprehensible?

I had to do more than a quick glance to understand the current structure, which worries me a little bit, but it might just be me.

Comment author: AndyMorgan 10 April 2017 12:04:54PM 1 point [-]

Yeah, I agree with this.

Also, as a side note, I'd like to donate to MIRI in future but I'm currently based in Australia.

Comment author: kbog  (EA Profile) 26 September 2016 11:44:59PM 0 points [-]

There are lots of spammers on this forum, you may want to avoid posting your email

Comment author: AndyMorgan 27 September 2016 03:17:31AM 0 points [-]

Thanks for the heads-up kbog, just changed my original comment.

Comment author: AndyMorgan 26 September 2016 09:43:06PM *  1 point [-]

Hey Mikkel,

Thanks for the post. This looks really interesting. I'm going to be making something similar in the next few weeks (an Angular2 web app with a simple RESTful API that tracks personal donation history), just as a personal project, so there could a bit of overlap and I'd love to contribute to the project if there's support for it. If you'd like, just flick me a message and we can talk some more.

Andy.

Comment author: SamDeere 11 May 2016 11:10:59AM 2 points [-]

Hey Andy, I'm currently working on something very similar as an upgrade to Giving What We Can's My Giving dashboard. Did you want to shoot me an email at sam.deere@givingwhatwecan.org to discuss — either as an opportunity to collaborate or to work out if there's significant overlap?

Sam

Comment author: AndyMorgan 11 May 2016 08:42:38PM *  1 point [-]

Oops, totally retracted my whole comment haha.

Will do, Sam! :)

Comment author: AndyMorgan 11 May 2016 08:12:47PM 0 points [-]

Hey everyone,

So, I've recently completed building an API to anonymously record donations made to charities, with the intention of allowing organisations like Giving What We Can and EAHub to automatically update the donation records of their members and to measure their impact (I figured there must be an easier way than individuals manually entering their donations).

At the moment I'm going to start working on integrating it with those organisations, and charities that are the most popular with effective altruists, but I'd also really be interested to hear any suggestions for possible applications for it that I could build?

Maybe something like a web application that exports all your donations to a CSV file?

Or maybe a Facebook plugin (is that what they're called?) that displays your donation total on your profile page?

I'm all ears.

It's currently set up to record a donor ID, a charity ID, the amount donated, a reference number, the date, and the time the database record was created.

Comment author: AndyMorgan 11 May 2016 09:34:19AM *  1 point [-]

\Hey everyone,

My recent accomplishment is that I've completed building an API to anonymously record donations made to charities, with the intention of allowing organisations like Giving What We Can and EAHub to automatically update the donation records of their members and to measure their impact (I figured there must be an easier way than individuals manually entering their donations).

At the moment I'm going to start working on integrating it with those organisations, and charities that are the most popular with effective altruists, but I'd also really be interested to hear any suggestions for possible applications for it that I could build?

Maybe something like a web application that exports all your donations to a CSV file?

Or maybe a Facebook plugin (is that what they're called?) that displays your donation total on your profile page?

I'm all ears.

It's currently set up to record a donor ID, a charity ID, the amount donated, a reference number, the date, and the time the database record was created.\

Comment author: RyanCarey 06 April 2016 02:49:17AM *  3 points [-]

CO2 in the bloodstream is sedating and many people are averse to being in "stuffy" rooms so this does have an air of plausibility to it. Great initiative!

Comment author: AndyMorgan 06 April 2016 07:49:05AM *  3 points [-]

Yeah, I really hope someone breathes some life into this issue.