Ok, $500 is too small for this, but it may be possible as a co-sponsorship.
We’ll need to flesh it out in significantly more detail first though to see if we’re all on the same page.
@damechen If you could describe in a lot of detail how you see this working, e.g. “User clicks here, they see a payment modal… etc”. The more detailed the better. Try and literally describe what is happeing on the screen and use mockups if possible.
What this could end up being, which would be cool, if we made a general plugin for associating money with topics. This general plugin could be used in a variety of siutations: Question bounties (i.e. this topic), job postings (e.g. like in #marketplace) or product postings (e.g. in product marketplaces).
There are maybe four aspects to this:
Topic display. Showing currency amounts in the topic list and in the topic title display.
Collection. When and how collection happens. Collection could happen:
Collection would be handled via a payments provider, and could happen in the app or on a seperate site with a callback.
Holding. Holding funds in a payments provider.
Distribution. Same as collection. Multiple options for when and how.