I have an idea for a social network related to Anime that I want to figure out how to get off the ground. I myself, am a web developer but I have been stuck for years in a .net based network at my work so I’m a bit out of touch with newer “real” technologies for this stuff.
So I’m throwing my interest out into the world to see who would be interested in trying something new for the anime fans out there.
I’m hesitant to share publicly the details of the idea because I think it’s a really good one that could be very successful. So I’m looking for interested developers that know the ins and outs of cutting edge technology like html 5, ruby on rails, or whatever it might take to implement this idea.
Maybe it’s silly to post here but I know there are a crapload of people on tumblr so why not?
Please note this is my experience only, and I just feel compelled to post this after I went through all of this.
I signed up for, or tried to sign up for Funimation.com to get videos and have their “premium” membership. I went through putting my information on their and paid the small fee of $7.95. Seemed to go through. Tried to sign on, it allowed me to sign on but it still acted like i had a free account. Went to the “accounts” section and it said “never subscribed”.
Long story short, I never got a membership activated even though they took my money. Today when I discovered not one but two charges for $7.95 on my account, I decided to check, maybe my membership activated now. unfortunately my account still says “never subscribed”.
So I had two charges and an additional 2 overdraft fees for the charges, but no active membership to show for it.
After I had signed up I had found many complaints about the site and problems people were having so I guess I should have looked that up before hand but I didn’t.
There is nowhere on the site that shows how to contact Funimation
There is now a way to contact them via email only, but it was not there the day I had tried to sign up. I had no way to cancel my order at the time. for this type of problem, which is why I went ahead and disputed the charges for not being given the product promised.
This is just a small warning. I would NOT recommend this site at all.
Sorry for the rant, but I thought it was important :)