Toolmaker â€“ Good points. I agree with you that sales of patches probably crosses the line and I will remove that from the blog. Actually, I forgot I had it there. It was in a rough draft of the blog I wrote awhile back and I never removed it.
He did say he was going to take down the patch sales. As for the Amazon thing, well, I don't know. The link isn't on eplaya itself, and while he's talking about his project, that could be streamlined to mention he's raising funds off site, just not how or with what sponsor. Something such as, "I'm doing this project, check out my blog, there's ways to help if you;d be interested." And then if anyone is interested, they could find the Amazon link and explanation there, not here.
So many grey areas so many hairs to split. Don't hold your breath waiting for official word; I don't think it exists. BTW, I am not the official word. I have to wing it too. And now Dork gets to wing it also.
A fundraiser section might be nice, but there's huge potential for abuse, just as a classified section would be questionable.
Don't dream it, be it.