To help projects get the most out of Pling, both donation- and exposure-wise, we have implemented the “editor generated” content. When our editors discover an interesting project, if they can’t immediately get in touch with the author, they can register it and the project becomes part of our directory. It shows up in searches, it contains links back to the project’s home page, and we promote it and talk about it here. But until we get in touch with the original creator, no donations can be made.
Once registered, the creators of the project can then “claim” the project and, once we check that the claimants are legit, we reassign the project to their account so they can start receiving donations.