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Response to moriah (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 01:45 PM

1. There's not as much traffic in the Lounge, so I wouldn't post there for this sort of thing.

GD is definitely the place to go.

Best of luck!

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Response to moriah (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 01:52 PM

2. I think that GD is appropriate;

however, it is also important to realize that people are going to check the validity of the request and if it seems questionable then some negative comments can be expected. If there is any dirty laundry in the background of the person receiving the funds then it will almost certainly be discussed here and possibly other sites that monitor this one for the purpose of ridicule.

You might want to double-check with the people that you are assisting to obtain their permission before posting here and explain the potential problems they might face.

If you do decide to proceed, then good luck with your fundraising drive.

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Response to moriah (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 02:05 PM

3. Just post it in GD and communicate and it should be all good

 

Things only seem to go bad when folks start hiding and lying. So, you're good! You won't lie, you offered to fb anybody, i'm sure your story checks out.

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Response to moriah (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 03:49 PM

5. I am not a host of those forums but happened to be reading here...

I am going to offer an unsolicited opinion.

I think one post in the lounge and one in GD would be okay. I would NOT kick it to death for more than a week.

I certainly would NOT post it all over DU like one of the recent fundraisers did.

If people want to help, they will. I would NOT berate anyone who asks for more information but I might be inclined to tell them in a personal message rather than in the thread.

I would keep in mind that while this is one big happy family, requests for strangers will be met with some skepticism. People all over need assistance at one time or another and there's nothing wrong with that. There was a local family where the husband had fallen off a roof and needed critical care. Family members first reached out to other family members and friends. While it may have been helpful, DU is not the first place I would expect a fundraiser for him to start. Does that make sense?

I've seen people get frustrated when the fundraiser has no end in sight. Likewise, I've seen frustration on the part of the person fundraising when they don't come anywhere near meeting their goals. The most successful ones I've seen are the ones where the goal is specific and for a short period (not raised every time the goal is met).

Personally, I wish Skinner would ban them again or at least offer some guidelines. But he is leaving it up to us to decide for ourselves.

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