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Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:06 PM

Can someone explain the heart giving?

I have received a couple of messages receiving hearts but I am not totally clear on what this is about (I get valentines day) or how it works.

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Reply Can someone explain the heart giving? (Original post)
Bev54 Feb 2021 OP
Yonnie3 Feb 2021 #1
Bev54 Feb 2021 #7
redstatebluegirl Feb 2021 #2
cwydro Feb 2021 #6
Vivienne235729 Feb 2021 #3
mr_lebowski Feb 2021 #4
consider_this Feb 2021 #5
mr_lebowski Feb 2021 #9
consider_this Feb 2021 #12
cwydro Feb 2021 #8
mr_lebowski Feb 2021 #10
Vivienne235729 Feb 2021 #11
mr_lebowski Feb 2021 #14
librechik Feb 2021 #13

Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:08 PM

1. All will be explained if you

read this https://www.democraticunderground.com/101311464 in the announcements group. It is a fundraiser.

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:27 PM

7. Thank you!

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:09 PM

2. DU uses it as a way to raise additional funds.

I love it, you can buy hearts and give them to people you respect on this site, or just because. I tend to give mine to oldtimers I have respected for a long time, and newbies who don't have any. A lot of us look forward to it every year. It is voluntary, lots of people don't participate. I see it as a way to give back to DU and say thanks to people at the same time.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:26 PM

6. ...

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:17 PM

3. I think it is a really nice way to show kindness. I give to people

I see who donít have any. And to those I admire. I think it is a good way to brighten someoneís day.

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:20 PM

4. Should mention that Star members (edit: apparently subject to conditions)

get a clutch of free Hearts to hand out ...

Edit: Maybe there are other rules/restrictions, sorry to misspeak earlier.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:24 PM

5. Hey there...

I thought so too (re, Star member stash), but I'm not seeing those this time around. Can you remind me where I'd see them?

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Response to consider_this (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:28 PM

9. Bottom of every post for me it says 'Give a Heart to' the poster ...

That's how I know.

Maybe it requires being a monthly contributor? Not sure about the exact rules now that I think about it

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:32 PM

12. ah... perhaps it is the monthly thing...

thanks for your help!

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:28 PM

8. Yeah supposedly, but didn't happen last year for me.

And havenít got any to give out this year yet either.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:29 PM

10. Sorry ... maybe the rules are more complex than I know ...

Probably should add a disclaimer.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:31 PM

11. Interesting. I didn't know that. I have never received any to give away

And I always donate. 🤔

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Response to Vivienne235729 (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:33 PM

14. Sorry, in retrospect, I may not know the exact rules ...

I added a disclaimer to my OP there, sorry for any confusion.

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Response to Bev54 (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 12:33 PM

13. Clever annual holiday fundraiser. It's cute, right?

Welcome to DU!

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