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Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by helen41, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. shannah

    shannah Senior Member

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    Reminder To Vote

    We're at 237 votes and in 17th place. I've been using both computers in the house under 2 different emails.
     
  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    We've just gone up a notch to 16th place with 241 votes - goodbye labradors, hello weimaraners! :balloons:
     
  3. helen41

    helen41 Senior Member

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    That is simpler, but if you only have one computer, you still can vote for more than one person/email address. Just logout with one and login again with the next.
    It is more time consuming, but I have found since I've come down with this that I actually have a fair bit of time.....
     
  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Very true! And the weimaraners and now in the dust :victory: , and we're at 15th place behind the kittens - surely we can beat a bunch of kittens?
     
  5. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    What a tremendous leap! Sorry little kitties - the turnips are rolling :) - you're next!

    We have 247 votes at #14.
    Only six more places to #8

    I must say I really want to get past the jump ropers.....That just does not seem right. Just a few votes now to to jump pass the kitties...
     
  6. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Bumping... time to pass the kittens... time to pass the kittens...
     
  7. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Dropped back to 15 - get voting folks.
     
  8. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Dead level with the kitties now...
     
  9. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Ha harrrr! Kitties in the dust! We're at #14 - exotic felines up next!
     
  10. IntuneJune

    IntuneJune Senior Member

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    I don't get it!!

    I don't understand with the volume of membership we have, more folks are not voiting..... I posted a few pages back, but the post might have gotten buried without being read. If my idea is NOT good, that's OK, but would like to see a few comments or discussion........ Original post is below:

    It's so easy to........ VOTE

    With everyone here at PR, we should have more votes!

    This is more than personal for me. Besides dealing with this illness for over 30 years, greatly altering my life sytle -- besides making me feel down right YUCKY, we are competing coonhounds!

    Coonhounds! Now, don't get me wrong, I LOOOVVVEEE dogs. One of my sons and his wife adopted a coonhound from a rescue organization. And she is adorable, can you use adorable describing a coonhound??

    But now here I am, the matriac of the family in a contest up against a new comer to the family of two years , and the NEW COMER is winning?!?!??!?

    We should have more votes, yes? Hummm, what is the roadblock in keeping folks from voting?

    How can we encourage folks to join in? Should a new thread be started with a title "What is keeping you from voting to help" "What has your hands tied" "Are you kidding me, you have not voted yet." "Time is running out to help ourselves."

    Then in that original post, ask folks if there is a reason they have not signed up. Hopefully folks will respond with their issues, and PR or others can address problems or concerns they may have.
     
  11. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    InTuneJune, sorry if no one commented on a previous post.

    123 people are now registered as iGive members (up from 9 when the video contest started). Does seem like with that many people registered, more votes should be coming in.

    We just need 4 more votes to be ahead of the Exotic something. Cats? Aren't we more exotic than that? Us dancing turnips? Come on!
     
  12. IntuneJune

    IntuneJune Senior Member

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    Just one more vote to tie the exotic felines.....

    123 folks registered..... why do you suppose more have not registered.....

    This is the dialogue I wanted to explore....

    June
     
  13. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    Hi, June.

    Oh, you meant membership on PR rather than membership at iGive. Why aren't more PR members (hundreds of people) not registering at iGive.com so they can vote in the video contest? Good question.

    For myself, I don't feel able to participate in all the advocacy projects that people start. In June I picked this iGive/iSearch thing as something easy I could do on an ongoing basis. I didn't even notice the video contest, however, until Frank brought it up. And then suddenly Sasha was struck with her vision of turnips, and Helen, bless her heart, turned that dream into a clever video. And then Sasha and Cort got everything going, trash-talking puppies and kitties and troubadors and little kids jumping rope. And Tuha had that great idea to get our horses and lovers to vote for turnips. Plus, some members like Helen and urbantravels went shopping. Inspiring!

    As for others who use PR, who are signed up as members, and all those hundreds - maybe thousands - of people who check in as "guests" - well, I can't speak for them.

    Maybe you should start a new thread to try to find out why - why they're not doing something easy like voting in this video contest to raise money for PR.

    Merry

    PS And thanks to Wayne, frenchtulips, dancer, shannah, ggingues. . . . I can't keep all the names in my head. Must go back and check the thread. And maryb. And cfidsurfer. And glenp and francelle and - oh I forgot, my brain is shutting down. Tony! I know other people posted on another thread that they've voted, but I'm too tired to check. Good night.
     
  14. IntuneJune

    IntuneJune Senior Member

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    Yes, Merry, that's it!

    I guess I am timid about taking the step, so I posted it in this thread. Maybe I am wrong, maybe this is a good response. I don't know, I am just surprised.

    Hoping some one else is questioning this also....

    Those coonhounds though are way ahead of us!

    June
     
  15. cfidsurfer

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    4 more votes per day

    I just had my entire family sign up. Now they are all voting each day.

    GO P.R.!!!
     
  16. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Sounds like a good idea to me!
     
  17. Tuha

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    Hi june,

    This is really good question. I ask it myselfalready for a long time. I started the thread about the pasivity of cfs patients after that competition on facebook for pandora in summer (I forgot the nameof the competition). We had really a lot of difficulties to get the people to vote and Pandora got 20 000 USD only because of some votes. then I started a thread why the people are pasive - I didnt get onlyfew answers and mostly from the people who are really disable and they are not able to join these kind of activities - they felt a bit touche even if I said on the begining of my thread that this question is not for the sickest who are not able to vote but for the others.
    from the reason which I understood i would say there are these problems:
    - a lot of people after the years lost all their hopes and they dont believe anymore that something will help
    - some people will find it too difficult with the registration and so on and they are afraid to get spams after registrating (for these problems I have one extra email adress)
    - there was also a problem with facebook (the competition was on facebook) - a lot of people dont like it - we tried to convice them but no chance
    - I also think that a lot of people on this forum just search for a treatement advice and they dont check other sections but cort wrote a newsletter and all the people who are registrated got it

    After all these reasons I found as still too pasive. to find a solution have to change it is really difficult - i think the only way is to speak all the time to the people ant to encourage them that its really important to support cfs activities. its annoying to repeat all the time, some people get angry but there is no other way.
     
  18. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    We're past the exotic felines :victory: - animal rescue coming up!

    But yes, I'd like to see us going much faster.

    I saw your post and I'm sorry I didn't reply earlier, June - but at this point, yes, I think it would be a good idea. I can see that every day, there are hundreds of people viewing PR at any time and it's frustrating that more won't do this easy thing to help out.

    I think a new thread specifically about "is there any technical or other problem that's stopping you" would be helpful and I like your first and third titles - I think we need something to grab people's curiosity and maybe a step-by-step guide in the message that starts the thread explaining how to do it (including that if you don't log out of iGive, you don't have to keep logging in every day).

    We've still got 11 days - we're already going up the rankings and can easily make the bigger bucks if more people join in.
     
  19. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Yes, doesn't get more exotic than that! Plus, we have an onion with a moustache!
     
  20. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    13th with 332 votes - where is everybody?
     

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