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Phoenix rising won $300

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

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    8th place and finally ahead of the dobermans... dobermen... dobermans... dobermen... :confused:

    But anyway, :victory::victory::victory:
     
  2. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    doberpersons/doberpeople. Some people are just not PC. ;)

    Not sure if I like the idea of them chasing me from behind. :D
     
  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Doberpeople! Perfect. They sound like alien invaders. Great title for an SF series there. Yes, probably best to keep them where you can see them! :thumbsup:
     
  4. ahimsa

    ahimsa Senior Member

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    Some time ago I signed up on igive.com but had a lot of technical problems. The web site kept showing me an error page, and showed me as not logged in, even though it had accepted my user id and password (and I had them email my password to me to make sure it was the right one). I turned off various browser add-ons one by one (I have installed no-script, ad-block, flash-block, etc.), and, of course, I enabled cookies for igive.com, but I still could not make it work. So, after trying for a while, I finally gave up.

    Today I tried it from a different computer and was able to log in and then vote for the video. Hooray - now I can vote every day! (assuming I remember and have the energy to log on)

    So, there may be other people out there who are trying to vote but who are having technical problems with the igive.com web site. I'm not computer illiterate by any means but I could not make it work on the other computer so there was some problem that I didn't know about. But it could be that only paranoid sorts like me, who run with lots of protections against viruses and malware, are having problems. :D
     
  5. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    Thank you for your vote, ahimsa. And you went to so much trouble earlier to try to sign up for an iGive account. Oh dear.

    Anyone here who has the expertise and the extra energy to help anyone with problems such as ahimsa describes?
     
  6. shannah

    shannah Senior Member

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    Good point.

    Last year when I was trying to help raise funds for WPI through searches, I too was having lots of problems with the igive tool bar. I finally gave up and uninstalled everything. I had a bit of trouble this time at first registering but all seems to have straightened out now although I'm still not using the tool bar again. I'm using a different computer lately too. Maybe, like you say, others have been experiencing problems.
     
  7. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

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    Because otherwise people will just kill them, or worse yet, dump them in public waterways. Not just fish, but lots of other pet animals (lizards, snakes, etc) get dumped in places like public parks, ponds, streams, etc. The level of cluelessness and cruelty out there is astounding.
     
  8. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    I'm sorry that my offhand comment about the Fish Rescue took the thread off topic.

    Back to drumming up votes for the turnip video.
     
  9. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    I looked up 3rd place (I made sure to vote for "our" one just before - fairly sure it didn't go through but wanted to be sure before pressing the "vote" button beside the video.

    They have 773 people who like it on Facebook (the figure for the PR one is 76). That's for something that has 1926 votes. That's either very good or very bad. It could be very good in that lots of people (theoretically all 1926 as not everyone is on FB or will want to like something) may think they can only vote once in which case it might be easy to pass them out; alternatively it's bad because if they harness them they could easily get lots of votes.

    Incidentally, 2nd place with 426 likes has 2622 votes.
    1st place with 505 likes has 2931 votes.
     
  10. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Technical problems?

    I just had so much trouble staying logged in to vote, seemed like ten times of back and forth, but finally got my vote in!

    GG

    PS I think it's their website, seems very slow!
     
  11. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Just voted again - we're at 8th place with 611 votes, which is 150 more votes than we had this time yesterday. We're clocking up more votes every day - let's overtake some more small animals! :victory::victory::victory:
     
  12. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    Lots of votes! We have some more room at the all important #8 position. Thanks everyone....Lets keep pouring them in there!
     
  13. eric_s

    eric_s Senior Member

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    I had some problems too, when i loaded the page my hard disk light started to move like crazy and my Internet Explorer almost froze. Must be something about that page. But nevertheless it was possible to vote without too much trouble and that's what counts.
     
  14. urbantravels

    urbantravels disjecta membra

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    I've found the iGive video contest page usually loads really, really slowly, even on my cable internet connection. And then it takes a long time to register the vote. What I do is go to the page, multitask in another tab until the page finishes loading, and then vote and wander off again until the vote registers.
     
  15. Frank

    Frank Senior Member

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    PANDORA is now in the contest too. I've just voted for Phoenix Rising and PANDORA, i think it was in one day (so that's two votes/ day)? PANDORA is only going for the early bird $50, so Marly only wants 10 votes if her video is competitive with phoenix rising.
     
  16. helen41

    helen41 Senior Member

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    Only the last vote of the day counts, so whichever you did first is out of luck. I'll divide my family votes until they get 10
     
  17. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Interesting and true (just tested it).
     
  18. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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    Still solidly in 8th place and have moved to within about 70 points of 7th place.

    If you haven't voted today, here's a reminder.

    9 more days in the contest. Is that right? And this will be a busy week for many in the US with Thanksgiving on Thursday.
     
  19. L'engle

    L'engle moderate ME

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    I've been voting.... but the one thing I can't figure out is, where do I see the video? It seems anything I click on just gives the option to vote, not to view it. I mean it's just turnips, but still, I'm a bit curious as to why I seem to have trouble finding where to view it.:D
     
  20. helen41

    helen41 Senior Member

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    In the middle of each picture is an arrow. Just click on that and it should start. How nice of you to vote strictly on loyalty alone!
     

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