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Should/could we get 5K votes for IACFS/ME and/or Nightangale votes in Vivint contest?

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by ggingues, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Not sure who you are referring to here, but I did not say it was impossible, just trying to say we need more people, otherwise it's not going to work!

    GG
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    eric_s Senior Member

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    Maybe i misunderstood it then, could be because there were a number of other posts who said we should not try to vote for the IACFS/ME.
  3. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    I already asked on Facebook XMRV News & Views: http://www.facebook.com/groups/XMRV...d=218891928158010#!/groups/XMRV.NewsAndViews/

    Haven't seen any movemnet yet, we might want to start doing things now, to give people time to think about it and "study" the trend, we will likely not get many takers, so the soonner we do this, the more votes we are likely to get! And remember, some people are very limited in their exposure to everything, so the sooner we can get the word out, the better. WPI has 58,000+ votes, and the next nearest contender is Be Perfect Foundation with almost 15,000 votes, so the have a 43,000 vote lead in their region!

    We only have about 2 weeks to get the vote out!

    GG


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    eric_s Senior Member

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    Yes, but in the last couple of days It Gets Better Project has had a number of strong days, with over 2000 votes on one day. I don't think WPI voters will be very willing to switch over at the moment.
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    The IACFS/ME has just written to its mailing list

    The IACFS/ME has just written to its mailing list:

    Pity it didn't mention the matching donations. Also, it doesn't mention about "liking" the Vivint page, http://www.facebook.com/VivintHome
  6. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Did you get this email? If so, how do you sign up for such a thing. I checked out there page, but do not see it!

    GG
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    eric_s Senior Member

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    I think that's very good. Unfortunately they also got the number wrong, it should be 250'000$, for the main prize. With some luck, next time there is such a big event, like Vivint or CHASE, they might send out such an email right from the start. I realize these people have other jobs as well, but as Fred Friedberg says, funding is crucial and 250'000$ or 1'000'000$, like in CHASE, is very significant.
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    There is a possibility I might be partly to blame for them not sending a message out at the start: I wrote to them and told that they had no chance in winning a prize but that they should flag up the matching donation periods in things they send out. I didn't want the vote split unnecessarily - but I didn't know about the 5,000 votes getting entry into a competition at that stage (Vivint most likely hadn't decided it then - they probably only came up with it when they realised that all the charities wouldn't need full matching donations and so had spare money in their "pot").
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    eric_s Senior Member

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    Lol... Well, i think you were right, there was not much of a chance they would win if the WPI is also in the race. But if we have more voters or there is a contest where you have more than one daily vote (i think CHASE is like that) things are different.
  11. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Hello Eric, not sure how active you are on other threads, but why not use a signature like Dolphins or mine?

    GG
  12. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    IACFS had 840 votes recently.

    GG
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    eric_s Senior Member

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    Hi GGingues, i like the Vivint signatures and think they are a good idea, but i already have a signature, so i kept this one. I don't show it on every post, especially not on small posts, because it takes quite some space and also i don't think it's necessary to show it on 2 or 3 posts that are very close to each other. If i could have 2 signatures and choose between the two, i would switch between a Vivint signature and mine from one post to the next.
  14. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Oh, Ihave read that signature before. Do you copy and paste it in and out, or is there a way to turn it off?

    GG

    PS IACFS is almost at 900 votes. FYI
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    eric_s Senior Member

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    When you post, there is a box that you can check or uncheck that says "Show your signature". This is how i do it.
  16. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Oh right, now that you meniton it, I have noticed this, just never put 2 plus 2 together!

    GG
  17. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Over 1,000 votes!

    GG
  18. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    1125 votes about at this time.

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