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Vote from Any Country for ME/FM Charity to Win $20,000!

Discussion in 'Phoenix Rising Articles' started by Phoenix Rising Team, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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  2. snowathlete

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    I VOTED TODAY TOO.

    still in second, 447 votes. All the rest in the top five are animal charities, so we are doing superb but need to keep it up. If we slack off any day then we lose, so keep voting and post here when you do!
     
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  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Yup, we're up against puppies and whatnot, always a tough one - we may not be as cute :alien: but we can be more persistent!
     
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  4. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    First is achievable, but we've got to up our game a bit.

    Remind your friends and family to vote today! Send them an email and ask them to reply once they've done it.

    Tell your friends at church about it. Text your friends. Going to the doctor today? Tell him/her about it too - they may as well do something useful for you while you're there...

    Got kids? Ask them to vote and to tell their friends by text, facebook, twiter, school, clubs etc.

    Reply here once you've done something to get more votes, so that other people are encouraged to dig in!
     
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  5. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    We're closing up on first place again, after nearly 9,000 votes in the contest altogether:

    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society606
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK527
    • OOPSADAZY RESCUE AND SANTUARY SOCIETY352
    • SENIOR ANIMALS IN NEED TODAY SOCIETY339
    • MANITOBA WILDLIFE REHABILITATION ORGANIZATION INC.300


    Incidentally, Canada is between 4 and 8 hours behind the UK, depending which province. Alberta (where the 1st place charity is located) is 7 hours behind so they're about to get up for the day and get a load of local support so let's keep piling on the votes...
     
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  6. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    Now at 531, in second place. :)
     
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  7. waiting

    waiting Senior Member

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    Done. 619.
     
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  8. helen41

    helen41 Senior Member

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    We have discussed getting a signup list for reminders through PR, but we haven't done it yet, as far as I know. SpecialK has been looking into it, I believe
     
  9. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    We're holding our own against Alberta...

    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society725
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK630
    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO432
    • OOPSADAZY RESCUE AND SANTUARY SOCIETY419
    • SENIOR ANIMALS IN NEED TODAY SOCIETY

    Yikes, that rainbow thing wasn't there earlier...

    Remember, guys, at the weekends, daily voting tends to fall off so we've got to remember to vote while these other charities' supporters forget! :nerd:
     
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  10. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Thanks, Helen.

    There's some sort of daily reminder function bundled in with Windows, I think - we've got someone looking into that but I'm not sure about the timeline so if anybody knows about it, now's the time!

    I expect this thread will be pretty visible at least for the first couple of weeks but it's a long contest and it could even end up being won on the basis of who remembers to vote at the weekends. So reminders are good. :p
     
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    helen41 Senior Member

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    "There is a limit of one (1) Voter Registration per person/email address permitted during the Voting Period.".
    It is restricted to per person, not per household, so your husband can vote, as long as he has his own email address.
    When it is per person, I think generally you are very safe with 4 or 5 votes from the same IP address. That is an average size family after all.
    I think they start to question things when 100 votes come from the same IP address.
    I have myself, my husband and my daughter all voting from the same IP.
     
  12. SpecialK82

    SpecialK82 Senior Member

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    No, I'm not involved with creating a signup list for reminders on this contest. I am involved with a long-term project that will alert the ME/CFS Community of Contests like this through an email alert system and they will have an option at that point to receive daily reminders. But this is a big project and won't be done anytime in the near-term. Thanks!
     
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    SpecialK82 Senior Member

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    Thanks for the clarification Helen, glad to know that we can both vote!!
     
  14. snowathlete

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    As a temporary measure, I've set up a google group called me cfs charity competitions voting reminder service

    You can join this group by clicking here and joining. It only takes a few clicks and you dont need to have google/gmail to join - any email address will do.

    MAKE SURE YOU CHANGE "Don't sent email updates" TO "Send me an email for every new message (less than one per day)" OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT GET THE REMINDER!

    Once joined you dont need to do anything. You will get a reminder each day for the remainder of this competiton with a link to the site and a reminder of the instructions.
     
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  15. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Wow, that's impressive, snowathlete! :thumbsup:
     
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    Sparrow Senior Member

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    I'll be voting daily. I've got the site on a tab beside my usual daily bookmarks so I can't miss it when I open the computer. I've shared this around Facebook, and a couple of friends and family members have passed it around to their friends too (and of course, I have my husband and family voting as well). I think we have a good shot at this one!
     
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  17. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Still holding our own in second place - well done, everybody! :thumbsup:

    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society907
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK737
    • OOPSADAZY RESCUE AND SANTUARY SOCIETY595
    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO506
    • SENIOR ANIMALS IN NEED TODAY SOCIETY

    It's my bedtime! I wonder what the leaderboard will look like tomorrow morning. :cool:
     
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    helen41 Senior Member

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    that is terrific! I have posted the link to your post in the fundraising group as well. I was actually googling today, trying to teach my non-technical brain how to send group emails. I failed. Bless you for taking this on!
     
  19. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Thanks, 2nd place with 797 votes.

    1st Place: Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 1012 votes.

    3rd place OOPSADAZY RESCUE AND SANTUARY SOCIETY with 679 votes.

    GG
     
  20. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Has anyone put together a short/thorough email I can send to appeal to family and friends?

    GG
     

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