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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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    I checked them out online when I saw them storming into second place there and I agree with you - they sound great! If we're going to get pipped I'd rather it was by this kind of charity.

    But I'd rather not get pipped! Let's keep voting. We're all in the process of building our support base and this is a five-week contest. It's all to play for. :cool:
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  2. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    I love animals too, but I'd also like to see charities that need the money more get more chance. Fact is, a lot of animal charities already get a lot of funding from donations and legacies in people's wills. I doubt anyone leaves money in their will for ME/CFS charities, and as we know, not that many people donate to the cause when they're alive either.

    Still, we cant do much about that, but we can vote for charities in competitions like this and there are enough of us that we can win competitions like this. I think we are getting better at it.
    So, keep voting and hopefully we can regain some ground over the weekend.
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  3. helen41

    helen41 Senior Member

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    My post sounded negative. That was not my intent. I just want to know what they are doing so we can copy them!
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  4. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    I didn't think your post sounded negative at all. :)

    It's a bit late now for me to find out what they are doing to get the votes (being a Friday, after 1 pm). I could contact them next week and ask them how they set things up to get so many votes. I am in direct contact with them because we get services from them, I am sure our worker would be happy to put me in contact with the person/people who are in charge of getting votes.
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  5. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society2472
    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO2209
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK1714
    • SENIOR ANIMALS IN NEED TODAY SOCIETY1531
    • OOPSADAZY RESCUE AND SANTUARY SOCIETY 1519
  6. Valentijn

    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    Just voted:
    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 2502
    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO 2211
    • OOPSADAZY RESCUE AND SANTUARY SOCIETY 1829
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK 1759
    • SENIOR ANIMALS IN NEED TODAY SOCIETY 1559
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  7. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    1786 - phew.... can we really not do better? Not wanting to sound negative just - come on folks......
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  8. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    I just voted.
    If everyone voted who normally votes in the Chase or Aviva competitions we would be first...more people need to realise the opportunity and take it seriously.
  9. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Just voted - we're in fourth but not far off third:

    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society2504
    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO2212
    • OOPSADAZY RESCUE AND SANTUARY SOCIETY1833
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK1803
    • SENIOR ANIMALS IN NEED TODAY SOCIETY1563

    We could gain a lot of ground this weekend if we keep the pressure on! :)
  10. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    We're back in third - the weekend is our friend!

    Keep piling the votes on, guys - lots of charities slip back at the weekends in these contests so this is where we can pull ahead if we stay focused...

    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society2514
    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO2240
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK1887
    • OOPSADAZY RESCUE AND SANTUARY SOCIETY1836
    • MOUNTAINAIRE AVIAN RESCUE SOCIETY
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  11. Valentijn

    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    Finally - an advantage to not being able to have a social life!
  12. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Spot on! :)
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  13. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 2653
    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO 2398
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK 1983
    • OOPSADAZY RESCUE AND SANTUARY SOCIETY 1885
    • MOUNTAINAIRE AVIAN RESCUE SOCIETY
  14. Tally

    Tally Senior Member

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    4th and 5th place have almost the same amount of votes as we do! We need to pick up the pace somehow.
  15. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    I would suggest that Canada be removed from this thread title. Some users might not even click, thinking that it's only for Canadians to vote on.

    For anyone curious, the rules say they can discard multiple votes from the same IP/computer.
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    helen41 Senior Member

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    good suggestion. we need to make it clear that this is an International effort.
    Re multiple votes from the same IP/computer, as a contester, I can assure you they are not talking about 3 or 4 or 5 votes from the same computer. That is an average family.
    Sometimes people vote with hundreds of accounts to try to win. Those are the people they are targeting.
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    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    I have changed the title to indicate you can vote from any country. :)
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  18. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society3257
    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO3025
    • MOUNTAINAIRE AVIAN RESCUE SOCIETY2306
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK2135
    • SENIOR ANIMALS IN NEED TODAY SOCIETY2073
  19. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Argh! Some birds are in front of us.

    • Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society3336
    • REACH FOR THE RAINBOW ONTARIO3038
    • MOUNTAINAIRE AVIAN RESCUE SOCIETY2422
    • NATIONAL ME/FM ACTION NETWORK2189
    • SENIOR ANIMALS IN NEED TODAY SOCIETY2120

    I'm hoping that these charities who surge up out of nowhere are doing it in response to a big, on-off push that will die away as the weeks go on, but we won't! Let's keep on trucking...
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  20. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Not the birds!!!!! Awww do feel guilty but we need it.

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