Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

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Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby VTech » Tue Mar 12, 2013 05:29 am

I posted last night about an item for a fellow forum user to sell on here with all the money going to his charity yet the post was deleted. I've searched and also used the main search function but can't find it.
I know you can't openly advertise on a forum but surely this is acceptable ?

Btw, I posted in this section (the original post) as I felt it more likely than people would view it.
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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby pipipi » Tue Mar 12, 2013 06:46 am

Have you read the t&c?

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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby Rolf F » Tue Mar 12, 2013 08:34 am

The For Sale and Wanted forum is for things to be sold and wanted. What would be the point of having it if everyone posted their items for sale here because they "felt it more likely tha(t?) people would view it"? It's pretty straightforward.

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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby VTech » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:50 am

If I was selling the item for my own cash then fine, if selling for a charitable status then I would suggest the most impact gets my vote.
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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby Danlikesbikes » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:58 am

No charity events are not frowned upon as there are a few in the road general section as we speak but the posters were not openly advertising the charity hence I assume nobody reporting it and it being removed. Their posts are more about their "journey" with a link to a justgiving or other type page.

Putting anything like it in the sale/wanted/buying advice will get it seen but for all the wrong reasons & users or the mods will quite rightly pick you up for it.

Perhaps facebook or twitter would be a better place to try and generate some income for your friend as social media seems to work very well for these sorts of causes.
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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby Rolf F » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:05 pm

Lots of people do things for charity. It's nice but it isn't a reason to post things for sale here.

It gets to a point that surely you must realise that if everyone disagrees with you then maybe it is you that is odd (ie not conforming the norm which is what 'odd' really means)! Funny thing is, you probably already hate loads of people on here. I'm quite outspoken - people on here have annoyed me and I am sure I have annoyed them yet I don't think for one minute that that means I wouldn't like them in person - I'm open minded to it. Internet isn't the same as real life - you should try to understand this though probably, you'll hate me for having said this! :lol:

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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby Bobbinogs » Tue Mar 12, 2013 13:14 pm

Rolf F wrote:Lots of people do things for charity. It's nice but it isn't a reason to post things for sale here.


Good point, well made.

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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby KentPuncheur » Tue Mar 12, 2013 13:23 pm

VTech wrote:Some of you people are freakin odd, I'm so glad I don't have you as friends.


How old are you? 12?! :roll:
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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby VTech » Tue Mar 12, 2013 13:29 pm

A guy on here, a valid forum member is doing an event for charity, I didn't think there was a big take up on it so decided to help a little and then managed to get a decent gift to see if anyone here wanted it with the money going to his charity ride. I don't even know the bloke, I just like the idea of helping others.

I can't believe anyone would argue with that, even against me. It is dispicable to argue against anyone doing something for the good of others but I must admit I thought that it would be the case here.
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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby steerpike » Tue Mar 12, 2013 13:33 pm

VTech wrote:A guy on here, a valid forum member is doing an event for charity, I didn't think there was a big take up on it so decided to help a little and then managed to get a decent gift to see if anyone here wanted it with the money going to his charity ride. I don't even know the bloke, I just like the idea of helping others.

I can't believe anyone would argue with that, even against me. It is dispicable to argue against anyone doing something for the good of others but I must admit I thought that it would be the case here.
I'm sad for so many of you guys.

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b) a complete tw@t

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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby VTech » Tue Mar 12, 2013 13:35 pm

Boohoo. Now I'm upset.
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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby pipipi » Tue Mar 12, 2013 13:49 pm

Hey, I haven't got an axe to grind, but you were wondering why a post got pulled. So I asked if you have read the rules?

Good luck with the charity event!

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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby AnneBr » Tue Mar 12, 2013 14:46 pm

Pretty obviously the place to put something for sale is in the For Sale section.

If you are also wanting to raise awareness that this item is being sold for a charitable cause then you cross post here giving some background to the reason you want everyone to see it and then link to the for sale thread in the For Sale forum.

That way you get better exposure by the fact you pick up the people actively looking at the For Sale section and those of us here who are just passing some time.

Don't get so weirded out by us normal people. :)

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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby iPete » Tue Mar 12, 2013 14:47 pm

take a step back, think how you can integrate the sale into the guys charity thread and try again. throwing toys out the pram isn't going to help...

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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby Danlikesbikes » Tue Mar 12, 2013 14:56 pm

VTech wrote:A guy on here, a valid forum member is doing an event for charity, I didn't think there was a big take up on it so decided to help a little and then managed to get a decent gift to see if anyone here wanted it with the money going to his charity ride. I don't even know the bloke, I just like the idea of helping others.

I can't believe anyone would argue with that, even against me. It is dispicable to argue against anyone doing something for the good of others but I must admit I thought that it would be the case here.
I'm sad for so many of you guys.


Vtec if it were a valid BR forum member do you not think that the reason they had not plugged themselves in the sales forum might give a clue that they knew it would get canned?

As I said I like your style for trying to promote what is a good cause, but blatant advertising is just going to get pulled if not by the mods then by other members reporting it simple for being in the wrong section and mods then canning your whole post.

Check out the road general forum and you will see a few posts that are from riders doing a good deed but they are not advertising their charity directly more pointing out their challenge and putting a link as a footer. Much less offensive and much less likely to get pulled.
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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby VTech » Tue Mar 12, 2013 15:50 pm

Danlikesbikes wrote:
VTech wrote:A guy on here, a valid forum member is doing an event for charity, I didn't think there was a big take up on it so decided to help a little and then managed to get a decent gift to see if anyone here wanted it with the money going to his charity ride. I don't even know the bloke, I just like the idea of helping others.

I can't believe anyone would argue with that, even against me. It is dispicable to argue against anyone doing something for the good of others but I must admit I thought that it would be the case here.
I'm sad for so many of you guys.


Vtec if it were a valid BR forum member do you not think that the reason they had not plugged themselves in the sales forum might give a clue that they knew it would get canned?

As I said I like your style for trying to promote what is a good cause, but blatant advertising is just going to get pulled if not by the mods then by other members reporting it simple for being in the wrong section and mods then canning your whole post.

Check out the road general forum and you will see a few posts that are from riders doing a good deed but they are not advertising their charity directly more pointing out their challenge and putting a link as a footer. Much less offensive and much less likely to get pulled.



Thanks for the reply, all anyone had to do was be decent about it and sorry to pipini, I took it the wrong way.

If indeed the post was pulled because someone here reported me, well that's just shocking. Why not have the courage to be open about it ?
I would have thought that with so many decent people here doing charity events it wouldn't be an issue to post up an item for sale. I had check sales but there is parts and bikes section and nothing relating to such a topic that I can see.

How is it that no matter what good is done here, people will always be on the negative and downright abusive side of life. I pity you, I really do.
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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby nicklouse » Tue Mar 12, 2013 15:55 pm

VTech

things to be aware of.

Post in the correct forum.

what had this topic got to do with Buying advice?

dont post "adverts" in Buying advice.

actually give some info in what you post rather than make it look like spam.

the charity F1 jacket post was deleted due to many reasons.

see above.
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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby VTech » Tue Mar 12, 2013 16:05 pm

nicklouse wrote:VTech

things to be aware of.

Post in the correct forum.

what had this topic got to do with Buying advice?

dont post "adverts" in Buying advice.

actually give some info in what you post rather than make it look like spam.

the charity F1 jacket post was deleted due to many reasons.

see above.



Why not have the decency to message me about it then?
I posted in that section to get attention to the item, I explained that very clearly.
The item was a charitable item, in most walks of life outside of the standard realm of political protocols.
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Re: Are charity related events frowned upon in this forum ?

Postby bazzer2 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 16:33 pm

VTech, what makes you any different to anyone else? Respect the rules and stop whining!

Remember how much you're actually paying for the use of the forum, too.


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