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Why Is The Mississippi Grits Donation Thread Locked???

http://mississippigrits.chipin.com/the-mckinley-family

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/90856 (locked thread)

20,000 Daily Paul members and all we can come up with is $800 bucks???

If each one of us donated .50 cents they could get a real good used car..just a thought.
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Michael Nystrom's picture

I let it go for a week or

I let it go for a week or so. The same people kept bumping it, and it wasn't raising any more money. Then people started to complain to me privately via my inbox, comparing the thread to panhandling, and begging.

"Why are you allowing panhandling on the Daily Paul?"

Here is one example:

Many of us are going through hard times right now, including medical expenses and car accidents and etc... just like Missippigrits, but we aren't begging for donations 24/7 on the Daily Paul.

If you deem this type of begging activity acceptable, by allowing this week+ post to remain, I will no longer consider this website a good resource for me and my friends from New Hampshire.

I allowed it for a week, but there are limits.

He's the man.

ok

Enough said. Thanks for the reply, Michael.

I understand.

Thank you for taking the time to explain it.

Michael, you did the right thing

I have empathy for everyone going through hard times right now (I'm in dire straits myself). But, I was starting to get very angry over the constant bumping of a thread for donations to a single DP'er. Like the email example above, I too considered it panhandling. That thread, along with the one that refers to atheists not believing in god but have no problem with fairies, leprechauns, etc. were about to drive me over the edge. Why? These damned threads never died. They were always resurrected and recycled and tossed in our face to the point that I wanted to vomit. I came very close to closing my DP account. If a thread is more than a week old it should be a site requirement that it die a painful death and anyone resurrecting it should have their accounts deleted.

Last thing. Would the panhandling have stopped if the donations for Missippigrits had met the goal? Would others in bad financial shape try to emulate that success on DP, by posting their own pleas for donations? When a donation benefits all (like donations to the DP to keep it running) then I am all for it.

$800, $1,000, $2,000, $5,000 will not fix the hard times that Missippigrits (or any of us) is going through right now. The money will last about as long as a fart in a whirlwind, and then what?

Good job, Michael!

Solution to tyranny: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”― Henry David Thoreau

I tried to post a comment

to it a couple days ago and noticed it was locked. I don't know who locked it or why, but I am worried about her. I am also very disappointed that this group can't seem to manage to raise more than $800 for her.

I wonder the same things

I hope she is doing ok. I haven't seen her on for a while...
I don't know if she got my emails.
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Me Too

I ordered some of her products about 2 wks ago. Wrote her an email hoping she was well and miss her here on the Daily Paul. Haven't received my soap yet but I figure she's still not up to par and it'll come. Why is the thread locked?

liberalnurse I Don't Know If I Can Recall A Thread Being Locked

on the dailypaul in the last 2 years where you couldn't leave a comment on it.
Very strange...
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