Now how is that

a thread can be cazzed in no time, but a million spam threads remain?

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30/08/2011 at 14:28

One thread about a London Marathon place lasted about 10 minutes but dozens of spam threads, which we report and complain about, get left?

What's that all about then?

30/08/2011 at 14:34
Good point
30/08/2011 at 14:39

Its cause I reported it

I is lush innit

Or more precisley because there are people in the office at the moment, but there arent when the spammers are in!

30/08/2011 at 14:40

I don't think it went quite the way the OP thought

30/08/2011 at 14:40
I reported a new spam thread earlier this morning and it was gone very quickly.....I guess peeps are back off holiday, so can deal with them
30/08/2011 at 14:42
There are still about 20 threads from this morning by anlis lgter full of the usual crap.
30/08/2011 at 14:46
Wilkie wrote (see)
There are still about 20 threads from this morning by anlis lgter full of the usual crap.

Has anyone reported them?

That wasn't the person I reported. I reported a Chinese lady called Alice.

30/08/2011 at 14:49

I guess it's a case of "right time"... I still find the spam rather annoying.

I thought that the London Marathon thread wasnt too bad. We kindly gave them feedback about their request for sponsors and informed them politely that they were breaking T&C. It could have been because the author requested to have it deleted?

30/08/2011 at 14:52

Damn, I miss an 'interesting' thread again!

I reported some of the anlis lgter threads... still there at the moment though.

30/08/2011 at 15:00

It wasn't that interesting JF, just the usual request for runners who can raise £3K.

I asked what the charity did about runners who failed to meet the target, and the OP PM'd me saying that she wanted to close the thread and not post any more - I guess she got her wish.

I reported anlis lgter this morning, and via the 'contact us' link since the mods all seem to have disappeared.

30/08/2011 at 15:02
I had a lady beggar come up to me last weekend and ask me for £10 for a really nice meal. Where did she want to go Carluccio's? What happened to 50p for a cup of tea?
30/08/2011 at 15:13

Wilkie- this is what i wanted to post but the original thread was deleted too easily


30/08/2011 at 18:55

I would think the OP would have asked for the thread to be deleted, whether or not you agree with any of the opinions for or against £3k for a London place, it was not reflecting well on the OP's charity and the very real and necessary work it must carry out.

How different from our hospice fundraisers who politely ask runners to do their best to raise an average of £1500 each across all the runners, organise bag packing and other activities, and have to turn away many hopeful runners each year as they can't get enough places.

30/08/2011 at 20:07
Here's a radical idea. Put all the places in the ballot and let the people who get the places decide if they want to raise money and for which charity. A much bigger percentage of the money goes to the charity. No bag packing, t-shirts, parties or managers. Wonder how many people are actually put off by the huge amounts that they asked to raise. I once raised a few hundred quid for a cancer charity. Every single penny was handed over.
Edited: 30/08/2011 at 20:07
30/08/2011 at 20:14
Good idea!
30/08/2011 at 21:33

Why do you assume that the money isn't going to the charity? And what's wrong with bag-packing? people volunteer they don't get paid for it.

That woman who started the thread, OK she's probably a bit naive trying to get £3k but she's probably on fuck all money doing full time hours for part  time pay if she is anything like the fundraisers I've met.

31/08/2011 at 07:23

Volunteers still cost the charity money.  Maybe not in wages, but in expenses, facilities (unless they work from home) and training.  I started a small, local charity a while ago and we initially said that all the money was going to go to the cause.  Then reality struck and we had to pay rent, rates, expenses, VAT etc.

Most charities who provide charity places also provide support at London which isn't going to be completely free.  I don't have a huge problem with that as it all helps to promote the work of the charity, but in some cases I think the costs don't justify the return.

31/08/2011 at 11:11

So who is being naive to think people working for charities are on "fuck all money"? People running charities are earning 6 figure sums. No doubt to earn their salaries they are getting more agressive about making money move around to justify their wages.

31/08/2011 at 11:46

Unfortunatly volunteers don't always have the right skills to run a business, which essentially is what a charity is.  That's when you need to employ someone who does have the skills, and you need to pay a competitive rate or you get monkeys.

I'm not comfortable with the idea of anyone in a charity earning six figure sums, but I guess that they have the same responsibilities as a director of a big company so should be paid similar.

Now whether directors of big companies are worth their money is another debate.

31/08/2011 at 12:51
According to this list there are 49 charities in the UK with a turnover of more than £100 million, and 692 with a turnover in excess of £10 million. They are seriously large businesses, and it's a huge amount of work to keep the donations rolling in when there is obviously so much competition for the money. You have to pay market rates for people to take on that level of responsibility as the number of people with those skills who'll do it cheap or for free for altruistic reasons are pretty low.
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