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#1 Calvary Occultation

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:26 AM

That bot who got syphillis from its water or whatever gave me an idea.

Does anyone like the idea of having a yearly charity thing on the forum? Like, every year we pick a charity, and over the course of the year we put what we can afford in so that it totals up over the months. Then at the end we just kinda rain dollars on some deserving AIDS prevention charity or something.

I know a lot of us aren't massively secure financially, hell I'm propping up my missus while she's unemployed at the moment, but if it's something we did over the course of the year and every active forum member donated a couple dorrar a month, we could still probably raise a good view hundred quid for a good cause.

How about it ya louts?

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 06:15 AM

It would be much more effective if we had that health section. Right, Darth Vader?



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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:31 AM

I'd be game for that. Hell, I'm pretty sure I could set it up where it would be a tax deduction. 

 

 

It would be much more effective if we had that health section. Right, Darth Vader?

Maybe we'll set a goal and if it gets met there can be a new section. 


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 07:43 AM

Maybe you could even do some sort of thing where a little progress bar is pinned to the top of the page or something...I dunno how much work that is. But yeah, it might be nice for us as a community to do something for IRL communities.


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#5 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 08:22 AM

I'm not sure, but I can't imagine it would be too hard to do. 


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:10 AM

The Health Section was just a suggestion, but if it were a reality because of a charity, then I think I can contribute. Regardless of if it actually just goes into Spleen's pockets or not.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 01:26 PM

I'm game, can't hurt right.


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#8 Mister Sympa

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:08 PM

This is a really sweet idea. How will we decide the charity? (I REALLY like the idea of AIDS help, personally.)


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#9 Mister Sympa

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 02:11 PM

That bot who got syphillis gave me an idea.

I would also just like to highlight this sentence.


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#10 Calvary Occultation

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 03:47 PM

I was a actually thinking a water charity first, since that's what kinda spawned the idea? Maybe we could say whomever donates the most in a year gets to decide the next charity? Idk

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:36 PM

Yeah. More people die from dehydration every year than HIV and aides combined, so I was hoping it would be for clean drinking water. Most of the water problem occurs in Africa and the southern parts of Asia.

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:51 PM

I would also just like to highlight this sentence.

I also enjoyed it thoroughly.

Sometimes you just have to appreciate the little things.

 

 

I was a actually thinking a water charity first, since that's what kinda spawned the idea? Maybe we could say whomever donates the most in a year gets to decide the next charity? Idk

Maybe a poll system would be a better way to decide.

We pick a bunch or meaningful charities, throw the best ones in a poll for everyone to vote on, then the winner is the winner and that's that.

I am not opposed to a water charity first time round though, sounds good.


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#13 Calvary Occultation

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:33 AM

Smells like democracy, Affray.



I like it.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:36 AM

I kinda like the idea. but where do we keep the money?


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:42 AM

There are plenty of charity websites that will allow you to donate and hold the money in escrow for period of time. It's just a case of sourcing the right one.


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#16 Mister Sympa

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:13 PM

I can't believe that that's even still a thing. It's two thousand fucking seventeen. 

 

I am on board for water charity!


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:21 PM

I figured we'd just have a vote at the end of the year. 

 

Any suggestions on holding sites,Gol? I'll start looking into what would look best.

 

 

I can't believe that that's even still a thing. It's two thousand fucking seventeen. 

 

I am on board for water charity!

Something like 600 million people still don't have access to clean water. It's absurd. 


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:23 PM

what the fuck are we even doing as a species?


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#19 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:21 PM

Bickering over not-water related things?


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Posted 06 January 2017 - 02:48 AM

I figured we'd just have a vote at the end of the year. 

 

Any suggestions on holding sites,Gol? I'll start looking into what would look best.

 

 

Something like 600 million people still don't have access to clean water. It's absurd. 

 

I'll have a look this morning and hit you up on FB with any findings. :)


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