A Note About Asking For Donations

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Registered: 03-21-2003
A Note About Asking For Donations
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Wed, 06-11-2003 - 4:32pm
I had a discussion today with one of the moderators about Donations.

While I understand people are in situations where they need help, unfortunately this is not the place to ask.

Trust me, I know...oh man do I know what it is like to be having a hard time. I know this is a wonderful board with tons of great people that are willing to help.

The problem is that asking for donations and such is considered solicitation and is against TOS. Posts like that will be reported and removed.

Please understand that this is not against anyone in particular. It has just been coming more and more frequently and it is really against the agreement you have made with iVillage when you became a member.

If you have any problems or questions with this, please feel free to contact me.

Melissa

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 06-12-2003 - 8:40am
Just to clarify, this is monetary donations, correct? Otherwise, it would be a RAOK?

~Sara

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Registered: 03-21-2003
Sat, 06-14-2003 - 10:07am
No, actually it's anything. I had spoken to Mitzi about it.

People are more than welcome to OFFER RAOKs but ASKING is solicitation.

Melissa

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 06-21-2003 - 10:42am
Is card requests allowed?? I was getting ready to post a birthday card request for my daughters 5th birthday and was going to offer a win a 5.00 blockbuster gc in return. I dont think it is solicitation since I am not asking for money or anything just a card but wanted to make sure, dont want to get myself in trouble. thanks for any info.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 06-21-2003 - 5:03pm
dumb question, but what is a card request?

Sara
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Registered: 03-21-2003
Sat, 06-21-2003 - 10:29pm
Not dumb..I'm wondering the same thing! LOL I have seen it before on this board but that was WAY back in the day.

Please Explain!

Thanks

Melissa

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 06-22-2003 - 7:31pm
Card request is asking for people to send greeting cards to someone. Such as birthdays, sympathy, to cheer someone up, etc.... I believe Shana was gonna ask for people to send one of her children a Birthday card :)

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