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How does crowd sourcing work?
« on: February 06, 2016, 10:03:40 PM »
I ask because I would like to take an extended sabbatical from work to travel to Australia and actually meet eh!  I gotta put a face to those posts.

If I could get enough funding, I could visit every wwgha member...
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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 10:46:47 PM »
I can save you lots of money. Start with me and you'll change your mind. Jetson came to Montana, met me, and rushed back to Texas so fast he caused nine tornados. And a forest fire.

And I'm better looking than eh!
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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 10:00:27 AM »
I ask because I would like to take an extended sabbatical from work to travel to Australia and actually meet eh!  I gotta put a face to those posts.

If I could get enough funding, I could visit every wwgha member...
I pledge $10 to have you stay away... ; )
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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 10:11:55 AM »
   If things would have worked out for my wife and a few weeks ago, when we took a ridiculous chance at the 1 billion lottery, we could have helped.  After (If?) we got bored spending millions, we could have even bought the main members here..... a new car! (imagine Bob Barkers voice) :)
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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 03:20:38 PM »
Hey Screw,

You may vaguely remember me fundraising for a new instrument three years ago - I successfully raised £6k towards its purchase, in part thanks to some of the wonderful members of this site who contributed.

I ended up working in fundraising, specialising in managing crowdfunding projects. Happy to run you through some campaign basics and advice, FOC of course. Drop me a PM if you need some help!

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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2016, 04:23:46 PM »
^ 6k towards the purchase?! You playing a golden viola?
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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2016, 04:33:52 PM »
Hey Screw,

You may vaguely remember me fundraising for a new instrument three years ago -
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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2016, 11:53:08 AM »
I ask because I would like to take an extended sabbatical from work to travel to Australia and actually meet eh!  I gotta put a face to those posts.

If I could get enough funding, I could visit every wwgha member...
I pledge $10 to have you stay away... ; )

HECK, I'd throw in another $100 if he'd take Chris Christie with him.
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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2016, 12:52:29 PM »
This is why I love you people.
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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2016, 01:41:07 PM »
HECK, I'd throw in another $100 if he'd take Chris Christie with him.

Is it me, or are most Republicans fugly and fat?
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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2016, 03:34:30 PM »
Is it me, or are most Republicans fugly and fat?

I kind of assumed that's how all non-Americans see all non-celebrity Americans.
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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2016, 06:45:41 PM »
I can save you lots of money. Start with me and you'll change your mind. Jetson came to Montana, met me, and rushed back to Texas so fast he caused nine tornados. And a forest fire.

And I'm better looking than eh!

My wife didn't want to live in a log cabin.  ;D

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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2016, 01:45:40 AM »
Is it me, or are most Republicans fugly and fat?

I kind of assumed that's how all non-Americans see all non-celebrity Americans.

That's actually how we see all of you, period. If a celebrity with an English-sounding name is attractive, we assume them to be from Canada, or the UK, or Ireland, or literally any place except the USA. Google "Olivia Wilde". Until a minute ago, when I looked her up on Wikipedia, I assumed she was Canadian.
Seriously though, I've often noticed how Republicans are fugly. Nixon, Lincoln, Bush (Sr. and Jr. - they both look like idiots), Romney, Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Reagan (he looks like he has skin cancer or something)...[1] It's like they picked the most unattractive human beings they could find in their own party. Obama's nicer-looking than them, and even he's not attractive.
 1. I wasn't citing them from memory, FYI. That's what Wikipedia is for.
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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2016, 10:46:26 AM »
That's actually how we see all of you, period.

At least you have identified a point of bias you can work to alleviate.

You see, there are no "Americans" when you come right down to it.  At least, not the ones you mean.  We come from all over the rest of the world.  So any criticism or praise of American aesthetics is not really saying anything abut us, but the rest of the world as a whole.

"Real" Americans look like this (or something like them):
http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/images/namericanimage.jpg


Seriously though, I've often noticed how Republicans are fugly.

While I would love to piss on repubs, I just don't think this is especially true.  For starters, most people are not all that great looking, repub or otherwise.

I think politicians, in general, tend to be older, since electing 20 year olds to lead us is probably not a great idea.  So age is probably part of it. 

And there are plenty of good looking right wingers you could point to.  S.E. Cupp is good looking. Former Texas Gov Rick Perry is pretty good looking.  Pretty much every female news caster on Fox "News" not named Greta is hot.  I thought Michelle Bachman was good looking, if you ignored the spinning-pinwheel eyes:
https://talkaboutequality.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/michele-bachmann-203x300.jpg
If you didn't know she was criminally insane, you'd probably think, "man, she's pretty." 

In all, I don' think repubs are any more or less ugly than anyone else. 

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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2016, 11:08:20 AM »
At least you have identified a point of bias you can work to alleviate.

I thought that by starting the next paragraph with "Seriously, though", it'd be enough to indicate I was joking. It appears I was wrong.
Overseas, we assume most of you are fat, but there's a good reason for that: most of you are fat.[1] We also assume most of you are idiots, but that's a side-effect of the news and your own voting system.

While I would love to piss on repubs, I just don't think this is especially true. For starters, most people are not all that great looking, repub or otherwise.

True. Most people are average-looking.

I think politicians, in general, tend to be older<snip>. So age is probably part of it.

That could be it. I don't usually find older people attractive.

S.E. Cupp is good looking.

Are you sure she's not Canadian? ;D

Former Texas Gov Rick Perry is pretty good looking.

If you have low standards. On some of the pictures I found, it almost looks like he has gray skin.

Pretty much every female news caster on Fox "News" not named Greta is hot.

I was just referring to the politicians.

I thought Michelle Bachman was good looking, if you ignored the spinning-pinwheel eyes:
https://talkaboutequality.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/michele-bachmann-203x300.jpg

Yeah, that's the kind of face I'd see in my nightmares, if I had them.
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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2016, 11:10:57 AM »

"Real" Americans look like this (or something like them):
http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/images/namericanimage.jpg

It has always bothered me: How can Aborigines be "American" when they were there well before the place was named by Europeans? At some point "American" was suddenly applied to them, in a similar way to the way some people might erroneously cast me as European because I live in a part of the EU.

Don't they describe themselves (again historically inaccurately) as "First Nation"
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2016, 11:19:04 AM »
S.E. Cupp is good looking.

Are you sure she's not Canadian? ;D

I'll happily have Canada claim her.
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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2016, 12:24:35 PM »
I thought that by starting the next paragraph with "Seriously, though", it'd be enough to indicate I was joking. It appears I was wrong.

yep.  subtleties do not translate well on the forum. 

Overseas, we assume most of you are fat, but there's a good reason for that: most of you are fat.

yep.  We are.

We also assume most of you are idiots, but that's a side-effect of the news and your own voting system.

yeah.  let's not get too carried away with that.  The Italians voted in Berlusconi. 

That could be it. I don't usually find older people attractive.

Not many people do.

Are you sure she's not Canadian? ;D

Ha!  She could be.  But she's definitely republican, either way.

If you have low standards. On some of the pictures I found, it almost looks like he has gray skin.

well, he's getting up there in age too.  But I think he still qualifies as classically handsome in the western sense.  Look at a younger photo of him too:
http://thyblackman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/rick_perry.jpg

I was just referring to the politicians.

ah.  I took it to be repbulicans in general.

Yeah, that's the kind of face I'd see in my nightmares, if I had them.

to each his own, I guess.

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« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2016, 12:32:57 PM »
It has always bothered me: How can Aborigines be "American" when they were there well before the place was named by Europeans?

I use it because I don't have any other word to call this continent.  As far as I know, they did not see themselves as a "country" and were unaware of continents.  So, as far as I know, there is nothing else I could call them that would not be specific to a fault.  I could talk about the Iroquois or the Seminoles, but they were specific local, regional groups.  Like trying to talk about all Americans as Virginians. All I am trying to refer to are the people who were on this continent - North America - before the Europeans arrived.

Do you have similar trepidation when referring to Asians?  After all, "Asia" is a term cooked up by the ancient Greeks when talking about Turkey, and not a name the Chinese used.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_continent_name_etymologies#Asia


Don't they describe themselves (again historically inaccurately) as "First Nation"

I've heard the term, but I don't think they are monolithic in their preferences or naming conventions.

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Re: How does crowd sourcing work?
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2016, 12:33:28 PM »
yeah. let's not get too carried away with that. The Italians voted in Berlusconi. 

I said your voting system. As in, the way in which elections are carried out. From what I understand, in your system, if the majority of a state votes for someone, every electoral vote from that state goes to that someone, rather than attributing those votes proportionally.

well, he's getting up there in age too. But I think he still qualifies as classically handsome in the western sense. Look at a younger photo of him too:
http://thyblackman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/rick_perry.jpg

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^ 6k towards the purchase?! You playing a golden viola?

Hey Miles! £6k is cheap, a professional grade instrument tends to be between £6k-15k for a decent sounding Viola/Violin. I've recently had it revalued at above £13k, so it was a great investment and still plays damn well.

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