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Motion Passed: Charitable Solicitations Must Be Approved By Randy

Motion Passed: Charitable Solicitations Must Be Approved By Randy

Old Aug 22, 06, 7:00 pm
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Motion Passed: Charitable Solicitations Must Be Approved By Randy

On 21 August 2006, the TalkBoard unanimously passed the following:

Moved by gleff and seconded by wharvey:

The TalkBoard firmly believes Flyertalk is a unique community where members are generous and help each other and their causes.

At the same time, it is difficult to verify the authenticity of charitable solicitations and is concerned that Flyertalk not become a repository of scams and schemes.

Furthermore, we've seen the value of coordinated action through Flyertalk Cares, such as the tremendous outporing of generosity after the tsunami. Coordinated action through Flyertalk Cares is a powerful force.

Recognizing the need for consistent standards and that moderators aren't always best positioned to parse the value of any particular pitch, effective immediately all charitable solicitation must be submitted to and approved by Randy Petersen or his designee before being posted on Flyertalk. Any other charitable solicitation is a violation of Flyertalk Rules & Guidelines.

With apologies to members for whom this creates an additional hurdle to their good work, we hope to work to ensure that a regular coordinated process develops to the benefit of Flyertalk members and those in greatest need.

Voting for: attorney28, Cholula, doc, gleff, missydarlin, ozstamps, ScottC, Spiff, wharvey
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