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Must Fundraising Be So "In Your Face" Around Here? (Vanity)
self | 12/18/2002 | Glenn Miller

Posted on 12/18/2002 5:16:23 AM PST by Glenn

Okay. We get it. You need money to run the joint.

You have your quarterly fundraisers and they seemed to be working out.

Must you put VisaMasterCardDiscoverAmericanExpress logos all over the place now as well?

It cheapens the joint.


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I expect this thread to last about 10 seconds, but I've had my say and I feel better.
1 posted on 12/18/2002 5:16:23 AM PST by Glenn
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To: Glenn
This should be posted in Whine/Complain not News/Activism.
2 posted on 12/18/2002 5:19:34 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: DainBramage
This should be posted in Whine/Complain not News/Activism.

Thanks for your input.

3 posted on 12/18/2002 5:21:16 AM PST by Glenn
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To: Glenn
Thanks for sharing, Glenn.
4 posted on 12/18/2002 5:21:28 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: Glenn
5...4...3...2...1...
5 posted on 12/18/2002 5:23:03 AM PST by DCPatriot
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To: Glenn
There's nothing free, Glenn. Except, of course, in Socialist utopias, where everything's free and everyone is happy.
6 posted on 12/18/2002 5:23:57 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Glenn
If those unobtrusive logos are "in your face," heaven help you the day you encounter pop-ups.
7 posted on 12/18/2002 5:25:28 AM PST by dighton
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To: Glenn
Glenn...

You want to be known as a grumpy old man????

8 posted on 12/18/2002 5:27:01 AM PST by cynicom
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To: dighton
I've never even seen them. Where are they?
9 posted on 12/18/2002 5:27:16 AM PST by widowithfoursons
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To: Glenn
I sure hope you contributed to cover the cost of your little feel good rant.
10 posted on 12/18/2002 5:29:00 AM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: Glenn
Write a check for a 100 grand. They'll go away.
11 posted on 12/18/2002 5:29:06 AM PST by Stentor
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To: widowithfoursons
I was just thinking the same thing.

Where are they?
12 posted on 12/18/2002 5:29:07 AM PST by conservativemusician
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To: conservativemusician
I see them now.

C'mon man, THAT'S in your face?
13 posted on 12/18/2002 5:31:02 AM PST by conservativemusician
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To: dighton
"...heaven help you the day you encounter pop-ups.

Like DRUDGE?

14 posted on 12/18/2002 5:32:09 AM PST by DCPatriot
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To: Glenn
SEND ME A DOLLAR, VIA PAYPAL, AND I WILL RESPOND TO YOUR POST.
15 posted on 12/18/2002 5:32:26 AM PST by Bluntpoint
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To: Glenn

16 posted on 12/18/2002 5:34:38 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod
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To: Glenn
Something THIS big is in your face???


18 posted on 12/18/2002 5:37:14 AM PST by Neets
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To: Neets
Actually, I kind of agree. It's like having the PBS station constantly in fundraising mode. What if it was moved to the bottom of the screen instead of the top?
19 posted on 12/18/2002 5:41:16 AM PST by Aggie Mama
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To: conservativemusician
Geez....I've NEVER seen any of them. Just once a year when we need to keep FreeRepublic free. That's not all the time. Sheesh.
20 posted on 12/18/2002 5:44:18 AM PST by smiley
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To: Glenn
If you don't like to use credit cards, JimRob takes cash!
21 posted on 12/18/2002 5:48:28 AM PST by gridlock
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To: Glenn
Thanks Glenn for pointing these out to me -- kinda like not seeing the forest for the trees, I never noticed them, and FR is my home page.

Sure will make it easier for me to contribute, knowing they are there.
22 posted on 12/18/2002 5:49:18 AM PST by rightazrain
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To: Neets
Something THIS big is in your face???

Yes. It's "in my face". It's branding and advertising for VisaMasterCardDiscoverAmericanExpress.

Do you mean to tell me the people in charge couldn't come up with something a little less tacky? Something a little less "commercial"? Let's add PayPal, c2it and Amazon while we're at it, shall we?

23 posted on 12/18/2002 5:50:08 AM PST by Glenn
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To: widowithfoursons
exactly. When you are out looking to be offended, why it is like falling off a log, easy. Grow up, belongs in here somewhere.
24 posted on 12/18/2002 5:53:19 AM PST by wita
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To: Glenn
Are you referring to approx. one inch group of credit card icons on the top right of some pages? If so, you must have a tiny face to "get in" to.

I know several Freepers that have never donated. Two have turned gay and one now just sits at home and licks his computer monitor screen while a photo of Sean Penn displays on the screen. Not that there is anything wrong with this but just in case you have never donated keep all this in mind.

25 posted on 12/18/2002 5:53:36 AM PST by isthisnickcool
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To: Glenn
Haven't had your coffe yet ??

Somebody call the whhaaambulance, please....

26 posted on 12/18/2002 6:24:38 AM PST by twyn1
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To: isthisnickcool
Are you referring to approx. one inch group of credit card icons on the top right of some pages?

They attacked me this morning, stole my wallet and went on a joyride in my car. They drained my bank account and plucked all my roosters. They sullied my grandmother's reputation by making porn films using her likeness. They invited Amway people into my home. They danced on my toothbrush and bashed in my Christmas tins.

27 posted on 12/18/2002 6:30:55 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: Glenn
You can eliminate seeing those pesky images by clicking the link below.

Banner Washer

Hope this helps.

28 posted on 12/18/2002 6:31:10 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Glenn
I love your gripping, commercial-free profile page. Have a nice day.

Leni

29 posted on 12/18/2002 6:40:19 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Glenn
Your complaint is petty and childish. The "advertising" you complain about here is so insignificant that I have to believe that you are just putting us on or trying to stir things up because you are bored.

Pick up any magazine and newspaper and see that at least 50% of them are covered in advertising. I was just reading WIRED magazine the other night and the first 60 pages was probably 90% advertising. In all, there is probably 30 pages of text in a 200 page magazine.

Turn on the radio to the Rush Limbaugh Show (or any talk show) and notice that 15-18 minutes, or nearly 30% of each hour, is saturated with advertising. Ditto for the TV, if you watch it.

Free Republic is one of the few places where you can come to read about current events without getting pummelled by advertising. And you have the gall to complain about a few tiny credit card icons and a few fundraising threads every quarter (that you are free to ignore)?

If you aren't just putting us on or just trying to rile us up, then you are pretty pathetic.

30 posted on 12/18/2002 6:41:48 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: isthisnickcool
I know several Freepers that have never donated.

Zo. Zis is how ve find out, in centre of whine thread. Vere you sinking dat ve vood not read zis? Names and coordinates, pliz. Zey vill vish zey had donatet, I assure you. Ze eefil credit card logos haf done zere job.

31 posted on 12/18/2002 7:06:40 AM PST by Sender
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