View Poll Results: Should we add tracking to the PIF rules?

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    Wow, surprised at the negative responses here. I just recently found the PIF forum and think it's great, especially compared to some I've seen on other forums that I wouldn't want to be a part of. I'm only on my second transaction but have been very impressed with the folks on the forum, the generosity, and how well what's is basically an "honor system" is operating.
    The PIF is giving me a chance to try out some DIY items (like an alcohol stove) that I wouldn't have otherwise. It also has me looking through my drawers and boxes for things that others might appreciate.
    I think it says a lot about the members and moderators here that the vast majority of the transactions are running smoothly.
    I say give it a try before you pass judgement on it. It's actually a lot of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    What is the difference between the Pay It Forward subforum and the For Trade subforum?

    It's sad when we need rules to protect folks from getting jipped out of "acts of kindness" owed to them in a PIF "transaction".
    I don't participate in the PIF subforum because of this and and choose to freely give to others on my own terms with no return expectations.
    And I'm never disappointed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ewker View Post
    you can do what you want with the PIF rules. I will still get a tracking number and PM it to the person when it is shipped.
    +1 for Ewker.
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    Ewker for PRESIDENT!!!
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    Anyone else remember when the PIF was about giving something to someone who had a use for it while simultaneously cleaning up your pile, instead of people wanting to know where's my stuff at?

    I've never once complained or posted about PIFs that I haven't received. Of course perhaps I am odd in that I've always viewed PIFs as gifts. If I get it great, if not then I'm no worse off without it.

    Just my two cents.
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    Yeah, this whole thing seems blown out of proportion. I am thankful for the PIF section and all who do their part. I believe in Karma, so let the takers take. Let the givers give. let trackers track. I am gonna keep on keepin on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfastronomical View Post
    I am thankful for the PIF section and all who do their part. I believe in Karma, so let the takers take. Let the givers give. let trackers track. I am gonna keep on keepin on.

    Me too! Well said. The decision by the mods has been made for no tracking rules. I'm all for locking this thread so the powers that be don't end up ditching the whole PIF deal because of the way things have gone. Let the givers give...
    I like refried beans. That's why I wanna try fried beans, because maybe they're just as good and we're just wasting time. You don't have to fry them again after all.

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    "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." ~ Princess Diana

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    "Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." ~ Princess Diana
    i can dig that!
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    I am never a fan of making things difficult on the group when the troublemakers are a very small minority. I assume that is the case in this instance. I can't imagine anyone here with a reputation would risk that to cheat someone in a thread like this. Ban the offender(s) if they pull some junk like that. Of course things get lost occasionally, but it will become obvious very quick;y if someone is taking advantage. The USPS is does a really good job, usually.

    My 2 cents, of course. I am rare in the PIF section.

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