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    I have done some research . And I think this would be something fun to try.
    So I will start taking names on April 1st and will stop on May 1st.
    I will ship the box by May 15th.

    Well I guess this is where we need some rules.
    1) This is only open to hammock forum members.
    2) There is a $20.00 min for the stuff you you put in the box.( this could be 1 item or several, homemade gear is ok and encouraged) used gear is fine as well.
    3) Replace item with something of equal or greater value.
    4) It is up to you to pay the package forward to the next person within 1 week of receiving it.
    5) You must email me when you receive and ship the package so I can led the next person to look for it.
    6) try to limit it to new or good condition.
    Well I think that's it. If you have any ideas to improve this pm me before April 1st.

    To sign up pm me with your name, address, and email address.
    looking forward to getting this started.
    Last edited by reggie151; 03-26-2009 at 13:00. Reason: add rule

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    I have decided to remove my suggestion.



    I was not trying to protect myself for a $20 loss. Instead I was trying to have the community that is responsible for this benefit through having more member donate.

    In my mind, if you can afford give away $20+ items, you should first thank (by donating) the vehicle which made it possible.

    To each their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie151 View Post
    So I will start taking names on April 1st
    Hmmmm, starting on April Fools Day are ya?
    Trust nobody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Counselor View Post
    I would like to alter the rules slightly.

    1) This si only open to donating hammock forum members
    2) All items must be is new or like new condition
    ok i will add number 2
    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    Hmmmm, starting on April Fools Day are ya?
    yea didn't even think of that. so lets call it the fools box

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    Quote Originally Posted by Counselor View Post
    I would like to alter the rules slightly.

    1) This si only open to donating hammock forum members
    2) All items must be is new or like new condition
    #1 eliminates me. Oh well.

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    I have decided to remove my suggestion.



    I was not trying to protect myself for a $20 loss. Instead I was trying to have the community that is responsible for this benefit through having more member donate.

    In my mind, if you can afford give away $20+ items, you should first thank (by donating) the vehicle which made it possible.

    To each their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DuctTape View Post
    #1 eliminates me. Oh well.
    no duct tape that was my problem with the counselors rules it is my goal to attract people to this forum by participation. not exclude people. his other suggestion was you had to meet a forum member well im a cyclist so i don't travel far and as far as i know the closest member to me is the rev who seems cool enough but he is a half a state away. if we went by his rules i couldn't participate in this and it was my suggestion. witch is why counselor will be excluded. its not the money its the principle. he doesnt know every one else's situation. there are many people in this world who may be laid off or worse for him to assume that everyone has the money to donate is wrong. i agree that we should donate to this forum but you shouldn't punish others for there situations. i will become a donating member but still wont exclude anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reggie151 View Post
    witch is why counselor will be excluded.
    I'm afraid not. Counselor only made a suggestion. If you don't want to abide by that suggestion, so be it. But excluding him just for making it isn't right. Counselor is a valued member here, not just for his donation, but for his posting contributions. We will not be setting a precedent of 'excluding' a Donating Member of this forum from participating in *any* function of this community.

    I think that I can say with some certainty that Counselor wasn't trying to exclude anyone. His intention seems to have been to set some minimum standard that people have to meet to participate in order to create 'trust'. Considering that you are talking about mailing a box of valuable goods to someone, I think that his instinct is right on. That's not being exclusionary...it's simply being realistic.

    If you don't want the requirement for participation to include being a Donating Member, that's fine. I *suggest* that you do set some requirements, though. Be it a certain number of posts, or membership for a certain amount of time, or whatever. If you don't, then I'm willing to bet that the participation won't be nearly as good (in terms of both number of people, as well as quality of goods traded) as if you don't set some requirements.

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    OK I started this because i thought it would be interesting and fun. not to have to hold people to a bunch of rules. but to hold people to an honer system.. I have decided that this is already more trouble than its worth. therefor i will not be participating. nor will i be starting any thing like this. thanks for your input and thoughts.

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