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Old 06-06-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Warwick, RI
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Ditto to the guy who said the Freecycle mods were ridiculous. I was a member in good standing on my local Freecycle board here in RI, and one of the moderators sent me an very rude, arrogant email over a post that was totally fine. I got so ticked that I quit the board and don't miss it at all. It's too bad though, because I met a lot of nice folks thru Freecycle. You always get at least one of those people small minded, self important jerks who think everything is all about them to ruin everything - jerks! Oh well, Craigslist works just as well.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:24 PM
 
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If nobody takes it, the next day I haul it to the dump and pay to get rid of it.
If they don't take it on day 1, put a sign with a dollar amount on it, then someone will steal it.
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Yes, there usually is a requirement to write a narrative statement telling them why you want to join the group. I guess they think it proves you're sincere. It also weeds out the bots and spammers who won't go to the trouble. Your first few posts are moderated before being allowed on the board.

The one we had back in western Fairfax County was great, a cool bunch of people AND moderators. Here in COLO SPGS, the mods allowed unlimited "wanted" ads on freecycle to the point it became a joke, ten "wants" for every one "offer" posting. They may have tightened a bit since I left the group, but never again. Half of the people who ask for your item never show up nor give you the courtesy of an email saying they changed their minds or couldn't make it. What a pain.
Really a narrative? Not here.
Yeah I agree with the wanted ads. Over here in CA they ask for laptops, ipod, digital cameras, etc... Some people have an incredible sense of entitlement. I am about to leave the group. And over here all messages are moderated.
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Old 06-07-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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All you had to do was go to the site and change your settings on the group. That would have solved the issue.
That's not what they told me...This was a few years ago...I had asked them if I could get just the listing in my area and they said I could not....So I opted out.

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Old 06-13-2009, 02:53 PM
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I love freecycle. It's nice to get rid of things to places that the item is need/wanted. I've also got some good stuff there.
Here in Bangor ME, all I had to do was sign up. The require your first post to be an offer, and limit how often you can ask for or offer the same item (once a month). I can choose to have it sent to my email account (which I do-it doesn't take me that long to delete the things I'm not interested in, or can't help with) or can go to the site and look. All of ours goes through the mods, so they come out in bulk, and it might be the day after you submitted your post, but I don't think that's a big deal.
Every once in a while we see things like running cars, computers etc being asked for, but like I said, it doesn't take long to delete those.

I think I would ask why they turned you down, maybe they have a limited number of people they can service, or maybe they got you confused with someone else.
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Old 06-13-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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Really a narrative? Not here.
Yeah I agree with the wanted ads. Over here in CA they ask for laptops, ipod, digital cameras, etc... Some people have an incredible sense of entitlement. I am about to leave the group. And over here all messages are moderated.
Yes, a short narrative.... and yes, some people on the COLO SPGS list are asking for laptops and stuff, even old cars.
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Old 06-15-2009, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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I love freecycle. It's nice to get rid of things to places that the item is need/wanted. I've also got some good stuff there.
Here in Bangor ME, all I had to do was sign up. The require your first post to be an offer, and limit how often you can ask for or offer the same item (once a month). I can choose to have it sent to my email account (which I do-it doesn't take me that long to delete the things I'm not interested in, or can't help with) or can go to the site and look. All of ours goes through the mods, so they come out in bulk, and it might be the day after you submitted your post, but I don't think that's a big deal.
Every once in a while we see things like running cars, computers etc being asked for, but like I said, it doesn't take long to delete those.

I think I would ask why they turned you down, maybe they have a limited number of people they can service, or maybe they got you confused with someone else.
I wrote the mod of that group and asked why the deny, but they never responded. It was the Hancock County group.. maybe I should just join the Bangor one instead.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:07 AM
 
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I wrote the mod of that group and asked why the deny, but they never responded. It was the Hancock County group.. maybe I should just join the Bangor one instead.
I just sent an email to Freecycle HQs, with a link to this thread. The freecycle concept is good, but some of their Mods execute the mission rather poorly, either too lax (anything goes, like a gazillion "wanted" ads) or too restrictive (rigid list-nazi control freaks).
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:25 AM
 
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I just looked and for some reason I am no longer on the freecycle locally. It very well could be because I deleted the group.....I did a major purging of groups several months ago. But I could have been booted as well....no idea.

I have asked to rejoin.

Dawn
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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I was turned down for Freecycle, so Craigslist became my backup.
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