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    Default GoFundMe, huh?

    One of the most recent ones I've seen that make me go, huh really??

    "Fibromyalgia Hope"
    https://www.gofundme.com/2aqkcbxw
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    Most of the crowd funding things make me shake my head.

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    My wife knows a transtesticle who is trying to get the operation and started a gofundme account for their operation. I get people being down on their luck with illnesses but I'm not gonna pay for someone to have a sex change.

    I swear. People's perception of what they're owed and what the define as a "need" is comical. Someone needing money for cancer treatments? Sign me up. But for someone's family to live comfortable? Get on welfare.


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    Well we're unfortunately going to have to use them for donations this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Well we're unfortunately going to have to use them for donations this year.
    Yeah Brett but that's a viable reason. Not to pay to keep someone's lifestyle up.


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    This site has the potential to do good things for people, and I'm sure it does occasionally, but over time I'm guessing it's mostly going to be everyone begging for cash for non essential things.
    If it hasn't started already.

    "I just broke my bong"..."help me get another"...."I need an iPhone" .... type stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Well we're unfortunately going to have to use them for donations this year.
    Something like that is where I see it doing good things.
    As Fudd said, unfortunately, people have to abuse it and ask for silly things that they don't really need.

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    I have absolutely no problem with anyone using GoFundMe, or any other donation/pledge site to raise money for anything. As long as they are honest a forthright about what it is the money is being used for, more power to them. No one is forcing anyone to pay. In fact, it may keep many people away from taking out shitty loans that they won't be able to keep up payments on, and filing for bankruptcy. I see nothing wrong with appealing to the generosity of mankind.

    That being said, I am starting a GoFundMe to raise money to buy this:



    Just $10,123.60! We'll make it an even $11,000 to cover shipping and such.
    blah blah blah Devin Townsend blah blah blah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman View Post
    I have absolutely no problem with anyone using GoFundMe, or any other donation/pledge site to raise money for anything. As long as they are honest a forthright about what it is the money is being used for, more power to them. No one is forcing anyone to pay. In fact, it may keep many people away from taking out shitty loans that they won't be able to keep up payments on, and filing for bankruptcy. I see nothing wrong with appealing to the generosity of mankind.

    That being said, I am starting a GoFundMe to raise money to buy this:



    Just $10,123.60! We'll make it an even $11,000 to cover shipping and such.
    Shoot for the moon bro. Set it up and I'll donate. It's a travesty when people have sub par guitars. Not a very well discussed plight. Lol.


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    Well. I'm partial to guitars, and I have a crappy one, so I can't argue that.

    I do have a problem with some of the stuff people are looking for money though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Well we're unfortunately going to have to use them for donations this year.
    Nah dude, Hot Sauce has got it covered.

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