1. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez XFlak Fanboy
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    @Chary is there any public transportation running in you area?
     
  2. Frederica Bernkastel

    Frederica Bernkastel GBAtemp Psycho!
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    Not being given a warning is unfair and after that losing what you had seems unimaginable. Not just "things", but there's sentimental value and shock to be considered, for everybody caught out by the hurricane.

    Wishing all the best to you Chary, and all other victims.
     
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  3. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps
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    A guy in A pickup truck is taking me to George r brown. Got transferred to a school bus. Am currently seeing scenic view of the whole city underwater pretty much.
     
  4. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez XFlak Fanboy
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    Oh damn. Thats sketchy. Keep yourself safe. Scum bags love to take advantage of people when they are in need. I hope you have someone to help watch over you and keep you safe.

    Please keep updating us so we all know you are safe. I hope someone here on gbatemp has a direct way of contacting you in an emergency.

    And hell, dont be afraid to show us some pictures.
     
  5. N1N

    N1N GBAtemp Regular
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    Is it just me or are you guys breaking your own rules
     
  6. Deleted User

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    Shh...
    This is fine
     
  7. EyeZ

    EyeZ GBAtemp Addict
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    It's just you.
     
  8. Olmectron

    Olmectron GBAtemp Addict
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    I just went to read the https://gbatemp.net/help/terms again, and I didn't see anything they are breaking.

    If you talk about the Advertising & Requests section, it talks about promoting your own webpage or something commercial. And about begging in the forums... This is not begging. This is simply asking for donations gently. There's a lot of difference between those two; if begging, you see a user going from thread to thread asking people to do something (visit their page, talk to them, help them, anything); when simply asking politely without harassing people, there's nothing wrong,
     
  9. sp3off

    sp3off GBATemp's least active boy
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    Just saw the donation page, and I got very happy, just to see how kind you are people. Keep it up !
     
  10. T-hug

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    This isn't begging, we want to help someone out that is in a living disaster most of us will hopefully never have to deal with.
    As I live in another country there isn't much I can do but GoFundMe allows us to TRY and help in some small way.
     
  11. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?
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    This popped up before, but no it actually isn't. The rules actually specifically state members, and this is an admin run and sponsored fundraiser. The owners of the site can honestly do whatever the hell they please in general, but that specific wording does leave them perfectly in the clear by their own rules.

    In general the rule exists to stop people begging for things or setting up stupid gonfundmes filling up the forum. It is actually possible to speak with admins/upper mods and have such a thing approved, and has been done in the past i'm quite sure.

    I could nitpick about 10 other things but that's all I really need to say.
     
  12. Begger: Please give me some money
    Charity: Please donate some money

    There isn't much difference between the two but what's happening is that GBATemp's staff are allowing it because it's done by the staff itself.
     
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  13. raphamotta

    raphamotta GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    Well I remember some thread from user @Kafluke asking for donation for a funeral and being closed, not much different from this thread I believe. I really think the rules needs to be rewritten to avoid this kind of situation.

    BTW Chary hope you'll be fine!
     
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  14. EyeZ

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    i don't think this is the time or the place to be discussing the rules.

    If anyone is unclear about the rules then create a thread, I'm sure a staff member will be pleased to clarify.

    Chary has enough to deal with without this constant bickering.
     
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  15. You have a point but the staff should not be bending the rules for their own liking.
     
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  16. Deleted User

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    Lets just stop discussing the rules
    This isnt a thread about rules
     
  17. Coto

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    Infuriating. my support goes towards @Chary and I hope to help you as much as possible. Keep strong girl!
     
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  18. Naendow

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    I'd even say that the thread should get locked. This isn't the first discussion of some disrespectful idiots about this and that won't be the last one.
    It is so sad that people won't show some compassion even in a situation like this. They don't even have the idea to create another thread for it.

    But that's how our society is these days. They're only lucky if they have some bs to talk about.
     
  19. Olmectron

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    Well, yep. You're right. Here's the thread you talked about: https://gbatemp.net/threads/family-in-need-please-help.477847/

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    I don't want to dirt this thread. I just answered to someone who was saying this was against the forum rules (as in 'begging', which is explained here https://gbatemp.net/help/terms), while I said this was different to that, as it was more a polite asking for donations.

    I'm okay with everyone saying this is no place for arguing.

    My prayers go to Chary and all her family.
     
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  20. osaka35

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    i will give all that i can
     
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