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  • It's pretty civil going for /. since it lacks the usual infantile postings and a few even raised good points. I wouldn't take it too seriously. The foundation would do well to hire a professional fundraiser which would address your specific concern among others but they don't come cheaply and would go against the whole 'grass roots chic' thing.

    • Very true. It just seems like there's a higher-than-usual ratio of troll to non-troll postings on this particular story. Could just be the fact that it's the first time I've actually paid any real attention to the comments on /. in many months.

      I agree that a professional fundraiser isn't necessarily the way to go. I guess it just seems that if little ol' me has a friend who happens to be a marketer, someone else must also have such a friend they could mooch off of :) Heck, someone could have even asked

      • by hfb (74) on 2002.02.06 0:27 (#4146) Homepage Journal

        Well, considering that Larry's layoff was viewed by some at ORA as something nearing a 'state secret', one of whom chastised Jarkko for my subtle mention of it in one of my journals, it will not be helpful in getting people to donate to help Larry when most will still think he's employed by ORA. It's never a good idea when raising money to keep shifting the goals/recipients/etc as when people give money they like to see a campaign succeed and the warm fuzzies that go with that...now all the people who gave before suddenly have $80k more to reach the goal and will feel awfully frustrated, among other things, if they feel they can't offer any more financial support. I'm happy to see Larry finally get a grant but usually in fundraising doing this sort of bait and switch would be very unsuccessful.