I may be Irish but I AM NOT PREDIJUCED

sundance

Songster
12 Years
Someone on BYC suggested I get an incubator and I thought why not, so i checked craigs list none listed, then I remembered a site someone had mentioned called FREECYCLE, so thought i would check it out since my dd says I forget to throw anything away( I may need it someday), and these people had the nerve to tell me that i had to be approved tobe a member of freecycle.Anything i need to be APPROVED OF before I can join don't and won't get me. sorry, long rant Just angry.Rules Yes, approval , ain't no way
marrie
 

farmerlor

Songster
11 Years
Dec 25, 2008
2,074
10
181
middle of nowhere Colorado
LOL! They do that because some people get on freecycle to spam the group about "free" information on working from home or "free" TVs if you show up at the house wearing fishnet stockings and high heels.....
 

ksacres

At Your Service
12 Years
Nov 16, 2007
4,230
17
254
San Antonio TX
Everyone that joins has to be approved first. That's just the way they do it. In my freecycle group, your first posts have to be offers too, you can't just come in and say "I want, I want, I want".
 

JennsPeeps

Rhymes with 'henn'
11 Years
Jun 14, 2008
6,583
25
261
South Puget Sound
I don't get what the deal is. "Approval" isn't a hazing like on a college frat boy movie. It means just that your IP address is approved & won't be used to broadcast spam & porn.

If that upset you, don't go to ravelry.com - it's a site for knitters and you have to be
approved
(basically it's b/c the site owners are safeguarding server space by managing how many people can use the site at once).
 

NurseNettie

Songster
11 Years
Feb 13, 2008
926
2
149
Northern Maine
It's really not you... they want to keep the spammers and the automatic spam programs and bots and email address collectors out of the lists, so they make sure everyone is a "real" person with a real IP address and email address, so they can contact members when they need to. Please reconsider, you'll like Freecycle! The rules are just to keep things orderly and as spam free as possible.

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Catalina

Songster
12 Years
Jul 19, 2007
1,241
10
181
Minnesota
I've tried to join my local freecycle 2 times, but have never been accepted.


What do you answer for this question - "Please tell the group owner about yourself and why you would like to join the group"

? That I want to..... get rid of the 6 bikes, tires and carpet remnants that are in my shed?
 

sundance

Songster
12 Years
I probably over reacted to the approval notice, but being married to an American Indian, and having been told many times "we have the right to refuse service to anyone" and we don't serve half breeds you get a little? paranoid, no, a lot paranoid.So If I offended anyone I am truly sorry.as its my problem.
marrie
 

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