Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (P.O.I.S.)

General Category => POIS Research => Topic started by: Ccconfucius on September 26, 2011, 01:32:33 PM

Title: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Ccconfucius on September 26, 2011, 01:32:33 PM
This place is to discuss ideas on getting outside funding.  You can come in drop your ideas and also propose ways you can help. You can also suggest a group that you think will be willing to donate to our cause.
I am going to be working on constructing a letter that can be send to businesses and groups on our behalf, am not a good writer so i will be posting what i wrote for some criticism.
Thanks. 
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: mellivora on September 27, 2011, 09:45:41 AM
Thanks Ccc, good idea.
I've been thinking i might write to a condom manufacturer or two! Seriously! If they help us find a cure, people like us are likely to use more of their products. Its a win-win situation! What have we got to lose?
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: mellivora on September 27, 2011, 11:01:07 AM
Ok...it was just via the contact box on their webpage under sponsorship rather than writing to a specific person....which isn't ideal...but I have just written to a major condom manufacturer asking for help with funds!
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: demografx on September 27, 2011, 01:30:59 PM

I have just written to a major condom manufacturer asking for help with [POIS Medical Research] funds!


Thank you, mellivora!!

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Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Ccconfucius on September 27, 2011, 02:19:38 PM
Thanks Ccc, good idea.
I've been thinking i might write to a condom manufacturer or two! Seriously! If they help us find a cure, people like us are likely to use more of their products. Its a win-win situation! What have we got to lose?

NICE, i wouldnt have thought of condom company but that is actually a great place to ask.   
Is there a way i can see a copy of your letter. 
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: mellivora on October 23, 2011, 05:46:25 AM
Just to update...The condom company has a separate company they use for public relations and I was told to contact them. I did so and my email has apparently been passed on to the relevant person within that company. Its been 2 weeks since I last heard from them so I shall follow up next week.
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Daveman on October 23, 2011, 06:30:35 AM
You never know?!

These kind of things always need heavy follow up, thanks. The Email gets passed on to someone, who lets it sit on his desk for a while, while he attends to 100 other squeeky wheels.

He would probably have to investigate before committing to anything ( which would probably mean passing it on to another desk ), so meantime he attends someting else which is "easier". Sigh.

I think you said you sent along pertinent papers and info about POIS right? Ideally you could actually get in touch with the guy who's desk the EMail is on.

You know, what we need is a pre-packaged letter that describes POIS and gives all the references, and we attach it to everything we send out to who-ever.

If you have something written up, maybe you could PM me with it, and we can edit and tweak it and call it an official document for this kind of thing. We could post it someplace (probably in the information and reading area) so that anyone wishing to connect to someone, would have access to it.
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Daveman on October 23, 2011, 06:33:37 AM
BTW, Thanks a lot for your great work in support of our cause. Every bit of help is greatly appreciated. Believe me I know what it means to take the time out...

Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: mellivora on October 24, 2011, 08:05:57 AM
You never know?!

These kind of things always need heavy follow up, thanks. The Email gets passed on to someone, who lets it sit on his desk for a while, while he attends to 100 other squeeky wheels.

He would probably have to investigate before committing to anything ( which would probably mean passing it on to another desk ), so meantime he attends someting else which is "easier". Sigh.

I think you said you sent along pertinent papers and info about POIS right? Ideally you could actually get in touch with the guy who's desk the EMail is on.

You know, what we need is a pre-packaged letter that describes POIS and gives all the references, and we attach it to everything we send out to who-ever.

If you have something written up, maybe you could PM me with it, and we can edit and tweak it and call it an official document for this kind of thing. We could post it someplace (probably in the information and reading area) so that anyone wishing to connect to someone, would have access to it.


I'm in the process of following up..
You are right, a generic letter would probably be useful. I'll have another look at the letter I wrote. I wasn't totally happy with the letter (I was in POIS afterall!) and I can see some improvements to make. In any case I try to tailor letters a little to whoever I'm sending them to. This one was aimed at a condom company and wouldn't necessarily be as suitable for a different company. But it can be adapted. I'll dig it out and review it and maybe we can work something out, thanks.
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: mellivora on November 02, 2011, 04:25:43 PM
Ok, not wholly unexpected - the company I contacted say they can't help us with funding owing to their existing charity commitments. There are lots of other companies out there though!
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Stef on November 18, 2011, 06:02:33 PM
Hi Mellivora and Everyone!

Mel, your first attempt at getting outside funding was excellent.  I think that contacting a condom company was a brilliant idea!!

It might be helpful to post the name of the company(s) you contacted, so that others don't re-contact them.  There is nothing wrong with them for turning down your request, and it would not be detrimental or harmful to mention the company name -- especially since they state that they have other charity commitments.  That in itself is a complement to the particular company -- the charity commitments.

There are many major condom companies in the US and overseas.  Others on the forum might wish to try their luck at asking for donations (which would be the reason to post the name of the company that couldn't donate.)

As an aside, a close friend of mine -- a guy without POIS -- was blown away by what POIS is.  Of course, he'd never heard of it and was really flabbergasted -- and moved.  He suggested that some of you may want to send a fund-raising letter to some of the popular men's magazines that are sexually-focused, such as Penthouse and Playboy.  he was quite serious about this, and I think it's a good idea too!

Here's a link to sample donation request letters -- http://www.buzzle.com/articles/donation-request-letter.html. (There are many others online.) It might be helpful to you and other forum members who want to reach out.  One hint -- it helps to find out who the president, CEO, etc is of the particular company, so that you can be very specific in addressing the correct person.

Good luck--and keep trying!!!  You (all of you) never know where that big donation will come from!
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Ccconfucius on November 18, 2011, 09:16:21 PM
Hi Mellivora and Everyone!

Mel, your first attempt at getting outside funding was excellent.  I think that contacting a condom company was a brilliant idea!!

It might be helpful to post the name of the company(s) you contacted, so that others don't re-contact them.  There is nothing wrong with them for turning down your request, and it would not be detrimental or harmful to mention the company name -- especially since they state that they have other charity commitments.  That in itself is a complement to the particular company -- the charity commitments.

There are many major condom companies in the US and overseas.  Others on the forum might wish to try their luck at asking for donations (which would be the reason to post the name of the company that couldn't donate.)

As an aside, a close friend of mine -- a guy without POIS -- was blown away by what POIS is.  Of course, he'd never heard of it and was really flabbergasted -- and moved.  He suggested that some of you may want to send a fund-raising letter to some of the popular men's magazines that are sexually-focused, such as Penthouse and Playboy.  he was quite serious about this, and I think it's a good idea too!

Here's a link to sample donation request letters -- http://www.buzzle.com/articles/donation-request-letter.html. (There are many others online.) It might be helpful to you and other forum members who want to reach out.  One hint -- it helps to find out who the president, CEO, etc is of the particular company, so that you can be very specific in addressing the correct person.

Good luck--and keep trying!!!  You (all of you) never know where that big donation will come from!


can we collect donations using nord's name  instead of pois. I dont mean donations from companies, or from people online i mean individuals.     
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Stef on November 20, 2011, 11:10:38 PM
Hi CC,

"Re:  "Can we collect donations using NORD's name instead of pois? I don't mean donations from companies, or from people online i mean individuals."

Unfortunately, no -- your donations for the POIS research grant would need to mention POIS.
This is because if you asked for donations for NORD, without mention of the POIS research grant, then the donations will not be marked for your grant fund.  They'll go to NORD's general expenses fund.

It sounds like the name -- Post-Orgasmic-Illness-Syndrome -- is extremely uncomfortable for many (if not all) of you to mention publicly.  This is understandable -- I really, sincerely mean that.

But if you could step outside of it all for one minute -- consider it someone else's rare condition who is truly, desperately suffering and needs scientific research -- what would you think about the person suffering from POIS?  (When I say "you" I''m not only addressing CC -- am addressing all of you.)

When I recently told one of our healthy (and lusty!) male friends about POIS -- he was first astonished (never heard about it) and then immediately extremely sympathetic.   There was absolutely not one iota of, "Yuck" in his reaction. In fact, one of the first things he said was something like, "Celibacy can't be the answer.  They've got to find a cure!"

So you need to mention POIS for your donations.  I'm sorry that I can't make it easier for you all in that respect.

That was a very good question, CC!
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Ccconfucius on November 28, 2011, 02:25:08 PM
thanks, hopefully most other reacts like your friend.
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Ccconfucius on November 28, 2011, 09:45:34 PM
what do you guys think of the amazon program where if someone buys something from amazon after following a link from the website, amazon gives a small percent to the website.
we have a good amount of people, if have a good amount of memebers that probably shop online.
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Ccconfucius on December 11, 2011, 12:40:00 PM
I have a wild idea   A couple of us buy lottery ticket  as a group if one person win  we donate a percent to pois and share the rest withing ouselves.  Wild but group of employees win lottery all the time
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Daveman on December 11, 2011, 02:47:53 PM
It's not a totally bad idea! If the group won $2M, it could put $100K into research and divide the rest between the participants.

Probably faster than the way we're going now!!

If there's enough interest I we could start a separate thread. We'd also have access to Worldwide lotteries. We can trust the lottery that one of our members may be a part of.

We could use Pay Pal to pay and "RECEIVE"!!

Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Vincent M on December 11, 2011, 08:02:15 PM
Ehh I'm gonna disagree here. The lottery has the worst pay-off odds of any other form of gambling. We'd be better off going to a casino.
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: mellivora on December 17, 2011, 05:36:42 PM
I've posted a message like this twice on the other forum recently. However, the updates they appear to be doing to NSF don't seem to be going smoothly as my posts were lost and the NS site seems to be down at the moment...

I was thinking about what the forum thread with the most views on the web is. I did a few brief google searches to see if there were any references to this. These searches weren't remotely thorough but I found a couple of discussions on the topic. None of the forum threads suggested had anything like the number of views that our thread on NSF has had (well over 1500000). This set me wondering whether it might be worth writing to Guiness World Records to see if they can determine if our thread has had the most views of any forum thread or indeed if its the longest forum thread in existence. Its something that might be tough to assess but what if we do actually hold such a world record?

If we did, this could be a way of gaining publicity. With a bit of encouragement, online news sites and newspapers might run a short piece on this. Of course any article should mention our efforts to raise funds for research into our condition.

However, I did find this on the Guiness World Records website: "We no longer accept any email or postal based records, such as chain letters or similar variations."
Its possible a forum thread would be viewed as such a "similar variation" so might not be considered for a record. Might give it a shot though!

Can anyone find a forum thread that's had as many views as our NS thread? or is as long?
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Ccconfucius on December 22, 2011, 01:34:06 AM
https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/join/landing/referralfees.html

what about an amazon associates program, i shop there all the time am sure there are more here who do.
If that works out we can try other websites.
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Ccconfucius on January 16, 2012, 07:00:31 PM
If we are successful with nord,  we should start a different pot for dr waldinger, so he can continue his research, i think his next step will be to examine semen more closely to find the culprit.
Is it  possible to start one now.
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: mellivora on January 22, 2012, 12:47:44 PM
I'll be brief as I have not much time:  I don't see us making the target this year UNLESS we get more people to donate who are NOT POIS sufferers, i.e. sympathizers.  The most amazing fund drives I've seen on the internet occur on the site reddit.com   A group (under the banner of atheists giving to charity) raised something like $200k in a day.  Big stuff happens when you crowdsource it.  If I were to head it up, I'd go along the lines that most reddit users are males who often celebrate the action of masturbation (search "fapping") or just sex in general.  If we could get some large-scale sympathy from that crowd, we could potentially see a lot of micro-donations.  Now they are a skeptical bunch, so any plea will have to be well written and backed up.

I have to go, I hope there is some discussion on this when I'm back!

I think Nightingale's post about raising money for the NORD fund through crowdsourcing could prove to be the most significant forum post for quite some time. If we act on it.

I've just been looking into reddit and twitter as possible means to fundraise. I can see how its possible to do this and its been done before.

Do any existing users of reddit/twitter have any thoughts?/tips?
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Nightingale on January 22, 2012, 01:35:15 PM
One step would be to choose which subreddit to put our plea into.  Reddit is divided into thousands of subcategories, some of which are well suited for us.  The first to come to mind would be http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/) , or IAmA.   Stands for "I am a" and is mean to be the prefix to your post, so for example our post could be titled "IAmA man who is allergic to my own semen" or "IAmA man who orgasams, and then feels like I just jizzed my brains out for days (I have Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome"

Note the ridiculousness of the second suggestion.  Take a look at the most "upvoted" or highest viewed posts, and they have very witty/provocative headings.  One problem with that subreddit is that it is in the singular "I" rather than the "we" that would suit a general plea on behalf of everyone.  But that's a relatively small thing.

There are more subreddits, probably one for charity, but these smaller subreddits don't go nearly as viral as the others.  Explore the site, lets get some ideas!

Oh and feel free to write some content for our reddit post and post it here, we are going to need to fine tune it

Here's one that got a ton of attention: "IAmA guy that hasn't pooped in the month of August yet. Ask me anything about my extreme constipation." http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/jo5at/iama_guy_that_hasnt_pooped_in_the_month_of_august/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/jo5at/iama_guy_that_hasnt_pooped_in_the_month_of_august/)

Also note his username: "nopooshallpass" ,  a reference to that scene in Lord of the Rings where Gandalf banishes the balrog.  This stuff helps.
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Ccconfucius on January 22, 2012, 04:11:28 PM
very new to reddit, going to start exploring more. i think we should propose on nsf for the witty message and people who can go over to respond.

FANTASTIC IDEA.
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: demografx on January 23, 2012, 12:32:09 AM
EXCELLENT!
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: demografx on January 23, 2012, 12:42:57 AM

I was thinking about what the forum thread with the most views on the web is. I did a few brief google searches to see if there were any references to this. These searches weren't remotely thorough but I found a couple of discussions on the topic. None of the forum threads suggested had anything like the number of views that our thread on NSF has had (well over 1500000). This set me wondering whether it might be worth writing to Guiness World Records to see if they can determine if our thread has had the most views of any forum thread or indeed if its the longest forum thread in existence. Its something that might be tough to assess but what if we do actually hold such a world record?

If we did, this could be a way of gaining publicity. With a bit of encouragement, online news sites and newspapers might run a short piece on this. Of course any article should mention our efforts to raise funds for research into our condition.

However, I did find this on the Guiness World Records website: "We no longer accept any email or postal based records, such as chain letters or similar variations."
Its possible a forum thread would be viewed as such a "similar variation" so might not be considered for a record. Might give it a shot though!

Can anyone find a forum thread that's had as many views as our NS thread? or is as long?


mellivora, would you be up to taking a crack at submitting?
http://member.guinnessworldrecords.com/register/login.aspx
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: mellivora on January 23, 2012, 12:44:24 PM


mellivora, would you be up to taking a crack at submitting?


There's a number of poisy things I intend to do this week. Other things are about to get busy here but yep, its on the list for next few days!
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: mellivora on January 24, 2012, 10:47:06 AM
One step would be to choose which subreddit to put our plea into.  Reddit is divided into thousands of subcategories, some of which are well suited for us.  The first to come to mind would be http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/) , or IAmA.   Stands for "I am a" and is mean to be the prefix to your post, so for example our post could be titled "IAmA man who is allergic to my own semen" or "IAmA man who orgasams, and then feels like I just jizzed my brains out for days (I have Post Orgasmic Illness Syndrome"

Note the ridiculousness of the second suggestion.  Take a look at the most "upvoted" or highest viewed posts, and they have very witty/provocative headings.  One problem with that subreddit is that it is in the singular "I" rather than the "we" that would suit a general plea on behalf of everyone.  But that's a relatively small thing.

There are more subreddits, probably one for charity, but these smaller subreddits don't go nearly as viral as the others.  Explore the site, lets get some ideas!

Oh and feel free to write some content for our reddit post and post it here, we are going to need to fine tune it

Here's one that got a ton of attention: "IAmA guy that hasn't pooped in the month of August yet. Ask me anything about my extreme constipation." http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/jo5at/iama_guy_that_hasnt_pooped_in_the_month_of_august/ (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/jo5at/iama_guy_that_hasnt_pooped_in_the_month_of_august/)

Also note his username: "nopooshallpass" ,  a reference to that scene in Lord of the Rings where Gandalf banishes the balrog.  This stuff helps.


I've had look around and I think you hit the nail at the first attempt Nightingale. I think the 'Iama' subreddit is the most suitable. Its easy to find on the site and popular. I don't think its a problem that it's "I" and not "we", it'll likely make the post more personal. Individual cases are often used in charity campaigns because people can relate to an individual more than an illness.

I don't think we should spend too long getting this up and running. I'm having a think about it now. I'd be happy to take it on but the drawback of me doing it at the moment is that I'm scheduled to be away for 3 weeks of February and will likely have no internet access for nearly all that time. We need to be able to respond to people's posts and we only have 2 months before our deadline.

I'll have a think about the content of the post - we need to include donating of course! But I'll kick things off with a couple of suggestions and look forward to reading any others people have:

Username suggestions:

sosexyithurts
imtoosexyformybody


Headings:

iama guy who hasn't been able to ejaculate for 15 years without being sick for at least a week afterward

Iama guy who can't have sex or masturbate without being ill for at least a week afterward

iama man who hasn't ejaculated for 15 years without being ill afterward and I need your help

iama man who, like several hundred others in the world, can't ejaculate without being ill for at least a week afterward.

I am a guy who cant jizz without being sick

Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Ccconfucius on January 24, 2012, 11:36:45 AM
i think ur headings should be one of your username
sosexyithrts
imtoosexyformybody    
those will attract alot of people, i was laughing when i read them, that is one thing that  attracts on reddit.


username can be boring, but heading should be fun.

what should be style of response to negative response, we cant be defensive
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: mellivora on January 24, 2012, 01:33:08 PM
Thanks for the feedback CC

I agree the headings should have a good hook/bit of humour if we can word them right but I also think some intrigue based on fact goes a long way. As Nightingale said, I think a good catchy username can help with getting responses too even if its not the first thing you see. Its a second punchline.

Posts on the subreddit iama need to start I am a....
I do think some details of our case in the title could help. And there are several Iama's that have pretty "sensible" headings that have nonetheless had a lot of views because they give just enough specific info that you want to find out more.

Personally I think just putting: 'I am a man that is too sexy for his body' or 'I am a man that is so sexy it hurts' isn't quite enough. They might be a little intriguing but I think they only become funny when you already know the context. I might be wrong.

Perhaps a bit of both. Something along the lines of:

 I am a man who is so sexy it hurts. Ejaculation makes me sick
or
I am a man who is too sexy for his body. Ejaculation is killing me.

Perhaps the 2nd is going too far...! (or at least I hope its not literally true!)

Good to be getting some thoughts from on this....keep em coming!
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: demografx on January 24, 2012, 03:11:33 PM

mellivora, would you be up to taking a crack at submitting? [to Guinness World Records]


There's a number of poisy things I intend to do this week. Other things are about to get busy here but yep, its on the list for next few days!


mellivora, THANK YOU!!!!
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: MrMoonJr on January 24, 2012, 04:56:45 PM
I would Just Like to say I think the Reddit- IAmA is a great way to get attention. A lot of people use Reddit daily and some posts get tons of feedback.

As for some possible Username I like the idea of being Eye Catching.

"ImSoSexyItHurts" Is a really good one, it also adds humour which I like. Some other possibilities I thought of Are:

-SickAfterSex
-FluAfterFellatio
-SexMakesMeSick
-PornMakesMePuke

and Some Ideas for IamA
-IamAvictimOfPOIS
-IamAllergictoMyself
-IamAVitctimBySex
-IamAllergictoSex
-IamAVictimOfaRareDisease

Tell me what you think :D
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: mellivora on January 24, 2012, 05:48:50 PM
Hi MrMoonJr!
Thanks a lot for taking time to contribute your thoughts. FluAfterFellatio made me chuckle - that's good.

I like IamAllergictoSex. That might elicit a wtf reaction and get people reading. I guess the drawback is we don't know that's the case for sure and part of the purpose of the NORD grant is to get to the bottom of what is causing pois once and for all.

I think it could be a fun experience to be the POIS reddit guy and it might be quite liberating to talk to some randoms about our condition.

Hopefully we'll get some more suggestions and thoughts. If you think of anymore, you know where to write them! Thanks again!
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: MrMoonJr on January 24, 2012, 07:49:15 PM
Hey! Just a question, if people are going to donate, lets say friends or family, do they just go to the NORD website and go through the same process we would?
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Stef on January 24, 2012, 10:07:06 PM
Hi MrMoon,

ANYONE can donate. He/she would use the same process that any of you would -- through the website.

Also, if someone would rather not use the website donation page -- for any reason -- a check sent by postal mail is fine (a check in American funds).  Many of our donations do come in by check.

Stefanie (aka "nordnurse")



Hey! Just a question, if people are going to donate, lets say friends or family, do they just go to the NORD website and go through the same process we would?
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: demografx on January 24, 2012, 11:37:55 PM
FluAfterFellatio????

LOL!!!!!

 ;D    ;D    ;D
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Vincent M on January 25, 2012, 12:33:02 PM
For usernames

"Allergic_To_My_Semen"
"Allergic_To_Orgasm"
"Allergic_To_Jizzing"
"Allergic_To_Dat_Ass"
"Sex_Denied"


man i feel goofy. We need to catch up on the latest internet memes involving sexual humor in particular.

Another thing to Keep in mind is everyone on these sites is extremely pro-masturbation and pro-porn so anything that makes us look like we are against porn or sex like "SexMakesMeSick" or anything along those lines wouldn't turn out well for us. There are a lot of people out there who seem to have Sexual Exhaustion if anyone remembers how we contacted their group before. These people go around the net saying that masturbation and porn cause bad health effects for everyone. Thus the majority of people on these sites respond with anger whenever someone appears to be one of these people. I know this because before I had POIS I thought for some time that masturbation must make everyone feel the way I did, because of some ancient Chinese philosophy type thing I read about how losing the semen causes weakness so I went around telling everyone how bad masturbation is and I was basically crucified each time.

Looking at the other suggestions...
FluAfterFellatio might work. PornMakesMePuke wouldn't be a good idea for the reason I mentioned above in my opinion. I feel like the "I'm too sexy" thing is too old school and we need something newer to target the new generation. That's another thing to think about though is who exactly is our audience? We want guys who have money to toss around so we need to think about what kind of things would attract that particular population. If we use a name that is too sexually "dirty" we might risk losing more conservative types and females. In that case something generic, but eye-catching like AllergicToSex or AllergicToOrgasm might be a good middle ground to take.
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: mellivora on January 26, 2012, 06:53:07 AM
Some good points re: sexual exhaustion, thanks Vincent Marcus. I agree when it comes to getting people to donate we don't want to be too light-hearted or sexually "dirty" as you put it. Its  a serious, life-wasting condition and we need to convey that. Plenty of posts on iama are pretty matter-of-fact but still get a lot of views. But a bit of humour/wittiness sprinkled on top to show we are human despite our condition and hook people in is probably good. Fewer people would want to engage/help someone who is negative all the time. I think just being matter-of-fact and open perhaps with a bit of banter where appropriate is more the way to go.

We need to get this on the road. Does anyone here want to put themselves forward to be our guy on reddit? As I mentioned, I'd be happy to but I'm going to be away for much of Feb with very limited internet access so I wouldn't be around to keep the thread going.
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Ccconfucius on January 29, 2012, 03:58:55 PM
I think this is a good quote to use; Got it from poissufferer's post and tweaked it a littler i think we have alot of post that we use on reddit to use as topic title but we got to find.

I am guy who has lost 10 of my life, and I mean lost!".
- go on to describe how and why.
      - we can compile some of our stories here
                -  try to connect with people
      -  describe pois
- transition to how to donate money




I think we should do this quick before reddit gets desensitized to solicitations.  I can start an account but, i think there should be people who are not always fogged out like me to respond.

Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: Nightingale on January 29, 2012, 10:13:09 PM
I think this is a good quote to use; Got it from poissufferer's post and tweaked it a littler i think we have alot of post that we use on reddit to use as topic title but we got to find.

I am guy who has lost 10 of my life, and I mean lost!".
- go on to describe how and why.
      - we can compile some of our stories here
                -  try to connect with people
      -  describe pois
- transition to how to donate money




I think we should do this quick before reddit gets desensitized to solicitations.  I can start an account but, i think there should be people who are not always fogged out like me to respond.



I think this is a good outline to work with.  I"l be thinking of what to add tomorrow...
Title: Re: Getting Outside Funding.
Post by: mellivora on January 30, 2012, 07:47:01 PM
I think this is a good quote to use; Got it from poissufferer's post and tweaked it a littler i think we have alot of post that we use on reddit to use as topic title but we got to find.

I am guy who has lost 10 of my life, and I mean lost!".
- go on to describe how and why.
      - we can compile some of our stories here
                -  try to connect with people
      -  describe pois
- transition to how to donate money




I think we should do this quick before reddit gets desensitized to solicitations.  I can start an account but, i think there should be people who are not always fogged out like me to respond.



I think this is a good outline to work with.  I"l be thinking of what to add tomorrow...

Thanks for making moves to push this forward guys. My time is severely limited by work just now - and some POIS mixed in at the moment :-/ I'll also try to do what I can in the few days before I go away for a few weeks. Here's something interesting: two very similar reddit posts or at least both are on the same topic.BUT -  one got 6732 comments the other got 23. Both were submitted 25th Jan. We can probably learn something from this. The one with lots of posts adds a bit more of a hook in the title and more detail in the actual post than the other one.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/ovs2r/iama_former_chuck_e_cheese_employee_ama/

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/ow2z9/iama_former_gameroom_employee_of_chuck_e_cheese_i/