Please Note: Both Destro and C.I.A.D. from Hiss Tank have responded very graciously to this posting. The original thread is now restored and C.I.A.D. has apologized for any ill will caused.
I’d like to thank them for doing so and in responding in such a manner.
Also closing comments due to the original issue being resolved. Anything outside of that issue, I can’t do anything about. Man it got nasty fast. Hope you folks enjoyed the site! AND GIVE TO TOYS FOR TOTS!
One of the hardest things to do when running the contest Geeks for Tots is getting people to actually enter. One thing that is usually not so hard to do is to at least share information about it, since it is a contest that supports a charity.
There are a lot of sites that don’t run it as news for whatever reason, but I can post about it in their forums without a problem. I’ve been posting it on the site Hiss Tank every year. In fact, I’d generate a lot of interest there. There are actually a lot of people that bash Hiss Tank for whatever reason and due to my positive experiences of selling and buying there combined with the good will I got from the members for Geeks for Tots, I really didn’t get where they were coming from. Until now.
Last week I posted a thread about Geeks for Tots encouraging people to donate to Toys for Tots and to enter the contest. An administrator deleted the thread and send me a PM. The following messages are the ones that went back and forth unedited and presented without comment. I’d like to know, was I in the wrong here? Or was the admin being needlessly rude?
Did you talk with an Admin or Site Owner regarding posting the TFT thread?
If not, then you’ll definitely need to do that.
LMK either way…
No I did not. I’ve posted it every year that I’ve done it and nobody has ever mentioned it being a problem before.
It’s not anything done for profit it’s just an encouragement to donate to Toys for Tots. I gain nothing from it other than possibly encouraging others to give to a charity, so I’m not sure why it would be a problem.
I understand what it’s for.
Yeah, definitely run it by an Owner for sure. Everything of that nature should be run by them first.
Touch base with DESTRO or Super_Megatron, and as long as they green light it then you can re-post it.
I’m not getting a response from either one of them. Is there someone else I can ask?
Those two are the ones to ask about it.
Since you contacted them, I would just wait to hear back from them, as I’m sure they are busy like the rest of us.
I realize that people are busy, but time is of the essence here. Toys for Tots bins collect early. In fact, I’d be surprised if there were any left by the end of next week.
I just want to raise awareness to the charity regardless of whether or not anyone enters the contest or not. I don’t understand why this would even be an issue. It’s not a commercial venture. And we’re giving away G.I. Joe items.
I can’t help you understand if you don’t “get it” already.
There is a protocol that needs to be followed, and I let you know what you needed to do.
So, it’s up to you whether you wait to hear back from them patiently or not, but getting flustered isn’t going to help regardless.
Anyhow, all you can do is wait to see what they say.
Personally, I would not suggest hounding them over this, though.
They will reply when they can, and if they choose to.
Well despite your rudeness, I thank you for your help.
I hope you are able to donate to Toys for Tots and have a wonderful holiday season.