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Freecycle Controversy February 05, 2008 8:35 PM

Here's the lowdown on freecycle going Corporate, controlling freecycle Yahoo groups, moving Yahoo freecycle groups off Yahoo, trying to trademark the word freecycle, and trying to force people to always capitalize it.

http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2006/7/26/111526/801

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Geez, no wonder people have got their feathers ruffled February 05, 2008 9:00 PM

Just reading a bit more about why people are so peeved at Freecycles founder, Mr. Beal. His law firm has filed more suits than a Cleaners has ironed and against free recyclers who even use the word "free" in their name like freeshare.

 

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 February 06, 2008 5:04 PM

Hmmmm.... 
Interesting...
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 December 27, 2009 8:35 PM

Never liked FC anyway because newbies never get a chance to exchange. I was on there for a year and no matter what I offered was ignored and if I requested something was super mega ignored. I noticed the same names always exchanging with one another. I think it should either be need based or first come first served.

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 November 16, 2011 5:59 AM

Yup too elitist for ordinary folk.

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 November 18, 2011 8:53 AM

And believe me.  Ordinary is my middle name.

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 November 18, 2011 3:37 PM

Mary, You and me both Babe.

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