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May 13, 2008

Do not waste your precious time by signing petitions without proper targets

target says where petitions will be sent to, once it has enough
signs.That could be an organisation,an embassy,a government,a mayor etc.
A petition without a proper target is definitely worthless.
Do not waste your precious time by reading and/or signing petitions like this.
People creating petitions should inform themselves about this,before starting one.
In case you receive petitions like this from others,please inform them as well,
Take a look at the targets of these petitions,and than ask yourself where these petitions are supposed to be sent to.
Do not sign them!!!!And do not send them on to others,they are a clear example of petitions being useless to sign:

100,000 to Save the Orangutans!
Target:Raise awareness of cruelties to orangutans???
Send a message to China.
Target:Consumers ???
Save the Forests!
Target:I plan to save a rainforest where many creatures live???
Visibility: Everyone
Posted: Tuesday May 13, 2008, 1:14 pm
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DAPHNE D. (286)
Tuesday May 13, 2008, 3:22 pm

Jim Phillips (3205)
Tuesday May 13, 2008, 3:28 pm
Some of the petitions I have seen lately are useless. They are poorly thought out, poorly written and addressed to no specific organization. There is no plan of presenting the petition once it has or may have reached its objective signature goals. There is no target. There is no objective.

I would like to see, in the subject, the title of the petition so I know and can see what it is. It simply says "Action Alert from Joe Blow". I have to open each one, each letter to find out what the petition is. Sometimes, it is a petition I have already signed, thus I have wasted my time. The person who has sent me the petition has also wasted her/his time as well.

The idea of a petition is worthwhile endeavour but only if the petition is properly done and with an objective, a target, a presentation.

Jessie Cross (295)
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 1:23 am
Kudos to you, Trudi - I raised this subject someyears ago but it was about time someone did it again - especially since the introduction of the horrendous 'ACTION ALERT' feature - the most vilified and loathed feature care2 has ever implemented! :-)))laugh or :-(((( cry???

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 6:16 am
Thank you Trudi for carring the sword!!! I second that cause.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 12:26 pm
Thank you for pointing this out, I'm new to this so I had no idea until I read this. Now I'll be more aware.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 12:27 pm
Thank you for pointing this out, I'm new to this so I had no idea until I read this. Now I'll be more aware.

Trudi Reijnders (242)
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 12:32 pm
Thank you Candi.Goal of this was to make people more aware when they sign,and I'm happy to see it works.

Kathy Chadwell (365)
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 4:16 pm
Way to go Trudi
Not to mention they are hurting the good petitions. They're over shadowing them and causing people to resent petitions:(
Thank you Thank you Trudi.

Fil J. (28)
Wednesday May 14, 2008, 5:11 pm
Thanks Trudi for pointing this out

Kenneth L. (314)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 5:22 am
Way to go Trudi. Great minds think alike. I myself have commented on this about petitions in the last couple of days and then all of a sudden I see your's, talking about the ssme thing! Great! No one needs to waste their precious time with frivolous or stupid or worthless petitions.

Trudi Reijnders (242)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 5:32 am
Fact remains that Care2 invented this sending on and on action alert system.And I am afraid they are not planning to change it.

Jody Evans (780)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 6:48 am
Thanks, and yes! I completely agree! I think a lot of people just don't know how to write petitions. There are a few groups on Care2 which can help!

Also...Action Alerts...What a horrible system that is! No clue from the subject line, just someone else's idea of what I should sign. I wish there was a way to turn it off so they wouldn't crowd up my box! It makes it hard to get to the mail that is really important for me to see! Not that petitions are not important, but I really prefer to just go to the petition site and pick out my own to sign, unless there's something someone reeeeeeeeeeeeeally wants me to see. Then it should have a subject line.

We're all here because we want to help make the world a little better in this way or that, so I think it's important we make our time count. Ill-written petitions and Action Alerts take up toooo much of people's time. Speaking for myself, it makes it hard for me to get through my mail to see if anyone wrote to me asking for help concerning their health. That's why I'm spread the word about natural health and to help people learn, as well as to help people with health challenges they may be facing, but I can't do it if I can't even get through my mail!

Thanks and I hope this helps...
Vibraceous, ND

C L. (32)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 8:02 am
Ironic that this should be posted, because I awoke today to find 4 undeliverable emails in my personal inbox. They were all generated from the same Care2 cause. (Saving the forests in the south.) This makes me wary of signing ANYTHING in the future! I should add that my FULL NAME & COMPLETE ADDRESS were included as a signature.

Theresa M. (0)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 11:44 am
Thank you for noticing this!

I have been getting a petition for saving the polar bears and at the same time I had read an article on yahoo. It said that the polar bears were on the endangered species list now.

Not that I donít care about polar bears or any living creature for that matter.

I have tried to see if it belonged to an organization or a person who is trying to bring attention to a cause, but most of the time it doesnít give the information you need to know. Iíve deleted these emails and the next thing I know they are back in my inbox sometimes with the more urgent need to sign, like a spammer!

When I first came to this site (a few months back) I had wondered about whether they were authentic or not or if someone was just taking a survey.

Thank you

Trudi Reijnders (242)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 11:59 am
Theresa,I sent you a message about a petition for the polarbears.Please read it.
Thank you for your comment

Melisa R. (56)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 11:42 pm
I agry whit that. There cud be too somm interest or simular.

Melisa R. (56)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 11:50 pm
Here woos to one Petition for kiling enimals-dogs in Serbia and there wass writing that we dont have low to protect enimals. I have two cats and one dog in my home and my opinion is that this people need moor money to solve somm problems, need donation wich is moor for they loans. Exsampel is that ORKA people (who work there, Organisation for protecting enimals) have loan 1000eur and other people jushual have 200eur. Thats is rison bicouse there enimal dont have oll what they need maybe. We have biger problem here and that is chipsys people and that is big sham for people here to live they live whit aut wother and light under brigs whit smol children and babys...I hope soon I shcall have material to make petition for that people here. Thanks

Melisa R. (56)
Thursday May 15, 2008, 11:54 pm
We have low here to protect enimals. From people who works we have low, to take somm % from loan for enimals.Too have many organisation who care for.

Gregory Phillips (49)
Monday May 19, 2008, 9:51 am
Like my friend Jim below me I relfect the same response. So many of my friends forward petitions to me and because this subject is important to them and no doubt myself I always open the message. However, I don't always sign the petition because it is poorly written and or has no TARGET.

Any petition supported by care2 needs to have it's target right up front so all can understand the complete purpose. Thank you Trudi

Susan Hall-Amado (61)
Wednesday June 4, 2008, 8:46 am
I agree with this. I am often spending more time opening all of these action alerts only to find that I have already signed. Since I only have internet at my office, my time is limited.
Petitions are supposed to have an objective and serve a specific purpose. They should be properly thought out. If done right, these I gladly sign.

Patsy P. (37)
Monday June 16, 2008, 9:51 am
I figured this out along time ago..
So many wanting to make a petition so badly.>Trying to help they see that it goes to a dead end.

I got an email few months ago That states petions by online sites are not legal, And will not go before congress. It stated that congress will not recognize petitions that have no valid names, Nor any that do not have all the ersons info.. So more than we know of Petitions we are pushing for, May not reach Congress to be voted on..

But Also this petition about petitions is also a OXymoron... No offense.. It does help people see your point.

God Bless !

Matsi Yasei (20)
Thursday August 7, 2008, 7:56 pm
Thanks for posting this. It's been a real problem lately.


Trudi Reijnders
female, age 59, committed relationship, 1 child
Amsterdam, Noord-holland, Netherlands
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