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get a well in my daughters african village UPDATE PICTURES!!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:01 pm

As many of you know my adopted daughter is from a village in Malawi, Africa, and her village is in pretty rough shape. I entered a contest with rogers on facebook ( i know, i know) to win $25,000 for using towards an "experience". i said i wanted to experience her family having clean safe water, and anyway, their panel selected my entry as a top entry and now it's open for voting. I realize not everyone of you loves me, or rogers, or Facebook, but if you could help my daughters village, it would be awesome. I realize the sentiment around here in regards to facebook, and can appreciate it. This would save real lives, and tangibly improve the lives of some of the poorest people in the world. I have a lot of respect for this community, and hope some of you will be able to help out! if you're a facebook hater, maybe you could ask friends who do use it? My "story" is currently in 28th, under the name "Josh P." and the URL is https://www.facebook.com/Rogers/app_103139599851953 i realize it wants you to install this stupid app, so i appreciate any thing you can do.

Thanks guys,

Josh Pozzolo

pictures: http://s1340.beta.photobucket.com/user/ ... g/library/
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:28 pm

I tried to vote, but have just discovered my trusty Facebook account has lapsed (that's how much I like Facebook).

I forwarded this to my GF (who's on FB). She tried to download the app, but then couldn't figure out how to access the entire entries or vote. I'll look at it later to see if perhaps she's missed something, but are there any more explicit instructions you can provide?
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:33 pm

I'll check when I can get on Facebook.

You might be able to find someone at Water.org that might be able to swing some more votes your way. They're good for that.
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:35 pm

SSK... normally I'd have some snarky quip here, but in this case I'll actually try to get on FB and do this since it really is worthy cause. You earn an upthumb on this one 8)
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:12 pm

OK! it seems that rogers creates apps as well as they provide service! it's crap!

you seemingly have to refresh it a ton until it prompts you for "show all content" and then, and only then, can you vote. I really wish they did a better job, it sucks saying "vote for this, but it's horrible, and it takes work". i'm up to 10th guys, please, please keep on trying!

the contest continues for another week, and voting is daily, so i appreciate everything you're doing!
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:16 pm

superjawes wrote:You might be able to find someone at Water.org that might be able to swing some more votes your way. They're good for that.


great idea! i contacted them!
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:23 pm

cynan wrote:I forwarded this to my GF (who's on FB). She tried to download the app, but then couldn't figure out how to access the entire entries or vote. I'll look at it later to see if perhaps she's missed something, but are there any more explicit instructions you can provide?


OK. She was able to vote after switching browsers. Apparently it didn't work well with Chrome.
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:26 pm

cynan wrote:I tried to vote, but have just discovered my trusty Facebook account has lapsed (that's how much I like Facebook).

I forwarded this to my GF (who's on FB). She tried to download the app, but then couldn't figure out how to access the entire entries or vote. I'll look at it later to see if perhaps she's missed something, but are there any more explicit instructions you can provide?


the link should take you to a facebook page with a bunch of colored tiles. it will only let you vote if you show all content. might need to be refreshed, (possibly more than once :( ) but please, it's worth it!

it seems to only work AT ALL (and still with issues) in IE.

awesome! thanks cynan! see if she can vote daily for the next week!


And thanks! i'm up to 10th!
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:35 pm

You're up to 8th now.

I've tried and tried, with no success in either Chrome or IE. I'll give it a go again later.
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:41 pm

I voted!
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:46 pm

yay! 7th guys!

I'll bug you every day for the next week to vote again!
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:47 pm

That's crazy awesome SSK. Shared and liked.
Good Luck
edit: and voted!
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:51 pm

I don't use Facebook, but today I did, just for you.

I feel kinda slimy, but also a little turned on.

Weird.

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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:58 pm

I CAN'T VOTE! Blah. Very worthy cause tho- Shared! (And I'll keep trying to to vote.)

Goodluck!
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:01 pm

Voted.

Thanks for brightening a crappy day :)
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:02 pm

Got it! Apparently Safari works no trouble but Chrome doesn't.....
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:09 pm

5th!!!!!

I love you guys!!
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:12 pm

Voted! Says you're in 5th place!
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:20 pm

Also, for the record, your cause is far more just than some of the ones ahead of you- Travelling to see a Formula One race somewhere in the world verses providing water to an entire village?

Oh well, JUST KEEP VOTING GERBILS :)
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Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:22 pm

yeah, i do agree. i was behind the "doggy daycare" girl before i started hassling people. i don't want to sound mean, but it is an extremely important cause! thank you so much Henfactor!
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:10 pm

sweatshopking wrote:yeah, i do agree. i was behind the "doggy daycare" girl before i started hassling people. i don't want to sound mean, but it is an extremely important cause! thank you so much Henfactor!


No worries boss :) I'll see if I can rope some fb amigos into voting too!
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:11 pm

wahoo! 3rd guys! keep it up for 7 days!
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:30 pm

You're up to third but I can't get it to let me vote either. Boo.
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:40 pm

use FF! it seems to work perfectly!
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:02 pm

Hasn't let me vote yet, but ill keep trying. Nice to see the gerbil community come together like this. This is a vote where i feel like my vote actually counts.....if i could vote :evil:
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:02 pm

which browser are you using?
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:14 pm

greenmystik wrote:Hasn't let me vote yet, but ill keep trying. Nice to see the gerbil community come together like this. This is a vote where i feel like my vote actually counts.....if i could vote :evil:


Safari works, Chrome is no good. Can't speak for others, but knowing these devs.... I.E. might work if you don't wanna install FF (Can't believe I just recommended IE for something :()
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:10 pm

for any of you guys that did vote, a new voting day has started! vote again please!
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:34 pm

Tried Chrome - no luck. Tried FF - cookies disabled, Facebook didn't let me log in.
Tried IE, no luck first (looked a LOT like chrome), but at some point asked if I wanted to download unencrypted content (this is a https:// site), I said yes, and THEN it finally worked.

So, one vote for you - more whenever I remember to revote. I wonder if Chrome would work with unencrypted content enabled...?
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Re: Help me get a well in my daughters african village!

Postposted on Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:37 pm

i'm not sure, but the site seems to suck. just keep voting for me neely! i can't lose to an f1 race!
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