Books to get rid of

Denny 2009 at
Sun Nov 8 21:49:20 GMT 2009

On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 22:31 +0100, Richard Foley wrote:
> On Sunday 08 November 2009 19:44:15 Peter Corlett wrote: 
> > Giving stuff away on Freecycle is way too much work. It's almost as if  
> > the people who run it have engineered it to discourage the occasional  
> > giver as much as possible.
> Sounds like another great idea turned into a YAWOT (Yet Another Waste
> Of Time) because it's grown, or was built, too complicated.

Mostly it just suffers from using Yahoo groups as the back-end, and then
trying to wrapper those in a failed attempt to make them friendlier or
something.  Once you've managed to sign up to your local group, casual
giving is easy - post one message saying what you've got to give away,
pick a winner from the emails that are sent to you in reply, and then
post a second email saying that you've chosen someone and the stuff is
gone now.

By the way, Freecycle is run by some guys in the states who have managed
to piss off the UK volunteers so much that most of the UK groups broke
away last month and formed their own organisation, called Freegle:

Sadly still based on Yahoo groups  :)


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