Moderator Manual:Responses curbside
Curb posts ADMIN
Please DO NOT post "come and get it" or "spotted" items to XXX Freecycle. We understand that you hate to see an item on the curb that may end up in the trash. Consider taking a Freecycle flyer to the owner of the item and letting them list it. We also understand that if it's yours, you want the items gone ASAP - we really do. If you are that desperate to have them gone, please gift to your closest local charity.
But if you can spare the few extra minutes that you are expecting others to spare by driving over, please list your items and gift them to ONE person at a time so that the person driving to your house knows that they are not making a trip for nothing.
The basic mission of Freecycle is to keep items out of landfills. A corollary of that is *environmentalism* which is best served by not having folks driving around wasting fossil fuels unnecessarily for items that will be gone when they get there anyway.
Thank you so much for making XXX Freecycle the wonderful and caring community that it has become - each of your generosity touches the life of another in some small way - and it's contagious. You're all just awesome!
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Curb posts rejection note
Please do not submit free-for-all posts (such as "It's on the porch, whoever gets here first can have it.') Posting in that manner encourages many people to head that direction, and 99% of those people will walk away disappointed and empty-handed, after having expended a great deal of time and gasoline for nothing. Please pick out a few items, post them and set up a specific time for folks to pick the items up. That approach may seem like more work but if people are making unneeded trips for nothing it will sour them towards you and towards Freecycle in general and that's not good for anyone.