I’m here now.....They not only lived, they grew up to take care of themselves and their families.
It is no secret that Jon1212 was no fan of this website. Ditto for the last raffle recipient.
I can see unexpected medical expenses throwing someone into hard times.
A two and a half month long raffle for moving expenses?
I get your point and understand. I was just saying there is a few plusses. They may not outweigh the negatives though.I can only speak for myself, but I really don't ever want to see any raffle that I'm personally involved in posted on this site again.
There are a lot of really great people here, but it's just not worth having to wade though the piles of dung to interact with them.
And the folks we do these raffles for have never mentioned a need for help online. They have many good friends that were aware of their situations, and as a result, a raffle was formed. In Jon's case, it was not at all easy to convince him that he was deserving.....even though he's helped out more people than most.most people would never air their personal problems online.
I'm not sure there is any chance of getting this back on track Poge. As for it getting the best of me.....that's not gonna happen either.And Randy, those of us who've been around awhile understand and sympathize with your frustration on multiple levels. That being said, not sure here is the right place or time to be letting it get the best of you. Still a couple weeks left that would be much better served over here trying to get this back on track down the home stretch instead of shootin' the horse before even gettin' to the finish line. And I mean that respectfully bro, not as a poke or swipe at ya. Let the water under the bridge roll on and keep the future in the hi-beams, my man.
I'm still using the sawyer's hat/face shield I won in the 1st raffle I participated that you sent to me @PhilbertYou don't have to like the guy to enter a raffle. Probably helps if you are organizing the raffle. But I'll bet there are guys who don't even know who he is that are willing to bet $10 on a chance to win an MS 461. Brand new 462 worked over by MM in Tennesse!
WTF what an effin joke,,,,,,I have no $$ so lets start a fund raiser for meeeee and i'll say when its enough $$ to have the raffle !!!!!!!Its a effin joke just like o-p-e forum
Hello Rick. Great to read you my friend.Jon and me has certainly had our words to each other before, but life is too short to hold grudges and animosity towards others. I don't know the details of what he's going through but I certainly hope the best for him. I do believe Jon is the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.
Everyone has hardships they will endure over a lifetime and it's awesome that people are willing to help. I sincerely hope the Raffle money will get him through his time of need. My hats off to the ones takin the time to put this on. You guys are truly an inspiration to humanity.