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Sunday, July 25, 2010

To those visiting from COLlive

It seems from the comments going up on my latest op-ed on COLlive that many of you have either failed to read my post or bothered to understand it.

As such, I'm writing this hasty blog post on my cell to summarize what my op-ed is really about and what it isn't about:

My points:

1. Be aware that facebook voting gives the company you're 'liking' access to your private info . . . If you're cool with that - by all means vote - but be in the know.

2. Be a mentsch when soliciting votes: don't be obnoxious or lazy. Make it personal and I'll gladly vote.

3. Respect the privacy of others by avoiding sloppy emails and the like.

4. Strategize!  Make sure you work together with other shluchim so that your combined voices can best be heard - and be aware that by over-saturating your target audience with too many requests for a plethora of contests - you risk diluting your message and losing your audience when you need them most!

This post is NOT:

-A complaint that you are annoying me . . . Some of the requests I get may be annoying - but I don't need to write an op-ed to let you know that . . .  If you annoy me, I'll tell you personally.

-A complaint against the shluchim who participate in these contests.

-An attempt to discourage others that would otherwise willingly vote.

Please re-read my op-ed and if you have any further questions please feel free to leave a comment below!

-- Sent from my Palm Pre


EndOfWorld said...

nicely written piece
brave of you to sign your name
too bad most ppl spend their comments attacking you instead of your points

such is life in the lubavitch op-ed world

all the best

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Benny said...

DUDE!!! Nice article.

The article was a nice read and you had some very valid points.

While every commenter is trying to be as pure-hearted and Ahavas Yisroel'dik as possible, I don't think there's a single one that isn't frustrated with the sloppy form of marketing that each and every institution has for their voting promotions.

I agree with your advice.

Good job Reb Mottel and don't be intimidated by commenters.