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J.P.

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After I went back to my hotel at Sunday afternoon, fist thing I saw after turning on the TV was the news about Nepal.

And it made me feel really, really bad.

 

So... well... I have this idea...

 

I brought a whole bunch of things from the Con. Things I can easily live without.
I thought maybe I could start a kind of internal board auction - I don't want to put those goodies on Ebay. I would then donate the money to charity. This is the point where you just have to trust me, then there is no real proof one can post online.

 

The questions are:

1 Would the admins be okay with such a thing?

2 are enough members interested?

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Your stated motivations are certainly not a problem.  I'm just trying to think how this could be worked so as not to break the rule against self-promotion.  As you say, there would be no way for us to know what you actually did with the proceeds.  Alternatively, if we donated our "bids" directly to charity, there would be no way for you to know that we had actually done so.

 

Surely there's some provision for such things in the vastness of the internet.  Suggestions, anyone?

 

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Maybe I'm thinking too simple here, but: a] agree upon "price" for item in a PM, b] buyer goes to a reputable donation site like greatergood.com and donates said amount, c] forwards tax receipt of donation to J.P., d] she sends the item to buyer - would that work?

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Can't speak about all online charities, obviously, but greatergood does (they have donation drives for Tibet aid for both human and animal victims, too). Guess most of the US-based do, though.

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Awesome, I like it.

 

Don't know whether I'd be interested until I know what the "things" are, but I'd sure like to take a look.

 

The only thing is ... wouldn't you be out a lot of money for postage, JP?

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Hi J.P, 

 

Neat idea. 

If I know the list of things that you have, I can pick something that I can afford and donate the amount to the charity. 

 

Since it would be too much trouble and take forever to reach me anyway, I'd be glad if you keep the item as something you remember from the Con.

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The international postage for A4 photos in a cardboard envelope would be 3,45€, which is ca. 2,50 pound or 3,93 $, which is sadly more than I anticipated.

 

I imagined I would post one item pro thread, and give like 3 days for bidding. To make it less stressful - if there is no bid for 48 hours, the highest bid gets the item. I would prefer if the action would take in a hidden part of the forum.

 

I will make a gallery of what I have.

I have to part with the jacket, because it is much too big. I also have a T-shirt, pre-washed but not worn. I consider to part with the backpack. The jacket and the backpack are limiteds, but I don't know how many were made, because there was already some of them on Ebay - also for charity. I think also guests received goodie packages.

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I would prefer if the action would take in a hidden part of the forum.

 

Well, we have regular threads like this one, which are visible to everyone including Google, and we have private messages, which are limited to a total of 5 participants.

 

But threads can sometimes be limited to registered members of the forum.  If that's the sort of thing you have in mind, you might want to send a private message to Tim (Undead Medic) and see if he could set up something like that for you.

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How about putting the threads in the Lounge? It's not exactly hidden, but open to members who asked only (and minors probably shouldn't bid on this anyway). So no lurkers and googlers.

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That's definitely a thought (though it does seem unfair to exclude our under-18 members).  Does it meet your criteria, J.P.?

 

If J.P. does decide to go that route, then:

 

1.  Anyone (possibly including J.P.) who wants to participate but does not have adult access simply needs to send a private message to Undead Medic (who is one of the forum administrators) requesting adult access.  You need to be at least 18 years of age and meet a few other criteria (see the first post of this thread for details).

 

2.  J.P. can then set up the auction thread herself, in Irene Adler's Lounge.

 

3.  Any under-18 members who would like to participate can let us know here in this thread, and we'll work out something.

 

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How many items are we talking about, JP?

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13 unsigned prints (slightly smaller than A4)

7 signed prints

4 prints personalized for me (Johanna)

 

ca. A3 print signed by Mark and Steven

2 A3 not so good Con prints

(shipping will be a bit more complicated/expensive)

 

Trading cards set

This thingies:

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Lanyard

Jacket

T-shirt

Backpack

(still will have to ask about shipping costs for the 3 last)

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What do the lanyard, jacket, shirt, and backpack look like -- I assume they have words and/or pictures on them?  I hate auctions, but would be interested in seeing those items, and might decide to bid.

 

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What we also have to decide:

 

- should the bids be open/public (inside of a closed forum) or via PM. I strongly prefer open ones, because I would have no "work" with them, I cannot be online 24 hours a day to update the bid status. :)

 

- we should decide where to send the money: I'm open to suggestions.

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Yes, I think it should be the least work for you possible (whatever that is.)

 

I already see a couple things I would bid on. I don't mind auctions.

 

Martina suggested greatergood, shall we just go with that?

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The picture of Steven Moffat seems to be signed "SLM" -- I'm wondering if his middle name might be Louis, like his son's name, but a quick Google search turns up no confirmation.

 

Those are really nice pictures!  Is the "SHERLOCKED" logo is actually on the prints?  And are they on glossy photo paper?

 

Does your page of scans show the prints in their proportional sizes -- i.e., if one scan looks twice as big as another, is the corresponding print actually twice the size of the other one?  You mention the sizes being close to A3 and A4, which I'm not familiar with, but which this site defines as follows:

 

A3: 29.7 x 42.0cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches

A4: 21.0 x 29.7cm,   8.27 x 11.69 inches

 

So apparently A4 is roughly the size of a standard sheet of printer paper, and A3 is like two of those side by side.  Please correct me if that's not accurate!

 

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A4 is essentially letter size and A3 is essentially tabloid (newspaper) size

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Those are really nice pictures!  Is the "SHERLOCKED" logo is actually on the prints?  And are they on glossy photo paper?

 The Sherlocked Logo is on every print except the yellowish one of Sue Vertue

 

The paper is matte (ist that a word?) and it is Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper Supreme

 

Does your page of scans show the prints in their proportional sizes -- i.e., if one scan looks twice as big as another, is the corresponding print actually twice the size of the other one?  You mention the sizes being close to A3 and A4, which I'm not familiar with,

 

All prints already uploaded are exactly 255x203 mm

 

Next to come

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Yup, I think "matte" is originally a French word, but it's used in English to describe a photo that's not shiny.
 

All prints already uploaded are exactly 255x203 mm

 

Which is what we'd call an 8 x 10 (inch) photo. That's a nice size.

 

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Oh, good -- Johanna has loaded more photos.

 

This is truly weird -- I emailed Alex a link to the photo page -- but all he could see were the two "trading card" photos.  When I use the link from that email, that's all I get too, and if I go to the albums page from there, it says 2 photos in Auction -- even though if I go to the albums page after linking from this forum, it says 45 photos -- and the other albums have the same photo counts from either link.

 

Johanna, did you give most of the photos some sort of restricted-viewing status?

 

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Even weirder ... Carol, I clicked on your link, saw only 2 photos.
 
Clicked on JP's link, saw all 45.
 
Clicked on yours again ... and saw all 45.
 
URL same all 3 times.
 
Will copy and paste here and see what happens..... and for me, at least, that also goes to the 45 images. Am now going to reload forum in different browser.

 

Annnd, NOW this very same link goes to only the 2 photos. Bizarre.

 

Aha: the URL in JP's post is actually different than the URL you land on; let's see what happens if I copy and paste JP's.

 

Try here

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