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Donation to Tuller/research as respond to our critics

Discussion in 'Advocacy Projects and Campaigns' started by Kalliope, Apr 9, 2018.

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Which slogan/hashtag do you prefer used on social media when donating to ME as response in debates?

Poll closed Apr 21, 2018.
  1. #RealScience4pwME

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. #donate4MEscience

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. #MEScience

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. #GoFundMEScience

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. #IDonatedToMEScience

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  6. #Justice4ME

    7 vote(s)
    31.8%
  7. #JustScience4ME

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  8. #RealScientistsRealScience

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. #ScienceNotScientism

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. #CanYouSeeMENow

    3 vote(s)
    13.6%
  1. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I am sure many of you saw Michael Sharpe's latest tweet about Tuller's crowdfunding. That spurred a lot of response and, even better, donations to the crowdfunding.

    Could this actually be a resource for us? Can we turn badmouthing and negative characteristics of ME-patients and biomedical research into something positive?

    The Norwegian Refugee Council recently created the hashtag #Trollmelding (Trollmessage). If you see something infuriating on social media on racism, negative characteristics of refugees etc then as a response you can donate to the Refugee Council and use their hashtag.

    Perhaps we could do something similar?

    I suggest a hashtag something along the line of #PWMEStandWithScience and a donation to Tuller or biomedical research as response whenever our biopsychosocial friends present their opinions and criticises biomedical research and investigative journalism.

    What do you think? Could it be worth a try?
     
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  2. Keela Too

    Keela Too Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Sounds a good idea. However I think a shorter hashtag would be good.

    #pwme4science

    Actually best would be #Science4ME LOL
     
  3. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Agree. Short hashtag is good. #Science4ME is a good suggestion, but perhaps a bit confusing if it refers to two different things.

    #PwME&Science perhaps?
     
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    Keela Too Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes - #Science4ME wasn't actually a suggestion, just an observation.

    I'm not sure if "&" works as a hashtag
     
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    Keela Too Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Just tested over on Twitter & doesn't work
     
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    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I agree, a perfect hashtag is usually short, gets the point across and explains itself (and prompts viewers to identify with it)
     
  7. Kalliope

    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thanks. Didn't know that.
     
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    Keela Too Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    #TullerScience

    #ExploreMEscience

    #RealSCIENCEforME
     
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    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes! Also I want it to be something non aggressive. Simply a support for research, which anyone can agree with.
     
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    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Love the brainstorming! keep them coming! I am completely out of further ideas myself right now, but will keep pondering.
     
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    Keela Too Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    #IsupportTULLER ?? (After asking David's okay of course)
     
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  12. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That is good but something that could be used for any ME/CFS post is probably more likely to catch on, #RealSCIENCEforME or #PWMEStandWithScience are great generic hashtags
     
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    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I like it.
    I was thinking that IF we can start a campaign, perhaps it can live on also after Tuller's crowdfunding is over? So perhaps the hashtag should be more general?
     
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    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    I like #pwME4science.
     
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    Keela Too Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes me too.
     
  16. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    That is good but it conjures up people donating their bodies to science (maybe i'm just overtired)
    How about #Science4pwME
     
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    Kalliope Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I like it as well.

    I hope more suggestions will come though. Perhaps we can give this a couple of days and see how the thread and suggestions develop, have a poll among our favourite hashtags and then launch?
     
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    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This one is good too, good for dealing with psychobabblers
     
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    MarcNotMark Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    #donate4MEscience
     
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    I think #realSCIENCEforME is a good one:thumbup:
     
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