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>> No. 413581 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 2:56 am
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Lads, wouldn't normally post something like this, remove if you feel necessary.

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/project-iron-bridge/

The world's oldest iron bridge in Shropshire needs reinforcing. They're crowdsourcing a small amount of the funds.
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>> No. 413583 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 9:59 am
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>>413581
They should conserve it the same way as the old Jackfield Free Bridge half a mile down the road.
>> No. 413584 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 9:59 am
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>>413581

Phone Bono. He’ll sort you out.
>> No. 413585 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 10:38 am
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>>413584
If it's tax deductible he might even chip in himself.
>> No. 413588 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 2:03 pm
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>>413585
Well I'm sure they'll make the target, with or without him.
>> No. 413589 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 2:16 pm
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>>413588
You mean they'll have found what they're looking for?

Also, they're looking for 25k but have managed to find millions already. What in the name of love are they crowdfunding for?
>> No. 413591 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 4:38 pm
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>>413589 What in the name of love are they crowdfunding for?
Free / cheap advertising, and a bit of cash. Why not?
>> No. 413593 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 5:15 pm
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>>413584
I believe he thought he was investing in an Edge fund.
>> No. 413594 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 5:16 pm
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>>413591
Given the look of their rewards, I don't think they'll be making much cash on this, if any. I guess marketing people move in mysterious ways.
>> No. 413597 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 6:05 pm
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>>413594
> I guess marketing people move in mysterious ways.

Yes, like the viral marketing of posting on obscure image board sites.
>> No. 413598 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 6:05 pm
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>>413594
A few postcards and art-prints, and a guided tour which is probably led by a volunteer anyway. That's going to cost them a few pennies per pound of donations.

But yeah, I get that this is probably mostly advertising, but it's still possible they need the money, either they've had to increase the budget since the grants were approved, or they need to cover expenses such as legal or maintenance or engineering surveys that they've needed to pay out over the course of applying for the grants.
>> No. 413599 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 6:29 pm
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>>413597
Nah that's just me. I like conservation.
>> No. 413600 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 6:29 pm
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>>413598
If I were a relevant expert leading an "expert-led tour", I'd expect to be paid. The sort of specialist engineers who could conceivably claim to be experts in the sort of work involved in this don't come cheap.

They certainly don't need the money. If English Heritage can't find £25k minus fees then something is very seriously wrong.
>> No. 413601 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 6:29 pm
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>>413599
And this is important conservation, not just a generic bridge.
>> No. 413602 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 6:36 pm
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>>413597

You just had to go and break the chain of U2 references, didn't you?
>> No. 413603 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 6:52 pm
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>>413600
That's the £2500 slot, which there will probably be only one or maybe 2 people buy, if anyone at all. The expert is probably someone already on their payroll, and someone who gives £2500 is probably someone who already gives a lot of money to english heritage anyway.
I agree with you that not 100% of the donations are going into the project, but:
>I don't think they'll be making much cash on this
is a load of baseless arse-twaddle.
>> No. 413604 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 7:43 pm
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>>413603
They apparently want £25k. The cut for this sort of thing is typically around 10%, so that's £2k gone in funding fees.

>The expert is probably someone already on their payroll
... which is still a cost, since they'd be doing something other than their actual job.

One of two things is happening here. Either they actually want considerably more than £25k but have deliberately set the bar low to make sure they still get the money when the fundraiser closes, or someone got buzzworded into approving it.
>> No. 413608 Anonymous
13th November 2017
Monday 10:06 pm
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What was the program where that bloke went around places on his bike and talked about inventors and shit? I think I remember seeing this bridge on that.
>> No. 413613 Anonymous
14th November 2017
Tuesday 10:02 am
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>>413608
Oh old Bikey McBikeface with the curly grey hair?
>> No. 413614 Anonymous
14th November 2017
Tuesday 10:55 am
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>>413608

You're thinking of Episode 7 of What The Industrial Revolution Did For Us with Adam Hart-Davis.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeaN8UBwg2M
>> No. 413619 Anonymous
14th November 2017
Tuesday 12:50 pm
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>>413614
Apparently Hart-Davis was caught up in the Savile scandal for sexual comments and inappropriate touching.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2012/oct/20/jimmy-savile-bbc-protecting-stars
>> No. 413621 Anonymous
14th November 2017
Tuesday 1:41 pm
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>>413619
I'm beginning to wonder how much celebrity sexual harassment stuff is just office grade gossip that has been elevated because the people involved are celebrities, I've started to presume when we don't hear the details it is because they know people would just roll their eyes at it "he called me sweetie" grade stuff, so best leave it up to our imagination so that we group it in with the sort we do hear about, like date rapist Kevin Spacey. This particular one was obviously hot on the heels of the Jimmy Savile story breaking so there was a news narrative momentum to find more related stories, no matter how ropey.

The Tory 'dirty dossier' was a fucking joke for some of the stuff on it 'good heavens, they dated someone they met through work, stop the presses!' but spun like we should be calling for blood. It has lead me to the hardly revolutionary conclusion there is a bias to make this stuff seam worse than it is to sell rags and therefore until I hear very expressly what happened in reported sexually harassment incidents with high profile people I am presuming nothing noteworthy did.
>> No. 413622 Anonymous
14th November 2017
Tuesday 1:44 pm
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>>413621
>I'm beginning to wonder how much celebrity sexual harassment stuff is just office grade gossip

And why, exactly, are you beginning to wonder this?

>they dated someone they met through work

In the circumstances that these cases occurred they were an abuse of power dynamics and unprofessional.

>until I hear very expressly what happened in reported sexually harassment incidents with high profile people I am presuming nothing noteworthy did

You do that, I'm sure that makes the women involved feel much better.
>> No. 413625 Anonymous
14th November 2017
Tuesday 3:10 pm
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>>413622

>You do that, I'm sure that makes the women involved feel much better.

I bet they will feel just awful, not only did someone call them sweetie but now some nobody on the internet doesn't care.

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