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Financial Peril for Absecon Lighthouse

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Postby Grover » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:53 am


From The Press of Atlantic City

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news ... 002e0.html

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(Photo/Anthony Smedile)
"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby Grover » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:59 am


"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby Grover » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:26 am


"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby kickstand » Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:52 pm


As far as I can tell, the Absecon Lighthouse association has no online donation mechanism, not even Paypal.

http://www.abseconlighthouse.org/Main/Support.asp

There's an online gift shop, but the link is hard to see (I nearly missed it). It loads really slowly, in part due to a JPG that is needlessly large (281k). Wait a minute, I can dontate through the online store using paypal, I think. But I had to click about a half-dozen times to get there, and the donation levels are pre-selected. (I can't give $20? $5?)

Nitpicky? Yes, definitely. But if you want people to give you money, it helps to make it really, really easy.
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Postby ericlighthouse » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:18 pm


I agree you need to make it easy to donate as people have limited time, and money.
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Postby wheland » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:22 pm


kickstand wrote:As far as I can tell, the Absecon Lighthouse association has no online donation mechanism, not even Paypal.

http://www.abseconlighthouse.org/Main/Support.asp

There's an online gift shop, but the link is hard to see (I nearly missed it). It loads really slowly, in part due to a JPG that is needlessly large (281k). Wait a minute, I can dontate through the online store using paypal, I think. But I had to click about a half-dozen times to get there, and the donation levels are pre-selected. (I can't give $20? $5?)

Nitpicky? Yes, definitely. But if you want people to give you money, it helps to make it really, really easy.


Question- did you send your observations to them? It's great to make observations and post them here but it won't do any good if they are not pointed out to the powers that be at Absecon.

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Postby Grover » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:34 pm


"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby Grover » Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:42 am


...
From The Press of Atlantic City

The later edition had the same story, also this photo ...
Image
(Photo/Ben Fogletto)
"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby Grover » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:00 am


"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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Postby Grover » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:09 pm


...
From The Press of Atlantic City

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/comm ... 03286.html

Image
(Photo/Ben Fogletto)
"There are two pips in a beaut, four beauts in a lulu,
Eight lulus in a doozy, and sixteen doozies in a humdinger.

No one knows how many humdingers
there are in a lollapalooza."
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