Fighting for freerecyling

Half a sixpence

A few TFN groups are banning people who use Grouply.  This could be considered an opportunity for organisations such as Reuseit to capitalise and create new groups for these people.  If TFN does not want these members then perhaps they can freecycle elsewhere.  What a different place the world would be if TFN membership halved?  Now there’s a thought.


February 14, 2008 - Posted by | freecycle


  1. At our non-TFN infected groups, we allow people to use any tools that help them, and Grouply is one of them. You are right, given how TFN keeps kicking members out for all kinds of excuses, we have picked up slack every so often..

    Comment by Srihari | February 14, 2008 | Reply

  2. I’m one of those banned people – what I take offence at is that I was banned after the event. In other words – I had been a member of a TFN group for a number of years – in fact grouply’s service brought me back in touch with my groups because now I was receiving email in a more concise manner so I was reading TFN again. But I got kicked out because I had a gouply email – I told the owner (who uses a service to hide his/her email account and only goes by the name moderator) that I would I had applied to rejoin. That’s okay they said but because I had indicated I was still going to use grouply – I now was banned! Heck tell me the rules after the act always helps doesn’t it.

    Ahh but I can redeem myself if I promise to be a good girl and not use grouply and promise not to change back to a grouply email. Wow I could do that I guess but I’m going to check with my congressman what he thinks of my situation in relation to the American Bill of Rights. I’ll keep you posted.

    Comment by Sass | February 14, 2008 | Reply

  3. I got my notifications this morning that ReUseIt Modsquad and ReUseIt Café have both “opted out” of Grouply.

    And, in my morning email I also got this Insight of the Day…

    “Life is like riding a bike. It is impossible to maintain your balance while standing still.”
    Linda Brakeall

    I almost feel like fear… the fear culture… is causing good groups of good people to lose their balance at the risk of falling down.


    Comment by Eric Snyder | February 28, 2008 | Reply

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