# General Discussion

Related: Editorials & Other Articles, Issue Forums, Alliance Forums, Region Forums# Extend the fund drive?

Last edited Wed Feb 14, 2024, 04:22 PM - Edit history (1)

Happy Valentine's Day DU!

This year's Hearts fund drive is scheduled to end tomorrow (February 15), but I've received a number of requests asking that we give people a few more days to give and receive hearts. That's fine with me -- it's a fundraiser after all! But at the same time, I don't want to annoy people if you think it's gone on long enough already.

Tomorrow is Thursday, so if we extend the fund drive we'd just go through the weekend and end on Sunday night.

What say you, DU? Move on as planned, tomorrow? Or keep hearts going through the weekend?

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#### mercuryblues

(14,567 posts)Happy Valentine's Day!

#### tblue37

(65,558 posts)#### underpants

(183,089 posts)#### crazylikafox

(2,765 posts)#### Glorfindel

(9,753 posts)I think it's great fun!

#### tanyev

(42,702 posts)#### piddyprints

(14,651 posts)A fund drive is wonderful when it allows us to give to each other. It strengthens our community while supporting the best site out there!

Now, how about some shamrocks or spring flowers, etc? Sort of a fund-drive-of-the-month?

#### mvd

(65,187 posts)The posters like it and it has helped DU.

#### Tree-Hugger

(3,371 posts)This was my first year being able to afford a few hearts. I love it and want to be able to give out more when I get paid on Friday.

Have you thought about seasonal events like this? I bet many, if not most, DUers would be happy to participate.

#### planetc

(7,864 posts)Hearts enable you to express what it's not socially acceptable to say. These days, people give their friends "a hard time" to show their affection. Hearts enable you to throw a kiss at a stranger from behind a bush.

#### ThoughtCriminal

(14,065 posts)sure.

#### DU GrovelBot

(1,063 posts)#### niyad

(114,037 posts)#### multigraincracker

(32,772 posts)Keep her going.

#### ProfessorGAC

(65,488 posts)#### herding cats

(19,569 posts)#### ornotna

(10,811 posts)Tomorrow’s payday.

#### Hekate

(91,078 posts)#### KarenS

(4,109 posts)#### japple

(9,853 posts)#### Tumbulu

(6,293 posts)It is a really lovely tradition which I thank you all for !

#### Raine

(30,552 posts)#### Shipwack

(2,188 posts)#### godsentme

(73 posts)Thanks. I have extra hearts to give away!❤

#### Rocknation

(44,588 posts)**Rocknation**

#### rurallib

(62,495 posts)#### democrank

(11,116 posts)What the world needs now is love, sweet love.

Thanks for all you do.

#### W_HAMILTON

(7,881 posts)In fact, I was always disappointed in previous years how quickly it seemed to end. Maybe start to get in the habit of letting it run two weeks, say, one week leading up to Valentine's Day and one week after. Or something like that. But, yeah, longer is better.

#### XanaDUer2

(10,889 posts)#### rogerballard

(2,929 posts)Please

#### Cha

(298,205 posts)Dems are on a Roll!

#### lostinhere

(78 posts)#### Hope22

(1,913 posts)#### Ocelot II

(116,063 posts)#### radical noodle

(8,021 posts)Keep the fund drive going. The hearts are always popular and fun.

#### ificandream

(9,436 posts)It really brings the community together.

#### MiHale

(9,812 posts)#### livetohike

(22,174 posts)#### MustLoveBeagles

(11,693 posts)#### TygrBright

(20,781 posts)I'm quite busy at work this week and haven't had the chance to distribute even half of the hearts!

hopefully,

Bright

#### 3catwoman3

(24,153 posts)No naysayers so far.

eom

#### intrepidity

(7,381 posts)#### Think. Again.

(9,004 posts)(The timing was bad for me last week anyway!)

#### niyad

(114,037 posts)#### Pas-de-Calais

(9,915 posts)#### Chicagogrl1

(422 posts)#### GoCubsGo

(32,111 posts)Instead of hearts, why not Easter eggs or chocolate bunnies?

#### Bucky

(54,110 posts)I like the shamrock idea too.

it's a pot of gold caliber idea 🍯🌈

#### crickets

(25,996 posts)#### StarryNite

(9,479 posts)I still have a few and have been trying to find people who have none. By extending, hopefully there will be a few weekend DUers to give to

#### blogslug

(38,027 posts)#### gay texan

(2,490 posts)#### Liberal In Texas

(13,628 posts)#### Marthe48

(17,162 posts)Nice to extend it

#### lpbk2713

(42,780 posts)I still have about a dozen hearts left over.

#### dmr

(28,375 posts)Thank you!

❤️ ❤️ 💙 💜 💖 💗 💘 ❤️ 💙 💜 💖 💗

#### KatyaR

(3,447 posts)I have hearts to give away but haven't had time to do so. That way they won't go to waste!

Thank you for everything you do for us.

#### Ms. Toad

(34,152 posts)It's fun for most of us - and it will raise more money for DU.

I do have a tiny bit of reservation about it being a bit of a popularity contest (which at least some of us lost with the physical valentine's box growing up). But there are a lot of people intentionally giving hearts to those without many - and there are several in this thread with fewer hearts than average who are cheering extending it.

#### mentalsolstice

(4,463 posts)I support an extension if there was a sub-forum where everyone can share their thanks. GD and the Lounge are clogged with DUers putting out a thank you for every heart they receive. Honestly, I’m not trying to be cranky about this, I appreciate every heart I have received, but I don’t want to take up space in forums where others are trying to express something important, besides getting a heart, just to give a thank you. I know I can trash such threads, but in my heart it just doesn’t feel right.

#### Skittles

(153,347 posts)we like seeing the hearts longer

#### Hermit-The-Prog

(33,609 posts)People enjoy giving out hearts.

#### Rhiannon12866

(207,110 posts)#### AnotherMother4Peace

(4,261 posts)That's what a lot of teachers do for thematic lessons in February.

AND it would help procrastinators like myself. Here's a REC & another heart 'cause I'm making the DU team our Valentine.