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We feel we have started off on the wrong foot with the TSR community. We apologise for all of our previous mistakes and we hope we can start afresh.

We feel the best way to correct this is a thread: Ask Us Anything! We will try to answer as soon as possible to the best of our abilities!

Any member of the team (see below) or I will be happy to answer! Although, some of them may not know enough (ie they have not been an active part of the society yet) to answer.

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What is it you think you can achieve by jumping from one "good cause" to the next day after day? If you actually want to achieve something, you need to stick to one thing and run with it, rather than keep starting afresh. And make sure that one thing has solid planning, and potential.
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No problem, I'll stay around and if I need to i'll ask you if I need help
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What is it you think you can achieve by jumping from one "good cause" to the next day after day? If you actually want to achieve something, you need to stick to one thing and run with it, rather than keep starting afresh. And make sure that one thing has solid planning, and potential.
We haven't stopped supporting any one of them. We are going to organise the petition in a few days, as some of us have mock exams to prepare for. We are not going back on our ideas.

Also, does this not have potential? http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2584669
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(Original post by CJG21)
What is it you think you can achieve by jumping from one "good cause" to the next day after day? If you actually want to achieve something, you need to stick to one thing and run with it, rather than keep starting afresh. And make sure that one thing has solid planning, and potential.
We are actually trying to simultaneously run campaigns for all the good causes, ie alcoholism, issues highlighted in Hollyoaks, forced marriage, vegetarianism. And yes, I agree, we do need to make sure we plan thoroughly.
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We haven't stopped supporting any one of them. We are going to organise the petition in a few days, as some of us have mock exams to prepare for. We are not going back on our ideas.

Also, does this not have potential? http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2584669
I'm not saying you haven't supported them. I'm just saying when there's only a handful of active members in the group, it would be best to stick to just one cause. You're thinning yourself out, and that means it will never work.
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No problem, I'll stay around and if I need to i'll ask you if I need help
Thank you! Havent seen you around yet, so wanted to talk! What are your reasons for joining TSR MAD and what do you hope to contribute?
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I'm not saying you haven't supported them. I'm just saying when there's only a handful of active members in the group, it would be best to stick to just one cause. You're thinning yourself out, and that means it will never work.
I understand.
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We are actually trying to simultaneously run campaigns for all the good causes, ie alcoholism, issues highlighted in Hollyoaks, forced marriage, vegetarianism. And yes, I agree, we do need to make sure we plan thoroughly.
As I explained to the other guy, when there's only a few of you, you can't solve every problem. You need to find one that you all agree on, and stick to that. You can do more that way. You won't be able to achieve anything if you are trying to do a million things at once.

Just a bit of advice.
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(Original post by CJG21)
I'm not saying you haven't supported them. I'm just saying when there's only a handful of active members in the group, it would be best to stick to just one cause. You're thinning yourself out, and that means it will never work.
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As I explained to the other guy, when there's only a few of you, you can't solve every problem. You need to find one that you all agree on, and stick to that. You can do more that way. You won't be able to achieve anything if you are trying to do a million things at once.

Just a bit of advice.
Again, as SA said, we understand.

What would you say is the most pressing issue today?

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We are actually trying to simultaneously run campaigns for all the good causes, ie alcoholism, issues highlighted in Hollyoaks, forced marriage, vegetarianism. And yes, I agree, we do need to make sure we plan thoroughly.
Also, those campaigns aren't really very good, imo.

You're abstinence campaign seems a little farfetched, there's nothing wrong with drinking in moderation.
Issues highlighted in Hollyoaks is a bit of a joke tbf.
Forced marriage is a religious issue, it's very difficult to do anything about.
Vegetarianism is not really something that is good. There's nothing wrong with it, but human beings are omnivores, and having meat is not a bad thing.

Just my two cents.
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(Original post by CJG21)
Also, those campaigns aren't really very good, imo.

You're abstinence campaign seems a little farfetched, there's nothing wrong with drinking in moderation.
Issues highlighted in Hollyoaks is a bit of a joke tbf.
Forced marriage is a religious issue, it's very difficult to do anything about.
Vegetarianism is not really something that is good. There's nothing wrong with it, but human beings are omnivores, and having meat is not a bad thing.

Just my two cents.
Abstinence - Our aim was not to prevent people from drinking, but to raise awareness for alcoholism
Hollyoaks - I wont disagree there, but I found the issues raised in Hollyoaks interesting and was unsure on how to go about it
Forced Marriage - We are simply offering any advice and guidance, and lending an ear and also, supplying resources, charities, numbers and organisation; we are not trying to prevent it
Vegetarianism - I agree, but SA has presented a worthy case imo
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(Original post by CJG21)
Also, those campaigns aren't really very good, imo.

You're abstinence campaign seems a little farfetched, there's nothing wrong with drinking in moderation.
Issues highlighted in Hollyoaks is a bit of a joke tbf.
Forced marriage is a religious issue, it's very difficult to do anything about.
Vegetarianism is not really something that is good. There's nothing wrong with it, but human beings are omnivores, and having meat is not a bad thing.

Just my two cents.
No, I agree, there is nothing wrong with drinking in moderation. It's about raising awareness for alcoholism - a sponsored abstinence.
Vegetarianism - it is debatable that we are omnivores, being descended from chimps. But aside from that, which is not important, the food you eat does have an environmental effects, the main one in meat production being methane. Not to mention animal cruelty, which can be absolutely appalling.
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(Original post by CJG21)
Also, those campaigns aren't really very good, imo.

You're abstinence campaign seems a little farfetched, there's nothing wrong with drinking in moderation.
Issues highlighted in Hollyoaks is a bit of a joke tbf.
Forced marriage is a religious issue, it's very difficult to do anything about.
Vegetarianism is not really something that is good. There's nothing wrong with it, but human beings are omnivores, and having meat is not a bad thing.

Just my two cents.
Also, not attacking you here, but being a Philosophy and Ethics A2 student, I have to point out the is/ought fallacy: because we are, doesn't mean we have to.
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Thank you! Havent seen you around yet, so wanted to talk! What are your reasons for joining TSR MAD and what do you hope to contribute?
I was given an invite to join so thought I'd have a look in

I don't know yet what I hope to contribute, though I do hope to contribute something great!
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I was given an invite to join so thought I'd have a look in

I don't know yet what I hope to contribute, though I do hope to contribute something great!
Oh, really? Who invited you? And hopefully, yes, we all will contribute to something great!
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Oh, really? Who invited you? And hopefully, yes, we all will contribute to something great!
I believe it was Kers123

Thank you again for inviting me! (you don't mind me saying this do you? )
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I believe it was Kers123

Thank you again for inviting me! (you don't mind me saying this do you? )
Oh, she told me she would be doing that! And of course not, I don't bite!
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Speaking of not biting - neither do I! Come with the questions! :teeth:
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Also, not attacking you here, but being a Philosophy and Ethics A2 student, I have to point out the is/ought fallacy: because we are, doesn't mean we have to.
I'm not saying we have to. People have a choice in the matter, and there's nothing wrong with eating meat.
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