I understand the need and reality of hardship. It's always difficult to ascertain scams from genuine requests for help. Some people on this forum have proven their generosity, and willingness to give which in turn I think has created a bigger demand in this area.
Not to take away from the need an legitimacy of some, as I help and tip whenever I can as well, I think it's important for clarity to separate donation and charity requests into their own section. Simply by means of content - a vast majority of posts on here appear to be of this nature. Other articles get drowned.
This has a plus side on both side. Those that are looking to help can then easily find content they are looking for. While those that are looking for other areas are still provided that option.
Ultimately, any topic that begins to consume the the "general" board should realistically be given its own category... thoughts? (nothing on after paywall)
 

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I was thinking the exact same thing
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I agree. It would help filter through a significant amount of posts. I like the idea of a donation section, and any 'donation' post not categorized appropriately be removed.
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Done. No one used "photos" so I have replaced it with "charity". I will move over some of the recent content and start enforcing that all charity posts go in the charity section.
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All right, I moved about 7 pages worth of charity content to the charity category. Let's see how this goes.
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By the way, I also recategorized this post from "general" to "meta" :)
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What is meta section? What does meta mean?
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"meta" is for anything related to Yours.
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With regard to the OP's idea: The deluge of begging was never an issue before it was made free to post. Once that happened, the floodgates were opened. The solution you offer is a "fix" for a problem that didn't exist before this was changed. But no one is interested in addressing the real problem: The quality of content suffers when no one posting has skin in the game. What we have on Yours now is what plagues all other social media.
I wonder what it means that Ryan saw fit to implement the OPs suggestion immediately.
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