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Tue Feb 2, 2016, 03:11 AM

How do I make a donation to give someone else a star?

My star is good for another 10 months, but I would like to make a donation on behalf of someone else so he/she will have a star. How do I do that?

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 03:13 AM

1. You don't. Everyone has to buy their own. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 03:15 AM

2. How sad. On DU2 I was able to donate for other people. I didn't realize that was no longer

possible on DU3.

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Response to MADem (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 03:23 AM

4. But that post doesn't address the issue of whether we can buy a star for someone else. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 03:28 AM

5. It's no longer permitted. I don't have a link, but Skinner did say it, somewhere. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 03:30 AM

6. Seems counterproductive, doesn't it? I mean, I don't need to donate for

another 10 months, but I would like to make a donation right now on behalf of someone else, and that would be money in the bank for DU. Weird that they would block that option.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 03:44 AM

7. Skinner said it was about starred members on Jury Duty.

I guess if a troll got a star given to him/her, then they could skew jury results.

I don't remember exactly, but it was something like that.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 12:36 PM

8. I would go to Ask the Administrators and ask Skinner

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1259

Maybe Skinner will make an exception to his usual policy.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Tue Feb 2, 2016, 12:40 PM

9. here's Skinner's policy on donating stars

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12598462#post1

We got rid of the option to purchase a star membership for other members...

...because doing so counts toward a person's jury percentage. A person can pay whatever they want for a star membership, so we believe it is something that anyone should be able to do, if they wish.

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