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An avalanche of petitions

(29 Posts)
Grannyknot Tue 04-Aug-15 18:44:30

Is it only me or are others also receiving way too many emails from [insert names of current most well-known petition sites]? What is also annoying is the personal tone of many of the emails. So I've been on an "unsubscribe" binge and (on one site) when I hit the unsubscribe button, I was faced with a list as to what type of petitions I wanted to opt out of, including "petitions that a friend thought may interest you" (paraphrased) confused

AIBU to think that there is such a thing as "petition fatigue", because I think I've got it.

Grannyknot Wed 05-Aug-15 12:12:24

I agree bags ... also I made myself unpopular and took some risks - way back in the 1980s when I was involved with the anti-Apartheid movement and when signing petitions didn't matter for toffee.

And once again South Africa is in a mess politically. Politics, eh.

Anya Wed 05-Aug-15 13:54:32

While I can quite believe that you bags have ways of helping to 'advance positive change in society' I feel there are those who simply CBA to do anything at all.

durhamjen Thu 06-Aug-15 20:51:01

E petitions do work.