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Sentinelrv
09-23-2011, 10:15 PM
GREAT NEWS TODAY, 701 new attendees on the Black This Out Facebook Event (http://www.blackthisout.com/fb)!

Sep 19 - 998
Sep 20 - 1,222 (+224)
Sep 21 - 1,440 (+218)
Sep 22 - 1,773 (+333)
Sep 23 - 2,244 (+471)
Sep 24 - 2,677 (+433)
Sep 25 - 3,313 (+636)
Sep 26 - 3,870 (+557)
Sep 27 - 4,571 (+701)
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Why 25,000 Attendees? For those who question how 25,000 Facebook attendees equals \$6,000,000, even if we get 25,000 people to attend, there will still be many many times more than that who actually donate. This is taken from The Main BTO Planning & Promotion Thread (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?316961-Black-This-Out-Want-6-000-000-We-Need-THE-ENTIRE-MONTH-for-Promotion-amp-25-000-Attendees)...

GOAL 1: 25,000 Facebook Event Attendees: Judging from the number of people that hit the attend button on each Facebook event and the amount we raised for each bomb, we need to get about 25,000 people to hit that attend button on the Black This Out Facebook event if we plan on getting anywhere near \$6,000,000. How did I get the 25,000 attendee goal? Adding the number of attendees from both the Birthday and Constitution Day Money Bomb together, it took 11,523 attendees to raise \$3,000,000. So, doubling this number means we'll need 23,046 attendees to raise \$6,000,000. We're making the goal 25,000 people just in case we don't make it with 23,000. Also, the Birthday Money Bomb received 7,840 attendees after only a week of promotion. We have four months to get this done. 7,840 times 4 weeks is over 30,000 attendees. This proves 25,000 attendees is ENTIRELY POSSIBLE to achieve, but ONLY if we start RIGHT NOW!

EWM
09-23-2011, 10:19 PM
Unfortunately, Ron Paul doesn't do well on Facebook. They're gonna need to ramp up their promotion to a whole new level. 25,000 may be an unrealistic expectation.

2,251 attending
1,756 not attending

Chainspell
09-23-2011, 10:19 PM
i believe you're gonna need more than 25,000, that's \$240 each. I believe you can get more than 25,000!

garyallen59
09-23-2011, 10:23 PM
I've been keeping a record of the number of attendees we've been bringing in to the Facebook Event Page (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181997088537471) every day. Let me tell you this thing is starting to explode! If we were to keep only our current pace, we would reach 14,490 attendees on the Facebook event by the end of the 19th, but as you can see by the numbers below, everyday this thing keeps multiplying. Soon we will be pulling in 1,000 people a day! I told you, this is a numbers game. As long as we do the necessary promotion work, WE WILL have another \$6,000,000 day. We just need to do the work, so anybody that has been hesitant to join in, now is the time to do so here... Black This Out, Want \$6,000,000? We Need THE ENTIRE MONTH for Promotion & 25,000 Attendees (http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?316961-Black-This-Out-Want-6-000-000-We-Need-THE-ENTIRE-MONTH-for-Promotion-amp-25-000-Attendees)

Sep 19 - 998
Sep 20 - 1,222 (+224)
Sep 21 - 1,440 (+218)
Sep 22 - 1,773 (+333)
Sep 23 - 2,244 (+471)

Woo-hoo!

Sentinelrv
09-23-2011, 10:24 PM
i believe you're gonna need more than 25,000, that's \$240 each. I believe you can get more than 25,000!

You must not have read the main thread. Even if we get 25,000 people to attend, there will be many many times more than that that actually donate.. Taken from the main planning thread...

We Need 25,000 People to Hit the Attend Button on Facebook! Without that #, \$6,000,000 is Impossible: Judging from the number of people that hit the attend button on each Facebook event and the amount we raised for each bomb, we need to get about 25,000 people to hit that attend button on the Black This Out Facebook event if we plan on getting anywhere near \$6,000,000. How did I get the 25,000 attendee goal? Adding the number of attendees from both the Birthday and Constitution Day Money Bomb together, it took 11,523 attendees to raise \$3,000,000. So, doubling this number means we'll need 23,046 attendees to raise \$6,000,000. We're making the goal 25,000 people just in case we don't make it with 23,000. Also, the Birthday Money Bomb received 7,840 attendees after only a week of promotion. We have four months to get this done. 7,840 times 4 weeks is over 30,000 attendees. This proves 25,000 attendees is ENTIRELY POSSIBLE to achieve, but ONLY if we start RIGHT NOW!

MJU1983
09-23-2011, 10:26 PM
i believe you're gonna need more than 25,000, that's \$240 each. I believe you can get more than 25,000!

I think you are looking at it the wrong way. For example, Constitution Day Money Bomb had 3,683 Attending but over 20,000 people donated. The promoting is key, the numbers will snowball.

Cabal
09-23-2011, 10:30 PM
Black This Out needs to look past merely limiting itself to Facebook functionality and Facebook audiences. Many people who have Facebook accounts don't necessarily use them, or don't regularly check them. As well, there are other means of social networking now that exist outside of Facebook. If the goal is to reach as many people as possible to get as many potential pledges and ultimately as many contributions as possible, it doesn't make sense to focus this entire initiative on one specific hub. This needs to be expanded to other sources, other hubs.

Google+, for instance, has tens of millions of users already and is growing rapidly--even stealing users from Facebook. Youtube is another big one, but there doesn't seem to be a dedicated Youtube channel, or even regular Youtube videos to promote this. I've seen two videos for Black This Out, and while they are certainly valuable, they could be improved upon to better promote the message and the initiative. The fliers look great, but I don't see much of any effort to organize or let people know how they are best distributed. What about signage or a complimentary signbomb day preceding the Black This Out deadline?

I think there is a lot of potential for this moneybomb to reach levels that more recent moneybombs have not, especially given the theme of this particular moneybomb and recent events with regard to media distortion, spin, and blatant disregard--this is a huge motivator for many supporters of Ron Paul. Capitalize on this as much as possible. And is the main website being kept up to date? October 19th is just around the corner. I think doing everything possible to kick this up to the next gear is necessary to its potential success.

Sentinelrv
09-23-2011, 10:35 PM
We are using more sites than Facebook. I've never used Google+ but we've been very active on Youtube. We've been thumbing up comments about the bomb and asking current video makers to include annotations in their videos about it. Some people are also using Twitter.

TheViper
09-23-2011, 10:40 PM
Attending and sent suggestes to attend to a few dozen.

Let's make it happen, people.

hwm
09-23-2011, 10:45 PM
I've pledged. It would really mean a lot if this event raised 6 mil.

Eric21ND
09-23-2011, 10:47 PM
Great work keep spreading it around the nets.

Sentinelrv
09-23-2011, 10:47 PM
I've pledged. It would really mean a lot if this event raised 6 mil.

I just can't wait to see the attack ads that come out of this money! He'll be able to keep going no matter who tries to take us down.

davidt!
09-23-2011, 10:50 PM
We also have over 700 pledges at the blackthisout site. That is over 3,000 pledges in 4 days!

trey4sports
09-23-2011, 10:51 PM
I've pledged. It would really mean a lot if this event raised 6 mil.

Welcome to the board!

hwm
09-23-2011, 10:51 PM
I just can't wait to see the attack ads that come out of this money! He'll be able to keep going no matter who tries to take us down.

It's almost hard for me to believe that this candidate has a real chance of being elected. This just isn't an opportunity we can pass up.

TheViper
09-23-2011, 11:01 PM
Unfortunately, Ron Paul doesn't do well on Facebook. They're gonna need to ramp up their promotion to a whole new level. 25,000 may be an unrealistic expectation.

2,251 attending
1,756 not attending

27 have been added to the attending list since the above post. 27 in 40 minutes. On pace to add 972 for the day.

09-23-2011, 11:07 PM
Why stop at \$6 million? Why not go for \$10 million? Give 'em something they'll never forget!

trey4sports
09-23-2011, 11:10 PM
kind of concerned the end of quarter push is going to cut into this, but oh well, do what we can.

Anti Federalist
09-23-2011, 11:16 PM
i believe you're gonna need more than 25,000, that's \$240 each. I believe you can get more than 25,000!

As already pointed out, the facebook number is just being used as a rough metric of total participation, taking into account a lot of people just like me that will never, ever, "facebook" or anything like it.

I'm excited about this one, it's getting good promotion and, more importantly, it has an edgy, "FU Establishment" tone to it that helped make past money bombs so successful.

TheViper
09-23-2011, 11:19 PM
44 new Attendees in the past hour. That's a pace for 1,056 for the day.

Sentinelrv
09-23-2011, 11:23 PM
44 new Attendees in the past hour. That's a pace for 1,056 for the day.

It will slow down later in the AM I bet, but it will start picking up later in the day again.

eaglesfan48
09-24-2011, 12:50 AM
I just hit youtube, commented on about 75 videos promoting the 19th.

Lets do this, \$6,000,000!

neverseen
09-24-2011, 03:22 AM
FYI, if you post a link to the bomb on all the posts on ron paul's wall from the people then it will pop up in their notifications and they will look at your comment. If you just post the bomb on ron's wall no one will see it.

Crotale
09-24-2011, 03:26 AM
FYI, if you post a link to the bomb on all the posts on ron paul's wall from the people then it will pop up in their notifications and they will look at your comment. If you just post the bomb on ron's wall no one will see it.

Good idea.

trey4sports
09-24-2011, 02:20 PM
bump we've added roughly 250 so far for today. We need to kick this into overdrive!~

Dlynne
09-24-2011, 03:03 PM
I just pledged on the BTO website. I was at first sceptical about this particular money bomb. But I really admire the drive and zeal of the organizers of this fundraising effort.

certaindeath4
09-24-2011, 03:18 PM
Sent out about 80 invitations on FB.

phesoge
09-24-2011, 03:29 PM
got in touch with my local meetup group today about it. I am hoping we have an event before hand to get people to pledge etc.

trey4sports
09-24-2011, 10:08 PM
bump for OP to update with todays stats.

Sentinelrv
09-24-2011, 10:13 PM
Here you go. A little bit lower than yesterday, but maybe it's because of the weekend. I haven't been promoting today either. We were discussing problems with the website and other things. At least we got the pledge banner up today. We also have a new promotional video. That should hopefully spread it around more.

Sep 19 - 998
Sep 20 - 1,222 (+224)
Sep 21 - 1,440 (+218)
Sep 22 - 1,773 (+333)
Sep 23 - 2,244 (+471)
Sep 24 - 2,677 (+433)

trey4sports
09-25-2011, 12:48 AM
Here you go. A little bit lower than yesterday, but maybe it's because of the weekend. I haven't been promoting today either. We were discussing problems with the website and other things. At least we got the pledge banner up today. We also have a new promotional video. That should hopefully spread it around more.

Sep 19 - 998
Sep 20 - 1,222 (+224)
Sep 21 - 1,440 (+218)
Sep 22 - 1,773 (+333)
Sep 23 - 2,244 (+471)
Sep 24 - 2,677 (+433)

Thanks, just FYI you might want to update the original post when you get time as well so folks can just read that first post to stay current with the thread.

Sentinelrv
09-25-2011, 12:55 AM
Ok, I updated the first post. Just in case I forget like I did tonight, (You reminded me) other people need to help keep track of this.

trey4sports
09-25-2011, 06:57 PM
I will help keep this bumped. We are on track to beat last night and crack 500 today!

ItsTime
09-25-2011, 07:16 PM
I know there was a 24 hour period after the debate where we did over 500. It was not "500 for the day" but 500 for a 24 hour period. These numbers are only going to increase. We are kicking some major butt!

Sentinelrv
09-25-2011, 10:06 PM
GREAT NEWS TODAY, 636 new attendees! This is a large boost in activity. Keeping our current pace with no further boost in activity, we should reach 18,577 attendees on the Facebook event by the end of the 19th.....but it will only multiply!

Mon - Sep 19 - 998
Tue - Sep 20 - 1,222 (+224)
Wed - Sep 21 - 1,440 (+218)
Thu - Sep 22 - 1,773 (+333)
Fri - Sep 23 - 2,244 (+471)
Sat - Sep 24 - 2,677 (+433)
Sun - Sep 25 - 3,313 (+636)

trey4sports
09-25-2011, 10:07 PM
GREAT NEWS TODAY, 636 new attendees! This is a large boost in activity. Keeping our current pace with no further boost in activity, we should reach 18,577 attendees on the Facebook event by the end of the 19th.....but it will only multiply!

Mon - Sep 19 - 998
Tue - Sep 20 - 1,222 (+224)
Wed - Sep 21 - 1,440 (+218)
Thu - Sep 22 - 1,773 (+333)
Fri - Sep 23 - 2,244 (+471)
Sat - Sep 24 - 2,677 (+433)
Sun - Sep 25 - 3,313 (+636)

Nice! We are snowballing now!

JoshS
09-25-2011, 10:12 PM
we need to push harder than ever now, we're very close to making this moneybomb a monster

Shane Harris
09-25-2011, 10:13 PM
its gonna be a good one for sure! lots of time to build up attendees but i wouldnt count on it becoming exponential, most likely scenario is the number of promoters grows but not as fast as the number of attendees. most attendees will not promote it. just a fact unfortunately. still i predict a solid 15,000 attendees

JoshS
09-25-2011, 10:15 PM
i think that's on the low side if you look at our daily growth, let's let this pan out

NickOdell
09-25-2011, 10:16 PM
we need to push harder than ever now, we're very close to making this moneybomb a monster

For sure!

I think at this point we need to go after the Admins of the popular Ron Paul facebook pages and websites and get their help. We are being very successful on our own but at this point we need their help to take this to the next level.

justatrey
09-25-2011, 10:16 PM
Wow, great job. You guys are relentless. No question now that this has the potential to be massive. :D

Sentinelrv
09-25-2011, 10:18 PM
we need to push harder than ever now, we're very close to making this moneybomb a monster

Unfortunately we're limited in what we can do right now. It's great that we have the manpower to promote this now, but we won't have the full support of the community until October 1st when the 3rd quarter push ends.

JoshS
09-25-2011, 10:21 PM
No doubt. I just know personally, I try to promote harder than the day before, that's all I can do.

It'll be interesting to see if we get a traffic spike when we can widgets on the dailypaul, etc.

chri5opher
09-25-2011, 10:34 PM
//

Shane Harris
09-25-2011, 10:43 PM
For sure!

I think at this point we need to go after the Admins of the popular Ron Paul facebook pages and websites and get their help. We are being very successful on our own but at this point we need their help to take this to the next level.

good idea!

NickOdell
09-25-2011, 10:49 PM
I strongly agree. Why stop there? Go to all the ron paul-related sites

I have been trying to get in contact with the Daily Paul about this. Made an account and posted about it which resulted in being banned. Not sure how that happened!

If anyone has a Daily Paul, PLEASE promote the moneybomb over there.

I did successfully get in contact with Trevor of RunRonPaul.com and he said that he will be helping out once it gets closer to the date.

I know the moderators of these forums have been contacted about helping out and I'm sure they will.

Chris, if you could help me think of some other sites we should get into contact with that would be great. Feel free to PM me.

Sentinelrv
09-25-2011, 10:52 PM
If you're going to contact the admins then get them to add the pledge counter. Here is the code to install it and a picture of it...

<iframe width="728" height="90" src="http://www.blackthisout.com/index.php?id=7" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/Sentinelrv/Other-Images/PledgeCounter.png

NickOdell
09-25-2011, 10:53 PM
If you're going to contact the admins then get them to add the pledge counter. Here is the code to install it and a picture of it...

<iframe width="728" height="90" src="http://www.blackthisout.com/index.php?id=7" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17/Sentinelrv/Other-Images/PledgeCounter.png

Yeah, this is what we need to get them to put on their sites. I saw this in the other thread, thanks for putting it here though. :)

kill the banks
09-25-2011, 10:58 PM
good job / I love it when a plan comes together ... let's make this goal happen !

mport1
09-25-2011, 11:00 PM
Here (http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/89653) is a way to easily invite all your friends to this event.

mport1
09-25-2011, 11:02 PM
Are there any good profile pics for facebook that have Ron Paul's name somewhere on there? Mine just says black this out which is fine but I think it would be better if it calls out RP specifically for people who aren't aware of whats happening.

NickOdell
09-25-2011, 11:02 PM
I messaged Trevor again and encouraged him to put the widget up. I'll let you guys know if/when I hear back.

Also, in addition to inviting all of your friends to the event, another GREAT way to help out is to post to the most popular Ron Paul pages on Facebook. I have been doing this and normally at least 2 or 3 people hit "like" on it and are likely to attend the event, and that is for each time you post on a wall. If we all post on the most popular pages throughout the day, we can reach a lot of peeople!

Esoteric
09-25-2011, 11:02 PM
Why is Ani, who works for the campaign, RSVP'd as "Not Attending"??

Esoteric
09-25-2011, 11:03 PM
Also, the promo image does not say anything about a moneybomb. Marketing fail. I'll try to make a better one, but I don't have the source image.. It looks like Justin made this image, so he could easily edit the current graphic to actually tell people that this is a moneybomb. MANY of my Ron Paul facebook friends are RSVP'd as "Not Attending", likely because they had no idea what the event was.

NickOdell
09-25-2011, 11:04 PM
Are there any good profile pics for facebook that have Ron Paul's name somewhere on there? Mine just says black this out which is fine but I think it would be better if it calls out RP specifically for people who aren't aware of whats happening.

This is the picture I am using: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=272859996066213&set=pu.256862800999266&type=1&theater

There are some other good ones in the album that photo is located in.

davidt!
09-25-2011, 11:04 PM
I have been trying to get in contact with the Daily Paul about this. Made an account and posted about it which resulted in being banned. Not sure how that happened!

If anyone has a Daily Paul, PLEASE promote the moneybomb over there.

I did successfully get in contact with Trevor of RunRonPaul.com and he said that he will be helping out once it gets closer to the date.

I know the moderators of these forums have been contacted about helping out and I'm sure they will.

Chris, if you could help me think of some other sites we should get into contact with that would be great. Feel free to PM me.

Infowars.com/prisonplanet.com would be good but not sure if they would put up the widget for free? They usually always get behind the moneybombs though.

PaulConventionWV
09-25-2011, 11:04 PM
its gonna be a good one for sure! lots of time to build up attendees but i wouldnt count on it becoming exponential, most likely scenario is the number of promoters grows but not as fast as the number of attendees. most attendees will not promote it. just a fact unfortunately. still i predict a solid 15,000 attendees

We will reach a critical mass at some point where the number of people who haven't attended becomes sparser and harder to find. That is when we have to promote the hardest to keep the momentum going. The more people attending, the more people getting other people to attend.

NickOdell
09-25-2011, 11:06 PM
Infowars.com/prisonplanet.com would be good but not sure if they would put up the widget for free? They usually always get behind the moneybombs though.

Someone else suggested this as well. Could you try to contact them? They have a contact us thing on their page I think. I tried earlier today but for some reason it wouldn't go through.

NickOdell
09-25-2011, 11:12 PM
We will reach a critical mass at some point where the number of people who haven't attended becomes sparser and harder to find. That is when we have to promote the hardest to keep the momentum going. The more people attending, the more people getting other people to attend.

Which is why it is important to get the admins of some of these larger facebook groups to start promoting this as well.

mport1
09-25-2011, 11:12 PM
This is the picture I am using: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=272859996066213&set=pu.256862800999266&type=1&theater

There are some other good ones in the album that photo is located in.

Thanks. I'm switching to that.

Sentinelrv
09-25-2011, 11:14 PM
I messaged Trevor again and encouraged him to put the widget up. I'll let you guys know if/when I hear back.

Also, in addition to inviting all of your friends to the event, another GREAT way to help out is to post to the most popular Ron Paul pages on Facebook. I have been doing this and normally at least 2 or 3 people hit "like" on it and are likely to attend the event, and that is for each time you post on a wall. If we all post on the most popular pages throughout the day, we can reach a lot of peeople!

Another great place to post about it is within the comments of every status update on Ron Paul's Facebook page. I hardly see anybody doing this, yet it's filled with people reading comments.

jordie
09-25-2011, 11:20 PM
Just FYI, the only way to have an event that you've been invited to not show up on your Facebook page is to click 'not attending'. All those 'awaiting reply' will STILL see the event popup on the day. :D

itsnobody
09-25-2011, 11:21 PM
Well we only have a little more than 3 weeks so we should just spread around this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALtnqBxwPYI

That will surely gain supporters and momentum for us

Sentinelrv
09-25-2011, 11:37 PM
Just FYI, the only way to have an event that you've been invited to not show up on your Facebook page is to click 'not attending'. All those 'awaiting reply' will STILL see the event popup on the day. :D

NickOdell
09-25-2011, 11:38 PM
Another great place to post about it is within the comments of every status update on Ron Paul's Facebook page. I hardly see anybody doing this, yet it's filled with people reading comments.

I have been doing this and have been like the 30th comment a couple of times. But yes, we do need more people doing this. Seems like some people on these threads talking about doing this aren't actually helping much :/

Tinnuhana
09-25-2011, 11:40 PM
Can you "attend" if you're already maxxed out? Maybe that's why Ani's not attending. Also, this summer, some of the paid staff in NH said they couldn't donate because it would be like donating to themselves
Just call in to AJ during his show. Usually, Jeremy or Josh do with current RP news on money bombs, etc.

NickOdell
09-25-2011, 11:42 PM
Can you "attend" if you're already maxxed out? Maybe that's why Ani's not attending. Also, this summer, some of the paid staff in NH said they couldn't donate because it would be like donating to themselves
Just call in to AJ during his show. Usually, Jeremy or Josh do with current RP news on money bombs, etc.

dolphin
09-25-2011, 11:46 PM
25,000 x \$50 = 1,250,000 for sure, but since most people will give more than usual that might get up to 2 million.

Lets be realistic.

We need 100,000 people and then some including FaceBook to make this turn into something big enough to impact the masses.

svobody
09-25-2011, 11:48 PM
What we really need is Ron to mention this on Jon Stewart tomorrow

Sentinelrv
09-25-2011, 11:50 PM
25,000 x \$50 = 1,250,000 for sure, but since most people will give more than usual that might get up to 2 million.

Lets be realistic.

We need 100,000 people and then some including FaceBook to make this turn into something big enough to impact the masses.

Read the second part of the first post below the numbers.

itsnobody
09-25-2011, 11:50 PM
25,000 x \$50 = 1,250,000 for sure, but since most people will give more than usual that might get up to 2 million.

Lets be realistic.

We need 100,000 people and then some including FaceBook to make this turn into something big enough to impact the masses.

I think 25,000 should get us at least \$2.5 million but I agree that we should aim for 100,000+ people

We don't have that much time so we should really concentrate all our efforts on this

NickOdell
09-25-2011, 11:51 PM
25,000 x \$50 = 1,250,000 for sure, but since most people will give more than usual that might get up to 2 million.

Lets be realistic.

We need 100,000 people and then some including FaceBook to make this turn into something big enough to impact the masses.

Then tell me how the constitution day moneybomb raised 1 million with 3,000 attendees on FB. It's because not everyone who donates attends on FB. We are just using FB as a way to gauge the number of donors.

Esoteric
09-26-2011, 12:39 AM
here's my new image. enjoy.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6155/6184539434_6e2bd6e6d4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/27706870@N04/6184539434/)

Sentinelrv
09-26-2011, 12:45 AM
Great job, we need to update the facebook event with this image, since it includes the date and mentions that it's a money bomb.

NickOdell
09-26-2011, 12:55 AM
Great job, we need to update the facebook event with this image, since it includes the date and mentions that it's a money bomb.

For sure. This image is great.

jordie
09-26-2011, 01:01 AM
Great job, we need to update the facebook event with this image, since it includes the date and mentions that it's a money bomb.

I would take off the Fox logo. It's not just Fox that is blacking out Dr Paul. Plus it's color is off-putting compared to the black and white theme.

TER
09-26-2011, 01:03 AM
What we really need is Ron to mention this on Jon Stewart tomorrow

oh man, while I don't think he will, it would be tremendous if he did.

justinpagewood
09-26-2011, 01:09 AM
Offering my alternative for the facebook event page as well, adding the "Ron Paul moneybomb" part.

Makes sense to add this to the actual event page.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-U-I9n_kmaro/ToAkH2JE9dI/AAAAAAAABIQ/4C9Eg-Saqjk/s1600/black-this-out-ron-paul-2012.jpg

itsnobody
09-26-2011, 01:15 AM
As of now:
3,389 Attending
649 Maybe Attending
2,726 Not Attending

The more people we invite the better!

Salvial
09-26-2011, 01:25 AM
Attending. Invited every Paul supporter I know!

rich34
09-26-2011, 06:16 AM
We need to link up to multiple forums on the internet that are pro Paul type forums such as bodybuildingforums.com, alternative health forums, homeschool forums, anti-war forums (possibly), pro gun forums, etc... and spread the money bombs this way. It's all about getting the word out there. I'd love to do this, but with a full time job and family I have no time.

thehighwaymanq
09-26-2011, 06:23 AM
We need to link up to multiple forums on the internet that are pro Paul type forums such as bodybuildingforums.com, alternative health forums, homeschool forums, anti-war forums (possibly), pro gun forums, etc... and spread the money bombs this way. It's all about getting the word out there.

THIS!

We need a really good thread post, copy / pasted to dozens and dozens of pertinent forums.

jt8025
09-26-2011, 06:51 AM
If you do an exponential fit equation with the 6 data points it has us hitting

330,252 pledges

by the morning of the money bomb.

KingNothing
09-26-2011, 07:09 AM
If you do an exponential fit equation with the 6 data points it has us hitting

330,252 pledges

by the morning of the money bomb.

Not to be a downer, but that is an atrocious projection method. There's no way this will grow exponentially, and you've got to account for saturation as well.

I'm thinking that it looks like we'll get between 14,000-20,000 pledges which is an impressive total.

ItsTime
09-26-2011, 07:25 AM
We can hit 25k, remember Ron Paul's campaign wont even mention the moneybomb until after the 30th. So this has been 100% grassroots to this point and look at how many we attending we have!

dolphin
09-26-2011, 08:56 AM
Then tell me how the constitution day moneybomb raised 1 million with 3,000 attendees on FB. It's because not everyone who donates attends on FB. We are just using FB as a way to gauge the number of donors.

Certainly that makes sense as the Constitution Money Bomb had as I recall roughly 20,000 actual doners.

I was not even aware of the Facebook during the Last Money Bomb.

I agree though that if we can get 25,000 signers to FACEBOOK that it would be an indication of far more people who would likely be contributing to the BlackOut.

The fact remains if we intend to raise 10 million we want to try our best to get 100,000 people to contribute on Oct 19th no matter if they join Facebook, or not.

dolphin
09-26-2011, 08:59 AM
I got a call this morning where I was transfered to a voice message by Ron Paul asking for donations before the 30th.

The election quarter ends and the results of contributions will be widely touted by the mainstream.

He says he badly needs another 1.5 mil.

itsnobody
09-26-2011, 09:15 AM
We just need to invite as many people as possible....I'm sure we can end up inviting more than 100,000, right now we have more than 36,000 awaiting replies

trey4sports
09-26-2011, 12:06 PM
Looks like we're at 200 or so for the day. I've been commenting on news stories lately.

justinpagewood
09-26-2011, 12:31 PM
Here's an e-flyer you can share with people via email to those who don't use facebook.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-P_S21HaobFw/ToDFAHl59vI/AAAAAAAABIk/GBCMzVCBqsI/s1600/e-flyer.jpg

Steve-in-NY
09-26-2011, 01:02 PM
I'll try hitting up some other sites that arent particularly Ron Paul related and see how that goes.

davidt!
09-26-2011, 01:03 PM
I got a call this morning where I was transfered to a voice message by Ron Paul asking for donations before the 30th.

The election quarter ends and the results of contributions will be widely touted by the mainstream.

He says he badly needs another 1.5 mil.

Yep, anybody that can donate now please do!

freejack
09-26-2011, 01:05 PM
Would still like to know if anyone has asked the official campaign if they will support the moneybomb (after the EoQ push of course). If not, I'm going to try to ask Ron Paul (wishful thinking maybe?) or someone in his staff personally today at Webster Hall.

Cabal
09-26-2011, 01:10 PM
Idea: Exclusive Black This Out-themed Ron Paul promotion T-Shirts to be sold on 10/19

Grunge-stylized with the B/W Ron Paul from the website with the blackout over his eyes. Thick eroded/splatter text (white/red).

T-Shirt only sold for one day to generate exclusivity, promote the moneybomb initiative, fundraise for RP, and to indicate that those who purchase one "Will not be silenced by the media" or some such.

Is this feasible? And more importantly, would the official campaign be on board?

trey4sports
09-26-2011, 03:14 PM
Idea: Exclusive Black This Out-themed Ron Paul promotion T-Shirts to be sold on 10/19

Grunge-stylized with the B/W Ron Paul from the website with the blackout over his eyes. Thick eroded/splatter text (white/red).

T-Shirt only sold for one day to generate exclusivity, promote the moneybomb initiative, fundraise for RP, and to indicate that those who purchase one "Will not be silenced by the media" or some such.

Is this feasible? And more importantly, would the official campaign be on board?

very cool, contact the campaign.

justinpagewood
09-26-2011, 10:12 PM
Would still like to know if anyone has asked the official campaign if they will support the moneybomb (after the EoQ push of course). If not, I'm going to try to ask Ron Paul (wishful thinking maybe?) or someone in his staff personally today at Webster Hall.

The campaign tends to pick these kinds of things up on their own, and they must remain independent legally. I believe Trevor Lyman had to quit doing stuff because there was campaign/grassroots overlap. The campaign will pick this up a few days before the actual date. It's worth a try to contact them, but don't be surprized if they don't reply back. We'll most likely have to keep this 100% grassroots.

itsnobody
09-27-2011, 01:21 AM
Wow what happened just now some kind of big jump:
4,075 Attending
785 Maybe Attending
3,527 Not Attending

From the last time this thread was updated (I'm guessing around 12AM) we got 205 new attendees in that short time period

Seems like we are on the path towards inviting 100,000+ soon...

trey4sports
09-27-2011, 10:34 AM
we've already added 380 people on Facebook today, we are on target for a mega day today.

trey4sports
09-27-2011, 12:36 PM
We're at +438 on Facebook today!~

This is going to be a huge day, it's starting to snowball.

jt8025
09-27-2011, 12:50 PM
Not to be a downer, but that is an atrocious projection method. There's no way this will grow exponentially, and you've got to account for saturation as well.

I'm thinking that it looks like we'll get between 14,000-20,000 pledges which is an impressive total.

I know. I just thought it was a fun exercise. (I have a math degree. And a physics and electrical engineering degree as well.)

My apathy wasn't cured until after my government schooling though.

True Human
09-27-2011, 12:55 PM

jt8025
09-27-2011, 12:55 PM
Revising my rediculous projection to a more realistic one yet still not correct:

If you do a linear fit equation with the 8 data points it has us hitting

113,151 pledges

by the morning of the money bomb.

ItsTime
09-27-2011, 01:12 PM
We need 250,000 invites total so keep pushing!

TER
09-27-2011, 01:16 PM
We need 500,000,000,000 invites! GOGOGO!!!!!

trey4sports
09-27-2011, 01:53 PM
+474 for the day. C'mon puuushhhh

itsnobody
09-27-2011, 03:09 PM
We need 500,000,000,000 invites! GOGOGO!!!!!

But the US population is less than 315 million...

j/k I know what you mean

I hope by Oct. 12th (a week before the money bomb) we reach at least 25,000 attending and have a least 100,000+ invited

It seems like that is very realistic now

dustinp
09-27-2011, 04:05 PM
We need to link up to multiple forums on the internet that are pro Paul type forums such as bodybuildingforums.com, alternative health forums, homeschool forums, anti-war forums (possibly), pro gun forums, etc... and spread the money bombs this way. It's all about getting the word out there. I'd love to do this, but with a full time job and family I have no time.

Posted an event at http://forum.pafoa.org/political-138/149449-ron-paul-black-out-event.html :)

pacelli
09-27-2011, 04:06 PM
This is going to be a very interesting observational experiment. Your hypothesis is that pledges = a certain dollar amount.

Lets hope your hypothesis is correct.

trey4sports
09-27-2011, 04:41 PM
This is going to be a very interesting observational experiment. Your hypothesis is that pledges = a certain dollar amount.

Lets hope your hypothesis is correct.

Honestly, i think the best barometer of success will be the enthusiasm. I remember ready ames fire had big numbers "attending" on Facebook but flopped. However, there has generally been a good correlation between facebook RSVP's and \$\$ raised.

justinpagewood
09-27-2011, 05:48 PM
Revising my rediculous projection to a more realistic one yet still not correct:

If you do a linear fit equation with the 8 data points it has us hitting

113,151 pledges

by the morning of the money bomb.

We're going to hit a treshhold where it's going to be really hard to get new people to accept the event invitation. It wont be a linear growth. We're going to have to eventually change our strategy and reach people a different way. Every local meetup group needs to know about this event. 1/2 of people in local groups aren't on Facebook.

Sentinelrv
09-27-2011, 10:20 PM
New record!

Sep 19 - 998
Sep 20 - 1,222 (+224)
Sep 21 - 1,440 (+218)
Sep 22 - 1,773 (+333)
Sep 23 - 2,244 (+471)
Sep 24 - 2,677 (+433)
Sep 25 - 3,313 (+636)
Sep 26 - 3,870 (+557)
Sep 27 - 4,571 (+701)
Sep 28 - ?
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Sep 30 - ?
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Oct 03 - ?
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trey4sports
09-28-2011, 10:20 AM
+305 so far for the day today.

kill the banks
09-28-2011, 11:26 AM
interesting numbers / thx for your hard work !

dustinp
09-28-2011, 05:16 PM
just made my "black out" profile pic. Hows it look?

trey4sports
09-28-2011, 05:18 PM
just made my "black out" profile pic. Hows it look?

very cool.

+442 for the day today so far.

dustinp
09-28-2011, 05:24 PM
Posted an event at http://forum.pafoa.org/political-138/149449-ron-paul-black-out-event.html :)

^ its only had about 80 views and 1 reply so far, but im hoping the views are from the RP supporters in the PA gun community.

Shane Harris
10-02-2011, 01:46 PM
Bump update?