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GIs a lift section

Post: # 44102Post Andy Hamilton
Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:38 pm

Was thinking that we could set up a gis a lift section, perhaps a trial run over the christmas period. If anyone is driving a long distance for christmas then they could offer a lift in return for some petrol money. Might only end up with one less car on the road this christmas but could be worth a go.

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Post: # 44103Post DaisyDaisy
Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:59 pm

Great idea Andy... so good in fact that there is a group doing it already...
http://www.liftshare.org/
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Post: # 44113Post Andy Hamilton
Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:06 pm

DaisyDaisy wrote:Great idea Andy... so good in fact that there is a group doing it already...
http://www.liftshare.org/
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Indeed :lol: I wondered as people know each other on here already that it might be approached in a different way. - Although just looking for a lift up to Northampton as much as anything. :wink:
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Post: # 44117Post PeterNZ
Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:56 am

I can take you to Auckland, mate! You just have to get a ticket to New Zealand.

Sorry, being silly!!

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Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:41 am

I'm doing Ban Ban Springs on Thursday, if anyone should need to go there... Which is actually Wednesday in the UK..
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Post: # 44124Post Shirley
Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:03 am

I could take you to northampton Andy - but you'd have to catch the train up here first :lol: :mrgreen:

I am a bit wary of the liftshare bit because of the information that is on the website for anyone to see. I also really don't fancy getting into a car with a complete stranger.
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Post: # 44127Post 2steps
Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:08 am

sounds good and could also be used as a way of trnsporting items that can't be posted as there too big/heavy or just not allowed

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Post: # 44137Post Millymollymandy
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:43 pm

I agree with Shirlz plus it's not a good idea to be saying, for example, I'm going to ......... on such and such a date, thereby advertising that your house might be empty.

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Post: # 44140Post Andy Hamilton
Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:15 pm

Fair enough about the house being empty but there is no where that we mention where we live, someone would have to be pretty detirmined to want to rob your house to do the dective work.

As for a stranger, I am thinking more of people that have made a few posts that you feel like you do know. I guess the downside would be how would you tell someone that you will not want to give them a lift as you don't know them enough when they feel that they know you. hmm a lot tricker idea than I gave it credit for really.
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Post: # 44161Post Merry
Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:58 pm

Apropos lifts with strangers!
The other week I was running for the bus which pulled out just as I got to the stop.
I was standing there mouthing obscenities when a car pulled up and a chap shouted, "Get in, we`ll pass it and you can get it at the next stop!"
"Oh, thanks mate." I said, getting into the passenger seat.
I`d just happily got into a stranger`s car without a second thought :oops:
He was a really nice bloke and he did catch the bus for me but it made me think! :oops:

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Post: # 44186Post Millymollymandy
Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:04 am

Andy Hamilton wrote:Fair enough about the house being empty but there is no where that we mention where we live, someone would have to be pretty detirmined to want to rob your house to do the dective work.


I don't know anything much about computers but I think that people could find your house (or where your computer is located) pretty easily. Someone mentioned on here that with their website they could practically see the addresses their hits were coming from!

Now if kids can hack into the CIA etc, it can't be that difficult.

I was thinking a lot about the Brittany forum I go on where folk with holiday homes are often advertising their 'movements' on a forum for all to see (so to speak!).

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