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Crowd Crowding

Hands, not dollars to save the day
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Some big projects don't need dollars so much as hands to get 'em done. What's needed is something analogous to Kickstarter to find willing hands to pitch in when a project needs skilled or unskilled workers for a day, a weekend or longer. It would need to be regional of course but it would be useful, yes? Maybe a website, maybe a segment on Make TV..
Steamboat, Feb 22 2015

One method to generate a small crowd on demand Crowd_20gatherer
Uses the same principle as looking up at the sky. [Ling, Feb 23 2015]

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       [+] Like setting up the new barn, or getting this nasty big tree trunk chopped down, or getting rid of the litter lining the streets, or ... the possibilities are endless.
Toto Anders, Feb 22 2015
  

       In the meantime searching "gigs" or "jobs" on Craigslist with a word like "volunteer" will give you plenty to do if you have the spare time. Medical test subject, free massage, and fashion models for a runway show were some the opportunities I found.   

       ( I wonder if I am between size 2 to 6 ? )
popbottle, Feb 22 2015
  

       What if the skills you can offer, while technically impressive, don't seem to be the sort of things that anyone wants ?   

       <aside>   

       [pop], you're a size 13 3/4, in a dim room with the light behind you. Don't push your luck.   

       </aside>
8th of 7, Feb 22 2015
  

       One benefit of this is that people who were not gainfully employed but who were bursting with good advice could have someplace to deposit it.
bungston, Feb 22 2015
  

       [steamboat]! Long time no see.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 22 2015
  

       // people who were not gainfully employed but were bursting with good advice could have someplace to deposit it //   

       That would leave the HB pretty quiet, then ...
8th of 7, Feb 22 2015
  

       //That would leave the HB pretty quiet, then...//

He said *good advice...
LimpNotes, Feb 23 2015
  

       You might need to pay these people though, in which case this would be "fund crowding".
hippo, Feb 23 2015
  

       A mixture of clay, straw and horse manure, used to build up the outer layers of bell-moulds for casting the bronze: founding dung
pocmloc, Feb 23 2015
  

       Naughty boys throwing gravel at the king: crown ding fun.
pocmloc, Feb 23 2015
  

       Dropping bits of your dried fruit biscuit: fig crumb down.
pocmloc, Feb 23 2015
  

       /pictures pomloc as the drunk guy showing off before the crowd as they exhort him to greater and greater excess/
bungston, Feb 23 2015
  
      
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