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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why can't I sign for two people from one email address?
This is just one measure that we have set up to discourage individuals from signing more than once. It also simplifies other administration.
2. Why do I have to confirm it myself?
We cannot confirm your name for the list. You must do this yourself. You will receive an email with a subject "Please Verify Signature for ..." that will ask for a confirmation. You must respond to that email. We this to confirm that your email address is valid and that you did recieve the email. The Web address that is sent to you in an email can be copied into a web browser if your email does not support this (please note that the address is case sensitive).
3. What do I do if it doesn't work the first time
During peak times you may have trouble accessing a busy petition. We have added a verification box on the main page to allow you to check to see if your email address has already been verified. If not, it will send you another email message and ask you to confirm it.
4. Why are the number of verified signatures different from the numbers of shown besides the names?
Unless an email is confirmed (by clicking on the URL that is sent to that email) it is not counted in the number of total verified signatures. However, everyone that successfully fills in the form is given a unique ID number (which is what appears to the left of the name)
5. How can I see who has signed the appeal?
We have provided a list of all people who have a chosen to publicize their name and have confirmed via email. The next/previous buttons which appear at the top of this table will allow you to scroll through these to read other peoples comments. You can also click on the titles at the top of each section to have it sorted by last name, country, ID, comments, etc.
6. How should I forward this message to my friends?
We suggest copying the following text into your email client:
Please consider adding your name to this online list of people who do not want to see the response to September 11, 2001's terrorist attacks increase the level of conflict in the world.
Please go to:
and add your name and pass it on!
7. What if my country isn't listed in the drop down? What do the country codes stand for?
Our country listing comes from ISO ALPHA-3 as provided by the United Nations. Although not perfect, it is the most definitive list that we are aware of.
8. How should I send you a new translation for the appeal text? How should I correct a translation of the appeal text?
Before starting on a translation, please email to check if someone has already started or more help is needed. Corrections or suggestions are welcome.
- You can just email to the translation coordinator the HTML forms redone in the new language.
- You can start from the files at http://www.flora.org/coat/appeal/lang/ and look at all the files that you can read which end in ".txt", although the english ones (*.eng.txt) are the reference version.If your language were italian (3 letter code = "ita"), we would need files called:
to complete the translation. This method will save us some work.
- text.ita.txt (most important one)
9. Will the organizers of this appeal be sending it to particular politicians?
This appeal is not a "petition" in the normal sense. This is a whole new phenomenon in global activism and popular education, that has been made possible by new forms of electronic communication. The appeal's organizers are not collecting all these names just to pass them on to a select group of politicians. Everyone who signs the appeal is encouraged to take some of the responsibility for this important task of informing and pressuring their politicians. We can't possibly know all the politicians in the whole world who need to learn about this appeal. We are relying on you to help spread the word. The use of this appeal to pressure politicians to embrace nonviolence is only one function of this initiative. Signatories are also being asked to circulate the appeal to friends, colleagues, community leaders, organizations, appropriate listserves, media and anyone else who may benefit from reading it. This is a tool to help build a global peace community.
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