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Updated on Tuesday, March 17

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OMG: Does anyone else finds the "Oh that's right #FedsDoesThat" campaign a little obnoxious.

I get what they are doing and support it, but can't help but feel a little sassed by FEDS. They've entirely taken over some bulletin boards on campus and the entire SLC. I'm personally in the camp of "actions speak louder than posters", but "Oh that's right, #thatmayjustbeme".


MOD'S NOTE: Posted here... but valid rant. 

15 comments

  1. So much potential to be misused. "Wasting money on $40k oversized and over-glorified unusable iPads? Oh wait, #FedsDoesThat."

    The posters are shitty, the campaign IS obnoxious, half of the posters have no relevance (to me). Like I don't care how many meals the Bomber has served, to be honest. And as you said, actions speak louder than giant sheets of paper.

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    1. So.. half the posters have relevance to you, that's good.

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    2. Alright, I'll revise. The majority aren't relevant nor do any of them make me care about Feds more. I was just using an expression that I tend to use when I talk, but you do you with your taking things literally :)

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    3. Not 1a, but typing "an expression" which is factually incorrect and then being passive-aggressive when someone takes it literally makes an ass out of only you.

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    4. Calm down 4th place internal candidate...

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    5. I agree with this, but it also fell in time for Batch break for prospective students which is a bit more honorable reason.

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  2. Snarky PR Campaigns? #FedsDoesThat

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  3. I see it as a desperate attempt to be relevant again.

    No one knows what Feds does, so they thought that the appropriate solution was to deface a building. If I were them, i would have responded by DOING MORE ON CAMPUS. Holding more events, holding higher-quality events, and scheduling them for times that people can actually show up to them (instead of the middle of the day like everything they do).

    It's just another example of Feds showing that it doesn't know how to respond to criticisms. When people criticize them for "not doing anything", their response is to continue with what they're doing and advertising the things they do that affect, what I would argue, is a minority of students. Their thought process doesn't even consider doing more in terms of over-time engagement of students, because that would require more effort than they're willing to put in.

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    1. This response is exactly why they do need this campaign. People like you who have no clue and don't bother to connect on any level should just go away. I invite you to come and find out. I have been a volunteer for several terms. The amount of work put into considering when students are available to participate alone is amazing. Just because YOU cannot attend, doesn't necessitate a blanket statement that Feds doesn't consider when students are available to participate. Quality events don't appear. They take time to foster and develop. "I would have responded by doing more on campus".. then come out.. DO MORE. Stop bitching about it. Feds doesn't take the trolls on these sites seriously. What they care about is ensuring the majority of students who care about this campus and care about making the campus a better place know exactly how Feds is trying to accomplish that. The campaign isn't about telling you, the troll, about what they do. It is about letting the majority know so they can hopefully get involved and understand more about their student government. Seriously. Come out and tell the staff or exec what you want changed.

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    2. Thank you 3a! All I see on here is people bitching about "what does Feds even do?!?!?" and "I've never even been affected by Feds!!!". Now Feds comes out with an informative poster campaign addressing those exact goddamn things and the response is "so they thought that the appropriate solution was to deface a building" and "do more things instead". They do stuff, their agenda is full, and now they've found a way to inform those too lazy to look anything up.

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  4. shut up imprint. no one likes you

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  5. I volunteer for Feds and we have been way better in events like carnival, new years 2.0 and therapy dogs. We get large attendance you haters.

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  6. Exactly the point of the initial post referenced by the MODs. Good to see that people support this one.

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  7. I think it's a smart campaign, but just so transparently an attempt to get the fee increase passed that I can't take it seriously.

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