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I've noticed on the new OC that there is a heap of self-promotion going on. Is there any way to dissuade people from doing this? It is getting out of hand. It is distasteful and makes sponsors look like beggars out for themselves and not for the children. There are so many people asking others to send them money via ChipIn or other avenues (to them, not to Compassion, not to the children) for special trips and tours and extra gifts etc... It does not seem right indeed. I do not think this happened so much on the old OC and do not know why it is thus now. I know they say it will be used for the trips or extra gifts to children etc... but those are extras that we would all like to do, but does not seem right to thrust the responsibility onto others and not oneself. As well, some who ask for this are still adding sponsored children often or have had a group funded trip previously and yet want more more. It feels like a charitable act twisted with a greedy act. It is turning me off of the site very much indeed. I know it would be good to help one another out, but it is becoming so commonplace and the sums asked for are skyrocketing it is as if people are feeling entitled to something lovely for themselves because they are a sponsor and that frights me if that becomes the sponsor self concept. I think it makes Compassion look bad to have this going on. It seems selfish. Is there anyone who could politely/gently ask people to tone down asking for money to be sent to themselves? I know you cannot police it, but some kind of suggestion may help? I fear I cannot say it on there as the backlash may be dreadful and also I am not looking to harm anyone's feelings. I'd appreciate a Compassion person's perception on this. Thank you kindly.