Let us anonymously email contributors suffering hard times. They don't have our email, we don't have theirs, they just get a supportive msg.
Interesting idea…a challenge for this would be to prevent abuse and try to ensure the feedback is indeed supportive and not pithy, mean, spam, etc…but I like the idea. Perhaps letter writers could check a box for “Allow Comments”, but we would have to build a moderation system which isn’t easy.
I really like this idea. I read a letter from a university student who seems to be in financial difficulties and is alone, scared and worried they can't afford food. I was there once and would have happily sent them the £50 they need.
This is a really nice and supportive idea. To ensure there is no abuse and to make sure that no one is being sent something offensive, a moderation system would be needed. There is tech out there that is used to page crawl and read through sites now to target particular content. This sort of content could be monitored through this sort of safety guideline and would need to be tested. It could start of with a small batch of the letters to test on instead of all of them followed up with with a quality assurance team to make sure. This a/b sort of testing would be the only way to really make sure but a set of keywords could be implemented to ensure safety.
Maria Fatima commented
Oh my God. This is amazing. Please do this.
I would love this feature!
Definitely. Do that! We could even specify which charity we're sending to. Do that!
Fabulous! A kind word can make all the difference.