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LittleDragonErin
04-15-2008, 11:10 AM
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n94/DDRin/vmk_aol01.jpg

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n94/DDRin/vmk_aol02.jpg

Link: http://www.switched.com/2008/04/15/disney-fans-petition-to-save-virtual-magic-kingdom/

Pirate-Emery
04-15-2008, 11:15 AM
Start a protest on Facebook instead?

Why I oughta! :mad:

aengus
04-15-2008, 11:23 AM
one story eventually can snowball into an avalanche :thumbsup2

MissVMK678:0)
04-15-2008, 11:26 AM
Gets gun lol
JK!

TikiIslander
04-15-2008, 11:43 AM
I hate to say this, but I agree completely with their online petition assessment. Snopes has a pretty good article about it- http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/internet.asp . The petitions got everyone excited at first, and when we got so many signatures, we knew that we were on to something. Now, we've got to move away from them - and let the media know we're not just signing petitions!

I'm so glad that the word is getting out there and Save VMK Today is stepping up their campaign. I don't think that the petitions are hurting our cause, but if people are just focusing on them (like signing them over and over) when they could be using that time to comment on a blog, call Iger, or make a flat to send in- it might be so.

Who is in charge of these sites? I would love to see SaveVMK & SaveVMKToday merge to unite us even more.

Not that I ever doubted you guys, but I'm amazed at how far this is reaching. You all ROCK! :yay:

Pirate-Emery
04-15-2008, 12:00 PM
I hate to say this, but I agree completely with their online petition assessment. Snopes has a pretty good article about it- http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/petition/internet.asp . The petitions got everyone excited at first, and when we got so many signatures, we knew that we were on to something. Now, we've got to move away from them - and let the media know we're not just signing petitions!

I'm so glad that the word is getting out there and Save VMK Today is stepping up their campaign. I don't think that the petitions are hurting our cause, but if people are just focusing on them (like signing them over and over) when they could be using that time to comment on a blog, call Iger, or make a flat to send in- it might be so.

Who is in charge of these sites? I would love to see SaveVMK & SaveVMKToday merge to unite us even more.

Not that I ever doubted you guys, but I'm amazed at how far this is reaching. You all ROCK! :yay:

one story eventually can snowball into an avalanche :thumbsup2

Exactly...

Though the petition itself won't do a thing, it attracts the attention of the community. The attention of the community is then noticed by the media. The media makes the plight of the community well-known.

Tada... snowball, avalanche.

Disneychick74
04-15-2008, 12:23 PM
I really wish that VMK did not stop new registration...
I think all of this publicity that VMK is getting would bring in hundreds of new users and show Disney/VMK that a little word of mouth can go a LONG way

disneyhockeymad
04-15-2008, 12:42 PM
I agree. Still if we've made it onto AOL we're obviously doing something right! Keep up the good work!!
I have AOL here to so I'll check see whether it made it on the UK news bit, I doubt it but still worth a go! :thumbsup2:

Belle1997
04-15-2008, 12:53 PM
What I find so exciting is our Virtual world the Disney sees just as another game is not just news but on the top page news. Not buried but right there.

Would love to be the fly on the wall right now. Because each day it is building. Oh and would love a pic of the poor postal guy that has to deliver thousands of flats:thumbsup2

cteddiesgirl
04-15-2008, 01:25 PM
I really wish that VMK did not stop new registration...
I think all of this publicity that VMK is getting would bring in hundreds of new users and show Disney/VMK that a little word of mouth can go a LONG way

Exactly. And it's also probably why they turned it off.


What I find so exciting is our Virtual world the Disney sees just as another game is not just news but on the top page news. Not buried but right there.

Would love to be the fly on the wall right now. Because each day it is building. Oh and would love a pic of the poor postal guy that has to deliver thousands of flats:thumbsup2
Yeah. It makes me think of the end scene in the original Miracle on 34th Street. :goodvibes

LuckyOrchidEffect
04-15-2008, 01:33 PM
I had to post a comment on this blog! Facebook? ugh! :snooty: I had been reading the various blogs, a lot of the comments from non-vmk'ers have been sort of negative. Glad to see we VMK'ers have been fighting back!!.

I'm one of the first few to comment, don't want to go any further than that bc of personal info, but its obvious those of us who actually play VMK in the comment sections of these blogs.

Amber_Kait
04-15-2008, 02:18 PM
Start a protest on Facebook instead?

Why I oughta! :mad:

agreed :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Imagineer_Tech
04-15-2008, 02:23 PM
agreed :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

I say we protest AOL now too offensive writers!!! :stir:

Vary
04-15-2008, 02:36 PM
Guys, please don't post nasty comments on that story. Internet petitions are very easy to make and to sign (and sign and sign and sign). Because they require so little effort, it's a less impressive show of support than letters and telephone calls. That's all he's saying. Don't take it too personally.

Amber_Kait
04-15-2008, 02:37 PM
I say we protest AOL now too offensive writers!!! :stir:

LOL, ill.
ahahha. I think i'm going to agree with you. heh

vmkfan13
04-15-2008, 02:41 PM
Well some people are taking VMK a little too seriously, I really don't think oprah will even care but maybe the news?

fantasymooma
04-15-2008, 02:43 PM
Okay I can't find this Story anywhere on AOL. Did it change places like CNN? Or did they just take it out all together?
Or is my blonde hair kicking in again?

GoofyWaterCoaster
04-15-2008, 02:57 PM
wootastic! progress!

fantasy, its your hair :rotfl:

Ctrl F and type in pirates

fantasymooma
04-15-2008, 03:13 PM
wootastic! progress!

fantasy, its your hair :rotfl:

Ctrl F and type in pirates



Haha... I think it was my blonde moment because I just found it.

taz
04-15-2008, 03:16 PM
Ugh... that last sentence :scared:

Cardinal
04-15-2008, 05:55 PM
Ugh... that last sentence :scared:

Yeah, how degrading!

vmkfan13
04-15-2008, 08:41 PM
That site is anti-vmk? I wonder why? Got banned for 10 years..?

mikeyandscoobyx2
04-15-2008, 08:47 PM
The nerve of some people. Especially to bring little kids down.

What if 8 year olds have AIM, and they read that stuff?

vmkfan13
04-15-2008, 08:50 PM
The nerve of some people. Especially to bring little kids down.

What if 8 year olds have AIM, and they read that stuff?

I don't think they would get the joke 'protest on facebook', instead, they'll join facebook and actually start protesting on facebook..

Padrepride
04-15-2008, 09:14 PM
Well some people are taking VMK a little too seriously, I really don't think oprah will even care but maybe the news?

What will the news do? They'll forget about it the day after..

We don't need the media, we can do this ourselves

For our cause to be successful, we do really need the media. Without the media, there will be no way to pressure Disney to keep vmk alive. Speeking of Oprah, maybe we should contact her...

fantasymooma
04-15-2008, 09:26 PM
Have some of you read the comments people have left???

Some of them just make me shake my head in disgust.

Amber_Kait
04-15-2008, 09:45 PM
Have some of you read the comments people have left???

Some of them just make me shake my head in disgust.

:sad2:
oh my goodness..
this disgusts me. i never want to look at those rude comments again...

disvaclub92
04-15-2008, 09:46 PM
Have some of you read the comments people have left???

Some of them just make me shake my head in disgust.

Yes, I have. I actually feel sorry for them because they think they are better blasting someone when they are hiding behind a computer. Must need to fill a void of somesort in their life to behave like that.

They just don't have a DIS Community to call home. :)

aengus
04-15-2008, 09:47 PM
shake that part off. the truth is, any publicity is good publicity.

No worries friends ;)

vmkfan13
04-15-2008, 09:56 PM
For our cause to be successful, we do really need the media. Without the media, there will be no way to pressure Disney to keep vmk alive. Speeking of Oprah, maybe we should contact her...

I have no clue what I wrote anymore!
I was in a hurry, I'll be sure to edit that.

redshoe
04-15-2008, 09:57 PM
shake that part off. the truth is, any publicity is good publicity.

No worries friends ;)


Yup...let them condescend all they want. I don't see them banding together and fighting this hard for something they care about. If they were, they wouldn't have time to sit around making anonymous cheap shots. :rolleyes1

The VMK community is worth this, and I'm proud to be part of it!

vmkfan13
04-15-2008, 10:03 PM
The best way to get Oprah would probably be to tell her about slinkyman's story?

Candyman9585
04-15-2008, 10:06 PM
The VMK community is worth this, and I'm proud to be part of it!

:goodvibes :goodvibes :goodvibes :goodvibes ME TOO!!!

Melp
04-16-2008, 12:08 AM
funny thing about that last line actually is that there actually are facebook groups already set up for saving vmk ;) guess AOL should have researched to see that a dedicated VMKer will leave no stone unturned if it means getting our home back lol.

LuckyDesi
04-16-2008, 12:18 AM
The VMK community is worth this, and I'm proud to be part of it!
We are a premium quality community!

AmberDaze
04-16-2008, 12:31 AM
The best way to get Oprah would probably be to tell her about slinkyman's story?

If you're serious about contacting Oprah or another news source to tell them about kids and VMK, then there are a few we can let them know about...

-- Kids who have had cancer: Slinkyman (beat cancer)

-- Kids who are currently battling cancer: Dlandchick (going on her 2nd year)

-- Kids with autism who have found a connection with VMK (Sesamestreetboy for i.e. -- I know there are others but I will let those involved list them)

And what about the physically-challenged children...so many...