Summary of "Save VMK" related posts

Discussion in 'Virtual Magic Kingdom (VMK) Museum' started by Disney Dreams, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Disney Dreams

    Disney Dreams Proudly afflicted with TDMA!

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    Hi All!

    The energy that everyone here has been putting forth to save our Funville is so fantastic!

    As our efforts continue, it is getting a bit difficult to find certain posts that have great information. With this in mind, this thread is solely an index to all posts related to the efforts to save vmk.

    For the most part, this is a "where can I find that post about __________" thread.

    What should we post here?
    - If there are key posts with information relating to this campaign that exist prior to 4/13/08 at 8:15pm PST that are NOT listed here, please post a link and I will add.
    - If new information has been posted somewhere on the board and I have not added it within 24 hours to this thread.
    - Corrections to anything I place here.

    What should not be posted here?
    - Anything new.
    - Anything that is not a link referencing a post already on DIS.

    Disclaimer: I have spent about 3 hours pouring over 100s of posts from the last week trying to summarize everything into one place. I am 100% positive that I missed things. Anything missed was in no way intentional.

    Request: If I missed something on this initial pulling together of everything posted over the last week that you think belongs here, please just post it here and I will update.

    I hope this helps with everyone's efforts and is a useful tool for everyone.

    Cheers to saving Funville!

    - Dreams
     
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  3. Disney Dreams

    Disney Dreams Proudly afflicted with TDMA!

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    Save VMK Sites and Tools
    SaveVMKToday
    SaveVMK
    Online Petition
    Save VMK Banners
    VMK Kids Unite - includes information re: demonstration at DLR

    Want to have your voice heard, but don't have any idea who to write to? Here are some ideas, along with contact information.
    Ideas of Who / Where to Contact, mostly Disney contacts
    (by no means the only people to write to, use your own ideas)
    Via E-mail
    Via Snail Mail
    Via Fax
    Lots of contact information
    More contact information
    (Many of these links have duplicate information, but there's lots of good info in all of them.)
    Gaming Magazines and Web sites

    Another Gaming Magazine

    Really want to write something, but not comfortable writing your own letter?
    Sample Letters
    Belle1997 Ideas

    Letters and Mailings fellow DIS'ers have shared (in alpha order)

    A Young VMK Player
    Aengus’s video
    AmberDaze
    Belle1997
    Bopper
    Bugdozer
    cteddiesgirl
    DIS Members' Flats and profiles mailed to Disney.
    Disney Dreams
    DreamyTime
    DreamyTime "alternative mailing"
    ILiketheTitanic
    Imagineer_Tech
    Junglerivergirl
    Kasiks
    LostinDisney
    LuckyDesi
    MissVMK678:0)
    PirateBell
    PirateslifeYoHo
    PrincessMadiro
    RollerCoasterGal
    SorcererDonald16
    Tampa
    VanillaIceCream


    Media Coverage (in alpha order)

    About.com
    http://familyinternet.about.com/b/2008/04/28/disneys-virtual-magic-kingdom-to-close-in-may.htm

    Associated Press
    http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_9208912
    This is the big storm everyone! APs article is showing up on papers EVERYWHERE in just 1 hour. Run a Google search for "virtual magic kingdom AP" and pick a site any site you like to post comments. "There's a storm front coming..." lalala

    Blogspot blogs
    http://dannaluv.blogspot.com/2008/04/when-community-ends.html

    Central Florida News 13
    http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/..._to_boycott_disney_over_web_site_dilemma.html

    CleverParents
    http://www.cleverparents.com/2008/04/22/disney/
    (the 8th reader comment references VMK)

    CNET
    http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9874335-7.html

    The Disney Blog
    http://thedisneyblog.com/2008/04/09/virtual-magic-kingdom-vmk-protests-and-petitions/
    http://thedisneyblog.com/2008/04/15/vmk-time-for-disneys-virtual-magic-kingdom/
    http://thedisneyblog.com/2008/04/18/why-close-vmk-disney/
    http://thedisneyblog.com/2008/04/24/disney-is-raising-your-kids-on-social-networks/

    Eurogamer
    http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=132469

    Fairy Tale Treasures
    http://fairytaletreasureshop.com/?p=117

    Gameindustry.biz
    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/players-petition-disney-to-save-vmk-online-world

    GamePro.fr
    http://www.gamepro.fr/actualites/41631/disney-vmk/
    note: Article is in French.

    GameSetWatch
    http://www.gamesetwatch.com/2008/04/column_why_we_play_today_ill_s.php

    HardCasual.net
    http://hardcasual.net/2008/04/29/still-alive-with-gtaiv/#more-120

    HuliQ
    http://www.huliq.com/56481/disney-vmk-or-virtual-magic-kingdom

    Inside the Magic podcast
    http://cdn3.libsyn.com/insidethemagic/itms158.mp3

    ireport
    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-9999
    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-10062
    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-11059
    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-10491
    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-10522
    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-10106
    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-10505
    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-10566
    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-17943

    Izzy Neis
    http://izzyneis.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/more-on-vmk-and-a-ramble-about-community-blossoms/

    KIRO Radio Interview
    http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-12100

    Kotaku
    http://kotaku.com/381861/disneys-virtual-magic-kingdom-closing-fans-hysterical
    Found this one on 4/25/08 Anyone who cares to try to explain to those who don't "get it" why VMK closing is different than other games closing, this is your chance. (no outside contact, etc....) Replies on this 1 are pretty hostile, although they all acknowledge the 'net would explode if WoW were to close.

    Lagorama
    http://lagorama.com/disneys-virtual-magic-kingdom-virtually-closed

    lex icon
    http://lexicon.typepad.com/lexicon/2008/04/disneys-virtual.html

    Local 6 News (Orlando, FL)
    http://www.local6.com/news/15881453/detail.html?rss=orlpn&psp=news
    The news clip can be viewed here.

    MagicalMountain.net
    http://www.magicalmountain.net/WDWNewsDetail.asp?NewsID=1889

    Massively.com
    http://www.massively.com/2008/04/09/virtual-magic-kingdom-comes-to-an-end/
    http://www.massively.com/2008/04/14/fans-speak-out-passionately-on-disneys-virtual-magic-kingdom-cl/

    MyParenTime.com
    http://www.myparentime.com/articles/08/article683.shtml

    MickeyNews.com
    http://www.mickeynews.com/News/DisplayPressRelease.asp_Q_id_E_4158VMK

    Moldova.org
    http://movie.moldova.org/stiri/eng/112313/

    The Money Times
    http://www.themoneytimes.com/articles/20080418/disney_trashes_its_kingdom-id-1020550.html

    The Motley Fool
    http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2008/04/17/disney-trashes-its-kingdom.aspx

    NetCot.com
    http://www.netcot.com/thesite/2008/04/07/disneys-virtual-magic-kingdom-closing-may-21/

    Orange County Register Blog
    http://ocresort.freedomblogging.com/2008/04/10/virtual-magic-kingdom-to-end-may-21/
    http://ocresort.freedomblogging.com...closure-draws-out-fans-reaction-from-producer

    OverGame.com
    http://www.overgame.com/items/20440_mmo-mickey-derape.html
    note: This is a French publication. The article has been translated (hopefully relatively closely) here.

    RockPaperShotgun - cautionary note: Many negative and somewhat offensive comments, accompanied by some supportive input
    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/?p=1537

    Screamscape
    http://www.screamscape.com/html/industry_news.htm#Disney

    Spark CBC Radio
    http://www.cbc.ca/spark/blog/2008/04/what_do_online_communities_owe_1.html
    http://www.cbc.ca/spark/blog/2008/05/episode_36_may_7_10_2008.html

    The Sydney Morning Herald
    http://blogs.smh.com.au/screenplay/archives/017999.html

    TMCnet
    http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2008/04/16/3389299.htm

    Venture Beat
    http://venturebeat.com/2008/04/11/r...w-map-service-to-avoid-traffic-jams-and-more/

    Virtual Economic Forum
    http://virtualeconomicforum.com/con.../about/disney_cans_virtual_magic_kingdom_mmo/

    Virtual World News
    http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2008/04/disneys-virtual.html?cid=110136444#comment-110136444

    VMKBlog.com
    www.vmkblog.com

    WDWNewsletter.com
    http://wdwnewsletter.com/disney-to-close-vmk/

    WorldsInMotion.biz
    http://www.worldsinmotion.biz/2008/04/disney_closes_gates_to_virtual.php
     
  4. Disney Dreams

    Disney Dreams Proudly afflicted with TDMA!

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    Disney Dreams Proudly afflicted with TDMA!

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    reserved for more info
     
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  7. StephenTXT99

    StephenTXT99 DuckTales Lover!

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    Just visit Savevmktoday.com that's what I do. And sign up to get email alerts. those are so helpful with breaking news
     
  8. Disney Dreams

    Disney Dreams Proudly afflicted with TDMA!

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    Thank you for your post. You will notice that SaveVmkToday is at the top of the list for related sites and tools. This thread is here to organize all the many efforts and related posts that members of the DIS-VMK community wish to share with one another. If you look at the main board here you will see an amazing number of posts regarding this topic. SavevmkToday is an excellent resource and a wonderful site. It complements the community and communication opportunities that DIS members have here, it does not replace them. :goodvibes
     
  9. Belle1997

    Belle1997 <font color=blue>I married a beast and found my pr

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  10. Disney Dreams

    Disney Dreams Proudly afflicted with TDMA!

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    Thanks for the links... so much to sort through here. I have added all 3 to the first post. I was not quite sure where you wanted your 2nd letter so I put it under aids for people who might be stuck writing their own letter. :goodvibes
     
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    Belle1997 <font color=blue>I married a beast and found my pr

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    Perfect :thumbsup2 Yes that why we are writing fits in samples great :goodvibes work
     
  12. hdmonkeybug

    hdmonkeybug The tag fairy doesn't like Monkeys?

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    Add this to the list:
    http://wdwnewsletter.com/disney-to-close-vmk/

    I have sent my letters to a few gaming magazines. This may be another route that may get some attention. If you know of anyother gaming mags, I would love to send to them also.

    editor at pcgamer: editor@pcgamer.com
    editor at gameinformer: jeff@gameinformer.com
    editor at beckett : mog@beckett.com

    There is a website for family friendly MMO's called TenTonHampster. Its a division of the tentonhammer site for MMO's. I sent my letters to them as well. john@tentonhammer.com
     
  13. disvaclub92

    disvaclub92 <font color=royalblue>Always dreaming about Disney Moderator

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  14. Disney Dreams

    Disney Dreams Proudly afflicted with TDMA!

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    Another new article! Great find! Love the gaming sites / magazine ideas. Updated first post with link to your post. Thanks for providing these for everyone.

    Added hers first thing this morning. Let me know if it needed to be changed / edited. :goodvibes
     
  15. snshine123

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    WOW! This is amazing! Thanks for taking the time to do this Dreams!:cheer2:
     
  16. IrishTinkerbell

    IrishTinkerbell Mouseketeer

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    Thank you so much for all the work you put into this. It makes it so much easier to find something.:thumbsup2 :goodvibes

    VMK-DreamDazzle
     
  17. Cardinal

    Cardinal Sufferin' Succotash!

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    The "Cardinal" link leads to Ranch's post. My "Critique Our Letters" project is here:

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1785946

    Feel free to continue post drafts and stuff, as we are always ready to provide help with writing. Pieces of writing always become improve when they are proofread by other people, and good writing will attract more attention from the Big Wigs. :thumbsup2

    My other "Letter to VMK" is provided here, (for your comic enjoyment/to provide some well-needed levity!)

    http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=24457548&postcount=35
     
  18. piratesLifeYoho

    piratesLifeYoho Mouseketeer

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    i haven't seen these contacts on this thread yet ...
    _________________________________________
    i posted to cnet just now; they've written about VMK in the past. i think starting with online news is a good idea!

    http://www.cnet.com/4520-13403_1-672...tml?tag=pre_ft

    this is a link to the contact editors page for anyone who wants to write in. there is also a contact us link at the upper right hand corner of the web page. good luck!
    _______________________________________

    thank you so much for working on this
     
  19. CinderellaWannab

    CinderellaWannab Mouseketeer

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    TY very much for the info. I have been looking for the petition and never did find it. Woot I am on there now!:thumbsup2
     
  20. Tampa

    Tampa I don't look like this in VMK.

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    This is the greatest thread created to date on any VMK fan board.

    This effort is greater than any quest, prize, and anything you could possibly do for someone that's VMK-related. You rock Dreams. :worship:
     
  21. Disney Dreams

    Disney Dreams Proudly afflicted with TDMA!

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    Hey Cardinal! Thanks for catching that. I can't locate your "real" letter anywhere. If you could provide me a link, I will add it. Thanks again for the correction.

    This link does not go anywhere. Could you post it again for me? Thanks!

    No problem. Glad people find it useful.

    Woot!

    Aww, Tampa. Thank you very much. You just made the hours it took last night worthwhile. (And some how some way I will write my final quest!)
     

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