Summary of "Save VMK" related posts

Disney Dreams

Proudly afflicted with TDMA!
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
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
 

Disney Dreams

Proudly afflicted with TDMA!
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
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/2008/4/30/parents_plan_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/2008/04/14/virtual-magic-kingdom-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/roundup-venturebeat-site-update-microsofts-new-map-service-to-avoid-traffic-jams-and-more/

Virtual Economic Forum
http://virtualeconomicforum.com/content-library/blogging/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
 
  • StephenTXT99

    DuckTales Lover!
    Joined
    Aug 10, 2006
    Just visit Savevmktoday.com that's what I do. And sign up to get email alerts. those are so helpful with breaking news
     

    Disney Dreams

    Proudly afflicted with TDMA!
    Joined
    Mar 10, 2006
    Just visit Savevmktoday.com that's what I do. And sign up to get email alerts. those are so helpful with breaking news
    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
     
  • Disney Dreams

    Proudly afflicted with TDMA!
    Joined
    Mar 10, 2006
    Please add

    Bugdozers letter http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1786998

    and Littlebelle's http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1785635

    Aslo Motivational Letter this is the one I have been posting all over. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1787558

    Thanks
    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
     

    Belle1997

    I married a beast and found my prince
    Joined
    Mar 19, 2004
    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
    Perfect :thumbsup2 Yes that why we are writing fits in samples great :goodvibes work
     

    hdmonkeybug

    The tag fairy doesn't like Monkeys?
    Joined
    Mar 25, 2006
    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
     
  • Disney Dreams

    Proudly afflicted with TDMA!
    Joined
    Mar 10, 2006
    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
    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
     

    Cardinal

    Sufferin' Succotash!
    Joined
    Jul 14, 2005
    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
     

    piratesLifeYoho

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Feb 11, 2007
    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
     

    Tampa

    I don't look like this in VMK.
    Joined
    Aug 5, 2005
    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:
     

    Disney Dreams

    Proudly afflicted with TDMA!
    Joined
    Mar 10, 2006
    The "Cardinal" link leads to Ranch's post. My "Critique Our Letters" project is here:
    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1785946
    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.

    i haven't seen these contacts on this thread yet ...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....
    This link does not go anywhere. Could you post it again for me? Thanks!

    WOW! This is amazing! Thanks for taking the time to do this Dreams!:cheer2:
    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
    ...thank you so much for working on this
    No problem. Glad people find it useful.

    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
    Woot!

    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:
    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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