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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2010, 12:05:25 PM »
should we change the letter thing to a petition, or should we just do the letter?

I mean, that many letters sent at once should have a decent effect.  How many people on the online petition.... over 400.  And thats in less than 2 days!  So how about if they all send letters?

I am thinking that would be very powerful if we got enough people to send them.

So, cray, are you up for being the person who everything is sent to if we take that route?
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2010, 12:09:06 PM »
That is true. And if we keep ourselves unpredictable, they will never know what will come next. If you need help re writting, let me know. My plans are on hold until further notice.  ;D Procrastination!!


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Online petition is practically at 500 in two days. We will hit that today. We need to draw Activision's attention to that some how.

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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2010, 12:09:37 PM »
This may be too late and don't read too much into, because I'm not sure it's too big of a deal, but should we mention how they might be making  money off King's Quest if they allow TSL to continue?  I dunno, I don't want them to keep on saying no, but then turn around and produce a King's Quest game that's remarkably similar to TSL, ya know what I mean?  I hope that made sense...

But you guys know best, you've done this once before.  I only learned about this project not even 2 years ago, so I started following AFTER the thing with Vivindi went down.  Just an idea.

Also, I'm in Europe until May, and I just wanted to let you know there are lots of international gaming blogs picking up on this.  Who knew King's Quest was so popular over here (cause I know I didn't!).  Also, when I googled "save the silver lining" it was the first story that popped up under Google News, on MTV's website...so good work everybody!  

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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2010, 12:09:54 PM »
I say leave the letter as is and use it as the offline petition.  If Activision gets a box full of this letter with a cover letter stating there is an online petition with over <x> number of signatures in addition to this, that's going to carry a LOT of weight.  The wording of the letter is fine and can be easily made up for in delivery and presentation.

We just need to find a volunteer to collect the letters up (either via regular mail or via Cat's print->sign->scan->email method) and then send all the letters at one time to Activision (I would highly recommend return receipt on that package, btw... so there is a record of delivery... but that's a matter for later in the campaign).
 
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2010, 12:11:33 PM »
I can collect and will take them both ways.

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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2010, 12:14:26 PM »
I am located in New Mexico, yes it is a part of the US,
Do people think otherwise? ???

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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2010, 12:15:28 PM »
Cool.  So should we send the letters to waltzdancing, and then she can send them in like a package to activision or something?

OR use cat's method?

We just need to make sure that we all know what is going on so that we all get this done the right way.


I guess the website could come in handy for that.
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2010, 12:18:28 PM »
Cool.  So should we send the letters to waltzdancing, and then she can send them in like a package to activision or something?

OR use cat's method?

We just need to make sure that we all know what is going on so that we all get this done the right way.


I guess the website could come in handy for that.

I say allow the ability to use both methods for submitting the physical petition.  There will be people out there who have a printer AND a scanner and then there will be people who just have a printer.  By accepting petitions both ways, we increase the physical petition count.

Of course, there's people like myself that don't have a printer OR a scanner... but then again, that paticular demographic is filled by the online petition.  So there you go.
 
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2010, 12:21:50 PM »
The website is a god send, it is a place to organize without threat of this forum being shut down because of us. Emailing them is good but if you can't e-mail them I can take snail mail too. Let me know how you want to do it and I will give you the information.

For those who don't have a printer or a scanner just email it and have your name printed on it, and I could write your name in. The more the better. I am undating my profile with the information you will need.

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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2010, 12:23:13 PM »
I am located in New Mexico, yes it is a part of the US,
Do people think otherwise? ???

Yeah, some people really do, and a lot of them are from Texas.  It's pretty pathetic, let me tell ya.  I'll tell people I'm from New Mexico and people will be like, "Wow! How'd you learn to speak English so well?" and I chuckle every single time, haha

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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2010, 12:30:16 PM »
I am located in New Mexico, yes it is a part of the US,
Do people think otherwise? ???

Yeah, some people really do, and a lot of them are from Texas.  It's pretty pathetic, let me tell ya.  I'll tell people I'm from New Mexico and people will be like, "Wow! How'd you learn to speak English so well?" and I chuckle every single time, haha

It's funny but at the same time horrible. I don't even look hispanic neither does Pj2. It just says Mexico and people freak.

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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2010, 12:41:40 PM »
Online Petition just passed 500 signatures (at 511 at the time of this post)
 
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2010, 12:44:15 PM »
I walk away for two minutes -- just two! And look what happens -- New Mexico has seceded from the Union (or something)! :P

See, I like the idea of the online petition and offline petition, and that letter will certainly serve as the offline petition, but my idea was to -- as well as having the petitions -- have a sort of continual influx of communication from the fans as well. That's what saved Farscape when I was a part of that. (Of course, a lot of fans were also mailing the SciFi Channel stale crackers, which I suggest NOT doing even though it worked. :P)
That way, you have a sort uncountable mass of people hoping that Activision reconsiders, which is vaguely overwhelming, and THEN you receive this massive package which says "We have ____ signatures asking you to reconsider". It's a little deceptive, since a lot of those letters will come from people who signed the petition, but it makes us look like an even LARGER fan-base or at least a lot louder of a fan-base.

However, I'm not in charge. This is a fan-movement regarding a fan-project so if we'd just rather do the two petitions, I'm fine with that.

PS For those with no printer -- first of all, libraries tend to have printers or, like waltzdancing said, you can shoot her an email with your name *however* to keep this as legal as possible please also give her permission to forge your name on the Save the TSL Petition. (And, yes, you will have to refer to the document specifically when you do or you're basically giving her permission to steal your identity -- which, while she would never do that, is just a bad idea. :P)

And thanks for volunteering, Waltzdancing. I was willing, but my parents are not-too-fond of getting mail from strangers. :P

EDIT: Oh, and in regards to the financial portion of the document... I feel that's necessary. The bottom line for these people is, well, the bottom line. They care about money, that's it. If they make a new KQ, swell, although I'm sure it will be terrible. If they base it on the Silver Lining.... the team will have evidence of that and I'm SURE they'll sue for a BOATLOAD of cash. Either Activision will take that chance, and end up being sued themselves by fans (which is surprisingly new for them) or Activision will see the chance to profit off of someone else's work -- someone who they won't have to fire once the work is done, for a change -- and they will green light the Silver Lining. I hope, anyways.
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2010, 12:56:14 PM »
Yes, I do need your permission to sign your letter, and would never steal any identities. I vote for Cray or Ober to be the leader, they know more about this and have been more active.

I will follow any orders that are passed my way. Starting today I will collect letters in any form, (A side note included with your permission to sign your name if needed.) I will collect the letters until I am told to go to the post office and I will mail them.

My contact information is on my profile.  You can email me on this forum or to my personal email which I check daily, and pops up with a notice when a letter comes in.

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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2010, 01:10:29 PM »
I would be more than happy to do the collections... but since your already in place to do it, then I say let you do it.  Besides, I'm busy manning the online petition and the social networking anchors and doing my best to keep the campaign movement in the eyes of the media and supporters (if your on Facebook, keep an eye out for Save TSL ad impressions here within the next couple of weeks).

Atec, when you read this thread can you update the Save TSL website accordingly? 

Thanks again for all the hard work you all are doing!  :)
 
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2010, 01:27:34 PM »
You just take care of the on line petition and the networking, I don't know how to any of that. Divide and conqueror is the best way to go.

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Is there anyway to have the people who signed the online peptition know about the mail in copy?

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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2010, 01:31:09 PM »
The petition site does not allow form mailing so the easy answer is no.  While it would be possible to click on each user and send them a PM to tell them about it, I'm not sure that would be an effective use of time, as there is a link to the TSL forums already on the petition and I would assume people signing the petition would visit the forums here and check in from time to time to see what news there is.

I have, however, added a link to the Save TSL Website at the bottom of the petition, and that will (once Atec123 gets to it) have a link to the offline petition so I think we've done about all we can do where that is concerned.
 
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2010, 01:34:05 PM »
The petition site does not allow form mailing so the easy answer is no.  While it would be possible to click on each user and send them a PM to tell them about it, I'm not sure that would be an effective use of time, as there is a link to the TSL forums already on the petition and I would assume people signing the petition would visit the forums here and check in from time to time to see what news there is.

I have, however, added a link to the Save TSL Website at the bottom of the petition, and that will (once Atec123 gets to it) have a link to the offline petition so I think we've done about all we can do where that is concerned.

Yeah, your right. Okay, the only thing for us to do now is sit tight.

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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2010, 02:27:29 PM »
At 11:41am PST, I posted that the petition had just over 500 signatures.  Now... at the time of this post (1 hour 40 minutes later), the petition is now at over 600 signatures.  

That's what I call momentum!  Keep up the great work on spreading the word everyone!

And now it's time to head to work.  See you all later.  :)
 
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Re: Form Letter for Contacting Activision
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2010, 02:41:31 PM »
I walk away for two minutes -- just two! And look what happens -- New Mexico has seceded from the Union (or something)! :P
My keyboard now has lemonade all over it. XD

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Which address will you be sending them to, waltzdancing? I've seen two different ones floating around.  I'd like to put an inside address on my letter but they should match. :P
 

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