Author Topic: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group  (Read 7275 times)

Offline oberonqa

  • Great Oracle
  • *****
  • Posts: 631
  • Gender: Male
  • Go now and claim your destiny....
Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« on: March 01, 2010, 10:55:20 PM »
Yes folks... that's right!  The movement to reverse Activision's Cease & Desist order gets a new chapter... in the form of a Facebook group.

Share your thoughts with other fans and supporters of The Silver Lining and make this Facebook group stand side-by-side as the public face of the petition to save The Silver Lining!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=382202612795

This group is open to ALL fans and supporters of The Silver Lining.

And for all of our MySpace friends out there.... you haven't been forgotten.  :)

http://www.myspace.com/savetsl
« Last Edit: March 01, 2010, 11:54:07 PM by oberonqa »
 
Chronicling the history of Sierra through the conversion of it's premiere magazine into an easy-to-use, searchable wiki format.

Offline crayauchtin

  • Crystal Dragon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2726
  • Gender: Male
  • He of Many Aliases
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010, 11:19:56 PM »
Ugh, I hate Facebook. Apparently I'm "in too many groups". I'm gonna attempt to weed that down now... unless someone can shoot me an invite? C'mon I know I'm FB friends with a couple of you!
"If your translation is correct, that was 'May a sleepy hippopotamus lie down on your house keys,' but you’re not sure. Unfortunately, your fluency in griffin-speak is too low."

We're roleplaying in the King's Quest world: come join in the fun!

Offline oberonqa

  • Great Oracle
  • *****
  • Posts: 631
  • Gender: Male
  • Go now and claim your destiny....
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010, 11:24:53 PM »
Invite sent.  I'll also point out to those of you on Facebook I am looking into purchasing some ad-space to promote the petition.  If any of you have any suggestions for what the ad should say, feel free to post it.  Just keep in mind the ad text is limited to 150 characters so it's gotta be short, sweet, and to the point.

I will be paying for the ad-space out of my own pocket, so no need to worry about that.  :)
 
Chronicling the history of Sierra through the conversion of it's premiere magazine into an easy-to-use, searchable wiki format.

Offline crayauchtin

  • Crystal Dragon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2726
  • Gender: Male
  • He of Many Aliases
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010, 11:35:52 PM »
Invite sent.  I'll also point out to those of you on Facebook I am looking into purchasing some ad-space to promote the petition.  If any of you have any suggestions for what the ad should say, feel free to post it.  Just keep in mind the ad text is limited to 150 characters so it's gotta be short, sweet, and to the point.

I will be paying for the ad-space out of my own pocket, so no need to worry about that.  :)
As an event promoter, I have quite a bit of experience with those ads. They're basically my bread and butter (except when I've got a realty TV star mentioned in it, in which case I pay 50 bucks for clicks and only get a third of them to decide that they're coming, not that I'm bitter...).
The wording has to be short and sweet -- which is hard for me, so I'll let you handle that. :P The most important part though is the tags you put on it -- these will help determine who sees the ad on their sidebar and these tags can be anything that appears on someone's profile, from employment to interests -- if it's searchable, it's a tag. This is all really easy to figure out and I know you don't need instruction as far as that goes but *this* is the important part: make typos. People have typos ALL over their profiles. It won't let you add it as a tag if no one has it on their profile, so don't worry about that. However, someone may have "seirra games" instead of "sierra games", and it's worth it to put that typo in there just in case!

Just a thought. :)
"If your translation is correct, that was 'May a sleepy hippopotamus lie down on your house keys,' but you’re not sure. Unfortunately, your fluency in griffin-speak is too low."

We're roleplaying in the King's Quest world: come join in the fun!

Offline oberonqa

  • Great Oracle
  • *****
  • Posts: 631
  • Gender: Male
  • Go now and claim your destiny....
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010, 11:40:04 PM »
Good suggestions all around.  :)
 
Chronicling the history of Sierra through the conversion of it's premiere magazine into an easy-to-use, searchable wiki format.

Offline pj2elliot

  • Wizard's Slave
  • *
  • Posts: 12
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 03:42:55 PM »
On Facebook, search "Activision Assist".  Click on the group you find, go to discussions, and you'll see one titled "The Silver Lining".  Only 10 posts so far (2 actually from Activision).  I think we should take the opportunity to hit this up.  Let's get them with handwritten letters, online petitions, and run up their facebook with messages.  Let them know we're not going away that easily!

Offline Haids1987

  • Phoenix Groupie
  • **********
  • Posts: 7515
  • Gender: Female
    • Pinterest page
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010, 06:50:05 PM »
Too bad I JUST deleted my Facebook account, I never used it.  I'd totally be on it all the time now!
STATUS:
-Drinking water
-Checking the forum. 

Perpetually. ;D
Erica Reed is Katie Hallahan.
Leader of the "I <3 Doon" Fanclub

Offline tessspoon

  • Phoenix Groupie
  • **********
  • Posts: 7481
  • Gender: Female
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 06:55:07 PM »
I very rarely ever got onto my Facebook, and now I'm checking it all the time. :P

Offline oberonqa

  • Great Oracle
  • *****
  • Posts: 631
  • Gender: Male
  • Go now and claim your destiny....
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010, 12:33:42 AM »
Josh Mandel has joined the Facebook Group and has signed the petition. 

We might be seeing some more former Sierra employees lending us their support.
 
Chronicling the history of Sierra through the conversion of it's premiere magazine into an easy-to-use, searchable wiki format.

Offline crayauchtin

  • Crystal Dragon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2726
  • Gender: Male
  • He of Many Aliases
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2010, 01:51:36 PM »
I <3 Josh Mandel, that's exciting! :)
« Last Edit: March 04, 2010, 04:36:24 PM by koko_99_2001 »
"If your translation is correct, that was 'May a sleepy hippopotamus lie down on your house keys,' but you’re not sure. Unfortunately, your fluency in griffin-speak is too low."

We're roleplaying in the King's Quest world: come join in the fun!

Offline oberonqa

  • Great Oracle
  • *****
  • Posts: 631
  • Gender: Male
  • Go now and claim your destiny....
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2010, 02:58:42 PM »
Starting today, March 5th at 5:00pm PST and running through March 8th at 8:00am PST, a Facebook Ad promoting the Save TSL Facebook Group will be running, provided it is approved by Facebook of course.

The ad reads as follows:

Save TSL
Find out how you can make a difference and help save a cherished fan-game that has been in development for eight years.

Ad is based on page impressions, for which an estimated 39,000 impressions are called for.  It is targetted at the following audience:

->  who live in one of the countries: United States, Canada or United Kingdom
->  who like activision, adventure games, blizzard entertainment, journalism, kings quest or videogames

I will post ad statistics daily for during the campaign as well as final statistics at the end of the campaign.

EDIT:  Adjusted ad campain run time.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2010, 04:32:22 PM by oberonqa »
 
Chronicling the history of Sierra through the conversion of it's premiere magazine into an easy-to-use, searchable wiki format.

Offline Yonkey

  • Phoenix Honour Guard
  • ************
  • Posts: 18427
  • Gender: Male
  • Nothing ventured, nothing gained
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2010, 03:03:48 PM »
->  who live in the United States
Any chance you could include Canada too? :P
"A wish changes nothing. A decision changes everything."

Offline waltzdancing

  • Moderator
  • Magical Genie
  • *****
  • Posts: 1757
  • Gender: Female
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2010, 03:04:15 PM »
SWEET!  ;D I will look for it

Offline oberonqa

  • Great Oracle
  • *****
  • Posts: 631
  • Gender: Male
  • Go now and claim your destiny....
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2010, 04:30:34 PM »
->  who live in the United States
Any chance you could include Canada too? :P

Done.  I also added United Kingdom as well.

(Posted on: March 05, 2010, 02:07:10 PM)


Just received notification from Facebook.  The ad has been approved.

Hi David Reese,

Thanks for purchasing a Facebook Ad! Below is the confirmation for the ad that you have created. You will be charged only for the impressions or clicks your ad receives and this amount will never exceed your daily budget. We will email a receipt for each charge from your Facebook Ads account to this email address.

Visit your Ad Manager (deleted) to change your bid, budget, or run dates, edit your ad or create new ads. You'll also find detailed ad performance reports to help you optimize your campaigns over time. If you have any questions about your ad, please visit our help center at http://www.facebook.com/help/?topic=ads.

-----------------------------------
Save TSL

[Photo]

Find out how you can make
a difference and help
save a cherished fan-game
that has been in
development for eight
years.
-----------------------------------

Link: [deleted]
Daily Budget: $10.00 USD
Start Date: 03/05/2010
End Date: 03/08/2010

The information about any future charges will be available in the Billing tab of your Ad Manager.

Sincerely,

The Facebook Ads Team
 
Chronicling the history of Sierra through the conversion of it's premiere magazine into an easy-to-use, searchable wiki format.

Offline Haids1987

  • Phoenix Groupie
  • **********
  • Posts: 7515
  • Gender: Female
    • Pinterest page
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2010, 06:01:25 PM »
Josh Mandel has joined the Facebook Group and has signed the petition.
Wooooooo!  King Graham in the flesh!  ;D
STATUS:
-Drinking water
-Checking the forum. 

Perpetually. ;D
Erica Reed is Katie Hallahan.
Leader of the "I <3 Doon" Fanclub

Offline crayauchtin

  • Crystal Dragon
  • ********
  • Posts: 2726
  • Gender: Male
  • He of Many Aliases
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2010, 06:47:20 PM »
I don't know how extensive you want the ad to be but I can think of a whooole list of more things to put under "who like", if you're interested. (Of course, I don't want to run you into the ground financially, but...)

You could add:
sierra, sierra games, sierra online, roberta williams, ken williams, ken and roberta williams, roberta and ken williams, quest games, old games, old school games, classic games, fantasy, high fantasy, epic fantasy, fairy tales, fairies, folklore, myths, mythology, adventures, sierra entertainment, vivendi, vivendi universal, phoenix online studios, the Silver Lining
You could also include each individual king's quest game (for instance: king's quest 1, kq1, and quest for the crown, maybe even king's quest 1 quest for the crown)

And again, remember to look for typos and add those in too. :) Remember, you can never have too many tags on your ad! :)

Also, if you have it pay by clicks it will be cheaper for you, if that's a concern. It doesn't effect how many people it will show up on the page for.

Just some completely unwarranted advice. :P I'm shutting up now. :P
"If your translation is correct, that was 'May a sleepy hippopotamus lie down on your house keys,' but you’re not sure. Unfortunately, your fluency in griffin-speak is too low."

We're roleplaying in the King's Quest world: come join in the fun!

Offline oberonqa

  • Great Oracle
  • *****
  • Posts: 631
  • Gender: Male
  • Go now and claim your destiny....
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2010, 11:30:09 PM »
Thank you for the advice

(Posted on: March 05, 2010, 05:53:01 PM)


FACEBOOK AD STATS

General Stats
------------------------------------
Date:  03/05/2010   
Campaign Name:  Save TSL
Campaign ID:  6002391092989
Impressions:  63,126
Clicks:  12
Clicks Rate:  0.019%
Cost Per Click:  $0.81   
Cost Per Impression:  $0.15   
Spent (USD):  $9.77                  
 
Chronicling the history of Sierra through the conversion of it's premiere magazine into an easy-to-use, searchable wiki format.

Offline splat44

  • Silly Adventurer
  • **
  • Posts: 80
  • KQIX Forever!
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2010, 09:38:47 PM »
Hi,

It's great in having facebook group.

How about http://twitter.com?

Twitter has an excellent way for members asking their friends to follow stories/update and such!

Offline koko_99_2001

  • Beta Tester
  • Phoenix Legend
  • *************
  • Posts: 21020
  • Gender: Female
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2010, 09:45:26 PM »
TSL already has a twitter account. I don't know about Save TSL.
<3 Happily married to FataliOmega since July 11, 2009 <3

The Unofficial The Silver Lining Official Sarcasm Cleaner Upper :cat:

Catherine DaCosta

Offline oberonqa

  • Great Oracle
  • *****
  • Posts: 631
  • Gender: Male
  • Go now and claim your destiny....
Re: Save The Silver Lining Facebook Group
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2010, 10:51:46 PM »
The Save TSL Movement is on Twitter under my name (oberonqa).
 
Chronicling the history of Sierra through the conversion of it's premiere magazine into an easy-to-use, searchable wiki format.