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« Reply #6090 on: June 09, 2007, 11:58:11 am »

Can more than one person from the same house sign the petition, even if its the same IP address?

I'm pretty sure they can. As long as it's a different e-mail address.
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« Reply #6091 on: June 09, 2007, 12:07:34 pm »

One last thing (promised). This whole daisy references goes back to the Love, Daisies and Troubadours episode, right? What if we were able to find one (or more) TROUBADOURS to be present when our daisies are delivered and sing a GG-song (some kind of ode to) or the GG title-song!!!!!!!!! Maybe music students or street-musicians seeking to make an extra buck/get some publicity?

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« Reply #6092 on: June 09, 2007, 12:08:44 pm »

I just posted the petition link on these sites:

-Three Gilmore-related groups on StudiVZ, which is the German version of facebook.
-Two Gilmore-related facebook groups ("Addicted to Gilmore Girls" and "I can quote Gilmore Girls in my sleep")

I'm looking for more sites to post the link but you have to register on most sites to post something. And I am not too keen on being registered on dozens of websites.

EDIT: Has anyone asked Ausiello to mention the petition in his column? We might want to wait until we have a website. Then he could mention the website AND the petition in one Ask Ausiello.


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« Reply #6093 on: June 09, 2007, 12:11:17 pm »

German GG poll

http://www.myfanbase.de/index.php?mid=19

You must push the second botton
I would love to see a half eighth season Grin

Is there a link to the petition on the forum on this site?
If not, could someone who speaks and writes German post it.

Thanks!

I posted it. Wink
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« Reply #6094 on: June 09, 2007, 12:22:45 pm »

i'm new around here and i love gilmore girls so i signed the petition Smiley
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« Reply #6095 on: June 09, 2007, 12:52:00 pm »

make sure that when you sign the petition you also use the social bookmarking sites to help spread the word virally.  What is social bookmarking and why is it important to our PR efforts?  I'm reposting an article a friend of mine wrote for our PR chapter:

Digging is a lot of fun.
Digg is a social bookmarking site that allows you to control the content that you receive, and help others see stories that you think are important.  Here’s how it works.  You see a story on the web that you like, and you “digg” it.  Many sites have buttons that allow for instant submission; otherwise, you can create a new digg from the website. Once a story is “dugg”, it appears on the website.  Users can the vote to either “digg” the story themselves, or bury it.  The more “diggs” or votes the story receives, the higher its placement on the website. Hot stories can receive thousands of diggs and be prominently featured on the website for weeks.
You can customize your preferences to many different subcategories of news, or view all stories.

Two other websites that prominently use social bookmarking that you probably already use are YouTube and Flickr. These sites bump up most viewed videos and stories more prominently so more people can see them. The concept is the same.

Finally, a truly original application of this technology is called StumbleUpon http://www.stumbleupon.com. There is a little more knowledge needed on the setup of StumbleUpon, but I guarantee you, the payoff is worth it. StumbleUpon is actually an integration into your existing browser.  Go to www.stumbleupon.com and download the appropriate version.  After that, you’ll be asked to create a user name and password. Then, you simply choose a few topics you enjoy and click the new “Stumble” button on your browser toolbar.

What the tool does is randomly take you to a page it thinks you will like, based on your preferences.  When you reach a site, you can give it thumbs-up or thumbs-down, or simply do nothing.  If you rate a page, Stumble uses that information to build a profile of pages you might like, and pages you might not like, based on users with similar preferences. Within a few days of Stumbling, you will find several new and interesting sites you may have never seen had it not been for this tool.  Trust me on this one, it’s my favorite tool online, and you can contact me personally if you are having problems, and I’ll help you through the setup.

So what does all of this have to do with PR?
Everything. Major news sites are already tinkering around with their own versions of social bookmarking. Digg is the 5th most visited website in the world.  Yahoo, the most visited site, is revamping their My Yahoo homepage to incorporate social bookmarking and RSS (another article, another day).  If we want our information consumed online, we must, as an industry, learn to take advantage of social bookmarking.  So what can we do?

Be a consumer.  This has always been the case for PR.  Know your audience and the medium.  If you are behind the times, it’s time to play catch up.
Learn the Language.  Unfortunately, content is not always king online. One look at Fark www.fark.com will show you that all you really need is a great punchline to get people to view your story.  Many television stations around the country have figured this out.
Embrace the Technology.  When I worked at First Coast News, we were on the cutting edge of social bookmarking at the time.  Now, every story includes a link to all of the major social bookmarking pages including digg, del.ico.us, Yahoo, Fark, The Drudge Report, and more. This is something easy that you can add as a tag on your websites or on your press releases.
At First Coast News, our success story was the story of Juliana, the First Coast Girl “Born Without a Face.”  (Original story here www.firstcoastnews.com/news/news-article.aspx?storyid=28372. This story got bookmarked on The Drudge Report, and became the most viewed story in First Coast News history.  The story became the most viewed web story in Gannett Broadcasting that year, and has led to an international documentary on Juliana and her family, hundreds of thousands of dollars in support for medical procedures and family accommodations.  One person’s decision to bookmark that story has changes countless lives.

So get out there, start bookmarking, and add this intriguing new technology to your PR toolkit. I don’t have any idea just where the web or computers will be in 20 years, but I do know that if Mrs. Pugh were here right now, she’d say “I told you so!”


sf49rminer, thanks for explaining how Digg and the other news exchange/social websites work.  I never understood it before, so when you explained it, I signed up.  Pretty stick pour vous and I'm going to add to my next edit of the Welcome Post the recommendation that mandaters hit the sites.  Be sure to add the link to the most recent Mandate page you've read to your comments on these sites!

If you've already signed the petition at http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/great8mandate you *can* go back there and simply go to the Digg button, register, verify the registration (takes about a minute), then go back to the petition page, click on the Digg button again, and you'll be added to the Digg count.  That's exactly how I did it.

OK?  OK!  Ready, set, GO!!   Grin

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« Reply #6096 on: June 09, 2007, 01:19:02 pm »

@Rob for some reason the petition link in the welcome post still isn't working.

Finally figured it out.  Glitch in the HTML coding -- even though I had removed that darned period in how the link was spelled, that hadn't changed the actual URL, so it was still linking to -- mandate.  Which, of course, doesn't exist.  Fixed now.  This time for sure.  It's (copying it from the post rather than from my browser it's http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/great8mandate

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« Reply #6097 on: June 09, 2007, 01:21:27 pm »

There's a poll on TwoP (http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com): "With Jericho fans going bazoo trying to save the show, what campaign will be next?"

Veronica Mars is winning (59%)
Gilmore Girls is third (8%)...


There's also a post on Gilmore actors:
"Gilmore Girls - Extra - With the show winding down, what will become of the cast of TV's beloved mother-daughter-boyfriend-crazy-town comedy-drama? Should Kelly Bishop go back to singing? Does Scott Patterson's hair present a problem? We answer these questions and more..."

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« Reply #6098 on: June 09, 2007, 01:37:53 pm »

There's a poll on TwoP (http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com): "With Jericho fans going bazoo trying to save the show, what campaign will be next?"

Veronica Mars is winning (59%)
Gilmore Girls is third (8%)...


There's also a post on Gilmore actors:
"Gilmore Girls - Extra - With the show winding down, what will become of the cast of TV's beloved mother-daughter-boyfriend-crazy-town comedy-drama? Should Kelly Bishop go back to singing? Does Scott Patterson's hair present a problem? We answer these questions and more..."



Oh, all the more reason to do the exact opposite of what TwoPers say, since they're the ones who got Rob Thomas to so screw up his plans for the character of Jackie in s2 of VM that he apologized to the audience at Comic-Con last year for listening to them.  (I was there.)

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« Reply #6099 on: June 09, 2007, 01:51:18 pm »

Since we were considering sending Daisies all togather, by colleting money through paypal. Why don't we just do this, why don't we collect as much money as we can over the next month, and send as many daisies as possible to each person along with the petition, which will hopefully have many, many signictures by then. And while we are collecting the money we can boost up our snail mail, and email (sending at leat a few a week) and of coutrse the CW hotline calls, and maybe even focus on other little projects. IMO I think sending a bunch of Daisies at once, with the petition that will hopefully have lots of signictures will amke a bigger statement than just various people sending a few dasies at a time.
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« Reply #6100 on: June 09, 2007, 04:04:35 pm »

KEEP UP THE FIGHT FOR SEASON 8!!  Smiley





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« Reply #6101 on: June 09, 2007, 04:16:50 pm »

Since we were considering sending Daisies all togather, by colleting money through paypal. Why don't we just do this, why don't we collect as much money as we can over the next month, and send as many daisies as possible to each person along with the petition, which will hopefully have many, many signictures by then. And while we are collecting the money we can boost up our snail mail, and email (sending at leat a few a week) and of coutrse the CW hotline calls, and maybe even focus on other little projects. IMO I think sending a bunch of Daisies at once, with the petition that will hopefully have lots of signictures will amke a bigger statement than just various people sending a few dasies at a time.

Heather and I are working on an idea regarding fundraising -- it takes time to set up something as big and as necessary as it's going to be (you'll see why).  Fundraising on the scale that we all want to do takes some time and takes getting certain procedural and design issues worked out before unveiling them.  We're still on schedule, though -- remember, we're pushing for the show to return as a midseason replacement (or at the very least a 2-hour movie capper) so we don't have to be in a big rush and making certain massive timing mistakes that the Veronica Mars movement has made. 

In the mean time, the letter-writing and voicemail campaigns and if you want to do it on your own, ODD and any other one-person ideas that you might have are great -- keep on doing them (especially the letter writing).  The big thing is to shoot for 500 signatures per day on the petition through at the very least the end of July and also to recruit those signing the petition into writing to Dawn at the network and to Alexis and to Lauren.  This is sort of the Get-Out-the-Vote (aka GOTV) aspect of the campaign that we've all got to keep on doing even after the more ambitious projects get unveiled.  (Yes, still being evasive.)

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« Reply #6102 on: June 09, 2007, 04:34:55 pm »

I just posted the petition link on these sites:

-Three Gilmore-related groups on StudiVZ, which is the German version of facebook.
-Two Gilmore-related facebook groups ("Addicted to Gilmore Girls" and "I can quote Gilmore Girls in my sleep")

I'm looking for more sites to post the link but you have to register on most sites to post something. And I am not too keen on being registered on dozens of websites.

EDIT: Has anyone asked Ausiello to mention the petition in his column? We might want to wait until we have a website. Then he could mention the website AND the petition in one Ask Ausiello.


I did -- but the more people who email him to ask him to post the petition URL and the Mandate thread URL, the better.  Try to find his review of the season finale -- he was disappointed in it, too, even in the context of the season ending on the beginning of an upswing.  He had a really good take in his Ask Auseillo column of IIRC 5-23-07 or maybe 5-16-07 (I forget).   So write him at [email protected] and ask him to link it and that even though the title is asking for Season 8, it's really for anyone who wants Gg to come back in any form.  Be original, let him know why you don't think that the season finale, however good you think it is, is acceptable as a series finale and it *has* to have *real* resolutions.  And put it in your own words, don't just use what I just said here word-for-word, though, as that'll backfire.

ETA:  As of 8:06pm ET / 5:06pm PT, the petition has gotten its 1000th signature (and that's in 3 1/2 days.)  We've still got a long way to go, but this is a great job already considering that we're a movement for a show that ISN'T based in Sci-Fi fandom (and moreover, has a radically different audience than SF does).  We're shooting for being well-into the five-figures by mid-July, so keep spreading the word, keep Digging the petition, put the petition and Mandate links into your signatures for even non-Gg boards, etc.

Oh, and has anybody posted the petition link to E!'s Watch With Kristin MBs at http://boards.eonline.com/Insider/Boards/forum.jspa?forumID=16 yet?  It's very much better that I don't post it there even though I've particpated in the MB.  There *are* Gg fans there, so expect a flamewar to break out with a certain bitter, bizarro faction within VM fandom, and I just want to stay out of that for as long as I possibly can.

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« Reply #6103 on: June 09, 2007, 06:20:14 pm »

We want as large an amount of items sent as possible to the interested persons and as much bulk as possible. I would strongly agree with those who say stick with the daisies and not get off onto coffee or other items.
I think MAK has an excellent idea which would greatly expand what can be done and at the same time would go along with the daisies. I think the idea of yellow ribbons is fantastic as the song of tieing yellow ribbons is about bringing back someone who is loved. Yellow ribbons could be used in so many ways and use a slogan of some sort with "bring back..."  Start sending letters with a yellow ribbon bow along with a daisy or daisies and say "bring back...   Fans could wear yellow ribbons with a daisy tag and some "bring back..." slogan. We want to make an enormous impression with a huge amount of daisies sent. Think of how much greater the bulk if a massive amount of yellow ribbon bows were also sent and yellow ribbons would cost practically nothing.
What do you all think? I think yellow ribbons have endless possibilities (thank you MAK), would cost very little and would blend right in with the daisies campaign.
What ideas would you all have?
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« Reply #6104 on: June 09, 2007, 06:44:10 pm »

We want as large an amount of items sent as possible to the interested persons and as much bulk as possible. I would strongly agree with those who say stick with the daisies and not get off onto coffee or other items.
I think MAK has an excellent idea which would greatly expand what can be done and at the same time would go along with the daisies. I think the idea of yellow ribbons is fantastic as the song of tieing yellow ribbons is about bringing back someone who is loved. Yellow ribbons could be used in so many ways and use a slogan of some sort with "bring back..."  Start sending letters with a yellow ribbon bow along with a daisy or daisies and say "bring back...   Fans could wear yellow ribbons with a daisy tag and some "bring back..." slogan. We want to make an enormous impression with a huge amount of daisies sent. Think of how much greater the bulk if a massive amount of yellow ribbon bows were also sent and yellow ribbons would cost practically nothing.
What do you all think? I think yellow ribbons have endless possibilities (thank you MAK), would cost very little and would blend right in with the daisies campaign.
What ideas would you all have?
          Darlene  theladyjedi

Not to be a buzzkill because I think that under other circumstances it would be a great idea, but while we have time -- quite a bit more time than it feels like even to me -- we don't have *that* amount of time.  There are theoretically going to be 10's or 100's of thousands of those polyester daisies.  And as the Jericho Nuts campaign proved, it's the quantity that gets the notice -- ie: the squeakiest mouse gets the cheese.

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