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    Heres a proposal....
    I propose we(Van Halen fans)shutdown websites, noticeboards, the purchase of cd,records material, magazines...whatever thats associated with VH for a one day period only.This is to be a protest in the lack of info coming out of the VH camp.Lets say maybe the 1st of August for a 24 hr period only.What we want is some direction or acknowlegement from from VH that we exist and that they exist because of us....the fans.
    C'mon lets do it worldwide!!!!!
    On-Line and Offline for a day..no VH purchases or logons or whatever!!!

    How do we do it,Any suggestions?
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    Devoted but getting disheartened..bobechops!

    Administrators ....organise a first... website protest petition!

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    I hate to be a cynic, but I bet my left testicle that absolutely NO reponse from the band would be forthcoming if *we* were to do what you propose.
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    Hell lets do it until they actually get a singer and make another album!!! [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    No biggy to me, I'd do it, but the band could care less. They'd probably welcome it, they can't stand the fan sites anyway.
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    I understand not buying any records or merchandise but shutting down message boards and VH-related doesn't make sense. Not buying records hits them in the pocket ($$$) but shutting down the sites doesn't do anything to them. Plus, VH aren't fan-friendly these days to begin with (except for Mike).
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    Originally posted by bob'e'chops:
    Heres a proposal....
    I propose we(Van Halen fans)shutdown websites, noticeboards, the purchase of cd,records material, magazines...whatever thats associated with VH for a one day period only.This is to be a protest in the lack of info coming out of the VH camp.Lets say maybe the 1st of August for a 24 hr period only.What we want is some direction or acknowlegement from from VH that we exist and that they exist because of us....the fans.
    C'mon lets do it worldwide!!!!!
    On-Line and Offline for a day..no VH purchases or logons or whatever!!!

    How do we do it,Any suggestions?
    Regards
    Devoted but getting disheartened..bobechops!

    Administrators ....organise a first... website protest petition!
    Eddie would tell you to "get a life."

    He shared that perspective with me at the LAPD golf tournament. Let me explain: Eddie called my two-year-old son over, and I took their picture. Then Eddie said, "kids, I don't have a problem; but adults, 'get a life.'" [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

    I guess, if Eddie were normal, maybe he wouldn't be the kick-ass guitar-player, er, "musician" that he is.

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    No problem, I don't have a website and I already own all the albums.
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    dude, one day sure in the hell won't do it

    and come on, i highly doubt it would stir anythign more than more bashing by sam at the concert.
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    Yeah, a protest will work....gimme a break

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    Now come on guys... give the activist a chance... y'all know this protest will be more fun than watchig paint dry... right? [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]
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    A protest wont work.

    Its like, why should we punish ourselves ??

    Let them ruin it for themselves, at least we can share the memories, and keep up on any possible happenings with the band (whoever that is these days) !

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    Originally posted by Zahzoo:
    Now come on guys... give the activist a chance... y'all know this protest will be more fun than watchig paint dry... right? [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]
    I don't know man, watching that nice quality latex stuff dry is pretty mind blowing.
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    Oh well...just a thought...got itchy feet wanted to do something that was all....maybe I'll go and play golf...
    For those that are glad of a rumour of divorce and the band re-uniting.....what about Wolfie?
    Hey do ya reckon he could sing?

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    Originally posted by Raldo:
    I understand not buying any records or merchandise but shutting down message boards and VH-related doesn't make sense.
    Shutting down the boards and VH fan sites in unison would draw attention to the way VH are treating their fans. I'm sure if it were done properly and enough mainstream journalists, music news sites, MTV etc were warned in advance then it could be newsworthy.

    Not buying their records for a boycott period (I'd go for a week rather than a day if we're serious about this) wouldn't make any difference at all because we own all the stuff already.

    Plus, it could be argued that we've been boycotting their albums and merchandise since late 1998 because there hasn't been anything new out there to buy except for the remasters.

    I say we do it for a week. If someone can organize this, I'll do whatever I can to help.

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    My point is this....

    Who is it really hurting other than the webmaster of the site?

    It's not like these sites are free. All the hard earned dollars of the webmasters go into the sites for the hosting and whatnot. By shutting down, who are you hurting? It's your buck and your hard work labor and man months of work.

    Sure, it's a protest, but at your own expense......

    It's a waste of money and time. All it's doing is hurting the visitors of the site, who are as innocent as anyone. Why should they suffer?
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    The Pilgrims/Americans/Somersets whatever you want to call them, have NEVER displayed "SOX" anywhere on their caps, jerseys, or merchandise, therefore they shouldn't be referred to as such. However, the White Sox have used "SOX" since 1912.

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