Be careful what you wish for..

In response to the innumerable requests and comments, we’ve decided, after much internal debate, to provide video of one of our “lucky” Guinea Pigs testing There.

The family will be setting up a foundation to support other’s who volunteer, and their families.

There will be further updates later.

  1. #1 by TabbyCat on 2011.08.08 - 4:39 pm

    After reading one of the comments about the minors thing, and parent being able to sue or whatever for anything that happens or whatever-
    What if a parent sent a signed letter or something saying that they give their child permission because they will be monitoring their child? Not just a signed letter, because it can always just be the child, but info proving that it is the parent sending the letter…? This is for The there WORLD, not ThereIM.

  2. #2 by Tinirty on 2011.07.27 - 4:43 pm

    After watching that, I just feel so…sad…grossed out…scarred…I’m calling PETA. Yuck! I do NOT do sushi.

  3. #3 by GreenAngel on 2011.07.27 - 2:39 pm

    I am glad that I dont eat sushi, yuck!!!!!!!

  4. #4 by datasender on 2011.07.26 - 8:39 pm

    haha… That is one of the best vids I have seen in a long time.. Didn’t see that coming!!

  5. #5 by n00dles on 2011.07.26 - 9:13 am

    Skippy, I am scarred for life. Again. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. #6 by MysteriousYouth on 2011.07.26 - 7:42 am

    Dont see what the problem is.. its someone pouring something over a squid lol even if its alive or dead it didn’t show anything disturbing, i in fact was confused to why it was doing that lol then i read the comments and MW explained why xD.

  7. #7 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.26 - 1:05 am

    Now show me a vid of lobster cooking and I’m SOOO all over that! NOM NOM NOM !!!

  8. #8 by Barney S. on 2011.07.25 - 2:03 pm

    suddenly i have this whole new appreciation for the french….at least they dont eat squids.

  9. #9 by kk on 2011.07.25 - 11:43 am

    ewww that is like so gross……..

  10. #10 by SunnyMusic on 2011.07.25 - 8:53 am

    So glad the poor thing is dead, but even so, that video will haunt me for days! -shivers- ๐Ÿ˜›

  11. #11 by HighFlier on 2011.07.25 - 5:33 am

    YUCK! dead or alive. Protects my pet gold fish from these people. Back to the worst heat wave in 70 years in the US….just step outside folks and run around your house just one time. That’ll take your mind off this. Then move to next update to forget.

    • #12 by Rakja on 2011.07.25 - 10:49 am

      If I went outside silly, I wouldn’t need There. :P~~

  12. #13 by MrScrooge on 2011.07.25 - 5:16 am

    This is something I would expect Stephen King to post if he had a blog. Nice job grossing everyone out! I thought it was pretty cool even though I don’t eat animals. Very neat how things work sometimes.

    • #14 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.25 - 11:09 am

      You don’t eat animals? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    • #15 by Winged on 2011.07.25 - 1:08 pm

      actually when i saw it i had one word coming in my head.

  13. #16 by Winged on 2011.07.25 - 1:57 am

    not Kosher but looks tasty,

  14. #17 by Fallax on 2011.07.24 - 11:57 pm

    As Michael has stated…it is dead….the squid is very fresh (but dead) ..The biochemical machinery๏ปฟ is still functioning….the cells are still active enough that the salt in the soy sauce (which has sodium ions), works on the ATP molecules stored in the cells..causing an electrical reaction..which in turn causes the muscles to contract, giving it an appearance of being alive. No cruelty….no feelings…no pain…..just dead squid… .

  15. #18 by Bronnieb59 on 2011.07.24 - 10:31 pm

    I love food….meat, fish, chicken and realise something has to die for me to enjoy a meal but torturing my food first is not on…. that is so incredibly cruel!!! What is wrong with some people? Whether it is an animal/fish/insect etc it’s just plain cruel!

    • #19 by Bronnieb59 on 2011.07.24 - 10:35 pm

      There is no way its dead…it moves before the soy sauce goes on…soy would be cooking it alive….

  16. #20 by SB on 2011.07.24 - 10:21 pm

    Oddly enough, I found myself being sucked in to watching other squid videos…~lol~

    • #21 by IMAKOS on 2011.07.25 - 8:10 am

      lol.. you are sick hahaha

  17. #22 by Skye on 2011.07.24 - 10:04 pm

    I just realized how disgusting that video is. Who puts soy sauce on raw squid? EW. I’d have to rinse it off to eat it.

  18. #23 by IMAKOS on 2011.07.24 - 9:43 pm

    I love my raw foods BUT that was a bit Much even for this Hawaiian.. it was still moving haha Kinda like swing at the soy sauce…lol rule of Thumb… Kill the bugga first..

  19. #24 by Hexxxis on 2011.07.24 - 8:30 pm

    Damn nature you scary

  20. #25 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.24 - 8:22 pm

    MW’s way of putting off people from begging to be GP’s. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. #26 by TreGhost on 2011.07.24 - 7:45 pm

    Lol if people can cut chicken’s heads off and watch them run around without being considered inhumane then you can pour soy sauce on a DEAD squid ppl. On another note, MW a “vashcommunity There” on facebook is posting a link to download there now saying he works for Makena. Just letting you know, but it’s posted on a There page on FB that I seen you respond was not related to There in any way.
    You can edit this part, just showing you what he posted: “Vashcommunity There
    its hereโ€‹download/
    Download There!
    When asked, “Do you want to run or save this file?” select “Run.” Follow the instructions for the There installer.”

  22. #29 by Taelos Katran on 2011.07.24 - 7:35 pm

    MW must have industrial strength “peril insensitive” glasses when reading these forums! ‘tu

    • #30 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.26 - 12:59 am

      nah… if they annoy him enough, MW will have their avatars become headless zombie squid when they finally log onto There when it opens

  23. #31 by RRTT on 2011.07.24 - 7:20 pm

    Surprised people are sensitive enough to call this inhumane or whatever else along those lines. The world has much bigger humanitarian problems than this. Just two cents, people. Still looking forward to There’s relaunch. Post a real update soon! Its been 3 days, something must have happened. That SamSyn fellow probly fixed some crap, right?

    • #32 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.24 - 7:26 pm

      You all have noticed that it’s the weekend, right?

      • #33 by RRTT on 2011.07.24 - 7:53 pm

        Good Point. But, in my defense, I have worked more than 8 hours both today and yesterday. So, no, weekends don’t exist for me.

    • #34 by YankeeintheSouth on 2011.07.25 - 6:16 am

      I tried warning you, every few days either you get nagged or members do, lol. Weekends dont seem to matter when it comes to reopening.

  24. #35 by Marissa Ramos on 2011.07.24 - 7:20 pm

    thats so ew. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ couldnt watch anymore.

    cant wait for There to reopen โค

  25. #36 by Raymond on 2011.07.24 - 7:13 pm

    Lol great vid MW. Too funny! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. #37 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.24 - 6:50 pm

    I highly doubt would allow animal abuse on their website. Especially, since it’s illegal to abuse animals in the U.S. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lets think a little guys… ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re making yourselves look under 18.

    • #38 by Defector on 2011.07.24 - 7:34 pm

      Can I ask how its making people look under 18? It is very convincing that it’s alive since it looks like it’s attempting to climb out of the bowl. I’ve seen a lot worse on Youtube, doing drugs is illegal in the US yet people still post videos on Youtube of them doing it.

      • #39 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.25 - 1:58 am

        1. I’ve seen marijuana videos on Youtube, but it’s been for medicinal purposes, which is legal in some states.
        2. It makes them look ignorant, which tends to be a common trait amongst 13-17 year olds.
        3. If they read some of the reviews, did some research and didn’t assume it was animal cruelty they would sound more mature and educated. You can’t jump the gun and expect it to be shooting blank bullets, Defector.
        4. Some may be educational videos.
        5. You can’t compare animal cruelty (killings) with drug use.

      • #40 by Defector on 2011.07.25 - 3:06 pm

        How are people supposed to know pouring soy sauce on squid makes its legs move? What are you supposed to google? “Pouring brown liquid on squid, squid moving legs and trying to get out of bowl” Number 2 is very stereotypical. There are many folks on this blog who were upset about the video who we know are above 18. As for number 5, you said animal cruelty is illegal and I said so is drug use yet people still put it on youtube.

  27. #41 by Defector on 2011.07.24 - 6:03 pm

    This makes me want to get a pet squid. I have always wanted a salt water fish tank. When I used to live in Florida I had one but had to get rid of it when I moved to Tennessee.

    • #42 by Soede on 2011.07.24 - 8:24 pm

      Just dont feet it any soy sauce =p

  28. #43 by Defector on 2011.07.24 - 5:59 pm

    Ok, as long as its dead.. I thought they were abusing the poor thing. Thanks for clarifying.

  29. #44 by appaloosa on 2011.07.24 - 5:52 pm

    Oh that is so wrong!! Thanks MW ‘tu

  30. #45 by Melody_Chase on 2011.07.24 - 5:43 pm

    That’s just disgusting. Bad form!!!

  31. #46 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.24 - 5:32 pm

    LMAO!!! That’s so funny. I was just watching something similar on youtube. Except, it was frog legs and salt. You should watch it. It’s pretty cool.

    P.S. Where do I signup to donate for their cause?

  32. #47 by trevor9393 on 2011.07.24 - 5:30 pm

    That’s so disturbing.!

  33. #48 by kris on 2011.07.24 - 5:24 pm

    Rofl… good response MW

  34. #49 by Sassybeme There on 2011.07.24 - 5:24 pm

    Awe! It looks like the poor squid don’t care for his bath. errr.. Was that a female. Sorry I can’t tell. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #50 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.25 - 2:14 am

      That was a sexist remark!
      Why would you care? ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hmmm, a better question might be :WHERE would you look? LOL

  35. #51 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.07.24 - 5:21 pm

    Disturbing LOL

  36. #52 by on 2011.07.24 - 5:19 pm

    I can’t figure out which is which,
    or which is worse;

    Are the GPs the squid or do they have to eat it?

    • #53 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.25 - 2:11 am

      The answer to your question is ……………………………………… Yes!
      Or as FOX30 noted, we also fish with it!

  37. #54 by rakja on 2011.07.24 - 4:39 pm

    I’m kind of surprised you would post that. I understand the analogy to the guinea pigs…but do you understand what they are doing to the squid in that movie? Abusing a defenseless fish with hot sauce and saying ‘it’s dancing’ really doesn’t fit into the theme of THERE does it? This movie really saddens me, when I was coming here to look for hope. Okay…that’s just my opinion. Back to the ‘Thank you Michael Wilson for saving THere’ post!

    • #55 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.24 - 5:50 pm

      The squid is dead. The soy sauce re-fires the neurons.

      • #56 by Rakja on 2011.07.25 - 7:36 am

        Okay, easy killers. Retracted. I didn’t know it was dead. Not a big squid eater. I don’t think the post was meant as seriously as it was taken. (Now I remember why I don’t do forums). Thanks for the clarification MW. No harm no foul. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #57 by AquaFresh on 2011.07.25 - 10:12 pm

        First i was like EEEEW….. Yest another sick human way to get entertained

        Then reading a bit more into it before going balistik, funny how ppl just fling to the keyboard and yell inhumanety bla..bla..

        Anyhow try to imagine if humas will ever get to leave this planet and explore strange new worlds, and those poor astronauts/kosmonauts will end up on a chilled plate getting their neurons re-excited the in the legs with soy sauce ๐Ÿ˜€

        Humans have a very strange way to deal with other humans and animals, lucky we are the at top of the food chain, but for how long?

        Funny update MW ๐Ÿ˜€


    • #58 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.24 - 6:48 pm

      Quit being so sensitive. Jesus! I bet you aren’t rallying in front of McDonalds for their inhumane treatment of animals. It’s dead… Deceased… not living… The salty content in the sauce make it move.

      • #59 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.24 - 7:39 pm

        Actually if people knew what it took to make their double cheese burger, they would boycot every fast food place.

      • #60 by Innie on 2011.07.25 - 7:45 am

        Seg-Vio……that is exactly why we have not had fast food in over two years. It isnt just fast food, though. 90% of major restaurants are just as bad. Infact, it is exactly why I now only eat from a local farm that I know is very humane. Pasture raised eggs, chickens, and beef.

        Its amazing how

      • #61 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.25 - 8:56 am

        There is a documentary on Netflix called foodInc that shows all the disturbing details of where meat/dairy (in modern times) comes from. Ive been a advocate of meat my whole life and hated veggies. After watching that… I am considering becoming vegan!

        Also read the international treaty known as Codex Alamintarious ( might be misspelled, google and it will correct itself I’m on my iPhone or I’d fix it myself). It is very disturbing as well. All Codex Alamintarious is is just a fancy way of saying food code (Latin).

    • #62 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.24 - 7:01 pm

      Jeff Dunham has a puppet called Peanut.
      In his act, Peanut passes his hand over his head and makes a sound like a car passing, when the audience does not get the joke.
      You got everyone’s attention Michael.
      This reaction is hysterical!
      I just got to say it:
      As A GP, I know how that squid felt……….. LOLOL
      Great video Francis!!

      • #63 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.24 - 7:34 pm

        Guinea Pigs…….On a stick

      • #64 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.25 - 2:09 am

        Funniest damn comedian EVER!
        Or was it ……… on a pencil?

  38. #65 by Cef on 2011.07.24 - 4:30 pm

    That is sooo not what i wanted to see before i get ready to eat dinner ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  39. #66 by Eric D. Copeland on 2011.07.24 - 4:28 pm

    WOW on the graphics,seems so real!!!!

  40. #67 by Raymond Scheffer on 2011.07.24 - 4:28 pm

    Aren’t they going to eat that poor animal alive there? Sad if so ;(

  41. #68 by Tin Man on 2011.07.24 - 4:23 pm

    Yum…Looks tasty.

  42. #69 by Jordan(OMGJordan) on 2011.07.24 - 4:21 pm

    Tasty. (:

  43. #70 by INSPiiRED on 2011.07.24 - 4:18 pm


  44. #71 by EternalQuasarโ„ข on 2011.07.24 - 4:13 pm

    Hah! Your indeed Oz the Pimp of The Land of Oz!

  45. #72 by sam420 on 2011.07.24 - 4:08 pm

    mw you high:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::) lol

  46. #73 by GaryBob on 2011.07.24 - 3:53 pm

    I thought you said you were just going to turn xSnoopy into Mr. Blinky, not decapitate him and make him do a soy sauce dance…

  47. #75 by A happy person (RockinWolfman) (At the end of the line):( on 2011.07.24 - 3:42 pm

    Wait, how long is later? A month, a year, a week, 3 days, 1/2 day, 1 hour, 1 minute, 1 second!! WE ARE ALL ON EDGE HERE, DON”T DANGLE THE DREAM MR. W!!

  48. #76 by Yozh SunFlowers on 2011.07.24 - 3:39 pm

    Too bad my own humble wish was a little bit more colors and positive energy in the (reallife) world AND in the wonderful virtual community There! ‘tu ๐Ÿ™‚
    See also this video gift for any fine Thereian:
    Don’t forget to use the Full Screen button at the right in the video toolbar, for a sharp, great view (with HQ setting).

    Enjoy my There PhotoMovie, have a Wonderful Day!

    ~ Promoter of Colorful Joy and Positive Energy

  49. #77 by NurseJay on 2011.07.24 - 3:37 pm


  50. #78 by A happy person (RockinWolfman) (At the end of the line):( on 2011.07.24 - 3:36 pm

    Inhumane, I might add…

  51. #80 by Taelos Katran on 2011.07.24 - 3:33 pm

    Delish! Sea Cucumber is awesome too. Nice that MW is providing the GP’s lunch for their effort!

  52. #81 by Brett Peake on 2011.07.24 - 3:29 pm

    That’s some freaky stuff right there!! If i was sitting in a restarunt waiting to eat my food & that squid started doing that close to me. There would be diner’s flying ever where as i ran for the door..
    Looking forward to more update’s ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. #82 by Skye on 2011.07.24 - 3:28 pm

    Please tell me you lobotomize them first like they did with that squid or that’s just too cruel.

  54. #83 by VM on 2011.07.24 - 3:21 pm

    That’s….. very disturbing.

  55. #84 by Defector on 2011.07.24 - 3:19 pm

    How cute!!! I want a pet squid!!! Was he covered in ice? and were they pouring some type of hot liquid on him? How sad ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Anyways yes it is gross but its kinda cute lol I want one.

  56. #85 by Debbilyn on 2011.07.24 - 3:18 pm

    I don’t get it. Sorry.

  57. #86 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.24 - 3:17 pm

    Looks like one of the levels of hell you read about in Dante’s Inferno… I believe that is the 7th level where you get soy sauce poured on you while dancing to show tunes, then eaten alive.

    All kidding aside, that was disturbing on several levels like Yankee said. lol

  58. #87 by mmeodiles on 2011.07.24 - 3:08 pm

    Call my granddaughter to the computer to see your obnoxious video ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Here is her response MW….
    “ok”,..she said…” that’s real nasty, but….. I want to keep that in my fish tank.
    .Ok grandma, I am going to feed the cats now” . rofl ahahhahaha

  59. #88 by dandaroo77 on 2011.07.24 - 3:02 pm

    Thanks alot ….Thanks alot….I wasnt hungry…. Now have to head out to the Sushi joint to eat. Hmmmm…. or maybe some mongolian BBQ…Heck I am going to have both :). Thanks for the dinner idea :).

    • #89 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.24 - 7:13 pm

      I know right! I’m ready for some Gator bites! Tastes like pond chicken!mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

      Just keep in mind guys, we don’t have to agree with how every culture handels the way the do things…Variety is the true gift of freedom! (you can quote me on that if you wish ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    • #90 by YankeeintheSouth on 2011.07.25 - 6:13 am

      Like I said Dan, you and MW should do lunch! I’ll pass! haha

  60. #91 by mmeodiles on 2011.07.24 - 3:00 pm

    OMG! I have just totally lost my appetite, Thank you!!!!! Denzel !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >>>>>>>>>>>> goes running to hubby!

  61. #92 by Francis_7 on 2011.07.24 - 2:57 pm

    • #93 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.24 - 8:16 pm

      That was so cute Francis7

    • #94 by Tinirty on 2011.07.27 - 4:45 pm

      After watching that, I just feel so…sad…grossed out…scarred…I’m calling PETA. Yuck! I do NOT do sushi. I’ll watch the pigs fight squabble over a cucumber…lol

  62. #95 by Francis_7 on 2011.07.24 - 2:57 pm

    Uh…. I don’t recall any scalding tea… It was more like this video:

  63. #96 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.07.24 - 2:53 pm

    okay, that’s just disgusting! I guess this is what this concentrated effort is doing to poor Michael.

  64. #97 by Kelayna Hilton on 2011.07.24 - 2:47 pm

    Yum LUNCH!!

  65. #98 by ForTehLulz. on 2011.07.24 - 2:46 pm

    Oh dear.

  66. #99 by Indy_Lou on 2011.07.24 - 2:44 pm

    Ice Cream anyone? lol

  67. #100 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.24 - 2:38 pm

    Something left over from your China trip? ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. #101 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.24 - 2:37 pm

    I just lost my appitite.

  69. #102 by Kevin Brunner on 2011.07.24 - 2:33 pm

    Ok, that’s just discusting….lol

  70. #103 by NathanAvis on 2011.07.24 - 2:32 pm

    This makes me want to pour vinegar on the people pouring the vinegary stuff and eat THEM! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  71. #104 by ThereLover on 2011.07.24 - 2:31 pm

    Ummmm I think I’m going to go throw up now. *Runs away trying to swallow*

    • #105 by Jonathan on 2011.07.25 - 1:32 am

      You, me, both! Eugh, it looks revolting! Quite put me off my breakfast.

  72. #106 by racesmart1 on 2011.07.24 - 2:29 pm


  73. #107 by AnOldDeveloper on 2011.07.24 - 2:23 pm

    Oh man, that’s just effed up.

  74. #108 by Cellophane Thereian on 2011.07.24 - 2:22 pm

    And one more; I would bet most of the people ewwing and gross-ing eat dozens of cows and hundreds of chickens in their lifetimes that are grown to slaughter weight in conditions that would make them puke if they knew the quality of the ‘meat’ and poultry they were eating a feeding to their children… Anyone hear of Soylent Green? (huge, ironic smile here).

    Remember, Google is your friend!

    K, I’m done…

    • #109 by Jane Meyers on 2011.07.28 - 8:57 am

      I agree. My daughter has completely refused to eat “Tyson” brand chicken ever since she saw a video of how they slaughter their chicken. She cried for several house and gets upset whenever I buy Tyson. I used to tell her “They only kill the mean ones honey”, but that doesn’t seem to work anymore :0)

  75. #110 by Karmapup on 2011.07.24 - 2:22 pm

    MW must be a sadist!!!! That is soooooo wrong! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • #111 by Karmapup on 2011.07.24 - 2:24 pm

      just gonna keep my page right here at the bottom of the comments, avoid the top altogether TYVM, lol ๐Ÿ˜‰

  76. #112 by Cellophane Thereian on 2011.07.24 - 2:19 pm

    And because I just have to go on, have you ever known of Sannakji? If not it makes that there Dancing Squid look like a hot dog compared to Carpaccio- all things considered…

  77. #113 by madhattermemphis on 2011.07.24 - 2:19 pm

    I like sushi but I think I’ll have to draw a line there.When your food tries to crawl away it’s a bit too fresh LOL

  78. #114 by Cellophane Thereian on 2011.07.24 - 2:18 pm

    And I will add that Tori-sashimi for me personally was much more offensive. That is, not knowing if the Japanese condense their chickens a la Americano five to a cage as we do… ‘wink

  79. #115 by Cellophane Thereian on 2011.07.24 - 2:16 pm

    Dancing Squid is actually okey dokey if you’re ever in Japan. That is all I’m sayin’…

  80. #116 by Jordan on 2011.07.24 - 2:15 pm

    …..Run that by me one more time?

  81. #117 by Corey_Lee on 2011.07.24 - 2:14 pm

    oh my gosh,im sorry but it looks disgusting to eat it alive!

    • #118 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.24 - 5:51 pm

      It’s NOT alive. It’s dead. The soy sauce re-excites the neurons in the legs.

      • #119 by justagreatguy on 2011.07.24 - 8:33 pm

        Can we get a animation dancing squid to eat in

      • #120 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.24 - 11:05 pm

        Food should not be capable of independent Locomotion…. thus my phobia of Jello

  82. #121 by B_A_B_S on 2011.07.24 - 2:14 pm


  83. #122 by martin71 on 2011.07.24 - 2:12 pm

    omg MW thats just bad rofl

  84. #123 by Mollie Duvall Hemric on 2011.07.24 - 2:09 pm

    that’s gross!

  85. #124 by Dean Caballero ( Bumpin42 ) on 2011.07.24 - 2:09 pm

    Ewwww OMG!!!! : o()

  86. #125 by Goldfalcon on 2011.07.24 - 2:08 pm

    Ahh the wonders hidden in TIL. Looking forward to the update though. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #126 by Infamous on 2011.07.24 - 3:36 pm

      You are not 18.

      • #127 by GoldFalcon on 2011.07.24 - 8:21 pm

        Uh…I turned 18 in April…?

        How would you even know?

      • #128 by Karenga Anderson on 2011.07.24 - 8:40 pm

        why are you blowing up peoples spots!! if they know their not 18 then hey, thas all on them!!

      • #129 by GoldFalcon on 2011.07.25 - 1:19 pm

        I just realized why you would have thought that. I was 16 when There closed (May 2010), so about one year later I should only be 17. However, since my birthday is in April, I turned 17 the month after There closed (April 2010), and turned 18 just a few months ago (April 2011).

        Hopefully you follow that. The only reason I responded was to clear any misconceptions about me. However, when you don’t know all the facts, its best you don’t even get involved. In fact, I am not even sure how you know me. I * recognize* your avatar name…


        Now, we can set everything aside and I will explain why your post doesn’t even make sense assuming you knew everything about me and I was a minor.

        Every time you call somebody out, you are sucking $10/month from There. Since this person is no longer playing There, several of their friends may choose to go to a new world. That too will cost even more money. And of course, now since these people don’t play There, they no longer try to convince their real life friends to play. Once again, hurting There’s long-term prospects.

        So please do the world a service and don’t play police. I am not just saying this to “protect minors.” And I definitely am not advocating breaking any rules. I am however saying this for all drama. Why target somebody to get them banned, when you can just ignore them? There is a huge world, and the odds of you meeting a specific someone you don’t target are rather slim.

      • #130 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.25 - 3:17 pm

        “Every time you call somebody out, you are sucking $10/month from There.”

        No, every time they call someone out they’re protecting There from the liability of what happens if something unfortunate happens between a minor and a non-minor, and said minor’s parent’s decides to make There responsible for it. This will have a major hurt on There’s prospects.

        So you are incorrect.

      • #131 by GoldFalcon on 2011.07.25 - 4:12 pm

        How could somebody hold There accountable for their actions?

        Being that There is only a medium from communication, it doesn’t seem like -in any case- it could be the guilty party.

        Furthermore, with a strict agreement, couldn’t rights to hold There accountable be waived with use?

      • #132 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.25 - 4:38 pm

        If you’re under 18 you can’t enter into a legal contract.

        We have no idea that it would be the “parents” of a minor waving their rights. Not that that would hold up in court anyway. It certainly wouldn’t hold up in the court of public opinion, which, flawed as it may be, is still a consideration.

      • #133 by GoldFalcon on 2011.07.25 - 5:51 pm

        I made my post assuming that identification would be necessary to sign up.

        Even still, it is very unfortunate that public opinion can be so misguided to favor a person based on background, and not the true crime (should one even really exist).

        Anyways, you have tapped out my reserve of legal jargon, and I am sure you have gone over every option numerous times. I guess the dilemma is minimizing risk as well as difficulty in signing up.

  87. #134 by YankeeintheSouth on 2011.07.24 - 2:07 pm

    That is wrong on so many levels MW! haha

    • #135 by FOX30 on 2011.07.24 - 6:21 pm

      unreal , where i’m from , we call that bait !

      • #136 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.24 - 11:04 pm

        Hey Fox,

        While reminescing with visiting family, my mom informed me she has a hot recipe for Squirrel gravy and it immediately made me think of you!

        I soo miss your “foxisms”

      • #137 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.25 - 9:49 am

        Hey Fox, good to see your name here!

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