Update 2011.08.04

Here’s where we are:

  • Make our avmans (This was to make more than the one we started out with). Done.
  • Message the GPs with the plan (See, they kept some secrets 🙂 ) Done.
  • Clear the cluster (This happens tomorrow morning) Done.
  • Rebuild the legacy tables (This is scripted, but deploying resources might take a while) Done.
  • Increase max pending invitations to 50 or 100 Done.
  • Reinvite all the GPs – Later this week for sure Done.
  • Message them to re-register Done.
  • Look for any new troubles In Progress.
  1. #1 by Aneelam on 2011.08.13 - 6:02 pm

    What is up There’s IM… it was letting me in now all of a sudden it’s saying “HTTP connection to port 0 for timeout reached, canceling connection” Unable to locate server?… why? ughhhh

  2. #2 by superdale on 2011.08.08 - 5:23 am

    the day there.com reopens. how long to we can get the hoods up and run and can we use the paz as soon there opens. can some one tell me how to get a invite

  3. #3 by Brandy Elliott/Sishc on 2011.08.06 - 8:55 am

    Okay so are our old avatars gonna be allowed back in then? Because I was on THERE for awhile and spent some good money on there and now I cant get in on old avatar name and just wondering what is going on!!! Just excited to get back in I hope!!!!

    • #4 by mimi06 on 2011.08.06 - 9:55 am

      Brandy, of course you will get back in, (if your over 18), WHEN Thererepens. Some of the posts your seeing are those from “testers”, Nothing is up and running as of yet. Stay tuned 🙂

  4. #5 by Josie on 2011.08.05 - 9:47 am

    Mimi, you rock, girl!

    • #6 by mimi06 on 2011.08.06 - 2:24 am

      Josie… I learned from the best ….. I cannot believe, these guys, simply amazing. rofl, maybe I need a new name.. NERD Granny in waitng.. hugs!

  5. #7 by Rhonda Ebert/ EmmaJean on 2011.08.05 - 8:32 am

    ‘sad no invite for me, and even though ccr_gina was not a beta and I would not expect an invite for her, i received a request to join the yahoo ccr hosting group. very interesting, indeed.

    • #8 by Basya on 2011.08.05 - 11:28 am

      Count me in, Emma! Once we get back into world and you begin to hold the CCR’s, I will join in!
      Cya in There!

  6. #9 by superdale on 2011.08.05 - 8:32 am

    open open open. i like to get a invite to come my way. the wait is killin me.

  7. #10 by mimi06 on 2011.08.05 - 2:33 am

    GP, mimi here. Ok, so after “thinking”, I didn’t get the reinvite email for Beta testing again, I went digging. Low and behold google decided that EVERYTHING from There, was either junk, or spam :O.. after looking thru piles of junk there was my rejoin invite. So, here’s where I am now. Reregistered, and reinstalled THEREIM. Tweaked it a bit with the info I was given, retrieved my old password, with the “secret question”. And now here I am back in THEREIM with all the other noob GP’s. rofl.. we are back to wearing noob clothes, have nothing much to speak of, no tbuxs, no inventory to browse thru yet. I can access my profile, some are even remaking their groups, altho I won’t touch anything UNTIL, I get into world rofl..(I have a tendancy to mess things up when playing with buttons) lol.. so we are ALMOST an so close to being THERE! BTW, I even got an email of congratulations for a bronze pass! haha will post more later. 🙂

    • #11 by calliekitty on 2011.08.05 - 9:37 am


      It still sounds like fun to be able to be part of the testing group, I remember helping out with that in the past! I can’t wait TO COME AND PLAY IN THERE.COM with all my There.com pals!!!

    • #12 by James White on 2011.08.05 - 11:50 am

      did you actually manage to claim all your things back? I have tons of buggies in an avatar which i wouldnt want to lose 😦

      • #13 by mimi06 on 2011.08.06 - 2:21 am

        to james. As of very late last night, we still don’t have our clothes, but to ease your mind, during the last testing before we had to start over, I went over tho my profile an did a transaction search :O everything I owned was there. Including ELVIS :O my hound dog. rofl.. At this point, THEREIM is running smoothly for me. Altho you may want to read other posts about the email issues. Pretty sure James if you remembr all your personal info, then at log in time you WILL have all your possessions in time..

        to callie: I feel honored and have learned so much, these guys are pro’s and know their stuff.. I have learned so much from this experience! hugs callie, see you soon!

  8. #14 by martin71 on 2011.08.05 - 1:51 am

    if i have forgot my password will it matter as long i have my username and email address??


  9. #15 by Myhay12 on 2011.08.05 - 1:00 am

    Good news.Im already savin up for my membership XD

    • #16 by RAY on 2011.08.05 - 5:15 am

      HAVE TO BE 18

  10. #17 by Latino_Boy1 on 2011.08.04 - 11:42 pm

    I’m curious, does anyone know if they are still accepting test dummies :-p …….. I’m wondering if we would be able to get all our old items back, would be nice. Latino_Boy1 <—- yes I'm over 18, twice almost :p

    • #18 by RAY on 2011.08.05 - 5:16 am


      • #19 by Latino_Boy1 on 2011.08.05 - 5:11 pm

        I’m not asking for me silly, lol. Nice try though. Just wondering if they still were.

  11. #20 by GreenAngel on 2011.08.04 - 11:26 pm

    Yeah!!!!!!! way to go MW and team we are almost there. I just cant hardly wait to be back home again and do I have big plans in rebuilding GreenAngel SpaceSerenity Community and to have a big welcome back home party for all thereians. 🙂

  12. #21 by anonification on 2011.08.04 - 9:23 pm

    Thanks, Michael. I really appreciate you updating us so quickly. It is your blog I guess, but it’s really nice to be able to have so much information readily available!

    It seems like things are going relatively smoothly thus far, which is always a good sign. 😛

  13. #22 by Kandie Sweetdecision on 2011.08.04 - 7:54 pm

    Horray!!! Can’t wait 🙂

  14. #23 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.04 - 7:38 pm

    Are we There yet? Are we There yet? I want a drink and a buggy ride!
    Where are those old bunny slippers I left in the bottom of my There closet!

  15. #24 by legalizemarijuana420 on 2011.08.04 - 7:27 pm

    Would love to get an invite, will love you long time and give you tbux<333
    Jchen104@gmail.com pwwwease I miss yuu There :[

    • #25 by Jonathan on 2011.08.04 - 9:25 pm

      It’s 18 over, sorry.

    • #26 by kazenoai on 2011.08.05 - 12:26 am

      back to the line for you

    • #27 by Rebecca McArthur on 2011.08.05 - 2:24 am

      Hmmmm I’m waiting for the reply post that says… “Back of the line….”


      • #28 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.05 - 7:29 am

        lol there’s no longer a back of the line, the back of it was always “when all the non guinea pigs” get in.

    • #29 by RAY on 2011.08.05 - 5:17 am


  16. #30 by Deleight on 2011.08.04 - 7:19 pm

    This is the gist of an actual conversation I had with someone today

    • #31 by jimony on 2011.08.05 - 8:50 am

      I wonder if her daddy uses her name to get into the G rated movies. LOL
      That was just funny. A lot of kids just don’t get the concept of consequences.

      • #32 by Deleight on 2011.08.05 - 4:12 pm

        lol I’m pretty sure it was a boy, but yeah no concept at all. I found that quote from the blog and he was still confident he can get into There without consequences. ‘sigh

  17. #33 by Dean Caballero ( Bumpin42 ) on 2011.08.04 - 7:09 pm


  18. #34 by Skydraggon on 2011.08.04 - 6:57 pm

    I Hope my old Thereian Friends rejoin again so that we can finaly meet again and exchange facebooks so we can keep in touch! One of the worst things i ever did. Not add my therian friends to facebook when there closed. 😦

  19. #35 by David H on 2011.08.04 - 6:26 pm

    Will there be an interface to query character data, auctions, server status etc..?
    Something that returns JSON and we could use for a web application?

  20. #36 by xMelodyChasex on 2011.08.04 - 5:34 pm


  21. #37 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.08.04 - 5:23 pm

    I wrote to feedback@there and sam sent me the invite to re-register. So…just waiting for the gps to show up again.

  22. #38 by chanel white on 2011.08.04 - 5:05 pm

    can someone explain how it works cuz idk how to do the invite thing and if i make a new one will i be able to play cuz im ready pay my $10 to pla :p

  23. #39 by Eric D. Copeland on 2011.08.04 - 5:00 pm

    Good work guys ,Ty on the Photos MW,we travel through your camera !

  24. #40 by Diego on 2011.08.04 - 4:55 pm

    Cool….nice progress. Thanks for keeping the community up to date.

  25. #41 by kevinivang12 on 2011.08.04 - 4:26 pm

    cheering for this to have a happy ending. i will include this progress in my prays to God. thank you..

  26. #42 by Jordan on 2011.08.04 - 4:26 pm

    Great news. 😀
    Almost there everyone. 🙂

  27. #43 by Mike on 2011.08.04 - 4:06 pm

    Thanks for the update. We’re getting closer….it’ll fun to watch that login storm as everyone try’s to get in……patience little grasshopper….. TM

  28. #44 by Jon Brohaugh (puter_head) on 2011.08.04 - 4:04 pm

    I am up there with MidniteMoon! Was an original Beta tester and was a part of There till it closed. I have moved a zillion states away and have a different email provider now. If we have to know our old addy and verify through that… what recourse will we have if we no longer have that email addy?

    Awesome work to all of you folks… both those doing all of this work for our world, and those few that are helping test… my hat is off to all of you!! Thank you!!


  29. #45 by Ethan on 2011.08.04 - 3:29 pm

    That is awesome news! I cant wait 😀

  30. #46 by SnyperFla on 2011.08.04 - 3:24 pm

    It would be really nice to go buggy riding again 🙂

  31. #47 by Abby on 2011.08.04 - 3:10 pm

    Ah-Maz-ing!!!!(: sooo excited. Keep up the good work. xx

  32. #48 by Sue_G on 2011.08.04 - 2:46 pm

    Fantastic news! It will be nice to be home again 🙂

  33. #49 by Stephii on 2011.08.04 - 2:45 pm

    😀 suppperrrr excited.

  34. #50 by Chagall on 2011.08.04 - 2:22 pm

    Where’s the +1 button on this thing…

  35. #51 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.04 - 2:19 pm

    MW After There is up and running are you going to keep this blog online?

    • #52 by Vallerstevie on 2011.08.05 - 6:48 am

      Jo thanks , i will hope we are have Lucky Avies in a Lucky Vrtuell World , ei jo 🙂

  36. #53 by vallerstevie on 2011.08.04 - 2:06 pm

    Hello Mister Wilson , the Name of my Avie is : Vallerstevie . I and my Avie are German . I cant understand the Problems . I hope i must not beginn as Newbie , when it so , than i will believe in Second Life . When i becames my Vallerstevie back , than i am afraid to came back. It is not a Problem to Pay 10 $ this are 6,70 € . Yours Sincerelly Vallerstevie ( Sorry for my bad English , i am German )

    • #54 by softNdark on 2011.08.04 - 11:15 pm

      Hey… if you are asking Michael Wilson about your old Avatar was the name “Vallerstevie” they when everything is ready. (maybe a week or so) Mr Wilson says will sign in with old avatar name & password. If you forgot password, you request it be reset or something. You will NOT be able to sign in right now they are still TESTING with just a few people. I think Q & A has a lot of information. We will get back most if not all of our inventory. Mr Wilson is a Very Fair Man.

      Hope this will help you. So someone can help my friends (smile)

    • #55 by kazenoai on 2011.08.05 - 12:21 am

      Even Germans play There.com wow

      • #56 by Kerstin on 2011.08.16 - 12:36 pm

        of course we do! 😀

  37. #57 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.08.04 - 2:04 pm

    I didn’t get my re-register email either.

    • #58 by RockinWolfman on 2011.08.04 - 3:40 pm

      email there and they fwd it

    • #59 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.04 - 7:17 pm

      Relax come to it, when you want to come to it, relax come to it, when you wanna come to There. I didn’t get my invite either I think they ran into a snag.

      • #60 by Defector on 2011.08.05 - 8:55 am

        I never got mine either :/ -Defector

  38. #61 by Francis_7 on 2011.08.04 - 2:03 pm

    I guess I did this all wrong… Oh well live and learn. I made a brief movie about There.com but I can not export it to YouTube because I clied the wrong button. Talk about user unfreindly…

    Anyhow.. ENJOY!


    • #62 by RAY on 2011.08.04 - 3:58 pm

      Awesome Video Francis_7 it had a funny ending lol its always the quiet ones rofl

    • #63 by Diatribe on 2011.08.04 - 6:33 pm

      LOL!!!!! “It’s always the silent ones…”

    • #64 by softNdark on 2011.08.04 - 11:04 pm

      That was Great!!! Really thought you did a good job.

  39. #65 by JonmiChel on 2011.08.04 - 1:56 pm

    So quickly! I guess there’s just one step away to get into THERE !!!!!!

    Oh my, so excited !! ^^

  40. #66 by vallerstevie on 2011.08.04 - 1:42 pm

    Hello Mister Wilson , my Nick by There is Vallerstevie I am from Germany . I have Problems to Understand your makings. Perhabs your American taking is a another as us. I hope you makes in Future your There. com open and we can go back to Chatting in There. But you making i dont Understand . Why you have closed There.com ? I hope i must not begin as Newbee , when it so it , than i will not go back . When i becames my Vallerstevie bach , than i am afraid to came bach and pay my 10 $ or 6.74 € . Oh yes . Yours sincerelly Vallerstevie ( Sorry for my bad English , but i and my Avie are German )

    • #67 by softNdark on 2011.08.04 - 10:58 pm

      WOW… Welcome from Germany…. I hope you are able to get the answers to your questions. I check this page and there.com page everyday. Enjoy your There home.

      I hope I can find my friends from Russia when we start “There” I’m ready for bunny slippers and buggy ridding’

  41. #68 by softNdark on 2011.08.04 - 1:41 pm


    ty…MW, and crew

  42. #69 by brennan on 2011.08.04 - 1:40 pm

    IM SO THERE!!!

  43. #70 by Dennis Jones on 2011.08.04 - 1:40 pm

    That’s great news. Can’t wait to be back in There again. Thanks Michael for all the updates. Much appreciated.


  44. #71 by Linda Keen on 2011.08.04 - 1:38 pm

    I am an original beta tester, however, my email changed with my service provider. I need a reassurance I not gunna be forgotten :(. Is there someplace I can put in my new email?


    • #72 by RockinWolfman on 2011.08.04 - 3:36 pm

      When the invite me thing is up, you type can change your email

  45. #73 by Pami from There.com on 2011.08.04 - 1:37 pm

    Great can’t wait for there.com to open

  46. #74 by ant1977 on 2011.08.04 - 1:24 pm

    Great job Team Phoenix. Happy to see that list nearly completed in such a short period of time.

  47. #75 by alan on 2011.08.04 - 1:16 pm

    Nice work mr MW, cant wait to see my friends, thank you sir for making my prayers to come true once again thank you,and ill see you’ll there.

  48. #76 by Joe on 2011.08.04 - 1:09 pm

    Can’t wait to get back in my There home. I think I left the oven on. 🙂

    • #77 by Paulerbear on 2011.08.04 - 6:55 pm

      hopefully you didnt leave your refridgerator running. if so, its LONG GONE!! 🙂

      • #78 by kazenoai on 2011.08.05 - 12:18 am


  49. #79 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.04 - 12:52 pm

    Freakin awesome. Great work guys! I’m ready to throw my money at you lol.

  50. #80 by kazenoai on 2011.08.04 - 12:39 pm

    many bugs apparently. wonder how long that will take to fix

  51. #81 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.04 - 12:39 pm

    MW Please hurry I have my $10+ and it’s burning a hole in my pocket! OUCH!!

  52. #82 by moondustmadness on 2011.08.04 - 12:38 pm

    A day closer! YAY!
    *happy dance*

  53. #83 by Neema on 2011.08.04 - 12:37 pm

    Nice to see the progress being made. Congrats on how far you have gotten. 🙂

  54. #84 by Stephen Mol on 2011.08.04 - 12:35 pm

    I’ve read in other forums too that some who were guinea pigs did not get there reinvite e-mails. Do check spam folders as well. Otherwise, you may get it yet.

  55. #85 by Jennifer Rickenbacker on 2011.08.04 - 12:31 pm

    We are getting closer everyday!!!!

  56. #86 by Charles Davis on 2011.08.04 - 12:25 pm

    Great job guys. Seems like you are fly-ing thur that to do list!

  57. #87 by Mr_Perry on 2011.08.04 - 12:20 pm

    ”’Hug ”’Kiss ”””yay
    I can barely contain my excitement (I you could’t tell)

    AMAZING job guys!
    baffles the mind that you did so much, so fast.

    …. oh no, Im out of words….totally speachelss….. 😮

    • #88 by there we come on 2011.08.04 - 4:37 pm

      cant find my avi it must of been sent to avi heavan

  58. #89 by ForTehLulz on 2011.08.04 - 12:19 pm

    • #90 by ForTehLulz on 2011.08.04 - 12:23 pm

      francis_7 = AvMan6
      Bruce = AvMan6
      SamSyn = AvMan8

      Only ones I can find that are online..

      • #91 by Lady_Tigrane (lady_tigrane@yahoo.com) on 2011.08.04 - 3:06 pm

        I’m AvMan8 too

      • #92 by mimi06 on 2011.08.05 - 10:20 am

        Avman8 too 🙂

  59. #93 by Jonathan on 2011.08.04 - 12:18 pm

    No-one’s brought this up I don’t think, but:

    Did you have any success with the EC2 Snapshots regarding the daily maintenance?

  60. #95 by Matias on 2011.08.04 - 12:17 pm

    I’m so anxious..

  61. #96 by Santacroce on 2011.08.04 - 12:12 pm

    Hurray~ Can’t wait!!

  62. #97 by ezeeposse on 2011.08.04 - 12:09 pm

    Hiho hiho almost off to There we go.

  63. #98 by toufovou on 2011.08.04 - 12:06 pm

    Really really getting close. Hope everything is working just fine and there aren’t any issues that need to be dealt with

  64. #99 by shezbanjo on 2011.08.04 - 12:02 pm

    ever closer 🙂 ty

  65. #100 by coolnet on 2011.08.04 - 12:00 pm

    Great to hear. Thanks for the update.

  66. #101 by RockinWolfman on 2011.08.04 - 11:57 am

    I havent gotten any email yet 😦

    • #102 by Escape on 2011.08.04 - 12:39 pm

      Yea, some of us Gp’s also did not receive the invite. Last step – “Look for any new troubles – In Progress”. Bug maybe?

      • #103 by RockinWolfman on 2011.08.04 - 3:32 pm

        Escape, email there and he will forward the email to you

      • #104 by Escape on 2011.08.04 - 10:23 pm

        Thanks RockinWolfman, good idea!

      • #105 by Escape on 2011.08.06 - 9:01 am

        Invite was late…. ‘wave

      • #106 by Escape on 2011.08.06 - 9:03 am

        Better later than never….

  67. #107 by Harrison on 2011.08.04 - 11:50 am

    This is great news! Here’s hoping no problems arise 🙂

  68. #108 by Abby on 2011.08.04 - 11:46 am

    I can’t wait. 🙂 xx

  69. #109 by Esky on 2011.08.04 - 11:41 am

    It’s wonderful to see the tasks being ticked off. Good luck to your team as well as to the GPs… here’s hoping there’s no new troubles.

  70. #110 by sanagustin on 2011.08.04 - 11:36 am

    Next step : Re-invite all the members 😀

  71. #111 by Jonathan on 2011.08.04 - 11:35 am

    If you have a lot if hits to There’s homepage, it won’t be a DDoS attack, it’ll be just me refreshing the damn thing!

    Good work guys! You seem to be making lots of progress!

  72. #112 by NateTheStar on 2011.08.04 - 11:32 am

    Well that list didn’t take very long. Makes me very optimistic as an outside observer.

  73. #113 by seckoa92 on 2011.08.04 - 11:25 am

    Awesome! Making progress very quickly. Excellent job! Hope there aren’t too may problems that pop up

  74. #114 by Kelayna Hilton on 2011.08.04 - 11:24 am

    ‘Yay getting my doggie commands ready.. Momma’s coming puppers!!

  75. #115 by Roonster on 2011.08.04 - 11:23 am

    Almost There!

    • #116 by Phil on 2011.08.04 - 10:27 pm

      oh yeah

  76. #117 by xeroxcopy on 2011.08.04 - 11:21 am

    Keep up the good work, I’ll patiently wait until the world is actually open, just hope all the bugs are worked out beforehand.

  77. #118 by yankeeinthesouth on 2011.08.04 - 11:16 am

    Patience, lol

  78. #119 by Alease on 2011.08.04 - 11:16 am

    Yay!! 🙂

  79. #120 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.04 - 11:16 am

    Woohooo! Great to hear MW! You guys keep up the great work! I’m loving you keeping us updated its really appreciated. 🙂 ‘tu

  80. #121 by kevman95 on 2011.08.04 - 11:09 am

    Glad this is happening, were almost there from seeing our favorite world again!

  81. #122 by RRTT on 2011.08.04 - 11:09 am

    Awesome, hope no troubles are found. That could mean there will be an “invite me” button on the homepage soon. Work sure seems to be getting done fast. Way to go!

  82. #123 by Phil on 2011.08.04 - 11:05 am

    Almost Done 🙂

    • #124 by DavidWayne on 2011.08.04 - 4:56 pm

      Can’t wait to see all my old friends again :)!

  83. #125 by Diatribe on 2011.08.04 - 11:04 am

    Woooo!! Great news, thanks MW! 😀

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