What that “Look for problems” means

Right now, our biggest issue is convincing the various email services (hotmail, gmail, aol, yahoo, and excite, for example) that we’re NOT SPAM, which means Bruce and SamSyn are tweaking things called “SPF records” which help those folks tell we’re not sending you invitations to license Oil Wells or cures for baldness.

This isn’t to do with the There software itself, it’s just a function of how the ‘net has gotten more protective of it’s users (which is a good thing) and we have to make sure we’re working within the rules.

  1. #1 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.07 - 8:08 pm

    I did not know that ‘fixing any new troubles In Progress” was going to take so long, but totally understandable. I’m sure alot more then I can understand.
    Keep up the great work everyone, time well worth spent!

  2. #2 by dakotaman on 2011.08.07 - 6:32 pm

    The energy of anticipation in this blog is palpable.

    Go team!!


  3. #3 by Brian Dunn on 2011.08.07 - 6:21 pm

    Can’t wait πŸ™‚ Glad everything is moving along great πŸ˜€

    • #4 by Makhennzi on 2011.08.07 - 6:21 pm

      -Is watching old videos of there.com- Ah such memories.

  4. #5 by JasonMK on 2011.08.07 - 6:02 pm

    Does this mean that there are emails that have been sent out (since the survey) that have been treated as spam? I know I haven’t gotten any, and I’m the one who filters spam on my domain.

  5. #6 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.07 - 3:28 pm

    Will There run on DSL 1.5Mps or am I doing to have to go back to paying $50 for cable Internet????

  6. #7 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.07 - 12:36 pm

    IF the email issue isn’t 100% solved for everyone, use yahoo or a server with their capabilities. You can add there’s email addy to your contacts and any emails sent to you from that contact shows on the front page of your email before you even see the list of emails. So you ppl mean to tell me he could have sent me an invite and my blasted AOL would have eaten it alive while it sends me damn chain letters and “help us claim” 10 million dollar emails for a small fee lol

  7. #8 by kevinivang12 on 2011.08.07 - 11:30 am

    OMG, i would use my cellphone money bill to play this game, i hope the new servers are a lot faster, i wonder if we would ever be able to customize our theme profile inside the game.

  8. #9 by /Livid/ on 2011.08.07 - 8:28 am

    I turn 18 on the 9th. Would be a nice Birthday present πŸ™‚

  9. #10 by That Guy on 2011.08.07 - 8:15 am

    Lol Michael… After this is all said and done and There.com is finally open, you really need a new video for There’s website.

    Computers are thinner and lighter now!

    • #11 by William Scherber on 2011.08.07 - 10:35 am

      I had a laptop just like that.. could never ever play there on it LOL.

  10. #12 by there we come on 2011.08.07 - 7:43 am

    hmmm i think i figured it out

  11. #13 by there we come on 2011.08.07 - 7:41 am

    i get nothing in my email but spam so is there a way to filter there mail so it is not sent to spam.. i use gmail

  12. #14 by Taelos Katran on 2011.08.07 - 7:15 am

    That the major email services treat ThereMail as spam is a pre-existing problem from the There.com legacy days. Surely folks out there remember calling ThereMail “WhereMail”? It is not as simple as a function call to sendmail() anymore. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant utility for a more civilized age.

  13. #15 by Escape on 2011.08.07 - 6:07 am

    I successfully registered for the developer program (Registration Completion) thru the email process. Looks like things are getting better and better all the time.
    Please note that downloads etc are not yet available!

    • #16 by Escape on 2011.08.07 - 7:55 am

      Should have mentioned I am a GP and we are beta testing.

  14. #17 by _Overscore on 2011.08.07 - 5:03 am


    Again, thank you MW and the staff for all your hard work!
    Thanks for There, and thanks for the soon to be There2.
    Looking forward to the reopening date whenever that might be.

  15. #18 by HUGSaLOT (@HUGSaLOT) on 2011.08.06 - 8:39 pm

    Well in the years playing on there.com. i did get a LOT of “automated emails” any time something happened in-world that i was some how involved with. I had a torrent of ThereMails before bit torrents existed (i think, not sure on dates). So all of that theremail was likely labeled as spam by thousands of users, and eventually got placed on spam filters around the net.

  16. #19 by Molly on 2011.08.06 - 6:53 pm

    So close…. I am getting so giddy! ‘Giddyup

  17. #20 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.06 - 6:05 pm

    Nothing to do with there but I found it scarry!!!

    • #21 by Namron Therian on 2011.08.07 - 4:54 am

      Where can I get one of those controllers for my avatar? lol

    • #22 by SnyperFla on 2011.08.07 - 8:32 am


  18. #23 by Abby on 2011.08.06 - 3:11 pm

    Oh , and what about those who would like to make a new avatar? (With a new name). Is that going to become available when there is a “Self-invite”?

  19. #24 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.06 - 1:22 pm

    It takes along time to get There when I,m at the end of the line.

    • #25 by kazenoai on 2011.08.06 - 3:12 pm

      I don’t think the line even exists anymore. If there ever was one..

      • #26 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.06 - 7:56 pm

        lol finally some1 caught on. Nope the line never really existed, only so many ppl needed to be GP’s. Unless he took end of the line ip’s and bans them till the rest of us sign back up lol, now that’s a diff story lol. Just wanna say and I know you get tired of hearing this maybe, TYVM for taking the time, effort, and chance to bring this back to us. People as they reopen pay attention to the page about there’s costs and money brought in, if you see a month that the figures don’t look right, and you can afford it, either spend more money the next month or bring in new members for them. We can help keep There here this time.

  20. #27 by softNdark on 2011.08.06 - 1:20 pm

    Thanks….. for all the hard work….. MW and Crew!!!!

    You know, I had no idea they made “The V pill” for women. BUT…. my mind is trying to see how this works??????

    See what you learn when you turn off, auto-spam delete!!!

    • #28 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.06 - 6:08 pm

      Is that Virgin Pill?

      • #29 by softNdark on 2011.08.07 - 6:43 am

        No. Laughingggg….. It was, “Viagra” for women.

        I was just being silly, my mind always makes a mental picture… so viagra is for men….. then seeing the email saying ‘viagra for women’ my mind took off on it’s own………………..


        See what happens when I get to needing a “There” Fix!!!!!
        ~Hold on Doggies, Mommy’s almost Home~
        (and I promise to let you OUT of the glass car display box)

        XOXO There Team

  21. #30 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.06 - 11:41 am

    MW can you tell us if anything will be happening this weekend? Some of us THereains have been up a couple nights in a row. Just wondering if I should sleep or not lol. I’m looking forward for that Self invite button. πŸ™‚ ‘tu

    • #31 by Ant1977 on 2011.08.06 - 2:13 pm

      Go to sleep. it is the weekend and I highly doubt ThereIM will be up in the next 2 days anyways.

  22. #32 by Jypsi on 2011.08.06 - 11:09 am

    i have been saving money just to buy stuff, i should have a good time shopping when we get back .really excited.

  23. #33 by Chris Ittner on 2011.08.06 - 10:36 am


  24. #34 by lionsheart on 2011.08.06 - 7:48 am

    Are we nearly There yet?

    • #35 by RAY on 2011.08.06 - 11:45 am

      Back Of The Line Yes

    • #36 by Alease on 2011.08.06 - 1:42 pm

      The longest journey we’ve ever taken… ; )

  25. #37 by trevor9393 on 2011.08.06 - 7:18 am

    Every day, checking for the next update :

  26. #38 by Greg Diller on 2011.08.06 - 6:44 am

    Email is a science now. Sendgrid does a great job of handling things for us. http://sendgrid.com/pricing.html

  27. #39 by Abby on 2011.08.06 - 6:44 am

    Wait what’s going on at the moment? There is open to the public? So lost…:|

  28. #41 by SaltySilver on 2011.08.06 - 5:46 am

    • #42 by Defector on 2011.08.06 - 8:59 am

      Never got my invite but later found out that us AOL users were having issues. I eventually got back in IM last night. Hit a snag along the way but Samsyn helped me out. So far everything is going great!

      • #43 by Mark Behncke (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.06 - 10:46 am

        What issues are AOL members having?

      • #44 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.06 - 6:11 pm

        I guess i’m not the only one. haha

      • #45 by Defector on 2011.08.07 - 9:22 am

        AOL was blocking the emails they were sending to us.

    • #46 by IMAKOS on 2011.08.06 - 10:37 am

      hahaha Salty, imagine walking in a mall in Hawaii and bumpping into this guy, hahahhaha

    • #47 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.06 - 6:16 pm

      Haha salty only you.

    • #48 by _Overscore on 2011.08.07 - 4:57 am

      That’s pretty good lol

  29. #49 by Gr8Fun on 2011.08.06 - 5:34 am

    There was my first virtual world. Since There, I have visited several others. None of them was even close to being There, and I am SO ready to return There. Thanks for bringing it back.


  30. #50 by kevinivang12 on 2011.08.06 - 5:04 am

    loving the updates, it really makes my day a lot better to hear, you guys are working hard, hey don’t forget to sleep every now and them

  31. #51 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.05 - 10:17 pm

    You guys have kept us updated a LOT today. Thank you guys! I’m awaiting the “Invite Me” Button on the web page. I’m actually staying up 2 nights in a row. I hope its worth it lol πŸ˜€

    • #52 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.06 - 6:18 pm

      Go to bed hun.

  32. #53 by IMAKOS on 2011.08.05 - 9:40 pm

    GP imakos reporting,

    Yay the e-mail issue is resolved, I got logged in and started to look at all the things on the There.com website.. wow.. things are Moving really fast. Great job MW, and The Makena Team.

    I know once you all get into game you will be so happy and proud of the work that has been done for us all.
    GP imakos out. I’m so excited….

    GP Lunch Break

    • #54 by Skydraggon on 2011.08.06 - 5:35 am

      Lmao Hilarious.

      DING DING,

    • #55 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.06 - 6:22 pm

      So cute!!

  33. #56 by mrF1xIT (@mrF1xIT) on 2011.08.05 - 9:07 pm

    Naturally my There account was registered with my old Hotmail address, of course I did have a There.com folder everything from *.there.com was put in…that sucks.

  34. #57 by HUGSaLOT (@HUGSaLOT) on 2011.08.05 - 8:37 pm

    would it be cool if posted my email address here as long as you DON’T approve this comment to be posted?

  35. #58 by HUGSaLOT (@HUGSaLOT) on 2011.08.05 - 8:36 pm

    I really don’t remember what email address I used when i signed up on there.com. it’s likely the one my ISP gives me.. or did. I’ve been though 2 different ISPs in the past 9 years.

  36. #59 by Narwhal bacons? on 2011.08.05 - 7:07 pm

    Rename Junk box to “ThereMail” problem fixed.

    • #60 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.05 - 8:05 pm

      OK I renamed my spam email to ThereMail but now I get spam to buy pills to enlarge my (well you know) in my ThereMail box, so my question is these pills for me or my Avie?

      • #61 by Narwhal bacons? on 2011.08.06 - 8:18 am

        If you actually get junk mail you need to think more carefully about what websites you sign up to or. Also, about the Pills, why don’t you buy them and found out. I wish I could help you but i am not a salesman.

      • #62 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.06 - 6:24 pm

        sounds like you got your junk in the right box

  37. #63 by Kelayna Hilton on 2011.08.05 - 6:38 pm

    Hoping things get better soon yay!

  38. #64 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.05 - 5:29 pm

    Is anyone having a problem with windows? I keep getting an error message saying There Client Program has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. Have not got a solution. 😦

    sassydancer GP

    • #65 by SnyperFla on 2011.08.05 - 6:15 pm

      I would try a simple reboot. If that doesn’t work, you can check your disk for Errors (run checkdisk) or try reinstalling the client.

      • #66 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.05 - 8:19 pm

        thank you problem fixed it was a matter of spaces. But really thank you for responding.

      • #67 by SnyperFla on 2011.08.06 - 4:14 am

        You are welcome πŸ™‚

    • #68 by martin71 on 2011.08.06 - 1:19 am

      thats normal for windows lol

  39. #69 by Seg_Vio on 2011.08.05 - 3:38 pm

    Here is the next video update!

    The lag spikes are in the IM and not the video itself. The emotes are causing lag spikes.
    Also concerning what I say about the buggy at the end…I did that on a dare, and would not do that now ! πŸ™‚
    I just did not get a chance to state that before the extra person was added lol!

    • #70 by SnyperFla on 2011.08.05 - 3:53 pm

      man.. i cant wait to get back in There πŸ˜€

    • #71 by mmeodiles on 2011.08.05 - 5:12 pm

      Here is a still life pic of the same situation…was going to send it to feedback..but will put it here…You were right in front of Saterell I think…in fact when I looked at the picture, you were not in the floor but cloned to the avie right in front of you…

    • #72 by mmeodiles on 2011.08.05 - 5:12 pm

      forgot to add the pic LOL

    • #73 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.05 - 5:12 pm

      I have never seen a Avie fall like that before,
      Thanks for the update please keep up the good work!!

    • #74 by mmeodiles on 2011.08.05 - 5:13 pm

      wow cough cough..maybe I will get it this time around!

      • #75 by Seg_Vio on 2011.08.06 - 12:59 pm

        Wow! it looked nothing like that from my view! I could not read a word you guys was saying, even though Fifi said pretty much what I expected her to say lol!

        *throws up two peace signs* I’m notta crook!

    • #76 by Basya on 2011.08.05 - 8:18 pm

      You mentioned Sonny’s Low Rider in your vid. I remember a few years ago Sonny loaned it to me for awhile. It was the coolest! It was so stable — a low center of gravity — and fast! I also at about the same time was loaned one of the rare one-seaters by a friend. So I wound up having two of the most rare buggie in my pocket for awhile! Wow!

      I remember Sonny told me that after he had made his low-rider (don’t remember it being a”frogger” — the paint job wasn’t too great), he had stupidly destroyed the files — he had thought it was an accident that wasn’t worth keeping! Can you imagine if he had gone ahead and made more? Afterwards, when he realized what he had done, he really regretted it!


      • #77 by Seg_Vio on 2011.08.06 - 12:39 pm

        He (or whoever had them on display) had a sign in front of the buggy that said: “Low rider Frog buggy”. It is definately the most stable buggy I had ever drove! I had it in my posession for about 2 hours before I had put it back at the PaZ I *cough* borrowed it from. The whole time I drove it, I don’t think I was able to flip it…I even drove it at full speed in the sides of hills in Dune Valley.

        That sucks that he deleted the files! It would have been awesome to repeint that model! It was blue with “mud” all over it, so it was not the best looking buggy.

  40. #78 by Anna on 2011.08.05 - 3:31 pm

    Um i thought you bought a little email service to send out emails to there Users so that other services would’nt count is as spam anymore..

  41. #79 by Hexxxis on 2011.08.05 - 3:22 pm

    Soon…..damnit i can’t waite

  42. #80 by lookout on 2011.08.05 - 3:16 pm

    I have a question about reclaiming our avatar. I always assumed I’d just hang out until I got an invite or until MW gave us the green light to sign in, and at that time I would reclaim my avatar. Just took a look at the There home page and noticed it says “Claiming an old avatar? Just create a NEW one, using your old avatar name and password.”

    Should I have already reclaimed my avatar by creating a new one, so that I’m ready to go when/if the invite comes in? Or is that statement just for those GPs who have received invites?



    • #81 by SnyperFla on 2011.08.06 - 7:10 am

      when you get your invite, or when he allows us to invite ourselves through the site, then you will be able to try and reclaim it.

  43. #82 by Amxscott on 2011.08.05 - 3:09 pm

    I am very happy to see that There, is not only fun, but cures hair loss at the same time.

  44. #83 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.08.05 - 2:45 pm

    This time around things are a lil twitchier with the email issues and all. Samsyn and Bruce both deserve raises.. ROFL

  45. #84 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.05 - 2:44 pm

    Knock knock, is anyone in THERE? Open the door and let me in. I wanna go home!

  46. #85 by Seg_Vio on 2011.08.05 - 2:44 pm

    Right now, our biggest issue is convincing the various email services (hotmail, gmail, aol, yahoo, and excite, for example) that we’re NOT SPAM, which means Bruce and SamSyn are tweaking things called β€œSPF records”

    We all know while There was down, that you spammed all of the ex-There members with your vast “enlargement” and “longevity” products…and you wonder why your on the spam list! πŸ˜›

  47. #86 by Abby on 2011.08.05 - 2:10 pm

    I hope this won’t take too long as well, but Michael Wilson, after this what happens next? will it be too long until There reopens?

    • #87 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.05 - 4:54 pm

      I seriously don’t think MW can give a date and time to these questions. Problems arise and just be patient it will happen when it happens.

  48. #88 by Andrew Harris on 2011.08.05 - 1:55 pm

    I would still go and tell the person, when signing up after it says the verification email sent, please verify, tell them to look in their spam folder.

    I would contact the ISPs spam hosts directly and explain see if the blacklist would go ahead and stop.

  49. #89 by William Scherber on 2011.08.05 - 1:49 pm

    i think mine was/is on hotmail. 😦

  50. #90 by SueZ on 2011.08.05 - 1:23 pm

    Yay getting closer! Yes, ISPs often block a lot before it even gets to the spam folders. Then there is the work of making sure there are no keywords in the emails that would trigger spam blockers too. I was building an email list for a website before and it was a lot of testing, even then there were no guarantees. The site Namron posted was very informative. Thanks for all the hard work and can’t wait to see everyone! ‘tu

  51. #91 by mmeodiles on 2011.08.05 - 1:15 pm

    Message to Samsyn who said: ” sqeeeel, eeek eeek.. squuuuuueeee…”

    So….. in the beginning there was a Squeek..and the squeek brought forth Emails…
    ….and the emails brought forth IM.s, which in turn brought forth THERE…
    and on the 7th day…. Sam rested!

    • #92 by GaryBob on 2011.08.05 - 1:47 pm

      All that squeaking I’m hearing makes me wonder if ThereIM still needs to be oiled properly before it opens to the public…

      • #93 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.05 - 7:18 pm

        Squeak squeak Bob, this is what guinea pigs do when no other gp’s are online. We read the blog and tell you all it is not going to be long before you all can come in. Squeak, Squeelllllll.

  52. #94 by Susan Van Brundt Redlin on 2011.08.05 - 1:13 pm

    OH NO! I’m a vegetarian so I have a Tofu folder for junk mail. Does this mean I’m not eligible to be a guinea pig? Looking forward to going home again. Hope the yard service kept the lawns mowed and flora watered.

    Thanks again, MW, for all your work. Looking forward to seeing you in There.

    — Jane Austen

  53. #95 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.05 - 12:59 pm

    Sometimes you gotta wonder do people actually read the updates, if you noticed the next step in their to do list is for self invites. So it’s safe to assume no more gp’s are going to be invited. But since this will be limited at first to 50-100 people I’m glad they aint paying attention, maybe I can sneak into the 1st batch of self invites πŸ™‚

  54. #96 by Biggiedude420 (John) on 2011.08.05 - 12:43 pm

    so once the DNS is updated with the txt/SPF record will invites then be delivered or is there still more things in process?

  55. #97 by coolnet on 2011.08.05 - 12:07 pm

    Hope everything works out. I know Gmail has gotten serious with spam, but I feel that Yahoo! spam filter needs to be worked on. I still receive a lot of spam. Hotmail is okay, I rarely use that unless I need to.

  56. #98 by kevman95 on 2011.08.05 - 11:41 am

    Oh mail issues!

    Hope you get that resolved!

  57. #99 by Neema on 2011.08.05 - 10:59 am

    Dang, my Theremail was on Excite… ‘doh

    • #100 by calliekitty on 2011.08.05 - 3:18 pm


      Hello, please say hello to Kass for me….I miss you all dearly, and cannot wait to be playing once again in There.com and doing our CCR events!

  58. #101 by Myhay12 on 2011.08.05 - 10:45 am

    Its a good thyng that yahoo and other improved theyr spam filters.Well good luck Sam and Bruce,i hope u will make it fast.

  59. #102 by qweasdzxc979 on 2011.08.05 - 10:40 am

    Slow down the progress! You’re going to fast!!!
    I can’t join untill august 21st anyway πŸ˜‰
    keep up the good work!

  60. #103 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.05 - 10:36 am

    Question Michael. Have you sent invites to the GP’s?

  61. #104 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.08.05 - 10:35 am

    Bruce & Sam can do it.

  62. #105 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.05 - 10:31 am

    Yea!!!! Go Team, go. Thanks for insuring we all get our emails. Thanks for keeping us up to speed.

  63. #106 by Alease on 2011.08.05 - 10:14 am

    Fingers crossed!! Good luck!! πŸ˜‰

  64. #107 by chanel white on 2011.08.05 - 9:51 am

    yaya first to comment were almost there!!! but if my old premium account wont work can i make a new one with out invite

  65. #108 by JonmiChel on 2011.08.05 - 9:47 am

    Oh! After everything you guys have been working on, that is just so easy! I’m sure u guys can do it with your eyes covered!

    Is that the last step, you saying, btw?

    WE’RE SO THERE !!!

  66. #109 by Glenda Rathbone on 2011.08.05 - 9:45 am

    So excited! Thank you for your updates! Any news is good news!

  67. #110 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.05 - 9:35 am

    Wow keep up the good work and thanks for the update!

  68. #111 by GreenAngel on 2011.08.05 - 9:33 am

    Great Work MW and everyone else, cant hardly wait for the opening of There, yeah1111

  69. #112 by Phantom_Storm on 2011.08.05 - 9:08 am

    Have to love that SPAM folder… always full. Sadly alot of actual stuff is labled as spam yet the things we have no clue who they are are considered real. Like for instance: Joshua, we have been looking for you to claim your inheritance. Urgent reply!!! Wife and I loved them bull riding pics. We like to go up to Tennessee and they have mechanical bulls there full size and its insane to be flinging in the air and holding on for dear life, but of course with the safety of thick rubber mats. Need what brains I have to stay intact lol

    • #113 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.05 - 7:13 pm

      That is funny!!

  70. #114 by GaryBob on 2011.08.05 - 8:53 am

  71. #115 by allisonchains on 2011.08.05 - 8:49 am

    I’m really hoping my allisonchains gets an invitation soon. So far, no joy.

  72. #116 by dakotaman on 2011.08.05 - 8:49 am

    I always take a peek in the spam folder, just in case πŸ™‚


  73. #117 by Beta2003 on 2011.08.05 - 8:42 am

    If your having issues with ThereMail getting marked as spam from EC2, you may want to make sure you did this part:


    This allows amazon to let the major gateway providers that you ‘saying’ your not a spammer. Of course, sending spam would still mess that situation up as well.
    If your using an Elastic IP address for the mail server (recommended), that form also lets you also request a there.com pointer for reverse DNS which helps too!

    • #118 by softNdark on 2011.08.07 - 6:50 am

      Is this something we will have to do to use “There” are just something you feel can help with email/spam problem?

  74. #119 by jimony on 2011.08.05 - 8:38 am

    CURE FOR BALDNESS!!! So tthe hair patches on Thumdar.com are still going to work, then?

  75. #120 by zandarkei on 2011.08.05 - 8:35 am

    For a sec I’d thought I missed the launch. No activity here got me to thinking maybe ThereIM was up and running now. I quickly went To There thinking I was again the Last one to get in. When There was in Beta the first time I didn’t get a notice back, after two weeks of waiting I tried again and was accepted…after Beta was over and it went public. I wanted to be a Beta so bad too. Oh well ..I’m not going to miss the launch this time πŸ™‚

  76. #121 by shiningknbighgt1955 on 2011.08.05 - 8:30 am

    Keep on keepin’ on….see ya in World soon!

  77. #122 by IMAKOS on 2011.08.05 - 8:27 am

    hey you forgot ” RR ” too,
    I just want you all to know that The team is working very hard, I know this because someone mention they were up til 2am working on some of these issues. I was not able to get in to help this time around because of these issues but I can confident the bugs are being worked out and before long we all will be in THERE.com on a Buggy/Hoveboard/Hoverbike/cardtable just having a ball …

    I am Just so excited and appreciative of all the work and time being spent to get us all back home.

    IMAKOS out

  78. #123 by zandarkei on 2011.08.05 - 8:21 am

    I can’t believe it. It’s been over an hour since I seen this post and noone has commented…Weird…

  79. #124 by kendrick on 2011.08.05 - 8:03 am

    on most ready to open…. great

  80. #125 by RRTT on 2011.08.05 - 7:41 am

    I’d assume that a significant portion of the people who you’ll email check this blog every once in a while, but I suppose it’s important to bring as many people back as you can as quickly as possible once it opens.

  81. #126 by Orixx on 2011.08.05 - 7:35 am

    What do we need to do to be qualified for an invite?

    • #127 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.05 - 7:12 pm

      Be patient…

  82. #128 by Vallerstevie on 2011.08.05 - 7:32 am

    O Avie Valllerstevie will a Invite , too . He is a Win for There.com , yes he is friendly , he have humor and he can Singing . Oh Pls Mister Wilson send him an Invite πŸ™‚

    • #129 by _Taz on 2011.08.05 - 3:06 pm


    • #130 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.05 - 7:11 pm

      Your time is coming soon.

  83. #131 by Ethan on 2011.08.05 - 7:30 am

    This is good. We are getting closer and closer, I cant wait πŸ™‚

  84. #132 by trevor9393 on 2011.08.05 - 7:14 am

    Just a tide bit more.

  85. #133 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.05 - 7:04 am

    Luckily the Theremail I received before didn’t get blocked from what I remember.

    That was over a year ago too and I don’t think my Spam filters have changed… oh well, I’m just happy we’re getting there πŸ™‚

  86. #134 by Kelayna Hilton on 2011.08.05 - 7:02 am

    Hoping things get better Mr Wilson!

  87. #135 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.05 - 7:02 am

    So you guys aren’t also working on bugs in ThereIM? Or are there any?
    Also its great to hear this will be fixed. It would be great to not see that in my Spam folder, but one good think is that Gmail has the option to NOT mark that sender as spam. ‘tu Google! πŸ™‚

    You guys are doing great! Thank you!.

  88. #136 by Ketchup2k3 on 2011.08.05 - 6:59 am

    You mean I can’t enlarge my Avatar in just 3 weeks?

  89. #137 by Vallerstevie on 2011.08.05 - 6:57 am

    Oh Problems , hmm . Please make my Avie Vallerstevie not broken , the rest isnt important . Grettings from Real Stevie from Rhine in Germany πŸ™‚

  90. #138 by rakja on 2011.08.05 - 6:46 am

    I dropped my old AOL addy and got my own domain for just that reason. Now I can decide what’s spam and what’s not. πŸ™‚ Yay! Cheers to Bruce and SamSyn for doing the dirty work…..digging through Spam…is that like the new version of garbage pickers??? He he he..

  91. #139 by SaltySilver on 2011.08.05 - 6:45 am

    well be home around 3:30 eastime to look for bugs.

  92. #140 by knighthawk101 on 2011.08.05 - 6:26 am

    *sigh* been looking there all along hoping one would come through to inbox or junk mail. Just looking forward to being There again.

  93. #141 by WildPinkRose on 2011.08.05 - 6:21 am

    Yay! almost There. WooHoo!

  94. #142 by Abby on 2011.08.05 - 6:19 am

    Yayyy. First Comment..hope this isn’t too much of an obstacle. ;o xo

  95. #143 by xeroxcopy on 2011.08.05 - 6:16 am

    Sounds like great progress on ThereIM but any speculation (pun), when we can expect the ‘actual world of There.com to be open.

  96. #144 by RAY on 2011.08.05 - 6:13 am

    hello M.W do you think the ones that didnt make gp be able to sign in there im this weekend ?? or next

  97. #145 by Raymond Scheffer on 2011.08.05 - 6:12 am

    Look at what spam has done to this world. Argh! ‘rofl

  98. #146 by Joeydantonio on 2011.08.05 - 6:03 am

    What is the address in Nigeria I should ship my life savings to? I forgot what the address was in your email.

  99. #147 by Bronnieb There on 2011.08.05 - 6:02 am

    Good luck πŸ™‚ thinking of you all…and now off to bed.

  100. #148 by Adam Smith on 2011.08.05 - 5:48 am

    Hope you guys find a way around this, Just looking forward to the end result. πŸ™‚

  101. #149 by urbanb on 2011.08.05 - 5:45 am

    Always good to get it at every angle! Keep up the wonderful progress and thanks. Will be there sooner than later, and later than too early πŸ˜€

  102. #150 by Skydraggon on 2011.08.05 - 5:35 am

    No rush Michael, its believe that its better to wait for something good than to get something that was made fast and has crappy quality.


  103. #151 by AnOldDeveloper on 2011.08.05 - 5:32 am

    Thanks for the updates! It’s really nice to read how things are progressing, and very exciting as you’re closer and closer to an opening date.
    I for one appreciate all the hard work you guys are doing to make There available again πŸ™‚

  104. #152 by thunderstoorm on 2011.08.05 - 5:29 am

    Sounds convincing to me!

  105. #153 by Okalnix on 2011.08.05 - 4:55 am

    good news.
    Thanks for the update.

  106. #154 by RockinWolfman on 2011.08.05 - 4:50 am

    I checked there maps. Lol, I found the you are here tab in central asia! Good thing there is reopening, I think my avatar is lost. Oh, and my dog has probrably chewed all my paintguns, made a mess in my inventory!

    • #155 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.08.06 - 3:22 am

      oh no… hope he doesn’t start farting paintballs!

      • #156 by Indy_Lou on 2011.08.06 - 11:51 am

        idk, that might would save a lot in Tbuks if he does. rofl

  107. #157 by Escape on 2011.08.05 - 4:45 am

    Thanks for keeping us informed It’s good to know what’s happening!

  108. #158 by toufovou on 2011.08.05 - 4:43 am

    The bad thing is that that is not totally up to you. Its also up to them to want to be convinced!!!

  109. #159 by Kayleigh Lace on 2011.08.05 - 4:42 am

    I miss the emails telling me I’m a trusted friend and they have a lot of money for me if I send them my bank info. It’s fun writing back to people like that!

  110. #160 by RockinWolfman on 2011.08.05 - 4:38 am

    for the most part we are running smoothly, cap’n Wilson!

  111. #161 by Namron Therian on 2011.08.05 - 4:31 am

    I was curious about SPF (Sender Policy Framework). If you’re interested in what Bruce and SamSyn are tweaking, Check this website out: http://www.openspf.org/Introduction

  112. #162 by Santacroce on 2011.08.05 - 4:29 am

    Sounds good to me.

  113. #163 by Diatribe on 2011.08.05 - 4:22 am

    Really appreciate the clarification, I was wondering what it meant when I read it the other day.

  114. #164 by ForTehLulz on 2011.08.05 - 4:11 am

    How long do you think this will take? :O

  115. #165 by Indy_Lou on 2011.08.05 - 4:08 am

    Awwww. Checked my email. No invite. Checked my email’s spam. No invite. Guess I wasn’t one of the lucky ones. I must be at the Back of the Line. LOL. Good luck to all those new GP’s and to MW and the staff getting us closer to going home. So looking forward to getting There!

  116. #166 by Puddlefish on 2011.08.05 - 4:05 am

    good work!

  117. #167 by Jonathan on 2011.08.05 - 4:00 am

    I feel quite left out with this Oil Well situation, I just seem to get them regarding new herbal ‘enhancements’.

    • #168 by Ant1977 on 2011.08.05 - 9:19 pm

      China Oil
      From: (job@chinaoil.org)
      Sent: Fri 8/05/11 10:33 PM

      Hello Sir/Madam,

      May I start by Introducing the Company I represent. China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), is a state-owned company founded in February 15, 1982.

      It is one of the Largest state-owned ,as well as the largest offshore oil and gas producer.It is authorized to cooperate with foreign individuals and partners for oil and gas exploitation in China’s offshore areas.

      Headquartered in Beijing. Presently, it has a total staff (foreign and non-foreign staff) of 51,000.
      We Export and Market Some of our Products In North/South America, Canada, Africa, Europe and Part Of Asia.We are presently searching Widely for Company representatives and we hereby officially ask you to work with us as our Representatives/Payment Collector of Our Company in Your area.

      Your Contact Details was collected by recommendation by some Board of Directors and wth the help of Search Engines for Business inclined Individuals like yourself. You will be Entitled to a 10% Commission On Every Payment You receive on behalf of the Company.For more details, please reply this email: pterrence1@gmail.com with the detail below:



      Dr. Paul Terrence.
      European Regional Officer
      China National Offshore Oil Corporation.
      Website : http://www.cnooc.com.cn

    • #169 by Riot_Girl_1 on 2011.08.06 - 3:57 pm

      I seem to get quite a few emails from people that think I’m not “enough of a man” so to speak. And to think, all this time I was naive and thought I was just a girl.

  118. #170 by Dusky Rose on 2011.08.05 - 3:59 am

    I KNEW IT!!! I bet my invite got dumped in the spam file. I’ll go with that.

    • #171 by Ray Vyas on 2011.08.05 - 5:16 pm

      That explains why Harley never got an Invite, Well I hope so anyway.

      • #172 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.05 - 8:30 pm

        If it’s the Harley I know, I hope he never gets an invite. Ladies beware.

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