Samsyn is going to start the migration now.

With Bruce and my accounts.

If that goes well, he’ll do a few more.

And as it continues to go smoothly, we’ll do more.

We have over 1000 to do (so far).

If you’re tempted to post a comment asking “When will it be done”, or send us an email asking “When will it be done”, or call the office asking “When will it be done”, just hold your breath. It will be done before you know it.

  1. #1 by strawb3rry_mami on 2011.09.03 - 1:28 pm

    Thank you MW for the updates! Can’t wait till the 3D world is open! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. #2 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.17 - 4:07 am

    If you see a post that didn’t complete it was mine… I lost it some how. Can’t find the beginning of it. Is that a sign of oldness? I was typing and all of a sudden it sent me to another post. AAArg. Hahahaha.

  3. #3 by kelayna on 2011.08.15 - 3:17 pm

    hoping this will open lol

  4. #4 by Jacob_Pez on 2011.08.14 - 4:41 pm

    add jacob_pez and talk to me!

  5. #5 by Jenna Mouse (@JennnaXP) on 2011.08.14 - 2:32 pm

    I’m trying to get a few of my accounts back but one wont send the password reset and the other says the secret question is wrong when there’s only one answer i could possibly put.

  6. #6 by Justen on 2011.08.14 - 2:27 pm

    Thank you all for your hard work! It’s good to see me back again LOL

    Does anyone know a way to change skintone in the IM client?


  7. #7 by kendrick on 2011.08.14 - 2:13 pm

    Dear Mr MW my avatar name is bigman14 i have went to the invite me link, type in my avatar name and email and this is what pop up “Sorry, bigman14, something went horribly wrong!
    Sorry to tease you, but apparently we’re not sending any more invitations at this time. Please try again later.” Please help me!!!

    • #8 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.14 - 3:45 pm

      That is cause they slowly let so many self invite at a time, just keep trying repeatedly as you have time and eventually it’ll go through. Provided they are still taking self invites.

  8. #9 by Sameer on 2011.08.14 - 1:48 pm

    What was the original conversion rate from USD to Therebux? In other words, 1 USD is equal to how many therebux?

  9. #12 by H1r3dAssas1n on 2011.08.14 - 1:18 pm

    Gettin a few buddies to show up every now and then.. inventory is taking a little longer tho. :/
    Patience is key!


    (Add me!)

  10. #13 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.14 - 12:50 pm

    Mr. Wilson, How about another one of those cool pictures you took. We need something new to talk about besides making fun of each other.

  11. #14 by kendrick on 2011.08.14 - 12:34 pm

    I cant reclaim my avatar……NEED HELP

  12. #15 by iGurl on 2011.08.14 - 11:06 am

    I look like a noob still but if anyone wants to chat IM me ๐Ÿ˜€ my avatar name is iGurl

  13. #16 by Francis_7 on 2011.08.14 - 10:55 am

    • #17 by Francis_7 on 2011.08.14 - 10:59 am

      Today was my avatar’s 8th birthday in There.com! It was a very happy day indeed! Thanks to all who said hello, and all who made this day possible! More cool random chat-ness in the video above!

      • #18 by McKensy on 2011.08.14 - 12:56 pm

        Congrats Francis! Looking forward to another 8 years (of movie creations) ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #19 by nalora on 2011.08.14 - 1:58 pm

        Happy Avie Birthday, Francis_7!

      • #20 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.17 - 3:59 am

        Happy Birthday Francis. This drink is on me.

  14. #21 by jonathan5k2006 on 2011.08.14 - 10:41 am

    Wonder when the 3Dworld is available

  15. #22 by tech on 2011.08.14 - 9:53 am

    Could you give us a rough estimate on how much is left?

    • #23 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.14 - 10:17 am

      Everything – 1, for your stuff, which is now in the AvIncinerator. Grind..grind..mulch…yelp!…grind..

    • #24 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.14 - 10:58 am

      ROFL last night MW told us that they were about 1/2 done. But really you shouldn’t ask lol.

    • #25 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.14 - 11:04 am

      Oops, wrong question!!
      DAMN, I bet that hurts!!
      Start the long walk to the back of the line. ๐Ÿ™‚
      GP, xSnoopy

      • #26 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.17 - 4:10 am

        You are always at the back of the line, But seems you bounce really well. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #27 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.17 - 4:11 am

      Ouch I wouldn’t want to be in your Avie shoes.

  16. #28 by David L. White on 2011.08.14 - 9:21 am

    The last few days have been great fun. I got a few level up emails. All of my clothes are restored (I changed to my favorite Blue Pinstripe suit)! My inventory is back! (Can’t wait to jump on a hoverboard)! And 30+ buddies have suddenly appeared on my buddies list in IM. Very exciting stuff! Keep up the great work, Michael, Samsyn, and Bruce. It would be cool to have a ‘meet and greet the staff’ so to speak on opening day of the 3D world. I’d love to ‘hi5’ or ‘hug’ these gents for all the hard work!


  17. #29 by Abby on 2011.08.14 - 9:13 am

    Nothing, yet…Hopefully soon. (:

  18. #30 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.08.14 - 8:57 am

    thank you thank you thank you Michael, Samsyn and Bruce!!!

  19. #31 by Amy Heard on 2011.08.14 - 8:57 am

    My buddy list is slowly coming back, but my inventory is still empty! No worries though, it is worth the wait!

  20. #32 by spazz on 2011.08.14 - 8:51 am

    Mr.Wilson Im not receiving the email for my avie and ive done the process 3 or 4 times and havenโ€™t received anything. It recognizes my avie name but when i try to get my password for it it says โ€œThe information provided was not valid. Please provide a valid Avatar Name and Email address.โ€ Help me.

    • #33 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.14 - 11:00 am

      You might not be giving a valid email?

    • #34 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.14 - 11:01 am

      You have to use the “Invite me NOW” link in the lower left corner of the There.com home page.
      You will then receive an email IF you are 18 or older and NOT a banned avie.
      Follow the directions on that email and you will be fine.
      GP, xSnoopy

  21. #35 by Cory on 2011.08.14 - 8:24 am

    Michael Wilson. Will we be able to transfer our actual inventory items over before the world opens? Not just change me , but vehicles , guns , ect? I see no option for โ€˜Inventoryโ€™. Sorry too ask again I know you all are busy. Just trying to figure ThereIM out , since this is the second time using it ever

    • #36 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.14 - 9:42 am

      If you look at your There profile from the ThereIM link you’ll see “Transaction history.” To get all the items back to you they have to be “gifted”… if you’ve been migrated over with clothing, check that link to see your items re-gifted to you. You obviously won’t have access to them in ThereIM, but they’ll be in your inventory when the VW opens up again… in theory.

    • #37 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.14 - 10:58 am

      The “powers that be” ie, Michael, have a history of sending people, that ask questions that have already been answered, to the back of the line. Been there, done that ๐Ÿ™‚
      There should be an announcement as soon as the “Give” option is available for us to use.
      If you Right click on a piece of clothing you paid for you will see a “Give” prompt.
      That link is NOT working yet.
      Be patient!

  22. #38 by kim on 2011.08.14 - 8:16 am

    have you stop taken invites now on self invites

    • #39 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.14 - 10:52 am

      Look in the lower left corner of the There.com screen for this:

      Invite me NOW

      Click on that link.
      I just checked and they are accepting at 3:45 Eastern Time
      GP, xSnoopy

  23. #40 by Mr_Perry on 2011.08.14 - 7:32 am

    Im one of the “lucky” avatars that is having major issues….but im not complaining we can deal with them once the dust settles
    just wondering when your going to give us the next update.

  24. #41 by Brainziac on 2011.08.14 - 6:52 am

    My things arrived all cleaned and pressed thank you.
    Thank you for all your work.

  25. #42 by Marianne Mohr on 2011.08.14 - 6:16 am

    All my clothing and inventory has been restored exactly as you had said it would. Thank you.

    Like others I have an avatar whose email is closed (due to moves) and password/secret answer lost. Will you post the possible “paid service” for research here?

    Thank you …this is really exciting!

    • #43 by vaughn_2 on 2011.08.14 - 2:04 pm

      You look like Lisa Kudro,lol..This is not an insult i hope.

    • #44 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.17 - 4:13 am

      Ya she does Kudos.

  26. #45 by OMGJordan on 2011.08.14 - 5:51 am

    Hi, I recently got my invitation in my email, and so I went to the site and tried making a new account using my old name, and it keeps saying “Sorry we’re only accepting inventations.” everytime I type in my name. Am I doing something wrong, or is something wrong?:/

    • #46 by Golono on 2011.08.14 - 7:47 am

      Uh try inviting yourself again. I had to invite myself 3 times before the system got it right and let me register. Also make sure the account you are trying to register is the same one you invited.

  27. #47 by Bethany on 2011.08.14 - 5:16 am

    Glad to hear everythings going smoothly!

  28. #48 by RockinWolfman on 2011.08.14 - 5:11 am

    lol, I’m a GP and I haven’t gotten my inventory back… oh well!

    • #49 by Sleestak on 2011.08.14 - 6:47 am

      they are up to late 2007 early 2008 maybe later tonight or tomorrow, thats just a guess though.

      • #50 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.14 - 7:41 am

        The year doesn’t have anything to do with it.

      • #51 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.14 - 10:46 am

        Patience fellow GP.
        It looks as though they are Migrating in the order that you joined ThereIM this time.
        GP, xSnoopy

      • #52 by RockinWolfman on 2011.08.14 - 11:22 am

        I’ll be fine lol i can wait!

      • #53 by Striker194 on 2011.08.14 - 4:39 pm

        It’s all random.. I know several people who re-joined after me who don’t have their stuff back and as for original join date it’s not going by that either.. so unfortunately there is no pattern to watch to get a rough estimate.. as I said it’s completely random.

  29. #54 by Osee on 2011.08.14 - 4:51 am

    OK, now I can sign on! Hope all is well thanks for bringing there back

  30. #55 by Stephen Mol on 2011.08.14 - 3:34 am

    I want to know if they are migration avatars by when users started on there.com or by random? I have random buddies appearing on my list that I didn’t add since re creating my avatar, but no other inventory yet. Is this part of the migrating process? It’s been going on for a few days now.

    • #56 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.14 - 7:21 am

      Those buddies are probably people who had you on their list (and vice versa), who have been migrated. I had several of those show up before my “Change Me” populated, and all of them had platinum or gold fun passes. Once my stuff came in, I started to see other buddies with bronze passes as soon as they got registered. That’s dropped off some now; most of my 60+ buddies had been gone from There for a year or more before closing… ;(

      • #57 by Stephen Mol on 2011.08.14 - 3:17 pm

        Well I wanted to let you all know that I just got all my stuff back within a few minutes.

  31. #58 by Tim on 2011.08.14 - 3:28 am

    When can we expect a client for mac?

  32. #59 by Osee on 2011.08.14 - 1:47 am

    Anyone else having problem logging in to IM working fine last night keep getting same error message as (#385) above this morning. any ideas?

  33. #60 by seany35 on 2011.08.14 - 1:42 am

    i been using my account on there IM fine for the last 3 days now out of the blue its not letting log in anymore ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • #61 by seany35 on 2011.08.14 - 1:49 am

      lol never mind its working now and i got all my stuff yayayayayayay sure is good to see the old avatar again

  34. #62 by Sameer on 2011.08.13 - 8:28 pm

    Is it just me, or when you click links in there central such as “Account Info” and “Buy T$” you get a 404 error and it redirects to the page: http://www.prod.there.com/info/announcement

    • #63 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.13 - 9:44 pm

      As far as I know there is no Tbux yet tell the 3d world opens

      • #64 by Sameer on 2011.08.14 - 1:03 am

        Yeah I know.. I was just using that as an example for my question. But does anyone find that when you go to the Account Info page that it redirects to that page?

    • #65 by Golono on 2011.08.14 - 7:43 am

      Pages with these errors were taken down back when There closed. Give them some time to bring things back up.

  35. #66 by LeeCarmen08 on 2011.08.13 - 8:18 pm

    Both of my accounts migrated. Thanks guys.

  36. #67 by DJHussey on 2011.08.13 - 8:00 pm

    Woot, I got all my stuff, thank you so much MW, Bruce, and SamSyn!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #68 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.14 - 10:42 am

      Hey DJ,
      I understand how frustrating the wait can be .. Been there, done that!!
      Those 3 guys really do KICK ASS, don’t they!!
      Welcome back!
      Is your trigger finger getting itchy?? ๐Ÿ™‚
      GP, xSnoopy

  37. #69 by Craig Hartley on 2011.08.13 - 7:56 pm

    For the students in the world (such as myself), money can… come and go (funny how alcohol does that). Will we be able to say… Pay one month, miss a month (and not have access to the account) and then pay the next month and have access again…

    This feels like a stupid question, but I felt like asking it… As I saw ‘every avatar consumes resources’, does that mean those that ‘forget’ to pay a month or two will ‘die’?

    • #70 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.14 - 5:44 am

      Not just students; some of us who work for a (so-called) living have that problem too, and that question had come up for me. I’m also concerned that payments will be an automatic charge (which, for, me, will be on debit to my checking account), and I have trouble remembering to record those (which can get very expensive very quickly, at $35 per overdraft) — but I’m willing to wait until it’s time to actually pay for final answers. If I can control the payment, get notified a couple weeks before it’s due every month, and revert to “inactive” if I have to wait a few days, I’ll be pretty happy — but if not, I’ll do my damnedest to find a way to cope.

    • #71 by AmyDepp_x on 2011.08.14 - 6:12 am

      I was about to ask the same question ๐Ÿ˜›

    • #72 by frankprss on 2011.08.14 - 7:14 am

      oh noo im completely certain you just wouldnt be able to log in until you renewed your subscription

  38. #73 by Lynn on 2011.08.13 - 6:23 pm

    Mr Wilson my friend still hasnt gotten an email with a new password is there anything else he can do to get it changed as he cant remember what it was his email is a working email and it is the email made for his avie

  39. #74 by Mr_Donenzone on 2011.08.13 - 6:07 pm

    Cool! I invited myself and recovered my account! It is so nice to see the there central homepage. Thank you so much Mr. Wilson for all the hard work that you and your team has gone through to make this possible.

  40. #75 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.13 - 5:46 pm

    Mr. Wilson,
    I have no trouble logging into ThereIM or There Central, but I keep getting these emails:

    (Dear justagreatguy,
    You are receiving this notice due to a failed login attempt for avatar
    ‘justagreatguy’ from IP address **********)

    I have like 4 or 5 of these and I don’t have no problem logging in.
    Does this mean someone is trying to guess my password? After all I did post my email address.
    Is there something I need to do like change my email?

    • #76 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.13 - 6:52 pm

      No that dosen’t mean that at all from what I can tell. If you have ThereIM set to automatically sign you in, then it fails normally the fist time. Then once you click sign in it will work. Or its something to do on your part. But I was getting the same thing too. ‘tu

      • #77 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.13 - 9:43 pm


      • #78 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.14 - 10:56 am

        Your welcome! ๐Ÿ˜€

  41. #79 by brainstew on 2011.08.13 - 5:08 pm

    I’m getting this error(I know this is on the FAQ…) but I have successfully logged in multiple times…I did follow the instructions in the e-mail.

    HTTP connection to port 52311 failed: connection timed out (for /login/avatarlogin?avdoid=0&avname=*****&password=********&loginoverride=0&noinstantiate=1&clientname=ThereIM&clientversion=im-2.0.9240r00) for authDoid 1, host, service โ€œloginโ€, command โ€œavatarloginโ€, query โ€œavdoid=0&avname=****&password=********&loginoverride=0&noinstantiate=1&clientname=ThereIM&clientversion=im-2.0.9240r00โ€ณ

    Anyone else having this problem?

    • #80 by frankprss on 2011.08.13 - 6:32 pm

      read the email again, youll see

    • #81 by Skyefire on 2011.08.13 - 10:25 pm

      If you changed the target in your desktop icon but then clicked on the one in your menu without changing it too, you will get that error. You have to fix the target for every shortcut you use.

      • #82 by brainstew on 2011.08.14 - 9:53 am

        that very well could be the problem, thanks!

  42. #83 by Cory on 2011.08.13 - 4:58 pm

    Michael Wilson. Will we be able to transfer our actual inventory items over before the world opens? Not just change me , but vehicles , guns , ect? I see no option for โ€˜Inventoryโ€™. Sorry too ask again I know you all are busy. Just trying to figure ThereIM out , since this is the second time using it ever .

    • #84 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.14 - 10:37 am

      Your right, they are all VERY busy!
      If you want to find out how to use ThereIM, ask your friends on your buddy list.
      If you have no friends, IM me on ThereIM and I will be happy to help you.
      GP, xSnoopy

  43. #85 by Angela Volivitch on 2011.08.13 - 4:51 pm

    Tried to get in, but forgot my password. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Tried to use the Remember stuff link, but said their was no secret question linked to my avi. Darn! Guess I have lost her.

    • #86 by Golono on 2011.08.13 - 6:16 pm

      Not if you still have access to the email linked to the account. If you do, go over to the Help me remember sutff link. Put in your avatar name click submit. On the next page, put in the email linked to your avatar then click Change Password. Should get an email with your new password.

    • #87 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.13 - 6:49 pm

      If you remembered your old THere email you had registered with them, and it is valid, then they can send you a new password there ‘tu ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry if you still aren’t able to get your avie back.

    • #88 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.14 - 5:39 am

      If all else fails, we’ve been told it may become possible (after the 3D world is open and the workload is a little less deadly) to retrieve old avatars for which both password and old e-mail are lost, based on the credit card information used to pay on the old system — but that will cost a bit extra. So, all is not yet lost, but you may have to wait longer to get your old avatar back.

  44. #89 by xorsyst on 2011.08.13 - 4:46 pm

    Keep up the great work, looking forward to rejoining and seeing old friends.

  45. #90 by Neo_spawn on 2011.08.13 - 4:18 pm

    Still wondering and daydreaming about getting to play and run around an actual 3D world. You know, the thing that I actually started playing this game for. All of this talk about ThereIM and It’s starting to feel like that’s all we are getting. I wanna hear about the world. What’s gonna be different when we get it back. Are any islands gonna be missing? Do you guys plan on making more at some point? What is the Tbux Exchange rate gonna be once the world is back online?

    • #91 by DavyRocket on 2011.08.14 - 2:53 am

      First off, There is NOT a game. That said. Not sure if you have been following ALL the blog updates since MW announced re opening There, but the reason NOTHING is being said about the 3d world is because its already been discussed months ago. Nothing will change other the dx9 support, and Mac support (Later on). Tbucks are still 1800 per 1 usd. Evidently you have NOT been following along as to why we are starting out with There IM. If you feel like all you will be getting is just ThereIM, then that is your problem. Don’t call MW, Samsyn or Bruce a liar, because so far they have done EVERYTHING, plus some they said they will do. All these questions you ask have already been discussed in previous blogs. Geez take the time to look for them.

    • #92 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.14 - 10:34 am

      What Davy said it correct!
      Your not the only person waiting for There 3D to open. At last count, a bit before it was open to self invites, there were over 1000 registered Legacy Avatars. I would bet we are over 2000 now.
      There are 3 VERY hard working guys at There, working VERY long hours to get There ready for us. I don’t think they have the time to answer questions that have already been answered many times.
      I suggest you go back over this Blog and read what a long way we have come in a relatively short time, before you start questioning their motives!
      I will fill you in on a LITTLE bit more than Davy did.
      There were about 30 Guinea Pigs (Beta Testers) chosen to help find bugs in ThereIM. Davy and I were lucky enough to get invites. We will probably be doing the same thing with There 3D as soon as they are ready for us.
      If you do a little searching, you will find that a lot of the problems we GP’s found had nothing to do with There but changes that had been made to web pages about security and spam.
      Patience Neo, soon enough you will be able to pull out a paintgun and shoot with someone.
      GP, xSnoopy

  46. #93 by Fearless_Phil on 2011.08.13 - 4:08 pm

    I’m stumped!

    Followed all the instructions and read all the tips, but it won’t let me get past the create avatar step using my old avatar name (Fearless_Phil). I knew my old password, but I reset it anyway when it first failed. I’ve reset it three times now, and still no luck getting by Step 1 to Create Your New Avatar using the latest password that was emailed to me. Yes I’ve used the links in the email, and yes I’ve tried different browsers.

    Do you think it’s the “_” underscore in my avie name? Anyone else with an underscore in their name have luck getting in?

    Thx – Phil

    • #94 by Vaughn_2 on 2011.08.14 - 4:42 am

      Phil, welcome back..I have underscore in my name and so far everything seems to be working ok, Chatted with Ask,Catts,Brido and sonic all in my IM window. So i guess the underscore isnt the issue.

    • #95 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.14 - 5:37 am

      Francis_7 and Pilot_51 are both in, so I doubt it’s the underscore. Are you at least 18? Were you banned before closing?

  47. #96 by Superjuice on 2011.08.13 - 3:50 pm

    Is anyone having problems with the change me button? everything in my profile page is migrated over and my tbux is at the correct amount. But my avie wont show up and the change me option is grayed out.

  48. #97 by kazenoai on 2011.08.13 - 3:45 pm

    woot, i got my stuff back. I’m a Feb. 2007

  49. #98 by crazymattrocks on 2011.08.13 - 3:26 pm

    When I try to invite someone to chat, it tells me “The Invitation failed due to a network or server problem.” Also my buddies still say “Loading Buddies…”

  50. #99 by Lola_Baby on 2011.08.13 - 3:22 pm

    Mr. Wiilson, Bruce and Samsyn… thanks again for all your hard work! This is very exciting. It’s been so great to reconnect with so many people I had the privilege of meeting in There.

  51. #100 by jimony on 2011.08.13 - 2:39 pm

    Hey xSnoopy! They went through all the pretty people and now that my inventory is back, they must be done with the pretty ugly people.
    So you should be next.

    • #101 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.13 - 4:13 pm

      BITE ME!!!!
      Have you looked in the mirror lately? ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #102 by jimony on 2011.08.13 - 7:08 pm

        Why yes, that is why I figured they are ready to get to yours now. lol and ๐Ÿ˜›

      • #103 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.14 - 2:56 am

        The cost of a replacement mirror is very reasonable at Home Depot!
        My wife refuses to let me near any of the bathrooms, in the house, that have any mirrors. ๐Ÿ™‚
        Now if we could just get the “Give” command implemented in ThereIM, everything would be perfect.

  52. #104 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.13 - 2:10 pm

    Q. Has anyone had any luck “giving” or “transfering” clothing between avies?
    When I try, I get a “Page cannot be displayed” error message.
    Don’t want to bother the guys at There cuz they are pretty busy right now.
    My Buddies is growing but I’m not sure if people are just adding me or its due to the Migration process.

    • #105 by Striker194 on 2011.08.13 - 2:37 pm

      I wouldn’t know I lol I cant even join/ create groups atm

      • #106 by kazenoai on 2011.08.13 - 5:22 pm

        you have to make sure you are using Internet Explorer to join groups

    • #107 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.13 - 6:45 pm

      As far as i know xSnoopy we aren’t able to. Its totally disabled as of right now. I think they will enable it once everyone’s migrated. ๐Ÿ™‚ ‘tu

    • #108 by RichinFlorida on 2011.08.14 - 2:47 am

      i was just going to ask about that too.. if you find anything out, let me know..

      When i try to “give” an item, it brings up the web page. I can search for my other avi successfully. But the code seems to be broken. The button says “*NO DATA*:” (instead of submit) and when i try to make the transfer it says;

      Missing Input



      Im using Internet Explorer 9.

  53. #109 by Sameer on 2011.08.13 - 1:44 pm

    How do you change your clothes in ThereIM? I saw someone else changing his clothes, but I don’t understand what option you have to press in order to do it.

    • #110 by Striker194 on 2011.08.13 - 2:10 pm

      On the bottom left click on “ThereIM” then click on “Change Me”

    • #111 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.13 - 6:47 pm

      Your clothes will pop up where Striker said. Once migration is done. ๐Ÿ™‚ ‘tu

  54. #112 by Jonathan5k2006 on 2011.08.13 - 12:52 pm

    I have my profile and all my belongings ๐Ÿ™‚ woot ๐Ÿ™‚ Michael do you remeber the quest for the sparkles??? will they be going on again??

    • #113 by Striker194 on 2011.08.13 - 2:11 pm

      I hope so.. they only gave like 14 Tbux per sparkle.. and it was fun to look for em..

    • #114 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.13 - 6:46 pm

      he hasn’t said anything about it.. But more than likely I can imagine they will be back! ๐Ÿ™‚ ‘tu

  55. #115 by Cory on 2011.08.13 - 12:47 pm

    Michael Wilson. Will we be able to transfer our actual inventory items over before the world opens? Not just change me , but vehicles , guns , ect? I see no option for ‘Inventory’

  56. #116 by matt on 2011.08.13 - 12:46 pm

    i dont wanna be a pain in the ass but an estimated guess,when will the Proper there client be live??

    • #117 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.14 - 5:34 am

      Last I heard, we were still warned not to ask that question, on pain of “Back of the Line” or even “AvIncinerator”. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  57. #118 by CpnBob on 2011.08.13 - 12:43 pm

    Well, as to how migration is decided, its obvious its not by looks, as MW said, cos I would have been near the top. At least ahead of William Grass here. lol jk. Also, not by age or time in There. More likely determined by the MONEY spent in transactions. ‘S why Im still wearing hand-me downs and only have 25 cents worth of tbux. lol

    • #119 by frankprss on 2011.08.13 - 2:03 pm

      hm yea its aug. 13 at 6:03pm for me and still nothin. i keep checking every 5 mins lol

  58. #120 by shezbanjo on 2011.08.13 - 12:16 pm

    good to see you william..see you there ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. #121 by merchantman1 on 2011.08.13 - 12:15 pm

    Mr. Wilson, I have a PROBLEM: I got invited, and I claimed my old avatar, and I “Tried” to download the ThereIM Client through the Invite email, and it stoped at 25%, and then I restarted my computer, and tried to redownload it, and it goes about 1-5% more each time I do that, and now it skips the Downloading stage, and goes directly to the Verifying Publisher stage, and once it finishes that it will give me a “NSIS Error” saying: The installer you are trying to use is corrupted or incomplete. This could be the result of a damaged disk, a failed download, or a virus. You may want to contact the author of this installer to obtain a new copy. It may be possible to skip this check using the /NCRC command line switch (NOT RECOMMENDED)

    • #122 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.14 - 5:32 am

      First thing I’d suggest (as one who isn’t connected with There in any way other than as a customer) is delete the downloaded file and start over on the download. You may also want/need to disable your antivirus while you install the ThereIM client (don’t forget to turn it back on, and “permit” ThereIM in your AV and firewall after installing).

    • #123 by trouble on 2011.08.14 - 6:14 am

      are you running Microsoft Security or any other virus/spyware programs? turn them off and try the install again..:-)

  60. #124 by shezbanjo on 2011.08.13 - 11:14 am

    my stuff is all back..ty so much for your hard work ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. #125 by William Grass on 2011.08.13 - 11:12 am

    yeahaw I migrated…got my stuff…look out world. ROFL.

  62. #126 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.13 - 9:20 am

    Wow, just occurred to me — 1000 accounts to migrate with self-invite only open a couple days. Looks like a good omen for hitting the critical 3000+ paying members to operate at break-even. I’d cross my fingers, except that a) my arthritis makes that difficult, and b) I couldn’t type in that position anyway… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #127 by softNdark on 2011.08.13 - 10:25 am

      Laughinggggg on that “arthritis”, I know what you mean…..

  63. #128 by Mark Behncke (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.13 - 9:19 am

    All my stuff came back! Things look great, the only issue I’ve had is that sometimes when I change out of a certain item it won’t reload until I log out and log back in.

  64. #129 by migman on 2011.08.13 - 7:58 am

    Nothing yet.

  65. #130 by Nalora Burns (@Nalora) on 2011.08.13 - 7:47 am

    Just a couple films to keep you guys going:

    This one was made just as we came out of Open Beta long ago, but is so apropos today.

    This one I made a few years back when I was feeling very nostalgic about There, and I reuploaded it this morning in honor of There re-opening.

    Let me know if I can help you guys do anything! Besides just spend any of my extra cash on Therebucks! ‘tu

    (the Avatar that died)

    • #131 by softNdark on 2011.08.13 - 10:21 am

      Thanks Nalora, for the uploads!!! Loved the 1st video. (both were good)

      ….Don’t know about anyone else, but I come by often : )
      to see how others are moving along. I was a newbie to There, so I have “a bit of a wait.”
      : )

      ~It’s Well Worth It~

      See you all There……Thanks There Crew!

    • #132 by GaryBob on 2011.08.13 - 10:28 am

      Wow! The videos are great! Brought back so many wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing them ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #133 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.13 - 12:37 pm

      Really loved that video! Very touching, and an amazing job well done! ‘tu

    • #134 by jimony on 2011.08.13 - 1:01 pm

      Great videos, Nalora! Excellent production work. I’d like to see a collaboration between you and VirtualVicki!

    • #135 by SaltySilver on 2011.08.13 - 1:49 pm

      Nalora, That was beautiful. I love the rebirth / butterfly image. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #136 by MrScrooge on 2011.08.13 - 2:29 pm

      *sniff* Got something in my eye. . .just made a pizza, must be the onions. Yeah, that’s it. Onions. โค

    • #137 by RichinFlorida on 2011.08.13 - 3:02 pm

      WOW.. Nice videos! Put together very well! Thanks for sharing!

    • #138 by Lola_Baby on 2011.08.13 - 3:25 pm

      Thank you Nalora. Very beautiful video! It brings back so many memories.

    • #139 by NathanAvis on 2011.08.13 - 3:28 pm

      Nalora it’s great to see you are still lurking around waiting for There to re open like the rest of us.
      I was that guy you helped get his bar on Duda Beach. Will never forget your hospitality and kindness ๐Ÿ™‚

      Excellent videos brought back lots of fond memories.

      Hope to see you soon ‘wave

      • #140 by Nalora Burns (@Nalora) on 2011.08.13 - 8:50 pm

        Hi there! Thanks so much for all the kind words. The first video was made by Pineriver, btw, not me. A great betatester with great talents. Let’s all keep our cool and give much encouragement to the Phoenix team and to each other while we ride out our time in Avie purgatory!

        See you in There!

    • #141 by calliekitty on 2011.08.14 - 11:34 am


      I loved both of your videos, and the music selection you made was great too! And in seeing your video it makes me miss There.com more and more. Thanks for sharing your talent with us all, fantastic job ^5!!

  66. #142 by ForTehLulz on 2011.08.13 - 7:23 am

    Got quite a few friends back but no clothes etc.. Just have to be patient, I guess. Things are moving quick ๐Ÿ˜€ !

  67. #143 by Rick on 2011.08.13 - 7:23 am

    looks like my migration started woopteedoo

  68. #144 by Neecie on 2011.08.13 - 7:18 am

    I have a question for anyone who might be able to answer. I am getting club requests, and I’m wondering how you go about reclaiming your old clubs. I’ve been poking around on There Central, via my profile page, and can’t seem to find the answer. I’ve also just tried creating the club over again to see if it would tell me something like, “Oh hey, you already run this club! Here are your keys to the clubhouse!” But no. ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyone know?

    • #145 by DJHussey on 2011.08.13 - 9:46 am

      You just have to recreate it yourself.

  69. #146 by Alexis Easter on 2011.08.13 - 6:55 am

    I got invited but when I try and create the same avatar, it says “We are currently only accepting members by invitation, sorry.” Please help!):

  70. #147 by frankprss on 2011.08.13 - 5:56 am

    Oh I have a quick suggestion! It would be be amazing if you could bind your keys. So instead of arrows to move I could use wsad If I pleased. Or rebind my mic button to it was easier to hit. Im not a software developer or anything so I don’t know if thats hard to do or anything. Just a little suggestion

  71. #148 by mimi06 on 2011.08.13 - 5:52 am

    GP mimi here. WOW, my buddy list grew to massive over night rofl.. Please note: I am 2006, does that matter? NO I am thrilled just to be in Thereim, seeing everyone so happy.. I feel guily being this “age” and giggling like a school child.. rofl.. Everything is working fine for me. Even emails.

    So look me up, and please Join a group called : THERE Resurrection 2011 (we never gave up hope) Thank You to all at Makena for giving us this 2nd chance ๐Ÿ™‚


  72. #149 by frankprss on 2011.08.13 - 5:40 am

    I’m so jealous I haven’t gotten my inventory back yet haha. Also this question might have been asked before..but, I see how much work and time ThereIM took to get working. But now when I look at the 3D world, it seems like such a larger, more complicated piece of software. Is getting There 3D to work just a matter of plugging some wires in and pressing a button? Or is it going to take a long time and work like ThereIM?

  73. #150 by You_Cant_Remember on 2011.08.13 - 4:41 am

    I don’t get you folks who don’t have your old passwords and email accounts. They say don’t write down your passwords. I do! Reason, over 14 years on the web I have so many accounts I need to write them down. I mean come on. I have 7 personal emails, 4 personal web site emails, then my web site passwords., Than at my job I have like 10 passwords. Than all those video games like There & WOW & Battlefield. An dear god all those website passwords. You need a little black book, not just for the phone numbers to the lady’s! I use a small 5″ x 8″ A to Z telephone/address directory. Well that’s my 2 cents of info, have change for dollar? Before it crashes and we use dollar bills for toilet paper!

    • #151 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.14 - 5:20 am

      Dollar bills will never make good toilet paper — too durable, they won’t disintegrate in the sewage system the way TP needs to. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  74. #152 by trevor9393 on 2011.08.13 - 4:15 am

    I got my avie Trevor9393 clothes back :] Still has the Island Guide gear on it.

    • #153 by LeeCarmen08 on 2011.08.13 - 12:00 pm


      • #154 by trevor9393 on 2011.08.13 - 3:29 pm

        :] You should get yours very soon. They are making great progress.

  75. #155 by robloxias on 2011.08.13 - 3:04 am

    Dear Michael,i wanna ask u if it will be possible to pay our membership whyt ultimate game cards?t

    • #156 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.13 - 10:29 am

      Nope, UGC cards to pay membership would take away the 18+ aspect as any child capable of entering the numbers from one could then make an account. He’s using paypal only, so you either need a paypal account or a credit/debit card to use through paypal.

  76. #157 by jonathan5k2006 on 2011.08.13 - 1:37 am

    My friends list is getting longer does this mean that the inventorys coming?

  77. #158 by Fearless Geek on 2011.08.13 - 12:02 am

    Yay found out what was wrong… “Me as usual not reading… LOL” Anywho add me people … Oh ya question for MW . Is your avi incenerator eco friendly?

    • #159 by mystic1there on 2011.08.13 - 1:41 am

      I’ve heard that the chunks from the AvIncenerator are being used as mulch to fertilize the newly planted trees in the 3d cluster.



  78. #160 by kazenoai on 2011.08.12 - 11:30 pm

    I’ve notice how quickly everyone is getting their inventory back. Thanks a bunch Samsyn for working so hard!

  79. #161 by StingrayJames on 2011.08.12 - 11:24 pm

    So I am posting this because everyone seems to be able to log into thereIM but I keep getting this error.

    HTTP connection to xx.xxx.xx.xx port xxxxx failed: connection timed out

    Firewall Off UAC Off

  80. #162 by Seg_Vio on 2011.08.12 - 11:24 pm

    My newly formed club is now accepting members!
    The Order of Elder Therians: http://webapps.prod.there.com/clubs/clubs?op=home&id=11391460
    It is a club for the Therians who are from There1 and the Therians joining now to mark the occasion!
    Club logo:http://i52.tinypic.com/2yzhjd0.jpg

    All are free to join!

    Thanks Samsyn, Bruce, and Michael for making all of this possible!

    • #163 by Seg_Vio on 2011.08.12 - 11:27 pm

      P.S. Art is not my fortay ๐Ÿ˜›

      • #164 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.13 - 9:16 am

        Joined. Listed qualifications in the joining message. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #165 by Seg_Vio on 2011.08.13 - 11:47 am

        My Favorite:” capable of hoverboating through Tabu Canyon at top speed (with only a bump or two) and flying under the Natural Bridge.”

        Lol!!! Thats epic! I almost forgot about the tomb jumping!

      • #166 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.14 - 5:18 am

        Thanks, Seg — just my way of verifying that I was, in fact, an Old Therian, not just a noob from the last days before closing. I spent a lot of hours in-world learning to maneuver a hoverboat. Can’t figure why my Boat Captain skill isn’t higher than it is, but then it took me three years, near enough, to get Legendary in hoverboard, and I used to jump/stunt off 13th Floor and board up and down Snow Top almost daily.

  81. #167 by Tim on 2011.08.12 - 11:22 pm

    When i’m trying to reactivate my avie, i’m getting this message when entering an email address. “Provided email does not match reserved avatar email.” However I thought that you did not need the previous email to access the acount.

    • #168 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.13 - 9:15 am

      As I read it, you do still need access to the original e-mail to register at this time.

    • #169 by ant1977 on 2011.08.13 - 11:06 am

      It was my understanding that you only need access to the previous e-mail if you needed the password reset, not to reclaim your avatar though. You must provide a valid e-mail address with your account though to activate your legacy avatar.

  82. #170 by Barbie Doll on 2011.08.12 - 10:08 pm

    I have all my stuff but should I have my looksets to? Or do we wait to get in world for them or are we even going to get them?

    • #171 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.13 - 9:06 am

      I don’t seem to have anything I’d have to go to a spa to set up first (face shape, build, etc.), so I presume looksets won’t be available until the 3D world opens (however, I presume they’ll become available then). I wasn’t a ThereIM user before, so I don’t know for sure if looksets were ever available in ThereIM, but since I don’t see ways to create, store, or retrieve them, and we’re using a client version from 2009, I presume this is the way it always worked.

  83. #172 by needhelp on 2011.08.12 - 9:48 pm

    helo i have a legacy account but the password i remembered for it is not working, and i do not have access to the email as it was created specifically for there.com; is there a way i can still resurrect my avatar PLS. i can verify any other information that can be asked to get it back. TY!

    • #173 by needhelp on 2011.08.13 - 6:46 am

      anybody know of a solution to the above ?

  84. #174 by Black_mam on 2011.08.12 - 9:31 pm

    please someone HELP ME!!!!!!

    If i am on there.Im the migration system hasn’t hit me yet. Anyways, when they say i will get my old inventory back, will this include all of the outfits that were made by other players, and not just the outfits sold in the catalog as the standard clothing. Also, we will be recieving any e-mail or notification letting us know when we have migrated. If not thats ok, I just really want my first questioned answered. Thank you!!!!!!!

    • #175 by thereuser on 2011.08.12 - 10:01 pm

      Having migrated successfully here is how it happened:

      First my FunPass updated from bronze and my skills populated (received email’s just like the old days when my skills increased).
      Then friends started appearing that I had not added manually in ThereIM (pre-migration) (as it finds your old friends)
      Then a few hours later when I could log in the “change me” in ThereIM started loading all my old clothes (took some time just be patient and let it do it’s thing).

      So if you have email notifications on you’ll prob realize it’s happening when you get your FunPass or Skills congratulations email…. and it should be a few hours after that if it works properly!

      • #176 by thereuser on 2011.08.12 - 10:18 pm

        and by old clothes – yes pretty much everything you had made by there, or by other players is restored.

      • #177 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.13 - 9:02 am

        I can confirm that user-created content is present; I’ve got a couple clothing items I’ve been able to put on that I know for certain were user-created, and some user-created items that I haven’t been able to try in ThereIM show in my transaction history, so should be waiting for the 3D world to open so I can drop them again.

  85. #178 by josebose on 2011.08.12 - 9:24 pm

    i dont know if the rules of new There2 have changed but MW said that when the 3D world opened we were only going to be allowed one account.(i dont see why if a person wants to have more avies they would pay that much more.)my question is if we can have only one can the way they are moving our inventory over from lagacy avies to new avies can they do the same with our alt avies?
    like move everything from my fulkenstien avie over to my soybean avie.

    • #179 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.12 - 9:34 pm

      RIght now, you can have all the Avies you want. You just have to pay for them (when we start charging).

      Why? Because each Avatar actually does consume resources, takes up space, and generally gluts things up. If we didn’t introduce some way of controlling it, we’d end up with thousands of “Alts”, or “Mules”, many created for no other purpose than to grief others and slink away.

      So, we need a better way.

      • #180 by josebose on 2011.08.12 - 10:15 pm

        my money is funny for now so when we start paying i will only be able to afford one account.thats why i was wondering if we can have everything from our alt avies moved over some way while it was free.
        or maybe have first month free for lagacy avies then lock them and after so long they are deleted.first month starts when each avies is first logged in the 3d client.or seven days.
        new accounts must pay before they loggin i guess.

      • #181 by Eatings on 2011.08.13 - 1:50 pm

        Or even a 24/hr period for Legacy Avatars. That may work??

      • #182 by mushh on 2011.08.13 - 8:48 pm

        A better way, that allows new people to experience there for free, is to allow non paying avs to travel around and see there, but not chat, and not interact with anything, or have any inventory. Their av could be a non animated stick figure that minimizes server load.

        Better still would be to have a small area where they could ask questions of guides, and perhaps experience a vehicle or two.

        I think a free look would be a powerful sales tool.

      • #183 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.14 - 5:15 am

        The “free look” as a sales tool, in old There, turned into the nightmare that wound up costing more than paying customers were paying. Nothing prevented a “guest” (often a teenager) from creating free account after free account, even if those were of limited life or limited utility — but even those free avatars consumed server resources, required moderation, etc., i.e. cost Makena real money.

        The new version of the “free look” is likely going to be in-world videos, created by users or by staff, posted places where people can see them. There still has advantages over Second Life, IMO — it’s less load on the client system, costs less over time, is easier to learn, and has more built-in game functions (cards, funzones, quest kits, etc.); if we can find a way to make those visible, they’ll bring in new members again.

  86. #184 by Basya on 2011.08.12 - 9:01 pm

    Thanks MW and crew! I got all my stuff! Now I feel truly a Therian! A few glitches here and there but I’m certain I will figure things out! Even got all my team bunnies I downloaded that last week! Thx again!!

    Cya in There,

  87. #185 by freakygirl_tps on 2011.08.12 - 8:01 pm

    yayyy got my stuff, ty ily.

  88. #186 by 12mandy on 2011.08.12 - 7:56 pm

    ohh at long last i was able log in to im now how do i upload pictures as ive forgotten how too,thanks for any help with this,mandy

  89. #187 by kk on 2011.08.12 - 7:36 pm

    What happen if u forgot ur password and dont have a secret question??….. also if u cant do anything about it can we still make new avatars right???

    • #188 by kk on 2011.08.12 - 7:38 pm

      We can, I meant

    • #189 by thereuser on 2011.08.12 - 8:12 pm

      Try going to this link: http://webapps.prod.there.com/scripts/legacy.py

      And resetting the password… good luck!

      • #190 by kk on 2011.08.12 - 9:35 pm

        Now it says my avatar is locked :/ I tried all of my emails nothing worked

      • #191 by thereuser on 2011.08.12 - 11:56 pm

        read the warning if you are locked… you need to wait the 15 mins… every try resets it… so if it said 15, and you tried at 13, you will need to wait 15 again.

  90. #192 by SB on 2011.08.12 - 7:22 pm

    ~picking up my bunny slippers, sniffing them then putting them on~……Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! I missed my fluffy bunnies!

  91. #193 by dakotaman on 2011.08.12 - 7:07 pm

    A BIG THANK YOU to the Phoenix Team!! You guys are doing some wonderful work and at the same time building excitement for entry into the world.

    All my inventory seems to have transferred successfully including some unexpected gifts!!

    Someday, when There is finally solvent, I hope you will give your team a bonus, MW. Until then, I raise my Hot Blues drink to you all!!


  92. #194 by Alease on 2011.08.12 - 6:09 pm


    • #195 by Alease on 2011.08.12 - 8:39 pm

      I don’t have the password cause I lost my There data due to a computer problem and I can’t have access to my email account if I don’t know what it was in the first place ~ if I knew what it was I could set up the account again and provide the email address.

    • #196 by Alease on 2011.08.13 - 3:05 pm

      Yes, ImageMaker, this is what I was asking about if it would still be available at a later date ~ not now… ; ) I do realize MW and crew are very busy now and sorry for the multiple errors in my post as there is no edit function available : (

  93. #197 by Alease on 2011.08.12 - 6:04 pm

    Can I ask when would we be able to attempt to retrieve our legacy avatars if we have forgotten out secret answers and emails? I am willing to pay to accomplish this. I am not so concerned about retrieving my inventory but would like to keep my avatar names ~ will this be possible??

    Thanks… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #198 by Alease on 2011.08.12 - 6:05 pm

      our not out :p

    • #199 by Alease on 2011.08.12 - 6:07 pm

      I meant OUT not OUT :p

    • #200 by Golono on 2011.08.12 - 7:24 pm

      That wouldn’t make any sense.. Basically, you are asking to get your account back without credentials.. You need at least one of the following to retrieve your account.
      A. Have the password
      B. Have had a secret question set up AND remember the answer.
      C. Have access to the email REGISTERED to the account.

      If you don’t have any of the above, their is no way you could prove you actually are the owner of the account. In other words, your out of luck.

      • #201 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.13 - 8:58 am

        Actually, MW has said (IIRC) that may become possible after the initial migration (by tracing back the credit card that was used to pay for Tbux or Premium on the old account), at some additional cost to the user. However, it seemed clear to me that retrieving accounts without any of the credentials above would be something only attempted after the 3D world was in operation, i.e. the workload at Makena was reduced to a maintenance level instead of the (I suspect) 20 hour days currently going.

  94. #202 by Barbie Doll on 2011.08.12 - 5:52 pm

    I’m guess the people who are randomly showing up on my buddy list are the ones who have
    been migrated?

    • #203 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.13 - 8:55 am

      That’s what it looks like to me — if you still show a bronze fun pass, they’re people who had you on their buddy list when their account was migrated; if your stuff has arrived and you have your skill list populated, they’re avies who were on your buddy list before and are registered, whether they’ve got their stuff or not.

      • #204 by RichinFlorida on 2011.08.13 - 2:43 pm

        Thank makes alot of sense.. i have seen ppl pop on my list all day.. Only recognize a few. lol Must be ppl that just resurrected their avi and registered. I havent got my inventory yet.. I think they are doing them oldest to newest. My reg date is april 2007

  95. #205 by biggiedude420 on 2011.08.12 - 5:43 pm


  96. #206 by Aaron on 2011.08.12 - 5:40 pm

    Just to make sure, if our stuff was to be migrated would it just show up or would we have to do something ?

    • #207 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.13 - 8:53 am

      Mine just showed up, yours should do the same (i.e. you don’t have to do anything special after registering and logging in) — but it took more than 24 hours after I registered, and we’ve been told it might take longer than that (as the stack of accounts to migrate can very easily grow faster than Samsyn can migrate them).

  97. #208 by Sue_G on 2011.08.12 - 5:38 pm

    My bunny slippers survived and are as comfortable as ever! Yay! And the clothing and accessories…I forgot how much I had ๐Ÿ™‚

    Michael, Samsyn, and Bruce, once again thank you for all of your hard work. I actually had tears in my eyes looking through Change Me and remembering old times. Here’s to creating new memories.

  98. #209 by dsfb4lyfe on 2011.08.12 - 5:32 pm

    every time i try to log in the ThereIM it says system error (HTTP connection to port 52311 failed: connection timed out (for /login/avatarlogin?avdoid=0&avname=dsfb4lyfe&password=********&loginoverride=0&noinstantiate=1&clientname=ThereIM&clientversion=im-2.0.9240r00) for authDoid 1, host, service “login”, command “avatarlogin”, query “avdoid=0&avname=dsfb4lyfe&password=********&loginoverride=0&noinstantiate=1&clientname=ThereIM&clientversion=im-2.0.9240r00”) what the heck does that mean?

    • #210 by Ray on 2011.08.12 - 9:29 pm

      y yell becouse you keep repeating this and ya useing diffeert names on here get a life and read ya email and like ya said ya dont know what happend to your mail well guess what YSOL

  99. #211 by xeno on 2011.08.12 - 5:21 pm

    Hey, MW what would happen if say I let my son play for a few minutes while he is sitting on my lap? Would that be allowed?

    • #212 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.12 - 5:26 pm

      One of 2 things:

      1. The AUDS (Automatic Underage Detection System) would detect it, and your Avatars would be instantly banned, IP and machine blocked, your virtual belonging donated to charity, and your dogs would run loose in the world.
      2. Your son would immediately age to 18, grow a beard, demand the car keys, start dating those “girls you were going to warn him about”, become a professional bull rider, and demand you follow him around the country from show to show to support him.

      Your choice.

      • #213 by acemastter on 2011.08.12 - 6:47 pm


      • #214 by H1r3dAssas1n on 2011.08.13 - 4:36 am

        Daaaaamn LOL

      • #215 by Kelayna Hilton on 2011.08.13 - 7:22 am

        Do they make the AUDS for single females, maybe call it ALDS (Automatic Lamer Detection System) ? I have been looking for something like that (grinning just kidding)

      • #216 by SaltySilver on 2011.08.13 - 8:33 am

        MW, About this new “Automatic Underage Detection System”. Is it a Retina Digital Security scan? or Security Fingerprint Reader program built in the mouse? (Boy that Samsyn and Bruce are sheer Geniuses.) I’m wonder how far away do my kids need to be from the PC not to be detected. ๐Ÿ˜€
        ps. I do understand that adoption would be one answer, but I need an alternative.

      • #217 by CpnBob on 2011.08.13 - 12:07 pm

        Uh-oh, I’m a little worried now, I’m a Carny.

    • #218 by xeno on 2011.08.12 - 11:09 pm

      well i guess my son will not be playing rofl

  100. #219 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.12 - 4:45 pm

    MW you might have a big email issue on your hands. When someone ask’s to be added to my group(s) I get an email with they want to be added blah blah blah the message they typed and the email address will give me their ACTUAL email address’s they used to register with There.com

    As for example Scrooge asked to be added to my Facebook_Thereains Group. Now I can see his email. There is a screen shot posted bellow of course I covered the members email as it would be rude for me not to.

    Now I’m not the only one that see’s this as I brought it up to Orielle and she said the same thing. Personally my email on My there account is person. So I don’t want it SHARED to everyone. Please tell me you will work on this.

    • #220 by jimony on 2011.08.13 - 12:38 pm

      Brandyn, what has your Facebook group got to do with MW?

  101. #221 by Sleestak on 2011.08.12 - 4:25 pm

    if this has been answered then direct me to the thread. It looks like i got all my stuff including 96 tbucks, does that mean I only had 96 tbucks when There closed? seems kinda low but not impossible I guess

    • #222 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.13 - 8:50 am

      That seems a little odd, Sleestak — I “won” T$550 just in the process of “creating” my avie, downloading ThereIM, and logging in the first time; I’d have expected the same to happen with your avie. But if you’re referring to what was added in the retrieval, then that would either indicate that yes, you had only T$96 when There closed, or that you sold back some quantity during the after-closing buy-back (done to avoid leaving developers with up to multiple millions of worthless Tbux) and left that small amount (possibly because the buy-back was in increments of T$100 or larger — I’d guess at T$1800, equally US$1 — and that was the remainder).

      • #223 by Sleestak on 2011.08.13 - 11:57 am

        i have 646 tbucks i think. I remember now, I acted like it was the end of the world and gave all my money away lol ๐Ÿ˜ฆ i dont know if i should laugh or cry

  102. #224 by kazenoai on 2011.08.12 - 3:30 pm

    I’m a 2007, the wait for me will be long. but that’s alright

  103. #225 by biggiedude420 on 2011.08.12 - 3:26 pm

    no inventory but change me is nice still excited to be in 3d world!

  104. #226 by kazza123 on 2011.08.12 - 3:11 pm

    hi i got a question i got an alt avi aswel i know the avis name but cant remember password /email adress/or secret question is there another way off proving thats its mine coz it was my suitcase for stuff when i needed it … so i would like to get the avi on to tranfer the stuff over when we get it back

  105. #227 by Jordy26 on 2011.08.12 - 2:28 pm

    Just got all my items! Thanks MW!

    http://www.here4there.com – There Unofficial forum!

    • #228 by Jordy26 on 2011.08.12 - 3:21 pm


      Bruce and SamSyn also get massive respect for all the hard work they’ve been doing too. Party for the There team soon I hope ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. #229 by Jon Brohaugh (puter_head) on 2011.08.12 - 1:26 pm

    Everything seems to be working well here!! Soooo cool!! Got most of my stuff back and now shows my original date of Feb 2003! It is so neat to see this slowly coming back to us!

    Thanks to everyone involved!!

    Now… lets get some folks adding me to IM…lol!!


  107. #230 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.08.12 - 1:15 pm

    <~~Migrated woot-woot! Thanks guys! XO

    • #231 by Jonathan on 2011.08.12 - 1:58 pm

      Show off. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  108. #232 by john__m on 2011.08.12 - 12:33 pm

    its okay man .. i know you have lots to go ๐Ÿ™‚

  109. #233 by spazz on 2011.08.12 - 12:29 pm

    Im not receiving the email for my avie and ive done the process 3 or 4 times and havenโ€™t received anything. It recognizes my avie name but when i try to get my password for it it says โ€œThe information provided was not valid. Please provide a valid Avatar Name and Email address.โ€ Help me.

  110. #235 by Biggiedude420 (John) on 2011.08.12 - 12:14 pm

    Im only a 2005 member lol

  111. #236 by Kelayna Hilton on 2011.08.12 - 12:06 pm

    No matter how long it takes, the wait is worth it. Keep up the great job!!!

  112. #237 by Grumps08 on 2011.08.12 - 11:29 am

    jimmy post #195 getting same message m8 your not alone hopefully there will fix it i tryed to coment i got no response,nothing new there then, gd luck fella ,sorry I didn’t have a reply option open to me hope u get to see this post ๐Ÿ™‚

  113. #239 by Devon on 2011.08.12 - 11:25 am

    i wish i was a 2003 member i want to see my stuff D=, but thank you for the migration! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #240 by Jordy26 on 2011.08.12 - 1:30 pm

      The guess that it was being done by year is untrue. As some people way past 2003 have already got theirs. So now we don’t know for sure which order they are coming in now. I’m 2004 and people I know started in 2006+ have got their things.

      • #241 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.12 - 1:43 pm

        It’s being in order of how Pretty you are. Pretty People first. It’s just common sense.

      • #242 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.12 - 1:57 pm

        I was going to say it was Science. I never question Science.

      • #243 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.12 - 2:52 pm

        Oh CRAP, the end of the line for me, AGAIN!

      • #244 by Jordy26 on 2011.08.12 - 3:04 pm

        haha nice Michael, nice.

        Seeing as theres many more to go until your finished, im a pretty one ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol.

      • #245 by Sleestak on 2011.08.12 - 4:22 pm

        I bet you wish you were hot like me lol

      • #246 by Bronnieb There on 2011.08.12 - 8:13 pm

        Sheesh I know I am no oil painting but in some animal cirlces I am considered slightly attractive……. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • #247 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.13 - 8:45 am

        There must be a problem with your pretty detector — I’ve got my stuff already, and my avie is pretty plain, at least to my heterosexual male eye…

      • #248 by jimony on 2011.08.13 - 12:29 pm

        Darn, guess I’ll have to wait for quite a while, too.
        xSnoopy, I will let you know when I get my stuff, you should be the next one.

    • #249 by lookout on 2011.08.12 - 7:49 pm

      I was 2003 and don’t have my stuff but yes, I’m UUUGGGGGLLLLLLYYYY….

      And super thanks MW for finding my avie and getting my on ThereIM. Works great!! Thank You!!! Thank You!!!

  114. #250 by Jimmy Kluding (@LegionNinja) on 2011.08.12 - 10:56 am

    I downloaded the aplication, it won’t let me connect to it though. In case someone here actually reads logs (sorry for the long text in advance) here’s what it gives me every time I attempt to connect.

    HTTP connection to port 52311 failed: connection timed out (for /login/avatarlogin?avdoid=0&avname=SonicWarriorXP&password=********&loginoverride=0&noinstantiate=1&clientname=ThereIM&clientversion=im-2.0.9240r00) for authDoid 1, host, service “login”, command “avatarlogin”, query “avdoid=0&avname=SonicWarriorXP&password=********&loginoverride=0&noinstantiate=1&clientname=ThereIM&clientversion=im-2.0.9240r00”

    • #251 by RAY on 2011.08.12 - 11:30 am


      • #252 by Grumps08 on 2011.08.12 - 12:13 pm

        y shout? i got no instructions personally speaking managed to find my two emails one for verification i followed then a very outdated welcome to there no steps involved, perhaps this was given to ppl before it was open to all yo self invite? if you think you can offer some help please do it without shouting? caps indicate shouting ! jimmy if you have emails with extra steps with changing the target then give it a try, i didnt recieve any such thing myself just so you know i have now deleted it due to it simply doesnt work, makes you think though ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #253 by Sleestak on 2011.08.12 - 11:38 am

      scroll up and look at the other 10 posts identical to yours

    • #254 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.12 - 11:45 am

      Go back and read step 3 in the email.
      You are going to have to copy and paste to get it to connect.
      I blew it the first time also so read carefully and try again.
      GP, xSnoopy

  115. #255 by zandarkei on 2011.08.12 - 10:44 am

    MW will we be able to trade in ThereIM? I realize we probably want get to trade Tbucks and that’s ok with me, I mean items.

    • #256 by zandarkei on 2011.08.12 - 1:38 pm

      Even though I don’t spell worth a hoot I know you know what I meant ๐Ÿ™‚ BTw I haven’t seen you in ThereIM. We must be on at different times.

  116. #257 by zandarkei on 2011.08.12 - 10:42 am

    I got my stuff back and am watching my friends come back slowly. This is so exciting. THANK YOU MUCH MW AND ALL THE GANG!!!

  117. #258 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.12 - 9:36 am

    For those of you who wish to heap well deserved praise on the crew at There, these are the people who are doing all the work to get us home:
    Michael, the guy with the rectangular pieces of paper.
    What Michael has not told all of you is that he also is an engineer and serves several different functions at There.
    My suspicions are that, the 3 of them spend a lot of VERY long days slaving in front of monitors.

  118. #259 by Goddess Lexcee on 2011.08.12 - 9:00 am

    You guys are just the absolute BEST! ADDICTED TO THERE N I DONT CARE!!

    • #260 by Striker194 on 2011.08.12 - 9:36 am

      Hehe I remember that group.. If only it would let me join or create groups.. it always just sends me to a blank page =/ anyone else having this problem?

      • #261 by GaryBob on 2011.08.12 - 10:41 am

        Try using Internet Explorer – that worked for me.

      • #262 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.12 - 12:50 pm

        Yes as he said for groups you can only use IE and for searching people you can only use IE also.

  119. #263 by GreenAngel on 2011.08.12 - 8:46 am

    Wohoo!!!!!! I have all mine dear friends connected and I am ready to go home Thank you so much Michael and Sam for making this possible

    • #264 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.12 - 9:29 am

      Please don’t forget to thank Bruce. He is in the trenches at There, doing a great job also!

  120. #265 by What_Is_The_Deal on 2011.08.12 - 8:35 am

    Sorry!! I found the link in the email!

  121. #266 by ashley :) on 2011.08.12 - 8:34 am

    how do we download there?? or can u do that yet??

    • #267 by DJHussey on 2011.08.12 - 9:25 am

      You can’t download the client yet, just the IM is available at the moment, give it time and the actual client will be up soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #268 by JasonMK on 2011.08.12 - 10:18 am

      ThereIM, yes…There3D, no… be patient:)

  122. #269 by What_Is_The_Deal on 2011.08.12 - 8:32 am

    Where is the download link? I created a new avatar, using old name and email, click to download. An bam I get a page that reads,

    A logo and Co. name Akamai, that says – Sorry, the content you have requested could not be found or has been intentionally disabled by the content owner. Please contact the content owner if you have any further questions about this content. 404 File Not Found

    http://www.akamai.com Copyright ยฉ2006 Akamai Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

    Now I go back to create a new avatar, can’t cause it says name taken. It’s my name. Is there a link page for me to login to, so I can download the ThereIM client?

    • #270 by Analogrival on 2011.08.12 - 10:49 am

      Check your invite email again, read all the steps first, then follow through.

    • #271 by Jordy26 on 2011.08.12 - 10:58 am

      Use the download link in the email you received instead.

  123. #272 by Indy_Lou on 2011.08.12 - 8:11 am

    Can someone help please? I get my invitation. I go to create the Avatar. When I enter my name, I get told it’s a legacy Avatar and I have to use the legacy password. But as soon as I click next so I can do that, I get told that that name is taken and asked If I want to play the name game. I cannot get to the page for doing the password. Please, someone help me understand what I am doing wrong.

    • #273 by MrScrooge on 2011.08.12 - 9:03 am

      Hmm, it sounds as if you had already created your ID. Have you tried to sign in? I see that the “indylou” avatar exists. Hopefully that is you and you no longer need any help.

      • #274 by Indy_Lou on 2011.08.12 - 9:52 am

        Hi MrScrooge, you are partly correct. Indy_Lou (note underscore) was my very first There Avie. It was a Coke Avie and as you know, Coke avies were “limited”. So I made a regular There Avatar, IndyLou, (no underscore) and yes, that one is now registered on the new There and she is awaiting her inventory to be restored. So yes, my avatar IndyLou does exist now (the no underscore avie). I also have a third avie that was set up to manage the hood I owned. It’s name is totally unrelated in spelling to either IndyLou or Indy_Lou, and I get the same problem with it. I can’t get it to the password page. I was really hoping to get them registered so that I could start transfering the inventory over to my one main avie, IndyLou. I see where others have gotten their multiply accounts up and running, so what am I doing wrong?

      • #275 by MrScrooge on 2011.08.12 - 12:02 pm

        Hmm, I would try some of the suggestions from the others. I’m also waiting for my inventories so I guess that’s something we’ll just have to wait on. As far as the Feedback@thereinc.com , I know it is getting a ton of e-mail judging from what I have read here and on other forums. I hope you get this resolved soon, I know how frustrating it can be sometimes.

    • #276 by jose buentes on 2011.08.12 - 9:08 am

      indy_lou , best bet for getting the best help on thisproblem is to contact feedback@thereinc.com and email them telling them your problemin great detail so then they can better help you with your problem and you can get into there.com, they reply in great timeing but gl they helped me.

      • #277 by Indy_Lou on 2011.08.12 - 9:40 am

        I sent an email to feedback@thereinc.com on 8/11. I’ve not received any response back from it, so was not sure it that was the right way to go about seeking help.

    • #278 by Greenie on 2011.08.12 - 9:11 am

      Hi Indy_Lou, Check your ” xxxxxx ‘s invitation to test the resurrection of There.com” email.

      If you click on the ” Help Me Remember Stuff ” link you will be taken to a page where you have different options for getting help retrieving your avatar account information.

      Make sure that you follow the link in that email to successfully download, install and run your new THERE IM.

      Your Legacy Avatar will be generated in IM and your things will be moved into place. It may not happen overnite.
      Patience may be in order here but the process IS working! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • #279 by CpnBob on 2011.08.12 - 11:57 pm

        IndyLou, you dont need to do all that. When your already in, click the There icon, when it appears with the first Avie name, just change the name.

  124. #280 by INSPiRE on 2011.08.12 - 8:10 am

    when will autions show up?

    • #281 by INSPiRE on 2011.08.12 - 8:11 am


    • #282 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.12 - 9:26 am

      One step at a time.
      There are people, in command central that get mildly upset at being pushed.
      I have asked similar questions and have been sent to the end of the line, to the back of the mob and OUT of the mob.
      There is something FAR more sinister happening to those who try to rush the guys at There.
      You have been warned ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #283 by INSPiRE on 2011.08.12 - 1:59 pm

        oh ok. lol

  125. #284 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.08.12 - 7:22 am


    How about some kind of Commemorative plaque or Monument with grateful thanks to Bruce and Samsyn….for us all to see when we log in.

    Thank you both for what you are doing.


  126. #285 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.08.12 - 7:06 am

    Is Makena a publicly traded company? We should all ask for stocks for Christmas this year ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #286 by Grumps08 on 2011.08.12 - 11:42 am

      invites are open to everyone now, please leave ppl alone ffs ! btw that jason didnt work for me anywayz lol, target not recognized sorry jason to coment agains snoop it thinks it holds the monoply oe somthing here from past post i read. i say it cos it always refused to go on mic bk in the day man till proven otherwise is my motto cheers all the same m8

      • #287 by Jonathan on 2011.08.12 - 12:19 pm

        wtf, how is that related to her post?

    • #288 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.08.12 - 1:14 pm

      Grumps, I think you missed the post you were Grumpy about LMAO

  127. #289 by Grumps08 on 2011.08.12 - 6:53 am

    i have d/l there im, although i have little use for this but some1 advised me i should think about going ahead so my avi is reclaimed and ofcourse my inventory. however, iam not able to get onto this program, i keep getting an error message every single time i try, i am unsure if others here are having the same, but i do know on a there group via facebook, i see other ppl having the same problem, i though i would post this,in order to make you aware of it. as perhaps someone somewere has found away to stop ppl signing in? we already know ppl have tryed as stated here previously, by mike wilson himself. anyway have a good week end to all , just hope ppl with charge see this and look into things for all the ppl here getting the errors ๐Ÿ™‚ i did notice in my avi name Grumps 08 the zero comes out like o not 0 see the size difference? i typed both 0 and o in the im box sure enough they come out same size o < that is the letter not the number so maybe theres a fault ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #290 by tech on 2011.08.12 - 7:09 am

      Did you follow step 3 in the email you got when reclaiming your avatar.

    • #291 by Sleestak on 2011.08.12 - 7:24 am

      Read step #3 in the email very carefully and you will be on in 2 minutes

      • #292 by Grumps08 on 2011.08.12 - 11:32 am

        perhaps a reminder if u will i nolonger have the emails for some reason ty

    • #293 by JasonMK on 2011.08.12 - 7:37 am

      Did you read and follow step #3 in the email?

      After installing ThereIM, you will need to tweak it a little before it can contact the new There.com cluster
      โ€ข Locate the desktop shortcut which launches ThereIM
      โ€ข RIGHT-click on the icon and select ‘Properties’ from the popup menu
      โ€ข Locate ‘Target’ edit box on the properties dialog
      โ€ข Change the “-a xx.xx.xx.xx” part of the target to:
      -l http://webapps.prod.there.com/addrdisc/addrdisc
      (Note: that -l is a lower-case ‘L’, not a ‘one’ nor an ‘i’)
      โ€ข Close the properties dialog, and you should be able to log in to There.com with ThereIM

      • #294 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.12 - 9:21 am

        Did it ever occur to you that, that information was for those of us who got invites and not something to be published for everyone to see?

      • #295 by Jonathan on 2011.08.12 - 12:20 pm

        @snoopy I highly doubt it’s top secret information, besides, what could anyone do without their avatar.

      • #296 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.12 - 1:01 pm

        No one said it was top secret.
        Avie or no avie, I just didn’t think it was not the most intelligent thing to do.
        The information was in the Email.
        “Read Step #3” was repeated over and over in this blog.
        If the person can’t or wont read the Email, what makes you think they will read it here?

      • #297 by jimony on 2011.08.13 - 12:19 pm

        If it was top secret and MW didn’t want it public, why would he approve the comment for posting? He has the option of editing the posts to remove any text in any post.

  128. #298 by john on 2011.08.12 - 6:04 am

    Maybe someone should create a facebook accout for There IM if one hasn’t already been created so that people can add “There IM” as a friend. This way people will know who is online and can add them on the ThereIM client. Can’t talk to people if you don’t know they are online, meeting people in the 3d client was easy, because you could see them. Until the 3d client comes online ThereIM is just a blank screen.

  129. #302 by Rassilon on 2011.08.12 - 5:49 am

    Non of my developer stuff is back – is that normal?

    • #303 by Rassilon on 2011.08.12 - 5:56 am

      Stuff that I have created I mean in the developer program from before

      • #304 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.12 - 11:35 am

        So far, that may well be normal — my understanding is that there’s an intention to restore developer files (so you can put your creations in auctions again), but that will happen after the 3D world is open. As for items that were in your inventory on closing day, those should come back fairly soon, though possibly not all at once (depending what spells Samsyn has to cast for each migration).

  130. #305 by NeecieNeecie on 2011.08.12 - 5:07 am

    Going through my wardrobe last night, and again in more detail this morning has been a blast!! Seeing how styles have changed, and how I have changed has been interesting! Some of my clothes will going into the recycling bin! I’m thinking we might be able to sell them back for TB. I sure hope so… I’m broke right now!

  131. #306 by Nalora Burns (@Nalora) on 2011.08.12 - 4:52 am

    I was wondering if the email address to report bugs : feedback@thereinc.com is the correct address to use.

    • #307 by MrScrooge on 2011.08.12 - 8:03 am

      That’s the e-mail I send my bug reports to. You likely won’t receive a reply with so many people on now but they do look and read every bug report e-mail.

      • #308 by Nalora Burns (@Nalora) on 2011.08.12 - 8:18 am

        Just wanted to make sure that thereinc.com was a valid place to send it to. thanks!

  132. #309 by softNdark on 2011.08.12 - 3:48 am

    This is sooo Insane……………..

    1st thing I thought of this moning was “my avatar standing alone in IM, and I had dropped EVERY thing I own + my dogs”
    NOT arranged mind you…. just dropped, dogs running wild, I guess I was going to just have a fashion show alone.

    ~There Crazy~
    (I better be seeing the doctor & paying bills NOW cause I may NEVER leave the house when the 3D World does come online)

    Lovin’ It and Thanks Again

  133. #310 by SAmmyy on 2011.08.12 - 3:40 am

    I cant see my avi in there IM am i supposed to see or not

    • #311 by McKensy on 2011.08.12 - 7:33 am

      You will only see your avi when in conversation with others or if you select “change me” from the ‘ThereIM’ menu option.

    • #312 by JasonMK on 2011.08.12 - 7:35 am

      Same here (Using IE9 on Win7 Pro x64)…

    • #313 by MrScrooge on 2011.08.12 - 8:01 am


      You’ll only see your avatar when you use Change Me or if you are in a chat with someone.

  134. #314 by Dave on 2011.08.12 - 3:01 am

    May I ask how many users There used to have?
    Because if it had about 1 million, and each player would have paid 10$/month then you could probably just make therebucks cheaper or free.

    • #315 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.12 - 7:52 am

      it was one million because prob about 300k were free account ppl, then another 300k were free mule accounts, rough estimates of course. But you get the idea. He’s prob starting off with around 10-20k returning users, again another rough estimate. No telling how many are returning that never blog, or how many would return that have no idea it’s reopening.

    • #316 by GaryBob on 2011.08.12 - 8:26 am

      Click this link: https://theremichaelwilson.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/survey/ (It will load slowly)

      This is the first post about a survey being done to determine the feasibility of bringing There.com back. Read the post carefully. Read the following post, and the one after that, and the one after that…

      Once you’ve caught up with the rest of the class, then you can ask questions about making therebucks free. Though hopefully you’ll see why that’s extremely unlikely.

    • #317 by David H on 2011.08.12 - 8:24 pm

      Well, linking therebucks to achievements would be really cool ๐Ÿ™‚

      And…migrated successful, thanks!!!

  135. #318 by seany35 on 2011.08.12 - 2:38 am

    ok anyone having the problem where they get thereIM working and then when you come back to use it again you cant log in ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • #319 by thereuser on 2011.08.12 - 9:46 pm

      from time to time yes… if thereIM seg violated try rebooting your machine (start, shutdown arrow, REBOOT) fixes it for me from time to time.

      I have also found that you need to just leave it alone once you sign in…. it appears windows 7 will decide a process is “frozen” faster than XP would… just don’t touch it and eventually it should load up.

  136. #320 by JasonMK on 2011.08.12 - 2:06 am

    LOVED getting all of the “You’ve Leveled Up” emails! Totally made my day! Thanks MW ๐Ÿ™‚

  137. #321 by Eatings on 2011.08.12 - 1:25 am

    I’m getting this error when I try to log in?

    HTTP connection to port 52323 failed: connection refused (for /login/avatarlogin?avdoid=0&avโ€‹name=Eatings&password=********โ€‹&loginoverride=0&noinstantiateโ€‹=1&clientname=ThereIM&clientveโ€‹rsion=im-2.0.9240r00) for authDoid 1, host, service “login”, command “avatarlogin”, query “avdoid=0&avname=Eatings&passwโ€‹ord=********&loginoverride=0&nโ€‹oinstantiate=1&clientname=Therโ€‹eIM&clientversion=im-2.0.9240rโ€‹00”

    What does that mean?

  138. #322 by Superjuice on 2011.08.11 - 11:11 pm

    This is Excellent News! I’m truly glad to see everything coming back to life!

  139. #323 by seany35 on 2011.08.11 - 10:59 pm

    Ive used the change paeeword function on my old avater that worked fine but when i follow the steps to log in it says no sever found of that name ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • #324 by jose buentes on 2011.08.12 - 9:00 am

      seany35, i had that same problem try downloading firefox and send another invitation to your email and then ” help me remember stuff” and reset your password again and then use the new password that you get in your email and sign up using firefox brwoser and it should work out fine when you try to log in. i had the same problem and i contacted there.com and they told me to to what i just told you well hope it works out for you and gl

  140. #325 by Lisa Hodges on 2011.08.11 - 10:25 pm

    yay got my inventory back… thanks Mr Wilson and the There team great to see my avie clothes again


  141. #326 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.11 - 9:48 pm

    hmm, I went click happy on my profile page and clicked my transaction history. I got thereIM on the 8th, on the 10th there was 6 free purchases for “Buy new male outfit from there” and today there was an award for a Maui Hoverpack. Were these some sort of new gifts for the legacy avatars that we aint supposed to know about yet?

    • #327 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.11 - 10:06 pm

      Yes! Free! Free! Free! Just what There needs!

      The way we returned your old inventory to you is to “Buy” a new copy of each item, just as if you had bought it from the Shop or Auctions. It may not all show up in the transaction history, but it looks like some are leaking though.

      But yes, they’re FREE FREE FREE. Everyone happy now? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • #328 by Amoux on 2011.08.11 - 10:42 pm

        Super happy! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

      • #329 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.12 - 2:32 am

        I’m showing free “purchases” for the outfit I selected when (re)creating my avie, and awards of a noob hoverboard and hoverpack (funny, I’m pretty sure they didn’t give away hoverpacks when I started; I’d been in There for two years before I finally bought one). So far, it’s just the stuff a new member would get when registering — but I have faith my Solid Pine Buggy and my Starry Night Han will be back soon, and I don’t care how (or if) they show in the transaction history along the way…

      • #330 by softNdark on 2011.08.12 - 3:53 am

        Thanksssss For the FREE, clothing MW. And I see one of my items back in my inventory also so I am happy!

        Wonderful Job Please tell everyone, Thanks!

      • #331 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.12 - 7:48 am

        lol trust me I wasn’t out to just get free stuff haha, was just curious, but the hoverpack was free cause all I had before was a hoverboard. Dun worry MW I’m buying 360k tbux up front to do some shopping soon as it opens so I was just curious don’t incinerate my “Free” stuff lol ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #332 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.12 - 8:08 am

        The AvIncinerator in more like an In-Sink-er-Rator than an incinerator. Much more fun without the annoying smokey smell afterwards. After all, not all virtual goods were made of non-toxic substances.

      • #333 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.13 - 8:40 am

        And now all my inventory seems to be there (judging by the transaction history). Solid Pine Buggy, check. Han Starry Night, check. Multiple Checkpoint signs, check. Assorted URU furniture, check. PAZs, check. Plus my platinum fun pass, complete skill list, and as much of my buddy list as has returned to date. That rates a MASSIVE ‘tu. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #334 by jimony on 2011.08.13 - 12:12 pm

        And after all those toxic pixels are chewed up do you wash it down with blue concrete? I do hope you’re not going to pollute the There oceans with it.

    • #335 by Adam Macy on 2011.08.13 - 12:00 pm

      ive had ThereIM sence monday. and yet still no invientory, guees i just have to wait longer ๐Ÿ˜ฆ sad face but at least i got in so theres some good news there ๐Ÿ™‚

  142. #336 by Linwood on 2011.08.11 - 8:21 pm

    I feel that as a 27 year old male, “Changeme” shouldn’t be nearly this much fun. Thanks a lot Michael.

    • #337 by softNdark on 2011.08.12 - 3:49 am


  143. #338 by Reo on 2011.08.11 - 8:10 pm

    ‘yay I got my inventory back! ‘tu

  144. #339 by trevor9393 on 2011.08.11 - 7:29 pm

    Add me on There IM quite boring when I don’t have my old buddy list haha ;] “_Informal”

  145. #340 by That Guy on 2011.08.11 - 7:04 pm

    Hey Michael I have a sort of good question maybe…

    So I requested to be sent an invitation blah blah blah, when I got it I THOUGHT (thought being the key word) I could remember my password from a year ago and by some silly reason I definitely got the “legacy password” wrong. Shortly after I did this I noticed the “Help me remember stuff” link so first I facepalmed but then I went and checked my character starting date and it says TODAY. The other avatars that are being claimed have the correct starting date, so I definitely just made a new account over my name. I sent in a reset password request on my OLD avatar’s OLD email address. I was wondering what’s going to happen to my stupid self now?

    • #341 by xenorising on 2011.08.11 - 7:58 pm

      Your real creation date will show, it takes time for it to update though.

  146. #342 by Ketchup2k3 on 2011.08.11 - 6:10 pm

    I’m absolutely thrilled with the progress you guys (okay, SamSyn) is making. Makes me jealous that I lack super powers. Time to go swim in a drum of mercury by those abandoned factories…

  147. #343 by kazza123 on 2011.08.11 - 5:29 pm

    thanks to the team whos working hard on this and its another step closer every day woohooo thank you again

  148. #344 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.11 - 5:15 pm

    When we get to download There and we log into the There world is our Avie going to be in the last spot before There closed or just pop up somewhere?
    How do I find my inventory in ThereIM so I will be able to transfer to another Avie when its time?
    If I don’t get my favorites back I guess I will have to find a new spot to drop my portazone.

    • #345 by DJHussey on 2011.08.11 - 7:47 pm

      Click ThereIM on the bottom left of the ThereIM client, then click “Change Me” and tada!

    • #346 by 12mandy on 2011.08.12 - 8:59 am

      thanks jimony but you me right that there.com is still installed as the window that opens is from last there.com before it closed,ok, ive made changes requested in target area, clicks on icon on my desk top, adds user name and correct password as i was send new one, = but every time i try log in i get A SYSTEM ERROR OCCURRED that hapens every time i must have tried about 50 times over 3 days.dont know whats wrong, but thanks for trying help, mandy

      • #347 by jimony on 2011.08.13 - 12:07 pm

        Mandy, did you copy and paste the entire text from the email as shown below into the Target properties,
        including the “-l” ( dash el ) to replace the -a and all text following the -a in the target?

        -l http://webapps.prod.there.com/addrdisc/addrdisc

        If that doesn’t work, uninstall ThereIM (wouldn’t hurt to reboot computer) and reinstall it from the link provided in your email and change the target text and try again.

    • #348 by thereuser on 2011.08.12 - 9:42 pm

      my guess is we’ll all appear at the starting location for new avies… since they are all new avies (with our stuff restored from our old avies).

      just a guess though ๐Ÿ˜€

  149. #349 by 12mandy on 2011.08.11 - 5:03 pm

    greetings all, im having problem loging in to there im and when i sign in i get what appears is old there.com with all old name places,and at top says looking forward to st patrick day .lol what am i doing wrong thanks for any help with this problem

    • #350 by jimony on 2011.08.12 - 1:04 am

      It sounds like your trying to login through either the There.com website or you still have There.com program installed and you are trying to login that way. Look for the ThereIM icon, make the Target changes in the icons Properties the email says to (right click the icon and select Properties) and then open the ThereIM by double clicking the ThereIM icon.
      Hope that helps you, Mandy.

  150. #351 by Seth on 2011.08.11 - 4:55 pm

    MW, I want to first thank you for all the work you are doing. You, and your staff have been nothing short of amazing. I think some people are really being clueless in looking at that you didn’t even have to try to re open There. Im sure you will be making money off this, because this is a buissness first, and for most, but you still also did it because you knew how much There meant to us. I truly wish you the best in the future for everything Michael, and cant thank you enough for returning a game so many of us love, and enjoy.

    Cant wait to see you in the world soon

  151. #352 by kazenoai on 2011.08.11 - 4:44 pm

    i got my old clothes back. yay! jk. hehe.

  152. #353 by Jeff on 2011.08.11 - 4:32 pm

    I get this same error too. I haven’t been able to login to ThereIM yet.

    • #354 by Jeff on 2011.08.11 - 4:46 pm

      Nevermind, I should read the actual email ๐Ÿ™‚

  153. #355 by NathanAvis on 2011.08.11 - 4:22 pm

    MW, I want to thank you so very much for introducing the Legacy Avatar search. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I was able to track down which email address my avatar belonged to and luckily it was one that is still in existence.
    I also lost the password to THAT email address but with enough trial and error, I got in to that and am now readying myself for ThereIM.
    Should be using very shortly.


    • #356 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.11 - 4:36 pm

      Thank SamSyn. I just do the easy stuff, like handling those rectangular pieces of paper.

      • #357 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.11 - 4:44 pm

        I helped a little, how about one of those rectangular pieces of paper for me ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #358 by NathanAvis on 2011.08.11 - 4:54 pm

        Uh, thank you too, Samsyn lol
        It is very much appreciated.

      • #359 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.11 - 5:05 pm

        With or without that rectangular piece of paper, I also want to thank the three of you for doing an outstanding job! Not just with the Legacy Avatar search but with all the other things that ONLY we GP’s know about.
        That sarcastic sense of humor that made MOST of smile or laugh while you three were there, grinding away for all those hours.
        Those great pictures that you took in Hawaii and Montana that we were all envious of.
        Since you started this blog, you have made a LOT of friends. Those of us who were, to put it mildly, very upset with you for abandoning us, now see you in a different light.
        You sir are far to modest!
        Thanks Michael, Dan and Bruce, a LOT of us owe you, big time!

      • #360 by Sniperbait on 2011.08.11 - 5:25 pm

        Now that’s funny lol!!

      • #361 by Cory on 2011.08.11 - 5:33 pm

        I will take your job for a while , you seem very tired. Take a break ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #362 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.11 - 8:04 pm

        I don’t think MW was happy he had to shut There down and I’m sure he felt bad about doing it. If it never worked, it never worked. I bet it’s been bugging him the whole time it was closed. The reason I believe this is because he did reopen it and he thinks he found away for it to work and I hope that it does work as I miss me There friends! I think we all like MW and we owe him the world. He has to be a great guy. He even kept there open as long as he could when it was not making no money and running it at a loss.

      • #363 by MrScrooge on 2011.08.12 - 5:16 am

        Well said, Snoopy. We’ve talked about this before already and you know I feel bad for talking so much smack on MW. In fact, I wouldn’t shoot him if he showed up in Zephyr. I would rather have a glass of eggnog with him around a Christmas tree. I know, I know. I must be ill for thinking such a thing, It could be a side effect from all the medication I am on. Scary stuff! Mackie had told me that MW was a really nice guy, I don’t know why I ever doubted her.

        So, I’m sorry for being a meanie to you Mr. Wilson. Merry Christmas, buddy!

  154. #364 by Nalora Burns (@Nalora) on 2011.08.11 - 4:16 pm

    For those who knew me then and There I am in. Thanks so much for bringing it back. Add me if you knew me.

  155. #365 by Jenna Mouse (@JennnaXP) on 2011.08.11 - 4:02 pm

    How come the older users seem to already have their stuff?

    • #366 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.11 - 4:37 pm

      Because we’re busy stuffing yours into the AvIncinerator.

      • #367 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.11 - 4:46 pm

        I bet that’s gonna hurt!!

    • #368 by Kayleigh Lace on 2011.08.12 - 1:46 am

      Define older users. Are you making an ageist comment because EVERYONE (including my kids) keep trying to assure me I’m not old!

      I downloaded There IM – 2 days – maybe 2 and a half – later I was able to chat with Percy. I didn’t post, I didn’t whine, I didn’t complain – and as far as being an “old user” well, I’m older than Percy and he got in before me.

      I am sorry about you losing all your stuff to the AvIncinerator. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      • #369 by AgapeLove on 2011.08.12 - 7:18 am

        I think by “older users” there are talking about there.com age not actual age.

      • #370 by Kayleigh Lace on 2011.08.13 - 4:57 am

        I was attempting humor… well, I got it at least!

    • #371 by Dean Caballero ( Bumpin42 ) on 2011.08.12 - 7:24 am

      Iam a older user and i`ve had IM for 3 days now and dont even have Yes or No button on my IM box so i cant add friends whos waiting for me to do so.

  156. #372 by tech on 2011.08.11 - 3:49 pm

    I am having some problems getting back in. It was working fine the past few days and most of today then i got an “As system error occurred. See details for more information.” and I tried it more than once even tried restart my pc and everything and got this under details.

    HTTP connection to port 52311 failed: connection timed out (for /login/avatarlogin?avdoid=0&avname=Syntech&password=********&loginoverride=0&noinstantiate=1&clientname=ThereIM&clientversion=im-2.0.9240r00) for authDoid 0, host, service “login”, command “avatarlogin”, query

    I made sure it was the right password and everything.

    • #373 by anonymous on 2011.08.11 - 4:19 pm

      Read all of step three in the invite email. Be sure to close ThereIM and restart it.

    • #374 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.11 - 4:39 pm

      That looks like the kind of error that was described in the email, indicating you didn’t correctly alter the shortcut to ThereIM client and are trying to log into an old server that no longer exists. Check that you changed the launch string correctly (if you aren’t sure, you might even uninstall and reinstall the ThereIM client to get a clean start).

      • #375 by tech on 2011.08.12 - 5:31 am

        I have already done that the first time i got the email and I re did it and still didn’t work but later that day it started to work. So sadly thats not the problem I know a few others who have gotten it and did the email correctly. But Thanks for your help any way.

  157. #376 by SlayingDavo0 on 2011.08.11 - 3:32 pm

    Just got my old account back, awesome! seems to weird logging into the website for the first time in like.. forever.. lol. I hear that no Mac OS will be available, I am going to wait until Mac OS is supported.. I’m not interested in installing Windows on my Mac just to use the THEREIM

  158. #377 by Meret on 2011.08.11 - 3:30 pm

    On thing I noticed, when you apply an outfit from your saved list, it is not setting the skin tone. Hard to see if other spa settings are getting applied or not.

  159. #378 by softNdark on 2011.08.11 - 3:26 pm


  160. #379 by Jerry on 2011.08.11 - 3:24 pm

    How do we search for people’s account names to chat? Anyone try adding Jerry66 please if you don’t have any others to test this out with please. I don’t see any random search on this for online avatars which is much needed.

    Also on There.com I hope the newcomers that don’t think that ThereIM is what There world is all about. They will try it but might not like it and never come back. Not knowing what is in store in a month or two. Maybe you should clarify that on There.com.

    • #380 by Jonathan on 2011.08.11 - 3:54 pm

      That would never be a problem at the moment, as the people being let-in are ex-members.

      • #381 by Jonathan on 2011.08.12 - 8:54 pm

        Wth! Why was my reply posted to this comment?

    • #382 by MrScrooge on 2011.08.11 - 5:50 pm

      Hi Jerry,

      On the There.com 2D page under people you can search. It’s a little picky sometimes so I use the first three letters of a name and see if I can get a hit that way. So far I have found quite a few people that way. Hope this helps!

  161. #383 by LeeCarmen08 on 2011.08.11 - 3:23 pm


  162. #384 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.11 - 3:20 pm

    Anyone up for a chat, and possibly to let me test my giggle strings out on add me and send me a chat invite Tre_Ghost
    It would be kewl if we could type alone to mess around with them lol

  163. #385 by Jypsi on 2011.08.11 - 3:20 pm

    Right on,good work guys,cant wait to get back. :0

  164. #386 by Vaughn_2 on 2011.08.11 - 3:12 pm

    Oh yeah wont be long now,cant wait to drive my buggy around again..See you soon.

  165. #387 by Here in there on 2011.08.11 - 3:01 pm

    Even though im still 17 for 2 months can you still send me a password to my email?

  166. #388 by hdo0oi on 2011.08.11 - 2:47 pm

    Thats great news .. good job team

    Thank you MW


  167. #389 by biggiedude420 on 2011.08.11 - 2:42 pm

    I can’t seem to download the there client? are we able to play or is the client itself down aswell for now?

    • #390 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.11 - 4:34 pm

      There client isn’t available for download yet; the only client currently available is ThereIM — you can’t hoverboard or drive a buggy, but you can stand around in a group of friends and chat.

      • #391 by Biggiedude420 (John) on 2011.08.12 - 11:23 am

        May i ask where to find the link imthere.com is still sleeping?

      • #392 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.14 - 5:04 am

        You get the ThereIM client at the link provided in the e-mail after creating a new avatar with your old avatar name (and password, and e-mail address) at http://www.there.com.

  168. #393 by Diego on 2011.08.11 - 2:32 pm


  169. #394 by xMelodyChasex on 2011.08.11 - 2:21 pm

    ::::gets defib and oxygen ready for Devon:::

    In case you pass out from breath holding ๐Ÿ™‚

    All this progress is making my head spin!!

  170. #395 by kevinivang12 on 2011.08.11 - 2:05 pm

    cant wait to dump my real friends for this game. i am jumping, thank you guys for your time and work, i would make coffee if i could for you guys. (^_^)

    • #396 by trevor9393 on 2011.08.11 - 4:54 pm

      Haha! This made me lol’d

    • #397 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.08.12 - 7:03 am

      DooD! you just made me laugh so hard I spewed coffee all over my keyboard * Still giggling*

  171. #398 by Biggiedude420 (John) on 2011.08.11 - 1:58 pm

    I still got pics on my facebook pwning brido in races lol can’t wait to do it for real again ๐Ÿ˜›

  172. #399 by Biggiedude420 (John) on 2011.08.11 - 1:53 pm

    Alot of avies going in the grinder lol

  173. #400 by mystic1there on 2011.08.11 - 1:42 pm

    I find that watching the world wake up in pieces like this is actually pretty fascinating. On the last night of There in March of 2010, the end of the world was a sudden, jarring moment. One moment I was standing on the beach with my friends Oli and Celtic, then suddenly there rang out the last “logout sound” of the closing world. Instant black screen. Fade to….er, blacker.

    Watching the Resurrection is a little like watching a slow-motion Big Bang. First, the underpinnings of reality had to be created. Then came a period of adjustments and phase changes, culminating in the emergence of the first sentience. Interesting that awareness and communication formed before “physical” existence and material possessions. Says something about the nature of this place, I think. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve always felt that the science of human interaction that There is based on was one of it’s greatest strengths. Avatar Centric Chat (ACC) as implemented by There is a great example of The Right Way To Do Things.

    Haha, as I typed this, my Buddy List and Skills list were populated! A new dimension to reality! Yay!

    It’s been a fun ride so far, Michael. Big Eights to you and the entire Team Phoenix crew for taking us for another lap.


    • #401 by Greenie on 2011.08.11 - 2:52 pm

      I really enjoyed and felt of your post. Thank you for sharing!

    • #402 by RichinFlorida on 2011.08.12 - 9:34 am

      indeed.. that was a nice post. ‘tu

  174. #403 by RRTT on 2011.08.11 - 1:42 pm


    This made me soo excited

    • #404 by RRTT on 2011.08.11 - 5:45 pm

      no HTML on comments…? ‘vash

  175. #405 by Devon on 2011.08.11 - 1:38 pm

    when the migrations done can i transfer my stuff on to one account?

  176. #406 by JasonMK on 2011.08.11 - 1:38 pm

    This is me resisting the temptation to ask “when will it be done” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for the exciting update, and thank you for keeping us in the loop. I’m not sure if you took a powerful PR course on how to build a strong base, but when THERE2 is open and running you could certainly teach one.

  177. #407 by Eatings on 2011.08.11 - 1:37 pm

    Quick Question, When do you think There banker will be open?

    • #408 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.11 - 4:31 pm

      I have no official information, but I’d guess that will occur around the time the virtual world opens up (and people will actually have something to do with their T$ again) and/or they start charging for membership.

      • #409 by Eatings on 2011.08.11 - 7:53 pm

        Well, wouldn’t it be great if they opened There Banker already, and have Ts at a discounted price. Until World opens, then prices go back up? I know a lot of people will buy them at discounted price, and it’ll be a start of income to Makena.

        The things that run through my head. ๐Ÿ˜€

  178. #410 by Escape on 2011.08.11 - 1:33 pm

    Wow, What The Hell was that…………………………………….

  179. #411 by RRTT on 2011.08.11 - 1:32 pm

    Super excited to see my inventory again, Great work Mike, Bruce, and Samsyn.

  180. #412 by Jon Brohaugh (puter_head) on 2011.08.11 - 1:28 pm

    I am in… so cool!! Thanks for all the hard work everyone!!

    Now… will some folks please add me!! Please!!??


  181. #413 by Tiger100 on 2011.08.11 - 1:16 pm

    Thank you Mike Wilson, Bruce and Samsyn for your very hard work!

  182. #414 by Amy on 2011.08.11 - 1:15 pm

    Add me please ๐Ÿ™‚ AmyDepp_x i need buddy’s ahaha

  183. #415 by frankprss on 2011.08.11 - 1:13 pm

    If I hold my breath any longer I’m going to pass out. haha but also, will Makena allow JS compass and programs of the like?

  184. #416 by Henrik0303 on 2011.08.11 - 1:12 pm

    Awesome News MW! Cant wait to Get my good old clothes back. ‘tu

  185. #417 by Devon on 2011.08.11 - 1:08 pm

    holding my breath still!

  186. #418 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.11 - 12:46 pm

    I just posted this on Thumdar ..
    Hi again,
    Just an update.
    It’s now 5:40, Eastern and I am getting mail that was sent a LONG time ago.
    Looks like the Migration of other people has started.
    Stand by for an avalanche of Email LOL I got Fun Passes from Silver to Platinum.
    Hang on Gang, its gonna be a FUN ride!!
    GP, xSnoopy

    • #419 by Neecie on 2011.08.11 - 1:19 pm

      *Squealing with excitement!!!!*

    • #420 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.08.13 - 10:51 am

      I see the new “Blinky” got his “binky” back:

  187. #421 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.11 - 12:43 pm

    Well, I self-invited this morning, since the banner was up — created an avatar, reset a forgotten password, downloaded and installed the client, and successfully logged into ThereIM — all within about twenty minutes. Now I just have to wait for my inventory and a few of my old buddies to show up (yeah, I know, patience). First thing I need to do when the world opens is change the oil in my Solid Pine Buggy, then check the feelium tank in my Tribal hoverboard — and then find a way to get to Snow Top (if my bookmarks aren’t back yet) and sacrifice myself in gratitude. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #422 by H1r3dAssas1n on 2011.08.11 - 1:03 pm

      Lucky you! Unfortunately for me, it wasn’t that easy.

      Couldn’t remember my password, tried to reset and encountered a problem ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      • #423 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.11 - 4:29 pm

        Yep, I’m lucky like that, most software behaves very well for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  188. #424 by Devon on 2011.08.11 - 12:37 pm

    Im Holding My Breath! ๐Ÿ˜€

  189. #425 by shezbanjo on 2011.08.11 - 12:36 pm

    i think most of us are smart enough to say thanks for all the hard work and im loving having there im back

  190. #426 by Mr_Perry on 2011.08.11 - 12:35 pm

    I want to be a Makena imagineer when I grow up. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #427 by Francis_7 on 2011.08.11 - 2:00 pm

      Don’t we all!

      • #428 by Greenie on 2011.08.11 - 2:50 pm

        Here Here!

    • #429 by jimony on 2011.08.12 - 2:07 pm

      I think any time we’re in There we ARE imagineers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  191. #430 by H1r3dAssas1n on 2011.08.11 - 12:28 pm

    Guys, I am having a problem and I am wondering if anyone can help me with it, so if you see this post, I would really appreciate it
    if you could post a reply and help me out.

    I clicked the Invite Me Now link, and went through all that good stuff. (I installed ThereIM, and yes I did read the whole email and install it the right way)

    I went to Create an Avatar and I put in my old username (H1r3dAssas1n) and it told me it was a legacy name, so I went to the next step.
    I put in the email info, the DoB info, agreed to the Terms of Service, and then I came across a problem:
    I didn’t have the slightest idea of what my old password was.
    I figured I could easily resolve this by just going back to the homepage and clicking “Forgot Name or Password”, and that is was I did.
    I put in the information it asked for, ( Avatar Name & Email Address ) and I got the message:
    “The information provided was not valid. Please provide a valid Avatar Name and Email address.”

    I re-typed all the information and tried again, and got the same thing. I triple checked the information I provided and I KNOW
    it’s the right info! From there on, I did not know what I could do because I couldn’t reset my password/use secret question!

    Help please! I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong or something but…

    Thanks everyone

    -H1r3dAssas1n (Bryan)

    • #431 by Michelle on 2011.08.11 - 1:11 pm

      hi…it did the same to me. I just asked for another invite, did the create again and was able to get a new password. Try and see if it will work for you.

    • #432 by Golono on 2011.08.11 - 1:51 pm

      Usually I dont post comments here but just to help you I’m making an exception. What you are doing wrong is you are using the link on the There website. That doesn’t work. It’s an older system and it is no longer linked to the accounts that is why it says it is invalid. In the resurrection email sent you have to use the “Help Me Remember Stuff’ link.
      You’re Welcome, in advance. Have fun on There!

      • #433 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.11 - 3:03 pm

        actually the help me remember link on the website is new and works just fine. The download links are what do not work

      • #434 by H1r3dAssas1n on 2011.08.11 - 3:15 pm

        Man, I can’t thank you enough for this! You really helped me out bro thanks alot. Thanks also goes out to everyone working to re-open There. You guys are all great! Hope to see you There!

    • #435 by Aaron on 2011.08.11 - 5:06 pm

      I tried adding you, but your most probably away.

  192. #436 by martin71 on 2011.08.11 - 12:26 pm

    graet job guys ๐Ÿ™‚

  193. #437 by Lady_Jewel on 2011.08.11 - 12:09 pm

    I’m so happy ThereIM is open! Thank you guys for bring There back! It is truly appreciate ๐Ÿ™‚


  194. #438 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.11 - 12:07 pm

    Awesome news! I won’t have red hair anymore! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good to hear things are moving quite fast since ThereIM was brought back; I’m just fortunate I’m one of the folks that didn’t have any issues logging in or reclaiming.

    – (The same name my post indicates as the primary person posting this post.)

  195. #439 by Francis_7 on 2011.08.11 - 11:59 am

    Fantastic news! Thank you for the frequent updates!

  196. #440 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.11 - 11:59 am

    ThereIM temporally turns my Windows7 to basic mode when ThereIM opens a chat or Change Me. If I close the chat put still have the program running it is still in basic mode. Once I completely close the program it changes it back to normal. But My computer see’s it as ThereIM is trying to hurt my computer. So now every tie i turn it on it wants me to do a restore and wipe everything off my computer. Is anyone else having these problems? I sent this to the Feedback email but never got a response back. Nobody else that I know or talk to seems to have this problem.

    • #441 by ezeeposse on 2011.08.11 - 12:38 pm

      Im on vista and it changed the scheme to basic for me too but i never got the warning that thereIM was gonna hurt my computer but my girlfriend had her virus killer throw up a warning when she 1st tried to use thereIM but somehow she fixed it.

      • #442 by debpitts on 2011.08.11 - 2:15 pm

        I am on Vista and had to turn off my user account controls. It was blocking the thereim profile, clubs, there central, but it let thereim work. I finally remembered that I had to do that to use the There 3d world and gave it a try and it fixed everything. Now I get this annoying warning that my pc is in jeopardy and to turn on user account control…..lol.

      • #443 by softNdark on 2011.08.11 - 3:17 pm

        I am not real a compter geek, I’m just able to keep from killing my baby….. But could this be the same thing I had on VISTA…. when at the begining that I played around with till I fixed by changing my Graphics Media Accelerator from 32bits to 16bits because ..now… my colors are off. (not as many options)

    • #444 by GinaGina on 2011.08.11 - 5:55 pm

      Hey Brandyn, I have the same issue, When I login to ThereIM it switches to Windows7 Basic and the colors change and all, but soon as I close it it’s fine.. dunno what it is!

      • #445 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.12 - 8:15 am

        Now that I know its not JUST my computer do you think we could get some sort of support on this MW? I have tried to fix it with the basic’s of what I think it would be, and the don’t change a thing. Thank you guys for replying that you have the same issue.

        I get this on any There.com program I open, There 3D client, StyleMaker, and ThereIM it all does the same.

    • #446 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.08.12 - 11:01 pm

      Maybe it’s because you’re a minor… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  197. #447 by Joselyn on 2011.08.11 - 11:56 am

    Thank you so much for all your hard work. All the progress so far has been very exciting!

  198. #448 by Jonathan M on 2011.08.11 - 11:53 am


    I have a beta avatar and just invited myself via the legacy avatar thing but it lists on my profile my date of membership being today, and not when i originally signed up. Why is this??



    • #449 by GaryBob on 2011.08.11 - 12:05 pm

      Give it time! Everyone I’ve talked to noticed the same thing. They’ve all seen that date correct itself so don’t fret about it yet. Once the migration is complete, if that date is still wrong or if you’re missing something, THEN you should start to worry.

  199. #450 by coolnet on 2011.08.11 - 11:49 am

    Thank you for the update. Hope it goes well… ๐Ÿ™‚

  200. #451 by CpnBob on 2011.08.11 - 11:49 am

    YAY!… Please don’t forget our request to restore Favorite Places when you have time. I’d like to thank Samsyn for immediately replying to my 2 recent emails requesting help in getting on the IM. You guys are doing great work. Thanks!

    • #452 by joseph on 2011.08.11 - 12:22 pm

      again i agree with cpn bob the favorite places have to comeback space was awesome and so was undersea wichael wilson plazz bring back favorite places for the children oh wait there are none LOL ROFL LMAO and srry again for the bad grammar i really dont feel like the grammar/punctuation right now

  201. #453 by Santacroce on 2011.08.11 - 11:46 am


    • #454 by rayzorsharp22 on 2011.08.13 - 6:55 pm

      my buddies are startin to show up. but not my inventory. :/

  202. #455 by sadd on 2011.08.11 - 11:46 am

    Hey MW i have got onto thereIM with no problems but then when i tried to go to “change me” i had this popup error.. so i thought maybe it was just because we didnt get our stuff yet. Then i tried to IM my friend and when i accepted it the same popup came up. “there cannot find working OpenGL or DirectX graphics support. A possible cause might be missing or outdated graphics drivers. An update may be available from your computer manufacturer. The specific problems: OpenGL: DirectX: unknown directX error”

  203. #456 by DJHussey on 2011.08.11 - 11:42 am

    Wooottttt!!!! Greattttt newsss!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  204. #457 by seckoa92 on 2011.08.11 - 11:39 am

    Thanks for the update! Hope it goes smoothly

  205. #458 by Brandyn Rlp There on 2011.08.11 - 11:36 am

    Thank you MW for the update. Will be great to see my clothes again. ‘tu good luck on the Migration guys! ๐Ÿ™‚

  206. #459 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.11 - 11:35 am

    Migrate to your YOUR account?
    I have been trying to add you to my new Paintball team, “Cant Shoot Straight”.
    michaelwilson does not show up as a Legacy Avatar.
    Comon Michael, give up that name!! Your the one that prompted me to form the club in the first place ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh, one other thing, your the one that said I was the NEW MrBlinky of There. How about creating a Legacy Avatar for me?
    No, I wont go to the end of the line!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I know you guys are really busy so pls put it on your Honey Dew list ๐Ÿ™‚

  207. #460 by fborja676 on 2011.08.11 - 11:32 am

    Yay Thanks!!

  208. #461 by Eatings on 2011.08.11 - 11:29 am

    First comment?(:

    I hope the migration goes well. Thanks for the update MW!

  209. #462 by trevor9393 on 2011.08.11 - 11:27 am

    Migration? Like, avie’s clothing and items?

    • #463 by frankprss on 2011.08.11 - 1:09 pm

      TREVORRRRRRRRRR hi trevor

      • #464 by trevor9393 on 2011.08.12 - 8:11 am

        Hey Frank, long time no see (: Ready to rule paintball when the world returns? ha.

      • #465 by Eatings on 2011.08.13 - 11:57 am

        haha y’all don’t have nothing. ๐Ÿ˜€

      • #466 by trevor9393 on 2011.08.13 - 3:28 pm

        we shall see [:

  210. #467 by MR_BUGGYY on 2011.08.11 - 11:26 am

    FIRST COMMENT FOR THE WIN!!! Thanks MW and team for all the hard work.

    • #468 by Kattwomann on 2011.08.11 - 12:40 pm


  211. #469 by Kendra (LilGrayFuzz) on 2011.08.11 - 11:24 am

    Just curious, do you migrate each inventory separately, or can you do multiple ones at a time?

    • #470 by ForTehLulz on 2011.08.11 - 11:34 am

      I’m assuming it’ll be AvMan by AvMan.

      • #471 by Kendra (LilGrayFuzz) on 2011.08.12 - 4:12 pm

        Well I’m on AvMan 8, and I’ve got my stuff now. Hooray!

  212. #472 by Basya on 2011.08.11 - 11:21 am




  213. #473 by MrScrooge on 2011.08.11 - 11:21 am

    Yay! I hope it all goes well!

    • #474 by calliekitty on 2011.08.13 - 4:34 pm


      You didn’t add me to your friends list yet…my fellow Yellow Team member!!

      • #475 by MrScrooge on 2011.08.14 - 2:24 pm

        I have you on my list! :O

        I think the Olive Team is trying to frame me here. They are very sneaky about things like this!

  214. #476 by Rhonda Ebert on 2011.08.11 - 11:19 am

    ”yay! – emma

  215. #477 by Corey_Lee on 2011.08.11 - 11:18 am

    That is a good new! Thanks for informing us ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #478 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.13 - 3:49 am

      Great Job all for getting us our inventory so fast. You were right it didn’t take long. Thank you so much!

  216. #479 by SSBPD on 2011.08.11 - 11:17 am

    Hey Michael thank you we should all have a party for your great work

  217. #480 by Kendra (LilGrayFuzz) on 2011.08.11 - 11:15 am

    Good job guys, can’t wait to see you There ๐Ÿ˜€

  218. #481 by ForTehLulz on 2011.08.11 - 11:13 am

    (:O Oh sweet! Makena engineers are better than Microsoft engineers, I swear…

  219. #482 by Deleight on 2011.08.11 - 11:13 am


    • #483 by Kathy on 2011.08.13 - 12:35 pm

      August 13 2011.
      I logged in my first account to the ThereIm and all my stuff was coming up inmediatley.
      and I registered this account just today..

      Yesterday I registered my second account and as of today i still dont have anything on my inventory…

      But I will patiently wait =)

      I am so glad and thankfull there is back again. Thanks so much.

      • #484 by qweasdzxc979 on 2011.08.14 - 7:16 am

        did you remember your password? Or did you have to recover it?

        Because I tried recovering mine and I put in every email address I own and it still said invalid

        If you had to recover it maybe you know a little more about recovery then I do?

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