Vickie (melopene) wrote in mooo,
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On Achaea..

Guys,

I just talked to the LEGAL DEPARTMENT at TechTV and they do not have any such knowledge of any such quote and were quite interested in such a claim being posted on a website which gets as much traffic as The Mud Connector. TechTV archives everything from all of their shows on their website, if you go on there and do a search, you will find nothing.

Granted, when I sent out my first email it was merely out of my watching the channel and searching, but if you don't want to take their own company's word for it, be my guest. Priscilla also said they recently had another website selling something which was using their logo and a manufactured quote, which they promptly dealt with.

If you would like to speak to her yourself, ask for Priscilla in the Legal Department, their number is (415) 355-4000. Incidentally the company is owned by a holding company of Paul Allen's, one of the founders of Microsft, so I'm sure they have more than enough money (and lawyers) to grind anyone whom they really wish into paste.


-----Original Message-----
From: TMC Administrator [mailto:admin@mudconnector.com]
Sent: Wed 4/3/2002 10:59 AM
To: (my work address)
Cc:
Subject: RE: Connector Feedback (fwd)




Charles, here is Matthew's finaly reply on the matter, and my own.

I think its absurd to assume that since you watch the channel that
anything you have not seen on it must be falsified...

Before you start making accusations and such I would suggest you come up
with evidence that the quote didn't exist, given that as Matthew said I
would also see to it that the quote be removed from our site under those
circumstances.



> On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, Sarapis, the Logos wrote:
>
> > There's no broadcast channel in the world that archives everything for the
> > public. Their search engine is also about as effective as a wet blanket,
> > so it could be on the web page. I really have no idea.
> > Is it provocative advertising? You bet. Is there anything wrong
> > with that? No. Frankly, I was surprised TechTv said that, because it
> > isn't, in my opinion, a very professional thing for a group of their
> > relative stature to say, but I was told, by them, that they said it on
> > air, and that's good enough for me. When I get a copy of the tape and
> > watch it, you can bet I'll remove the quote if it's inaccurate. I'm all
> > about pushing the line, but not crossing it.
> >
> > --matt
> >
> >
> > Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands
> > http://www.achaea.com
> >
> >
> > On Tue, 2 Apr 2002, TMC Administrator wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Another reply for you:
> > >
> > > +------------------------+
> > > TMC Administrator
> > > admin@mudconnect.com
> > > +------------------------+
> > >
> > >
> > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > > Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 20:01:39 -0600
> > > From: 'Webber, Charles'
> > > To: TMC Administrator
> > > Subject: RE: Connector Feedback (fwd)
> > >
> > > They archive EVERYTHING on their website, and there's NOTHING when you
> > > search for Archaea or even anything mud-related when you search for
> > > 'mud' or 'muds'. I watch the channel literally like ALL the time and
> > > there's been nothing that I have seen on there. If he can't come up
> > > with some ACTUAL quotes or something he can back it up with, he's
> > > seriously just blowing smoke up everyone's ass...
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: TMC Administrator [mailto:admin@mudconnector.com]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 7:45 PM
> > > To: (my work address)
> > > Subject: Re: Connector Feedback (fwd)
> > >
> > >
> > > Here is the reply from the guy that runs Achaea...
> > >
> > > +------------------------+
> > > TMC Administrator
> > > admin@mudconnect.com
> > > +------------------------+
> > >
> > >
> > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > > Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002 01:18:56 +0000 (GMT)
> > > From: 'Sarapis, the Logos'
> > > To: TMC Administrator
> > > Subject: Re: Connector Feedback (fwd)
> > >
> > > Yeah, they did a review of text MUDs last month. I didn't see it, as I
> > > don't get TechTv, but someone from the station got in touch with me and
> > > let me know, and upon request, gave me some quotes for our
> > > advertising. They rated us the #1 MUD and said some fairly strong things
> > > about us.
> > >
> > > --matt
> > >
> > > Achaea, Dreams of Divine Lands
> > > http://www.achaea.com
> > >
> > >
> > > On Tue, 2 Apr 2002, TMC Administrator wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Hiya, I am sure you can provide an answer better than I to this... :)
> > > >
> > > > +------------------------+
> > > > TMC Administrator
> > > > admin@mudconnect.com
> > > > +------------------------+
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > > > Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 19:18:20 -0500
> > > > From: (my work address)
> > > > Subject: Connector Feedback
> > > >
> > > > Comments:
> > > > ---------
> > > > What is with the new ad for Achaea on the FRONT PAGE with a supposed
> > > quote from TechTV on it? I watch the channel pretty much ALL THE TIME
> > > at home, and there's been a whole ONE thing on there about muds at all,
> > > and that was on the Screen Savers one night which was just a guy who
> > > formerly worked on a mud and was now doing a visual game, and he just
> > > gave an over-view of it. How can something that blatantly NOT true be
> > > allowed to be used as an ad so prominently displayed on the MAIN PAGE?
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
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