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Hey, Wil- While you're kicking around there, any chance you can lobby for them to lose that godawful laugh track? Or if it's not a laugh track, pull the cords from the mikes on the audience? That is literally the single thing keeping me from watching the show. I couldn't make it through one episode because of it.
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Tim Kring just isn't very forward-thinking. How hard would it have been to create a part for Wil as a hero named Twitter? He has 140 characters of dialogue, and then he scrolls off the screen. Boom. New sponsor. SYNERGTAINMENT!!!
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Tim Kring just isn't very forward-thinking. How hard would it have been to create a part for Wil as a hero named Twitter? He has 140 characters of dialogue, and then he scrolls off the screen. Boom. New sponsor. SYNERGTAINMENT!!!
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JT-Gigcast said: How bout a "WWWWD?" t-shirt? (What Would Wil Wheaton Do?) Oh, JT. Good start, but you quit too early. The correct answer is: "WWWWW: What Would Wil Wheaton Wear?" You could go also ask "What Would Wil Wheaton Wear While Writing?" but that's going a bit too far, don't you think? Indubitably.
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JT-Gigcast said: How bout a "WWWWD?" t-shirt? (What Would Wil Wheaton Do?) Oh, JT. Good start, but you quit too early. The correct answer is: "WWWWW: What Would Wil Wheaton Wear?" You could go also ask "What Would Wil Wheaton Wear While Writing?" but that's going a bit too far, don't you think? Indubitably.
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When someone does this kind of limited run, it really is good form to let it run for at least 24 hours--especially when it's something like autographs, and not a case of "I only have 25 copies of my book left." It was kind of lame to do something like this that excludes a large portion of your readers. I'm not saying that you owe it to anybody to use more of your already limited time to appease anyone, but there probably was a better way to test the system without cutting out anyone who didn't happen to be sitting at their computers during those two hours. It's obvious that you do take your fans/readers into consideration as much as is practical (and then some), but this probably wasn't thought through all the way.
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When someone does this kind of limited run, it really is good form to let it run for at least 24 hours--especially when it's something like autographs, and not a case of "I only have 25 copies of my book left." It was kind of lame to do something like this that excludes a large portion of your readers. I'm not saying that you owe it to anybody to use more of your already limited time to appease anyone, but there probably was a better way to test the system without cutting out anyone who didn't happen to be sitting at their computers during those two hours. It's obvious that you do take your fans/readers into consideration as much as is practical (and then some), but this probably wasn't thought through all the way.
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Not so much a solution as another potential explanation as to how this might happen: When I worked with a web host that provided e-mail newsletter services, we found that a lot of AOL users abuse the "Report as spam" button by using it instead of the Trash button, thinking one was as good as the other. That prompted us to re-vamp our newsletter generator to include address verification upon sign-up and the inclusion of an unsubscribe link in every newsletter. Other than that, there wasn't much else we could do. At this point in the game, if there are still people who complain about not being able to receive your e-mails to an AOL account then I firmly believe that recommending they pick up a free e-mail account from G-mail or elsewhere is not being a techno-snob. It's being helpful.
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Not so much a solution as another potential explanation as to how this might happen: When I worked with a web host that provided e-mail newsletter services, we found that a lot of AOL users abuse the "Report as spam" button by using it instead of the Trash button, thinking one was as good as the other. That prompted us to re-vamp our newsletter generator to include address verification upon sign-up and the inclusion of an unsubscribe link in every newsletter. Other than that, there wasn't much else we could do. At this point in the game, if there are still people who complain about not being able to receive your e-mails to an AOL account then I firmly believe that recommending they pick up a free e-mail account from G-mail or elsewhere is not being a techno-snob. It's being helpful.
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And sometimes you have to KNOW that when someone types "open parenthesis", he really means "close parenthesis". I'm not even sure what emotion ;( conveys. Perhaps, "Get yer mitts off me Olive, Bluto"? Anyway, Wil's writing makes me :) .
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2007 on there is no sunken treasure at WWdN: In Exile
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And sometimes you have to KNOW that when someone types "open parenthesis", he really means "close parenthesis". I'm not even sure what emotion ;( conveys. Perhaps, "Get yer mitts off me Olive, Bluto"? Anyway, Wil's writing makes me :) .
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2007 on there is no sunken treasure at WWdN: In Exile
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Hey, Barry. You're so certain it's a joke, and yet-- well, let's just say that sometimes you have to KNOW that there's a semi-colon open parenthesis. Especially when you're so good at spotting the jokes.
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2007 on there is no sunken treasure at WWdN: In Exile
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Hey, Barry. You're so certain it's a joke, and yet-- well, let's just say that sometimes you have to KNOW that there's a semi-colon open parenthesis. Especially when you're so good at spotting the jokes.
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2007 on there is no sunken treasure at WWdN: In Exile
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"Hello, my name is Bingo. I like to climb on things. Can I have a banana? Eek. Eek." Worst. Hero. Ever. Good thing you don't write for television.
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2007 on there is no sunken treasure at WWdN: In Exile
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"Hello, my name is Bingo. I like to climb on things. Can I have a banana? Eek. Eek." Worst. Hero. Ever. Good thing you don't write for television.
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2007 on there is no sunken treasure at WWdN: In Exile
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