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Hey all!
So, I've been doing a little thinking this evening, and I was wondering if anyone was cool with the idea of doing a mini documentary. Obviously running around in person with hi-tech equipment is kind of out of the question (for me, at least), but what if I gathered video interviews from GaiaOnline users of all ages and mashed them together into one glorious visual statement?

I am suggesting this for several reasons, but mainly because I want to show that we're people. Not numbers, figures, or avatars, real people using this website that was once a critically-acclaimed virtual world of opportunity. Humans who miss the connections that were screwed over in favor of cash.

Here are some quotes I've seen around threads enforcing the idea that Gaia doesn't see us as people, but wallets.
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And to think they think we're faceless, nameless, ATMS is an insult. ******** that.

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Basically we're a bunch of faceless meatpuppets who drool over having more gold or "epic" '03 items, right?


I'd have to ask for some help regarding software and actual pretty video editing, because my computer is painfully old, but I'd be happy to do the bulk of the work- creating the questions, collecting and re-formatting the videos, etc.

What do you all think?

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    *It would be a mini testimonial, no longer than two minutes at most, with only a few questions to answer.
    *It would be carefully edited and monitored to ensure that the users do not respond too aggressively, or make ridiculous demands, nor use any kind of hate speech/name-slinging/etc.
    *Being taken seriously is a priority!
    *There will be an option to write your testimonial to be read off (by yours truly) so that you can remain "anonymous" (but you must give your Gaia Username!), but they'll be very limited and short, as I can't measure the recording time.



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I'd say this is an intresting concept at the very least. I wish I had skills to offer though s:
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Ah, I'm glad you like the idea! c:
I would love for it to take off, I just need some support and feedback from the community. It's weirdly dead on these forums considering we just had ATA...maybe because everyone else is in the already-massive threads about the issues?


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Ah, I'm glad you like the idea! c:
I would love for it to take off, I just need some support and feedback from the community. It's weirdly dead on these forums considering we just had ATA...maybe because everyone else is in the already-massive threads about the issues?


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Pretty much everyone who saw the ATA is fuming at Narumi lol and I don't blame them.

I would say give it a day
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How would this work? Small "testimonials" from us on what we think all mashed into a video?
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This sounds like fun, as long as it's done constructively and isn't just a bunch of people yelling at Gaia on camera.
I have no technical skills, but I have lots of ideas and would be more than happy to do a video. 3nodding
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This sounds like fun, as long as it's done constructively and isn't just a bunch of people yelling at Gaia on camera.
I have no technical skills, but I have lots of ideas and would be more than happy to do a video. 3nodding





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This. We'd have to be calm, articulate, and mature in how we say things.

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I'd be willing to help, but I'm very tired right now. Still though, our thoughts organized and published on something like youtube might embarrass Gaia enough to actually change, even just a little.
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The idea is to have a few very simple questions written out for users to answer in a video or audio clip no longer than a minute, maybe two. People would record, then send in a file format. There would be measures taken to ensure that clips shown and used are calm, clear, and not the same points again and again and again.

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This sounds like fun, as long as it's done constructively and isn't just a bunch of people yelling at Gaia on camera.
I have no technical skills, but I have lots of ideas and would be more than happy to do a video. 3nodding





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This. We'd have to be calm, articulate, and mature in how we say things.


We'd also need to be picky about what issues we bring up. If we make unrealistic requests(like removing CV or firing the CEO), staff that are watching may lose interest and disregard the rest of the video.
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Oh man, I'd love to participate in this kind of deal! The only editing software I have is windows moviemaker lol, but I'd be more than happy to be part of a group testimonial.

I also agree about being picky with issues. There have been some reasonable requests, like nerfing Smashblox, providing an alternative pay to play for tournaments, maybe having item themes for tournaments instead of exorbitant amounts of gold, selling items for $10 and under, uhhhh yeah.
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Well it's sounding like a really good idea. If done right, and if it gets around to enough people, it could really provoke some change, or at least convince staff to listen to us a little more.

I have some cute ideas. If you end up deciding to do this, PM me. smile
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I would love to be included in this! I think this is a fantastic idea. Hopefully, more Gaians see this and want to help as well.
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Absolutely!

Yeah, guys, my aim is to be taken seriously. I wouldn't let things get too out of hand.


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I want to help with the group testimonial.
I already put my face on Gaia. Why not put it in a video for a good cause?

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