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futuramabndr

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« Reply #80 on: 03-29-2004 18:42 »

Futurama needs to come back with new episodes instead of those gay reality shows that replaced it! Tom123 sign up ur friends we need all the signatures we can get.
Young_and_Angry

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« Reply #81 on: 03-29-2004 18:51 »

I'd send it to my friends, but they're all against Futurama. And two of them dont know what it is!!
tom123

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« Reply #82 on: 03-29-2004 18:54 »

WHAT? What kind of friends are those?
shoopbender
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« Reply #83 on: 03-29-2004 18:57 »
« Last Edit on: 03-29-2004 18:57 »

Yeah. I say you should obliterate them.

Welcome futuramabndr.
Lucky Clover

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« Reply #84 on: 03-29-2004 18:59 »
« Last Edit on: 03-29-2004 18:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Zeep:
sorry, but it was amusing! and sorry, to whoever it was that wrote that. i'm not saying it was bad, it was just funny. it seemed like they were trying to say that the simposons is better, but they made it seem like futurama was.

oh, and Lucky Clover, i appreciate it, but "advertising" doesn't mean "post the link all over the board."


Dude I meant advertising as in telling all my friends and making them tell their friends about it. I got about 10-25 of those signatures there ya no.   :confused:    :eek:
 ]http://www.petitiononline.com/bbf_2004/petition.html[/url] 
*~Made By User Zeep~*[/small]
tom123

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« Reply #85 on: 03-29-2004 19:07 »

I just talked to my friends and they all like it and are signing it. I also did what Lucky Clover did, and told them to tell their friends that I'm not already friends with.
Lucky Clover

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« Reply #86 on: 03-29-2004 19:09 »

See me and Tom are a big help!  :)
KAH

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« Reply #87 on: 03-29-2004 19:42 »

I love you all. Thank god for people who don't give up hope. I'm #190. Go futurama.
tom123

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« Reply #88 on: 03-29-2004 19:46 »
« Last Edit on: 03-29-2004 19:46 »

 
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Originally posted by Lucky Clover:
See me and Tom are a big help!  :)
  I am behind you 100% with what you said!    ;) But I guess we shouldn't brag. Curse my sense of dignity!
RaS

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« Reply #89 on: 03-29-2004 19:59 »
« Last Edit on: 03-29-2004 19:59 »

I don't think a petition would be as affective as everyone taking a little extra time to write a full fleged letter, to fox, or whoever. A hundred letters would be alot more effective than 1000 sighnitures. That or mabey Im crazy.Keep in mind I'm a wee popler and my brain may not be fuly deveoped
CongoJack

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« Reply #90 on: 03-29-2004 22:00 »
« Last Edit on: 03-29-2004 22:00 »

This doesn't exactly go with this but there is a website called savemyshow.com where they have polls that show if shows should canceled and they send in the results to network execs and so on

just a thought

also i think the letters would be a good idea
CongoJack

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« Reply #91 on: 03-29-2004 22:13 »

we could also try the peter griffin approach and act like one of us is dying and go to the make a wish foundation
KAH

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« Reply #92 on: 03-29-2004 22:17 »

Forgive me if this is a stupid question. Does PEEL have a way of communicating with either Matt G or David X? If not it should so we can get real information and not rely on a crazy rumor mill.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #93 on: 03-29-2004 22:21 »

Although I'm pretty new, i dont think so. But i'd ask someone who knows, maybe a Mod or someone
Venus

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« Reply #94 on: 03-29-2004 22:31 »

The only Futurama related contact i've ever known about was Sarge. And i really doubt he has anyway of contacting either Cohan or Groening.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #95 on: 03-29-2004 22:35 »

Thanks for clearing that up Venus.
NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #96 on: 03-29-2004 22:51 »

#202 baby! Go petition go!!!
Zeep

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« Reply #97 on: 03-30-2004 01:03 »

Well, our advertising seems to be doing some good. we're up to 204 signatures (including my brother's, which I added for him because i know he would support it, but he almost never goes on the internet) and my website has had an unusually large number of hits in the last 2 days. which could mean 2 things: people are signing the petition and going to my site from there, or people are going to my site and going to the petition from there. either way is good.

what we really need to do is get my site advertised. no, i'm not being selfish. there's a very blatant link to the petition at the top of the page, and even after the petition is over, the ads will still bring traffic! (which is only an advantage for me, really)

so anyone with a website, copy and paste this HTML code into your site somewhere, please:

 
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<A HREF="http://www.plan-et.tk" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://www.freewebs.com/plan-et/images/buddy_button_1.jpg" ALT="Planet Eternium - Home of the Revival of Futurama Petiton!"></A>

I'll also send this to [-mArc-] and other sites like TFP and TLZ.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #98 on: 03-30-2004 01:19 »

Zeep, when you post and it's taking you back to the post or whatever, it has a lot of sites.  E-mail all of them.  And HA! I beat you all ('cept Zeep) in numbers.  #5!
chay´s head

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« Reply #99 on: 03-30-2004 01:49 »

#207  :( oh well i am so hopeful
Frank Horrigan

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« Reply #100 on: 03-30-2004 07:43 »

I'm numero 4 baby
sheep555

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« Reply #101 on: 03-30-2004 08:55 »
« Last Edit on: 03-30-2004 08:55 »

I'm kind of surprised that this hasn't been flamed to death by the regulars...but hey, false hope is better than no hope  :)
Shockwave04

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« Reply #102 on: 03-30-2004 09:06 »

I'm # 243 and my brother is # 244. 

Futurama's not dead yet!!!
Zeep

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« Reply #103 on: 03-30-2004 09:11 »
« Last Edit on: 03-30-2004 09:11 »

   
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Originally posted by Lucky Clover:
See me and Tom are a big help!      :)

Yes, you are, but don't spam other boards to do so. Put the URL in your signature, then reply to as many topics as you can and always choose "Show Signature"

also, there's some good news and some bad news.
good news: were up to 310 signatures in just over 48 hours! Hooray for us!    :D    :D

bad news: someone's been signing crap signatures, like
   
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300. fasdfj jdklf kdjfk
I appreciate the huge support, but no one is going to take the petition seriously if half the signatures are from skljfh.    :mad:    :mad:
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My Futurama Site: Planet Eternium
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My Futurama Petition: Revival of Futurama
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Professor
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« Reply #104 on: 03-30-2004 13:48 »

Yeah some jerks are sabotaging it, oh well.
just trim them off.
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #105 on: 03-30-2004 16:00 »

I don't want to sound like I have no hope, but there are four petitions on that site that have far more signatures than yours. (however I don't know when they're from, they could be really old)
Digital Dragon

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« Reply #106 on: 03-30-2004 16:10 »
« Last Edit on: 03-30-2004 16:10 »

Hmm, perhaps it is time for me to use unjust means to help bring about a just end.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #107 on: 03-30-2004 16:45 »
« Last Edit on: 03-30-2004 16:45 »

 
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Originally posted by sheep555:
I'm kind of surprised that this hasn't been flamed to death by the regulars...

I'm a regular and I thought it was a good idea.  Unfortunately it's going to fail due to twats spamming it with stupid names, and especially due to a FOX-esque lack of support from the higher-ups of the Futurama online community.
Alex

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« Reply #108 on: 03-30-2004 17:21 »

I signed.  I'm number 328.

I also put up a link to the petition on another message board I visit - there are some Futurama fans over there.
tom123

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« Reply #109 on: 03-30-2004 17:54 »

Either eliminate the people who don't like it or force them to like it. Thats my motto
KAH

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« Reply #110 on: 03-30-2004 18:12 »

I got my non-PEELer friend to sign, she's #334
Teral

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« Reply #111 on: 03-30-2004 18:28 »

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    Originally posted by PCC Fred:
      I'm a regular and I thought it was a good idea.  Unfortunately it's going to fail due to twats spamming it with stupid names, and especially due to a FOX-esque lack of support from the higher-ups of the Futurama online community.

    Allow me to play devil's advocate here:

    The reason the original petition got 160000+ signatures was not that it was supported by the major Futurama sites, but because it was mentioned on
    In other words many major (and by major I mean with a traffic that beat the combined traffic of all major Futurama sites combined ... twice. I'm sure most are familiar with the expression "slashdotted" ) sites supported us back then sending people to the petition by the tens of thousands.

    The cancellation sorry "hiatus" was mentioned on tv stations like TechTV, covered in magazines, etc. As mArc mentioned, we had the shock factor working for us, Futurama was a living show that just got axed. Today Futurama is jut one cancelled show among many, with a significant, but by no means large, fan-following.

    In 2002 the writing/production team was still employed with Curiosity/Rough Draft, today they've moved on to other projects.

    When the petition was handed over to FOX in March 2003 Futurama had been running on Cartoon Network for close to 2 months, and with excellent ratings. FOX knew of the success. The season 1 and 2 DVD's had been released in Europe (with huge sales) and season 3 would follow soon, with strong pre-orders. FOX knew about the popularity of the DVD's.

    The only things that have changed since then is the release of Futurama in the US and the Family Guy resurection. While the sale of DVD's have been strong, I haven't seen any evidence proving it did just as good as Family Guy. And the only reason Family Guy got a new chance was the 1 million+ sold DVD's, nothing more. Not petitions, not fan fanatiscism, Cn ratings maybe a little, but basically FOX saw a chance to make a profit, and as the business men they are they went for it. Futurama's higher production cost, mean it have to sell even better than Family Guy to get the same chance.

    Futurma cost 1-1.5 million dollar (estimates vary) pr. episode, the average reality show cost less than the daily income of an Egyptian ski-instructor. In season 1, when FOX actually advertised the show, Futurama had an average rating of 6-7 million viewers, reality show have more than that each and every time. In television ratings are everything, not #2, not #1, but everything. What can I say, people are stupid. That's some very hard odds to beat.

    Finally, the last of mArc's points: in order to work this petition have to do better than the previous one. If by some miracle this new petition gathered 80000 signatures, FOX could (and would) argue that support for the show is declining, afterall the number of signatures have dropped by 50% in less than a year. So unless we get significantly more than 160000 signatures handing in this petition would bury the show deeper.

    Now, these are some of the obstacles you're facing. I'm just listing them, address the issues, don't shoot the messenger.  ;) Please.  :)
    starone

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    « Reply #112 on: 03-30-2004 18:37 »

    Like someone said before.

    The truth hurts.
    Nasty Pasty

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    « Reply #113 on: 03-30-2004 18:40 »

     
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    Originally posted by starone:
    The truth hurts.

    Soothe us with sweet lies...
    starone

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    « Reply #114 on: 03-30-2004 18:42 »
    « Last Edit on: 03-30-2004 18:42 »

    Mabey fox will realize their mistake in canceling such a good quality program combined with how well Futurama is doing on DVD. Don't give up until we're beaten.

    good enough sooth in my opinion.
    Teral

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    « Reply #115 on: 03-30-2004 18:48 »

    Believe me, if the show does come back I'll be the first to dance in the streets, heck the first round in the bar will be on my tab too.
    Nasty Pasty

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    « Reply #116 on: 03-30-2004 18:54 »

     
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    Originally posted by Teral:
    Believe me, if the show does come back I'll be the first to dance in the streets, heck the first round in the bar will be on my tab too.

    I'd do all that naked. Beat that Teral lol.
    KAH

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    « Reply #117 on: 03-30-2004 19:05 »

    My heart hurts. I guess it doesn't matter I got someone to sign as #341. False hope, baby. False hope.
    SlackJawedMoron

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    « Reply #118 on: 03-30-2004 19:08 »

    Naked, but painted Bender Grey. Ahhh... brisk!
    zoidbergrocks

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    « Reply #119 on: 03-30-2004 19:17 »

    i told everyone in my grade about it and they all signed like tons of times, i think we got 100 signatures for my grade in one free period(20 minutes)
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