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Offline MelicansMatkin

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #240 on: March 03, 2011, 09:13:49 PM »
I tried Alan Cross of ExploreMusic a few times via Twitter, but he never responded. Somebody else might have more luck with that than me.

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #241 on: March 03, 2011, 09:22:37 PM »
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With a boycott I'm a little apprehensive.  I think the numbers on the petition are good enough to show we're serious; a boycott was something that didn't go down too well on the other sites. What worked here was that for the most part we had numbers backing up our words.  I don't know if a boycott gets us the numbers we need, more press coverage would probably be most effective.  U2.com didn't respond until that Spinner article showed up.

i don't really mind. i'm not renewing regardless so whether its as an individual or i put my name to something to let them specifically know its a result of something specific. not keen to organise anything for it myself (as i think the petition is the best way to go ) but i'd sign a boycott i'd say.

i think you'd probably get lower numbers than for the petition as well (signing the petition was easier and didnt really require much of a decision/sacrifice).
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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #242 on: March 04, 2011, 11:49:45 AM »
Yeah, the easy thing about getting support for the petition is that it takes a few seconds to sign. Boycotting is a much bigger commitment, and gives the people against the protests ammunition (They think it's hypocritical).
So the real focus should be the petition, although i'm all for a boycott if it can be done.

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #243 on: March 04, 2011, 11:50:53 AM »
I am not planning to renew if things dont change, so boycotting would be no skin off my back either.

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #244 on: March 04, 2011, 12:39:03 PM »
Good to hear MarsGirl!  :)

By the way, over on interference, on page 4 of the petition thread, user Galeongirl has very kindly posted a very comprehensive and impressive list of 'u2.com fails'.
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It looks like it could be very helpful for the cause, and i'm delighted to see so many members at interference joining in with this protest!

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #245 on: March 08, 2011, 03:45:02 PM »
hi guys,

so u2.com has posted '50 videos from australia'

has anyone seen them? are they any good? i hope this isnt the only change that is coming like 'chuck a few videos up and that'll fix it'.

i think maybe at the start of next week we should forward to principle management, we're still geting signature but they are slowing a little and we can always leave it up after we've sent the letter. there seems to be some momentum and dont want it to slow too much.

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #246 on: March 08, 2011, 04:01:01 PM »
I just let my subscription lapse, but not out of malice or feeling robbed or anything.  I only pay for the membership when there's confirmed rumors of a new album/tour.

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #247 on: March 09, 2011, 02:05:55 PM »
I love this post up on U2.com:

Now Playing - U2 DUALS - Three Advanced Clips:

Where the Streets Have No Name - U2 and Soweto Gospel Choir
Slow Dancing U2 and Willie Nelson
I'm Not Your Baby - U2 and Sinead O'Connor

Are there members out there that don't own these tracks yet?  U2.com just released the first one for download a few months ago!

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #248 on: March 09, 2011, 02:57:39 PM »
I dont think I have the last one... :o But I havent gotten through these disks I got from another U2 fan that was supposed to cover all my non-album gaps....

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Re: Boycott of u2.com
« Reply #249 on: March 09, 2011, 03:32:49 PM »
I don't have the last one either! Must do some searching tonight :)