|Purred: Sat Jan 25, '14 4:22pm PST |
|All Kitties, here is some news about trying to save casters. Someone sent us some information that the original owner Ted has stepped in and is trying to work out something with say media to try to save this club.
Second, a caster member named Paul David has offered casters the use of his servers to keep the club running, so far, Mr. David has not heard back from casters.
There is also a writing campaign going on, which includes the CEO of say media, the VP of Brand Development and Global Marketing of Say Media, the Ellen Degeneres show, she is also supposed to be a big pet lover and own her own dog food company, we are trying to get enough people to write so she will mentions this on her show. And somebody suggested the today show.
So kitties, we have a little more than a month left to do what we can to save this club. There seems to be kitties out there that have already gave up. We are asking them to at least signed the petition and write say media, the Ellen Degeneres show and the today show. Also, there is also a push to leave your feelings on say media's Facebook page too. We also need a few more signatures on the petition, we got over 1200 in about a week. We need to try to double it at least and try to get over at least 2500 signatures. When writing to say media, please be kind(we know that's hard right now). Let them know what casters means to you and what happens when they close us up. You can also asked him to kindly think twice about their decision and asked them if they could use Mr. Paul David servers or keep casters until they have a buyer. You can also ask them to work with Ted to save the club.
We are leaving you the links to everybody to write to, copies of a couple things that someone sent us and a couple links to a couple clubs. If anybody finds anything wrong about this, or has any updates. Feel free to Pawmail us and we will kindly change or delete any wrong information or update anything that has changed.
Paul David just offered the use his servers to host the site. He figured if they were going to throw it away, they could just let him take it over. Obviously, they don't want to do that. They didn't even answer him. He is however, going ahead with starting a new site. They have now made a FB page just for the new site. The name is Pets4Pals. They started the new FB page so everyone can go there to ask questions and say what they would like to have. He is thinking all animals are welcome, no separation like here. I asked if we should stop trying to save Catster and he said no. He is going to start the new site regardless and those that want to join can but if Catster stays, we can stay here or do both. I don't know how similar it will be to Catser. They are working all of that out. I will go and copy the questions he has asked so far for input on the new site.
A new community with the old members
I have a full, lifetime license for http://www.phpfox.com/ (the software that runs the site, demos and features) with a huge number of plugins and themes available, this is one of the best programs out there for a community based website.
I also have a webhosting company and own a number of computers called "servers" these machines make the website visible to everyone.
I am proposing we create a new community that will have all the features of catster/dogster and even more.
We would need a number of volunteers, a new name (should not be cat/dog specific as running a combined site would work better)
If there are enough "likes" or favorable comments over the next few days, I can have a site live and ready for profiles by the weekend.
Let me know if this sounds like something you want to be part of
Donna M Lenz "I didn't want to say anything - but since he's tweeting I will. Ted is trying to do something to save things. Ted has always cared - and the sale was a good business decision. He never expected it to turn out the way it did - and he's trying to find a solution. Say even pulled his access to their servers, etc. a while ago. Just be patient - and let's see what magic he can pull off. I've always stayed in touch with him - even when I stopped using Catster - because I KNEW he cared."
The link to the petition:
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Links to Say Media
Link to Say Media's contact page:
say media contact page
Say Media's contact page copy and paste
Email Addy to write Say Media:
When writing or calling SAY MEDIA, please add John Vars name, he is VP of Product at Say Media
CEO of Say media is Matt Sanchez
Michelle Panzer VP, Brand Development and Global Marketing of Say Media
Links to, today show, Ellan D, and a couple clubs
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check out catplace.freeforums.net
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Check out this blog- catsterrefugees.livejournal;
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PLEASE PASS THIS TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS IN CASTER/DOGSTER.
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