Giving WLW a proper send off

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Griff

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17th Feb 2009 at 5:23 pm

Griff - (indoors)

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WLW has been good to us all these years. I'm sure you all agree. There's talk of a farewell letter, but seeing as this is going to probably be as hard on the White Line Warrior as any of us.

The ideas behind this post are we should do/get something for WLW.
So far either a collection or individual gifts seem an idea. I'll try and do something from here as well.

Come on, let's give something back! If you can.
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Insane Jam Sow

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17th Feb 2009 at 6:27 pm

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If it's a collection, one of those websites - justgiving.com or similar - could be set up. Though I admit I know nothing about how that works -e.g. whether it can be done without the intended recipient setting it up in the first place.

Anyway, if we set an amount for each donation - say a fiver or something - and we all chipped in, we could raise quite a bit for WLW to buy himself something nice.

Alternatively, we think of a physical gift someone can get on everyone's behalf (after collecting monies) and post it off to Teletext Towers when the time comes.
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ANBY v3.0

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17th Feb 2009 at 7:04 pm

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Let's all just organise a meet in London in April, and invite WLW to the pub. Buy him a round or three then get him bladdered and find out what he ACTUALLY thinks of everyone

*is only semi-joking here*
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Griff

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17th Feb 2009 at 7:53 pm

Griff - (indoors)

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But I'm in Spaiiiiiiiiiiiin. I wanted to meet WLW...
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Freshly Squeezed Cynic

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17th Feb 2009 at 7:54 pm

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Let's all just organise a meet in London in April, and invite WLW to the pub. Buy him a round or three then get him bladdered and find out what he ACTUALLY thinks of everyone

*is only semi-joking here*

I like this idea


I'm reminded of the Now Stalking thread.

Rayanne Graff

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17th Feb 2009 at 8:25 pm

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Albi The Racist Dragon

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17th Feb 2009 at 8:44 pm

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I'm pretty sure WLW is a woman and has other jobs within teletext I'd also hazard a guess there's been at least three since I started reading.
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Griff

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17th Feb 2009 at 9:14 pm

Griff - (indoors)

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Quote: pablomarmite
I'm pretty sure WLW is a woman and has other jobs within teletext  I'd also hazard a guess there's been at least three since I started reading.


I'm not sure, I'm not sure, and I'm not sure.

Just going out tomorrow, to see if I can find anything as a small present for WLW, nothing brilliant, but I'm going to try dammit. The giraffe has almost braved sandstorms and the like to ensure we get a daily giggle or five. Nearly always posts funny comments, and I think we owe it to him, even if there have been different ones, the current one (I'm really not sure, I honestly thought there had only been one) still deserves something.

I feel strange. This news hasn't made any of us feel great though.
Even though no one expected me to, I can't sort any money out due to my location and fear of responsibility.
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Captain Mal Reynolds

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17th Feb 2009 at 9:22 pm

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Even though no one expected me to, I can't sort any money out due to my location and fear of responsibility.


I'd have no problem organising something but have the same problems. I'm in Ireland with a different currency. I'm up for anything to help out though, be it a donation or ideas or gestures or anything
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JM

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18th Feb 2009 at 5:25 pm

JM -

 
I'm up for doing something.

Insane Jam Sow

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18th Feb 2009 at 8:49 pm

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I like the drawing idea!

Anyway, here's a simple plan that's just occurred to me. We should ALL send (by post) a "Sorry You're Leaving"-type card to WLW so he can display them around the office as a graphic illustration of how many people are affected by the end of 'Zine.

It won't cost much and the individual touch will probably be appreciated. So, get something posted to:

WLW
c/o Mega-Zine
PO Box 32549
LONDON
W4 5TS

(Someone tell me this is a good idea...)
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Colin

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18th Feb 2009 at 8:57 pm

Colin -

 
I am definitely planning to send something by myself, and will contribute to a team-thing.
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Griff

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18th Feb 2009 at 9:28 pm

Griff - (indoors)

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Quote: Insane_Jam_Sow
I like the drawing idea!

Anyway, here's a simple plan that's just occurred to me. We should ALL send (by post) a "Sorry You're Leaving"-type card to WLW so he can display them around the office as a graphic illustration of how many people are affected by the end of 'Zine.

It won't cost much and the individual touch will probably be appreciated. So, get something posted to:

WLW
c/o Mega-Zine
PO Box 32549
LONDON
W4 5TS

(Someone tell me this is a good idea...)


Thanks for the address, this'll come in handy when I finally get him something... (It's really hard to find something...)

It's a good idea, though I suspect the only person it may have an affect on is WLW, as the b*st*rds at Teletext have no hearts or sense. In a purely must-be-mad-to-get-rid-of-something-so-popular way.

Unrelatedly, were WLW to be willing to tell us about the whole thing, of how many WLW's there has been (I'm still naïve and think it's the same one) why it's ended, and basically anything like that (I'd like to know anything he has to say); would anyone be interested, or might it ruin the illusion?

I know this eventuality is rather unlikely, but I for one would be interested in knowing.
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