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    jd blues

    is there anyway you can send it over to another grid?

    and set up a new way of payment?

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    Yngui Islar

    I like what JD blues suggested. Not something you can pull off between today and friday but if you were able to do something like that even in a year, i am SURE people would flock back. We were here for a good reason.

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    jd blues (Edited )

    or even everyone become shareholders

    that way we will all be on a board of directors 

    then paypal and the load company 

    would have to sue each and everyone of us

    im up for that

    it would also be run like a proper democracy and community  

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    Do Negulesco

    So all the izzies I have are lost because I don't have cash-out 50 USD via Paypal? 

     

    I just hate what happened because I really feel comfy in IW - so much easier to live and work there than in SL. 

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    Leelee Darkmatter

    Do you have a good lawyer? Consult with a lawyer, please. The initial transaction wasn't removed from your bank account, so you probably have a case. Don't get screwed out of your money, or your business, or your reputation.

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    Legolas Ceawlin

    So sorry Beth.  It sounds like you did all you could.  It's unimaginable to me that Inworldz will close, but there it is.  I will be on SL under the same name if anyone wants to find me.  Hugs all.

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    Aztek Aeon

    OAR files?  A creators years of hard work on their Intellectual Property is NOT yours to allow people to take to other grids.

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    Spiral Silverstar

    Everyone is welcome to come on over to Sinespace!!     https://sine.space/

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    Leelee Darkmatter

    Is it not? I haven't read the IW ToS in awhile, but I know in SL the ToS clearly states LL owns everything you create. So check the ToS of Iworldz it may say something similar. Also, as the saying goes, there's no sense in beating a dead horse. You want to argue? Too darn bad, Inworldz won't be there for you to argue with.

    I can't say what I really want to say in this post, because it involves too much profanity.

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    Yichard Muni

    Ele, please this site running as long as possible. For many persons it will be the only way to connect again

     

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    GeorgieSue Kobold

    Would bombarding PayPal with letters of complaint regarding LoanBuilders' conduct in this matter be of any use?

     

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    Yngui Islar

    GeorgieSue I was thinking the same. There has to be something that we can do. I for one am sending them a very stern message on facebook right now.

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    Honeydew Hilite (Edited )

    Instead of closing,  see how many people would like to buy into inworldz almost like a stock/profit share.   With enough people who love this place pitching in,  you can pay RackSpace and re-route payment and payout options. 

     

    During the stabilization period,  you contact your bank and have the documentation that states enough money was in the account but the account was never hit on the day that they claim they did.   

    Then use this info to go to a lawyer to have an injunction placed to stop all actions of a shutdown/Freeze by both Paypal and Rackspace.

     

    That should give you some time to prove your case and resolve.

    Just an idea!

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    Lindee Ellsmere

    I was thinking the same thing Honeydew! 

     

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    Wheemzel DeCuir

    I just sent this email to Elenia as I hadn't seen this place to comment. I will post my letter to her here. There must be an answer on how to save InWorldz. 

    Hi,

     I haven’t been to InWorlz in a long time and just was coming back today when I read your post. Do I understand that you are saying the until a certain amount of money is paid that ?? is shutting down Inworldz and forcing you to close the entire World? By this Friday?

     This is horrible. You have been here forever. Is there no way for the community to come together to help raise the money before Friday and save InWorldz? How much is owed? I know this wasn’t your fault and they will unfreeze your account when the funds are paid but for now, is there no option to raise the money needed? I would have posted this in the Community thread but I didn’t see where that was an option.

     Please present this to the community, give the amount needed and at least let the people who have invested so much of their lives try and help.

     I feel so sad.

    Sincerely,

    Wheemzel Decuir

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    jd blues

    i did suggest that in an earlier post 

    and we all become shareholders with a proper democracy and community

    and a board of directors 

    it will be a self owned self run and self policed community

    im up for that quids in

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    Lindee Ellsmere

    I'm in!!

     

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    jd blues

    the people of inw need to get together and make this stable

    im sure between us we have some clout

    some people on inw are elderly and this is the only way they can communicate with others

    if anything that alone will put a hold on things

    im not rich and im far from loaded 

    but im willing to put a substantial amount towards the saving of inw 

     

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    Sapphire Divine

    @Beth So sorry IW is closing. I got the news as this is spreading like wildfire. My hubby and I have some izzies we are trying to cash out but between his and mine we don't have the min of $50 USD. I have a paypal account I just never have used it for any virtual grid. But I am making an exception in this sad circumstance. I haven't been on as last 2 years has been very hellish for my hubby and I between family issues, his death scare, my death scare and had 2 very complicated surgeries in just under 2 years. So I know how when shit hits the fan it is not one at time they tend to happen in threes :( Some that are close to me know that June of 2016 Hunter and I married iRL and then that Father's Day his spleen ruptured and I almost lost him. Then Nov of that year I had a complicated total hip replacement of my Left Hip. Then a blood clot scare that same month. Then in December I went into renal failure and had sepsis! This past March I had a complicated bladder surgery along as having my colostomy revised in a 10+ hr surgery with 2 medical teams Urology & General Surgery. They were awesome. Due to all this in the 2 years I have lost over 50 lbs. So health wise I am bouncing back and sad to hear that IW is going to be no more as of this Friday. I hope everyone can be kind and understanding as Beth did her best to try and save the grid and our virtual lives but when there are evil people that just don't know how to talk to their customers and just cause havoc for them it was a choice beyond Beth's control. So we all know the virtual worlds are investments we chose to make! And we all knew going in the investment nothing was guaranteed. Least Beth is trying to refund everyone their money but you all need to listen to her and follow her steps she is giving us and be patient with her as she is being very open and caring toward us as her customers. I am like most of you in virtual worlds I am not rich! So every penny does count. I am just asking how we can cash the izzies we do have out. As I am the one with the Paypal acct so Hunter is going to send me his izzies (6K IZ) and I have almost (9KIZ) just under the $50 USD min limit. So if we cannot just will go on a shopping spree and back up my inventory again! I wish everyone the best of luck! And chin up Beth! I strongly believe if you could get another virtual world up, you will and you would graciously inform us. You have my email so let me know via emails when and if you open a new virtual world in the future!

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    lite house

    Is the OAR made on IW the same opensim archive and able  to be used on other grids ? The scripts will be messed of course but the prims should work the same.

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    Wheemzel DeCuir (Edited )

    If everyone comes together we may be able to save InWorldz. Write to Beth and let her know we all want to try but we need to know how much is needed. This is a Huge community and the word needs to get out. Not sure how to do that. We should at least try. Maybe if we all go to Rackspace and send them an email through their webpage asking for more time. https://www.rackspace.com/

     

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    jd blues

    well there are lots of professional people here 

    legal advisers legal secretaries ect

    im sure together we can pull the rabbit out the hat 

    how can i get hold of beth 

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    Wheemzel DeCuir (Edited )

    JD Blues,...Not sure how to reach her but you can click on her name and try Submitting a Request and or email:  elenia.llewellyn@gmail.com

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    jd blues

    ive tried that 

    just takes me to submit a request

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    Trouble Mooncurser

    Im sorry for all who have to give up sims and creations. As i see it now, the grid was not financially healthy enough to cope with unexpected trouble.

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    jd blues

    god does everybody just lay down and take this crap from these corporate companies?

    no some people like me are willing to stand and fight for what they believe in 

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    Krystal Moonstone

    I am saddened to hear of your troubles with the financial companies, I understand your decision entirely.

    Just like a few other posters I have just returned to InW, like yesterday and nearly purchased a region, thank goodness I gave myself some cooling time although I would only of used PayPal, so problem averted for me.

    However for you and your crew, this is a terrible situation, thank you for being so upfront and honest. It is never easy to walk about from 10 years of blood, sweat, tears, laughter, good and bad times. However you must make the best decision for yourself. 

    Please keep in mind there are many generous people who have offered assistance and please feel free to be your honest self and ask if any or all of us can assist in any way.

    I honestly cannot know how you are feeling but keep fighting if there is a little left in you to do so, it appears there are many backing you.

    Take care and best wishes for whatever you decide,

    Krystal, xx


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    lite house

    After reading other comments and the timeline is so short to shutdown there should be a number Rackspace needs to keep the servers up for 30 days even for people to adjust and backup their items. No tech company's will refuse money so i don't see why its not possible.

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    Sapphire Divine

    JD if I could I would. I really have no choice as I have massive Medical Bills I am trying to pay off! As well as fix my hubby and I's credit as we don't want to leave that burden on the survivor when and if that times comes! So trying to be a responsible citizen by taking my rl debts first and foremost! But @ Beth I tried backing up my inventory and it said it failed that I have to try again in 48 hrs. Which will be Weds or Thurs so not sure how I can save my inventory! Any thoughts on how I can do this?

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    jd blues

    ok i understand

     

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