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    PQ | Features | Mailbag | April 4, 1999
   

Hook, Line and Sinker

PlanetQuake for Auction? Shurely shome mishtake?


From : Bob Hamel
Subject : PQ for sale

I seriously don't think anyone believes it, but I guess you had to try

Actually it's amazing how many people our little April Fool's stunt did catch out... Here are just a few of our victims.

NOTE : To protect what little self-respect they have remaining, their identities have been concealed and their words will be typed by an actor. Or something like that...


Subject : WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Why?!? Please tell me why a legacy is about to go under!

I've been a loyal reader/downloader/supporter of you guys ever since you opened your doors! Please tell me how I can help! Is this really the end of a thing as great as planetquake? (incase you havent noticed im distraught over this)

C'mon guys did you run out of money to pay for it? How is this possible? My friend owns a domain and he is only 14! and i know you have quite a few advertizers. If you ran out of money to pay your staff that thats a soulable problem, if you are all quakers (like you claim to be) then you should work out of the charity of your hearts, and take a job at McDonalds or something.

You don't have to end it this way.

Please heed my advice.


Subject : Questions...

I just found out you guys are being sold and I have a question or two. First off, I was wondering what's going to happen to planetquake.com. Is the staff going to stay the same? Are you changing the location of your offices? Basically, I want to know how Planetquake is going to change. Hopefully, not at all. Thanks for your time. You guys rule.


Subject : WHY!??!?!?!

WHY!!?!?!? I can't believe you guys are serious? [ Neither can I. ;-) ]

I mean... your site is my homepage... When did this come about??? It seems like it's over night... [ It was. ]

And do you really believe that anyone who places a bid is serious... [ Nope. ]

I've looked at the bids and the comments... and I refuse to believe that any of them are over the age of 12 please don't do this.....


Subject : Holy Richter Scale, Batman!!!

WOW!

I can't believe you guys are selling!!! I just saw a quote from you in a new-ish game called "Redline" or "Recoil" or something like that [ That'll be Redline, which quoted from my preview of the game. I think I'll get my copy of it framed... ;-) ] and I remember thinking to myself that I was impressed at how big time you guys had become.

Now I log on and see this! Please say it isn't so! Or if you have to sell, do it to someone that will do justice to the site. I have used this place for a long time now and faithfully clicked on your banners just in case it got you some extra cash or something. But don't let this place fall into the pit and get lost.

Thanks for all the help and support you've given me and my friends in the past and good luck to you guys (and gals) in what you decided to do.


Subject : WTF?????????????????????

How the hell did you guys lose your lease?? [ Must've been those damned monkeys again... ] This sucks royal asshole. You should, instead of selling, see if you can get gamers to donate a few bucks each. I would. But sell the site????

Whats gonna happen to PQ Poll?? or Dear Mynx?? (my favorite part of your site by the way). I just cant believe that you let the situation get so bad, that you must sell in one day. This is bullshit. I really hope that you guys stay up. To me you kinda define what the quake community is.

You guys really like your website and it shows. Dont go out like a bunch of bitch ass motherfuckers.


Subject : PQ For Sale ;)

I'll admit it...you got me!

I was gonna go as high as $25,000.00 ...but I heard through various sources that you were just playin a joke :)

Nice one! You're the only guys that fooled me!


Subject : Are you nuts?
[ Quite possibly ]

You can get $50,000 for this site!!! What are you doing!!!!??? Tell Microsoft you are selling it for $50,000!!!

Dude, I make these for a living, and this site is easily worth $100,000!!

Don't do it! $4,000 is a joke.

I'm just trying to help you.

Which was followed a few minutes later by ...

Subject : OOOOOOOOUUUUUCCCCCCCHHHHH!

Oh my! It's been a long day!!!! April fools?!?! Oh jeeeeesssssuusss. Please don't tell you friends that you got the last email from me. [ How much is it worth? ;-) ]

Please!!! It's just been a long day. You people got me big time. Yes, I do feel really stupid!


Subject : Fuck this

Ohh my god. IM soobing to hear that PQ is days from dieing : - - - ( What the hell mad you guys come to this disision? PQ is the best site that gamespy has but there killing it? why? and will planetquake still be a quake site or is some fag that knows shit about html going to buy it? God fuckin dam it!!!!!!! The isnt another site on the net like planet quake any more. not 1 fuckin site! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !


Subject : Opinion on the Sell-out

Selling out? You'd better be kidding!

First it was Volvo's automobile division [ Huh? ] (who sold out to Ford, and now you can kiss decent Volvos goodbye), and now PQ? What has the world come to?


Subject : NOooooooooooooooooooooo

What the hell?! I love this site so much my browser is set to it as a home page! I always want the dope on PQ. I don't care overmuch if the guy who cuts the checks every week is different now, just so long as all the PimPs who do the real chores stay the same. If that's the case though, anyone who bids $870 for this site is a cheap bastard. What is PQ, some lowly message board for organ grinders?


Subject : BUMMER!!!!

Real sorry that you all have to do this.... I am a real big fan of your site and visit it everyday.

Well unfortunately All things must pass. You have my best wishes for the future and also you have my thanks for having the best site on the internet.... :)


Subject : awww man!

this is one of those days... Just out of the blue and all that, as well! now where am i gonna get all the new phat mods?

oh well... i guess i can survive... sorta.... :(

i just hope this new owner does as good a job as you guys have for these years, and keeps up the site heritage.

youve been my inspiration for never stoppin playing quake 2, and i appreciate that.

you guys are THE shit


Subject : auction

its past 12
who got it?
[ Not you apparently. ;-) ]
i keep reloading planetquake.com, but it has no stuff about the auction? am i the wrong page?

P.S. DON"T GIVE THIS SITE TO SOMEONE THAT WANTS TO TURN THIS INTO A PORNO SITE


Subject : Seeya

I have always loved your page. It is one of the few pages that I have found that has stayed up to date. When it gets sold, are things going to change much? It was really the only place I knew to go to to find the game modifications, and the models and skins I was looking for. You guys did well. So long PQ.


Subject : hey is this a perfered method of payment

Sorry to see that your site is having problems..I have checked this page for the last year and a half every day....and I hope that anyone who gets it will have the same quality content as you guys did....


Subject : DON'T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whatever you do, please don't sell it to the evil and decay of the microshite corporation.

Please, don't let them get this as well

Mwuhaha... BILL KNOWS! Ph34r!


Subject : Selling !!

What the !!
Selling PlanetQuake.... never had i thought this day would come - ive been reading your page daily (well almost daily) since good old quake1.. ive seen it grow and prosper -

Where am i to go all for the lastest quake news now? What about all those poles we have come to love?

I might as well go walk into the sea now..


Subject : WTF

WTF? Is this a crule joke or something?! What is going to happen to the site once it is sold? This is my default home page for christ sakes! I love this site, I dont want it to change.

*sniff,sniff*


Subject : Sale

NOOOOOO don't sell planet qauke must stay we need Planetquake, Palnetquake is al that is left of all things sane!!!!!!!!!!


Subject : Auctioning Off the Best Quake Site?

All i need to know, is if PlanetQuake will continue as normal :-)

Yes, PlanetQuake will continue as normal. ;-)


From : One Of Our Hosted Sites
Subject : ARE YOU SHUTTING DOWN?

Heh.


And this one was even better...


From : One Of Our Sponsors
Subject : planetquake

is the for sale sign up today on planetquake an april fools joke or should we pick another site for our button ? don't want our ad to be on a dead site.


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