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RikaKazak
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:28 am    Post subject: SpokaneSucks.com Reply with quote

So I'm starting a political action committee or whatever the hell it's called. I'm not doing it for money (100% for sure going to lose time/money on this adventure) but I'm SICK and TIRED of the bullsh*t crime in spokane (the city I used to live in, and own my rental property in).

So I'm making a website (spokanesucks.com) which is not up yet. We're making videos and going to post them on the web. And then I have some creative "attention grabbers" to draw traffic to the site.

Our first videos is up on youtube:

http://youtu.be/g65XAZ35Euc

Please give feedback. It's our first, so we know we'll need to improve/work on things. Any feedback/time you guys help out will be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.SpokaneSucks.com is now up and running Very Happy Built it myself ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks pretty good.

You guys do the animation for the video yourselves? Sick skills imo
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reef wrote:
looks pretty good.

You guys do the animation for the video yourselves? Sick skills imo


100% was done by ourselves Very Happy

From the animations, to video, to voices, to images, to "creating" the site (used a template though...not THAT awesome, lol)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you reallly are serious about staying anonomous.
Perhaps you should delete this thread, someone could google the web address, and possibly find this thread, and see your screenname, and go from there...


http://downtownspokane.kxly.com/news/crime/84228-new-website-says-spokane-sucks-because-crime-statistics
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

orentha wrote:
if you reallly are serious about staying anonomous.
Perhaps you should delete this thread, someone could google the web address, and possibly find this thread, and see your screenname, and go from there...


http://downtownspokane.kxly.com/news/crime/84228-new-website-says-spokane-sucks-because-crime-statistics



edit: actually, I wrote that reply before I read the article... nevermind...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

made the news : ) and got attention
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just talked to Nicole on the phone. Was pretty nervous, so hope it went well. *crosses fingers*
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

orentha wrote:
orentha wrote:
if you reallly are serious about staying anonomous.
Perhaps you should delete this thread, someone could google the web address, and possibly find this thread, and see your screenname, and go from there...


http://downtownspokane.kxly.com/news/crime/84228-new-website-says-spokane-sucks-because-crime-statistics



edit: actually, I wrote that reply before I read the article... nevermind...


lol ...too late Laughing

Made the 5pm news: http://video.kxly.com/watch.php?id=31112
Maybe they'll have more news coverage on the 11pm news since he called and gave a telephone interview!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They updated the online story after my interview:

http://downtownspokane.kxly.com/news/crime/84228-new-website-says-spokane-sucks-because-crime-statistics

They were very fair imo on their reporting of this. Great job KXLY.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the news again:

http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2012/08/does_spokane_suck.php


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/hbo/2012/aug/02/local-poker-player-spokane-sucks/

In the news again Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RikaKazak wrote:
In the news again:

http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2012/08/does_spokane_suck.php


Quote:
...asked "if it is possible to buy a domain name and not have other people know you own it?"

...In hindsight, of course, seeking guidance on such matters from a poker website was probably a dumb idea.


Heh, now they all think your dumb just because you ask around on the forums where many of the posters are quite tech savvy and helpful Smile

Next time use bit.ly or tinyurl to make it harder for people to find you through google if they search for links.

I like what you did, and I'm glad you got so much attention for it too. I hope it will influence the city in lowering crime.

Would you like me to post some of those flyers here in Finland too? Very Happy

(Btw I always thought Spokane was pronounced similarly to a powerful drug, had no idea it was pronounced the way it is)
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fact that so many people focused on the "keeping a website a secret" angle was sort of disappointing. But I never thought the site/stunt would draw 1/100th the amount of attention it did. So while the stunt would never go down as a "flawless victory"...I accomplished a lot more then I ever thought I would.

A for effort? ;) lol
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dunno, I mean when the site looks anonymous and no political or other affiliations are put on the flyer I think people will be very curious about who and why someone makes the effort. So when the reporters note you were trying to hide your identity and find out you don't live in Spokane anymore I'm sure people are interested. IMO it just makes the story better Very Happy

Nice to see that the reporters do some minor detective work for their stories. I mean journalism seems to be slowly become a dead art form so its nice to read that kind of local story with interviews from local people Smile

And as I said I thought you did a really nice thing to get people to focus on the amount of crime. Personally I'd be more interested in the source of the crime and not just on increasing the amount of police, but yeah nice job and definitely A for effort Smile

BTW, does anyone know if there has been any notable increase of traffic to the site now that it was linked to the story?
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