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 Post subject: Gaia Online - partnering with diet pill companies.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:53 pm 
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Check this out.
http://www.gaiaonline.com/offers
Gaia Online is geared toward kids 13-18 years old. Gaia Cash is site currency bought with real money- most of the site is free. Gaia is now offering free Gaia Cash for signing up for sponsorships. . . . including Botox, "SlimSeduction", and Xanithin (which says something about losing 15 pounds in a week. . .. oh gee golly, amputation in a pill!)
Am I the only one appalled by this?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:00 pm 
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WHAT!!!?!!!

I hate things like this so much! Have they no souls?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:11 pm 
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I know.
I roleplay on there, and when I saw the announcement, my jaw just dropped.
It would be one thing if it was just stuff like Netflix, Gamefly, toys, you know, that I guess makes sense.
But this. . . . it just disgusts me.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:30 pm 
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I briefly played gaia on there...I liked it...

But I have to say that a site like this probably has the designers and players different from the promoters etc...and the people who run the site are probably different from the ones who play...but the people who run the site are probably all about the sponsers- on the whole anyway




OK- I'm probably making no sense for which I apologise

All I wanna say is that a site this huge probably needs all sorts to keep it running, and although I don't agree with it, I think that the majority of players are happy with whatever keeps this site running- and I'm not saying this site has no morals, but I think the runners want the site to continue

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:41 pm 
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I'm definitely okay with sponsors. They've done things like candy, games, et cetera before to get revenue.
But, I really don't think a weight-loss/libido-increasing drug is an appropriate partner, given the 13-18 target audience. . .


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