"The Regional Municipality of Manitou has had slow but steady growth during the past six months and I decided it was time for us to revamp our advertising for the city" said Winter Silversmith CAO Manitou Tourism. "The first thing was to come out with new slogans to promote us grid-wide. These will replace our popular 'Less Lag More Living' one we have used for the last year".
The city has come out with two new slogans which will be displayed on promotional displays and signage throughout the Great Canadian Grid. Mr. Silversmith continued "The first, 'Where Avatars Are The Key' lends to the importance of avatars in the vibrant life and creativity of our community. To unlock all of the great places, services, merchant kiosks and stories of our little city avatars play a key role".
The next slogan refers to our extensive and continuously expanding roleplay history, Mr. Silversmith explains it more. "As part of the roleplay in Manitou I have written a sort of history book on how the various districts and services came about in the community. You can read about all of this on our Manitou Tourism website. It helps to add realism to my roleplay stories on Manitou by giving some of them a history to build from. I believe this is, at least until people read this article, unique to the Great Canadian Grid and we would like people to know that Manitou is more than just pixels on a screen but instead a living vibrant community with history, albeit a fictional one".
The new kiosks are designed to provide information and freebies to newcomers. "In the continued spirit of community and giving I wanted the new 'welcome wagon' kiosks to offer not only Manitou but helpful GCG landmarks and group information too. I have added some freebie furniture and things that can help newcomers to feel a bit more welcome in our grid" Mr. Silversmith said.
"The thing I have always loved about the Great Canadian Grid is you do not need the title of 'mentor' or 'helper' or whatever fancy egotistical name people think they need floating above their pixel heads to be a kind neighbour. True Canadians are not about the 'title' they are given but rather their spirit of community and sharing. I would never accept the 'title' given to me as the only reason to give new people helpful information like landmarks, group invites or freebies. Kindness is not measured by the hours between time card punches" Winter explained.
Winter continues, "you will never see Roddie Macchi, for example, storming around the grid and chat shouting 'I am the Grid Owner bow down to me for only I can give you everything you must have to live here!' the thought of it is so freaking hilarious because it is just not the spirit we have grown in GCG and certainly not how I know my friend Roddie to be. When someone asks for help in the Grid Chat it is the way of GCG'ers to do whatever is reasonable to help them. Simple as that, if anyone tells you differently they do not 'get' what GCG is all about".
The new kiosks have already been set up at GCG Marketplace II and the Meaford Market Mall, Meaford, GCG. The plan is to offer these kiosks at any location where Manitou can promote itself for little or no cost. Anyone who would like to promote Manitou and can provide affordable or free space for one of their new 148 prim kiosks please let Winter know.
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Hendrix tribute concert
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Kevin M. Klerks, Editor
(aka Winter Silversmith)