Friday, August 15, 2008

Dharma Wants You Confirms A Launch Date 40

Hans Van Eegan has sent out another e-mail, this time confirming that security is updated at Dharma Want You. It's pretty straight forward and there doesn't seem to be anything hidden in the source code. He also mentions that a start date for volunteer testing will be announced on the site, however I just get a blank screen.

Click here to read the full email text...
ATTENTION ALL RECRUITS
RE: CONFIRMATION OF LAUNCH DATE FOR VOLUNTEER TESTING

I am pleased to announce that, following an extensive security audit of all departments within the Dharma Initiative, I am totally satisfied that DharmaWantsYou.com is now secure. As a result I am able to confirm a date for the commencement of our latest volunteer testing program.

Visit www.dharmawantsyou.com to confirm the launch date.

I have heard from many of you in recent weeks via email asking what will be assessed in the program and what the nature of our latest research is. I have found your enthusiasm and relentless curiosity extremely endearing. However, in the interests of maintaining the integrity of the testing process, I cannot be forthcoming on these enquiries.

Despite this, I would like to affirm to you all that I am extremely optimistic about these upcoming evaluations and believe that they will yield recruits of the highest caliber.

Good luck to all applicants.

Together we can guide the world to a better tomorrow.

Namaste,

Hans Van Eeghen
Head of Recruiting
The Dharma Initiative

Thanks to Codysmom, for the image! Volunteer Assessment Commences 08.19.08.

40 comments:

Dennis said...

First!!!

kt said...

I too am getting a blank screen... fingers crossed for a full update and the start of the game!

katie

Ange said...

THIRD! :D

Zort70 said...

I'm fairly sure all we'll get is a date, which will probably be next week sometime.

Ellen said...

Here!!!

xxoo

memphish said...

Hey LostinMemphis send me an email memphishhp@gmail.com. I'm in Memphis too.

BTW, I still have the blank screen too. I like the little "enthusiasm and curiosity" statement. Hans has clearly underestimated his target audience.

Codysmom said...

I got in with firefox (but not ie)

get this.

starting date 8-19-08

Ange said...

Thanks Codysmom! I still can't see it in Firefox or IE, but I did update the post with your info.

Codysmom said...

I'm sending you an e-mail with photo, ange

Codysmom said...

sending a better screencap

Ange said...

Thanks Codysmom, I added it. Sadly I still can't see the page, but hooray for people like you who share their pictures!

So, I wonder if this will be the start of these promised "weekly" tests, or if they are going in another direction at this point?

Codysmom said...

Other than the message of:

Volunteer
Assessment
Commences
8-19-08

in the middle of the bagua after you log in, I don't see any other changes in the site.

MORE WAITING!! Slovaltine!!!!!!

I hope we get lucky and whoever is "on the inside" starts hacking some more!

Codysmom said...

ange, yes I'm wondering if the tests will be on a Tuesday since 8-19 is a Tuesday? I think we're all frustrated because we thought the tests would have started the week after the initial registration...

I suppose if our inside guy hacks again, everything will be delayed AGAIN

LedFoot said...

I'm new to this ARG thing, but even though i also couldn't get to the sight, i looked at the cookies left by dharmawantsyou.com and one of them contained something with "INCA2", so im not sure if that means anything or if i'm going a little crazy...

maven said...

It's comforting to come here and find out I'm not the only one who just gets a blank screen! Thanks to Codysmom for the testing infor! More waiting....

Nickb123 said...

Dennis - check your emails man!

Sayid'sgirl said...

This is OT but I just had to say it.The Google page has a "tiger" playing badminton on it and it made me think of zort. :)

frequencycanon said...

OT:what?!how can u?! its because badminton is in its peak of highlight. sheesh..

anyway..me too..cant get anything but blank..not really blank, the dwy's background.. :p

maven said...

All we get today are blue skies over Dharma!

inatrancer said...

oh well so much for my theory! really thought i was on to a winner there too!

Eugene said...

It's finally a quiet day at work. I was so hoping that the game would get moving today (8/15) but all I get is blue sky, too.

I guess I'll go home at noon. There is no one here today. Woo hoo for that!

memphish said...

I still get a big zero from DWY.com. I tried Safari and Firefox. The Firefox attempt tells me it's waiting for the website. Does that mean they're overwhelmed again?

Warning -- I'm going to gripe below. Don't read if you don't want a gripe.

I'm still pretty bummed about the pace of this thing. It's not like they didn't have 2 full months post finale to get going on it and now we're going to be almost 1 full month from Comic Con before there's more than there was then. And I'm pretty sure it wasn't Hoodlum who made the Chang video, but Darlton, so I'm not buying a we got busy on the video and dropped the rest of the ball excuse.

I know we still have months to go until S5, but the reality for me is that they are burning time when I can't get distracted by new TV shows with nothing. Once Sept. 21st gets here, I'm much less likely to want to waste time doing this. This August and early September window was perfect for engaging people and making them want to stick with this thing, and it's been wasted.

This may be a bit extreme, but right now Hoodlum is operating like a US airline. Delays and no explanation for their causes. Next they'll make me pay to get a blank screen. JK (I hope.)

Lost 2010 said...

So, I open my email this morning and have an email from Hans Van Eeghan and he wants me to click on something or other. Except I just don't care anymore, so I didn't.

No wonder Ben wanted to purge the Dharma people - they are extremely annoying - go Ben!!

maven said...

I feel your pain, Memphish! They will be losing lots of new recruits as this thing drags on. One would think they would have been prepared for everyone trying to log in today. What is going to happen Tuesday? I dread that thought! I think we're going to have a lot of pissed off people on Tuesday, too!

I'll probably stick around because I can't help myself (and I want to stay in touch with all of you). And, of course, ANYTHING Lost-related sucks me in! But, so far, I big disappointment. This could have been a great PR move, but they're blowing it...so far.

Sayid'sgirl said...

frequencycanon said:
OT:what?!how can u?! its because badminton is in its peak of highlight. sheesh..

Did I offend you?
If I did I didn't mean to. I like badminton. A few days ago we were joking around with zort about it. That's all I meant. Sorry.

FYSB said...

Memphish, don't answer your door, Hoodlum is here for your luggage.
mwah hah hah

lost 2010, very funny!

maven said...

OT: Matthew Fox got his money! I guess they cut back on paying Hoodlum to meet salary demands! LOL

Codysmom said...

I still hope ALL the cast get their raises! With the new negotiations, Matthew Fox is making only $9375 more per episode than before. This is based on his old pay-per-episode amt.($150,000) compared to his new pay-per-episode amt.($225,000) AND taking into account the new seasons are shorter. I based this on a 16 episode season rather than a 23 episode season to get my results.

My main concern is that Lost doesn't lose any of the cast because of tempting offers elsewhere. Because of the shortened new seasons, the cast would be taking a big pay cut by keeping the same pay-per-episode rate as before, right? (I think I'm right, if not, please advise)

inatrancer said...

well im not really botherd about the wait im just very upset i didnt get an email this morning from hans "sob sob", no but seriously is it only the comicon recruits that have recieved emails or have i been overlooked?

memphish said...

Did you check your spam folder Inatrancer?

Lost 2010 said...

I didn't go to comic con. You should get one.

inatrancer said...

memphish
yeah! its odd! when i registered on the DWY site it told me that my hotmail account address was invalid (it ends in .co.uk) so i put in my old hotmail address that ends in .com however i recived the first hans email to my .co.uk address!!!! very odd.

Zort70 said...

inatrancer - I have the same issue with emails, I get two now, one to the email I signed up to Octagon Global Recruiting with and one to the DWY one.

Sayid'sgirl - Thanks for thinking of me, but the Brits are now out of the competition. (I'm still going to watch the finals)

Zort70 said...

As we are all waiting for something to do here is a picture of our cat with a difficult decision to make after the foundations for our extension are poured.

Dennis said...

I think everyone should email Hans Van Eeghen to complain about the DWY site not working:

hansvaneeghen@dharmawantsyou.com

Dennis said...


NEW POST!!!!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Sorry to hear that zort.
Didn't mean to be insinsitve.

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Vanessa said...

just finally got my email.. did anyone notice this one is numbered 815? just a little detail i noted

Dennis said...

I got another email yesterday as well. However, it was sent to an address I didn't sign up with, so maybe they are email people from Find815 or somewhere else?