I have been silent for the best part of a month now.
I have been "asked" to stop posting under the username "Worldoftui" because it is a registered trademark http://www.worldoftui.com
I received a call to my home
phone. It appears some sort of private security solutions company which has been hired by TUI UK as it appears as though I am putting a poor light on their image.
To be honest, I think it's pretty scary. I have NEVER posted my surname, only my first name and my home town. They advised me that they had been watching me for a while and had traced me via the phone book, even though it is not my name which is printed.
I think the whole thing is a little creepy, not to mention pathetic. I see several users with "Airbus", "Boeing", "Delta" or whatever in their names and I cannot imagine them having this issue.
Someone PLEASE tell me if they actually thought I WAS representing the views of the company.
Don't get me wrong - I can understand that companies are protective of their image. But I am not advertising, using company imagery or typeface, or even pretending that I am working for them any more as I am not, and have not been so for quite a while.
I really did not have the intention to piss anyone off by chosing the name, and have agreed to cease its use, again because I do not need the hassle at the moment, and because I really am not into creating work for people.
So, my questions (after my rant) are...
1. Do you think that they were right to take this line and insist that the useage of the name be stopped?
2. Has anyone else had this sort of problem?
(soon to be deleted) worldoftui
DAMN DAMN - 1077 posts. hmmm. Gotta go back to the start with post no's. Gonna be a "newbie" again. :-(
I will from now on be "BananaBoY" - a ridiculous name, but should be "safe." If I get the Banana Marketing Board on my back after this, I am really gonna get annoyed!! hehe
[Edited 2004-10-19 23:49:38]