tea and cake
Sounds like QVC have thrown all their toys out of the pram.
I totally think BurlyB has said it all, and in my opinion what he says is very relevant and you should listen. QVC is a faceless business, theyI'm going to say what I am sure many FM's are thinking Graham. You're probably not going to like it, I'm sorry.
I think you blew any chance of this being handled in a business-like way when the tweets and self harm pics were posted. This "from the heart" approach was no doubt reflective of your feelings, but I reckon it has zero'd out any chance of them engaging with you. I'm not saying they won't change the decision and I hope they do. Maybe the financials will do it. But I wouldn't want to be the QVC employee who gets into a discussion with you by e-mail or any other medium only to find that they were the last person to speak to you. Know what I mean?
If the legal route is out of the question then I think you're going to have to come up with other ideas as to how to get them back on-side. Yes, maybe take the thread down thats blatantly negative about QVC, we can all moan and gripe elsewhere on the board. Maybe a "QVC Fans" sticky thread which is for positive comments, sharing info, and questions about products only - and is moderated to keep it so. Wouldnt it be fab to get a QVC rep joining in to answer questions and stuff, like on the FB site? Have you ever suggested or offered that to QVC. How about an e-petition that all your members can sign to say they support both you and QVC and want to see the relationship continue. You have everyone's e-mail, you have the means to call us all to action, people want to help. You could do all of these things, and promote the fact that you've done them with Q, even if they don't reply they'll see what you're doing. It requires effort, yes. It may not work, sure. Do you have any other options?
Whatever you do, you really should stop it with the "you ruined my life" negative stuff about you, and about QVC in public. It's doing you, the forum and the relationship with QVC no good, and probably a great deal of harm. I hope you take this in the way it's intended.
Graham has stated several times that QVC did not contact him, first he knew was through the affiliate company.I just don't think Graham is in the right place to accept this though. And the trouble is he compounds the problem because he allows how he is feeling emotionally to influence what he says, and posts. And once it is said the damage has been done. QVC continues to do what they are doing, Graham continues to react as he has.
I wonder if all this was sudden, or whether Q ever tried to contact Graham about what they objected to and what they would like Graham to do about it. We may never know but I agree it has gone too far now.
For what it's worth, I agree with Weathergirl that Graham isn't emotionally up to a fight at the moment - we've all seen the terrible toll this has taken on him - and perhaps now would be a good time for Sazza and other moderators to take the helm.I just don't think Graham is in the right place to accept this though. And the trouble is he compounds the problem because he allows how he is feeling emotionally to influence what he says, and posts. And once it is said the damage has been done. QVC continues to do what they are doing, Graham continues to react as he has.