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  1. Yep, I know everything else on the site is a stock image. I'm just puzzled by this one because it's not a stock image, it's of an actual store in the UK. I just wonder why they're using that one and not a stock image.
  2. I guess that means they're taking conversations elsewhere. I wonder if our questions will ever be answered honestly. I still want to know about the apparently stolen photo on the website.
  3. Thank you for that informative article, @commodoredave! I do think it's a good summary of where things have been and where they might (hopefully?) be going. I hadn't known the part about the Marco Polo...she was originally a Soviet ship! Just a note - the zero-waste market photo Storylines has on their website (also shown in the blog post) is not a rendering, it's actually a photo of an existing land-based shop in the UK, called The Clean Kilo.
  4. You raise some excellent points, @CanadianKate. I lived alone in a 19sq m (204 sq ft) apartment for a year in Tokyo, and that was a bit rough. Storylines residences are bigger, but not a lot (unclear if the balcony is counted in the square footage), and it's unclear how flexible the space is. Having an additional person in such a small space would add to the storage needs and take away from the personal space...I could see doing this short term but even six months at a time would be rough, and that's speaking as someone who's lived in an even smaller space (again, I was solo).
  5. Yeah, CC gives you a little editing time to fix typos, but after that it's locked forever. 😕
  6. Out of curiosity, has Storylines prompted y'all to join this forum?
  7. I'm still wondering about pitfalls. No travel related company is weathering this situation untouched. It wouldn't surprise me if some signed-up folks pulled their deposits due to not wanting to be on a cruise ship ever again. (They have always been plagued with sicknesses, but not everyone realized that before.) What difficulties in their operations isn't Storylines sharing?
  8. Thank you, you stated very clearly something I've been feeling about the whole venture. Obviously companies have to start somewhere, but it's seemingly 100% hypothetical at this point. I think this is why the obvious stock photos make me uncomfortable, too. It feels artificial, like they could disappear any day with a lot of peoples' money.
  9. Also, it's worth noting that their Medical Director is a naturopath. I don't have a problem with supporting alternative therapies on board, but I can't imagine not having an M.D. for the director of the department.
  10. I gotta say, articles like this are what make me feel like everything on Storylines is too good to be true: https://www.storylines.com/blog/first-ever-zero-waste-farmers-market-at-sea (archived here also) Images on this page are taken from The Clean Kilo (an actual zero-waste store in the UK); the Zero Waste NYC workshop webpage (this one might be a stock image); DepositPhotos.com (definitely a stock image)...the fake images and flowery text make everything sound like a wonderful fantasy. I guess what I really want to know is where they're having trouble. What aren
  11. I said it was a co-working center, is that incorrect? I did also mention virtual offices elsewhere, but I described the Storylines space as a co-working facility. Perhaps under the Coalition space in that building?
  12. You posted their corporation address yourself. It's the one in Lewes, Delaware. The same one Jazzbeau posted. For all the screaming you do about the company not existing, you should at least educate yourself on how registered agents work, so you know where to direct your anger. Over 1 million businesses are incorporated in Delaware. This particular agent, Harvard Business Services, has thousands of reviews, which means they are serving thousands of companies - Storylines is one of them. If you wanted to set up a corporation, you could also hire a registered agent in Delaware, even the very sam
  13. The Delaware thing is totally normal, companies do that for tax reasons. 64% of Fortune 500 companies are Delaware corporations. That isn't shady at all. Anything else can be suspicious, but the corporation address being in Delaware is the same as Apple, Facebook, Coca-cola, etc.
  14. It does strike me as a bit odd that the mailing address listed on the website is a co-working center in NYC, but why the impression that they're actually based in Asia, @ALWAYS CRUZIN? What's that from?
  15. Hey there - not a guy, actually. 😉 But I do appreciate your contributions.
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