You could send the whole thing, or you could send beginning, middle, and end. We had to do that with our cell phone log (we had about 20-40 pages per month of texts/phone calls back and forth over a period of two years). We sent one from the first and second months we started dating, one from the middle, and one a few months prior to when we sent in our app. We used those 'black binder clips' to keep those pages together.
How'd you get the vent logs? My husband and I were in basically the same situation--lots of time spent 'with' each other on WoW and vent... but were never able to figure out how to get the logs.
It doesn't matter now, but I'm really curious.
The owner of the vent can access the logs through the website control panel. (Owner, whoever pays to run it... your guild master or what not.) Lucky for us, our GM is actually the one who introduced us and my common law partner's best friend. I asked him today and he looked and the only logs left were one month prior to our official becoming a couple to the month we met face to face... what are the odds? He sent them right over. I've removed the IPs and all the misc information and just left timestamp, login, user name. timestamp, disconnect, user name to show the time we had.... cause I mean, we were on there so often in our free time because we wanted to be together... 12hrs at a time and stuff.. Example of it looks like this if you're curious:
20110324 15:39:09 LOGON: HIS USERNAME
20110324 17:54:06 LOGON: MY USERNAME
20110325 03:10:58 MSG_DISC: Name=HIS USERNAME
20110325 05:02:53 MSG_DISC: Name=MY USERNAME
As you can see, example of a one of our many long days where he came online at 3:59pm, and I came at 5:54pm and he stayed till 3:10am, and I stayed till 5:01am (talking to others).
I've got Jan 2011, March 2011, April 2011... and while 3 month doesn't seem like a lot... it's logs of EVERYDAY of those months cause we did not miss a day.
This is how your GM (or whoever owns the vent server) would get the info: http://www.ehow.com/how_6812269_check-ventrilo-logs.html
I'm hellbent on getting status to be with my darlin' so I'm grabbing whatever I can. Even including the game time we both bought to show we subscribed to the same service to play together.
You guys still play?
Kiri, I sounds like you have all the basis covered! Way to go!! Depending on cell provider they can give you a text log ( talk to a high up person) if u stye it is for the immigration officer.... Verizon did it for us they don't usually.... Again depends on cell provider. They don't state what messages say but they go back six months to a yr. As for emails and chat logs etc. I suggest pick a few random dates and include a note that states more available if needed. Any private sentences black out with marker. I also did a email search filter with my hubby's email addy and just printe off the list of emails not the actual emails. These say dates without the details which isn't their business! It does reflect communication. As for pictures I had emailed mine to a photlab to make copies but reflecting back now... I wouldn't have sent so many pictures just 20 or so depicting u and your love together at different venues etc with friends etc u can scan them and photocopy cheaper too. The immigration officer told me I sent too many haha they don't like paying to mail the stuff back to you. Good luck !
Thanks!! I'm so glad to hear that!! I've been soooo stressed trying to make sure I had all things covered. I'm with Verizon, and I think I will try to talk to a supervisor about the situation. I tried once and they claimed to talk to a supervisor.. but meh. My actual bill on the website only gives me 3 months, so we'll see if I can get better. GREAT idea on the emails.. I thought they might not have believed it if it was just a list. Thank you! That boosts my emails up around double! Yayy!!!