Go wank somewhere else….

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24/06/2011 by The Sorcerer


YEAH!!! This goes to you guys!!! YEAH!! YOU PEOPLE!!

The “other” forum is having a contest where you would have to like the manufacturer’s FB page inorder to be eligible for a lucky draw. Okay, it works for them, its their community and if they think such stuff suits their crowd- fire it away. You emailed me about it, okay.. fine. I know about it, but decided not to participate because I haven’t used any of the stuff and honestly if I don’t know about the product and/or if I don’t have any good impressions on them, why would I like it? Contests? Okay but not all the time for any brand and eventually I unlike once the contest is over.

But perving around, sending twitter and facebook messages, then sending 1 more email to “remind” me of this event is practically pissed me off. Because there’s another sample who has this huge gaming team with DOTA, CS, COD4 players under 1 name and who happened to start their own site, associated with a brand that is well-known in Taiwan but just started here. That brand didn’t really branch out to the market yet (atleast most of the good stuff) but they are doing the similar tactics.

There are some contests that we have in the pipeline with some manufacturers. 1 of them wanted an exclusive contest and wondered/asked if we could have “this thing” few days ago. I called up Saiyan, taking the examples of the 2 samples above and decided that irrespective of the brand, its best that we don’t entertain such stuff. We have a manufacturers’ section and if they want, they can join in and under certain minimum restrictions (not like sperming on all sections). They were cool with it, provided that we atleast mention that these guys have a facebook/twitter page.

Fair enough. If people genuinely like the brand, they will like it. If not, its all good man. Just put it up for people to decide.

But using the power of your community and members to promote/like a brand inorder to qualify for a contest? Ohhhh pffft!!!!! I know you’re not forcing it on me, but send a message once. Maybe twice as a “reminder”. Anything more is not cool man. You will eventually be spanked by a dominatrix!!!!

Such community doing such tactics and on top of it spamming and irritating you is the early signs of submission towards the brand leading towards eventual downfall. You’re running a forum- not a media company. Yes, you’re a sellout!

BTW, I am not dissing the company. OFCOURSE THEY WILL DO IT!!! ITS THEIR JOB!!! What’s yours? Sell your memberbase or make most of them to promote brands? I bet you’re feeling proud now, eh???

Take pride in calling yourself as a non-media entity. Media people are crap. Many of them discuss at the back of the conferences, such as quitting this particular review site, joining GSM Arena and working from home, colourful ways to re-write guides taken from online. You want to be in this media? Be my guest!! Stop sending me those lameass messages.

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