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Mark Pincus on Mark Pincus

   Thu, November 12, 2009 - 12:31 PM
Hey all you Mafia Wars and Farmville Sheeple! Want to see Mark PunkAss brag about ripping you off, offering you malware, and scamming you in to lock-step conformity for his gain? This is the same guy who plagiarized my announcement under his name when I was attempting to save his abandoned Tribe site and then didn't deliver my promises and never so much as acknowledged me.

Yeah, the premium subscriptions for ad removal was my idea. Sorry you didn't get your shirts.

Here's the article (props to Chris Crismond): consumerist.com/5400720/ma...rom-day-one

and here's the video: www.youtube.com/watch

Now that people are discovering what I've been saying for a year and which I VERY PAINFULLY DISCOVERED ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO, Pincus is now acting all contrite (that he is not interested in contributing to anything which doesn't line his pockets) : www.techcrunch.com/2009/11/...om-games/

And even went so far as to post about how he's so aggressively fighting the problem: markpincus.typepad.com/markpi...rs.html

Meanwhile the $75,000 that the guys who ponied up for the opportunity to keep tribe afloat because Mark wouldn't invest any of his money in to it is spent, the site is back to being unstable, and I am quietly thankful that I walked away with less than 100 hours of work donated to learning the lesson.

Don't abandon tribe because of this. Just stop paying the $5 a month, let the value sink to nothing in Mark's pocket, and tell the fucking world.



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Thu, November 12, 2009 - 6:34 PM
I stopped paying a long while back I made a 6month commitment I stayed for 9 months it was just as crappy 9mo later. Mark Pincus is a douche bag
Sat, November 14, 2009 - 9:37 AM
Thanks, Pi. I will pass this along to my friends who are still paying the $5.
Sat, November 14, 2009 - 9:52 AM
It is strange. I stopped paying my $5 ages ago and they never did take my star away.
Sun, November 15, 2009 - 7:55 PM
It's a bug............go figure. You aren't alone.
Mon, November 16, 2009 - 1:47 PM
The irony.
Mon, November 16, 2009 - 4:53 PM
After more than a year, I did eventually get my T-shirt. But during this most recent bout of instability I cancelled my premium subscription in frustration. Surprisingly, ads appeared for me that same day, even though we're in the middle of a month.

Tribe is still my tribe, but it feels like a ghost town these days. :-(
Wed, November 18, 2009 - 11:05 AM
That video...
Was pretty astounding. How was there that much of an audience that would chuckle lamely when he talked about scams and malware, and yet not one spine-owning sumbitch would stand up and throw a chair, or at least shout "You Lie"...

It's a sign of our weakening society that no one was willing to risk a few days in county just for the glory of decking him.