The Soapbox (preach, Red Man)
Mark Pincus on Mark PincusThu, November 12, 2009 - 12:31 PM
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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|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|
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. :-(
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.