Letter to AWCI (Community)

Letter to AWCI // Community

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insanity

May 13, 2001, 3:42pm
Hello AWCI,

It appears that your company may not quite grasp the many reasons that
your stock continues to fall. Perhaps you missed a VERY important
ingredient. Your program lists this news group within it's help files.
Did you not realize that people look in here and see how you allow
abuse from abusers (aw-users) to defame people and deliberately waste
this post? Your own acceptable use policies get laughed at when you
allow parties such as Chuck's Party and jfk2 to do what they have done
within these newsgroups and the worlds. Your immigration officer warns
that you should not accept files, etc. It appears that you allow such
abuses rather than maintain your own set of conduct rules. That tells
people in the Real World that your company does not live up to it's own
words. It does not respect the money paid by honest users to protect
them from the abusive scum which wastes this forum daily. Why not take
some pride in your company? Why not wipe out the abuse and block the
IP's and kill the citizen registrations of these two abusers? Are the
100's of abusive and slanderous messages in these newsgroups not enough
evidence for your company? It makes one seriously wonder what is of
importance to AW.com, Inc. Taking money? Playing and building? Is it
not important to keep it clean for good users and their children? I
sincerely hope that you decide to reply officially to this post within
the community news group and that you show the users that you stop
abuses from people like Chuck's Party and jfk2 by canceling their
citizen registrations and by killing off ANY thread which they have
written! That would be a start to a better community. It has sadly
become a large waste of time to even explore the community news group
due to these abuses. Just think what mom thinks the first time she
explores it with her children.

Wishing you all the best and the courage to do the right thing.

insanity

May 13, 2001, 3:43pm
The CC's created the triple posting errors... sorry

[View Quote] > Hello AWCI,
>
> It appears that your company may not quite grasp the many reasons that
> your stock continues to fall. Perhaps you missed a VERY important
> ingredient. Your program lists this news group within it's help files.
> Did you not realize that people look in here and see how you allow
> abuse from abusers (aw-users) to defame people and deliberately waste
> this post? Your own acceptable use policies get laughed at when you
> allow parties such as Chuck's Party and jfk2 to do what they have done
> within these newsgroups and the worlds. Your immigration officer warns
> that you should not accept files, etc. It appears that you allow such
> abuses rather than maintain your own set of conduct rules. That tells
> people in the Real World that your company does not live up to it's own
> words. It does not respect the money paid by honest users to protect
> them from the abusive scum which wastes this forum daily. Why not take
> some pride in your company? Why not wipe out the abuse and block the
> IP's and kill the citizen registrations of these two abusers? Are the
> 100's of abusive and slanderous messages in these newsgroups not enough
> evidence for your company? It makes one seriously wonder what is of
> importance to AW.com, Inc. Taking money? Playing and building? Is it
> not important to keep it clean for good users and their children? I
> sincerely hope that you decide to reply officially to this post within
> the community news group and that you show the users that you stop
> abuses from people like Chuck's Party and jfk2 by canceling their
> citizen registrations and by killing off ANY thread which they have
> written! That would be a start to a better community. It has sadly
> become a large waste of time to even explore the community news group
> due to these abuses. Just think what mom thinks the first time she
> explores it with her children.
>
> Wishing you all the best and the courage to do the right thing.

captain mad mike

May 13, 2001, 6:43pm
Slam!

goober king

May 13, 2001, 11:01pm
Ahh, optimism... I must say, it's heartening to see it flourishing in an
environment such as this. Unfortunately, I'm afraid it's a tad
misplaced. As AWCom has demonstrated on numerous occasions, it doesn't
care one lick about the customers. And why should they? As soon as they
get that $20 from you, you could fall off the face of the earth and, to
them, you could still be wandering around in AW all year.

Nowhere has this lack of concern for customer appreciation been more
blatantly obvious than right here in these newsgroups. Ever since AWCom
laid out the Community Newsgroup Charter it has *never* been enforced.
Any attempts at moderating this NG and making sure all posts conformed
to the charter failed miserably. Their latest attempt is Facter himself
claiming to bring order to the NG and enforce the community charter.
This was back in February. Since then, hundreds of posts of all manner,
description, and topic have slipped past his "watchful" eye, until
recently when he deleted Chucks Party's post about SAW and Eep's post
complaining about the NewYork/Broadway conflict. Does this mean that
Facter's actually doing his job now?! Only time will tell...

But the main problem isn't with AWCom as a whole, per se. There are
actually a few good people within AWCom who *do* want to see it grow and
prosper. Unfortunately, those people's voices get drowned out by Rick
and JP, who have a strangle-hold on the company itself, but no clear
idea of where to go with it. In fact, the best I can tell, Rick and JP
simply see this as a hobby, a pet project, only taking it on because
they thought it "might be fun". They have no interest in creating a
better user experience, nor increasing development. They just want
money; as much as they can as soon as they can, and as you can see on
their price tables, us citizens aren't exactly the biggest money-makers.
(even though we *do* make up a good majority of their income) So,
instead, they go after corporate sponsorships and advertising deals,
meanwhile completely ignoring those that helped get them this far in the
first place.

When will it end? Who knows? All I can say is, don't expect much of a
reply, since no one else has ever gotten one in here either. I will say
this, tho. If even Facter replies to this with a good response, I'll be
impressed...

[View Quote] --
Goober King
Has been waiting 5 long years for AWCom to start caring...
rar1 at acsu.buffalo.edu

jfk2

May 13, 2001, 11:39pm
Lololol!!!!! Ok.... No 3.... Can a dare look.... Is there a No 4?
Lolololol!!!!!!!!!
insanity <peace at nospam.com> wrote in <3AFEC7AB.B06D865F at nospam.com>:

>Hello AWCI,
>
>It appears that your company may not quite grasp the many reasons that
>your stock continues to fall. Perhaps you missed a VERY important
>ingredient. Your program lists this news group within it's help files.
>Did you not realize that people look in here and see how you allow
>abuse from abusers (aw-users) to defame people and deliberately waste
>this post? Your own acceptable use policies get laughed at when you
>allow parties such as Chuck's Party and jfk2 to do what they have done
>within these newsgroups and the worlds. Your immigration officer warns
>that you should not accept files, etc. It appears that you allow such
>abuses rather than maintain your own set of conduct rules. That tells
>people in the Real World that your company does not live up to it's own
>words. It does not respect the money paid by honest users to protect
>them from the abusive scum which wastes this forum daily. Why not take
>some pride in your company? Why not wipe out the abuse and block the
>IP's and kill the citizen registrations of these two abusers? Are the
>100's of abusive and slanderous messages in these newsgroups not enough
>evidence for your company? It makes one seriously wonder what is of
>importance to AW.com, Inc. Taking money? Playing and building? Is it
>not important to keep it clean for good users and their children? I
>sincerely hope that you decide to reply officially to this post within
>the community news group and that you show the users that you stop
>abuses from people like Chuck's Party and jfk2 by canceling their
>citizen registrations and by killing off ANY thread which they have
>written! That would be a start to a better community. It has sadly
>become a large waste of time to even explore the community news group
>due to these abuses. Just think what mom thinks the first time she
>explores it with her children.
>
>Wishing you all the best and the courage to do the right thing.

jfk2

May 13, 2001, 11:44pm
YUP... I understand... DUMMIES that don't know how to TEST their software
before making a big post and claim OOPS... The CC's got in the way...
OOPS... But you had to leave it all in there in QUOTES...
Hmmmmm.....
OK
No 4... Shall we all look for another one somewheres...
Maybe a No 5 is comming up in a short time...


insanity <peace at nospam.com> wrote in <3AFEC7E5.BF14C954 at nospam.com>:

>The CC's created the triple posting errors... sorry
>
[View Quote]

jfk2

May 13, 2001, 11:49pm
AM I PSYCHIC.... I must be... I just know there was going to be another one
here and someone was going to re quote the entire thing...
lololol!!!!!!

OK.... can someone PLEASE make it an even 1/2 dozen.... Maybe go for 1 dozen
and then QUIT.

lololol!!!!!!!!!!!!


goober king <rar1 at acsu.buffalo.edu> wrote in
<3AFF2F41.24548FD9 at acsu.buffalo.edu>:

>Ahh, optimism... I must say, it's heartening to see it flourishing in an
>environment such as this. Unfortunately, I'm afraid it's a tad
>misplaced. As AWCom has demonstrated on numerous occasions, it doesn't
>care one lick about the customers. And why should they? As soon as they
>get that $20 from you, you could fall off the face of the earth and, to
>them, you could still be wandering around in AW all year.
>
>Nowhere has this lack of concern for customer appreciation been more
>blatantly obvious than right here in these newsgroups. Ever since AWCom
>laid out the Community Newsgroup Charter it has *never* been enforced.
>Any attempts at moderating this NG and making sure all posts conformed
>to the charter failed miserably. Their latest attempt is Facter himself
>claiming to bring order to the NG and enforce the community charter.
>This was back in February. Since then, hundreds of posts of all manner,
>description, and topic have slipped past his "watchful" eye, until
>recently when he deleted Chucks Party's post about SAW and Eep's post
>complaining about the NewYork/Broadway conflict. Does this mean that
>Facter's actually doing his job now?! Only time will tell...
>
>But the main problem isn't with AWCom as a whole, per se. There are
>actually a few good people within AWCom who *do* want to see it grow and
>prosper. Unfortunately, those people's voices get drowned out by Rick
>and JP, who have a strangle-hold on the company itself, but no clear
>idea of where to go with it. In fact, the best I can tell, Rick and JP
>simply see this as a hobby, a pet project, only taking it on because
>they thought it "might be fun". They have no interest in creating a
>better user experience, nor increasing development. They just want
>money; as much as they can as soon as they can, and as you can see on
>their price tables, us citizens aren't exactly the biggest money-makers.
>(even though we *do* make up a good majority of their income) So,
>instead, they go after corporate sponsorships and advertising deals,
>meanwhile completely ignoring those that helped get them this far in the
>first place.
>
>When will it end? Who knows? All I can say is, don't expect much of a
>reply, since no one else has ever gotten one in here either. I will say
>this, tho. If even Facter replies to this with a good response, I'll be
>impressed...
>
[View Quote]

mongo

May 14, 2001, 1:11am
Eep is right - there ARE twits on AW these days -

[View Quote]

chucks party

May 14, 2001, 5:10am
I couldn't agree more, well put goober king, you hit the nail on the head.

wing

May 14, 2001, 7:48am
Hey, moron, IT HAD TO BE SAID. I personally don't give a shit whether it was M$ being idiots when they programmed OE or if insanity
fucked up. It's doing somthing about your idiocy.
[View Quote]

kah

May 14, 2001, 2:47pm
hmmm...finally decided to be a nice guy, now? or are you still gonna kick
ppl's ass around the NG? Well, I hope that you chose good guy ;-))

KAH
PS. JFK2, don't bother to reply, you're filtered (and annoying)

[View Quote]

eep

May 14, 2001, 6:03pm
There have always been twits in AW and in these newsgroups; there are just more of them lately...

[View Quote] > Eep is right - there ARE twits on AW these days -
>
[View Quote]

tony m

May 14, 2001, 7:17pm
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john viper

May 14, 2001, 9:04pm
"kah" <kah at kahbot.com> wrote in news:3b000c36 at server1.Activeworlds.com:

> hmmm...finally decided to be a nice guy, now? or are you still gonna
> kick ppl's ass around the NG? Well, I hope that you chose good guy ;-))
>
> KAH
> PS. JFK2, don't bother to reply, you're filtered (and annoying)

You see, this is the kind of thing that starts more bickering: The
instant someone makes a valid attempt to try and get along, someone
provokes them. *sigh*

_____________________________
John Viper
jviper at jtsoft.net
http://www.jtsoft.net

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