Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Do not assume there is any consideration that we believe there was a mistake. It was removed to eliminate an unnecessary distraction that overwhelmed
a select, very-vocal few.
Oh, trust me...I do not assume that any of you "think you made a mistake".
But, I have done my communicating and heard from enough people on this to make my choice in believing there was a mistake made.
You, and your site, are all welcome to believe otherwise.
But, proper PR protocol of business support the idea that what went down was a mistake.
Was it one? Who knows...
If you ever want to discuss this privately, I'd be more then welcomed to share what I have learned from some of the parties involved, along with give
you my experiences with companies that have also made the same public-relations-mistakes.
I mean...there is much I have not typed, due to not wanting to cause more trouble...but I am pretty sure I got a nail-in-the-coffin comment for you if
you wish to hear it...but I rather that be private.
Anyways...making a mistake is human.
Refusing to see one for what it is....is also human.
We are all human.
I may be wrong in my views...but being in marketing myself, and for a very long long time, I am trusting my views on this.
Feel free to not agree.
PS- Correct me if I am wrong....when a business makes a move with a product, and it is not received well to he point of damaging said product, and
then the company changes product to better suit the product's acceptance to the targeted audience/consumer, THAT IS IN FACT a mistake being
Saying you personally do not agree with the view is fine.
But changing the product to silence a HUGE portion of ATS users, is direct proof that a mistake (in marketing) was indeed made and then corrected.
Sorry to be a stickler...but this is silly and shouldn't be denied after the act.
You don't want to admit a mistake took place...that is fine.
Enjoy that stance.
[edit on 20-4-2010 by Mr Mask]