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Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

I think it's really more tongue-in-cheek about the forum going away. But jebus did we get some seriously high volume when we started the chat group! Mispelled, styrofloam, cat, Rockslide, and many, many more we haven't seen for a while all jumped right in. Fast conversation too, reminded me of the old days when topics would drop off the front page in a matter of minutes some days.


Even when I started becoming an active member, the first two whole pages, and often onto the third were active topics.
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I think it's really more tongue-in-cheek about the forum going away. But jebus did we get some seriously high volume when we started the chat group! Mispelled, styrofloam, cat, Rockslide, and many, many more we haven't seen for a while all jumped right in. Fast conversation too, reminded me of the old days when topics would drop off the front page in a matter of minutes some days.
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Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

Tallens name is Colin?

Weird. He even spells it the correct way.




Impulse's name is Colin? Weird. He even spells it the correct way too!
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Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:

However, from a marketing standpoint it makes sense to keep the forum because eventually the economy is going to turn around and when it does there will be people who put off making discretionary paintball purchases and kept renting or didn't play. 
 
That's a great point. In alot of ways this forum has functioned has a free tech support for Tippmann over the years...
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Tallens name is Colin?

Weird. He even spells it the correct way.
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Originally posted by scotchyscotch scotchyscotch wrote:

Someone set up a FB  for Mack so he can join in the fun. Just don't show him farmville.


I dunno, after telegraph, communication got a bit complicated for him.



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Someone set up a FB  for Mack so he can join in the fun. Just don't show him farmville.
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As forum President I must step in . . .

. . . and offer my support to whomever provides the best campaign contributions.

Edit:  On a serious note, I am an optimist and don't believe the forum will go away.  Here's my thinking, some of which is just common sense and some of which is based on my degree in business. 

Tippmann is going to have an IT infrastructure no matter what.  In reality a forum like this is a minimal additional expense as pointed out above.  However, from a marketing standpoint it makes sense to keep the forum because eventually the economy is going to turn around and when it does there will be people who put off making discretionary paintball purchases and kept renting or didn't play.  There will also be people who have been interested in paintball but are just reaching the age where they can buy their own equipment.  These will be members of IT savvy generations who have done research and found this forum among other things.  Getting rid of the forum would be the equivalent of getting rid of a ready-made market when the economy turns around.  When benefits are weighed against costs I just don't see flushing the forum as a sound decision.  Granted, there are businesses that make poor decisions; a classic example from my classes being cutting marketing expenditures because sales are down and they wish to save money.  (This is widely considered a "let's cut our own throats" move, but it does happen.)  However, Tippmann has a history of making very good business decisions so I can't imagine anyone doing something like that.


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Originally posted by Kayback Kayback wrote:

I went there to sign up and have NO IDEA who all those people are.

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That's ok, there are a ton that I don't know. Just drop in and let us know who you are, and others will do the same.



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I went there to sign up and have NO IDEA who all those people are.

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I joined both because I'm a fence straddler.
 
Originally posted by evillepaintball evillepaintball wrote:

And studying us without our knowledge so he can present our lives to his elitist mAcademia overlords. 
 
Damn liberals I want my privacy back. Secession!
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Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:

They do different things, too. One's a public setting with more functionality for longer updates, the other is/will be private and is better for more conversations. 

And studying us without our knowledge so he can present our lives to his elitist mAcademia overlords. 
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Originally posted by agentwhale007 agentwhale007 wrote:

They do different things, too. One's a public setting with more functionality for longer updates, the other is/will be private and is better for more conversations. 


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They do different things, too. One's a public setting with more functionality for longer updates, the other is/will be private and is better for more conversations. 
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Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

Uh oh. And now the power grab begins.

I'll join who ever offers the best gifts.


Eh not trying to undercut at all, just make it easier/ more functional for everyone.
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Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

Uh oh. And now the power grab begins.

I'll join who ever offers the best gifts.

Both can probably exist just fine. 
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We are going the way of the 'Twinkie', and the forum is soon to join the collectable and memories of better times. Bottom line, poor economy, poor sales, low descretionary income for hobbies, yep the forum is a cost Tippmann will cut, rest assured.
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Uh oh. And now the power grab begins.

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