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At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« on: February 13, 2007, 12:19:01 AM »

What exactly happened at FGI?

I was never a regular visitor, but from reading the posts here, it's clear there was an unfriendly exodus.  I did some searching here, and I've been able to piece together that people were unhappy with some aspects of the moderation, and maybe a bunch of other things, but that's about it.

Would anyone be willing to give a complete summary? 
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Re: At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007, 05:05:04 AM »

What exactly happened at FGI?

I was never a regular visitor, but from reading the posts here, it's clear there was an unfriendly exodus.  I did some searching here, and I've been able to piece together that people were unhappy with some aspects of the moderation, and maybe a bunch of other things, but that's about it.

Would anyone be willing to give a complete summary? 

Nothing really happened.  It was just a normal transition.  A few folks got tired of the broken promises in regards to gifts that were never received after upgrading their membership.

Some folks felt that they were unfairly targeted by the mods. 

People got tired of questions about FIG not being answered.

Some folks got tired of all the bickering and personal attacks on FIG.

Dystopia started this site as an outlet for those fed up w/ some of the things going on over there.

That's just my opinion, it's worth what you paid for.
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Re: At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2007, 06:58:13 AM »

A few folks got tired of the broken promises in regards to gifts that were never received after upgrading their membership.

Some folks felt that they were unfairly targeted by the mods. 

People got tired of questions about FIG not being answered.

Some folks got tired of all the bickering and personal attacks on FIG.
To add one:

Some folks pined for the days of the smaller, more intimate forum where everyone knew everyone.  FGI has grown large enough that you can't get that dynamic there any more.
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Re: At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2007, 07:01:59 AM »

Teed summed it up pretty well for me. I haven't really left, just got a little tired of some of the things mentioned above.

 
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Re: At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2007, 07:15:03 AM »

no figs !
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Re: At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2007, 07:18:17 AM »

I left 'cuz of that Persimmon character.  If that *fudge*er follows me here I'll retire to a life of ironing and stalking Randy Newman (not necessarily in that order).
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Re: At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2007, 07:22:14 AM »

Randy or Ryan Newman?

Corporate, white bread FGI leaves a little to be desired. I still post there, of course.

I'm waiting for 'Groups'...
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Re: At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2007, 09:07:30 AM »

Most of the reasons I've seen from people have been covered.  The only thing that might be missing could be that some folks didn't like the sponsor dramas that ruined the equipment section.  All the "you're a shill, he's a shill", "can't be honest and criticize a product from a sponsor or be mobbed", "why can one sponsor spam the forum, but others can't" bickering type of thing.
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Re: At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2007, 09:50:16 AM »

A few folks got tired of the broken promises in regards to gifts that were never received after upgrading their membership.

Some folks felt that they were unfairly targeted by the mods. 

People got tired of questions about FIG not being answered.

Some folks got tired of all the bickering and personal attacks on FIG.
To add one:

Some folks pined for the days of the smaller, more intimate forum where everyone knew everyone.  FGI has grown large enough that you can't get that dynamic there any more.
This is the main reason for me.

PS. dys you're a shill
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Re: At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2007, 09:55:26 AM »

Too much Kool-Aid.
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Re: At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2007, 09:56:50 AM »

Most of the reasons I've seen from people have been covered.  The only thing that might be missing could be that some folks didn't like the sponsor dramas that ruined the equipment section.  All the "you're a shill, he's a shill", "can't be honest and criticize a product from a sponsor or be mobbed", "why can one sponsor spam the forum, but others can't" bickering type of thing.

That's what did it for me.
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Re: At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2007, 10:08:38 AM »

I certainly have not left FGI and I have not member as long as most people here, about 2 years 1000+ posts.

I feel the equpiment section comment from dystopia is right on, when I joined it was a wealth on infomation. It became a new advertising springboard and those with really good info kind of stopped posting.

Anyway, there is room in my life for both!
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Re: At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2007, 11:04:12 AM »

Most of the reasons I've seen from people have been covered.  The only thing that might be missing could be that some folks didn't like the sponsor dramas that ruined the equipment section.  All the "you're a shill, he's a shill", "can't be honest and criticize a product from a sponsor or be mobbed", "why can one sponsor spam the forum, but others can't" bickering type of thing.

That's what did it for me.

And me as well. Just wasn't much fun wading thru the flames.
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Re: At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2007, 11:31:49 AM »

Too much Kool-Aid.

You sound like a refugee from BSG as well as FGI.
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Re: At the risk of a smiting, I'll ask . . .
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2007, 05:00:15 PM »

I still participate there, but find it just a bit too bland and corporate. They've just taken most of the fun and life out of it. I miss the raggedness of the past and look forward to having fun again. I get waaaaaay too much corporate bs in my everyday l;ife to want any more of it when visiting a golf website. Dystopia, thanks for creating a place for us to mutate to.  Grin
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