The new forum owners appear to be having problems

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by radd, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I hear it's buried in the ground too, at least according to CSNY.
     
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  2. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

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    My thinking was that I was cut off for something I said are did, are my spelling or typo's
     
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  3. radd

    radd Gretschie

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    The new owner is Rob who does indeed own that digital business. He bought the three guitar talk forums and others like the Duck Hunters Refuge forum. This is his full time job. The stats I saw indicate over a million hits per month just on the the guitar talk forums alone, that translates to $ from advertisers. We are now a commodity, not a community anymore.

    I have no problem with someone earning a buck, but I much prefer transparency in regards to the communities I hang out with.

    Rob needs to introduce himself.
     
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  4. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

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    Who was the previous owner? And what's your real name?
     
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  5. radd

    radd Gretschie

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    Don’t know who the previous owner is.
     
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  6. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Can I be a complete asshat now? ;)
     
  7. Dave-B

    Dave-B Synchromatic

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    GearTalk Network was already a commercial enterprise. Businesses change hands all the time. What's the big deal? This new owner might bring positive change.
    He really doesn't. His house, his rules. If he wants to run the business anonymously, that's up to him.
     
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  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Whadaya mean "Now"?
     
  9. radd

    radd Gretschie

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    Fair enough. I agree. I would not choose to operate like that but he does have that right of course.
     
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  10. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    Nope. You’ll have to remain a partial asshat. :)
     
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  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Why haven't I seen you at the asshat meetings? I'll save you a seat.
     
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  12. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

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    I was wearing camouflage. :)
     
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  13. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Isn't a seat a form of asshat?
     
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  14. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Asshats would be a great band name.