Quote: Originally Posted By seble on 2/01/2010We've made the decision to permanently remove forum posting rights for monkee and his aliases due to a longtime ongoing negativity and disinformation. We've given him a ton of leeway over the years, but I've decided he no longer provides any positive value to the discussions, only negative value. This is not related to one specific post.
He's free to continue playing the games and posting in league forums
Dude, this is crap...just because you don't like what he's saying doesn't mean that he isn't being truthful. I find truth, validity, and positive value in practically every single e-monk/monkee/monyet post that I come across and I completely understand his bitterness towards the NBA sim and a lot of it is because you've been rude and arrogant towards him and all of us for that matter. What the business/customer servant should do when a customer is unhappy, is find out why, try to rectify the problem, while being cordial and apologetic in the process...you frankly have not done that and just because you may or may not be having a change of heart now doesn't mean that all the past crap is magically erased. I've said this many times before, you don't realize how easy you have it, dealing with customers over the internet via e-mail/sitemail...if you served customers in a retail business the way that you serve them here, you would have been reprimanded multiple times and probably fired YEARS ago. I think you take your position for granted and you take sim complaints to be personal attacks, and you just can't do that because your treatment of customers is going to affect playership as much as sim flaws are.
I am by no means monkee's mouthpiece, his representative, etc., and I'm not speaking on his behalf (he does that sensationally on his own) but I'm going to take up his cross right now. Monkee may not be the easiest customer to deal with, but I don't think there's an NBA sim user out there that cares about this game more (no offense to the ashamaels, scuds, ncs, etc.) and he's just incredibly frustrated not only about the state of the game, but the way you've responded to him over the last 6 years. I see almost exactly what he sees, not because I'm trying to make friends, not because I'm his towel boy, its because he is RIGHT most of the time, and if the truth hurts then so be it. Monkee didn't just join this site with an anti-seble sentiment, it grew to become that way after years of disappointment and disgust, thus can you really blame him? You yourself said that a vast majority of the NBA sim players don't visit the forums, thus how is monkee's commentary really affecting business?
I've said this before too, I would love to have monkee as a customer/critic....intelligent, not a "yes" man, and a guy with a very high standard and knowledge of what is/should be going on. I've had spats with a variety of users on this website, some that have even posted in this thread, and its perhaps those people that I've had spats with (even the zhawks, dalters, metsmaxs, and schrodesses) that I've learned the most from and improved what I do most because of. I don't tune people out because I don't agree with the counter-point....all criticism is somewhat constructive, thus if people simply say "you suck" or "you're an ***" that's at least a reason for self-reflection.
Monkee isn't the reason that people aren't playing the NBA sim. Stop trying to make examples of people that are "problems" when the actual problems aren't even being addressed, whether its directly your fault or not, seble. You didn't burn the bridge with a lot of the folks here in one day, you're certainly not going to build it back up in one day either.
Monkee represents everything that is good and right about the NBA sim, period.