Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 15:57:26 -0700
From: Kimo Saaby <>
Subject: Re: Goodbye Newsgroup! (gimme a break!)

This post is articulated & precise. Thank you! - Orbi Robert Brown wrote: > Hi, > > Comments below: > > Ask The MasterTech wrote: > > > In the past we have placed information on the newsgroup > > -----8<----- cutting some text > > > we have only had 3 guys blast us for posting our > > messages to the board. > > -----8<----- cutting more > > > For the hundreds or so emails that we have received in support of > > our efforts, we thank you and for those of you who have berated us your wish > > for us to leave has come true. > > This is some saab story indeed. As far as marketing campaign feedback goes, you > should consider yourself lucky that your complaint rate is less than 3%, > according to the figures you quoted. All other professional marketing > organisations should be so lucky . . . > > So stop whining. You can't on one hand treat this NG as a business forum from > which to peddle your web site, then get hurt and cheezed off if three people > flame you. You seem to want to make some of us feel guilty that we didn't give > you a fair go. It's all a bit of a shame, because I'm sure we all see a genuine > enthusiast behind the MasterTech branding. > > But we're maybe a bit fed up with the tacky means of advertising - every once in > a while answering a bundle of questions with the same tired refrain - the > address to your web site. If your primary motive for being here is to help Saab > enthusiasts, then why not limit yourself to that, but post an advertisement > every week or so to remind us that you want to do business. If, on the other > hand, you're in this for commercial gain, then be prepared to take a hit or > three from those of us who prefer to receive advice from some altruistic hobby > mechanic whom we may in turn get the chance to help at a future time. > > As far as your having 3 guys blast you for posting, I think the figure is a bit > higher. I myself have had a go at you a couple of times for your bad taste, I've > seen Ken Washington get stuck into you over more factual issues, and a few more > whose names I can't remember (sorry to those whom I've forgotten). More will > probably make themselves heard soon. > > But - if you really have received "hundreds or so emails ... in support", then > why do you feel compelled to tell us how mean the "three" of us really are, and > then say you're going to quit? Cutting off your nose to spite your face, if you > ask me. > > Put up with your enemies and get on with the spamming as usual. If not, then at > least don't quit for the wrong reasons. Besides, you're great fun to flame ;-) > > Robert > Gothenburg > 1983 900 GL, 1999 9-3 200

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