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01-29-2009 06:13 PM
Andra85
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

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Originally Posted by sophia_c View Post
Well...thankfully democracy is a live and kicking and everyone is entitled to an opinion. Generally speaking, it is quite difficult to analyse how some people make others feel and if I used the term "ego boosting" that is how I felt ..as for cherry picking...feel free to knock yourself out!
Hmm...I think I'll let that one go, thanks!
01-29-2009 05:34 PM
sophia_c
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

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Originally Posted by Andra85 View Post
It was likely the closest name he could get to the original name, but I'm not quite sure why he's gone from .net to .com. Perhaps he intends to make some cash from the site. Who knows. Until John comes back to post, we'll never know.

I doubt there will be any mods going back. When he closed the site abruptly, the remaining mods and the rest of the fans were dumped. Whatever else happened on that site, it was not a place for ego-boosting or fruit eating...

Well...thankfully democracy is a live and kicking and everyone is entitled to an opinion. Generally speaking, it is quite difficult to analyse how some people make others feel and if I used the term "ego boosting" that is how I felt ..as for cherry picking...feel free to knock yourself out!
01-29-2009 02:57 PM
Andra85
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

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Originally Posted by sophia_c View Post
I gave in to bullying....ok...like I said it wasn't Tiff...(the person knows who she is)...then suddenly I was no longer a Mod, all my privilages () were taken away....and actually I felt in the end of the first version it was an "ego boosting camp" for people who had little else going on in their lives...

I do agree that
a) the name isn't really striking....maybe it was the cheapest domain name?
b) there is no place for it unless there is a lot of new blood out there that hasn't discovered MTF...serious doubts there
c) the only Mods that would go back for another bite of the cherry will be one or two of the old ego boosting army from before.........

It was likely the closest name he could get to the original name, but I'm not quite sure why he's gone from .net to .com. Perhaps he intends to make some cash from the site. Who knows. Until John comes back to post, we'll never know.

I doubt there will be any mods going back. When he closed the site abruptly, the remaining mods and the rest of the fans were dumped. Whatever else happened on that site, it was not a place for ego-boosting or fruit eating...
01-29-2009 12:02 PM
sigmagirl91
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

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Originally Posted by sophia_c View Post
Anyway Tiff, perhaps this is exhausted now...and the site isn't up and running either...it still suggests that the forum is closed because of the expense of running it...not the ideal message to publish...but whatever...how are things with you? All good I hope

Well, for now, I'm at my brother's house because my area had a major ice storm. No power at my place right now, and don't know when it'll be restored. In the meantime, I'm making use of my brother's wireless connection to complete homework and correspond with people in email. I tell ya, the laptop was a great investment!!
01-29-2009 11:40 AM
sophia_c
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

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Originally Posted by sigmagirl91 View Post
Cheapest domain name? Why didn't he just name it "DN" and move on from there? At least people would have some sort of clue what it was. The only people who would frequent this reload would either not know the history behind the whole thing or are new fans. I don't think you have to worry about mods going back for "a bite of the cherry" because we learned our lessons-biting cherries leave a sour taste in your mouth.
Anyway Tiff, perhaps this is exhausted now...and the site isn't up and running either...it still suggests that the forum is closed because of the expense of running it...not the ideal message to publish...but whatever...how are things with you? All good I hope
01-29-2009 11:32 AM
sigmagirl91
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

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Originally Posted by sophia_c View Post
I gave in to bullying....ok...like I said it wasn't Tiff...(the person knows who she is)...then suddenly I was no longer a Mod, all my privilages () were taken away....and actually I felt in the end of the first version it was an "ego boosting camp" for people who had little else going on in their lives...

I do agree that
a) the name isn't really striking....maybe it was the cheapest domain name?
b) there is no place for it unless there is a lot of new blood out there that hasn't discovered MTF...serious doubts there
c) the only Mods that would go back for another bite of the cherry will be one or two of the old ego boosting army from before.........
Cheapest domain name? Why didn't he just name it "DN" and move on from there? At least people would have some sort of clue what it was. The only people who would frequent this reload would either not know the history behind the whole thing or are new fans. I don't think you have to worry about mods going back for "a bite of the cherry" because we learned our lessons-biting cherries leave a sour taste in your mouth.
01-29-2009 11:29 AM
sophia_c
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

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Originally Posted by Andra85 View Post
I thought maybe John would address these concerns by now.

FYI everyone, mods could never dump other mods at .net (either version). John had full control of that feature, although he did take input from other mods in order to make his decisions.

What I don't understand, really, is the choice of name for the third version of the site. "dotnalbandian"? Erm, who is Dot? Isn't that a little confusing? And I'm also curious about the change to .com from .net.

Oh well...the mystery remains for now.

I gave in to bullying....ok...like I said it wasn't Tiff...(the person knows who she is)...then suddenly I was no longer a Mod, all my privilages () were taken away....and actually I felt in the end of the first version it was an "ego boosting camp" for people who had little else going on in their lives...

I do agree that
a) the name isn't really striking....maybe it was the cheapest domain name?
b) there is no place for it unless there is a lot of new blood out there that hasn't discovered MTF...serious doubts there
c) the only Mods that would go back for another bite of the cherry will be one or two of the old ego boosting army from before.........
01-27-2009 11:59 AM
canas
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

I love this site
01-25-2009 04:50 PM
Andra85
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

True, but he does have the chance to attract random fans who don't know the history of it all. The new forum isn't open yet (I don't think), so no one can say if it's successful at attracting fans (old, new, or otherwise) - yet.
01-25-2009 11:28 AM
sigmagirl91
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

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Originally Posted by Andra85 View Post
The new Dot Nalbandian site may be semi-successful, but in order to achieve that, it would have to attract new fans. I don't know how likely that is to happen. Most of the fans who were around for the first version of the site left for good when it closed. The few that remained came back for the second version, but that then closed. To be honest, most fans will probably feel a bit burned and wary of coming back. Some fans may believe the site is devoted to David's great aunt twice-removed, Dot Nalbandian, and therefore be hesitant to join.

It's not even attracting OLD fans, never mind new ones. People lurking on this forum probably have a good idea of what to expect-more craziness, more suspicion...that kind of thing. With that in mind, they'll steer clear.
01-24-2009 05:47 PM
Andra85
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

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Originally Posted by sigmagirl91 View Post
Seeing as he hasn't come back on here to directly address the issues and effectively put to bed any doubts, I don't think the site has a prayer to be honest. If he were a bit more forthcoming about some of the things (I said SOME, not all)he decided to do, it may be OK-even great-but because of the lack of transparency, it's hard to support something like this.
The new Dot Nalbandian site may be semi-successful, but in order to achieve that, it would have to attract new fans. I don't know how likely that is to happen. Most of the fans who were around for the first version of the site left for good when it closed. The few that remained came back for the second version, but that then closed. To be honest, most fans will probably feel a bit burned and wary of coming back. Some fans may believe the site is devoted to David's great aunt twice-removed, Dot Nalbandian, and therefore be hesitant to join.
01-24-2009 05:40 PM
Andra85
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

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Originally Posted by FlavorNuts View Post
What was he thinking giving Tiff a mod badge in the first place.
John, is that you? You've come back!
01-24-2009 05:02 AM
sigmagirl91
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

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Originally Posted by FlavorNuts View Post
What was he thinking giving Tiff a mod badge in the first place.
Yeah, what WAS he thinking? I guess he wasn't. What do you think?
01-24-2009 04:39 AM
FlavorNuts
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

What was he thinking giving Tiff a mod badge in the first place.
01-24-2009 04:26 AM
sigmagirl91
Re: Davidnalbandian.Net Update Information

Seeing as he hasn't come back on here to directly address the issues and effectively put to bed any doubts, I don't think the site has a prayer to be honest. If he were a bit more forthcoming about some of the things (I said SOME, not all)he decided to do, it may be OK-even great-but because of the lack of transparency, it's hard to support something like this.
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