i want you to know that i am reading and often responding to the comments on this blog from the tribe community. i will try to address some of your complaints here.
why i’m using my blog and not tribe. unfortunately, i’m working all the time and have to use my blackberry to read and respond to comments. also, i do not actively use tribe or any other social network becuase i dont have time.
regarding your view on broken promises to paying and other members. all we ever committed to do was do our best to sustain tribe which we are still doing. given that tribe has not been a viable business and is not supported by any non-profits, the best we could do was offer members a way to help fund it. this is not really different from npr which regularly asks for donations from its audience/members. if npr were to run out of sufficient funds, it would have to shut down or severely diminish its services. i dont believe that would constitute a broken promise.
tribe’s biggest problems have been 1) lack of sufficient funds and 2) lack of an entrepeneurial team to reinvent it. we have been working these past few weeks to change that. i’m hopeful that we can announce something this week.
if you want to get to a positive outcome try to connect with our good intentions around sustaining tribe.
i still feel cheated.
ask yourself why anyone on tribe.net would possibly feel that way
and then you will understand why you had such a strong reaction to my
mark, i have been a very strong supporter of yours. i guess you
don’t remember all the nice comments i’ve left here to encourage you.
this is not hate, i do not hate you. i am disillusioned. i believed
in you when you said the gold star memberships would help tribe. i
believed you for over a year, and they didn’t help. tribe got worse,
and is continuing to fail.
i’m sorry that you are feeling hated. i’m trying to express my
frustration. since you can’t be reached anywhere but here, please tell
me how i should feel?
how would you feel if you were the end user?
you may be unwilling as a leader, yet that is what you are. we are
under your dominion if we want to keep using tribe. you are the man in
charge of tribe, yet i have to plod all the way over here to your blog
which is not even on tribe to ask you wtf.
moderation problems on tribe? too bad, we have other things to do
just to keep the site on. listings broken? too bad, we have other
things to do… can’t download a picture? too bad, because there is
only one person doing the work so we can’t actually fulfill the
promises we made to improve this site’s regular features- *******let
alone add the new one’s we said were coming.*********
every time tribe goes down there are 50k people wondering why mark
pincus doesn’t give a crap… even if in your heart you actually do.
my parents taught me that action means more than words. so far, all
i have seen are words, and none of them are even on tribe.net, which
makes me feel your disconnection from tribe even stronger.
i’m sorry that this hurts your feelings, mark. my intention is not
to hurt you but to make you think about how you’ve made me feel. the
end user. you couldn’t even be bothered to look me up and notice that
i’m a woman! again, your disconnection proves to be the only consistent
behavior you have shown to the tribe membership.
i would like to think you can change, as much as anyone else can.
you are a perfect stranger to me, and i would like to think the most
positive of things for you, but what you have actually shown me is not
congruent with positive emotion. you ‘setting me straight’ does
absolutely nothing for the problem, which is stabilizing tribe and
delivering the positive changes tribe needs to continue to thrive.
there are a plethora of people out there just waiting to kiss up to
you, because you are in charge. i would hold you to your
responsibilities and in fact hold you to your word because you are in
charge. there is a difference. my loyalty is assured, all i ask is that
you follow through with the positive changes you promised your 50k
my dissent is not helpful, i’m again sorry about that. but nothing
seems to help! not money or encouragement, and so the end result is….
Posted by: evil chris | Oct 14, 2008 9:31:49 AM