Sunday, January 31, 2010

Spamalot?


Not really. Just once in a while. Innocently even, as it happens. But regardless--

It seems I have--once again*--fallen foul of the watchful guardians of PBN in my latest effort at self-promotion. (Rats, foiled again.) I posted a reminder in each of the pro forums (mostly) encouraging them to take advantage of the Pro*files opportunity and that, unlike the magazines of the past, I wasn't going to seek them out--I was just making the opportunity to participate available to anyone or team who wanted to get involved.

This was deemed to be spam and removed, except for the first of the posts. So Aftermath has the original post still up in their forum but I'm not stalking them. Honest. (Btw, how's that gonna work now that Aftermath is officially not a pro team anymore?) And about the spam business--I'm sure by PBN's definition is was spam--but it was also an effort to inform and provide an opportunity to the pro players and teams--not PBN. So there you have it, I'm a (dirty, rotten) spammer.

And, big picture, without rules everything descends into chaos and anarchy and we can't have that, now can we? So for those inclined to think PBN autocratic or just plain silly, remember, they are our first line of defense against the collapse of civilization.

* I was banned once for quoting a mod

In other VFTD "news" I expect to get around to the new classification system and some other PSP related items this coming week along with a new playing the game feature--I'm thinking maybe something about playing the snake.

5 comments:

john said...

Isn't being banned on pbn kind of a badge of honor?

Baca Loco said...

Not necessarily given the 'retard quotient' but in my case it was very entertaining at least. It was part of a keystone cops sequence of events that ultimately led to Project Mayhem. Good times.

anonachris said...

Well, generally I'd assume PBN wouldn't be too thrilled to see people trying to poach off of their traffic. Not just the pro players, but the people that hang out in the pro forums. If you can't beat em join em. See if they'll cooperate with you to work on a joint thing. Unless they hold a grudge against you for your fun n games back in the wild days of your youth :)

Baca Loco said...

If they thought about it for a second they would (might) comprehend that it could only benefit them but it's not really a big deal. I'm just having a little fun. What would be even more hilarious is if all of sudden they start doing features on pros. It wouldn't be the first time. (Anyone with a copy of the ill-fated PBN magazine will see what I mean.)

orly said...

the hammer slams on the spam! watch out for paintball's version of big brother