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« on: Jan 1st, 2005, 6:46pm »
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I'm sure everyone here was at least an occasional visitor there, and last night all 4 primary mods quit due to horrible mistreatment and lack of support by the new owner. Without them I don't think spoilers will be complete before the prerelease again, and mtgnews is dead. Of course the owner won't admit it and is blaming the mods... Here's a link to the farewell message, and one to the owners responce:
 
http://mtgnews.com/F/Topic/1104558110962_Happy_2005..._and_Goodbye.html
 
http://www.mtgnews.com/F/Topic/1104577459844_Happy_New_Year_Everyone___. html
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 1st, 2005, 7:20pm »
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not that i've frequented mtgnews in a looooong time, but i'm gonna guess that horrible mistreatment and lack of support pretty much amounts to the owner usually siding with members when they have disputes with the staff?
 
anyway, leaving something when you've invested as much time in it as those people have is usually a very hard thing.  i think that fact is testament to how bad it was...
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 1st, 2005, 7:24pm »
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Not at all, the members supported the mods ALL the way. Basically raa (the owners who bought it) completly neglected it, made dozens of promises he never even attempted to keep, and blamed the mods when he screwed up. I hope he paid a ton for 'news, so he loses a lot now that it's dead.
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 1st, 2005, 7:35pm »
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Wow, it takes a lot of talent to run something that big into the ground.
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 1st, 2005, 7:36pm »
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GJ Ben, I see you already joined the new board! For anyone who wants to join the "new" mtgnews.com here is the link:
 
http://www.retetched.com/optix/phpBB2/index.php
 
Many of the longtime members are there and many more are joining by the hour!
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« Reply #5 on: Jan 1st, 2005, 7:48pm »
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I'm not your poster boy...
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 1st, 2005, 8:33pm »
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A 'contest' for a new admin... lol... you dont choose an admin on a contest... That seems like a desperate play to try to save the site, but i think it is dead...
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 1st, 2005, 10:45pm »
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Trust me, the owners are jokes, and anything they say is crap.
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 1st, 2005, 11:12pm »
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So it has happened again. This time, it sounds permanent, however. I fear MTGNews will suffer heavily from the loss.
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,,,and now both news items have been deleted...
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 2nd, 2005, 12:55am »
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does anybody want to step in and fill the void? i own the domain name cardboardcrack.com. if anybody wants to make a "new mtgnews" type site and has skills to help out (admin, mod, website design, etc), email me.
 
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 2nd, 2005, 2:03am »
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I talked to rancord_elf breifly, and I'm sure he's tired of talking about it... but he says he will lay low for a while. No one else has specific plans either, or so they say.
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« Reply #12 on: Jan 2nd, 2005, 2:32am »
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i haven't liked MTG news for awhile now. So I won't miss it.
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« Reply #13 on: Jan 2nd, 2005, 2:43am »
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Personally, the only reason I would check out MTGNews was for the spoilers. I never found much use for it other wise.
The comments to the news items most often appeared to be all children.  The biggest thing being who was 1st or 2nd at responding to a subject was the most foolish thing to see.  And even though the moderators there had many times supposedly *warned* people not to do that, it was done constantly, and nothing was done.
And its that same 1st post, 500 post, whatever, that has turned me off on a couple people here too.
So, I will miss the spoilers (if it is removed or not updated), but otherwise, there is nothing there that I will miss.
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« Reply #14 on: Jan 2nd, 2005, 5:19am »
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The only thing MTGNews had was rumored cards.  Without rancored_elf, there's no reason to go there.  It's that simple.  No one can fill in for r_e, at least not without working hard for a year or two to build up sources and trust.
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