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can you buy back FlyerTalk? Please?

 
Old Apr 12, 09, 7:13 am
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can you buy back FlyerTalk? Please?

Randy, IB has screwed this thing up big time. We all voiced concerns about IB taking over and it seems that those concerns have been realized. FT is quickly becoming unusable.

Can you consider buying back FT? Thanks.
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Old Apr 12, 09, 7:31 am
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IMHO, for Randy to buy back FT for any reason other than to make a good profit on the deal he would have to be bananas.
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Old Apr 12, 09, 8:08 am
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Originally Posted by Dovster View Post
IMHO, for Randy to buy back FT for any reason other than to make a good profit on the deal he would have to be bananas.
I agree, but he's right. Nothing but a disaster.
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Old Apr 12, 09, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by Dovster View Post
IMHO, for Randy to buy back FT for any reason other than to make a good profit on the deal he would have to be bananas.
OK, then I'll settle for something else: figure out a way to fix FT.

Randy, everyone voiced concerns over the sale and you told everyone to have faith and that you would be "involved" even after you sold it. Can you get a little bit more involved if you don't buy back the asset?
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Old Apr 12, 09, 12:15 pm
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Besides the IT-related problems, what are the other problems that need fixing?
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Old Apr 12, 09, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post
Besides the IT-related problems, what are the other problems that need fixing?
Isn't that enough? IMO, Randy still has a powerful enough voice to influence IB's response in this area. This, to me, has been a horrible few weeks -- to the point where FT is no longer my browser home page and I don't visit as much as usual.

And I just noticed my signature has morphed to one I set up back in early January. Jeez.
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Old Apr 12, 09, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by RichMSN View Post
And I just noticed my signature has morphed to one I set up back in early January. Jeez.
Yeah, noticed that in my signature line also but left it as it was, more or less.

Technology, like indoor plumbing, is only noticed when it isn't working but other than a few foibles, unexpected though brief downtimes and a hit & miss FT search I couldn't call it an outright disaster. More like a bad car that's rolled off the production line than an outright lemon, at least IMHO.

The whole open OMNI debacle is/was more of a concern to me for the way it was handled than the tech issues, but YMMV.
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Old Apr 12, 09, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post
Besides the IT-related problems, what are the other problems that need fixing?
I put IT at the top of the list. If he managed to fix that (i.e. bring back FT to the stability we had a year or two ago), then I would be happy.
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Old Apr 12, 09, 4:29 pm
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You seem very passionate about it. Why don't you pool together and buy it yourself.

I applaud Randy for selling it, and would have done the same. And I'd guess that most other FTers would have too if they were in the same shoes.

Speaking of shoes. We have a saying in Canada. If you don't see eye to eye with someone, walk a mile in their shoes. If, after that, you still don't agree...

...at least you're a mile away from them
AND YOU HAVE THEIR SHOES TOO!
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Old Apr 12, 09, 5:26 pm
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Originally Posted by seanthepilot View Post
You seem very passionate about it. Why don't you pool together and buy it yourself.
Because owning internet websites doesn't interest me.
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Old Apr 12, 09, 5:54 pm
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Originally Posted by magiciansampras View Post
Randy, IB has screwed this thing up big time.
Have you discussed your concerns with anyone at Internet Brands management (not the techies)? If so, did you find them responsive to your complaints or did they just tune you out?
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Old Apr 13, 09, 12:59 am
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Originally Posted by magiciansampras View Post
IB has screwed this thing up big time.
... assuming IB forced the OMNI gates to open to the world and was responsible for the PCF (Post Count Fiasco aka apostheid)?
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Old Apr 13, 09, 2:18 am
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Originally Posted by magiciansampras View Post
Because owning internet websites doesn't interest me.
Yeah, are you sure about this? Is that real internet?
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Old Apr 13, 09, 7:33 am
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Have you discussed your concerns with anyone at Internet Brands management (not the techies)? If so, did you find them responsive to your complaints or did they just tune you out?
I sent the main IB dude a PM but never received a response. You know, the guy that had all the fireside chats with Randy prior to the sale.
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Old Apr 13, 09, 8:32 am
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As a practical matter, IB is a solidly profitable company whose stock hasn't been hurt nearly as much as many others in the current downturn. The chance of any reasonable deal being possible just now is remote unless FT is the one bad financial apple in the barrel, which I would tend to doubt.
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