• 4 months 11 days ago
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    Do you think companies from our childhood have gone downhill for years? I think it has to do with the crappy buyouts recently. Discuss.
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      • 4 months 11 days ago
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      Some that come to mind are Block Buster, Motorola, BlackBerry, Quiznos, and WNBA.
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        • 4 months 11 days ago
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        bklynbren wrote:
        Some that come to mind are Block Buster, Motorola, BlackBerry, Quiznos, and WNBA.


        To be fair, was the WNBA ever THAT popular?
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          • 4 months 11 days ago
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          My biggest gripe with most companies nowadays is that they refuse to take a stance on anything, instead caving to pressure from special interest groups, minorities, and the media.

          I applaud Nintendo for sticking to their guns and not planning to include gay marriage in their life simulator game Tomodachi Life, even though they've taken a lot of heat for it in the media lately.
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            • 4 months 11 days ago
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            Fuzz wrote:
            My biggest gripe with most companies nowadays is that they refuse to take a stance on anything, instead caving to pressure from special interest groups, minorities, and the media.

            I applaud Nintendo for sticking to their guns and not planning to include gay marriage in their life simulator game Tomodachi Life, even though they've taken a lot of heat for it in the media lately.


            You seem like the worst person. Defending a racist in another thread and praising someone for excluding gay marriage.
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              • 4 months 11 days ago
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              Derk wrote:
              bklynbren wrote:
              Some that come to mind are Block Buster, Motorola, BlackBerry, Quiznos, and WNBA.


              To be fair, was the WNBA ever THAT popular?

              Arena football has more popularity than they do.
              There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

              One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

              http://unbelievableyou.com/a-native-american-cherokee-story-two-wolves/
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                • 4 months 10 days ago
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                Derk wrote:
                bklynbren wrote:
                Some that come to mind are Block Buster, Motorola, BlackBerry, Quiznos, and WNBA.


                To be fair, was the WNBA ever THAT popular?


                lol yeah that's true.
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                  • 4 months 10 days ago
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                  Derk wrote:
                  You seem like the worst person. Defending a racist in another thread and praising someone for excluding gay marriage.

                  And you seem like a person who cannot comprehend what they've read. I neither condemned nor defended gay marriage in my statement above. I simply applauded a company for not changing their stance on a particular subject due to outside pressures. It was simply an example. If Nintendo believes gay marriage is wrong, then that's their right to do so. Nobody has the right to force their contradicting opinion on them in order to satisfy their own agenda. I myself, don't care about gay marriage either way, but I damn sure care about the gay and lesbian community making it a habit of forcing their agenda on the rest of those don't agree.

                  And in regards to the Sterling thread, I never once defended him or his views. I'm simply defending his right to privacy and that there should be laws in place to protect people from employer punishment when their private conversations are illegally recorded and leaked to the public. Courts cannot use audio recordings from law enforcement to convict a person of a crime if the proper warrants were not obtained first. The same protections should apply to private conversations in your home.

                  See, I happen to care about the freedoms we have here in the USA, and it worries me that privacy is slowly being taken away by both the government and ourselves.
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                    • 4 months 9 days ago
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                    Fuzz wrote:
                    Derk wrote:
                    You seem like the worst person. Defending a racist in another thread and praising someone for excluding gay marriage.

                    And you seem like a person who cannot comprehend what they've read. I neither condemned nor defended gay marriage in my statement above. I simply applauded a company for not changing their stance on a particular subject due to outside pressures. It was simply an example. If Nintendo believes gay marriage is wrong, then that's their right to do so. Nobody has the right to force their contradicting opinion on them in order to satisfy their own agenda. I myself, don't care about gay marriage either way, but I damn sure care about the gay and lesbian community making it a habit of forcing their agenda on the rest of those don't agree.

                    And in regards to the Sterling thread, I never once defended him or his views. I'm simply defending his right to privacy and that there should be laws in place to protect people from employer punishment when their private conversations are illegally recorded and leaked to the public. Courts cannot use audio recordings from law enforcement to convict a person of a crime if the proper warrants were not obtained first. The same protections should apply to private conversations in your home.

                    See, I happen to care about the freedoms we have here in the USA, and it worries me that privacy is slowly being taken away by both the government and ourselves.


                    That last line has me convinced that you're Glenn Beck.

                    What you're doing is excusing ignorance and hate by invoking patriotic bullshit about the 'good ole U-S-of-A". Yes, you have the freedom to be ignorant. But to encourage that and excuse it is pathetic. Any company or person has the right to be as ignorant and hateful as they want. But society doesn't have to put up with it, nor should they.
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                      • 4 months 9 days ago
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                      Derk wrote:
                      Fuzz wrote:
                      Derk wrote:
                      You seem like the worst person. Defending a racist in another thread and praising someone for excluding gay marriage.

                      And you seem like a person who cannot comprehend what they've read. I neither condemned nor defended gay marriage in my statement above. I simply applauded a company for not changing their stance on a particular subject due to outside pressures. It was simply an example. If Nintendo believes gay marriage is wrong, then that's their right to do so. Nobody has the right to force their contradicting opinion on them in order to satisfy their own agenda. I myself, don't care about gay marriage either way, but I damn sure care about the gay and lesbian community making it a habit of forcing their agenda on the rest of those don't agree.

                      And in regards to the Sterling thread, I never once defended him or his views. I'm simply defending his right to privacy and that there should be laws in place to protect people from employer punishment when their private conversations are illegally recorded and leaked to the public. Courts cannot use audio recordings from law enforcement to convict a person of a crime if the proper warrants were not obtained first. The same protections should apply to private conversations in your home.

                      See, I happen to care about the freedoms we have here in the USA, and it worries me that privacy is slowly being taken away by both the government and ourselves.


                      That last line has me convinced that you're Glenn Beck.

                      What you're doing is excusing ignorance and hate by invoking patriotic bullshit about the 'good ole U-S-of-A". Yes, you have the freedom to be ignorant. But to encourage that and excuse it is pathetic. Any company or person has the right to be as ignorant and hateful as they want. But society doesn't have to put up with it, nor should they.


                      But his last line actually has a good point because it's true we don't have much privacy anymore.

                      I agree that society shouldn't have to put up with ignorance, but does society include government and politicians for example?
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                        • 4 months 9 days ago
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                        Fuzz wrote:
                        I damn sure care about the gay and lesbian community making it a habit of forcing their agenda on the rest of those don't agree.


                        The gay and lesbian agenda is to be treated like human beings who are allowed to love who they love with dignity. And tastefully decorated living rooms.
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                          • 4 months 9 days ago
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                          Companies have learned that PR is everything. To them its better to cower down like a wuss than to risk a massive boycott. Remember these guys have investors and stock holders. If they start bailing out their company is ruined. Fortunately they are learning that a counter boycott from the other side can be just as bad if not worst. So cowering down to the liberal side isn't always the best move.

                          Overall I think there is good and bad with companies today. Employees no doubly get more respect than they used to. Believe me verbal abuse and sexism was very common back in the day. Bosses were referred to as sir/ma'am or by their last name. I can't imagine anyone doing that today.

                          In the 80s, 90s and 00s we saw a decline in the quality of a lot of products and services. Competition and the overall spoiled nature of society has demanded that things improve. You'll notice that everyone seems to be about customer service today. This was big in the old days, but it started to fade in the 80s. Unfortunately the standards of customer service and the customer experience has changed.

                          More and more sit down restaurants are about self service and precooked meals. Yes that soup of the day is probably from a can instead of being made on site. Is it me or is it warm in here? Probably because the energy management system which locks the a/c at 78 to save energy (we're going green). Yes the tables are smaller in this new store to fit more people inside. Yes those are florescent bulbs in those recessed lights to save energy. You're asking for an aspirin at a restaurant? lol You don't need sales people to help you choose. Want a TV? There they are.....pick one and take it to the register. Oh BTW only the u-scan is open now. Oh you need help with (blank)? Go online and do it there. Please listen to the following menu options. Again you can do this online. If you still want an agent press one! Don't forget to take the survey.

                          Yes customer experience isn't what it used to be.
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                            • 4 months 8 days ago
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                            Squaresoft became Square/Enix and now the company is crap according to many gamers. I was never a RPG fan but I remember many people going crazy for the RPGS from Squaresoft for Super NES and PS1. Nowadays people just complain about how bad the company really is.
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                              • 4 months 8 days ago
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                              RomanBlade86 wrote:
                              Squaresoft became Square/Enix and now the company is crap according to many gamers. I was never a RPG fan but I remember many people going crazy for the RPGS from Squaresoft for Super NES and PS1. Nowadays people just complain about how bad the company really is.


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