Originally posted by Kevlar1977: To all those complaining about this article....
Lighten up, do you really have nothing better to do than complain about an article that is meant to be humorous?
Ketch, maybe you should send these types of articles to the sensitive-types on this site to get their stamp of approval before you publish them. God forbid that someone gets offended.
Hopefully this will be the last time I post on this topic, and I will try to explain my personal position as simply as possible.
I myself am not overly sensitive. I myself enjoyed reading the article and was not offended by a single thing in it. I myself could talk about the MBC all day and have a great time doing it. And I have no interest in being the mouthpiece for all the people who have problems with the article. I personally donít give a shit.
I was simply stating an opinion--which to me seems rather self-evident and irrefutable--that it's a questionable business decision for a recruiting website to write an article which (intentionally or not) pokes fun at recruits. I would venture to say that every person mentioned in the article put money in Ketchís pocket by giving him an interview, and thus satisfying those of us who pay for the information. This isnít Barking Carnival or Shaggy Bevo. Itís a freaking recruiting site that is able to break stories because the mods have relationships (and corresponding trust) with these kids and their families.
Is it not possible that some parents will want to protect their children from being future fodder for this kind of piece? Will you see a problem if those recruits are not quite as open or accessible to OB reporters in the future? Will you complain about Ketch being scooped if news of their commitment is broken by another site? Is it a stretch to suggest that any strain in the relationship between the mods and the people who are willing to talk to them could lead to less inside information for those of us who love recuiting?
Iím so glad this piece exists and think it should be required reading for certain recruits, but if you canít see the distinction between one of us writing it and the owner of the site writing it, then it is you who has bigger things to worry about than my opinion.
And again, sorry to be a dick about this and possibly hijack the thread. That was never my intention and I generally detest internet pissing matches. I'm not complaining. I'm not overreacting since I personally don't care about the article or its repercussions. And I'm not flying off the handle like that lunatic whose post was deleted last night. Iím only responding because I am consistently baffled by the logic of many of the posters here.