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ShadySue

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« Reply #75 on: July 18, 2012, 08:59 »
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What?  Kudos to Serban?  What is wrong with you people? 

I can't speak for anyone else, but I will be happy to explain my thinking. I believe it is important to be vocal and complain about decisions the agencies make that I don't like.  But by the same token, when the agencies have listened to their contributors and reversed bad policies, it is equally important to be vocal in praising their decision.

I see a lot of people around here who ONLY complain, but never offer a word of praise when the agencies decide (under pressure sometimes) to do the right thing. 

If you (the general "you" not specifically directed at anyone)  are going to complain and raise He11 no matter what they do, why should they bother trying to appease you?  It takes both negative reinforcement AND positive reinforcement to get the best outcomes. 

Lots may disagree, but I'm sorry, I refuse to subscribe to the "all b*tching all the time" philosophy. 

I would agree with that if DT actually listened and actually chose to do the right thing. But what they really did was react to enormous negative feedback in order to save their referral system from going into the toilet. Would you praise a squirrel for running off the road when you come barreling toward it in your car? Is it displaying good judgement or an adequate survival instinct?
Still, it's a better response than a rival, who faced with enormous negative feedback silenced some, wore down others than smiled and said, "It all blew over".


WarrenPrice

« Reply #76 on: July 18, 2012, 10:07 »
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« Reply #77 on: July 18, 2012, 11:21 »
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I hope that Lee takes look to partner's program too, which is completely opaque. Why contributors should pay for it?

I'm opted out, but yes, it's on the list.

« Reply #78 on: July 18, 2012, 11:29 »
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lisafx

« Reply #79 on: July 18, 2012, 12:22 »
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Still, it's a better response than a rival, who faced with enormous negative feedback silenced some, wore down others than smiled and said, "It all blew over".

Yes, exactly!

digitalexpressionimages

« Reply #80 on: July 18, 2012, 12:46 »
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What?  Kudos to Serban?  What is wrong with you people? 

I can't speak for anyone else, but I will be happy to explain my thinking. I believe it is important to be vocal and complain about decisions the agencies make that I don't like.  But by the same token, when the agencies have listened to their contributors and reversed bad policies, it is equally important to be vocal in praising their decision.

I see a lot of people around here who ONLY complain, but never offer a word of praise when the agencies decide (under pressure sometimes) to do the right thing. 

If you (the general "you" not specifically directed at anyone)  are going to complain and raise He11 no matter what they do, why should they bother trying to appease you?  It takes both negative reinforcement AND positive reinforcement to get the best outcomes. 

Lots may disagree, but I'm sorry, I refuse to subscribe to the "all b*tching all the time" philosophy. 

I would agree with that if DT actually listened and actually chose to do the right thing. But what they really did was react to enormous negative feedback in order to save their referral system from going into the toilet. Would you praise a squirrel for running off the road when you come barreling toward it in your car? Is it displaying good judgement or an adequate survival instinct?
Still, it's a better response than a rival, who faced with enormous negative feedback silenced some, wore down others than smiled and said, "It all blew over".

Still still, comparing two evils and choosing the lesser one doesn't mean it should be thanked simply because it's less evil. We're all so used to being treated like poo by these guys that it's become normal and any behavior slightly less despicable becomes praise worthy.

I agree with Lisa that complaining endlessly is no solution but then when you're powerless to effect change (as contributors usually are, this incident notwithstanding) complaining is the only recourse. It would be great if we had some things to praise and thank them for more often.

« Reply #81 on: July 18, 2012, 12:54 »
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Still still, comparing two evils and choosing the lesser one doesn't mean it should be thanked simply because it's less evil. We're all so used to being treated like poo by these guys that it's become normal and any behavior slightly less despicable becomes praise worthy.

I agree with Lisa that complaining endlessly is no solution but then when you're powerless to effect change (as contributors usually are, this incident notwithstanding) complaining is the only recourse. It would be great if we had some things to praise and thank them for more often.

Exactly. Like maybe raises in commission instead of taking things away.  :)

« Reply #82 on: July 24, 2012, 19:06 »
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I hope that Lee takes look to partner's program too, which is completely opaque. Why contributors should pay for it?

I'm opted out, but yes, it's on the list.
Great, cannot wait to read about. Thank you Lee.


 

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