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Friday, August 4, 2017

How to Piss Off Your Bartender in One Easy Step - Post Comments that have Nothing to do with the Blog Post in Question



I get it. Really I do. There's a late Kickstarter project (or pre-order) and the project creator doesn't seem any closer to getting the goods in your hands.

The Tavern is well known to look into such stuff and you want to grab my attention, so you make a comment on a random post with the following:
Will you ask XX XX where our product is at or what they did with our XX XX dollars? And put it on your site, I think it's newsworthy... 
First off, I have NO FUCKING CLUE what this is in reference to. None what so ever. The secret is in the details and there are none. If you want me to look into something I need details - date the project went live, date due, what the project was for, a link - anything and everything that can help me figure out what is going on. Tell me your story.

Second and possibly even more importantly, you don't just drop your comment on the latest post that has little if any relevance to your request. It will (and has been) deleted. There is a contact form on the right side of this page. Its pictured above. It gets used every day. I read each message and I try to respond to every single one in a timely manner. Use it.

Sorry if I'm grumpy but I just woke up to this situation. Its not the first time and I'm sure it won't be the last but I felt a need to address this right away. Well, that and we have some morning thunderstorms rolling through, my knee aches and my sinuses are killing me. So yeah, not good timing ;)


22 comments:

  1. Our fellow hobbyists really ought to know better.

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  2. Can you talk to Erik Tenkar about his grumpy posts on hos blog? That shit has got to stop.

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    1. Dude! Finally catching up on your podcasts. Well done!

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    2. Where be they? Since I started podcasting myself I find I listen to way more of them.

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    3. http://misdirectedmark.com/category/mmproductions/hobbs-friends-of-the-osr/

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  3. The bartender angrily demanding people stick narrowly on topic in the comments is what gives this place the friendly tavern atmosphere it aspires to.

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    1. Heh :)

      Drive by accusations against publishers as a random comment on a post that nothing to do with the topic in question is verbotten.

      I have no problem with threads that go off on tangents - this wasn't that.

      You want me to investigate something? You ask via the contact form or an a thread already dealing with a late Kickstarter, not the "we're leaving SoD" post.

      Common sense for some but not for all.

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  4. Can you look into that con thing in Dallas that takes place at midnight? Rumors are tbe Prince of Darkness attends. Im worried for the children.

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  5. I almost... ALMOST did this exact thing the other day. I was catching up on the Tavern but all I was really thinking about was how mad I was about what I had just read on a late Kickstarter. I even clicked to start typing a snarky, venting comment here, but caught myself when I realized the linguistic gymnastics I was trying to do to make it relevant to the post.

    I realized if I had to put effort into making it relevant, it wasn't relevant.

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    1. that is why the contact form is there - your message is forwarded to my main email and i can reply

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    2. You are a benevolent overlord. Tavernlord. Barlord? Overtender? Baroverlordtender?

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    3. Tavernlord! That should be a thing.

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    4. Sounds like a drinking game version of LL...

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    5. The supplement we never knew we needed. Until now.

      Hey! We should Kickstart it! I have dozens of stretch goal ideas!

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    6. I already did the drinking dice kickstarter...

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  6. D8s suck. There I said it. I would like a post on the evils' of allowing that abomination of a die in games. On another note, I hope you feel better. Thanks for all your work in our hobby.

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  7. Yey! For Tavernlord poo poo face
    :-)

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  8. ALL HAIL TO OUR BENEVOLENT TAVERNLORD

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  9. Tavenlord - A new class for the game? Tavernlord: A new class available to the hearty souls who prefer to see the adventure come through the front door rather than seeking the perils of the wild. Related to the thief class - the tavernlord seeks to acquire your coin and sobriety.

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  10. I'm imagining reading all of this as actual dialogue in a tavern, with random people just shouting shit out.

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  11. This does highlight a site design flaw. I thought about asking you something a week or two ago but gave up, not finding a "contact me."

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