I have had it. I can’t get into IRC with my nic, only as JustinFan### and I am about at the end of my rope. We get notice on the fly and partical instructions. What these guys don’t realize is that not everyone is an IRC pro. It’s like the early days when the tech support reps thought that anyone that had a question, that didn’t understand an instruction was a bumbling idiot. Days when they believed these callers were less than educated and less than worthy of using a computer or of being on an online service and would pretty much tell them this. Those days ended long ago — once the companies realized that the people that were calling were actually their meal ticket, their paycheck and that rather than pissing them off they needed to make them happy.
Well, JTV is not a paying site, no one forces us here or keeps us here, but to some, it has become a place we like to be and to visit as repeat users and frustrating us or forcing us to leave is not the way to gain the confidence of potential or current investors. They will shrivel up and die at some point.
I know that there are some — or at least 1 JTV regular(s) that think I am too critical, that I should love everything the frat boys say and do, that they are the most clever, intelligent, hard working guys that have ever engaged in a start up, but I will tell her that she’s blinded by some kind of unnatural love for a group of guys she has never met, guys that she thinks are impressed by her “interviews.” They are interesting guys. The are attempting to do something that could be big one day. They are also unaware of how to cater to their customers or since we actually are not customers — no registration, no payment, no commitment on our part — to their fans.
It’s a shame. I am hooked because for now, I am using what goes on at JTV as a place to get some inspiration, as an outlet for me to write and I need more time with JTV to finish what I am doing here. I need to see more so that I have a beginning, middle and end that can be put between to covers.
For now, what I have is simply a beginning and if I don’t work through the IRC debacle frustrations, I might be skipping right toward an end without any middle. The makings of a very short, very uninteresting book.
Cross your fingers for me, I’d like this to work out.
Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, I think it’s nap time