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LOL @ the lack of anti-aliasing on his logo...
That's just the graphic designer in me....
But I'd say that's borderline obnoxious of Eric at this point.
Edited by csm725 - 3/1/12 at 11:41pm
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Rest assured, as soon as admin or I have more information we'll promptly distribute it to you all - we're obviously keeping a very close eye on this discussion and the issue as a whole, and are doing everything we can to help the process along.
We're just trying to avoid continual posting that we're "working on it" because there have not been any real status updates. You'll know of any developments as soon as we do, and the continual patience is much appreciated. We fully understand that this process is taking far longer than you probably originally anticipated. Please don't hesitate to contact he (admin) or I with specific inquiries.

I have some questions for ocn admins:

1. Does OCN Admin have proof that FTW has the funds to ship the fans? If no why not?

2.Is Eric effectively running a ponzi scheme such that more orders must be placed before he has enough money to ship these? If so is OCN admin complicit with potentially screwing other customers in order to avoid the legal problems of FTW going bankrupt while in possession of the fans?

3. Why hasn't Eric been forced to provide bi-weekly updates stating explicit progress? For example "80% complete on updating the spreadsheet 110 PM's to go" would be reassuring and a good start.

4. What sort of deadline has been imposed such that OCN will take over from Eric in the face of continuing to not show progress.

5. Does OCN admin have a backup plan for such a scenario?

At this point I agree with others that greater transparency from admin would help reassure the punters given that Eric is giving none. I hope that these questions are not only answered but that the answers are "right" so that rumors and panic can be put to bed.
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I wouldn't give admin and chipp too much flack. I am just happy they are involved and working to fix the problem.
I thank ONC for facillitating this group buy but my thank-yous do not extend to those who seem to work to delay the said group buy and postulate to be in charge while ignoring us all .......no names here, you know who you are.
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I wouldn't give admin and chipp too much flack. I am just happy they are involved and working to fix the problem.
I thank ONC for facillitating this group buy but my thank-yous do not extend to those who seem to work to delay the said group buy and postulate to be in charge while ignoring us all .......no names here, you know who you are.

I'm not trying to give them flack, just trying to help the community understand where we are. A lack of information causes uncertainty and rumors. Rumors cause panic. My intent is to squash rumors rather than letting them grow in the shadows. If the answers are good then people should be reassured. If they are bad then admins have some work to do in order to not only help us but avoid being liable for Eric. It would be sad if FTW went down, but if they took OCN down with them that would be a whole lot worse.
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I wouldn't give admin and chipp too much flack. I am just happy they are involved and working to fix the problem.
I thank ONC for facillitating this group buy but my thank-yous do not extend to those who seem to work to delay the said group buy and postulate to be in charge while ignoring us all .......no names here, you know who you are.

I'm not trying to give them flack, just trying to help the community understand where we are. A lack of information causes uncertainty and rumors. Rumors cause panic. My intent is to squash rumors rather than letting them grow in the shadows. If the answers are good then people should be reassured. If they are bad then admins have some work to do in order to not only help us but avoid being liable for Eric. It would be sad if FTW went down, but if they took OCN down with them that would be a whole lot worse.
Completely agreed and well put. This is largely what motivated my previous post.

I have dealt with a few tricky situations myself where you need to motivate someone who's in over their head, if not borderline incompetent, yet indispensable to the project. It is a delicate task to both crack the whip and offer encouragement so the job gets done, so I understand that Chipp and admin probably can't share all the details of what they are doing behind the scenes. We don't need all the details, but we do need to know that the whip is in fact being cracked and will continue to crack until everyone who bought a fan has been satisfied.
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Update from the other thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1206348/gentle-typhoon-2150-barebones-have-arrived/110#post_16610393
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Part of the spreadsheet has been updated (all those who have paid for shipping). Still working through PMs of people who are splitting or selling orders. PMs going out today and tomorrow of those who are not checked off. If there are any errors, please PM the member "FTW PC".
https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0Aq_ZcMGHmTNbdFJxR2J3eDZDV1R4T0VXVHRpTnRTRWc&w=100&h=500
Currently waiting on supplies from USPS. They were ordered towards the end of the business day 2/20. I called USPS to inquire Tuesday (2/28) and they stated the shipment went out Monday (2/27) from a CA location. Hopefully they will arrive at Case Labs today.
     
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well one thing will come out of it. No more group buys cause this was a complete an utter mess. I do have a question tho. What will happen to FTW-PC on OCN. Has he ruined the reputation? What is OCN going to do after all this has been taken care of?

 

 

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I'm all for group buys. This one just had some kinks that people are making into a life-altering disaster.
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I'm all for group buys. This one just had some kinks that people are making into a life-altering disaster.

 

I can understand being up for a group buy but it needs to be handled by a more sophisticated / dedicated person. The amount of time that has passed for the massive amount of money that the fans have totaled if crazy. Almost $20,000 dollars & many months later & this is still barely slugging along.

 

 

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Agreed on the management, but I want moar group buys!! biggrin.gif
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