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HOLY GOD I GOT IT POSTED ON THE CONSUMERIST

http://consumerist.com/373901/creati...rty-programmer

i sent an email and its posted! the consumer has THOUSANDS of viewers!
lol, that's awesome. It'll be interesting to see if this makes any major headlines. TV, newspaper. It is just amazing to watch this thing spread like a wildfire (reletively) over the course of a couple of days. If this thing gets even 1 minute of major TV time, the **** hath hittith the fan.

EDIT: Speaking of which, might be a good story to give a tip to your local news companies. If they get enough tips on the same story it might light a fire under their ***.
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wow...just wow

I figured I'd check in after a weekend binge of GW, and this is what I find.

I've always been a bit apathetic when it comes to Creative. I never actively boycotted them, but my last experience was enough to put me off buying an x-fi for my current rig. I bought an Audigy2 ZS from a guy here on OCN and I liked it when I was running XP. After switching to Vista, I noticed I lost alot of functionality. I posted here on OCN and was basically told to replace my POS sound card. I tried emailing Creative, and after about a week I got a reply telling me the same thing. Instead, I pulled the Audigy out and gave it away, and went back to on-board. I couldn't see paying $70+ for something I got free with my mobo. Yeah, the on-board sound is not as good, but I don't have $300 speakers either, so the difference is minimal. The on-board sound also has full functionality in Vista.

PS - I gave the Audigy to a friend. He tried installing it and found out about the reduced functionality in Vista so it's currently sitting in a drawer at his house. It's not a bad card, it's just a bad card to use with Vista, and it is entirely Creative's fault. Do they care that I'm not using a card they've already been paid for? Of course not. I'm just a guy that was too cheap to buy their flagship product. What they should be concerned about is the fact that I design and build PC's for a living. I'm not a big volume seller, I'm just a local "mom and pop" type guy, but if they burn enough of us it will begin to hurt their bottom line. I won't refuse to sell a Creative product if that is what the end-user is set on (unlike Creative I try not to anger paying customers), but I will make it a point to inform them of this situation.


Edit: just saw the post about Consumerist...I know for a fact that major news outlets do view that site on a regular basis. I've seen CNN and Fox News both directly name the Consumerist. That isn't a guarantee they'll pick up on this, but it's a start.
 
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lol, that's awesome. It'll be interesting to see if this makes any major headlines. TV, newspaper. It is just amazing to watch this thing spread like a wildfire (reletively) over the course of a couple of days. If this thing gets even 1 minute of major TV time, the **** hath hittith the fan.
i highly doubt any tv time, highly, but this will affect creatives sales
god i hope that post by the webmaster from newegg is real
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Wow, you guys are really tearing creative down...

I really don't like them. But this is starting to get old... Maybe it's just late lol
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Wow, you guys are really tearing creative down...

I really don't like them. But this is starting to get old... Maybe it's just late lol
Agreed, this has been an interesting event to watch. But you can never underestimate the impact of angry people massing in large numbers.

I wonder how many OCN users posting " I need help" threads got ignored because of this.
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Agreed, this has been an interesting event to watch. But you can never underestimate the impact of angry people massing in large numbers.

I wonder how many OCN users posting " I need help" threads got ignored because of this.
I personally ignored 5.
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I personally ignored 5.
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awesome.
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Okay, so what exactly is the problem people are having with the cards? I have had my X-Fi for 3 months on Vista and never had a problem. Is it only certain versions or what?
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