Aniblog Tourney

Huh, lol what. There’s a tournament pitting anime blogs together (direct link removed due to RP’s arrogance, google this little self-aggrandizing scheme yourself, if you really want to care about it)?! Um… what?!

I don’t think it’s worth fighting for, but for what it is, I am just going to check it out and see what happens next. Feel free not to vote for me, lol. Also, the creators could have given the blogs in the tournament a heads-up email too. Y’know, just for being polite and such.

I guess whoever wins this gets a humongous e-pen0s boost, eh? I have a feeling it’s going to come down to a battle between Random Curiosity and BlogSuki at the finals, ahaha.

60 Comments

  1. Air Said,

    April 18, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

    jason: “DIVINE! What does the scouter say about his power level?”

    DIVINE: “IT’S OVER NINE THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND!” *crushes scouter*

    jason: WHAT, NINE THOUSAND!?

  2. Animenz Said,

    April 18, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

    hm.. so this is a spiritual successor of the otakueliminationgame, right?

  3. sadakups Said,

    April 18, 2010 @ 9:06 pm

    Are people so damn bored that they even thought of doing something like this?

  4. Author Said,

    April 18, 2010 @ 11:42 pm

    “People” do not organize these things because they are “bored”. All it is, is a cynical scheme by Scamp to drive visits to his site, nothing more, nothing less. It has less with boredom and more with advertisement revenue.

  5. Author Said,

    April 18, 2010 @ 11:44 pm

    Although, the current site is away from the CD and runs no ads. So, maybe he is bored after all.

  6. RP Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 12:13 am

    I’m not sure what purpose an email to the blog authors would have served. Permission? Acknowledgment? But for what? Unlike animeblips, which I know you’re not a fan of, the tourney isn’t lifting content. And there’s no effort required on the authors part.

    There’s nothing cynical about this. It was an idea sparked by talk about previous anime blog awards, and a similar tourney I noticed among sports blogs (in honor of the NCAA basketball tourney).

    Honestly, we felt it’d be a good chance for a.) to let the readers in on some of the fun b.) shine some light on newer, lesser known blogs.

    Maybe I’m just underestimating how much people value their e-peen, but I really doubt anyone’s going to get off on this. Whichever blog “wins” probably already has all the e-peen he needs.

    Also, it’s nothing like the OEG. The OEG was a personal tirade against the usage of a certain word. It was a “competition” in only the most bastardized sense.

    Lastly, if you’ve got suggestions post them on the blog. I don’t think at any point an email will go out to the blog writers in advance, but in the future we could probably allow some extra time and explicit direction to give people a chance to opt-out of the tourney.

  7. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 12:59 am

    @RP: Hurr, so in your opinion, there is no point informing blog owners about their forced participation in this tournament? I’d understand if this was SaiMoe since the participants are not even real, but IMHO, it would HAVE been polite if you informed us before hand about this. At least we would be getting the knowledge first-hand instead of getting to know about this shit via hearsay and random chats.

    Even if you think that the blog owners don’t need to have any say about their forced participation in to your little own beauty pageant, you should be obliged to inform them directly about this. It’s the least you can do to show that you are sincere about this.

    Well, good job in giving me the right picture about your little charade now. Try to have fun with it, eh.

  8. gunrunforfun Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 3:30 am

    Eh, I always find blog competitions kind of silly (I mean, it’d be nice if this ended up promoting the little blogs that many people have never heard of, but HA, what are the odds of THAT happening?), but the “no direct linking” part kind of makes sense. When links are posted, it turns into more of a, “whose readership is more fervent” competition. I say kind of because you’ll probably still have a subsection who bookmarks the site to “vote early and often”.

  9. Michael is Low on Hit Points Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 3:50 am

    Wow, way to be an ass. This may not have been organized all that well, but your slandering good intentions is a bit much, and your language against them comes off too harsh. You don’t like it? Opt out and call it a day. What, you don’t like people talking about you, rating you against others? Welcome to mankind.

  10. A certain asdas Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 3:56 am

    and … thei’re hatin’

  11. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 4:18 am

    @Micheal: Hurr, way to miss the point, fgt. I personally don’t care if they want to do this tournament with or without me, I never started my blog to win silly e-pen0r awards. It’s not about getting rated by others or people talking about me anyways, since by definition if I open a public blog, it is implied that I am ready to take being judged by others.

    BUT, it would have been polite of them to DIRECTLY inform the blog owners about this matter BEFOREHAND instead of having the news slowly trickling down to the public via word of mouth. I am flattered they put me in, but at the same time I am also a little annoyed they did not notify me about this.

    And RP’s response to this is imply that the blog owners are actually not that important at all? That’s the straw that broke the camel’s back for me.

  12. Wittyreviewer Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 4:24 am

    I’m gonna have to agree with Mr.Kurogane myself. Isn’t it just manners, plain and simple, to inform someone of their participation in a tourney? I mean, how would you like it is someone came up to you saying “Good luck” and then you later find out someone had entered you into a manditory boxing tourneyment?

    Ok bad example I know but same principle, it’s not right that someone has to find out about their participation through word of mouth instead of directly being told. Or maybe just being asked in the firt place, right?

  13. Grimmer Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 4:26 am

    @Michael is Low on Hit Points: LOL! An entire site is brought to life for the main purpose of rating the value of your existence against that of others (not to mention that it’s solely decided by something as lame as popular vote) and you’re of opinion that the participants should have no say in it?
    It’s pitiful that there’s a faggot out there who thinks the result of this query has any value whatsoever. It will only show which site gets most traffic…guess what, you don’t need to hold a poll to figure that out.
    It might actually be interesting if people had a chance to select their favorite essay/entry on an anime blog…and it would create a compendium or whatever, but yah, that would demand some minor intellectual/organizational effort on the part of the event creator and that’s clearly too much to ask.

    If you truly love anime blogs then you wouldn’t let them fight amongst eachother as if they were horses in some twisted race. Same goes for comparing artists. The losers who try to compare people like Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan and try to figure out which one is ‘best’ clearly don’t understand shit about music.

    A comparison between complex entities like blogs, as if they were a couple of digits, only suggests ignorance and arrogance on the part of the originator. But then again…the world is full of morons trying to waste our time and get on our nerves…Welcome to reality.

  14. Michael is Low on Hit Points Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 4:51 am

    WOW, this is eye opening for me! Haven’t really been here much myself, but man is there some anger and vitriol around here. Alright then. I had more to say, but if this is the maturity of response then why bother…

  15. Grimmer Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 4:52 am

    You had more to say? Wow I really made everyone dodge a bullet there.

  16. Bill Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 6:50 am

    Showering advertisement for your blog…

  17. Glo Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    I don’t check my email, so I’m glad they didn’t email, because I wouldn’t have gotten it.

    Who wouldn’t want to be in a tournament? Tournaments kick ass!

  18. Maserbeam Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

    I don’t see what’s so hard to understand what Kurogane’s point is.

    It’s a matter of manners. Doesn’t matter if Kurogane cares or not. You included him and others within this “thing” that they could “opt out of” without even knowing they participated. What’s the point of giving them the chance to “opt out” if that’s the case? What if they never found out?

  19. Komidol Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

    I guess I have a degree of attention-whore in me. I like getting comments, and I like writing for people generate feedback and promoting my blog. I probably would of liked to participate in a contest like this.

    None the less, I completely agree with Kurogane, maybe even to an extreme. Notifying the blog authors is the least you could of done, but probably you should of had them sign up. What exactly is the nomination criteria for as far as I know a single-elimination tournament (looking at the bracket, which is silly).

    I think this whole competition is a shadow of what it really could be. So, I think this is a good time to ask the question – what ever happened to the Anime Blogger Awards? That seemed fairly legit and comprehensive. I remember when I started blogging wanting to participate for rookie of the year.

    We should get a group together to restore that, what ever happened to it?

  20. A certain asdas Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

    Well… they’re hating and they’re like most of the kids/adolescents nowadays.

    Say something to them… no, they do all correct and they have all the reason. We are wrong, no them.

    Bunch of retarded faggots.

  21. A certain asdas Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    (I mean, I agree with kurogane asd)

  22. Epi Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

    They never notified anyone? Interesting… it seemed some people knew about this a while ago, I know Kabitzin twittered about it before it came out for instance. They really should have notified people, I think that would have been better PR. Then again I know a lot of people never check e-mail anyway (I don’t remember the last time I checked my anime blog e-mail).

  23. AznCoffee Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 3:22 pm

    BlogSuki is good, but not nearly as good as RC.

    Seriously. Omni and Divine are friggin anime blog gods.

  24. NovaJinx Said,

    April 20, 2010 @ 12:09 am

    Yep, RP was pretty much an ass up there and thus I sympathize with Kuro in this. Like Grimmer said, it’s just a contest of who has the most readers and that’s about it, nothing you actually would need a poll to figure out. Just pull some ranking from Alexa and you’re done.

    If people have have blog they read pitted against one that they don’t, they’re not going to research the other. They will just vote the one they know and call it a day. Just a waste of time to be part of it, especially when blogs with little readership are mercilessly mixed up with ones with more than plenty.

    ABA was better than this. I miss those guys.

  25. TheBigN Said,

    April 20, 2010 @ 2:33 am

    As one of “those guys” from the ABA committee way back when, I’m a little surprised at how the lack of an e-mail has generated such a strong response. I agree that it would have been good if there was prior notification, but I don’t understand how that results in what I’ve see in this comment thread and in some of the posts I’ve seen about the tourney. It’s kinda like whoa.

  26. Three Years of Flame – Eye’m just a mistreated man, and the Jinx is on poor me. | Jinx! Said,

    April 20, 2010 @ 7:49 am

    [...] Anime Blog Awards, good times… I might be unnecessarily negative about the whole thing, but RP pretty much denying us authors in his commentary on Kuro’s post was enough to tick me off. Of course, my Belgian co-blogger [...]

  27. RP Said,

    April 20, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

    You guys are taking my words out of context. Nowhere did I say that the blog authors arent important. I did say that there isnt effort required for them to “participate.”

    And so thats why I asked the question, what purpose would it serve to email? It was an actual, serious question that I wanted (preferably) a non-jackass response to. Permission? Acknowledgment? I didnt ask it simply to humor you. If in this tourney, you had to do exert effort to participate than yeah, an email before wouldve made a lot of sense. But what difference would this be, than say if technorati or whichever site chose 10 blogs to include in a feature.

    From my understanding, people had criticisms with the ABA, because it lacked democracy and was generally a circle jerk. I wasn`t around for that, so I`m only saying what I`ve heard. We thought the voting process would help alleviate that.

    As far as voting goes, yeah the smaller blogs probably will lose out to the bigger blogs. But in going through this process, there were many blgos that I hadn`t heard of, but ended up starting to follow. So a new blog may lose, but get exposure they wouldn`t have gotten before. What`s the harm in that.

    Finally, look, if you`ve got criticisms, suggestions, whatever, tell us them. Email us, tweet us, post on the blog, whatever. You`re not gonna hurt our feelings. Give us good, cogent reasons. But don`t pull this passive aggressive bullshit where you`re twisting my words and taking them out of context to create false arguments that I`m not making. We never claimed this would be perfect. But it was an interesting enough idea where we at least thought it was worth getting the ball rolling one way or the other.

  28. RP Said,

    April 20, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

    @Grimmer “LOL! An entire site is brought to life for the main purpose of rating the value of your existence against that of others (not to mention that it’s solely decided by something as lame as popular vote) and you’re of opinion that the participants should have no say in it?”

    Dude, if you really believe the point of this tourney is to compare the value of your existence then there’s absolutely nothing I can say to make a rational argument otherwise. But that’s just ridiculous. Multi-celled organisms are complex entities. Blogs are not.

    @Kurogane: “I am flattered they put me in, but at the same time I am also a little annoyed they did not notify me about this.”

    That’s a fair criticism.

    “And RP’s response to this is imply that the blog owners are actually not that important at all? That’s the straw that broke the camel’s back for me.”

    Like I mentioned above. This is not. My specific line was “And there’s no effort required on the authors part.” I can’t even begin to understand how you would interpret that as me saying blog owners arent important. This is akin to what Wittyreviewer mentioned above, what if we just happened to throw you into a boxing tournament. Well, the difference between this and that, is that one requires special effort, while the other does not. If we said “congrats, you’re in the tourney. now write 3 posts about us.” that would be messed up. But my specific comment above was to specify that there wasn’t any special effort on the author’s necessary.

  29. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    April 20, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

    @RP: Again, an email to notify the blog owners about this would be good manners. Is it that hard to go through 96 blogs and find a contact email? You’d probably spend more effort and time choosing these 96 blogs and creating a seed bracket for them all, right?

    I think Grimmer put it in context well enough that if you are going to do something that is pretty much rating people’s existence against others in such a public manner, would it not be decent to just inform the “participants” about it before kicking it off? I am not saying you need to draft out 96 individual personalized emails to each and every blog owner/author, but just sending a mass bcc’ed email about our participation wouldn’t be that hard.

    Even ABA, back when it was in the planning stages, the organizers actually took the trouble to contact each of the blog authors beforehand (I still remember giving Impz and TBN some advice on ABA before it was public). Even if ABA “lacked” democracy, they were still comparatively better in their PR than you guys.

    Also, about “lifting words from your mouth”, I am sorry but that is the impression I had from your initial comment in this post. If you had said “oh I guess we forgot to do that” or something I wouldn’t be taking this much offense, but your opinion is that you are “not sure what an email to the participants” would do. That is what I feel is wrong about this whole fiasco. If you can’t see why, then I guess you need to take some lessons in event management and organization.

    But hey, on the bright side, you guys sure got your promotion now!

  30. casval Said,

    April 20, 2010 @ 5:53 pm

    Lol. Are people that bored nowadays that they make up some kind of blog popularity contest?

    It seems to me like some kind of scheme to get more blog hits, RP. maybe if your content was interesting and not a dry repeat of what hundreds of other blogs have to offer, then you can generate the number of hits you’d like to see.

  31. SPIRAL Said,

    April 20, 2010 @ 7:19 pm

    Hmm… I expect to be pitted against you in some later round… XD

  32. mefloraine Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 6:17 am

    I have no interest in combating much of what was said here, other than to say that you definitely could have taken a better route than to type up a flame post on our methods.
    I have to agree that an e-mail notification prior to the competition would have been wise, especially as we have had a few blogs drop out that we could otherwise have avoided.

    But the actual reason I commented was to say that yes, it is hard to find contact information on 96 blogs. Do you know how many blogs neglect to mention where we can reach them? Or rely on something like Twitter, which is a pain to contact people through for this sort of thing?
    I noticed this when asking permission of the blogs we are replacing drop-outs with.
    Just sayin’.

  33. casval Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 8:18 am

    @mefloraine i think you’re just lazy

  34. casval Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 8:27 am

    also, maybe if this tourney bs was better thought out at the beginning then you would not be allegedly “flamed” where ever you got that idea from. it takes more time to backtrack like this than if you had spent a little time at the start to notify the bloggers at the beginning.
    Just sayin’.

  35. mefloraine Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 9:42 am

    @casval Aw, you’re right. I am very lazy. ;)
    However, I’m not so lazy as to botch a job like that because of it. Please.

  36. dango Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 9:44 am

    OMFG
    TL;DR
    SKIP
    SKIP
    TROLL
    SKIP
    SKIP

  37. casval Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 10:03 am

    @mefloraine what relevance does this “job” of yours have to what’s being discussed. care to elaborate or am i missing something? because you just appearing to be spewing a useless retort/rhetoric that does not convey any meaningful purpose. or if you’re simply referring to your “job” of “organizing” this competition you’ve clearly botched it already as evidenced by the shit storm. try harder to come back with a sensible response or don’t respond at all and spend this time usefully to email the 96 blog authors that you need to since it takes a lot of time apparently as you have said yourself.

  38. mefloraine Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 10:22 am

    @casval I specifically mentioned that I was to e-mail our replacement blogs, and this is where I initially noticed that some people do not put our their contact information. Either read and comprehend or do not respond, please.
    I did not say anything about it taking a long time to e-mail everyone (though I’m sure it would). I am just mentioning that it is not correct to say that everyone has contact information readily available for use. Which someone up there mentioned before.

    I did not intend to participate in a back and forth conversation and will not continue. I don’t really like the hostility here, and I don’t really wish to encourage it.
    I even agreed that some of our organization could have been better, so whatever this issue of yours is, it is not valid for an argument with me.

  39. casval Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    @melfloraine you can keep deflecting the issue, but it remains that you or someone else was too lazy to look for contact information to begin with, and therefore this whole problem began with your failure to look up the contact information and notify the bloggers appropriately at the start. I don’t see how anyone can miss my point and the point that everyone else is reinforcing. It’s plain and simple and if i have to type it again, here: you jacked when you failed to notify the bloggers at the beginning of this contest and therefore, you have annoyed and pissed some of them off. also, the way your friend responded initially was not diplomatic nor taken well because of the tone she used. I think i am making a very reasonable and valid point and you are just annoyed because you are getting “flamed.” the ball is in your court buddy.

  40. Yagami Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    @mefloraine “i was too lazy to email people AT FIRST. but now that a shit storm has occurred… i will do as people say”. That sums it up. lul.

  41. mefloraine Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 11:14 am

    @casval I’m not particularly annoyed at all. I don’t think you’re entirely understanding me. I do not need you to attempt to drill the same thing into my head repeatedly. ;)

  42. casval Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    @mefloraine for someone who said they are not interested in a back and forth here, you respond, and not only that, you respond pretty expediently.

  43. Jason "moofang" Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

    Completely personal opinion and I don’t expect to be taken too seriously, but I think the link removal and sharp accusation in the main post up there is a little uncalled for. I think lack of email notification is fair criticism and I can see why you’re unhappy about RP’s response, but I think the offense wasn’t really deliberate, and I think the intentions of the tourney are generally good, so it’d be nice I think for there to be less hostility, especially up at the visibility of the main post.

    As a reader and a blogger I’d be happier if less bad blood develops and floats its way up to the public surface, especially if most of it resulted from misunderstandings…

  44. wut Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

    @casval

    Hurrrr.

    Is the attacks really necessary? What are you even hoping to achieve by attacking melforaine and the tourney?

    Honestly. All these insults just because the organizers didn’t send an e-mail to notify their participants? I can understand that it is common courtesy, but that’s a fun talk considering how much dung people are throwing at the organizers just because of that.

  45. casval Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 1:28 pm

    @wut Hurrrr. i did not define the atmosphere of this debate. RP defined it by being generally offensive and dismissive. it is one thing that the emails weren’t sent and it’s another thing to respond in the way RP did, which is a big part of this problem. melforaine is a part of this cohort of people doing that contest and he should have thought about this common courtesy you speak of ahead of time.

  46. wut Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    @casval

    And thus by constantly contributing to this atmosphere, what are you hoping to achieve?

  47. casval Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

    @wut i am doing it for the lulz. next question.

  48. RP Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

    @casval: I don’t know if you’ve even bothered to check the blog, but I don’t think there’s one link on the aniblog tourney that links back to my blog besides the standard comment links. So this “scheme” to generate blog hits isn’t much of a scheme I guess. Nice try with the conspiracy theory though.

    @kurogane: That’s fair enough. Honestly, like I mentioned, it just never really occurred to us, because we weren’t asking authors to do anything special on their part. Poor planning on our part, but the introduction post was akin to an introductory email as far as we were thinking. We also never really considered that people might not want to participate. Obviously, the event planning can be improved in the future.

    And as far as “lifting words from my mouth”, I have a particular interest in making sure that issue is straight, because it “not being about the blog authors” couldn’t be further from the truth. Because it’s all about the blog authors. We wouldn’t have wasted our time creating this if it wasn’t about the blog authors. Conspiracy theories aside, there’s nothing on the site that’s driving traffic to either mine, Scamp’s or anyone’s blog. Trolling, flaming and raising notoriety aren’t exactly our goals either. One of the main reasons we took the time to set it up – knowing that there’d be matchups where a younger blog might get crushed by an old hand is that getting mentioned in the same breath as an RC or THAT, could bring new eyes and visitors to the younger blog that they wouldn’t get otherwise. “Winning” here is sort of inconsequential. People need to focus less on that. There’s no cash prize, nothing special you receive. But if one new person notices a blog they didn’t know existed before and starts following it, then that’s mission accomplished as far as I’m concerned.

  49. casval Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 3:35 pm

    @RP it is perfectly reasonable to suspect it is a scheme of some kind to generate hits for your conglomeration of blogs. it’s not as if your contest site is a completely separate and detached entity relative to your other blog. all anyone has to do is look up your name or whatever when they check the contest site and be like “hey, this guy also runs a blog of his own.” voila, magical hits and views for your main blog site. i don’t see how this “conspiracy theory” is so far-fetched.

    you made it a further problem by sounding completely condescending and now you’re trying to patch it up based on the negativity that is due.

  50. wut Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

    And of course, someone doesn’t want them to patch up for the lulz, right?

  51. casval Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

    @wut you act as if i am forced to defend my position. i am only one of many people who felt this whole contest thing was offensive and now i have to construct you, of all people, some kind of extensive lengthy response explaining my view? i think my view is already pretty clear, so i do not know what you, sir, hope to achieve by asking such an asinine question like “what do you hope to achieve?”

    i cannot help but suspect you’re one of the contest organizers disguised under another name if you ask me.

  52. JTFish Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

    Clearly wut and RP are the same person. Nice sockpuppeting RP, but I’m on to you.

  53. NovaJinx Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    Oh man, it’s like Christmas came early this year.

  54. RP Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 4:50 pm

    @casval Honestly, the negative comments are mostly limited to the comments in this post. I’m not patching anything up, I am adjusting what I say based on an increased understanding of Kurogane’s point. I didn’t quite understand where he was coming from before. I do have a better understanding now. It’s how conversations work. Someone says something, understanding ensues and the the conversation evolves.

    But to your point, so the only way something like this would have any value is for it to be run completely by anons? How realistic is that? So here at least I’m willing to be a “face” and engage with you, responding to criticisms, but instead the better route would’ve been for us to have hid behind anon accounts? If I recall correctly, even the ABA was run by some prominent bloggers at the time.

  55. moritheil Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

    “And of course, someone doesn’t want them to patch up for the lulz, right?”

    I admit, if there is enough dorama, I will report on it.

    For the lulz, as you say. :D

  56. Kljigen Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 6:47 pm

    I loled, how about adding me into the tourney? I give you my permission, go ahead.

  57. wut Said,

    April 21, 2010 @ 8:29 pm

    I laughed at how you guys thought RP and I are the same guys. Frankly, I didn’t even read RP’s blog until this happened. And I am one of those lurkers that followed Kurogane’s blog for ages. I don’t agree with what RP did in regards to not sending notification… but that does not justify the amount of bashing you guys are doing to him and the organizers.

    But whatever helps you guys sleep earlier at night. :)

    Anyway, Kurogane had posted a new post up and the organizers have admitted their mistakes, so that’s that. I am not going to be contributing anymore to this “conversation”.

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