i have to say that Keysplayr is trustworthy. He is fit to be a mod.
- unfortunately the fact is that there is a *perception issue* that is constantly brought up; and often it is due to jealousy. i believe it is largely because of the privileged position he is in as a moderator for a top tech site's forum and as a NVIDIA Focus Group member.
My own personal issue is the way that Focus Group has been handled in the past by NVIDIA; that it does not enjoy a good reputation. They were mostly known for being very one-sided (which is "entry" into the Group; you got to like NVIDIA) and not terribly critical of their sponsors. They are perceived as doing "marketing" for NVIDIA - and imo it IS a matter of negative perception. NVIDIA is getting a backlash because of some of the sins of this program in its past and being associated with the decidedly non-transparent AEG.
However, imo it is unfair to ask Keysplayr to quit Focus Group. He *loves* NVIDIA and always has and he would not be one whit different if he were not in that group. As far as i can see, he is true to himself and has not compromised his personal integrity. As to modding video that is between him and the forum administration over there. And i can guarantee that they do not like controversy and constant disputes in video. Overall, it loses membership.
Rollo was initially permabanned in February '06
Anandtech unbanned him January '08
I joined the Nvidia Focus Group in May of '08
Rollo was permabanned for the second time in February '09
These are exactly correct and does go to show how memory does fade over time.
I just thought you needed to get your record straight on this account.
There was no bad timing. You repeatedly stated that I became a member of the focus group on the EXACT same day Rollo was banned. First or second ban does not matter as it applies to neither.
To recap, and so you can retell this story many times over "correctly", I entered the focus group 4 months after Anandtech unbanned Rollo, and was a member of the group a full 9 months before Rollo's second banning.
You were so adament about this. Saying over and over again that I became a member the same day he was permabanned from AT. Where on earth did you get these memories from? If you were so innacurate about this, it is extremely possible everything you say gets twisted into something else over time.
I mean, why not? You did here and it was a doozy.
You can say all the nicest things in the world about me, Mark. Very nice statements above, but you don't mean them. It will not erase all the lies you tell on a daily basis. Only now it seems it may not be lies, but something very real in your own mind although most likely imagined.
Apoppin: "Why? Because he is Rollo's *replacement* at ATF Video; he is their viral marketer and he does what Rollo did to build interest in NVIDIA HW
. And of course, he is a mod - something that Rollo aspired to but could never achieve; at least Keys fakes an interest in AMD and pretends he is impartial
"I thought I was trustworthy?
"Keys was invited into Focus Group - Sponsored by Rollo - the very day that Rollo was kicked out of ATF for good."As you can see above, this is crap.
"Keys gave up his mod duties in Video to be come Focus Group but remained a mod in CPU forum. As a "super mod", he can do what he wants now."you got one right. Congrats.
Apoppin: "Keys was the first video mod along with me at ATF. He has always been a dyed-in-the-wool NVIDIA fan and also quite loyal to ATF. So on the same day that Rollo was kicked out of Video over there, Keys was offered a Focus Group membership - of course, Rollo arranged it so that ATF would not be left without an influential member to virally market NVIDIA over there."this is twice
Apoppin: "Keysplayr is the *exactly* same as Rollo; they consider each other friends - both viral marketers to the tech forums for NVIDIA. Except Keys is a Video mod.
- do you see anything wrong with that?"I thought I was mod worthy?
Apoppin: "The world coming to a cataclysmic end couldn't divert attention from the fact that Keys is viral marketing for NVIDIA while moderating their forum.
He is living Rollo's dream of "fair and balanced"You're a real hypocrite dude. Simply unbelievable how you can turn on somebody at the blink of an eye. Depends on your Moods? Meds? Metaphysics? You cannot be trusted. Not by anyone. I tried, and erred. All for one and one for one. Please don't bother with empty compliments anymore, as that is worse than trashing me openly. At least you'd be honest then. And it looks as though I get more press time on this site than any other. What am I, a rock star? And somebody blabbed about what you're cooking up over at AT. A little confiding, if you will. And you know the only one it could be.
Enjoy the rest of your discussion boys.