Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:50 PM
Social decided to leave misleading info and imagery up for all to see, in massive text on the pics was the incorrect dates and in the text attached to it being posted was it being stated that the dates were incorrect. I've run into this a few times with our team page, attach whatever explanation to an image but there will always be people who take the IMAGE ALONE at face value. When planning for a team like days off from work, flights, hotels, etc. rely on those dates it's important that proper info is held by these teams. If even ONE team booked all of these things with improper info that's a massive pain for the players etc.
Frank asked something perfectly reasonable, for misleading info to be removed. Social's response amounting up to "Not until we get the proper dates." Perhaps Frank didn't have them, perhaps he didn't know when they'd be posted and now this improper info may be up for days with no proper answers. At the end of the day he's the VP of the league, he's looking out for the best interests of it and the players and Social wants nothing more than new info, page hits and advertising dollars. Perhaps if they'd do the reasonable thing and just remove it they'd receive the new dates with no issue and not suffer a ban.
Social can deny it all the like but what they sought was a negative reaction, some "drama", some "buzz" around them, it was nothing but attention whoring on their part.
As for the comment above about "This is why I'll never shoot a Vanguard", so be it, but that is a statement which is complete nonsense, Frank is a great person to be running the company, he's very involved in the business and personally sees to it that the players who use his product and the sponsored teams are very well taken care of. What it comes down to is this, if you can't take a hardball stance you'll have people walking all over you ESPECIALLY in paintball. I have my own opinions on Social but those are my own but I'm sure that there is more going on than what you guys have seen on the surface.