Here’s the deal. The NPPL excluded films crews to film the center court, and only the center court, for the Boston NPPL. PbNation didn’t like this because it affects MWAG (they can give other reasons, but it’s MWAG), so they decide to exclude the NPPL in their forums by censoring NPPL sites like NPPLLive.com and NPPL.tv and closing the NPPL forum, though that’s now up in the air.
Seems kinda childish and hypocritical to me. It’s like a kid getting his bottle taken away, so he takes the other kid’s toy away to make it even.
Let’s just go through some of the absolutely ridiculous statements he made.
We are and have been 100% in support of paintball leagues, including the NPPL.
That’s why we’re censoring NPPL sites and possibly closing the NPPL forums, because we support them.
Cutting media is not growing the sport it is going backwards.
Last time I checked, NPPLLive.com was media. You’re cutting them from the site. Seems like you’re causing the sport to go backwards.
MWAG didn’t ask us to do anything.
Possibly, but if it was some other company that you weren’t “best friends” with, would you still do this? Nope, you wouldn’t give them the time of the day.
Excluding isnâ€™t the right thing to do.
Like excluding the NPPL from your forums?
PbNation placing the NPPL on the swear filter is a symbolic act at best as it will have almost no impact on the operations of the league, players or industry.
So when you add something to the swear filter, it doesn’t affect them? So I guess that whole Virtue crap was just a ruse.
I think I need to reconsider completing closing the NPPL forum. Iâ€™ll certainly do that in the next few days and as you know the NPPL forum is still open and was never closed.
Translation: I don’t have as much power over everyone as I thought I did, so I’m going to keep the NPPL forum open, since I almost screwed myself over and almost lost a lot of users.
So PbNation, fix it. Remove the sites from the swear filter and don’t touch the NPPL forum. You really are just digging yourself a deeper hole and pissing more people off with all of your shenanigans. If you keep it up, there will be a site to take your place just like you took PbCity’s place.