Well then let me apologize for misinterpreting all your posts that seem like that is what you were indeed trying to do.Originally posted by manike
I don't try to do that.
And thank YOU, yes we do agree on much.Originally posted by manike
Thank you. So you do at least see the point here. Excellent paragraph I agree with it completely.
Again, see.. there is not as much difference in opinion as was made out to be.Originally posted by manike
Nope I agree with you in general.
And AGAIN we agree! Isn’t that amazing?Originally posted by manike
I also think consumers have little or no say in what is going to happen now in that this is in the hands of the courts and lawyers and what their actions are, is the most important thing. But you know what? We (as in those of us on the net) have already made a difference in a small way (possibly a VERY big way, but who is to know yet). Some information and prior art that has turned up during these threads and discussions was previously unknown to some parties involved in this. They know about it now and every little helps.
And…. well, you got it… WE AGREE AGAIN! But I openly state that folks can do what they like.Originally posted by manike
I don't think a boycott will ultimately achieve much here other than letting SP know that some consumers do not like what actions they are taking.
And once again, we agree…..Originally posted by manike
I do think that people should be made aware of what is happening and what might happen. I don't think someone should be preaching that it won't happen just because they don't think it will. I think people should know all the possible outcomes.
But that also includes letting folks know that quite possibly nothing very bad could happen as well. It seems to me that to say only doom and gloom can be spread all over the internet, but that someone who thinks it will NOT be doom and gloom shouldn’t be able to state their opinions is contrary to everything AO has ever stood for. It is saying that the masses can shout at the top of their lungs about the worse case scenario, but someone who does not believe it will happen can’t say so.
And I for one didn’t “preach” about anything. My voice was one of a vast number of voices, and in fact a MINORITY of voices here. Why are you so concerned? This confuses me. I take a positive outlook on something and I am treated like I should not and that it is a bad thing. This too confuses me.
If you are truly wanting everyone to know what MAY happen, then don’t get all worked up over someone saying that quite possibly nothing of any significance may happen as well. That is, after all, one of the many possibilities.
I agree with this, and I never advocated doing “nothing”… far from it. It seems that the only real difference in our thinking is how this will all end. I believe that if truly wrong, SP will be proven so in court. I believe that the information gathered and presented by consumers will only help the situation. And in fact may indeed put a stop to it. And that in itself would blow the whole “worse case scenarios” out of the water… making who right?Originally posted by manike
The power of the net and communication and discussion is not to be taken lightly. We can make a difference, by finding out a little bit more info, or by making more people aware. It all helps. 2 heads are better than one when it comes to searching for information. 1 thousand heads or more are even better... and that's how many people have so far signed the petition. I expect there are many more reading all this that haven't signed but they may still have known a little bit of useful information.
And I also agree with this.Originally posted by manike
I encourage those that are still looking for earlier web posts about electro's or earlier prior art in other fields to continue. Who knows, someone may find the smoking gun (electro? ) that solves the case.
Again, we are in agreement in just about every aspect, all but the final result. I have faith in the courts and the paintball community. And I don’t see the industry crumbling over this. And that is what I have maintained all along. Thank you for your post, it clears up a great deal.