This whole letter is glitter vomit, but let’s try to get through it, ehh?
"Gary, Sammi, Carrie Ann and all of the rest of the admins are amazing and extremely well-liked and very good at what they do."
True, so why’d you sell them out at the last minute, begging Fred for your job back in order to help him with damage control? Does anyone else find it interesting that Stormy’s running …everything? She’s not here by the goodness of her heart.
You don’t have the details, Stormy? Yes you did. The firing date was the 10th . I had the following long, nicely worded email - all edited and delivered to my mailbox by the 14th. And this very post is from the 15th.
5/14/2013 3:35:59 PM
This is a letter to a small number of the most valued contributors from Eden Community. We are asking for your support and continued participation during changes that are being made to the community and the company. We know change can be scary, but we’re here to help!
There are several major changes taking place. The team is one: we are changing the community management team - Gary, Carrie Ann, and Sammi – to bring more fun and quality time and events to Eden Community;
Second, we are working on a re-organization of the review program. The mobile shoppers are looking for a concise, quick opinion from experienced users such as you to help them make their choices about EF’s products. We are expecting 35% of the total traffic on site to be from mobile devices and you will start to see more unique review templates, allowing each user to give their particular brand of advice on an item.
Third, an official Eden Shopping Club is long overdue. We would like to keep our loyal customers and reward them appropriately while maintaining a competitive edge with Amazon. We kind of have it already: with all the buy-out assignments and points, it is almost a club, just disorganized. We will make it official, useful, and beneficial for you.
In the meantime, I have temporarily signed back on to help you transition into a new phase with EF. Assignments are being taken care of promptly and I will have a direct contact for you within the next week or two. All orders are being processed and there should be no delays there.
SexIs – Will continue as normal, I will answer any questions as quickly as I can.
Community Events – Weekly events such as the Rumble and COTM will continue, clubs and workshops are on hold until further notice.
Editing – Please send any questions to me. I will investigate any issues as needed.
It would be a huge help to the community if you would continue to participate and keep things lively and fun just as you always have. The transition should be fairly painless but there will be nuances about the community the new director will have to learn. With a little bit of patience and understanding we can keep Eden just as awesome as it always has been and continue to see it grow and blossom.
Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions, I’m here to help and we’ll all benefit from a stronger, more unique Eden in the end. Thank you for everything you do!
This letter pretty much sums up that you have quite the plan. There’s no glitch. The only glitch that you’re hoping for is the one in the eyes of the contributors before they keep on going. Hopefully, they've been tipped off by some things.
Eden has NO STOCK!!
“I’m waiting for the ____ to come in”
“I emailed _____ about when the ____ was going to be in and they said they hoped to have it by the end of the month.” – Right.
“Yay! I got the assignment I wanted! As soon as I clicked it” – Never.
Why is the owner firing everyone? And if he’s firing everyone… how long can EF run on one leg? THERE’S NO ONE THERE! – Listen to the tape. “no need to transfer anything. No one here to pick it up…”
Hell, maybe they are going to fold – grab it while you can. If you were to run like the walls were falling, and spend every single last point that you have – I’d like to know what you’d really buy. How much toys really go for. Think about it. I did. Others have.
Maybe they are cleaning house. I’m not sure. If so, what a shitty way to do it.
I was never close with the admins. If anything, I argued with JR and fought with most of them about the shit I posted. Sammi. I liked Sammi. She was nice to me, even with my mouth, foul and nasty as it can be, even when telling the truth. I didn't really know the others. There were lots of days that I figured I’d get banned for the shit that I’d said, but, when something’s fucked up… it’s just fucked up.And it needs to be said. And the way they were fired was really, really fucked up.
Not being able to come forward and really getting to tell everyone the shit they had to go through. Having someone else write some candy-coated, smarmy, jack-ed up post and email, just sweeping them under the rug as if the time and effort they put into this place no longer matters? And we’re supposed to swallow that?
I don’t care if you know them, like them, or what – it’s wrong. It’s the Fucked-up kinda wrong. So wrong, that I won’t be here to say anything about it.
I’ll be banned after this post.
Just like many before me who have had voices and been punished for it. Some have spoken up on issues of re-selling used toys. Some have been banned for no reason at all.
Watch out for a quick run on your freedom of speech this week. All negative posts that Stormy feels personally insulted by … well, you’re going to lose privileges.
It’s not about speaking your opinion, even if it is negative. She just doesn't want the truth out, because IT IS negative. But hey, we didn't write the book, we’re just reading it.
Bloggers have all kinds of information. Go follow the bloggers. Feel free to start at mine, read comments, look at their blogs, and get the truth. You’ll find the audio. Of course Fred’s had it snatched down from youtube, but it’s still out there.
Lastly, getting banned from EF is not going to kill you. You have your friend’s email addresses? Great, talk to them after you walk your dog. Get your laundry done. Have fun with those toys. Stop stressing. It’s fucking summer. Go for a swim. Enjoy the sun. Read a book. Do whatever the fuck you want without worrying about a review. Jesus Christ. Don’t be controlled by a review. It really is an amazing feeling to not be “afraid” of a “big bad ban.”
Now watch out for the glitter covered shit that they’re going to try to convince everyone to take a bite of. Remember, if it smells bad, don’t eat it.