Anyone else not able to access the MDFC today?

Joined: 7:12 PM - Jul 22, 2004

2:57 PM - Dec 06, 2006 #1

As I posted below, I've been getting the following message when I try and log in: You registeration is currently in review
I've heard from several others who have been getting the same message. I'm wondering if this is something being intentionally done by Dragon to silence some of its critics or if Dragon is in the process of re-evaluating the MDFC as a whole.

Chris "toadman" Hughes
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You are tooooo famous! I got on OK....

4:55 PM - Dec 06, 2006 #2

I guess they are trying to blank out the prominent ML writers because of the criticism here. I went onto the MDFC site to see what all the fuss is about. Frankly, they have scored an 'own goal', because as a result of what I saw there, I can't imagine ever going to the site again. Therefore, if Dragon want to communicate seriously with modellers, they have just lost one contact.

I have no doubt, from what I read, that the famous blogger is just, directly or indirectly, speaking for Dragon. I was entirely embarassed by the crass and blunt method of communicating their views, and it left me actually LESS LIKELY TO BUY THEIR PRODUCTS THAN I WOULD HAVE BEEN HAD I JUST SEEN THE PMMS REVIEWS. Yes Dragon, if you are reading this, LESS likely now, because I feel so insulted. I'm very happy to have PMMS point out the little improvements. I'm not happy to have Dragon tell me what to think.

If Dragon want to engage in debate - and sometimes they have a good point (eg. Flak 38 barrel lengths)- then this site would be a good place for them to politely offer evidence. Is it a culture difference that causes them to so badly misjudge the responses of the wider modeling community? I'd like to bet that the number of viewers on the MDFC site is fewer than on here!

Chris
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MDFC site

5:01 PM - Dec 06, 2006 #3

As I posted below, I've been getting the following message when I try and log in: You registeration is currently in review
I've heard from several others who have been getting the same message. I'm wondering if this is something being intentionally done by Dragon to silence some of its critics or if Dragon is in the process of re-evaluating the MDFC as a whole.

Chris "toadman" Hughes
http://www.toadmanstankpictures.com
Hi Chris I can still get in, and read Hiroshi' s new blog. This is becoming very childish and reflects badly on Dragon, for a big, promotions driven company to pick on such a respected member of the modelling community is very counter productive.

Mark
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I didn't get in

5:55 PM - Dec 06, 2006 #4

As I posted below, I've been getting the following message when I try and log in: You registeration is currently in review
I've heard from several others who have been getting the same message. I'm wondering if this is something being intentionally done by Dragon to silence some of its critics or if Dragon is in the process of re-evaluating the MDFC as a whole.

Chris "toadman" Hughes
http://www.toadmanstankpictures.com
they obviously don't like to receive bad comments or critism.
I am going to call them later for a direct answer.

This morning I was more than pissed off about it.

Nec Temere, Nec Timide
Nur für den Dienstgebrauch
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Joined: 9:43 PM - May 01, 2003

But now I can't.......

6:15 PM - Dec 06, 2006 #5

I guess they are trying to blank out the prominent ML writers because of the criticism here. I went onto the MDFC site to see what all the fuss is about. Frankly, they have scored an 'own goal', because as a result of what I saw there, I can't imagine ever going to the site again. Therefore, if Dragon want to communicate seriously with modellers, they have just lost one contact.

I have no doubt, from what I read, that the famous blogger is just, directly or indirectly, speaking for Dragon. I was entirely embarassed by the crass and blunt method of communicating their views, and it left me actually LESS LIKELY TO BUY THEIR PRODUCTS THAN I WOULD HAVE BEEN HAD I JUST SEEN THE PMMS REVIEWS. Yes Dragon, if you are reading this, LESS likely now, because I feel so insulted. I'm very happy to have PMMS point out the little improvements. I'm not happy to have Dragon tell me what to think.

If Dragon want to engage in debate - and sometimes they have a good point (eg. Flak 38 barrel lengths)- then this site would be a good place for them to politely offer evidence. Is it a culture difference that causes them to so badly misjudge the responses of the wider modeling community? I'd like to bet that the number of viewers on the MDFC site is fewer than on here!

Chris
Oops. Obviously upset the flaming beast.....
Chris Lloyd-Staples

Research / Information Officer, MAFVA

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Joined: 4:44 PM - Apr 21, 2005

I never was accepted

7:19 PM - Dec 06, 2006 #6

they obviously don't like to receive bad comments or critism.
I am going to call them later for a direct answer.

This morning I was more than pissed off about it.

Nec Temere, Nec Timide
Nur für den Dienstgebrauch
Chris,
I wondered about it at the time and it crossed my mind that I had criticised Dragon over their attempt to crush Tristar by releasing the same kits but I dismissed that as paranoid.
Now I am not so sure it was.

Regards,
Roger
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My take on this...

8:28 PM - Dec 06, 2006 #7

As I posted below, I've been getting the following message when I try and log in: You registeration is currently in review
I've heard from several others who have been getting the same message. I'm wondering if this is something being intentionally done by Dragon to silence some of its critics or if Dragon is in the process of re-evaluating the MDFC as a whole.

Chris "toadman" Hughes
http://www.toadmanstankpictures.com
See this post: http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.ph ... 339&page=1

RobG
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Joined: 7:12 PM - Jul 22, 2004

Hey Rob...

8:42 PM - Dec 06, 2006 #8

...can you translate that post into Chinese? It is perfect!

Chris "toadman" Hughes
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Joined: 7:12 PM - Jul 22, 2004

Welcome to the few, the proud...

8:42 PM - Dec 06, 2006 #9

Oops. Obviously upset the flaming beast.....
the banned from the MDFC!!

Chris "toadman" Hughes
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I don't know what they're thinking...

8:43 PM - Dec 06, 2006 #10

Hi Chris I can still get in, and read Hiroshi' s new blog. This is becoming very childish and reflects badly on Dragon, for a big, promotions driven company to pick on such a respected member of the modelling community is very counter productive.

Mark
but what goes around, comes around.

Chris "toadman" Hughes
http://www.toadmanstankpictures.com
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