You know… I’m as easy going as the next guy. I try to get along with everyone, I don’t get involved too much in the politics of what goes on behind the scenes at TimTech or CTP Teams. I am a worker bee on my team Lucky 13, and pretty much do my surfing, provide comedy relief in our Skype room and mostly am a quiet person and can go for days without saying anything.. that’s just my style.. However, from time to time I see something that irks me or gets my dander up and I have to speak out. I can be brutal, I can be kind, and mostly I get to the point and say it how I see it. Since this is my blog, I created it, I pay for it, and it is in no way associated nor do I get any compensation from any program for running it, I can be myself, call people out by name, and could careless about who I PISS OFF or who gets “butt hurt” because of something I say.
Here’s the issue that has me PISSED OFF today…. Patrick, our fearless CTP Teams blog admin, posted a blog at CTPTeams.com today, explaining how the weekly competition is coming to a clos and how the Alphas are trying to close in on the Uber’s lead to try and make a last-ditch effort to win the week. My fearless leader of Lucky 13, the ever lovable and southern belle LynnM.net replied to said post and made a comment as to how difficult it will be for the Alphas to get to the top, when the Uber’s have such a high bonus, due to their kingship and flag bonus, specifically pointing out the disparity and the lopsided advantage they have in regards to keeping the lead.
No nasty comments were said, no fingers were pointed, Lynn was simply pointing out the obvious. She did, however make a comment regarding the significant advantage the Uber’s have, and simply suggested that the playing field should be leveled and that perhaps the kingships and flag bonuses that are being factored in should be removed going forward after the current season is over. The OBVIOUS reason she said this is because since CTP Teams began, the same names/teams have been at the top of the leader board, and that could eventually lead to other teams, knowing they have absolutely NO CHANCE of finishing in the top three and, quoting Lynn:
“the institution of those two bonuses could very well have already decided future outcomes indefinitely if the bonuses continue, and currently competitive folks and teams could understandably lose interest in that case.”
Now what Lynn was saying, in effect was that Teams should feel optimistic that they have a shot at the top prizes in each season, and if they feel that they don’t have a shot, then they may eventually lose interest in CTP Teams altogether. CTP Teams should be a fun distraction from the sometimes mundane daily tasks of advertising our businesses, surfing, and stressing over things in the offline world. That is what I use CTP Teams for, and if our team happens to win a week here or there, even more the better. The winnings I received from last years competition has paid for a month of upgrades and I am thankful for that little bit of relief and it keeps me wanting to do more to help the team in the future.
Now the part that pissed me off… (sorry so long winded, I do that sometimes) The leader of the Uber’s, Walter Mulder, and YES I am calling him out by name, (cause its what I do) assumed that Lynn was “whining” about how unfair Lucky 13 has it because of the bonuses that the Uber’s were getting then proceeded to take his case to Twitter, which since it is a CTP Teams issue, was the WRONG VENUE to use for this. Keep it in house, use Skype, use the blog post Patrick wrote to vent your frustration, don’t take it out in public for all to see. Oh and before you accuse me of doing the same thing on this “public” blog, this blog is DEDICATED to Traffic Exchanges, Internet marketing, and the like and CTP happens to be a part of that. (besides its my Blog and I will do whatever the hell I want with it)
This is where Walter doesn’t get it, see, he thinks its all about him, and his team and how everyone may or may not be jealous of his team’s recent jump up the leaderboard, and how the other two teams don’t like it cause we had a monopoly on the top two spots for the entire year last year. NO, it isnt Walter, and it isnt always about YOU! Lynn was saying it for the benefit of ALL THE TEAMS. the “have not’s” from spot #4 on down who may be getting frustrated because they know that they have no shot at getting to the top of the leaderboard and competing with those that may have what could appear as an unfair advantage because of bonuses put in place. It isnt about how we are “butt hurt” cause we cant win, she isnt whining, she is looking at the big picture, and you are being too self centered on the issue to think otherwise. I know for a fact she or I could give TWO SHITS if you win or not… it isnt about winning, it isnt about who finishes in the top two or three, its more about the enjoyment of all 65 teams that are competing. She suggested removing the bonuses from EVERYONE, not just your team, and she also suggested that it be looked at for the NEXT SEASON, not this season, as per what happened at the beginning of this season and the promo bonuses.
Lucky 13 has a confirmed history of taking what CTP Teams throws at us and adapting to the circumstances and moving on. Remember when we lost our kingship of the golden egg… did we whine and complain about it? No, we adapted and moved on, and this is what we will do no matter the issue. You on the other hand have done nothing but complain since you entered the top three of the standing on how YOUR TEAM was at a disadvantage for one reason or another. So please don’t accuse us of whining or our team leader of being a part of the “whine brigade” when in fact you have been a card carrying member of that team since day one. you have said on MORE than one occasion that “CTP Teams doesn’t mean that much to you” yet you consistently whine, complain and bitch if things are not going your way. Do me a favor.. Shut the hell up and play the game, that’s what we are doing.
Off my soapbox now….
Scott Wright “The Sports Nerd”