The fact is brain surgeon I don't need you to point out the ridiculously obvious that the man is in it for the bottom line...
my comment was he did not care what others opinion was
While this is generally true, I disagree that it is always true. He/they have already taken long races into consideration and ruled them out. Period. Why on earth would he say he will take requests for long races into consideration when he has no intention to do so? Do you expect him to lie? I think that would be even worse to lie to people and humor them when there is no genuine intention to ever do it. I think you would be better off saying we have considered it already, and ruled it out, and here is why. And that is exactly what he did.
Also, sometimes your customers have to be educated when they are wrong. They aren't wrong for having their own preferences, but they may be wrong about what is best for the sport, or what will best allow CSI to make the most money. Sometimes everybody benefits when you just educate people instead of pandering to their ignorance.
Apparently you do need me. It may be obvious to you that he is in it for the bottom line. What apparently is not obvious to you, but should be, is that he should ONLY be in it for the bottom line.
And he does care about what other's opinions are. For many years now the public has expressed their opinion about their willingness to pay for long race PPV. Their resounding opinion is that they are not willing to pay for it. You are just mad that he isn't listening to your opinion and preference, even though it is not at all a popular one as evidenced by the dismal sales, instead of trying to do something that more people will want besides just you and a couple of others. What is so hard to understand about that?
Perhaps a poll would give Ozzy an idea what the masses think. That is if AZB is their target audience and there are no time constraint issues. Only my second post in about ten years of lurking so I've obviously never started a poll, but my vote would be for a longer race. Good luck.
...it is foolish to NOT take into consideration what your customers want.
If you go into a store and you tell them as a customer that you would like them to change something about their store, like say adding a wifi to a coffee shop; if they responded with "pppfffhhh, yeah that's stupid, why would you want that?" then that's BAD business. I don't care what the reasoning is behind it.
Problem is, that's not what he wrote. It might have been the intent, but that's not what was written.He essentially said "we have already taken that into consideration, don't think it is best way to go overall, and as a result have ruled it out, and here is why". I don't have a problem with that.
He wasn't rude, .
You keep mentioning vvvv this vvvv as a fact, is it ?
"Not to mention, with less than 200 paying customers"
Where did you get this figure from ?
What's your point? CSI's was not formed to sort out who is better than who in the gambling world. Their purpose is to make money.
They do not feel that super long races grow the fan base or make any money. History has proven beyond all doubt that they are right.
The problem is that many of you are thinking of this in terms of what will give a more definite winner (and even there you are all wrong as long match consisting of several shorter sets is more definitive, as is alternate breaks), or what your own personal viewing preferences are, instead of thinking of it like CSI has to think of it. And the ONLY way they can think about it is what is going to attract the most fans/make the most money? Everything else is absolutely immaterial. They aren't a charity.
And you can argue that you think the long race format will attract the most fans and make the most money but it would be a really dumb argument when for years it hasn't made any money and hasn't attracted more than 200 fans. Do you realize how ridiculous 200 sales is? Unless you are selling skyscrapers 200 sales is as miserable a failure as is possible. It is time to try something new, and there is a chance it could do much better, and almost no chance it could do any worse from a business perspective, which is the only way that CSI can look at it.
People don't even come out in droves for short tournament races, with free admission.
I hope everyone enjoys the match, but I'll wait for the real match !
As short race, PPV, exhibitions just aren't my thing, personally. :thumbup: