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True wrote:
Geeks Rule


Yeah. These sound like proper geeks as well: intelligent, knowledgeable, welcoming and aware of how the gaming business works. Not the unclean, grunting variety I have often found in game stores in the UK...(with some exceptions of course)
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I ordered from MyAtomic last week for the first time. Good service, good people. The prices aren't great, but they have a free shipping threshold of $25, which is great, particularly for single-game orders.
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Hey, BJ,

You are more than welcome. Fort Wayne has a great gaming community and I always try to share my enthusiam for the hobby.

My next step is to start going door-to-door with game pamphlets and asking, "Got dice?" Just kidding...your dice are safe...maybe. meeple

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What really happened is that the OP fell asleep and dreamt all of this and has mistakenly replaced reality with happy fun dreamland.

It's good to hear that everyone was on their A game for you! They all sound like fine folk.
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Just so you know, www.superherogameland.com is actually in Fort Wayne also. You could probably order online and arrange for a pickup. They operate out of the Books, Comics, & Things brick & mortar store.
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Most of the things you write about in this post used to be categorized under one heading: common courtesy. Now the world is full of jackasses, and people treating each other nicely is a noteworthy exception rather than the norm.

Hey look! It even says right below where I'm typing that I should be practicing common courtesy right now.
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Drinkdrawers wrote:
Most of the things you write about in this post used to be categorized under one heading: common courtesy. Now the world is full of jackasses, and people treating each other nicely is a noteworthy exception rather than the norm.

Hey look! It even says right below where I'm typing that I should be practicing common courtesy right now.


It's true what he says. I'm glad that the OP had a great experience, but it saddens me that this story is "amazing."

We have become so used to being treated poorly that we also have become self-protective and as a consequence treat others poorly. (Usually out of fear of the other taking advantage of us) It's a cycle that has to stop.

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One_Wolf wrote:
It's true what he says. I'm glad that the OP had a great experience, but it saddens me that this story is "amazing."

I think it's a nice story, but based on my experience with BGG users, it's the exact experience to be expected. The community here tends to be nice and helpful (and often incredibly generous). So to me, it's not really amazing, but I love to read such stories of human kindness and helpfulness.

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HauRuck wrote:
I received a question through geekmail from a random BGG member about a rarer game I owned. I spent about an hour to relearn it just so I could explain the answer correctly. I typed a long response including summarizing about a page of rules.

Not even a thank you came back my way. This was a month ago.

I continue to be amazed...

YMMV


Don't let it disappoint you. As this topic shows there are plenty of great people around.
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bjlillo wrote:
ctalbot wrote:
One_Wolf wrote:
It's true what he says. I'm glad that the OP had a great experience, but it saddens me that this story is "amazing."

I think it's a nice story, but based on my experience with BGG users, it's the exact experience to be expected. The community here tends to be nice and helpful (and often incredibly generous). So to me, it's not really amazing, but I love to read such stories of human kindness and helpfulness.

Chris


That's the point I was trying to get across telling the story Chris. (Well, that and hoping to get Viktor some GG tips since he's poor.) I had great experience at the convention I went to a few weeks ago. I had a great customer service experience from a company in Sweden when I was looking for a game that has been out of print for 10 years. I was welcomed into a complete stranger's house for a game of Here I Stand and had a great time with everyone there. I've bought from a couple of FLGS's and online game stores and even when I'm being a nuisance, I haven't been treated like one. This was just the latest in a long line of very good experiences with my fellow geeks.


Hey. I'm not poor--I've got games. They're probably worth more than my 401K plan now.

Imagine a destitute-looking DasViktor standing out on the corner by the game store. He's tall, crazy gray hair, in a threadbare overcoat. In his hand are 2d6 with the pips worn off as they are his only set of dice. As you pass by he mumbles, "Hey, buddy, could you spare some GeekGold for a geek down on his luck. I'm jonesing for a Microbadge." Sad, sad, sad.shake

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