For Bashers, By Bashers!


Ok, normally I let Cubby do the ranting around here. 1) He’s good at it, and B) He likes the hate mail more then I do. That being said, I’m going to hop up on my soap box here for a minute and get something off my chest. Lately I have been starting to see terms and phrases that we throw around here at Big Squid RC often now being used by other RC magazines and sites. While plagiarism is often seen as the sincerest form of flattery, I would like to start to see a little thanks sent this way by the big guys. Now I’m not saying Billy or Bobby shouldn’t be dropping their Big Squid RC terms over at the RC Drag Racing Track, or Timmy shouldn’t be trying to impress the chicks at the RC Monster Truck bash with some knowledge he has read around here, but when the big guys.. the companies with the money start pretending they came up with this stuff.. that’s when I get upset. In the last few months alone I have seen RC Car Action using Bash-A-Bility now in their reviews.. really? Hmm.. wonder where they got that one from? Even our first reviews posted over 4 years ago use that term.

The newest offender, CEN. Now, don’t get me wrong.. I really like the newer CEN products, CEN Matrix, loved it, CEN GST awesome, but now when I see CEN’s ad for their new GSR 5.0 truck, with the heading Basher Approved! Uhm.. sorry.. NO! How do I know it’s not Basher Approved? Because it’s not in our Basher Approved section!
Just because we are a small company, it does not mean you can just push us around. Our readership and fan base is growing fast, and I’m pretty sure everyone loves an underdog. So play nice!

Sure RC Car Action needs to find more readers, heck, RC Driver and Xtreme are not far behind them, and I’m pretty sure we have more readers then they have subscribers. And sure CEN wants to be part of the basher scene, it does not get any bigger, but how about earning the respect instead of just claiming it?

/end rant
Ok.. sorry about that. It was starting to drive me nuts. Remember where you heard it first people, and thanks for all your support! 🙂 (PS: Send the hate mail to Cubby!)

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Posted by in CEN on Monday, June 9th, 2008 at 11:39 pm