Please note that I did post this on the dying WSW website where a few of us hooked up but I don’t know how long it will be up. I apologize to those on thebradyhicks.com who have no idea of what Who’s Slamming Who (WSW) is … no point in learning now ;)
I had meant to post something nice on WSW because in its heyday, we had Brady, Jim Cornette, and Kenny Bolin all on one website posting weekly along with interesting (and some pretty silly as well) posts and neat exchange of ideas. When Tommy Fierro, photo above, decided to move WSW to another website it appears that none of these guys will be a part of his new website. Tommy also felt like he should take a stab at posters on his site.
Without putting you through fluff about his new site, Tommy’s words were:
“Another reason I’m happy WSW is moving from this Podomatic site to PopTheCrowd.com is due to any Internet clowns that write their smart ass comments under people’s segments. For you people that hide behind your computers and talk trash- it’s a slap in the face to people here on WSW that put their time and energy into providing FREE audio for you to listen to every week. By moving WSW to a professional website, I eliminate that problem.”
We have had some silly posters on WSW, sure … but there has also been thoughtful feedback, good thoughts, fun feuds and more on WSW.
So I told Brady that I would write something on the death of WSW but to be honest, it has been dying for a while with folks like Cornette and Bolin being gone for ages and Brady’s podcast up a week later than here (if at all). All of that aside, Bill Behrens and Rich Baker put up a pretty good podcast on there but I don’t see them listed in this ‘ad’ for Tommy’s new site. As for Tommy, he is shutting out the ‘Internet clowns’ on his new site so who’s really ‘hiding’ here?
My post that is likely to be short-lived on WSW as a response to Tommy:
“This is quite the … expected … announcement. Although I like the enthusiasm shown here PTC is basically WSW without Cornette, Brady, or Bolin. This will work for some and not for others.
Tommy has also graciously thanked those who have contributed positively or constructively via the comments section of … wait a minute … that’s not the case at all is it? Methinks that WSW contributors have been flipped the fierro-bird. Ouch. Did you think that maybe people posting on your website can be a good thing and they are putting forth an effort into WSW?
Tommy, take a closer look at comments someday and grow some skin. While not every post is a flash of brilliance, a good number of posters have been interacting quite well, talked knowledgeably about (along with the trash) this business that we all are passionate about, have had mini-feuds from time to time, and have added to WSW. It should also be mentioned that if podcasters and other posters don’t like comments, then don’t read them. You do have to actually open the comments links to see them.
Podcasters like Brady and Rich both have interacted with posters in their comments section because it’s their decision and because they can take care of themselves. Behrens does well addressing comments that he feels are worth addressing in his podcast from time to time. Many of the other podcasters do not respond to posts and that’s obviously fine too.
So for all that it’s worth, I would like to thank a good number of those “Internet clowns” who have made WSW a fun place to visit. Yeah not every comment is my cup of tea either but there is obviously some passionate and knowledgeable “Internet clowns” hiding behind their computer from terrifying “Yeti” Tommy.
Although this last post bugs me (I have been meaning to do this for a while), I do thank Tommy for what WSW used to be when we had Cornette, Brady, and Bolin and the ‘clowns’ that enriched those podcasts (you know who you are) in comments sections.
Cheers (one of the Internet clowns),