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Justmindi

United States

#41 Jan 31, 2013
Seriously do you think Richie or Jon is reading this nonsense. Both are savvy business men and will correct a probelm if they spot one.

Let's stop the bickering.
lisa

Jamaica Plain, MA

#42 Jan 31, 2013
Becca wrote:
The harsh way your attacking makes thine think , there's a grain of truth to what I'm saying.
That’s because there is.
lisa

Jamaica Plain, MA

#43 Jan 31, 2013
Lisa7131 wrote:
First off..Richie had a PR company handling the Craig Ferguson contest. THEY screwed it up and he fired them. So the last day HE did it and got it right!
Lisa7131 wrote:
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It was run for 4 days without Richie's knowledge of a problem. Once he knew...it was corrected and he chose the winner the last day!
Where exactly was the screw up? Richie’s website stated that the first person with the right answer would be the winner. He set that as the standard for determining the winner, and that failed to play out for three days. Did he not convey that to Press Here? Did he tell one person at PH and then it was someone else at the company who was tweeting the name of the winner? Where the breakdown in communication happened remains unclear.

You are incorrect in saying he did it the last day and got it right. He (or someone tweeting on his behalf) got it right the 4th day. That is the only day the correct winner was named. While the winner was named from his account on the Saturday of that week, it was not the right person. I didn’t know what the discrepancy was at first, but having seen footage from the show afterward I came to understand. In short, three minus one equals two. The first four responders gave an answer of ‘three’, the correct answer was ‘two’. The actual correct winner was the fifth person to respond. You can keep defending Richie if you want to, but the fact is that he went one for five that week.
lisa

Jamaica Plain, MA

#44 Jan 31, 2013
Lisa7131 wrote:
Richie didn't screw anyone out of anything! Once he found out it was wrong, he righted it!
I believe Richie did the best he could.
I just couldn’t manage to stay up late enough to watch the show so I knew I wouldn’t be able to answer any questions. But I watched the twitter feed each ‘day after’(and I’ve seen the shows online slowly but surely since then). It wasn’t just the ignored ‘first responders’ who were complaining. Many people questioned how this was being handled. A number of overseas fans wondered if it was just a contest for US fans. I have seen the twitter accounts for the actual winners and there is no indication that Richie has reached out to them.

You say Richie didn’t screw anyone? The disregarded individuals who gave the correct answer first are the ones who got screwed. Until Richie reaches out to them, acknowledges the error and sends them the merchandise that is rightfully theirs, he hasn’t righted anything. That seems like a simple action to me so until he does that, he has not ‘done the best that he can’.

I mean really, he’ll admit to the world that he’s an addict and go to rehab, but he’s not a big enough person to tweet a fan and say ‘sorry for the mix-up’. That’s just stupid.
lisa

Jamaica Plain, MA

#45 Jan 31, 2013
Rosie56 wrote:
I do not go in these things! But I'm just here to say one thing! IF YOUR GOING TO SAY SOMETHING GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!! I was the 1st Winner in the Craig late night with Richie!! The ppl. That did it were fired! I HAVE NEVER MET RICHIE!! I had tickets, but he got sick!! You are not a true fan, if you bash the Guys! And your talking crap! Richie did the last day himself!! I am a Jon girl! And don't appreciate your comments at all!! GROW THE HELL UP! Your worse than kids!!!
First of all, YOU’RE in need of an English class. Good grief.

Second, you may have been named as the winner the first day, but you were not the actual winner...and you know it. It’s a point you have acknowledged by stating that the people at Press Here were fired for their screw up. While you’re not at fault for Press Here’s screw up, the fact remains that you were awarded merchandise that rightfully belongs to someone else. Please remember that every time you admire your signed CD and lithograph. Remember that your happiness at ‘winning’ has come at the expense of another fan. Put yourself in her shoes for a moment. Warning: they’ll be a little snug.

As far as saying true fans don’t bash: A true fan appreciates the music, the videos, the live performances, and what goes into bringing those things to life. Being a fan does not mean you are required to play deaf, dumb and blind when one of the guys screws up.
lisa

Jamaica Plain, MA

#46 Jan 31, 2013
So to sum up, BOY AM I GLAD I didn’t sacrifice my sleep to stay up and watch that show all week. I seriously doubt Richie will find so many fans willing to cut back on sleep hours and go another round on this if he repeats an appearance on Craig’s show. Talk about ‘fool me once’.
Charlotte

Orlando, FL

#47 Jan 31, 2013
BS!
Justmindi

United States

#48 Jan 31, 2013
My god you would think the prize was a large sum of money.

Sadly many people do not take in account thier Internet speed and other factors. It could be the company Press Here was deciding the winner based on the first tweet they saw. Honestly idk really know how winners were chosen.

Speaking as someone with satellite Internet , the lag time between hitting the send button and appearing on the screen can quite a few seconds. That makes a huge difference in a contest of this type.

Idk .if Richie should apologize or not Don't really care. Let's just enjoy his music

Brenda

Australia

#49 Jan 31, 2013
Charlotte wrote:
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It's funny that your so called source NL was tweeting just last night Brenda and tweets my section of people on twitter often. Your "stab in the back" is not an appropriate response either. When you put his name out in public I told you up front I know someone that could get to NL nothing was done behind your back. BTW he denied your claims.
Back on topic as I said I know one of the winners. She had never met Richie and did not know in advance that she was going to win.
I never said that he NEVER tweets, just that he doesn't tweet often as he did before. He was more vocal but now it's only here and there. He and I are still tweeting and friends. Naturally, he would deny it (BTW have the shows be re-scheduled if they were cancelled due to Richie's voice and not poor sales? they haven't and don't blame now the band Bon Jovi, it's got nothing to do with them) he is not going to admit something on a public forum. I was the stupid one which I am fully aware off. I learnt my lesson the hard way. All I was saying to Kim, just be aware of what she puts out there and not to be so trusting.
Charlotte

Orlando, FL

#50 Jan 31, 2013
Richie said he would reschedule the show in NYC in January if he he could. You have seen his schedule for January where would he have found the time? And it's about time for you to admit that you do not Nick Light.

You like to set yourself up with this win win situations. Example Nick told me it was low ticket sales but he cannot say that in public. Win Win!

Did Richie reschedule in January but don't use BJ as the excuse. Win Win! Richie has been busy with BJ all month and you know it!
Brenda

Australia

#51 Jan 31, 2013
Charlotte wrote:
Richie said he would reschedule the show in NYC in January if he he could. You have seen his schedule for January where would he have found the time?
So a show here and there, he couldn't fit in? Don't think that Richie didn't know already his schedule for January when he made the claims that he would re-schedule for January. So he always knew that he would never reschedule and he had a ready made excuse in advance.

I learnt the hard way from you to name my source. If you don't want to believe that I know Nick, I can't twist your mind. It's up to you.
Charlotte

Orlando, FL

#52 Jan 31, 2013
Brenda wrote:
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So a show here and there, he couldn't fit in? Don't think that Richie didn't know already his schedule for January when he made the claims that he would re-schedule for January. So he always knew that he would never reschedule and he had a ready made excuse in advance.
I learnt the hard way from you to name my source. If you don't want to believe that I know Nick, I can't twist your mind. It's up to you.
I don't know Richie's thoughts but you do not either. And I will say it again you do not know Nick any better than I do. You threw a name out (Nick's) and thought that no one would have the connection to get a private response from him. But what you did not realize was that not only me but 3 other people that day on the forum did have the connection.
Charlotte

Orlando, FL

#53 Jan 31, 2013
BTW Brenda if you do know Nick why would you bring him up in this thread. You claim using his name back fired on you the first time. If it back fired on me I would not have re-addressed it.Also you can pretty much bet he will hear about this convo.

And don't use the formality of me using his name the first time. You should have known that some of us whould know who you talking about in this thread.
lisa

Jamaica Plain, MA

#54 Jan 31, 2013
Justmindi wrote:
Seriously do you think Richie or Jon is reading this nonsense. Both are savvy business men and will correct a probelm if they spot one.
Let's stop the bickering.
1) Whether they read what's here or not is irrelevant. The board is here for anyone who wants to add a comment.

2) To put Richie in with Jon in referring to savvy businessmen is generous to the point of ridiculousness. Richie is nowhere near the businessman Jon is.

3) The bulk of this thread consists of comments that are centered around the fact that he has NOT corrected a problem.

4) While it's nice to ask for a stop to the bickering, please keep two things in mind.
a) If Richie had addressed the error in the first place this discussion wouldn't be taking place.
b) The argument arose here because fans with rose-colored glasses permanently attached to their faces felt compelled to come here and defend him instead of removing their blinders and recognizing that he messed up.
Brenda

Sydney, Australia

#55 Jan 31, 2013
Charlotte wrote:
BTW Brenda if you do know Nick why would you bring him up in this thread. You claim using his name back fired on you the first time. If it back fired on me I would not have re-addressed it.Also you can pretty much bet he will hear about this convo.
And don't use the formality of me using his name the first time. You should have known that some of us whould know who you talking about in this thread.
What have I said in this conversation that I can be sure that he will hear about it?? What secrets?? Run and tell him quick before you forget about it!!! I haven't revealed anything new. All I said was I learned the hard way about trusting and I was giving Kim advice. I didn't say anything new or top secret. As you pointed out, you are the one who brought up his name, not I. You can say others knew but as always others didn't bring him up, you did. As you were the one who had to know a source, just like in this thread, only you asked Kim how did she know. You find it hard to believe that some people on here, actually know some of the people who surround the band.
Charlotte

Orlando, FL

#56 Jan 31, 2013
Brenda wrote:
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What have I said in this conversation that I can be sure that he will hear about it?? What secrets?? Run and tell him quick before you forget about it!!! I haven't revealed anything new. All I said was I learned the hard way about trusting and I was giving Kim advice. I didn't say anything new or top secret. As you pointed out, you are the one who brought up his name, not I. You can say others knew but as always others didn't bring him up, you did. As you were the one who had to know a source, just like in this thread, only you asked Kim how did she know. You find it hard to believe that some people on here, actually know some of the people who surround the band.
I don't find it hard to believe there are people that know people. I find it hard to believe that you are one of them.

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#57 Jan 31, 2013
I think two of you seriosly need to get a life.
Brenda

Sydney, Australia

#58 Jan 31, 2013
Charlotte wrote:
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I don't find it hard to believe there are people that know people. I find it hard to believe that you are one of them.
I am not here to change your mind and I have no reason to come on a public forum to lie and pretend that I know someone, when I don't. What have I got to gain from that? We are just going back and forth here, I know my truth.

Lisa, I agree with everything you write.
Justmindi

United States

#60 Jan 31, 2013
lisa wrote:
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1) Whether they read what's here or not is irrelevant. The board is here for anyone who wants to add a comment.
2) To put Richie in with Jon in referring to savvy businessmen is generous to the point of ridiculousness. Richie is nowhere near the businessman Jon is.
3) The bulk of this thread consists of comments that are centered around the fact that he has NOT corrected a problem.
4) While it's nice to ask for a stop to the bickering, please keep two things in mind.
a) If Richie had addressed the error in the first place this discussion wouldn't be taking place.
b) The argument arose here because fans with rose-colored glasses permanently attached to their faces felt compelled to come here and defend him instead of removing their blinders and recognizing that he messed up.
Listen up the last thing I have on is rose colored glasses.
Yes I do think Richie is a savy business man. I can tell you're not a Richie fan.
Charlotte

Orlando, FL

#61 Jan 31, 2013
Lisa7131 wrote:
I think two of you seriosly need to get a life.
Which two? Lol I like you!

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