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Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

1. Will and Norm are not that well known, yes not having their faces on the logo is a little jarring but it makes sense. Jamie and Adam will bring in a lot of new fans to the site, meaning Will and Norm get new fans too.

1.5. Yes I do think they should be on the site logo or at least near it, but it's not a big deal. They didn't kill your dog and send it to South Korea.

2. Tested doesn't get that much traffic, it's lower than Anime Vice which was pretty much the ginger stepchild of Whiskey Media. I was personally worried about Tested a few months ago due to their statistics, this change takes that worry away.

3. They are fans of Mythbusters, this is like a wet dream for them. Can't you be happy for the staff behind these sites for a change?

4. If this goes well, maybe, just maybe Tested will get invited to more events.

5. Tested has for a long time been quite devoid of written content from Will and Norm. In the last 2 days Will has put up more stuff than he has in 3 months, if this continues it's going to be a far better site for all of us. Norm has also started putting up more articles recently too, I expect they'll be even more from now on.

6. Will and Norm getting access to a lot of new toys (not those types of toys) is a good thing. Expect some fine video content.

7. The Mythbusters themselves are quite entertaining, if they are contributing to the site then this means more content for you, and like I say, them guys are capable of fine content.

8. The other Tested contributors still seem to be around, so you're getting way more content on the same site.

9. The podcast stays the same.

10. This is actually only 9 reasons. Problem?

Put your pitchforks down, go and masturbate or something.

I should have posted this on Tested but the forums are all iffy at the moment so I'd rather sling it up here.

Thanks for reading.

#1 Edited by Sooty (8195 posts) -

1. Will and Norm are not that well known, yes not having their faces on the logo is a little jarring but it makes sense. Jamie and Adam will bring in a lot of new fans to the site, meaning Will and Norm get new fans too.

1.5. Yes I do think they should be on the site logo or at least near it, but it's not a big deal. They didn't kill your dog and send it to South Korea.

2. Tested doesn't get that much traffic, it's lower than Anime Vice which was pretty much the ginger stepchild of Whiskey Media. I was personally worried about Tested a few months ago due to their statistics, this change takes that worry away.

3. They are fans of Mythbusters, this is like a wet dream for them. Can't you be happy for the staff behind these sites for a change?

4. If this goes well, maybe, just maybe Tested will get invited to more events.

5. Tested has for a long time been quite devoid of written content from Will and Norm. In the last 2 days Will has put up more stuff than he has in 3 months, if this continues it's going to be a far better site for all of us. Norm has also started putting up more articles recently too, I expect they'll be even more from now on.

6. Will and Norm getting access to a lot of new toys (not those types of toys) is a good thing. Expect some fine video content.

7. The Mythbusters themselves are quite entertaining, if they are contributing to the site then this means more content for you, and like I say, them guys are capable of fine content.

8. The other Tested contributors still seem to be around, so you're getting way more content on the same site.

9. The podcast stays the same.

10. This is actually only 9 reasons. Problem?

Put your pitchforks down, go and masturbate or something.

I should have posted this on Tested but the forums are all iffy at the moment so I'd rather sling it up here.

Thanks for reading.

#2 Posted by chrismafuchris (1154 posts) -

What will the podcast sound like?

#3 Edited by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@chrismafuchris said:

What will the podcast sound like?

A ginger man, an Asian and a dapper British fellow harping obscenities into some microphones.

#4 Posted by chrismafuchris (1154 posts) -
@Sooty The Mythbusters will not assimilate into the podcast? I was trying to imagine any of the Tested people conversing with those two, and it was the weirdest thing ever.
#5 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@chrismafuchris said:

@Sooty The Mythbusters will not assimilate into the podcast? I was trying to imagine any of the Tested people conversing with those two, and it was the weirdest thing ever.

Nah nothing so far, I think they are too busy. Probably will end up in a podcast every so often or something.

#6 Posted by Kohe321 (3568 posts) -

Yeah it's going to be fine. :)

#7 Posted by Yummylee (23259 posts) -
Online
#8 Posted by Grixxel (811 posts) -

Hey, you fucking lied to me! It said 101 right there on the title!! I'm gonna sue you.

#9 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2824 posts) -

10-1 reasons to stop whining more like

#10 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@Abyssfull: Exclusive rights!

@Grixxel said:

Hey, you fucking lied to me! It said 101 right there on the title!! I'm gonna sue you.

I am protected by the "Lol I'm on the Internet" bill.

#11 Edited by TheCreamFilling (1230 posts) -

I was promised 101 reasons and all I got was 10 9. What a ripoff.

#12 Posted by TheHumanDove (2521 posts) -

I feel you didn't deliver on this thread. Expecting more reasons to follow

#13 Posted by scarace360 (4813 posts) -

I still dont trust them but only time will tell.

#15 Posted by JasonR86 (10007 posts) -

The only thing that bothers me is the branding. To me, the new Tested could survive without Will or Norm and, before, Tested was Will and Norm. Now they are just the people working for the site that is the side-project for the 'Mythbuster guys'. It devalues Tested. I understand that they didn't get much traffic and this is probably for the best. But it is a bitter pill to swallow.

As an aside, Will and Norm's public reactions to the news may or may not be genuine. None of us really know.

#16 Posted by Redbullet685 (6198 posts) -

Exactly. Tested will do much better now. And the Mythbusters are awesome. Hopefully they'll do video content and be on the podcast sometimes.

#17 Posted by DeeGee (2175 posts) -

@Sooty said:

Put your pitchforks down, go and masturbate or something.

I've been looking for an excuse all day.

#18 Posted by LaserLambert (175 posts) -

Reason 1 to dislike it- I don't like the Mythbusters.

#19 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@Abyssfull: Exclusive rights!

@Grixxel said:

Hey, you fucking lied to me! It said 101 right there on the title!! I'm gonna sue you.

I am protected by the "Lol I'm on the Internet" bill.

It was authored by this guy:

God, that is an oldie.

#20 Edited by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@TheCreamFilling said:

I was promised 101 reasons and all I got was 10 9. What a ripoff.

@TheHumanDove said:

I feel you didn't deliver on this thread. Expecting more reasons to follow

For any further enquiries please contact my manager, Paul from Oceanmarketting.

@rebgav said:

I have to tip my hat to you for not actually taking the time to write 101 reasons but I also have to wag my finger at you for bothering to write ten reasons why people should stop sharing their opinion about Tested. You just wrote ten of your own! You should have to suffer ten reasons to whine about Tested from everyone with an internet connection and too much time on their hands.

My decision to write that post may or may not have been influenced by my wanting to type something slightly lengthy with my new iPad!

#21 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

I like Jamie and Adam but I really don't like the other Myth Basters guys.

#22 Edited by benpicko (2016 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton said:

I like Jamie and Adam but I really don't like the other Myth Basters guys.

Well you're in luck, seeing as it's only Jamie and Adam.

Edit: Because, lol, I said 'look' instead of 'luck'.

#24 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

This thread is a disappointment. A shame. A horrid black mark on the history of this community. How dare you provide less than exactly 101 reasons!?

#25 Posted by konig_kei (755 posts) -

I hope will and norm do well but rorie and Joey are the ones I'm worried about.

#26 Posted by ThePickle (4267 posts) -

That's only 10...

If you expect us to pick up this idiotic note you left off on, sorry but you're SOL.

#27 Posted by George_Hukas (1319 posts) -
#28 Posted by geirr (2864 posts) -

Expecting a single relevant reason. But found none.

#29 Edited by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@ThePickle said:

That's only 10...

If you expect us to pick up this idiotic note you left off on, sorry but you're SOL.

The 101 thing was a joke, I thought that was quite apparent. If you expect me to teach you basic humour, sorry but you're SOL.

@pepsimaxofborg said:

Expecting a single relevant reason. But found none.

If you disagree with a few of those reasons that basically means you didn't care to begin with.

#30 Posted by ThePickle (4267 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

That's only 10...

If you expect us to pick up this idiotic note you left off on, sorry but you're SOL.

The 101 thing was a joke, I thought that was quite apparent. If you expect me to teach you basic humour, sorry but you're SOL.

You thought completely wrong. Don't point the blame at me.

#31 Posted by President_Barackbar (3515 posts) -
@Sooty said:

Put your pitchforks down, go and masturbate or something.

Well I guess I could since you suggested it and all.
#32 Edited by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@ThePickle said:

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

That's only 10...

If you expect us to pick up this idiotic note you left off on, sorry but you're SOL.

The 101 thing was a joke, I thought that was quite apparent. If you expect me to teach you basic humour, sorry but you're SOL.

You thought completely wrong. Don't point the blame at me.

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10. This is actually only 9 reasons. Problem?

#33 Posted by ThePickle (4267 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

That's only 10...

If you expect us to pick up this idiotic note you left off on, sorry but you're SOL.

The 101 thing was a joke, I thought that was quite apparent. If you expect me to teach you basic humour, sorry but you're SOL.

You thought completely wrong. Don't point the blame at me.

-

10. This is actually only 9 reasons. Problem?

Sorry, I had to stop reading after 9. They were so painful to read I thought I might harm myself or others if I actually finished reading this awful thing.

#34 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@ThePickle said:

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

That's only 10...

If you expect us to pick up this idiotic note you left off on, sorry but you're SOL.

The 101 thing was a joke, I thought that was quite apparent. If you expect me to teach you basic humour, sorry but you're SOL.

You thought completely wrong. Don't point the blame at me.

-

10. This is actually only 9 reasons. Problem?

Sorry, I had to stop reading after 9. They were so painful to read I thought I might harm myself or others if I actually finished reading this awful thing.

You should write a book on how to make bad comebacks.

#35 Posted by ThePickle (4267 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

That's only 10...

If you expect us to pick up this idiotic note you left off on, sorry but you're SOL.

The 101 thing was a joke, I thought that was quite apparent. If you expect me to teach you basic humour, sorry but you're SOL.

You thought completely wrong. Don't point the blame at me.

-

10. This is actually only 9 reasons. Problem?

Sorry, I had to stop reading after 9. They were so painful to read I thought I might harm myself or others if I actually finished reading this awful thing.

You should write a book on how to make bad comebacks.

You shouldn't write anything.

#36 Posted by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@ThePickle said:

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

That's only 10...

If you expect us to pick up this idiotic note you left off on, sorry but you're SOL.

The 101 thing was a joke, I thought that was quite apparent. If you expect me to teach you basic humour, sorry but you're SOL.

You thought completely wrong. Don't point the blame at me.

-

10. This is actually only 9 reasons. Problem?

Sorry, I had to stop reading after 9. They were so painful to read I thought I might harm myself or others if I actually finished reading this awful thing.

You should write a book on how to make bad comebacks.

You shouldn't write anything.

Mine was better.
#37 Posted by ThePickle (4267 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

@Sooty said:

@ThePickle said:

That's only 10...

If you expect us to pick up this idiotic note you left off on, sorry but you're SOL.

The 101 thing was a joke, I thought that was quite apparent. If you expect me to teach you basic humour, sorry but you're SOL.

You thought completely wrong. Don't point the blame at me.

-

10. This is actually only 9 reasons. Problem?

Sorry, I had to stop reading after 9. They were so painful to read I thought I might harm myself or others if I actually finished reading this awful thing.

You should write a book on how to make bad comebacks.

You shouldn't write anything.

Mine was better.

So now you're going to throw my favorite show back in my face? Well, at least you're not writing anything original so I'm coming out of this somewhat happy.

#38 Posted by Gamer_152 (14282 posts) -

While we appreciate the desire to talk about this kind of thing, there are already places on the boards to talk about Tested and we've had people on the boards recently trying to create too many duplicate threads about the issue. I hope you can understand why we're cracking down on duplicate threads about the site acquisitions at this time and why we're locking topics like this.

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