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youth oriented hosting companies - your thoughts?


What are your thoughts on hosting companies who purposely spell things wrong, and introduce stereotypical spelling replacements (ie: replacing S with Z, C instead of K, 3 instead of E, etc...) into their company name, in order to appeal to the youth?

I think it's absolute rubbish, and the only types of customers they are going to attract are kids whose websites are a waste of resources, and attract attention from the people they goto school with.

But umm... Yeah, what are your thoughts on these types hosting companies?



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arent they out there 2 attract ppl like urself?

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Uh...firstly, Nobody wanted you back...we even took a poll....but the mods insisted that rules were rules and we had to let you back..

Secondly, I think it's overly unprofessional.

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Uh...firstly, Nobody wanted you back...we even took a poll....but the mods insisted that rules were rules and we had to let you back..
this coming from someone who has been around for a few moths, yeah, i guess you really know me

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arent they out there 2 attract ppl like urself?
First of all, i'm not a teenager, and second, i'm not a sucker for buzzwords.

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ub3r I know what ya mean

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Uh...firstly, Nobody wanted you back...we even took a poll....but the mods insisted that rules were rules and we had to let you back..

Secondly, I think it's overly unprofessional.
I'm sorry but ub3r is a nice guy. Considering you haven't been here for a very long time, I think you should try to stay away from those comments.

"We had to let you back"; I don't think you are the "Earth" of WHT. WHT is a community. ub3r did some stupid things () and he won't do them again

Let him stay here and be cool, this will be good for the whole community

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Yeh. Durned kids. Use 3 for E and stuff like that. Don't ya just hate that?

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hey, i only took the name because i had the domain name already(ub3r.net), and i took the domain name because i knew it would get alot of traffic.

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I being a teenager...and I find it stupid...but hey if thats what you have to do to appeal to your demographic and make money, thats what you hafta do. If thats strategy works for them, then I don't see any reason why they shouldn't do it.

Although, I must omit its kind of ironic that you are asking a question like this have the handle of "ub3r". But, hey.

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People....

I think nickn's post was meant in humor, the same as ub3r's custom title, "back by popular demand." I believe qm8309's was as well.

At least until proved otherwise I am going to give both the benefit of the doubt....and not jump on either one of them.....SWR's was a similar post meant in good humor....lighten up folks.

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well anyways, the subject of the thread isn't ub3r, it's youth oriented webhosting companies, and your thoughts on them.

if you want to comment on the return of myself, check the "guess whose back" thread in the lounge.

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Not sure what this thread is about then....

Sure looked like one of the issues was creative spelling, etc. I don't automatically classify that as aimed to youth. Rather, it is aimed to unique, memorable, and catchy. What about Starz TV network or Toys (backwards R) Us? I hardly call either of those "Rubbish".

Now, as to the other subject, which I consider separate, of aiming one's hosting toward youth....if it works, more power to them. It's certainly not where I aim my business, but if one can do so profitably, great for them. The reasons I don't are (1) I prefer not to deal with immaturity (which is more prevalent but not limited to youth) and (2) with underage persons there are too many credit card problems and issues with their parents not aware of the charges. That said, I have many fine young customers, who are mature and professional, and I value their business highly.

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Wouldn't this thread be better off in the lounge?

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no, because this is a discussion of the professionalism of webhosting companies.

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Re: youth oriented hosting companies - your thoughts?

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What are your thoughts on hosting companies who purposely spell things wrong, and introduce stereotypical spelling replacements (ie: replacing S with Z, C instead of K, 3 instead of E, etc...) into their company name, in order to appeal to the youth?
I guess if it is a market for it who are we to say it is rubbish... or are we getting old?

I'll spell my name wrong if I thought I could get paid for it...

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