Vancouver Sometimes Isn’t Awesome

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One of my good friends has started a FB thread asking how many people would leave Vancouver if they could, but remain only for family reasons. Quite a lot of people say they would leave if they could. Several of the best people I know have, in fact, left; I myself left to go to Yellowknife last year. And people from outside wonder why.

Wonder no more. Read and learn.

A different friend of mine was welcomed to the board of Vancouver Is Awesome. Great. Awesome. However.

  • Lorraine Murphy Tell them to unBlock me on Twitter. They got awful touchy when I pointed out they Followed Jason Priestly and they blocked me.
    9 hours ago · “}”>Like · 1
  • Morten Rand-Hendriksen Cool. Congrats.
    9 hours ago · “}”>Like
  • Wayne Shaddow They blocked you Lorraine? See, this kind of thing worries me. Sounds like a “if you say anything against us, you’ll be blacklisted” thing. Out the window goes the ‘social’.
    9 hours ago · “}”>Like
  • Lorraine Murphy Yep, they blocked me. They were talking to someone else, and said “Sorry we don’t follow you but we only Follow accounts that list awesome events in Vancouver.” That’s when I asked how many Vancouver events Jason Priestly posts and BAM! Blocked. I get that people can have a bad day. God knows, I get that. But you’ve got to make it right. Or Jason Priestly better start posting events!
    8 hours ago · “}”>Like · 3
  • Richard Loat Awesome!
    8 hours ago · “}”>Like
  • Bob Kronbauer

    Lorraine, I blocked you (2 years ago now?) after you randomly knocked me with a few unsolicited snarky remarks. From what I remember I had no interactions with you aside from the times you felt like hurling something at me. I don’t enjoy be

    ing pecked at, so I blocked you. Please move on. It’s been a long time.

    Wayne, please don’t let it worry you. If you were standing in front of me in real life and did the same, a bunch of times, I would block you with my hand and then walk away and likely avoid having interactions with you in the future. Like blocking on Twitter. “Social” online means the same to me as social in person, and I don’t socialize by hurling snarky remarks at people before I even properly introduce myself. That’s called heckling.

    Anyway… this board of advisors is SO AWESOME and I am honoured to have you on board, Rebecca.

    You are, of course, free to Like or Dislike, but you may do so whether or not Jason Priestley ( who is by all accounts a decent guy) approves or not.

8 thoughts on “Vancouver Sometimes Isn’t Awesome

  1. interesting. my first interaction with Vancouver Is Awesome’s twitter feed was also not awesome to the point where I was blocked after a 2-tweet exchange (in which I implied that Bob Rennie may not be as awesome as VIA thought he was). At this rate, if Vancovuerites continue having opinions and communicate using tones of voice, VIA is gonna run out of not-awesome things to block! and that’s gonna look really awesome, guys.

  2. Well, they just got Rebecca Bollwitt on their board who IS awesome and who also gets not being butthurt over every little thing in social media. If anyone can turn them around it’s her.

  3. Well, they’ve taken the first step by hiring Rebecca. And with this out here on a blog with over 4 million hits, they can’t retrograde!

    This is, of course, about whether “what Bob enjoys” constitutes “Awesome.”

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  6. I’m aware of vancouver is awesome blog and the blogger (only by photo). I’m just amazed by the snootiness when already the blog has tons of subscribers or synchopats.

  7. It was entirely uncalled for, and he deserves to be outed on this blog, which may be just a personal blog and not touting awesomeness in its title, but does nonetheless have a certain following.

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