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I think it's about time that webkinz provided more news about what they are doing on the site, etc. However, I have my doubts about whether they are planning on using this to inform us about things we really need to know - like whats happening with areas that are not working on webkinz, etc.
I also, from first glances, think that they could have found a way to not make the site pretty much a rip off of WI. It feels to me like they intend to take WI's audience for themselves, which would just be wrong - and unneccesary as most of us would be happy to use both sites regularly if they found a niche for themselves.
They should have put more time and effort into this if they were going to try it ... and made it really their own effort, not someone elses. However, I will give it a chance and hope that it will be worth my time.
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Oh yes, and I agree with others, they should really fix things on the site that need fixing before putting new things out. However, I would guess there are different staff members with different talents and skills working on the new site to the programmers working on the webkinz site itself.
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Many WI members have reported finding a new ad on WW that directs you to a new Ganz site called KinzvilleNewz. The site is dedicated to upcoming news, information and contests for WW players--shockingly similar to what we've been doing for the last year and a half.
well i guess WI should be kinda proud. at least we know ganz is paying attention to what is going on. who knows maybe they will keep watching WI and actually LISTEN to us here on WI. i still think WI will be better
The site looks like a great addition. I'll bet they got a lot of thier ideas from WI. Even though it's a great addition, it will never replace WI, because here we have such fast and informative info and breaking news from so many of the members. We get updated on what's going on in WW at any given moment. We'd be so in the dark without WI. Keep up the great work WI! You Rock!
As usual, Ganz appears to react to protect their turf, without really understanding the opportunity. They see people coming here for information, without wondering why they do. There is a big difference in what you are doing Justin, because it is collaborative and engages the community. Theirs is just another one-way path, of which they have more than enough already. Not surprising that they don't get it, and therefore no threat to WI, but a shame all the same.
I totally agree with you that it is the community aspect that draws us here. I enjoy Kinzchat plus and chatting in the clubhouse but it is when I find someone from here that I have the most fun. I know that I can come here any time of the day or night and any day to talk about what is happening. And, most importantly, I don't have to worry about getting kicked back to my dock in the middle of a post.
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Also, Gracedarling mentions that it looks like a way to take WI members from here and keep the at WW but I disagree. It doesn't look like there is anyway to chat with others about what is going on. I am not sure that I will use that site because there is so much good information here. Look at how we were helped when the token dartz was broken this weekend. I don't see a place for people to post anything on Kinzville News so what is the point of going there when it will still be here. Afterall, I already don't know it first so if someone finds it on Kinzville News and posts it here it won't be much different that the timing that I get information now. I will only go for the contest information most likely.
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