Lee posted some info about Jim Hill, that he had a criminal record about, from memory, domestic violence in the mid 90's. Others thought it a bit unessecary to try to harm somebody twenty years later. A heated debate ensued.What happened to Lee? And I remember Corrus back in the day (I think I've been on here longer than some posters have been alive)
Maybe it was often the nasty tone in which he laid things out. I appreciated his information too and sometimes he'd have a really good thread or some great posts. But he was snarky and dismissive. There are reasons some people had a problem with it. It felt attention seeking but I also still appreciated the information he gave. I actually think it's a bit of a shame he disappeared into oblivion and hasn't started a blog anywhere. I also feel a lot of posters piggy-backed off him and started spewing the same dismissive "fan boi" "pixie duster" ... which as you may or may not have noticed, has quieted down since he left. I know it sounds like I'm knocking him, but I'm just speaking the truth about how it really was. Some were too enamored by him and I get it.sorry.. but he had the "best inside info" ever on these threads.. people state that they didn't like him.. and I don't know why.. with the exception of being told the truth... no ONE.. and I mean NO ONE HERE.. gave you the TRUE SKINNY of the inner workings at WDW. and we are all at a loss since he is gone..
having eddie post here was kinda coolEddie Sotto's thread was so interesting with his design insights, and experience as an Imagineer. I recall some years ago that he eventually ended his thread, as he mentioned he had just about shared all he could with the members.
Former threads by Spirit, Lee, PhotoDave, and a few others, would sometimes spur on some lively group discussions.
Presently, I enjoy reading posts from many different members., who contribute helpful information in N&R, General, and other categories. There will always be some people that may have actual connections to insider knowledge, but what keeps this forum going, is the participation from many of its members.
But Al Lutz wasn't nasty or negative. I think Spirit could have accomplished a lot more instead of just ranting on here to us. I understand the void left and how some think he filled that, and at times he might have. At least the site that shall not be named is calling WDW and Disneyland out on their lack of maintenance. FINALLY someone is doing it. Why wasn't Spirit doing that? He seemed to come around to rile some folks up and toss in some nuggets of info.I still would like someone who espouses more on the parks like he did. He filled a void left by Al Lutz for me as others only provide small tidbits instead of larger stories.
Worth noting that there was a lot of narrative during the Spirit posting era that there was ZERO talent left at WDI and that they were incapable of rising to the challenge again to lead the industry. Pandora was going to be a disaster. It was narrative, not truth.When it comes to inside info, I want to know decisions made; not who are on the ins or outs and who's fighting with whom in the corporate structure.
Because we all know that when people relay office politics, it's always skewed to their point of view and, thus, not totally trustworthy. IOW, the source of internal politics is too often not a reliable reporter even if their take is relayed accurately to us.
And so, I value the loss of office gossip as not much of a loss.
Yep, he definitely had his own narrative at times. That's called "wishful thinking because I don't agree with this" ...Worth noting that there was a lot of narrative during the Spirit posting era that there was ZERO talent left at WDI and that they were incapable of rising to the challenge again to lead the industry. Pandora was going to be a disaster. It was narrative, not truth.
First degree battery was only mentioned because it happened to be included in the entire Orange County Jail document on Jim Hill's criminal record. The crime that was relevant to the conversation was theft. Jim had been a repeat offender for shoplifting merchandise from a gift shop inside Disney World. And he was banned from Disney property for a good while (don't know how long).Lee posted some info about Jim Hill, that he had a criminal record about, from memory, domestic violence in the mid 90's. Others thought it a bit unessecary to try to harm somebody twenty years later. A heated debate ensued.
the problem with "social media influencers" is they're inherently for sale. most don't disclose the perks the get (something journalists do), and don't necessarily see themselves bound to the same code of ethics journalists are. now, when you're a consumer who pays attention to the product closely and can cut through the bull, who cares, right? except the more prevalent and prominent social media brand advocates become, the less disney has to interact with the real media. and that allows them to pawn off an inferior product, or cover up stories with big real world implications, etc.