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Old 02 May 2009, 13:56   #1 (permalink)
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I have had a strange realisation that as this is an internet forum, and we don't anything about eachother (Aside form common interest warhammer 40k and other thuings between friends). that we probably wouldn't know if a researcher from GW could be on this very forum, this very minute.

is this possible? would GW actually do that? surely if they want the best feedback from gamers, they would anonymously make posts, and see responses.

I know i don't work for GW but what about the rest of you?
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Old 02 May 2009, 14:02   #2 (permalink)
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It's no secret that I work for GW, since I always sing praises about the wonderful work they do.
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Old 02 May 2009, 14:06   #3 (permalink)
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It is entirely possible they browse the forums occasionally
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Old 02 May 2009, 14:07   #4 (permalink)
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You're all laughing at my paranoia.*Huddles uinto a corner*
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Old 02 May 2009, 14:08   #5 (permalink)
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Aye, remember the majority of people who do work for games workshop or avid fans and gamers themselves (if not ALL). They are as much a part of the community as you are lol.
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Old 02 May 2009, 14:12   #6 (permalink)
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I just thought I'd be funny since I was actually accused of it once, IIRC.

Anyway, Gav Thorpe and a few other designers sometimes post on Warseer, Jervis apparently makes an appearance in this old thread, and Dave Taylor has his own blog.
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Old 02 May 2009, 15:12   #7 (permalink)
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Of course folks who work at/with Games Workshop cruise the internet(s). I don't think that you have to worry about a highly detailed and organized effort to data mine internet sites, however.

There not tracking your individual posts and cyber-stalking ...............
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Old 02 May 2009, 15:16   #8 (permalink)
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There not tracking your individual posts and cyber-stalking ...............
Thats what the scorpions mods are for :shifty:
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Old 02 May 2009, 15:18   #9 (permalink)
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Oh no guys! He's on to us! :P

;D Yeah, there's a possibility that sometimes the GW peeps have a peek at TO and the other forums.
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Old 02 May 2009, 15:24   #10 (permalink)
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Indeed, if they actually cared about what the fanbase thought then we'd probably be seeing them make an honest effort to change. Like $5 White Dwarf with actual content, no more price rises, no more broken/bland codices, updates for armies that aren't wearing power armor, etc.

If they did have anyone spying on us it'd probably be a lawyer with his finger over the sue button, making sure we don't post point costs or take pics of models without crediting GW or any other IP-infringing behavior. They also keep track of how many times people say the word Squats so they know to reset the clock.
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