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Topic # 30737 19-Feb-2009 18:20
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I have been a movieshack customer for a while now and now more recently I am a fatso customer thanks to the great merge of fatso, movieshack and dvd unlimited. However I think fatso is a rubbish name and I can't understand why they went with that one on the relaunch? Am I the only one bothered by this new name?

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  Reply # 196749 19-Feb-2009 18:23
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Doesn't bother me, am I am a little...shall we say.....fat




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Reply # 196750 19-Feb-2009 18:34
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I wasn't too bothered about it until I started seeing the fatso ads on TV (they play on Sky mostly)...maybe they chose the actor in the ad to fit the company name Tongue out

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  Reply # 196752 19-Feb-2009 18:39
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don't care what they call themselves as long as the discs show up when i want them to.

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  Reply # 196766 19-Feb-2009 20:07
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No offense taken whatsoever... and I'm a good 15kg over what I should be.
Someone coming up to me in the street and calling me tubby would aggrivate me...
It's just a marketing gimmick. The name ties in with the advertising personality, making it memorable. Just another promotional tool. People should only take offense to things like this because they're not directed at individuals.
I could see how people could be upset a little with it, but I'm so numb to TV advertising now I pretty much expect it to be manipulative garbage, and tune out 90% of the time.




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  Reply # 196844 20-Feb-2009 07:58
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targeting a demographic? Innocent




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  Reply # 196855 20-Feb-2009 09:06
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Keeps me awake at night.

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  Reply # 196868 20-Feb-2009 10:29
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This is an outrage!




For billions of years since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived, every single person on your Mum and Dads side, successfully looked after and passed onto you life.  What are the chances of that like?

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  Reply # 196870 20-Feb-2009 10:41
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As a branding tool Fatso meets every requirement a marketing manager wants!!  It has the shortest and most memorable URL, hell theres people online talking about their company!!

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  Reply # 196873 20-Feb-2009 10:55
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Probably better than retard.com.

Yes you probably are the only one bothered by this, but dont worry the new government will flush your PC guilt away within a couple of years.

p.s I just checked retard.com and it was already taken, that explains it.



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Reply # 196879 20-Feb-2009 11:28
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kiwitrc: Probably better than retard.com.

Yes you probably are the only one bothered by this, but dont worry the new government will flush your PC guilt away within a couple of years.

p.s I just checked retard.com and it was already taken, that explains it.


I think people have misinterpreted my rant - I never really thought of fatso as associated to fat people and really don't care, I just liked the name movieshack better, describes the business doesn't it? Ha oh well.

In regards to the word retard I used the term 'computer retard' to describe myself in one of my blogs and I got this blasting for my troubles

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  Reply # 196882 20-Feb-2009 11:30
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kiwitrc: Probably better than retard.com.

Yes you probably are the only one bothered by this, but dont worry the new government will flush your PC guilt away within a couple of years.

p.s I just checked retard.com and it was already taken, that explains it.


I think people have misinterpreted my rant - I never really thought of fatso as associated to fat people and really don't care, I just liked the name movieshack better, describes the business doesn't it? Ha oh well.

In regards to the word retard I used the term 'computer retard' to describe myself in one of my blogs and I got this blasting for my troubles

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/DataCraft/6190


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"computer retard?

Wow, how demeaning and offensive to use that terrible word.

Believe it or not, people who are actually retarded are human beings with feelings. Why not consider that before you use that word in a derogatory phrase again."

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Thats so funny, I wonder what retard wrote that. Keep winding them up I say !!

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  Reply # 196883 20-Feb-2009 11:33
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lol, I would post the arguing on the internet is like running in the special olympics pic, but I wouldnt want to offend anyone




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  Reply # 196888 20-Feb-2009 11:58
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I dont like the name fatso.  I'm not offended by it, I just dont "get it".  Maybe I'm too old (I'm the wrong side of 30).

I'd have thought something like these would be better:
  • movies2u.co.nz
  • moviesdirect.co.nz
  • dvdsdirect.co.nz
  • flicksdirect.co.nz
  • moviereel.co.nz
and all the endless possibilites like that.

P.S. retard.co.nz is available by the way ;-)

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  Reply # 196895 20-Feb-2009 12:29
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nzkc: I'm not offended by it, I just dont "get it". 


The tie-in of the name and character is very good marketing, it makes it more memorable than other boring generic names with "movie" or "dvd" because there's more likely to be other companies with similar names which would mean there's little distinction between a bunch of companies who essentially offer the same service.

It's all about point of difference.

Plus there's the couch-potato connotations. All the movie buffs with bum firmly on couch and hand on the remote can identify with the slothly geek in the ad.




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