MSI Apologizes for Early April Fool's Prank

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ggkate

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I Jedi

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Greg4422

As a recipient of this fake email/joke I wasn’t amused, in the least… at first I tried to reply promptly alerting whomever in what orifice they could shove a sharp object…then I went to the MSI HQ forum to write a post but didn’t feel like trying to recall my user name and password….At that point I thought oh well forget it… I’ll just not buy anymore MSI products because I felt seriously offended.  Now you say it was all a big frackin joke… it’s that supposed to make me feel any better about it?  Because now I’m pissed off, all over again…so much so that I created this account just to frackin complain about it. Go ahead and call me a bitter old man, but I really don’t like playing games with children.

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Vano

"RTFM (Read The Flipping Email, to put it nicely)"

Did you mean "Read The Flipping Manual"?

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GreenTurtle

Thats Classic !!!! Good on ya MSI, it is nice to see people somewhere still have a sense of humor.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

wow, a company this big should really consider its position on PR before insulting customers.  

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Vegan

Ha, EVERY YEAR someone jumps the gun on April Fool's.

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MRrelabled

Frankly, the MSI forum is an embarrassment. They might try getting people that actually enjoy helping people and possibly know what they're talking about.

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noobstix

...I'm still happy with getting an MSI 770-C45 mobo for only $30.  But with April Fools coming in 2 days, I wonder what else is gonna be attempted.

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Rocketpop

Yeah, if this were actually done on April Fools' Day, it probably would have made more sense. I got the email about it because I used to have an MSI board, and I wasn't sure what they were talking about since it wasn't even close to April Fools' Day. Then a little while later I got another email apologizing for the joke. I guess they thought the joke was so good they just couldn't wait a few more days?

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Frameboy

Maybe it would have been funny...  if it was actually done on April Fools Day.

 Done on an average day, well...  that's just dumb. Common sense says SOME people will believe it if done on an average day.

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I Jedi

Thank you, MSI, for having the balls to do something funny.

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gendoikari1

Most people who would get angry at such a thing are the same people who don't even RTFM in the first place. Well played, MSI.

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1paulbaker

That was way too funny, LOLOL

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strykyr

ROFLOL...That's sweet.  Might actually buy something else MSI for this one.  Got a socket 7 MSI motherboard that just took a dump.  Processor is still good I think cuz I don't have anything else that'll take an AthlonXP.

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pastorbob

RTFM means Read The F-----g Manual, not Read the Flipping Email. It's an old engineering and technician's phrase from the military. It is amazing how many people just simply refuse to read the basic operator's instructions on equipment. The bad habit is not limited to consumers. 

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Trooper_One

If that was real, as a potential customer (knowing how I would be treated if I'm asking for help and accidentally skipped over a part in a manual) also have a solution:

 Don't buy MSI.

 

... just kidding!

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Trooper_One

dbl pst

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