Because yo-yos are such a niche market saturated with small businesses, I think some people worry that their favorite company won’t make it, and they want to do anything they can to support and help their favorite company stick around, and do well, and keep making more and better yo-yos.
That is a good thing! But, please, don’t make it about bashing other companies, yo-yos, or people.
I think sometimes people say bad things about yo-yos or companies for their own “personal agenda.”
But, if that doesn’t matter to some people, consider this… When we do this, it makes us all look bad. We have newcomers all the time, I think yo-yo is growing, and with the yo-yo and kendama world mixing it up recently, I bet even more people are checking us out lately.
I know if I was checking out a community for the first time and saw this, I would be less inclined to be part of it. When I did first discover the community a few years ago, for me, it was all kindness, generousity, and welcoming. I really hope that sticks.
I know the yo-yo community is made up of people, and everybody in the world just doesn’t get along, even if they both throw yo-yos. But, we can try to support civility.
In the long run, I truly believe it is better for all of us, and for every company. Everybody looks good, and the community/yo-yoing grows.
This thread is not meant to point or shake fingers at anyone. Please, keep it civil.