Originally Posted by Jon Young
First of all, I’d like to just say that I do not think that it is appropriate to discuss commercial matters between two parties in an agreement nor post private and confidential emails between those parties in a public domain such as 2+2. The matter discussed here will be handled privately, as is normal with any standard business transaction. However, to put all your minds at rest, I can confirm we have contacted Greg Jones about the outstanding monies.
What I would like to comment on as well is that the author and several others on this forum have jumped to some pretty big conclusions with no actual evidence, which is pretty disappointing. My team and me at WPT Poker work very hard to produce the premier poker magazine on the market and unlike many other poker publications have never left a contributor invoice unpaid.
In addition, to suggest we may be approaching bankruptcy due to the late payment of an invoice does question the business understanding of the senior members of the 2+2 forum that have contributed to this thread. We are tasked with reporting on the good and bad of the industry but would not suggest similar of others in the poker industry without solid evidence to support such claims. I hope that in future those that contributed to these posts will show the same courtesy and professionalism to us and others.
Hi, Jon. First, I would like to thank you for for increasing the entertainment level of this thread. Around here the only thing we enjoy more than publicly shaming scummy behavior is the voyeuristic pleasure of watching the scumbag(s) somehow make themselves look even worse. Now, let's play follow the bold text:
1 - It is not appropriate for a creditor to seek redress when their debtor refuses to make payment and has lied to them repeatedly? And if you're going to lie, for god's sake please be more creative than "we're out of checks." Every time an editor utters a stale old lie a muse dies.
2 - Congratulations, you are partially correct here. Those that assumed WPT Magazine was in financial difficulty did jump the gun. They should have said you are either on the brink of bankruptcy or you simply do not operate in a professional manner.
3 - You must have to work "very hard" to produced a quality magazine if this is the level of your writing and editing skills.
4 - See #3 ... sigh, another muse just died.
Now let's play another game: What will Jon do after WPT Poker?
1 - Write a book, "In A Deep Hole? How To Keep Digging"
2 - Write a book, "Streamline Your Interview Schedule: Leverage Social Media & Poor Grammar To Create More Free Time"
3 - Become Matt Marafioti's publicist.