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    Mojo started this thread to discuss the mess that was created by the joke about the GPWA acquiring CAP. After a few posts in this thread I made the following post:

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelCorfman View Post
    He folks,

    I certainly didn't intend to upset my friends over at CAP, but I did, and in retrospect I can understand why. Behind the scenes Lou and I have exchanged e-mail messages, and we both agree that what happened is not constructive, and we both want to communicate better in the future to prevent this type of fiasco. And we've agreed to talk more when I'm back in the states.

    Right now the important thing is that we all calm down. Being upset with each other is not the right place for us to be, and so I'd really rather there wasn't any more negative vibes here around the post I made and the subsequent dialogue both here and on the CAP website. None of us benefit from that, and it isn't fun for anyone either. I did this in the spirit of having some fun, which is not exactly the way it ended up.

    Michael
    At the time I made this post I was in Macau and about to check out of the hotel for my return travel to the states. I thought the post would calm things down. And since I viewed the next few posts as reasonable ones, I thought the thread would wind down in a fashion that chastised me appropriately for the mistake I had made and would help heal the damage that had been done.

    While some of the posts were reasonable, during my trip back to the States the thread also took on a life of its own, and one that I don't think was appropriate or in the spirit of the request in my post quoted above. As everyone knows, I rarely intervene in the threads or posts here. But, unfortunately, I feel I must do that now. Consequently, the entire former contents of this thread has now been archived.

    I believe in admitting mistakes, trying to learn from them, and then doing everything possible to put them in the past and move forward.

    A good relationship between CAP and GPWA is important for everyone here. It's something that has always been important to me, and something I deeply regret having damaged.

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    Why do you want a good relationship with CAP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyl View Post
    Why do you want a good relationship with CAP?
    The answer to that question is really very simple.

    Both CAP and the GPWA succeed by serving the community of iGaming industry affiliates and affiliate programs. There are some similar things that we do, but we each bring different strengths to the table, and we each help webmasters and affiliate programs in our own ways. Certainly CAP puts on some affiliate conferences that are both valuable to attend and a lot of fun. Certainly our seal program encourages and recognizes webmasters that act in an ethical and professional fashion.

    And I firmly believe we serve the iGaming community best when we work together in a cooperative fashion to the greatest extent possible. Not that we don't compete with each other on some level - we certainly do. But this isn't a zero-sum game. Together CAP and the GPWA are raising the bar for helping affiliates and affiliate programs, and that is good for everyone.

    Michael
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