Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-17-2008, 02:36 PM #1
DLX Audrey
DLX Rep
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
DLX Audrey works for a Paintball manufacturer
Who is Audrey, for real !!!!

Let me begin by apologizing for this situation. Audrey was never intended to try to fool any of the members of PBnation.com. She was merely created to offer a luxury service to any existing or future customers of DLX Technology and the LUXE marker.

My name is Rebecca Gamble and I also work as the customer service representative for Smart Parts, Inc. “With Rebecca’s track history and experience, I knew what Rebecca was capable of doing, and I wanted only the best person to fulfill the job of Audrey” –Darryl Trent of DLX Technology. Darryl and I have worked together for nearly 4 years. Darryl actually was the one who hired me when I first started for Smart Parts, Inc. back in 2005. My job titles have added up over the last 4 years and Darryl has come to use me as his right hand man (but, yes, I am a woman.) Darryl trusted me with assisting him with daily activities which mostly included customer service support. When Darryl moved to DLX Technology at the beginning of 2008, he asked me to do him a favor and become his customer service representative for DLX Technology. The fact that I love working with the public and enjoy the paintball community, I vowed help him in anyway that I could. So, thus, Darryl and I created the persona of Audrey. Audrey was to answer the members of PBnation.com and serve as an initial contact. Audrey will still continue her duty as the customer service representative and I will still being playing the role of Audrey. We value everyone’s opinion and have even taken into consideration player’s ideas about colors and features. This is exactly what I am here for; to answer PM’s, discuss possible color options, update members on the features, answer technical questions and offer any additional support.

Why did we choose to separate the two characters, you ask? It was just a way to make the separation between Rebecca of Smart Parts, Inc. and Audrey of DLX Technology. We also needed to create the account for when the position of Audrey is replaced with another female in the future. This makes it easier for me to differentiate the logistics of my job duties. Trust me; I answer about 200 e-mails daily, having one account would only make it more difficult for me. Plus, when Darryl does find someone that is as capable of being the face of Audrey for DLX Technology, the name will stay the same. To be honest, no one really uses their real name on on-line forums, and this situation is no different.

Like others on pbnation.com, I went on-line to find a picture for my avatar on google images. How many users have a good looking woman with big boobs, coming close to being considered porn? Is that really them, no. I came across a beautiful young lady that looked like an Audrey to me and used her picture, much like other members that use alternate pictures of others for their avatar. It only made sense to continue the persona of Audrey to separate me (Rebecca, from Smart Parts, Inc.) and Audrey (of DLX Technology). Though people know who I am personally, to post my own picture on one of the largest on-line communities would be stupid.

I regret that I was put in these awkward positions. When a member asked if I was the person in the picture, I had two options; yes or no. If I said no, people would question, “why.” If I said yes, members would get the feel for the persona of Audrey. This was a mistake on my part, and I apologize for this. I did say that I was the girl in the avatar and that I was the voice. I again, apologize for saying this. Like I said before, this was in no way meant to sell more markers or dupe anyone; it was just a simple way to personify a customer service representative for a totally different company.

So, I am Audrey and I am also Rebecca. This will stay the same.

As far as credentials go for anyone that said that a woman could not possibly know this much about paintball, here it is:

I’ve been a CSR for Smart Parts, Inc. for nearly 4 years.
I have played paintball.
I organize dealer tech classes.
I am the manager of the SP trailer at all of the PSP Events.
I assist new and existing dealers of SP with any concerns or questions.
I have been on PBnation.com for approximately 3 ½ years.
I am a female (I find myself good looking too, LOL!)
I am the administrative assistant to senior management in both companies.
I enjoy the paintball community and helping in anyway that I can.
I value your opinions and views.
I answer technical questions with extreme time efficiency.

Basically, I wanted to create this thread to stop all the fuss and set the story straight. This became a mountain out of a mole hill, honestly. Let me also say that the Gardner brothers had nothing to do with this. Hell, I don’t even think they knew who Audrey was in the beginning, nor did the other employees of Smart Parts. Darryl and I came up with the idea and thought it would benefit the new, existing and future customers of DLX Technology. It would also allow Darryl the ability to focus on manufacturing and running the DLX Technology Company. Darryl would also like to apologize for this confusion. He in no way intended for this to go so far out of hand.

I must give it to all of the conspiracy theorist! You guys are tough and diligent. I would venture to say that you also probably play some pretty tough opponents out on the field having that much ambition. I am truly amazed. Good work and I congratulate you.

If you have any questions about this, feel free to ask.
__________________
DLX REPRESENTATIVE
audrey@luxepaintball.com

DLX Audrey is offline  
Old Sponsored Links Remove Advertisement
Advertisement
Old 07-17-2008, 02:48 PM #2
shishdisma
Captain Analogy
 
shishdisma's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Camarillo
shishdisma helped look for balloons
shishdisma is reppin' sidebar 4 life
Why not just be honest from the start?
__________________
Originally Posted by Sean@smartpartswest
I guess you are one of those people that think that the exit veolcity of a paintball gun will give you the same range no matter what type of gun it is?

Originally Posted by GreasyPigeon-
Damn son even a mod is ripping on you. Your life does suck


2/8/08-Prom Text message, I was there
shishdisma is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 02:49 PM #3
openingact
I Live My Life 300 fps
 
openingact's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Menasha, WI
Yea, Sure seems like they totally avoided the whole idea of stealing an image and then lie and say it was actually her. Pretty sad imo.

Must have taken CS and Marketing all day to think this one up
__________________
Christ Krew † Sons of Thunder † CPPA
openingact is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 02:50 PM #4
Cpt_Carnage
vvvShocker Treevvv
 
Cpt_Carnage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Running Shocker Orchards
well, im not happy with the fact that this happened, but rebecca's reputation makes me at least feel confident that "audrey" is an expereinced person in this field. im still pretty disapointed that this happened, but i can see why they did this...still not that good of an excuse.

...here come the sp hater's out of the woodwork....which is why you did this in the first place...
__________________
Feedback


Tech4hire.
Team Ice Ftw.
Cpt_Carnage is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 02:54 PM #5
shishdisma
Captain Analogy
 
shishdisma's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Camarillo
shishdisma helped look for balloons
shishdisma is reppin' sidebar 4 life
Honestly, I dont care who Audrey is, I dont care if shes a woman, or how much experience she has. Claiming a false identity (and a copyrighted one at that, smoooth, SP) is a new low for SPs marketing tactics. Whens SPs new guns came out, I was optimistic about the companies future, but now I see theyve just sunk even lower then before.
__________________
Originally Posted by Sean@smartpartswest
I guess you are one of those people that think that the exit veolcity of a paintball gun will give you the same range no matter what type of gun it is?

Originally Posted by GreasyPigeon-
Damn son even a mod is ripping on you. Your life does suck


2/8/08-Prom Text message, I was there
shishdisma is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 02:54 PM #6
rekk
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by shishdisma View Post
Why not just be honest from the start?
Cause us internet people creep her out. It's hard to blame her.
rekk is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 02:55 PM #7
Killer.At.Heart
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
to those who said "oh time to get the tin foil helmets" and doubted.


On the other hand, props to SP for just admitting it. In all honesty I was thinking this today " Why not just hire some hot chick, pay her to learn about the DLX and then use her for marketing rather then go through this whole thing. "

Would have been a little easier.
Killer.At.Heart is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 02:57 PM #8
georgeyew
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Virginia
georgeyew supports Pev's Paintball
Thank you for being honest. I am satisified with her explanation.
georgeyew is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 02:58 PM #9
openingact
I Live My Life 300 fps
 
openingact's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Menasha, WI
Quote:
Originally Posted by rekk View Post
Cause us internet people creep her out. It's hard to blame her.
I don't see how that makes any sense.... she knows who's on here as she has a user name for SP... That doesn't justify lieing
__________________
Christ Krew † Sons of Thunder † CPPA
openingact is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 02:59 PM #10
Cpt_Carnage
vvvShocker Treevvv
 
Cpt_Carnage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Running Shocker Orchards
well, i can see it from her point of view, but its no excuse for lying to customers, and infringing on someone's identity. I mean, dlx is trying to get themselves as far away from the sp hate train as possible, so bringing along an sp rep is just like a deathwish right? yup... still wish it hadnt ended like this....
__________________
Feedback


Tech4hire.
Team Ice Ftw.
Cpt_Carnage is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 03:00 PM #11
DLX Audrey
DLX Rep
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
DLX Audrey works for a Paintball manufacturer
Quote:
Originally Posted by shishdisma View Post
Honestly, I dont care who Audrey is, I dont care if shes a woman, or how much experience she has. Claiming a false identity (and a copyrighted one at that, smoooth, SP) is a new low for SPs marketing tactics. Whens SPs new guns came out, I was optimistic about the companies future, but now I see theyve just sunk even lower then before.
It wasn't SP, it was me. So, please lets not make this an anti-sp bashing. That would be ridiculous. And, yes, it was me. This idea was created by Darryl and I. Thank you.
__________________
DLX REPRESENTATIVE
audrey@luxepaintball.com

DLX Audrey is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 03:00 PM #12
Killer.At.Heart
 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
On a second note to your post Rebecca
"Like others on pbnation.com, I went on-line to find a picture for my avatar on google images. How many users have a good looking woman with big boobs, coming close to being considered porn? Is that really them, no. "

To be honest when your going to be the FACE of a huge company possibly making $1000's in sales, you should really either:

A. Create a CGI person or
B. Use your own picture * as your using a fake name anyways*

Not just google search.
Killer.At.Heart is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 03:03 PM #13
DLX Audrey
DLX Rep
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
DLX Audrey works for a Paintball manufacturer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cpt_Carnage View Post
well, i can see it from her point of view, but its no excuse for lying to customers, and infringing on someone's identity. I mean, dlx is trying to get themselves as far away from the sp hate train as possible, so bringing along an sp rep is just like a deathwish right? yup... still wish it hadnt ended like this....
Bringing me to answer questions, due to my abilities to meet with Darryl was the best idea. I am great with the public and I love what I do. I get on the web after I leave work. I am dedicated. I believe this is why Darryl asked me to do him a favor. As I said before, I am sorry and I apologize to you for this also. It was wrong, but it happened. You know where I am if you need anything.
__________________
DLX REPRESENTATIVE
audrey@luxepaintball.com

DLX Audrey is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 03:04 PM #14
DLX Audrey
DLX Rep
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
DLX Audrey works for a Paintball manufacturer
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killer.At.Heart View Post
On a second note to your post Rebecca
"Like others on pbnation.com, I went on-line to find a picture for my avatar on google images. How many users have a good looking woman with big boobs, coming close to being considered porn? Is that really them, no. "

To be honest when your going to be the FACE of a huge company possibly making $1000's in sales, you should really either:

A. Create a CGI person or
B. Use your own picture * as your using a fake name anyways*

Not just google search.
I am a very busy lady. But, you are right. This would have been a great solution. Too bad I didn't think about that in the first place. I didn't realize the brutatility of the members of PBnation.com. Give me a break here.
__________________
DLX REPRESENTATIVE
audrey@luxepaintball.com

DLX Audrey is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 03:06 PM #15
snoopay700
 
 
snoopay700's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Quote:
Originally Posted by Killer.At.Heart View Post
On a second note to your post Rebecca
"Like others on pbnation.com, I went on-line to find a picture for my avatar on google images. How many users have a good looking woman with big boobs, coming close to being considered porn? Is that really them, no. "

To be honest when your going to be the FACE of a huge company possibly making $1000's in sales, you should really either:

A. Create a CGI person or
B. Use your own picture * as your using a fake name anyways*

Not just google search.
I agree with this, or just not use a picture at all. I still am not foolish enough to think you simply wanted an avatar (besides those people don't say it is them, but you already admitted that was bad judgment so i won't beat a dead horse), there was a reason behind the picture that you chose, however i'm glad that you finally came out and admitted what was going on, even if it was a tad belated.
__________________
Best analysis of hoppers today:
http://www.automags.org/forums/showp...33&postcount=5

Who is DLX Audrey? Find out!:
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=2766709
snoopay700 is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 03:07 PM #16
Cpt_Carnage
vvvShocker Treevvv
 
Cpt_Carnage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Running Shocker Orchards
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLX Audrey View Post
Bringing me to answer questions, due to my abilities to meet with Darryl was the best idea. I am great with the public and I love what I do. I get on the web after I leave work. I am dedicated. I believe this is why Darryl asked me to do him a favor. As I said before, I am sorry and I apologize to you for this also. It was wrong, but it happened. You know where I am if you need anything.
yes, i have dealt with you before on many occasions for cs, its great. its just a bad situation. I think it could have been handled differently. I dont think "moonlighting" (although sp probably doesnt mind you working for both companies, just a figure of speach here) for dlx was the best idea, I think it would have been better if you had just stuck with one or the other. It just sucks when even having strings attached to smartparts brings hate to a new, somewhat separate company (only connected through machining, correct?). Its just a bad situation all around. I'm in the same train atm, my local field just shut down, i dont have a place to play within an hour's drive. I couldnt afford to play anywhere else, because i worked for my park and got free entry, and paint discount. now that theyre gone, theres just, plain and simple, nothing i can do.
__________________
Feedback


Tech4hire.
Team Ice Ftw.
Cpt_Carnage is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 03:07 PM #17
shadowlord06
The Hobbit
 
shadowlord06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Western PA
shadowlord06 supports Team VICIOUS
shadowlord06 is reppin' sidebar 4 life
shadowlord06 has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
shadowlord06 is one of the top 1000 posters on PbNation
shadowlord06 supports Empire
she started the audrey account so that we teh public of PBN would differentiate rebecca of SP from audrey of DLX. she also said that this postion she holds in DLX is temporary till they find a new exceptable replacement, this wy Rebecca already has established the legitimacy of "Audrey" so when the new full time rep for DLX takes over people dont go and discount her because she is new to PBN or for whatever reason. I think it was a damn good business idea.
__________________
Ronin Brotherhood
shadowlord06 is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 03:08 PM #18
openingact
I Live My Life 300 fps
 
openingact's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Menasha, WI
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLX Audrey View Post
I didn't realize the brutatility of the members of PBnation.com. Give me a break here.
__________________
Christ Krew † Sons of Thunder † CPPA
openingact is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 03:11 PM #19
cockerpunk (Banned)
Show Me the Data
 
cockerpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Nowhere near Sparta
 has been a member for 10 years
rebecca ... hi there. "infamous cockerpunk" here.

still trust the gardner brothers?
cockerpunk is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 03:13 PM #20
Ruler_Mark
Huzzah
 
Ruler_Mark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Gainesville, FL
 has been a member for 10 years
Ruler_Mark donated to help Peyton Trent
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLX Audrey View Post
I am a very busy lady. But, you are right. This would have been a great solution. Too bad I didn't think about that in the first place. I didn't realize the brutatility of the members of PBnation.com. Give me a break here.
If you really wanted to use the picture you could have spent the $$ and bought a license. Im sure you would have noticed it was forsale if you looked at the webpage
__________________
AKALMP guru
Ruler_Mark is offline  
Old 07-17-2008, 03:15 PM #21
wyn1370
...---...
 
wyn1370's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Waterford, MI
Annual Supporting Member
wyn1370 is a Supporting Member
wyn1370 is a founding member
 has been a member for 10 years
wyn1370 donated to help Peyton Trent
wyn1370 owns a Planet Eclipse SLS
wyn1370 owns a Planet Eclipse CSL
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLX Audrey View Post
Let me begin by apologizing for this situation. Audrey was never intended to try to fool any of the members of PBnation.com. She was merely created to offer a luxury service to any existing or future customers of DLX Technology and the LUXE marker.

My name is Rebecca Gamble and I also work as the customer service representative for Smart Parts, Inc. “With Rebecca’s track history and experience, I knew what Rebecca was capable of doing, and I wanted only the best person to fulfill the job of Audrey” –Darryl Trent of DLX Technology. Darryl and I have worked together for nearly 4 years. Darryl actually was the one who hired me when I first started for Smart Parts, Inc. back in 2005. My job titles have added up over the last 4 years and Darryl has come to use me as his right hand man (but, yes, I am a woman.) Darryl trusted me with assisting him with daily activities which mostly included customer service support. When Darryl moved to DLX Technology at the beginning of 2008, he asked me to do him a favor and become his customer service representative for DLX Technology. The fact that I love working with the public and enjoy the paintball community, I vowed help him in anyway that I could. So, thus, Darryl and I created the persona of Audrey. Audrey was to answer the members of PBnation.com and serve as an initial contact. Audrey will still continue her duty as the customer service representative and I will still being playing the role of Audrey. We value everyone’s opinion and have even taken into consideration player’s ideas about colors and features. This is exactly what I am here for; to answer PM’s, discuss possible color options, update members on the features, answer technical questions and offer any additional support.

Why did we choose to separate the two characters, you ask? It was just a way to make the separation between Rebecca of Smart Parts, Inc. and Audrey of DLX Technology. We also needed to create the account for when the position of Audrey is replaced with another female in the future. This makes it easier for me to differentiate the logistics of my job duties. Trust me; I answer about 200 e-mails daily, having one account would only make it more difficult for me. Plus, when Darryl does find someone that is as capable of being the face of Audrey for DLX Technology, the name will stay the same. To be honest, no one really uses their real name on on-line forums, and this situation is no different.

Like others on pbnation.com, I went on-line to find a picture for my avatar on google images. How many users have a good looking woman with big boobs, coming close to being considered porn? Is that really them, no. I came across a beautiful young lady that looked like an Audrey to me and used her picture, much like other members that use alternate pictures of others for their avatar. It only made sense to continue the persona of Audrey to separate me (Rebecca, from Smart Parts, Inc.) and Audrey (of DLX Technology). Though people know who I am personally, to post my own picture on one of the largest on-line communities would be stupid.

I regret that I was put in these awkward positions. When a member asked if I was the person in the picture, I had two options; yes or no. If I said no, people would question, “why.” If I said yes, members would get the feel for the persona of Audrey. This was a mistake on my part, and I apologize for this. I did say that I was the girl in the avatar and that I was the voice. I again, apologize for saying this. Like I said before, this was in no way meant to sell more markers or dupe anyone; it was just a simple way to personify a customer service representative for a totally different company.

So, I am Audrey and I am also Rebecca. This will stay the same.

As far as credentials go for anyone that said that a woman could not possibly know this much about paintball, here it is:

I’ve been a CSR for Smart Parts, Inc. for nearly 4 years.
I have played paintball.
I organize dealer tech classes.
I am the manager of the SP trailer at all of the PSP Events.
I assist new and existing dealers of SP with any concerns or questions.
I have been on PBnation.com for approximately 3 ½ years.
I am a female (I find myself good looking too, LOL!)
I am the administrative assistant to senior management in both companies.
I enjoy the paintball community and helping in anyway that I can.
I value your opinions and views.
I answer technical questions with extreme time efficiency.

Basically, I wanted to create this thread to stop all the fuss and set the story straight. This became a mountain out of a mole hill, honestly. Let me also say that the Gardner brothers had nothing to do with this. Hell, I don’t even think they knew who Audrey was in the beginning, nor did the other employees of Smart Parts. Darryl and I came up with the idea and thought it would benefit the new, existing and future customers of DLX Technology. It would also allow Darryl the ability to focus on manufacturing and running the DLX Technology Company. Darryl would also like to apologize for this confusion. He in no way intended for this to go so far out of hand.

I must give it to all of the conspiracy theorist! You guys are tough and diligent. I would venture to say that you also probably play some pretty tough opponents out on the field having that much ambition. I am truly amazed. Good work and I congratulate you.

If you have any questions about this, feel free to ask.
just quoting this so if anything gets edited in the future there is an original
__________________
Originally posted by manike
"Pants are only worn on the outside by Americans, Canadians and Superhero's..."
wyn1370 is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump