Justification

Yes folks, it's a familiar sight at KT. Chunk has been getting criticised, so a newbie posts a question asking how the rotund one manages to run the site, and why he puts himself through torture to bring this site to us all. So find yourself a decent mp3 of violin music and read on as our chubby friend justifies his methods of getting money out of everyone. Watch out too for the contradictions.

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Info about Koptalk
#1381589 – Thu Apr 20 2006 12:33 PM    
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Obviously Dunk is the main man, but who else runs the show? I lad called Steve is AWOL (remember that Van Damme film?) who else works in the office?

The reason I ask is I know how this site is run? Does it make money or is it run by committed supporters who do it for free?

Also where is Dunk, is he sick or AWOL? Dont know whats going on in the KOPTALK HQ?

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Will7]
#1381639 – Thu Apr 20 2006 12:56 PM    
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KopTalk began as a hobby back in the early 90's. Initially it wasn't a website but a mailing list which was very popular. It then made the switch from mailing list to website in about 1998. I even created the LFC newsgroup, something which I'm proud of lol!

It is run by myself from home. Steve (my step-brother (16)) has helped on the site for a couple of years along with other family members when they can. Everyone, including myself, is unwaged. However, in the early days before the .com burst, companies were throwing money around to have the site on their networks and I used my head wisely and managed to pay my mortgage off etc.

When the .com bubble burst, websites that had spent millions collapsed because advertsing revenues nosedived overnight. Because there was only me, I managed to ride it out.

A couple of years ago I broke from networks and went alone. However, this meant that there was no guaranteed income from advertising which was a major worry. I had to find ways of generating cash to keep the site alive and it was suggested that I create the Insider and after that the Gold Club.

People were throwing themselves at me offering donations etc but it didn't seem right. A lot of sites take donations but I wanted to try and give something back for those who supported us and that's what we continue to do or at least try to do.

Over the years various LFC players have worked on the site, either writing columns, feeding info and so on. Thanks to people like Tommy Smith who became a friend, I managed to start networking and making more and more friends and sources.

Today the site has come a long way. We actually have a dedicated office at home now which is funny because when I first started I worked from a small desk in my daughters bedroom.

Steve had a row with his dad the other day and hasn't been since so I'm currently working in the office alone which I'm struggling with. I'll give it until the weekend to determine what to do next and to see what my next move is.

In terms of finances, people see a lot of members and try and work out what the site rakes in but they never consider what the site pays out. If I was to axe the site I'd be better off financially but it's a love for me and I don't know what else I'd do. However, things can't go on forever and if I don't get me little helper back, I can't see how I could continue the site under the current format. I'd certainly have to consider scaling at all down and maybe dumping koptalk.com altogether.

On the day I got married at Anfield, I even took my PC to the hotel room and got up at 5am to update the site before I got wed and we didn't even have a honeymoon as I wouldn't turn my back on everyone. Silly sod eh! Ah well, I was young. I'm 31 now though and it's becoming more and more demanding.

The best thing about the whole site is the Insider & GC because the community has a real good vibe about it. Yes there are people who are here for the wrong reasons but they don't concern me. It's the majority who count and when they say it's time to hang up the keyboard and go, I'll go, if it hasn't already happened before then.

COME HOME STEVE

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Dunk]
#1381647 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:00 PM    
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will it follow in yer book mate

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Dunk]
#1381651 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:02 PM    
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Sound.

Hope everything is cool anyway.

Will.

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#1381671 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:09 PM    
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    will it follow in yer book mate

What book

I guarantee that it will be out 2006 or FREE Gold Club memberships for everyone for life lol!

I just need Steve to get his arse back.

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Dunk]
#1381674 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:13 PM    
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Is Steve writing it then??????

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: cricket69]
#1381677 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:13 PM    
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    Is Steve writing it then??????

No. He can't spell his own name. The more he does here, the more free time I get to persue other matters.

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Dunk]
#1381716 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:33 PM    
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Can you upgrade from Insider to Gold Club or do you just need to pay the £30 or whatever it is?

I can understand why you get wound up sometimes and I would deffo drop koptalk.com.

If you need any remote web design/development work send me your CV and I'll see what I can do!!

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Dunk]
#1381740 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:43 PM    
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Dunk, this question might seem a bit personal, and I'ld understand you ignoring it. But if Koptalk doesn't really give you any profit, what do you do for a living then mate?

I really appreciate your dedication to the site and the club – few people can be as committed as you are.

I nominate you for fan of the decade mate.

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Will7]
#1381750 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:48 PM    
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God I'm useless at techy stuff lol. Yeh you can move upstairs, just email koptalkoffice@gmail.com mate

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: farhad1985]
#1381754 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:51 PM    
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    Dunk, this question might seem a bit personal, and I'ld understand you ignoring it. But if Koptalk doesn't really give you any profit, what do you do for a living then mate?

    I really appreciate your dedication to the site and the club – few people can be as committed as you are.

    I nominate you for fan of the decade mate.

Nah man it's ok.

This is my living. Probably out of each 12 months you get 2 or 3 good months which enables me to treat meself. Last time we had a good month I bought a new telly for the World Cup. Wife's a teacher so we have her coin and thanks to the companies throwing money around like idiots in the early 2000's I paid me house off. So technically speaking, I don't need to work. However, I'd be very bored.

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Will7]
#1381756 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:53 PM    
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    Can you upgrade from Insider to Gold Club or do you just need to pay the £30 or whatever it is?

    I can understand why you get wound up sometimes and I would deffo drop koptalk.com.

    If you need any remote web design/development work send me your CV and I'll see what I can do!!

Bloody hell mate.

You've been here less than a month, and now you're trying to headhunt our Dunk.

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Dunk]
#1381759 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:54 PM    
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        Quote:
        Dunk, this question might seem a bit personal, and I'ld understand you ignoring it. But if Koptalk doesn't really give you any profit, what do you do for a living then mate?

        I really appreciate your dedication to the site and the club – few people can be as committed as you are.

        I nominate you for fan of the decade mate.

    Nah man it's ok.

    This is my living. Probably out of each 12 months you get 2 or 3 good months which enables me to treat meself. Last time we had a good month I bought a new telly for the World Cup. Wife's a teacher so we have her coin and thanks to the companies throwing money around like idiots in the early 2000's I paid me house off. So technically speaking, I don't need to work. However, I'd be very bored.

wait for it…….

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Dunk]
#1381760 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:54 PM    
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I thought you had a huge purpose built office in Newcastle? Didn't there used to be webcams showing dedicated lovely girlie staff. Or was I dreaming?

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: Kopdan]
#1381763 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:55 PM    
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FLMAO ****

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Re: Info about Koptalk [Re: merseymack]
#1381767 – Thu Apr 20 2006 01:58 PM    
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    I thought you had a huge purpose built office in Newcastle? Didn't there used to be webcams showing dedicated lovely girlie staff. Or was I dreaming?

Steve's dad made a dedicated office at the back of the house. It's superb mind, he did a great job. Had to tap off me mam's credit cards like which she keeps reminding me about lol! When me mates come round they say they could live in the office as it's a right little Aladin's cave…. although it's alarmed, armed and patrolled by 2 f***ing great big GSD's

Plus when I'm at home, I put the cams on so I can see what Steve's getting up to in the office when he's supposed to be tucked up in bed… he knows how to use the foreign sat system

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He seems to be married again this week, after his recent boasts of "shags" with girls he meets on myspace. He mentions how proud he is of his newsgroup actions. He doesn't mention his attempts on newsgroups to arrange threesome for him and his wife. If you've got kids going to school in Newcastle with a teacher called Mrs Oldham, you might want to read about these arrangements before your next parent's evening.

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One Response to “Justification”

  1. Adam Says:

    I created the first LFC newsgroup after being baited by Man U fans.
    Fatty came along trying to shut it down in favour of his rec.sports (I think) one.


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