The owner of Koptalk, still not in the North West by the way, had this message today for the few remaining people paying his site a visit.
At KopTalk we’re proud that we don’t let just any fool into our communities. (No, Koptalk’s fools are a special type of fool. Not all Koptalk members are fools though.) Not only that but we also don’t tolerate idiots (again, not all Koptalk members are idiots, but there are plenty on there) and soon eject them if required, for the benefit of all our members. It is likely that you will see these bitters on other LFC websites. (The idiots tend not to be tolerated on other sites either, but the sensible ones who leave Koptalk show up and stick around elsewhere. And they tend to report the facts of what happened to them – like having been the victim of a theft by Koptalk.)
To become a member of our forums here costs nothing but we don’t accept applications from throw-away (free) email accounts. You must use your ISP, college or work email account to register for access. (Why are you going to cry to a member’s boss if they ask one of THE questions? Like “Where’s my book?” for example.)
If you cannot obtain such an address, you can apply for free access by post providing you include proof of identity or address. (WARNING: DO NOT SEND ANY OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS TO KOPTALK. IDENTITY THEFT IS A BIG PROBLEM IN THE UK. DUNCAN OLDHAM AND KOPTALK ARE NOT REGISTERED FOR THE STORAGE OF THIS INFORMATION.) Simply go to http://www.koptalk.misinfo and open a support ticket for assistance. (This is the support ticket system that gets ignored if you ask why you were prevented from accessing a service you paid for.)
We understand that these strict conditions aren’t popular but if you want to participate in a community without having to rub shoulders with idiots, then you’ll make a bit of an effort to join us. It will be worth it when you look at some of the other dross around the web. (There’s a few gems in this para. You do “rub shoulders with idiots”, if you use Koptalk, as mentioned above. Certain idiots are tolerated, some of them are even moderators. Dunk may be surprised to learn that considering he’s speaking here to potential new members, he’s not exactly selling a “great community” is he? How many can be bothered to “make an effort” to join such a poorly-run site? You’ve made your own site even more dross than it was when this blog started Duncan, so congratulations.)
It’s not nice turning people away because they have applied using a free email account but we want to help deter idiots which includes former (banned) members and people associated to rival websites. (He’s off again – he’s obsessed with everyone who’s against him having been banned before or associatied to a rival website. Wake up Duncan, smell the coffee over the stench of your sweaty trainers and see that most of the LFC-supporting internet world are now against you and your sites.)
You can join our VIP website at http://www.koptalkinsider.coN as an Insider member or a Gold Club member with a free email address. The reason we allow that over there is because not many people are stupid enough to pay only to be banned. (No – the reason there is that you need the dosh. Desperately. And you are going to lock out more members if they don’t post as often as you decide they must. I hope that’s in your Terms and Conditions now Fatblob.)
And he’s not bothered by the blog remember – he loves the extra publicity, because there is no such thing as bad publicity. Did we mention he’s still not arrived in the North West? Has he introduced new staff member Jeannie yet?
Koptalk: From FootyMad to BarkingMad in a few short years.