Looks like fat Duncan Oldham’s been reading the blog again. He’s now making this ludicrous claim relating to his rip-off SMS+ service –
Offline 16-07-06 07:33 PM – Post#269107 New Reply
In response to bensuruncle
Around 300 people signed up in the first few hours, not bad for a Sunday. Looks like this will be another popular feature.
Glad he gave us an excuse to talk about it – we noticed before that it seems to actually offer less than his Gold Club version. He claims to give score updates with that service, but with his new one he only gives a full-time score. Seems a bit of a rip-off whichever way you look at it. (I now fully expect him to add this to his list of features for the new service in response to this blog. It doesn’t matter anyway – he’ll not be sending any SMSs out after a month).
As for his claims of “around 300” people signing up in the first few hours, seems a bit unlikely for so many reasons. For example, on his main, “free” site, he’s got this wonderful statistic –
Max Users Ever Online: 237
So, on his busiest ever day since he installed the software on his “koptalk .org” site he had 237 users logged in at one time at one point. That includes genuine users and any of our (and our supporters) aliases. It might include people who’ve since left. Whatever it includes, it’s the most he’s EVER had on this version of his forum.
As for activity today, between 13.15 and 20.00 he had 17 new topics created on his LFC forum, with 245 replies. He announced his new service at 14.15. Now that doesn’t suggest to me that there have been so many users online that 300 of them have decided to sign up to his new service.
So, Mr Oldham, proved to be a liar once again.
It’s becoming monotonous now, why not try telling the truth for a whole week, just for once in your life?