We decided we’d have a quick look to see what comes up if you type “Koptalk Lies” (without the quotes) into Google.
Funnily enough (well it made us laugh) this blog comes out first. Try it – search Google for Koptalk Lies.
So apart from us, what else did we find?
Second in the list is a forum thread from The Liverpool Way – where a “Koptalk Defector” introduces himself. Quite an interesting read that one, showing a past example of Duncan Oldham’s censorship methods (it takes you straight to the last page, try going to the first page and reading through).
Third in the list is Koptalk itself, a thread that’s long since gone about bombers from Leeds.
Fourth is another forum thread, this time from RAWK (Red and White Kop) titled – OFFICIAL – KopTalk doesn’t care about Hillsborough inaccuracies …. What you find when reading this thread is an old example of Duncan Oldham trying to get rid of talk about Hillsborough, and also more of his methods of censorship.
The fifth result in the list takes you to Wikipedia, and to the talk pages for a user called “KeithD”. This includes some of Dunk’s complaints about the “Koptalk” wikipedia entry. The site’s entry was deleted in the end, with Koptalk deemed too insignificant a subject for the Encyclopedia. Duncan Oldham was also banned by the looks of it.
On KeithD’s page Oldham said the following two things –
Hi. Could you please advise how to stop people from posting lies, incorrect information and so on? These people are from rival websites and it’s simply spoiling Wikipedia. Thanks. www_koptalk_com 15:16, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
So you have to respond to what claims these muppets say? Everything they says is either spliced or tampered with and you expect us to respond to that? By all means they can leave criticism on articles but when it’s clear that an article has been used to publish nonsense it should be sorted out. Anyone with an inch of common sense should be able to identify troublemakers and people who are genuinely criticising. Thanks for your input. www_koptalk_com 15:38, 9 July 2006 (UTC)
Seems to me as though he was a little upset that day. And here’s some other links of interest from Wikipedia, including the details of how he was “banned”, or at least banned from using that username –
At the bottom of that first page of results is this link to the Kraptalk.com forum. In a thread called “Where is everyone?” are accusations from a user calling himself/herself “koptalkrules”. Read them on the forum yourself. Sounds like Dunk or one of his family were having a bit of an angry day that day too.