As Koptalk dies Oldham tries to sell stolen porn

by Rupert Insider

The New Year has hardly begun but we’ve seen four significant events in the Koptalk soap opera.

1. 1st January 2007.

While everybody else was celebrating New Year’s Day, Duncan Oldham, the sole owner of Koptalk was using a California proxy address to register a new porno site. So far the offerings are all stolen – but what else is new.

2. 2nd January 2007

News Now banned Koptalk permanently with immediate effect.

3. 1-7th January 2007

The three main non-family moderators on Koptalk disappeared without explanation from them or from Duncan Oldham. They were Ice Queen, Shelley and Stuart Morse.

4. 8th January, 2007

Katie’s bebo site disappeared immediately after her real name – Katrina Cushnahan – and her site address was published on here. She is a major player at Koptalk who has taken a proactive role in pursuing members and former members and participating in the various Koptalk Kons.

5. 8th January 2007

Lauren Forsythe’s bebo site was reduced to restricted access immediately after it was revealed on here that not only was she active on her site during the time Oldham said she was seriously ill in hospital, but that she lived a far more active life style than Oldham had depicted. Although she appears to be a genuinely stricken with a chronic condition it also appears that she is not as helpless or as needy as Oldham described when he repeatedly asked for money to be sent to him for her and her family – who he says are relatives of his.

ALEXA STATS

Thanks to our back-room guru, Andrew, for drawing my attention to the the Alexa stats for this period and for his suggestions on how to analyse their significance.

Click on chart for clearer enlargement.

Click HERE for today’s update of the stats given below

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Regular readers will know that the Alexa stats are not precise. They reflect visits only from those who have an Alexa tool bar installed. Furthermore, they can be manipulated easily enough by someone setting up a programme on their site to refresh pages repeatedly, or doing it manually.

Nevertheless, Alex stats are widely used because, assuming no persistent serious fraud, the imperfections apply to all sites. By and large, they are useful in showing trends.

So what do they show about Koptalk?

We know they showed a massive drop in views on 5th September when Oldham closed the free forums. They continued to fall and stayed depressed until mid-November. It was on that basis that we could say Koptalk had dropped from 6th to 12th – or lower – among unofficial LFC sites according to Alexa stats.

Our publication of the stats stuck in Oldham’s craw. He was still claiming to be No. 1.

His solution was to close the “Koptalk Insider” forums and transfer them to Koptalk.com. That way he could make it look as though the internal hopping from page to page by himself, his family and members were similar to individual visits to that site.

So we saw a dramatic rise in Alexa hits in mid-November, taking the site back to the levels it was when it had a busy free forum, hundreds more members and thousands of lurkers.

Also, about that time, News Now lifted its suspension of Koptalk – a suspension brought about by our complaints. And he began again to earn hits from News Now.

But even so, users continued to abandon his site, and after the November addition of the Insider Forum traffic, his overall hits began to fall again.

Growing increasingly desperate, Oldham returned to his familiar dirty tricks on News Now. He posted misleading and false headlines and stolen copyrighted materials. We can see the effect of the hits he got from News Now in the Alexa peaks of December.

But that desperate tactic was his undoing. News Now listened to us again and struck him off permanently.

For a few days there was still some carry-over traffic from his News Now headlines and from the publicity we were giving him, but the Alexa stats show that when that momentum died, so did his traffic.

At the last count he is returning and very close to the very depressed levels of September-November.

But this time it is much worse. In September-November the stats did not include the internal traffic on the Insider Forums. Now they do.

What they show us is that his site is virtually dead both in terms of visitors and in terms of internal activity.

We know that much of what is left of the activity on Koptalk comes from himself and his family and from members who are waiting for their membership to expire. The only ones who will renew for another year are those who have not cancelled the automatic renewal on their Pay Pal account.

If you’re one of them attend to it now. Click HERE to find a guide about how to do it.

Oldham’s main source of publicity now, is this blog. So, in a way, he was right when he said “I need the publicity they give me”.

Given this disaster, the move to porn stolen from other sites is understandable.

Next will be “snuff” movies – they might be good for a few hits.

(Too late – he’s already shown the Saddam hanging!).

Andrew sees the poetry in the situation in this offering of his to be sung to the tune of “The Fields of Anfield Road”.

The disaster round the fields of Wallsend

All round the fields…of Wallsend
Where once we watched, the Queen Duncan lie (and could he lie)
Steve McNeish on the wing
Koptalk had dreams and lies to podcast
Of the disaster round the fields of Wallsend


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16 Responses to “As Koptalk dies Oldham tries to sell stolen porn”

  1. Koptalksucks.com Says:

    Can I suggest that people email the company which owns Nuts Mag: nutsmagazine@ipcmedia.com

    Here is the email I have just sent them, feel free to use.

    Hello.

    I would like to draw your attention to a website (footballandbirds.tv) which is currently hotlinking to a large number of your images. The website owner Duncan Oldham also owns and runs a website called Koptalk (koptalk.com) which has, and still does carry thousands of copyrighted images from numerous agencies such as Associated Press and Empics and passes them off as their own in order to make a profit. Here is a website which details this (and others) unethical and illegal practises Mr Oldham participates in, including charity scams and the selling of fake Liverpool FC memorabilia, https://koptalkinsider.wordpress.com

    I have gone to the liberty of taking this screenshot, incase Mr Oldham removes the pictures to hide the infringement: http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4946/untitledcq5.jpg

    May I suggest swift action on this matter as once Mr Oldham has found a way to make an easy profit from other people’s work, he finds it very hard to stop.

    Thank you.

  2. Honorary Insider Says:

    The Fat Lady may not be singing yet, but she is certainly clearing her throat in readiness.

    It seems our work here is nearly done

  3. rupertinsider Says:

    Koptalk-sucks

    Your image shack link has been disabled.

  4. Koptalksucks.com Says:

    Thanks rupert. Looks like Oldham jumped on that quickly.

    New link: http://tinypic.com/44l7jg5.jpg

  5. Koptalksucks.com Says:

    I’ve just sent them another email. Feel free to use.
    It appears Mr Oldham is already trying to hide the evidence and has had my imageshack link deleted. I went to the liberty of reuploading the image: http://tinypic.com/44l7jg5.jpg

  6. Chunka Says:

    Damn that Image Properties.

  7. russellgsy Says:

    You notice that no one else has replied to any of his topics on his footballandbirds website, well no one except him!

  8. rupertinsider Says:

    russell

    Now you’ve done it – expect a flurry of Oldham pseudonyms to respond

  9. Koptalksucks.com Says:

    Exactly what I was thinking russell.

    Top Posters
    The Gaffer 66 (Dunk)
    Deagle 4 (Either Dunk or Steve/Katie/Jeanette)
    laddsy 0
    Greebo 0
    Lowie 0

  10. Yorkie Says:

    Typical fatty… refer to all women as “birds”. Well I suppose its better than “splitarses” which he sometimes uses. Great example to his kids he is.

    Who could look at that smut/porn though, knowing that the fat greasy fingers of that stupid looking tub of lard was involved in its creation.

  11. Yorkie Says:

    Of course if its free to set up an account, it might be more fun to create numerous accounts to disposable email accounts, and start posting pictures of fatty himself.

    That should turn a few stomachs.

  12. Koptalksucks.com Says:

    Good idea Yorkie

  13. russellgsy Says:

    Lol still nothing on that website only him chatting to himself and not a peep out of his girlfriend “Sue Denim”

  14. James Says:

    This is just crazy im shocked at this. What the hell arepeople still posting on Koptalk. It baffles me

  15. shaunjones72 Says:

    Just woke up and smelled the coffee. Heard rumours but never bothered to check em out – my mate mentioned something to me at the weekend about KT. Checked it all out and walked away with whats left of my dignity. You will see my last post (adios amigos), if it hasn’t been removed.
    Embarrassing really, but there are still some genuine people on there…mugs you would probably call them.

  16. Lobster Says:

    Well done!!!


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