by Rupert Insider
Photo: Dumb and Dumber flushed with booze, Lauren charity “administrative expenses” and membership fees chat up a “prozzie” in Montreal.
In the last three weeks, Oldham has spent thousands of pounds to bum free tickets to baseball and ice hockey games in which he has no interest. Meanwhile Koptalk members interested in LFC continue to leave his site.
In the last seven days, four Koptalk members have written to me about their decision. I can only report those who have notified the blog – but perhaps there were others.
All were long-standing members. Every year they failed to cancel the automatic renewal of the membership fee that Oldham stuck on their PayPal account. But recently they’ve become uncomfortable enough to break that routine.
Some became aware of the blog through letters from participants here or from the secret email ring that operates on KT under Oldham’s nose or by browsing the net and spotting some of our headlines. They did some research and made their decision.
One of them is markb1. He has been one of the top posters on Koptalk – not only in the quantity and quality of his posts but also in his ability to get on with other posters. As he explained in his emails to us, he is hardly a rebel, was not bitter and was not waiting out the last three months of his membership in order to have a go at Oldham on another site. But recently, he noticed that two posts on Koptalk had been deleted without explanation. He asked a question about it. He was banned.
Hardly able to believe that he could be banned for such a trivial incident, he entered into a series of emails with Oldham. Oldham recently re-appointed himself editor of Koptalk but he still uses Steve as a way of humiliating his members. Between hangovers, Oldham told markb1 that if he went to the 17 year old Steve with his tail between his legs and accepted without question the deletion of posts, he could be reinstated.
But markb1 decided enough was enough. He will claim a refund of the three-month’s balance of his membership fee.
He wanted to use the blog send a message to his friends on Koptalk to explain his disappearance, “because they all read the blog”.
“…….its just me wanting current Koptalkers to read something about a decent member of the site, who got on with the majority of people, to maybe realize that Dunk isn’t such the good guy that we all think he is.”
On Koptalk members know full well that although they paid their money to Oldham to meet other LFC supporters in a forum, they cannot communicate with each other about things that matter, like the deletion of posts and the banning of fellow members – they have to use the blog for the real stuff.
And they’re welcome.
We know of many more on Koptalk who are waiting for their membership to expire. In the meantime they help to build up the secret email ring there and keep the blog informed.
Anyone on Koptalk who is getting sick of watching their membership fees eaten and drunk and shoveled into the handbags of “prozzies” by Dumb and Dumber, or who have begun to wonder what a three-week jaunt around the cheap motels of Canada and the USA has to do with LFC at this exciting time in the season, and are getting fed up at having to cow-tow to Oldham’s idiot 17 yr old step-brother and his 12-13 year old daughter and the gormless 17 yr old Katie – who is also supposed to be family – are welcome to express the questions they’d like to ask Oldham on the blog.
You can also use the blog’s list of LFC sites to start looking for your new site when your membership expires.
Or perhaps, like markb1 – you’ve seen enough – you want to call it a day now and demand a refund of the balance from Oldham and move to a genuine LFC supporters site. Imagine how clean you’ll feel when you get out out of that hilly-billy family cult and come back to the true family of LFC supporters!
Unless you give us express permission – as markb1 did- we will never let Oldham know which of his members is posting or emailing us here.
(I am not including in this report the overseas sites who have told us this week that they have cut their links with Koptalk. We’ll come back to that later).