Dunk recently asked for feedback from his members to put in his koptalk blog. With thousands of happy members renewing their subs every year (accourding to Dunk) you would expect a rush of replies, but so far there are only two new feedbacks. One feedback that wont be found on that blog, however, is the feedback Dunk got from one of those who has been a member for many years; Ytse Jam, formerly known as miamired. This is what he had to say:
I thought I’d take the opportunity to say my piece so you can hear it from me. You’ve asked for feedback, both positive and negative — here it is. It’s getting emailed to you and will appear on a blog. I hope you appreciate that.
And, before I go on, both JD and RichT wanted my email address and I asked you to forward that to them. You didn’t. It’s wsrussell at gmail dot com. They can find me there.
Thanks for kicking me out on Sunday. Sean wanted to see what was being posted and I gave him permission to use my account — but apparently that’s against your rules. And you kicked out McDaft (my mate) and Cat too (though that was months ago, because he hasn’t had access since May), even though NO account had permission to post. You charged us for that.
I was on KT for probably 8 plus years and I’ve enjoyed the site probably more than 50% of the time. There are posters that I truly like, but they became fewer and fewer and the WUMs, stirrers and idiot-numbers kept increasing to a level where it was unsustainable. I think most people know that.
I worry about your health, if I’m honest. The latest video you posted was worrisome. You need to sort that out. I’ve never been a so-called hater (and don’t appreciate the inference in several of your posts on the various threads over the past 4 months), never really understood it, but I do read everything I can and a lot of the so-called “haterz” have some well-founded gripes. You will, no doubt, continue to fight them And as I said, this is not my opinion only, but others seem to have some serious issues that you’ve never addressed and explained. We’re all ears. It’s all about being honest and the guys that have left (certainly over a thousand) have all claimed that you are untruthful. You’ve never addressed their claims. Ever.
Which brings me to my honest assessment of KT. You’ve let it slide Duncan. Steve was a great worker for you, but he’s now gone (I’ve no idea of the real reason but I, like, everyone else have my suspicions) but for too long other sites were getting stronger and you rested on your laurels**. I’ve seen it pick up over the summer — that’s probably because of the new season and also because you read the writing on the wall. However, as long as I’ve been on KT, I’ve been on RAWK, YNWA, and .tv. I also joined Est during its nascence. With only 200 on the site I post on today, the traffic is probably 50 times what you get on your site. My mate logged in as McDaft a few days ago we compared notes and did a rough business-level “market-size” estimate**** — your site has picked up Dunk, but it’s a pale imitation of what KT used to be like and it’s poor compared to site I’m on now and even compared to Est, RAWK and Rattle or most of the other Liverpool supporters websites. You may have a large number of posters, but the traffic is extremely poor compared to others and the quality even poorer (with the exception of probably two dozen posters who remain my friends and always will be). I will miss my mates. But they know I’m elsewhere now and know how to find me if they’re clever.
I will miss my mates, especially the older posters like BillyLiddle, Charlie, Lathom and others like Frank, Nav, Stealth, Lec, the Daves, Rob, Maddog, Butch, Drog and many others…
I wish you would just tell people you make a living from Koptalk! If you actually stated it up front and told people you ran the site as a living and that you did your best to get inside info and unique interviews etc, I’d suggest a portion of the so-called “KT-haterz” would go away. Mind you, most wouldn’t, because you’re a conman.
There again, I truly believe you’re an impersonator on other accounts. That’s not just a con, it’s fraudulent and if true it’s screwing with unsuspecting LFC fans around the world — thousands of them! That’s not what YNWA means. That’s abuse Duncan and while I know several existing KT-ers already know it’s a big con and just go with it because of their mates, there’s are thousands (both present, in the past and potentially in the future) who are clueless. That’s just not fair and they need to be told the truth.
The final straw for me was when you kicked Chewie out. Chris and I are good mates and I was miffed you did that even though he and you didn’t see eye to eye. If you ever want to make amends with him, you can find him on “The Liverpool Way”. But you won’t.
Stop the con Dunk. Just stop it. That’s all I ask — as one Liverpool fan to another.
aka Ytse Jam, Bill, Miamired.
P.S. One last thing Duncan: Revo specifically told me this: “You can also tell him Id give him an invite to ST to defend himself to his ex members, seeing as he wont put up an arena to do so.” I’d honestly like you to do that, because I think it would be in your best interests if you’re willing to try and salvage come credibility here.
** No PMs — fans not being able to talk to each other, heavy modding and deleting of threads in public forums (on behalf of the majority of posters — give us a bit of credit), inability to question things, WUMs, massive negativity and most importantly, a lack of chemistry amongst the members — we’re all fans. We should be able to talk to one anohter without your permission. It’s ridiculous, especially when you consider we pay you for the luxury of posting!
**** Based on traffic for three days, you were approximately 100 times less active than our current site. And I can confirm that KT gets a LOT of sh*te posted — and I think most KT-ers would agree with that.