Another well known and respected poster left koptalk today. But he wasn’t allowed to say goodbye to those he had shared ups and downs with over the past few years. The post where he said goodbye was deleted and then it returned but was closed, and then it was deleted again. The last time I saw it it had 39 views. So why wasn’t Legin1973 allowed to say goodbye to the few remaining koptalkers? I mean, there wasn’t much controversy in his post. Read for yourself:
#575467 – September 25, 2009 08:00 Sorry Guys!!..
Registered: May 19, 2005
I am afraid my time on KT are over I just dont enjoy the site anymore…I think it has become boring!..
There seems to be so few people on here nowadays.
I have been a part of Koptalk for 5 years and have enjoyed it most days but not recently.
I have received some heavy critiscm and also received alot of praise neither of which are an issue as to me leaving.
Dunk I hope you will refund whoever generously donated my membership for the remainder of the subscription and I genuinely am sorry to that person.
I dont feel I can offer the site anything anymore and I dont feel it offers me anything anymore.
Dunk I honestly feel you need to do something to save your site its sinking fast and I arent sure you are interested in it anymore…not enough to save it anyway.
You seem to have so many other projects going on I dont see how you can possible dedicate the time need to Koptalk which is a shame but thing changes. Maybe it would br better to shut it down and call it a day rather than drag a once wonderful site through the mud.
I will miss some of you a great deal I wish you all the very best.
A couple of members made replies before the thread was taken down. Then Dunk made his reply which looked like this: (my comments in bold)
#575473 – September 25, 2009 08:28 Re: Sorry Guys!!.. [Re: Legin1973]
Registered: July 31, 1998
I love the way you say the site is sinking fast. We’re on the verge of upgrading the server (and moving the site)… strange thing to do if what you say is true.
Anyone can see how few posts there are these days. It’s been dead for three weeks now. And members are fleeing the site. Nigel is right in saying it’s sinking fast. The server upgrade is actually a downgrade, isn’t it? With so few members online at one time it could be hosted on the cheapest shared server you’ll find, but I guess it already is. Two months ago you were supposed to upgrade the software. What happened to that upgrade?
KopTalk is and always will be, my baby, my priority. If it’s on the internet it has to be true, right. Just be careful what you read.
This applies moar to koptalk than anywhere else. Don’t believe anything Dunk says! Most of it is lies. Priority? For the last couple of years Dunk has been moar concerned with his vlogging friends than his paying koptalk members. Of course this is because he tries to build up a new community of people who he’ll eventually charge for money. In fact he’s already got the begging bowl out. Koptalk is dying and Dunk knows it. It’s just a question of time before that revenue stream is gone.
It is a difficult time in our club’s history. There’s a lot of doom and gloom and general depression. There’s little to debate as we go round and round in circles. The summer on here was a good one as usual and with the window having just closed, there’s not going to be much activity until around Nov/Dec I’d say.
How come this isn’t affecting other forums the same way? They seem to be ticking along just fine. Sure there is debate about the ownership etc. that’s been done over and over, but on koptalk it has stopped, elsewhere it’s still going. Was the summer on koptalk good? I don’t think so. The forums were quieter than ever before, members were leaving left, right and centre, and the inside info was as always non-existent. So it wasn’t that good a summer, was it? (For us it was though.)
You think it’s become boring yet a member yesterday told me they would rather give up a kidney than not renew his membership. You can’t keep everyone happy.
Who was this? Can you get him to tell this to us? I bet not. It’s another lie. Besides, if anyone told you this, it would be bullshit. There is not one single person in the whole world who would give up a kidney to be on an internet forum. It’s just so laughable you’d have to be seriously ill to believe it.
It’s never nice to lose a member but people come and go and when they go it’s usually to link up with someone else as you are aware.
On koptalk most don’t come, they leave. The last new member signed up more than three weeks ago.
Of course those who leave will link up with others. They still want to be part of a community of Liverpool supporters. That’s gone from koptalk now. They’ll have to find it elsewhere.
KopTalk will continue for many, many years. If we were to close, there’d be nothing left for the former (banned) members to discuss and they would have an even further void in their lives.
How many years will you keep it going with just a handful ignorant members? It’s dead now. Imagine how it will be with just 200 members. And you won’t be able to make a living of it. You claim you don’t but you do. You have even admitted this to former members when trying to get them to stay. As for us, we’d be more than happy to not have to run this blog or warn the people you are scamming about you. But as long as you keep this scam going we’ll be on your back. No matter how many years it will take.
PS: I will drop you an email.
I look forward to read this. 😉
So, while Dunk is gambling away the subscription money in Las Vegas, his members are looking for better forums to join. Legin’s not alone. There are many others who are fed up with koptalk as well. Some have signed up for the SMS messages, but they never arrive. Some thought there would be thousands of members joining the debates, yet it’s dead quiet. Some have been members for years but just recently realized it’s all based on lies. There are loads of reasons, but one thing is common; Koptalk members are looking for better places to discuss LFC matters.