So yesterday I posted an email sent to me by an anonymous emailer. I did not edit the email in any way and I did not even comment on it. I just posted it. Also, like I do with every comment I get from my haters, I approved the only comment made on the article so far. Which to be fair wasn’t from one of my haters, but just someone who disputed the verbiage used by the anonymous emailer.
Today I was alerted to the fact that once again, the website Wjunction was abuzz with references to me. I have no problem with this and I think healthy debate is great for everyone. I would have liked to have posted my thoughts on Wjunction but my past accounts there were both suspended and for a time my IP was banned. I imagine this was the work of someone who just didn’t like me and my company and NOT indicative of Wjunction’s current management who seem to be very fair and open to what it is I do.
So I will answer the comments made in that thread here so that my detractors and supporters can understand my position on these matters.
Full thread here : http://www.wjunction.com/14-webmaster-news/102946-wjunction-root-all-evil.html
Comments directed towards me and TDP:
Lifetalk: Lol. This guy is definitely bored. He probably can’t find enough warez to keep him busy with sending out takedown emails that mostly get dumped in the trash or sent to spam (by default).
Well, I’m not bored. Actually that email came to me on 9/18 and I posted it on 9/21 because I’ve been too busy. And I can’t find enough Warez? Ummm there’s plenty of copyright infringing going on. More than any one person could begin to wrap their head around. You don’t have to look for warez, it’s everywhere. And our notices most certainly do not get dumped in the trash, though I imagine that you imagine that every website is full of bravado and tells me to go to hell. Unfortunately those piracy sites you idolize are for the most part completely compliant with takedown notices. Because they aren’t stupid, and would rather remove content instead of facing litigation. Which is probably why they run a site and you comment on a board. See the difference there?
Mr. Happy: I’d like to work for takedownprivacy.com. He/she/they obviously needs an experienced warez webmaster to show them the ropes as they haven’t got a clue. I’d say WJ is their biggest source of traffic too. Trying to close the site which is your biggest source of traffic is a dumb ass thing to do if you want your site to survive.
Mr. Happy, first off, I am glad you are happy. I don’t think we are currently adding to our staff but I will keep you in mind. For the record, WJ is not our biggest source of traffic. That would be Google. Actually WJ is 3rd (thanks!) behind Google and type in traffic. Google accounts for 68% of our traffic according to Analytics. Type-in is 11% and WJ is 5.5%. Now, while I appreciate traffic, I would think you would be smart enough to realize that not all traffic is of equal value. Since I am not using any sort of advertising on my site, the number of visitors I get is really of no consequence. You can see that our Alexa rank is 260,000 something, which isn’t very good. How we even got that high is beyond me. But regardless, Wjunction traffic is of very little value to me, since Wjunction users aren’t typically copyright holders and thus aren’t typically a customer we would want to attract. I appreciate you guys coming here and leaving comments but it doesn’t do me any good or bad. I can safely assume I’ve never converted a Wjunction user to a paying customer. But then again…has anyone? *zing*! And where did I ever say anything about trying to close WJ? WJ isn’t hosting copyright infringing materials. I simply use WJ as a way to stay informed as to what you guys are doing. And you guys are more than willing to make your business models and other dealings very public.
DJ Mad: His poor and doesnt get that much business,so cant afford a good template,but im sure the nice people here will code him one for free
Hey Mr. DJ I’m not really sure how you are aware of my financial status but I think you’d change your mind if I were to post my earnings screenshot. BOOM! If I don’t get that much business, then why do you guys waste so much time obsessing over me? But the part about my template is funny. If I wanted a fancy template, I’d just do what everyone else at WJ does – steal it from another website! Think I could co-opt the HornyWhores template for my site too? My template was a free one, because I could care less about wasting my customers’ money into a website that they aren’t even going to. I sell a service, not a flashy website. Big difference.
eLight: Probably someone who’s pissed off that we don’t allow people to seek uploaders for their websites. WJunction has changed a lot in the past couple of months. In this process, we’ve alienated quite a few people… But so be it. We discussed it as staff a few months ago, and that path hasn’t changed. Nate isn’t our enemy, well I don’t deem him as one. That post was made from an “anonymous” user.
I’d be interested to see Nate post over here, though I doubt he’d be interested in doing so. But the door is always open in my eyes. Maybe something constructive could come of it.
eLight so far is the most intelligent person I’ve read on WJ. When others hated on me and my business model, he was right there to point out how my model is legit. What we have here is a rational person capable of critical thought and not just Ad hominem attacks or group-think. I’d love to post at WJ if I knew my account wasn’t going to be suspended or IP banned because I don’t drink the PirateBay flavored koolaid. Hit me up eLight and let’s make it happen.
Foxman: What the hell? Is this nate guy for real?
Dom: This guy is a fucking joke. I’m getting really pissed off with him, he is one of the most cocky’est people I have ever encountered.
He will not last.
Well, I’m not sure we’ve had an encounter but I’m sorry you have such hatred in your heart towards me. I won’t last? We’re coming up on 3 years of Takedown Piracy and more and more copyright owners are becoming active in protecting their digital media. The tide is not moving in your direction. That being said…I hope I don’t ‘last’. I hope I’m not doing this in five years. I had a regular job before this and I’ll gladly go back to doing something else once piracy is at a manageable level.
Nightmare: You guys know that he made this topic to get some visitors to his site ?
and so far he is getting it , i think this topic should be closed since its a complete crap .
Again, why would I want WJ traffic. It is as useless to me as my traffic would be to WJ. I thought you guys were supposed to be webmasters. Sheesh.
WarezDemon: I’m not the one who goes and sucks nates dick tbh i hate TDP.
The sites just one man trying to do the impossible, TakeDownPiracy.
I could do a much better job then TDP. And thats without using sites like WJunction for evidence.
We can both agree that you are definitely not the one sucking my dick. See, we can find things we agree on. I’m not trying to do the impossible, I’m just doing a service for my clients, those clients are very happy with my service. If you think you can do a better job than me than I suggest you start your own business doing just that. That’s kinda how businesses get started. I had the same idea when I started mine. I thought I could do a better job than others in this space and that I could do it for less cost. If you think you can compete with all the anti-piracy companies out there, then put your money where your mouth is and do it. I’m doing it, I’m not fighting for crumbs and three dollars a day uploading Photoshop to Filesonic so they can become rich. You want to come play in my yard, bring it on.
Mr. Happy: The key thing is this Nate guy is the good guy. It doesn’t matter who gives him info or how he gets it. Let’s be honest he is fighting crime. Ridicule him all you want but he’s on the right side of the law and uploaders are on the other. Their’s no denying that.
Now I know why they call you Mr. Happy. Appreciate the dose of reality you injected into the thread. I don’t hate uploaders, no matter how much they might hate on me. I think it’s appalling that sites like Filesonic and wUpload rake in millions while paying uploaders (often in third world countries or impoverished situations) a few bucks a month. I think that’s akin to labor exploitation. I’m surprised that more of you guys don’t see that. Some of you do, and those guys tend to support what I’m doing. When was the last time you read about me suing a website? Never. When have I sued an individual? Never. I am not your enemy. I am the enemy of those that want to directly profit from the intellectual works of others. I am paid to be a thorn in the sides of those that want to ignore copyright laws. That is what I am paid to do and I do my job well.
I would welcome the opportunity to engage the wJunction userbase in an actual spirited debate. I have doubts that either side can be swayed but you can get meaningful ideas from people who don’t agree with you. I’m not hard to find. nate at takedownpiracy dot com.