Tuesday, August 09, 2005


Are there other places apart from Ecademy for blogging?

Eh? This question comes from a BlackStar.


Considering that a supposed advantage of BlackStar is that Thomas teaches them about blogging, do you think he is missing a bit out?

He missed another bit out actually. Live in a walled garden. Only allow positive comments from your cronies.

I, and others, submitted comments to afriendineverycity.com/

Strangely, only fully supportive comments appeared. No questions. No debate.



Feel free to add any comment. It is set up to be indexed by Technorati (I don't think the original is).


Excellent. Less than 2 hours after setting up afriendineverycity.blogspot.com/, someone has posted a comment that was initially refused by Teep.

It is a reasoned and thoughtful blog. It isn't offensive. It just happens to put across a different point of view.

Apart from the mention of this blog on EcademyWatch, I haven't emailed my mates asking them to post, or skyped round my paying worshippers telling them to do it. I don't even know Jez Feres. (Thanks for posting though, Jez).

How sad is the man that only accepts praise, but doesn't listen to his critics? To the extent that he bans them from his "networking" organisation and censors their blog comments.

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Sunday, August 07, 2005

The fallout...

At least two people are now in Ecademy "jail" as a result of this ongoing saga. A large number of blogs have been censored.

Penny has said something very revealing. http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=52862#234248

"Please remember, trust works both ways, we also need to be able to trust the members, and take action in order to protect them from those who we believe have lost our trust.".

Get that?

"...take action in order to protect them from those who we believe have lost our trust."

That is a big concept to hide behind, especially when they consistently fail to provide details of how people have "lost our trust".

Ecademy operates from the top down.

The "community" has to be sanctioned by the leaders. They consistently forget that without the members, they are nothing.

There is an arbitrary and corrupt "justice" system, again run by the leaders, designed to silence anyone who questions the actions and/or motives of the leadership.

Some of their actions are bizarre. A couple of years ago they kicked out a 14/15 year old entrepreneur, on the grounds that Ecademy was only for adults. Now they introduce a profanity filter, so you can all be treated like juveniles.

One thing they don't like is being made to look stupid. That is virtually guaranteed to get you the boot. That is all I did to warrant expulsion. Trouble is, it is all too easy to make stupid people look stupid.

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Friday, August 05, 2005


At last, I'm not the only one who thinks so, judging by Kate and Suzie's new taglines.


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Proof of intervention

Glenn has admitted that the management have posted content to a private club.


Is this the last taboo? How can a company that plasters the word "trusted" all over their site intervene in "private" clubs?

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Thomas Power - Spelling Update

Yes, the man with so much experience of the remuneration committee that he couldn't spell "remuneration" has corrected the spelling.

Was he influenced by this blog? Spies in EcademyWatch Tribe? It has been rumoured that Roger V was kicked out for pointing out one of Thomas' spelling mistakes - was it this one?

What will I get in return for this "pay it forward" act of selflessness?

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Roger Hamilton and Linda Ruck

As some of you may have seen, there has been further rumour about the lawsuit against Roger Hamilton. It is claimed that Linda Ruck, formerly big in Roger's XL organisation, is suing Roger for breach of contract.

It is also alleged that Roger couldn't pay her bills.

I am trying to get in contact with Linda to see if she has anything to add.

In the meantime, it is interesting to note that her ecademy account has been blocked. http://www.ecademy.com/account.php?id=45529

No doubt she fell foul of the part in the T&Cs - "do not sue the management".

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Roger V

Don't know the full story, but it appears that Roger Vanstone, an upstanding member of the Ecademy community, has been disappeared.

Obviously, I am wildly jealous of the campaign to reinstate Roger. ;-)

As usual, the management have said nothing of note.

Roger himself pointed out the unfair banning of two other members last year.

Will they only stop when they've kicked out all the amusing/outspoken/interesting people?

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Monday, August 01, 2005

Employ a genius


Yes, you too can take advantage of the perfessional services of a man so well qualified in "Renumeration Committees", that he hasn't quite grasped the spelling.

It isn't a typo - he has spelled it the same way in the tags.


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Saturday, July 30, 2005

MarketStar Holiday?

Desperate stuff - http://www.ecademy.com/module.php?mod=list&lid=7015

The link to MarketStar actually helping him in this case is tenuous. The person he actually got the holiday from is not a MarketStar member.

What this actually demonstrates is networking - nothing to do with MarketStar. Note the key line - "... [Lawrence Biren] came up with a couple of possibilities an [sic] introduced me to Sandra Bruce..."


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Jim has pointed out an alarming development - http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=52448

Peytyn Tobin - http://www.ecademy.com/account.php?id=91097 - has been approved as a MarketStar member, despite being an MLM recruiter. Not only an MLM recruiter, but one of the worst, relying on ridiculous scare tactics to sell tat to people.

I hope ecademy now opens the floodgates in its quest for the almighty dollar. It was always the next step after the Sherminator's myriad affiliate links.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Dirty Old Man

Compare and contrast Noel "Change Master" Austin's ecademy and tribe profiles. Quick before he is gone...



His choice of "friends" and tribes reveals more about Noel than BlackStar ever could. Perhaps he thought it was private, like BlackStar. Perhaps he doesn't care - in which case, good on him for being so liberal.

You have to be logged in to tribe.net to see Noel's tribes, but for the record I'll list them here... Cameltoe Fetish, DOMAI Fans, Erotic Photography, People I want to Do on Tribe.net, Sexy Athletes

What I would like to know is, why no mention of his predilection for dromedary extremities on his ecademy profile?

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

What price Ecademy?

Ellis (Pratt) Pratt hilariously tries to compare the market value of ecademy and MySpace - http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=51666

MySpace has over 20 million profiles... this is useful to advertisers, and is why MySpace can run on advertising revenue.

Ecademy has 60,000 profiles... next to worthless for advertisers.

Ecademy has (approx.) 5,000 active profiles.

I know this is oversimplifying everything massively, but to give a rough answer to Ellis' question "What price Ecademy?" -

20,000,000 / 5,000 = 4000 (Member Proportion of MySpace and Ecademy)

580,000,000 / 4,000 =


Even if we take Ecademy's "full" membership

20,000,000 / 60,000 = 333

580,000,000 / 333 =


But I would have thought somewhere between the two.

Considering the first figure is less than Thomas has made from BlackStar so far, is anyone feeling like a Pratt?

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Is Thomas on holiday?

Or has he been instructed to keep a low profile?

I only ask as he didn't log on to ecademy between 9th and 14th of July, and hasn't logged on since the 14th.

Also interesting to note that the man who who told us "Why we all need to blog everyday" - http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=45942 - hasn't blogged for well over two months.

Which brings me to this point.

How true would it be to say that Thomas "Talks the talk, but doesn't walk the walk."?

I can think of a few examples.

- The above blogging instruction.
- The "Winning by Sharing" ethic.
- Going on for years that there is no such thing as a quality network, then setting up BlackStar.
- From "Who can I connect you to?" - http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=23625 - to "You need to become a BlackStar to talk with me." - http://uk.tribe.net/thread/ - in less than six months

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