Moderator: FU!UK Committee
EmpireBillder wrote:I suspect this part of Bill's TMP exit strategy.
Attempt to get a few extra advertisers by banning people mentioning new products.
Allow the stupid yee-ha's on the Firearms board.
Fuel the referral hits from Frothers.
Then it doesn't matter if you piss people off if you intend to sell TMP.
Foreclosed wrote:It’s a serious question, though.
Back when things were going well, Bill was able to make TMP his full time job. He was able to hire staff. He planned to either coast into retirement in the income from the site or sell it. He wanted to retire to the Philippines to revel in hidden penises and build a squatter’s shack on others’ land.
Now that isn’t possible. He has foolishly squandered the opportunities to where it is not going to give him a payoff. He hasn’t kept up to date with technology. He has irreparably soiled the brand. His legacy customers would be few and not the kind of people you can build a popular community from. The actual value in the information of his (largely former) users’ posts is hard to access and becoming more difficult as new valuable content isn’t being created.
There’s nothing there that is worthy of investment.