In my last post I said this:
"The biggest enemy for domain investors is not the value of domains. It is not seeing and not understanding what is happening around us. The oxygen is in jeopardy of being sucked out if you are now keenly aware of what is taking place. If you don't understand the different sectors with different motives. What's worse, SOME don't play by the rules. They take a short cut. They LIE and CHEAT and FOOL to get ahead.
Just yesterday I went to a restaurant that was rated #1 and had rave reviews. Alina and I went to lunch there. The place was fine. No problems. Pretty strange menu. But ok. Just ok. I would be willing to BET that those reviews were PAID for. Paid for! Bullshit! Propaganda. Hook, line sinker. We took the bait.
There is even news out right now in 2 separate stories that 70% of both President Obama and Lady Gaga's Twitter followers are FAKE or IMAGINARY!! News like this has consequences. Change in plans. Change in how some might process this information.
So we are seeing that at every level. But in the domain industry if you don't see it, then your financial future is at stake. Just look at the "Comment Whores" that are unknowns without a real name or email addy, spewing shit all over the blogs once anyone dare say anything not liked or are not wanted. Like barking dogs. Agenda driven drivel. But you are seeing some blogs like Elliot's that are rejecting that stuff and that's a good thing. Invisible voices, fake names and emails that are agenda driven and add nothing to the conversation should never see the light of day."
They stifle discussion because who the hell wants to get caught up in the crap they see. Who can blame them? But it still takes a toll because people are intimidated and don't feel free to share an idea or something that they are doing that works in fear some comment whore will piss all over them. Usually to protect their own turf. Some tried to shut me up in 1996 when I first started writing about domain names. They did not want others to find out. They wanted to keep domains a secret. I saw a different path.
Acro Posted his comment:
"Rick, you hit the nail on the head.
I agree with you 100% and the issue is not what one says, it's putting their name and business behind it that makes a difference. A lot of nasty comments that attack you or others, I never allow through on my blogs, simply because they are from cowards with an agenda.
I challenge everyone that has the balls to say these things in someones face, to come to TRAFFIC and attempt just that. Domaining has been recently infested by fat-talking pu$$ies that parachuted out of nowhere, without even a single decent domain under their control.Keep fighting the good fight!"
Comment Whores are easy to spot. They usually come to protect whatever turf I might be talking about that day. They do it to try and prevent further FREE CONVERSATION and otherwise skew the conversation in an unproductive manner. They are many times the company themselves or their underlings. Not a big surprise. Many are just the "Cubicle Whores" I have talked about in the past.
And make no mistake, they are whores and either they whore for themselves or they whore for their pimps. I mean bosses.
So on this blog, if you are not known, say something vile or personally insulting and there is no real name and no real email address, I reserve the right not only not to not publish your irresponsible comments, I reserve the right to compare what info I do have with other bloggers. I reserve the right to ASSUME that your real reputation on your real name is so bad that you have to go by a fake name.
Have a GREAT Day!
"Some People tell me I have a short temper. I prefer to call it a swift and assertive reaction to BULLSHIT"