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Title: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 22 07 05:17
I see that once again, Mikey has turned on the "care" act.



"Oh I care... What should we do about the racism on this forum? Contacted a software firm. We're going registered soon. 3 months max!" Blah blah blah...



And all the goofballs are responding to him, expressing their innermost thoughts and desires, thinking that what they say will a difference...



Had I not seen these charades being played out A FEW DOZEN times before, I would've thought this was sincere...



Same scenario, same discussions every friggin' time... People are just wasting their time and energy responding. I almost feel sick.



Switching that board to registered format takes under 40 seconds through the Admins' configuration panel. So if he had wanted, he would've done it loooooooong time ago.



We've heard all these stories before.

Don't be fooled by all the bullshit.



DV will try to retain its status quo for as long as it can, and it will remain the cesspool that it is until the Police, CRTC, and provincial Ministry of Tourism join resources and forcefully shut down the damn place. [A onclick="addImg('icon/icon_smile_dead.gif')" href="jvascript:void(0)"](http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_smile_dead.gif)[/A]

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Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Thread Cop on Jan 22 07 05:21
Well, this time it's going to happen.  The forum is already in the news, if this continues(racism and all that crap) Mike has to go around courts, so I think there will be a change this time.  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 22 07 05:30
TC, it's the same shit every time... you're just being taken in, bud.



He puts on the same act every single time there's negative publicity about the site.



It's always the same promises. There's no reason for it to be any different this time. Besides, it's a strategy that works:



The strategy is to appease the media, and public opinion by LOOKING LIKE (ie. PRETENDING) to be



a) concerned about the situation, and

b) doing something about it to change it for the better.



For those (and there aren't many of us) who've been around for as long as I have, it's an easy act to see.



But for the n00bs, it's a ploy that works.



 He's neither concerned, nor about to do anything about this, other than write in a couple of threads and deliver false promises. [/DIV]
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Thread Cop on Jan 22 07 05:33
Obviously, I wasn't around for a long time..but are you saying that this forum was in the media before??  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 22 07 05:38
Thread Cop wrote:
Obviously, I wasn't around for a long time..but are you saying that this forum was in the media before??  
   MANY times.

At least twice a year, every friggin' year.

Usually in Spring and sometimes in Fall. [A onclick="addImg('icon/icon_smile_tongue.gif')" href="jvascript:void(0)"](http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_smile_tongue.gif)[/A]

  Pretty much all local publications, including the Georgia Strait have written about DV.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Russ on Jan 22 07 05:39
Im curious as well Raging Poodle.

  Were you there when the posts were first put up on DV? The mods deleted his threads, and he had to argue with em. Then they put em back up.  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Thread Cop on Jan 22 07 05:47
Raging Poodle: Strange...............but based on his postings, he sound pretty serious.  I'm sure he's enjoying all the publicity; I never knew a forum admin would make it to the media.  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 22 07 05:48
Russ wrote:
 Im curious as well Raging Poodle.

  Were you there when the posts were first put up on DV? The mods deleted his threads, and he had to argue with em. Then they put em back up.   Are you referring to mikey's threads?

 No I wasn't around. I took one quick look at them. The first thing I noticed was the HOUR he posted them - somewhere around 2:30 PM. That alone told me that he wasn't really serious about receiving reader input.

 Anyone who's sincere would've created a thread on as serious a matter as shutting down DV, after dinner so that there'd be more people around, more of the regulars, to give better responses than all the unemployed trolls he attracted.

 At least it made a funny read. [A onclick="addImg('icon/icon_smile_big.gif')" href="jvascript:void(0)"](http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_smile_big.gif)[/A]

 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 22 07 05:52
Thread Cop wrote:
[SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"]Raging Poodle:[/SPAN] Strange...............but based on his postings, he sound pretty serious.  I'm sure he's enjoying all the publicity; I never knew a forum admin would make it to the media.  
   Of course all of this negative publicity is attracting even more hits (and by extention more trolls) to the site.



More hits leads to more commissions from ads...



 So it's in his best interest to keep up the hype while maintaining the status quo. [/DIV]
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Thread Cop on Jan 22 07 05:57
Master mind............LOL
Everything is explained, but for one more thing.....................Have you noticed the filtering of swear words? Why would he do that, if he has no intention of implementing registration and all that good stuff.?
 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 22 07 06:19
Thread Cop wrote:
Master mind............LOL
Everything is explained, but for one more thing.....................Have you noticed the filtering of swear words? Why would he do that, if he has no intention of implementing registration and all that good stuff.?
 
 That's part of the act. Remember he HAS TO look like he's doing something... so why not implement some lame filtering algorithm?



It's been shown time and time again that no amount of censorship software can get around human ingenuity. If someone wants to cuss, they will find a way of doing it, either by using an alternative spelling (who spells correctly on DV anyway?) or by some other creative method such as using graphics or imagery.



Instead of applauding this latest charade about straightening out DV, I would ask him: Where the hell were you until now?



What took him THIS long to implement the profanity filter?



See, he's not serious. This is just part of the show. So that he can talk about it during the interview to justify DV's continued existence.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 22 07 06:31
It's also interesting to note that when people's threads get accidentally deleted by mods, or for that matter maliciously deleted by hackers, and then the original poster asks the admins for their recovery, NOTHING is done.



They ignore all requests. Pretend the person doesn't exist.



However if it's his own stupid thread, it's immediately revived back into circulation.



This leads me to believe that some of the phantom deletions, as well as the so called "hacker attacks" in the past may've been the work of admins, snickering in the background and getting their kicks from annoying and downright hurting others.



I'm not the first person to claim this BTW. Even as recently as yesterday or the day before, Orik was writing about it.



Macademe used to write about it also, but she had credibility issues LOL, so no one would believe her.



DV is truly a dysfunctional place.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Raor on Jan 22 07 06:55
I cannot log onto Dv.  the system is really slow for some reason, the page won't load :(  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: P.C. on Jan 22 07 06:58
Glutted up with looky-loos?
Title: Another publicity stunt? Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 22 07 07:22
DV is down.



Does that mean trolls won? [img onclick=smile(this.src) src="http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/happy/laughing.gif"]
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: TheAngel on Jan 22 07 07:26
oh no r they shutting it down?  (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Thinking/2.gif)  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 22 07 07:36
I was beta testing Raging Poodle!'s curses... Used DV as my test target.



Oops.



Looks like they're working well.



[img onclick=smile(this.src) src="http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/evilgrin0032.gif"]
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: TheAngel on Jan 22 07 07:40
Maybe they're keeping it down until after the radio interview?



 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: TheAngel on Jan 22 07 07:48
Thank God DV is working again!  BYE!  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: HappyMedium on Jan 22 07 07:49
 Gawd, I didn't my points words yet from the much disliked zed thread... :o(

Heya Raging Poodle, what's up...a curse you say...I think half the people on DV are cursed with anger and such..
   
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: HappyMedium on Jan 22 07 07:50
LOL...that was quick.. okay Bye... :o)  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 22 07 07:52
Should be up shortly.

They probably took it down to fiddle with Snitz, again to give the appearance of doing something about all the crap that takes place there.



They might even switch on registration, just to test what will happen.



They already have at least 2 BB software under their disposal - Snitz as well as CZ's.



They do NOT need to contact a software firm and have a new BB software written and all that BS... that's just mikey fronting.







 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: HappyMedium on Jan 22 07 07:55
How do you know all that, are you just kiddin around again? :o)  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Thread Cop on Jan 22 07 08:14
[table style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica; font-size: 10pt; color: midnightblue;" id="Table2" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="1" width="100%"][tbody][tr bgcolor="gainsboro"][td style="font-weight: bold;" align="left" valign="top"]mike[/td][td colspan="2"][img]http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" alt="" title="" border="0" height="15" hspace="3" width="15"][font size="1"]Posted - 1/22/2007 7:59:51 PM[/font][hr noshade="noshade" size="1"] no, no... and the quick fixes will just be a build off of the current site code base.  The new site is a much longer build-out that will give DV all the features of CZ including private member photo galleries, add people to friends list, private and instant video messaging, black books, forum categories, options login or anonymous posting, thats me in the photo, whosonline etc.  We'll phase everything in slowly based on member feedback... and WON'T force registration until we know it is accepted by the community. [/td][/tr][/tbody][/table]
Sounds like a yahoo messenger, but with a few extra options.
 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: kingy on Jan 22 07 08:47
 [TABLE id=Table2 style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: midnightblue; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=10 width="100%" border=0] [TBODY] [TR bgColor=gainsboro] [TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold" vAlign=top align=left]mike [/TD] [TD colSpan=2][img title="" height=15 alt="" hspace=3 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" width=15 border=0] [FONT size=1]Posted - 1/16/2007 9:06:13 PM[/FONT]  [HR noShade SIZE=1]  ... yes it is sad, but true...

[A href="http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130069937194" rel=nofollow][FONT color=#00008b]http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130069937194[/FONT][/A]

Anyone interested please let me know.

[/TD][/TR][/TBODY][/TABLE]  

 he is also selling techvibes.com

Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: mr pomegranate on Jan 22 07 09:36
that link is dead, did you save it?
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: kingy on Jan 22 07 09:44
oh, i didnt know he took it down. i guess he had no offers. he was asking something like $60,000 for it.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 23 07 01:42
HappyMedium wrote:
How do you know all that, are you just kiddin around again? :o)  
   Most of the time what I say is just kidding around, but what I say in this thread is plain common sense.



I'm simply verbalizing what's already known and publicly available info.
Title: A futile act... Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so.
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 23 07 02:25
Thread Cop wrote:
Have you noticed the filtering of swear words? Why would he do that, if he has no intention of implementing registration and all that good stuff.?
 
I posted this on DV... I believe it applies to your point above:

 

 There're a myriad of ways to bypass a so called profanity filter.

As someone who's run CV and later CZ, one would think that mikey himself would know something on this matter...

But no, he pretends as if it's a brand new idea that can take care of all the ills of DV.

We all know DV is way beyond some childish profanity filter.

This is just another act. Going through the motions, pretending to do something... He's not really sincere about dealing with all the garbage here. He knows
d.amn well himself that some wetarded censorship software can not even be a Bandaid to the open sore that DV is...


So...

(http://m1.freeshare.us/127fs2663945.gif)


Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Brit_Guy on Jan 23 07 03:22
  lol... what the hell is the point in censoring out the swearwords. I f they really want to clean up the forum then they can start by deleting all the anal, Asian & glory hole threads , Haha, that should take care of about one hundred pages, oh yeah delete all the spam at the same time.
I don’t feel that the admin at dv should sensor people to that extent… If you don’t like excessive swearing then don’t look at the thread.

Some people who have been on Discovervancouver  for a few months should know what  threads/ nicknames to keep away from.

DV Admin have got do  away with this stupid censorship…. Hmm, do you think  the word “Bollocks” is allowed  on Discovervancouver? (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Thinking/3.gif) lol

 
 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: TFF on Jan 23 07 09:00
Hehe.  Look at Mikeypoo try to make good now.  Ooh, was that a pig flying out my window?  NOT.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Jan 23 07 04:08
I just read this on DV.  (why I went there, I'm not sure)

   [TABLE id=Table2 style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: midnightblue; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=10 width="100%" border=0] [TBODY] [TR bgColor=gainsboro] [TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold" vAlign=top align=left]mike[/TD] [TD colSpan=2][img title="" height=15 alt="" hspace=3 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" width=15 border=0][FONT size=1]Posted - 1/23/2007 3:47:05 PM[/FONT]  [HR noShade SIZE=1] Note: The guy from the Westender totally mirepresented me... I didn't say that "I don't have the time to deal with this"... he made it sound like I didn't care.  Un true.  I did say our comapny didn't have the time (ie: human resources) to re-code the site in the past year, and that our moderators can't always keep up with all the trash talk because there are too many posts.  He changed the tone of our conversation slightly to make it sound like we didn't see the problem, and that we didn't think it was worth our time (crap). [/TD][/TR][/TBODY][/TABLE] [A href="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=135935"]http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=135935[/A]

 What a bunch of f*cking bull crap out of his mouth.   Are we supposed to sob and feel sorry for Mikey?  There seems to be nothing upstairs in Mike's brain and nothing in his heart.  Smite me all you want, but I really don't f*cking care.  I'd just thought to post this one up just because this is Raging Poodle's thread.  

 And Raging Poodle, you only come here on DS when something is wrong with DV.  I feel so so used. ;)

Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 23 07 04:32
I'll check that DV thread soon...

 purelife wrote:
And Raging Poodle, you only come here on DS when something is wrong with DV.  I feel so so used. ;)

 Not quite true.

 - I do almost all my emailing with DVers through DS
- I contribute to ongoing discussions with my wisecracks
- I even tickle Lise with my salami jokes...


 - Most of my unique threads are also hosted on DS; paper cuts, ASDF collection, wildlife cam captures, and my latest and most extensive album of worldwide webcams was first annouced on DS.

 Besides, I know you like being used.

 Don't deny it. You can't fool me.... [img onclick=smile(this.src) src="http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/evilgrin0040.gif"]

 

 

Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 23 07 04:33
Yep. That's Mike, alright. He only sees what he see is right. Not what others have been saying.

  Anyways, here's the radio link if you're interested. He'll be on the interview around 5pm our time.

[A href="http://www.cbc.ca/listen/index.html"]http://www.cbc.ca/listen/index.html[/A]#
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 23 07 04:47
Lise wrote:
 Yep. That's Mike, alright. He only sees what he see is right. Not what others have been saying.

  Anyways, here's the radio link if you're interested. He'll be on the interview around 5pm our time.

[A href="http://www.cbc.ca/listen/index.html"]http://www.cbc.ca/listen/index.html[/A]#[/DIV]
 You  better tune in NOW or you might miss it if you're interested in listening to it.



 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 23 07 04:50
On it. Dunno how long I can be here until the wee ones wake up.

  Man. I think I've had enough of listening to eagle talk.

  Ooo.. here it comes..................
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 23 07 04:51
It's on... he sounds a bit anxious.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 23 07 04:53
Oooo... the heat is on.



Tourism Vancouver links being removed etc...
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 23 07 04:54
Yes. Very nervous.

  The interviewer rocks. She's out for his blood!! Claws.. meeeoww!(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/2.gif) I'm so happy she's asking those questions. The right ones.  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 23 07 04:55
Yep. "That's the way it is." That's how she sums it up.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 23 07 04:56
LOL he's in damage control mode... Regurgitating all the points he memorized earlier in the day.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 23 07 04:57
I know! It's so funny. I bet he wished he had Orca whispering in his ears now.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 23 07 04:58
Regulation in two months? HAHAHAHAHAHA



Again with the news that we don't have time to see to the site. Blah blah blah.

  And don't blame the Westender. THAT WAS ON YOUR SITE FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 23 07 04:59
Call Raging Poodle! Call Raging Poodle!!! 604662606979
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 23 07 04:59
holy crap mike is going to get flamed.  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 23 07 05:00
The ferret should get on the phone just about now... [img onclick=smile(this.src) src="http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/happy/laughing.gif"]  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 23 07 05:01
Dang! I hope the ferret has some good questions! Can you hear the sweat coming out of Mikey?
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 23 07 05:16
Meh. Too short interview. She should be grilling him some more.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 23 07 05:19
[table style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica; font-size: 10pt; color: midnightblue;" id="Table2" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="1" width="100%"][tbody][tr bgcolor="gainsboro"][td style="font-weight: bold;" align="left" valign="top"]mike[/td][td colspan="2"][img]http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" alt="" title="" border="0" height="15" hspace="3" width="15"][font size="1"]Posted - 1/23/2007 5:22:12 PM[/font][hr noshade="noshade" size="1"] Heh back, sorry i didn't intend to slam the moderators... there was a time there after a bunch of Mods left and apparently all the racist stuff was falling through the cracks... the current mod team is KICK ASS... so yeah.  It is hard doing the interview when you hear yourself talking loud in your own ears (I had no idea I sounded like that)... plus this hot weather girl was distracting.  And yeah, was a bit caught off guard why Pryia started talking about ch inks.  Again... how Ironic is that... the media giving us a hard time for racism, then using racist slurs on the air.  Heh... hopefully by slam against the west ender came through ok lol

Thanks for listening ;)

cheers,
mike [/td][/tr][/tbody][/table]  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 23 07 05:24
Lise wrote:
 Meh. Too short interview. She should be grilling him some more.[/DIV]
 I agree. There should've been beads of sweat trickling down his temple, trembling voice, shaky hands, and soiled pants...











... to justify all the shit stain threads!  [img onclick=smile(this.src) src="http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/happy/slaphappy.gif"]
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 23 07 06:57
Sh*t stain threads. ROTFL. Too right.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: P.C. on Jan 23 07 07:43
I missed it.  I thought it was on earlier.  Not sure if I really had an interest.....more a curiosity.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 23 07 07:51
It was quite interesting to hear the tremble and nervousness in his voice. I was surprised to hear that TourismVancouver actually contacted Mike and told him to remove all links from their website linking to theirs. They want nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with DV.

  The funny thing is I feel DV can become great. It has some great people in it and though I miss the glory days when you could express  yourself without prosecution, it's still a gem abide a tarnished one.

  The solution is there. Too bad it took bad publicity to make Mike see the light. Oh well, he had it coming. Afterall, how can you let your website run so bad and not claim responsibility?
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: P.C. on Jan 23 07 07:54
What were some of the interviewers questions/comments?
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 23 07 08:01
From what I remember......

  If DV is a reflection of a tourist website, why did it evolve to the way it is? How does the forum reflect the image of a tourist website?

  There was a talk on a suicide by one of the posters that Mike said he and his team worked with the RCMP to help the individual. So he says it's a good thing.

  She should have pressed him for more. I would have been merciless had I been in her shoes.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 23 07 08:01
Ack. It's probably a good thing I wasn't in her shoes. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: P.C. on Jan 23 07 08:22
I remember a guy on there, who seemed pretty close to suicide.  I remember talking to him for days.  I think his handle was 'angry'.  I believe he actually met up with a gal on there who joined in the topic, and they seem to understand each other.  There was a time when it was good......but that was a long time ago.

I also remember  when it was under attack, and page after page was  being erased and I spent hours and hours bumping zero response posts for half the night, so they would be the stuff that was getting erased.  Ahhhhh....memories.

  NOW, I find I feel like I'm in a foreign country when I go there.  (and I mean that in terms of not being able to follow a thread to save my soul).  It's like they're speaking a language I don't understand. Every once in a blue moon, there is something that sparks the desire to respond......until I remember that I can't.  And THAT too is annoying, when I see that crap posters are a better choice than someone who has never posted crap.  Go figure.  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 24 07 04:17
Re - the interview: (They commented on this on DV also) that it was surprising to see a CBC reporter using the term "chink" on the air. And it wasn't just once...

 P.C. wrote:
NOW, I find I feel like I'm in a foreign country when I go there.  (and I mean that in terms of not being able to follow a thread to save my soul).  It's like they're speaking a language I don't understand. Every once in a blue moon, there is something that sparks the desire to respond......until I remember that I can't.  And THAT too is annoying, when I see that crap posters are a better choice than someone who has never posted crap.  Go figure.

   You might need to be a bit more verbal and assertive to be able to post again.



Don't look at it as a hassle. Don't deal with it on a day when you're fed up with everything, etc.



Wait for a day when you're feeling good about life. When you feel you have patience.



Then either contact one of the current mods on DV - privately or publicly, or get someone to post a public message on DV on your behalf, like I had to do yesterday.



Then say:



"Which one of you f*cktards banned my IP again?"  (http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon/icon_smile_big.gif)
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: P.C. on Jan 24 07 07:20
That's funny Raging Poodle.
 I much prefer the atmosphere here. It's only been recent that I actually even went over there to have a look.  Aside from the swill, there's still that ever present 'this vs that'.....even right now, all the threads on there bashing DS.......I don't get it.  If they think it's better there.....so what.  How does that bring on the need to criticize what a poster is saying HERE?  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 24 07 09:35
I don't mind if they bash DS. We do it all the time to DV. I suspect those who bash DS usually come here to have a peek from time to time anyways and that means more traffic to this site.

  Besides they're jealous. We're a strong community here, we defend each other. It's a shame DV can't experience the same thing.

  And who's to say that Mike will follow DS format? I don't think he will and I certainly hope he won't because DS has a personality of its own that's unique.

  Note that Mike say DV will phase in registration within 2 months. That'll be March or April. Let's see if he keeps his word. Doubtful as it is.

  At any rate, the language and content on DV is what it is.... a cesspool of muck with no end in sight. It's like waddling through mud. Sometimes if you're lucky, you'll get a gem of a story but more times than not, you get crap for all your wandering.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 24 07 10:10
I think this dude said it best. Typical. He blames the mods for not doing a good job then feels sorry (a little too late for that). I told you, he blames EVERYONE but himself.

     [TABLE id=Table2 style="COLOR: midnightblue; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica; 10pt: " cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=10 width="100%" border=0] [TBODY] [TR bgColor=gainsboro] [TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold" vAlign=top align=left]rable[/TD] [TD colSpan=2][img title="" height=15 alt="" hspace=3 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" width=15 border=0][FONT size=1]Posted - 1/23/2007 9:39:00 PM[/FONT]   [HR noShade SIZE=1] [FONT face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica"]Deiced, did you listen to the interview?  It was horrible, he got steam rolled.  This is a guy who poses as some kind of advocate for free speech and he couldn't come up with a coherent answer to any even moderately difficult question;

"umm, well we haven't paid much attention to the site"  Mike, grow some balls.

"Our mods haven't done a very good job"  Mike, grow some balls and stop blaming other people when you dropped the ball.

"We've had some very good threads about suicide"  Sweet Jeebus, good threads about suicide!?  

You have to look at this from the perspective of people who have never seen the site.  This was an opportunity for "Mr. business"  to market the crap out of this place and really talk about what free speech means and why this site is a great place to occassionally check out, despite the increasingly frequent morons.  Instead he sounded uniformed at best and booooring at worst. He had the opportunity to attract even more people and make more money and instead he probably caused more suicides than 3 DV's could ever prevent!
[/FONT][/TD][/TR][/TBODY][/TABLE]  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Russ on Jan 24 07 10:16
LOL, I just tried posting on DV. Im banned again. For what?? LOL
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 24 07 10:18
You were banned? Sheesh. That's insane. I guess they're starting to ban all the people from DS. Wonderful. Wonder how long before I get banned too?

  Talk to either Orca or female to get un-ban.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Jan 24 07 10:28
Hmm, they haven't banned me. They can if they want.  

  I don't feel sorry for Mike at all.  He is one of the most unprofessional, sleezy, cheeky, irresponsible, cold-hearted, materialisitc SOB that I've met.  I have NO sympathy for him.  

  I wish that that site would just die. Yes, it is cruel of me to wish that but I'm fed up.  The best decision I've made was to disassociate myself from that DV.  It used to affect me emotionally, especially when I was modding and felt SO helpless that I couldn't do anything about some of the issues that has arisen.  And Mikey didn't give a DAMN F*CK!
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Jan 24 07 11:00
I don't know if you guys have had the chance to read this article, but it's kinda interesting.  I must be bored today.  

[A href="http://www.westender.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=49&cat=23&id=814241"]http://www.westender.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=49&cat=23&id=814241[/A]

  And then I posted:

 [TABLE id=Table2 style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: midnightblue; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=10 width="100%" border=0] [TBODY] [TR bgColor=whitesmoke] [TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold" vAlign=top align=left]purelife[/TD] [TD colSpan=2][img title="" height=15 alt="" hspace=3 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" width=15 border=0][FONT size=1]Posted - 1/24/2007 11:01:40 AM[/FONT]  [HR noShade SIZE=1] I read the article that WE posted and I have to say that it is VERY accurate.

 [TABLE id=Table2 style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: midnightblue; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=10 width="100%" border=0] [TBODY] [TR bgColor=#dcdcdc] [TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold" vAlign=top align=left]mike[/TD] [TD colSpan=2][img title="" height=15 alt="" hspace=3 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" width=15 border=0][FONT size=1]Posted - 1/24/2007 10:41:21 AM[/FONT]  [HR noShade SIZE=1] yeah we're never advertising in there again... that was such crap, he twisted my words around into his own meaning.
[/TD][/TR][/TBODY][/TABLE]Mikey poo, quit your whining.  I lol'ed when I read the writer's quote about "nathanchang"  F*cking hilarious!

I bet that the former DV Admins are verrrry happy to have this off their shoulders.  C'mon Mike, you had years and years and we were promised for years and years.  You must've known that this was happening?  Were you sleeping all this time?  Time to wake up from Groundhog's Day Mikey.  [/TD][/TR][/TBODY][/TABLE][A href="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=136090"]http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=136090[/A]
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 24 07 12:16
Actually purelife, if you read two pages back, PC posted the link first then I copied it onto DS. I also wrote about why I quit and Mike's response to my comments. You need to go back a few pages. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)

  I'm not sure if DV should be shut down. Despite the inept and unprofessional atittude of Mike, I feel the site could improve and it should stay up. He really should do something drastic about damage control - abeit it being a little too late.

  I am hoping (against all hope) that DV will get better after going through this.

  Wonder how does dogmeat feel about the whole situation?
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: TehBorken on Jan 24 07 12:51
   Lise wrote:  I'm not sure if DV should be shut down.

I don't think it should be shut down (not that my opinion means squat), but personally I think DV ought to be cleaned up a bit. I've no problem with a site exactly like DV going on forever, with all the hate and trolling it can stand, but for a "tourism" information site it sure as hell gives prospective visitors the wrong idea of what Vancouver is really like.

If I was from elsewhere and was considering going to Vancouver for vaction, the minute I hit that board I'd dump the idea and look for another place to go. Whether anyone at DV acknowledges it or not, DV is some sort of representation for the city and probably should be toned down a bit. I mean, the site does sell itself as "[font face="Verdana" size="2"]an online guide to Canada's coolest city", so a little pride should be in order. Yes, no, maybe?

Just my 2 cents.
[/font]  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: 49er on Jan 24 07 01:05
TehBorken wrote:
 ................. Whether anyone at DV acknowledges it or not, DV [SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"]is[/SPAN] some sort of representation for the city and probably should be toned down a bit. I mean, the site does sell itself as "
[FONT face=Verdana size=2]an online guide to Canada's coolest city", so a little pride should be in order. Yes, no, maybe?
[/FONT]   so true, that's how I came across DV........while I was doing a little research on Vancouver
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 24 07 01:10
True. It may have started off that way but it got bought out by Mike whose priorities run elsewhere so he let it go the way it went. There's no excuse for it and I think he'll forever be associated with DV and all that bad rap.

  You're right about the integrity thing, TB. As a spokesperson for promoting Vancouver, it certainly falls on the administrator to "clean up" his act and take responsibility.

  I can almost hear the whisper of death hovering over DV.............................  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: P.C. on Jan 24 07 01:12
If I was from elsewhere and was considering going to Vancouver for vaction, the minute I hit that board I'd dump the idea and look for another place to go. Whether anyone at DV acknowledges it or not, DV [SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold"]is[/SPAN] some sort of representation for the city and probably should be toned down a bit. I mean, the site does sell itself as "[FONT face=Verdana size=2]an online guide to Canada's coolest city", so a little pride should be in order. Yes, no, maybe?[/FONT]

[FONT face=Verdana size=2][/FONT]

[FONT face=Verdana size=2]That sounds somewhat familiar.....like my very first post on DV.  As a matter of fact, that's exactly what I went there for, was to look for hotels etc.  (not that I don't know Van, I lived there most of my life).  I was pretty shocked that this stuff was connected to a tourism site.  Anyways, I was flamed until I came out charred.   Shredded underwear.[/FONT]

[FONT face=Verdana size=2][/FONT]

  [FONT face=Verdana size=2][img style="WIDTH: 387px; HEIGHT: 231px" height=268 src="http://www.pioneernet.net/curtis/images/wile_e/wilekite.jpg" width=440][/FONT]

[FONT face=Verdana size=2][/FONT]  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 24 07 01:15
LOL. Cute picture. Don't say shredded underwear and PC in the same line or I'm gonna..... *must stop the dark force*.......

  I've been flamed so many times I've lost count.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 24 07 01:27
Hasn't any one of you heard about flame RETARDants?





(http://www.realnewscentral.com/images/Fire.jpg)







In my case, when I get flamed I get no more than a faint pleasant tickling sensation that I almost want the idiot to continue...



(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/12.gif)  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: P.C. on Jan 24 07 01:38
Lol Raging Poodle.

  I was CRUSHED.  I couldn't imagine why people who didn't even know me would respond in such a hostile way.  I learned quickly that this was a silly reaction. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/g038.gif" border=0]

  So I changed my handle, and went back for more. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/n025.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Queer Eye on Jan 24 07 03:07
 I used to post on DV over a year ago and recognize a lot of the handles on DS.  I just recently came back to DV within the past month or so.  

  Correct me if I'm wrong, but many of you were former Mods or at least "up there" on DV.  What happened?  Why did you all flee to DS?  The reason why I think it might be helpful to give Cliff's Notes version of what happened is that some of you risk appearing disloyal to DV without giving an explanation to those of us who are oblivious to the DV politics.  I'm sure this is not the case, as you guys have probably explained yourself before, but I don't know where to look it up.

  Do tell! [/DIV]
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 24 07 03:15
purelife and myself were former mods.

  My history is blah. Everyone's heard about it here and I don't really wanna dredge it up. You can read it here:

[A href="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=7b043c8c4e6933bf42815357c74a3c60&/topic,34.330.html"]http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php/topic,34.330.html[/A]

  I'll leave it for purelife if she wants to rant on Mike.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Jan 24 07 03:21
Hi QE!  Again, nice to see you around.

  I really don't feel like typing everything up again.  If you do a search on here about DV mods and such, you can read some of my nasty nasty posts about Mike.  And in this thread, you can read some of my comments about Mike.  I used to emotionally care for dv when I was involved as a moderator, but now, don't give a damn.  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Jan 24 07 03:25
I found these threads while doing a search that I've posted in:

  [A href="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=7b043c8c4e6933bf42815357c74a3c60&/topic,1603.0.html"]http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php/topic,1603.0.html[/A]

[A href="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=7b043c8c4e6933bf42815357c74a3c60&/topic,34.0.html"]http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php/topic,34.0.html[/A]

[A href="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=7b043c8c4e6933bf42815357c74a3c60&/topic,221.0.html"]http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php/topic,221.0.html[/A]

[A href="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=7b043c8c4e6933bf42815357c74a3c60&/topic,106.0.html"]http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php/topic,106.0.html[/A]

[A href="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=7b043c8c4e6933bf42815357c74a3c60&/topic,1639.0.html"]http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php/topic,1639.0.html[/A]

[A href="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=7b043c8c4e6933bf42815357c74a3c60&/topic,1988.0.html"]http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php/topic,1988.0.html[/A]

[A href="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=7b043c8c4e6933bf42815357c74a3c60&/topic,133.0.html"]http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php/topic,133.0.html[/A]

[A href="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=7b043c8c4e6933bf42815357c74a3c60&/topic,1831.0.html"]http://discoverseattle.net/forums/index.php/topic,1831.0.html[/A]
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Queer Eye on Jan 24 07 03:39
Thank you!

  (http://www.orlyowl.com/upload/files/NO_WAI!!!!.jpg)
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 24 07 03:47
Hey purelife, your Mikey Poo had this to say about you:

   [TABLE id=Table2 style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: midnightblue; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=10 width="100%" border=0] [TBODY] [TR bgColor=gainsboro] [TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold" vAlign=top align=left]mike[/TD] [TD colSpan=2][img title="" height=15 alt="" hspace=3 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" width=15 border=0][FONT size=1]Posted - 1/24/2007 1:39:45 PM[/FONT]  [HR noShade SIZE=1] "I bet that the former DV Admins are verrrry happy to have this off their shoulders.  C'mon Mike, you had years and years and we were promised for years and years.  You must've known that this was happening?  Were you sleeping all this time?  Time to wake up from Groundhog's Day Mikey.  "

"Years and Years"... what are you talking about.  The fact that we've only had this site for over 1 year prooves the point that you like to turn little things into big problems to compensate for your boring life. ok bye. [/TD][/TR][/TBODY][/TABLE]

  Funny. I doubt it was one year. More like a year and a bit but even then it's kinda interesting to see how things go down the hill THAT FAST.

  Good on ya, Mike. Dig yer grave even faster.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Queer Eye on Jan 24 07 03:50
Ummmmmmm...when I click on those links, I get taken to a home page.  I can't access them.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Queer Eye on Jan 24 07 03:51
Nevermind.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Jan 24 07 03:56
Oh, I came back with a very childish comeback.  Thanks for that Lise.  He is just too easy to flame.  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: TheAngel on Jan 25 07 12:12
DV is so mean :(  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: TheAngel on Jan 25 07 12:27
[table style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica; font-size: 10pt; color: midnightblue;" id="Table2" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="1" width="100%"][tbody][tr bgcolor="gainsboro"][td style="font-weight: bold;" align="left" valign="top"]mike[/td][td colspan="2"][img]http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" alt="" title="" border="0" height="15" hspace="3" width="15"][font size="1"]Posted - 1/24/2007 5:36:52 PM[/font][hr noshade="noshade" size="1"] Lise
Poolife [/td][/tr][/tbody][/table]here!  I guess you guys aren't on the best terms.
 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: CK on Jan 25 07 07:01
[FONT face=Verdana size=2]Wow! There sure is a lot of attention to a piece of shit website like DV!?!!! Fuc*, what a JOKE![/FONT]

[FONT face=Verdana size=2]It does damage to what people think of Vancouver. The website, to me, represents nothing about Vancouver except for the name. Unfortunately, people will not see the real Vancouver from a website. If the loser would just change the name to "Discover Your Butthole Pleasures" instead of "Discover Vancouver".[/FONT]

[FONT face=Verdana size=2][/FONT]

[FONT face=Verdana size=2]THAT'S RIGHT! MIKE IS A f*ckTARD LOSER AND I AM ASHAMED TO COME FROM THE SAME CITY![/FONT]

[FONT face=Verdana size=2][/FONT]

[FONT face=Verdana size=2]People need to think before they judge a city over a crappy website. [/FONT]

[FONT face=Verdana size=2][/FONT]

[FONT face=Verdana size=2]I skim across Fox News (why? i don't know...for a laugh). From that website, an outsider to the USA that judges everything by what they read off the internet would think the Excited States looks like one big inbred, gun fighting, bible in one hand, bottle in the other, flag waving, cesspool of fat buffet addicts. Mind you, I guess Fox News isn't a tourism site?!! [/FONT]

[FONT face=Verdana size=2]I know the USA can be a beautiful place with beautiful people. [/FONT]

 [FONT face=Verdana size=2]Morale of the story...I guess the internet sucks??

 
[/FONT]  
 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Jan 25 07 08:52
LOL at Mike posting that.  He is a character and a quarter, that's for sure.  What an IDIOT!  Do you have that thread handy?  I can't seem to find it this morning.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Russ on Jan 25 07 08:53
I like your sig line picture Angel! 'bless'    
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 25 07 09:59
LOL. That's hilarious. Resorting to childish comments. Typical. No wonder he fits right at home with the trolls.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Jan 25 07 10:02
Agreed Lise.  Bless.

  Here's a comment to Mike "I know you are but what am I?"  SO THERE!  Na na na naaaaa.... (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/1.gif)
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 25 07 10:04
Ha, you're delicious, purelife. So funny. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif) Already bless yer so I can't do it. I'll have to wait another hour.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: tenkani on Jan 25 07 05:17
Great thread. Now I know what all the fuss is about.

Try not to let it get to you though.

When you flame Mike, the terrorists win.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 25 07 06:39
It's hard to feel any pity for someone who should have seen this coming for years. Still... you're right, he's probably been flamed enough.

  I wash my hands off Mike and DV's downhill reputation. As far as I'm concern, they both deserve each other.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: tenkani on Jan 25 07 06:41
No, he deserves much worse.
I just meant that he's not worth upsetting yourself over.
His opinion about you, purelife and anything else isn't worth the paper it's printed on.
 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 25 07 06:45
I'm not upset over Mike, tenkani. In fact with everything that's going on, you could say.... I'm watching a comedy unfold. (tasteless though it is)

  Que sera sera.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: TFF on Jan 25 07 10:30
So how come tenkani went back to being a DV mod (Howlin Mod Murphy) if he dislikes Mike that much?  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: mr pomegranate on Jan 26 07 12:31
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Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 26 07 01:06
TFF wrote:
 So how come tenkani went back to being a DV mod (Howlin Mod Murphy) if he dislikes Mike that much?  [/DIV]
 After being outed he changed his nick.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: raor.kitten on Jan 26 07 01:27
 who is tenkani on dv now?  inquiring minds want to know :)  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 26 07 10:13
Dunno and don't really care at this point any more.

  We should really just close the book on DV forever. It's all good gossip but it stinks and rots over time. Kinda leaves a bad taste in one's mouth.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Jan 26 07 10:58
A short while back, mods were adamantly defending the position that DV didn't make any money at all, and this was just a hobby pursuit for mikey, while I told them point blank that they were being taken for a ride.



Apparently it was none other than mikey himself who had told them that they weren't making any money.



I told them they were being lied to, and that DV was taking advantage of their good will by using their time and energy with no compesation. (And that they should demand payment for their efforts.)





Now check out the terms of mikey's latest job offer for a web developer:

   [TABLE style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: midnightblue; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0] [TBODY] [TR bgColor=whitesmoke] [TD align=middle](http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_folder.gif)[/TD] [TD][A href="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=136429"][FONT color=#0000ff]DV Seeks Webmaster / Developer[/FONT][/A][/TD] [TD align=middle]mike [/TD] [TD align=middle]10[/TD] [TD align=middle]203[/TD] [TD style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt" noWrap align=middle]1/25/2007
6:36:42 PM[/TD][/TR][/TBODY][/TABLE]

Pay particular attention to the compensation/revenue sharing scheme:

 "To discourage employees and encourage entrepreneurs, this job would start at a base of $24,000 per year base with the ability to make $60k + quite easily via revenue share.  Over time, if you can help build this site out to be a shining model for Vancouver media to be proud of, you could eventually make well over $100,000 per year."

Put 2 and 2 together: If DV wasn't making any money, he wouldn't be throwing around numbers like "quite easily 60K" and possibly "well over 100K".

But hey, people only hear what they want to hear...
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 26 07 03:40
LOL. Ah, classic. I wonder if he did fired the person who's supposed to babysit DV. Ah well, not our problem. Good luck finding a monkey to pin the blame on you.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: TheAngel on Jan 26 07 06:40
[font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica"]Forum Moderators: x, ydvmod, Mod.zilla, modulusruptura, mod1dv, tricky cad[/font]  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Jan 26 07 06:59
Wanna take a gander at who Mike is? (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)  And whatdaya know... the magick number "13" for moderators. Someone sure can count.  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: TheAngel on Jan 26 07 07:53
Lol, "13".   That's too cute!  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Feb 03 07 07:26
Raor wrote:
I cannot log onto Dv.  the system is really slow for some reason, the page won't load :(  
   Happening more and more frequently lately. I don't know if they're running some sort of a script in the background, or their server is about to bite the dust, or they simply can't handle the access requests but currently the access is really slow.



Sometimes you can't even access the main page.

Individual threads are taking ages to load...





 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: kingy on Feb 03 07 07:56
denial of service attack??
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: TehBorken on Feb 04 07 04:12
 Raging Poodle! wrote:
A short while back, mods were adamantly defending the position that DV didn't make any money at all, and this was just a hobby pursuit for mikey,


Lol, I guarantee you that DV is indeed making money, "hobby" or not.
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Over time, if you can help build this site out to be a shining model for Vancouver media to be proud of, you could eventually make well over $100,000 per year."


Geee, maybe I should apply. (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/14.gif)
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: P.C. on Feb 04 07 06:32
I think YOU COULD BE THEIR MAN !  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c011.gif" border=0]    
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 04 07 10:48
[table style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica; font-size: 10pt; color: midnightblue;" id="Table2" border="0" cellpadding="10" cellspacing="1" width="100%"][tbody][tr bgcolor="gainsboro"][td style="font-weight: bold;" align="left" valign="top"]                   mike                                  [/td]                [td colspan="2"]                   [img]http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" alt="" title="" border="0" height="15" hspace="3" width="15"]                   [font size="1"]Posted - 1/25/2007 5:25:11 PM[/font]                   [hr noshade="noshade" size="1"]                    Hey guys,

We're looking for someone to work full time on DV and build out code features, be a good webmaster, business development etc.  We need someone who is very well rounded with their skill set, and a bit of an entrepreneurial background.

This opportunity will involve a strong revenue share component; this new person would be more of an owner than an employee.

To discourage employees and encourage entrepreneurs, this job would start at a base of $24,000 per year base with the ability to make $60k + quite easily via revenue share.  Over time, if you can help build this site out to be a shining model for Vancouver media to be proud of, you could eventually make well over $100,000 per year.

Skills required:
University degree
Solid ASP / MSSQL coding experience
Business experience
Good understanding of search engines a bonus
Ability to tolerate instant fame and or disgusting racist posts
Great communication skills: We're not just looking for a code monkey... we're looking for someone to take full ownership of the site, help come up with new ideas, get involved with usability testing, marketing, sales, biz dev, and eventually build out a team.

Could work from our Yaletown office, or optionally from home.

If you think you are a good fit please email me at clubzone dot com with a cover letter and resume.

cheers!
mike                    [/td][/tr][/tbody][/table]  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Feb 04 07 11:23
What a JOKE!  $24K a year for a web developer ends up being $11.54/hr on a 40 hr work week.  And he's looking for a uni grad.  Mike, try paying at around $38-$45 you cheapass!  

Anyways, I know that you're reading this Mike and I just wanted to sing you this:

"I know something you don't know, do da, do da... I know something you don't want us to know...do doo da day....."

LOL, suck on that, Mikey!  
 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Moolah! on Feb 04 07 02:28
> I know something you don't want us to know...do doo da day.....

  that mikey has a 0.5" penis?

  if not, then what else could it be?      
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Gopher on Feb 05 07 02:40
0.25"?
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Feb 05 07 10:12
Raging Poodle! wrote:
> I know something you don't want us to know...do doo da day.....



[FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"]that mikey has a 0.5" penis?[/FONT][/b]



if not, then what else could it be?

 


Does he even have one at this point?  
 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: tenkani on Feb 05 07 10:18
[span style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"]TFF wrote:[/span][br style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"] [div style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"]So how come tenkani went back to being a DV mod (Howlin Mod Murphy) if he dislikes Mike that much?  [/div][span style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"][/span]
[span style="font-weight: normal;"]Mike always struck me as an oily bastard. My intuition has been proven right over the past few weeks. DV has a special place in my heart but that's got nothing to do with the shitbreathing owner.[/span]

 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Feb 05 07 11:40
[FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"]tenkani wrote:[/FONT]
[SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-STYLE: italic"]TFF wrote:[/SPAN][BR style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-STYLE: italic"] [DIV style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-STYLE: italic"]So how come tenkani went back to being a DV mod (Howlin Mod Murphy) if he dislikes Mike that much?  [/DIV][SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-STYLE: italic"][/SPAN]
[SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal"][FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #ffff00"]Mike always struck me as an oily bastard. My intuition has been proven right over the past few weeks. DV has a special place in my heart but that's got nothing to do with the shitbreathing owner.[/FONT][/SPAN]
 


[/b]Bless you, tenk.
 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Feb 05 07 12:26
Thanks Mikey poo for banning me.  That took a few minutes.  I love the feeling of being a troll over at DV.  Anyways, Mikey, I LOVE YOU.  [highlight RED and increase font size]
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: N, S, & F on Feb 05 07 02:10
Has anyone else met Mike in person?

What a goooooofball! The stain on my toilet has more personality.

And he's running DV still???!!!!
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Feb 05 07 02:12
Ah, so N S&F has been a mod or is a mod on DV?  Yup, I met Mikey poo.  He is a *#&^%)#()&$%(&#$#_$&#!  *curse* *curse*  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Feb 05 07 02:13
He doesn't run DV.  DV runs him.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: N, S, & F on Feb 05 07 02:19
purelife wrote:
Ah, so N S&F has been a mod or is a mod on DV?  Yup, I met Mikey poo.  He is a *#&^%)#()&$%(&#$#_$&#!  *curse* *curse*  [/DIV]
 Nope, not a mod. Just a former Dv'er that got burned.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Feb 05 07 02:34
Register so that we can bless you. :)
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: tenkani on Feb 05 07 02:37
Word to your mother.
There's nothing like a blessing from the Goddess!
 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Feb 05 07 03:50
Seriously. Banning purelife and tenkani. What a joke!! Mike lets racists and people who posts porn on DV and bans normal people for posting something like "I love you" all over instead?

  *shakes head in disbelief*
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Feb 05 07 03:59
I had fun with this topic:

[A href="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=138709"]http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=138709[/A]

and then I posted (in several threads) "I love Mike" in the red font.  But, some mod (probably Mikey, because he had responded to my post) deleted those posts.  Then, about a few minutes of "spamming," I could no longer post.  LOL.  

  I thought that I had to put up more trouble (like porn links and pics and excessive swearing) but this did the trick.  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Feb 05 07 04:01
Sensitive asshat, isn't he? Well, as far as I'm concerned he can go and cry behind his wounded pride. Goes to show you what he considers priorities these days.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Feb 05 07 04:05
And, it's great to know that he is reading this post as we speak.  LOL, he's gotta check out competition!  Sooner or later, Mikey poo will be registering himself at DS and pleading mercy.  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Feb 05 07 04:10
Register himself here? That'll be the day. I wouldn't touch him with a ten foot pole. Just thinking about him makes me feel tainted. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Other/8.gif)

  Mark my words, DS will overtake DV one day and my monkeys and I will be laughing at him. It may not take long. I can see this forum moving forward.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Feb 05 07 04:13
I agree Lise.  I'll drink to that.  Cheers.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: tenkani on Feb 05 07 04:14
 Just for the record I don't think I was banned.
I think there has just been some sort of mistake.
I have seen active mods unable to do their job because they were somehow unintentionally banned. Mods getting banned makes the Jesus cry    :(
   
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: purelife on Feb 05 07 04:17
Yeah, I think that yours was an accident, but hey, you never know.

  I'm sure that they'll unban you.  Email Orca.  She'll have you up in a jiffy.  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Feb 05 07 04:19
*throws in mr. pomegranate* He's a mod too.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: DV'r on Feb 05 07 04:33
Top  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: tenkani on Feb 05 07 04:36
Yay!!!
Wait...
Noooo!!!
 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Feb 05 07 04:37
Bottom?

  Don't ask me. I don't even know how many posts you have to get in order to get to the top and I've been here a looooong time.
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Lise on Feb 05 07 04:38
[FONT size=6]HOOOPLA!!! In your face, DVer!!!!![/FONT]
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: tenkani on Feb 05 07 04:41
It's 10 isn't it?
Or 20?
In any case, a top on DS is hardly worth bragging about.
Try getting a top on a 50 post page. Now THAT takes some skillz!
Top??
 
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: TheAngel on Feb 07 07 01:21
(http://www.tinypic.us/images/94047tenkani.php.jpg)  
Title: Re: Does Mikey really care? Don't think so...
Post by: Russ on Feb 07 07 01:29
LOL! Nice avatar miss angel... thats pretty cool.