Something I Found Out About the Warrior Forum...

by Joseph Robinson 50 replies


Before we begin, I've been here


awhile. I've gotten to know and

respect a lot of you. It's time to

stop playing by this forum's rules

though. Please read this letter in

it's entirety. What I have to say is

important, and I want as many people

to get my message as possible before

the inevitable ban hammer comes down

on me/this thread.



I've spent two years posting and

lurking on this forum, thinking that

it was the "right way" to go about

learning Internet Marketing. The

charade worked for a very long time.

As cliche as it may seem to say it, I

was truly hurt to find that the forum

I adored was nothing more than a lie.



A bold thing to say? Sure. I do not

make these accusations without

evidence though. I am going to have to

break every rule in the book to reveal

what I know; but it is a sacrifice

worth making. I hope that those smart

enough to heed my words spread my

message far and wide to save others

from our impending doom.


I first stumbled upon the conspiracy

when an anonymous source sent me a

foreboding PM. This member (we will

call him "Po Stobinson" because I am an

investigator, not a name creator)

claimed to me that one Paul Myers was

not who he made himself out to be.

Now, at first I was ready to shrug

this off (it being the millionth

accusation against someone's online

identity). The source provided links

though. Links to some very damning

(and irrefutable) evidence.



I couldn't just go guns blazing with

accusations though, I needed absolute

proof before confronting "the big

dog".


I set out to interview those

closest to Myers on the forum, in an

attempt to get the "real picture".

Surprisingly, few were willing to

talk. I could almost see the shifty

glances through the PMs. They knew

they were being watched, it seemed. I

assured them that Myers could not

read everyone's PMs, and that was when

the first shocker was dropped.

You see, the member moderator system

is not exactly what it has been

described as. It turns out that there

is a small group of a few hundred

members who operate under Myers and

carry out his will. That triangle next

to posts? Does absolutely nothing.

This is Myers game, and we are

playing it.



We are getting off track with this

reveal though. I knew that I wouldn't

be able to get the information that I

needed from the Warrior Forum, so I

would have to search elsewhere.

Surprisingly, I found allies in (what

I thought was) the cesspool at

*****************. Through some clever

investigation, they were able to peel

back the layers for me, and present a

terrifying picture.



Paul Myers does not exist. Instead,

it is a puppet account that is

attached with one Ken Strong. That's

right: two well known moderators, with hundreds

of shock troops at their command,

controlling every aspect of the forum, is actually just one person.



It doesn't end there though. Ken

Strong is just another pen name.

My buddies at ***************** were

able to perform an IP trace, hack the

owners webcam and (with some clever

zooming and enhancing) were able to

give me a picture of who was behind

this conspiracy. It was Matt Cutts.



You see, in a shady deal back in 2002

Google bought out the young Warrior

Forum knowing that it would someday

grow into a large gathering of

marketing minds. Given the freedom to

pick apart their algorithms, these

marketers could destroy Google's hold

on the internet. So they inserted

Cutts as a "deep cover agent" of

sorts, ensuring that the right methods

were always slapped down, that failed

tactics were praised as "hard work".

Anyone who spoke up was immediately

given a lifetime ban. As you can tell,

the plan has worked wonderfully. Over

90% of new marketers fail, and Cutts

identity was safe.



Until now. Warriors, I have put forth

an undeniable case against Google and

their attempt to stop us from making

money. They will find this post and

deal with me accordingly; but you dear

Warriors have a chance to stand up and

fight. For those of you who doubt me?

Say I don't have evidence?











Well, you're right. April Fools!

*For those who can't figure it out, this is a fictional story meant to reel you in and then "getcha" at the end. None of it is true, at all. To Paul Myers and Ken Strong, I hope that you don't mind being named in person for this story. Had to go with something that would give enough shock (or really :rolleyes factor to get people to keep reading. You both have my complete respect, and if you dislike being used in the story (or the spirit of the piece in general) I will not object to it being taken down. Should you guys (or another Mod) take it down and consider a ban for me, please go light. It's my birthday soon!

Oh, and as for the censored websites guys, do not worry about it. 'Tis a silly place.

#off topic forum #forum #found #warrior
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick W
    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    Love it, I was absolutely captured

    I forgot all about april fools!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    Here's hoping everyone else feels the same way. I'm literally over here going "am I getting banned for this?" Gotta take the shot though, April Fools is one of the best holidays around.
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    • Profile picture of the author saxatwork
      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      Here's hoping everyone else feels the same way. I'm literally over here going "am I getting banned for this?" Gotta take the shot though, April Fools is one of the best holidays around.
      You almost gave yourself away when you said "Po Stobinson"... I've been in these forums for sometime and I was thinking where have I heard that name before (and I was looking at your name all the time )... anyways, I'm not gonna trust anything for the next 12 hours (that's when the day changes in my part of town).
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      • Profile picture of the author FredJones
        You need to be a little more global than that if you are on WF.

        Originally Posted by saxatwork View Post

        You almost gave yourself away when you said "Po Stobinson"... I've been in these forums for sometime and I was thinking where have I heard that name before (and I was looking at your name all the time )... anyways, I'm not gonna trust anything for the next 12 hours (that's when the day changes in my part of town).
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    lol great job!
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    I was caught 95%. . I'd almost wanna do a thorough investigation myself.. NOT until I read "April's fool!!!!!!"

    Man, you're 1 "serious" joker

    HAHAhaaH! KUDOS!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Michelle Stevens
    Ha ha perfect lol ...... I forgot it was April fools day
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth5
    I was fooled too! I totally forgot that today is the day of the fools! I wonder how April 1 became fools' day. Is there any story behind it?
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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    I knew the second I started reading it.

    Nice try...
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
      Originally Posted by redicelander View Post

      I knew the second I started reading it.

      Nice try...
      I'm not counting on getting many veterans (if any at all).
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  • Profile picture of the author KatyaSenina
    Dude, I thought you were serious, until I realized today is April Fools Day :p
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  • Profile picture of the author essullivan
    Dude you had me going until the Google part. It's not the first time I have heard of social proof (a.k.a mass control) through forum posting with false accounts.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
      Originally Posted by essullivan View Post

      Dude you had me going until the Google part. It's not the first time I have heard of social proof (a.k.a mass control) through forum posting with false accounts.
      It's the best I had lol. Fiction isn't really my thing, and trying to write from the "concerned minority/martyr" point of view was a lot more challenging than I thought it would be.

      Although I guess when you think about it this is just as viable as any other "theory" these people come up with.
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    Oh it's the day of the year which we all become a fool, happy April's Fool to you too!
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  • Profile picture of the author Woodward82
    And the whole time I was thinking "I knew this forum was to good to be true" haha

    Happy April Fools
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
      Originally Posted by Woodward82 View Post

      And the whole time I was thinking "I knew this forum was to good to be true" haha

      Happy April Fools
      Trust me, it's not too good to be true. Best place to learn Online Marketing anywhere IMHO.
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    You certainly get the prize for top fool. (not fooler)
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      It's still real to me!
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      You certainly get the prize for top fool. (not fooler)
      I'll take my victories wherever I can get them :p.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
    LOL you need to take a gander at the WAYBACKMACHINE. I think you missed your calling tho what are you doing marketing online you should be writing detective novels. You are good at it fellow warrior
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    good job, Joe - Matt Drudge would be proud! LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    The really scary part is Joe Robinson is really Steve Jobs, who in fact didn't die. It's an elaborate scheme and Steve will now take over Research In Motion since Jim Balsillie recently handed in his resignation, which is all part of the plan.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
      Originally Posted by Mike Hill View Post

      The really scary part is Joe Robinson is really Steve Jobs, who in fact didn't die. It's an elaborate scheme and Steve will now take over Research In Motion since Jim Balsillie recently handed in his resignation, which is all part of the plan.
      Will the new iPad keep you quiet?

      Originally Posted by bladening View Post

      lol the comments saved me
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    it's not real?
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  • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
    Joe,

    You nearly gave me a heart attack. Not because I believed your story, but because I thought you believed it.

    Seriously thinking of kicking your butt

    Excellent April Fool stunt.

    Di
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  • Profile picture of the author Workman
    Excellent work detective. Cutts had us all fooled. And, detective?

    Work on your names. "Po Stobinson" isn't fooling anyone.






    One more thing, Happy April fools!
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  • Profile picture of the author ExRat
    Hi Joe,

    Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

    Paul Meyers does not exist

    Very true.

    But Paul Myers does and any 'investigator' would have spelt his name right....kind of failed before it started, although most people here won't even notice.

    The funny thing is though, that while trying to construct an April fool's joke you almost accidentally stumbled across the real conspiracy...
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
      Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

      Joe,




      Seriously thinking of kicking your butt


      Di


      Originally Posted by Workman View Post

      Excellent work detective. Cutts had us all fooled. And, detective?

      Work on your names. "Po Stobinson" isn't fooling anyone.

      One more thing, Happy April fools!
      I'm now praying that Po Stobinson registers today so I can go "Aha! Told you so!" A guy can dream.

      Originally Posted by ExRat View Post

      Hi Joe,



      Very true.

      But Paul Myers does and any 'investigator' would have spelt his name right....kind of failed before it started, although most people here won't even notice.
      Part of the act .

      ...but not really. Well, this went downhill fast. To the editor!
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    Today is April Fool's Day,have you been fooled ?
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  • Profile picture of the author paul_1
    I still have a feeling there's some truth to this story... and the April fools punchline is meant to hide it as a joke...
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    • Profile picture of the author TG12
      I stopped reading right after this....

      It doesn't end there though. Ken

      Strong is just another pen name.

      My buddies at ***************** were

      able to perform an IP trace, hack the

      owners webcam and (with some clever

      zooming and enhancing) were able to

      give me a picture of who was behind

      this conspiracy. It was Matt Cutts.
      HAHAHA But Good One...Until Then you had me!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    Woke up to the thread not being deleted and my account not being banned.

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    • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
      Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

      Woke up to the thread not being deleted and my account not being banned.

      Of course not.

      In fact, I heard this morning that Allen/Thomas/Kay/Brian/Ken/Sal/Paul spit morning coffee all over his keyboard when he spotted it.
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  • It would be a great piece...and a great April Fool's joke....






    If it weren't ALL TRUE! Mwahahahahahhah!
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      It would be a great piece...and a great April Fool's joke....






      If it weren't ALL TRUE! Mwahahahahahhah!
      -Matt Cutts
      What have I done?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Joe, while you didn't "get me" with the story, you did get me in one way . . . this is the only April Fools Day thread I've even opened (so far, at least). I know I passed on at least one other one.

    The funny thing is, there is another site out there, made by someone who was banned from here long ago, that claims several well known Warriors are all the same person. Paul Myers, Allen Says, Becky Hagel, Steven Wagenheim, myself and a few more that aren't coming to mind right now -- we're all the same person according to their delusion. I was so shocked I went out and bought a bigger house so all of my identities could have their own bedroom!
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      Joe, while you didn't "get me" with the story, you did get me in one way . . . this is the only April Fools Day thread I've even opened (so far, at least). I know I passed on at least one other one.

      The funny thing is, there is another site out there, made by someone who was banned from here long ago, that claims several well known Warriors are all the same person. Paul Myers, Allen Says, Becky Hagel, Steven Wagenheim, myself and a few more that aren't coming to mind right now -- we're all the same person according to their delusion. I was so shocked I went out and bought a bigger house so all of my identities could have their own bedroom!
      We might just be thinking of the same place. If so, it is where I drew the inspiration for this story. When I need a good laugh, I always like to go see what the newest conspiracy theory is. I'll know I've "made it" when I find out that I'm fake too .
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      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      Joe, while you didn't "get me" with the story, you did get me in one way . . . this is the only April Fools Day thread I've even opened (so far, at least). I know I passed on at least one other one.

      The funny thing is, there is another site out there, made by someone who was banned from here long ago, that claims several well known Warriors are all the same person. Paul Myers, Allen Says, Becky Hagel, Steven Wagenheim, myself and a few more that aren't coming to mind right now -- we're all the same person according to their delusion. I was so shocked I went out and bought a bigger house so all of my identities could have their own bedroom!
      Out of curiosity I visited that site recently and did a little reading.

      That dude is absolutely obsessed/possessed/out there...
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

        We might just be thinking of the same place. If so, it is where I drew the inspiration for this story. When I need a good laugh, I always like to go see what the newest conspiracy theory is. I'll know I've "made it" when I find out that I'm fake too .
        I've got a new WSO coming out, How to Be a Fake So You Can Become Rich and Famous. Let me know if you'd like a review copy. :rolleyes:


        Originally Posted by Dave Patterson View Post

        Out of curiosity I visited that site recently and did a little reading.

        That dude is absolutely obsessed/possessed/out there...
        You know, I wonder if he's really still obsessed or if he's faking it now. Think about this ... most people "get over it" in time and move on. This guy is supposedly still cheesed off after years. Doesn't he have a life? Or...

        ...is he faking his ongoing indignation because he has a little cult following there?

        I don't have the answer to that, but I do wonder how someone can stay so outraged over a perceived indignation for so long. It's unnatural.
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        • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
          Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

          I've got a new WSO coming out, How to Be a Fake So You Can Become Rich and Famous. Let me know if you'd like a review copy. :rolleyes:
          I'LL TAKE IT!




          Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

          You know, I wonder if he's really still obsessed or if he's faking it now. Think about this ... most people "get over it" in time and move on. This guy is supposedly still cheesed off after years. Doesn't he have a life? Or...

          ...is he faking his ongoing indignation because he has a little cult following there?

          I don't have the answer to that, but I do wonder how someone can stay so outraged over a perceived indignation for so long. It's unnatural.
          I'm actually thinking that the latter is the case at this point. Definitely been clutching at straws over the last year for sure. I think he is quite satisfied to have a little gang of misfits under him and the attention is what it is all about these days.

          ...Or maybe the ads are bringing in money. I couldn't begin to fathom how though :rolleyes:.
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        • Profile picture of the author HeySal
          LOL - this was fun. I did the RCA dog head crank when you mentioned Ken Strong though. I was thinking - then who was that on the phone all these times and why did his wife seem to think he was Ken, too? I was expecting a punchline - but one more like YOU were part of the "other nameless" site or just a flake that fell over the ledge. I totally forgot it's the 1st of April.


          Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

          You know, I wonder if he's really still obsessed or if he's faking it now. Think about this ... most people "get over it" in time and move on. This guy is supposedly still cheesed off after years. Doesn't he have a life? Or...

          ...is he faking his ongoing indignation because he has a little cult following there?

          I don't have the answer to that, but I do wonder how someone can stay so outraged over a perceived indignation for so long. It's unnatural.
          Dennis - think of how many spammers and scammers get banned here. They are more than happy to go somewhere that will confirm their feelings that it's US and not THEM that are whacked. I'm thinking the guy on that forum is making money from that thing. As you said - it's been a long time. Who would keep up that kind of idiocy that long if there wasn't money in it for them? Someday if I ever get any spare time at all I will have to breeze back by there and see if there are ads, etc. on the site.
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    it is now april 2, so it is now fact
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
      Originally Posted by oncewerewarriors View Post

      it is now april 2, so it is now fact
      That the way it works now? OK, well I'm a millionaire. It's still April 1st here, so this will become fact in about...4.5 hours. Later suckers I'm rich!
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        Originally Posted by Joe Robinson View Post

        That the way it works now? OK, well I'm a millionaire. It's still April 1st here, so this will become fact in about...4.5 hours. Later suckers I'm rich!
        when you wish upon a star - or is that another thread
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    April Fools already gon,let look forward to May fools..lol
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  • Profile picture of the author LifeIsGood
    That was hands-down the most profound (and memorable) April Fool's joke of all time, and some quite compelling copy.

    From the beginning, it was provocative and seductive, and as we were further lured into the deep, dark story, all kinds of crazy things were going through my head ... Trust, suspicion, disbelief, intrigue, suspense, concern, paranoia, betrayal, and finally ... shock, relief, humiliation, and laughter. Thank goodness it was just dream!
    -Catt Mutts.)

    Truly you have missed your calling. Or have you?

    Thanks for a really, really good 'punk' and some much needed relief.


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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
    Are you just hunting out the April Fools threads today? Because I saw you resurrect one in the main forum too...
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  • Profile picture of the author zelgly2
    Really a good post, i was reading it very carefully and at last i saw the message it is for April fool and he got away without any problem that is good.(but had a doubt from the start though.)
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