Scott Samuel, possibly the lone survivor at EthicalTools.com, may have lost control of the eBay tools web site.
He claims a thunderstorm wiped out the software and hardware, and there weren’t any backups, but more believable reasons are being talked about at The Ross Board, including the possibility that eBay finally got tired of taking Scott’s crap, and just shut him down.
He still has PeSA followers though, people that turn their heads to Scott and his boner talk with pre-teens, non-payment of employees, and his threats and drug use.
Former Ethical Tools employee
I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for it to come back.
Bobby was right. The tools went down because eBay pulled their API access.
And in order to cover that fuckup, they brought down the web server too.
The tools run on different servers than the web site. The tools still worked in the past even when the web site was down.
There’s no way every one of their servers got hit. Losing access to the API is the only thing that makes sense. And since the smurf hasn’t sold any beer cans since last month, I don’t see their API access coming back up any time soon.
It’s too bad all of those Pesa people lost so much money. Maybe if they’d have listened to us rather than Ben and DebNRoo they might be in better shape.
Goodtopics.com was recently down due to not paying their hosting bill. Mad-Cows.com (same owners, Patty Smith and Dave Kellog) was recently found to be using an illegal copy of the Search Engine Optimization software “vbseo”. Patty finally paid the goodtopics.com bill (formerly mootalk.com, moocash, and mootropolis.com), and Dave removed the vbseo software from mad-cows.com after numerous complaints. Both sites require actual (“real”) names and phone numbers for registration/confirmation, and also subscription payments are required to access parts of their communities.
Also posted about at The Ross Board:
Following are claims from a former member about Dave Kellog’s uncharitable ways, lies, deceit, and down right meanness, from mootalk.com. Dave’s correctly identified as a “thieving loser”. Continue reading »
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