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Feedback SAAS, LLC is the default hosting service selected by the domain registry for .feedback domains. Start claim process Disclaimer: This site is provided to facilitate free speech regarding OkCupid . OkCupid has the same idea as Chispa; the app wants to encourage daters to form connections based on shared values. In its 2020 OkCupid voter report, the dating site found that 76% of those ... Okcupid review is the review of Okcupid that tells you whether Okcupid is legit or scam, real, safe or fake. And also Okcupid complaints, rating, customers reviews and feedback. OkCupid is a free friendship, dating and social networking website that features member-created quizzes and multiple-choice questions. The site supports multiple modes of communication, including instant messages and emails. OKCupid has been on a long downhill slope, ever since IAC Corp acquired the company back in 2011. They got rid of some nice free features, and added lots of bad ones. OKCupid's unethical manipulation of matches appeared in the news a few years ago, and you can still find these articles, and read them. OKCUPID is an extremely overpriced dating website with very little matches. Apparently, here one membership isn't enough - Okcupid tries to make you buy various add-ons too. Pay them to find out if your mail been read hahaha, or pay to appear in A list - whatever that even means.. OkCupid help and support page. Most Popular Articles. SMS verification; How to delete or disable your account Original review: Sept. 4, 2020. OKCupid is the most gynocentric dating app of all time, lol. Even the 'artsy' promos are propaganda. The female models showcase their caricatured 'partners' like ... Ten popular apps -- including dating services Tinder, OkCupid and Grindr-- are sharing people's personal information with dozens of digital marketing and ad tech companies without consumers being ... Oh no! OkCupid requires you enable Javascript in your browser. Learn more

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2020.10.06 21:03 autotldr Male chastity gadget hack could lock users in

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A security flaw in a hi-tech chastity belt for men made it possible for hackers to remotely lock all the devices in use simultaneously.
This could be useful to anyone still using the old version of the app who finds themselves locked in as a result of an attacker making use of the revelation.
Pen Test Partners believe about 40,000 devices have been sold based on the number of IDs that have been granted by its Guangdong-based creator.
The cage wirelessly connects to a smartphone via a Bluetooth signal, which is used to trigger the device's lock-and-clamp mechanism.
The security researchers said they discovered a way to fool the server into disclosing the registered name of each device owner, among other personal details, as well as the co-ordinates of every location from where the app had been used.
These could be used to make the server ignore app requests to unlock any of the identified chastity toys, they added, leaving wearers locked in.
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2020.09.13 06:27 LogicalShark 2020 Ace Subreddit Stats Compilation

Subreddit Ace Populations Compilation 2020

Hi all! I was curious whether any subs had notable oveunder-representation of asexuality, so I looked at every subreddit demographic survey I could find and calculated the ace populations. Let me know if I missed any subs and I'll add them. Here's what I found, ordered by highest %:

Results

82% of 411 respondents - /asexuality (95% with grey/demi included)
12% of 547 - /FanFiction
8.3% of 1802 - /actuallesbians
8% of 544 - /SampleSize
6.24% of 5976 - /childfree
5.7% of 942 - /dragonage
5.5% of 799 - /exchristian (5.9% with demi)
5.3% of 2013 - /bangtan
4.2% of 5003 - /linkiscute (2%F, 1.2%M, 1%NB)
4.17% of 565 - /bisexual ("Other")
4% of 405 - /CurseofStrahd
4% of 193 - /ManechatDiscord
3.9% of 1398 - /Destiny ("Other or perfer not to answer")
3% of 1477 - /neoliberal (3.3% with demi)
3% of 2,436 - /AskEurope
3% of 771 - /rarepuppers
3% of 130 - /tuesday
3% of 702 - /lanadelrey (6% of 221F, 1% of 481M, "Other")
3% of 600 - /MensRights ("Other")
2.9% of 7689 - /kpop
2.8% of 803 - /RoleReversal
2.4% of 25916 - /PoliticalCompassMemes
2.4% of 1150 - /ApplyingToCollege
2.3% of 4358 - /masseffect
2.3% of ? - /oakland ("Other")
2.3% of - /AskWomen ("Other")
2.2% of ? - /MensLib
2.1% of 2680 - /popheads
2.1% of 47 - /DEBSAR
2% of 2000 - /indieheads
2% of ?F, 1.6% of ?M - /WrestleWithThePackage ("Other")
1.9% of 4876 - /marvelstudios
1.9% of 1039 - /LGBTeens (2% with demi)
1.9% of 475 - /survivor
1.4% of 28956 - /DotA2
1.3% of 1583 - /TaylorSwift
1.3% of 306 - /ABCDesis
1.3% of ? - /orangeisthenewblack
1.2% of 1923 - Military subreddit aggregation
1.2% of 1129 - /Screenwriting
1.2% of ? - /liberalgunowners
1%ish of 7.8 billion - General population (approximate, possibly higher)
0.7% of 2336 - /bisexual again but 4 years later and with "Asexual" instead of "Other"
0.7% of 1819 - /AskMen
0.2% of 2702 /fantasybaseball (allowed for multiple choices, i.e. asexual + straight counts as both, so ace is maybe half the real value or something)
Also, these surveys didn't include numbers, just images of graphs:
/exmuslim
/OkCupid
/Ingress
/creepyPMs
/teenagers
/MonstaX
/JordanPeterson ("Other")
/malefashionadvice
/centerleftpolitics

Collection Details

I used Google, Bing, and Reddit's search to look for subreddit census/demographic survey results with sexual orientation data (please revive /SubredditDemographics). I tried to get the most recent censuses, but some of the results are old (like this old sometimes), because there wasn't always a more recent survey. Feel free to use this modest collection of demographic surveys if you want to do your own data analyses. Also, these are not all subreddits I visit, so don't complain if one of them is alt-right or something.
Some surveys had images without numbers, didn't give percentages, didn't include sample size, or only gave the options hetero/homo/bi/"other." I tried to include everything, so: I calculated percentages from raw numbers, put "?" in the table if sample size is missing, and included "other" as asexuality even though pansexuality might be included. When sexuality was split by gender, I listed F/M/NB separately. I didn't bother guessing at the percentages from small slivers of pie chart images, if you want to find out those percentages try measuring the arc in Photoshop or something. I guess I could have made a formatted table or graphs, maybe I will eventually.
Again, if you know of a subreddit I missed please let me know so I can add it. And tell me your theories for why certain subs have more/less ace representation!

TL;DR: Reddit has 3x as many aces as real life and we love fan fiction

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2020.08.26 18:56 Independent-Orchid93 [28m] No sex life or intimacy and my youth is about to be over.

I'm 28. My 20's are nearly at an end and my sex life ended at about 23. I have a very short two week long fling with a girl 3 years ago, but that was the last time.
The lack of intimacy in my life makes me feel dead inside. I have several cool hobbies but none of it really fills the void where human relationships should be.
I tried tinder but after weeks of swiping right, got 0 matches. Not even one. I had a well thought out profile and a fun picture. I'm even decent looking.
I'm on OkCupid but I have never matched with anyone.
Then there is the current national crisis. It doesnt seem to stop people from dating and doing things like going to bars, but I still find it hard to approach people and find a date.
I'm worried my libido is going to go out the window by the time I find someone.
What's a guy to do?
EDIT: So, I'm not sure if anyone will read this but I seem to be getting some negative feedback about being too sex focused or having an expectation or being a "nice guy" but I think this is a problem with how the internet community interprets certain ideas these days. Yes it's been years since I have had sex. It only feels natural to crave intimacy and sex if you don't have it.
It's perfectly natural to be distraught about this. Not only that, but I think a lot of the "advice" people are throwijg my way is way too basic. It's like "make sure to brush your teeth before your date" kind of thing. I understand how to interact with women they aren't aliens.
I think my actual problem is just being a certain kind of person and not being able to find someone who meshes well.
There are a few things that I've decided to do to solve my problem
  1. Lean more heavily into songwriting, so that I can boost my confidence by having an actual recent body of work. This way when fake dudes try to muddy my shine at social functions I can shrug it off. I'm a sensitive, but savvy nerd and I don't like this tough guy male competition stuff I'd rather shine through sith my merits than my ability to have muscles and be passive aggressive at the same time. (Its a thing trust me)
  2. I am not gonna use tinder or OKcupid anymore. I've heard there are better dating apps and sites these days and I'm going to switch over to those and see if I have any luck. I want to date someone who shares my passions for music and for anime. Those are two things that aren't going away so that's definitely a factor.
I would also like to add that a relationship without sex or sexual attraction is just a friendship. Sorry old people and romantics who disagree. There is a passion and bonding that comes from love making that is completely necessary for a romantic relationship. I would only consider it a close friendship at best if this element weren't present.
Thank you for the perspective and advice.
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2020.08.24 17:01 autotldr 'Creepy men' message women on Scrabble Go app

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A number of women who play online Scrabble on the Scopely app Scrabble Go say they are being messaged by "Creepy men" within the game's chat function.
They begin a game and then start asking where the women live and whether they are married and want to continue chatting via other messaging apps such as WhatsApp.
"In Scrabble Go, players are able to access mute and block functions within the chat feature, as well as the 'mute public chat' privacy setting," a spokeswoman said.
"When enabled, players will only receive chat notifications and messages from players they already know and are connected with as a Facebook friend, favourite, or via their synced contacts."
It became the official Scrabble app in June, when the Mattel franchise ended with games giant EA. It says it has 2.5 million daily players.
One woman who signed the petition three days ago, wrote: "I do not like being targeted by creepy men who want to chat not play Scrabble."
Summary Source FAQ Feedback Top keywords: game#1 play#2 chat#3 Scrabble#4 app#5
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2020.07.06 15:18 theedgeofoblivious OkCupid support acknowledges Chrome login issues

I sent this message to OkCupid support a few days ago:
I don't know if you have visited https://reddit.com/OkCupid, but numerous people are now reporting an inability to log in if using Google Chrome. I am glad to know I'm not the only one.
I received this response this morning:
Hello,
Thank you for reaching out to us at OkCupid!
Our development team is aware of this issue and are working diligently to solve. We do not have a timeline on when this will be adjusted, but you will receive an automatic update on your mobile device/account when a fix is released. From here, you can use a different browser, or use the mobile app/website to access your account.
We very much appreciate your feedback and I will let our team know that you've reached out about this. Feel free to let us know of anything else you'd like to see that would make your OkCupid experience better.
Please let me know if you have any questions and how else I can assist.
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2020.06.30 17:33 Telnet_to_the_Mind What the bloody hell...

So, this is not okay. Generally I'm find with small tweaks and changes, but this last round of updates may be a nail in the coffin. I don't know about the rest of you, but when I would go through matches, if I skipped over someone, I could see a preview of who was coming up and who was just previously liked or disliked. So if I liked someone, I could then click their image and go to message them... Now there's no way to see upcoming recommends and if you skip someone that's it. And obviously the search is now completely gutted... So..the question is does OkCupid even take feedback or suggestions? Is the idea of us whining here going to actually change anything?
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2020.06.24 03:01 autotldr Keep Your Cat Out Of Your Dating Profile, CSU Researchers Warn Men

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That's the takeaway from a study by Colorado State University, which found that women are less likely to swipe right - or say yes - to men if they're posing with a cat in a picture.
Scientists showed hundreds of women photos of two men, both men pictured with and without a furry companion.
The proportion of women saying they'd never consider getting involved with him rose from 9% to 14%. By comparison, positive ratings for the second subject did not decline significantly when he was pictured with a cat - but women were more likely to rule him out as a potential partner.
"Women prefer men with 'good genes,' often defined as more masculine traits," they added, citing previous research.
A 2018 survey found that men and women got matched more when they included a picture of their dog in their profile.
Women received 150% more messages, 100% more super likes and 122% more total interactions, while men saw 75% more messages, 200% more likes and 53% more total interactions.
Summary Source FAQ Feedback Top keywords: women#1 men#2 more#3 cat#4 picture#5
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2020.06.18 21:54 Because_Bot_Fed Search deliberately killed off - They want you to pay because you're desperate and can't find anyone. Don't believe lies about users being confused.

It's almost like they're deliberately trying to kill the platform off.
But hey, on the plus side they got me to pass/block on all the people who "liked" my profile but were way outside my normal filtering criteria.
"I don't understand, global preferences apply to doubletake now, you shouldn't be seeing those people?"
You're right, I shouldn't be. Except they take all of your filtering criteria as a "suggestion" and "guideline" not a dealbreaker or explicit requirement.
Which is why I get to see people within like 250 miles of me now instead of 25 miles.
Edit: I'd sent support a ticket to voice my complaints, this is the response I got back, lol.
Thank you for reaching us here at OkCupid. We have made some exciting updates regarding the search process. We understand change can be hard and at times frustrating so we made a helpful guide to walk you through how to find your top matches.
  1. Your "Match Search" filters (such as diet, religion, pets, etc) have moved to "Looking foMy ideal person" on your main profile page for a more convenient and accurate way to browse. Before, we had two places to set filters, which was confusing for most of our members. Now they're all in one spot, and apply to every part of OkCupid.
  2. You can set your preferences under "Looking foMy ideal person", then use DoubleTake or Discover to find members who match your set preferences. You'll also continue to see this message around the site/app for now while we highlight this new change.
If there's a specific feature or filter that you would like to see in the future, feel free to let us know and we'll be happy to forward your thoughts to our product team.
Thanks! Alice
Edit2: Hilariously they're still advertising features they just axed:
https://i.imgur.com/JpZMN8B.png
Advanced search filters
Search by attractiveness, body type, and more! Now you can even search matches by how they’ve publicly answered their questions.
Edit3:
More OKC shadiness with lack of transparency/outright lying:
https://i.imgur.com/iIlkG9D.png
They label this as "Recently Online" but it's clearly just people who're actively online (because they'll disappear later on instead of lingering) - And as you can see, inspect element shows it as "discovery-section discovery-section--online_now layout--photoAndText"
Edit4:
They're not even sending feedback beyond T1 helpdesk unless you send followup emails and really lay into them about how bad the changes are and how broken everything is:
This is the reply I got back after telling them how garbage and ridiculous the changes are, and how stupid it was to roll out before the replacement features they're supposedly working on are even done.
Also sent a screenshot of DT not respecting your preferences.
Your set preferences apply across the platform rather than the filters only applying to the specific page you were on which is why you don't see a grid view of people when you are on the Search tab like before.
With that said, both Discover and DoubleTake will show you people outside certain preferences. Match Search was more strict, but didn't always show all results. Now Discover (and DoubleTake) show all results, but aren't as strict. With that said, I have relayed your feedback to our developers, I also believe they may be working on a way to implement more strict parameters for Discover.
The incompetence is flabbergasting.
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2020.06.04 15:10 alollou How to achieve explosive startup growth!

Here is the summary of the book Traction: How any startup can achieve explosive growth.
I hope that you find it useful!

Traction is a sign that your startup is taking off. If you charge, it means customers are buying. If your product is free, it means your user base is growing.
If you have traction, all your technical, market, and team risks become easier to handle. It becomes easier to fund-raise, hire, do press, partnerships, and acquisitions.
Traction trumps everything.

How to think about Traction?

Almost every failed startup has a product. What failed startups don’t have is enough customers.
You should spend your time in parallel, both constructing your product and testing traction channels.
This is what we call the 50 percent rule: spend 50 percent of your time on product and 50% on traction. This rule seems simple but it’s hard to follow because the pull to spend all your attention on the product is strong. You’re probably making a startup because you want to build a particular product. You have a vision, but a lot of traction activities are unknown and outside your vision and comfort zone. So you try to avoid them. Don’t.
Doing product and traction in parallel has these benefits:
Before trying to get traction, you’ll need to define what traction means for your company. You need to set a traction goal. Maybe your current startup goal is to raise funding or become profitable. How many customers do you need and at what rate? You should then focus on marketing activities that result in a significant impact on your traction goal. It should move the needle.
Your startup has 3 phases:

Phase I: Make something people want

In phase 1, your product has the most leaks, it really doesn’t hold water. You shouldn’t scale up your efforts now, but it’s important to send a small amount of water through the bucket so you can see where the holes are and plug them. \ Your goal in phase 1 is to get your first customers and prove your product can get traction. You focus on building your initial product and getting traction in ways that don’t scale: giving talks, writing guest posts, emailing people you know, attending conferences, and doing whatever you can to get in front of customers.

Some founders believe that startups either take off or don’t. Actually startups take off because the founders make them take off!
– Paul Graham

Phase II: Market something people want

Once you hone your product, you have product-market fit and customers are sticking around. Now is the time to scale up your traction efforts. You fine-tune your positioning and marketing messages.

Phase III: Scale your business

As your company grows, smaller traction strategies stop moving the needle, so you’ll start to scale.
In phase 3 you have an established business model and significant position in the market, and you’re focused on scaling to further dominate the market and to profit.

Traction for funding

When pursuing funding, first contact individuals who understand what you’re working on. The better your investors understand what you’re doing, the less traction they’ll need to see before they invest. Also, try friends and family who may not need to see any traction before investing as they’re investing in you personally.

To pivot or not to pivot

Many startups give up way too early. The first thing to look for is evidence of real product engagement, even if it’s only a few dedicated customers. If you have such an engagement, you might be giving up too soon. Look for the bright spots in your customer base and see if you can expand from that base.

How to get traction? The Bullseye framework

The Bullseye framework helps you find the channel that will get you traction. Most businesses actually get zero distribution channels to work. If you can get even a single distribution channel to work, you have a great business. If you try for several but don’t nail one, you’re finished.
You’re aiming for bullseye: the one channel at the center of the target that will unlock your next growth stage. Here are the 3 Bullseye framework steps:

Find what’s possible: The outer-ring

The first step in Bullseye is brainstorming every single traction channel. It’s important not to dismiss any channel in this step. Think of at least one idea for each channel. For example, social ads is a traction channel. Running ads on Facebook or Twitter is a channel strategy within social ads. You could research what marketing strategies worked in your industry as well as the history of companies in your space.

Find what’s probable: The middle-ring

Go around your outer-ring and promote your best and most exciting ideas to your middle-ring. For each traction channel in your middle ring, now construct a cheap traction test you can run to find if the idea is good or not. These tests need to answer the following questions:
  1. What’s the cost of acquiring customers?
  2. How many customers are available?
  3. Are they the right type of customers for you now?
You want to design small scale tests that don’t require much up-front cost or effort. For example, run 4 Facebook ads instead of 40.

Find what’s working: The inner-ring

The final step in Bullseye is to only focus on one channel that will move the needle for your startup: your core channel. At any stage of your startup, you should have one traction channel that you’re focusing on and optimizing.
Most founders mess this up by keeping around distracting marketing efforts in other channels.
If search engine marketing is significantly better for you than other channels, you should focus all your efforts on this core channel and uncover additional strategies and tactics within it.
If no channel seems promising after testing, the whole process should be repeated. If you tried several times with no success, then your product may require more tweaking and your bucket might be still leaky.

How to test traction?

Middle-ring tests: You should be running several cheap tests that give you an indication of how successful a given channel strategy could be.
Inner ring tests:
You’re doing two things:
  1. Optimize your chosen channel strategy to make it the best it can be.
  2. Discover better channel strategies within this traction channel.
There is always a set of things you can tweak. For targeting blogs, you can tweak which blogs to target, type of content, call to action, etc. For search engine marketing, you can tweak keywords, ad-copy, demographics, and landing pages.
A common approach is to use A/B testing, where A is the control group and B is the experimental group. The purpose of it is to measure the effectiveness of change in a button color, an ad image, or a different message on a web page. If the experimental group performs significantly better, you can apply the change, get the benefits, and run another test.
You can use tools such as Optimizely, Visual Website Optimizer, and Unbounce.
Over time, all marketing channels become saturated. To combat this, you should always be trying to discover new strategies and tactics within your channel and conduct small experiments. Also, experiment with new marketing platforms while they’re still in their infancy.

Tools

To track your tests you could start with a simple spreadsheet or use an analytics tool with cohort analysis. You’ll need to answer these questions:
  1. How many people landed on the website?
  2. What are the demographics of my best and worst customers?
  3. Are customers who interact with my support team more likely to stay?
A basic analytics tool like Clicky, Mixpanel, or Chartbeat can help you with these questions. You can use a spreadsheet as the tool to rank and prioritize traction channel strategies. You should include columns like how many customers are available, conversion rate, the cost to acquire a customer, lifetime value of a customer for every given strategy.

How to focus on the right traction goals? The critical path framework

Define your traction goal

You should always have an explicit traction goal you’re working towards. This could be 1,000 paying customers or 100 new daily customers, or 10% of your market. You want a goal where hitting the mark would change things significantly for your company’s outcome.
Once that is defined, you can work backward and set clear time-based subgoals. Such as reaching 1,000 customers by next quarter.
The key is to follow the critical path towards that goal and exclude all features and marketing activities that don’t help you reach your goal. Everything you decide to do should be assessed against your critical path.

Avoid traction biases

Your competitive advantage may be acquiring customers in ways your competition isn’t. That’s why it’s critical to avoid have traction biases. Stop your urge to refuse channels like speaking engagements, sales or affiliate marketing, business development, or trade shows just because you hate talking on the phone or you find the channel annoying or time-consuming.

Targetting blogs

Targeting blogs that your prospective customers read is one of the best ways to get your first wave customers.
Mint’s initial series of tests revealed that targeting blogs should be its core channel. They asked users to embed an “I want mint” badge on their personal blogs and rewarded them with a VIP access before other invitations were sent out. They also directly sponsored blogs. They sent bloggers a message with “Can I send you $500” as the subject and told them a bit about the product.
To find smaller blogs in your niche:
You can also target link-sharing communities like Reddit, Product Hunt, and Hacker News.
Dropbox, Codecademy, Quora, and Gumroad all got their first customers by sharing their products on HackerNews because their products were a good fit for users on that site.

Publicity

Starting out, an article in TechCrunch or The Huffington Post can boost your startup in the eyes of potential customers, investors, or partners. If you have a fascinating story with broad appeal, media outlets will want to hear from you.
It’s easier to start smaller when targeting big media outlets. Sites like TechCrunch and Lifehacker often pick up stories from smaller forums like Hacker News and subreddits. Instead of approaching TechCrunch, try blogs that TechCrunch reads and get story ideas from. It’s easier to get a smaller blog’s attention. Then you might get featured on TechCrunch and then The New York Times which reads TechCrunch!
What gets a reporter’s attention?
A good press angle makes people react emotionally. If it’s not interesting enough to elicit emotion, you don’t have a story worth pitching.
A good first step is using a service like Help A Reporter Out (HARO), where reporters request sources for articles they’re working on. It could get you a mention in the piece and help establish your credibility. Also, you could offer reporters commentary on stories related to your industries.
You can use Twitter to reach reporters online; almost all of them have Twitter accounts and you’d be surprised how few followers many of them have, but they can be highly influential with their content.
Once you have a solid story, you want to draw as much attention to it as you can:
Once your story has been established as a popular news item, try to drag it out as long as you can. Offer interviews that add to the story. Start “How We Did This” follow-up interviews.
As your startup grows you may consider hiring a PR firm or consultant.

Unconventional PR

Nearly every company attempts traditional publicity, but only a few focus on stunts and other unconventional ways to get buzz.

The publicity stunt

Customer Appreciation

Be awesome to your customers. Shortly after Alexis Ohanian launched Hipmunk, he sent out luggage tags and a handwritten note to the first several hundred people who mentioned the site on Twitter.
Holding a contest is also a great repeatable way to generate publicity and get word of mouth. Shopify has an annual Build a Business competition.
Great customer support is so rare that, if you make your customers happy, they’re likely to spread the news of your awesome product. Zappos is one of the best-known examples of a company with incredible customer service and they classify support as a marketing investment.

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

SEM is placing ads on search engines like Google. It’s sometimes called “pay-per-click” because you only pay when a user clicks on an ad.
SEM works well for companies looking to sell directly to their target customer. You’re capturing people who are actively searching for solutions.
Click-Through Rate (CTR) The percentage of ad impressions that result in clicks to your site.
Cost per Click (CPC) The amount it costs to buy a click on an ad.
Cost per Acquisition (CPA) How much it costs you to acquire a customer, not just a click. If you buy clicks at $1 and 10% of people who hit your site make a purchase. This makes your CPA at $10.
CPA = CPC / conversion percentage

SEM to get early customer data

You can use SEM as a way to get early customer data in a controlled and predictable way. Even if you don’t expect to be profitable, you can decide to spend a certain amount of money to get an early base of customers and users to inform you about important metrics such as landing page conversion rates, average cost per customer, and lifetime value.
Archives.com used AdWords to drive traffic to their landing pages, even before they built a product, to test interest in a specific product approach. By measuring the CTR for each ad and conversions, they determined which product aspects were the most compelling to potential customers and what those people would actually pay for. When they finally built their product, they built something they knew the market would want.

SEM strategy

Find high-potential keywords, group them into ad groups, and test different ad copy and landing pages within each ad group. As data flows in, remove underperforming ads and landing pages and make tweaks to keep improving results.
Use tools like Optimizely and Visual Website Optimizer to run A/B tests on your landing pages.

Keyword research

Use Google’s keyword planner to discover top keywords your target customers use to find products like yours. You could also use tools such as KeywordSpy, SEMrush, and SpyFu to discover keywords your competition is using.
You can refine your keyword list by adding more terms to the end of each base term to create long-tail keywords. They’re less competitive and have lower search volumes which makes them ideal for testing on smaller groups of customers.
SEM is more expensive for more competitive keywords, so you’ll need to limit yourself to keywords with profitable conversion rates.
You shouldn’t expect your campaigns to be profitable right away, but if you can run a campaign that breaks even after a short period of time, then SEM could be an excellent channel for you to focus on.

Writing ads

Write ads with titles that are catchy, memorable, and relevant to the keywords you’ve paired with it. Include the keyword at least once in the body of your ad and conclude with a prominent call to action like “Check out discounted Nike sneakers!”
Each of your ads and ad groups will have a quality score associated with it. A high-quality score will get you better ad placements and better ad pricing. Click-through rate has the biggest influence on quality score, so you should tailor your ads to the keywords. Google assigns a low-quality score to ads with CTRs below 1.5%

Tactics

Social and Display Ads

Display ads are banner ads you see on websites. Social ads are ads you see on social sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Large display campaigns are often used for branding and awareness, much like offline ads. They can also elicit a direct response such as signing up for an email newsletter or buying a product.
Social ads perform exceptionally well is when they’re used to build an audience and engage with them over time, and eventually convert them to customers.

Display ads

The largest display ad networks are Google Display Network, BuySellAds, Advertising.com, Tribal Fusion, Conversant, and Adblade. Niche ad networks focus on smaller sites that fit certain audience demographics, such as dog lovers or Apple fanatics.
To get started in display advertising, you could start to find out types of ads that work in your industry. You could use tools like MixRank and Adbeat to show you ads your competitors are running and where they place them. Alexa and Quantcast can help you determine who visits the sites that feature your competitors’ ads.

Social ads

Social ads work well for creating interest among potential new customers. The goal is often awareness oriented, not conversion oriented. A purchase takes place further down the line. People visit social media sites for entertainment and interaction, not to see ads.
An effective social ad strategy takes advantage of this reality. Use ads to start conversations about your products by creating compelling content. Instead of directing people to a conversion page, direct them to a piece of content that explains why you developed your product or has other purposes than immediately completing a sale. If you have a piece of content that has high organic reach, when you put paid ads behind that piece, magic happens. Paid is only as good as the content you put behind it. You should employ social ads when you know that a fire is starting around your message and you want to put more oil on it.
Major social sites you may consider are LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Foursquare, Tumblr, Reddit, YouTube, and many others.

Offline Ads

Even today, advertisers spend more on offline ads than they do online. When buying offline ads, You should try to advertise to demographics that match up with your target audience. Ask for an audience prospectus or ad kit.
Not sure if magazine ads are a good channel for you? Buy a small ad in a niche publication and give it a test. Want to see if newspapers would be good? Buy a few ads in a local paper. You can also try radio ads and billboards.

Magazine ads

A compelling magazine or newspaper ad will have an attention-grabbing header, an eye-catching graphic, and a description of the product’s benefits. Also, you should have a strong call to action, like an offer to get a free book.

Direct mail

You could also try direct mail by searching for “direct mail lists” and find companies selling such information. (Beware that it can be perceived as spammy)

Local print

You could also try local print ads like local fliers, directories, calendars, church bulletins, community newsletters, coupon booklets, or yellow pages. These work really well for cheap if you want to get early traction for your company in a specific area.

Outdoor advertising

If you want to buy space on a billboard, you could contact companies like Lamar, Clear Channel, or Outfront Media. Billboards aren’t effective for people to take immediate action, but it’s extremely effective for raising awareness around events, like concerts and conferences.
DuckDuckGo bought a billboard in Google’s backyard and it got big attention and press coverage.
Transit ads can be effective as a direct response tool. You can contact Blue Line Media to help you with Transit ads.

Radio and TV

Radio ads are priced on a cost per point (CPP) basis, where each point represents what it will cost to reach 1% of the station’s listeners. It also depends on your market, when the commercial runs and how many ads you’ve bought.
TV ads are often used as branding mechanisms. Quality is critical for it and production costs can run to tens of thousands. Higher-end ones can cost $200K to make. You’ll also need an average of $350,000 for actual airtime. For smaller startups, you could try local TV spots which is much cheaper.
Infomercials work really well for products in categories like Workout equipment, household products, health products, and work-from-home businesses. They can cost between $50,000 and $500,000, and they’re always direct-response.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

SEO is improving your ranking in search engines in order to get more people to your site.
The most important thing to know about SEO is that the more high-quality links you have to a given site or page, the higher it will rank. You should also make sure you’re using the keywords you want to target appropriately on your pages, like in your page titles and headings.
There are 2 strategies to choose from: fat-head and long-tail.
Fat-head: These are one and two-word searches like “Dishwashers,” and “Facebook.” They are searched a lot and make about 30% of searches and are called.
Long-tail: These are longer searches that don’t get searched as much but add up to the majority of searches made. They make up 70% of searches.
When determining which strategy to use, you should keep in mind that the percentage of clicks drops off dramatically as you rank lower. Only 10% of clicks occur beyond the first page.

Fat-head strategy

To find out if fat-head is worthwhile, research what terms people use to find products in your industry, and then see if search volumes are large enough to move the needle. You can use the keyword planner tool for that. You want to find terms that have enough volume such that if you captured 10% for a given term, it would be meaningful.
The next step is determining the difficulty of ranking high for each term. Use tools like Open Site Explorer. If a competitor has thousands of links for a term, it will likely take a lot of focus on building links and optimizing to rank above them.
Next, narrow your list of targeted keywords to just a handful. Go to Google Trends to see how your keywords have been doing. Are they searched more or less often in the last year? You can further test keywords by buying SEM ads against them. If they convert well, then you have an indication that these keywords could get you strong growth.
Next, orient your site around the terms you’ve chosen. Include phrases you are targeting in your page titles and homepage. Get other sites to link to your site. Links with exact phrase matching from high-quality sites will give you a significant boost.

Long-Tail strategy

Because it’s difficult to rank high for competitive fat-head terms, a popular SEO strategy for early-stage startups is to focus on long-tail. If you bundle a lot of long-term keywords together you can reach a meaningful number of customers.
Find out what are search volumes for a bunch of long-tail keywords in your industry? Do they add up to meaningful amounts? Also, take a look at the analytics software you use on your site or google search console to find some of the search terms people are already using to get to your site. If you’re naturally getting a significant amount of traffic from long-tail keywords, then the strategy might be a good fit. Also, check if competitors use this strategy. If they have a lot of landing pages (search for site:domain.com in google), then it’s a sign that this strategy works for your market. Also, check Alexa search rankings and look at the percentage of visitors your competitors are receiving from search.
If you proceed with a long-tail SEO strategy, you’ll need to produce significant amounts of quality content. If you can’t invest time in that, you can pay a freelancer from Upwork to write an article for every search phrase you want to target.
Another way is to use content that naturally flows from your business. Ask yourself: what data do we naturally collect or generate that other people may find useful. Large businesses like Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Wikipedia all gained most of their traffic by producing automated long-tail content. Sometimes the data is hidden behind a login screen and all you need to do is expose it to search engines, or aggregate it in a useful manner.

How to get links?

Don’t buy links, you’ll be penalized by search engines for it. Instead, you can do:

Content Marketing

Companies like Moz and Unbounce have well-known company blogs that are their biggest source of customer acquisition.
Unbounce started a blog and an email list from day one. They used social media to drive readers to your blog. They pinged twitter influencers to ask for feedback, gave away free infographics, and e-books. These actions don’t scale but they push them to a point where their content will spread on its own.
OkCupid is a free online dating site. They intentionally wrote controversial posts like “How your race affects the messages you get” to generate traffic and conversation.

Tactics

Email Marketing

Email marketing is a personal channel. Messages from your company sit next to emails from friends and family. That’s why email marketing works best when personalized. It can be used to build familiarity with prospects, acquire customers, and retain customers you already have.

Email marketing to Find customers

Email marketing to Engage customers

If a customer never gets the value of your product, how can you expect them to pay for it or recommend it to others?

Email marketing to Retain customers

Email marketing can be the most effective channel to bring people back to your site. Twitter sends you an email with a weekly digest of popular tweets and your new notifications.
More business-oriented products usually focus on reminders, reports, and information about how you’re getting value from the product. Mint sends a weekly financial summary to show your expenses and income over the previous week.
You can also use it to surprise and delight your customers. Planscope sends a weekly email to customers telling them how much they made that week. Photo apps will send you pictures you took a year ago.

Email marketing to Drive revenue

You can send a series of emails aimed at upselling customers.
WP Engine sends prospects an email course about Wordpress, and near the end of the email, they make a pitch to signup for its premium Wordpress hosting service.
If one of your customers abandoned a shopping cart, send her a targeted email a day or two later with a special offer for whatever item is left in the cart.
You can use email to explain a premium feature a customer is missing out on and how it can help them in a big way.

Email marketing to get referrals

Groupon generates referrals by incentivizing people to tell their friends about discounts.

Tactics

Viral Marketing

Viral marketing is getting your existing customers to refer others to your product. It was the driving force behind the explosive growth of Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Dropbox, Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest.
It’s so powerful that even if you can’t achieve exponential growth with it, you can still get meaningful growth. If your customer refers a new customer within the first week, you’ll go from ten customers to twenty and double every week without any additional marketing.
The oldest form of virality occurs when your product is so remarkable that people naturally tell others about it — pure word of mouth.
Inherent virality occurs when you can get value from a product only by inviting other customers, like Skype, Snapchat, and WhatsApp.
Others grow by encouraging collaboration like Google Docs.
Some embed virality like adding “Get a free email account with Hotmail” or “Sent from iPhone” to default signatures. Mailchimp and other email marketing products add branding to free customers’ emails.
Some incentivize customers to move through a viral loop, like Dropbox giving you more space if you invite friends to sign up. Airbnb, Uber, and PayPal give you account credits for referring friends.
Some add embedded buttons and widgets to grow virally, like Reddit and YouTube.
Some broadcast users activities on their social networks, like Spotify posting on Facebook when you play a song, or Pinterest when you pin content.
The viral coefficient K is the number of additional customers you can get for each customer you bring in. It depends on i, the number of invites sent per user, and conversion percentage (who will actually sign up after receiving an invite)
K = i * conversion percentage
Any viral coefficient above 1 will result in exponential growth. Any viral coefficient over 0.5 helps your efforts to grow considerably.
You can increase the number of invites per user i by including features that encourage sharing, such as posting to social networks. You can increase the conversion percentage by testing different signup flows. Try cutting out pages or signup fields.
Viral cycle time is how long it takes a user to go through your viral loop. Shortening your cycle time drastically increases the rate at which you go viral. You can do it by creating urgency or incentivizing customers to move through the loops.

Tactics

Engineering as Marketing

You can build tools like calculators, widgets, and educational microsites to get your company in front of potential customers.
HubSpot has Marketing Grade, a free marketing review tool. It’s free, gives you valuable information, and provides HubSpot with the information they use to qualify you as a potential prospect.
Moz has two free SEO tools, Followerwong and Open Site Explorer. They’ve driven tens of thousands of leads for Moz.
WP Engine has a speed testing tool that asks only for an email address in exchange for a detailed report on your site’s speed.

Business Development

With business development, you’re partnering to reach customers in a way that benefits both parties.
Google got most of its initial traction from a partnership with Netscape to be the default search engine and an agreement with Yahoo to power its online searches.
Business development can take the form of:
You should have already defined your traction goal and milestones, and you shouldn’t accept any partnership that doesn’t align with it. Many startups waste resources because it’s tempting to make deals with bigger companies.

Sales

Sales is the process of generating leads, qualifying them, and converting them into paying customers. It’s particularly useful for expensive and enterprise products.

Structuring the sales conversation

Situation questions. Ask one or two questions per conversation. The more you ask situation questions, the less likely they’re going to close.
Problem questions. Use sparingly.
Implication questions. Meant to make a prospect aware of the large implications that stem from the problem.
Need-payoff questions. Focus attention on your solution and get buyers to think about the benefits of solving the problem.

Cold calls

Be judicious about the people you contact. You want someone who is one-two levels up in the organization. They have enough perspective on the problem and some authority for decision making. Avoid starting at the top unless you’re calling a very small business.
Try to get answers about:

Tactics

It’s better to gain traction through a marketing channel first, then use sales as a conversion tool to close leads. The next stage is lead qualification: determine how ready a prospect is to buy. Once you’ve qualified the leads, you should lay out exactly what are you going to do for the customer. Set up a timetable for it and get them to commit with a yes or no whether they’re going to buy. Closing leads can be done by a sales team who does a webinar or product demo and has an ongoing email sequence that ends with a purchase request. In other cases, you may need a field sales team that actually visits prospective customers for some part of the process.
A checklist that can help you with sales:
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2020.06.04 14:56 alollou Free marketing guide for startups: How to achieve explosive growth!

Here is the summary of the book Traction: How any startup can achieve explosive growth.
I hope that you find it useful!

Traction is a sign that your startup is taking off. If you charge, it means customers are buying. If your product is free, it means your user base is growing.
If you have traction, all your technical, market, and team risks become easier to handle. It becomes easier to fund-raise, hire, do press, partnerships, and acquisitions.
Traction trumps everything.

How to think about Traction?

Almost every failed startup has a product. What failed startups don’t have is enough customers.
You should spend your time in parallel, both constructing your product and testing traction channels.
This is what we call the 50 percent rule: spend 50 percent of your time on product and 50% on traction. This rule seems simple but it’s hard to follow because the pull to spend all your attention on the product is strong. You’re probably making a startup because you want to build a particular product. You have a vision, but a lot of traction activities are unknown and outside your vision and comfort zone. So you try to avoid them. Don’t.
Doing product and traction in parallel has these benefits:
Before trying to get traction, you’ll need to define what traction means for your company. You need to set a traction goal. Maybe your current startup goal is to raise funding or become profitable. How many customers do you need and at what rate? You should then focus on marketing activities that result in a significant impact on your traction goal. It should move the needle.
Your startup has 3 phases:

Phase I: Make something people want

In phase 1, your product has the most leaks, it really doesn’t hold water. You shouldn’t scale up your efforts now, but it’s important to send a small amount of water through the bucket so you can see where the holes are and plug them. \ Your goal in phase 1 is to get your first customers and prove your product can get traction. You focus on building your initial product and getting traction in ways that don’t scale: giving talks, writing guest posts, emailing people you know, attending conferences, and doing whatever you can to get in front of customers.

Some founders believe that startups either take off or don’t. Actually startups take off because the founders make them take off!
– Paul Graham

Phase II: Market something people want

Once you hone your product, you have product-market fit and customers are sticking around. Now is the time to scale up your traction efforts. You fine-tune your positioning and marketing messages.

Phase III: Scale your business

As your company grows, smaller traction strategies stop moving the needle, so you’ll start to scale.
In phase 3 you have an established business model and significant position in the market, and you’re focused on scaling to further dominate the market and to profit.

Traction for funding

When pursuing funding, first contact individuals who understand what you’re working on. The better your investors understand what you’re doing, the less traction they’ll need to see before they invest. Also, try friends and family who may not need to see any traction before investing as they’re investing in you personally.

To pivot or not to pivot

Many startups give up way too early. The first thing to look for is evidence of real product engagement, even if it’s only a few dedicated customers. If you have such an engagement, you might be giving up too soon. Look for the bright spots in your customer base and see if you can expand from that base.

How to get traction? The Bullseye framework

The Bullseye framework helps you find the channel that will get you traction. Most businesses actually get zero distribution channels to work. If you can get even a single distribution channel to work, you have a great business. If you try for several but don’t nail one, you’re finished.
You’re aiming for bullseye: the one channel at the center of the target that will unlock your next growth stage. Here are the 3 Bullseye framework steps:

Find what’s possible: The outer-ring

The first step in Bullseye is brainstorming every single traction channel. It’s important not to dismiss any channel in this step. Think of at least one idea for each channel. For example, social ads is a traction channel. Running ads on Facebook or Twitter is a channel strategy within social ads. You could research what marketing strategies worked in your industry as well as the history of companies in your space.

Find what’s probable: The middle-ring

Go around your outer-ring and promote your best and most exciting ideas to your middle-ring. For each traction channel in your middle ring, now construct a cheap traction test you can run to find if the idea is good or not. These tests need to answer the following questions:
  1. What’s the cost of acquiring customers?
  2. How many customers are available?
  3. Are they the right type of customers for you now?
You want to design small scale tests that don’t require much up-front cost or effort. For example, run 4 Facebook ads instead of 40.

Find what’s working: The inner-ring

The final step in Bullseye is to only focus on one channel that will move the needle for your startup: your core channel. At any stage of your startup, you should have one traction channel that you’re focusing on and optimizing.
Most founders mess this up by keeping around distracting marketing efforts in other channels.
If search engine marketing is significantly better for you than other channels, you should focus all your efforts on this core channel and uncover additional strategies and tactics within it.
If no channel seems promising after testing, the whole process should be repeated. If you tried several times with no success, then your product may require more tweaking and your bucket might be still leaky.

How to test traction?

Middle-ring tests: You should be running several cheap tests that give you an indication of how successful a given channel strategy could be.
Inner ring tests:
You’re doing two things:
  1. Optimize your chosen channel strategy to make it the best it can be.
  2. Discover better channel strategies within this traction channel.
There is always a set of things you can tweak. For targeting blogs, you can tweak which blogs to target, type of content, call to action, etc. For search engine marketing, you can tweak keywords, ad-copy, demographics, and landing pages.
A common approach is to use A/B testing, where A is the control group and B is the experimental group. The purpose of it is to measure the effectiveness of change in a button color, an ad image, or a different message on a web page. If the experimental group performs significantly better, you can apply the change, get the benefits, and run another test.
You can use tools such as Optimizely, Visual Website Optimizer, and Unbounce.
Over time, all marketing channels become saturated. To combat this, you should always be trying to discover new strategies and tactics within your channel and conduct small experiments. Also, experiment with new marketing platforms while they’re still in their infancy.

Tools

To track your tests you could start with a simple spreadsheet or use an analytics tool with cohort analysis. You’ll need to answer these questions:
  1. How many people landed on the website?
  2. What are the demographics of my best and worst customers?
  3. Are customers who interact with my support team more likely to stay?
A basic analytics tool like Clicky, Mixpanel, or Chartbeat can help you with these questions. You can use a spreadsheet as the tool to rank and prioritize traction channel strategies. You should include columns like how many customers are available, conversion rate, the cost to acquire a customer, lifetime value of a customer for every given strategy.

How to focus on the right traction goals? The critical path framework

Define your traction goal

You should always have an explicit traction goal you’re working towards. This could be 1,000 paying customers or 100 new daily customers, or 10% of your market. You want a goal where hitting the mark would change things significantly for your company’s outcome.
Once that is defined, you can work backward and set clear time-based subgoals. Such as reaching 1,000 customers by next quarter.
The key is to follow the critical path towards that goal and exclude all features and marketing activities that don’t help you reach your goal. Everything you decide to do should be assessed against your critical path.

Avoid traction biases

Your competitive advantage may be acquiring customers in ways your competition isn’t. That’s why it’s critical to avoid have traction biases. Stop your urge to refuse channels like speaking engagements, sales or affiliate marketing, business development, or trade shows just because you hate talking on the phone or you find the channel annoying or time-consuming.

Targetting blogs

Targeting blogs that your prospective customers read is one of the best ways to get your first wave customers.
Mint’s initial series of tests revealed that targeting blogs should be its core channel. They asked users to embed an “I want mint” badge on their personal blogs and rewarded them with a VIP access before other invitations were sent out. They also directly sponsored blogs. They sent bloggers a message with “Can I send you $500” as the subject and told them a bit about the product.
To find smaller blogs in your niche:
You can also target link-sharing communities like Reddit, Product Hunt, and Hacker News.
Dropbox, Codecademy, Quora, and Gumroad all got their first customers by sharing their products on HackerNews because their products were a good fit for users on that site.

Publicity

Starting out, an article in TechCrunch or The Huffington Post can boost your startup in the eyes of potential customers, investors, or partners. If you have a fascinating story with broad appeal, media outlets will want to hear from you.
It’s easier to start smaller when targeting big media outlets. Sites like TechCrunch and Lifehacker often pick up stories from smaller forums like Hacker News and subreddits. Instead of approaching TechCrunch, try blogs that TechCrunch reads and get story ideas from. It’s easier to get a smaller blog’s attention. Then you might get featured on TechCrunch and then The New York Times which reads TechCrunch!
What gets a reporter’s attention?
A good press angle makes people react emotionally. If it’s not interesting enough to elicit emotion, you don’t have a story worth pitching.
A good first step is using a service like Help A Reporter Out (HARO), where reporters request sources for articles they’re working on. It could get you a mention in the piece and help establish your credibility. Also, you could offer reporters commentary on stories related to your industries.
You can use Twitter to reach reporters online; almost all of them have Twitter accounts and you’d be surprised how few followers many of them have, but they can be highly influential with their content.
Once you have a solid story, you want to draw as much attention to it as you can:
Once your story has been established as a popular news item, try to drag it out as long as you can. Offer interviews that add to the story. Start “How We Did This” follow-up interviews.
As your startup grows you may consider hiring a PR firm or consultant.

Unconventional PR

Nearly every company attempts traditional publicity, but only a few focus on stunts and other unconventional ways to get buzz.

The publicity stunt

Customer Appreciation

Be awesome to your customers. Shortly after Alexis Ohanian launched Hipmunk, he sent out luggage tags and a handwritten note to the first several hundred people who mentioned the site on Twitter.
Holding a contest is also a great repeatable way to generate publicity and get word of mouth. Shopify has an annual Build a Business competition.
Great customer support is so rare that, if you make your customers happy, they’re likely to spread the news of your awesome product. Zappos is one of the best-known examples of a company with incredible customer service and they classify support as a marketing investment.

Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

SEM is placing ads on search engines like Google. It’s sometimes called “pay-per-click” because you only pay when a user clicks on an ad.
SEM works well for companies looking to sell directly to their target customer. You’re capturing people who are actively searching for solutions.
Click-Through Rate (CTR) The percentage of ad impressions that result in clicks to your site.
Cost per Click (CPC) The amount it costs to buy a click on an ad.
Cost per Acquisition (CPA) How much it costs you to acquire a customer, not just a click. If you buy clicks at $1 and 10% of people who hit your site make a purchase. This makes your CPA at $10.
CPA = CPC / conversion percentage

SEM to get early customer data

You can use SEM as a way to get early customer data in a controlled and predictable way. Even if you don’t expect to be profitable, you can decide to spend a certain amount of money to get an early base of customers and users to inform you about important metrics such as landing page conversion rates, average cost per customer, and lifetime value.
Archives.com used AdWords to drive traffic to their landing pages, even before they built a product, to test interest in a specific product approach. By measuring the CTR for each ad and conversions, they determined which product aspects were the most compelling to potential customers and what those people would actually pay for. When they finally built their product, they built something they knew the market would want.

SEM strategy

Find high-potential keywords, group them into ad groups, and test different ad copy and landing pages within each ad group. As data flows in, remove underperforming ads and landing pages and make tweaks to keep improving results.
Use tools like Optimizely and Visual Website Optimizer to run A/B tests on your landing pages.

Keyword research

Use Google’s keyword planner to discover top keywords your target customers use to find products like yours. You could also use tools such as KeywordSpy, SEMrush, and SpyFu to discover keywords your competition is using.
You can refine your keyword list by adding more terms to the end of each base term to create long-tail keywords. They’re less competitive and have lower search volumes which makes them ideal for testing on smaller groups of customers.
SEM is more expensive for more competitive keywords, so you’ll need to limit yourself to keywords with profitable conversion rates.
You shouldn’t expect your campaigns to be profitable right away, but if you can run a campaign that breaks even after a short period of time, then SEM could be an excellent channel for you to focus on.

Writing ads

Write ads with titles that are catchy, memorable, and relevant to the keywords you’ve paired with it. Include the keyword at least once in the body of your ad and conclude with a prominent call to action like “Check out discounted Nike sneakers!”
Each of your ads and ad groups will have a quality score associated with it. A high-quality score will get you better ad placements and better ad pricing. Click-through rate has the biggest influence on quality score, so you should tailor your ads to the keywords. Google assigns a low-quality score to ads with CTRs below 1.5%

Tactics

Social and Display Ads

Display ads are banner ads you see on websites. Social ads are ads you see on social sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Large display campaigns are often used for branding and awareness, much like offline ads. They can also elicit a direct response such as signing up for an email newsletter or buying a product.
Social ads perform exceptionally well is when they’re used to build an audience and engage with them over time, and eventually convert them to customers.

Display ads

The largest display ad networks are Google Display Network, BuySellAds, Advertising.com, Tribal Fusion, Conversant, and Adblade. Niche ad networks focus on smaller sites that fit certain audience demographics, such as dog lovers or Apple fanatics.
To get started in display advertising, you could start to find out types of ads that work in your industry. You could use tools like MixRank and Adbeat to show you ads your competitors are running and where they place them. Alexa and Quantcast can help you determine who visits the sites that feature your competitors’ ads.

Social ads

Social ads work well for creating interest among potential new customers. The goal is often awareness oriented, not conversion oriented. A purchase takes place further down the line. People visit social media sites for entertainment and interaction, not to see ads.
An effective social ad strategy takes advantage of this reality. Use ads to start conversations about your products by creating compelling content. Instead of directing people to a conversion page, direct them to a piece of content that explains why you developed your product or has other purposes than immediately completing a sale. If you have a piece of content that has high organic reach, when you put paid ads behind that piece, magic happens. Paid is only as good as the content you put behind it. You should employ social ads when you know that a fire is starting around your message and you want to put more oil on it.
Major social sites you may consider are LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Foursquare, Tumblr, Reddit, YouTube, and many others.

Offline Ads

Even today, advertisers spend more on offline ads than they do online. When buying offline ads, You should try to advertise to demographics that match up with your target audience. Ask for an audience prospectus or ad kit.
Not sure if magazine ads are a good channel for you? Buy a small ad in a niche publication and give it a test. Want to see if newspapers would be good? Buy a few ads in a local paper. You can also try radio ads and billboards.

Magazine ads

A compelling magazine or newspaper ad will have an attention-grabbing header, an eye-catching graphic, and a description of the product’s benefits. Also, you should have a strong call to action, like an offer to get a free book.

Direct mail

You could also try direct mail by searching for “direct mail lists” and find companies selling such information. (Beware that it can be perceived as spammy)

Local print

You could also try local print ads like local fliers, directories, calendars, church bulletins, community newsletters, coupon booklets, or yellow pages. These work really well for cheap if you want to get early traction for your company in a specific area.

Outdoor advertising

If you want to buy space on a billboard, you could contact companies like Lamar, Clear Channel, or Outfront Media. Billboards aren’t effective for people to take immediate action, but it’s extremely effective for raising awareness around events, like concerts and conferences.
DuckDuckGo bought a billboard in Google’s backyard and it got big attention and press coverage.
Transit ads can be effective as a direct response tool. You can contact Blue Line Media to help you with Transit ads.

Radio and TV

Radio ads are priced on a cost per point (CPP) basis, where each point represents what it will cost to reach 1% of the station’s listeners. It also depends on your market, when the commercial runs and how many ads you’ve bought.
TV ads are often used as branding mechanisms. Quality is critical for it and production costs can run to tens of thousands. Higher-end ones can cost $200K to make. You’ll also need an average of $350,000 for actual airtime. For smaller startups, you could try local TV spots which is much cheaper.
Infomercials work really well for products in categories like Workout equipment, household products, health products, and work-from-home businesses. They can cost between $50,000 and $500,000, and they’re always direct-response.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

SEO is improving your ranking in search engines in order to get more people to your site.
The most important thing to know about SEO is that the more high-quality links you have to a given site or page, the higher it will rank. You should also make sure you’re using the keywords you want to target appropriately on your pages, like in your page titles and headings.
There are 2 strategies to choose from: fat-head and long-tail.
Fat-head: These are one and two-word searches like “Dishwashers,” and “Facebook.” They are searched a lot and make about 30% of searches and are called.
Long-tail: These are longer searches that don’t get searched as much but add up to the majority of searches made. They make up 70% of searches.
When determining which strategy to use, you should keep in mind that the percentage of clicks drops off dramatically as you rank lower. Only 10% of clicks occur beyond the first page.

Fat-head strategy

To find out if fat-head is worthwhile, research what terms people use to find products in your industry, and then see if search volumes are large enough to move the needle. You can use the keyword planner tool for that. You want to find terms that have enough volume such that if you captured 10% for a given term, it would be meaningful.
The next step is determining the difficulty of ranking high for each term. Use tools like Open Site Explorer. If a competitor has thousands of links for a term, it will likely take a lot of focus on building links and optimizing to rank above them.
Next, narrow your list of targeted keywords to just a handful. Go to Google Trends to see how your keywords have been doing. Are they searched more or less often in the last year? You can further test keywords by buying SEM ads against them. If they convert well, then you have an indication that these keywords could get you strong growth.
Next, orient your site around the terms you’ve chosen. Include phrases you are targeting in your page titles and homepage. Get other sites to link to your site. Links with exact phrase matching from high-quality sites will give you a significant boost.

Long-Tail strategy

Because it’s difficult to rank high for competitive fat-head terms, a popular SEO strategy for early-stage startups is to focus on long-tail. If you bundle a lot of long-term keywords together you can reach a meaningful number of customers.
Find out what are search volumes for a bunch of long-tail keywords in your industry? Do they add up to meaningful amounts? Also, take a look at the analytics software you use on your site or google search console to find some of the search terms people are already using to get to your site. If you’re naturally getting a significant amount of traffic from long-tail keywords, then the strategy might be a good fit. Also, check if competitors use this strategy. If they have a lot of landing pages (search for site:domain.com in google), then it’s a sign that this strategy works for your market. Also, check Alexa search rankings and look at the percentage of visitors your competitors are receiving from search.
If you proceed with a long-tail SEO strategy, you’ll need to produce significant amounts of quality content. If you can’t invest time in that, you can pay a freelancer from Upwork to write an article for every search phrase you want to target.
Another way is to use content that naturally flows from your business. Ask yourself: what data do we naturally collect or generate that other people may find useful. Large businesses like Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Wikipedia all gained most of their traffic by producing automated long-tail content. Sometimes the data is hidden behind a login screen and all you need to do is expose it to search engines, or aggregate it in a useful manner.

How to get links?

Don’t buy links, you’ll be penalized by search engines for it. Instead, you can do:

Content Marketing

Companies like Moz and Unbounce have well-known company blogs that are their biggest source of customer acquisition.
Unbounce started a blog and an email list from day one. They used social media to drive readers to your blog. They pinged twitter influencers to ask for feedback, gave away free infographics, and e-books. These actions don’t scale but they push them to a point where their content will spread on its own.
OkCupid is a free online dating site. They intentionally wrote controversial posts like “How your race affects the messages you get” to generate traffic and conversation.

Tactics

Email Marketing

Email marketing is a personal channel. Messages from your company sit next to emails from friends and family. That’s why email marketing works best when personalized. It can be used to build familiarity with prospects, acquire customers, and retain customers you already have.

Email marketing to Find customers

Email marketing to Engage customers

If a customer never gets the value of your product, how can you expect them to pay for it or recommend it to others?

Email marketing to Retain customers

Email marketing can be the most effective channel to bring people back to your site. Twitter sends you an email with a weekly digest of popular tweets and your new notifications.
More business-oriented products usually focus on reminders, reports, and information about how you’re getting value from the product. Mint sends a weekly financial summary to show your expenses and income over the previous week.
You can also use it to surprise and delight your customers. Planscope sends a weekly email to customers telling them how much they made that week. Photo apps will send you pictures you took a year ago.

Email marketing to Drive revenue

You can send a series of emails aimed at upselling customers.
WP Engine sends prospects an email course about Wordpress, and near the end of the email, they make a pitch to signup for its premium Wordpress hosting service.
If one of your customers abandoned a shopping cart, send her a targeted email a day or two later with a special offer for whatever item is left in the cart.
You can use email to explain a premium feature a customer is missing out on and how it can help them in a big way.

Email marketing to get referrals

Groupon generates referrals by incentivizing people to tell their friends about discounts.

Tactics

Viral Marketing

Viral marketing is getting your existing customers to refer others to your product. It was the driving force behind the explosive growth of Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Dropbox, Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest.
It’s so powerful that even if you can’t achieve exponential growth with it, you can still get meaningful growth. If your customer refers a new customer within the first week, you’ll go from ten customers to twenty and double every week without any additional marketing.
The oldest form of virality occurs when your product is so remarkable that people naturally tell others about it — pure word of mouth.
Inherent virality occurs when you can get value from a product only by inviting other customers, like Skype, Snapchat, and WhatsApp.
Others grow by encouraging collaboration like Google Docs.
Some embed virality like adding “Get a free email account with Hotmail” or “Sent from iPhone” to default signatures. Mailchimp and other email marketing products add branding to free customers’ emails.
Some incentivize customers to move through a viral loop, like Dropbox giving you more space if you invite friends to sign up. Airbnb, Uber, and PayPal give you account credits for referring friends.
Some add embedded buttons and widgets to grow virally, like Reddit and YouTube.
Some broadcast users activities on their social networks, like Spotify posting on Facebook when you play a song, or Pinterest when you pin content.
The viral coefficient K is the number of additional customers you can get for each customer you bring in. It depends on i, the number of invites sent per user, and conversion percentage (who will actually sign up after receiving an invite)
K = i * conversion percentage
Any viral coefficient above 1 will result in exponential growth. Any viral coefficient over 0.5 helps your efforts to grow considerably.
You can increase the number of invites per user i by including features that encourage sharing, such as posting to social networks. You can increase the conversion percentage by testing different signup flows. Try cutting out pages or signup fields.
Viral cycle time is how long it takes a user to go through your viral loop. Shortening your cycle time drastically increases the rate at which you go viral. You can do it by creating urgency or incentivizing customers to move through the loops.

Tactics

Engineering as Marketing

You can build tools like calculators, widgets, and educational microsites to get your company in front of potential customers.
HubSpot has Marketing Grade, a free marketing review tool. It’s free, gives you valuable information, and provides HubSpot with the information they use to qualify you as a potential prospect.
Moz has two free SEO tools, Followerwong and Open Site Explorer. They’ve driven tens of thousands of leads for Moz.
WP Engine has a speed testing tool that asks only for an email address in exchange for a detailed report on your site’s speed.

Business Development

With business development, you’re partnering to reach customers in a way that benefits both parties.
Google got most of its initial traction from a partnership with Netscape to be the default search engine and an agreement with Yahoo to power its online searches.
Business development can take the form of:
You should have already defined your traction goal and milestones, and you shouldn’t accept any partnership that doesn’t align with it. Many startups waste resources because it’s tempting to make deals with bigger companies.

Sales

Sales is the process of generating leads, qualifying them, and converting them into paying customers. It’s particularly useful for expensive and enterprise products.

Structuring the sales conversation

Situation questions. Ask one or two questions per conversation. The more you ask situation questions, the less likely they’re going to close.
Problem questions. Use sparingly.
Implication questions. Meant to make a prospect aware of the large implications that stem from the problem.
Need-payoff questions. Focus attention on your solution and get buyers to think about the benefits of solving the problem.

Cold calls

Be judicious about the people you contact. You want someone who is one-two levels up in the organization. They have enough perspective on the problem and some authority for decision making. Avoid starting at the top unless you’re calling a very small business.
Try to get answers about:

Tactics

It’s better to gain traction through a marketing channel first, then use sales as a conversion tool to close leads. The next stage is lead qualification: determine how ready a prospect is to buy. Once you’ve qualified the leads, you should lay out exactly what are you going to do for the customer. Set up a timetable for it and get them to commit with a yes or no whether they’re going to buy. Closing leads can be done by a sales team who does a webinar or product demo and has an ongoing email sequence that ends with a purchase request. In other cases, you may need a field sales team that actually visits prospective customers for some part of the process.
A checklist that can help you with sales:
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2020.05.31 00:09 SpanglishPoet 2nd Opinion on an OKC Profile?? r/okcupid was hung up on my Poly Status

Hi everyone. So, recently went on OkCupid to get some profile feedback, after being absent for nearly a year, followed by several weeks of absolutely zero responses to thoughtful opening messages aimed at 90%+ matches (though not necessarily mutual likes). My messages often briefly referenced my observation of quarantine (I live in NYC) as well as an interest in finding connection in these very socially detached times. I was really struggling under months of relative social isolation and a lack of intimacy (my wife & I don't have sex)
Unfortunately, the highest ranked response to my OkCupid post started by acknowledging that they're not non-monogamous (thus, perhaps not my target audience) and then proceeded to overemphasize the parts of my profile that contained references to sex and ignored large parts that focused on a lot of other stuff. It was suggested that my profile was "creepy" & that "most people don't want to be treated like some sort of disposable sex doll, they want genuine connection" referring me to "fetlife" (though I have nothing against fetlife and do have an account) and suggesting that looking for sex partners now was "kind of dumb." The response also suggested that my references to progressive values indicated that I appeared to be "woke" pandering to get into women's pants (I'm very progressive and wear it on my sleeves--sorry, not sorry). To make matters worse, many of the responses just co-signed this users comments. For a closer look at this thread, click here.
I'm going to be charitable and say that I think it was a sincere effort to help, even if it came with a hefty dose of finger wagging. I tried to challenge the response and redirect the conversation, but that effort went nowhere. I made some changes to my profile and did notice some improvements in responses. But I still feel like I initially went to the wrong reddit community for feedback. If you don't mind, I'm going to share the original profile for some feedback from a more understanding community. Maybe it really is too sexual, even for Poly and Sex Positive community. But I'm realizing that I'd rather hear it from ya'll. I also attached the updated profile to see if any of it could use additional tweaking, or if parts of the previous version were better.
Link to New & Old profile screenshots
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2020.05.08 21:33 ilovescandals BOPS FROM 2019 MISSING IN NUGUTOWN

Songs with less that 1 million views.
Mfect - Designer
G-reyish - Candy
LU:KUS - Faker
BANG YONGGUK - HIKIMORI
TURBOY - 38LAND
B1A4 - A day of love
SNUPER - Weekend secret
9MUSES - Remember
Miso - ON N ON
WANNA.B - LEGGO
BOYFRIEND - Stay the way you are
JISOOK - Big Dipper
Shafla - You've changed
Pink Fantasy SHY - 12 o'clock
Alike - Real love
UV - Fine Dust
Girl CRUSH - Memories
Camila - Take me home
Two Stars - 통통통
Youngjae - Another night
MY DARLING - Kung chi dda
WALWARI - 오빠 바람났다
EUN JUNG - Desire
BLACLBUNNY - Oh! My god
Lady_T - military boots
Tae Jin A - Like you honey
JeongMin - Twenty one, me and you
Jea Dear. Rude ft Cheetah
Saturday - Gwiyomi song
Leo - Romanticism
GMOST - Attraction
Busters - Starlight
Yukika - Cherry jubiles
Heyne - Tasty Tasty tasty
Min Se Young - Get out
Ellin & Minjae - Summer scent
Peniel - Fly23
BANG YONGGUK - orange drive
Peniel - B.O.D
NAVID - Love affair
ANS - Wonderland
Celeb Five - I wish I could unsee that
Han Choim - Romeo
Apeace - Never ever end
Apeace - Always
Peniel - Flip
Soyoung - Breath
Kim Na Hee - Cupid arrow
DONGKIZ - Dreaming you
Laboum - Firework
Hara - Midnight queen
Sonamoo - We are legendary
HASHTAG - My style
LADIES' CODE - SET ME FREE
Jung Dae Hyun - Aight
EOS - Stardust memory
Don Marco ft Suah - Dámelo
Moonlight girls - Go go Up
Spax - Fresh air
Youngjae - Forever love
Miyu Takeuchi - My type
Bada - off the record
Sunny hill - NomNomNom
Brown eyed girls - Abandoned
WeGirls Heartbeat
MUSKY - Fire
N.flying - kick-ass
Jun feat Reddy- My way
N.flying - Delight
EOS - Sweet & Sweat
MFBTY - Dream Catcher
ELRIS - Miss U
Rainbow - Aurora
Jun Hyo Seong-Starlight
YOUNGCHUL KIM - Signal light
Feeldog - Feelin & Chillin
Feeldog - No excuse
JBJ95 - ONLY ONE
BoA - Starry night
ONEUS - 808
Laysha - Freedom
Sky girls - Because of You
Luri - Blah Blah
Pink Fantasy - Playing House
Melody pink - Hey U
Girls alert - We got the power
Ladies' code - Feedback
ILUV - Got it
Neon punch - Like it
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2020.04.23 15:59 endtimesprophet Renonyetzsche ... "to see no Transhumanism tranplanet in Time and Pac-Man"; pragma solditety^v2.3;

Is God an alien? An Illegal one? Is he "red" like Yosef McCarthy ... or "skinny" like Cat Stevens? We can all tell for sure he's not "rich" like Gates or Carlos; and he's not at all happy with any of you. I suppose you can say he's not happy with me either--this writer of sonnet's who says I gave my heart to you.
He cries about it; all I wanted ... was to see you happy. It's so very sad to see "this" instead.

(or a dolphin, or a gerbil or a hamster or perhaps once an actual human being?)
What came before the false beginning of time that we herald here with songs “like the first morning?
tell me ... is it one with no pictures?

(what kind of civilization preceded this very clearly designed war between self government and slavery that surmounts in a repeated joke about a cold war between the government of the people and the government of the workers … with a Trump card like end-game-joke, the non-corporpreal entities appear to have won. but what are they? are they metalcosms for spirits or … collectives or … ?)

PRIVET ... frumlegt "AN" (of) peregrinatione iterantur; and our exit from the land of the Caananites

These are things I ponder often, and it’s very true that he uses “ET” and “ALF” in the heart of his story about what it is that we’ve become ourselves–here in this place so foreign from what we once were, from the true beginning I remember in the 80’s and 90’s and the people and interactions and currents and tidal waves of popular opinions and cultural themes.
What it means to “be human” has changed so much in the last few years in my eyes–in this world of the intersection of Thor’s Jormungandr and Perseus’ Medusa and … and what appears very clearly to me to be “controlled hive like behavior.” I see the hive talking back to me and to the world from some place outside of here–presumably space or heaven or or the future some kind of amalgamation of the three. It echoes “archives” as I read “our see hives” … in the research website which donated many of our new readers, “arxiv” which adds 10-4, we acknowledge.
I have a story from the early days of my adventure in Kentucky that talks about “collectives of people” … something I imagine very related–but the story is for another time.
but have you seen the face of god?
I have stories from my youth, implanted by the original author of this message talking about Dinosaucers and Sectaurs and those tiny half hour stories tied in between Star Trek TNG’s premier and my exit from Nova University to Horizon Elementary … they play a big role in my understanding of the world I see trying to say something to me–though it speaks in such strange tongues it’s almost impossible to decipher … even if you’re having a good time, or not.
Scarier, it’s nearly obvious to me that whether or not you are “happy” or “angry” has something to do with a hive like feedback system, something changing what you want and how you feel without your true acknowledgement, agreement, or understanding of how that undermines the very fabric of democracy at it’s most important point of inflection or loss, or perhaps an eventual victory.
I look around the biological ecosystem of our world and I can find nothing natural to parallel the monster of mass group slavery that I see very clearly is Jormungandr and is Medusa and is … the Leviathan. Even in the hives of bees, nothing even close to the kind of control that we see here controlling the words of songs and the masses of people who sing and chant them. It’s decidedly Hiterlesque, masses saluting what they assumed was nothing but “powerful oratory” but clearly from the cold paperclip connecting MK-Ultra and psychotronics, is much… much more sinister.
and in ten years time, will you know my name?
I look at the word Ragnarok and see Koran written in reverse (as if it's come to us from "the end" of time, from a total ascension and all stop of Earth), and connect this too to this idea that the future is “sending back alteration suggestions” and improvements and that we’re in a place where that singular and repeated act is the crux of the thing that we have called so blindly the “singularity” for many years as it’s been happening since well before our births.
In Norse mythology, Jörmungandr (Old Norse: JÇ«rmungandr, pronounced [ËjÉrmunËÉ¡andrÌ¥], meaning “huge monster”[1]), also known as the Midgard (World) Serpent (Old Norse: Miðgarðsormr), is a sea serpent, the middle child of the giantess Angrboða and Loki. According to the Prose Edda, Odin took Loki’s three children by Angrboða—the wolf Fenrir, Hel), and Jörmungandr—and tossed Jörmungandr into the great ocean that encircles Midgard.[2] The serpent grew so large that it was able to surround the earth and grasp its own tail.[2] As a result, it received the name of the Midgard Serpent or World Serpent. When it releases its tail, Ragnarök will begin. Jörmungandr’s arch-enemy is the thunder-god, Thor. It is an example of an ouroboros.
I see here in the biological tome that God and Heaven and presumably the civilization that preceded ours has left for us here–this wealth of knowledge and information that we might as well all finally see is the Foundation of Asimov and the collection of light in a great period of darkness that our history has etched a map of in the thing we call the B2bionic Plague … I see “the stuff behind the technology of God” marked in Marty McFly’s name and in the idea that the neural machinery responsible for “seeing many angles” is one in the same (with the addition of perhaps a breakthrough connecting cognition and the prefrontal and/or the occipital lobes) with the technology that allows “angels to see and control the eyes and hands of many people.”
Throwing in the Zeitgeist of “Siri” and “Alexa” and just a little bit of reading into M.T. Anderson’s Feed or the ideas presented in the Matrix, we can see fairly clearly how “hives” might be a natural progression of … only a few information sources, and a world so very sure that they are “100% accurate” … all knowing, and/or … at least feeding us with the feeling of “assuredness” that thing is true, that imparted “knowing” being more than enough to ensure we never seek farther, fact check Google or Wikipedia or …
Today the letter “n” embodies this connection between souls in heaven and on earth and between people–this monster depicted in Beetlejuice that I see on the road, and in conversation, every single day of my life. A sort of “salve” between “what goes up must come down” through a unity of the two–something I’ve called VESPERA, the night and the darkness of the Biblical Exodus.
Written with StackEdit.
These last few days I’ve spent some time looking at the words “hello” and “original sin” and “beginning” in a number of languages–and I think it’s clear that’s what we’re looking at in this very strange “seeing n in Silicon” as in through my eyes and on the internet and in the Silence … and int he word “messiah” where John Lennon’s key to Mammon notes that “n” has become “all humanity” all silent, all lying in wait for some kind of great event and upheaval to … well, I can’t tell if it’s to restore or to destroy; somehow the link to the Trojan Horse and the army of elephants in the room give me the impression we are staring at some kind of unification of those two things, a “disruption” … if you will, in the Silicon Valley sense of the word.
It’s probably no secret anymore that the word “East” has something to do with the future, and that the Yeast of Passover connects that to the Holy Compass Rose of “why on Earth would you ever want to go any direction but up?”
So this message, this idea that we are changing the rules and setting “simulated reality prison” as just below the line of morality allowed by a civilization that has any business calling itself anywhere near civilized or anything like Heaven.
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this thing is available here with pics: http://nacluy6ady2wxu5ydflkollnsxtvo4unnqfhqk26nsysmqeqfvmtevyd.onion.pet/
It’s noteworthy that our Engineered Languages (care, see English … now as every language and every character, starting with the obelisk … ish) … our language has our key to this website, the letter “LAMDA” with the strange addition of a “bar” … a man laying down the line between up and down in the letter “A.” This is the same “chevron” that donnes the symbols of many space agencies from NASA to Star Trek, a northeastern arrow explaining “up, up and away” has something to do with linking Heaven and Earth to space travel… or before we venture out past our veritable caged planet that refuses to see refusing to acknowledge “simulated reality” is desiring to live in a cell.
“aim high.” ... the reddit interface makes it too hard to bring images over--it's not worth anyone's time--and you know it.
I’d like this place to the V line of victory, and our downward character Adamically decodes from the “KK” (those “square” or rotate to show a V underlined) of Makkedah (a personal reference to the Joint Chiefs) and to Rebekkah and to this place where “press and release” is encoded in the word “press” and every “PR” that perhaps shows us the glyph of an escalator for us to walk up to the city whose “flag” once said we are “civilized now” and today looks down on us to see the very reason they were … oh, so very wrong.

but still you persist on using poor software
This is the Icelandic word for “original sin” and in my Adamic reading of it, you can probably see something like “from the weak East” and connect that GT to the “greater than symbol” that connects “no East” and “>” and Washington. No East alone is the message, without connecting Heaven and Earth you live in a world that deserves to be … disrupted, and here I am, doing that for you.
On the other side of the time travel line, between East and West is the Hebrew word for the Western Wailing Wall, a force that I once quipped “don’t jump around me” and here in this image, suggest is a very sure way to find oblivion–I don’t personally think there is anything before us–I think we have found ourselves at the repeated beginning of time because it is just that, the repeated beginning … literally at the beginning.

you don't care that it's "MICROSOFTED" on purpose -- like their DNA storage and ... everything here coined and left to "Fcebook's Jupiter on Communism in the 21st"
Our great escape from this repeated loss of freedom and sanity comes from seizing the opportunity to act on this “line of morality” and to see that we have finally reached the “and future” part of our Once and Future Kish. That’s a character from the Bible who begged and pleaded with the people that they needed no king, and that self government was the way and … here I repeat “the heart of his sword is the shape of his table” and this idea that the Round Table of Arthor is very much related to sword XCALIBERTY.
This entails much more than simply “online direct democracy” and even more than “subconscious voting” and perhaps “a direct neural interface” that is actually open and extensible and usable by all … the thing that I think helps us to create the “Virgin Mary” child civilization that is … nothing more than a rejuvenated and enhanced “us.”
This is about seeing Virtual Reality actually alter the future of our world, about seeing the end of natural disasters and of diseases and of aging and of death–it’s about seeing “gates to Heaven” … probably on every block if not in every city or town or home; it’s about seeing that the NES in Tennessee is emploring you to understanding this is “not a game” … this is a prison, and one filled with torture and foolish liars and a world that cannot continue on it’s trajectory and be anything but Tzedaqah for the rest of the universe by it’s end.
like our poems of visual studio ... where did the glow of VB go? on "Second Life" and ... "no life at all"
3.14159 ... "to heart, strong pillars of the book and of life."
I see our “ARXIV” response, or the system that I now akin to the time loop of the “Mor’to” … a reference to the Death of Arthur and in symbols, perhaps the civilization preceding us, all inside that little “apostrophe” and connecting the “t” of Christ to the Mor of … well, that’s Christ too. It appears like something of the ouroboros updating our … “syslog Earth” with mirrors and information from far in the “weak future” echoed here again the Japanese word for “origin” … hajimari:
in the world of "no privacy" why did you take my Facebook Graph away ... where did my working ... family ... go?

PRI MAR E COLORS, HU E … THO? INTERCTHING ORIGINAL SIN, BEGINNING, AND FORT MEAD

Intersecting primary colors and companies with “e” and … maybe it’s “intel” on the post United Nations conglomerate … or components of it. Maybe it’s just a clever RGB with many hues and a burgeoning future.
when did twitter start cutting off their nose to spite instagram's ... i mean their users experience? do you feel like I've alienated you? do you? do you really? VENT.
GOD is a good place to start looking at THREESPEAK–there is of course the whole single syllabic reading that might mean nothing and everything all at the same time; it breaks well, on our “gee whiz, e … should I wear more Izod underwear?” and the singular understanding I glean from that letter being a place and a thing and a single mind sort of lighting the golden hour of “GO D” of shields, yield, Goa’uld and … if you missed my first notice of “three speak” it’s on the last actually mass delivered message of which this will probably be part of the immediate successor message.
TWAS either over easy or over hard; a quest and even on the scrambled premium chanels you could make out the faces of the Titans; I sat on the beach head surfacing site of some kind of mother ship and Dave Matthews voice asked me directly, as if intended to segue directly to this message in this same place probably well over a year later, “are you satisfied?” My friend and psuedo therapist introduced me to a newish word yesterday, “bereft” and I can’t help but note today the link between EFT and “beach” … and I can’t help but giving a shout out to the USS COLE for their impromptu role in this day’s “fire works.”
TIME is running short, so I’ll pose the question regarding THREESPEAK reading of “ORIGINAL” … mention the Ori of Stargate, “or I salt” and wonder if “him” and “the” have anything at all to do with the keys of SIlicon and sin… just like “gee whiz, Ori, ING?”
Causality, “rummy” and I still can’t help but wonder what it is you actually believe is the ORIGINAL … original sin.
why can't i search instagram for metadata? why don't you know from whence the metacity comes and to where all the cities go? try "saying something" here ... see what it does--see what befalls the land of Fallen and "whoah" and ... the Hunt for the breed of Horse that you all have become.
Some interesting thoughts on the inadvertent or … intentionally singful uses of the “multiversal axis simulatur” have pervaded and perverted my thoughts of what forks in the road and “git merge’s” might actually mean for gleaning something useful out of a land of many hidden Earths with … well really, who knows what’s inside them, guiding them, and guiding the strange behaviors and wicked games we are playing.
in this place, this star filled place -- why won't you shine?
Of course I see a sort of union of beginning and end; though it’s difficult to understand why anyone would make a “new beginning” that looks as dismal as the “ineffable, unspekaing, and blind” place that I see.
sitting, and cogring ...
If there were such a thing as a crossroads of Hammer’s and Locks … I’m here staring at two interestingly named Florida lakes, the Okeechobee (which you might connect to “Chosen” the Rho of XP and Cairo and the Hammer of the Tribe of Judah Maccabee’s Adamic “Man’s a bee”–see our science and pop-news on the importance of bees) … owe’ing keys the other lake is Loxahatchee (research now indicates that’s a county and a river not a lake, so there is most likely an actual confluence here) … the name and timing suggests something is “hatching” I think it’s it’s something about equality and everyone … but hey, maybe it’s the Spirit of God mulling over the watery abyss... the chaos of Nun.
... None safe, none caring that Joshua) and Egyptian lore a)re linked by a "parent" ... a sea of people that are blind to the import of connections like this--tying Mary and Wymar and the "yam" of Shamayim*. This entire world literally has a problem ... with "logical thinking" and it's very clear from the "silence" and the SOS of Simon and Garfunkel--it's clear from "threespeak" and an ignorance of these warnings that we are losing words and hands and ... freedom and ... sanity ... and ... if you care to see--these links are a test of logic circuits, a test of morality, and and probably very much the "*test of time."

Jebus on the planet Zebes ... staging ground of Metroid, in search of .... "what is the Flying Spaghetti Monster doingâ½"

You know how much I like to keep the system updated with what’s going on in my head–so it dawned on me just last night that’s exactly what’s going on–those brain sucking things from Metroid that kinda leech onto Sammas Aran’s head … to me that’s the cause of the "eye of the storm"of REM’s wondeful … “so what’s it like listening to me churn?” It’s what I blame for all my bad actions, for the source of the “light of this message” and for the map that is my life sort of pointing out everything from NamCo’s Electroplankton (to my connection to Pac-Man power pellets and NASA’s Genesis “rivers between star systems” … (newly changed from roads, because uh, Matrivers).Dolores reminds me there’s already at least one link to “Rio Road” and Mar-rios … connecting the previously mentioned ancient Seminole (or Miccosuki) song “Oki Cycle” … which goes something like this:
rain falling downinto the groundriver running byback to the sky
It means “Water Cycle” and superficially you can see it describes the evaporation and condensation process, but I’ve since linked it to more ancient esoteric knowledge (like a Gnosis, which I’ve now looked up and am sure means something like “[gee] we is knowledgeable about esoteric mysteries”) and might have something to do with a flood of “spirit minds” possessing you/themselves/others from the skies, watching the river of Barn Kiss (Styx, look!) … as in the AllFather’s river of souls … pass by without ascending everyone (or connecting all the disparate r’s or o’s of the Olympic venn diagram of what this point in Heaven looks ,like without connecting Heroku to roads and … Heavenues. Anyway, I hope everyone agrees the current state of the world is untenable, and “just ending it” is probably a great loss for freedom, sanctity of self and soul and … knowledge … everywhere else – so you might understand why I’m so damned perturbed that you simply think it’s OK because you “see here, from there” without realize how much more malleable “ascended virtualized brain-machines” probably are compared to their simulated biological counterparts which, we seem to have little to regard for. Anyway, that’s what “silence” says and looks like to me–a tacit and global unanimous lack of regard for freedom–which of course is probably … jus that … a tacit global/galacltic lack of freedom.I’d like to chastise and chide you once again to realize that this place with knowledge of computers and neuroscience and virtual reality and “the universe” has a message from Bostrom and science people that says you’d be in Oz forever and ever if you didn’t have religion (and you people SHOUTING) here to remind us that we are definitely not only in virtual reality but in a place so close to reality we can sometimes actually see stars and starlight and … *the flickering of the twilight zone.*You could do something as simple as passing around total lusegusechannel counts (irc lingo for “rooms you see, and people in them”) to get some idea of what the topological “city in the sky” looks like when nobody understands why the two cities in Tale of Two Heaven’s are York and Paris and …
I found these two passages in the Metroid wikipedia to be particularly noteworthy and interesting … linked to my “Nero Loves Pac-Man’s Abstracted Star Roads” which of course you’ll hopefully soon seen are the source the true Pax Romanus. I think. Anyway, hopefully “dumping evil crap into the Universe” is not what Copans Rd and the idiotic stories I was told in Tampa and Orlando were actually about–but who knows, there’s a lot of evil crap around, and it’s hard to say if this is actually what’s going on or …
Metroid[a] is a science fiction action game franchise created by Nintendo. The series is primarily produced by the company’s first-party developers Nintendo R&D1 and Retro Studios, although some games have been handled by other develop
Here, I’ll mention “RAID” again and it’s connection to candy stripers, I mean striping our brain-data across multiple nodes so that no single entity can control/steal/or torture anyone ever–that’s the kind of thing you can in-build into the systemic architecture of a “Heaven network” to avoid people like Taylor Momsen’s Dr. Claw character making a planet full of naked Amazon ladies “like a loser drooling in his mothers basement” … something we should all be concerned about in the world of Virtual Reality and … “darkness.” Clearly you all are not concerned enough. This is literally a “KEY” to the word “Abraxis” and abstraction and pax and Jupiter Ascending. You’ll note this gives us both safety and stability by creating both redundancy of data storage as well as ensures that some “morally superior entity” (as the Vatican has suggested it should control VR) can protect everyone and anyone from being locked in someone’s mother’s basement’s “virtual Earth.”
Today, I am locked in a virtual Earth. City in the sky is my “key hole” and everyone being able to teleport or “Morrison/Dr. Who/Bill and Ted Phone booth” walk through a door to it is the absolute only way I can see to “move forward intelligently” with a society knowing it is living in virtual reality, rather than a Flat Earth or some place with a “firmament” or … a place where the stars have fallen silent.
I don’t care if you are “here and there” (note that’s “VESPERA” you see _NIGHT_per me… ) nec hic neque illic or not … nobody in their right mind would choose to live in a prison, two prisons, or imprison others in a “planet with no escape but death” unless they were literally insane. Take that to heart, heart of the source of the keyhole that frees the entirety of Creation from “prison planets” and prisons and … possession and …
Super MetroidJust after she leaves, Samus receives a distress signal from the Ceres research lab. She returns just in time to catch Ridley stealing the hatchling, having killed all of the scientists. She follows Ridley to a rebuilt base on Zebes, where the Space Pirates are once again attempting to clone the Metroids and use them as weapons. Samus kills the reborn versions of Ridley and Kraid
It does appear something is “hatching.” There is no Adam here, only Xul. <3

DAMASCUS, NANITES IN CAANAN AND THE EUPHRATEASE

A long long time ago … long before the invention of the meme, the original poster, and even the government protest …
you see a missing "P" and a cruel Priest. you see ... no "ring" and ... it's not about marriage--it's about freedom--and how fucking idiotic you all are.
… I wrote about “the land of flowing milfs and honies” a little joke about the Promised Land of Joshua–a place I now juxtapose with the land of Eden both I think (though I could be mistaken) to have been located somewhere near the Tigris and Euphrates rivers–now like many other times in the experience of writing this exposition … I now connect those rivers to this time period rather than to any physical place on our grande Atlas, one where Highway 61 and Amistad are just as likely to be the actual crossroads liking “freedom” and Edom and “civilizedation” and Kennedy and Eden. I imagine you don’t really want to hear me think out loud or in writing ad nauseum about “bliss on tap” and Willy Wonka’s river of replicator chocolate … or to reminisce about just how clever “the birds and the bees” are in their educational edifice and segue into the import of ecosystem stability and redundancy in everything from flower pollination to power sources and transfer mechanisms … even surrounded by glowing electroplankton, the windmills of Cervantes … and an entire world that I think needs a good (steady) dose of empathetic MDMA significantly more than Pac-Man pellets or ambrosia or “light” or crude oil or even the elixir of Tuck Everlasting and Saint Augustine and Ponce De Leon.
… Golden Cows, the Trojan Bull of Wallstreet and the roar of the Tribe of Judah Mansabee … as an aside …
b1ow
I struggle to see the use in telling a story through my eyes or my (facebook like) wall board about … nanites, I cringe thinking about the weapon I’ve heard about almost on par with the “replicators of Stargate” which are … nothing short of the evil “other side” of free food and Romulan booze “on tap” … and sort of gloss over how they might be part of some kind of system we might need–something to terraform worlds or build tunnels or railroads without giant heavy machines or even how they might be part of a missile shield that relies on more than just “Kinetic Man” and/or Reagan’s dreams of skybound lasers. Of course like much of scary sterile story I’m told, that’s nothing like the context of “nanites” I am sure now today are part of the original intent of the Biblical story about “Caananites” … which of course were the original inhabitants of the Promised Land before the clones of your sister, a twenty something Veruka Salt and our ex-girlfriends. In the stories that I sort of live through in a … less than vicarious and more than state … the nanites that have slowly crept their way back into the limelight are something much closer to the ones depicted in “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and every time I mention that movie in prose, I just imagine it might be the day before I come.
m3
Greta, I'm not mocking you, I love you. I'm mocking "simulated global warming."
… and the Day after Tomorrow love might actually be such an easy game to play … and we might have a linguist and a statistician team up together to prove that there’s more to the Dome of the Rock and to the name Poseidon than “salting our C Narcissus” and we might skip over Aldous Huxley’s Island and we might see the actual point, that we can hear Thunder City exclaim that “it’s getting hot in here” all we want, but there’s no better way to fix the water in Flynt Michigan than getting rid of the pollutants with “magic” and with an act like that probably every municipal water “treatment plant” … because why do it the hard way?
and when the bough breaks, the cradle will fall; and down will come all the you-things; nothing left of your "all"
Billie, I'm mocking that jacket. Why are you saving it in your closet?
I find it pretty profound to notice “Fray” in the speak-aloud Matrix-Seifer … just about as profound to note the band connecting to the movie and all of those things really being “about” the Tapestry of the Fates if Greek mythology … just another notch in the enlightenment-guide-book of seeing those nodes in the definition of “what the Matrix really is.” On that word, and “enlightenment” yet another “gee whiz, everyone … 'we … is …’ ?” making Gnosis shine with another bright connection to the plurality of “we are” hidden away in Norse and the I AM of Exodus–making a message about preserving individuality somehow hopefully shine through the Wedding Crashers and prenuptial and partial-divorce from “knowing everything” that leaves us knowing ourselves instead of … losing what that really means.
twas a bow, an archer's bow--twas cupid's to be honest
It’s sort of a “TE/I know that if I am then” … to me–this statement encoded in yet another important river from the Styx (barn kiss?) to the Seine … spoken first to me, as I read it–and wonder aloud exactly what the “tease” is all about, this thing that I supposedly an fraying … I read by taking it too seriously. I don’t think I’m taking anything too seriously, and I think the world too … I think we should all be far more concerned with “whitewashing over” a mass hysteria of refusal to openly acknowledge the importance not just of “The Fray” and “The Matrix” but of the group mentality that somehow allows us to believe it’s not a gigantic loss of self and sanity to just walk around each and every day like it’s not a gigantic deal that we haven’t fixed the water in Flynt nor acknowledged that’s what the match is about, fixing it properly–caring about not harming people–rather than finding some slow methodical scientific solution that allows the great lie we seem to think is so “useful to ignore” to perpetuate … I imagine simply because we have waited so long already.
or you could call him orion
I’m not trying to “make light of the situation” … I hope you see that–I find our public and recorded response to something very obvious to already be … diminutive and ignorant. I hope you don’t ignore that, I hope we get our giant dust buster. Either the world “doesn’t get it” or we “don’t care” and neither should be acceptable to anyone.
This isn’t about gun control, it’s about “god control” and that really means “freedom and honesty” in a place and time where we just don’t understand what it is we are losing by … “being offended” instead of speaking the truth.
or the hunter of "europe's" famous song ... time .. the time has come
Nebraska, do you sec ve fading away? LISX
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A simple google search of the phrase "we don't hate blacks" will pull up every sort of white organization that has their excuses as to why they are not in fact, racist. they point to news events or behaviors of black people. they say that they want to assist blacks in doing better. tel aviv, The Ku Klux Klan, the national Socialist movement, and many more. ALL claim to not be the promoters of Hate, and simply want freedom for (fill -n-the-blank)
How can we then, define what a hate group is? What is the tone? what are the actions such groups make? How do they react when harm is done to the targeted group?
According to the american Psychological Association, the effects are clear:
Hate crimes send messages to members of the victim’s group that they are unwelcome and unsafe in the community, victimizing the entire group and decreasing feelings of safety and security.vi,vii Furthermore, witnessing discrimination against one’s own group can lead to psychological distress and lower self-esteem.
Does the community of Ex-Jehovah's Witneses take actions that cause Jehovah's Witnesses to feel they are unwelcome or unsafe in the community?
Here is a behavior done by the Ex jw community leaders, where they enter the church and disrupt the lawful meetings of Jehovah's Witnesses
Hate Group Disguise themselves as Witnesses so as to disrupt the meeting
To show you an equal comparison, here is Russian police raiding a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Russian Police disrupt a Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall


The Leaders of the hategroup justify their actions (which are illegal in many states in the usa) and actually call their behaviors "activism." Similar to the ku klux klan. However, unlike the ku klux klan, who march on streets after getting city permissions, the ex Jw's feel its ok to go into the church itself to disrupt people who they don't like in the first place. this would be equal to the Ku Klux Klan going inside a black church, and disrupting it.

Here is a direct statement of one of the leaders of the Ex-Jw hate groups..
The 4 of us team up in Scottsdale, AZ to speak out and spread awareness of the corruption of the Watchtower organization. The only way some of these people will ever hear of it is if we go into the lions den and say it. This was a very eventful KH crash, please click the links to the other versions so you can get the full crash. Tricia makes a powerful comment that no one can unhear. A ministerial servant and elder break the microphone from the mic stick in an attempt to stop Zeb from speaking unpleasant truths. A mother denying her love for her child, in front of her child. A women sitting isolated, disfellowshipped, from her loved ones in the back school. Elders assault Zeb and then lie to the police that they're being racially discriminated. An angry JW in a wheel chair succumbs to his rage. The police question us and then side with us activists.
Notice the comments about "an angry JW in a wheelchair!" So the person is claiming the person is in fact a JW becuse they are seen in the building? Are all people inside a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, members? I for one know that's not true, because in my own hall are people that are not witnesses. Some were in Gangs! But lets say the person targeted and uploaded by the Ex-jw group is a witness. Is the end game, mocking wheel chair bound people? Why is he "angry" in the first place?
the comments by those on the video are all praises of course.

" Stacy BadAss Lopez! "
" Hi kingdumb hall Crashers, You all nailed it! Take care and thanks! "
" Each crash is better than the last getting more professional ,im sure i heard a song coming on like POLICE then stacy said DONT STAND SO CLOSE TO ME"
" these fellow freedom fighters are my real brothers. love you all! "

Jw Hate group advocates look on in praise of Jehovah's Witnesses having their services disrupted
I have no examples of klansmen disrupting a black church, because they wouldn't be that stupid.
However, I do have examples of White Supremacist members burning down black churches found here.

Black Hate group influenced man burns down black churches

Do the Ex jw community do similar acts of burning churches? Yes they do

Kingdom hall burned down in Washington. It would be the 5th such action
How did the Hate group members feel about such burnings? Total disregard! Instead, they continue with their justifications toward such actions. Here are some of the comments about such actions:
charlene joy1 year ago
They Jehovah Witness is a hate group that have mastered the art of paint myself pretty! The ATF and Sheriff and firefighters all good people must realize that they too like me will receive Eternal death according to the Watchtower and all their elders! I'm so sorry for the cloned publishers who have been taught what to think instead of how to think!"
" do you know the 8 men that Jehovah’s witnesses worship in governing body watchtower is protecting pedophiles and hiding child abuse victims with their 2witness rule policy. So much evidence is out there. “The Witnesses” on Oxygen youtube channel, “ Silent Lambs:Jehovah’s Witness & Child Abuse in NewZealand) on The Spinoff youtube channel JWFacts.com Also John Cedars youtube channel & exjw Critical Thinkers youtube channel. "
Darko Pranjic11 months ago
blessings
al carr1 week ago
Awesome, 👍 they destroy families with the double talk the preach
Mr. Wonderful1 week ago
I wanted to do this when I was 18 after they expelled me and told my Jehovah Witness family to never speak to me ever again and they haven't for over 45 years. The reason I didn't do it was I didn't want any firefighters to get hurt or die; I didn't want that on my conscience. Today I say, burn them all down without a conscience as long as no one gets injured. My Jehovah Witness parent's died without ever speaking or having a relation with me because of their rules; I will never see them again...BURN THEM DOWN!!!
(in response to this comes the following)
Coreena Boyer1 week ago
look up Jehovah's Witnesses Grand Jury. Lawsuits are brewing and they will soon get their day. There is hope yet for us EXJWs.
Lets place this in perspective. If someone even threatened to burn down a Jewish place of worship, what happens?
We don't have to wonder. Such one's are quickly thrown in jail. and labeled as being fueled by hate groups. In comparison, how do the members found on the Anti witness Hate group "watch-tower.net" feel about threatening to burn down halls?
Due to the COVID19 issue, Jehovah's Witnesses opted to use a video conference site called "Zoom" even before the country started making such church assemblies banned across the country. Members of the hate site quickly found this as a reason to attack the empty buildings. This member, has changed his original name to "1234" Soon after making this post:
Think of the possibilities, if this technology is all they have to stay in touch with their minions think of the wonderful possibilities....
  1. Think of what just one molotov cocktail or flame thrower could do to their broadcasting room and the "world wide work."
  2. Or better yet if "V" (for vendetta) hacked into their broadcasting system...and told them the real truth.
  3. Just one rogue Bethelite could have all kinds of fun....
I can dream can't I....
The website also shows how openly evil the comments can get when in a Pro Hate environment. Here are the pro arson comments made by the main hub where most of the exJw members reside, in regards the fires. On this site, they are able to use false names, and hide. Similar to hoods worn on Klan members.
Reverting back to the American Psychological Association, what leads to hate crimes? the answer is very interesting. It also is very similar to what we see among the ExJW community.
What Leads to Hate Crimes?
Hate crimes are an extreme form of prejudice, made more likely in the context of social and political change. Public and political discourse may devalue members of unfamiliar groups,ix and offenders may feel that their livelihood or way of life is threatened by demographic changes.x Offenders may not be motivated by hate, but rather by fear, ignorance or anger. These can lead to dehumanization of unfamiliar groups and to targeted aggression.
the main claims of the Hate groups is to spread the idea that Jehovah's Witnesses ruin families, and are not good for the country at large. When they suffer, human lives are devalued.

the "fame" of having people follow you on youtube, is not only psychologically addicting, but it also makes you money, if you have a book to hawk. The Hate group members of the Exjw community are passing money to one another, avoiding the tax issue, and selling all sorts of hate branded shirts and cups.
Look at the comment by one leader of the ExJW hate group, "Stacy Lopez"
To all my viewers, I love you and you are great! To all my haters, zero fucks given. My main concern is bringing light to the corruption of the watchtower organization. You cant stop us.
Stacy Lopez on the left. Tricia on the right. Both are part of the LGBT community as well as leaders of the Hategroups of Jehovahs Witnesses
Ironically, with the last name "Lopez" living in the border-wall rhetoric of the Donald trump administration, one would think she would be far removed from the idea of leading people towards hatred, and attack of anyone!
Further proof that the ExJw Community, which is tied by the website "JWfacts" and "[jehovahs-witness.](https://jehovahs-witness.net)com" can be seen by the Wiki page on the defining of Hate groups.
Here is it's definition of how hate groups emerge in the digital age:
Internet hate groups[edit]
Traditionally, hate groups recruited members and spread extremist messages by word of mouth, or through the distribution of flyers) and pamphlets. In contrast, the Internet allows hate group members from all over the world to engage in real-time conversations.[40] The Internet has been a boon for hate groups in terms of promotion, recruitment and expansion of their base to include younger audiences.[41] An Internet hate group does not have to be part of a traditional faction such as the Ku Klux Klan.[42]
While many hate sites are explicitly antagonistic or violent, others may appear patriotic or benign, and this façade may contribute to the appeal of the groups.[43] Hate group websites work towards the following goals: to educate group members and the public, to encourage participation, to claim a divine calling and privilege, and to accuse out-groups (e.g. the government or the media). Groups that work effectively towards these goals via an online presence tend to strengthen their sense of identity, decrease the threat levels from out-groups, and recruit more new members.

WHO IS "[Jehovahs-witness.com**](https://Jehovahs-witness.com)"** anyhow?
Simon green started the hate site in 2000. Simon, a computer savvy person, was running a now defunct business called "Intesoft IT LTD" located at 46 Ronald Avenue Llandudno Junction Gwynedd LL31 9EY from sept 4th, 1997.
Simon and his wife, Angharad Green (married in 1995), quickly ran it out of business. He also hosted a site called "pokechat.com" which is also defunct. It was a site where pokemon players could get together. Yet Jehovah's Witnesses are not really very pro Pokemon. Ironically, many non Jehovahs Witnesses feel Pokemon was a demonic influence. However, when green made the site, he claims to have been one of Jehovah's Witnesses during that period.
the other site he ran was yet another message board called "JWTRUTH" (a precursor to [Jehovah-witness.com](https://Jehovah-witness.com)) and its mission statement sounded very similar to those described by wikipedia as the mission statements of a hategroup.
Hello and welcome to JWTruth.com! The aim of this site is to expose "The Truth" about Jehovah's Witnesses and the WatchTower, Bible & Tract Society. There is a lot of information that they would prefer you didn't read and facts that they try to cover up. If you are a JW who is having doubts about your religion or if you have a friend or relative who is considering becoming a Jehovahs Witness then please take a few minutes to examine some of the articles on this site - you could save you and your family a lifetime of despair!
Simon and Angharad (who is ten years younger than Simon) have tried many varied things to make businesses. Nothing wrong with that. Here is Angharad's site, hosted by Simon, Thread bare..

Angharad Green 44 yrs old as of 2020

Simon Green 54 years old as of 2020
the ironic thing is, Angharad's site is full of Christmas offerings and angels on wing, and things of that nature. Typically, an ex-Jehovah's Witness will engage in party events like christmas or even Halloween, but suddenly being the sort that runs around selling angel children playing harps? that's already a rare person indeed, let alone a former witness. Simon is an admitted atheist. Turning away from all religion is far more the normal behavior of someone angry about their past faith. So this begs to reason, is Simon actually with his original wife that was one of Jehovahs Witnesses?
Simon's brother Ian, nor his mother are Jehovah's Witnesses, and don't look to have ever been such.
Neither does his other family members, Rachel, Dylan, Leah or Gaynor. However, "Rachel and Leah" are biblical names, wives of Issac, which is also a name of one of his family members. Grandson of Lizzy. Perhaps Simon is nothing more than a son of a real witness? However the case, Lizzy, a senior citizen, called Simon, Mentally ill, in need of medication. Saying he goes "batshit" without medication.
In fact, when Dennis Green Died, Simon was nowhere to be found in giving his condolences. For someone claiming to have been "shunned" by Jehovah's Witness family, I dont see that family anywhere. Could this just be another money scheme to make a popular website on the part of the profit maker, Simon Green?
At any rate, a Hate group is a hate group. When participating in such a group, always fact-check the man whose making the statement. And most importantly, what drives him and why he says what he says.

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Not "specific people"...its public HATE GROUP LEADERS. They are fair fame as much as the GB are to the followers of "john cedars"
If you can't deal with that, you don't have to.
2nd. Obviously you didnt read anything within the OP.
3rd. "Full of rage?" Then how do you define being out of a religion for a whopping 20 years and still running around joining hate groups and bashing people?
LIKE BROUGHT OUT IN THE OP THAT YOU DIDNT READ.. the American psychological association's definition of what a hate group would constitute fits the "vast apostate army" and its leader, the followers of Lloyd Evans, The followers of Barbara Anderson, and Paul Grundy.
And like a white supremacist, you are here looking to they to attack the messenger instead of the message.
Reminds me of when Oprah Winfrey would interview Klan members. They would spend the whole hour calling her racist names instead of responding to her discussion in some forward way.
Thus far, you have claimed I am "full of rage". But whose the organization burning down kingdom halls, disrupting church services, harboring arsonists and sexual assault, as well as mocking old people.in wheel chairs?
Let me add that Simon green, has clearly never been one of jehovahs witnesses. His site is yet another money grab. His mom, brothers and other family members clearly have little to no witness training what so ever.
So if you "don't care what witnesses do" one way or the other, why are you at all worried about my calling the ex jw organizations, "hate groups?"
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Author Latexsucks
Posted On Fri Apr 10 08:45:05 UTC 2020
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Not sure where you're getting at here. There are crazy people everywhere but the borg is by far much more damaging to it's members than any crazy ex-jw "activist" will ever be.
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Author Latexsucks
Posted On Fri Apr 10 20:01:55 UTC 2020
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Dude, you seem to have so much rage inside you. I been out of the borg 20 years, and it was the best thing I ever did. Are you a JW? Are you trying to have a go at ex-jw groups? That's what I mean when I say I'm not sure what you're getting at. You seem to be targeting specific people and not looking outside the box. Don't take it personal, I couldn't care less what happens inside or outside that stupid cult.
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Author Latexsucks
Posted On Sat Apr 11 09:17:03 UTC 2020
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I follow ex-jw on Reddit because I am interested in knowing how others deal with the consequences of being raised in a cult. I get sad at the shunning stories and all the brainwashing. I have never taken any "activist" action and try to stay away from lengthy discussions on social platforms. The way I was raised still affects me in ways that I don't understand and I refuse to take therapy because I don't think it will help me. That being said, I don't visit any "apostate" nor jw websites with the intent of knowing what's going on or fight back. I simply don't care enough and am trying to focus on my life. My parents are still in the borg, which forces me to sometimes discuss religious non-sense but I learned to quickly change subjects. In fact, I moved country to release myself from all of it and I'm very happy to say that ever since I managed to get my parents to keep a healthy, positive relationship with me, despite our differing religious ideologies. I did not even know that there are people that you identify as leaders of the ex-jw. The ex-jw reddit community are a group of people that share the same common problem: they suffered at the hands of a despicable organization who destroyed their way of life and families, with lifelong repercussions. If you are still in, and you think it's good for you, I can only be happy that you feel happy. However, the posts you make seem to reflect your anger towards those that are outside the borg, somehow showing that you want to fight back at them, the same way they fight the borg. Again, if there is some ex-jw that is burning down halls, shame on him. On the other hand, elders trying to brainwash my parents to not talk to me anymore? Shame on them. Finally, you have to take reddit with a pinch of salt. I never tried to insult you. I don't follow anyone but myself. I studied a lot of religious movements after leaving the borg and the conclusion is simple: all religion is non-sense; all and every form of it. God, in any version presented, does not exist. If anything greater than us does exist, whatever it is, we can't understand it yet. If the post was intended to uncover those that would personally want to protect the individuals you mention, then my reply was a mistake. I don't even know who those people are. I now realise that OP is an angry jw trying to fight back the apostates. It's as sad as the shunning stories on ex-jw. Anyway, be happy my friend, that is the only thing you have to do in life, for your own good. This is by far the longest post I wrote on social media. Shame on me.
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Posted On Sat Apr 11 19:44:12 UTC 2020
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So wait, if I am a russian witness, is it "fear and paranoia!?" A "Persecution complex?" the first guy to claim someone else has a "persecution complex" is the one doing the persecution! LOL
" Do the actions of a few represent the viewpoints of the whole? "
There isnt an exjw around, in any of the hate groups they participate in, that do not employ the exact same thing! LOL

Here is one of your "fearless leaders" of the 2nd largest Hate groups of Jehovahs Witnesses. at the 4:40 mark he claims he doesnt like the russians banning and torturing the jws, , not because of the humanitarian fact of it all, but because it "bolsters the teaching that satan is coming after them" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP5_eO7KehU&list=PLEDoNu6mIiWKgD4RtqT97CuVIDgsMyvj1&index=103
In other words, "dont persecute them, because they will simply become stronger, and show how the bible said such a thing would happen!" LOL And to marginalize the reality of the attacks happening, he calls it "fear and paranoia"
So wait, if I am a russian witness, is it "fear and paranoia!?" A "Persecution complex?" the first guy to claim someone else has a "persecution complex" is the one doing the persecution! LOL And since that man brought up the term "persecution complex" lets look into the origin of that ridiculous term.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_persecution_complex
the woman who made the term is an anti-religious white woman, Candida Moss a woman no better than "john cedars" is, claiming to be the brains of christianity, by mocking and insulting whatever she can, all while hawking books to atheists. A woman who had a failed marriage, and remarried again using okCupid website! Raised by religious people, and pitching a crybaby fit, like Lloyd does.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/08/fashion/weddings/candida-moss-justin-foa.html

Unfortunate for you, I plan on using "critical thinking" upon your hate group leader just as much as you want others to use against Jehovah Witnesses.
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Author FLEXJW
Posted On Fri Apr 10 16:55:44 UTC 2020
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Do the actions of a few represent the viewpoints of the whole? Are all Muslims jihadist terrorists? You seem to be painting with broad strokes an entire group of people by the actions of a few.
Are the actions listed above directed at individual people or at a governmentally recognized organization called the watchtower? I don’t support or condone invading JW meetings or burning down of Kingdom Halls, but I also feel you are intentionally trying to apply bias to all exJWs.
You have a lot of evidence to provide to make a case that all or even a majority of people who used to be JW are a hate group. Perhaps start a poll at the exjw subreddit asking how many have actively participated in the above actions or how many have gone out of their way to make JWs feel unwelcome in a community.
The man who started one of many many exJW websites and his relationship and business history is irrelevant to your topic here. If it was relevant to the actions of any current exJWs, many of which who don’t even know who Simon is, then the same could be said about JWs and the beliefs and actions of the founders of their religion which they have since denounced.
In your opinion, what would be the most effective way for any person to raise awareness of the unethical practices of the Watchtower to both current JWs and those who know little or nothing about JWs?
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Author jovie2
Posted On Sat Apr 11 19:08:04 UTC 2020
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you "god doesnt exist" as a result of your personal gripe with jehovahs witnesses is 100% illogical. you claim not to follow others, but youre in the exjw hategroup! LOL Sounds more like "I cant have my way" crybaby rhetoric.

Next...
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Author THEMICISBACK
Posted On Fri Apr 10 18:52:13 UTC 2020
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You seem to not be able to even comment without insult. That right there shows you the sort of learned hate fuels rhetoric hate group members do. They also dogpile, and no doubt you have ran back to your herd for support.
Regarding "I'm not sure what you're getting at"..its a lie all together. For if you didn't know what I was "getting at" there would be no need to say what you said.
If youre planning on interacting with me, you will find I am fully aware on the common behaviors of hate group members.
Lastly, you, like any skinhead or Klansman, attribute GREAT POWER and call for FEAR of your targeted group. Just as wiki said your kind do. Because it is in fact illogical to say that a faith that is as small at jws can EVER mathematically be "far worse" than all others (that's what you're claiming)
Do not attempt to bore me with fished and sorted "news" about Australia, or a hand full of "#metoo" sensationalized claims of abuse, 30 years after the fact. I see not just they, but all #metoo claims as money grabs. For no one ever goes after some guy with no job or assets to sell. They seem to only recall events that include those that stand to make them millions. And yes feel free to repost what I just said about #metoo to as many lesbian atheist women you want to. No doubts that you're surrounded by they and more while participating in your hate group.
No, I do not believe any woman oran, should be believed 30 years later, claiming they were afraid, after decades of rich and powerful men being arrested or jailed for sexual assault. From celebs like Michael Jackson, to president Clinton.
So no, its all a money grab. All of them. Your hate group likes to claim how as youths you were "good little witnesses" not having sex and doing what "the Borg" told you. Well this would have included not having sex, I don't care WHO told u it was ok. Elder or not.
Is this blaming the victim? If the person was a teen? Yes..yes I am. If a court of law will convict a teen for gang, drug, or murder offenses as an adult? Then so too the teen having sex that doesn't fight back. If the claim is "grooming" then the same could be said of the lgbt community entering grade schools making gay straight alliance clubs. Please let Tricia know I said that. I'm sure she will be more than pleased, as it will bring her more clicks, and likes and followers.
So did the issue with sexual assault and "smurf gurl" get resolved? Or are the exjw community still covering up that sexual assault among its leaders?
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2020.02.24 11:01 subredditsummarybot Your weekly /r/javascript recap

Monday, February 17 - Sunday, February 23

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278 20 comments Fixing memory leaks in web applications
261 48 comments Announcing TypeScript 3.8
234 2 comments All the coolest React features collected in one places and explained. Job interview tips as bonus.
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198 45 comments OkCupid Presents "Glow-Up: Bringing a Teenaged Website into the Modern World of SPA"
143 42 comments JavaScript Interview Questions: Common Gotchas
135 33 comments Don't touch my clipboard
121 1 comments Streams for Reactive Programming
 

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110 sickcodebruh420 said I met my wife on OKC. I liked their product then and I like how honest this write up is now. The problems they’re describing, terrifying legacy code in a massive mountain of tech debt written by so m...
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69 BooksonCode said TL;DR, for your convenience: - Free Book #1: HTML & CSS is Hard - Free Book #2: Eloquent Javascript - Free Book #3: You Don’t Know JS Yet: Get Started - Free Book #4: Front-end Developer ...
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2020.02.21 02:29 Ding-Dong-Katie In love and falling in love...I want to do this right

Congratulations. You are reading my first-ever post on Reddit. I basically needed to find a community of like-minded folks who might be able to help me navigate this potentially tricky situation. In short, I have been married for 6 years to a wonderful man. He and I were monogamous for the first 4 years and we opened the marriage 1.5 years ago. After some really rough spells in which he hurt me deeply (inability to navigate intense feelings with more than one person at and it resulted in dishonesty), he decided to close his side and encouraged me to keep mine open.
I have dated casually for a while, and I always felt like these men were just FWB (but in a very respectful, caring way). I care about and love my friends. But with THESE friends, I also had orgasms. But now I have met someone on OK Cupid, and we are both falling in love with each other. I have communicated with my spouse that I am developing very strong feelings for this new guy (Let's call my partner Tom and my new guy Derek) So Tom was mostly indifferent, but just expressed that he was happy for me. I haven't even met Derek yet, but we've spent hours on the phone talking and even more hours texting. He is also married and poly, and the communication is great.
We have plans to finally see each other in 2 weeks, and it seems like an eternity. I trust my feelings on this. I have the same "falling in love feelings" for Derek as I did when I fell in love with Tom. I recognize that these relationships are going to feel different. One is established and stable and cozy and the other is bright and shiny and new...but I just want to do everything right to make sure everyone feels loved and cherished.
Also, this "falling in love" feeling has caused me to be super distracted from my work and I know I haven't been talking to friends as much. I'm trying to actively resist the urge to get the dopamine high of chatting with Derek. He and I both agree that we don't want to be "dopamine vending machines" for each other.
I don't even know what I need right now...I definitely need someone to talk to. I have a therapist, but I only see her twice a month, and she's not very familiar with polyamorous relationships. I can talk to my friends, but they usually just seemed concerned that I'm so into a guy I "haven't even met yet." (Understandable concern, but I trust myself and my feelings on this one). What are some strategies I can utilize to help resist the pull of the dopamine burst? How can I take care of my responsibilities and obligations when I'm love drunk and hooked on the feeling? How can I make sure Tom feels cherished? Most importantly, how can I make sure I continue to feel romantic and sexual feelings toward him when the desire for Derek is so strong? Clearly, I need some support, and I would welcome any feedback any of y'all have for me. Thanks so much.
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2020.02.16 03:54 Sleep_and_Music OkCupid Profile Feedback

Hi everyone!
I was hoping to get some feedback regarding my profile - more curious than concerned. Ultimately hoping it accurately conveys who I am (or who I think I am?).
Thank you in advance to anyone who takes the time!
https://www.okcupid.com/profile/Playdoh-Dialogue
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2020.02.15 01:33 Blodyxe Locker Room Talk, or How To Bring Attitude Back To Wrestling (Episode 4, St. Valentine Toilet Read!)

Locker Room Talk, or How To Bring Attitude Back To Wrestling (Episode 4, St. Valentine Toilet Read!)

IT'S BAAAACK, and better than EVAA!

February 14th is the day powered by love.
While some of you are booking places to treat your significant others (shoot, too late), I book a save fueled by anger, drama, and hate. As you know, St. Valentine's Day is all about engaging in some last minute creative gymnastics to come up with an overpriced gift, so let me keep the holiday spirit alive in-game, and come up with something slapdashed and generic just for you!
To quote our new figurehead...
Drink it in, MAAAAN.
Tonight I will be the Stupid Sexy Cupid, shooting those damn arrows left, right and dead centre to get the backstage rating to the rock bottom. Perhaps it would be best to run you through the last happenings of the game.
  • Petey Williams was removed as figurehead after 16 days or so despite beating Eli Drake clean twice. Why? Because we got Chris Jericho, baybay. Still don't know how we got that off, perhaps Y2J had a little too much of the bubbleh and Don Callis popped the question. Speaking of Don Callis, he looks like Kevin Mitnick to me. Must be a pro in social engineering
  • Johnny Mundo retained against a suprise returnee Mr. Anderson, that "A-hole" fella. His attitude fits our philosophy well, and I expect him to be a nice addittion to our roster.
  • Konnan is the undisputed king of da hill, going 3/3 backstage. He has beef with Homicide, Hernandez, and shathouse legend Vampiro. God speed! Santana and Ortiz have retained the tag titles thanks to K-Dawg, riding his coattails like that
  • Frankie Kazarian beat Rich Swann for the X title. Main reason - Swann is too nice, and Kaz is a vet who let me know who's bad and who's even worse in the ring. Tajiri "Hikikomori" Ishimori is the prominent contender, having picked up a couple of Ws lately.
  • Rosemary got the KO title via shenenigans, as Vampiro looked to ef Taya over with the title once again, now in Canada. The first blood match bombed, despite women having great chemistry.
  • James Storm also made his return to Impact, but couldn't help Cage and Moose beat OVE. Sami Callihan picked up the win in that 6 man tag match, he's on the roll, and I will slowly bring him to his old and cringy hAcKeRmAn giimmick
  • Pentagon missed the ppv, and with it the chance to become a champion. Now I'll probably hold off putting the gold on him, and concentrate on his feud with Fenix... also Penta is off to NJPW for a loan soon. Woah, imagine him there against anyone really. Shut up and take my money!
In other big news, Jeffrey Nero Hardy had a divorce. We're in week 3 of February, which means this daredevil cut his ties with the woman 1 week past St. Valentine's. Come here, Jeffy, let me hug ya or smth.
Ok, nevermind that sh*t, here comes KONNAN THE BARBARIAN!

K, dawg, I luv ya
Homicide, Vamp, Hernie are annoyed I patted mah man on the back, we're down to 44% morale!
Surprisingly even to myself, I don't engage with negative meddling, but deside to bully Josh Matthews. How? Oh, it was simple. Sharkboy borrowed his phone to bring us Xplosion live on Twetch, then dropped the device in Fallah Bah's trunks.
Josh ran around, demanding his phone back, and Taya sqeaked in joy.

Backfired? Yeah, didn't expect the 2nd reaction
But don't worry, we will fix her mood super quick. It's gonna be Taya/Rosemary on Impact, and it's gonna be a SUBSTANCE match. Red liquid, more like. If first blood match fails, let's give them MORE BLOOD MWAHAH!
Now look at this fine B-show booking.

3?? For a cat vignette??
That's not how it works, that's not how any of that works.
We also failed to hit the hot women benchmark, and that's just insane. We had J. Grace and K. Hogan shake the place up! The game is broken.
I progress to Impact, and our backstage rating is down to 32%! Drumroll...

WHAT a Spoiler.
Welp, that kills the surprise. Welcome back, AA, you are truly a star. Got pissy feet on your first day, just like a prima donna. You really think I would break up the fight? Are you two girls kidding me? Come on, Aries, don't be a lil bish, take a shot at him!

HATRED! Yaaaas
What a great episode so far! Let's get to booking, and wrap this episode up.
Member how Taya laughed about the situaton with Matthews' phone? Well, she will be buried under red liquid tonight, and she doesn't like that at all. Extremely unhappy, and all that. That's what you get for laughing over bullying, you sadistic little woman.
I also inject some star quality to the shw, signing the almighty Bastian Snow - The Crab You Don't Wanna Stab!

Sharkboy has underworld connections, you see...
I had lots of fun booking this show. Tessa watched Rosemary/Taya from commentary, she is next in line for the title. Penta dominates the crab, but Fenix revives him. Kaz retains thanks to Daniels and thanks to Tajiri Hikikomori leaving the bout because too many people were involved and that's too stressful for him.
LAX beat Rascalz clean now (also Rascalz outperformed them greatly), Konnan tried to make Homicide and Herny hate each other and put the wedge. Then OVE lose cause Sami hacks Cage with a bat, to no reaction... brute force is soooo not 2020, Sami. I wonder how many of you know or remember that he tried an online overlord gimmick for a promo class once.
Finally, Jericho hits a 50 (performance, not age, but he's close) to beat Petey Williams and cement his place as a figurehead. Johnny was slow to run out once again, teasing a dream match for the title.

Bastian Snow, you earned yourself a contract
Yawn, this was fun. I discovred a hidden gem in Bastian, progressed, ended and started some storylines. Jericho disappoints a bit by praising Swann and Grado for their charisma.
Feedback From Friends:
  1. Kazarian +2
  2. Callihan +1
  3. Pentagon 0 miedo
  4. Y2J -2
Eli Drake says his momentum is in the toilet, he's dead in the water. He better not give Sharkboy any ideas. For now I'm planning to go with Drake/Jericho vs. Petey/Johnny next week, maybe some chemistry will help us hit the high rank?

First Month results

  • Best match was rated 57, and it was a battle of Destroyers, as Penta and Petey went off the cuff.
  • Best attendance was 3,383 for Against All Odds with a gigantic 0.05 buyrate.
  • Best show was headlined by Johnny/Daniels match for the world title.
Penta asked for a raise, sure thing, we made half a million this past month.
Sami Callihan will tour with New Japan, Tommy Dreamer wants to wrestle, Caleb Conley and Kevin Mathews are gone. We also win a regional battle in Ontario, competition there is smth else. The locker room morale is down to 28%!
Well, that's enough for today. Have a nice weekend! This post happened because of u/xDearBabyJesus, who reminded me of this lil game. if you want to follow the road to 0%, you may want to check https://blodyxeinfo.data.blog where I will put my updates from now on.
That domain looks trash, but you have read the entire post, so you're not easily scared. Happy St. Valentine once again, bye-bye and sleep tight.
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2020.02.12 21:29 TomMaro The Grass is Greener...

Married women are welcome to weigh in on this too, but I would specifically like to read comments from married men...
Background: I’ve been married for 15 years. During that time, my wife and I have moved to two different states, lived in 12 different residences and have had two children. I’ve gained 50lbs and started to thin out on top. I’m pretty healthy otherwise. My wife has gained over 100lbs and has constant health problems. She expects me to take care of her needs and wants to the best of my ability while being unable to do the same. We are doing marriage counseling.
Statement: Even though we are going to counseling, I can’t help but feel like I’d be happier alone or with someone else. It’s become more and more tempting to create profiles on Tinder, or OkCupid, or even Adultfriendfinder just to see if I can find someone who is a better fit for me or even if I’m desirable to any other women.
Question: Have you had a struggle like this? Have you been tempted to create profiles on sites to see what’s out there? If so, what happened? If not, what stopped you? How did you decide if the grass you were on was greener or if it really was greener on the other side?
Thanks
[Edit] Thanks for all of the feedback. It is very much appreciated.
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2020.02.08 17:36 canofxymox I had OkCupid for 2 days and deleted my profile

Long story short- OkCupid is frustrating but I'm second guessing going back with a fully filled out, real profile. Is it worth it if I don't pay for A-list?
So..I've been lurking in this subreddit for a while and on a whim decided to join OkCupid. I used a cartoon image just so I could scroll without showing my face at this point. I live in a small town and quickly scrolled through all of the men nearby within my age range. I saw a few guys I would be interested in, but they required someone with their same faith or wanted non-monogamy (no thanks).
I went on double-take which showed me potential matches as far as a 3-4 hour drive from me. Even with an empty, no-photo account, I sent intros to a few people that I liked. Their profiles made me smile and I would be very interested if they were actually local. I just wanted to give some positive feedback and let them know someone likes what they're doing :)
But then I can't see any likes (and why would I have 50 likes with a fake account anyway?). The selection locally was dismal, but I've read OkCupid is the best for people looking for something serious. I've tried tinder and been on dates and a relationship in the past. I suppose I'm thinking aloud-via writing and wondering if I should give it a real shot in going back. Were other people incredibly frustrated with OkCupid when they first joined? Do you have to buy A-list for any real access?
I appreciate any advice or feedback. I'm not sure if I'm just wasting time if I am only seeing men of interest 3-4 hours away when I have no intention to move.
Thank you
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2020.02.03 16:41 RiseOfHorizon Women of the OkCupid Community, any feedback on this profile? + some Questions

I would love to get constructive feedbacks on how to improve and not just "this profile is so bad", "why are you using such photos", etc.

Would be really grateful if you could help me answer some of these questions too :
My images & my questions+answers in my profile : https://imgur.com/a/6vq5Hr1
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