But the admins faking their names tells me that this site is run by spoiled rotten, jealous little fucktards. The admins pretending to be people they really aren't by using their names doesn't make any sense, since pretty much every one on this site has no idea who they are.
Now I haven't hooked up with Tazmo for well over six years, but I am close friends with his brother. I don't know how Tazmo will react to this post. Quite frankly I don't care, because this is a number of opinions that I want to get off of my chest. So let's sum up how I feel about this without getting too personal, especially when this post might get deleted within minutes of being posted.
1.) If you ask me, Tazmo can do what he wants with the money he makes from his site. He makes most of his money off of Google checks and other advertising gains. If I saw such a painstaking attempt to defame me like this site seems to be doing to Tazmo, I would be laughing my way to the bank.
1.a.) He has a monolithic site that draws in hundreds of thousands of people, and this is how he gains most of his revenue. It's called Advertising. Those annoying popups generate a decent amount of money for NF.com. Before you judge NF.com for the popups, ask yourself if you would take down such a lucrative thing as an advertising banner if you owned NF.com?
1.b.) He has a fanbase. Any person who has started a fansite and is now rich because of it will tell you, it pretty much just happens. First you're doing it for the fun of providing a service to other people, and the next thing you know you are getting monthly checks in the mail. You would have to be a fucking idiot to turn that down... I can tell you, if it were to happen to the guy running this site, we would see very quickly what kind of hipocrite he really is.
2.) What the fuck do you want him to do with the money he makes? Donate it to retarded charities so that the idiots that run this site can get a free meal or a nice warm bed to sleep in? Get a clue.
3.) Naruto has been licensed in North America, but his site is still active. If his site was even a little bit illegal he would have been shutdown the moment Naruto came to North America. If NF.com making money off of Naruto was illegal in the slightest way, they would have been shut down by the IP holders.
4.) I read the main post in this thread and I have to say the poor guy who wrote it really has a bee in his bonnet with Tazmo. I call it penis envy. It's a guy sitting in his granny's basement, all pissed off because Tazmo beat him to the punch with a Naruto Fansite.
5.) Tazmo... the REAL Tazmo was someone I was always concerned about when he was younger. And then I recently heard how he turned his life around by exploiting a non-existent(at the time) market and how he is now doing very well for himself. When you read through these boards, and listen to the putrid vomit Big L seems to be dishing out, ask yourself... Do you see Tazmo doing this kind of thing on NF.com? And ask yourself another thing... If you were in Tazmo's position, ya know, making all of that money... would you really turn such a thing down?
6.) About his server structure... I read this and was finally convinced that "The Big L" is just a Big Loser. Tazmo claimed he was running 6+ servers. Giving you a basic networking crash course does not disprove Tazmo's claim in the slightest. Let's see what I would do with six servers, especially for a website that sees 200,000 uniques a day with 50,000+ users NF+ members.
Webserver1; Webserver2(Fan Art and other niceties); Forum Webserver; ftp1; ftp2; ftp6
Depending on the kind of bandwidth one can get for each setup, I would have the three ftp servers on their own lines. I would then have the webservers on a seperate net connection, and the forum server on its own net connection because of the insane amount of traffic that part of the site gets. Having two webservers might be pushing it, but I just want to illustrate a point. He might just have a backup server for all I know.
7.) Oh and Kevin Shiel, and Brian Shiel, if you are who you say you are, give me Kev's older brother's middle name in your reply. Fucktards!
EDIT: I got my names mixed up. For some reason I am picking on Big L, but I forgot why. He must have made a post that pissed me off and so his name stuck. I think he expanded on the whole child porn thing and so I grew to despise him... ANYWAY, Big L(others like him), Kevin Shiel and Brian Shiel are who my post and subsequent replies are directed to.