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This story starts with DNF; a barren wasteland that once was a leading forum within the domain industry. While the forum itself played a huge role in propagating the myth that is Adam Dicker, the story really begins with DNF College in the summer of 2011.

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From what I understand, Adam still owes north of $33,000 to previous customers and business partners. As I receive more information, I will update this figure.
 
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O.K. so Adam has been found guilty, but my reason to post in this thread was to point out the negative attitude, insult, abuse, big ego, and allegations (without any proof in the original blog post) and that whether it reflects any ethics from the author? I know it's not ethical for Adam to not delivery or refund, but we still haven't heard back from his side' right?

Michael Cyger is a Real stand up guy. He rightfully has received the Domain Industry Ambassador award and has been very understanding and has even assisted to help and resolve the issue with getting my $1500 refund. As the transcript states between him and Adam and on this previous posts, Adam stated he would make it right and we all are taking him by his word on this, so is Michael.

I have been in communication with Michael about this for quite some time now and after asking Michael if he could maybe forward a Refund request for FanExperiencePackage.com for $1500 he stated he would and have done so as of yesterday. There has been no response yet from Adam, but the man himself has had time to remove me single handily off his DNF College Facebook page.

After 4 months on continuous inquiries about this website and even asking for refunds 3 or 4 times, I am hoping today will be the day I can have closure and am willing to cut my other loses and move on.
 
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I will insist again, that good friends don't distant from their friends in hard times, but do help instead of moving on.
Otherwise you can't call it friendship.

So you are suggesting Michael should stand by 1 of his 100's of friends he has (in the domaining world alone) and allow his business he has built from scratch to possibly go down in flames just to be a nice guy? Would be pretty ridiculous in my opinion, I would have done the exact same thing he was professional and protected his future income. No one is worth sacrificing your career except for maybe a spouse or close family members in certain situations.
 
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This thread started with a suggestion of someone with a criminal wrongdoing, with a link to a piece on his personal blog, with no facts / proofs, but with comments on the external blog totally moderated / selected / and may I dare suspect, not all may be posted by actual people. Disclaimer: Only the writer has proof for this.

It will be a totally different sentiment / outcome if the piece is written on an established site like dnw / dnjournal etc. with proof verified and/or presented.

Such a thread inevitable invites questions to the intent and agenda of the thread starter. Furthermore, coming from a brand new blog with just one post, by an owner who is not shy of controversies.

There may be facts to the article. We can't blame viewers questioning what can be trusted and what not, given the lack of evidence right from the start.

To add on to that, author and few others claim to have proof but chose to withhold till part 2 / 3 / 4 etc.

Why the wait? To garner more views? To sustain the buzz longer? To hold accused hostage for certain demands?

For those who question why the accused is not responding, question those who have proofs why they are withholding them?

I'm not trying to downplay the actions of the accused. Just that the angle / direction right from the beginning has not been totally objective. Some even wanted the career to be destroyed.

The role/responsibility of a journalist is to present news factually. Fact that this thread was first posted in the news section shows how thread starter may intentionally / unintentionally mislead viewers or maybe just merely ignorant of journalism professionlism.

The primary reason is that I am not here to tarnish anyone's reputation but to ensure that others will not get the same treatment as we have, with no say or repercussions if not fully delivered.

Secondary, most of us simply want to be reimbursed / refunded for uncompleted projects / services, that have fallen short over and over.

Frank Schilling post on http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/06/thoughts-on-the-latest-domain-name-scandal/ shows that action is taken faster when going public. The problem is that many of us don't have the household name such as Frank.
 
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This reminds me of Bill Cosby. One comes forward and the floodgates open. It also reminds me of another Canadian, Kevin Trudeau. Adam has always been nice to me. I hope he gets all this cleared up.
 
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Your post was nothing more than a waste of bandwidth. You stated no fact, sorted words to circumvent the truth that your hero is a criminal that is only covering his rear now that someone blew the whistle.

I will openly say the way Shane went about it was immature and spiteful manner and that he could have handled this in a way that could have contributed to himself and the community.

Oh, so you would feel O.K to do business with Shane in the future? After what he has done with his fellows here? I don't see any reason why Shane can be trust. Do you?

And yes, Shane's past is totally relevant here because the news was brought to us by a source that has a history of unethical attitude, big ego, disrespect, and not only that, the news was presented in a very abusive manner. I only said that it should have been delivered in a better way.

Take your rape example for instance, you don't see any abusive language against the criminal on newspaper or T.V. do you? But like I said earlier, ethics and good attitude might be a problem for some members here who like to blindly follow their own baseless perspective.

I have nothing against Shane nor I support Adam but all I asked was to stay neutral and keep things in a professional way, to resolve them, not to fuel them more for the sake of gossip.

My friend, I have been called Adam's supporter, employee, and him being my hero (he still is though, in terms of a trainer), but I see the opposite of this here for people who are supporting a single aspect blindly and not understanding the point they should realize about all this fuss (yes, it has changed into that) going on.

This thread started with a suggestion of someone with a criminal wrongdoing, with a link to a piece on his personal blog, with no facts / proofs, but with comments on the external blog totally moderated / selected / and may I dare suspect, not all may be posted by actual people. Disclaimer: Only the writer has proof for this.

It will be a totally different sentiment / outcome if the piece is written on an established site like dnw / dnjournal etc. with proof verified and/or presented.

Such a thread inevitable invites questions to the intent and agenda of the thread starter. Furthermore, coming from a brand new blog with just one post, by an owner who is not shy of controversies.

There may be facts to the article. We can't blame viewers questioning what can be trusted and what not, given the lack of evidence right from the start.

To add on to that, author and few others claim to have proof but chose to withhold till part 2 / 3 / 4 etc.

Why the wait? To garner more views? To sustain the buzz longer? To hold accused hostage for certain demands?

For those who question why the accused is not responding, question those who have proofs why they are withholding them?

I'm not trying to downplay the actions of the accused. Just that the angle / direction right from the beginning has not been totally objective. Some even wanted the career to be destroyed.

The role/responsibility of a journalist is to present news factually. Fact that this thread was first posted in the news section shows how thread starter may intentionally / unintentionally mislead viewers or maybe just merely ignorant of journalism professionlism.

Do you really think I chose that tone on accident?
 
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The primary reason is that I am not here to tarnish anyone's reputation but to ensure that others will not get the same treatment as we have, with no say or repercussions if not fully delivered.

Secondary, most of us simply want to be reimbursed / refunded for uncompleted projects / services, that have fallen short over and over.

Frank Schilling post on http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/06/thoughts-on-the-latest-domain-name-scandal/ shows that action is taken faster when going public. The problem is that many of us don't have the household name such as Frank.

Oh yeah, I forgot that you're also posting in installments. That means your story is going to be spread out over page 24, page 30, page 35, etc.. I can't speak for anyone else but I've already forgotten what you wrote in part 1 and it's going to be tough for us to reassemble your story into a cohesive whole. Quite honestly, I think that breaking it up into pieces over a bunch of days is just going to dull the impact of your story.
 
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True. Pretty much, most of it has been covered and is summarized on this post.


Let me spill the beans: My Experience with following Adam and enrolling in Domain College.

I really didn’t want to be forth coming like this, but as illustrated with Frank Schilling, your request to get reimbursed or refunded only happens when a public statement is made. I have frankly waited too long and am still waiting on a failed commitment and no connection to an industry insider in order for me to capitalize from a website I paid $1500 for and which the transaction took place 13 months ago.

When entering the Domain Industry I looked for guidance and followed Adam since he seemed like a "mild mannered guy who will do anything for anyone". He displayed wisdom in the Domain Industry. He seem like he was well respected as an industry leader. He showed vulnerability. He cries out openly on a Youtube video, about his harbored feelings about how hard it was to let go of his Dads passing. He seemingly sounded genuine and trusting. I was in for a little shocker.


First: Adam's Domain Broker Course.

Normally the course was supposed to cost 2k. It was offered on AdamDicker.com. I felt like I was going to learn how to make good domain investments by a respectable domain industry figure. Adam offered a special on DomainSherpa for 1k (50% Off) and stated to visit this link to sign up

http://webcache.googleusercontent.c...main-broker-course/+&cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

So, wanting to learn from the Industry Expert and getting real excited on getting 12 coaching sessions by what seems to be by Adam, I signed up. Did I get even one coaching session by Adam? No. Did I get 12 coaching sessions by anyone. No. After visiting the sign up page or link, is it made clear anywhere that the coaching would be given by anyone but Adam? Not to me.

I simply got many Youtube videos, featuring Adam (which I would guess, 95% are readily available on his Youtube channel or on Youtube.com in general or other Video Sources.

In fact I believe I had watched pretty much had already watched most of them already before this course. So okay. That sucks.


Than I should get excited about learning about domaining through Adam's group coaching. Wrong. One coaching session by someone I didn't even know existed because I signed up with the 50% discount. (Didn't state that on the Sign up page on AdamDicker.com. And this was the one and only thing that had some value to me, but was it worth 1k? Sorry, it wasn't that good.)

Okay, the course was offered by Troy Rushton. However, I think transparency on his "Domain Broker Course", on his website should have been in order. The course is laid out so you take a few courses each day. By the time I was finished and found out that what I thought I signed up for, would not be delivered, the 30 Udemy refund policy had already being surpassed.


Okay. Nothing criminal here. At this time my attitude was: I am eager to learn about domaining. Lets scratch that and move on.


Second: Failed promise on Website Development

www.FanExperiencePackage.com
While having one of my domains reviewed by Adam, he open stated that I can start marking large sums of money via a lead generating business by having Adam develop a website and get me connected to someone in that industry. I forked out about 1.5k and was told that I would be connected to an industry expert for which I can sell my traffic leads to and make lots $$$$$$ of money. After more than 13 months, and bi-weekly follow ups, I have yet to be connected with a source and quite frankly speaking, feel like I have been given the constant run around.

I understand the man has bigger fish to fry, but honor your current commitments. Being a Web Developer for about 10 years, I solely had Adam develop the site to get me connected and help build me the business with a business connection that I felt was out of my reach. In addition to this, I feel the website (5-7 pages) and content that was developed was okay'ish. Worth 1.5k without the industry connection? Not to me.

Okay, just a bad investment? Things were promised. Only thing delivered was a quick 5-7 page website.


Third: ZipZinged

In addition, it is a shocker to hear that ZipZing was only $29.99 shortly before I bought it for $299 while participating on Domain College.

Lets sum it up. 2.799k in the hole. The only thing I gained was a tiny bit more experience. A stale website that has no connection in that industry. And some okay software to filter domains.

In my opinion the entire cost to benefit ratio at this point is poor. Do I think Adam is a criminal? No, I wouldn't call him that. Do I believe that I been treated unfairly, unethically, poorly and with no consideration of following through with his commitments. Yes. I very much feel so. 13 months of waiting and then for 4 months of me constantly asking for updates on my connection for FanExperiencePackage.com for so many times gets old, being told: Tomorrow over and over. It gets frustrating.


Fourth: My Commitment to work on his personal projects seemingly have No Value

Pretty much I have asked Adam for a refund several times and keeping on getting empty promises and am still waiting for closure. I have repeatedly offered a way to resolve the issue and have even gone so far as to offering another domain of NicheKeywords.com in collateral (He bought SEORankKeywords.com two weeks ago) for the cost of the failed commitment on delivering the connection with the website.

I am new Domain Investor trying to learn the ropes and to be given the short end of the stick like this after working on one of his “Inner Circle Projects” for countless hours (60-70 hours a week) for a few months and not making a notable dime due to promises and commitments that we felt were not taken as serious as anticipated, has simply being overwhelming.

To sum it up, I and a few other people in the similar situation had to battle depression (full month for me) coming to realization that a few months of my /our life(s) were wasted on a project with near zero income. On other side of the spectrum, I felt that the project(s) that we worked so hard to get off its feet, simply never received the commitment, time and resources for them to succeed in the matter that we were expecting. But that is the StartupLife for you. Some make it, some fail.


Fifth: How to Ensure that New People in the Industry are not treated the same

The main reason is that I want my request to get refunded to finally to be taken serious. I have worked endless hours for a man and didn’t make nearly no money and then to ALSO get treated in this manner on failed website project became simply too much. A Person can only take so much.

The second biggest thing about me coming clean on this, is that this cannot be swept under the rug. I do not want to see other new people entering the industry to get the same treatment as I have. To have no say and no way to stand up for themselves because of the Uber presence some of these leading Industry Experts have.

So in no sense is there any criminal activity. I just hope that the people will be compensated for non completed promises made and that any future promises / commitments will be honored. That can be done. Right, Adam?

I sincerely hope that my story is among the very few out there.
 
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You're still not getting the point here. Ah forget it. You are just too focused on bringing shame to only person B, not the person A who should be answerable too.

Still, there're two sides of every picture, and my friend, we haven't seen the other one yet.

So you want to focus on how the accusations were brought to light and how you dislike that instead of actually what happened? I think you're focusing on the wrong thing. Who cares what tone the story was told in, the important thing is the story got told. And from reading all the accusations I think the tone was more then appropriate and deserved and maybe even not harsh enough.
 
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You are just like few extremists here who are not willing to hear Adam's 'reasons' as why he did all this?

Why he did it? He's had a full day to explain why. He's had months/year to pay back people. He literally f'd up LannyB's life for 8 months. But yes, let's give him the benefit of the doubt because he may have a really good reason for this and because once upon a time he was nice to WebInvestments. Get real.
 
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True. Pretty much, most of it has been covered and is summarized on this post.


Let me spill the beans: My Experience with following Adam and enrolling in Domain College.

I really didn’t want to be forth coming like this, but as illustrated with Frank Schilling, your request to get reimbursed or refunded only happens when a public statement is made. I have frankly waited too long and am still waiting on a failed commitment and no connection to an industry insider in order for me to capitalize from a website I paid $1500 for and which the transaction took place 13 months ago.

When entering the Domain Industry I looked for guidance and followed Adam since he seemed like a "mild mannered guy who will do anything for anyone". He displayed wisdom in the Domain Industry. He seem like he was well respected as an industry leader. He showed vulnerability. He cries out openly on a Youtube video, about his harbored feelings about how hard it was to let go of his Dads passing. He seemingly sounded genuine and trusting. I was in for a little shocker.


First: Adam's Domain Broker Course.

Normally the course was supposed to cost 2k. It was offered on AdamDicker.com. I felt like I was going to learn how to make good domain investments by a respectable domain industry figure. Adam offered a special on DomainSherpa for 1k (50% Off) and stated to visit this link to sign up

http://webcache.googleusercontent.c...main-broker-course/+&cd=5&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

So, wanting to learn from the Industry Expert and getting real excited on getting 12 coaching sessions by what seems to be by Adam, I signed up. Did I get even one coaching session by Adam? No. Did I get 12 coaching sessions by anyone. No. After visiting the sign up page or link, is it made clear anywhere that the coaching would be given by anyone but Adam? Not to me.

I simply got many Youtube videos, featuring Adam (which I would guess, 95% are readily available on his Youtube channel or on Youtube.com in general or other Video Sources.

In fact I believe I had watched pretty much had already watched most of them already before this course. So okay. That sucks.


Than I should get excited about learning about domaining through Adam's group coaching. Wrong. One coaching session by someone I didn't even know existed because I signed up with the 50% discount. (Didn't state that on the Sign up page on AdamDicker.com. And this was the one and only thing that had some value to me, but was it worth 1k? Sorry, it wasn't that good.)

Okay, the course was offered by Troy Rushton. However, I think transparency on his "Domain Broker Course", on his website should have been in order. The course is laid out so you take a few courses each day. By the time I was finished and found out that what I thought I signed up for, would not be delivered, the 30 Udemy refund policy had already being surpassed.


Okay. Nothing criminal here. At this time my attitude was: I am eager to learn about domaining. Lets scratch that and move on.


Second: Failed promise on Website Development

www.FanExperiencePackage.com
While having one of my domains reviewed by Adam, he open stated that I can start marking large sums of money via a lead generating business by having Adam develop a website and get me connected to someone in that industry. I forked out about 1.5k and was told that I would be connected to an industry expert for which I can sell my traffic leads to and make lots $$$$$$ of money. After more than 13 months, and bi-weekly follow ups, I have yet to be connected with a source and quite frankly speaking, feel like I have been given the constant run around.

I understand the man has bigger fish to fry, but honor your current commitments. Being a Web Developer for about 10 years, I solely had Adam develop the site to get me connected and help build me the business with a business connection that I felt was out of my reach. In addition to this, I feel the website (5-7 pages) and content that was developed was okay'ish. Worth 1.5k without the industry connection? Not to me.

Okay, just a bad investment? Things were promised. Only thing delivered was a quick 5-7 page website.


Third: ZipZinged

In addition, it is a shocker to hear that ZipZing was only $29.99 shortly before I bought it for $299 while participating on Domain College.

Lets sum it up. 2.799k in the hole. The only thing I gained was a tiny bit more experience. A stale website that has no connection in that industry. And some okay software to filter domains.

In my opinion the entire cost to benefit ratio at this point is poor. Do I think Adam is a criminal? No, I wouldn't call him that. Do I believe that I been treated unfairly, unethically, poorly and with no consideration of following through with his commitments. Yes. I very much feel so. 13 months of waiting and then for 4 months of me constantly asking for updates on my connection for FanExperiencePackage.com for so many times gets old, being told: Tomorrow over and over. It gets frustrating.


Fourth: My Commitment to work on his personal projects seemingly have No Value

Pretty much I have asked Adam for a refund several times and keeping on getting empty promises and am still waiting for closure. I have repeatedly offered a way to resolve the issue and have even gone so far as to offering another domain of NicheKeywords.com in collateral (He bought SEORankKeywords.com two weeks ago) for the cost of the failed commitment on delivering the connection with the website.

I am new Domain Investor trying to learn the ropes and to be given the short end of the stick like this after working on one of his “Inner Circle Projects” for countless hours (60-70 hours a week) for a few months and not making a notable dime due to promises and commitments that we felt were not taken as serious as anticipated, has simply being overwhelming.

To sum it up, I and a few other people in the similar situation had to battle depression (full month for me) coming to realization that a few months of my /our life(s) were wasted on a project with near zero income. On other side of the spectrum, I felt that the project(s) that we worked so hard to get off its feet, simply never received the commitment, time and resources for them to succeed in the matter that we were expecting. But that is the StartupLife for you. Some make it, some fail.


Fifth: How to Ensure that New People in the Industry are not treated the same

The main reason is that I want my request to get refunded to finally to be taken serious. I have worked endless hours for a man and didn’t make nearly no money and then to ALSO get treated in this manner on failed website project became simply too much. A Person can only take so much.

The second biggest thing about me coming clean on this, is that this cannot be swept under the rug. I do not want to see other new people entering the industry to get the same treatment as I have. To have no say and no way to stand up for themselves because of the Uber presence some of these leading Industry Experts have.

So in no sense is there any criminal activity. I just hope that the people will be compensated for non completed promises made and that any future promises / commitments will be honored. That can be done. Right, Adam?

I sincerely hope that my story is among the very few out there.

Wow .. thank you for sharing your story.
 
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QUICK SUMMARY:
For those who do not have the time to read 28 pages and waiting for Adam's response to the original allegation and more facts:

In addition to here, people have been coming forward leaving comments of their experience on Shane's blog.

People also have been coming forward leaving comments on DomainNameWire and he has now paid back the money he owed Frank Schilling:
"Adam’s debt has been paid in full and his credit is good at Uniregistry."

FACT: people still ignore and demand facts: Adam has come forward stating there are truths to the story: "There are parts that are true and parts that are simply untrue."
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-2#post-5036283

FACT: Adam focus is on how evidence against him was obtained and not clarifying any
accusations:
"Also after speaking to an attorney, what is criminal is 'unauthorized access to a computer' and 'extortion'"
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-3#post-5036296


FACT: There has been no business between Shane and Adam and they do not personally know each other:
"I've never done business with Adam."
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-16#post-5037727
"I have never met Shane Bellone but I have a feeling I will see him soon with his lawyer."
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-3#post-5036304

FACT: Adam believes he knows who stolen the chat transcript:
"I have no past encounters with Shane but i do with his source."
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-4#post-5036357

FACT: Adam is asking for people that actually have disputes with him (victims) to reach out to him personally so he can make it right
"If anyone has issues with me please feel free to reach out directly"
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-8#post-5036832

FACT: Adam is aware of disgruntled customers or employees and want them to continue posting here in this thread:
"I have no issues with people coming forward and posting their stories under their real names."
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-20#post-5038292

FACT: Lanny came forward and posted her experience working for Adam"
"...based on my own experience working with Adam for 8 months. Looking back on everything, I should have paid much more attention to all the red flags..."
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-24#post-5038764
 
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QUICK SUMMARY:
For those who do not have the time to read 28 pages and waiting for Adam's response to the original allegation and more facts:

In addition to here, people have been coming forward leaving comments of their experience on Shane's blog.

People also have been coming forward leaving comments on DomainNameWire and he has now paid back the money he owed Frank Schilling:
"Adam’s debt has been paid in full and his credit is good at Uniregistry."

FACT: people still ignore and demand facts: Adam has come forward stating there are truths to the story: "There are parts that are true and parts that are simply untrue."
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-2#post-5036283

FACT: Adam focus is on how evidence against him was obtained and not clarifying any
accusations:
"Also after speaking to an attorney, what is criminal is 'unauthorized access to a computer' and 'extortion'"
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-3#post-5036296


FACT: There has been no business between Shane and Adam and they do not personally know each other:
"I've never done business with Adam."
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-16#post-5037727
"I have never met Shane Bellone but I have a feeling I will see him soon with his lawyer."
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-3#post-5036304

FACT: Adam believes he knows who stolen the chat transcript:
"I have no past encounters with Shane but i do with his source."
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-4#post-5036357

FACT: Adam is asking for people that actually have disputes with him (victims) to reach out to him personally so he can make it right
"If anyone has issues with me please feel free to reach out directly"
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-8#post-5036832

FACT: Adam is aware of disgruntled customers or employees and want them to continue posting here in this thread:
"I have no issues with people coming forward and posting their stories under their real names."
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-20#post-5038292

FACT: Lanny came forward and posted her experience working for Adam"
"...based on my own experience working with Adam for 8 months. Looking back on everything, I should have paid much more attention to all the red flags..."
https://www.namepros.com/threads/is-adam-dicker-a-criminal-you-decide.883579/page-24#post-5038764

Interesting.

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You're still not getting the point here. Ah forget it. You are just too focused on bringing shame to only person B, not the person A who should be answerable too.

Still, there're two sides of every picture, and my friend, we haven't seen the other one yet.

Shane says he's going to provide more details Friday. Thats as good enough for me, right now, as Adam saying that he's going to make right what he has to.

There really isnt much of anything else to say until something new comes out.
 
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Included with the many that have already come forward there are still many that have not come forward here but have come forward to Michael Cyger who says "they include sponsors, people following the show, and sherpas"

I would love to know which sherpas have come forward. That would really make this interesting.

FACT: [16:08:43] Michael Cyger: i always defend you, adam, and give you the benefit of the doubt because there are always 2 sides to every story. but there are enough people that have come to me that I cannot ignore them. they include sponsors, people following the show, and sherpas. and i feel terrible not being able to give you specific details, but i feel like i’d be breaking their confidence. and, honestly, i don’t want to get in the middle and try to figure out all the details.

To all the DICKer supporters, doesn't it surprise you that not one person with any clout in this industry has come forward to defend Adam? NOT ONE!! The only well known domainer that has come forward has been Frank Schilling and not to support him but to say he owed him money also and wanted to get paid.
 
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Included with the many that have already come forward there are still many that have not come forward here but have come forward to Michael Cyger who says "they include sponsors, people following the show, and sherpas"

I would love to know which sherpas have come forward. That would really make this interesting.

FACT: [16:08:43] Michael Cyger: i always defend you, adam, and give you the benefit of the doubt because there are always 2 sides to every story. but there are enough people that have come to me that I cannot ignore them. they include sponsors, people following the show, and sherpas. and i feel terrible not being able to give you specific details, but i feel like i’d be breaking their confidence. and, honestly, i don’t want to get in the middle and try to figure out all the details.

To all the DICKer supporters, doesn't it surprise you that not one person with any clout in this industry has come forward to defend Adam? NOT ONE!! The only well known domainer that has come forward has been Frank Schilling and not to support him but to say he owed him money also and wanted to get paid.

Bingo.
 
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This thread started with a suggestion of someone with a criminal wrongdoing, with a link to a piece on his personal blog, with no facts / proofs, but with comments on the external blog totally moderated / selected / and may I dare suspect, not all may be posted by actual people. Disclaimer: Only the writer has proof for this.

It will be a totally different sentiment / outcome if the piece is written on an established site like dnw / dnjournal etc. with proof verified and/or presented.

Such a thread inevitable invites questions to the intent and agenda of the thread starter. Furthermore, coming from a brand new blog with just one post, by an owner who is not shy of controversies.

There may be facts to the article. We can't blame viewers questioning what can be trusted and what not, given the lack of evidence right from the start.

To add on to that, author and few others claim to have proof but chose to withhold till part 2 / 3 / 4 etc.

Why the wait? To garner more views? To sustain the buzz longer? To hold accused hostage for certain demands?

For those who question why the accused is not responding, question those who have proofs why they are withholding them?

I'm not trying to downplay the actions of the accused. Just that the angle / direction right from the beginning has not been totally objective. Some even wanted the career to be destroyed.

The role/responsibility of a journalist is to present news factually. Fact that this thread was first posted in the news section shows how thread starter may intentionally / unintentionally mislead viewers or maybe just merely ignorant of journalism professionlism.

Because the big websites dont tell lies....
 
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To all the Dicker supporters, doesn't it surprise you that not one person with any clout in this industry has come forward to defend Adam? NOT ONE!! The only well known domainer that has come forward has been Frank Schilling and not to support him but to say he owed him money also and wanted to get paid.


Actually, this is not strictly true. They haven't logged in to namepros and posted on this thread. But there is this...

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Maybe you need to be of the old school to know who Sahar Sarid is....
 
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Actually, this is not strictly true. They haven't logged in to namepros and posted on this thread. But there is this...

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Maybe you need to be of the old school to know who Sahar Sarid is....
What is not strictly true?
 
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Actually, this is not strictly true. They haven't logged in to namepros and posted on this thread. But there is this...

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Maybe you need to be of the old school to know who Sahar Sarid is....

I saw the comment but it's not really support. It's giving him the benefit of the doubt. It's one man's experience with him. Should that hold as much weight as dozens of other people's bad experiences?
 
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Maybe you need to be of the old school to know who Sahar Sarid is....

There are a couple of others on that page.
 
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What is not strictly true?

You said:

"doesn't it surprise you that not one person with any clout in this industry has come forward to defend Adam? NOT ONE!!"

I provided one. Granted it is only just the one, but it is still one.
 
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You said:

"doesn't it surprise you that not one person with any clout in this industry has come forward to defend Adam? NOT ONE!!"

I provided one. Granted it is only just the one, but it is still one.

Fair point.
 
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You said:

"doesn't it surprise you that not one person with any clout in this industry has come forward to defend Adam? NOT ONE!!"

I provided one. Granted it is only just the one, but it is still one.
You're right. We got ONE.
 
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