But something dawned on me, no I'd say it hit me like a ton of bricks to the face, and I realized that little stinker got all of us.
All of us, including me. I have placed a summary at the bottom of this in case you deem it tl;dr and just want the jist of it.
Here is what he did:
Nicky and an alt he created go batshit crazy. We are used to periods of quiet followed by him contacting dozens of people out of nowhere to rant, but these past two days were rampant even for Nicky.
He even contacted girlvinyl, who associates with but doesn't run Encyclopedia Dramatica knowing that she would pass on the lulz to fellow EDers and somehow he even got the very active Something Awful forum involved.
After going around and taking jabs at the regulars who he harangs on a monthly basis he managed to get a rather large crowd looking at him.
Then, in the midst of all of that, he writes a piece for Associated Content. Granted it was him crying, poorly written, and full of lies, but at this point he has a large portion of the internet looking his way, and while they are he links to his AC article from his blog.
Are you still with me? Good. Now, lets go to Rusty Nail, where they stumbled across the truth.
"La Femme Nikita doesn’t want any of us to miss his article on Associated Content. For the fun of it, he also throws in digs at Darren and"and in the comments section of that entry, they put all the pieces in place
on August 15, 2008 at 7:08 pm1 Jenny
Yanno…Nicky gets paid by the page view at AC. Maybe you could take a snapshot of the entire article and then link to that. That way all your readers could look at that and wouldn’t be lining Nicky’s greasy little lint-filled pockets.
on August 15, 2008 at 7:27 pm2 Rusty
That doesn’t explain why AC breaks up what should be a two page
article into something that’s more than twice as long. If it pays by the page
view, wouldn’t it have incentive to not make each page so ridiculously short?
on August 15, 2008 at 8:00 pm3
raingods Considering they pay 1.50 for every thousand views, my 1/10th of a cent was well spent for the lulz. There payment info is here, http://www.associatedcontent.com/faq.html#J1
Granted, Nicky would have to get about 7,000 page views just to make $10.00. But this is Nicky we are taking about, who pours actual money the goverment gives him into projects that have never ever made a profit and never will.
Now don't feel bad if you feel for this and linked to it thereby helping him profit, like I did I fell for it too, because he went and angered many many people and further destroyed his reputation to hundreds of strangers, and he will probably only get about $7.00. $7.00 to have thousands of people laugh at your expense. There is the phrase "Laughing all the way to the bank." but what if all of the laughs generated at your expense won't pay the bank's monthly fee?
Summary: Nicky went to many websites and got hundreds of strangers angry and laughing at him so that he could get them all to look at a website that pays $1.50 for every 1,000 page views. Jenny came up with a great idea in screencapping his article so it can safely be read from Rusty Nail without allowing him any additional profit.
Bravo Nicky! It was almost worth it for you to let Lawrence use you as a doormat in front of thousands!