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Clyde softwares not working !!!!

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by SerpEvil, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. SerpEvil

    SerpEvil Supreme Member

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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...social-bookmarking-bomber-v2-clyde-crazy.html

    looking at that thread nobody can use anymore the tools that he paid for.i have also bought their tools and no one of them are working anymore even they are paid life time.
    he is also not answering to emails and he is also not posting anymore on his thread,why admins do not ban him forever and never let it selling anything here?


    He should at least post about this issue on his threads and let us know what is wrong and i am sure many of us will understand the situation , i am angry because he keep ignoring so many of his customers.

    If thread is wrong or admins do not agree with this thread feel free to remove it .

    Just my 2cents. (of course i can provide my orders # if admins require that).
     
  2. OldSalt

    OldSalt Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Clyde has been notified he has 48 hours to respond.

    OS
    PS. REMINDER Shit list rule #4:
    If you are not directly related to the situation, or are not offering information directly related to the situation: do not post in the thread.

    AND keep it professional. You want a vacation from BHW? Start name calling and cursing.
     
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  3. veheme

    veheme Elite Member

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    I own 2 lifetime licenses from Clyde: SBBomber and WikiBomber. Both these tools are not working at the moment (despite being guaranteed lifetime updates during the sales process) and Clyde has refused to answer emails, Skype chats and his threads.
     
  4. bk071

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    I own 2 licenses of wiki bomber and on SB bomber. Clyde's been ignoring emails from his clients (including me) for a while now.

    Hope he gets his act together and makes things right.
     
  5. RA-ONE

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    I have 2 license of SB bomber and 1 license of SEDemon , none of them are working .

    How can we get refund from him ?
     
  6. OldSalt

    OldSalt Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Someone shoot me Clyde's skype via PM please.

    Thanks,
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  7. OldSalt

    OldSalt Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Ok, I can't hold a SL for products that were created over a year ago (or even SEDemon that was created last June). 'Lifetime licences' doesn't mean your lifetime, it's the lifetime of the product. I'm not saying that it's good practice to abandon previous products every time a new one comes out, but after multiple products, it's up to the buyers to determine if a 'lifetime membership' is worth it considering their life expectancy.

    I certainly can accept a shit list for a product that was first offered November 22 and with a last post by Clyde of just 5 days later.

    Keep it focused on SB Bomber everyone. I am not going to open this up to every product he offered a lifetime license to.

    OS
     
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  8. RA-ONE

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    SEDemon never works for me but sb bomber was working fine until he abandon everything .
     
  9. mdsurf

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    I've had issues with his software as well.

    And looking at his profile he hasn't logged in for 3 months, so I doubt he's coming back anytime soon?
     
  10. redrubies

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    But that's not what he promised in Sept of last year. You might want to look at this post he made addressing our concerns. http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...e-hell-what-hell-clyde-doing.html#post6085671 At the time, Wikibomber was still working for me. It's not any more. But Clyde said "Lifetime support will always be available."
     
  11. clyde

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    All our tools comes with a 60-day refund policy. If you've requested your refund within 60-days of the date of purchase you should have been refunded. We've decided to shut down and stopped accepting orders sometime early December of last year and has not accepted any money since.

    We went for bankruptcy because we simply ran out of money, we lost $20k developing SB Bomber v2 and SE Demon.

    As of now we have a balance of -$400 in our merchant account. Source: http://i.imgur.com/T7PgQmA.png

    The last money we had went to keeping our VPS server online so people can authenticate their licenses. This hardly covers 2-3 months of hosting so they finally canceled it.

    Demand for both Social Bookmarking and Wiki backlinks simply disappeared, the number of sites for Social Bookmarking sites went down from 1k+ to just 200+, all Wikis became No-follow, thus lowering the already low demand for such links. All of this happened while the cost to maintain existing customers remain the same, keeping our overhead high. Our programmers were $20/hr and the software was using up $1,000/mo in code maintenance.

    We apologize. We wished the business success but sometimes even hard work is not enough.

    This is my last post here, out of respect, I won't be doing any business in this industry anymore.

    One more thing, a lot of you guys have helped me with feature suggestions, beta testing and vouching for me when our tools were at its peak and I sincerely can't thank you enough. I hope we'll meet IRL under a different circumstances so that I can return the favor. All the best to you guys.

    So long.
     
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  12. redrubies

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    Well...I'm not mad at you. I can't be mad at someone who is experiencing financial troubles and has no money to refund. I don't think you had ill intent or scamming ways.
     
  13. prab1996

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    i am not related to this shitlist , but i wanted to post a suggestion.

    why not you ask buyers to pay $5/month . if 10 buyers will pay then you will get $50/month that will be enough to get your server up and if 20-40 buyers paid $10-$20 per month then you will be able to get software back to track.

    why will people pay ? other services on bhw charge $5 per 1k social bookmarks and if someone is going to get bookmarks to his 100+ tiers then he will be very very happy to pay $10-20/month.

    -=-
     
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  14. mdsurf

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    Sorry mods if this is an irrelevant comment but I feel it needs to be said.

    @Clyde


    As much as it sucks to go broke blah blah blah you are the one that put yourself in this position and have no one to blame but yourself.

    You have built a reputation for yourself on this forum as someone who builds a product, sells it, then abandons it to build your next product all while breaking promises and providing terrible support.

    This might be a little bit crazy but if you had kept your products updated longer then 2 months, provided decent support and so one you would be in a completely different situation.

    The reason your last products have bombed is not because people don't buy wikis or bookmarking its because of the reputation you have built for yourself. Why would anyone buy a product from you knowing it's not going to work in a few months and the support will be horrible?

    Anyways, enough ranting but those are just my two cents and I'm sure there are others who agree with me.
     
  15. SEO_Alchemy

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    I feel I should jump in here.

    I own several licenses of Wikibomber and SB Bomber, which I was using as part of my link building operations.

    Not commenting on other products such SE Demon, SB Bomber 2, etc. as I do not own them.

    Support from Clyde was always top notch, until all this latest mess. Clyde, sorry, you're going through financial shit. That sucks. I know you remember me, I helped you guys out a lot with feature suggestions, etc from Wiki Bomber, as I used that program extensively in my operations.

    I always had your back man,

    So as a way to please everyone here and part ways on good terms, would you please consider making and releasing all the version of your software as independent of the licensing servers for free to your current customer base?

    I think that's the least that you might do man. Everyone in this game understands "lifetime updates" and "lifetime support" is not that at all. But when the tools you paid for stop working all together, that's a different story.

    The guys that paid for these tools just want access to what they paid for. Forget the licensing servers, if you can, please release the stable portable versions for everyone to use. They can worry about their own lists and how many d0Follow n0follow links and all that are made.

    I think that's fair enough.

    PS. Glad to see you're still alive man :)

    Best of luck in the future.
     
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    I will not be banning Clyde - because I do not see this as a scam, but a failed business. As mdsurf pointed out, there were certainly things he could have done better but that's in the past at this point. As far as I'm concerned, Clyde will no longer be allowed to create BSTs for an indefinite period of time.

    I have removed the remaining payment links and posted that they were closed and no longer available - for all except UNF. On that one I have seen that hango has been supporting updates and keeping it alive. I sent him an PM asking if he will be continuing to do that or not.

    @Clyde, I am sorry for your financial problems and wish you well with whatever you do. Your software worked well when they were supported. Take it easy.

    OS
     
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    Old Salt, you are so godly and such a good person. I always liked you. I feel the same way you do. He didn't have scamming intentions.

    SEO Alchemy, making the software available to us is an EXCELLENT idea! I would love that! Wikibomber was great and I loved it.
     
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    Also, Clyde, if you give us a portable version of Wikibomber, I'll make my lists and give them to people. I made my own lists anyway and don't mind sharing.
     
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    Clyde, at times, we all have failures. You have become somewhat of a legend, within the IM community, and I wish you all the best, in your future ventures. I do hope that you don't give up on IM, indefinitely. Take a break. Figure out where you went wrong, and use your failures as feedback to give you guidance on achieving better results. Your contributions have helped thousands of marketers around the globe, and I hope you realize that. You are powerful! Please do not fade into darkness, away from all those you've helped. Our world can still benefit from your genius. OldSalt didn't choose to not ban you for no reason. You're welcome here.
     
  20. jamesvick

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    how could managing licenses cost so much money? I manage over 5,000 daily license usage and i use hostgator for it - no problems. I mean sure having a VPS or dedi works good but why go for it knowing that future costs would become so much. A simple php call to server to check license works fine. also my users create over 1000-2000 GSA projects daily and each file is over 200 Kb and is stored on justhost servers (again personal hosting). I just make sure to delete them every month. I mean pay $9 per month on hosting or like $100 per year. Even if you sell 5 licenses you will have positive ROI :). Anyway you were one of the best and professional coders. Hope you rise again.


    @mod - I think hango took over the product (he bought the business) so it's his own now.