The BHW member rjhere who sells BlogSlammer (BS) in the BST forum is a scammer and liar. The sales thread is here : http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...logging-tools-blogfarming-videos-50-00-a.html I already had an argument with rjhere by email some months ago. I waited for months before doing this. Giving it time and see if anything would change for the better. It didn't. I am asking for the BST thread of BlogSlammer to be closed because : buyers of the full version are not getting the full version of BS (also named "owning it" and "self-hosted" by rjhere) that they payed for. buyers of the full version were forced to buy Windows hosting at GoDaddy (see post #6 of the BS BST thread) Some buyers paid $40 installation costs, because asking for installation support afterwards would cost them $100. I was one of those while I had several Windows VPS servers where I could easily squeeze in BlogSlammer. The BS Support forums at http://www.blogslammerforums.com/ are a huge spam target. rjhere never shows up in the BS support forums anymore. He doesn't remove the spam posts. He doesn't secure the forum against spamming. In short the support forum is a farce. The system was undocumented for more than 4 months. In an April Webinar recording bundled with both versions of BS, rjhere promised pdf documentation. He was asked about it in May in the BST thread, he delivered the pdf in August. In those 4 months when the system was undocumented, he asked money for webinars. Response to support emails (for me) was a always a "I beg of you please answer" excercise and I gave up months ago with asking. Instead of waiting I started fixing stuff myself. Which was never my intention, that's why I paid for software. I'm also demanding a full autonomous version of BlogSlammer to be delivered by rjhere to all buyers of the so called full version, which I and others paid $147 extra for. Autonomous but with piracy protection welcomed, scramble the code, call home, whatever it takes, but make it the full version that you deliver. A version which does not depend on any other server for the main logic to work. And keep it movable as you say that it already is. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In short he has 2 versions of the product. An ad-supported version for $50, and a full version (owning it) for $197. The full version also has a $40 installation fee if you want it installed by rjhere. Problem is that rjhere was not so thruthful when he said "full version (owning it)". He recently (unintentionally) admitted in his sales thread that the main logic is still on his server. So we the full version buyers bought a bunch of function calls for an extra $147. Effectively we have a bunch of function calls instead of injected ads. When rjhere's server goes down (which happened once) every BlogSlammer installation on the planet is dead. Ad-supported AND full versions. rjhere can also switch off anyone, anytime. Possibly he can also spy on your niches, or worse copy your RSS feeds. When confronted with it, he now claims that this is his way of piracy protection. He claims that keeping the main logic on his server is the same as phone home protection of his scripts. Sure Rob. He overused the "family issues" excuse as a reason several times when confronted with lack of replying to email messages, bugs, lack of updates, ignoring the Bloglammer Support forum, not securing the BlogSlammer Support forum from spammers, and ignoring customer queries. The first wave of real public complaints and concerns starts from approximately post #510 in the BS sales thread. In post #665 of the BS sales thread I give him the ultimatum to deliver a true full version of BS or be taken to the shitlist. Of course the old excuse of family issues was used at first (like in an email from June, and in the thread). Although this time in more detail. But those family issues did not make him a better man, because he chose to lie about what he was selling to us as a full "version (owning it)". On top of that, 2 Windows programs which are part of the so called full version have never received an update : SiteSlammer and BlogSlammer DeskTop. And these programs are buggy. Here are some examples of the shit he pulled on us : Glossary Blogslammer Server = rjhere's server where the main logic for the ad-supported Blogslammer package is hosted. BlogSlammer ad-supported = entry version of the BlogSlammer package where advertisements are inserted in the RSS content stream by the BlogSlammer Server BlogSlammer The Traffic System (current name of full version) = self-hosted full version of the BlogSlammer package. No advertisements. BlogSlammer Server Edition (previous name of full version) = self-hosted full version of the BlogSlammer package. No advertisements. BlogSlammer! Pro (previous name of full version) = self-hosted full version of the BlogSlammer package. No advertisements. The full version of BlogSlammer consists of : BlogSlammer Server X + BlogSlammer WP plugin + BlogSlammer Desktop + SiteSlammer + BlogSlammer University Video (March) + BlogSlammer University Video (April) + BlogSlammer University Video (June) + BlogSlammer Traffic System Guide + WordPress MU 2.6 + WordPress 2.6 Single User With FeedWordpress BlogSlammer Desktop was later removed. BlogSlammer Server X = self-hosted suite of ASP.NET scripts and Windows server DLL's making up the main server logic of the BlogSlammer suite. Regenerated RSS feeds for blog posts and comments are pulled from this server package by a mix of WP and WPMU blogs. BlogSlammer WP plugin = triggers an RSS pull from Server X, then creates the blog posts and comments, and backlinks to the posts. BlogSlammer Desktop is a Windows app mainly used to create backlinks on other blogs. SiteSlammer is a Windows app mainly used to Scams Scam A. BlogSlammer Server Edition must be installed at GoDaddy's (page 1, post #6). Although I had a fully managed VPS with Windows Server 2k3 available, I and so many other buyers, bought the GoDaddy shared hosting package. Recently rjhere posted in the thread what should be done to host it elsewhere : This is so infuriating. If I was told these simplistic requirements when I asked rjhere why it had to be GoDaddy, I could have emnailed them to the admins and have them do the installation. Scam B. BlogSlammer Server X part of the full BlogSlammer vertsion as sold for $197 (+ $40 installation). It is a self-hosted suite of ASP.NET scripts and Windows server DLL's making up the main server logic of the BlogSlammer suite. Regenerated RSS feeds for blog posts and comments are pulled from this server package by a mix of WP and WPMU blogs with the BlogSlammer plugin. rjhere promotes/sells this with terms as self-hosted version of the server, full version, the entire system (owning it), etc Recently rjhere admitted, in his own sales thread (page 17, post #647), that this is not the full version. He stated that the main logic is at his server. Scam C. Written documentation in PDF format was promised several times in the blurry Webinar videos, but was non-existent until August 10th (page 12, post #456). sograj asked rjhere about this on May 23rd (page 1, post #39 and #40). The scam : Meanwhile training in the form of online live training and webinars was announced several times : at cost. Scam D. Support forums delayed several times. When finally up is hacked after 3 days or so. Re-opened the forum is spammed almost immediately (pharmacy, sex, etc) on a daily basis and never cleaned up, nor is security tightened. And the support forum is barely visited by rjhere. When he visits he ignores questions addressed at him by his clients, but makes a post in that same thread (with the question) like "just testing" or similar. Most of these questions are still open. Scam E. Email support is a joke. Support questions by email are ignored for upto 2 weeks, or never answered. And there are always family issues, travels, and What Have You excuses, for months. The following quote is a PM message I received on June 7th, to my pre-sales questions in the sales thread. It says enough for anyone still contemplating buying the lower priced ad-supported version of BlogSlammer : Scam F. rjhere admitting that there are bugs in his software, but not fixing them. Unless he is paid, of course. SiteSlammer is part of the full version of Blogslammer Server Edition. From this thread, titled "Looking for a buyer for my SITESLAMMER product/division" : http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ng-buyer-my-siteslammer-product-division.html Quoting rjhere, again from post #4 where he promises to a potential buyer to fix all bugs the buyers users find, and put it into both versions (his version also). We never received any updates. So he either didn't sell it, or never bothered sending us any updates. It also indicates that he is only prepared to work on this part of the Blogslammer suite when he gets payed for it.