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Seeking Advice on Combating True Evil Doers

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cnichols785, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. cnichols785

    cnichols785 Newbie

    Jul 15, 2008
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    Hello Everyone,

    A few years ago, I attended an all year round boarding school in Maine called The Elan School. I was sent there because during high school, like many other high school students, I acted out and got into trouble. Elan is like a military school but mixed up with the worst psycho-babble imaginable.

    Fortunately for me, I only spent 21 months there, mostly because I was less than a year away from legal majority when I first arrived. Afterwards, I went to college and moved on with my life. I promise, I'll get to the point soon. Personally, I don't really regret the experience because I did make mistakes and being at Elan was really tough. Overall it strengthened (or perhaps embittered) me. Anyway...on to my point.

    In the past few years since my departure, Elan has received considerable negative press regarding treatment of students (New York Times, Huffington Post.) At best, Elan is run by a bunch of uneducated, power thirsty former drug addicts. At worst, it is a place where greed-driven underachievers have figured out a way to capitalize on the extraordinary emotional pain of parents fearing for their drug-addicted/anti-social childrens' lives. Each year, parents must cough up roughly $55k to "help" their children. After all the recent negative PR, Elan has started a brute-force campaign involving highly questionable satisfaction surveys and selected parent responses. Of the people I knew who left Elan, I have fared extremely well by comparison. I managed to stay in college, not get arrested, do hard drugs, etc. One friend who completed the emotional component to the program in addition to simply receiving his HS diploma (like me) committed suicide within a year after leaving. Many others have either returned to or started drug habits. Elan does not care. They have no interest in former students or parents after graduation-after the cash stops flowing in. Their program doesn't work but they know that it doesn't have to. They know that their program requires students to remain enrolled for 2x-3x longer than other comparable residential treatment programs and this = 2x-3x the money earned. Anybody can figure out that it's cheaper to keep existing customers than it is to find new ones and believe me, the stigma associated with "running away" by vacating with just a HS diploma before achieving "graduation" is overwhelming for most parents and students alike.

    I think that parents preparing to drop ~$150,000 to "help" their children deserve to know the truth-and the children deserve not to be exposed to "treatment" (extended isolation, mass verbal degradation, refusal of family visitation for 1-2 years, censoring of communication, etc.)

    I would like to create an SEO optimized, unbiased social network (probably on Ning) and invite former students, parents and staff to converse freely about their opinions - Elan has a forum with a locked section and the public section is moderated by them... And, I would like this social network to appear higher on Google for "Elan School" than their many (about 5-6) landing pages. If anyone has any suggestions on how I might go about accomplishing this, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm sure that all of you have been in shitty situations although maybe not just like this one so please help me.

    Thank you,

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  2. valwardon

    valwardon BANNED BANNED

    Apr 9, 2008
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    I have been in similar circumstances . As a kid I was sent to a hospital psyc ward for being what they termed emotionally handicap . As in my true feelings I locked away and the only thing I expressed was anger and hatred . I was only 10 but I spent 3 years there .

    This was probably the worst experience of my life I never got real help . I was always drugged beyond all reason . The abuse was horrible and a bunch of other crap .

    I felt abandoned and alone . Like no one cared for me . I thought I was so bad my parents did not want me anymore . I was never explained nothing . Only later did I learn that my parents where conned into sending me there .

    Brother I really hope that you achieve your goal . It would be a mighty blow of scamming shits like those!

    I recon it would not have been so bad if they woulda cured me but right now I am seething with rage just from the memory . Anything I can do let me know!
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    Last edited: Feb 4, 2009