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Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:47 pm Reply and quote this post
You never said in the PM who it was.

Honestly I thought it was you, but if you say its not then I believe you.

Contributed by the_evil_genious_187, iVirtua Expressed Contributor
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Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:29 pm Reply and quote this post
Spymac is dying, its off the scale, according to Google Trends, with a spike at 1GB Email, and nothing for leapfrog!



http://google.com/trends?q=spymac&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all


Last edited by Editorial Team on Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:35 am; edited 4 times in total

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Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:25 am Reply and quote this post
Interesting.

But that trend ends in Aug 06. It hasn't really caught up to Leapfrog, so there is no real indication on how well Spymac are doing.

And there has already been issues with the servers not being able to hand the Leapfrog traffic. So don't be surprised to see a peak when its updated.

Its not really surprising, as they cut of more and more free services its obvious less people would be using it.

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Thu Feb 15, 2007 7:10 pm Reply and quote this post
Today I visisted spymac.com, which i do sometimes to check back on the forums, to my suprise, the forum and blog tabs had disspeared from the site completly, I believed this to be the end of real spymac, however after Sam told me, I noticed a small 'community' link at the bottom of the page.
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Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:04 pm Reply and quote this post
Go read AtariST's blog. Classic is staying. Its not going anywhere.

However Nos flipped and went loopy, started bashing people. I don't know what is wrong with this guy.

I don't know what to say, looks like SM is turning to shit. I think they are going to run it into the ground then turn around and say "well its just not viable any more".

Its all gone Pete Tong.

Ohh yeah ...
Whats with having to log in again?

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Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:53 am Reply and quote this post
classic may still be 'there', but don't you get the impression that classic is something their trying to hide from the masses, why now have a tiny link at the bottom of the page?

It seems that the 'classic' members are seen as junk and they couldn't give two honks.

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Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:32 am Reply and quote this post
It feels like spymac are throwing their community away, is this the last phase in getting rid of the forums completely? And from what I've seen on classic.spymac.com it looks like the real users agree.

We were right?

When Will and I originally wrote this article we were critised and told that I was wrong and that the new 'spymac' would be much improved, however it turned out i was right and it looks like spymac really has forgotten its basic roots, community and values.

The Community link is tiny, that=y are making enough money obviously with leapforg; and thats all its about. They dont want or need the close knot SPY and MAC Community, they just want a revenue earning pastel coloured psuedo web 2.0 social network/image gallery rip off site. Its inactive full of old spymac gallery content, softcore porn, and pictures of mac setups. Hardly a mac site. If I was new to spymac, I would never find the forums, I wouldnt know where to ask for help for my broken iMac G3 for instance, classic.spymac.com is for old hardcore members; to anyone else, its gone. Even the crappy at the time What id do for an iPod thing has gone; the articles have in effect gone, because spymac classic is pushed almost entireylu aout of the question. The most reasonable thing to do now was change the name; as its truly, not spymac in any way whatsoever.

And Just to say...

Quote:
And there has already been issues with the servers not being able to hand the Leapfrog traffic. So don't be surprised to see a peak when its updated.


Is everything they say true? How many of their 1,000,000 members are... actually members?  

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Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:49 am Reply and quote this post
Spymac.com previously reported about by iVirtua and critisized for adult content readily available, has, in line with iVirtua's predictions, been blocked by all LEA Local Eductaion Authorities uner the school's central content filtering. It was also blocked by RM SmartChache system, and in the Cumbria Country Council networks for their offices, lbraries and colleges.
Spymac.com has been catagories not even iundet the SNW categoy (Social Network), it has been categoried under the category, "adult"!

Here is a screenshot I took:

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Fri May 11, 2007 5:42 pm Reply and quote this post
We now interupt this thread to bring you breaking news:

Leapfrog is Dead!

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Fri May 11, 2007 6:09 pm Reply and quote this post
I noticed Leapfrog was removed from the logo at http://www.spymac.com and read briefly a comment about it on Spymac - I do still drop by classic but I can honestly say nowhere near as much as I used to - I just keep up on the anti-leapfrog affairs and the falling apart of staff relations there - staff talking sides and arguing in the public eye over at classic - and the notably debating the future of classic - "GadgetDon".

I was going to have a go - and knew it was going to be you that would bump this thread but Its pretty important news! Thanks for reporting it - they finally recognise that the Leapfrog "brand" is entirely unsuitable - they probably recieved a stern worded letter from Leapfrog!


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Sat May 12, 2007 10:30 am Reply and quote this post
I'll only bump a topic if there is absolute need to. And in this case, there was.
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Sat May 12, 2007 3:12 pm Reply and quote this post
Righto boss
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Sat May 12, 2007 6:01 pm Reply and quote this post
Sam England wrote:
Righto boss

There's no need to address me as such, sir

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Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:17 pm Reply and quote this post
After doing some research into the whole Spymac being banned by content filters - it still hasn't shaken off the period when it was full of pornographic materials to this day it is still blocked by the popular opendns.com:



Expect a review of the progress of Spymac.com very soon.

Contributed by William Tildesley, iVirtua Ultimate Contributor
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Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:00 pm Reply and quote this post
The new google trends for Spymac.com - not alot of people searching for it.


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