Another thing brought up here was the user count. Yes, getting rid of
botnets will bring that down, but I personally believe that the drop
will be temporary. I'm sure more than a few people choose to stay away
from the network simply because of the illegal activities associated
with it. Get rid of the illegal activities and you'll attract new users.
As far as the staff doing nothing about the botnet problem, there's 3
possibilities that come to mind: A, they're overwhelmed and need to
hire more staff on; B, they don't care because it bolsters their user
counts, in which case they need to be shut down and possibly the owners
brought up on charges; or C, they just flat out don't care, in which
case they need to hand the network over to someone who does. In any
case, if they're unwilling to do anything, then they need to be shut
down, period. There's plenty of other networks out there the users can
move to, most of which would be far more likely to keep the botnets off
I am NOT the only one who shares this point of view!
BTW... one user following this thread did msg me and point out the fact that my anger is showing through too much in my posts. You're completely right, and I will try a lot harder to keep it out of my posts.
Anyways folks... today is my birthday... I sure won't be on here to post anymore today. L8rz!