Boycott The Scouting News

July 23, 2007

Propaganda Rises as Page-Views Plummet

Filed under: "The Scouting News",Blogroll — The Scouting Nazi @ 10:08 pm

The Scouting News offered up another juicy morsel of mediocrity this week with its article, “Free: Thoughts.” Thank goodness they were free, but calling that meandering propaganda “thoughts” is euphemistic at best. The article opens with,

“July has been our best month ever! Now let’s move forward with discussing The Scouting News’ focus for 2007-2008. Our goal is real simple: BE MORE SUCCESSFUL and BE NUMBER ONE! We will let others talk the talk, while we walk the walk.”

Hey, maybe we can suggest one or two more goals to shoot for. How about, “respect customers” and “act with integrity”? They’re finally letting others talk? Amazing! Actually, it took a Boycott to get the truth out. The “news” goes on to contradict itself, “…Despite the loss of revenue and traffic message boards created for The Scouting News we will stand by our decision.” Apparently the decision they’re sticking to is the one to be rude, arrogant, deceitful and to tick everyone off as much as humanly possible. So which is it, was July their best month ever? Or did “the message boards” cause a loss of revenue and traffic? Tell ya what my Boycott buddies, here’s the chart of his traffic. It’s publicly available data that I am not making up:

Traffic Graph

So, clearly, July was NOT their “best month ever.” Their “reach” is down 33% in the last three months and their internet traffic rank based on a combined measure of page views and users is dropping like a rock. Holmes goes on to say they’re going to build three new sites to swindle and bully even more unsuspecting victims. In other words, the Boycott has been so effective, he’s going to a new platform that will allow him even more autocratic control and power to persecute his customers. If your child is getting a good report from this fool, good for you, but your money is directly supporting cyber terrorism and you should stand up for your fellow hockey parents, coaches, and players and cancel your subscription, ask for a refund, and don’t renew until Holmes publishes an apology on his front page. It’s so simple. All he has to do is say that he finally understands that the boycott wasn’t about a disagreement with his content- rather it was about the obsessive manner he went about attacking and persecuting customers and others who disagreed with him, that he regrets that behavior, and that he promises not to do it again in the future. How hard it that? Instead, he’d rather dig his heels in and continue spreading lies, omitting truths, and asking you to take his word at every turn. That’s ok, this Boycott can easily and quickly be expanded to include any other sites he puts up, so we’ll just leave it here until we get our apology. So after all this, you still think the “news” is worth paying for? Did you notice who they left off the 92 list and have you asked yourself why? I seem to recall a recent first round WHL ’92 draftee who doesn’t even show in the top ten of Holmes’ latest and “most accurate” list. Again, although this Boycott is not about content, the content as well as the omissions tell the story of this man’s penchant for punishing others with whom he disagrees and they highlight the inescapable untruths he foists daily upon his victims. Don’t support him any more in any fashion. Tell us your story of how Holmes bullied or lied to you.

July 20, 2007

12 Days

Filed under: "The Scouting News",Blogroll — The Scouting Nazi @ 5:53 am

Only 12 days ago, the Boycott blog did not exist. Today, I Googled “The Scouting News” and was humbled to see that the Boycott blog is third in the search order. Ironically, the only thing separating The Scouting News from the Boycott is the A-Train Hockey Vlog. At this point, I’m thinking it may actually be possible for the Boycott to become more popular than The Scouting News itself! That would be the utlimate testament to the power of freedom – the very freedom Ron Holmes seeks to limit. The Boycott couldn’t possibly survive on the effort of one person, so thanks to all of you who are checking out this site- who value freedom of expression and abhor censorship, persecution and bullying. Keep clicking, seaching, and sending this site to everyone you know in hockey. Has The Scouting News offended you? Tell the world your story here so that others can be spared the abuse you sufferred. Don’t subscribe and don’t renew. Don’t fund oppression, lies, and persecution of the innocent. Just click on “Join the Boycott” and leave a comment telling your story.

3rd Place on Google and Rising

July 17, 2007

Boycott Gains Ground

Filed under: "The Scouting News",Blogroll — The Scouting Nazi @ 2:49 pm

Wow, the Boycott is really picking up steam. It’s amazing how quickly the new blog has risen to the top of the search engines. A couple of weeks ago, this site didn’t even exist. Have you Googled lately? This blog started 07/08 and by 07/11 it debuted in the 49th position on WordPress’s Growing Blogs of the Day. Today, the Boycott has over 1341 hits averaging 150 hits per day. That may not sound like a lot, but when you look at where the Boycott appears in the search engine orders, you can see that the Boycott is definitely gaining ground.

The Boycott only has four more spots to climb until it is challenging the main site itself. Soon it will be impossible for anyone to find the Scouting News without finding the Boycott blog as well, and that is our primary objective. Ultimately, this boycott seeks the removal of Ron Holmes, as the primary bully and persecutor of public dissent. We seek an end to this organization’s attempts to harm players and thereby the game of hockey itself through its own self-important dellusions. The Scouting News is marketed to parents as a scouting resource. The truth is that it is no more than a magic eight ball benifitted by an internet which puts the world at its plagiarising fingertips. Reject bullying, blacklisting, elitism, totalitarianism, fascism, nazism, and racism. Stand up for freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of association. Don’t give Ron Holmes another thin dime! Add your comments anonymously or using a pseudonym and rest assured your identity will be protected from the persecution of this stubborn, ego-maniacal man, and end his reign of terror.

July 8, 2007

Join the Boycott

Filed under: "The Scouting News",Blogroll — The Scouting Nazi @ 4:18 am

See the “about” page for an explanation of why this site began and what its goals are. Chances are if you’re here, you’ve had a negative experience with “Il Duce,” Ron Holmes, and he spared no effort to silence you and sully your reputation in every possible way. Well, you’re not the only one, and we’re not going to take it anymore. There are lots of people out there who know what this guy’s really like, so share your story and let people see for themselves what their subscription money is paying for.

Tactics like those used by Ron Holmes such as spamming chat rooms & forums, contacting team mates and coaches, and using his own web site to spread his propaganda and lies have caused many people to shy away from telling their stories. You can be assured that this blog will protect your privacy. Your identity will not be disclosed. You can post anonymously or under a pseudonym, but posts will be checked statistically for authenticity before being approved and made visible to the public. In the next few days, this blog will be opening up for individuals to send in entire posts of their own. For now, we’ll start by accepting comments to this post. May truth and justice reign supreme. Share your story now. Let your voice be heard and end his reign of terror.

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