I work/worked in the industry. When AP changed the bonus terms I took so many complaints from players.
Yeah, I'm familiar with your forum. I'm not sure I'd classify running a message board as working in the industry, nor does it quantify you as an expert in game quality, but, if you say so.
OK, where to start. I worked as a prop for endless poker rooms (including Absolute). Then I launched Rakerebatereview.com, a rakeback directory and affiliate watchdog site. Then after I sold that site I went to work for BonusWhores.com until those of us involved in the site moved on. Currently I just play poker for a living and mod the forum at 2+2 to continue to help players not get screwed by rogue affiliates. This also provides a place for affiliates to discuss industry issues and helps players find the best deals. Also at BW we ranked rooms by their game quality. We used data we collected ourselves and combined it with data shared by Pokersitescout.com. I certainly saw AP's game quality daily as well as all poker rooms.
Also it seems the OP is upset because this post is nothing but a link to his AP affiliate link.
It would seem that you are babbling without knowing what you're talking about. You obviously did not click on the link if you think it is an AP affiliate link.
The second paragraph of the press release is "Absolute Poker" hyperlinked with your (or someone's) affiliate link. So yes I did click on the link, IMO it is spam. Your OP was to inform/promote AP and almost certainly to get people to click the link in hopes of them clicking your AP affiliate link. So yes it is a link to your affiliate link.
Why is this cooler then the one that Party has? The idea was stolen directly from them.
What makes you think they stole it from Party? Do you think Party invented the bad beat jackpot?
No, but AP copied their terms word for word.
Pokeraddict, you did not mention where Absolute Poker was in your poll.
Yes I did "AP is actually #4 out of 7".
Pokeraddict - I asked you in another thread about you providing proof that Absolute Poker is Spamming as you claim. As I said in that thread, if you can show me where Absolute is sending spam, I will stop promoting them.
It's in the other thread twice, here it is here.
This is a link to all his posts. His name is Tom, he is VP of Absolute. As you see he endlessly spams UB and AP. Several called him out (including me). He finally admits in his last post that the accusations are true. Of course another spamming account reemerged but was deleted soon after by admins at 2+2.
Also UB was bought by Absolute in 2006. It was shortly after the UIGEA passed. UB did this to go private so they could accept US players.
It has been much longer then just a couple of months. If you need I will find the exact date, from a small search it looks like late November 2006. They announced it on October 12th 2006.
I understand you two promote AP, that's your choice. Obviously one of you at least really enjoys playing there. That is great, everyone has a favorite room. I don't think they are a room that can be trusted and I list many reasons. I have never accused them on non payment and they do have that going for them.
To ligten up the conversation here is a photo to show that even Absolute doesn't know if they trust themselves. Notice the scrolling text at the bottom of their software.
Like I said before, I don't have a vendetta against them. You guys asked me to provide proof of my accusation and I did. I have certainly posted warnings about other poker rooms too as well as compliments when they are due.
To CM, thx for the kind words. The AP shiller seems to have retired after being busted out twice. Hopefully he is gone forever.