I'd be far happier to say all these people coming out of CO$
are doing so because of my promotional FZ actions, but that is not the case.
Determining what persuaded people to leave CO$ to continue doing Scn outside COS is not promotional actions ITS ANSWERING SOMONE'S
QUESTION WHO DIRECTED A WHOLE THREAD TO MARTY'S EFFECTS ON THIS!!
This was from the blog of " Thoughtful" one of Marty's compadres,
and IIRC is Steve Hall. His blog links to much action of Marty's including
his blog and Videos appearing in the St Pete's times and more.
Further note that it is a list of INDEPENDENTS!
This term has only been resurrected in recent times by Marty, who
has also at times called Freezoners Squirrels.
The above indicates that these are people who mostly came out with
some inspiration from Marty and/or his friends blogs and websites.
No I can't specify that all those on the list left CO$ because of
Marty's actions. Also re someone elses comments people in COS have had long suppressed needs, and reasons to leave CO$. Coming out
openly has been occurring quite regularly on Marty's Blog.
Now some background of my activity. I've been promoting the FZ for 11 years plus, and connecting people in the FZ up. I probably know more people in the FZ who post in english than anyone else, and I know many who don't regularly post in english.
This is around 8 years before ESMB was formed, around 9 years before Marty and Anon came on the net.
My own personal CF probably has around 4000 or so, and I kept this monitored for many years, though I no longer do so.
The 216 people I referenced have not previously surfaced in the FZ,
to the best of my knowledge.
Did anon get them to practice Scn outside COS? perhaps helped, but don't think many are active on WWP. Did ESMB? Yes, and quite a few from ESMB came to FZ forums or asked for connection to techies.
That leaves perhaps 170 - 190 who came to practice tech outside CO$ by other paths than WWP, ESMB, and the FZ.
I shall soon look at one of the busier recent threads on Marty's blog
and give details of how many posters were previously FZers and who were not.
Incidentally Tory has posted similar comments to mine re Marty's effects on getting people out of CO$.