From WDM's website (the following is a post by WDM wherein he talks about his email exchanges with Mutt about his attempts to join the WDM website): More information ---------------- * I've had about 6 more e-mail exchanges with him in which he seems incredibly persistent to convince me that he's really here for just the HTV. His e-mails are literally 10 paragraphs long and literally include inside info regarding the show and his job on SFRT that could compromise his job. * He already knows about everything on this site. The only thing he didn't get a chance to see was the WDM Tube. He knows about the vault, he knows about the original WDM Radio shows that we do and even mentioned specific bits that we've done on air. He knows about the Artie Saga and all the original productions also. * If you guys didn't get to read the thread he started on SFN here is the first post. [TABLE="class: ncode_imageresizer_warning, width: 800"] [TR] [TD="class: td1, width: 20"][/TD] [TD="class: td2"]This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized 1250x195.[/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] Notice that he makes reference to using a site "AFN" as an alternative. It turns out this site is Artiefannetwork.com which is simply just a forum with no content. So not only is it not an alternative to this site whatsoever, but hilariously the OWNER of the site is a member here. The universe tends to unfold as it should and protect the powers of WDM. That's how you know this place is meant to be. With perfect timing he just happened to send me the following PM: Quote Hi, I'm the owner of a small website called artiefannetwork Mutt tried two times to buy my little site just to shut it down. I told him no both times. I found out he got mad at all the members he banned coming over to my site. Then he asked if I own or know of any Stern show file sharing websites. I responded to the email and said "NO" and that's all. I just wanted to give you some info before you decide if your going to let him be a member on your site or not. He seems like a sneaky little bastard to me. If you need to ask me any questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.orgNow that makes this whole thing take a whole new direction. Since I am not POSITIVE of Mutt's motives I will retain privacy with the very sensitive information that he shared through e-mail. But I will post a few quotes here regarding the actual incident we're discussing to help you guys decide and follow the WHOLE STORY so you feel apart of this whole thing. If he tries anything I want you guys to feel attached to the story and get pissed because you have to realize... if this site is being attacked it's attacking YOUR access to all of this great stuff. It's not attacking me seeing as I host this site to share with Stern fans. I can simply go back to listening to my Sirius sub and watching my HTV sub. So this is about YOU guys. That's why I feel it's so important you guys are apart of the decision making. It's ALL of our site and this ENTIRE community is what makes up WDM. Can anyone see ANY benefit in Mutt's presence here? Like even wild ideas like if I got him to do interviews on our live WDM Radio shows or if I got a backdoor number from him so I could get through to SFRT all the time. Or a heads up on some of the inner workings of the Stern universe? Or is it all just nonsense and not worth a shit to even risk the site no matter how convincing he sounds? Mutt Quotes Quote i was joking around w/ SFN. i didn't say the domain or the full name. i just figured people who knew what it was would get a chuckle & since i wasn't going to be a member anyway, I assume it would be ok. yes, I was worried people would turn me in to sirius saying I tried join a pirate site but I hoped that wouldn't happen. if it came to that I figured I would say how I tried signing up to see what it was. Quote I understand if you won't believe me but I wasn't there as an official sirius person. I simply wanted to steal. I emailed you when registering letting you know it was really me because I didn't want you to think i was up to no good. i didn't want to sneak in. I respect what you did & wanted to be upfront w/ you about it. i used my real email & my screen name was simply ****EDIT****. if you didn't want me on there, I'd respect it. I saw in your rules that if I wasn't active I'd lose the account & since I knew I would NOT be able to contribute in that way, i thought I should tell you & see what you think. I have fios & can't get howard tv. they will send me DVDs if i request them but I hate doing that. I grab your audio stuff off of ***EDIT*** but never see any HTV stuff anymore. (i'm addicted to downloading shit) i'm on howadtv right now & I can't even watch it. anyway, i removed filesharing on SFN because I had to. it was the worst thing I even had to do on SFN. i honestly loved the filesharing forum & knew that removing it would really hurt the site. the whole way I promoted SFN in the beginning was by sharing stern show live musical performances on napster. i'd rip them every morning at the show open & add them to my collection leaving napster running 24/7. alot of people got them & up until sirius did their music special, i used to still see them. I'm an avid supporter of filesharring. still, I had to kill it on SFN if i wanted a show. i had been turned in & was told if it didn't come down I'd not only lose the show but I'd be getting a letter from the law dogs. now I have to keep it on the QT.Quote look, take care. i don't need to come in & worry you or the members. i honestly just wanted HTV. There you have it folks... the Saga continues. It's a new era of WDM and funny that this happens right before our 1 Year Anniversary! It's the age of change!!! We will learn from this test.