|Posted: November 26, 2012, 8:37 pm - IP Logged|
I was informed today that I was removed from the new Lottoguys forum that was created for paying pool members.
I did inform Craig that I no longer was sending any additional funds due to my current financial situation. I did receive a money order for the balance that I had remaining. The other reason for dropping out of the forum was my feelings regarding the play of the Big games versus playing the smaller matrix games.
My beef is being removed from the new forum. Most of you who have been following the Digit Master Pro threads know that I was takin an active roll in helping others use Digit Master. From the very beginning of Craig sharing his DOS programs to the time I spent creating instructional PDF's and Videos. The time creating, uploading, etc. was very time consuming to say the least. The goal of course was to see someone here at LP win the Jackpot.
I was more or less the point person and was given most of the earlier DOS programs that RL created and shared with the earlier members that joined the Yahoo Group that has since been deleted awhile back.
Here is an email sent to a member here at LP: (FYI my first name is Steve for those who do not know)
"Just wanted to ask if Steve has ever contacted you and asked for a copy
of your version of DM. Each copy I send out is tagged to the person
I send it to and a few have told me Steve asked them for there copies.
I don't know what he is up to as I told him that the software has hidden
features to track illegal copies. He even asked Adam in Poland for a
copy of the Poland version."
By the way, for the record I never phoned Craig about this below. Craig actually posted this information at LP. Totally false statement below. If there was a phone conversation about this Craig most likely told me about this since I was not the person who did the programming.
"I am a little concerned about it because the last time he phoned me
he was asking questions about what I have in place to control it. Kind of in a round about
way but It caught my attention and when adam told me he wanted a poland version a few bells
went off. May be nothing but I have to look after such things."
For those who know me here at LP know that I help most of the time whether it be a question or Excel program. If you do a search you will see that I have posted links to Instructional PDF's, Videos, etc. on how to use Digit Master Pro.
I will honestly say that I did indeed ask Adam for his copy of Digit Master Pro and he did send it to me. His version is different than the current "Big Game" version. Adam's version has the Poland Lottery game. The only reason I requested Adam's copy is to see how he arrives at his filter settings. Seems Adam had more of a grasp on how to use the program than most of us. Nothing else. End of story.
Now Adam is a non-paying member of the new Lottoguys forum and I feel I should also still be a member. Seems that RL has emailed JimJ and now I'm removed from the forum. Which is kind of kick in the crotch.
I can say that since the new Lottoguys forum started there have been no 4of5's, or 5of5 winners. Matter of fact for awhile there were no tickets even purchased. The main reason was that the members needed to get a better grasp on how to use Digit Master Pro. Other than a handful of the original 17 members I can say that about 3 to 4 members will post anything worthwhile. The main reason why the new Lottoguys Forum was created was to share new ideas, tips, tricks etc. Other than JimJ and a post or 2 from RL it has been dissapoininting to say the least. There was more information posted here at LP than at the new forum. RL has updated DM a couple times and no don't ask me to share the updates. Use the older versions if you still have them. Better yet just buy quick picks.
For those who are considering joining the new forum by becomming paid subscribers let me offer you this advice. I know Craig has informed me that he has a list of you that are begging to join. Keep your money. Play your own numbers.
I would be interested in any PM's from members here who have been contacted by Craig (RL Randomlogic)
You need some help, you say the conversation never happened but if you think about it remember the time
you were asking about this very thing and even suggested that I include in my code the ability to delete files
and crash a computer. I would not do anything like that. DM does have anti-piracy code that in the event a
illegal copy of one of my programs has been given out it reports it. It does not track any information on the
person who has the illegal copy but the lines in the settings.dmp are tagged to origional recipient. If a copy
comes up on a computer located in CA that was released to some person in another state it sends the tag
which tells me where it came from. even the old dos programs are detected. If a person does not have a
copy they are not suppose to have then nothing is done. As a programmer I am always looking for ways to
protect my intellectual property and also come up with better ways to prevent software piracy. All these things
have commercial value. The license agreement included with DM states that the my software maynot be given
away by others. Asking another member to send you a version is a violation of the agreement. According to
the license agreement all rights you had to use the software ended at that time. As for asking for member
who I have PM'ed here at LP it's going to be a very short list so I will give it to you now. Bob, Tom and Adam.
You are the one who decided to leave the pool effective that day. I can provide you with the mesage if you
need a reminder. I accepted your request to be removed from the pool and mailed you a full refund of all money
you had on account. You are the one who wanted to move the pool play away from the big games and play the
smaller state games. The whole Idea behind the pool play was to play the big games. Everyone I think but you
understood this. It's true that we have not yet hit any 4of5's or a 5of5 but that is expected. It cost each of us
around $5.00 a week on average and taking a few draws off to work on setups seems like a good thing to me.
I have said many times that the best way to loose at lottery is to play every game. If you can't do it on paper
you can't do it when paying for tickets. I won $100.00 bucks today on a $5.00 scratchers but that does not make
me want to quit playing the big games if favor of scratchers. You asked to be removed from the pool for your own
reasons, your request was accepted, your money you had on account was refunded. I believed that the reason
you decided to leave was because you thought our chances of winning power ball or mega millions was almost
null. That may be the case with odds over 100 million to 1 but I knew this going in. Pool play is the only way to
play these big games IMHO. What I don't understand is why you felt the need to post you feelings here on LP.
The newer versions of DMP have all the same stuff as the older versions plus more. Maybe you needed to vent in
public but when you do keep your facts straight.