M.Q. was not much of an accountant. He didn’t really understand business. He didn’t have a kind of ‘reserve’ just in case something went wrong.
After a year of existence, Staff Writers made up 40% of writers. Members only made up 10%.
As the money earned from articles published by Members went to M.Q. and his friends, and as Staff Writers got 80% of what they earned, M.Q. and his Shills weren’t making the kind of money they were accustomed to.
To rip off the Staff Writers and Writers, M.Q. decided to not let a Writer or Staff Writer know how many hits they got so as to chip away their earnings.
He didn’t realise some writers had their own hit counters and confronted him with the fact they had 13,932 views and the site only listed 9,321.