I think it's silly all these people complaining about Tech-FAQ proxy list. If it doesn't make you money, don't submit your proxies. And if you have no other means of promotion, you may want to consider another niche.
Imagine you're earning $1500 a month on your work. Your working with 5 people you like very much, and having a lot of fun doing your work like it should be.
Suddenly 5 rookies join the company, which makes your earnings per month lower -- to $800 just because the rookies should get money too. You won't be happy right? It was YOUR job, it WAS fun, it used to be with mates and a good earning job, but because of those rookies (who are doing nothing, because they don't understand what to do, while you know everything and are doing almost everything for them) it's kinda all screwed...
Translating that story into your message means the following:
Instead of complaining to your boss about the rookies, search for another job and let the rookies earn the money you used to earn. Even more, you might even consider a new job -which is VERY difficult- because off those n00bs.
Do you understand what our point is? If not 'our' point, it's mine. And I'm FULLY behind it ;)
No direct attack to you mate, I'm just giving this story as an example to let others feel how it feels for us ;)
I see things a bit different here; if those so called "n00bs" are beating the "pr0s", are they actually noobs? Who's the real pro after all?
It's your job to change things (or at least try) and be sure you can beat those "noobs" back again.
Just my 2 cents anyway.
If 5 rookies can join your company and take your responsibilities, then it's time that you refine your skills and bring your skills above theirs so you're more sought after.
And anyways, It doesn't take much to setup a proxy just to submit to Tech-FAQ.
Of course it's nothing personal, just for arguments sake.
The Tech-Faq problem is similar to the immigration problem from one point of view... some work for 5$/day you work for 25$, they win, you are unemployed. Do you leave your country and let the immigrants take control? Their number keeps growing... etc
I'm not against the indonesians or any other group of people, i just told you why some people in this world keep submitting and why some people are against them etc
For once at least people are not blaming Indians lol..
Anyways it's never about the rookies, Indonesians, criminals or rapists.
Life is all about challenges. So is the tech faq list. Cos it used to make good money.
Now it isn't because of too much of competition.
Aquarezz and I have been a long time proxy webmasters now. If he's complaining about this then there's obviously a growing concern.
Will is never going to complain for the fact that if he bans co.cc it's like discriminating those guys. And ye a clear loss in profits for him as well.
So all I can say is just wait and watch. And stop fighting between each other.