I was having a conversation recently with one of GNK’s many victims, and he posed the above question to me, somewhat impressed at how I have been able to track down GNK’s various movements and antics (both historical and current) over the last 8 months.
The short answer to his question is this: I no longer know how many people are members of the GNKASS Network.
This website receives information about GNK and his associates in various ways.
If we remove the various attempts that GNK has made under a host of false identities to provide false information to the site (GNK is a subscriber to this website, and thus reads every post the moment I upload them), and I pause to consider the feedback I have received over the months from readers, then the only definitive thing I can say about the size and scope of the GNKASS Network is that it has grown beyond my ability to quantify it.
One piece of feedback may help to illustrate this un-trackable growth quite well:
Lets’s take a look at the town of Helensville, with a population of around 2500 people, and a population of around 9000 people in the surrounding areas according to the Census, and the current haunt of GNK and his various “pals”.
A reader from the Kaipara area who has had no direct dealings with GNK or David Swale advised me that, whenever they receive a post from this website, they hit “forward” on their Outlook Express, and send the post on to members of their own “contacts” list. I have received the same feedback from other readers as well from around the country – one reader commented that following this website had (almost) replaced his interest in watching Coronation St!
Another reader has advised me that they and their friends do the same, so the fact is that I have no idea how many times a post from this website gets “forwarded”, distributed, or shared, or who it gets forwarded, to or shared / distributed with – what I do know is that the readership statistics to date on this website far and away exceed the populations of Helensville, Kaipara, Parakai and the surrounding areas – we even have readers of this site in Australia, China, and the United Kingdom!
So, when GNK or one of his associates (for example) attends a comedy show; tries to find a job; attends an equestrian event; makes an attempt to build some kennels on the sly, or whatever, the likelihood is that someone, somewhere is going to be observing him doing these things, and that, somehow, from someone, the information will eventually get back to me.
How was it for example that I was able to uncover the actions of Karina Mihaka and Michael Edmonds, even to the point of locating them at a horse show in the South Island a few months back (hey, they’ve been pretty quiet recently, haven’t they?). How am I able to track GNK’s work activity? How was I able to find out about David Swale’s default on his mortgage?
The answer is this: the readers and supporters of this website now number an amount that I can no longer quantify, yet are people who in their own way, find GNK and the antics of his various associates despicable, and this website gives these people an opporutnity to contribute to “putting things right” if you will.
It is often said in the advertising world that word-of-mouth continues to remain the most successful method of building a business, and that this concept can also work in the reverse. Fundamentally, the GNKASS Network is a “word-of-mouth” Network, and one greatly assisted by technology, which is one of the reasons that this website has been so successful in exposing GNK, and minimising his ability to create more victims.
The GNKASS Network has made the invisible, visible – and there are a host of victims of GNK that are now extremely grateful for this occurring – and I am sure that they would not mind me passing on their thanks and appreciation to you, on their behalf.