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CNBC Says "Mike South - South is the Nikki Finke of the porn industry. His blog, which is never short on opinion, is a must-read among industry insiders. His style is unique, but he is also a leading agent of change within the industry. There are few fence-sitters when it comes to opinions about South, but no one ignores him."

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The End Is Nigh

First I want to wish you all a happy yuletide season, whatever it is you celebrate, I hope you spend it with family and friends and I hope it is healthy, happy and that the new year is prosperous.

As many of you have figured out Dec. 31st is the last post by me here. My New Years resolution is to spend less time …. make that no time writing about porn here. Its been a good run. if you have me in your email my email address will be mikesouthxxx@gmail.com. The current address is being phased out.

One area where I will still be putting in effort is Manwin/MindGeek, I do still want any info you may have on them, to add to my files to help anyone who needs it. Every single time they have been sued for copyright infringement they have settled very quietly out of court. I pleases me that many times I provided crucial information that helped to make those lawsuits successful and I plan to continue to do so, but it wont be written about here, maybe on facebook or something.

My paysites will remain active at least for the time being.
Other than that I plan to spend more time fishing and being with friends and family, I am happy and aside from a knee replacement surgery coming up I am relatively healthy.

I expect the lawsuit to be settled any day. I want to thank everyone who offered support, y’all are amazing.

Other than the fact that it just isn’t fun anymore the main reason for this is my heath and the second is that Porn Valley as we know it is next to dead. AVN Awards, XBiz Awards are meaningless…look at AVN nominees for best website…ALL are advertisers and not one is anywhere near representative of anything that could be called “Award winning” ditto XBiz. I don’t want to be the person turning out the lights in Porn Valley.

On that front, MindGeek/Manwin won.

Finally I want to thank you all, while I may be the face of this site, the real value came from the commenters and from the support from mainstream media who look at me as the voice of honesty and reason and the only place where they can get honest reporting about the industry. All of that is from my readers who comment, or send me info or tell me of the things that happen to them. I am proud of you guys. I know I have said it many times but the level of discourse here is FAR above that of any other site, in terms of intelligence. I have learned from all of you.

Much love to you all and please do stay in touch, there are many of you that I would love to meet and attach a face to a name.