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Jon Hein deserves to be held accountable for what became of the "Scottish site" (the "site that shall not be named"), since his selling out to TV Guide was the first step in its demise. What do YOU think? What was Hein's BTF moment?

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1 TV Guide Silence Has never spoken about TVG trashing of JTS
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2 He's a sellout Put TV Guide and $$$ over the fans
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3 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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4 Never Boned He's allowed to cash in - American dream
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1 Made a good site, then sold to TV Guide for lots of $$$ and TV Guide ruins a perfectly good site. The fact Hein stays quiet about it...he doesn't want to admit he's a $ellout. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on October 27, 2010, 8:29 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 DeanofNYC said: "Hein came up with a good idea, everyone else jumped on board and it blew up." Actually, it's more like "Hein came up with a good idea, TV Guide jumped on board and it blew." :-P -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 6, 2010, 6:45 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 DeanofNYC- email Jon Hein about BTF- he did meekly address the JTS sellout- we posted it on the Jump the Shark page on this site- read up on it! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 4, 2010, 8:18 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I think we should be completely fair. Hein came up with a good idea, everyone else jumped on board and it blew up. He wrote a book, which may have been a questionable point. He was a regular guest on Howard Stern to discuss it, eventually getting hired by Stern. And TV Guide bought the site, where they totally dismantled it and destroyed everything about it. Hein wasn't really a businessman, so he didn't know not to give some corporate entity full rights to destroy his concept/website. But he got a great payday from it. And really, there must be a reason he doesn't discuss it: probably a gag order from criticizing TV Guide in exchange for the big payoff and the job as a TV critic for them, when they still had anything going on... I guess I'm most disappointed that he never returns my emails anymore. -- Submitted By: (TheDeanofNYC) on September 4, 2010, 1:21 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 PYL- I think the whole reason that the old "Scottish Site" community is thriving here and that Jon Hein is attacked so much isnt the money- you are right, who would turn down millions of dollars?- but the fact that he is on the HOWARD STERN SHOW 25 hours a week, and NEVER mentions this. Even though he had a histroy of discussing what TV Guide did with the site after he sold it and was also introduced with the "Rich Nerd" song parody every time he was on the show which was about his website being sold. After the "Scottish Makeover" this song was dropped and the site never discussed as to what TVGuide was doing to it. If he spoke out and said TVGuide boned the fish on it- he would be spared the critical attacks, but he has shown that he has no backbone, therefore- sellout. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on February 5, 2010, 5:11 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Unless you are that devoted in your values, if someone waived quite a few million dollars in front of you, you would sell out too. I don't blame Hein for selling like that. Now not speaking about it, that is a totally different beast. That was a bone right there. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on February 5, 2010, 4:34 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Jon's Hein's sellout begat Bone the Fish- tell your friends and let the BTF revolution continue on! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on February 4, 2010, 7:23 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 How sad; no one has ever thought of him abandoning the old Scottish Site, only to have it become a victim of what entertainment is like today! As a result, I have distanced myself COMPLETELY from any reference to that site that shall not be named, and I can no longer look at the Scottish Sellout with a bright eye ever again! Thank you for whoever started "Bone the Fish" for bringing back an independent ranting site--and now, it's more than just TV shows! -- Submitted By: (SVN) on February 4, 2010, 4:12 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 He had a great idea, but what made the site so great was the content submitted by everyone, not just himself. Of course, he had an absolute right to sell to TV guide, but it flatlined his reputation. $ELLOUT. -- Submitted By: (Mister_Anderson) on December 26, 2009, 10:56 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I agree nobody can blame him for cashing in. JTS is just a term he came up with and years later became a hit. The only weird thing is that he didn't mention anything about it. Maybe it's TVguide telling him not to say anything? Does he have a blog? Can we e-mail him? I don't want JTS back I just want to know his opinion. -- Submitted By: (kitchenbreak) on August 7, 2009, 10:19 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I agree with the money comment, who could turn down millions of dollars? my gripe with Hein is that he is on HOWARD STERN EVERY DAY- and says nothing about this- that is what makes him a lemon coated, fish boning sellout. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on August 3, 2009, 5:46 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 I cant say I blame Jon Hein. If someone waved a 7-8 figure check in my face for my website, I know I'd sell out too. That is unless my site was bringing in at least 6 figures to me annually, then I would hold on to the site and wouldnt sell out. I do wonder how much money Jon Hein was making from his jumptheshark website when he still owned it. -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on August 2, 2009, 7:53 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Probably because he sold one of the greatest TV-related websites of all time just to line his pockets. -- Submitted By: (ScottyB) on August 2, 2009, 7:26 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 Why do I get the feeling Jon Hein would sell out the human race to invading aliens if they gave him the right offer and then act as if he was doing the rest of us a favor? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 2, 2009, 4:38 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
15 The poor dolphin. :( -- Submitted By: (Robert) on August 1, 2009, 2:05 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
16 Yeah, to top it all off, he doesn't say ANYTHING about what TV Guide did to his site. I wonder if he knows about BTF. Whatever the case, break out the lemon juice, the slaw, the tartar sauce, and the vinegar, for this is one man who has truly sodomized the dolphin. -- Submitted By: (ScottyB) on August 1, 2009, 8:50 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
17 I feel that BTF is now superior after 4 months than "Jump the Shark" ever was. More categories, more options, and a fired up user base. This site has gotten more populare each month it has been online since 3/09. Jump the Shark is an embarrassment, and so Is Mr. Hein at this point , not for selling the site ( hey wouldnt millions make any of sell out?) but for not slamming TV Guide on the most popular radio show on the planet (HOWARD STERN) where he is on the show EVERY DAY!!! Jon Hein you sir are a lilly livered sellout. Get some Slaw to this man ASAP! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on August 1, 2009, 5:48 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
18 Yeah, I made a mistake. But just think, if it wasn't for Jon Hein selling out, this site never would have come to be. -- Submitted By: (ScottyB) on July 31, 2009, 7:31 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
19 ScottyB justed served up a lemon, slaw and vinegar fish boning to himself!! Jon Hein still is a sell-out no matter how it's spelled! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 31, 2009, 6:22 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
20 Whoops, meant to spell "sellout", not "sellot". Silly me. -- Submitted By: (ScottyB) on July 31, 2009, 6:15 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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