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Offline gv260ea

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Why the forum was down?
« on: November 06, 2015, 11:34:52 am »
The title is self explanatory.
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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2015, 01:28:16 pm »
Well the proximal cause was the server host (Hostgator) locked it after a DCMA complaint. As for the distal cause, Dave hasn't made that public.
I know that happened a couple of weeks ago. Has it happened again more recently?

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2015, 02:07:09 pm »
What is distal mean?

I saw Dave ranting about HG on his twitter feed end of october.
 

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2015, 02:23:51 pm »
What is distal mean?
Ultimate cause.
Underlying reason for the DCMA complaint.
 

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2015, 06:59:00 pm »
Again this f* DMCA... why the hell does anyone deserves to be charged (i.e. hosting suspended) for something that is claimed from one part only?

And why no actions are taken for that parts that with no solid reasons claims for any stupid, insignificant theory of copyright infringment?
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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2015, 07:44:11 pm »
Again this f* DMCA... why the hell does anyone deserves to be charged (i.e. hosting suspended) for something that is claimed from one part only?

They sent Dave an email in advance but unfortunately that got stuck in his inbox so they didn't get a reply for 3 days, after that they decided to take it down.
I still don't think they should have, but there's more to the story  - as always.
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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2015, 08:24:38 pm »
As for the distal cause, Dave hasn't made that public.

What was the complaint for?
Alexander.
If I was a guessing man, probably firmware files posted to forum threads.

Nope. Someone wanted their quoted posts on the forum removed.
I wonder who...  ::) /sarcasm
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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2015, 08:49:24 pm »
I do have a speculation. We all probably guessed it.
 

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2015, 09:51:53 pm »
Well the proximal cause was the server host (Hostgator) locked it after a DCMA complaint. As for the distal cause, Dave hasn't made that public.

Maybe it is in regards to a post here about the British secret service ?   Maybe that should be deleted?
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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2015, 09:54:38 pm »
I do have a speculation. We all probably guessed it.

I haven't?  :-\
 

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2015, 10:01:03 pm »
What is distal mean?

Proximal: nearest, closest, most immediate
Distal: farthest, more distant
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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2015, 10:08:18 pm »
 

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2015, 10:21:59 pm »
As for the distal cause, Dave hasn't made that public.

What was the complaint for?
Alexander.
If I was a guessing man, probably firmware files posted to forum threads.

Nope. Someone wanted their quoted posts on the forum removed.
I wonder who...  ::) /sarcasm

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2015, 11:12:32 pm »
As for the distal cause, Dave hasn't made that public.

What was the complaint for?
Alexander.
If I was a guessing man, probably firmware files posted to forum threads.

Nope. Someone wanted their quoted posts on the forum removed.
I wonder who...  ::) /sarcasm

Are ASCII art penises copyrightable?

Yes it is a creative work isn't it.
 

Offline gv260ea

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2015, 11:13:37 pm »
I do have a speculation. We all probably guessed it.

I haven't?  :-\

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2015, 11:15:07 pm »
 

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2015, 11:22:56 pm »
I do have a speculation. We all probably guessed it.

I haven't?  :-\

Batteriser

No

I don't know any more nutjobs which would go this far. Perhaps a "stalker" trying to get Dave's attention.
 

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2015, 11:58:11 pm »
I don't know any more nutjobs which would go this far. Perhaps a "stalker" trying to get Dave's attention.

Yup, just a pathetic loser with nothing better to do with their life. They are probably reading this, in which case they should know that Hostgater are going to ensure this doesn't happen again. And oh, BTW, their legal department is not happy with the fraudulent DMCA request filed (proof of fraud provided).
 

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2015, 12:23:19 am »
I don't know any more nutjobs which would go this far. Perhaps a "stalker" trying to get Dave's attention.

Yup, just a pathetic loser with nothing better to do with their life. They are probably reading this, in which case they should know that Hostgater are going to ensure this doesn't happen again. And oh, BTW, their legal department is not happy with the fraudulent DMCA request filed (proof of fraud provided).

Are you allowed to reveal the reason for the DMCA complaint?
 

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2015, 12:33:08 am »
Someone wanted their quoted posts on the forum removed.
 

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2015, 01:04:32 am »
Luckily Hostgator seems to be a decent host.
 

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2015, 01:50:39 am »
Luckily Hostgator seems to be a decent host.

My case was escalated to none other than the CEO.
And their legal team is busily and eagerly looking into what they will do about this clown. They are not amused. If I was him I'd pull my head in and go into hiding and hope they don't take legal action against the fraudulent claim.
 

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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2015, 02:15:53 am »
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Re: Why the forum was down?
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Re: Why the forum was down?
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2015, 03:25:54 am »
Still worth it IMO. This forum is a much pleasant place now.
Drain the swamp.
 


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