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Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By JVCA. 31/03/09, 04:08 pm




So... Ummm... You guys know how we have that "Anime Lending System" topic? ( http://forum.cosplay.co.nz/auckland-cosplayers-f6/anime-lending-system-auckland-t1082.htm ) - as well as mentions left right and centre of how we download stuff?

Well, it turns out that forumotion does random keyword sweeps it's forums, and our one kind of set off one too many bells for illegal file distribution. Guess what we each just got in our email. :/

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Dear "cosplaynewzealand.forumotion.com" forum administrator(s), it appears that your forum doesn’t respect our Terms of service. Our service is free, so we are urged to only display legal content on the forums.

Because of this, we will be closing your forum for pending investigation at 12 AM, 2/4/09. We trust that you will cooperate with us during our investigations, and will duly notify your forum members of the downtime.

Appropriate legal action may be taken if required.

Regards,
Forumotion Administration

Illegal File Distribution is against the Forumotion Terms of Service, which is why they're investigating I guess. >.<

Hopefully they'll let us go because we haven't actually posted anything on here, but... well, I guess we'll see.

Those who were looking for chchgeddon pics - bookmark your links while you can, because come midnight, we'll be offline.

Umumummm... Crap. o_o; I guess I'll see you guys when/if they give us our forum back.
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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By Duckeh. 31/03/09, 04:13 pm

Like I said before, sugar honey iced tea?

x.x
Wtf.


Uhmmm.... All I can think of is setting up a temporary forum?!??!
Like, for the time being until we get this one back?
We will definately get it back, right?

So yeah... I'll post up a link on thursday to the new forum on cosplay.co.nz or something?


Ahhhgh... Wtf... TIME TO SLEEP, I THINKS? C.C'

This... really sucks.
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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By Zorlich. 31/03/09, 04:19 pm

Ah man, What the hell.
That really sucks

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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By venom. 31/03/09, 04:21 pm

sugar honey iced tea... we have too much dirt for them... no jokes XD

But seriously... I heard forumotion was going crazy these days with hardcore rules and stuff... I know of a few forums that have already shut down...

WHERE ARE WE GONNA GO NOW? WE'RE GONNA BE ORPHANS ;-;
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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By creature124. 31/03/09, 04:24 pm

Well shint. Trust a sugar honey iced tea webhost to pull something like this on us. motherfrakkers.

If we are setting up a temporary forum, I recommend we talk to Hoggs. His webserver is probably even faster than our current hosting, and assuming forumotion aren't an utter pack of retards (given this, plausible) they should allow database dumps, so we might even be able to keep post history.

physics nanny state ;-;


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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By Auroa. 31/03/09, 04:24 pm

I freaked when I got that email. I mean ... omg...

Is there really nothing we can do?

We can only wait?

This is sugar honey iced tea alright.

I'm too numb to sleep now X_X.
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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By Duckeh. 31/03/09, 04:28 pm

I know right... Too annoyed to sleep.
x.x
I'm pretty sure we'll get the forums back, it's stupid if they don't when we don't actually have links or anythign on here... I hope.
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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By Riven_. 31/03/09, 04:34 pm

*sleeps*

*is awoken by the sound of sugar honey iced tea hitting the big blowing thing*
Gah. Silly people.


...to the Cosplay.com forums?
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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By venom. 31/03/09, 04:35 pm

Riven_ wrote:
*sleeps*

*is awoken by the sound of sugar honey iced tea hitting the big blowing thing*
Gah. Silly people.


...to the Cosplay.com forums?

Fruits that! It won't be the same...
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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By Riven_. 31/03/09, 04:36 pm

Bah. Nothing is the same, but in the meantime we can spam the australians' subforum over there until we get our forums back~
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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By JVCA. 31/03/09, 04:37 pm

Duckeh wrote:

I'm pretty sure we'll get the forums back, it's stupid if they don't when we don't actually have links or anythign on here... I hope.

I dunno - we have links to amvs on here, which according to youtube is a violation of copyright. :/ Anyone remember the big banning blitz on people who'd posted amvs? Krista (LovelyKouga)'s account got banned with that - maybe forumotion will take a similar stance? @_@

Gwwaaaaaaaaaargh!!! x__________x Goddamn, this is so unfair!

EDIT: Though having said that, spamming australians could be fun... 8D
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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By Hoggs. 31/03/09, 04:40 pm

*first poast in a while*~

So uh. Admin panel -> DB dump. Now. I'd assume forumotion let you do that.
At least then you have a chance to save the posts~ :\
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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By Auroa. 31/03/09, 04:41 pm

So like... am I the only one freaking that we might actually NOT get the forums back?

Seriously this is just, just ah. *too angry/upset to comment*

edit: yes, can we? I mean we gota make sure our posts get/are saved or something!
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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By Riven_. 31/03/09, 04:44 pm

*cuddles*

As far as I can see there are no links in the thread itself. It just says they've been downloaded. So we're not hosting anything illegal, per se.

(and as regards the amv issue, is there a copy of forumotion's rules, so we can see what they say regarding it?)
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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By Duckeh. 31/03/09, 04:45 pm

Nooooway... Ahahaha... I don't know... Blahr. Really pissed off, i'm just trying to be really optimistic. c.c

Hah... Spamming aussies might make me feel better? D8<
I'LL SHOW THEM HOW ORSUM WE ARE...

....
Yeah, no... Too annoyed to post anywhere else and I think I'm going into my stubborn stage... Jess, are you emailing them back?
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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By Pura. 31/03/09, 04:46 pm

... D:

NO! OUR FORUM! ;___;

So, um, if it doesn't come back, then we all go flock to cosplay.com (Sub-Australian forum takeover >D) until we get a new domain. And then, uh, post the link through DA/LJ/MSN, and then we use word of mouth? (I'm sure most of us can all connect together somehow xDD).

I hope we do get it back though ;___;
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Post By creature124. 31/03/09, 04:47 pm

Well furk. Hokay, seeing as forumtion are being a pack of bastards, I've decided to make a blog to keep track of whats going on. Mods, pass me any more messages you get from the admins about this - I'll also try and get in touch directly. I'll keep it updated as much as my freetime allows with whats going on.

Blog can be found at http://packofbastards.blogspot.com. Bookmark it up, since if they do go ahead and shut us down, we are likely to get a little scattered, check there for news ect.

I'm gonna go to bed now and catch some Z's, but I've got some time before class tomorrow so I'll see what I can see.
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Post By Duckeh. 31/03/09, 04:50 pm

I can use cosplay.co.nz for getting word out. Soyeah.

Yeah~ I've been here since ages... It's really frustrating. c.c

@Greg- lolwtf.... Last I heard Jess' trying to email them... I suppose we shouldn't panic... BLAH
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Re: Forum under investigation? ._.
Post By JVCA. 31/03/09, 04:52 pm

Riven_ wrote:
(and as regards the amv issue, is there a copy of forumotion's rules, so we can see what they say regarding it?)

I've tried finding one, but ridiculously enough, I can't find one anywhere. @_@

@Hoggs: The admin panel thing is a good idea... I'll try give it a go when I get home from uni tomorrow... I need to go to sleep now (5.30am wake-up, blargh...) (...that's if I can GET to sleep, though...)

@Shannon: I sent them an email asking for an explanatation, but all I got was an (automatic, I assume, given that it arrived relatively quickly)(as in, not 58 days later) email back basically saying that nothing would be said until they had completed their investigation. :S

@Greg: lol at the title of the blog. XD Thanks for that. :) GAAAAAAGFWEHFJSBAM. *headdesk*
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Post By Riven_. 31/03/09, 04:56 pm

I've found their TOS: Here

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Illicit contents

Forums that does welcome or promote warez, piracy, hacking, cracking,
spamming, attacks against networks or servers, pornography, racial
hatred, crimes against humanity, inappropriate activities on the
servers, or any other actions which violate any applicable laws, aren't
allowed. Any forum which contains texts, links, pictures, animations,
videos or any other content recognized as illegal may be deleted
without notice or warning. Forumotion.com reserves the right to delete
any accounts or forums considered like not conform to the rules quoted
here or specified in Forumotion.com or in the international website
rules according to the international internet law. Any illegal content
or act can or would be reported to the concerned services and
prosecuted.

We're all good in that we don't have actual links to downloading sites in that thread, but regarding amvs, it's still up in the air whether they're legal or not so whether we're breaking TOS is unsure...
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Post By seraphik. 31/03/09, 04:57 pm

OH NO.
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Post By Hoggs. 31/03/09, 05:04 pm

That TOS looks fairly open to me, it may cover even -talking- about illegal content, whether links were posted or not~
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Post By Duckeh. 31/03/09, 05:07 pm

Hoggs wrote:
That TOS looks fairly open to me, it may cover even -talking- about illegal content, whether links were posted or not~
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Blahr, well, they may play nice?
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Post By JVCA. 31/03/09, 05:09 pm

We can only hope so... :S Blargh. Bedtime. @_@
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Post By Hoggs. 31/03/09, 05:11 pm

Their homepage looks like they're nice people! ^_^

(Just like every other homepage on the internets)
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