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darkknight0667
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
Not sure if putting up posts that the fake site is fake, and telling members to go over to the new site is really "Spamming" but here is the vid...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDLSHJEopNU

Andy


Holy crap! That video is the most embarrassing thing I've seen in years. Just wow.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit retrospective, but having chanced upon this thread I'd just like to point out a few factual errors. Firstly, the dire prognostications here have proven pretty much completely off the mark. Rather than a terrifyingly skilled elite hacker gang armed with AK-47s and bad attitudes, we were dealing wtih a single under-resourced opportunist, likely a 21yo from St. Petersburg. The 'under-resourced' part became clear very early on. It's also worth mentioning that the attacks on the perpetrator's site have been acknowledged as a major material assistance to the staff's efforts to purge rootkits installed by the hacker, amongst other things.

Oh, and we weren't all overenthusiastic 'kiddies', thanks. I'm 45, for example. Enthusiastic, guilty. Over, not so much...I knew what I was doing and rated the threat level about correctly.

Finally, Kristen's video may not meet everybody's high standards but she's a vet, not a presenter, and it was a hurried effort to get *something* up. Cut her some slack already! As it happens, the video has been one of the most useful tools we have in the effort to 'liberate' the stragglers and newly registered members at the fake site. Rightly or wrongly, a lot of people trust Youtube when they won't trust Google or Facebook. Go figure.

I have to say that if I didn't know better, I'd almost think I sniffed a worrying note of triumphalism here. That'd sour me a bit on this forum. Not that I've ever been a frequent visitor, but I've always felt it's nice to know it's here. I'd be sad if that feeling changed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kremmen, with all due respect I think you might want to re-read this thread.

I'm not sure where the dire prognosticating is located. It's a thread that discusses things as they happen for the most part. It does not predict.

I think you read way too much into the comments here. Triumphalism is not present. We're all members of the RPF, and certainly not wishing it ill. People support in their own way, some times that includes criticism.

Expressing an honest opinion, either positive, or negative, is welcomed here.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can only expressed what Noeland and others have said about the RPF take-over. I'm only a lurker at the RPF (for more than 3 years now) and always found the site to be an excellent source of info.
The whole thread spoke of that and also the future of all the talent (pros and hobbyists) that makes the RPF what it is today...the comment were made as events happened and we were only guilty of conjectures more than anything else. 20/20 insight happened and now we know better...we're humans after all
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may have been my remarks that were taken by Kremmen as "dire prognostications"...and I admit they may have been overly simplistic and spoken in anger more at the sites direction from the past two years than the current situation. I don't feel as comfortable posting stuff over there anymore, and the tone has become much more juvinile, at the same time the big name name contributors whom I have always relied for advice seem to have been silent for some time now. I have a hard time feeling comfortable on a publicly advertised, and money making site that is basically about copyright theft.

It will take some time to see the true long term damage that the hack has or has not done. I will certainly give it another try down the road, but I will have a hard time FULLY trusting it anytime soon.

Still if you want to blame me for the negative comments I will own them. As far as lumping the rest of the members here with me as a group in it is wrong, and very factually inacurate. It seems to me that most, if not all have been supportive of the RPF. I too would like to see it succeed rather than fail, and wish theReplicaPropForum the best of luck. So I apologise for my reactionary and impulsive comments about the situation. I will sit back now and watch how the final scenes play out from here on out.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anything resolved with RPF?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TM wrote:
Has anything resolved with RPF?

Tony


The legal wheels are grinding though slowly to get the domain back.

thereplicapropforum.com is booming away normally in the meantime.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CessnaDriver wrote:
TM wrote:
Has anything resolved with RPF?

Tony


The legal wheels are grinding though slowly to get the domain back.

thereplicapropforum.com is booming away normally in the meantime.


Pretty much was going to say the same thing....lol.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to its website since April 29, RPF has its domain back.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's all back to normal.

Except! Last night/this morning they have been hit with a 'DDos attack' - basically malicious behaviour to stop people using the site. Wonder who could be behind that. Rolling Eyes

The staff are 'on it'.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still down i think. Can't login and page keeps loading...
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still acting funny this morning Confused Page is loading, but no go when clicking on a topic.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Still acting funny this morning Confused Page is loading, but no go when clicking on a topic.


Yup, same here. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks as though it is under attack again according to art on his facebook page.

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Well, we aren't being "hacked" but unfortunately, we are being attacked.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, this is a saga... Confused Same people as before behind the attack?
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the rpf is back. Just logged in and did some posting. Looks back ok to me Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ki-Djowac wrote:
I think the rpf is back. Just logged in and did some posting. Looks back ok to me Very Happy


Not here... I just tried to log in and... Nothing !

Sad

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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup, me too. It seems to be back now though. Seems to be going on and off ...

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like a yo-yo. Down again.
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