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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Mercuriel on Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:45 pm


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    Potential Shutdown of the Mists of Avalon - 2011/07/25



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    This Newsletter is being sent out to the Membership so as to be able to continue on with Our Community should Forumotion (Our Forum Host) decide to delete Our Forums. Please let Us explain.

    One Week ago - We as the Admins of the MoA were presented with a Message in Our Admin Interface about a supposed Violation of Forumotion's Terms of Service or TOS. This was supposedly due to someone lodging a complaint against Us with Forumotion.

    I as an Admin then went over to Forumotion's Support Forum where I then tried to get more Information about the supposed Violation of Their Terms of Service and where It was so I and or Carol could clear It up by making the appropriate Edits Ourself as necessary.

    We were told that We could not be told of the specific Violations as that was another part of Forumotion that We as Their Users supposedly have no access to and cannot talk to or query about what They find Us in Violation of...

    This then left Us looking into Our own Local Abuses under a different Applet under Our Admin Interface where We found a complaint lodged against Us with specific references to Copyright Violations this Person was supposedly claiming...

    That said - Upon attempting to track these specific references to the Violations of Their TOS made against Us by this Person - All of them were no longer in Our Database - Meaning they'd obviously been deleted or removed already.

    This then left Us dealing with this from Our end as Admins and so We asked everyone to check Their Posts and ensure that there was no ;

    Violent or repulsive content
    Hateful or abusive content
    Defamatory content and / or affecting the integrity of a person
    Sexual and/or pornographic content
    Harmful and dangerous acts
    Copyright infringment
    Spam
    Phishing and/ or malware website
    Credit card fraud
    Hacking

    This presented to Us a large Chore and so We moved about on It. We now wait to see what the Timer will do. Will We have this Forum up'n'running after the Clock goes over at 00:00 C.S.T. this Morning ? We'll have to see but if not and They delete Us - Here is how We shall proceed as no one can shut Us down now...

    We own the URL and there is a Website I bought last Year ready and waiting. Sickness and such with Family Members has prevented Carol and I from moving on It as fast as We wanted to but if We go down We are not lost - AT ALL...

    Here is how We intend to proceed...

    If the Forum at http://www.themistsofavalon.net goes down and is deleted by Forumotion after 00:00 C.S.T. - Members are then in the Interim - Asked to gather at http://mistsofavalon.invisionplus.net

    Now as that resource (The Backup URL) can be very questionable at the best of times as It regards Net Connectivity - If this Forum goes down due to deletion and the backup listed above is not available - Take a rest - Try it tomorrow and then even still if when You check the backup and Its not up again - Check Your Email for an Update and It'll be in there detailing what Carol and I are doing to bring the Mists back to Us as an Online Community once again. All of the above said - I will have an Email out to the Membership about Our next steps should Forumotion delete Us and the Backup is not available - By 22:00 C.S.T. tomorrow Night.

    We have everyone's Email Address and so if this Forum We are currently on - Goes down - Remember the above and feel free to Email Me back as Admin with any questions You might have as this process unfolds or doesn't. That stated though - We hope It is the later. I can be reached at mercuriel@live.ca

    In any event - We are prepared. If the Forum goes down and You can't find It online or You get a 404 - Check You Email periodically over the next little while so as to up to date on what is being done to put Us back Online as a Community...

    Much Love to You All in This...

    Carol - Mercuriel & Anchor...

    Tic Toc...

    Huh ?

    Gulp...


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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Mercuriel on Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:03 am

    Man - I don't know whether to Jump for Joy or what yet...

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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Mercuriel on Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:31 am

    I think We made It Peeps...

    Yeehaaw...

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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  TRANCOSO on Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:40 am

    Mercuriel wrote:I think We made It Peeps...

    Yeehaaw...

    albino
    If this proves to be true, wise choises & decisions have been made ... Wink
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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Mercuriel on Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:44 am

    > Throws TRANC a High Five <

    Oooyeah 1


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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  TRANCOSO on Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:59 am

    Mercuriel wrote:> Throws TRANC a High Five <

    Oooyeah 1
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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Mercuriel on Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:18 am

    K - Off to Bedsy with Me...

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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Anchor on Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:14 am

    Wow!

    I have not been doing much Anchoring here these past few weeks.

    I suppose whatever it was that catalyzed this scenario will not be known for sure.

    Perhaps its time to move onto a forum that is not run/hosted by tyrants.


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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  mudra on Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:45 am

    Let's dance Viva MOA The Floyd



    It was almost a shock to find the forum on this morning LOL .

    Well done everyone .
    Mercuriel you are the KING Thubs Up

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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  burgundia on Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:33 am

    Mudra, we knew it would all be OK, didn't we? Wink
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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  mudra on Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:40 am

    burgundia wrote:Mudra, we knew it would all be OK, didn't we? Wink

    Indeed dear Burgundia .
    We will add this one to the long list of "catastrophies" that never came through cheers

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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  enemyofNWO on Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:23 am

    mudra wrote:Let's dance Viva MOA The Floyd



    It was almost a shock to find the forum on this morning LOL .

    Well done everyone .
    Mercuriel you are the KING Thubs Up

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    After the prolonged dance , we at the Mist , will have to reconsider the current arrangement with Heavenforum which seem to be quite nebulous to say the least . To be reconsidered also the issues of backup of the database and more strict obedience to current rules regarding copyright infringement .....
    The Heaven forum mob could have handled this caper in a more friendlier way . It looks like " they were doing a job " on MOA . It is likely that they could repeat this stunt in the future . Also the good news is that to this date 25/07/2011 this forum is clean . This date is then a marker for future reference .
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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Micjer on Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:13 am

    Congradulations and thanks for all the hard work! Looks like we made it!

    cheers cheers cheers


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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  sunflower on Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:25 am

    How to get a good start for your day: reading posts on the Mists. I won`t take this op for granted anymore!!!

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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  newel on Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:49 am

    Anchor wrote:Wow!

    I have not been doing much Anchoring here these past few weeks.

    I suppose whatever it was that catalyzed this scenario will not be known for sure.

    Perhaps its time to move onto a forum that is not run/hosted by tyrants.

    I think it's time to own the database indeed. We're like in our parents' basement right now.

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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Blacklight43 on Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:14 am

    Thanks guys for all your hard work!
    As you know I don't post much but I am here
    every day reading and learning.
    So I have a question... what will it take for us
    to own the forum, lock stock and barrel without
    outside governance?
    If there is something I can do on my end
    Please let me know.

    Love and appreciation to you all. cheers

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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Isostool on Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:10 am

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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  investigator on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:05 am

    Yeah you should switch to another forum Merc, that is really bad customer service on their part. You spent 200 bucks with them, and this is the kind of service you get? In this economy probably a lot of other companies want your business.
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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Mercuriel on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:17 am

    Yeah I hear Ya Investigator but Brethren - Lets celebrate today OK ? I mean at least for Me if Ya can...

    I as well as many others have worked hard over the past Week to ensure this remains where It is and while I definately agree with You all on the need to find better accomodations - I just want to rest today if I can ?

    I have the Other Site bought - The URL is Ours - We own It too - I'm independantly Wealthy so We have no Funding Issues - Carol and I have moved through Our "Troubles" now so ;

    cheers

    What Ya think ? Can We be Happy about this today ? Can We ? Please ?

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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Floyd on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:35 am

    Mercurial. FYI, after some fiddling the old site is back up.

    http://mistsofavalon.invisionplus.net/

    As expected they have come under a DOS attack yet again. If this one goes down I suggest that you don't use the old invision as a permanent

    solution.

    I removed the keylontic thread from that forum on the 19th of this month. You should not suffer the same complaint whilst or if you use that forum.

    In the future you can check if a site is down or not by using this website

    http://www.downornot.com/

    You may have to enter a validadting captcha into this site before you can get onto any invision forum.


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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Mercuriel on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:37 am

    Aye - Thanks for heads up Floyd.

    Check on the Backup...

    Wink


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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Lionhawk on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:37 am

    Well it looks like we are under our own power and many thanks for those who contributed to the solution. That includes you Floyd. Thanks for the pussy cat comment too. Your sense of humor has always tickled me. There is no way I can take you seriously.

    Yep, Merc, I'd say we move away from this episode of tyranny and move on. When you do, I hope you express to them our dissatisfaction as to how they represented themselves as in customer support.

    Hope you all get some rest from this and we will see you on the other side as they say.

    Thanks Merc, Carol, Floyd, Anchor, Mudra, and all those who did some serious work on this. cheers
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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  mudra on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:38 am

    Dear Brother I completely agree with you cheers

    Would you mind to open the dance with me ?

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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Mercuriel on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:42 am

    LH - You and I had a Skype Chat planned for today right ?

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    Re: Complaint against the Mists

    Post  Mercuriel on Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:51 am

    Indeed...



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