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Well...not sure where to begin. A couple of days ago Dreamhost (our web host) contacted me to alert me that my bandwidth usage was over the limit (EIGHT xxxxING TERABYTES PER MONTH LIMIT!) and my account was accruing charges for overage fees. At a pretty disturbing rate.

 

Right now, this site is $612.37 in the hole from being over the bandwidth limit. The reason this is strange, and more importantly, the reason Dreamhost contacted me, was because before this month, we had NEVER gone over a single TB of bandwidth. In fact, we've never gone over 500GB of bandwidth, even at our peak and with the site hosting 100MB tutorial videos and and such getting downloaded hundreds, sometimes thousands of times.

 

I spent a lot of today on the telephone with Gary from Dreamhost, and we watched where all the bandwidth was going. Seems that multiple logins on the same ftp account combined with a certain folder being hosted under one of our moderator's accounts was getting an insane amount of traffic.

 

I won't really go into to too many details as you can imagine where this is all going. (and no, don't bother looking for the files because they are already down and that moderator's account is already closed and banned).

 

I am here to give you a few important details though. First, I'm not sure how long it is going to take me to cover this. However, I DO NOT want to even hear about donations or any bull crap like that because after talking to momma a bit about it, we've decided we are going to try and use legal action to recover the money...though of course with the way the courts work, and being across the country from the person who did this, it will take oh...about a million xxxxing years.

 

However, since it IS across the country, a little visit from the FBI might be all the scare tactic one needs to pay me back (yes I know you are reading this shitbag, and you KNOW I'm not into empty threats). I've got to be in school all day tomorrow but I'll be back tomorrow night to let you know what we've decided to do.

 

Second, the server bill doesn't come due for another two months as we just paid this quarter's hosting, so that gives her and I a bit of opportunity to sew that little hole up nicely, but it's going to hurt. Again, NOT interested in donations. My site, my responsibility. My revenge (hopefully) will be enough.

 

I am however disheartened and disappointed that someone we all trusted and in fact, LIKED, almost loved like a brother, would take advantage of me, and in effect, you, in such a manner. Being a moderator is important, even at some shithole site like this. You've been chosen to be a moderator not just by me, but by the rest of the staff as well as you guys, the readers and members, by the fact that you respect and even enjoy the posts that the person puts out here for all of us to read.

 

That's what makes the backstabbing so xxxxing cruel. I've not even spoken to the other moderators/staff about this because I just didn't know what to do. Until today when Gary and I actually tracked the traffic, I wasn't sure exactly what was going on. I've already been through every last moderator folder on the server to make sure nothing else was amiss (yeah, all I need is to have authorities start investigating and find someone else is holding illegal . like copyrighted music or movies or worse, some child porno).

 

Thankfully this is just a single bad apple that had all of us fooled. Like I said, when I get home from school tomorrow (like I'm going to be able to concentrate on anything but this), I guess I'll get started trying to fix this.

 

In the meantime, I hope someone runs over your testicles (you know who you are butthole).

 

I'll lock this as I'm sure the rest of the mods don't want to have to crush speculation or deal with the flaming or whatever nonsense might arise from this. Especially since this will be the first they hear of it (don't worry, rest of you mods are ok so don't sweat that). I'm so xxxxing angry right now and I have to go to bed soon to get up for school.

 

This is a great community but I'm starting to wither in my decision to keep the place alive, and this just kinda ices the cake, nails the coffin lid, etc etc. More when I get a chance to update (and get a chance to talk to the mods).

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APRIL FOOLS

 

Good prank eh'?

 

Steavis was really banned for a day and NO ONE but me and A_G were in on the gag....Hope he aint too awful pissed at me...but I like to pick on (prank at times) the people I value most as dear friends...DONT get a big head Rado....I still dont like you...lol

 

joking of coarse....

 

Beings Steavis if my bestest friend I pick on him the most...lol

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yea right sure you did....I had Rado fooled about more than just this....but thought it was funny....

 

Just not too funny to steavis as he's pretty pissed at me over this...as he was really banned for a day and the joke got old pretty fast for him....he's pretty dedicated to the street so it was more a kick in the nuts than a poke in the ribs...

 

but A_G's right...it's funnier when it's about him than anyone else...too bad I burned his last years lottery ticket before he could claim it...:)

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LOL, i thought you were going to wait until a bit later to let the cat outta the bag :P

 

Nice try though, you gotta wake up pretty darn early to pull the wool over my ....AHHHH! phew, sorry.....

 

Better luck next year, hehehe

 

i guess this means there wont be a hostile takeover :( jk

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Pretty good prank if you ask me; especially the part about actually banning Steve.

 

I figured it was likely a well planned prank; particularly since it would be extremely hard to rack up 7.5+TB of bandwidth by 1 person alone.

 

Naturally doc was playing as tough it was all real, which is to be expected from a practical jokester like him; Even on normal days he likes to pull the wool over ones eyes :P

 

Even so it was apparently a joke I still got a kick out of playing Devil's advocate in the chat :D

 

 

 

Nice job on the part of Travis and Terry; certainly did bring some fun into the day; the way only DIY-Street could.

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Rado and I both knew :) Who couldn't see this coming...lol

 

QFT

 

yea right sure you did....I had Rado fooled about more than just this....but thought it was funny....

 

wrong again; I had you fooled thinking you had me fooled :P

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Rado didn't know squat. I am the one who kept saying it was an April Fools joke, I even mentioned to Ingrid that doc might be in on it. I might have mentioned it to rado too.

 

I wasn't so much pissed, rather annoyed. I had a few posts I wanted to make and had to delete half my PMs so I could send a message to soundx. I guess banning someone makes the PM box limit revert to the default. I downloaded them , but it's not the same.

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I knew it was fake from the start. Angry didn't ask for donations to keep the place up and running. :finger:

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