GUN Thehighroad gets domain jacked

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  1. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    http://olegvolk.livejournal.com/474369.html
    DZ has responded at http://www.thehighroad.org/announcement.php?f=2

    What sort of douche argues about ownership of a forum that has no advertising?
     
  2. That's fucked up. It's also a good lesson... don't piss off your IT people.
     
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    I sure wouldn't want to be a consultant that behaves in unethical ways like that though. Google his name and find out he jacks domain names?
     
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    moral of the story. Make sure you own the domain name. Make sure you keep your own back ups.

    THR definately has the eyeballs to pursue advertising or a pay system if they so chose to. Besides any future $$$ potential I'm sure the various parties are ego involved. THR has been around for a while and I'm sure the main guys have invested greatly emotionally into it.
     
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    Yeah its a shame, THR was one of the last really good gun forums that didn't all all sorts of nonsense on them (glocktalk casino? really?) and really seemed like an enthusiast site, not a cash cow.

    I asked at APS "Is it safe to say that one person wanted to monetize the site and one did not?"
    Oleg said "Precisely. You can guess which of us wanted the $$."
     
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    Nothing really wrong with some banner ads. A paid membership system is usually pretty unpopular
     
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    I can deal with banner ads but I think its kind of cool that someone believes in a cause enough to not worry about trying to make off a buck off it, its just a labor of love.

    Now everyone put on your birks and get in the drum circle with me.
     
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    I have no problem with pay sites, and subscribe to a couple myself. I understand that web stuff costs money, and am usually more inclined to toss a donation or two in the interest of keeping things running.

    That being said, my favorite sites (and the ones that have the most hardcore tech), are all free, and generally paid for by the owner out of pocket. I can dig that more, as usually it allows for a higher signal-noise ratio as there are no paying customers to answer to.
     

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