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Post by FinnFreak on Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:58 am

There's a possible virus infection in BOTH shaniaforums AND hiphopdx.com messageboards... better scan your machines...


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Post by Greek fanatic on Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:17 am

Yikes,thats no good Shocked
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Post by ravshania on Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:01 pm

affraid dont want that virus for sure...thanks John...;-)...

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Post by Matthew on Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:13 pm

My PC has a crazy amount of viruses on it anyway. One more can't hurt Razz

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Re: * Possible VIRUS alert *

Post by ravshania on Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:17 pm

Matthew wrote:My PC has a crazy amount of viruses on it anyway. One more can't hurt Razz

let all the viruses enjoy together...Laughing...

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Post by Matthew on Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:31 pm

ravshania wrote:
Matthew wrote:My PC has a crazy amount of viruses on it anyway. One more can't hurt Razz

let all the viruses enjoy together...Laughing...

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lol!

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Post by Bibi on Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:54 pm

Ok thank you John for the warning! I'm going to scan my pc right now!! Smile
So the forums can be back!!?? Very Happy
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Re: * Possible VIRUS alert *

Post by FinnFreak on Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:02 am

Nic posted THIS on the STC Forums:


STC Forums

by shadowita ยป Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:38 am

Received today at 09:59am local time:


Nic, thanks for reaching out, give us till late tomorrow and we are going to post an announcement.

--

Sharath Cherian
Cheri Media | Chief Executive Officer
sharath@cherimedia.com



...my bet is, he wants money.


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Post by Bibi on Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:03 am

I don't understand anything! could anyone explain me that? please...
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Post by faithfully on Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:27 am

A virus on a website? Surprised
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Re: * Possible VIRUS alert *

Post by FinnFreak on Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:59 pm

I hope the previous ShaniaForums administrators
are enjoying their 30 pieces of silver...





What makes this even more frustrating, is that (we thought) we KNEW the people who decided to sell Roughstock (and the ShaniaForums included) to a hiphop company.

We worked with them, side by side, for years. Some, we had met in person. We thought we were friends.

Yet, no word about their plans to sell out before, during or afterwards.

We only found out afterwards ourselves by accident & still no explanation.

But we knew the ShaniaForums would not survive in the long run under the ownership of a company that is specialized in the hiphop community. We wrote about our growing concerns, but many took our rants as doomsday talk and labelled us as "just being negative".



A new message from CMG:


The HipHopDX Messageboards
Dear HipHopDX Fans,

A few months ago, our Messageboards were attacked by an unknown source. Because of the nature of the electronic attack, we were forced to pull the Messageboards and indefinitely suspended any activity on the domain. In the weeks that followed, we consulted with security experts and weighed out our options on when and if we could bring this community back online. Despite our best efforts, and because of how extensive the attack was on our code-base, we currently do not have any plans to bring the Messageboards back.

Every day, we host conversations with thousands of HipHopDX readers on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and we encourage all of our Messageboard users to turn to these places to continue to engage with us and each other about the culture we all love. We know the Messageboards were a long-standing part of the HipHopDX community, but we're confident that the home we're creating around HipHopDX.com, and it's extensions within Facebook and Twitter, will continue to thrive as a forum for Hip Hop conversation for years to come.

If you'd like to discuss this more with us, we'd love to hear from you. Comments and conversation can be found on our GetSatisfaction post.

Sincerely,
Cheri Media


My reply:


John FinnFreak - less than a minute ago

You didn't even bother to put that message on http://www.shaniaforums.com - a messageboard started in 2000 you also closed down..?

http://www.shaniaforums.com - Threads: 46,429, Posts: 1,402,900, Members: 12,496


AND we happen to know for a FACT, that the CMG CEO has complained about the costs of running the Forums; web server, software license fees, not enough visitors now compared to 2002-2004... Mr Cherian NEVER came across as any kind of fan of Shania... we knew from the first moment he emerged, the days of ShaniaForums were numbered.

It also looks like he has no respect towards his hiphop members either - as he isn't planning to restore or even give hiphopdx.com a new messageboard... money saved, is money earned - right..?


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Re: * Possible VIRUS alert *

Post by Greek fanatic on Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:45 am

he is an @ss Twisted Evil
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Re: * Possible VIRUS alert *

Post by Paul on Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:14 am

I still think we should hit them with some major Shania spam when they get their hiphop message boards up and running. Very Happy Who knows, maybe we will educate them on what good music is.
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Post by Greek fanatic on Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:06 am

or maybe Justin Bieber spam Razz
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Post by Paul on Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:14 am

We have dealt with spam for years, time to dish some out. lol!
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Post by Greek fanatic on Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:30 am

Paul wrote:We have dealt with spam for years, time to dish some out. lol!

Exactly!!! pirat tongue
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Post by ravshania on Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:09 pm

Greek fanatic wrote:or maybe Justin Bieber spam Razz
that is the major spam ever Razz
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Post by faithfully on Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:28 am

What a sad waste Sad
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Re: * Possible VIRUS alert *

Post by FinnFreak on Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:37 am

A hiphopdx/CMG employee removed my question regarding the closure of ShaniaForums on their getsatisfaction discussion board.


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Post by Paul on Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:39 am

Whats the URL John?
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Re: * Possible VIRUS alert *

Post by FinnFreak on Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:17 am

Replies can be removed by community moderators if they contain inappropriate content or private information.

This was the reason given in this case: HipHopDX: " "


http://getsatisfaction.com/hiphopdx/topics/the_hiphopdx_messageboards



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Post by Paul on Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:44 am

Its all a load of skcollob. The boards cost so much to maintain that they have just decided to do away with them. I set this one up in no time, no reason they couldnt have done the same...

They always said things were not worth their business time didnt they?
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Re: * Possible VIRUS alert *

Post by FinnFreak on Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:52 pm

Updated WHOIS info:


The Shania Forums - The most popular Shania Twain discussion forum on the internet

Domain name: shaniaforums.com

Registrant Contact:

Cheri Media Intellectual Properties
Sharath Cherian

Status: Active

Name Servers:

ns.rackspace.com
ns2.rackspace.com

Creation date: 02 Nov 2000 00:00:00
Expiration date: 02 Nov 2013 20:33:00


Sharath Cherian
Cheri Media | Chief Executive Officer
sharath@cherimedia.com


So... seems CMG is NOT giving up on the domain name ownership... BUT, the actual Forums remain closed.

I wouldn't be surprised to see a "For Sale" sign & a price tag on the site by the end of the year...


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Post by faithfully on Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:00 pm

No update whatsoever on this matter? Idea
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Re: * Possible VIRUS alert *

Post by FinnFreak on Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:47 pm

Nope.

I guess Shania has to make some headlines first.


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