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krazytim:
Hello, I am the owner of encide.net.

I woke up this morning with a bunch of forum members notifying me that the website was down and my host sent me a copyright notification.
I just changed the footer back, but I honestly didn't realize that was an issue. I respect this forum software, and I have no issue complying with
the rules, but I wish someone would have made an effort to contact me or another member first before trying to report the website. Now my
host is suspicious of me over something that could have been resolved by a quick email directly to me.

@Miasma - How did you come across encide (just out of curiosity)?

Jakob von Feldern:
I do agree with your statement. I think the marketing team should have tried to have the host contact you before locking your forum.

krazytim:
It wasn't even just my forum, all of the domains on my hosting account gave the same "Account Suspended" message.
Some of my clients and important contacts saw this message and now I have to explain what happened. I love SMF,
and there are many wonderful people involved in this project, but who ever reported and handled this was very
unprofessional and careless. I will reserve judgement towards the community because I know it only takes one
person to do make a poor decision, but again: this was not handled the way it should have been.

(F.L.A.M.E.R):

--- Quote from: krazytim on February 11, 2011, 04:54:00 PM ---Hello, I am the owner of encide.net.

I woke up this morning with a bunch of forum members notifying me that the website was down and my host sent me a copyright notification.
I just changed the footer back, but I honestly didn't realize that was an issue. I respect this forum software, and I have no issue complying with
the rules, but I wish someone would have made an effort to contact me or another member first before trying to report the website. Now my
host is suspicious of me over something that could have been resolved by a quick email directly to me.

@Miasma - How did you come across encide (just out of curiosity)?

--- End quote ---
I was the one who contacted the host. I'll PM you shortly regarding it.


--- Quote from: Jaekob Caed on February 11, 2011, 04:57:33 PM ---I do agree with your statement. I think the marketing team should have tried to have the host contact you before locking your forum.

--- End quote ---
If you turn on whois privacy, I wouldn't make an effort to register on the forum, then find the admin and then wait until the user replies. On the other hand, even if whois privacy is not turned on, the hosts normally gives a minimum of 24 hours before it suspends the account. If it doesn't, I would say tough luck. The contact details regarding the user are more up to date with the hosts rather than the domain details from the registrar as you hardly look at them after you create it and just renew it once a year whereas majority of the users set their billing to monthly or even if set to yearly, they generally create ticket once a month.

krazytim:
I was given a copyright notice from my host 7 hours ago. From what I can tell, they shut down all of the websites on my hosting account at the time of or within an hour or two after contacting me. I was asleep, but I wasn't even given 24 hours to correct it anyways.

My host told me they will contact you to make sure everything is up to standards so that this doesn't happen again.

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