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    Hi Does anyone Know What has Happened to Oz Chess com au ?

    Hi Does anyone Know What has Happened to Oz Chess com au ?

    It seems like the Site has been down now for more than a Week

    I have never known this before and I know that along with this Forum it is One of the Biggest Chess Forums in Australia...a Real Mystery



    Anthony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheARBChessSys View Post
    Hi Does anyone Know What has Happened to Oz Chess com au ?

    It seems like the Site has been down now for more than a Week

    I have never known this before and I know that along with this Forum it is One of the Biggest Chess Forums in Australia...a Real Mystery



    Anthony.

    There is a special place to discuss this issue you will find here
    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....-risk)/page103

    (tell them AC sent you)
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    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheARBChessSys View Post
    I have never known this before and I know that along with this Forum it is One of the Biggest Chess Forums in Australia...a Real Mystery
    It was never anything like as big a forum as ours in terms of post-rate or user activity and had shrunk to a few percent of our activity rate in the last year or so. It was mainly founded by renegade posters from here who had in a lot of cases got themselves banned from this site. The owner has not payed its hosting fees which were due about a week ago, having said he would shut the place down if no-one took over the payments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    It was never anything like as big a forum as ours in terms of post-rate or user activity and had shrunk to a few percent of our activity rate in the last year or so. It was mainly founded by renegade posters from here who had in a lot of cases got themselves banned from this site. The owner has not payed its hosting fees which were due about a week ago, having said he would shut the place down if no-one took over the payments.
    Thank you so much Kevin for a moment I thought I had been Banned from the Site Normally I know when that is the Case!


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    www.*******.com.au

    Does anyone know if this site is still in operation? I cannot open it

    www.*******.com.au

    For some reason ******* does not print!!

    Can admin please let me know why it will not print out correctly?
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    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....-risk)/page103

    Alex pulled the plug because the few posts was not worth the $15 per month and no one else would take it on, partly due to possible defamation issues - they upset firegoat then split up
    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist View Post
    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....-risk)/page103

    Alex pulled the plug because the few posts was not worth the $15 per month and no one else would take it on, partly due to possible defamation issues - they upset firegoat then split up

    This is Fantastic Stuff! I feel like I am Missing out on Stuff! "firegoat" Strait out of the Phantom of the Opera...

    http://www.thephantomoftheopera.com

    Stuff! the Chess this is Better


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    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Menham View Post
    Does anyone know if this site is still in operation? I cannot open it

    www.*******.com.au

    For some reason ******* does not print!!

    Can admin please let me know why it will not print out correctly?
    We blocked the name to prevent spamming attacks on our site by members of that site. There had been a history of such with previous sites involving the same people, including unwanted spamming Private Messages, and threats of more of the same when their site started. Indeed shortly before that site started its site owner attacked our site by posting 90 identical posts to a range of threads on here. We will probably review whether the block is still needed, but only if it becomes clear the other site is gone for good.

    As there are already other threads dealing with this I will merge them soon.

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    Anyway, in recent months, that forum has been quiet and uninteresting to follow
    Interested in Chess Lessons?
    Email webbaron!@gmail.com for more Info!

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    ^^ Only because you weren't posting there Michael!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElevatorEscapee View Post
    ^^ Only because you weren't posting there Michael!
    LOL. Well, I did post there occasionally
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Anyway, in recent months, that forum has been quiet and uninteresting to follow
    They killed the goose (not that he is a goose) that was laying the golden postcount egg when they banned cory feldman. After that their postcount completely collapsed.

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    Can't believe they banned corey. He had the pizza dude coming!
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    Quote Originally Posted by road runner View Post
    Can't believe they banned corey. He had the pizza dude coming!
    And who doesnt like pizza ?
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    Consecutive and slow -
    Fail in an instance no man did,
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    Corey was clearly a visionary moderator. Who else would have banned both an administrator (moz) and the owner (just2good) of a messageboard ?

    Corey could well go down as their greatest moderator, and I am not surprised that his effectiveness was key in bringing down a ludicrously pointless website.

    All hail the great King Corey !!

    (btw, the pizza dude is still coming ............... )
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