ohi's down for good most likely; inb4 ed.com 2.0

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  1. CrackRabbit

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    OhI has been for the past few days. as i mentioned in another thread, at one point on the 12th it redirected .to ED.com which resulted in a "server refused connection" error. later it started stayog at the ohi url but resulting in a sever timed out error. at that point ED.com would redirect to OhI again. as of right now ED.com doesn't redirect to OhI and gives this:

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    so, one of three things is happening:

    1. OhI's closed.

    2. ED.com's coming back, but prob just as a meme and redlink-filled cancerous cesspool with out any articles on trolling or anything other than memes

    3. they're being ddos'd by someone


    what do you all think is happening with it, and what could it hold for the future of .es(soon to be .se again?)

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    hopefully ohi would be down for good, I'm not sure what the reasons are but it could be possible that they are quitting.
     
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    They're being too quiet. ED.com resurrected under old management is a likely scenario. If that did happen, it would be for the purpose of making money.
     
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    so you're thinking they would resurrect the original ED and the old regime would rule it?

    sounds like they're asking to be shot down.
     
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    I theorize they'd reopen the site, and try pawning it off to one of the large conglomerates after they've re-established themselves. The name value is definitely there, but the .com is necessary to make it happen.

    The question is would they be able to re-establish, or would they get flooded to the point it's impossible to function without extreme moderation. That would also put us in a tough spot, as we'd have to fight over who is the "official" ED. They'd certainly have the upper-hand with that.

    Hopefully she just quit instead.
     
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    that's where @Onideus trademarking the shit comes in
     
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    if .com returns a huge flame war will arrive, will be preparing popcorn for that :D
     
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    Sadly the trademark would be the subject of legal proceedings if she decided to relaunch, since she's owned the .com domain for over 8 years. The law is in her favor on that one due to the amount of copyrighted material they can take claim to (including the majority of what's on this site). Trademarking is only useful if she abandons the name, and even then she can still put up a fight.

    I'm no lawyer though, just using common sense.
     
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    even if it was already trademarked by us?
     
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    believe it or not, there are people who joined ohinternet, they're possibly the subject of an article so they decided to take their butthurt over to ohinternet.
     
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    You can't really just trademark the name of a preexisting entity unless certain preconditions are met. Well, you can, but the person whose been using the name the longest is most likely to win the inevitable court battle.
     
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    well....shit, so that means we are subject-able of being sued by sherrod if they bring back .com
     
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    So how long until we get our hands on the original image archives?
     
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    i doubt we ever will at this point in time. ;____;
     
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    Did anyone check under DeHippo's fat flaps?
     
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    In retrospect, she'd be an idiot to even try.

    Personally, I'd lurk their forums and dox posters completely unprovoked. It'd be a very unsafe environment.
     
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    I bet User:Paul Atreides has something to do with it.
     
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    We care about OHI?

    In any event, I hope she turns over the backups of the old forums. I hear @Flu wrote some impressive fanfic back in the day. But we know that's not going to happen because MINE!
     
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    LOL...it doesn't really matter. I'm afraid Butter Queen's ED is...well...obsolete. Even if she put it back up that would merely give us an opportunity to easily restore the small number of images on the site that are still missing.

    ED has been VASTLY improved upon over the past couple years. I've already merged somewhere in the range of FIVE THOUSAND new images into the site (not even counting Gray's stuff), significantly sorted, cleaned up, and organized hundreds of different articles with severe OCD like perfection...yeeeaaah...old ED is, by comparison, a slop house of fumbling, falling apart shit.

    So unless she has grand plans to try and rip ~us~ off... *shakes head* ...she's simply not relevant in any manner whatsoever.
     
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    If indeed it is dying, pay it no mind. Just like the city of R'lyeh, its slimy carcass will sink to the forgotten abyss and with it the entombed corpses of the Fat Ones and Gross Sherruthulhu. Impossibly, it could return when the fags are straight. But when will the fags ever be straight? Never.

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    I don't Hippo has the money to spend trying to ensure she can keep her the trademark of ED away from others in another country. If she's not making any money off it as it is now she probably won't be in the future.
     
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    Well MurderFluff is of no help. He needs to stop being "busy". Pffft, "busy" my ass, he's probably out pimpin bitches.
     
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    Didn't she have to set ohi up so that you needed admin approval before you could edit due to vandalism?

    I'm sure she'd have a lot of fun with that again.
     
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