another suss site with our skins....

Monday, May 18, 2009 by Vampothika | Discussion: Community

[Link removed & posted adminside - Moderator]

 

can someone please check out this link? it was my own skin that caught my eye, the author is not my name so im suss and rather disappointed, (rip) i also saw vstylers skin harmony, basj's white fire and a few others.....

 

thanks.

 

ps. the site has alot of adds, and i didnt want to 'click' on anything, just incase, the site looks suss too...so be careful

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Mirsguy
Reply #1 Monday, May 18, 2009 6:52 AM

Hmmm. I saw MY Aqueous XP skin posted, but the author was listed as someone else... They say that only members can leave comments and I didn't want to sign up; otherwise I would have left a comment about ripping.

How does one report something like this, anyway?

Mirsguy
Reply #2 Monday, May 18, 2009 7:04 AM

Some of the authors that were ripped on this site, that I noticed, are:

vStyler, the AV Man, adni18, The Skins Factory, Vampothika (of course), SK Originals, to name a few.


I noticed also that the person who ripped my skin was a moderator. I sent the following e-mail to him/her:

 

I see that you have posted the "Aqueous XP" Windowblinds skin here for download. I, as the original author, would greatly appreciate it if you would take it down. You posted this stating that YOU are the author, and you are not. You never asked my permission nor notified me of this in any way.

Thank you for removing it from your site.

I also noticed many other skins from other authors I know, but they are all listed as different authors.

The Wincustomize community is aware of these rips and may take action soon, so I recommend that THIS community do something about it first. I see that you are a moderator, so you must have some authority to do something about it.

Thanks in advance for your prompt action, and I trust you all will remove your ripped skins from this site.

messiah1
Reply #3 Monday, May 18, 2009 7:33 AM

Get this post to the attention of Jafo.  He's a good starting point to report stuff like this.

Bichur
Reply #4 Monday, May 18, 2009 8:40 AM

ps. the site has alot of adds, and i didnt want to 'click' on anything, just incase, the site looks suss too...so be careful

 

TendMicro blocks parts of that site as dangerous

(not sure what a DDL Partner is or who's theirs are... it was blocked too)

Noticed the software offered comes with either serial or keygen

lots of the WBs are uploaded to Rapidshare

 

i think their definition of 'author' is 'uploader'

Erk.
Reply #5 Monday, May 18, 2009 8:46 AM

Message left on admin messageboard for Jafo re this. Hopefully something can be done for you guys...

Also, Vampothika ...I removed your link here ...I've posted it on the admin site.

Can't have people going over there & being tempted to get the stuff ...it might be full of nasties etc.

Erk.
Reply #6 Monday, May 18, 2009 8:55 AM

How does one report something like this, anyway?

 

Private message a moderator here ..any of us can pass the info on to the right person.

Jafo
Reply #7 Monday, May 18, 2009 9:15 AM

One shitty site for warez and 'dangerous' links....my 'Zone Alarm Forcefield' was quite unhappy with me going there.

Polite message sent.

LightStar
Reply #8 Monday, May 18, 2009 9:31 AM

If this is RapidShare you are talking about, I had a word with them a while back about this and I actually had to report each and every theme seperately that I found that was illegally posted.  I got several of them removed, but I am sure there are several back by now, and there really is absolutely no way to stop them.  Probably because they could care less about copyright laws as they are located in nations that have no respect for copyright laws.  Sad, very sad. 

Mirsguy
Reply #9 Monday, May 18, 2009 9:36 AM

Polite message sent.

Thank you, Jafo!

How does one report something like this, anyway?



Private message a moderator here ..any of us can pass the info on to the right person

Duh. I should have known that. Thank you!

Vampothika
Reply #10 Monday, May 18, 2009 8:55 PM

wow thanks for that erk and jafo...talk about quick response!!! im glad that something has been done.

Jafo
Reply #11 Friday, May 29, 2009 12:28 PM

This site looks like it has managed to hack my machine..... not only has the email account I used to contact them been compromised...my upload usage is now on average 4 times more than my downloads.....and prior to this the ratio was about 10 to one the other way round.

Put politely....it's fucking annoying....as I now have to roll back to an older Drive Image....as well as close out the email account.

messiah1
Reply #12 Friday, May 29, 2009 12:47 PM

This site looks like it has managed to hack my machine..... not only has the email account I used to contact them been compromised...my upload usage is now on average 4 times more than my downloads.....and prior to this the ratio was about 10 to one the other way round.

Put politely....it's fucking annoying....as I now have to roll back to an older Drive Image....as well as close out the email account.

Damn, they probably didn't take your polite message very kindly.

sAARGe
Reply #13 Friday, May 29, 2009 2:31 PM

Damn, they probably didn't take your polite message very kindly.

do u think a pirate supports polite messages ??

messiah1
Reply #14 Friday, May 29, 2009 2:34 PM

do u think a pirate supports polite messages ??

No, which is why I said that.

DrJBHL
Reply #15 Friday, May 29, 2009 2:36 PM

Talk about an evil site. Holy Cats!

Vampothika
Reply #16 Friday, May 29, 2009 2:43 PM

damn jafo......im sorry to hear about that!  i feel really bad now cause it was me who brought the site to mods attention....

bloody stupid site.........   

DrJBHL
Reply #17 Friday, May 29, 2009 2:50 PM

I'm sorry you feel that way, Vampy...you did the right thing. Not your fault they are evil slime suckers.

WebGizmos
Reply #18 Friday, May 29, 2009 2:55 PM

I think its time someone invented "Internet Ballistic Missles" or "Warez Seeking Missle"  Nuke the bastards! 

starkers
Reply #19 Friday, May 29, 2009 3:14 PM

do u think a pirate supports polite messages ??

Well I DO, Aaarrgghh, I'd be more than happy to give them a courteous: "Fuck off and don't come back!!!"

Mirsguy
Reply #20 Friday, May 29, 2009 9:04 PM

I don't usually like seeing cussing on the forums, but I have to agree with all of you this time.

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