chindokae wrote: shun_nee wrote:
xaphirezst wrote:This is unacceptable. You can close entries for new torrent, but is it necessary to delete the whole fvcking database? Ridiculous, idiotic move. Those files are uploaded by your user, they pretty much donated their time to upload the contents here. How can you just delete them and all of their works like that without a notice, it's disgusting and shows lack of respect to your user.
Imagine if the owner of Wikipedia suddenly decided to just close and delete all the contents. It's the same thing except this is in a smaller scale.
I agree with this person's statement. People have taken their time to make this site as successful as it is (or rather was). Without the uploaders giving their time, this site would be nothing. Now that the torrent site is gone, this site is pretty much worthless. People might call me 'rude' for stating my opinion, but I really don't care. It was pretty damn rude of the person to close it down and only state 'personal reasons' and not give a bloody warning to people. 'Personal Reasons' don't count as a decent excuse, not to all of the uploaders and downloaders they have just shitted on.
I'm angry about it, too, but your anger towards Ruroshin is completely misdirected and totally inappropriate.
If the site was closed for the usual reason torrent sites get closed, it was due to a legal threat. If so, it is standard practice to ensure that the victim (e.g. Ruroshin) is prevented from speaking about it through the use of a confidentiality clause. It's the civil equivalent of a National Security Letter. If this is the case, he CAN'T tell us the real reason lest whatever agreement he came to with the vultures be voided.
When someone who has had no day-to-day role in a site for years suddenly pops up and for no logical reason shuts only the torrent sections down while leaving the rest up, if only for a while, you can bet the reason is far more than personal. He was probably presented with a threat to ruin him and his family financially if he didn't close down immediately, and that threat would be carried out if he revealed the existence of any agreement. I don't know that this is what happened, but it seems likely to be true given what we know about how the MAFIAA's attack dogs work. They operate under a policy of Nacht und Nebel, just like their forefathers did.
In addition, I think is rude and disrespectful to all of us the tone of the complaints, and specially to Ruroshin. This is a free website where everybody here contribute with their community efforts, starting by the Admin. Years of hard work keeping this up, which is not easy.
It could be from health issues to work issues, even if the reason to close it, is not a legal one. Whatever it is, he has the right to do it, and we should be very grateful for all the years we have enjoyed it.
Furthermore, when this has happened before with other websites, suddenly they closed down completely, like MU, MYA, Silent Regrets, etc. No notification, nothing. Maybe for you this forum is dead, but not for many of us that we will keep communicating and sharing as before.
I recommend reading the 7 pages or so, of comments from all those uploaders and downloaders with the best words to Ruroshin for his hard work and wishing him the best. Again, I am thankful for sharing with all of you years of good dramas.