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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcoastie1 View Post
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    Welcome RET and Maylar ???

    Haven't seen that handle in quite a while.
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    I'm posting this here, since RET is a long-termer at RO:

    Courtesy of another RO member, one of the Mods got another email addy for the owner. An email was sent to that address, and it was valid, the owner responded within a couple of hours.

    The Readers Digest version of his response is that RO was attacked by a very sophisticated and methodical hacker, who was after members' registration info, including IPs. The owner had SW that monitored and reported hacking activities, and he "shut down" RO's server before - as best he knows - the hacker got what he wanted. Because he travels a lot as part of whatever his business is, he has not tried to restore RO, as he would not be available to defend against renewed attacks.

    I know little of his situation or of what/how much he did in the background (i.e. without logging in to RO), but it looks to me (i.e. this is my guess and opinion) like he wasn't keeping RO's forum SW up to date, wasn't incorporating security patches as they were released, and being an absentee owner finally bit RO, hard.

    Some GP take-aways:

    * DU-folks' paranoia, conspiracy-mindedness, and excessive self-importance notwithstanding, the hack attacks during the run-up to the election were not partisan. And on my part, I could try to build a conspiracy theory out of the fact that RO was hacked several days before the election, while DU was brought down midway though Election Day. But I'm not conspiracy-minded, nor do I attach momentous significance to RO.

    * Absentee ownership/administration doesn't work anymore. Some one with appropriate techno-chops needs to be available 24 x 7 x 52.

    * Conservative Underground and Conservative Cave being of similar size to RO, CU and CC probably also came under hack attack, and between proper preventive maintenance and CU's and CC's technoid life-forms being vigilant, both are operational. Kudos to SR, et al!
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    Thank you for the RO update @SVPete I have been wondering if anyone had heard anything, I think you are right regarding the absentee administration of forum boards; there are just too many scumbags out there to watch out for!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RET423 View Post
    Thank you for the RO update @SVPete I have been wondering if anyone had heard anything, I think you are right regarding the absentee administration of forum boards; there are just too many scumbags out there to watch out for!
    I'm in agreement. At minimum there should always be somebody that at least updates the security stuff. The longer the site stays offline, the harder it will be to ever regain the traffic lost. RO is already falling down in the google search results because of the site being offline.
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    Hello Maylar,Pete and you Ret 423 whom I didn't realize you are here.

    I just gave up on RO,since the forum traffic is near zero. Just two comments today and one of them is mine.

    The Latest owner appears to be a mystery,who last posted November 6. He chose an awful software,which makes every visit like being in a cave,have no idea who is there,which makes the place look closed all the time. If you can't see people,why hang around? He hasb't replied to my pointed comments about his forum either.......

    Agree with Pete,

    "Absentee ownership/administration doesn't work anymore. Some one with appropriate techno-chops needs to be available 24 x 7 x 52."

    I see the owner HERE almost every time I visit,which shows that he considers his forum important and willing to give it his time and effort to drive it.
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    Hi Sunset!!
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    Welcome, Tommy! It's sad, but I haven't looked in on RO in weeks. In the months it was down I had become active elsewhere, including here. I gave it a try but there wasn't enough there there anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SVPete View Post
    Welcome, Tommy! It's sad, but I haven't looked in on RO in weeks. In the months it was down I had become active elsewhere, including here. I gave it a try but there wasn't enough there there anymore.
    It is sad.

    I opined THERE that the cause of the problem was inattentive ownership. He wasn't coming often as he should as he IS the owner,thus the place was down for a while before he noticed, then kept it that way for a while longer,claiming that Hackers were hanging around. No wonder many stopped coming around.

    Then the latest owner decided to use a forum software that makes people arriving there feel like you are in a cave,have no idea if anyone else is there since there is no list of visitors to see.

    Owners should know how to do simple things to greatly improve security, one is change the name ADMIN in the cPANEL to something else,to make it much harder to hack in.

    Apparently Mushroom got banned,in part because I destroyed his argument by showing it was the Democrat party who have a long history of Racism going all the way back to the mid 1800's. He couldn't handle it,went downhill after that. csbrown stopped posting after I smashed his silly global warming nonsense with hard evidence,he has been gone for days now.

    Maybe I am hurting that moribund forum too......., I wish I had taken over that forum when the original owner asked me too.... sigh.

    You stopped being a mod then since that is what you are there.

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    Hi Sunset!!
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