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Chump

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« on: 03-18-2002 19:05 »
« Last Edit on: 03-18-2002 19:05 »

Just a few questions, comments, and concerns   wink

First: Are TLZ and SA both down? I can't access either right now... is everyone else getting the same?

Second: The new http://www.planetroadmap.de  is up... and I found thier ratings rather odd. One example of this is that ANSTATMAW is considered "Awful" and the site "Transfuturama" which has a meger offering of VCD covers (which contain spelling errors) gets promising.
Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 03-18-2002 19:57 »

Yeah, I haven't been able to access TLZ in the last 12 hours or so.

Tzlk
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« Reply #2 on: 03-18-2002 20:06 »

Yea me nither, love that site, it could have somthing to do with that letter they got from fox. I wish those bastard laywers would just leave TLZ alone!
cellery

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« Reply #3 on: 03-19-2002 06:22 »

Back up now, they mention a site outage on the main page. Technical problems maybe?
winna

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« Reply #4 on: 03-19-2002 08:56 »

yeah probably technical, cause TLZ fixed all it's C&D stuff so it can't be that letter....  I think they're both just experiencing technical problems, they'll probably be back up soon....
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #5 on: 03-19-2002 12:46 »

 
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Originally posted by winna:
cause TLZ fixed all it's C&D stuff

?

They're asking to remove:
1. video clips
leela.com.ar/videoclips/
2. sound clips
leela.com.ar/sounds/
3. wallpapers
leela.com.ar/wallpaper/
4. stamps
leela.com.ar/stamps/
5. image galleries
guess that would be leela.com.ar/fanart/
6. screensavers
leela.com.ar/ssavers/


While i agree they shouldn't remove most of this (but the DVD content), they did nothing to help the situation. Not even add a disclaimer.

The outage was technical though. The server had problems.
winna

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« Reply #6 on: 03-19-2002 14:22 »

SA and TLZ are both back up...  Yeah you're right marc, but I had thought they got a disclaimer on the site and got rid of the DVD section.  I guess I thought wrong  big grin
Gort

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« Reply #7 on: 03-19-2002 16:07 »

Alright, TLZ is back up, and the problem wasn't due to any C&D, but due to an attack on Smoovenet by some idiot hacker(s).

As for the disclaimer: how many times does it have to be pointed out that this C&D was sent prior to the disclaimer not being there? We were meant to receive the C&D in December, but due to their own technical difficulties, it arrived some months later, when we had a design that didn't include the disclaimer. Basically, it was coincidence, that's all!

Nevertheless, the lack of a disclaimer was an oversight, and not deliberately intended. On the next layout a disclaimer will be there. But, I doubt that'll stop Fox if they wanted to shut us, or any site, down; it's like defending yourself against a samurai sword with wrapping paper.

As for the DVD content: it's not as if we're offering clips at DVD bitrate or anything... they are quite basic and crude. If Fox really think that the clips on TLZ will stop someone buying the DVD, then they are bigger fools than we give them credit for.

Also, how many here are downloading or encoding MPEG, MPEG2, DivX, RM or whatever Futurama episodes, all without adverts, etc? So, rather than getting all moralistic about this, like some individual here is doing, maybe people should look at their own practices before preaching about copyrighted content, etc.

Now back to golden silence mode!
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #8 on: 03-19-2002 16:19 »

 
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Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
While i agree they shouldn't remove most of this (but the DVD content), they did nothing to help the situation. Not even add a disclaimer.

The outage was technical though. The server had problems.

Yeap, they are my heroes!

"Las ventajas de estar demasiado lejos de FO ja ja ja!"   evil laugh
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« Reply #9 on: 03-19-2002 23:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Gort:
As for the disclaimer: how many times does it have to be pointed out that this C&D was sent prior to the disclaimer not being there?
Didn't say the missing disclaimer got you the letter but it's just simply plain reasonable to have one. They did criticise your old one in the letter and give you one they'd like to see. Just copy the damn thing and add it in your footer.inc ... That's 1 minute of work.

 
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Also, how many here are downloading or encoding MPEG, MPEG2, DivX, RM or whatever Futurama episodes, all without adverts, etc? So, rather than getting all moralistic about this, like some individual here is doing, maybe people should look at their own practices before preaching about copyrighted content, etc.

That's maybe why no site offers episode downloads. At least german law differs between getting/having something downloaded and offering it/distributing it.


Javier Lopez

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« Reply #10 on: 03-23-2002 09:43 »

 
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Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
 That's maybe why no site offers episode downloads.

I do............. and nobody threats me .........yet..
Tzlk
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« Reply #11 on: 03-23-2002 17:07 »

You just jinksed yourself!! AAAAAAARRRGGGGHHH!!!
Kryten

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« Reply #12 on: 03-23-2002 20:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Javier Lopez:
 I do............. and nobody threats me .........yet..

[/Carl]Shuuuut uuuup...[/C]
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« Reply #13 on: 03-24-2002 08:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Javier Lopez:
 I do............. and nobody threats me .........yet..

MPAA started going after full episode sites now, too. They mailed a german site and some smaller simpsons site with full episodes.

Regarding planetroadmap.de: that's already closed again.
Chump

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« Reply #14 on: 03-24-2002 10:25 »

Shoot, I should have bookmarked a site I found using it... it offered ep downloads that really worked.
Mitsui

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« Reply #15 on: 03-24-2002 11:47 »

Cant you use History???
Chump

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« Reply #16 on: 03-24-2002 11:58 »

I tried... It just erased everything up to yesterday, and I didn't visit yesterday... unless...
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #17 on: 03-24-2002 15:47 »

waiting... LPPF, from 27 June withour any threat   evil laugh
Just Chris

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« Reply #18 on: 03-25-2002 13:22 »

You have to wade through dozens of links and porn ads if you're hoping to get episode downloads of anything. That's why file-sharing's the way to go.

I'm OK with them taking down their videos, but do they really have to tell people to take down their icons and wallpapers? I think Fox does it so that their website would appear to be the best by comparison. Fanart may contain Futurama, but it is ORIGINAL. Nowhere else can you see Leela as a demon in hell, or get cool-looking stamps. These aren't direct ripoffs from the show.
Scotty

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« Reply #19 on: 03-26-2002 06:26 »

Wow, someone meantioned SA on here... amazing

Seriously though, Episode downloads on websites is a thing of the past, thats what IRC is for.

*starts uploading Futurama episodes on Say Argh!*  wink
Chump

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« Reply #20 on: 03-29-2002 12:16 »

And now, something we can all take offence to!
Futurama Factory: http://www.geocities.com/futuramafactory/

The classic ripoff. The button is exactly like the red Say Argh one, except it now says FF. And the site, well, Paul must be spinning in his grave... oh wait, I mean must be mighty pissed off.
Javier Lopez

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« Reply #21 on: 04-09-2002 08:52 »

No conviene jugar con un tecnico superior de informatica y redes...........porque nunca sabes de lo que es capaz de hacer
]PaulFSAC[

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« Reply #22 on: 04-09-2002 11:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
And now, something we can all take offence to!
Futurama Factory: http://www.geocities.com/futuramafactory/

The classic ripoff. The button is exactly like the red Say Argh one, except it now says FF. And the site, well, Paul must be spinning in his grave... oh wait, I mean must be mighty pissed off.

Evidently my grave wasn't ready .. missed it .. the link goes to missing Geocites page,

Click me!
                                                                                     
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Chump

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« Reply #23 on: 04-09-2002 15:10 »

They must have clsed up shop. the link i found it from doesn't work either... (SSF)
Teral

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« Reply #24 on: 04-28-2002 20:32 »
« Last Edit on: 04-28-2002 20:32 »

As good a thread as any for my this:

So I went hunting after a framegrab for Brainsluggo (a clean intro grab). Found a link to the Outlet on a German site and thought: "hmm, worth a shot". And then I spent the rest of the day browsing through those old sites.

The Outlet, Futurama Chronicle, the Futurama Archive, the old CGEF, Planet Roadmap, etc., even an older version of ANSTATMAW. Damn, those where some nice sites. Made me all upset that I didn't get the chance to see them in their prime. They still have a fair amount of content, but man  they must've been awesome back then.

I particularly liked some wallpapers I found on the old ANSTATMAW page: Amy as borg, and Amy Raider.     laff *yoink*

Damn, why did I have to discover "Futurama" so late, to miss all those great sites.     frown

Okay, I'm done whining.     wink

Edit: and just for the 2% of you that didn't know it yet. Goto Web.Archive.Org. Type in the URL of the old site, and presto.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
Shadowstar

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« Reply #25 on: 04-29-2002 06:32 »

I was a Futurafan from the first ep, but I missed some of the first sites before they were hunted by FOXes to extinction. Damn, the Futurama Chronicles would have been perfect for my guide pages.
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« Reply #26 on: 05-03-2002 20:16 »

a lot of sites are up one week then down the next, i gotta figure out how to make a site and all that crap so i can at least understand how all this stuff works  big grin
Just Chris

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« Reply #27 on: 05-17-2002 00:58 »

The Futurama Chronicles and The Futurama Archive both concentrated on text info and hardly had any multimedia. They were to Futurama what the Simpsons Archive is to The Simpsons. Why the hell, then, did Fox shut these sites down? Ahh, yes, it's all coming together...They thought TV wasn't enough, and decided to cut down on promotion of Futurama on the web! That's it!  mad Those bastards are lucky KOTH doesn't have a large online community. All those redneck fans are probably like "what in tarnation is an online?"
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