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Guys, Smogon was not the only one hacked, Serebii and Bulbapedia were too

#41iGenesisPosted 7/3/2013 2:41:27 AM
To everyone else: every time you contribute to Bulbapedia, you're feeding Archaic's bank account

This is why I only bother spending my time and energy contributing to ad-free, non-commercialised wikis.
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#42spooky96Posted 7/3/2013 2:47:28 AM
Serebii from SPP posted...
spooky96 posted...
This attack will certainly have a significant effect on Smogon's traffic for at least a month or two ._.


Na, once they're back up, they'll have a burst of people back in and it'll resolve to normal. That's how it happened with me after 6 months downtime in 2002


Oh god 6 months? That seems much worse than what will happen to Smogon now. Oh well if they'll get a boom, that's good.
#43Serebii from SPPPosted 7/3/2013 3:14:23 AM
iGenesis posted...
Serebii from SPP posted...


Yep that sounds plausible. I've rejected a 7 figure buyout offer, along with many others. I don't see a future where I'd sell my site. I'm not disillusioned with it yet :p I know that several other Pokémon sites have sold out, but I will not.


Did they base their 7 figure buyout offer on actual revenue / income figures obtained from you, or just based on what they know about your site's history and popularity / traffic?


I do not know. Probably a combination of factors based on popularity and monetisation possibilities. I don't want to be seen as selling out or anything such as that, which is why I keep the adverts on the site to a minimal level
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#44lulzacePosted 7/7/2013 4:01:20 AM
bassyura posted...
Serebii from SPP posted...
No need to thank me. I thank you all of you for sticking with it :) It's always nice to see positivity rather than the bile I get in some corners of the net.

Microsoft can learn a thing or three-hundred fifty-nine from you.


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