I've been in touch with the admin and they will pay for the domain indefinitely. The site will NOT shut down in October. So no need to panic over that.
I would also like to point out you're breaking against terms of service by downloading any data for any purposes not specified in TOS. It's in fact, quite illegal.
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Well, it's nice to know that the owner will respond to YOU when they seem to ignore everyone else.
And thanks for confirming the evidence - that the owner doesn't really give a damn about anything concerning this site EXCEPT the revenue generated by ads.
The next time you talk to the owner, you tell them that sooner or later they will be found, and they'll be facing charges for at least 3 counts of WIRE FRAUD, not to mention theft of internet service.
The ad revenue isn't enough to cover costs for keeping the site running. If you'd actually know anything about AdSense, you'd know the ad revenue is little to nothing. Especially in today's world with Adblock.
As for the rest, I got no clue what you're talking about. Defamation is quite a serious crime.
If you have any proof I suggest you take that to the police in your country. I'm fairly certain they'll conduct a proper investigation and not resort to slander online.
If you actually experienced issues, you should also contact PayPal or your bank with proof of this so called wire fraud. If something is amiss, the money would be demanded back by the bank.
Since you haven't done so I'm inclined to believe you're just here to cause issues. Else feel free to provide proof, including bank statements/ PayPal statements of the 'fraud'.
It's clear you're an untrustworthy source of information. Not only did you lie about the site shutting down, you're attempting to steal source code and data from the site. Which is clearly against tos. You don't really care about the site, you just want to wreak havoc and get back at the admin.
You also misconstrue my words, adding your own projections into it. Your "truths" are your own delusions.
hi! i've logged into my account after many many years and have seen that the website is due to expire!! nooo :( do you know if there is any way we can help save it? This website means so much to me...
Unfortunately, no. There's not enough actual people still around and it would cost $1,000's just to purchase the domain name. Then there's the cost of hosting...
And that's assuming the site is hosted on a 3rd party "rented" server - If it's not, there would be no way to gain access to the site code to fix everything that's broken. :(
Hey, Agent of Karma I had to make an account because I forgot my old one, do you have an email or a discord to where we can talk. I think I might've found a way to backup the website.
I'll try to explain it in more detail but there are programs like DELETED that allow us to download a website's data. If you or anyone else has the harddrive space please start attempting to back up the website.
Sorry random but is there anything anyone else can do to help save this site or at least all the info I would like to help if I can.
Besides trying to do the --- method...not much I can think of outside of buying the website off of whomever owns it.
It feels like you never want to talk to me again
Been mega busy with operational planning.
And how it work? Did some ppl help you?
Sadly, there's not enough people interested in saving this site. :(
I understand, I would like to help, but I don't know what to do and I don't want to make promisses I help if I hadn't enough time.
What do you need help with?
The biggest hurdle - one that's insurmountable - is the cost. It'll take 1,000's of dollars just to buy the domain, And knowing just what my fellow americans are like that would mean my trying to fund it all myself... which just isn't possible.
WAS thinking of trying to go the "non-profit" route, with a small group of unpaid volunteers and reworking the advertizing on the site to only be enough to cover the costs of hosting and such, but I'm not sure that could be done, and also comes back to where to get the money to buy up the domain. :(
ANOTHER problem is in where to get the information on the Various Asian music charts.
But why it cost so much money??
I think it's based on a combination of the amount of advertising on the site and how many new accounts are being created - unfortunately they DON'T factor in that many of those new accounts are bots and not real people.
I would be willing to chip in a little bit if needed
And I think the charts would probably be pretty easy to do, it would just take some time to look up the charts and gather the links
Hi, I don't know much about running a site except some html, but if there's anything I can do that could help even a little, I am willing :)
Hi, just saw your post today. I am not as active as I was but I come sometimes to post new lyrics and music videos. But as I saw the site will be shut down. So sad I really liked going here.
Hi, sorry random, but I saw some of your wallposts about the site becoming ineffective in October and since I used to be very active member from before all the updates I am sad to hear this news.
It's very sad to hear, but do you happen to know what will happen to all the music info on the site and so on?
It will be lost. If the site was laid out a little differently, I could save the info all at once into a multi-page PDF... but as it is I would have to save each individual entry separately.
I see that’s very unfortunate
I guess I’ll try to enjoy the site while it’s still up and save the little bit of stuffI can tysm for the info and such!
Hey did you sent me a card or did you get wrong??
Why would you think I sent you a card?
Is it your birthday or something?
I received a card from you, then why?
Hey, how are you? Why are you so quiet these days? Are you ok?
Been dealing with a sick cat.
Your cat? My cat don't want to stay home
I was thinking if you're bored just watch a video if you don't like it,i will delete it
You made 1 post, and the site notified me of it 3 times.
I made 3 post, the site was right because I answered also in another places where did you write it
Yet each one brings me to this same post of yours.
And did you enjoy the music or should I delete it?
I poste here 1
Seems to be an asian version of "Prince".
Yeah, now if I am thinking better you're right.
maybe who can post has pemission from the time when the admin was activ and also Maybe we need permission from the admin and how he didn't log for a while we can't post. I can't explain why,but I just thinking because I never post video before.
And I posted here 3
Sorry for my bad english, I am not english nativ speaker and sometims it's hard for me to find the right word to explain.
I posted here 2
Btw, how old are you?
What, you don't think a 50 year old can get into foreign music?
When I was growing up the "ghost busters" were 2 guys and an ape in an old jalopy, lol.
Yeah, right 😅
You are really something 😂😂
Just imagine how make me laugh and annoying me in the same time
Show me a pic of you and I will belive you
Don't have any pictures, this is as close as I can come.
Omg🤣🤪 I am dying talking with you
How are you today?
Annoyed that the 3 hour dvd I'm making has taken 18 hours so far to encode, and it's only half done.
"expressburn" my a**
But anyway, where are you from?
America (the world's insane asylum)
I am from Europe
Which country in Europe?
The western half of Austria looks like it would be a hermit's paradise - a great place to grow your own food and wait out the pandemic.
I am growing my own food
I will post some pics on my wall
I just feel inly we are on this site.
Btw I watched the last video on your wall, who is this?
His name is Eric Calderone, and he specializes in doing metal versions of other songs.
Check out his version of "Godzilla's theme", it has some real kick to it and really fits the direction Toho's taken the big guy.
I am sad about it, i try to reach a friend of mine who maybe can help. I hope the situation will be solved and not close. I didn't know the situation it s so worst, i was logging some time and watching videos, but only now I realize the situation its so bad
I was actually thinking of trying to get control of the place, to pay the hosting fee and have other members that might still be around help to rebuild it...
Unfortunately, most people these days are too lazy and selfish to help keep things going.
Yeah, it's true! But why do you think the moderator doesn't anything? You think he don't want to own this place anymore? I think maybe he works and don't have time.
Either way though, the end result is the same - a mostly non-functional site that will likely disappear when the registration expires. :(
I wroted also to admin,but he don't visit the site anymore
I feel really sad, i was logging in last period more often, but it will be sad to asist how this site will have an end
Yeah, really! I don't belive you
Hey, I am fully aware about the bad situation on this site, but do you know of any other sites for Japanese music fans? I would love to contribute. Thanks
I was not aware of how bad the situation was on the site - I just wrote up a long message on the "contact" page so as to reach some kind of admin, only to receive no confirmation that the message even left the box. No "thank you for you message" pop-up or anything! Feelin super frustrated.
I know - others have tried the contact page as well, and none of them got any response or saw any sign that the message was even read/acted on.
It's really sad, because from what I've heard and seen this place USED to be a truly great site for fans of Asian music. Unfortunately it's now become nothing more than a source for ad revenue with no real benefit for the fans. And because the owner chose to hide behind an anonymous registration and "use" someone else's internet bandwidth, there's not even a way to find out whether they're even still alive.
IF I can gather together enough 'real' fans (as opposed to all the bots signing up lately), I'm considering an attempt to take over so WE (all of us) can at least try to restore the site to it's former glory. A lot of true fans have put a great deal of effort into this place - adding videos, lyrics, news, etc - and it would be a shame if all their work were lost. :(
I have decided to move to Genius,com . The Japanese community over there seems pretty cool, and while the website isn't ideal for romanized lyrics, I hear there is stuff in the works to make it easier.
Thanks for the tip, going to check them out (and hope they have the weekly charts, lol)
Hey I'm seeing all your posts about this being a dead site and I just get the feeling you were here in the old days so if you had an old account on here who are you?
Actually, I Only signed up here after getting a number of complaints of fraud. My Information is based on research (checking the forum, comparing posts with users and when they've last logged in, and so forth). I still don't know whether the owner just walked away or if he/she died or what. I DID run some IP#s to try and locate them, and was somewhat surprised to find they all traced back to Smithville elementary school near Atlantic City, NJ.
It's a shame that this site has gone down so badly - from what I've seen it USED to be a great place.
Hi, I've seen you around telling folks that the site is dead...... is it true about the site basically being left abandoned by the mods and the owner??
Many of the features no longer work, and there is nobody left with the ability to do even simple things like suspending the large numbers of spambots being signed up to the site.
I've been trying to find people in the relevant countries who could provide the weekly chart rankings so that I could provide them for the fans, but so far have had no luck.
That's pretty sad, considering this is the largest website for fans of JPOP and JROCK. Other websites are all focused on western music or Korean music (sometimes Chinese music). Japanese music gets often forgotten and ignored.The work the community has put on this website over the years shouldn't be throwed in the dump.
I'm still trying to find out whether the owner ran this on his own server, or if they rented server space from some company.
If it's on a rented server, it MIGHT just be possible to buy the registration when it expires and try rebuilding the site to it's former glory.
I know basic programming, I'd be willing to help on that. However Idk much about mysql.