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    This is a discussion on SkyUser is not closing within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; THIS WAS OUR ATTEMPT AT AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE. The following is not true whatsoever. It is my sad duty ...

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      SkyUser is not closing

      THIS WAS OUR ATTEMPT AT AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE. The following is not true whatsoever.

      It is my sad duty to inform the SkyUser community that as from Midday, SkyUser will cease to operate as a website.

      Unknown to our Users and Mods, we have in the past month or so been battling with Lawyers over a legal repossession order from the manufacturers of our servers.

      This has come about due to a communication error on our behalf, as Newsreader thought that I was paying, and I had assumed that newsreader was paying. Which in turn meant, we both thought the bill was being paid each month, which sadly was not the case.

      So what does this mean for SkyUser?

      • As from midday, the servers will be disconnected from the data centre and then shipped back to the manufacturer as per the Court Order instructions
      • The database being so large means we may only manage to get part of, which ultimately will mean loosing some posts as well as some users having to re-register
      • We think / hope that this will only affect the last 5,000 registered users or so, we will try to setup Skoogle so that we can then email those users, who are affected by this
      • The SkyUser SMTP will cease today


      We will try to get back up to full speed as soon as possible but with being blacklisted at every data centre in the country this may take some time.

      We would just like to take this opportunity to apologise to our Mods and our Users for the inconvenience that this may cause.

      For those of you who were signed up to use the SkyUser SMTP service, we have put some simple instructions on how to setup your email here.
      Last edited by NewsreadeR; 01-04-08 at 01:05 PM.
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      Re: SkyUser closing

      April fools day round again eh!
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      Re: SkyUser closing

      Is this for real or are you and newsreader sitting at home laughing your heads off.

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      Re: SkyUser closing

      I think the latter, getting it in early eh NewsreadeR

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      Re: SkyUser closing

      There's nothing like a good joke on April fools day....


      and that was nothing like a good joke

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      Re: SkyUser closing

      hurrrrrrraaaaaaayyyyyy sites rubbish anyway lol
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      Re: SkyUser closing

      Quote Originally Posted by TheWhizzz View Post
      hurrrrrrraaaaaaayyyyyy sites rubbish anyway lol
      That's a little bit harsh.
      As Skyuser is closing down I suggest the 200 charity donation
      goes to SatDish and NewsreadeR to show our appreciation for all
      their hard work and to help with the bills.
      They should be the nominated charity.
      I am off to thinkbroadband.
      But if anyone knows a better site please post before 12 noon.

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      Re: IS SkyUser closing for real

      just to clear something. WILL THIS SITE EXIST AFTER 12 PM TODAY 1/4/08 YES OR NO

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      Re: SkyUser closing

      Yes… but under the control of B Sky B, who have bailed SkyUser out.

      In future, posts critical of Sky will be immediately removed or edited, as will any post which mentions the Mognuts Utility, the Mossywell Bounce Utility and the password generator.

      The takeover is planned to take place at precisely 11:59 this morning.

     

     
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