Cult laments destruction of benzowithdrawal.com

Tiffany
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« Reply #28 on: Today at 04:00:03 AM »

Hi,

Does this information mean that benzowithdrawal.com has shut down permanently?

Thank you.

Quote from: Colin on September 27, 2011, 09:19:55 PM
Hi all,

There appears to be some concern about what has happened to BW; there even have been worries that it has been hacked. My first thought was that Andrew (RUNVS) forgot to renew the domain, but this appears to not be the case – a ‘whois’ lookup indicates no recent changes to the domain details (so no change of ownership). It seems that the domain (benzowithdrawal.com) is now ‘parked’ with GoDaddy (Andrew’s webhost). ‘Parking’ is generally used for the purposes of making money by running adverts on webpages that are no longer being used.

I see that another site of Andrew’s, opiatewithdrawal.org, has been parked too. It seems unlikely, as has been suggested to our team, that BW (and OW) have been ‘hacked’. There is no evidence that there has been a security breach.

I can allay fears regarding ‘security’ at this forum. Our forum has not been hacked, nor was Andrew’s forum when he experienced problems last week. ‘Hacking’ refers to exploiting weaknesses in software; ‘cracking’ refers to compromising (weak) passwords. Although some accounts were indeed cracked at BW, as far as we know, no accounts were compromised here. Last week, we published some recommendations about how to properly secure your accounts with BB, and e-mail, etc. (link to follow). So long as you take reasonable precautions in generating passwords, do not share your passwords or login details, or fall for ‘phishing’ e-mail, your accounts at BB (and elsewhere) should be safe from cracking attempts.

http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?topic=38876.0

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« Reply #29 on: Today at 04:05:58 AM »

Yes Tiffany. It seems so.
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« Reply #280 on: Yesterday at 11:05:10 PM »

Colin I was wondering if there was anyway to setup some sort of time delay, like they do now with the superbowl after Janet Jackson pulled a stunt several years ago.  This would allow the chat room monitors to yank something before it would be put up on everyones computer screens.  I don’t know if this is possible, but thought I would suggest it any way.

Hi,

The point of Chat is that it immediate. Such a system would require moderation attention at all times to be effective – it would be enormous moderation time drain – I don’t think it is a practical solution. In any case, I’m not aware of a code modification that would allow for this behaviour. But, thank you for the suggestion.

The main point is that members are much better informed of the issues, and that we have a large active team of chat moderators to keep the space safe and happy. We will also have in place a number of technical changes that will help in this matter. It is mult-pronged approach. It is getting there.

Honestly, I think most members will judge the chat room to be improved by these changes.

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