Back on April 28th, ThePirateSociety teamed up with FSF to offer open registration
- in which more than 1,200 new members joined the site. As bad luck would have it, at the same time TPS ran into an issue with their hosting provider ServerBeach who deemed the popular torrent forum to be against their ToS. Heaven forbid a site be allowed to discuss piracy & torrents (but not actually link to them). After nearly a week of downtime; indeed TPS now had some major scrambling to do in order to find another host for the site - and in the meanwhile all new members who registered during the promotion have been wiped out. (We’ve got the whole story.)
In any event, TPS is now again open for registration to those who previously signed up, as well as anyone else looking to get in on the torrent discussion action:
Here’s What Happened:
On May 1st Serverbeach put our account under ‘investigation’ and disabled us because they don’t support ‘tracker type’ websites. This of course was bullshit and we were already upset with the performance of the server, so instead of waiting for this investigation to end (still hasn’t btw 5/11) we decided to grab a new server from a different provider.
When we ordered the server the company put us on back order because they had to wait for their hardware provider to give them their supplies, so that took a lot longer than expected.
Passwords were not compromised and the site is still secure. being disabled was a real shocker to us and quite unexpected so we werent exactly setup to transfer over to an entirely new server, but we did the best we could in shortest amount of time. just be glad TPS is back up and running.
And finally, the backup we had to install was from April 28th. this was before open sign ups so all those new users…gone. but the doors are currently open (5/11) to allow those users another chance to hop back in.
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** bad feedback wherever possible.*
Thanks for this article! You guys rock so much! We totally was not expecting to get our site disabled by the host! We now have a great new ship! This beast is faster than ever! Looking forward to seeing everyone!
thx for the article Sharky we really appreciate all you do. For everyone else, signup while you can because this won’t happen frequently.
register again, thx
Listen to Oromis. He knows what he’s saying.
@Oromis: That is totally true, dude!
the =/ was for the downtime, I’m not dissing tps in any way
LOL @ Omomis xD
piratesociety can crash and never come back for all i care…
Thanks for the kind words! We appreciate the support. Sorry about your ban BTW, hopefully it wasn’t global, right?… If so, I have faith you will learn from your mistakes.
how can we get our accounts back
Is there a way to get in again? I really wanted the seedbox
Thank you very much. BTW. I got in again !!!!!!
Those assholes are telling the other torrent sites about you when you give them a profile link
so WATCH OUT PPL
i have a prove about that