They get rid of a number of forums, deleted the archives, and bladepusher resigns (5/23/2004):
This is to formally give you my resignation from the Online Auction Users Association, effective immediately.
I will abide by the CA I signed.
Former OAUA BOD
And lately, Purjal has left the organization:
I have also resigned thru email to the BOD that was left(at the time Vince and Don), and now I’m posting it here.
This is the result of going to bidchaser.com today, every second the error.php page is displayed with this. Leo Cunha, the “webmaster” of BidChaser, used a “double opt in mailing list” to spam members of the OAUA. The worst kind of spam. Do not use bidchaser. You’ve been warned!
Warning: mysql_connect(): Can’t connect to MySQL server on ‘db4.bidchaser.com’ (113) in /usr/local/apache.1.3.28/htdocs/bidchaser.com/includes/settings.inc.php on line 12
Warning: mysql_select_db(): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/tmp/mysql.sock’ (2) in /usr/local/apache.1.3.28/htdocs/bidchaser.com/includes/settings.inc.php on line 16
Warning: mysql_select_db(): A link to the server could not be established in /usr/local/apache.1.3.28/htdocs/bidchaser.com/includes/settings.inc.php on line 16
Sounds like a big MySQL database crash.
DO NOT USE THIS SITE!
Witness, the spamming:
Witness, the socket puppetry by the owner in the above message (genzco), and the pat on the back for such a great site on their message board:
This is the best and cheapest auction to sell. Am leaving ebay and ubidmax todad. This is cool. You can sell anything no restrictions.
They’ll never give up.
Spamming news groups:
Not the first time (and gets called a spammer):
Not the second time either:
Here’s another since yesterday!
ToyRanch at The Ross Board gets an email showing him what Old Troy MacDonald and his staff at Gegy has done for JayAndMarie (onecentcds) on eBay:
Neither JayOrMarie are talking.
This store was established when JayAndMarie held an auction for their CD business, trying to sell it for 5 million dollars. It has been unavailable at times, but seems like its available again.
More discussion, started by Toy Ranch: