Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Okay folks I want to bring awareness to scammers. I have recently been the victim of a scam. I won’t name any company names in general, as I do not wish for them to retaliate in any way. But I just want to bring light to this for you guys who are looking for a place to find a free site. I want y’all to understand this happens and you need to make sure you are protected.

Back in 2008 I opened a Disturbed website; I had been open for about a year and a half when I got an offer to have my site hosted for free. I jumped at the chance; I could have a premium/professional looking website free of charge for me. Unfortunately, a year later the guy hosting it up and decided he was done and deleted my website. I lost 8 months’ worth of content. No biggie! I started up again and I found another free hoster, I got my site set back up and all was well again.

Back in 2011 I opened my original design website. Which I called Skye’s Design. Everything was going great until October of last year. I went to edit my design site, and I noticed I couldn’t get logged in. The domain was redirecting me to someone else’s website. I also noticed my Disturbed website was doing the same thing. Figured it was something on my end. So, I contacted my hosting company. After a few hours they responded back.

They basically said, (I should have saved the email) they told me that because my websites were not getting enough hits, they were no longer going to pay for both domains. They STOLE my Disturbed domain from me, and I tried getting them to sell me both domains to me. And after many emails I finally got them to agree. Yet when they didn’t turn over the domains to me, I contacted them again. They told me they had sent a “Terms of Agreement” email to me. I didn’t agree to their terms, so they were not going to go through with the transfer.

…….I never once got any email of any kind for terms of agreement. If I had I wouldn’t hesitate to agree to the terms. I wanted my domains, and I would do anything to obtain them. So, I asked them to resend me the email, but they just told me, “We already sent you the terms of agreement email, you did not agree therefore we cannot go through with the transfer.” When I continue to tell them, I did not receive an email from them, they refused to email me back.

I sent over a dozen emails to them, and they did not respond to any of them. When I asked them to put the websites on a sub-domain and forget about the transfer, I still received no response from them. I was fuming, I was so angry I nearly threw my computer out the window.

I did my research, a little too late, but what I found was shocking. I found a blog about a young woman who had the same thing happen to her. She told how this company ordered her friend to hand over her domain or they would take the website from her. When she proceeded to say no, they deleted her website.

I’m going to quote part of her blog here, but I won’t link to the blog itself. In case for whatever reason this company finds my website, doubt they will, they won’t know who I am talking about and retaliate. I refuse to name any names, for my own safety.

“They never said the websites hosted with them HAD to be transferred to them, and when we refused to give them the domains, both websites were simply DELETED. They didn’t give us a chance to change hosts or anything – remember we couldn’t log in to make a backup of our files. They deleted everything. Everything.

The funny thing is… There wasn’t a single line on the rules stating that transferring the domain was mandatory – we have caps to prove it. They made it up and expect us to accept it. And when we didn’t, they deleted our sites. But… alright. I mean, we were mad, but we got new hosts and we are working on the websites again. That would have been alright if it had stopped there. But it didn’t. About 5 days ago, *COMPANY NAME* deleted my website, WITHOUT LETTING ME KNOW ANYTHING and put up an OFFENSIVE website on my domain. It contained pictures of me, my friend and other people, as well as her address and phone number. I immediately deleted the DNS information, so it would be down.

They were also threatening me, saying that if I removed the DNS from the offensive site, other websites would be used. And so they used my literary blog, also hosted with them. Again, I put it down, but obviously they wouldn’t stop. So *COMPANY NAME* started spamming us and our contact lists with new websites and offensive pictures: ……..

…….As you can see, they used different e-mail accounts to send the spams, trying to hide their asses. Well, the thing is: in one of the e-mails, they forgot to change the sender address:

Now, would you trust a host who commits the CRIME of defamation, just because you don’t want to give them a domain you paid for? After that, we decided to further investigate the e-mails, checking the original message, just to make sure we had more proofs. So, you see… the thing here isn’t about deleting a fan site anymore. It’s about violating the law that states defamation as a CRIME. They post offensive pictures, post her address, phone number, pics of her house… They actually SPEND THEIR TIME to hurt people. What kind of people are those?”

They proceeded to post this poor girl’s photos, name, email, home address and any other personal info they could get their hands on, to further torment her. They used her photos on these pornographic websites, and even sent spam emails to her and her contacts. Hacking into her email I assume to gain access to that. Now who does that?

I was furious when I came across that blog, I couldn’t believe my eyes. So, I typed in the company name, and I found a bunch of other people who have had the same issue with these people. I even found a website which I think can help you guys.

Scamadviser.com
This site is perfect for situations like this, enter in the company’s name: IE Fan-sites.org, the company I am with now. And you get information about who owns the domain, who the owner is and the company. It will tell you if the website is safe or a scam based on the information given.

As a test go enter in Fan-Sites.org, look at the information given. It says it’s a high trusted site, it looks safe, and the information looks legit. Now enter in any other free fan site hoster similar to fan-sites.org and see what you come up with. Please folks I am begging you, do your research. Make sure the company is legit before you sign up with them.

I have been with Fan sites Network for a couple of years now and never have I had any issues with them. I love them, they are legit from where I am sitting. Whereas this other company clearly was not.

Arm yourself with knowledge people! Know what you’re getting yourself into before going through with it. This is true in any case where a scammer may be present. Learn from my mistake!

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Let’s Talk: Epi 2 – Fandom wars/Cyber bulling pt.1

This is a subject I have touched upon a few months ago, I have just now gotten around to doing part 2. Sorry about that; I have seen many people being bullied over something so stupid. It has happened to me a few times. Though for the most part I ignore it because I know they are trying to get a reaction out of me. I refuse to give them exactly what they want; by reacting and getting angry with them I am giving them what they want, they are having a good laugh at my expense.

The reason some one bullies is because of many different factors.

  1. They are insecure about themselves
  2. They are miserable in their lives, whether it be
    – a) Their being bullied themselves
    – b) They’re not getting the attention from their parents that every kid needs.
    – c) They, are not bullied, but see others being bullied and think that’s how they’re supposed to act.

Whatever the case may be, they are doing whatever it takes to make your life worse so theirs will seem better in comparison. I have had my fair share of hate mail because of the opinions I express.  I will admit I have a lot of opinions others may not agree with, I have a lot to say, and I tend to run my mouth about things I shouldn’t. I am however a girl, it is in our nature to gossip, because of this I have gotten some backlash through my twitter, Tumblr accounts for the things I have said.

Frankly I do not care what others have to say to me or about me. I have gotten to a place in my life where I’ve had every kind of hate mail you can think of. Had all the things said to me, words no longer affect me. Plus, I am happy in my life, and I refuse to allow someone I have never even talked to, let alone met, dictate the rest of my day. I refuse to allow those words to affect me.

This is of course hard to do, trust me. Yet you can do it, look at your life; find the pros in your life. Family, friends, work, boyfriend, girlfriend. What do you have in your life to feel good about? Focus on that and focus on that happiness and don’t let some 40-year-old child, living in his mama’s basement ruin your life.

As I have mentioned many times before I have seen this happen across the internet. I’ve seen people on Tumblr who post the anonymous hate publicly. Many of these people I’ve gotten to know through their blogs and through private conversations. And it annoys me to see how much hatred they get. The following images are screen shots I took of a blog I use to follow. I have of course blurred out the name of the user to protect her. As it’s not my intention to call her out but to show how horrible and pathetic hate mail is.

This girl was being blasted for things she said about Randy Orton. She never said anything bad, she was actually DEFENDING Randy. Defending him against internet rumors, she wasn’t saying anything bad, and yet this person felt the need to attack her.

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I’m sorry about that was out of line, why should her Tumblr be banned for simply defending a wrestler she is a fan of? If I was a fan of someone, being a true fan means to stick by them no matter what and defend them against stupid idiots that start rumors just to start drama.

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Regardless of internet rumors, the majority of what you read is just that, a rumor. Not everything on the internet is 100% accurate. Regardless of how you feel about Randy, this is no excuse to attack a fan. Regardless of if the fan is following blindly or knows everything about his “reputation” and yet still follows, still does not give you the right. We do not attack you for the things, or people you enjoy the most.

Regardless of Randy’s personal relationships, which by the way are none of your business, does not make him a bad father. You don’t know what he does with his daughter, do you know firsthand? No, you don’t because you are either a delusional fan girl, or you are a hater. You are not friends with him, you don’t know him nor any one related or working for him. Therefore you can’t know how he feels about his daughter, or what he does with her.

Regardless of any of that, does not give you the right to take any of it out on a fan… I am so angry about this I can’t even explain to you anymore, how stupid and pathetic this is. I am speechless! If you can’t understand anything I just said, then you won’t ever understand, so I’m going to move on.

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….. What….The…. F***…. Is….This…Shit…?????

This is another thing that I cannot understand, was it necessary to call her stupid and ugly? To tell her “Fuck you”…. I just can’t…. I honestly don’t know what to say. So, I’m just going to leave these photos here for you to make your own decision about them.

I have nothing more to say about it honestly. This is a problem in this society, the younger generations using texting, and social media to bully and push people further to the edge. They don’t realize words leave bigger wounds then physical ones.  Physical wounds heal over time, words are forever. Specially with the internet, once those are out there its done, over with its out there forever. There is no taking it back.

These kids these days feel so safe behind a computer screen and are so unaware of the damage they are doing. I think kids need to serve jail time for it, maybe this will stop them. Specially if the person is then driven to suicide. Negligent homicide…

What do you think on this subject? Feel free to chime in, email me your comments and opinions on this subject and I just might post them on my site. Replace the [at] and [dot] with the correct symbols.

wanderingstarresource[at]yahoo[dot]com

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Friday, April 4, 2014

If half of you have been following me for a while you may have seen me posting on my “Let’s Talk” blog series. The last two times that I have done them, the first was about the misconceptions in the world of heavy metal, the second was part one in “Cyber Bullying and fandom wars”. Part two will be coming soon, but I wanted to take a moment to discuss more on fans. Now I am tagging WWE, Randy Orton and Disturbed in this post because these are the fandoms which I have seen it happen the most.

Recently there have been these rumors and confirmation about Randy’s new girlfriend. And while I have declined to really speak about it, I won’t express my opinions about her nor their relationship. I have myself crossed the line on many occasions when it comes to Randy’s personal life. And therefore, I apologize to his fans as well as him. Not that he’s been reading my blog or anything. It is not my place nor is it any of his other fans to express their opinions about her. Randy’s happy, regardless of what she has said and done, stay out of it.

Disturbed fandom: About two or three years ago David Draiman, the lead singer of the band started dating former WWE diva Lena Yada. I saw much hate for her, pinning her as a ditzy, bimbo, gold digger, who was using David for the fact he was famous, and she was no longer in the WWE. I myself wasn’t too sure of her in the beginning. Over time I realized she’s really sweet, and after the crap David has been through in his career and his personal life, she made him happy. It wasn’t my place to be upset or heartbroken that he had a girlfriend. But many were, they were acting like the jealous girlfriend that got cheated on.

I had one friend who use to say such nasty things about her, course I just laughed. Perhaps not the best thing I could have done. I certainly wasn’t going to defend her. I didn’t know her, neither did my friend. When David purposed to Lena, this sent my friend over the edge. She was being even nastier to Lena. Saying that if David went through with his marriage to Lena that she would no longer be a fan of his. Well guess what, they got married September 2011. A few days later my friend told me she would have nothing more to do with David or the band Disturbed.

Now a little story about her, she had on many occasions been depressed and had thought of suicide. She was, I believe, a cutter and had attempted suicide before. She tells the story of how this band saved her life. Now despite David’s personal choices in his love life, a true fan who has been saved by their hero’s, does not just give up on them. There is no reason for it, they don’t give up for no real reason at all.

Now I have been a fan of the band for 12 years now. I remember when I first heard their music. I was 12 years old, and the first song was Down with the Sickness. I remember instantly clicking with the song and knowing then that this band spoke my feelings. Not knowing the meaning of the song then, I could sense it. It wasn’t until many years later when I learned the meaning of it. And I was correct in my instincts, and many songs since then have connected with me. Now I’ve had my fair share of hate mail, when I dealt with it shit in my real life, which was not a whole lot to be honest, but I turned to Disturbed. They saved me! People say metal creates violence and anger, well I say go back and read my very first “Let’s talk”. Talks all about that. It didn’t make me angry; it didn’t make me depressed, it saved me and made me feel stronger and made me feel like I could do anything I wanted.

Now here I am my friend is no longer a David Draiman/Disturbed fan, I am in the Randy Orton fandom and though I have only been a fan since late July early August of last year and though I have heard a lot of rumors about his reputation. I am his fan for his in-ring talent, and that will not change any time soon. And I am ashamed of you who choice to focus more on his personal life instead of his talent. (Now I have made that mistake a few times myself, and for that I am sorry.) We become fans of some one for their talent, for what they can do, what they bring to the table. Not for who they choose to take to bed. I am ashamed of some of these so-called fans saying, “I will no longer be a fan of Randy Orton because he is dating a horrible person.” Just as I am sick of so called Disturbed/David Draiman fans who said they would stop being a fan of him and his band because of Lena.

That is just beyond pathetic, I mean grow the hell up! I don’t know how much more I can say on this topic to get any one to understand how sad this is. I am staying out of Randy’s personal life just as I have stayed out of David’s. It’s not my business. The true fans are the ones that stick by someone despite their personal and private choices. You don’t know these people, you are not friends with these people, you will most likely never have a chance to be with them in a romantic way. So for the love of God, grow the hell up and move on. If you want to stop being a fan of some one for their love interest, so be it. But stop talking about it, if you don’t care then shut the hell up and get back to loving the celebrity for their talent.

Quite frankly I have grown to like Lena and I am happy for David. He truly deserves to be happy. And I am happy for Randy, he truly deserves to be happy. After what both these two have been through they deserve it even if it is for a short time. Because I know I would never have a chance in hell with either one of them. I love David for his ability to sing, he has the ability to be melodic and sing softer yet be the metal singer he is and scream. And his signing doesn’t make you want to slam your head on a wall. He and his bands, Disturbed and his new one Device, can do live what they do on their albums. And on the plus side he’s freaking sexy I’m just going to put that out there.

I love Randy because of his wrestling ability, mic skills are not 100% that great but he’s still pretty damn good. I don’t like him just because of his looks, though that too is a plus. I will continue to support David, Disturbed, and Randy despite any personal and private choice either of the decide to make.

So, in conclusion, I say grow up! Move on! Worry about your own life.

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

This is something that I have seen for many years, I’ve seen people across the internet being the victims of cyber bulling. I have never, nor will I ever treat someone unfairly or send them hate across the internet.  My parents had raised me better than that. If I don’t like someone, I ignore them. I’ve even had hate thrown at me. I’ve been a graphic designer for two years, but my passion for it goes back further. I’ve made fan made videos, stories, poems, songs and many graphic designs. I’ve posted them through many design websites, and I’ve gotten hate for them, not constructive criticism, but down right hatred.

I have also been a part of many, many fandom wars many times because of the Fandom’s I’ve been in. I want to start off with some fandom wars because this is the one that confuses me the most. It’s not for you to decide, just because you do not agree with the fandom, to disrespect some one’s opinions of such fandom. Course I never took any of the bulling or wars seriously, I ignored half of it. It was a waste of time to include myself in such things.

About 5 and a half years ago I opened a website for Disturbed. I called it “Disturbed Fans” then later changed the name to “Disturbed Zone”. After having this site for a couple years, I witnessed a nasty fan battle with another Disturbed fan site. Now to avoid striking up another feud with these people. I will not mention any names and all screen shots have been blurred out. I am not only protecting myself, but the others involved in this stupid war.

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

This is the first in my “Let’s talk” blog series. I pick a subject I am passionate about and talk about it. Nothing is off limits …. well except politics, I refuse to voice my opinions about that. Religion depends, I try and steer clear of it, but I may touch upon it a few times.

However, anything else I have no problem with. I don’t even care if people do not agree with my opinions. I have the right to voice them anyways. If you would like to add your own comments. Feel free to send them in my email, or if you got a subject you would like to hear my opinion on feel free to message me as well.

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Okay if I haven’t made it clear already to my followers/visitors I am a HUGE fan of Disturbed. I am a big fan of David Draiman he is extremely talented artist; I know some would probably disagree with me. But you have to admit him, and his band are defiantly able to do live what they’ve done on the album. Course my mom thinks I’m nuts for liking him and the band. For the simple fact the band’s name is “Disturbed”. If that wasn’t bad enough, they have a symbol that is known to the fans as the Believe Symbol. Simply because it’s the cover of their 2nd studio album entitled “Believe”.

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Some people think this is the sign of the Devil.

Now there are a lot of misconceptions on heavy metal being “The Devil’s Music”. And that us Metal heads are all Satan worshipers. I consider myself goth now, where before I always took offence to it as I claimed I was a metal head not goth and not emo. Let me show you a little something on Goths and metal heads from Wikipedia. No, I know this isn’t the most reliable source but taking from experience this is pretty damn accurate in this case.

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