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Old 2013-10-11, 04:12 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

on a side note I wonder how Grace would handled Rip?
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Old 2013-10-11, 04:13 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

Dammit...force of habit...I just donated $3.42

What the hell is wrong with me!
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Old 2013-10-11, 04:17 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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An educated is guess is somewhere between 2000 and 4000 dollars. Only Shareef knows the exact amount of course. As Blindwilly previously wrote, him and 6 friends, alone, donated 700 dollars. And HC has thousands of members. I guess when Shareef saw the money coming in, he wanted to have it shut down for as long as possible since so many good hearts were thinking "my God, it could be up to ME to save the tracker". Me and 2 other founders recieved a LOT of "I have donated but not been credited" PMs for months afterwards

I would guess that the reason HC went down the last time was because of me changing the frontside and sent out mass PM where I wrote that people should *not* be donating anymore (which must have given Shareef a long nose! ). After all, the shutdown came the same day Shareef found out about the mass PM I had sent to all users (the day he logged in again).

By shutting it down, he'd stop all discussion about the donations, members-and-staff-in-between and also be the only one being able to make a statement about this (which was IT HAS COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT A MASS PM HAS BEEN SENT OUT ASKING PEOPLE NOT TO DONATE. THIS IS TOTALLY UNTRUE! THIS PERSON WILL BE FOUND....etc...etc)

BTW, I was thinking the same as arfarf when seeing that the frontpage of HC read "PLEASE NO DONATIONS UNTILL BEING INSTRUCTED[...] "..... he must have troubles with his paypal account due to complaints. No way would he say that otherwise......unless he actually agrees with my mass PM all of a sudden

(pardon my English)
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Old 2013-10-11, 04:18 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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there should be open discussion.....the aggrieved parties want to know what is going on....
I think it's good to be open. It's not like us staff members had classified information about anything. Heck we were being completely shut off from the economical side of the tracker. My work on HC was completely on the musical side; and the ratio/user-problems side of it. Therefor I think I'm allowed to comment on this.

Besides, a tracker consists of users, users, users and admin. It's of common interest for everyone of them/us to know for everybody what actually goes down (apart from giving out full names, addresses, etc). When keeping things of common interest a "secret" , scenarios like this recent one will eventually occour.

OK, I made another post. I'll stop now
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Old 2013-10-11, 04:23 PM
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I deleted that post Erik. Vergeltungswaffe is either incredibly thick or trolling - perhaps both.
We thank you again for bringing these events to light and informing the trading community that Hungercity is a scam. Do not donate.
Thanks for that, direwolf; suddenly I got concerned if I was being unethical here, after his post. After 2 minutes of thinking....I got my brains together and wrote that reply to daddyray, which is a reply to Vergeltungswaffe also

BTW; of course I did sign that mass PM with my name, it would be *unethical* to not do that ;-)

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Old 2013-10-11, 05:16 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

Good to see your comments here Erik. 100% behind you. I certainly won't be running back to the HC tracker.
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Old 2013-10-11, 07:07 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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English is my second language, by native tongue is western gibberish.

My mom used to work in the cryptography department of the Pentagon. I showed her a couple of ShaReef's posts, and she seems to think the breaks in grammar may actually be intentional, and represent a coded message. She's been working on this during commercial breaks in reruns of Murder She Wrote.
So far, all she has deciphered is part of his message of October 3, and that partial translation reads:
"HELP I'M TRAPPED IN THE BODY OF A MAN"
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Old 2013-10-11, 10:26 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

"Vergeltungswaffe" refers to weapons used for payback, or roughly that.

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Old 2013-10-11, 10:30 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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I'm still hoping to hear something soon about the former HC staff group's proposed tracker since many days earlier in this thread, but they may wish to wait until they are online or ready to go on line before making any announcements.
I await this possible announcement with more excitement than the return of HC brought me.

I think the "former HC staff group" could use a snappier name, here's a couple of suggestions.

The Gone Mods - has a nice ring, describes the group, and kind of sounds like a british invasion group, all Mersey beat and Carnaby Street, this is my fave so far.

The Urban Flight Attendants - Urban flight was a term applied to the outflow of population from the cities, and maybe conveys the situation. Distant second on my list.

Your suggestion are welcome, at least by me, but the Urban Flight Attendants may now be bringing me a pillow, which they'll hold over my face until my legs stop trashing, lol.

no offense meant to you, arfarf, but those names are all just as awful as "Hunger City"
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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"Vergeltungswaffe" refers to weapons used for payback, or roughly that.
A screaming comes across the sky.

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Old 2013-10-11, 11:53 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

There is a worthy Beatles torrent there now, so maybe good things will happen for a change.
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Old 2013-10-12, 05:54 AM
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I'm now demoted at HC from Senior Uploader to Uploader. How devastating. I cried and cried and cried when I heard ...................
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Old 2013-10-12, 06:41 AM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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wait.. this site rips everyone off for years ~ the staff has had enough and unanimously quit
.. and you're glad to see it back online. I know some of you fuckers are weird but thats fucking funny.
The man asked you for money and you voluntarily sent it to him. Where's the rip off? The fact that he may or will have used some or a lot of that money for hazy purposes is a different story, but not a rip off.
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Old 2013-10-12, 06:49 AM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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The man asked you for money and you voluntarily sent it to him. Where's the rip off? The fact that he may or will have used some or a lot of that money for hazy purposes is a different story, but not a rip off.
He asked for money because he said he hadn't received enough donations to pay for keeping the tracker online. When the donations far exceeded the payments due (even the exaggerated ones he claimed he had to make) he put it back online and then demanded more money as he claimed yet again he didn't have enough to pay the bills.

Now that is not just a rip off it's also a scam.
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Old 2013-10-12, 09:15 AM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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The fact that he may or will have used some or a lot of that money for hazy purposes is a different story, but not a rip off.
That's the dictionary definition of a rip off!
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