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      Current state of vpsBoard   02/04/2017

      Dear vpsBoard members and guests:

      Over the last year or two vpsBoard activity and traffic has dwindled. I have had a change of career and interests, and as such am no longer an active member of the web hosting industry.

      Due to time constraints and new interests I no longer wish to continue to maintain vpsBoard. The web site will remain only as an archive to preserve and showcase some of the great material, guides, and industry news that has been generated by members, some of which I remain in contact to this very day and now regard as personal friends.

      I want to thank all of our members who helped make vpsBoard the fastest growing industry forum. In it's prime it was an active and ripe source of activity, news, guides and just general off-topic banter and fun.

      I wish all members and guests the very best, whether it be with your business or your personal projects.

      -MannDude

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  1. You don't have to care if you don't want to and I'm not getting on some high horse and demanding everyone else should care about his wellbeing either, but I feel like the least people can do is bite their tongue and say nothing rather than contribute with insults about how he is just an immature attention-seeking kid. I hate scam artists as much as the next person, but if I had to choose between doing nothing and making a simple phone call just in case something does happen, I know what I would do in a heartbeat every time.
  2. I think so too-- especially when he said "Please don't call the police"-- but there's always the chance that the things being said to him could tip the balance and cause him to contemplate it for real. There were certain comments on that thread in response to him that were quite frankly as bad as the act of making a fake suicide threat.
  3. What else does everyone do?

    I'm a licensed RN.
  4. So have I, but it doesn't mean I won't take the next person or claim seriously just because the last one was fake. They can enjoy as many police visits as necessary until they clean up their act or get some serious help.
  5. I hate to be blunt but it can be his 9827423423th time for all I care and I'll still take it seriously. Would I doubt his commitment to actually going through with his threat? Would I be angry that he's making light of such a serious issue again in order to manipulate people's feelings? Hell fucking yeah I would. But it doesn't mean I won't call the cops for him on that 0.0000001 chance that he might be for real. Sorry for all the swearing, but I'm actually seething over the direction Jon has chosen to take things. I hope he'll think twice before he does something like this again.
  6. I called the police department, apparently someone else has too and they've dispatched somebody to check.
  7. I don't care how many times he's threatened suicide in the past. That doesn't mean his next threat is not real, and if nothing else I hope this will teach him a lesson to not fucking treat suicide like a joke or a tool to get what you want.
  8. Go to his profile, click on his "Thanked" history. That was how I accidentally saw it.
  9. How does one go from being a freebie VPS taker named Tyler to posing as staff member Alan from another company and now Jaroslav the newly appointed CEO for GVH?
  10. And in addition to all that, one more twist-- a comment on a post that is locked from the public but a snippet of which can be seen in the comment history of each account: So. Who's Tyler, and why all the secrecy with multiple aliases?
  11. I don't think there's any doubt about that, especially given all the recent activity in this thread the past day or two before this sudden announcement. What I'm curious to see is whether Jon will bide his time and climb back up through the ranks or eventually take a quiet exit now that he's being demoted to being a "sales manager". At any rate, he's too much of a loose cannon for anyone sane to keep around.
  12. I'm genuinely sad to see him go. He lasted less than a month (on LET, at least) and he pretty much only ever offered canned "Sorry to hear that, please submit a ticket/PM me the ticket # and I will follow up!" responses to people who were having issues or were generally displeased with the service they were getting from GVH, but at least he was consistently professional about it.
  13. Whether it was intentional or not, the distancing from CC only to go back to them after a few months almost sounds like a bait-and-switch tactic to me-- especially considering quite a few people signed up precisely because Jon kept stressing that most of their locations were no longer with CC.
  14. I was just telling a friend that I had bought a VPN service (VPN.sh's recent special, to be exact) to mostly stream Netflix at the moment when she asked me why I wasn't using a free service like ZenMate. It's apparently a recent startup to offer VPN-like browser security and is currently free at the moment, though they have plans to introduce tiered payment plans down the road. How it works With the ZenMate extension running in your Chrome browser, your internet traffic gets encrypted and redirected via the high speed ZenMate servers. This way your real IP and location are hidden. It works just like a VPN but is much more simple to use: on and off with a single click! We also compress all data going through the ZenMate cloud for maximum browsing speed. https://zenmate.com/ Has anyone heard of or tried this plugin? I'm not very familiar with VPNs so I'm curious about how it stacks up against something like OpenVPN, what the advantages/disadvantages are (other than the fact that it only works on Chrome-based browsers), any security concerns etc. What do you think of it?
  15. Strictly forums? Then probably LET and WHT (though I only visit that about once a day unless something huge is going down, like the BurstNET fiasco). I also frequent a few Chinese fan forums, though I wouldn't go so far as to say I follow them obsessively. Otherwise, I follow several English and Japanese news accounts on Twitter and I use Weibo to stay current with the Chinese end of things. I like reading articles from Torrentfreaks. To kill boredom I sometimes binge surf sites like Buzzfeed and Imgur. Can't think of much else so that's probably about it. :P