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Re: Bad Links and Page Errors

Unread postby Korin » Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:36 am

What's up with all these bots posting random links?

just click "new posts" at the top of the forum
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Re: Bad Links and Page Errors

Unread postby Sun Fin » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:31 pm

Its a way of advertising, the worst thing you can do is follow the links they post. If we all ignore them then eventually they'll leave us alone for a few months before it starts again. Its no big deal most forums have the issue, thing is we have to wait until a member of staff is online to delete them all.
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Re: Bad Links and Page Errors

Unread postby Korin » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:45 pm

what happened to 3kingdoms.net - I dont wanna click the current link since I think Internet Squatters took over it?
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Re: Bad Links and Page Errors

Unread postby Aaron.K » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:55 pm

Korin wrote:what happened to 3kingdoms.net - I dont wanna click the current link since I think Internet Squatters took over it?


I have regular contact with the forum administrator of 3kingdoms.net, Steve (aka Shu-Han Zhao Lie Di or SHZLD for short) and he mentioned that while he used to talk to the owner of the site quite some time ago (back in 2005ish I believe), eventually the owner dropped all contact, and the rest of the forum and site were simply flying blindly and so we assumed for the most part that the owner simply stopped paying the bills on it and eventually the site just got taken over by squatters.

I believe there was also an attempt when the domain went for sale that James had put in an offer of purchasing it (as had Steve), but it seems it got bought by someone with seemingly loads of money. I haven't gone to the site itself in years, but given the way a lot of these domain auctions work, it was probably a porn studio or some other kind of business that decided to buy the site simply on the basis that it had a lot of traffic (and it did, especially due to the SGZ bios that were hosted there, and a lot of in game images from ROTK 6 as well).

I still talk to a lot of the old members who were there when the site died, but we don't really discuss anything history related these days. It's a shame that the site died in the way it did though, because there was a huge wealth of information there, not only history wise, but also concerning things like the games and television shows.

I recall that most of the bios there have been recovered and posted here on the Scholars, but I also maintain a site which has a few of the ones I was able to collect as well (and I've just realized that I also maintained a backup of the Info-Sites thread that I had maintained on Koei. It's the last link on the side bar titled "Useful links"). Originally we were going to have a forum there as a re-creation of the 3kingdoms.net forum, however there was no viable way of doing this while also eliminating ads and having forum software that worked at least somewhat consistently, and as also free (because I maintain the site in my free time and am on a tight budget as it is). But, the site is there with the bios and useful links for people to use, so here is the link to it.

https://sites.google.com/site/threekingdomshistory
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Re: Bad Links and Page Errors

Unread postby James » Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:15 pm

That pretty much sums it up from the perspective of the domain sale. They bid it up past something like $500-700 and it was too much money for me or anyone else who wanted to save the domain and the community. A few days later, if I'm recalling correctly, it turned into a shady link page used only to increase page rank of some other garbage on the internet. At one point I think it was even associated with a porn site.
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Re: Bad Links and Page Errors

Unread postby Korin » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:03 pm

Thanks, I knew it was taken over by Internet Squatters because the last time I was there, it was some wierd advertisements about sexual stuff, but it wasn't porn. It was probably almost 2 years ago the last time I clicked on that link by accident when I was reading some KMA stuff on the website here.. and wanted to click on links from other websites, I think you should get somebody to remove all links that direct to 3kingdoms.net since you know, as you mentioned.. all people of all ages see this site and might click on that link by accident and they might see some wierd stuff there. There's links directing to all the pages on KMA officer pages to the website we're talking about. I also understand that you don't want to pay 700 bucks to some Squatters to save a website, even it seemed awesome then, but at that time I was a very young boy so I hardly knew 3kingdoms.net, I wonder what the website is today, probably something bad.. it's like how a bandy website about a Winter sport - the first website was taken over by wierd squatters who would write about wierd stuff that didn't make sense, I personally dislike Squatters in general since I think they are worse than scammers, but don't get me wrong, I dislike both of those things in general.

FYI - I was lurking around web.archive some weeks ago and I actually saw the 3kingdoms.net site when it was first made, it was made wierd tho - like it was all black background with colored text.

Also -- I want to show you guys something.

http://kongming.net/links/three-kingdom ... t/fan-art/

It says that YueYing.net links to ADULT CONTENT, why is that? I also heard that website is a bad place to hotlink since it would direct to porn and stuff.
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Re: Bad Links and Page Errors

Unread postby Aaron.K » Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:17 pm

Korin wrote:FYI - I was lurking around web.archive some weeks ago and I actually saw the 3kingdoms.net site when it was first made, it was made wierd tho - like it was all black background with colored text.


That's the way it always was actually. The design was nothing special to look at.

Also -- I want to show you guys something.

http://kongming.net/links/three-kingdom ... t/fan-art/

It says that YueYing.net links to ADULT CONTENT, why is that? I also heard that website is a bad place to hotlink since it would direct to porn and stuff.


Mainly because she used to have 3 Kingdoms themed Yaoi that you could click on (it was never out in the open and such, and you had to search through it and agree to some stipulation on the site), but these days there's none of that there. And the hotlink thing isn't true. Just that an image would come up saying "Don't steal bandwidth" by hotlinking, since it costs her money every time something was hotlinked to her site. I used to talk to the owner of that site too, back when I still used Xanga. I don't think she's there anymore though.
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Re: Bad Links and Page Errors

Unread postby James » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:45 pm

Korin wrote:It says that YueYing.net links to ADULT CONTENT, why is that? I also heard that website is a bad place to hotlink since it would direct to porn and stuff.

I added that it linked to 'adult content' because some of the links on that page link to adult content. I don't actually remember there being any adult content on that page beyond what was linked to, though. What do you mean by hotlink? In web design 'hotlinking' generally describes the action of linking to someone else's resource, such as an image (rather than to an actual web page). It is considered a bad practice if done without permission.
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Re: Bad Links and Page Errors

Unread postby Korin » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:48 pm

It was probably linked from another website linked that certain page that you linked here, so that's why you put that warning up, right?

Also I've had problems in the past with hotlinking from yueying.net as a message would pop up saying [s]SORRY YOU CANT USE OUR IMAGE, ITS COPYRIGHTED, etc,bah bah bah, I don't know if I had a issue with LYS's website or not, but may have in the past since there's a bunch of random stuff on there that isn't related to the game that looks awesome DOAE. I mean there's a random section on LordYuanShu forums that has random stuff and even some "hentai" topic, lol.

Also, I want to know--James--I know you are the webmaster here and I hotlinked images from the portraits section, is it ok I do?

Mainly because she used to have 3 Kingdoms themed Yaoi that you could click on (it was never out in the open and such, and you had to search through it and agree to some stipulation on the site), but these days there's none of that there. And the hotlink thing isn't true. Just that an image would come up saying "Don't steal bandwidth" by hotlinking, since it costs her money every time something was hotlinked to her site. I used to talk to the owner of that site too, back when I still used Xanga. I don't think she's there anymore though.


1. I've always a issue with her site, I never could use images from there so I just left so that's probably why it died since she couldn't afford people hotlinking, but that's why you get some help from IRL family/friends for Rental costs or get a GOOD community who can donate for you but the website probably failed it didn't have a good community like it did here.

Also that's what I meant by "DONT USE OUR IMAGE, ITS COPYRIGHTED." - copyrighted and bandwidth issues most likely.

2. Also what's Xanga, sorry if I don't know it--it's a website or IM? Since only IMs nowadays is Skype, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, etc.


That's the way it always was actually. The design was nothing special to look at.


Maybe because it was made in late '90s and it was closed in 2005, right? Internet didn't get GET MEGA-POPULAR until like 2005-2006 anyways, so a late '90s website is bound to look like that, wow. And Ironically, I didn't get on the internet until like 2005 or so, lol. I was 11 years old when I first used the internet then, and I'm 19 now in 2013.
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Re: Bad Links and Page Errors

Unread postby Aaron.K » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:50 pm

Korin wrote:
1. I've always a issue with her site, I never could use images from there so I just left so that's probably why it died since she couldn't afford people hotlinking, but that's why you get some help from IRL family/friends for Rental costs or get a GOOD community who can donate for you but the website probably failed it didn't have a good community like it did here.


Most people don't allow hotlinking, because bandwidth is expensive. The website did not fail, because it is still up there. She simply just decided to stop updating it. And you shouldn't hotlink images in general, it's considered bad internet etiquette. Save the image, then upload it to a site like imageshack or photobucket, and then post it some where.

2. Also what's Xanga, sorry if I don't know it--it's a website or IM? Since only IMs nowadays is Skype, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, etc.


It's a site that is sort of similar to blogspot, and in some ways was also used in the manner that Facebook is used today. Social networking.
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