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Thread: Fusion boards are gone

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    Default Fusion boards are gone

    well i dunno if this is true but i tried the fusion URL just one last time after my long absence.
    I know i said i dont go there anymore but i had to look

    The fusion server cannot be found does this mean that it has been shut down or is it just my machine??

    Ethier way im not bothered as i will not go back there :

    But if it is shut down then i think it's about time that they done it

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    Even if it was full of idiots, it's still a loss for the Wipeout community. Think about it - with the knowledge that a commercially funded community site ended up being attacked by 16 year old idiots, it doesn't exactly bode well for decent sites being made for future releases.

    Even if we've gained and then lost a few idiots, this site has also gained some valuable new members from the Wipeout Fusion site because it reached more people due to the marketing budget and advertisment on every copy of the game. (yeah, I know we got that, but we were hidden away in the credits!).

    Official sites help community sites, so wannabe hackers attacking an official site does send ripples through the community.

    The sheepish apology on hoverrace at the moment is just pathetic - they're only squirming because the attacks were organised on hoverrace. That makes the admins and hosts an accessory to an attack on a corporate web server. I hope that people here know much better than to stoop to that kind of behavior.

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    I understand completely

    It's a real shame that it has gone downhill because of all this..

    I liked the fusion boards at one point they where good and the people where great to talk to not just about wipeout but about anything you liked

    But also it was an oppertunity to send feedback to the developers of the game to make an even better follow up to the series

    I just can't understand why these people do such things pretty sad really

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    This scares me a bit. With the Fusion forums down, many more of the spammers there are prone to come over here to calm their thirst for blood.

    Keeping an eye on new users behaviour for a while would be quite sensible. :-?

    PRACTICE LEADS TO PERFECTION !

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    I already am - and it should be mentioned that unless you are logged in, the only forum that can be viewed is the news/announcements forum... so non-members cant actually see what we're talking about!

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    no suprise the wipeoutfusion.com forum would go offline.. just like wip3out.com did, i dont think most of the jackasses who spent their time at the wf-boards care much.. theyll prolly just move over to some other game-board and make life hell other members, because those assholes arent welcome here.

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    on the hoverrace board, skelator, one of the apologisers, is one of the chief eggers-on of the people who actually did the flooding. they are only apologetic because Sony traced the primary flooder, and they're worried that they might be found also.

    i don't want the Sony site to go down permanently because it has brought us much good attention and several good members to us, as Rob has pointed out. i just want the Fusion site and forums to be better. the mass attention gained by an official site unfortunately but inevitably brought with it a lot of childish wankers. i don't know what Sony's policy is toward banning, but it seems clear that they did not want to lose any customers and thought that not banning the twits would keep more customers than making the board more civilised. i think it doesn't work that way
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    Yea, i don't play HR anymore, those idiots really piss me off, i'm thinking about Revenge on their site, but i don't want something like that to happen. Currently the Fusion Site is being fixed and i apolojise to all the Wipeouters. I shouldn't get in trouble for something that they did. I only had a few friends there including a couple of Wipers. I'm soon going to be leaving, but not permanatly the Hoverrace boards, i'll prolly check back once in a while. This site is really cool by the way, and i'm deply sorry about the Wipeout Site. Even though it wasn't really my fault.

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    Default oh, yes, this is going to be a rant! :)

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    i've visited the hoverrace forums several times. the posts there are very nearly one-hundred percent verbal abuse by one poster toward another. the site is inhabited pretty much by people in their early to mid-teens whose every word is ruled by their gonads without any mediation by a mind. it is some sort of social struggle for breeding status expressed in a game forum. they speak like below-average 12 year-olds. in the past 3 days' postings, i have not seen a single coherent thought expressed about anything other than their personal animosities, and even those pitifully few [2 or 3] betrayed a depth of ignorance and lack of skill in their own native language that is truly pathetic, and shared by nearly all of the posters. i try to realise how very young some of them are, but ...
    i don't know about what all of you guys' teenage friends are/were like, but mine were never such boneheads as the majority of these hoverrace twits. i'm amazed that this kind of person can exist very long since it seems as though they would have either killed each other off or been run over by schoolbusses while arguing with other in the middle of the street about something totally pointless.

    rant over. aaahhh. i feel better now. stress relief is a glorious thing.

    hey. wait a minute. wasn't i just doing the same thing they do, but indirectly and with a better vocabulary and more command of grammar?
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    Think the forums are badly moderated, download the game and chat in the IMR for a while, for no damn reason they just get pissed after a while and take it out on somebody the wrong way, they did that with me. And took it too far. (The Wipeout Forums Insident.) Once i start playing the game in a few monthsa again, my name will be different as well as my IP so they don't know its me

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