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11/28/2012 6:01:36 PM
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We, the Bungie fan community, need to consider doing something nice...

I am not going to link (it's been done enough already), but I believe that it has been confirmed that a particular domain on the Internet (with the word Destiny in its URL) is not owned by Bungie LLC but in fact by someone who is likely (well, at least until now) unaware of the Destiny/Bungie link. So, if (and I am still open to evidence that shows the URL is Bungie-controlled, but I believe that it is not) we've been pounding that address, site and login with lame attempts to "get in", I think that we (as a community) may want to show the owner/host of that address that we're sorry for any inconvenience and/or perceived threat/attack that they may have felt due to our.... eagerness. So, idea and suggestion time. What is the correct etiquette for a "sorry that we appeared to be raiding your server"? Flowers? A card? A t-shirt? A cool "I survived being Bungie.netted" logo for their front page? Any ideas are welcome, what say you? [Edited on 11.28.2012 10:03 AM PST]

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    [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Ling Lings Head [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Recon Number 54 We, the Bungie fan community, need to consider doing something nice...[/quote]For example; answering PMs ever now and then :\[/quote]One does not simply answer PMS.. you let it flow.

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  • pie makes everyone happy.

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  • "Folks need heroes chief, to give 'em hope! So smile would ya? While we still got somethin' to smile about!" And yeah, I think if we had day for all of the community to go and do something nice in their community, a site organized day where everyone posts what they're going to do and where. Then we coordinate from there and see who's nearby so we can work in groups. Maybe it'll end up on the news and our reach can spread. Get more people to do better things. I like it :)

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  • Let's take her to dinner (I aint no sexist), and then seduce her with our great logic (let the Flood do that), and then get her to give us the website. FOOLPROOF

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    Sarge
    Sarge

    Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? - old

    Oh, B.Net... you and your hype.

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  • We could send him an "I was the victom of a Bnet attack" shirt or a cake.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Recon Number 54 We, the Bungie fan community, need to consider doing something nice...[/quote]For example; answering PMs ever now and then :\

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  • Couldn't a PSA be delivered in the form of a temporary sticky-ed thread? It's something that you can do in the short term to notify people that it might be a good idea to change their passwords (and within your power to do immediately). I tried to do a bit of searching for blogs (or the like) which would mention receiving heavy traffic over the last few days (and which were somehow "destiny" related) but I didn't find anything. Can you be entirely sure that an apology is warranted given most websites appreciate increased traffic?

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Elem3nt 117 Tell him to hand over the domain name to Bungie...or else.[/quote] Or else, we... Make him a beautifully designed website named something extremely similar and give it to him with an email asking for the password to the original and apologizing for the inconvenience :)

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] TH3_AV3NG3R [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Mythical Wolf [url=http://whois.stsoftware.biz/destiny-com.htm][b]Information on who owns Destiny.com[/b][/url][/quote] Oh look he lives near by where I live... Time to give him something he will never forget.[/quote]This is getting awkward. "Hello, Sir. I found you through the internet. You have something we want." This is almost as creepy as the dude calling my store looking for 9 24-gallon containers today for a "project in his garage" that he needs done "before christmas"

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Mythical Wolf [url=http://whois.stsoftware.biz/destiny-com.htm][b]Information on who owns Destiny.com[/b][/url][/quote] Oh look he lives near by where I live... Time to give him something he will never forget.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] x Foman123 x All evidence points to the domain being a "cybersquatter" who purchases domain names containing popular words for the sole purpose of selling or renting them out at a profit.[/quote]If all of your evidence points towards cybersquatting, then you should report it. If you are not familiar, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (15 U.S.C. § 1125(d)) makes instances of cybersquatting illegal under U.S. law. If it is as you say, that this is a clear case of cybersquatting against a registered Bungie Inc trademark, then you should report it. Otherwise, do not make such claims. [Edited on 11.29.2012 12:14 AM PST]

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] x Foman123 x [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] T1d3 [/quote]Not really a discussion for this thread. Feel free to make your own in the Flood if you really want to talk about this.[/quote] allright

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] DarkestSeptagon [url=http://destiny.com.au/]I don't understand, what's so special about it?[/url][/quote] Congrats.

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  • I see London, I see France, sorry we invaded your website. Here is a cupcake.

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  • Roses are red Violets are blue We as a community Are sorry for you I don't know maybe we should just post a sorry thread in the community forums and get people to sign their names by making a post

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] T1d3 [/quote]Not really a discussion for this thread. Feel free to make your own in the Flood if you really want to talk about this.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] x Foman123 x [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] T1d3 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Recon Number 54 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] AR IS4 NUBS Recon, what is this? So lost here.[/quote] Summary: 1: Destiny information leak occurs. 2: In online information related to the leak, a particular URL is mentioned as being Bungie/Destiny-related. 3: Lots of people (members of this site and non-members) attempt to browse that URL and log into that site. 4: I propose that the site is due an apology/explanation from us, the community. 5: It is later shown that the owner of that domain/site is not likely impacted or bothered by the extra hits or unexplained login attempts. 6: However, it is pointed out that many people probably used their WLID credentials to attempt to log into that site. 7: Those people should be made aware that if they did, they should take the precaution of changing their associated password ASAP. and here we are now.[/quote] sorry, but what are WLID credentials and why should I change the password. Also why does Foman no longer feel sorry for this guy?[/quote]The owner has owned the domain since 1995 and internet archive photos show that over the years, several different businesses have used the site as their homepage. All evidence points to the domain being a "cybersquatter" who purchases domain names containing popular words for the sole purpose of selling or renting them out at a profit. Cybersquatting annoys me, as I do not think that it is a legitimate business, and therefore I no longer feel sorry for the site's owner.[/quote] just out of curiosity, how is it not a legitimate business. While I don't think anyone does it full time, as a side job it doesn't sound like a bad way to make some quick cash. What if I went and bought the domain FinalFantasy19 (we all know it is going to happen). Isn't that smart of me since I know that company will eventually have to buy the domain from me?

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  • [url=http://destiny.com.au/]I don't understand, what's so special about it?[/url]

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  • http://www.destiny.com/tos.html The site's terms of service. Haven't read the whole thing, but from the website's heart icon and the first little bit of the tos, it looks like this thing is some kinda dating site. Definitely not Bungie related. Either that, or Bungie is pulling another ilovebees with a site that appears to be completely unrelated at first glance. Damnit, I can't decide. I'm beginning to lean more toward this being an ARG thing, because some of the sections of this ToS are mighty suspicious. [quote]The world we live in is filled with cheats, frauds, poseurs, the false and insincere, with rapacious characters who seek to take unfair advantage of the guileless, naive, innocent and trusting. You might meet actual people through our services, but then again, you might not; you may never know for sure whether any encounter was with a real person. You may encounter profiles that are total fakes and you may receive communications from total fakes through our services. By "total fakes" we mean to include profiles that are total fiction, pure and simple, posted by people who bear no resemblance whatsoever to the identity described and we mean also to include communications generated by people who are deceiving you in every regard about their identity, description, and motives and communications from scripts and programs operated automatically to deceive and mislead, which may not actually not be transmitted by any real person at all. The real people you meet, if any, may be total imposters and may have malicious or pecuniary motives; they may even be paid to engage you. There simply is no way to keep these characters and programs out of any social networking site any more than there would be a way to keep them all out of society in general, and so it surely possible, and more, perhaps likely, that you will encounter them here. You may be amused by them, too. You are most strenuously advised to trust no one but your Mother, and certainly not to trust the rascals or programs you will meet here. In this Agreement, you release us from all liability stemming from any of this. This is more fully explained in Section I. of this Agreement, Cautions About The Use Of This Service And Your Release Of Liability.[/quote] [quote]In order to enhance your amusement experience, to stimulate you and others to use our Services more extensively, and to generally sprinkle some sparkle and excitement into the Services of DESTINY.COM, we may post fictitious profiles, generate or respond to communications by means of automated programs or scripts that simulate or attempt to simulate your intercommunication with another real human being (though none really exists and any dialog is generated by programming), and we may employ or contract for the paid services of real persons who may interact with you as part of their compensated employment. While these communications may seem genuine, authentic, and personal, they may be broadcast simultaneously to a large number of persons and possess none of these qualities. While their contents may appear to be true, they may be quite false; while their contents may appear to sincere, they may be quite disingenuous. Sometimes, we may use these techniques or others like them for other business purposes, too, including, but not limited to those cases in which we monitor and/or investigate into operations, including but not limited to allegations that you or others have violated this Agreement.[/quote] Either the legal department behind this site has a sense of humour, or there's more to this than what meets the eye. [Edited on 11.28.2012 10:59 PM PST]

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] x Foman123 x Cybersquatting annoys me, as I do not think that it is a legitimate business, and therefore I no longer feel sorry for the site's owner.[/quote]Welcome to the jungle.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] T1d3 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Recon Number 54 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] AR IS4 NUBS Recon, what is this? So lost here.[/quote] Summary: 1: Destiny information leak occurs. 2: In online information related to the leak, a particular URL is mentioned as being Bungie/Destiny-related. 3: Lots of people (members of this site and non-members) attempt to browse that URL and log into that site. 4: I propose that the site is due an apology/explanation from us, the community. 5: It is later shown that the owner of that domain/site is not likely impacted or bothered by the extra hits or unexplained login attempts. 6: However, it is pointed out that many people probably used their WLID credentials to attempt to log into that site. 7: Those people should be made aware that if they did, they should take the precaution of changing their associated password ASAP. and here we are now.[/quote] sorry, but what are WLID credentials and why should I change the password. Also why does Foman no longer feel sorry for this guy?[/quote]The owner has owned the domain since 1995 and internet archive photos show that over the years, several different businesses have used the site as their homepage. All evidence points to the domain being a "cybersquatter" who purchases domain names containing popular words for the sole purpose of selling or renting them out at a profit. Cybersquatting annoys me, as I do not think that it is a legitimate business, and therefore I no longer feel sorry for the site's owner. [Edited on 11.28.2012 10:16 PM PST]

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  • Okay roll out the tanks, lets invade Monoco and find this man.

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  • I shall offer my seed.

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    EAGLES5
    EAGLES5

    Returning Mythic - old

    Lets give them Ken. He will serve them well. He is a loyal and able bodied man.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] burritosenior Have we considered asking for the password? I could use my suave charm, if necessary.[/quote] Oh senior!

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