View Poll Results: Which course of action should we take?

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  • Close the Tori sub-forum

    10 16.13%
  • Re-open the Tori sub-forum and heavily moderate it

    10 16.13%
  • Seek legal advice regarding a new Registration Agreement and keep the Tori sub-forum as-is

    14 22.58%
  • Tori who?

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Thread: ATTENTION: Tori Amos sub-forum closed

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    Exclamation ATTENTION: Tori Amos sub-forum closed

    Until further notice, the Tori Amos sub-forum has been closed. I received a certified letter at my PO Box today. Below is what I found waiting for me inside--

    To the owners of "Unforumzed:"

    It has come to our attention that your website routinely allows and may even encourage its users to share negative views of the artist Tori Amos. This letter is to inform you that we, her management, having been made aware of the contents of the aforementioned website, do hereby consider this letter to be a warning to the owners and operators of "Unforumzed" to cease and desist from any inflammatory or derogatory statements with regards to Ms. Amos. If you do not comply within 30 days of receipt, we may be forced to take legal action against you, your holdings, and your investors.
    The letter also included a contact number and email. I called and had a chat with them today (even though I was so nervous that I was about to piss my pants) and was really disappointed after hanging up. They didn't seem to get that most of the stuff posted here is in good fun. They also made mention of the Tori file-sharing, but I reassured them that we only allowed live bootlegs and not studio material.

    I've been really bothered by this all day. I realize that @forumz had been contacted before regarding the sharing of mp3s, but I always assumed that had come from a record company or the RIAA. I never really thought much of her management being involved in the day-to-day stuff posted on her fan sites. This puts us in an odd position -- the main draw to this forum is the Tori Amos board. It's what made @forumz as big as it was and it's why a lot of people stuck around when we moved to Unf. But @forumz was also a pretty laid back forum with regards to censorship and I wanted to keep that same atmosphere here.

    My options are to either reinstate the Tori forum and strictly moderate it to remove "inflammatory or derogratory statements," or just close the Tori board down altogether. To be completely honest, I'm leaning toward the latter. What fun is a Tori forum that only allows happy, smiley comments? If you want that you can head over to Yessaid or any of the other Tori forums. I just don't feel that's the kind of environment we want here. Without snark, we're just another Tori forum. Also, and this is a biggie for me, I do not want to get into any kind of legal trouble. Even if they are just bluffing, it's not a chance I'm willing to take. When I agreed to move us here to a new forum I didn't anticipate any kind of legal issues.

    I'm going to keep the Tori board shut down for now while I think this over and get some ideas and opinions from other people. Your thoughts, ideas, etc. are welcome in this thread. If you have any suggestions for how we move forward, I'm all ears.

    Sorry guys.

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    she said destroy Lágnætti's Avatar
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    Nice one, Ryan. Very nice one.

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    Oh, no. Who the hell are we going to talk about now? Damn you, Fori!

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    What? Seriously? What about my first amendment rights???? Huh????

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    Kate Bush is fat and wears gloves to hide her wrinkles.

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    :[

    Don't they know we all love Tori?

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    Quote Originally Posted by llunved View Post
    Kate Bush is fat and wears gloves to hide her wrinkles.
    Yeah, and Joanna Newsom is a freak!

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    Frankly I'm stunned. I didn't participate much (lurker) but I'm surprised that she's such a delicate flower that she can't take criticism. I'm also curious who brought it to their attention.
    And the ghosts that we knew will flicker from view
    And we'll live a long life

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    were there any specific examples or just a blanket "you spoke bad about tori"? I think sometimes certain people go to far commenting on tori's personal life. If a fair critique of her current output is to blame, then yeah that's messed up and goes against why I like tori to begin with.

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    so you came like a Missile trenchmouth's Avatar
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    Is it April Fools where you are already?
    Last edited by trenchmouth; 04-01-2011 at 01:07 AM.
    if you need to know I just started on my breakdown

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    Find a way to get in the way. MTC's Avatar
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    I bet that's it!
    And the ghosts that we knew will flicker from view
    And we'll live a long life

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    Oh yeah, tomorrow is April Fools!

    But yeah, this is upsetting. Tell us it's a joke, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trenchmouth View Post
    Is it April Fools where you already?
    Is just occurred to me that it was the eve of april fools! Please, please be an april fools joke

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    It's not. My web service just e-mailed me. They've been tracking my IP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trenchmouth View Post
    Is it April Fools where you already?
    Ohohohoho. Forgot about that! (I hope so)

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