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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:46 pm 
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Over the past 10+ years of hosting these sites there have been 2 individuals claiming our site was in copyright violation when they personally posted everything they were whining about. Actually, with close to 10,000 members, that's not bad.

Please be aware Gemology Online and the Gemology Project can not he held liable for information, pictures and diagrams YOU choose to upload and it is seriously unfair for anyone to feel that our time is so valueless that we will be happy to backtrack over 10+ years and mop up.
Won't happen again!

In the future, if you need files removed, Tim Spauwen and I can be hired to accommodate for $150/per hour US.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:11 pm 
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I wanted to say thank you to all the moderators who put up with the grief that these types of things put you through I know it's not easy so thank you so much


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:37 pm 
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Wilson, thanks for your thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:16 pm 
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On another forum that I moderate, two posters subscribed within a couple days of each other and just happened to log in and out around the same times. One of the posters copied and pasted paragraphs from another website, then the other issued DMCA Takedown Notices to Google. The posts were not particularly informative to begin with. I dealt with the alleged infringement by removing the posts. I dealt with both the copy poster and the tattle tale by revoking their posting privileges. I private messaged both and never heard from them again. A$$holes indeed.

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This is one of the greatest forums I've ever been a part of and I really appreciate all the work that's gone it to its creation, upkeep, and moderation. Thank you.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 11:37 am 
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Thanks Justin.
Most everyone here understands the spirit in which these sites have been and will continue to be provided.

But for those that consider every free online venue a platform for self promotion, they need to understand they are really in the wrong place here. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:04 pm 
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In the future, if you need files removed, Tim Spauwen and I can be hired to accommodate for $150/per hour US.


Each, that is... 8)

All credits to you Barbra, for keeping this marvellous place going. It has brought me so much that I don't even have time to post anymore. (In that way it is too good! :wink: )


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