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L3TH4L1TY's review of UK Chatterbox www.ukchatterbox.co.uk

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“If only it had some more TLC.”

Written on: 03/12/2013 by L3TH4L1TY (1 review written)

Great site to chat and pass time when it was up, made plenty of friends there, and was staff there.
It could've done with a much more active interest from the original founders, who just seemed to pass the running onto "network/operations managers" who had no idea of the internet, technical aspects of running sites or IRC, and whose purpose just seemed to be to keep it running.
They did this, the only problem was it was running for nearly 10 years with very little changes to the websites code itself, the server it was based on was never improved even though the amount of registered users went from 400 to 2 million. Clearly there was still not much more than 2000 on at peak-times, but that's a pretty hefty database size.

The moderation was based around a good training program, but all too-often, staff deviated, creating inconsistency, pissed-off users and just an increasing number of trouble-makers.
The attitude towards moderating was never really updated to keep up with how people were using the internet differently, just look at recent news stories featuring Twitter and Ask.FM for an idea of what I'm referring to.

As for the various reports of it's resurrection, they're all rubbish, as proved, I'm curious as to whether that's even the real Stevie1978, or just spicy picking a nickname that was well known for being one of the weak-links that allowed people to get on as a staff username in the first place.
As for the renewal of the domains, that means sod all, the Amlani brothers used to make a living out of just buying domains and sitting on them, so ofc they're not going to let them expire, and 2/3 years ago they were renewed over a week late. I suspect Blaster since set them to auto-rewew (yawn).

I never wanted UKCB to stop running, and I never set-out to "replace" it, a site that looks, feels and provides exactly what UKCB did is just around the corner, barring a bit more time and a video of lady_genie eating some humble pie after the lame attempt at bullying and acting like she knew anything at the time, back-fired.

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Ladygenie's Response to L3TH4L1TY's Review

Written on: 03/01/2014

LOL!!! lethality you are so pathetic! of course you are so innocent....not!

You hacked ukcb how many times? you even one time unsuspended
yourself during one of your hack jobs, and what about you downloading so many files to put pressure on the system so it crashed?

Of course you didn't do it all on your own, you had your friends helping you as well.

Deny it all you want lethality, I know it's true.

I tell it exactly like it is, always have and always will...you however sugarcoat what you say about ukcb when the real truth is you wanted ukcb gone, your lethality-me website made interesting reading and there was no praise or respect for ukcb in anything you said about it or the staff.

Well, you got what you wanted, ukcb has gone, are'nt you a clever little spoilt boy?
and you running a site? having access to users IPs? you a known and a self confessed hacker?

People take a big risk trusting you running a website lol!

Have a nice life with the knowledge that you have ruined a lot of ppls
enjoyment of ukcb.

Well done you!

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L3Th4L1Ty's reply to Ladygenie's Comment

Written on: 19/01/2014

So libellous :'(
You know very little, you have proven this many times, of course I run sites, it's my job you silly mare lol.

" there was no praise or respect for ukcb in anything you said about it or the staff."
Now who's lying? You didn't read many, as the UKChatterbox history one, and communications I've had with admin/staff give PLENTY of praise for the good stuff.

"unsuspended yourself" - eh? it's been so long I can barely remember the details, I know that's not true though.

"and what about you downloading so many files to put pressure on the system so it crashed?"
Wth are you even on about, do you know? Downloading what files? The only time I "downloaded" files was the pictures directory and that was 1) something entirely different 2) had 0 affect on the server. 3) not to mention it was proof of how negligent the sites "operations admin" was, by allowing illegal or pornographic content to be visible. I told fluentcode asap, and got the proof before the rest tried white-washing it, which as we all know, was accepted practice.

About time you moved on, Ladygenie and stopped misrepresenting yourself as the self-professed unsung hero of "The UKCB incident".
Everyone in the know, knows that everything you say carries very little weight as your grasp of facts is still as flimsy as...well ukcb's security ethos.

They can have their enjoyment again soon anyway, or didn't you know about the new one coming, a real replacement, not your lame forum site where you play Queen-Bee :D

Ciaó

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Ladygenie's reply to L3Th4L1Ty's Comment

Written on: 02/02/2014

Unsung hero?? looools! just a long time ukcb member who as many others miss ukcb and everyone.
and fyi lethality I do not play Queen Bee as you say, the forum was set up as a safe haven until ukcbs hopeful return....your site was already in the making before ukcbs demise and the ukcb-extra was the exact same theme design of ukcbs!! lol!
I maybe a silly mare in your opinion lethality but I'm not a hacker like you are or cause websites or chat rooms to crash like you have.
Tbh lethality your opinions of me or ukcb are worthless,
you're just a spoilt little boy who still needs to grow up.

Btw, you never answered my question about were you Punk Rock Lad....well are you??

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L3Th4L1Ty's reply to Ladygenie's Comment

Written on: 03/02/2014

No I'm not you dumbarse, he was admin the same time I was a mod. His name escapes me, but for someone who claims to know so much, and be "in" with the administrators, you really should know that.
Do you even know what ukcb-extra was? it was never a launched site, it was a proof of concept I used to show fluentcode some stuff, so of course it was the same theme, but it was with newer html and css :\

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Ladygenie's reply to L3Th4L1Ty's Comment

Written on: 03/02/2014

I was "in" with admin?? lol! not at all, I had my fair share of suspensions and restrictions so get your facts right ;)

UKCB-EXTRA was a site you were constructing so don't pretend it was a dummy site for you to show fluentcode of flaws with the real ukcb, you used that same excuse for hacking into ukcb.
You're very arrogant lethality, it shows in your comments and your name calling, and as for the new ukcb you have mentioned it before on here and no doubt you are the one constructing it...going to go for the ukcb name and domain are you??
That will be the triumph you've been wanting at last...

Good luck on that one!

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L3Th4L1Ty's reply to Ladygenie's Comment

Written on: 03/02/2014

It was a dummy site...firstly it was never a chat site, there weren't ever rooms and it didn't have any of UKCB's existing features from what I remember, it was a demo of some new stuff, user/picture comments, better quiz system, etc. as for ukcb's domains, don't be stupid, unlike you I've checked the domain renewals previously and know they wont be available any time soon, just so no one else can grab them.

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Ladygenie's reply to L3Th4L1Ty's Comment

Written on: 17/02/2014

Fyi I had checked last year on Whois and know when the registration runs out.

But it doesn't matter anyway because any new site or any new UKCBs will have a long way to go to live up to the original UKCBs appeal, you forget that many ppl used UKCB for a long time and made a lot of friends over the years and had many good laughs on there.

No other site will ever have that appeal or familiarity as UKCB had, no matter how modern a new site is.

I'm not as stupid as you so arrogantly say Lethality, you think that because you're a coder it makes you superior to others, no it does'nt...the thing you lack is understanding ppl and why they use chat sites and forums.

As for me, I provided a safe haven but I'm in no position to run a site as I'm now disabled but my site will stay for as long as needed for finding and reuniting lost online friends, if it works...good, if it does'nt...no worries, life goes on.

Cheerio!!

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L3Th4L1Ty's reply to Ladygenie's Comment

Written on: 03/02/2014

No I'm not you dumbarse, he was admin the same time I was a mod. His name escapes me, but for someone who claims to know so much, and be "in" with the administrators, you really should know that.
Do you even know what ukcb-extra was? it was never a launched site, it was a proof of concept I used to show fluentcode some stuff, so of course it was the same theme, but it was with newer html and css :\

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