Discussion in 'Welcome to Alien Expanse' started by Toroid, Aug 5, 2017.
Thank you Toroid!
i just found georgek and sent him a message to come here
his posts were amazing and i really miss then, that time he claimed to have a aerial picture taken by a UFO for example
one of my favorite menbers of AH along with anton anfalov and hiflier
I've been looking into it occasionally. This is what I found so far.
What happened to Alien-Hub? It also used to be called Alien-UFOs.com. It was mysteriously shut down one day. If you visit the site now, there's only a description of what it used to be. http://alien-ufos.com/ (UPDATE: Description has been removed., and page has been modified several times since)
Screenshot obtained via Internet Archive. You may see some old faces
The name change might be a clue. It appears around 2010 'Alien-UFOs.com' received an influx of members who left 'Alien-Hub' Then years later.., 'Alien-UFOs.com' changes it's name to 'Alien-Hub' and is shut down
We are now seeing 'Alien-hub' refugees slowly find each other on other websites like 'Alien-Expanse'. It might be interesting to track down some of these members who joined 'Alien-UFOs' around 2010, and ask them about the history of 'Alien-hub' Now if you go to either Alienhub.com or Alien-UFOs.com they just have the same blank screen. (UPDATE: They now have a simple login page/text field)
This is a screenshot from Alien-UFOs before it was taken over by Alien-HUB.
It shows new members introducing themselves as 'ex-hubbers' etc.
It appears the owners of Alien-hub.com have elected to remove themselves from the internet archive. It was accessible around 1 month ago (how I got screenshots) with a range of dates to choose from. Now nothing at all. Apparently the exclusions are at the choice of site owners or due to take-down notices. https://webapps.stackexchange.com/questi...rchive-org
The way I see it alien hub is Dead, It had a lot of good memories for many, but it's experienced its full natural life span. It's dead and gone and the only thing holding its corpse Zomby aloft is nostalgia, All Bringing alien hub back would do is give all the wrong people power over a community and really that's all this Resurrection of the hub is, A bunch of relics from the past missing their tyrannical power over a community of people who don't really even want that. Time has a way of making people remember the good, But forget about the bad. AH was far from perfect, It had a tyrannical dictator in the helm that got his jollies from making other people feel really small.
A person would literally have to be desperate to return to something like that.
I for one, Am a strong advocate of Keeping AH's Coffin Nailed shut.
Welcome to AE.
welcome to AE!
It was also dead in 2010. Then came back. The website is still online. Just all content has been removed.
The question is why? Why has it recently been removed from the internet archive? Can we track down the people who re-joined in 2010 and get some feedback?
Some of those original members are on this forum now.
Um, Most of those original members are on this forum, The website went down because the Admin there had no fucks to give and shut everything down without a moments notice to anyone, He let everyone just literally drown in confusion, Make no mistake people were hurt and confused at the fact that they had no way to contact long-time friends. Now there are a lot of stories about why this happened. But That does nothing to change the fact that the guy who ran the place discouraged any kind of off-site contact with other members. He encouraged this to the point that he would often ban people for trying to contact members there for off-site contact, So, The guy running the place had a community of segregated members who at the force of ban were afraid to communicate with each other in any other form of contact other than forum posts to one another. And then, He shut the site down, Without acknowledging to anyone that this was to transpire, In other words, He intended to destroy The AH community, With a Death Blow. So to speak. He even rubbed it into peoples face by posting a Very poorly written poem about the Queen is dead. HE meant for it to hurt, He meant for it to sting. And no one nowhere really Misses It. This Is AE, This is the place that was out there throwing life rafts to any survivors it could find. The short simple fact is, In an overly dramatic act of hubris The owner of AH meant to Kill the community. And he meant for it to hurt. Yes, A lot of us here are from AH. But, Everything has to be taken into account, You should know, I'm not just any random guy commenting on AH. I was the guy running the place when it was taken offline.
Sorry if this was something I was meant to know.
I joined in 2012 and didn't notice this. Who was the owner? What was their username? Who was being discouraged from PMs? Can other members here verify that? August? Nivek? Karl12? Rick Hunter? Soul Drifter? etc..
Please calm down. I don't want to fight. Just let me research, I'm sorry it has affected you so much.
Would you be able to provide any more details? What is their facebook name? Which Facebook page/group was it posted to?
Were you Admin or moderator?
Hello and Welcome to AE...
Pardon me for pointing out, you must have joined AH when you were 11 years old then, if you are 18 now as your profile states...
I think I showed up on AU around 2014. It then became AH, then AH was shut down and I hopped into the Fortean Times lifeboat with a bunch of others, until AE rescued us!
None of my business really, but as disinterested observer (not an uninterested one), it looks like having the content removed from the Wayback archive is yet another desperate grab for control. A very sad train wreck, from what I can see.
Q at his finest
It's complicated. I was A mod on paper, But, I was the only active mod at a time when The admin had lost all interest in running the place. So I was a mod and the Acting Admin. at the time. As far at the Facebook for Ah goes, That was just the Admins Facebook page, Which Yes I have a name, But Even I won't go that far, That's called Doxing on the internet, And The way I see it, If someone doesn't know the mans name, I'm certainly not going to give that out. It's just the right and proper thing to do.
I didn't put much effort into making my profile. I'm only here to discuss this one subject.
I thought that's who you were talking about. Ok, so that Q person was just a UFO skeptic and decided to delete it from spite. Does that about sum it up?
Cool, thank you.
I asked for a username, please calm down.
Separate names with a comma.