1. Post #1
    Andrew McWatters
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    March 2011
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    This post will update as events unfold.

    BREAKING NEWS (6:43 PM 8/1/2011): Phoenixerve is opening Life Preserver, a page on the staff's new host site that will allow you to continue to retrieve your files.

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    Former Client Notice: Please head to http://www.phoenixerve.com/refugees to read a Brohoster refugee statement by Larry Detlor. The former staff who have provided you excellent service will be teaming up to open a new business under a separate brand name and an entirely new chain of command.

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    Thanks for your patience during this time guys, we're working hard to keep everything alive for you all. Our staff members' livelihood have depended on Brohoster, so we're not just giving up easily.

    -Andrew McWatters
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  2. Post #2
    SL1CHAOS's Avatar
    December 2009
    274 Posts
    Seriously?

    Well in that case do you have any servers for sale.
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  3. Post #3
    Andrew McWatters
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    March 2011
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    I wish.
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  4. Post #4
    [EG] Pepper's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Was bound to happen. What are your thoughts on what happened?
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  5. Post #5
    Andrew McWatters
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    March 2011
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    Right now I'm sort of just in shock, really. I woke up, and my coworker invited me to a private chat and that was about it. We discussed things in there.

    Tyler: well
    [...]
    Tyler: its been nice working with you andrew
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  6. Post #6
    SL1CHAOS's Avatar
    December 2009
    274 Posts
    Shame really, was there a lack in customers?

  7. Post #7
    Andrew McWatters
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    March 2011
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    Not at all. Things were booming.
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  8. Post #8
    [EG] Pepper's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Shame really, was there a lack in customers?
    I think it was because of that guy kicking JWJ out and driving it into the ground
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  9. Post #9
    geoface's Avatar
    April 2010
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    wait, can someone explain wtf happend? I've been watching from afar but never really knew what was going down. What happend to brohoster? i thought they were doin good.
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    SL1CHAOS's Avatar
    December 2009
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    So what about current customers.
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    Juggernog's Avatar
    July 2009
    3,680 Posts
    Are you sad to see it gone?

  12. Post #12
    BassB's Avatar
    July 2009
    2,257 Posts
    oh matt

  13. Post #13
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    October 2010
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    "We screw you like a ho, not treat you like a bro"
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    I tried to buy a server a couple days ago (I know.) and it said it suspected me of false accounts or spam or something, and wouldn't let me buy. Maybe its my own fault but im pretty sure I put in all my details correctly. I guess I should have read about it before I tried to get a server. Good news is it prompted me to buy my own server box. Horray!
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    I never knew anything about Brohoster other than what I heard about JWJ. But even most of that, I didn't understand.

    A really short summary of all that happened would be cool.
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  16. Post #16
    Andrew McWatters
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    March 2011
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    What about current customers.

    Are you sad to see it gone?
    Yes.

    "We screw you like a ho, not treat you like a bro"
    This is dumb, and not a single person from Brohoster ever liked it when someone used this against us.

    I tried to buy a server a couple days ago (I know.) and it said it suspected me of false accounts or spam or something, and wouldn't let me buy. Maybe its my own fault but im pretty sure I put in all my details correctly. I guess I should have read about it before I tried to get a server. Good news is it prompted me to buy my own server box. Horray!
    Some fraud system was recently enabled. Did more harm than good.

    I never knew anything about Brohoster other than what I heard about JWJ. But even most of that, I didn't understand.

    A really short summary of all that happened would be cool.
    A lot of that was dramatic, and as much as the current situation could call for it, I just want to provide people with information, not cause a soap opera, regardless of what my self-applied title says.
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  17. Post #17
    SL1CHAOS's Avatar
    December 2009
    274 Posts
    Well do they get a refund?
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  18. Post #18
    Juggernog's Avatar
    July 2009
    3,680 Posts
    What're you planning on doing now?

  19. Post #19
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    Did you ever find out if you were misclassified as a contractor, and were they doing it because they were bleeding money?

  20. Post #20
    geoface's Avatar
    April 2010
    2,366 Posts
    Why'd did some asshole run it into the ground? and how did he have the power to kick JWJ out if he ran it?

    Someone please summarise the events leading up to this!!

  21. Post #21
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    if it was still alive after the whole jwj fiasco a month ago, why did it suddenly just get reclaimed?

    for those who are unaware of the brohoster events, read this whole thread.

    http://www.facepunch.com/threads/109...ces-Yet-Again/
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  22. Post #22
    The Doctor Is In
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    September 2009
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    A lot of that was dramatic, and as much as the current situation could call for it, I just want to provide people with information, not cause a soap opera, regardless of what my self-applied title says.
    Alright, well if there's anywhere I can read up on it or something, let me know.
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  23. Post #23
    [EG] Pepper's Avatar
    August 2009
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    (from what i remember) what happened was JWJ and some other guy started brohoster and turn out to be quite successful

    a few months down the line just before JWJ was old enough to be able to part own it or something the other guy kicks him out and fires someone else then tries to sell the thing when people find out brohoster is rotting from the inside out and start leaving en mass.

    I have no idea what happened after that.
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  24. Post #24
    Andrew McWatters
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    March 2011
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    Well do they get a refund?
    Suddenly about $93,000 is missing. I don't know how to elaborate at the moment, but it's simple enough to say, "no".

    Edited:

    What're you planning on doing now?
    Working on Half-Life 2: Sandbox, which is what I was doing prior to Brohoster taking up a majority of my life.
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  25. Post #25
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    -snip- well sorry I tried to help
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  26. Post #26
    Andrew McWatters
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    March 2011
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    Did you ever find out if you were misclassified as a contractor, and were they doing it because they were bleeding money?
    The IRS considers us employees, we were mislabeled our entire employment.

  27. Post #27
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    Suddenly about $93,000 is missing. I don't know how to elaborate at the moment, but it's simple enough to say, "no".

    Edited:


    Working on Half-Life 2: Sandbox, which is what I was doing prior to Brohoster taking up a majority of my life.
    So he just took the money and ran? :ohdear:

  28. Post #28
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    The IRS considers us employees, we were mislabeled our entire employment.
    You think that was part of why everything jumped ship? Were the IRS going to do anything?

  29. Post #29
    SL1CHAOS's Avatar
    December 2009
    274 Posts
    $93,000

    I don't really no much about the history of the company accept that JWJ was kicked out but who ever was the owner, JWJ should take him to court unless there was some other circumstances I am not aware of.
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  30. Post #30
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    January 2009
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    Finally.
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  31. Post #31
    Andrew McWatters
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    March 2011
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    Why'd did some asshole run it into the ground? and how did he have the power to kick JWJ out if he ran it?

    Someone please summarise the events leading up to this!!
    Because all of the individuals beyond my access clearance with the exception of the immediate previous general ganager (Larry) didn't know how to run the company.

    I will summarize the events within the hour. I haven't eaten. I'd like to do that before talking more, really. But I'm answering questions as fast as possible. You guys post fast.
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  32. Post #32
    Sconza's Avatar
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    71 Posts
    Wanna reccommend any good server providers for us now ex brohoster users to switch to?

  33. Post #33
    Andrew McWatters
    Dennab
    March 2011
    4,658 Posts
    Why'd did some asshole run it into the ground? and how did he have the power to kick JWJ out if he ran it?

    Someone please summarise the events leading up to this!!
    Club Uptime, LLC owned Brohoster. They dropped Jake for various reasons.
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    Wanna reccommend any good server providers for us now ex brohoster users to switch to?
    Lethal Drive. Heh.
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  35. Post #35
    Andrew McWatters
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    March 2011
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    if it was still alive after the whole jwj fiasco a month ago, why did it suddenly just get reclaimed?

    for those who are unaware of the brohoster events, read this whole thread.

    http://www.facepunch.com/threads/109...ces-Yet-Again/
    Payments apparently. I'm still talking with the old staff now about it.

  36. Post #36
    Official worst poster 2011
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    By "reclaimed" what do you mean? Repo'd, sold, confiscated, ect?
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  37. Post #37
    Andrew McWatters
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    March 2011
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    Alright, well if there's anywhere I can read up on it or something, let me know.
    There's so much, I'll put everything up on the OP to encompass even stuff that went down from the beginning of the company back when I was working with Vlad, and FP moderators were apart of the team.

    Edited:

    (from what i remember) what happened was JWJ and some other guy started brohoster and turn out to be quite successful

    a few months down the line just before JWJ was old enough to be able to part own it or something the other guy kicks him out and fires someone else then tries to sell the thing when people find out brohoster is rotting from the inside out and start leaving en mass.

    I have no idea what happened after that.
    Jake is the sole founder of Brohoster. He brought myself, Vlad, and some other FP mods on the team to help out.

  38. Post #38
    The Doctor Is In
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    September 2009
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    There's so much, I'll put everything up on the OP to encompass even stuff that went down from the beginning of the company back when I was working with Vlad, and FP moderators were apart of the team.
    Cool, I appreciate it. I'm genuinely curious about all this, having heard about it for quite a while but never really looked into it.
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  39. Post #39
    Andrew McWatters
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    March 2011
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    So he just took the money and ran? :ohdear:
    I'm probably the last person to blame Matt for this right now, considering all of this is too hot to point fingers, but he did make some purchases lately that make me wonder where he's gotten the money from. I've been saving up to build a computer, and it looks like I won't be able to do that.

    I'll end up freezing my bank accounts so I force myself to not spend anything. I don't have much money as it is.
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  40. Post #40
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    Cool, and I never got the EPP code to my domain.

    So now I'll be talking to ICANN.
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