THE FUTURE OF CASTE FOOTBALL -- IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

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  1. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

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    I think everyone is aware that Caste Football was hacked last year by a spammer. Doing a Google search just now, this is how the site is described: "Non-prescription generic cialis - Purchase the drug you need in no time. Get an opportunity to pay less for your drug. Efficient medical care. . ." The second result is for the discussion forum and says: "Dzpoxetine available in pakistan -- Most trusted pharmacy on the web welcomes you. Highest quality drugs with so side effects. We ship speedy. . ."

    This scares away people who might want to peruse the site and contribute to it. Additionally, the hack has resulted in a number of people not being able to sign up and log in and post, while some posters are no longer able to post because their password is no longer accepted.

    That's bad enough, but also because of the hack, bot spammers by the thousands have registered as members on the homepage (which is designed for people to comment after articles). A number do on the discussion forum as well but I've been able to delete those on a daily basis. But over time the sheer number of spambots that have registered via the homepage have created a huge database that, along with the site being hacked as a Cialis promotional site, has caused the server hosting Caste Football to slow down considerably, to the point that something has to be done as they will no longer host it the way it is and I highly doubt anyone else would either.

    I've been consumed for the past year trying to get my other two sites combined and rebuilt as a single site. After that was done (and it should be very soon now) I wanted to direct my attention to Caste Football as my financial resources are very limited. But the ongoing problems related to the hack have reached a critical point, and the site must be either fixed, rebuilt, or disabled.

    So. . . I am asking for your help in getting Caste Football working properly again, so that people doing searches aren't scared away and so that everyone who wants to join and contribute can do so. A solid corps of posters keeps the board going, but all boards need new blood to replace those that fade away and we have had very little of that over the past year.

    My idea is to make this as cost-efficient as possible by converting Caste Football into just a discussion forum, and discarding the rest of it. No one has been writing articles for a long time now, and if/when there are new articles they can be posted on the board such as we have now with the forums "J. B. Cash's Column" and "Important Articles and Posts." Many of the articles that are linked via the homepage have themselves been hacked and can no longer be read, especially older ones.

    What I need to accomplish this is your help. You came through before several years ago and I'm counting on you again if Caste Football is going to continue because I can't pay for this myself.

    Time is of the essence as I have to make a decision on what to do here quickly. Let's rally 'round the site. It's still one of a kind after over a decade of existence and plays an important role in combating the onslaught of one-sided propaganda that props up the Caste System. You can pm me, or post on this thread, which I will post in both the NFL and Happy Hour forums. The paypal address for contributions is mail@castefootball.us. If insufficient support is forthcoming and the site has to be discontinued I will refund your contributions, but I feel confident we can get this done.
     
  2. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

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    When I find out how much it will cost to fix/rebuild, which should be soon, I'll let you know so we have a goal to shoot for.
     
  3. BeyondFedUp

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    You can count on me Don. I will be contacting you soon.
    Let's step us guys.
     
  4. celticdb15

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    I'll pitch in the next week or so won't be as much as I'd like but its something. have to keep this site going!!
     
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  5. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

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    I'm there for you too Don. Count me in.
     
  6. MetalHed

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    I love this site and I'll contribute as much as I possibly can!
     
  7. foobar75

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    I'm 100% ready to contribute. Just let us know the total to shoot for Don, it was very helpful last time.

    Also, do you have a physical address where we can send money orders? That's my preferred method, as I like to keep my digital imprints to a minimum whenever possible.
     
  8. Don Wassall

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    CF doesn't have an address but you could send it to me:

    Don Wassall
    P.O. Box 218
    Wildwood, PA 15091

    CF doesn't have a bank account either, just a PayPal account, so a check or money order should be made out to American Freedom Union (or just AFU). You could notate it for Caste Football Project or something similar to that so that I know what it's for.
     
  9. BoxingSpecialist2

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    I'd be more than happy to donate 50$. I make good money and it's the least I can do to support this site.

    A few years ago I said I would donate money but I didn't. I tried to but if I recall correctly my credit cards/debit cards weren't being accepted. Presumably because I'm Canadian.

    This is basically the only discussion forum I partake in.

    I really appreciate the community and all of the guys here. The cause and overall message is of paramount integrity.

    Can we donate via international credit or debit?
     
  10. Don Wassall

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    I don't know. You can try and see if it works or not.
     
  11. Riggins44

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    Don - I will contribute $50 also. Do you accept credit cards or should I send you a check?
     
  12. Don Wassall

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    I don't have any way of accepting credit card payments at the present time except in conjunction with a PayPal account. If snail mailing a check see the information in post 8 above. Thanks.
     
  13. Riggins44

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    That's strange. I just donated $50 using my credit card via the "Donate Here" button on the front of the homepage and it seemed to work.
     
  14. Don Wassall

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    Ha, you're right, I forgot you can do it that way through the site. Shows how little I know! I was thinking more of when one person with a Paypal account sends money directly to someone else's Paypal account and forgot about the site itself being able to accept credit cards.

    Thank you for that donation. $50 plus $20 received earlier today from someone in Georgia, total so far is $70.
     
  15. MrPoon

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    what about starting fresh on a free site like proboards.com?
     
  16. Carolina Speed

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    Don, I just sent in my donation. It wasn't alot, but I hope it helps. If you don't get to the goal, please let us know and I will try and help a little more.

    Thanks for what you do.
     
  17. Riggins44

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    Good, hopefully the money will start rolling in!

    I do have a Paypal account which I only used for my FF league. A few years ago it got suspended because for some reason Paypal thought I was using the account for nefarious activities. I haven't been able to use it for two years until just now. I used my credit card to make the donation but I got an email confirmation from Paypal. Weird.
     
  18. Carolina Speed

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    Riggins44, I just sent my donation in the same way. I hope Don got it.
     
  19. Don Wassall

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    Thank you Carolina Speed for your donation. We're up to $90 now.

    I don't know what the goal is yet, still waiting to hear back from a couple of web developers. The rebuild in 2011 was around $3,500 as I recall. Since this one will be a scaled back version with just the discussion board and a few accompanying bells and whistles, I'm hoping it will be considerably less than that but will let you know when I know.
     
  20. DixieDestroyer

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    Don,

    Ye olde Dixie outlaw will kick in some dough here tomorrow.
     
  21. Ambrose

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    Don, why not take up the cause on a free host or cheaper host or maybe even a blog? Could you scrap this one altogether and start anew? What is there to save really?
     
  22. Don Wassall

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    There's 316,000+ posts going back over ten years to save. There's a treasure trove of information and views on this board that can be found nowhere else. Not many people are going to wade through lots of it but some will, and those are the type of people we need the most. Also, posts are what lead many people here through doing searches on various people and topics, such as "White running backs," "White cornerbacks," "Zach Zenner," etc., etc.

    I don't think too many folks that post here would be happy seeing all their posts disappear, I know I don't have any interest in starting over again from zero posts. It's a matter of getting the site fixed, or more accurately the board, so it can keep going rather than deleting a decade's worth of history and information.
     
  23. white lightning

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    I agree with you 100% Don. Do it right if your gonna do it. We will find a way to get this done. Too important to put it off much longer. This site is the truth. The truth that the powers that be want hidden.
     
  24. Carolina Speed

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    I agree! I remember when I first became a member 4 years ago this February there was so much knowledge here and I couldn't believe there was so many others like me who were aware of or cared about the in your face racism against white athletes.

    I found CF by simply googling "White Running Backs." I don't want CF or it's history to just go away!

    I have a lot more to say and more information to pass along, especially to the younger members here who have prospective white athletes coming up. I haven't posted most of my thoughts and information just yet for reasons I can't divulge at this time, but I will in time.

    We need to do everything we can to keep CF alive and kicking!

    Come on guys! Let's donate the best we can!
     
  25. Quiet Speed

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    I’ve been here for a decade. You couldn’t stop from making a donation.

    Don, I see where the latest version of vBulletin has a site builder component. For a couple of hundred bucks, I think you could upgrade to that, not positive though. I’m assuming as administrator you could add pages with articles and a home page with this feature. And I’m assuming when you upgrade to a higher version you can migrate all the older post to it. So, it could be possible to have a landing page with info without the knucklehead web designers charging a king's ransom.
     

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