I guess it was due: HWBOT getting sued.

Although the timing is very unfortunate (April 1st), I really couldn't care less about the date.

Two days ago, I was informed that HWBOT was getting sued. I wrongfully assumed that Frederik (big boss) was making an early April Fools joke, but turned out he wasn't. So, since two days we're looking for someone who can represent us in court. Not easy, given our 'pretty-close-to-zero' cashflow. We're shutting down the Rev4 development for the next couple of days/weeks (no idea how long this court-thing lasts) depending on progress and outcome of this problem.

For those wondering about the content of the complaint: I'm not sure I am legally allowed to share too much details. Well, let's just say it's something we've been expecting for a long time: a member displeased because of a 1y-ban (justified in our eyes, but not in his eyes) wants to prove he can force himself back in the rankings.

Sorry for the discomfort. Thanks for understanding.

Edit: The lawyer allowed me to scan the accusation (?) papers. Here's more info: http://hwbot.org/forum/showthread.php?p=104506


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Belgium Massman says:

Sorry again for the unfortunate timing, shit always happens at the wrong moments :(

United States Minor Outlying Islands Kal-EL says:

So hard to sell a good April Fool's story these days, everyone's so friggin jaded. You either gotta start early or late to get a good hoody pulled over. I'll drop both my responses for either scenario:

A) Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
B) Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Romania Pirat says:

Seriously, I know it's 1st April and such, but instead of growing up and to accept the reality people start to sue for lousy reasons. Let's sue a forum because they won't allow me to register. If this is a joke, it's a damn good one, feel free to remove my post if it's inappropriate :)

Ukraine MaJ0r says:

Massman is it 1 april joke? ))

Belgium Massman says:

MaJ0r said: Massman is it 1 april joke? ))


I was considering not posting it today, but like I said: couldn't care less about the unfortunate datestamp of the news. Bigger things to worry about now.

Russian Federation Antinomy says:

Massy, when someone registers, he must read the rules. That should say that whether someone is or is not right is being considered by moderators. You don't like moderators - get the hell outta :D plain and simple. And yeah, I thought you're not banning cheaters, I was wrong and this does happen from time to time? :D

France Strat says:

Who da hell is the fag who is doing such a stupid thing like this seriously?? I'am sure it's a bitch ass full of money. It's really sad to see that in paralel with the good OC4 Japan E-Quake :( There is still guys who are thinking about their own person before the community.

TaPaKaH says:

nice try

Slovenia tiborrr says:

We all know who's the pussy filing a lawsuit against hwbot. He has been caught too many times. Cheating low life bastard. With all the hardware he had on his hands that could make such results possible, he falsified them. I say bring it on. Ask your buddies at Gigabyte, A-Data & MSI to chuck in and file a counter-lawsuit.

Russian Federation sheffline_85 says:

Transfer of assets of its resources in Russia. Laws are simpler, in any court of such a claim even if it was, it would not satisfy its accuracy (99%). Apologies for Broken English, it was the least favorite subject in school))) I use a translator. Good luck in sued.

Belgium HybridChiller says:

if he didn't post scores by the rulez you agree by when register here, and you get banned, don't cry. If there's a good reason for Hwbot to deside for ban, there will be a good reason for.

United States xxbassplayerxx says:


Russian Federation Antinomy says:

Cheating low life bastard.
No-o-o... you're too tough on Massman :D xxbassplayerxx , LOL.

Christian Ney says:

I thought it was K404 that was suing hwbot for the ''femal'' joke :D

Finland SF3D says:

Happy first of April for you too Pieter!

Finland SF3D says:

Actually I think this is not a joke. Pieter and Frederik went to see lawyer now. I guess Pieter will give us small amount of info when he is able to, but now I have just one question in my mind. Who in this small planet was so stupid, that sued HWbot from banning him from rankings. It is completely ridiculous and I hope that person will never show his face again, if this whole thing is true. So, I hope we will get some confirmation to this. Aprils fools or not..

Denmark M.Beier says:

Hopefully Aprils fool... Dispite 2 staff members are a bit off, one should keep eyes on the ball, and not target hwbot, which is a good concept...

Norway knopflerbruce says:

Well, we dont usually ban people unless we have really good reasons. If the reason for banning was a screenshot with "oddities" I guess it's up the the bencher to prove that it was just a bug, and not photoshop/other cheat.

India sumonpathak says:

@all...any info bout the content of the suit?

Belgium Massman says:

As I mentioned to some peopleon MSN today, I don't want to jeopardise anything by disclosing info in public. First need to check up with lawyer to be sure things can be posted in public or not. Waiting for Frederik to arrive now so we can head to the lawyer. More info tonight, I hope. Thanks for the support! Much appreciated :)

India thebanik says:

OMG!!!!!! I am so afraid, hwbot is gonna be shutdown for 1 day.

Russian Federation NeoForce says:

MM & RB Best luck guys

Netherlands wesjuhdabomb says:

Damn.. This is not funny! Good luck guys..

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

What kind of jurisdiction does a pissed off member have over an international website???

Argentina Manu_182 says:

This must be the UGLIEST joke of all...

Johnksss says:

gonna have to wait for the first day in court. because that is just plain ridiculous! for a whole host of reasons....

United States Bobnova says:

Gah, that sucks if it's real.

United States Gautam says:


Greece zoro says:

ehehehehehehe :D happy fool's day :D

United States Linuxfan says:

Not sure what to believe.... Maybe Pieter is just making an excuse for putting off the next rev for a few weeks... Maybe this is April 1st... Or maybe somebody is pretty crazy IMO...

Eeky NoX says:

Neither AY or OPB for this :/ Hope it's just a joke. If it ain't, best luck to you TeamHwBot !! We're behind you dudes ;)

United States Splave says:

Im sorry massman, after thinking about if for a long time today...I want to drop all my charges against hwbot, have a nice day.

Italy Iron says:

Uhm... in about half an hour we'll know if it's a joke or not... hope it is! -.- @splave: :D

Christian Ney says:

Will wait 7 more minutes and then go to sleep

Australia Dinos22 says:

lol "prove it" good one G

United States steponz says:

dinos22 said: lol "prove it" good one G


ditto...

United States steponz says:

Can I sue for you guys getting sued? or can I sue the guy for making me worry about you getting sued??? You have to love law.... rofl...

Belgium Gamer says:

I guess Massman is in jail now, he doesn't respond anymore....

Belgium Massman says:

The lawyer allowed me to scan the accusation (?) papers. Here's more info: http://bit.ly/ehYyOF

Romania Pirat says:

Graz Massman, you did well !

Christian Ney says:

Massman said: The lawyer allowed me to scan the accusation (?) papers. Here's more info: http://bit.ly/ehYyOF



United States Minor Outlying Islands Kal-EL says:

OH man! I can't believe this kinda shit is still happening. What the hell is wrong with this world?

K404 says:

Yea, thought so. Maybe it's a UK thing, but jokes are meant to stop at mid-day and if someone calls you on the joke, you have to admit it

Italy Iron says:

Pieter you're in trouble now, many people want your head :D :D

Belgium Massman says:

K404 said: Maybe it's a UK thing, but jokes are meant to stop at mid-day and if someone calls you on the joke, you have to admit it


How gay is that. You can just respond to everything with "it's a joke" and everything is over ... :-/

Canada Trouffman says:

Apprrroovveeeddd !!!

Liked it a lot ;)

Germany Masterchief79 says:

Nice one :)

Strunkenbold says:

n1 :D

Netherlands wesjuhdabomb says:

Lame..

Belgium leeghoofd says:

One word or is it two ?

GOOFBALL

I already inquired today with a lawyer I know at the local gym... known as pretty Karen :D

|ron said: Pieter you're in trouble now, many people want your head :D :D


So nothing has changed then :p

United States Linuxfan says:

Massman said: The lawyer allowed me to scan the accusation (?) papers. Here's more info: http://bit.ly/ehYyOF

So are you delayed the next rev or not? :p

Belgium Massman says:

Not more than usual? :p. Interesting to know for R4 is that we (well, Frederik) took the time to completely re-write the back-end code. This took a lot more time than planned/anticipated, but it also means that developping R4.X will go a lot faster.

Italy Iron says:

Leeghoofd said:
So nothing has changed then :p


Ahahahha :D :D

@Pieter: if I were there in belgium I would have helped by preparing coffee, keeping your fridge full of beer etc, to see this Rev4 out!
But, all I can do to help is to drink a Belgian Hoegaarden :D

United States Linuxfan says:

Massman said: Not more than usual? :p.

Interesting to know for R4 is that we (well, Frederik) took the time to completely re-write the back-end code. This took a lot more time than planned/anticipated, but it also means that developping R4.X will go a lot faster.

Sounds good! :)

France Strat says:

Actually I don't find that funny at all... Really not funny at all...

Johnksss says:

he should have used something else other than trying to say they were getting sued. that story was doomed from the start. nice try though..lol

Belgium Gamer says:

Now spank PJ a lot :p

says:

Leeghoofd said: One word or is it two ?

GOOFBALL

I already inquired today with a lawyer I know at the local gym... known as pretty Karen :D



So nothing has changed then :p


Does she work for gigabyte? Lol, Thomas knows all about her

United States Hondacity says:

hahahah

Belgium leeghoofd says:

pro said: Does she work for gigabyte? Lol, Thomas knows all about her


nah the Karen from Gigabyte is far better looking ;) and a lot lot lot lot lot lot younger...

Australia Dinos22 says:

Thomas probably knows about her too LOL

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Maybe that explains why she turned to the female side :p Dirty Thomas :D

United States overclocking101 says:

damn it! read the whole thread just for it to april fools!

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