Monday, 26 November 2007

Frozen Waffles

Paypal has frozen the account of Waffles.fm citing "unusual/high-risk activity".

Having recently been through something very similar with the SaveOiNK.com fund we know what this is like.

The Waffles admins will have to jump through many hoops, make a lot of phone calls, and if they don't already have one; buy a fax machine.

This couldn't have come at a worse time for Waffles. With LeaseWeb forcing all torrent trackers off their network with a deadline of December 1st, time is swiftly running out to arrange alternate hosting.

In a risky move, one of the site admins is taking the full hit of the replacement sever on his credit card. In the mean-time they've set up alternative donation arrangements with Amazon.

I'm certain Douglas Adams wrote the following with Paypal in mind:
Vogons. They are one of the most unpleasant races in the galaxy. Not actually evil, but bad-tempered, bureaucratic, officious, and callous. They wouldn't even lift a finger to save their own grandmothers from the ravenous Bug-Blatter Beast of Traal without orders signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, lost, found again, queried, subjected to public inquiry, lost and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighter. On no account should you allow a Vogon to read poetry to you.
Let's hope What's Paypal account isn't soon to suffer the same fate.

17 comments:

CASiNO said...

damn a BIG FUCK TO BREIN!!!

Anonymous said...

if only they had The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to save them from paypal

Anonymous said...

Silly peoples and their sillyness.

-Becky

Anonymous said...

Alternate theory for account freezing:

1. Organization raises large amounts of money consistently to an email account with no problems.

2. Email account/other account info suddenly changes and large amount of funds continue to flow.

3. Paypal robots (or outsourced labor?) see this as potentially dangerous, user may be a victim of email fraud or otherwise, and has their account hijacked.

4. Account frozen until they bitch enough.


In other words, this might not be directly related to the fact that they're a torrent site. They just changed their paypal email a day ago.

Patrick said...

haha that seriously is a perfect analogy to the paypal bureaucracy.

Yeah, seriously they should look into hanging out with the president, and getting a babel fish.

JC said...

Don't Panic!

Anonymous said...

That is fucking silly.

Anonymous said...

whoops I accidentally went on waffle.fm lol, not recommended!

Anonymous said...

HOW very Silly

- OG Loc

Xo said...

Try using Google Checkout?

The Goo said...

yo dat silly dawg

Anonymous said...

paypal have too big a stranglehold methinks

Anonymous said...

lol, pwnt

Anonymous said...

hahahaha

reservoir_duc said...

....And as of 5:45 p.m. Eastern, the site is returning a 500 internal service error, in addition to the tracker going down. This is either good news or bad news....

I said...

fuckin hate paypal

I said...

fuckin hate paypal