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News about Straight Razor Place forum

Post by brothers » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:04 pm

Some bad people hijacked the web and took down the original SRP last week. The good news is that SRP is alive and still kickin'. The admins and mods were able to make a slight change to move the whole shebang and keep it going at full speed. They added one letter to change the spelling of the word "place" to become "P a l a c e" (spaces added here for emphasis only) and the forum is now called StraightRazorPalace. Well done, gentlemen. Lynn and Don are longtime SMF members. If you are a member of SRP you probably need to try to login at the new location.
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Re: News about Straight Razor Place forum

Post by drmoss_ca » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:48 am

I assume they forgot to renew the registration of sraightrazorplace.com, and someone swooped in and snapped it up. At that point it either become the best URL a Pakistani straight razor company could wish for, or it is offered back to the original owners for a large fee.
I can see why they thought adding just an 'A' was clever, but I don't care for the name. The original Yahoo group Straight Razor Place was an exciting place in the early days, inhabited by fabulous beasts such as the Chronik, Judge Carl and Ray Dupont (and such a wonderful story to be told about those three!)

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Re: News about Straight Razor Place forum

Post by drmoss_ca » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:18 am

A little more research shows that discussion of this matter at SRP is now strictly verboten, so presumably there is some embarrassment involved. Rumour has it that a person called Luke Webster has recently emerged in Mordor and may be behind the domain name snatch.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Wetshaving/com ... acepalace/
https://www.domainsherpa.com/luke-webst ... interview/
https://www.domainsherpa.com/luke-webster-dnseattle/

This guy was banned from SRP and they have slagged off his straight razors.
http://straightrazorpalace.com/razors/1 ... lades.html
Now they do have Tim as a consultant, so they may be trying to be legitimate. I don't believe he would associate himself with anything shady.

It also seems he has bought classicshaving.com. I don't know the guy, but he seems to have a plan to do whatever he can to get rich off the back of the shaving community.

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Re: News about Straight Razor Place forum

Post by brothers » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:36 am

I can't respect someone who would use deceit to take possession of someone else's property. This obviously isn't the first get-rich-quick scheme based on the use of deceitful practices. Buying a company outright is not wrong, but stealing SRP is repulsive. I hope he fails miserably without leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.
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Post by Gareth » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:06 pm

I don’t look beyond SMF but this is both hugely embarrassing on the part of the owner, and incredibly underhand on the part of the domain poacher.

I hope they get it sorted (if they can).

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Re: News about Straight Razor Place forum

Post by brothers » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:43 pm

Lynn posted elsewhere that civil and criminal legal proceedings are coming soon.

In addition, someone else has posted that the crook (the new "owner") will ban anyone for life if they mention or try to discuss the situation.
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Re: News about Straight Razor Place forum

Post by drmoss_ca » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:46 am

Straightrazorplace.com is just a blank page, so I don't think anyone will get banned there. However, straightrazorpalace.com (note the extra 'a' - this is the old place reincarnated under the same ownership) has forbidden discussion.

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Re: News about Straight Razor Place forum

Post by brothers » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:55 am

Looks like the king of the palace is ruling with an iron hand.
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Re: News about Straight Razor Place forum

Post by EL Alamein » Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:53 am

I'm flabbergasted. I can't believe someone could get away with this.

I see Vintage Blades and Classic Shaving have also been taken over by the same guy. Well, I won't be patronizing those places anymore.

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Re: News about Straight Razor Place forum

Post by brothers » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:57 pm

Makes me wonder if this may have had something to do with Lee's Razors' unexplained departure.
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Re: News about Straight Razor Place forum

Post by drmoss_ca » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:58 pm

Tim tells me he has had nothing to do with Luke Webster since 2013 or 2014.

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