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#41 underwatercolours

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 01:48 PM

OMG!...rules? Its apparent that not everyone here is aware that CDNN is run by ONE PERSON, not a staff of writers and contributors as he attempts to make it appear. Nobody in their right mind would post anything on that website! The words in that post about Eric are the words of the sociopath that runs that website, who is obviously obsessively jealous of Wetpixel's success, not the words of a real person by the name of KJ - Divemaster / Engineer. Those are not real people! Its not a real forum! Any link for posting to his "forum" is just an email that gets sent to the website owner. It is he who posts this crap, not real individuals! There is no authentication or verification of anything.

Do you know of ANY legitimate news organization who has gone to such great lengths to hide their real identity? Not even the National Enquirer or The Star.

Everything on his website is the rambling of James Hart, the website owner. He just lifts stuff off of other websites, rearranges it to read the way he likes, and republishes it on his own site. We believe he lives in Japan, making him out of the reach of our legal system (at least until he attempts to come back to the US).

PEOPLE...NONE OF THIS IS REAL!

Please don't support his illegal and unethical websites by linking to them (this helps him in the search engines) or legitimating him by thinking that its anything else but an attempt to manipulate the dive industry.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 02:39 PM

Someone just forwarded me a lovely post on CDNN:

wow :o
that post is just so wrong!

i can't believe someone would write like that and expect it to win people over to their "side" of any argument :rolleyes: :blink: :D

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 03:42 PM

I'm so glad my friend Bonnie doesn't get upset about such things (tee hee :rolleyes:

Seriously CDNN is an example of what is wrong with the internet and can't be reined in......

If everyone here (meaning real divers, photographers, etc.) emailed all their diving friends the truth (cut and paste in Bonnie's text) maybe no one would go there and it would kill it.

I'm going to....

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 04:52 PM

I'm so glad my friend Bonnie doesn't get upset about such things (tee hee :rolleyes:

Seriously CDNN is an example of what is wrong with the internet and can't be reined in......

If everyone here (meaning real divers, photographers, etc.) emailed all their diving friends the truth (cut and paste in Bonnie's text) maybe no one would go there and it would kill it.

I'm going to....

dhaas


Ha! You're just lucky you're my friend Dave or I might just send an anonymous email to them. Of course now that we've admitted to being friends (yikes! both me and Eric too) you may be in the running for that bottom spot on the world's worst underwater photographer list. They can say anything they want about me, but it really pisses me off when they attack my friends.

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 05:26 PM

Hi Bonnie,

Thanks for trying to keep the netspace clean! I have been a secret admirer of your style for a while and I noticed your going to give a talk at the next LAUPS meeting: (Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society) to give a presentation at their meeting on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m, :rolleyes: . It's shown on one of your sites to be at the L.A. County Museum of Natural History. Is this still going to happen? If so I suggest the Wetpixel guys put it on the front page so more folks can hear about it. You shouldn't keep this kind a thing a secret. The LAUPS is a very prestigious organization and you should be congratulated.

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#46 underwatercolours

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 05:36 PM

Hi Bonnie,

Thanks for trying to keep the netspace clean! I have been a secret admirer of your style for a while and I noticed your going to give a talk at the next LAUPS meeting: (Los Angeles Underwater Photographic Society) to give a presentation at their meeting on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m, tomorrow :blink: . It's shown on one of your sites to be at the L.A. County Museum of Natural History. Is this still going to happen? If so I suggest the Wetpixel guys put it on the front page so more folks can hear about it. You shouldn't keep this kind a thing a secret. The LAUPS is a very prestigious organization and you should be congratulated.

Steve


Gosh, now I'm blushing! :rolleyes: Yes, the presentation is Wednesday evening. I'll post something in the general chat area too. Thanks for the suggestion and nice words.

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 05:18 AM

Bonnie,

I wouldn't sweat any bad comments on a piece of crap like CDNN.......Who cares.....

As far as Bonnie's upcoming presentation for LAUPS, YES, more info for those in that neck of the woods should be posted! She has some killer shows developed (I've seen on her Mac while on trips) and it will be an enjoyable and educational experience for those who can go.

Speaking of those who go to event, I can't believe how little images of people at events, parties, speaking doo-dahs etc. are posted. Those of us who live across the country always like seeing our fellow Wetpillellites in person :rolleyes:

So someone at LAUPS pleae take a camera and shoot a few snaps of Bonnie at her show.

Later!

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Posted 15 April 2008 - 10:33 PM

Does anyone else get a mental image of this CDNN guy like this: Dark Basement in mommys house, 300+ Lbs, Lazy-boy growing out of his back, grease stained wife beater, sticky towels and a large stack of porn involving barnyard animals....Or is it just me?

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 06:47 PM

Red3: if you've got something to contribute to this thread that's great. However your post adds nothing constructive and brings Wetpixel down to the same level as the CDNN site. Please edit your post to better reflect that.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:08 AM

Apparently divepoll.com has tracked down the business license that James C. Hart (aka: cyber diver news network) applied for in the state of Washington when he started using the name UES Global Publishing. They've posted links to the sources also.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:50 PM

A good way to fight back is to boycott their advertisers and to be vocal about their relationship with CDNN (contact them directly, especially if you have a relationship with them):

Join the anti-CDNN alliance and boycott the CDNN sponsors. Do not book with these operators. The current list of sponsors to date are:

* Action Divers operating in the waters of Puerto Galera
* Dive VIP, Puerto Galera's dive operator in the Philippines
* SS Thorfinn dive charter in Truk Lagoon.
* Subway Water Sports, Roatan Island in Honduras
* Tropical Beach Resort, Honduras, Caribbean


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Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:31 AM

Someone just forwarded me a lovely post on CDNN:
http://www.scuba-for...eeding_152.html



Wow...

As I may be made redundant in the next few months maybe I could get a new job writing for CDNN...let's give it a shot

ahem... A day in the Life of Eric Cheng - :)

'eric cheng (note lack of capitalisation - he doesn't deserve it!) gets up in the morning has some breakfast and starts his workout; 2 hours of kicking puppies. After his workout eric sits down to an early lunch of sharksfin soup and braised Dolphin on toast, this is washed down with a six-pack of Carlsberg Special Brew before going for a quick dive to drop copper filings all over some coral...'

Actually I give up - I just can't compete with wet gherkin comments!
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:47 AM

And, do not forget to check your contents for probable copywrite violation; because you can not get good ranking for your page on different search engines, if it contains any sort of plagiarism. You can check them with AAfter Search. You need to paste your document in the search box as follows *** and click the web search button. The search engine gives the result in the form of percentage of similarity between the original document and re-written document so that one comes to know about possible copyright violation, if any.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 08:28 AM

I was doing some searches this morning and noticed that many of the CDNN websites appear to have been abondoned! Maybe this has been like this for a while. I guess that just goes to show that nobody was reading their crap anyway.

 

http://www.cdnn.info is offline

 

http://www.scubalinx.com is offline

 

I can't remember the other URLs he had registered, but almost nothing shows up when you google Cyber Diver News Network.