Friday, October 17, 2008
Another update about The High Road
Readers will be familiar with the shenanigans surrounding The High Road forum. I've written about the matter on three previous occasions.
Matters are moving ahead. I had my scheduled meeting with the office of the local US Attorney, whose staff proved to be most interested in the matter. Things are progressing in that area, and I daresay there'll be some interesting developments relatively soon. Also, Oleg Volk, rightful owner of The High Road, has now filed suit in Federal court in Georgia to regain his stolen property. The complaint may be read here (PDF file - requires Adobe Acrobat to read).
Oleg's also been shut out of the Staff Forum on The High Road, largely (I'm sure) because his refusal to "knuckle under" and accept the theft of his property isn't to the liking of the thieves now running the site. I've also been locked out of the Staff Forum, naturally without any explanation or notification at all (which is about the sort of conduct one would expect from those concerned, I'm afraid). It looks like anyone who is standing up for justice is being summarily evicted from the premises. Again, that's what one would expect from those with guilty consciences.
Oleg isn't taking this lying down. Apart from his lawsuit, he's managed to get copies of complete backups of The High Road (with the able assistance of some technologically savvy allies), and has established a new forum with the same name, but at a slightly different URL: www.thehighroad.us. This contains all of the old posts from The High Road, but is under Oleg's control, as it should be. He's invited all existing (and honest) moderators and members to move over there and join him. I've done so, of course, and will be helping out there as requested. If any readers were or are members of The High Road, please adjust your bookmarks to point to the new site, and come and join us. Your existing username and password should work fine. Once matters are resolved through the courts, I understand that both sites will be merged into one (honestly-owned and -run) forum.
I think Mr. Zeanah and his cronies are about to find the water getting rather deep, rather murky, and infested with sharks and crocodiles. The civil lawsuit is filed, and I wouldn't be surprised to find at least two or three criminal charges coming downstream in the not too distant future. Unfortunately for them, their boat is leaking irreparably and sinking fast, and they're about to find themselves neck-deep in the mess.