Absolute Write UP ... Sort of

After imploding and staying down for nearly two months due to a hostile DDOS attack by a disgruntled former member (we presume correctly?), Absolute Write is now back up--in a manner of speaking. If anyone tries to go to the site, however, freaky scanning of your pc takes place with odd oscillating web pages as the process continues. No one knows what kind of information that the Absolute Write server is sucking out of your computer or how deep they're digging, but it's all in the name of security.

Regardless, one wonders why all that is necessary. Other commercial sites endure DDOS attacks and they're not combing through files on everyone's drive.

Best to remain distant. That's our advice for now.

Even on the best of days, AW forum is crawling with slither.


Absolute Write Down

Is it just possible that these people are responsible?

This is an update to our previous post found here.  

Absolute Write is DOWN! No question, and it's been down for many weeks now. Whoever is operating the DDOS attack against them is apparently relentless. It's also possible that the attacks pause to allow recovery time then begin again.

In any case, the site domain has been de-indexed from Google and the Absolute Write ISP is nervous over the tenacity of the attack. Who wants to be associated with a website that attracts such fierce rage and subsequent retaliation? Who will they attack next?

Also, if I were a user of Absolute Write, even a devoted one, would I risk openly supporting or even utilizing a site so incredibly despised by so many, including those capable of such wrath?

Worth a thought.

Absolute Write is down, and if karma and justice prevail, it will stay down.

Sustained DDOS Attacks on Absolute Write's Server - 01/2020

We've confirmed via MacAllister Stone (Melodi Sherman) twitter feed that the Absolute Write website is under continuous DDOS attack. In other words, the server is flooded with so many requests at once that it collapses under the strain. Apparently, some hackers, or people who know hackers, have undertaken an attempt to take Absolute Write off the Internet map. 

W.A.R. does not know the point or date of ignition, but safe to assume the AW mods or owners bullied someone over the brink and these latest victims called in the heavy guns.

This kind of retaliation against them comes as no shock. It's surprising that such a tactic didn't happen much sooner than this! How many hundreds of people can you demean, insult, mock, and threaten before karmic retribution kicks in?

A source close to the action informs us that Stone and Spangenberg consider themselves as blameless and pure as ever. They are simply the victims of hateful writers, especially men. Oh, those men and their hacker machines!

OWNERS OF ABSOLUTE WRITE DISCUSSING
HACKER ATTACKS ON THEIR WEBSITE

Join the Good Fight - Have You or Someone You Know Been Abused?


https://www.complaintsboard.com/absolute-write-b103463

If you are someone you know has been verbally abused or libeled by Absolute Write mods or users on their Water Cooler forum, please take time to click the link above and add your voice to the Complaints Board.

Others will thank you for it!


Absolute Write Net Worth Plummets to Less Than 25K

                                                                   Current WOWeb Estimate of Absolute Write Revenue

Following up on our previous post about the huge traffic plummet, we thought to check out the good old WOWeb that analyzes net worth and revenue potential of commercial websites and discovered that Absolute Write is diving ever closer to rock bottom. After our previous favorite and much-missed AW ower, Jenna, sold Absolute Write to Melodi Sherman (aka Macallister Stone) and Lisa Spangenberg, AW temporarily expanded in worth to well over $100K, propelled in part by a growing reputation for bullying and harshness that created lots of news on the Internet; but that soon backfired on them as more and more writers began to bravely speak out against their tyrannical excesses, bullying mods, and philistine owners. After a few years, the voices became a roaring torrent, and finally, gradually, Absolute Write and its Water Cooler forum began to feel the pinch.

You just can't keep trashing people for year after year without conscience or consequence. The lack of the former feeds the severity of the latter. As we've said elsewhere on this site:

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW


Absolute Write Plummets in the Alexa Rankings

Absolute Write Viewer Decline in Last Three Months of 2019

Even Writer's Digest drops a bit during the holiday season, but only by a few percent as Xmas draws closer. As we can see above, Absolute Write is in a precipitous fall, extending its overall decline over the past few years. And why is that? Might a factor be the scores of blogs, boards, and websites displaying the many horrendous acts of bullying, character assassination, and other nasty bits of toxic flotsam that absorb and surround Absolute Write like a swarm of germs? Just maybe?

Now, the Water Cooler is increasingly infected by social justice fanatics, thus making things even harder on the average writer seeking help rather than SJW hysteria and the unending indignant rage that always follows.