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- Last Updated: Thursday, 21 May 2020 18:08
The story behind this site:
We were alerted that this domain name was available by someone unknown to us via an email. Mr. Samblis previously held the rights to his namesake domain address, and we couldn't believe he would let it lapse. Given that we own and maintain a series of sites we thought it would be a good idea to purchase the domain address and use it to drive traffic to our other sites. So we did. We initially constructed what we thought was a flattering graphical slideshow featuring Mr. Samblis and other pictures that could be found around the web, and on Google Images.
Not too long after doing such we were contacted by Mr. Samblis and he ordered us to take down the site, stating that the pictures we were displaying were not public domain pictures and that they were his copyrighted pictures. You can follow the chain of emails exchanged. Also as the emails illustrate, there later became a time in which Mr. Samblis authorized the pictures to be used, then shortly thereafter ordered them removed again. After all the nastiness from Mr. Samblis... the site is now the way you see it. It's a shame Mr. Samblis exhibited such arrogance and let his ego overcome his common sense. This was a very complimentary site before Mr. Samblis initiated the series of events that deteriorated the situation into what you see today, i.e. the nasty emails, public disrespect, site takedown notice complaints, and finally 2 lawsuits for the domain name. All of which were unsuccessful I might add.
Also, you will notice within the chain of emails that there was a time in which a deal was struck that would have returned the domain name to Mr. Samblis. But once again Mr. Samblis created a situation in which he caused the deal to be cancelled. He all but had the domain back when he went on a public message board and called us "dirtbag" and "squatter". Not the way to consummate a deal that was all but complete.
You may wonder why the emails are organized like they are (plain text). The reason is, Mr. Samblis would delete certain passages from the emails as he responded to them individually. It was necessary to reconstruct the series of events by capturing several chains of emails. However, just notice the dates in which the emails were written and you will be able to follow the conversation (or read the "easy read" compilation). The original emails are still in our posession as backup.
Also, although its not been widely published, there is another string of emails where, in spite of Mr. Samblis's childish actions, he was given the opportunity to reconstruct the deal, however it required him to publically apologize to us on the same public message board he attacked us on. We are still waiting for the apology. He has however since made a monetary offer that was larger than the amount agreed to before his attack on us... however we turned that down because the apology was not published.