In recent days following the disappearance of Woodbury’s sims, the decimation of the group and permabanning of estate owners, rumours have gained ground, simply by repeating false information. for example:

[16:59] Prokofy Neva: So, how did that work jcool, you found some dirt on the Woodburies and blew it in to the Lindens, or you made some crime of your own stick on them, or what was the deal exactly?

or this:

[2010/04/20 18:53] Anon Cocks: jcool
[2010/04/20 18:53] Anon Cocks: we were telling everyone that he was being allowed to evade bans and use a viewer that gives him powers even lindens don’t have
[2010/04/20 18:54] Anon Cocks: he has an exploit that can delete the entire asset server database
[2010/04/20 18:54] Anon Cocks: he has people on standby to use it if he disappears from being arrested
[2010/04/20 18:55] Anon Cocks: there’s no legally actionable proof
[2010/04/20 18:55] Anon Cocks: but he convinced someone at LL he has it

This of course is all nonsense: the true reason Woodbury has been eliminated is due to the groups own selfish greed, disregard for others, contempt for basic content theft law, a belief in their own ability as ‘really cool people’, and of course, proof of distribution of a viewer capable of wholesale theft of almost anything. Oh, at a cost of between 30000 and 50000 linden. Proof in the photo below.

This is the advertising photograph used to sell SLPE (Theft viewer) – note the capabilities it shows…oh by the way, that is a Woodbury Estate Manager Estate Owner posing in the photo, on woodbury premises

This Is Why Woodbury Were Banned

You may need to click the photo to get a clearer view

This group of people actively sold this viewer to facilitate theft on the broadest possible scale across the grid; a viewer developed by another former resident, now long banned (Day Oh). Probably quite a number of the woodbury group members were not ‘in the know’ about this, so their accounts have survived the cull.

Any and all that were involved in this, have been banned. You can see a self confessed list here

Of course there were other reasons too, for example stolen content distrbuted quite blatantly throughout woodbury group notices, and open and frank boasting of illegal plans. This is an excerpt of a woodbury conversation, with regards to CDS (Client Detection System):

[1:07:57 PM] Tizzy says:
[1:08:16 PM] Tizzy says: The idea of “appealing” to a bunch of cock loving furfaggots makes me ill.
[1:08:36 PM] Killua the Grouch says: (nod)
[1:13:37 PM] katiem1066 says: hai tizz 🙂
[1:14:27 PM] Tizzy says: CDS is just another “unmanned racism” machine as the PN once called Banlink. It’s a powermove to control the grid while getting a wink and nod from Linden Lab. I will personally give the person that takes down CDS permanently a full sim and a year of tier.
[1:14:38 PM] Tizzy says: (wave)
[1:20:34 PM] Tizzy says: This situation will just snowball until a good percentage of the grid is completely inaccessible by those using any other client besides Emerald / Gemini / LL Official.
[1:21:16 PM] Trip says: the percentage of the grid that full of fail anyway
[1:21:26 PM] Tizzy says: And in that regard, Prokofy is correct when she says “Open source is a closed society.”
[2:32:16 PM] At0m0 says: we placed 3rd
[2:32:28 PM] katiem1066 says: congrats
[2:33:16 PM] At0m0 says: ash qin is that furfaggot who ran the IRC relays
[2:33:19 PM] At0m0 says: which in turned
[2:33:22 PM] At0m0 says: turn*
[2:33:30 PM] At0m0 says: used them to spy on people on irc and in SL
[2:33:43 PM] katiem1066 says: yes, we are aware they are horrible people

Note the bolded type. You know what….promising reward for destruction of other people’s property is not a good thing to do, its illegal, even in a virtual environment. What you see above is the plaintive wailings and dire threats of thieves caught out.

Whether you agree or disagree with the concept CDS (Client Detection System).does not warrant a threat to destroy it. The only place I have heard complaints is from people caught by CDS and now have their shopping/RP/roaming activities severely curtailed. Creators and store owners love it. It reduces their theft levels significantly.

If you have the SLPE viewer on your machine, delete it now. If you have friends using it, suggest they stop, or they could have a similar fate to Woodbury. Do not purchase it if offered, or do so at your own risk of losing your SL account.