Branden, make a post in one of the appropriate forums to explain what's going on with your mom's puter. Her puter shouldn't be "that slow" and depending on what operating system she's running you shouldn't have to keep rebooting. I'm gonna assume she's on windows ME? If so, post that too.
I've got 2 kids, a boy 19 (Libra) & a girl 11 (Am). Two weeks ago I was looking for Barbies to add to my collection. I sent my Barbie wish list to hubby & my daughter so she could look at my collection. "Am" came into the computer room & said, Mom, I found your FAO Rose Barbie & I'm gonna buy it for you. I asked her how she was gonna do that. She said she made an Ebay account & was gonna bid. I laughed- told her she can't do that- she's ELEVEN for christsakes. I didn't really believe she even made an Ebay account. The other day while checking out her computer I saw that she did. I explained she would end up sending mommy to jail if she used that Ebay account- scare tactics
How are kids allowed to do things like this?
Now, onto the bobservers crap.....
From what Branden told me, I think Bob is neglagent in allowing a minor to sign up for a server without parental consent. Without knowing specifics if Branden had someone "play" his parents ok'ing the server deal, it's hard to offer an opinion on who is really liable. I'm assuming the server did get paid, and it seems Branden tried to get someone to help him when his server or web site got hacked into but ran into a brick wall with people telling him, we can't do anything. This in itself is bullshit, and I wouldn't doubt that IP's were logged. A new password should have been given, and the offending IP banned.
Yes, Branden is wrong for posting his user name & password. I don't doubt he was frustrated after hitting so many walls. He should have gone to his parents then instead of posting that stuff, but it's over with.
This kid needs help & with all of the knowledgable people here, I'm sure someone can tell him what to do. I'd like to see Branden post exactly what happened, in a clear, thought out post.
BTW ... I had a paper route when I was 12, and worked as a dishwasher in a restaurant when I was 14. Work, and money, can be found by those who need it.
I'm sorry you didn't get to read his original post ... the 'mom' in you would probably want to ground him.
Jip, around here a kid can't have a paper route. The houses are not spaced in normal square blocks like where I used to live. It would take a kid all day to deliver papers on a bike. Getting any job around here is hard. The nearest place that would hire a 14 year old is Burger King, and a good 1/2 hour bike ride, past 4 bars on a busy street.
So far from the parts that were quoted here & what Branden PM'd me, I'd be wanting to sue Bobservers for letting my kid get the server in the 1st place. I would probably start filing reports to BBB, consumer complaints, FTC. Parents can't watch their kid 24/7 & let's face it, kids do stupid things. I'm the kind of mom that all of my son's friends are scared of, it's pretty funny actually- LMAO! Had my son done this, I would have screamed so that everyone heard me, if something needed to be paid, I would have paid it & taken it out of his Christmas. Thing is, both of my kids have bank accounts & at 15 my son had $3,000; he would have been able to pay it out of that.
Jip, you have any kids?
Damn, this post is long
Branden came here for help, probably hoping Watch Dog or one of the editors could help him.