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Black Spider Club, Part II
Last week I linked to The Black Spider Club, which describes itself as "the worlds most exclusive club". Today I've received an email from this exclusive club:

Hello Alex
Can you please remove the 'Black Spider Club' from your website. We are not
a hoax and by listing us on your site, you have made us feature on google.
Thanking you in advance
Regards
Membership


I feel kind of special that they noticed me, them being so exclusive and all. However, I'm not sure how to react to their request. Are they serious? If they are, is there some kind of right to privacy on the internet? You can create a site, but then ask no one to link to it? Anyway, I never said they were a hoax (I just want to clarify that). I don't actually have any idea what they are.
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Posted by The Curator on Sun May 15, 2005
Comments (48)
Hmmm... in the same general time frame as the hype about "Return of the Sith"...clandestine...mysterious...bound to provoke attention...fake addresses...I've got it...it's actually pre-publicity for Episode 7, 8 & 9 of the Star Wars saga. A diabolical idea to introduce a new character(s) and story thread for Lucas films...
Posted by Karen  in  Pawtucket RI  on  Thu May 19, 2005  at  06:42 AM
I don't know if anybody else noticed this, but the domain name http://www.blackspiderclub.com is not owned by anybody.

I've also seen a few references to Limp Bizkit as "Da Bizkit". The site defintely isn't what it claims to be. Probably some sort of promo for said band.
Posted by Andrew Nixon  on  Thu May 19, 2005  at  11:43 AM
secret huh? I bet it is a link into a pediphile site!
Posted by fred Garvin  on  Thu May 19, 2005  at  06:02 PM
I've heard that britney spears is a member! im going to email them
Posted by Scanner  in  Texas  on  Fri May 20, 2005  at  05:21 AM
Because if they're a VIP club which, by the way, I find unlikely, they're going to tell you anything?
Posted by Boo  in  The Land of the Haggii...  on  Fri May 20, 2005  at  05:43 AM
Any connection to this Spider Club in L.A.?

http://www.dailycandy.com/article.jsp?ArticleId=23184&city=2

(scroll down to "Do")
Posted by Cranky Media Guy  on  Fri May 20, 2005  at  09:52 PM
reminds me of those LUE wankers who got pissy a while back when their leaked ufo hoax got put up here...
Posted by Hew  on  Fri May 20, 2005  at  10:16 PM
I'm thinking that if The Most Exclusive Club in the world has a domain name of two misspelled words with a reference to sweet bread products it doesn't really seem all that impressive to me.

'exclusive' means that it's just him and his mate.
Posted by sab  on  Sun May 22, 2005  at  06:56 PM
the site isn't there no more

The address for the site you require

has changed due to security reasons.

Please call the support number provided

in your welcome pack to obtain

the new web address.
Posted by david  in  uk  on  Sun May 22, 2005  at  08:09 PM
This could be the beginings of a nice game of hide and seek. Just noticed that they have moved the site, how long before someone can find it and post here?
Posted by tekpet  in  Earth  on  Mon May 23, 2005  at  11:04 AM
Someone named DaBizKit replied on a few websites--with different ways to say the word poop. Yes it's true. Just search for Dabizkit on google. I'm just trying to figure out this mystery. Anybody else find anything? I'll post if I can find anything at all.
Posted by Archibold  on  Mon May 23, 2005  at  07:40 PM
The e-mail contact info on WhoIs has the contact address as .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Limp Bizkit have a song called Boiler, so we have another Limp Bizkit connection.
Posted by Andrew Nixon  on  Tue May 24, 2005  at  03:15 AM
Ooh. Nice find! I'm determined to get to the bottom of this one... Anyone else?
Posted by Archibold  on  Tue May 24, 2005  at  04:12 PM
get to the bottom of what? the site doesn't exist anymore! ok connections with limp bizkit, how do you know the person who ran the site wasn't a limp bizkit fan, or, becuase they get found out often they just pick a randon person, group, cartoon film etc to base there site on? next one could be .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (lord of the rings if your smart enough) LOL
Posted by Jon  on  Tue May 24, 2005  at  09:19 PM
I wouldn't want to encourage any criminal activity, but using a fake physical address for domain name registration was a big mistake on their part, this means anyone could hijack the domain name and see who's visiting their website. But please DO NOT act stupid people! That was just a simple observation, not a suggestion of any kind.
Posted by uh oh!  on  Mon May 30, 2005  at  07:23 AM
never heard so much blah blah
Posted by LOL  on  Tue May 31, 2005  at  06:40 AM
This is what's on the site now:


"The address for the site you require has changed due to security reasons. Please call the support number provided in your welcome pack to obtain the new web address."

It's a mystery Scooby!
Posted by Michael  in  Houston, TX  on  Tue May 31, 2005  at  04:41 PM
look at it now, i think it's a drug site??
Posted by John  in  London  on  Sat Aug 13, 2005  at  06:42 PM
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