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HuskerPedia Fires the Founders.

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  1. seeyou

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    By JEFF KORBELIK and ZACH PLUHACEK / Lincoln Journal Star

    Tuesday, Mar 02, 2010 - 08:08:24 pm CST
    One of the biggest Nebraska sports Internet fan sites disappeared from the Web for several hours Tuesday over an ownership dispute.

    People logging on to HuskerPedia.com were met with a message that said the site was down for scheduled maintenance and would be back online as soon as possible. Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, the site appeared to be functioning normally again.

    David Max, co-founder of the site, said it had been taken down because the founders are in a dispute over who owns it with Information SuperBrand Inc., an Internet marketing company that fired him Friday as chief financial officer.
    He and Joe Hudson, who launched HuskerPedia in October 1999, plan to create a new Husker fan site, HuskerMax.com.

    “All I know is that Joe and I are no longer part of the company,” Max said in a phone interview. “We no longer have the ability to access the HuskerPedia servers. We have an issue of ownership and copyright.”

    Hudson developed “98 percent” of the content for the site, Max said.

    Hudson, copy desk chief at the Denver Post and a former Lincoln Star reporter, contacted Information SuperBrand founder and chairman Eric J. Park early Tuesday and requested that Park refrain from using Hudson’s content.

    “Eric ignored him,” Max said.

    The site was briefly inaccessible, but was relaunched within hours.

    “We haven’t recontacted (Park),” Max said.

    A cell phone message left for Park seeking comment was not immediately returned.

    Information SuperBrand, based in Irvine, Calif., manages more than 1,500 Web sites, including more than 1,000 “pedia” domains in 40 categories.

    HuskerPedia receives more than 300,000 unique visitors per month and generates more than $1.5 million in revenue annually, according to a December 2009 news release. It links to stories about Husker sports on other Web sites, including the Journal Star’s HuskerExtra.com.

    Max said he is in discussions with an Omaha law firm about the dispute.

    “I haven’t really thought about that,” Hudson said, when asked if he would hire representation.

    He said he became concerned about the company’s financial agreement regarding the site in the days leading up to Max’s firing.

    Hudson has never met Park in person, he said, and would only communicate with him when he needed technical support.

    “As long as it’s been HuskerPedia, it’s been me and David Max.”

    On his new site, Max wrote that the dispute over HuskerPedia “may take an extended time to be resolved.

    “We promise to exhaust every option available to us for regaining control of HuskerPedia,” he said.
     
  2. Darian3Hagan

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    who ****ing cares?
     
  3. Sexton Hardcastle

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  4. dio

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    1.5M? Dang... :lol:
     
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    :yeahthat:

    The only part of that that really concerns me is that a ****ing fusker is running the copy desk at the Denver Post. Probably explains their sports page's obsession with them.... :rolling_eyes:
     
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    :wtf:


    well well well....that sure as hell explains a lot about the denver media, doesn't it?

    :pissed::bs::asshole:




    (edit...yeah, junc beat me to it...but my post was way more entertaining than his bland retort...)
     
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    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    That is a brilliant observation. One might even say rep-worthy.... :thumbsup:
     
  8. Darian3Hagan

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    Just another reason to bolt for the 12 Pac
     
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    Eh, they'd probably just hire some asshole from UTAH...
     
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    Those mother****ers!
     
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    Yep. Between this Hudson fusker and henderson, the Post is a shill for 'braska football. Personally, I think it sucks. No wonder they didn't offer B.G. Brooks a job.
     
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    I spoke with a family member who worked at the Denver Post, and Henderson is not a Nebraska fan so much as a HUGE Oregon shill. Apparently he takes Oregon football very seriously.
     
  13. Buffnik

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    Was Henderson the guy who ran the story about the scandal right before signing day in a blatant move to influence the Diante Jackson recruiting? I'm pretty sure it was the Post.
     
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    Yes - it was him
     
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    Henderson has a love letter piece to Oregon's old basketball arena in the Post today and says Eugene is his home town with relatives who played for Oregon. The timing of that CU "scandal" piece in the Post last year right around signing day looks awfully suspicious now. Only in CO would we have to worry about local media doing hatchet jobs on the local schools like that...I'm guessing one of the issues is that there are so few local media guys with actual ties to the region. We need to call him out if we ever see something like that again.
     
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    He was called out last time. If I remember correctly, they wrote a pretty positive article shortly afterwards. Damage was already done, however.
     
  17. buffaholic

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    Every January, we should mass mail to Denver Post editors to be on the look out for hatchet jobs against the local U.
     

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