spaceylacie - 1:41 am on Aug 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
It is an informational website that had an active forum. The site went down for several months due to technical problems. I had about a dozen moderators and nearly 10,000 members. Many of them(forum moderators) seemed to be on a power trip and I found it difficult to control my own staff. They revolted and started their own site because I guess I was taking too long getting the original site back online. Their only site members are ones they have recruited from my site and they still come around constantly(and on facebook where they announced that my site had moved to their domain name) to recruit more. But they are sneaky and do it via private messages because I've made it known that it's not allowed on the public board. It seems like every active new member I get ends up joining their site and I never see them again.
I understand that people have a choice as to which sites they belong to and participate on, but I have to do something to stop this. I don't want to lose one more member to them. It's not my only site, was just a side project years ago but it used to make me money. But not anymore, they are taking my new members as quick as I can get them. I could disable private messaging to prevent this, but private messaging is a large part of my board.
P.S. They registered the .org version of my .com site and the layout is nearly identical. Can I sue even though they are in another country? What can I do, what would you do?