Kodi.Tv domain seized by authorities.

  • It's a joke of course, but an ill-advised one because it's causing disruption and timewasting for a lot of users. There's people encountering problems due to the add-on repo being down, spending an hour trying to fix it on their side and only then going to kodi.tv and realising a dumb prank is underway.


    A good joke should always be in good-spirits and not cause annoyance or trouble. This prank is like letting the air out of someones tyres, it's mean spirited and is causing disruption.

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  • You can always rest one day without tv/kodi, spend time with friends, family on fresh air :-)


    That's fine if you know in advance it's a joke. A lot of people had botched updates, were trying to install skins, add-ons etc. Spent time trying to fix it, before going to kodi.tv and seeing that everything was offline as a 'joke'. There's nothing funny about wasted time trying to fix something to find out afterwards that the repos and download links have been deliberately pulled down as a joke.

  • Some people have no humor. Yes, websites go down for maintenance or other unforseen events from time to time. Shit happens.


  • That's fine if you know in advance it's a joke. A lot of people had botched updates, were trying to install skins, add-ons etc. Spent time trying to fix it, before going to kodi.tv and seeing that everything was offline as a 'joke'. There's nothing funny about wasted time trying to fix something to find out afterwards that the repos and download links have been deliberately pulled down as a joke.


    It's clearly a joke. It's just not clear whose joke.


  • It's clearly a joke. It's just not clear whose joke.


    Yes, I know it's a joke, I said this above.


    But as part of the joke they have taken the support forum down, the add-on repo down, the download links. Which has caused problems for a lot of people, many of whom didn't even know of the ICE joke until after spending a hour troubleshooting.


    It's just silly and poorly-executed. You can make the same joke without borking systems.

  • Yes, I know it's a joke, I said this above.


    But as part of the joke they have taken the support forum down, the add-on repo down, the download links. Which has caused problems for a lot of people, many of whom didn't even know of the ICE joke until after spending a hour troubleshooting.


    It's just silly and poorly-executed. You can make the same joke without borking systems.


    Maybe it's clear to you who 'they' are. It's not to me. Maybe I've missed something though.


  • Maybe it's clear to you who 'they' are. It's not to me. Maybe I've missed something though.


    Team Kodi of course. They have put a joke ICE notice on the kodi.tv homepage and pulled down all the repos etc.


  • If I'm ever in court I hope you're not on the jury.


    If a joke ICE notice with a Rick Roll link on the page source gets put on kodi.tv website on April 1 then it's clearly a prank by Team Kodi. They do something every year but this is the first time they have broken the support forum, download links, add-on repos etc. I don't know why you are confused (or pretending to be confused) by this.


    It's a joke, which is fine, but pulling everything offline isn't necessary.