Whooooooahhhhhh! Draw back those fangs kiddo!
I did neither of these things. I modified none of the website. I didn't hack the site, or did you not read what I said? That would require hacking the site.
I read what you wrote, we just seem to be having a minor problem with comprehension.
I wasn't sure (and admitted as much) what you meant by a 'benign demonstration'. In a later post you mentioned a pop-up window telling BB to contact you. I assumed this meant you changed the content of his site to produce said pop-up. If you did that, then you DID "hack" the site in the sense that any unauthorized access and/or modification can generally (ignoring the nuances between white/black hat hacking and cracking) be considered hacking.
On the other hand if you had, say, linked to a dummy site on your server with the pop-up being demonstrated there (thus not involving the SL site) then I would agree that you did absolutely nothing wrong. I was merely saying the same thing freeman did... if you--even with the best intentions--compromise the security of a web site, the site admin is going to have a fit! I'm sure this third-party admin bans the IPs and/or domains of all attempted hacks as a matter of policy.
and I don't think it helps to bring in extraneous technical/hosting issues.
It had nothing to do with a technical/hosting issue, the issue, was I was banned at the server level from the site. I hosted his goddamn videos, used my goddamn bandwidth, to host those f&^^%ing videos, and this is the way he treats me?
This would have nothing to do with BB. Methinks it would be more appropriate to call the site admin who banned you a Mother #(%^#er rather than Bill.
And I'm still left with the question: Why bring this up here? Why not resolve the issue privately with Bill and his Admin via email?
I won't kick your ass, but you can kiss mine.
Won't the donut pillow get in the way?
Seriously Trauma, I know you had the best intentions. Any web admin worth his salt should be glad to be informed of potential security holes by friendly sources. Don't take things so seriously. Sit back, pop a cold one, and take care of your keister. I bruised my tailbone playing football once, and I couldn't walk or sit for a week.