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 Post subject: Re: Board down?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:14 pm 
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You had me worried for a moment. I was afraid someone went ballistic in the politics subforum and accidentally nuked the forum. :lol:

No he nuked Germany.


*looksleftandright*

Must have been a dud! ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:22 pm 
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M.Becker wrote:
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You had me worried for a moment. I was afraid someone went ballistic in the politics subforum and accidentally nuked the forum. :lol:

No he nuked Germany.


*looksleftandright*

Must have been a dud! ;)

Ore a "MOAB".

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M.Becker wrote:
You had me worried for a moment. I was afraid someone went ballistic in the politics subforum and accidentally nuked the forum. :lol:



You know, a few years back you wouldn't be to far off the mark...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:25 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:27 pm 
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Using Occam's Razor, I'd be willing to bet somebody forgot to pay some bills. :mrgreen:


In a certain online game (Eve Online), someone forgetting to pay a virtual bill was the catalyst which started a major virtual battle. Should we be preparing to repel boarders here? :twisted:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:30 pm 
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Tim?


Yep! What was that, ten years back?


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I'd like to think it was just typical board antics going on, like someone from another board who doesn't like this place, or a banned member doing it.

I'd like to think this place isn't considered important enough to be the target of anyone serious beyond that type of person.

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Beastro wrote:
I'd like to think it was just typical board antics going on, like someone from another board who doesn't like this place, or a banned member doing it.

I'd like to think this place isn't considered important enough to be the target of anyone serious beyond that type of person.


Some people don't want anyone to have fun. Other just want to reek havoc.

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S. Murray wrote:
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Yep! What was that, ten years back?

15 years. March 2002.
Time flies.

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It's happened to big companies.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20031 ... 5203.shtml

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Microsoft Forgets To Renew Domain... Again
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You would think folks at Microsoft would be a little more on top of things. Back in 1999 there was a big story when Microsoft forgot to renew their passport.com domain name, meaning that many people couldn't access their Hotmail accounts. A guy who wanted to access his Hotmail account went to Network Solutions and paid the $35 to renew the domain and gave it to Microsoft. Once Microsoft realized what happened they sent him a $500 check (which eventually made its way to a charity). It appears a similar situation has happened. Microsoft apparently forgot to renew the hotmail.co.uk domain, and some random user bought the domain. He's been trying to contact Microsoft and they've been ignoring him. They apparently only realized something had happened when a reporter from The Register called them to check up on the story. Nominet, who runs the co.uk domain registry, says that this should be a lesson for folks who don't pay attention to their domain renewal notices. Microsoft still hasn't made an official comment on the matter.

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"Some people don't want anyone to have fun. Other just want to reek havoc."

Sadly true. Such behaviour stinks...

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Lordroel wrote:
Do you think that who ever did this also got our passwords than.


If it was a hack of some kind they might have. It's just a precaution though.

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S. Murray wrote:
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Yep! What was that, ten years back?

More like 14 or 15 IIRC

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Do you think that who ever did this also got our passwords than.


If it was a hack of some kind they might have. It's just a precaution though.

The behavior in question does not look to me like it was an attempted hacking attempt.

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The behavior in question does not look to me like it was an attempted hacking attempt.

That is a serious relief . . . . .

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Well that was a another bit of nostalgia having the board go down!

Was it just us or did other boards go down as well?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:31 am 
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Zen9 wrote:
Well that was a another bit of nostalgia having the board go down! Was it just us or did other boards go down as well?


Again, the honest answer is that we don't know. If this was a corruption of our SQL file at the server end (which is the most likely case) or a hacking attack (probably the least likely the way the situation looks now) it would have been just us. If it had been a host problem, other boards would have gone down as well. I haven't heard of any and there has been no communication from our host who are usually very good about informing and apologizing when something like that happens. We did get a note shortly afterwards saying that our server would be subject to maintenance and upgrade so it is possible though.

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