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I've got to admit, when I saw the red star and this thread I thought I was in trouble cause of my really shitty and irrelevant post about playstation all stars being at e3



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TalonMan said:
VGPolyglot said:

But his enjoyment is from trying to fuck things up here, as you can see he was clearly more interested in causing a shitstorm rather than having things improved here And he was only here every day because he circumvneted the rules by making alts, otherwise he wouldn't have been able to do that.

You know what? I'm going to go out on a limb here, and suggest that there is incredibly real possibility that you're the guy responsible for this. And with every post you make in this thread, I'm getting closer and closer to hitting the nuke button on your account. Your consistent defense of, "Hey, this wasn't really a waste of time - it's great that you did all this work" is simply not resonating with me. Sorry.

So - I'm just going to say this, and I'm going to leave it: ALL of this was a complete WASTE of f*cking time - take my word on this! And once I firmly and fully identify exactly who it was in this community, I promise, they are GONE from this website for good!

I have enough clues to work with, so it's only a matter of time...   :)

I don't think that's something to joke about. You are accusing a member without any proof and lowers his reputation on this site. 

 

I was once a mod / server admin for a small gaming community aswell, and this alone makes you a target for certain people. That's just how it is. If you know who it is, then deal with them accordingly, but baseless accusations won't help. Joke or not.



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TalonMan said:
VGPolyglot said:

But his enjoyment is from trying to fuck things up here, as you can see he was clearly more interested in causing a shitstorm rather than having things improved here And he was only here every day because he circumvneted the rules by making alts, otherwise he wouldn't have been able to do that.

You know what? I'm going to go out on a limb here, and suggest that there is incredibly real possibility that you're the guy responsible for this. And with every post you make in this thread, I'm getting closer and closer to hitting the nuke button on your account. Your consistent defense of, "Hey, this wasn't really a waste of time - it's great that you did all this work" is simply not resonating with me. Sorry.

So - I'm just going to say this, and I'm going to leave it: ALL of this was a complete WASTE of f*cking time - take my word on this! And once I firmly and fully identify exactly who it was in this community, I promise, they are GONE from this website for good!

I have enough clues to work with, so it's only a matter of time...   :)

Don't threaten users; don't accuse people of causing harm when you have no proof.

If you have been designing and implementing tools/features to limit spam message, and you've done a good job, it shouldn't be wasted time.
If you have designed your tools to be flexible enough to mitigate further attacks, it shouldn't be a waste of time.

The site was clearly weak to this kind of attack, and you're claiming to have fixed that.
Unless you are lying, and this is just a bandage fix, the site should be stronger against these kinds of attacks.
That's not a waste of time: it's an investment in the future of this site.

As this site grows larger (adding features, fixing bugs, and improving usability should help with that), these attacks will become more frequent: you cannot leave vulnerabilities like this open to exploitation.
Attacks will happen: it's your job to ensure the damage caused by these people/bots is minimised.
Personally: I see this as your failure.

Honestly, the real waste of time is attacking users, based on nothing but your emotions.



Peh said:
TalonMan said:

You know what? I'm going to go out on a limb here, and suggest that there is incredibly real possibility that you're the guy responsible for this. And with every post you make in this thread, I'm getting closer and closer to hitting the nuke button on your account. Your consistent defense of, "Hey, this wasn't really a waste of time - it's great that you did all this work" is simply not resonating with me. Sorry.

So - I'm just going to say this, and I'm going to leave it: ALL of this was a complete WASTE of f*cking time - take my word on this! And once I firmly and fully identify exactly who it was in this community, I promise, they are GONE from this website for good!

I have enough clues to work with, so it's only a matter of time...   :)

I don't think that's something to joke about. You are accusing a member without any proof and lowers his reputation on this site. 

 

I was once a mod / server admin for a small gaming community aswell, and this alone makes you a target for certain people. That's just how it is. If you know who it is, then deal with them accordingly, but baseless accusations won't help. Joke or not.

 

caffeinade said:
TalonMan said:

You know what? I'm going to go out on a limb here, and suggest that there is incredibly real possibility that you're the guy responsible for this. And with every post you make in this thread, I'm getting closer and closer to hitting the nuke button on your account. Your consistent defense of, "Hey, this wasn't really a waste of time - it's great that you did all this work" is simply not resonating with me. Sorry.

So - I'm just going to say this, and I'm going to leave it: ALL of this was a complete WASTE of f*cking time - take my word on this! And once I firmly and fully identify exactly who it was in this community, I promise, they are GONE from this website for good!

I have enough clues to work with, so it's only a matter of time...   :)

Don't threaten users; don't accuse people of causing harm when you have no proof.

If you have been designing and implementing tools/features to limit spam message, and you've done a good job, it shouldn't be wasted time.
If you have designed your tools to be flexible enough to mitigate further attacks, it shouldn't be a waste of time.

The site was clearly weak to this kind of attack, and you're claiming to have fixed that.
Unless you are lying, and this is just a bandage fix, the site should be stronger against these kinds of attacks.
That's not a waste of time: it's an investment in the future of this site.

As this site grows larger (adding features, fixing bugs, and improving usability should help with that), these attacks will become more frequent: you cannot leave vulnerabilities like this open to exploitation.
Attacks will happen: it's your job to ensure the damage caused by these people/bots is minimised.
Personally: I see this as your failure.

Honestly, the real waste of time is attacking users, based on nothing but your emotions.

 

VGPolyglot said:
TalonMan said:

You know what? I'm going to go out on a limb here, and suggest that there is incredibly real possibility that you're the guy responsible for this. And with every post you make in this thread, I'm getting closer and closer to hitting the nuke button on your account. Your consistent defense of, "Hey, this wasn't really a waste of time - it's great that you did all this work" is simply not resonating with me. Sorry.

So - I'm just going to say this, and I'm going to leave it: ALL of this was a complete WASTE of f*cking time - take my word on this! And once I firmly and fully identify exactly who it was in this community, I promise, they are GONE from this website for good!

I have enough clues to work with, so it's only a matter of time...   :)

You're going to nuke my account, because I'm trying to tell you that the hard work you put in wasn't meaningless, and that it will have long-term benefits with the site? Though I can't tell if you're serious or joking about suggesting that I'm the culprit and that you're getting close to nuking my account.

Things are getting a bit heated here so let's all take a deep breath. If you read Talon's post more closely he said once he figures out who it is he will take action, which means he isn't going to take action against VGP without any proof.

There's also a difference of opinion here. Talon truly does think it's a waste of time and although some might want to look at it another way as another added security measure for the site against spammers, Talon also knows a lot more of what's to come for the site and might just be really excited about bringing us new goodies. No one is wrong here. It's just a difference of opinions. 

@Talon As mods we'd really like to help you catch this individual so let us know via PM what we can do to help and also save you time so you can get back to doing the great work you do for the site. We get that you're frustrated so please let us take care of what we can in posting updates and explaining the current state of things for you.

Let's all just try to get on the same page. We all love the site. We all appreciate the new kick being put into it. And we all want to feel welcome here. Let's try to encourage all that from all of our actions and contributions. 



Much appreciated to those that helped me get my account back.



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SpokenTruth said:
Much appreciated to those that helped me get my account back.

Just be aware - I'm going to recycle the data within the next 24-48hrs, so you might get blocked again. I will keep an eye on it though...



TalonMan said:
SpokenTruth said:
Much appreciated to those that helped me get my account back.

Just be aware - I'm going to recycle the data within the next 24-48hrs, so you might get blocked again. I will keep an eye on it though...

Thanks for the warning.  I'll email you if it blocks me again.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

I'm just glad this got resolved. The spamming was getting bad. Not me, but a lot of my friends had issues.



TalonMan said:
spurgeonryan said:
all my messages vanished.

Are you seriously asking this same question? After YOU asked (and it was answered) in another thread???

You sir,  are unbearable sometimes. Using your power over everyone here to treat them like garbage. First Rol and then down the line. Yes,  you can say you just do not put up with crap and say it how it is,  but many see it the other way around. Thanks for rejuvenating the site and all but you don't have to always be so strict and mean to people. 

 

I have been here like a handful of t I'll message in two months. I guess I got a life. Anyways,  forgot I even made that thread. Just remembered I asked the question and this was the first blue message I noticed. 

 

Good luck. Sorry,  a comment on a forum destroyed your day. 



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spurgeonryan said:
TalonMan said:

Are you seriously asking this same question? After YOU asked (and it was answered) in another thread???

You sir,  are unbearable sometimes. Using your power over everyone here to treat them like garbage. First Rol and then down the line. Yes,  you can say you just do not put up with crap and say it how it is,  but many see it the other way around. Thanks for rejuvenating the site and all but you don't have to always be so strict and mean to people. 

 

I have been here like a handful of t I'll message in two months. I guess I got a life. Anyways,  forgot I even made that thread. Just remembered I asked the question and this was the first blue message I noticed. 

 

Good luck. Sorry,  a comment on a forum destroyed your day. 

I gave you a FULL and COMPLETE explanation of exactly what happened with this and even apologized for the mishap in a thread that you started - and then you come into a completely different thread that has absolutely nothing to do with it nearly a week later and ask the exact same question...?    ...yeah - I think it was a fair question to ask you whether you were being serious with that post.

How that can possibly be viewed as "unbearable" or treating you "like garbage" or even being "mean", I have absolutely no idea...  Good grief. :(