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School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:19:48 Reply

Anyone following our forums or the NG Tweets already knows, but this past week, Rig, deckheadtottie and fellow NG users thwarted a potential school attack!

You can read all about it on Rig's page, including a timeline of events, press coverage and links to Flash parodies already posted here on NG.

The latest is this NY Times article, which landed on the front page of the Digg Bubble and scored plenty of snarky comments from Diggers who didn't know NG still exists.

While it's awesome that NG folks were heroic in the face of a possible school attack, this is a bittersweet tale because it involves one of our own. Sirtom93 has been around NG for a few years now and made a brief appearance at the recent London Meetup. Meetup folks are like family, so it's sad to see Sirtom93 get himself into this mess. If he was joking around, hopefully he's learned a valuable lesson. If he wasn't, hopefully he'll get the help he needs.


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:21:14 Reply

NG still exists?


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:22:18 Reply

At 3/23/09 02:21 AM, Evark wrote: NG still exists?

And it will long after Digg. :)


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:23:11 Reply

pretty sure sirtom was joking.


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:23:18 Reply

Holy bolognese. Scary stuff.


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:23:54 Reply

well good job to them cant have people getting attacked at schools thats just plain wrong

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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:24:02 Reply

"newgrounds.com, which is used for sharing music files and user-created animations"

That's better than social networking site, right? I guess they're getting a little warmer!


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:23:59 Reply

Yeah, sirtom93 was a pretty cool guy. Although im not sure what made him do it in the first place :/

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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:24:13 Reply

You should make a Sirtom Collection.
There's already like a bazillion games made.

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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:25:16 Reply

When I saw the thread that morning I really thought that it was a joke, but when I heard about the news articles I was shocked that it was real, especially since (bar from some of his recent activity) sirtom seemed like a decent person.


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:25:34 Reply

You're right Tom it is bittersweet because one of our user would do such a heinous act but you have to look at the positive and see that several users will not tolerate such an act.

Glass half full; half empty, I guess.


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:25:36 Reply

pathetic wannabe anarchist.

fuck him.

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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:27:12 Reply

At 3/23/09 02:25 AM, mwmike wrote: When I saw the thread that morning I really thought that it was a joke, but when I heard about the news articles I was shocked that it was real, especially since (bar from some of his recent activity) sirtom seemed like a decent person.

I was really shocked as well, seeing as him and I modded the Snubbyland forums for a good year and he seemed pretty level headed person, well, besides his intense obsession with communism.

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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:32:04 Reply

At 3/23/09 02:26 AM, KevnSevn wrote: Many people, including me, have been making games of the sort.

Shitty games, might I add.
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/48 7735

yeah sure....
coz it's like a new history for newgrounds


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:32:50 Reply

it surprised me that someone did that. it didn't surprise me that someone threatened to light his school on fire, as i live in colorado, but it shocked me that someone would be so open about it online. i guess people don't really think about what they put online and how it can come back to haunt them.

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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:33:20 Reply

Psh, we're SO 2004.


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:34:11 Reply

Wow. i didn't know Rig was such a stud...

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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:34:18 Reply

At 3/23/09 02:24 AM, RageVI wrote: "newgrounds.com, which is used for sharing music files and user-created animations"

That's better than social networking site, right? I guess they're getting a little warmer!

Most people will never really understand what NG is... I don't even think most people here do. I'll try to sum it up with a front page blurb some day.


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:34:40 Reply

glad nothing happen...
i'm not sure how serious he was about doing that but i don't like the flashes that ppl are doing, is a serious topic here...


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:36:32 Reply

I'm surprised the whole incident escalated to this level of infamy, I thought it was just one of those things that gets a newspaper article and that's it.

Go Rig!


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:39:13 Reply

btw tom have u ever read this article b4?

It's pretty harsh on NG.


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:39:29 Reply

Newgrounds.com is a website where users can share music via a social networking site while watching cartoons.

MOST ASS BACKWARDS DESCRIPTION EVER.


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:41:29 Reply

My parents saw that on the news a few days ago and gave me heck for poking around this 'controversial website'. It's sad how our image hasn't improved much with the general public, with stuff like this, the Torture Game 2 controversy and the generally bad press we get.

It's really great how our users stopped an attack on a school, it shows a lot about the greater part of the community here.

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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:42:58 Reply

At 3/23/09 02:41 AM, LedgendGamer wrote: My parents saw that on the news a few days ago and gave me heck for poking around this 'controversial website'.

My parents saw it as a place where people take threats seriously, not as being on some "controversial site". :P

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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:43:25 Reply

At 3/23/09 02:36 AM, TheRadicalOne wrote: I'm surprised the whole incident escalated to this level of infamy, I thought it was just one of those things that gets a newspaper article and that's it.

Same here, I never expected the explosion of media attention. I guess an internet story with a GOOD ending is hard to come by these days.

Go Rig!

And deckheadtottie and Wade! :D


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:44:37 Reply

Don't worry Tom, I understand!


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:46:41 Reply

At 3/23/09 02:39 AM, Jonas wrote: MOST ASS BACKWARDS DESCRIPTION EVER.

I thought the same. Animations should be the sole description of this website not a "technology" website, not a "social networking" site and definitely not "Facebook" as the media blatantly labelled it.

Ah well. Took your time Tom. I thought this was more interesting than the Google logo, harhar.


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:48:13 Reply

This explains all the sirtom93 threads and the ensuing "What's with all the sirtom93 threads" threads.

I rather like the idea that shit you post online, and on an online community like this one, can actually have real life consequence. I'm impressed, to be honest. I'll make a note of not posting here when I go psycho.


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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:51:21 Reply

At 3/23/09 02:48 AM, Peaceblossom wrote: I rather like the idea that shit you post online, and on an online community like this one, can actually have real life consequence. I'm impressed, to be honest. I'll make a note of not posting here when I go psycho.

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Response to School Attack Story 2009-03-23 02:58:00 Reply

At 3/23/09 02:24 AM, RageVI wrote: "newgrounds.com, which is used for sharing music files and user-created animations"

That's better than social networking site, right? I guess they're getting a little warmer!

Did you notice that they wrote "music files" first... ;) NG AP woot woot
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