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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 15:34:52 Reply

Thanks for addressing this, Tom.

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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 15:36:28 Reply

Thanks a ton Tom!

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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 15:47:47 Reply

At 8/25/11 03:31 PM, Phobotech wrote: I suppose I'm fortunate to have only lost two reviews. How extensive was the mayhem?

Not sure if it was the same guy(s), but my account was breached. I haven't seen anyone else besides Canas get their account taken over, but I think that's as far as this went/is going. Hopefully this isn't another DuckWhateverthefucktheywerecalled assaults.

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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 15:50:48 Reply

gorram, that's awful. I hope he gets his stuff back.

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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 15:54:52 Reply

thanks Tom
very appreciated

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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 16:08:28 Reply

At 8/25/11 03:47 PM, Makeshift wrote:
At 8/25/11 03:31 PM, Phobotech wrote: I suppose I'm fortunate to have only lost two reviews. How extensive was the mayhem?
Not sure if it was the same guy(s), but my account was breached. I haven't seen anyone else besides Canas get their account taken over, but I think that's as far as this went/is going. Hopefully this isn't another DuckWhateverthefucktheywerecalled assaults.

Oh, you mean those obnoxious Ducky Division cunts. Hopefully not. My account had nothing done to it, thankfully, but I feel bad for Canas, that must really suck.


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 16:27:08 Reply

Everything on my account appears to be the same. My whistle is still silver and I still have 291 reviews.

Did you manage to get the IP of the perpetrator? You could use it to find out their identity.


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 16:28:45 Reply

At 8/25/11 04:27 PM, Stevenscar wrote: Did you manage to get the IP of the perpetrator? You could use it to find out their identity.

I think it's a fairly safe bet that they used a proxy.

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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 16:29:34 Reply

It was Splatter Clock. The guy's a dick.
Also, sucks how all the Clock Day reviews were deleted :(


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 16:31:54 Reply

At 8/25/11 04:28 PM, Little-Rena wrote:
At 8/25/11 04:27 PM, Stevenscar wrote: Did you manage to get the IP of the perpetrator? You could use it to find out their identity.
I think it's a fairly safe bet that they used a proxy.

You never know. There's a possibility that they may have neglected to use one.


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 16:32:39 Reply

First time I've seen Tom use the crying face?

Come on, Tom, cheer up, everyone's going through tough times right now, Newgrounds is no different :\


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 16:36:53 Reply

At 8/25/11 03:06 PM, Outlaw88 wrote: Thanks Tom. I'll admit that I got a bit freaked out by being banned forever. Good to know that it's been fixed.

My thoughts exactly. For a second, I thought that Newgrounds had been taken over by a bunch of asshole middle school kids.


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 16:37:36 Reply

Well im still perma-banned, so its not leik thats gonna affect me anyway :/

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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 16:48:38 Reply

so who was it that hack canas's account ???


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 16:51:38 Reply

Completely unaffected. Feels good, man.


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 16:54:47 Reply

What about the people that took a hit to their whistles? Are they going to be returned to whatever rank they had or what?


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 16:59:26 Reply

It's k. I kept my deity whistle.


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 17:08:35 Reply

At 8/25/11 02:10 PM, TomFulp wrote: Last night a moderator had their account compromised and the perpetrator went on a review deleting and banning spree. All of the bans have been lifted. I wanted to give everyone the heads up so you don't take the ban PMs personally.

this seems to be a recurring theme. maybe you should require moderators to use an authentication token? (just don't use the RSA one...). Or maybe temporarily reject logins from new IP address for the mod accounts? I suppose you have already considered stricter measures for security.

Also, i'm guessing most users are like me and have stopped reviewing flash a long time ago because the review mod system is pretty much bullshit. A harshly worded no nonsense critique is bound to get deleted.


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 17:09:58 Reply

Thanks a lot to everybody who helped.
My whistle status is still normal and my reviews have been reposted.
Gonna attach that signature and probably never post in the forums again.

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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 17:12:30 Reply

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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 17:14:04 Reply

At 8/25/11 02:47 PM, joeyjoah wrote: I was wondering what happened when I saw my whistle went from bronze to garbage, I didn't think that was possible. Could you bring it back, or is that out of the question?

You'll just have to graft to get it back - plenty of flaggable review out there to deal with. We can handle it, being Review Mods that don't get hacked :P


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 17:16:41 Reply

Any chance of the deleted reviews being restored? I feel bad for my fellow Clocks losing their shout-outs and shoulder pats, and if they can't be restored, I'm just going to re-review them with the content so helpfully deposited into my inbox.

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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 17:23:00 Reply

Thank you Tom for dealing with the problem promptly and efficiently

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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 17:23:23 Reply

At 8/25/11 05:16 PM, StrangeClock wrote: Any chance of the deleted reviews being restored? I feel bad for my fellow Clocks losing their shout-outs and shoulder pats, and if they can't be restored, I'm just going to re-review them with the content so helpfully deposited into my inbox.

I agree. The Clocks did great this year. My fav was Strawberry's submission.

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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 17:26:40 Reply

If everyone just resubmits their deleted reviews than fortunately the damage won't be that great. Only a few unfairly downgraded whistles perhaps, but that's all.


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 17:27:22 Reply

At 8/25/11 05:14 PM, Coop wrote: You'll just have to graft to get it back - plenty of flaggable review out there to deal with. We can handle it, being Review Mods that don't get hacked :P

Being unknown is helpful when it comes to hackers, isn't it?


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 17:39:49 Reply

My review ban pm mentioned "soup squad" if that means anything.

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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 17:41:18 Reply

Good to see that you are taking action, unlike many other admins on other sites do.

They don't do anything except say "Well you deserved it." Motherfuckers!
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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 17:42:45 Reply

I WANT MY NORMAL WHISTLE BACK!

I've got a damned garbage whistle, A GARBAGE WHISTLE!


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Response to Review Deletions and Bans 2011-08-25 17:42:51 Reply

At 8/25/11 05:14 PM, Coop wrote: You'll just have to graft to get it back - plenty of flaggable review out there to deal with. We can handle it, being Review Mods that don't get hacked :P

I'm fine with that, just that since my (along with many other users I flag with) whistle is garbage, it won't carry any weight. Not that I'm trying to bitch about a .gif, but doesn't a review need to be flagged by a person with a normal or better whistle, then others who flagged with a garbage whistle get the points? Because if that is the case I can see a group of garbage whistles all flagging reviews to no avail in the future.

My alt was unaffected, though, so maybe I should flag with him as well? Or would that be against the rules?


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