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#1 ihadFG

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:16 PM

I've noticed a handful of permanent bans seemed to have happened today and/or last night.  Not really sure why these happened, and some of the people that were banned are people I'm friends with, specifically in the GGT (although I've noticed this in other threads such as the Amazon Warehouse Deals thread as well).  Indignate is one such member, and he tells me that he doesn't know why he was banned.

 

I've noticed that plenty of other members are confused about these bans, so I was wondering if a mod could give some input as to what's going on? 



#2 John

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:21 PM

All those users were banned by a single mod, and we're in the process of figuring out why. Will have an answer for you soon.



#3 John

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:33 PM

A mod's account was compromised, and the person who got hold of the account did all the bannings. Working on reversing them now, but I have to do each one manually - it'll probably take an hour or two. 



#4 Rai Rai

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:45 PM

A mod's account was compromised, and the person who got hold of the account did all the bannings. Working on reversing them now, but I have to do each one manually - it'll probably take an hour or two. 

They banned that many people? God damn.



#5 io

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:46 PM

Damn - I figured something like that might have happened. I know a few people who need to get banned in response (as they are gloating in various threads about it). There is no way that many regulars (or even one, really) would be banned without discussion about it amongst the mods.

#6 dohdough

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:44 PM

They banned that many people? God damn.


I counted at least a dozen.
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#7 Action!

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:48 PM

Thank you for looking into that, John. I know a bunch of us appreciate you taking the time.


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:04 PM

Wow, thanks for the update, John.


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#9 tylerh1701

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:12 PM

Wow.  Well thanks for looking into this.  We lost a couple really cool CAGs there for a bit.


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#10 ihadFG

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:11 PM

Thanks for the help, John! :)



#11 highoffcoffee496

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:12 PM

Thanks for all your hard work :)


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#12 Indignate

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:13 PM

THANK YOU!


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#13 John

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:14 PM

Ok, I think that's the last of them unbanned. Let me know if you come across anyone I've missed. 



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:28 PM

ACAB.

 

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:28 PM

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:32 PM

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#17 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:35 PM

Thought I was a goner for a second there...thanks for fixing this!


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#18 EldritchOnRye

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:57 PM

Thanks to everyone that was involved in investigating and fixing this.


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#19 slowdive21

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:57 PM

Thanks for fixing my account and to the people that stood up for me. ;)



#20 chimpmeister

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:51 AM

Glad these bannings were reversed!



#21 spmahn

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:11 AM

thanks for the assist 



#22 Kazaganthi

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:18 AM

Wow, can't believe someone is sad enough to do that.



#23 weevles

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:29 AM

Thank you John.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:11 AM

Thanks for fixing my account and to the people that stood up for me. ;)

I think a ban would have been good for you for a while and your OCD. =P



#25 Dead of Knight

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:15 PM

Thanks for the topic and fixing the problem quickly.  I thought something was wrong with the site because if I hadn't been banned before, I wouldn't be now. :lol:


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#26 shrike4242

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:31 PM

So, who was the lucky person who let their account get hacked?



#27 MrNinjaSquirrel

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:16 PM

So, who was the lucky person who let their account get hacked?

I'm pretty sure it was CaseyRyback given he was the last person to view my profile before I was banned.


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#28 Mega Man

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 01:33 AM

Kinda lazy only banned like 4 people



#29 R. Kasahara

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:03 AM

I'm pretty sure it was CaseyRyback given he was the last person to view my profile before I was banned.


Huh, he was the last person to visit my account as well, but I wasn't banned (AFAIK)...
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#30 UncleBob

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 04:10 AM

Curious - was anything done linking back to someone regarding who hacked the account?

The list of individuals affected is too coincidental to be random and a handful of comments made in a couple of post just seemed... odd.
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