FYI: Raid on the site

Crumpet 5/24/2022 05:21 pm 4506

Hi everyone,

There was what I will call a small raid on the site this afternoon. It was multiple people in different countries and states spamming the threads with hateful content. They also tried to post a lot of comments, but luckily auto comment approval is off for most users, so their comments didn't get through. However, their dozens of threads did. They also sent messages to a few users.

I'm in England and have work in the morning so I was in bed, but strangely I couldn't sleep (I've been sleeping well lately so it's unusual for me). I checked my phone and had an email from someone alerting me to the raid (thank you), so I dived out of bed and came to start blocking. deleting, saving details etc. I've been doing that for the past 1.5 hours or so. I wish I could have seen it sooner but I'm very glad that I was able to hop on.

In retrospect, it was very risky to have thread auto approval on for all users. I shouldn't have had it set up that way and will not be having it that way in the future. For now, all comments and threads have to be approved by me. I am also being careful about what I let through, so some legitimate threads might not be approved. I will also need some other kind of anti-raid measures in place, but I'm not sure what yet. Possibly a better emergency alert system, approvals for messages, and more moderators.

You all handled it very well and did exactly what you were supposed to do: report it. I hope that nobody was affected by the content you saw. These people are pathetic trolls trying to get a reaction and trying to make themselves feel superior. But they're not. I have previously been a troll myself, and I even trolled people who I thought were faking conditions like they did. I know exactly the type of person that does this and what kind of mindset they have (since I used to be one), and they're complete losers. Don't let losers like these determine how you feel about yourself. You're awesome and nobody can take that away from you.

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May 25, 2022 7:14 am

hi, we're a system and we experienced a lot of stress from what happened .

thank you crumpet for taking care of it , im sorry that they affected ur life and schedule as well , you don't deserve to get pulled into that

- sleepy chat room

May 25, 2022 6:58 am

@Crumpet: SLAAYY you tell those fools

  • bugz_doez_kandi
May 25, 2022 6:50 am

@Crumpet: alright, just make sure that u stay safe and i hope everything goes well

May 25, 2022 6:44 am

@gaethoughtsheadfull: they wouldn’t be able to send the site offline from spamming because we have protection against that. The only way it would go offline is if I shut it down, but I wouldn’t do that because that would be like letting them win.

May 25, 2022 6:42 am

thank you crumpet!!! I was there when it was all going down and I kinda thought the site might get shut down ngl. Glad that didn’t happen! Thank you so much for your hard work, take care of yourself! /gen twirlingheart

May 25, 2022 6:19 am

@bugz_doez_kandi: it wasn’t Reddit or the clover site. I can’t say any more right now or it might jeopardize the investigation and/or the actions I want to take. When it’s safe, I’ll reveal more.

  • bugz_doez_kandi
May 25, 2022 6:15 am

me and my friend did more digging today and we found some of the original posts made on r/systemcringe about kandi patterns. we couldnt find out when they were posted cuz we're on school computers atm, but we have found more posts. i'm sure most of u have seen them.


but yea, i figured that da raid was carried out by redditors or ppl from 4-chan. idk, the language that they used and the slurs hinted at this. especially when they used homophobic slurs cuz thats a common thing ppl say on 4-chan.

i've also found that @lolmilker seemed to be involved with everything but joined days before the raid took place. in that time they were incredibly rude to other systems as well.

May 25, 2022 6:12 am
@Crumpet: are we allowed to know how this started, like was anyone bothered by a certain user, etc [irl fight, yk the stuff]
  • bugz_doez_kandi
May 25, 2022 6:10 am

@Crumpet: tell em crumpet!! and i'm srry about what they did to u, i hope everything gets better soon and those ppl better face severe consequences.

May 25, 2022 6:06 am

i found it slightly odd the trollers took the time to write bios and change pfps, does anyone know a reason for that? i think it was to make em seem more human and get the bots off of them but idk. also Ty again Crumpet!