FYI: Raid on the site

Crumpet 5/24/2022 05:21 pm 4493

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 24, 2022 11:12 pm

thank u crumpet we luv u lovetwirlingheart

May 24, 2022 10:50 pm

@Crumpet: you'll see my account was the same username as this one, without the 2. i would be happy to dm you with the details if this is an issue of verification.

May 24, 2022 10:43 pm

Out of genuine boredom i did some digging. The site was posted on r/systemscringe awhile back, I think someone must've stubbled apon it and decided to be an ass. otherwise, you can find a bugcel on reddit, but it's a dead gaming account. I'm not really looking for anything, just curious.

May 24, 2022 10:32 pm

thank you crumpet!! now we can keep the site with PLUR rainbowsmiledancehappy

May 24, 2022 9:52 pm

I have had zero sleep because of this. It has disrupted my job and workout schedule. I’ve had to tell my boss that I can’t work today because of this, when I have important shit I needed to do.

I have found the identities of these people and they will be facing severe real life consequences for disrupting my life in this way. You will NOT get away with this. I have a very, very scary side and you’re about to experience it, you pathetic pieces of human shit. I don’t care that you’re teenagers. If you commit crimes like an adult, you will experience consequences like an adult. Don’t fuck around online thinking it’s all a joke and it’s not the real world. It is. I’m a real person. These are real people on this site. I will not settle until your family, employers, schools, ISPs, and local police all know what you’ve been doing online. You ruined a few days of my life. I will ruin your ENTIRE LIFE in return. I’m sure you’ll laugh at this as well. Go ahead. You won’t be laughing soon

May 24, 2022 9:34 pm

thank you crumpet !!! rlly appreciate you handling it so well !! <33

May 24, 2022 8:37 pm

i'm a tad bit late but thank you crumpet!!

May 24, 2022 7:59 pm

omg!, thank you crumpet!! your do so much for us, hope you get some rest!! hkheart

May 24, 2022 7:22 pm

thanks crumpet!beating heartbeating heart

May 24, 2022 6:50 pm

Thank you so much crumpet twirlingheart