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5/17 Site Attack

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Bourbon.

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With FA being down most will fall back to the next best alternative, so less of a problem than having nothing at all.

Remembering passwords is irrelevant in this day and age. We have browsers that manage all of that, so there is no excuse on that part.

And there is no excuse on the second part, either. With FA being down most will fall back to the next best alternative, and the other sites like Weasyl, DA, etc. have plenty of good people to befriend.

Diversify, get yourself out there or you'll know what you're missing.
Weasyl is a ghost town (except for when FA goes offline) and dA doesn't allow porn so it's not a good alternative for people who like their smut. It's nothing but a short term bandaide until FA comes back online.
 

nyannom1

Member
With FA being down most will fall back to the next best alternative, so less of a problem than having nothing at all.

Remembering passwords is irrelevant in this day and age. We have browsers that manage all of that, so there is no excuse on that part.

And there is no excuse on the second part, either. With FA being down most will fall back to the next best alternative, and the other sites like Weasyl, DA, etc. have plenty of good people to befriend.

Diversify, get yourself out there or you'll never know what you're missing.
I don't oppose the idea of migrating, especially since I don't have any personal reason to stay here besides the atmosphere, I'm just saying that FA is a big site, and some of the users might not all flood other alternatives as much like you suggested.
 

nyannom1

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i subscribed as well normaly these education or rant like videos bore me but he kept me intrested for the entire clip
It's the perfect mix of funny and getting your point across, while being original at the same time. There aren't a lot of content creators that can pull it off as well as he.
 

kisuka

New Member
Somebody got the source code through the ImageTragick exploit (which we patched on May 5th).

Why did you guys take so long to patch a known critical exploit? CVE-2016-3714 had been known for awhile before you patched it...

I'm super disappointed in your system administrators.
 
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Deleted member 82554

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Weasyl is a ghost town (except for when FA goes offline) and dA doesn't allow porn so it's not a good alternative for people who like their smut. It's nothing but a short term bandaide until FA comes back online.
Better a band-aide than an open wound.
I don't oppose the idea of migrating, especially since I don't have any personal reason to stay here besides the atmosphere, I'm just saying that FA is a big site, and some of the users might not all flood other alternatives as much like you suggested.
That's like knowing there is an alternative way out and still putting the noose around your neck. If the members of FA choose not to rely on an alternative for the meantime, I have no issue with that. But by doing so, they're the ones putting the noose around their neck, missing out on their art, socializing, commissions, etc...
 

YaoiMeowmaster

#FiftyFemboys
I don't oppose the idea of migrating, especially since I don't have any personal reason to stay here besides the atmosphere, I'm just saying that FA is a big site, and some of the users might not all flood other alternatives as much like you suggested.
The problem is that most people assume that we have to MOVE. It's not even that man, there's so many alternatives. From furaffinity alone people can go to inkbunny, weasyl, sofurry,furrific,furrynetwork,e621 and god knows what else. It's decision fatigue.
 

YaoiMeowmaster

#FiftyFemboys
Better a band-aide than an open wound.

That's like knowing there is an alternative way out and still putting the noose around your neck. If the members of FA choose not to rely on an alternative for the meantime, I have no issue with that. But by doing so, they're the ones putting the noose around their neck, missing out on their art, socializing, commissions, etc...
The problem is, with so many options the users are too scattered and no one site is really as active as it should be.
 

Bourbon.

Member
Better a band-aide than an open wound.

That's like knowing there is an alternative way out and still putting the noose around your neck. If the members of FA choose not to rely on an alternative for the meantime, I have no issue with that. But by doing so, they're the ones putting the noose around their neck, missing out on their art, socializing, commissions, etc...
Well being kind of condescending while shilling for other sites isn't exactly going to win people over either. Some people prefer FA, whether it's for it's simplistic layout, larger community, or simply because they like FA. You're not going to change people's minds on the matter by pretending like the other sites are equally as active and engaging.
 
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Deleted member 82554

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The problem is, with so many options the users are too scattered and no one site is really as active as it should be.
From what I understand Weasyl is the next best alternative, unless that has changed. If the members of FA are so concerned about having a medium to the point where they rely on it for whatever reason, it's either take the alternative or go without. If I relied on commissions to pay the bills, I'd go with the alternative.
 

nyannom1

Member
Better a band-aide than an open wound.

That's like knowing there is an alternative way out and still putting the noose around your neck. If the members of FA choose not to rely on an alternative for the meantime, I have no issue with that. But by doing so, they're the ones putting the noose around their neck, missing out on their art, socializing, commissions, etc...
I'm not very active on social media anyways, but I do have a DeviantArt. I go to now and t
The problem is that most people assume that we have to MOVE. It's not even that man, there's so many alternatives. From furaffinity alone people can go to inkbunny, weasyl, sofurry,furrific,furrynetwork,e621 and god knows what else. It's decision fatigue.
In retrospect, decision fatigue makes sense. I had to go through that once, though, it was more of decision paranoia.
I used to be a comic artist on this site called MemeCenter, under the same username. Note that was before it turned to crap. I left because once the community filled with edgy 12 year olds, and the hate on my comics started because they were furry got too annoying, I ultimately left. I was dormant for around 2 months deciding where to go, and if I'll be successful in another site like I had been on MC (had a decent amount of followers that kept me going), because, and I'm sure this can connect back to several people when I say that it's hard to build the fortress you had before a second time.
 
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Deleted member 82554

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Well being kind of condescending while shilling for other sites isn't exactly going to win people over either. Some people prefer FA, whether it's for it's simplistic layout, larger community, or simply because they like FA. You're not going to change people's minds on the matter by pretending like the other sites are equally as active and engaging.
This is not about winning anyone over or being condescending for that matter, it's about alternatives. If you rely on your art for an income, would you just go without? I know I wouldn't, gotta eat, gotta pay the bills.
 

Terror-Run

Well-Known Member
If weasyl is a ghosttown then what does that make furiffic?

Also I don't have anything productive to post in this thread so going back to lurking now
 

Ryu Deacon

Director of Furry Statistics
that's understandable but you need to realize that everyone makes mistakes. if the admins happen to be at fault for this and aren't telling the whole story, then they made a mistake and it's fine that they did - the mistake is awful but its normal for someone to fuck up - surely you aren't perfect. surely you've made a small error. and if you haven't ever made a mistake, then i'll be damned.
sure the admins have fucked us over before, but have some faith in them. it's going to take time, probably years for FA to be stable and have decent security. we don't have the income that other websites do.
Just saying(and yes im know im going far of cource abit here) But civilizations havnt been built and survived by endlessly giving excuses like "everyone make mistakes" for endless benefits of doubt. FA isnt at fault for the intrusion but they are at fault for not having measures in place to properly minimize damage, sites nearly as large as FA and larger but earn not even half as much as FA do have systems in place that you can rollback by just hours. so why here are we forced to dig thru 6 days worth of activity that could have been avoided. Nether Money nor the size of FA is the problem here as to why it doesnt have the proper systems in place.
Things do not get better, do not change by not holding people that make mistakes responsible. FA is still with its flaws because this community is in denial of holding people in authority responsible at the cost of members in this community.

Might add this Community is unlikly to have been hit out of hate or someone wanting to see the reations here but simply enjoyment at hurting peoples livelihoods and this particular community makes it bloody easy by the majority of its artists being pretty much centered in just one single place...
 

madd-d

A Real Dachsund
I hope things get patched up soon. I trust the staff is doing all they can, though. Thank you for updating us!
 
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