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Hacker in furaffinity???

chesse20

Member
so from what I'm hearing from the rumors , is that the new coder is hacker who has put viruses in mods and was also putting malicious code in f-list to spy on users?

:rolleyes: So much for the transparency for fa
 
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Sylver

Active Member
He's spying on us?

Well shit, I hope he's okay. Some of the shit we're into...he'll need a new pair of eyes after this...
 

Lobar

The hell am I reading, here?
The weird thing is that this is like the one time that chesse20 actually isn't trolling.
 

Volkodav

Dad****er
What do you mean with that sarcastic comment, "so much for the transparency"? :/
Dragoneer only kept this admin's identity secret for like a year! That's nothing
He allowed the new admin to come out when he wanted to reveal who he was
Can you get more transparent than that?
I don't think you can get clearer than frosted glass. Ease up already, sheesh.
 

BRN

WTB Forum Mod Powers
Idgaf.

Furaffinity doesn't exactly link to my paypal or anything, and the past year hasn't made FA explode, so... this is literally just drama. :?
 

Volkodav

Dad****er
Idgaf.

Furaffinity doesn't exactly link to my paypal or anything, and the past year hasn't made FA explode, so... this is literally just drama. :?

Do you really understand what's been discussed?
 

RedSavage

Rattlesnake Flavored
I suppose he's referring to some general riffraff from Reddit.

http://www.reddit.com/r/furry/comments/2mmfq6/to_anyone_that_uses_furaffinity_this_is_important/




I fucking love how this has brought the conspiracy nut out in some.
 

TheArchiver

Ace Documenter
Do you really understand what's been discussed?

No, he does not. His misplaced loyalty to FA is as such that he was highly exasperated when people moved to Weasyl after Piche's stunt in November. If he dismissed the overwhelmingly justifiable outrage then, he will dismiss it now. "None of our business" I'm sure him and likeminded people are spouting.

But (not certainly but highly likely) should Zidonuke...well nuke FA as he basically did F-List he's going to put a dent in many artist's livelihoods. Granted they should have a back up source of income, but since they don't and Dragoneer knows this, having a destructive admin on board is troublesome. And deleting (again) anything demanding answers does not bode well at all.

Sweeping it under the rug as "drama" is what allows the mainsite's hideous "administration" to run rampant.
 
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Sylver

Active Member
But (not certainly but highly likely) should Zidonuke...well nuke FA as he basically did F-List he's going to put a dent in many artist's livelihoods. Granted they should have a back up source of income, but since they don't and Dragoneer knows this, having a destructive admin on board is troublesome. And deleting (again) anything demanding answers does not bode well at all.

I think I covered this in another thread. A lot of artists submit their art, stories, music, etc. onto numerous sites such as FA, Weasyl, SoFurry, etc. so they would have a following on numerous sites and not just FA. In the event of something such as what you described, they could easily move to one of the other sites they post their stuff on and set up shop there =/

Edit: It seems like a bit of a big risk to take honestly...if he does "nuke" FA and the artists move, then the users will more than likely move with the artists. Sounds like the beginning of the end of FA if that happens =/
 
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Rekel

A Professional Expert
Could this possibly be linked with my profile inexplicably getting a couple hundred views these past few days? I'm getting a tad nervous.
 

Croconaw

#1 Most Requested Croconaw
Idgaf.

Furaffinity doesn't exactly link to my paypal or anything, and the past year hasn't made FA explode, so... this is literally just drama. :?

It may not heavily impact you or I, but the popular artists on FA might be at risk of some invasion of privacy/leaked personal notes. You have to look at it from their perspective, considering the roots of this new guy.
 
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LizardKing

Guest
I fucking love how this has brought the conspiracy nut out in some.

I fucking love how genuine concern over actual, well-documented incidents is written off as "lol conspiracy" because of the few that take it a bit too far.

Not a personal dig at you, but it's something I've been seeing all over the place. Some slightly far-fetched extrapolation does not negate the fact that the incidents they're based on did in fact occur. I can understand the worry over that.
 

TheArchiver

Ace Documenter
I would also like to link this as it documents more coherently Zidonuke's actions as well as what has been taking place recently.
https://forums.vivisector.org/index.php?topic=810.0

It's quite inflammatory so if you're looking to get offended on behalf of a website that does not have your best interest in mind ever, remain ignorant and pass over it. Otherwise, fyi.

I think I covered this in another thread. A lot of artists submit their art, stories, music, etc. onto numerous sites such as FA, Weasyl, SoFurry, etc. so they would have a following on numerous sites and not just FA. In the event of something such as what you described, they could easily move to one of the other sites they post their stuff on and set up shop there =/

Edit: It seems like a bit of a big risk to take honestly...if he does "nuke" FA and the artists move, then the users will more than likely move with the artists. Sounds like the beginning of the end of FA if that happens =/

You would be correct in that many have a following on other sites. Though your assumption of a smooth transition would incorrect. The key thing to remember is that FA is the most popular, most relevant which is why many fear doing business elsewhere. It most likely won't bring in the income of FA. The most popular users on FA have a drop in the bucket compared to that when it comes to Weasyl followers. Benji for example has 14000+ watchers on FA compared to the measly (in proportion) 1400+ watchers on Weasyl.

So you can imagine how dramatic that would be for a smaller artist with say...3000 FA watchers. That's why I said "put a dent in". For many it won't completely ruin their lives, but because of some hacker who does not care for their well being, it will certainly make things much more difficult for quite a few individuals.

Either way, this is some outside problem no one of any size following should have to worry about. And Dragoneer should have known better, but of course he favors his pals and "popufurs" over the trustworthy and competent which was clear when he put Zaush and Chase in charge of anything beyond scrubbing his toilet.

While it's not that simple, I do see your point and understand where you're coming from. It's why I feel artists need to stay hungry for other outlets, but there is a surprising many grossly settled with FA...
 
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RedSavage

Rattlesnake Flavored
I fucking love how genuine concern over actual, well-documented incidents is written off as "lol conspiracy" because of the few that take it a bit too far.

Not a personal dig at you, but it's something I've been seeing all over the place. Some slightly far-fetched extrapolation does not negate the fact that the incidents they're based on did in fact occur. I can understand the worry over that.

No no the concern is genuine.
But....just the whole three page long jpg of several different documented happened, events, and sources has the general feel of every conspiracy throw up ever. It's pretty fucking bad, though, when you check and double check it all actually checks out and seems accurate enough.

So The Neer this year, to date, has brought on a purported rapist and animal abuser, and a confirmed trouble making coder onto the staff. I feel for y'all decent types. It's like he's building a council of evil around y'all Dr. No style.
 

Volkodav

Dad****er
I don't even use the FA mainsite anymore but there's something that's concerned and irked me for a few days now, and that's the way StarryKitten responded to users who were confused and (understandably) very upset and worried. If you're trying to show that you've turned a new leaf, you don't respond to the panic with something along the lines of:

"(...)but really I'm not wasting my time with you all since you are all pretty openly anti-FA even before I came about."

"not wasting my time with you all"
This coming from an admin who (presumably) wanted to work for the site with the intent of helping the site progress and fix bugs.

I don't like that.
 

RTDragon

RTP User
Idgaf.

Furaffinity doesn't exactly link to my paypal or anything, and the past year hasn't made FA explode, so... this is literally just drama. :?

I actually would considering this is not the first time this coder done something consdiering that he worked on several game mods with the same results.
Mainly this one. http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pokémon_World_Online

EDIT and finding more here but a bit more information about this.
http://pwo-wiki.info/index.php?title=Pokémon_World_Online
http://forum.pokemon-world-online.net/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11093#p98466
http://www.reddit.com/r/starbound/c...reator_of_the_starrybound_is_the_same/celi1ak
http://www.reddit.com/r/SubredditDr...veloping_drama_in_rstarbound_as_developer_of/

This is what i've been reading so far and it's quite a serious concern.

And just going to add this since this does not just apply to PWO or F-list but minecraft even.
http://www.minecraftforum.net/forum...r-administration/1925338-mcbans-discussion#c2
 
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Croconaw

#1 Most Requested Croconaw
To be fair to Dragoneer, all the competent coders probably burst out laughing when he proposed the notion of them coding his site.

When the heroes deny your quest, turn to the villains.
 

Lobar

The hell am I reading, here?
To be fair to Dragoneer, all the competent coders probably burst out laughing when he proposed the notion of them coding his site.

When the heroes deny your quest, turn to the villains.

He had Ben Anderson and others working on FA until he suddenly brought Zaush on with no warning.
 

DarkShadow777

Always looking to improve!!!
From what I understand, the guy have been working on FA staff for over a year?...
Now I'm confused... I mean, I hope this is not like spitting on your face... I really hope this guy "learned his lesson" and temptation will not be a problem again...

I don't really know anymore...
 

Croconaw

#1 Most Requested Croconaw
He had Ben Anderson and others working on FA until he suddenly brought Zaush on with no warning.
Well then he's just an idiot.
 

Grandpriest8000

New Member
To be fair to Dragoneer, all the competent coders probably burst out laughing when he proposed the notion of them coding his site.

When the heroes deny your quest, turn to the villains.
Or, you know, he could hire competent people that DON'T have an awful record?
But hey, that would suggest that Dragoneer is honest. Now *that* is something to laugh at.
 
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