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Old 07-05-2016, 02:51 PM
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Grunt Forums are back up

I still have no idea what broke, other than disabling plugins seemed to fix the problem. So some things might not be working. Most notably probably the twitter/youtube embedder thingy
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Old 07-05-2016, 02:52 PM
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Cool, was wondering what had happened.
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:02 PM
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Looks like a hack - there is a "plugin" trying to do nefarious things. Honestly it's probably good that it broke the site.

*sigh* Going to leave the plugins off for now until I can resolve this and make sure they didn't actually tamper with any files...
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:02 PM
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For some reason the tags of embedded youtube videos turned into tags. The function to auto embed them also seems to have been removed.

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Well, that explains that.

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Old 07-05-2016, 03:04 PM
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For some reason the tags of embedded youtube videos turned into tags. The function to auto embed them also seems to have been removed.
Yeah sorry, this is due to plugins being disabled at the moment. I think they will go back to normal once I turn them back on.

Edit: Test (if this works then they are back on )
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:23 PM
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Someone tried to hack us?

Oh how interesting... I wonder what naughty secrets they were after....
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:53 PM
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Keep up the good work, Warlock. Lock? Locky?

I'll have to come up with a better nickname.
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Old 07-05-2016, 03:58 PM
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Keep up the good work, Warlock. Lock? Locky?

I'll have to come up with a better nickname.
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Old 07-05-2016, 04:08 PM
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Gods i hope it isn't related to that Spammer that invaded the ink garden skype room i had made to serve partially as a getaway when the site was down

That guy was nuts
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Old 07-05-2016, 05:45 PM
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is it possible to make it quicker?
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:00 PM
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is it possible to make it quicker?
Maybe.... some of it is still my host but on the plus side, trying to troubleshoot this I actually learned a few things I didn't think I was able to do. I fiddled with the PHP memory limit and I'm in the process of pruning a ton of old, dead users from the database (mainly several tens of thousands of users awaiting e-mail confirmation going back to 2012!) which could improve performance.
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:25 PM
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Purge all bots.
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:41 PM
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Someone tried to hack us?

Oh how interesting... I wonder what naughty secrets they were after....
They wanted to find where you live.
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:53 PM
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Old 07-05-2016, 06:58 PM
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Purge all bots.
I'm sure I'm purging a lot of them. Trying to clear out old accounts with 0 posts that haven't logged in for 2 years. Sorry if I snag any lurkers in there But it's like 30,000 members, most of which I'm sure are bots
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:01 PM
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Gul'die-locks!
That's pretty good. I like that.
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:31 AM
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Keep up the good work, Warlock. Lock? Locky?

I'll have to come up with a better nickname.
W-dog (pronounced V-dog) or G-dog (to be spelled "G-dawg" to annoy Noitora).
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:31 AM
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We're missing the scroll down forum select menu on the bottom right of the page.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:03 AM
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We're missing the scroll down forum select menu on the bottom right of the page.
I turned it off to try and speed up the forums a little. Do people really use that?
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:17 AM
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We're missing the scroll down forum select menu on the bottom right of the page.
RIP little bottom-right selection menu. Goodnight sweet prince; you were never meant for a world as cold and indifferent as ours.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:29 AM
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RIP little bottom-right selection menu. Goodnight sweet prince; you were never meant for a world as cold and indifferent as ours.
I can turn it back on if people are really missing it I was looking through a list of suggestions for improving vbulletin performance and that was one of them (though I honestly don't know how much it has helped)
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:01 AM
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Gods i hope it isn't related to that Spammer that invaded the ink garden skype room i had made to serve partially as a getaway when the site was down

That guy was nuts
Sounds like I missed something interesting.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:04 AM
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Sounds like I missed something interesting.
Just gore spam
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Old 07-08-2016, 03:19 AM
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I have received the following message, which I shall recite in full:

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Hallo thar Pinkhat! I was wondering if you could help me here - this is Sarah/Shaman here and I have been hacked. D:

There was a security breach recently where an old moderator (keithjr) presumably got hacked by a bot and went through Scrolls of Lore's database combing for information. And I foolishly didn't change my password after the breach and now it seems my account has been compromised too! I've sent a PM to the admins so hopefully they will be able to reset my password shortly, but I was wondering if you could post in this thread saying that:
A: I am not dead.
B: Everybody change their passwords whenever convenient - especially if they use the same one for multiple websites.
I'm still waiting on the registration email being sent to my email address so I can't even post from this account yet. D:

So if you could pass the info along that would be really handy! Thank you ijffdrie
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Old 07-08-2016, 03:32 AM
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I got one too.
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Hallo thar! My account got hacked it seems.

There was a security breach a few days ago where one of the old moderators (keithjr) went through Scrolls' database trawling for information (presumably after being hacked too.) I should have changed my password afterwards, but I didn't, and now it seems my account is compromised too. I've sent a message to Warlock and the other admins so hopefully they will be able to reset my password too, but I was if somebody could pass on the message that

A: I'm not dead
B: Everybody change their passwords whenever convenient (especially if they use the same password for multiple places)

I've already sent a similar message to ijffdrie and Anansi asking them to warn folks about the security breach, but I can't tell when they will be online so I would rather get the message out sooner rather than later. I cannot even post from this Totem account yet because I'm still waiting for the registration email to be sent to my inbox. D:

And to prove I'm not a robot myself, AMA about the First Men of Westeros and how the old Kings of Winter were White Walkers!

P.S. I think Pink Hat just posted my message there, so thank you anyway
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