#101 Posted by SleepingLesson (126 posts) -
#102 Edited by cooljammer00 (2107 posts) -

If this is an attempt to get Dave back, I wonder if the hacker understands how having children works. I won't go for the obvious "lack of sex" joke here.

#103 Edited by Splodge (2043 posts) -

@splodge: Naw, I'm still seeing it.

weird, I cant get in. I am probably banned. THE HORROR! Will I be banned for TNT too? DOUBLE HORROR

#104 Posted by SleepingLesson (126 posts) -
#105 Posted by MattyFTM (14440 posts) -

Top men are aware of what's going on and are working on it guys.

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#106 Edited by cooljammer00 (2107 posts) -

Is this an attempt to force GB to stream their premium stuff for free? That's sort of been the MO when the site has had major issues like this. If the theory that the hacker is a disgruntled ex-premium member is true..

#107 Edited by SleepingLesson (126 posts) -

Is this an attempt to force GB to stream their premium stuff for free? That's sort of been the MO when the site has had major issues like this. If the theory that the hacker is a disgruntled ex-premium member is true..

If we could not speculate wildly, that would be great.

#108 Edited by cooljammer00 (2107 posts) -

@mattyftm If there's a way to find the guy and make sure it never happens again, please do so. It's not like @rorie didn't reach out to the guy and ask why he's doing this.

#109 Posted by Halopower67 (175 posts) -

Oh man it happened again. Update for those wondering: the DOTA stream that is going on today was once again plagued by bans. This one seemed a bit more intense as there was more bans in a shorter period of time. The good thing is that the chat was closed sooner than it was yesterday with the Bioforge stream.

#110 Edited by bobafettjm (1487 posts) -

Not sure if it is supposed to happen or not, but when I click the live stream link at the top it says there currently is no show. I am however watching it on the Twich app on the 360, seems to be working quite nicely.

#111 Posted by Chaser324 (6792 posts) -

@cooljammer00 said:

@mattyftm If there's a way to find the guy and make sure it never happens again, please do so.this.

I assure you that the engineers would like literally nothing more than this never happening again.

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#112 Edited by BeachThunder (12588 posts) -

@mattyftm said:

Top men are aware of what's going on and are working on it guys.

I tried pushing it, but it didn't do anything =(

#113 Edited by pyromagnestir (4344 posts) -

@halopower67:

Why is the chat being closed sooner the good thing?

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#114 Edited by cooljammer00 (2107 posts) -

@halopower67:

Why is the chat being closed sooner the good thing?

I think that's where the user was running amok: troll polls, bans, mod impersonation, etc.

#115 Edited by Halopower67 (175 posts) -

@pyromagnestir: because since they took longer to close the chat yesterday, there was more time for people to get banned. Since it was closed sooner today, there was less chance for that.

#116 Edited by RazielCuts (2997 posts) -

...I dread to think what TNT and Unprofessional Fridays are going to be like...

#117 Posted by lanerobertlane (155 posts) -

I don't know if it's related but i keep finding myself logged out of the site and have to log back in. Only been happening since yesterday, but every time i leave giantbomb in my browser, when i come back I have to log back in.

#118 Posted by ChrisHarris (263 posts) -

@razielcuts said:

...I dread to think what TNT and Unprofessional Fridays are going to be like...

... highly unprofessional, I imagine.

#119 Posted by Thompson820 (410 posts) -
#120 Edited by bobafettjm (1487 posts) -
#121 Posted by Chaser324 (6792 posts) -

@lanerobertlane said:

I don't know if it's related but i keep finding myself logged out of the site and have to log back in. Only been happening since yesterday, but every time i leave giantbomb in my browser, when i come back I have to log back in.

Engineers have told us not to be concerned about that. It's something they're intentionally doing.

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#122 Posted by cooljammer00 (2107 posts) -

@razielcuts said:

...I dread to think what TNT and Unprofessional Fridays are going to be like...

... highly unprofessional, I imagine.

Honestly, if they need audience feedback, they can probably just do "chat" via Twitter. It isn't like you can ever read chat anyway, seeing how fast it flies by.

#123 Posted by pyromagnestir (4344 posts) -

@cooljammer00: @halopower67:

A chat ban is different from a ban, ban though. It only affects their ability to chat for that one stream, I think. It's not like they're getting their account banned and can't use the site.

And once the chat was shut down yesterday, he/she then proceeded to start messing around in the forums and wiki. I'd think that's where this person could really do damage. Keeping them somewhat distracted by the having the chat up would seem a decent tactic to me.

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#124 Posted by lanerobertlane (155 posts) -

@chaser324: Cheers for the clarification dude, just thought i'd mention it. At least now I know it's not just me, or my PC.

#125 Edited by t3hgam3r (31 posts) -

For anyone who is unable to access your daily dose of DotA dos, the stream is still going and viewable from the GiantBomb channel on Twitch.

#126 Posted by Ben_H (3468 posts) -

@lanerobertlane said:

I don't know if it's related but i keep finding myself logged out of the site and have to log back in. Only been happening since yesterday, but every time i leave giantbomb in my browser, when i come back I have to log back in.

Engineers have told us not to be concerned about that. It's something they're intentionally doing.

Ah makes sense to me!

#127 Posted by kerse (2123 posts) -

Does the GB twitch channel not have a chat? Or am I just blind?

#128 Posted by Monkeyman04 (1257 posts) -

@kerse: they have the chat disabled on Twitch.

#129 Edited by ajamafalous (12230 posts) -

Weird. Thanks for the update, Rorie.

#130 Edited by pyromagnestir (4344 posts) -

@truthtellah

We need more puppies! Help us Truthtellah, you're our only hope!

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#131 Edited by Demoskinos (15284 posts) -
#132 Posted by Rorie (3032 posts) -
this is a pup

Sorry about all this guys. Our visitor is tenacious. We're aware of all the issues and are continuing to construct a GUI in Visual Basic to try and track an IP address. We'll have more information about this forthcoming.

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#133 Edited by Jams (2967 posts) -

@rorie: God only knows WHAT I'D BE WITHOUT YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

WITHOUT UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

#134 Posted by TruthTellah (9532 posts) -

@truthtellah

We need more puppies! Help us Truthtellah, you're our only hope!

We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on, we're going to survive.

https://gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/8019B6/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_m508s4vvVV1qbw75zo1_500.gif

Today we celebrate Giant Bomb!

http://gifs.gifbin.com/032012/1333475796_puppy_rocking_on_its_back.gif

#135 Edited by Wikitoups (919 posts) -

I came for the drama and stayed for the puppies.

Keep fighting the good fight top men!

#136 Posted by pyromagnestir (4344 posts) -

Not to get all political up in here but I truly believe that puppies could be the thing that leads to peace and harmony to all mankind. As such, I have begun looking into the weaponization of puppies.

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#137 Edited by Chaser324 (6792 posts) -

@pyromagnestir:

Yes, our puppy army will bring peace to the world...whether they like it or not. Behold the future soldier:

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#138 Edited by MariachiMacabre (7098 posts) -

I came for the drama and stayed for the puppies.

Keep fighting the good fight top men!

SAM turrets that fire puppies.

#139 Posted by pyromagnestir (4344 posts) -

@pyromagnestir:

Yes, our puppy army will bring peace to the world...whether they like it or not. Behold the future soldier:

We truly must harness this technology first, lest it fall into the wrong hands!

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#140 Posted by Demoskinos (15284 posts) -

@chaser324 said:

@pyromagnestir:

Yes, our puppy army will bring peace to the world...whether they like it or not. Behold the future soldier:

We truly must harness this technology first, lest it fall into the wrong hands!

Sniper...Wolf?!

#141 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@pyromagnestir said:

@chaser324 said:

@pyromagnestir:

Yes, our puppy army will bring peace to the world...whether they like it or not. Behold the future soldier:

We truly must harness this technology first, lest it fall into the wrong hands!

Sniper...Wolf?!

That bitch.. literally.
Well ok, maybe not but it could be a bitch.

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#142 Posted by Fobwashed (2278 posts) -

If this is an attempt to get Dave back, I wonder if the hacker understands how having children works. I won't go for the obvious "lack of sex" joke here.

The Shamalamaman twist here is going to be that it IS Dave! And he's now working for GameBomb!

Seriously though, this sorta sucks. What kind of jackass would go after a video game site that's just around to provide entertainment for everyone. Griefing for griefing's sake is the worst way to do it. There isn't even anyone taking credit for this stuff. At least if there were a villain things'd be a little more interesting to watch.

#143 Edited by pyromagnestir (4344 posts) -

@demoskinos said:

@pyromagnestir said:

@chaser324 said:

@pyromagnestir:

Yes, our puppy army will bring peace to the world...whether they like it or not. Behold the future soldier:

We truly must harness this technology first, lest it fall into the wrong hands!

Sniper...Wolf?!

That bitch.. literally.

Well ok, maybe not but it could be a bitch.

Or it could be a son of a bitch.

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#144 Posted by beepmachine (617 posts) -

Good to know that even without Lieutenant Snider around the top men can get the job done.

#145 Edited by Nethlem (447 posts) -

#146 Edited by Parsnip (1121 posts) -

I feel like this kind of thing should 've been posted on the site news rather than in general discussion forums. Or something.

I had no idea as I don't really read the forums, only found out about it as I came to look for information why I had been logged out, and someone in that thread mentioned it in passing.

Maybe that's just me.

#147 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (955 posts) -

@fobwashed said:

@cooljammer00 said:

If this is an attempt to get Dave back, I wonder if the hacker understands how having children works. I won't go for the obvious "lack of sex" joke here.

What kind of jackass would go after a video game site that's just around to provide entertainment for everyone. Griefing for griefing's sake is the worst way to do it. There isn't even anyone taking credit for this stuff. At least if there were a villain things'd be a little more interesting to watch.

It's internet logic, or "you guys didn't want to play by my rules so I'm gonna throw a temper tantrum and break all your toys."

You see, the shitty side of the internet never really ages past the mental age of 6. Giant Bomb is the embarrassed mother in the supermarket trying to make her kid quiet.

#148 Edited by ModernAlkemie (366 posts) -

@pyromagnestir:

The puppy vs. human race war would last all of five minutes. We'd be overwhelmed by their cuteness as they mowed us down with their adorable wittle machine guns...dawwwwwww

#149 Edited by Nethlem (447 posts) -

@morbid_coffee: This has nothing to do with "Internet logic" at all. It's somewhat tiring to read stuff like that again and again, like "The Internet" is some kind of evil Witchcraft that's to blame for everything wrong on this planet and bringing out the worst in people, that would otherwise have never come out.

Without the Internet these very same people would simply throw poop at places they don't like, stab tires, write anonymous letters, make harassing phone calls, leave burning bags of dog-poo in-front of houses or do dozens of other things that require low effort and don't demand much visibility. And there are a lot of things like that!

The problem is human nature in general, the Internet is just another tool to abuse for that crappy nature.

#150 Edited by Demoskinos (15284 posts) -

I'm kind of really hoping they have stuff worked out for TNT tonight. Also hoping that they just turn TNT into an excuse to finish Bioforge.