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#1 Posted by Shindiggah (350 posts) -

well now that 4chan and tumblr have pretty much completely gang raped each other and crashed there websites, it got me to wonder what would happen if 4chan decided to attack GB? 
I know they've attempted taking on gamespot during the heroes and villians contests and ended up failing miserably, but Giantbomb is a much smaller site, and I truly am curious as to how well we would hold up against them.

#2 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Gianbomb doesn't have any 14 year old girls on the staff, they'll be fine.

#3 Posted by Shindiggah (350 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
" Gianbomb doesn't have any 14 year old girls on the staff, they'll be fine. "
I'm more talking about how well the servers and moderators would hold up to such a massive trolling attempt.
#4 Posted by Brians (1463 posts) -

Why does it matter? It might go offline for a bit but whatever.

#5 Posted by Yummylee (21652 posts) -

It's already begun, and we're already dead.

#6 Posted by Interfect (980 posts) -

for a sight as fucking crazy as 4chan. I'm surprised those folks get anything done.

#7 Edited by Milkman (16798 posts) -

Who cares? Anytime you type "4chan" on the internet you're contributing to the problem. They're a bunch of children. Ignore them and they'll go away. 

#8 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@Interfect said:
" for a sight as fucking crazy as 4chan. I'm surprised those folks get anything done. "
They have to wait for their dickscabs to heal after masturbating to iCarly 5 times a day. And that's when they get things done.
#9 Posted by Expletive (1057 posts) -

I don't give a shit.

#10 Edited by Bucketdeth (8012 posts) -

I'm pretty sure they arn't going to "Attack" us, they go for the trendy sites and things they really dislike.
 
But they are Anon and if they did decide to do something like massive DDoS attack, it'd probably crash the site.

#11 Posted by Hailinel (24809 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" It's already begun, and we're already dead. "

 This is the only man qualified to make that assessment.
#12 Posted by Fezz (441 posts) -

I don't think they have any reason to attack us.

#13 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -
@Milkman said:
" Who cares? Anytime you type "4chan" on the internet you're contributing to the problem. They're a bunch of children. Ignore them and they'll go away.  "
As much as I hate to even quote that word, this is the truth.
#14 Posted by punkxblaze (2985 posts) -

It wouldn't work very well, short of actual DDOSing. We're all, including the staff, too well versed in that side of the internet. Everyone would just go along with it, and the trolls would get bored.

#15 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4605 posts) -

Forgive my internet ignorance, but how could one website 'attack' another? Would they all just make a bunch of new spam accounts and flood the forums or something? Or are we talking about straight-up hacking?

#16 Posted by rubberluffy (463 posts) -
#17 Posted by Jeffsekai (7032 posts) -
@rubberluffy said:
" @MarkWahlberg said:

" Forgive my internet ignorance, but how could one website 'attack' another? Would they all just make a bunch of new spam accounts and flood the forums or something? Or are we talking about straight-up hacking? "


 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack  "
Low orbit ion cannon
#18 Posted by nick69 (625 posts) -

They don't attack websites at random

#19 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

ive been hearing things about 4chan and....  could someone explain to me what they do?  im too lazy to look it up hahaha

#20 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6992 posts) -
@Milkman said:
" Who cares? Anytime you type "4chan" on the internet you're contributing to the problem. They're a bunch of children. Ignore them and they'll go away.  "
This is true. This thread even is part of the problem.
#21 Posted by supermike6 (3564 posts) -

Giant Bomb would have to do something to piss them off, and I don't think they're about to.

#22 Posted by Wes899 (2115 posts) -
@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:
" ive been hearing things about 4chan and....  could someone explain to me what they do?  im too lazy to look it up hahaha "
They do nothing at all. 
#23 Edited by MattyFTM (14384 posts) -

Any website can be brought down by a DDOS attack if it is big enough (Google has been brought to it's knees in the past by attacks). So yes, Giant Bomb could be brought down by an attack. Could 4chan do it? I don't know enough about Giant Bomb's server capacities or 4chans botnets to come to a decent solution. But I don't really see any reason that they would want to do that. I'm sure you have nothing to worry about.

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#24 Posted by xMP44x (2193 posts) -

They don't normally attack websites at random. They attacked the Infinity Ward forums last year alongside the PC community, because it was an excuse to cause some more anarchy. I remember being in the middle of it all. The Modern Warfare 2 board was completely flooded with topics, and some of 4chan's members had found a way to loop Rick Astley and other crazy things in their forum posts. It was complete anarchy, and it ruined the IW forums for quite some time. There was some graphic imagery posted, some twisted, messed-up videos, and a whole ton more. It must have taken weeks before the moderators were finally clear of all the stuff they had done. If 4chan was to turn on this site, it'd probably just be forum flooding. If Anonymous were to turn on this site, I imagine they'd be going for a DDoS attack or exploiting some vulnerabilities in the site to completely ruin it. The main parts of 4chan likely would simply vandalise wiki pages and stuff that can easily be rectified. It is highly unlikely they would attack Giant Bomb though, as there is little reason for them to do so. They mainly target major sites, such as YouTube.

#25 Posted by Yummylee (21652 posts) -
@nick69 said:
" They don't attack websites at random "
BUT THEY HAVE SPIES EVERYWERE!!
#26 Posted by august (3845 posts) -

The site would be down for a couple days. Then everyone would move on with their lives.
 
But as supermike said I can't really see them doing or saying anything to attract 4chan's attention.

#27 Posted by Mrskidders (1330 posts) -

Lock this shit, 4chan is the worst thing to happen to the internet and shouldn't even be discussed here.

#28 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -
@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:
" ive been hearing things about 4chan and....  could someone explain to me what they do?  im too lazy to look it up hahaha "
A site that used to be relevant and mildly amusing 7 year ago has since attracted 14 year olds and WOW Players, both known to be the most unfunny people to populate the internet. When 4chan isn't busy spouting memes like "over 9000" and "chuck norris lol" in a manner that is neither clever, witty, nor mildly amusing, they spend their time thinking they're hot shit because large numbers of them can run a script someone else made at once shutting down various websites once in a while for a few hours. Wooptyshit.
#29 Posted by Shindiggah (350 posts) -
@MattyFTM said:
" Any website can be brought down by a DDOS attack if it is big enough (Google has been brought to it's knees in the past by attacks). So yes, Giant Bomb could be brought down by an attack. Could 4chan do it? I don't know enough about Giant Bomb's server capacities or 4chans botnets to come to a decent solution. But I don't really see any reason that they would want to do that. I'm sure you have nothing to worry about. "
but do they really have reason to attack any of the sites they attack? I mean didnt they attack minecraft's site (or that may've been an independant hacker) simply because the guy running it couldnt develop fast enough
#30 Posted by august (3845 posts) -
@Shindiggah said:
" @MattyFTM said:
" Any website can be brought down by a DDOS attack if it is big enough (Google has been brought to it's knees in the past by attacks). So yes, Giant Bomb could be brought down by an attack. Could 4chan do it? I don't know enough about Giant Bomb's server capacities or 4chans botnets to come to a decent solution. But I don't really see any reason that they would want to do that. I'm sure you have nothing to worry about. "
but do they really have reason to attack any of the sites they attack? I mean didnt they attack minecraft's site (or that may've been an independant hacker) simply because the guy running it couldnt develop fast enough "
Nah, that really doesn't sound like something that the 4chan community as a whole would get behind. Probably just a few crazy entitled people who happen to also post there sometimes.
#31 Posted by DystopiaX (5310 posts) -
@Shindiggah said:
" @MattyFTM said:
" Any website can be brought down by a DDOS attack if it is big enough (Google has been brought to it's knees in the past by attacks). So yes, Giant Bomb could be brought down by an attack. Could 4chan do it? I don't know enough about Giant Bomb's server capacities or 4chans botnets to come to a decent solution. But I don't really see any reason that they would want to do that. I'm sure you have nothing to worry about. "
but do they really have reason to attack any of the sites they attack? I mean didnt they attack minecraft's site (or that may've been an independant hacker) simply because the guy running it couldnt develop fast enough "
Think like a 14 year old, and you may be able to figure it out.
#32 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

Flagged. 
 
 
Lock this thread. 
  
@Mrskidders said:

" Lock this shit, 4chan is the worst thing to happen to the internet and shouldn't even be discussed here. "
Not for that reason though.  4chan is like a swarm of mindless killer bees, do the wrong thing, even by accident, and you're fucked. 
#33 Posted by Mrskidders (1330 posts) -
@Shindiggah: The thing with 4chan is that its 3 people who know what they are doing with computers and then thousands of stupid kids who tag along for the ride.  They think they are some amazing, anarchist force when really they are people waiting for child porn to appear or trying to get a decent post number like 19999999999.  Occasionally they post nasty things on facebook memorial pages or troll people on Omegle, very elite hacking behaviour.  The website is a waste of time, the people that use it are a piece of shit and I hope that someone blows up the servers.
#34 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -
@Mrskidders said:
" @Shindiggah: The thing with 4chan is that its 3 people who know what they are doing with computers and then thousands of stupid kids who tag along for the ride.  They think they are some amazing, anarchist force when really they are people waiting for child porn to appear or trying to get a decent post number like 19999999999.  Occasionally they post nasty things on facebook memorial pages or troll people on Omegle, very elite hacking behaviour.  The website is a waste of time, the people that use it are a piece of shit and I hope that someone blows up the servers. "
STOP THROWING ROCKS AT THE FUCKING BEEHIVE.
#35 Edited by rubberluffy (463 posts) -

ITT:  People who think the idiots on /b/ represent all 4chan.  I spend a lot of time on /v/ and I get pissed when /b/ bullshit spreads over, including anything to do with "raiding".  Although, I did like how /b/ decided to harass that woman who was taunting and harassing some dying 7 year old girl.

#36 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -

The only logical answer is MASSIVE EXPLOSIONS!

#37 Posted by Mrskidders (1330 posts) -
@ninjakiller said:
" @Mrskidders said:
" @Shindiggah: The thing with 4chan is that its 3 people who know what they are doing with computers and then thousands of stupid kids who tag along for the ride.  They think they are some amazing, anarchist force when really they are people waiting for child porn to appear or trying to get a decent post number like 19999999999.  Occasionally they post nasty things on facebook memorial pages or troll people on Omegle, very elite hacking behaviour.  The website is a waste of time, the people that use it are a piece of shit and I hope that someone blows up the servers. "
STOP THROWING ROCKS AT THE FUCKING BEEHIVE. "
Replace the word beehive with moron factory and that would be more accurate.
#38 Posted by Shindiggah (350 posts) -

okay fine I was an idiot for thinking a topic mentioning 4chan could go anywhere at all so mods just lock this please before things get out of hand. I dont want to be viewed as some form of a troll or spreading the name of that site 
oh and @rubberfluffy I know /v/ is a lot more tame then /b/ but the fact is they are going to get bumped together simply for being 2 parts of the same site.

#39 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

Er, 4chan could easily do it. They've fried much bigger fish than Giant Bomb.
 
Also, as rubberluffy said, /b/ does not represent the entirety of 4chan. There's much entertainment to be had on that site if you know where to look.

#40 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -
@Mrskidders said:
" Lock this shit, 4chan is the worst thing to happen to the internet and shouldn't even be discussed here. "
I agree wholeheartedly.
#41 Posted by Mikemcn (6988 posts) -
@TheMustacheHero said:
" @Mrskidders said:
" Lock this shit, 4chan is the worst thing to happen to the internet and shouldn't even be discussed here. "
I agree wholeheartedly. "
Yep
#42 Posted by Tearhead (2168 posts) -

I have never been on 4chan, and know very little on what goes on there. A forum where children create memes and bitch about stuff? I dunno, every time I read about 4chan it makes me want to know even less than I already do.

#43 Edited by artofwar420 (6289 posts) -

Tumblr won, its carefree sexual nature managed to lure 4chan's rampant libido. Tumblr fucked 4chan's brains out.
 
4chan is down... and sleeping. 
 

From the delicious 4chan/tumblr fanfic Tumblr:  http://tumblrandanon.tumblr.com/
#44 Edited by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

Sooooo, let me get this straight. The people of 4chan (if there even is such a thing, I dont believe in such myths and legends) are going to organize and stage a terrorist attack on the Whiskey Media offices? Is that what you are proposing? Otherwise, I dont really see what these people (that I dont believe exist) could possibly do (if they dont exist). I have almost no hope in humanity, but I refuse to believe there are people out their that visit 4chan seriously. I cant really grasp the concept of what 4chan even is, so I choose to think of it as something that was created to represent the pathetic state of our world's culture at this moment in time.

#45 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6299 posts) -

What's tumblr?

#46 Posted by Gamer_152 (14078 posts) -

A bunch of basement dwellers thinking they're part of some elite organisation for acting like 13 year olds on the internet?

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#47 Posted by InfamousBIG (3201 posts) -

Why the fuck would anyone attack Giantbomb?  Gamespot I can understand.

#48 Posted by Vitor (2821 posts) -

Whoever wins, we lose.

#49 Posted by evanbrau (1162 posts) -

I'm constantly amazed at how the handful of people who actually know what they're doing in these raid scenarios are able to convince a tide of people to willingly break the law out of some kind of notion of loyalty to a website forum. Or at least that's the impression I get when I hear of these things happening which admittedly isn't often.

#50 Posted by foggel (2763 posts) -

They feed on attention.
 
And you're not helping.