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Re: Mod coup

This storm in a tea cup has knocked Corona off the front page.
What exactly is the big deal?
There are still mods left, the place is still functioning as before.
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Old 07.12.2020, 22:20
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Neither do we.
Presumably, the forum has a master id and password so if that was used then we will never be able to prove who was responsible.

Whatever now it is clear from the lack of any official management response or action that this forum is floating in a sea of technical incompetence or worse.
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Presumably, the forum has a master id and password so if that was used then we will never be able to prove who was responsible.

Whatever now it is clear from the lack of any official management response or action that this forum is floating in a sea of technical incompetence or worse.
If that's what you're thinking, be my guest. I'd rather wait and see than jump to any unfounded conclusions.
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Who the f--- is Editor Bob? Some kind of Keyzer Soze?
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Old 07.12.2020, 22:33
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If that's what you're thinking, be my guest. I'd rather wait and see than jump to any unfounded conclusions.
This is an internet forum so I am entitled to my premature opinions.

This problem has been around for long enough today that demonstrates either they are technically incapable of fixing it or worse nobody wants to fix it.
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I am entitled
Possibly, yes.
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Re: Mod coup

OMG, 2 hours of playing Assassins Creed Valhalla and 3 more pages of tepid end-of-the-world conspiracy theories on EF!

btw, the game is worth it, and I don't mean worth it more than this thread, even a diarrhea is worth more than this thread
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Possibly, yes.
Look, if this was my forum I would temporarily close it. Call the hosting company and get the last good backup restored, change the master passwords and then turn the forum on again.

Should not take more than an hour or two and in the worst-case lose some threads and/or some recent posts.
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You only say that because we are in the same city
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Look, if this was my forum I would temporarily close it. Call the hosting company and get the last good backup restored, change the master passwords and then turn the forum on again.
And that would achieve?
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Re: Mod coup

Personally, I'd love to speculate on how to punish the perpetrator of this vile, rebellious act.

If it's a mod, may they be banned FOREVER.
If it's a former poster, may their EF name be burnt in a virtual fire for all of EF to see.
If it's Putin, it proves he's lost touch since Trump lost the election.

Hang in their mods, your crew is standing behind you!
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Look, if this was my forum I would temporarily close it. Call the hosting company and get the last good backup restored, change the master passwords and then turn the forum on again.

Should not take more than an hour or two and in the worst-case lose some threads and/or some recent posts.
You appear to be assuming this is some sort of accident. The combination of people involved indicates it wasn't. Unless it really was a drunk EB.
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Re: Mod coup

I actually thought that Marton wasn't implying that it was an accident but more that the problem could have been caused by someone hacking into the EF. Hence, his suggestion of changing the master password(s), etc.
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Personally, I'd love to speculate on how to punish the perpetrator of this vile, rebellious act.

If it's a mod, may they be banned FOREVER.
If it's a former poster, may their EF name be burnt in a virtual fire for all of EF to see.
If it's Putin, it proves he's lost touch since Trump lost the election.

Hang in their mods, your crew is standing behind you!
How cowardly not to have a punishment for Putin ready.
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If I still held a ban stick, those at the centre of the furore that seems to have caused this would have been gone long ago.

The mod team I was a part of, before most of them resigned, wouldn't have stood for that kind of stuff and that person would have been reigned in or gone.
The only problem with that is the fact that it's completely unclear who the culprit is. If you're aware of that but still would ban someone it's a very good thing that you're no longer mod.
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How cowardly not to have a punishment for Putin ready.
Not cowardly, just unimaginative.
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Old 07.12.2020, 23:10
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No, I am not assuming this is some sort of accident.
Time has gone by and the Mods have not been restored to their situation and worse have had no sort of explanation despite their years of dedicated service.

Consequently, I explained what I would do to restore the status quo.
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I actually thought that Marton wasn't implying that it was an accident but more that the problem could have been caused by someone hacking into the EF. Hence, his suggestion of changing the master password(s), etc.
Unless it was one of a small handful of a certain group of people on here, the combination of people again makes it unlikely. Plus if admin weren't involved in the events something would have happened by now imo.
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Not cowardly, just unimaginative.
Well, we could always pick something of his own list.

How about poisoning but blocking all flights from Russia to Germany for a month?
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Well, we could always pick something of his own list.

How about poisoning but blocking all flights from Russia to Germany for a month?
How do you poison a butt-blocking flight?
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