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    Since some people are still asking about what happened, here's an explanation from INTPc. I don't really get it. (I don't really care, either.)

    Quote Originally Posted by mackstann at [url=http://forums.intpcentral.com/showthread.php?t=29666
    Copy/paste]The forums are back! - INTP Central[/url] from the "why so slow" thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by mackstann, talking to himself, I guess
    My friends, I have finally tracked down what the fuck piczma_foro is.

    It's a porn forum, run our server, and choking it to death.

    Enjoy.

    http://picadasurbanas.com/~reflex/pi...wforum.php?f=1
    I am tempted to use my "tech admin" status to shut it down right now myself, but on the slim chance that Heero et al are intentionally hosting this stuff, I will leave it alone.

    [update: picadasurbanas was discovered by Limey before me, but I glossed over his mention of it initially]

    Update: I found [edit: very very bad things].

    I killed the forum.

    ( mv ~reflex/public_html/picadas/foro ~reflex/public_html/picadas/garbage )

    I also disabled the user account of "reflex" and moved his public_html to moved_public_html . If he can't keep [edit: very very bad things] out of his account then he shouldn't have one; I don't care if I don't really run this box.

    And I just killed some latent queries that were still running. I think everything should speed back up now...

    What about ze money, Lebowski?

    The money will be spent on paying dues and fees associated with running the site, as well as getting a new server (so we can post AND host pornsites all at once). If you still have further inquiries, post them here. One of the admins will try to answer them when they're free. Cheers y'all.

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    Party time! Excellent!

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    Wow. Well, I guess we owe a lot to the ingenuity of this "mackstann" guy. He figured out what no one else did.

    I knew something was eating the bandwidth because it was slow even when no one else was logged in, I just didn't know what or how to communicate my sense that something was wrong in a way that would make them listen. I mean, the number of users here hadn't spiked that much, and there weren't that many more posts than normal proportional to the sudden slowdown... it stayed slow even as the number of posts per day and number of users logging in at once lowered.

    He sure was a critical, skilled type of person who doesn't let mistakes past, though. Which is a rare and refreshing trait these days, when most people don't know what they're doing (I don't mean the admins here per se, but just people in general even in fast food restaurants or customer service facilities).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana View Post
    Party time! Excellent!
    SHWING!!SHWING!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    He sure was a critical, skilled type of person who doesn't let mistakes past, though. Which is a rare and refreshing trait these days, when most people don't know what they're doing (I don't mean the admins here per se, but just people in general even in fast food restaurants or customer service facilities).
    Indeed. I've been complaining about the lack of critical, analytical, laser-like, precise thinking in the fast food industry for yeeeears. From where did they hire these people? Princeton?

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    I've been ignoring this section and most sections because of the slooooow server, but I have to say, after a few clicks on the screen -- I think you may be right, Edahn!

    So now I am still very confused --

    Someone was using the server to host porn?

    Who is Macstnn? Some of us don't frequent INTPc (I get enough RL INTPs that I'm happy with thanks much) Did an owner or administrator abuse their access to the servers to run another (for profit/shady) site? Or did someone hack into the server?

    Soooooo, we don't need a new server anymore and never did, is that what you're saying? The problem all along wasn't the server, it was a porn site being run off the shared MBTI/INTP/etc. server? What happened to the person who was found to be leeching off the server, if anything at all?

    How many sites are run off the current server, including MBTIc and what are they?

    I'll reserve any other comments for when these things have been clarified and I am no longer confused (tall order, I know)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    So now I am still very confused --

    Someone was using the server to host porn?
    That seems to be the case, yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    Who is Macstnn? Some of us don't frequent INTPc (I get enough RL INTPs that I'm happy with thanks much)
    He's a Mod/Tech Admin at INTPc.


    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    Did an owner or administrator abuse their access to the servers to run another (for profit/shady) site? Or did someone hack into the server?
    Hacked the server.

    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    Soooooo, we don't need a new server anymore and never did, is that what you're saying?
    No. There were other problems prior to The Great Porn Suck (patent pending). We were already planning on moving the sites, but this forced us to speed up the process.

    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    The problem all along wasn't the server, it was a porn site being run off the shared MBTI/INTP/etc. server?
    Other problems already existed. And, we were already planning on moving to a dedicated server.

    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    What happened to the person who was found to be leeching off the server, if anything at all?
    I don't have that information. However, when I do, I'll let you know.

    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    How many sites are run off the current server, including MBTIc and what are they?
    Several. And I don't know exactly how many or what all the domains are at the moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by CzeCze View Post
    I'll reserve any other comments for when these things have been clarified and I am no longer confused (tall order, I know)
    Okay. No problem.
    "The only time I'm wrong is when I'm questioning myself."
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    Mackstann is a technical admin at INTP Central. He doesn't have access to the physical server as far as I know so he doesn't deal with forum hardware. (I'll take off my admin hat and add that he's not only a Smarty McSmartypants but also just an all-around great guy.)

    I don't fully understand it myself, either (I'm not involved in the technical side of things) but I'll give you my scant understanding and the techies can correct me if need be. I think it was someone(s) in South America somewhere, not affiliated with the site in any way that I know of and CERTAINLY not a mod or admin at either site, hax0rd the server. That person or people was using our bandwidth to host a lot of things, a small portion of which was pr0n. Also Meatloaf MP3s. And I haven't figured out a way to insert any more 13375p34k into this paragraph. Oh, lookie there, I just did.

    Mackstann just killed the other sites that were piggybacking on us, but I don't know that much can be done since it was intrnational and there was no financial damage besides the purchase of a new server that would have been needed soon anyway. The old one has crashed several times over the past year or two, and someone (namely Novell_Nazi or Heeroyuy, a couple of guys you don't hear much from but who put a lot of their time and money into the forum upkeep, along with Haight) has had to physically repair it.

    That's about all I know, or think I know. I'll let someone more knowledgeable confirm or correct it.

    Edit: oops, Haight posted while I was writing and was a lot more succinct than I was. Curses! Foiled again!
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