ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1967 times:
Bummer . . . I won't get to go over there and read the constant and elementary school name calling from a hand full of losers that got their penis smacked by the mods here for being idiots. Dang, that just makes my day . . .
Not good though . . . wonder how Sean will deal with this?
NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1908 times:
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 17): Bummer . . . I won't get to go over there and read the constant and elementary school name calling from a hand full of losers that got their penis smacked by the mods here for being idiots
Pep, that is by far the best assesment of that site I have ever heard!
DAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 48 Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
Quoting Ezra (Reply 21): Speaking of this, what became of Sean Mendis? I haven't followed the contours of a.net lately. His posts were always excellent, and instructional, reading.
On here, he's on a one-year ban, which should be over in some 80 days, judging by when his last post was. Outside the internet, he's working with the start-up of a carrier in Ghana, Ghana International Airways, IIRC, and as a result doesn't spend too much time on 'his' site either.
Saxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 44 Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1799 times:
Quoting Tmatt95 (Reply 8): I sympothise for the people who are in charge of the website as I have a forum and to be honest would not know where to begin if it was hacked (*note to self, backup website/forum tonight)
I administer a forum using the same software, and mine got hacked a couple of months ago. These twerps probably didn't even know what kind of forum they were hacking; most of it is done by scripts, and they just do a google search to find vulnerable boards.
Recovery after these incidents is kind of a drag. In my case, after re-installing the system and copying over the remaining data, I was able to preserve the user accounts, but not any of the forum content or even the structure of the forum itself. It was a major bummer... and mine was a comunity outreach forum for a nonprofit organization, so it was particularly galling.
I do have a tip for anyone who runs a phpBB forum, though: keep your software CURRENT. If you're running an old version, you're going to join those of us who've had to deal with this stuff. Also, the folks over at phpBB maintain their own support forums--it's not a bad idea to lurk there and be aware of new vulnerabilities as they're identified.
25 Saxdiva: Oh, wow... this just reminded me of something. Ian, check your IMs, wouldya?
26 NIKV69: Not sucking up to anyone pal, just appreciating that phrase. It was priceless!
27 Runway23: Did scotty pull the plug again? RHAA!
28 BristolFlyer: I believe Bozkurtserdar is Turkish for 'Johan'. Must be tired of being b1tched at from airwhiners BF