well, the the escapist was just attacked.

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people are talking about it in the big thread, but i know a lot of you don't go there. so I'm going to show you the tweet.

https://twitter.com/archon/status/513365103329423360

shit just got real.

...yeah, I just lost my email acc, so there's also that. I'm guessing they've also somehow managed to get access to the info people have on their profiles. The non-public info, I mean.

I figured that with how bad the forum got this morning (technical-wise that is).

Such an unfortunate world that we live in that babies that can't get their way throw a temper tantrum but whatcha gonna do? It'll eventually die down, the babies will feel like they did something productive using the easiest "hack" in the book to teach the mean old Escapist a lesson, and the world will keep on spinning.

EDIT: Also, could we wait for some kind of evidence before we go throwing each other under the bus? It could have been the anti-GG crowd or it could be the pro-GG crowd or it could be some dipship script kiddies being annoying little assholes. Just...everyone, deep breath....woooosaaaaaa......woooooooosaaaaaaaa.....

To anyone curious. Yes. This is an attack by the Anti-Gamergate side. Kuchera was unable to browbeat Greg Tito into censoring the discussion, now that the corrupt journalists are losing this debate rapidly, the Anti-GG side is desperate to shut down the discussion.

They've already begun censoring on 4chan. They've turned it into a SJW hugbox, to the point where being politically incorrect in /b/ (the bloody POLITICALLY INCORRECT FORUM) is a ban worthy offense.

If you wonder why the Anti-GG side is doing this, the answer is simple:

They're bloody terrified of losing their power.

For about 3 years now, they've had the privilege to attack, patronize, and demean others. They could insult people sarcastically, insinuate that all attempts to disagree with them were based on "racism" or "misogyny" rather than logic. Now with Gamergate being more popular and them being shown for who they are, they are absolutely desperate to end the discussion.

They've been painting us as the harassers, us as the doxxers and the "hackers". You can all see now, that this is a lie. They're a group founded on hatred, a clique desperate to retain their power and trying to censor the opposing side's discussion.

Say what you will of us, but we haven't been attempting to bring down sites for allowing the opposing side to speak.

So the next time someone says "We aren't trying to silence you" or "we aren't trying to take your games or websites away!" just know that it is a lie. It happened to 4chan. It's attempting to happen here. We wont let them silence us.

Jack T. Pumpkin:
...yeah, I just lost my email acc, so there's also that. I'm guessing they've also somehow managed to get access to the info people have on their profiles. The non-public info, I mean.

Hooray for not putting any info into my file then.

Anyway, this was childish in the extreme. The attack should give something for people to think about, when the 'moral authorities' are the ones most willing to engage in illegal activities.

So that's what it was? I just thought I was having internet problems. Wouldn't be the first time I had trouble doing something for a few hours or days on this site.

I wonder if The Escapist will post an article about this?

BobDobolina:
Ye Gods. The drama queens.

Aren't you sick of always being wrong? The tweet you are linking is from before Archon confirmed it was indeed a DDoS attack.

I've apparently got 1000 messages so looks like its still in action. Funny how they seem to forget that this is working against the anti GG crowd.

Witty Name Here:
To anyone curious.

It goes even deeper. The "hardware failure" explanation was planted on the Escapist's twitter by the Illuminati. They've been behind the SJW agenda all along. The Shriners and the Reptoids from Zeta Reticuli are in on it too. No one is safe.

BobDobolina:

Witty Name Here:
To anyone curious.

It goes even deeper. The "hardware failure" explanation was planted on the Escapist's twitter by the Illuminati. They've been behind the SJW agenda all along. The Shriners and the Reptoids from Zeta Reticuli are in on it too. No one is safe.

Archon confirmed that it's a DDoS attack. It's specifically going after the Gamergate thread.

You have no leg to stand on.

The simple fact of the matter is the world sees the Anti-GG types for what they are now. This hacking is because they disrespect the basic tenants of free speech. They hate, loathe, the loss of their control. They're desperate to silence the opposition and will use any means necessary to do so.

This is what the SJW side is truly like. This is what those who look at all the evidence and are still Anti-GG support.

Doxxing, Hacking, DDoS, these are the tools those who are against Gamergate. They can't win with logic. They can't win with the press. They're now trying (and failing) to win with borderline illegal methods and threatening those who support Gamergate into silence.

BobDobolina:

Witty Name Here:
To anyone curious.

It goes even deeper. The "hardware failure" explanation was planted on the Escapist's twitter by the Illuminati. They've been behind the SJW agenda all along. The Shriners and the Reptoids from Zeta Reticuli are in on it too. No one is safe.

Oh no!

Wait, when you say in on it, are the Shriners and Reptoids actively involved, or are they just in the loop?

(Personally, I'm just impressed that the Illuminati can get all the SJWs to agree unanimously on anything. Otherwise, blaming the SJWs for this would be like saying everyone on the other side has sent rape threats to Sarkeesian.

The mind control stuff they put in Lady Gaga videos must work better than I thought)

I changed my password and strengthen it.

These are some desperate people, aren't they?

isn't it amazing that some people think shooting themselves in the foot will help

Oh sure we are all just conspiracy theorists! We have to figure out where they coordinate those attacks!

Jack T. Pumpkin:
...yeah, I just lost my email acc, so there's also that. I'm guessing they've also somehow managed to get access to the info people have on their profiles. The non-public info, I mean.

That is not what a DDoS does. What kind of attack was this? DDoS simply overwhelms secure login servers with requests. It alone simply cannot gather or gain information. It seems everyone's avatars were reset though, this may or may not be evidence of other actions.

Witty Name Here:
To anyone curious. Yes. This is an attack by the Anti-Gamergate side.

What brought you to this conclusion? I made a quick search and didn't find anything to suggest who might have been responsible.

Ryan Hughes:

That is not what a DDoS does. What kind of attack was this? DDoS simply overwhelms secure login servers with requests. It alone simply cannot gather or gain information. It seems everyone's avatars were reset though, this may or may not be evidence of other actions.

I know what a DDoS is. My point was that on top of the DDoS, they also seem to be going after members individually, which has been mentioned in the big thread. Guessing the reason for me being hit was the thank you to mr. Tito thread.

SnakeTrousers:

Witty Name Here:
To anyone curious. Yes. This is an attack by the Anti-Gamergate side.

What brought you to this conclusion? I made a quick search and didn't find anything to suggest who might have been responsible.

I think its the anti people too. Since the pro gg guys literally have nothing to gain by doing this. Even as a false flag, they would be stifling the only open discussions on a relevant site.

Ryan Hughes:
It seems everyone's avatars were reset though, this may or may not be evidence of other actions.

Eh, I think that's just to save on resources in high traffic.

Oh, that reminds me. Anyone want to add the red button to their list of achievements? May as well click on it now, makes now difference.

I expect it's spillover from the #GGers snit-fit over getting booted from 4chan. A cursory browse of that forum certainly shows that 4chan is thoroughly sick of them.

Archer666:

SnakeTrousers:

Witty Name Here:
To anyone curious. Yes. This is an attack by the Anti-Gamergate side.

What brought you to this conclusion? I made a quick search and didn't find anything to suggest who might have been responsible.

I think its the anti people too. Since the pro gg guys literally have nothing to gain by doing this. Even as a false flag, they would be stifling the only open discussions on a relevant site.

Uh huh. Anything beyond that? WNH seems pretty convinced, after all. How many people would it realistically take to pull this off?

SnakeTrousers:

Witty Name Here:
To anyone curious. Yes. This is an attack by the Anti-Gamergate side.

What brought you to this conclusion? I made a quick search and didn't find anything to suggest who might have been responsible.

Archon outright said they're targeting the gamergate thread. The thread was just locked down as well.

https://twitter.com/archon/status/513377137035059201

This is the Anti-GG side, Bob is just freaking out and trying to pin it on us because this is more evidence of what the Anti-GG side will do to shut down discussion.

Of course, crazy conspiracy theories and irrational anger is pretty common to their side.

Archer666:

SnakeTrousers:

Witty Name Here:
To anyone curious. Yes. This is an attack by the Anti-Gamergate side.

What brought you to this conclusion? I made a quick search and didn't find anything to suggest who might have been responsible.

I think its the anti people too. Since the pro gg guys literally have nothing to gain by doing this. Even as a false flag, they would be stifling the only open discussions on a relevant site.

Actually, they gain the perception that it's being perpetrated by the anti-GamerGate side in an attempt to "stifle" discussion, thereby "proving" that they have something to hide or whatever else.

It's a pretty scummy thing for either side to do, but forgive me if I don't immediately believe that the "SJWs" are the ones guilty without any actual evidence.

Witty Name Here:
This is the Anti-GG side, Bob is just freaking out and trying to pin it on us

I mean, I just happened to notice that there's someone recently went over to /v/ and posted a Vivian James thread and then got into an extended flamewar with pretty much everyone present about "SJW hugfests" and the perfidy of m00t, and this kind of comes right on the heels of that. But hey, could be coincidence.

shrekfan246:

Archer666:

SnakeTrousers:

What brought you to this conclusion? I made a quick search and didn't find anything to suggest who might have been responsible.

I think its the anti people too. Since the pro gg guys literally have nothing to gain by doing this. Even as a false flag, they would be stifling the only open discussions on a relevant site.

Actually, they gain the perception that it's being perpetrated by the anti-GamerGate side in an attempt to "stifle" discussion, thereby "proving" that they have something to hide or whatever else.

It's a pretty scummy thing for either side to do, but forgive me if I don't immediately believe that the "SJWs" are the ones guilty without any actual evidence.

Their people has doxxed, hacked and threatened people in the past. The Email dump has them pressuring Greg Tito into censoring discussion on GG related issues here, it was them.

shrekfan246:

Archer666:

SnakeTrousers:

What brought you to this conclusion? I made a quick search and didn't find anything to suggest who might have been responsible.

I think its the anti people too. Since the pro gg guys literally have nothing to gain by doing this. Even as a false flag, they would be stifling the only open discussions on a relevant site.

Actually, they gain the perception that it's being perpetrated by the anti-GamerGate side in an attempt to "stifle" discussion, thereby "proving" that they have something to hide or whatever else.

It's a pretty scummy thing for either side to do, but forgive me if I don't immediately believe that the "SJWs" are the ones guilty without any actual evidence.

Understandable. I'm also holding back my judgement until we know more, this is just my first impression.

Witty Name Here:

SnakeTrousers:

Witty Name Here:
To anyone curious. Yes. This is an attack by the Anti-Gamergate side.

What brought you to this conclusion? I made a quick search and didn't find anything to suggest who might have been responsible.

Archon outright said they're targeting the gamergate thread. The thread was just locked down as well.

Yes, I know. Go on?

There is something beyond that, right?

Well, the threads are back now, they were gone for a while. Now it's just us waiting to see what happens and unfolds.

Douchebag who brought down the site is douchebag and is only representative of themselves regarding GamerGate and how people react to it. Can we all agree on that point before we start accusing sides without any evidence whatsoever (because there currently isn't any evidence whatsoever).

Also, this may or may not be related, but during the past two days, I've been having a lot of site errors. Like on Thursday night, I was unable to post at a certain point, lasting over an hour, so I just decided to go to bed and post my responses in the morning. Anybody else been experiencing problems?

Witty Name Here:

BobDobolina:

Witty Name Here:
To anyone curious.

It goes even deeper. The "hardware failure" explanation was planted on the Escapist's twitter by the Illuminati. They've been behind the SJW agenda all along. The Shriners and the Reptoids from Zeta Reticuli are in on it too. No one is safe.

Archon confirmed that it's a DDoS attack. It's specifically going after the Gamergate thread.

You have no leg to stand on.

The simple fact of the matter is the world sees the Anti-GG types for what they are now. This hacking is because they disrespect the basic tenants of free speech. They hate, loathe, the loss of their control. They're desperate to silence the opposition and will use any means necessary to do so.

This is what the SJW side is truly like. This is what those who look at all the evidence and are still Anti-GG support.

Doxxing, Hacking, DDoS, these are the tools those who are against Gamergate. They can't win with logic. They can't win with the press. They're now trying (and failing) to win with borderline illegal methods and threatening those who support Gamergate into silence.

Yes, what happened here was pretty damn despicable. I'm still staying neutral in this whole mess though. Still way too much garbage going on on both sides. (Also, I have to say, are we certain that this was an anti-GG move? We sure it wasn't just someone trying to piss people off?)

MarsAtlas:
Douchebag who brought down the site is douchebag and is only representative of themselves regarding GamerGate and how people react to it. Can we all agree on that point before we start accusing sides without any evidence whatsoever (because there currently isn't any evidence whatsoever).

Yup.
BobDobolina might be quite right that this could come from current 4chan, since there's been serious infighting and purges against GG threads/posters these last days. Some there might have gone slightly overboard and decided to go after a few places where ex-4chan people took refuge - on the other hand, did 8chan get hit at all?

BobDobolina:
It is indeed a DDOS attack. My bad.

I don't take back the mockery of your over-dramatic pants-wetting, however.

Mockery in vain.
A shame all the same.

"Well my account has just about no information on it, and I haven't posted in any GG threads at all - so I think I'm safe" he said calmly as the hacker sneaked up behind him with a knife.

*turns around suspiciously*

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