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Discussion in 'UHall' started by shulginist, Dec 12, 2010.
I proved it!
Ditto. And I haven't even had a full cup of coffee yet!
Me too, but it startled the hell out of me.
I just got that popup as well. I didn't prove I was human nor did I click on that popup. I sent a copy of it to the mods ! I have no clue what is going on, nor why we got that popup ! Scary anyhow.
pop up ??? what pop up???? lost ....... oh if anyone knows who the idiot playing marching band drums at 4 am to 530am is, tell him or her they are dead meat when I catch them!
Yeah, gave me a bit of a shock too. Kinda glad I am spending less time here now, its a bit annoying.
Relax. Stratics just got DDOS attacked and are trying to protect themselves. Asking for captcha input just helps them filter out people from bots that might advertise or otherwise harm the forums. Nothing to fear.
But... I'm an elf!
What do I do now?
Post on uoforums, heh.
ok just got it .....geesh 530 am and i am harrassed by stratics.. to see if i am human....
what happens if your not human and can pass for one??
I'm amazed I passed. If you ask my family, they'll tell you it takes at least another two cups of coffee before I can be considered even vaguely human
“Distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users.” - Wikipedia
Soooo.... Is this why we have been having so many problems with Stratics lately????
Also why would anyone want to target Stratics?
I too am Human.. Elf.. ish. I feel good to be on the white list! Hurrah.
I am human! I am human! I just proved it!.
We were just talking about that. Out of all the things you could attack with 100.000+ IPs, why on earth some Ultima Online site.
That is a question we have been asking ourselves ever since this debacle started - if you find the answer let us know.
Is it not a little low to use Stratics' problems to promote your own forum?
Oh crap.....I may have failed the human test!
Someone send me some study material, so I can re-test!
Anyone know what the minimum passing grade is for being considered a human by stratics?
Nevermind.....my orc mask fooled em!!!
Stratics prolly did NOT agree with and highly promote the "SKY IS FALLING" opinion after the latest/next changes in/for UO!
As you were.......
I think we need a second opinion..........
Cheeky bugger! You got a laugh off my hubby for that, but I'll get him later
Iam a human too .. yet all of a sudden i had to do the test twice.
The first time was when i refreshed my browser (i had the forum open for a couple hours in the background, IP didnt change since i started the pc). Then i saw this thread and wanted to reply .. when i hit that reply button i had to do the test again ...
Do you have a Jack Flash flashing red light on your monitor aswell as Petra? that was very quick, you must have been replying before i sent it *looks for live link*
I'm just really, really fast. You may want to bear this in mind!
How is it that UOStratics even allows Lord Chaos to talk about a site here that allows you to sell for real money, talk about illegal programs and discuss bugs/exploits. Don’t believe me go look at his site and read his rules about this.
I've seen some forums where you have to do the captcha for Every post,even After you log in. This works for me, don't mind at all
Aw I wouldn't take it as such ... he isn't posting huge links or something in the thread. I got a smile out of the thought of elves leaving stratics for uo forums, at least . Hm.
This Elf doesn't like moving.
The IP test is nothing. Wait till they bring in the TSA Agents with full body searches and xray machines..
Detailed discussion, linking to, or admission to, scamming, exploiting, griefing, or hacking isn't allowed.
Bugs and Exploits - Descriptive discussions and advertisments of bugs or exploits are not allowed.
Yes the site allows items to be sold for cash, but that's not against the ROC of UO, nor the fansite program agreement.
Its not "my own" forum, the company I manage happen to own it. Here on Stratics I post as a UO player and as a UO player UOF and UOS are viable alternatives to eachother. Nothing whatsoever wrong with that.
Besides, I am not plastering UOS with UOF links or throwing links in every discussion of Stratics long stream of issues over the years.
Massive elf exodus, hehehe.
I don't know what you are talking about, but anyway, some people will find any reason to jump on LC it seems. He could write anything or its contrary, it would still be an awful thing.
That really wouldn't surprise me, as a combined forum, its almost as capable of being a nuisance as 4chan.
That seems to me to be a matter of semantics.
UOF is not privately owned by you, but it is still owned by the company you are CEO for, which would make the use of "your" not inaccurate, in a broad sense.
It just seemed that you were being a mite opportunistic, and even a little passive aggressive.
Considering how much they could be hammered for, I believe I was extremely mild. I don't make money of UOForums, nor would I even if it had ads. But again, as a UO player UOForums remains a valid alternative to UOS.
This we can argue until the stars disappear from the sky, but there's no point.
actually it is privitely owned by Lord Chaos
thats how i found out the new owner before it was announced
this is taking us a little off topic!
do people mind being asked if they are human or not?
i dont mind as long as we keep stratics up
I didn't think I was arguing that
I browse both forums. I read a lot more than I post, and I don't think I really hold a preference one way or another. Comparing communities can be like comparing apples and oranges, if I like both there's really no reason I should choose between them.
I'm not even sure I'm arguing anything, really.
Only putting words to my perception that using the troubles to promote an alternative site seems a little of a low thing to do.
I think it's discriminatory:
You're entitled to your opinion on that of course. I'll say that if I plastered it over every thread with Stratics issues, then I'd agree, but since none of us do, then I don't agree.
Isn't the phrase 'I am Spartacus'?
well ok maybe they should change it from human to something that has a functioning brain?
UHallers would hesitate!
*Wears a tin foil hat and a kilt*
Maybe the DDOS is just everyone who browses the forum too often (I had to prove that I'm human too, figured it was trying to tell me maybe I should get back to work and not hit f5 so often)
Prolly some ****** got banned and decided to take revenge.
Really tho, there should be an exam required before people are allowed to use the internet.
ITS CALLED A CAPTCHA
Its used to determine if you are a real person or a bot.
I haven't slept in days. I'm a zombie but still passed the test. If they allow zombies, an elf should be okay.
beware my photoshop skills