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File: 1499193050315.png (63.91 KB, 500x577, Lazuli_sketch_lauren_z.png)

Spam on /rp/ !pinkie78OsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11748

So there is a stupid amount of spam threads on the /rp/ board, so much that almost every ongoing thread is now just gone.

Can someone please fix that?

Or barring that, what can be done about that?

Cameron!IMFIRESyV2Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11749

File: 1499193368424.jpg (49.8 KB, 609x749, 4448.jpg)

Where did this even come from? And why /rp/ alone?

Seriously, I'm genuinely confused by the spammer's choice of target. We've got a small enough userbase that if they're trying to advertise, they're gonna get almost zero clickthroughs.

If they're trying to troll, wouldn't one of the more active boards be a better target, if not all of them?

Are they just trying to anger us in particular by removing our posts we put effort into?

This is weird.

Baff!pR.BaFF/ukCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11750

File: 1499193444609.jpg (105.8 KB, 916x896, Man, this sucks.jpg)

>>11748
Just poked on the RP discord channel, seems this happened in something of a blind spot. No-one really noticed.

Bear's gonna try poke Fen apparently.

>>11749
I wouldn't start pointing fingers.
Could be anyone from anywhere - that's the internet. Random happenstance.

The real question is whether it's fixable.

Cameron!IMFIRESyV2Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11751

File: 1499193518865.jpg (15.36 KB, 172x172, 1411594157204.jpg)

>>11750
I'm less pointing fingers, more boggling at what even motivates this kind of action.

Baff!pR.BaFF/ukCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11752

File: 1499193685285.jpg (53.36 KB, 950x898, You rang.JPG)

>>11751
People get bored.
All it takes is one guy saying to himself 'this'll be funny' and that's that.
They don't have to care.

Of course, we care, but honestly I don't think it was motivated by anything. If it was or wasn't, it doesn't change how things are.

If there's a way to fix it, great. All the spam happened at the same time so a rollback should get rid of it. If there isn't... well, we'll just have to move on and carry on.

Risks are taken when you host something like that on a platform that's open to this kind of thing.

Dom The Bear!f1BearzjRwCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11753

File: 1499193950833.jpg (65.72 KB, 462x462, Please tell me more.jpg)

So for anyone not on the Discord, it looks like we can't do anything about the threads being gone.

Even with Astra or Fen, but they aren't on yet it looks to confirm.

!AppLeJAcK.Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11754

>>11752
holy shit its baff

awdriiCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11777

>>11748
wow thats wild

>>11749
>And why /rp/ alone?
i imagine because only you guys have massive long running threads with history

like someone deletes all of oat? who cares

Fen!!Shining ArmorCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11780

File: 1499456775690.gif (245.7 KB, 360x240, REACTOR-MELTDOWN-IN-PROGRESS.g…)

Sorry about that, was hoping to be able to access a backup within a day or two but i have no idea how.
In case it's not been obvious from day one i'm a pretty shit tech guy, i'm waiting on zeke.

For what it's worth in a huge stroke of luck it seems the wayback machine crawled the board the same fucking day.
https://web.archive.org/web/20170704130216/https://www.ponychan.net/rp/
So at least some sort of archive exists.

## ModCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11784

File: 1499813091885.gif (32.91 KB, 180x226, 131546 - animated Friendship_i…)

In a few minutes, after I take care of some server updates, I'm going to try to bring back the threads. Note that this won't bring back the images since those are deleted and gone 5ever but at least the threads will be revived.

thoneCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11785

>>11784
u r so pretty and smart sweetie <3

## ModCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11786

File: 1499819382153.png (408.16 KB, 850x478, 752248__safe_sweetie+belle_sho…)

>>11785
Well, "a few minutes" turned into half an hour from now.

## ModCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11787

File: 1499819592450.jpg (30.03 KB, 500x267, 524cd493-3888-4da2-b809-d0997b…)

>>11786
Also, whether or not I'm smart is up for debate.

## ModCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11788

File: 1499821349031.png (459.73 KB, 600x600, everyone has to die.png)

BOTTOMS UP!

thoneCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11795

>>11786
>>11787
>>11788
you're getting it done. i dont really care about anything else.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11796

>admin who only posts on /rp/
>the only board he goes to get spammed
>has still not appeared in weeks
>now we have an /rp/ admin AND /rp/ mod

Amazing

Remind me again why?

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11798

>>11796
Because Friendship is Modgic!

It's as if you don't even watch the show...

!pinkie78OsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 11814

File: 1499891544364.png (33.78 KB, 1152x1200, Lapis_by_Lauren_Zuke.png)

I think at this point we can reasonably assume the threads aren't coming back.

We've already basically moved on, so the mods can go ahead and lock this if they feel like it.


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