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Hi community,

some of you might have noticed some unwanted pictures here in our forums and wiki. Some Troll or script-kiddy attacked our server as an result on our changes in management.

Here are some facts to clear up some rumors:
  • Manjaro will be here as long as Roland, Guillaume and I find time and joy to do it
  • Everybody who left our team did it on their own wish. We have still great contact with each other
  • Sometimes it doesn't fit anymore, so you have to take a break or quit
  • If some of your threads got locked up, don't be mad. This was needed, so this thread won't turn into something we don't want. This has nothing to do with censorship!
Our first steps were to close forum registration and made our forum registered-members only. This prevents to get more porn pictures and other unwanted stuff posted. We are sorry for the trouble and will update this thread as soon as we have more information about the current matter.

all the best and enjoy Manjaro

Philip Müller
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Manjaro Lead



Update 2014-06-26

I managed to add some more security features to our server and forum to prevent those things from happening again. The loophole got fixed and guest-accounts aren't any more. This should calm this situation down. Registration is still off, as we have to sort some other things. However, the public can read again the forum.
« Last Edit: 26. June 2014, 00:04:01 by philm »

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Re: [TROLL-ATTACK] Seems to be groundhog day all over again.
« Reply #1 on: 24. June 2014, 20:23:18 »
Hi phil,

your post it's most appreciated for me and I as user, personally I support the decisions taken.

Thank you very much.

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Re: [TROLL-ATTACK] Seems to be groundhog day all over again.
« Reply #2 on: 24. June 2014, 20:42:04 »
Hi Hertz,

this troll doesn't understand who he hurt. Not me, not our team - the community of Manjaro.
The team is stronger than ever and without them it won't be so quickly solved. Some stepped up and even did overtime. I got phone-calls, lot of e-mails and so many support from them. I simply had no time to deal with it. But the team did.

Thx guys, again !!!

Phil

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Re: [TROLL-ATTACK] Seems to be groundhog day all over again.
« Reply #3 on: 24. June 2014, 20:58:16 »
Phil. So nice to see you step up to the mark. The forums need to see leadership from the top they also need rules and so do the forum staff can you now put proper rules in place for all to abide by so this does not ever happen again.
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Re: [TROLL-ATTACK] Seems to be groundhog day all over again.
« Reply #4 on: 24. June 2014, 20:59:53 »
Hi phil,

Hi Hertz,

this troll doesn't understand who he hurt. Not me, not our team - the community of Manjaro.
The team is stronger than ever and without them it won't be so quickly solved. Some stepped up and even did overtime. I got phone-calls, lot of e-mails and so many support from them. I simply had no time to deal with it. But the team did.

Thx guys, again !!!

Phil

In my country they say ... that the union is strength.

And about me, this is the final result against all odds.

Good Life to Manjaro and Thank you very much again.  :)

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Re: [TROLL-ATTACK] Seems to be groundhog day all over again.
« Reply #5 on: 24. June 2014, 21:38:24 »
Ruziel had enough to do today that's for sure  :)
I wish these script kids hit puberty so they got some other things to do  ;)
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Re: [TROLL-ATTACK] Seems to be groundhog day all over again.
« Reply #6 on: 24. June 2014, 22:22:05 »
Everybody on the Core-Team has the needed rights. I updated now again their rights. Joshua and Ruziel dig now deeper into this issue. Also we have some experts on it. Some buddies of the IT-Company I'm working for will also take a closer look at the server logs. More updates on this matter will come. By this attack only our web presence got attacked. No worries about the packages.

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Re: [TROLL-ATTACK] Seems to be groundhog day all over again.
« Reply #7 on: 24. June 2014, 23:07:35 »
Thanks for dealing with this attack in a prompt manner. As the administrator/moderator of a server running several forums, I know how much work this is. Please keep going! After this blip passes, try to take a brief vacation! ;)

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Re: [TROLL-ATTACK] Seems to be groundhog day all over again.
« Reply #8 on: 24. June 2014, 23:26:18 »
Thank you for your presence on the forum Phil, that's very encouraging. Hope you guys at the team overcome the differences and unite further (which I think is ongoing at the moment).

I will keep contributing to the greatest distro in Linux land (for me at least  ;) ).

Edit: past day was crazy, followed Manjaro forum from 05:15 CET (and did my thing  ;) ).
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Re: [TROLL-ATTACK] Seems to be groundhog day all over again.
« Reply #9 on: 25. June 2014, 00:25:17 »
I thought there was a "mail activation" mechanism to get profiles working :/

Anyway, thanks for the positive message, with reading some were leaving, I was a bit worried that the distrib I have finally chosen to use on my laptop would already be "dead".

As we say, keep up the good work ;)

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Re: [TROLL-ATTACK] Seems to be groundhog day all over again.
« Reply #10 on: 25. June 2014, 05:30:09 »
We are not dead. It was just a slight set-back on our visual presentation. Trolls simply don't get it: They hurt the community rather than the developers. We will pass this for sure.

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Re: [TROLL-ATTACK] Seems to be groundhog day all over again.
« Reply #11 on: 25. June 2014, 15:47:25 »
We are not dead. It was just a slight set-back on our visual presentation. Trolls simply don't get it: They hurt the community rather than the developers. We will pass this for sure.
Thanks for sharing this information.  This will not detour me from using your product. I totally happy with the Cinnamon Environment.  Tolls do what trolls are. Keep up the great work.  :)
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Re: [TROLL-ATTACK] Seems to be groundhog day all over again.
« Reply #12 on: 25. June 2014, 15:58:30 »
Wow! The world is full of this craziness. I am sure I speak for all of us here when I say we love Manjaro Linux. Stay strong, keep the faith and long may it continue!  :)
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Re: [TROLL-ATTACK] Seems to be groundhog day all over again.
« Reply #13 on: 25. June 2014, 21:45:09 »
I will be happy as long as Manjaro will live. Thanks for all your efforts Philip (and for all the Manjaro team and the community).

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Re: [TROLL-ATTACK] Seems to be groundhog day all over again.
« Reply #14 on: 25. June 2014, 23:04:05 »
Hi guys,

I think I miss something ??? What the "troll attack"  did exactly? How it was possible?

Very sad to read the forum will be registered-members closed: I think it could be useful for all the linux's users, mot only Manjaro's members; but, if this can prevent other "attacks", I can accept it well.

Thank you to the Manjaro's team, good work and good luck for the Manjaro's next  step ;)
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