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Someone's been changing the pictures in my house and moving the bloody floor around! I JUST BLOODY FINISHED THE BUILDING! IF I GET MY HANDS ON THE LITTLE WORM WHO DAMAGED MY BUILDING I'LL... I'LL...

DO SOMETHING!

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The jerk's gone and changed the pictures in silks bar.. and at the front... I found out when i was telling Chrono where the directory was...

WE'RE GONNA MAKE THIS $%#@#%@# PAY!

I think...

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Guys, I'll report this to AW but there really isn't a damned thing we can do about it. Paying members won't find their works adultered, but non-paying members should be forewarned that anyone can change your work.

Anyway, someone send the coordinates of what is happening to me via private message or email to [email protected] and until further notice, do NOT change anything. There's no need to cover up the evidence of this. Just simply stay out of AW for awhile or become a member so your work can be preserved.

Thanks,

Mike

[ 06-23-2001: Message edited by: aramike ]

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UPDATE: Third attack in three days.

Following up on Pkzip's report, it has been confirmed that $iLk's Bar was hit again, in addition to one of the old CV structures, Sygan Starstation's Administrative Annex. Its signs were changed to 'Sygan Starstation's House of Porn' and every frame and screen was changed (over twenty images). My Directory was also hit (now it's personal ). It will remain offline and I will not be accepting or following up on any applications until the situation is resolved.

On Aramike's advice, I left everything as it was.

I'll continue to provide updates if needed.

[ 06-24-2001: Message edited by: Menchise ]

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Sorry guys, I've already fixed up my offices. This person is a real bloody CENSORED CENSORED with as much bravery as a CENSORED!!! SHOW YOUR FACE!

IF I CATCH EM, I'LL DO REALLY NASTY THINGS!

[ 06-24-2001: Message edited by: Jerold Keenan ]

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I found tringads house torn to shreds... NOW HE'S ATTACKING OTHER ISS FLEET STUFF!!!

If this guy doesn't stop it... I'll hunt em down like a dog!

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Guest Commander Hamblin

Guys, I'm going to agree with aramike here (Second time in as many days ), and say that you should become paying members. Why? Easy. You've obviously put a lot of effort into creating these things. The strong reactions you've displayed to this, shown that you've gone to a lot of trouble to make these structures, you've spent a lot of time and effort working at this, and all that was only to then have it then vandalised in minutes by this person. Unlike me, it's obvious you're there for more than just a walkabout.

Becoming a paying member will ensure that your hard work is left secure, and you can continue doing that in the knowledge that this cannot happen again.

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I found tringads house torn to shreds... NOW HE'S ATTACKING OTHER ISS FLEET STUFF!!!

The vandal had nothing to do with that. Tringad's house has been in tatters for a long time. Many of the old CV structures that were built by tourists are like that.

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Your probably right Hamblin... How long does it take mail to reach america? a couple of weaks?

I'll be happy when I know this jerk can't touch my stuff!

(The last time I saw tringad's house it was in one piece, hmmmm.... Oh well)

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It's becoming excessive: before it was only "small-bikinis" pics, now it's pure porn. Disgusting. There are worlds for that, x-rated world.

Sorry, I couldn't meet yesterday: was at a friend's house playing CS and ep2

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MESSAGE TO ANYONE INVOLVED IN AW:

The very first atttack that occured in AW was attributed to $iLk.

The first attack consisted mainly of pkzip's pics being changed and phrases such as "pkzip's house of turkish delights" to be changed as "pkzip's house of PORN!!", and all pics in the gamma wing hq to be changed to hentai porn pics.

We (pkzip, menchise and I) thought it was him because it was him who put the first porn pic of them all, which was the one in his office on top of the bcm building. I've contacted my (and his) fleet commander to talk to him about it. However, we thought no actions were necessary, only a warning, which i gave him.

But he was misinformed about the situation, and thought it was only about the pic in his office.

After some sort of interrogation, I declare him INNOCENT of all the accusations he had.

His profile in the Orion fleet will stay as it was before he was falsely accused.

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Now that this is done, it means that the first attack was probably done by the same person who did the last attack.

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Is anyone going to send me the coordinates or am I just spinning my wheels?

Hamblin: Stop it, man. This old heart of mine is weak and can't handle the shock.

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Guest Remo Williams

Just went and checked out the damage at Gamma Wing HQ. just a few missing pics and walls not to bad compared to some of the other structures. I,m going to contact the other members of Gamma wing and see if they would like me to completly rebuild it since I'm registered at AW. That way it can't be messed with again by this jerk!!

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Originally posted by Epsilon 5:

Which coords do you want?


Surely you jest.

The coordinates of where these pictures are being placed.

Also, everyone here should be forewarned: if ANYONE in this community is found to be placing pornographic material ANYWHERE in relation to Battlecruiser, they WILL be banned from this site, permanantly - no appeals will be heard. I honestly doubt that any of you are responsible but, I have a SERIOUS problem with ANYONE who would make such images readily available to children.

Also, whomever sends me those coordinates, please do so in private - we don't need to broadcast it where younger people may be reading. I'd look for them myself, but I prefer not to see such smut.

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UPDATE: Some good news and some bad news.

The Good News: The 'smut vandal' posted a message in front of GALCOM's World announcing that he will stop inserting the pics (Yay!).

The Bad News: He also wrote that the structural damage done to the GCV Vigilance and Gamma Wing HQ was not caused by him, so we may have another vandal out there.

The Bright Side of the Bad News: The structural damage may not have been an act of vandalism. I have encountered new builders in the Village, who were experimenting with nearby objects. It's possible that the structural damage was caused accidentally by these people, who have little experience building in AW.

In any case, everything is back to normal. The Directory is back online and I'm following up on new applications. Insurgent commanders should take a look at the Insurgent Forum regarding the re-activation of the base.

Hopefully, this will be my last update related to the incidents of the past four days.

Have fun!

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Baloogan's tower lobby has been deleted. will be replaced by my "Glass hall of the races", just behind the Orion office building. Will still have some place after that in the "new square".

Reedited the bcm building. Too much of anything for nothing.

Continued working on both the orion building and secret base.

Will continue working on it when I'm done with the rp reply.

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Guest $iLk

I'm back. Relieved to see my name cleared, and to see the "traveler" pack up and go home. I placed one (1) pic in Active Worlds in my office and it was not porn. See for yourself : http://www.geocities.com/troy_norden/misc56.jpg

I hate that I was convicted without even a trial ( and without having done anything.) PkZips house was never edited in any way by me. The only two (2) structures ever touched by me is the building with the bar and my office, and the battlecruiser I am building.

I accept your apology Epsilon 5, and am sorry that after the hard work you and I put into reviving the commanders village that you even considered I had something to do with the vandalism.

There was no reason beyond circumstance and suspicion to even assume it was me. We were the first two to venture back and begin building, and after everyone I talked to and everything I worked to build in the village, I find it insulting to even have been accused. without even talking to me about it to see if it was me. While I accept your apology, you have also damaged my status in the ORION fleet by falsley representing the facts to our Commanding Officer. there was no evidence gathered, no trial commenced. You assumed I was guilty and passed judgement - a warning without talking to me. Of course I had no idea what was going on - you didn't tell me. I get a warning and you didn't even tell me what it was about so I assumed it was about the above picture.

Although I am new and appreciate being accepted into the ORION fleet, I believe that I have been treated unfairly in regards to the fiasco, and in regards to the ORION "investigators" bungling the whole case.

In conclusion I submit these as my feelings on the matter.

thanks....

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quote:

Originally posted by $iLk:

I'm back. Relieved to see my name cleared, and to see the "traveler" pack up and go home. I placed one (1) pic in Active Worlds in my office and it was
not
porn. See for yourself :

If it's any consolation, I didn't think it was you at all; from talking to you, I had the impression you were smarter than that. Which impression I'm still standing by.

That picture in your office made me laugh, actually. But I do agree that the picture of "You and Her" is much better.

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I would also like to express my apologies to $iLk. Epsilon 5 and I jumped to conclusions.

By the way, my assumption was also based on the editing of Jerold Keenan's place the day before the attacks started. The avatar that inserted those pics had your name on it and was speaking to me and EP5 at the time. Since you say that you never touched that structure, it must have been someone else.

In any case, I'm sorry.

[ 06-26-2001: Message edited by: Menchise ]

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quote:

Originally posted by Epsilon 5:

We (pkzip, menchise and I) thought it was him because ...


See, this is where I get confused because I never had such a conversation with Ep5 and Menchise, which leads me to believe that this "Traveller" was impersonating me and others at different times.

quote:

The first attack consisted mainly of pkzip's pics being changed and phrases such as "pkzip's house of turkish delights" to be changed as "pkzip's house of PORN!!", ...

My observation was that my pictures (two at the corner of the brewery) were not changed, but had their links deleted. The picture of Aramike (behind the armory) had the caption on the nearby sign changed. I repaired these changes myself. I also never observed a change to my structure's name sign. All this in the spirit of accuracy.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I was present in AW the other day when "Traveller" showed up to repair the picture links. I was able to record some screenshots and engage him/her/it in a brief dialogue, the details of which I immediately and privately presented to a respected admin/investigator here. We concluded (IIRC) that since good faith effort had been made to Right the Wrong, it would be best to quietly just Let It Go. I will not publish these details; the investigator may do so if desired.

So I'll tell myself that it just doesn't matter who did it; it was just an unknown one of us* having a prank in poor taste, no permanent harm done, whatever, except for the VERY ugly business of finger-pointing. $iLk, you're a heck of a guy if you can forgive the total lack of judicial equity that you were subjected to. Your tactful restraint in the face of this treatment is admirable. I want you covering my six, chief! But also the same goes to you, Ep5, and you, Menchise. We're all on the same side here, I have nothing but pride and trust for all of you. (Except for Parias, he scares me a little. Just kidding! Call off the gnomes!)

Now, good people, let's roll back up the sleeves, we've got a world to build...

Ep5, I need your help if we overlap in AW for awhile soon... two words: Tennis Court. 'Nuff said.

(* You can be darned sure that this was not a lurker from the VoodooExtreme boards: if they ever find the place, it'll end up looking like Bosnia. Think about it.)

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Edit: I freely acknowledge that, as a Tourist, my structures have no Permanence rights. Point grudgingly conceded.

[ 06-26-2001: Message edited by: pkzip ]

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Shall all the wrongs be forgiven, and shall life go on. Phew!

Sorry again, $iLk.

What's with the sig, pk?

[ 06-26-2001: Message edited by: Epsilon 5 ]

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What's with the sig, pk?

Fixed it, thanks.

(Edit: It's a snippet of conversation I saw on a helpdesk forum the other day; I thought the despair was amusing. I'll remove it from the sig area and post a link to it here.)

[ 06-26-2001: Message edited by: pkzip ]

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$ilk, don't fret it. Your fleet commander won't get on your for this nor should your status on this board be changed.

However, whomever did this was most likely from this community, and that saddens me. I mean, unless these vandals kept good records of everything, how would they have been able to change everything back?

My old recommendation stands - time to get a membership.

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$ilk, you were never in any danger of being sacked, smeared or banned from here, the fleet or anything else unless there had been evidence to support the *suggestions* that were made. As soon as I was informed about the vandalism going on, I asked Epsilon 5 to investigate it and bring to my attention any evidence that you or anybody else on the board was responsible. I also told him to pass on a message to you and anyone else in my fleet that is using A.W and could be responsible. The message was a clear 'This is not acceptable behaviour, and anyone found to be responsible for this and/or other acts of vandalism will NOT be welcome in the fleet.

I wasnt aware of any out right accusations, but there was suspicion - which was understandable from what I know.

Anyhow, no harm, no foul.

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