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Old 12-13-2015, 05:43 PM
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Old 12-13-2015, 06:42 PM
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AND SO I CRY SOMETIMES
WHEN I'M LYING IN BED
JUST TO GET IT ALL OUT
WHAT'S IN MY HEAD
AND I, I AM FEELING A LITTLE PECULIAR
AND SO I WAKE IN THE MORNING
AND I STEP OUTSIDE
AND I TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND I GET REAL HIGH
AND I SCREAM FROM THE TOP OF MY LUNGS
WHAT'S GOING ON?

AND I SAY, HEYEAYEAYEAYEAH
HEYEAYEAH
I SAID HEY, WHAT'S GOING ON?
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Old 12-13-2015, 06:45 PM
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If you follow Butterfree's tumblr, she mentioned someone was performing some sort of low-grade attack on the site, hitting a couple of pages over and over again every few seconds. This was accompanied by a script that would automatically register thousands of new accounts on the forums. opaltiger caught this pretty early on the first time it happened and turned registration off, and Butterfree deleted the ~2,000 accounts the bot had made and set up some countermeasures against the person spamming the site.

I realized yesterday that registrations were still off (presumably why we haven't had new members for several weeks...) and turned them back on. This was a bad idea! I turned them off again.

So it's not currently possible to register on the forums, and I imagine it'll stay that way until Butterfree figures out what's up with the registration bot.
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Old 12-13-2015, 06:51 PM
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Is this also why the Online Users stats list 9000+ active members on some days, and ~70 on most days? I've noticed that every once in a while.
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Old 12-13-2015, 06:53 PM
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A whole bunch of bot-guests flooding the board (trying to register and failing) could be the source of that, yeah.
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Old 12-13-2015, 08:50 PM
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I'd like to see the word lists the names are being generated from. They seem delightfully eclectic. (And quite often, things I can actually see someone calling themselves!) MissionLivermorium? MixtureMaybe? MixtureMaybe is what my first band is going to be called.
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Old 12-13-2015, 08:57 PM
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I really liked WorrisomeSnout and WhoopRavioli.
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Old 12-13-2015, 11:36 PM
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Maybe we should do some sort of verification thing? Like the way the old forums used to lmao
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Old 12-14-2015, 12:59 AM
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There's just so many good usernames here though. ChunksWoman? DoublePony? MergeMustache? GolferIncrease? HonkyPeak? IrregularHernia? MongolianColon?

Someone please make a mafia choice game with roles based on these names.
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<Music_Dragon> well, it's a bit more complex than that.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:01 AM
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Personally I dig KneecapsCracked, ConcaveCapitalist and LatvianStyle.

(I don't know why this is happening here of all places, but it is so freaking hilarious)
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:04 AM
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Personally I dig KneecapsCracked, ConcaveCapitalist and LatvianStyle.

(I don't know why this is happening here of all places, but it is so freaking hilarious)
Ooooh, Latvian Style! That's my favourite style!
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Old 12-14-2015, 03:04 AM
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LhotseCorpsucle
GalliumThreatened
FashionBooby
InfluenceWheel
MacabreAny
GiraffeVolvox
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Old 12-14-2015, 04:02 AM
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gallium threatened

military cliche


knowledge tumors


I can almost appreciate this art
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Old 12-14-2015, 04:52 AM
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Okay, I think I fixed it. User registration is back on for now.

Presumably Butterfree will be deleting all those extra accounts in the next couple days, so you'd write down any particular favorite usernames you want to remember.
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:10 AM
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we should all temp change our names to one of them though
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Old 12-27-2015, 01:01 AM
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the many members are present
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Old 12-27-2015, 01:09 AM
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I guess you could say they're HereSuddenly?
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Old 12-27-2015, 01:09 AM
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Old 12-27-2015, 12:35 PM
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Someone please make a mafia choice game with roles based on these names.
I had a dream where Superbird actually did make this into a mafia game.
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