Site Disaster Notes – If you can’t login, read this

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Hi everyone, i’m afraid there’s some bad news, a hacker or team of hackers has wiped out a large part of the website (which was why the site was having so much trouble yesterday). Anyway, i’m not sure why we were targeted but they were able to cut deep and community forum posts and comments have basically been re-wound to 4 months ago, we’ve been able to get the posts content back thankfully. We tried everything we could to restore the data, but unfortunately they wiped out emergency backups as well.

If you are having trouble logging in here is why:

  • If you joined the site under 4 months ago you will need to re-register (You can use the same username and email as before)
  • Forum Topics created under 4 months ago have been lost
  • New security measures are in place to stop this from ever happening again
  • The site should run smoother and faster now
  • Many of the bugs in the community that were happening have now been resolved thankfully

I’m really really sorry about this, I know there was a ton of great conversations going on.

Let’s use this to our advantage, make the best of things, and keep making this the best Avatar community in the world!

Also, to get back your points from before the hack, please pm either Airspeed Prime (@airspeed) or Admin/Jordash (@admin) with what your points were before the hack and your points will be added back.

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Comments - 144 Posts

  1. Donna Said: Comment by Donna on June 27, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink
     

    arghhhh…. I think it’s time to get General Bumi on to this! So sorry guys and hope this all gets sorted asap πŸ™‚

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Yeah, I think we were able to get the site posts back to full functionality at least. We almost lost all of the posts for the past 4 months too, Airspeed and I were able to recover those.

    Other than that the site should now be fully ready now to be an awesome community for eons to come πŸ™‚

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  2. Ricardo Said: Comment by Ricardo on June 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Permalink
     

    Absolutely despicable; I can’t believe anyone would do such a thing, and to an ATLA/ALOK community as well πŸ™

    But, what doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger; we’ll continue growing and learning πŸ™‚

    After all, when we reach our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change.

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Haha yeah good use of that quote πŸ™‚ Applys here really well. We should use this to fuel an awesome Avatar / Korra community!

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    FireSageGuntur Reply:

    I agree! That quote is amazing, I’m gonna use it in everyday conversation now! Haha, just kidding, but it’s that good.

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    Kelly Reply:

    oh my god, You win so much for using that quote! Its a great point and I love that line in the series

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    Julla Reply:

    Agreed!! πŸ™‚

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  3. Kelly Said: Comment by Kelly on June 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Permalink
     

    Oh my god Im so sorry, This is such a shame
    This is gonna sound really selfish but I lost half of all my points
    Back to an elite bender :/
    Thats ok though Thats not the point Im sorry we lost so much stuff πŸ™

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Yeah all sorts of great conversations, I guess it’ll be cool re trying it. We can re-add your points back in as well, just let me or Airspeed know your old rank in a PM.

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  4. Tea Drinking Uncle Said: Comment by Tea Drinking Uncle on June 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Permalink
     

    Hello everyone! I’m back, good to see you all are too. We will get through this together and re build what we had! Best of luck to everyone! And thank you to the great Admins working hard to fix all this!

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    TeaBender Reply:

    I’m glad to see some familiar names popping up again! πŸ™‚ I’m back too, thankfully. I completely agree with your post. As you said, the Admins are working extremely hard to fix the site, and they deserve a big thank you for that!

    We shall come back stronger than before! Best of luck to you, too, Tea Drinking Uncle! πŸ™‚

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    Tea Drinking Uncle Reply:

    Thank you!

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  5. AwesomeBender Said: Comment by AwesomeBender on June 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Permalink
     

    I had to re-register which sucks I had just started to get everything going πŸ™

    and the site lost well over 1000 members πŸ™

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  6. Cosmobender Said: Comment by Cosmobender on June 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Permalink
     

    Gah, I’m peeved now.

    Leave it to some asshat to do this! πŸ™

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  7. FireSageGuntur Said: Comment by FireSageGuntur on June 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink
     

    This stinks. I was a fairly new member, and I was sooo close to becoming a bender. I had to make an entirely new account today. So no one knows who did this or why they did it????

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    How many points did you have before this happened, I can add them all back for you πŸ™‚

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    FireSageGuntur Reply:

    Thank you soooo much! I don’t remember exactly, but it was somewhere between 4300 and 4400. This is such a tragedy for the site, but I’m glad we have committed admins and a friendly, caring community. Thanks guys, we’ll get through this, and I’m very glad nothing worse happened! Good luck everyone!

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    FireSageGuntur Reply:

    Thanks so much Airspeed! I recieved the points and am back on track to becoming a bender in the next week or so!

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    Julla Reply:

    @Airspeed-

    Thanks for doing all you can to keep this site functioning!!
    I should have 13,300 points, to-date. May I please have the 5,865 points added back to my account? πŸ™‚

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    Done πŸ™‚

  8. Cosmobender Said: Comment by Cosmobender on June 27, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Permalink
     

    Gah, we’re these idiots at least stupid enough to leave a trace ip? We can LOIC their butts into space.

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  9. ilian124 Said: Comment by ilian124 on June 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink
     

    Wow who would want to hack into a fansite?

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    Julla Reply:

    Exactly…

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  10. AgentNebraska Said: Comment by AgentNebraska on June 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Permalink
     

    Whoa. That’s pretty serious stuff. I feel really bad for those newer members though. That’s so weird. Why would someone want to do this?

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  11. AgentNebraska Said: Comment by AgentNebraska on June 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Permalink
     

    WOW I JUST REALIZEF I HAVE 790 points. WTF?

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Yeah just PM me or Airspeed your rank before and we can add the points back in.

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  12. AgentNebraska Said: Comment by AgentNebraska on June 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Permalink
     

    Did anyone else’s points disappear?

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    FireSageGuntur Reply:

    Yeah, I lost my entire account, along with my points. But I remade an identical one, and Airspeed kindly sorted out my Avatar Points problem.

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    TeaBender Reply:

    Yeah. I had to re-register. As with FireSageGuntur, I made another one, though all my points are gone πŸ™

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    TeaBender Reply:

    Forgot to add I’m more upset all our conversations got lost!

    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    About how many points did you have before ?

    I can add them back for you.

    Rance100 Reply:

    Same here. I’m glad we have good admins that will help us when we need it.

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    Jadely Reply:

    I am so sadend all most the post for the legend of korra is gone:( who would ever do such a thing!

    Julla Reply:

    Yup, I lost over 5,000 points. Our admins are great!!

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    avatar Reply:

    I lost 4000 points

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    Added them back for you πŸ™‚

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  13. AvatarAang Said: Comment by AvatarAang on June 27, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Permalink
     

    These is very bad, I lost my points and canΒ΄t remenber how many was it

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    AvatarAang Reply:

    I joinded the community lake 3 months ago, Airspeed can you help me?

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    About how many did you have before?, I will add them back

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  14. Korra Watermaster Said: Comment by Korra Watermaster on June 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink
     

    I had totally forgot what my username was. All I know is that I use korra and mako but I am glad that the site is up and running again. if you added me before the site was hacked plz add me again.

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  15. Dom Said: Comment by Dom on June 27, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Permalink
     

    Oh wow that’s just awful! =/ Do you think our passwords are secure?

    – Dom
    8)

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    Airspeed Prime Reply:

    Yep Passwords are fine, Jordan upped the security and I don’t think they were ever in danger.

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  16. Brandy Said: Comment by Brandy on June 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Permalink
     

    Man, this totally sucks! I had to recreate my account and everything! Why are hackers so mean? What exactly was the point in hacking into a fansite? I guess I’m a Newcomer once again.

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  17. AvatarKorra1997 Said: Comment by AvatarKorra1997 on June 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Permalink
     

    Ive wanted to create an account for a while and ive been going on this site for about 4 months and when i went on here this morning i saw that old stuff started poping up so im like weird so a half hour ago i decided to make an account glad i made one now and i like how nice and helpful the people are here and im glad stuff are going back to normal. (Sorry for the bit of a long comment lol)

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    Admin / Jordash Reply:

    Yeah good timing on that.

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  18. prongsie Said: Comment by prongsie on June 27, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Permalink
     

    Had to re-register! D: I was so worried when I got word-press as the home screen for here I was like oh boy, what’s going on.

    I just wanna say hey, thanks for keeping this site going, for bringing it back the best you could. I can’t imagine the work all you mods go through to make things run smooth. So major props to you guys. <3

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  19. Alison Said: Comment by Alison on June 28, 2012 at 12:02 am | Permalink
     

    Aww, hope you guys get everything back soon. It’s just my luck that the day I go back on, this happens >__> I’ve missed this place, it’s got such a friendly atmosphere.

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  20. john Said: Comment by john on June 28, 2012 at 1:49 am | Permalink
     

    To paraphrase Bolin – Be careful, those hackers are nasty dudes.

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  21. Dina Said: Comment by Dina on June 28, 2012 at 2:14 am | Permalink
     

    I had to re-register too! I was soooo worried yesterday, I mean this is the best site of avatar that I’ve ever seen πŸ™‚ , and when I saw that it didn’t work yesterday I really didn’t know what to do.

    well, at least it’s back again and thanks for fixing it πŸ˜€

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  22. Arthan Said: Comment by Arthan on June 28, 2012 at 4:04 am | Permalink
     

    It’s been a while since my last post (I’ve been busy), but what have happened in the site is terrible.
    Well, I guess it’s the price of fame.

    Luckily we have a highly competent Administrator and Super-moderator. πŸ™‚

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