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Image Host is causing occasional porn

The image host called MicroTech (here) is experiencing hosting problems right now.

The effect of these problems is that if I host image X (call it 1.jpg) people might see Y (2.jpg) - and Y might be porn, even though I linked to X and not Y.

That affected my sig until I took my sig down and rehosted it at Photobucket.

Iplaybass is having that problem too, because his sig is hosted at microtech.

I got an email from the owner of Microtech about 2 weeks ago describing this problem - and apparently it is not fixed.

So, if you see porn in anyone's sig or avatar or posted iamges, right click the image and check the URL - if it is MicroTech then the person who posted it is unaware, and did not actually post porn ... the fault lies in the image host.

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Posts

  • Johnny SmashJohnny Smash Tucson, AZRegistered User regular
    edited June 2004
    the porn never shows up for me :(

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  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    edited June 2004
    i am going to go eat a sandwich

    Whippy on
  • erisian popeerisian pope Registered User
    edited June 2004
    the porn never shows up for me :(

    Me neither. Grandaddy D screen-captured my porn/sig problem, but when he sent it to me, his host apparently deleted it. I PMed him asking him to try again, but he's been offline since then.

    The bastard.

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  • Johnny SmashJohnny Smash Tucson, AZRegistered User regular
    edited June 2004
    the porn never shows up for me :(

    Me neither. Grandaddy D screen-captured my porn/sig problem, but when he sent it to me, his host apparently deleted it. I PMed him asking him to try again, but he's been offline since then.

    The bastard.

    i think he said it was a girl with big tits, which is the same thing that was showing up for that other guy, and fanboi sent the picture to me, i'll send it to you

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  • erisian popeerisian pope Registered User
    edited June 2004
    the porn never shows up for me :(

    Me neither. Grandaddy D screen-captured my porn/sig problem, but when he sent it to me, his host apparently deleted it. I PMed him asking him to try again, but he's been offline since then.

    The bastard.

    i think he said it was a girl with big tits, which is the same thing that was showing up for that other guy, and fanboi sent the picture to me, i'll send it to you

    Got it - thanks.

    I hope I can get Grandaddy D's, also - and see if it is the same pic. I'll email the guy at MicroTech once I know that and maybe will have enough info for him to track down the problem.

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  • ObbiObbi Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2004
    yeah, I've noticed that happening, too.

    Like, Syph here, a while back his sig was this.

    Syphsbigsig.gif

    Obbi on
  • A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited June 2004
    Why not, oh, remove your avatar and sig for a while?

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  • Johnny SmashJohnny Smash Tucson, AZRegistered User regular
    edited June 2004
    A duck! wrote:
    Why not, oh, remove your avatar and sig for a while?

    Erisian Pope rehosted his, and iplaybass removed his sig. But not everyone is going to know/understand the deal with Microhost, so this thread was a good idea I guess

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited June 2004
    Johnny Smash, your going to have to remove the fake mod badge in that avatar. Its a bit too convincing and I dont want some new guy taking his questions to you. Sorry :?

    Re : Image hosts giving random porn. I get that it is unintentional, I get that it happens without your "consent", but if I see it I will ban on sight. All of the mods will. If you are banned the forum displays a thing that tells you how to request getting unbanned. For the curious, just email [email protected] and explain your side of the story and Deni or I will get back to you. Deni is really the master at things like this so I let him handle it :)

    I reccomend getting a host that you really trust. I cant imagine any way that you would mix up images, especially to know about the problem and be unable to fix it. It sounds like that host reeks of incompetence.

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  • RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited June 2004
    FYI - I went into the database and cleared the avatar and sig of the following people who were using MicroTech:


    AVATAR:
    Riotcow
    Sam
    Talith
    Magicawe
    RedTide
    crosspunisher
    iplaybass
    Zilla84
    Renzo
    Elador
    DNA
    The Savior
    Tony Stevens
    FullMetalKodama
    discordian
    SeventhLvL

    SIG:
    Talith
    iplaybass
    BuhamutZeo
    Zilla84
    Ballman
    Renzo
    DNA
    Ultraman
    Testiclees
    SeventhLvL
    B3lmont
    Lincoln

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  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    edited June 2004
    I get that it is unintentional, I get that it happens without your "consent", but if I see it I will ban on sight. All of the mods will.
    Eh... shouldn't you at least say that the source of the pic will be looked at first? Though, I guess it doesn't matter now that Ramius cleared them all.

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    Centrism is just the cowardly way to be a bigot w/o being explicit about it.
    American politics isn't 4D chess, it's just if you give a shit about other people or not.
  • Johnny SmashJohnny Smash Tucson, AZRegistered User regular
    edited June 2004
    I haven't received any PMs, and if I did I would send them to PM a proper mod, or if it was something really obvious I would answer it and tell them I'm not really a mod

    I usually only keep my avatars for a few days anyways. If you still want me to get rid of it, just say so :(

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  • denihilistdenihilist Ancient and Mighty Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited June 2004
    I haven't received any PMs, and if I did I would send them to PM a proper mod, or if it was something really obvious I would answer it and tell them I'm not really a mod

    I usually only keep my avatars for a few days anyways. If you still want me to get rid of it, just say so :(

    Yes get rid of it.

    Impersonating a mod is going to be considered a jailable offense.

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  • Sgt EversmanSgt Eversman Registered User
    edited June 2004
    denihilist wrote:
    I haven't received any PMs, and if I did I would send them to PM a proper mod, or if it was something really obvious I would answer it and tell them I'm not really a mod

    I usually only keep my avatars for a few days anyways. If you still want me to get rid of it, just say so :(

    Yes get rid of it.

    Impersonating a mod is going to be considered a jailable offense.

    dag, yo.

    How about instead of being sent to jail you send them to "the antarctic" and make their avatar a harp seal.

    eh?


    eh?




    alright fine. i just want johnny to have a seal avatar. :(

    Sgt Eversman on
    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.

    Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome.
  • ExoVarkExoVark Registered User
    edited June 2004
    Happy birthday!

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited June 2004
    I haven't received any PMs, and if I did I would send them to PM a proper mod, or if it was something really obvious I would answer it and tell them I'm not really a mod

    I usually only keep my avatars for a few days anyways. If you still want me to get rid of it, just say so :(
    Yeah if you could that would be great. I know there hasnt been a problem, but it is something I want to try and avoid. A big thanks to ramius for running a DB scan for me, I was going to do it when I got back, but this saves me some time :wink:

    Henroid, the thing about having mods check the images is thats just one more step to add on of things mods need to do. Personally, I probably would check sources and email the user while they were in account suspension, but I didnt want to force all the mods to do that.

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  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    edited June 2004
    Whatever milks your cow.

    Henroid on
    Centrism is just the cowardly way to be a bigot w/o being explicit about it.
    American politics isn't 4D chess, it's just if you give a shit about other people or not.
  • Johnny SmashJohnny Smash Tucson, AZRegistered User regular
    edited June 2004
    well looks like someone changed it for me

    Johnny Smash on
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  • BrinkBrink Registered User regular
    edited June 2004
    Johnny Smash, your going to have to remove the fake mod badge in that avatar. Its a bit too convincing and I dont want some new guy taking his questions to you. Sorry :?

    Re : Image hosts giving random porn. I get that it is unintentional, I get that it happens without your "consent", but if I see it I will ban on sight. All of the mods will. If you are banned the forum displays a thing that tells you how to request getting unbanned. For the curious, just email [email protected] and explain your side of the story and Deni or I will get back to you. Deni is really the master at things like this so I let him handle it :)

    I reccomend getting a host that you really trust. I cant imagine any way that you would mix up images, especially to know about the problem and be unable to fix it. It sounds like that host reeks of incompetence.

    hey
    mod admin and deputy avatars are this hula.gif

    Brink on
    ;)
  • StevenSteven Registered User
    edited June 2004
    Now it's back to how it was, save for being aligned to the center. I think that the people that were suckered previously are going to not catch the centering this time, either, maybe a border on the badge itself, or something?

    Steven on
  • ExoVarkExoVark Registered User
    edited June 2004
    Brink wrote:
    Johnny Smash, your going to have to remove the fake mod badge in that avatar. Its a bit too convincing and I dont want some new guy taking his questions to you. Sorry :?

    Re : Image hosts giving random porn. I get that it is unintentional, I get that it happens without your "consent", but if I see it I will ban on sight. All of the mods will. If you are banned the forum displays a thing that tells you how to request getting unbanned. For the curious, just email [email protected] and explain your side of the story and Deni or I will get back to you. Deni is really the master at things like this so I let him handle it :)

    I reccomend getting a host that you really trust. I cant imagine any way that you would mix up images, especially to know about the problem and be unable to fix it. It sounds like that host reeks of incompetence.

    hey
    mod admin and deputy avatars are this hula.gif

    I'm still going to touch your avatar.

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  • The CheeseThe Cheese Registered User regular
    edited June 2004
    Hey look. Whippy is breaking the size rules.

    The Cheese on
  • Sgt EversmanSgt Eversman Registered User
    edited June 2004
    hey look, johnny is a seal

    Sgt Eversman on
    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.

    Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the outcome.
  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited June 2004
    Its ok, he cleared it with an almost admin.

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  • The CheeseThe Cheese Registered User regular
    edited June 2004
    Its ok, he cleared it with an almost admin.
    who

    The Cheese on
  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited June 2004
    Whippy.

    Älphämönkëy on
  • The CheeseThe Cheese Registered User regular
    edited June 2004
    but why is he so special :(

    The Cheese on
  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2004
    The_Cheese wrote:
    but why is he so special :(

    Because he's sexy.

    Legacy on
    Can we get the chemicals in. 'Cause anything's better than this.
  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited June 2004
    If you are banned the forum displays a thing that tells you how to request getting unbanned.

    Really? When bone daddy (the limey bastard!) joke-banned me yesterday, all I saw was "You are banned from this forum" and nothing more. Did I miss something?

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited June 2004
    It depends on how you were banned, bantron should be appending it, though, that thing is broken in ways I dont understand, and dont have time to fix.

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  • ÄlphämönkëyÄlphämönkëy Registered User regular
    edited June 2004
    The_Cheese wrote:
    but why is he so special :(
    He is only keeping it for a day or two longer. Mods\Admins dont get special exceptions, and if they do they aren't for very long.

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  • DNADNA Registered User
    edited July 2004
    ohhh, that's why all my images were gone. I hope I didn't accidently spam someone with an NSFW image. Anyone know if its being fixed or should I try to find another image host?

    DNA on
  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited July 2004
    It depends on how you were banned, bantron should be appending it, though, that thing is broken in ways I dont understand, and dont have time to fix.

    Oh, well since you never got around to having me look at that code you wanted me to look at before, maybe I could look at the bantron code. :P

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  • KungFuKungFu Registered User regular
    edited July 2004
    So, to be safe, why don't you try a different host instead of MicroTech or whoever so you won't be banned?

    I mean, like, permenately switch :O

    KungFu on
    Theft 4 Bread
  • Johnny SmashJohnny Smash Tucson, AZRegistered User regular
    edited July 2004
    we have a thing called "BANTRON"? that is so cool. this isn't a bad day, anymore

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  • KungFuKungFu Registered User regular
    edited July 2004
    Yeah, this bantron thing does sound interesting.

    We should totally have behind the scenes of the Monkey Den topic :o

    KungFu on
    Theft 4 Bread
  • DinostatorDinostator Registered User
    edited July 2004
    I bet Bantron is Duck's robot form.

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  • CainCain Registered User, ClubPA
    edited July 2004
    that's how jack turned into boobs.

    I use photobucket now.

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