All That Chat board down

RaisedOnMusicals
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/10
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Posted: 1/10/11 at 01:06pm
The board has been down for almost a full day. Rumor is that it was hacked. I'd blame Spiderman for sure for obvious reasons.
<--------Curtain call, opening night of A Little Night Music, Dec. 13, 2009
fflagg
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/03
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Posted: 1/10/11 at 01:34pm
What would Seth Rudetsky do?
Do you know what happens when you let Veal Prince Orloff sit in an oven too long?
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
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Posted: 1/10/11 at 01:43pm
There were some posts on Thursday (or Friday?) regarding security issues. I never saw a reply from the mods.
"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
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Posted: 1/10/11 at 01:47pm
Eerie...
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
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Posted: 1/10/11 at 01:48pm
Why hack that boring board?
#sadandtransparent
scott68
Broadway Legend
joined:1/21/07
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Posted: 1/10/11 at 02:56pm
Definitely hacked, it's back up with the top post requesting no new posts:

"All That Chat has been hacked - please do not post.

All That Chat does not require Java or other programs installed on your computer to run - never authorize a requested download when on this site.

We recommend scanning your computer with an anti-virus program if you are unsure if a program has been downloaded.

If you aren't already running an anti-virus program, we recommend Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware which you can get at www.malwarebytes.org. It has a 30-day free trial you can use immediately."

As for why someone would hack it, anyone remember El Muhammed?
"Why, I make more money than... than... than Calvin Coolidge! PUT TOGETHER!"
~Lina Lamont


My name wasn't, isn't, and will never be Scott.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
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Posted: 1/10/11 at 10:14pm
Aaaaaand we're down again!
"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
Kalimba
Broadway Legend
joined:4/5/06
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 04:46pm
Oh my, what ever will poor Jesse21 do?
tourboi
Broadway Legend
joined:12/15/05
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 05:21pm
Start a blog for his "reviews" so he can be one teensy weensy step closer to thinking he's a real critic?

I kid, I kid, Jesse21.
Smaxie
Broadway Legend
joined:9/26/05
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 05:56pm
Every day it's down is like a present from God.
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
ghostlight2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/5/04
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 06:00pm
Really? If I had to choose b/w BWW and ATC, I'd pick ATC in a heartbeat. At least they weed out the children and repeat trolls. Sucks that anybody gets hacked, though.
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 06:13pm
I miss Vera.
"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
Smaxie
Broadway Legend
joined:9/26/05
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 06:16pm
Even with the cynics and children and cynical children of this board, it's less toxic than the environment over there.
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
ghostlight2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/5/04
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 06:31pm
That's why they make chocoate and vanilla, I guess, smaxie. I never see a gang mentality on ATC like I do here, banding together to attack a singular poster or make fun of disabled posters. Or endless pointless threads making fun of other threads. Or trolls that come back to disrupt intelligent discourse year after year under different names. I find BWW far more toxic than ATC.
At the very least, it IS reliably about broadway, and personal attacks are not allowed there.
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 06:40pm
At the very least, it IS reliably about broadway, and personal attacks are not allowed there.

That is, unless you're a longtime/established poster...in which case, you can pretty much say whatever you want without fear of deletion.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 06:46pm
I enrolled there but never posted. When I tried to post something a long time later, I got a message that I was "banned" from the site. No reason given.
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
orangeskittles
Broadway Legend
joined:1/8/05
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 08:26pm
They weed out "the children" by using a format so archaic that only the over-60 crowd who gave up technology circa-Windows 98 can tolerate it.
Like a firework unexploded
Wanting life but never knowing how
Updated On: 1/11/11 at 08:26 PM
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 09:53pm
^ LOL.

They are suggesting we scan our computer for viruses now.

"All That Chat will be offline until at least Tuesday, Jan. 12
If you have visited All That Chat in the last few days, please scan your computer with an anti-virus program. Avast, Malwarebytes and other programs are free or have a free trial period.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused."
#sadandtransparent
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 09:53pm
^.
#sadandtransparent
Updated On: 1/11/11 at 09:53 PM
musicalsFan
Broadway Star
joined:3/3/04
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 10:21pm
I use Linux.
No problems for me.

They weed out "the children" by using a format so archaic that only the over-60 crowd who gave up technology circa-Windows 98 can tolerate it.
Oh, really?

I've been on the internet since Windows 3.1 using dial-up.

Hardly someone who gave up technology circa-Windows 98.



AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 10:37pm
Karma's a bitch, Ann.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
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Posted: 1/11/11 at 11:19pm
http://talkinbroadway.com/allthatchat/d.php?id=1938960

They even work in a donation appeal!
"Don't patronize me, alright?" - BroadwayStar4
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
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Posted: 1/12/11 at 12:11pm
Day Three - it still has the "do not click or post - it may harm your computer" warning.
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
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Posted: 1/12/11 at 02:06pm
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#sadandtransparent
Updated On: 1/12/11 at 02:06 PM
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
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Posted: 1/12/11 at 02:14pm
Now they are begging for donations so they can afford a more secure server.

Screw them. They banned me for daring to ask about why someone else was banned.
indytallguy
Featured Actor
joined:7/13/08
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Posted: 1/12/11 at 04:19pm
I guess you're right it's technically begging, but the request is pretty innocuous form my perspective.

"For fans of All That Chat

The McAfee Secure yearly subscription is not something we can fund through our regular advertising and affiliate link receipts. If you would like to contribute to the funding, please do so through PayPal by clicking the button below. If everyone participates, it will only take a few dollars per poster."

You're clearly not a fan so I doubt any request would have been received well.