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« on: August 05, 2007, 10:06:44 PM »

Gay Gamer, my second favorite game news site (behind ol' GT), just posted this:
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Hello, faithful readers:
As you might have noticed, we have had some connection issues in the last few days and now the site is completely down. I'm sad to say that we have been the target of homophobic hackers. Thankfully, they didn't get to our database so all of our stuff is still intact. At this point we are just waiting for our service provider to ensure everything is good before putting the server back online.
Hopefully, this will be resolved by the end of this weekend, so please keep checking back. You can't keep a good gay gamer down, so we'll be back before you know it, serving up all the sassy game content you can handle.
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That's some horrible stuff. It's amazing to me that somebody would have that much time on their hands, as well as that much ignorant hate, to hack a site like this. It's not really surprising, seeing how prevalent anti-queer sentiment is in this country (and the world).
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2007, 10:15:06 PM »

Blame religion.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2007, 11:40:53 PM »

Did the hackers do anything specific that indicates the attack was due to homophobia? Or is it just assumed because of the site in question?
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2007, 12:10:11 AM »

'Fruit Brute'?  icon_lol great handle!
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2007, 12:17:14 AM »

I didn't realize that hackers needed a reason to do this.  I always just sorta figured they did it because they're hackers.
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007, 01:04:55 AM »

Quote from: GatorFavre on August 05, 2007, 10:15:06 PM

Blame religion.

Cough..bull****
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2007, 01:17:35 AM »

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on August 05, 2007, 11:40:53 PM

Did the hackers do anything specific that indicates the attack was due to homophobia? Or is it just assumed because of the site in question?

Yes, according to this "someone began flooding the site's forums and chat room with hate speech, including some death threats, and over-sized images meant to bog down the site". 
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2007, 01:27:07 AM »

Quote from: Arclight on August 06, 2007, 01:04:55 AM

Quote from: GatorFavre on August 05, 2007, 10:15:06 PM

Blame religion.

Cough..bull****

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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2007, 01:36:40 AM »

normally at stuff like this i would say why the hell were they attacking gamers just because they were gay,surely if they like games it shouldnt matter etc,etc

but then again,i think,why the f*** have the gay people singled themselves out like that,with their own gay gamers site?

surely any gaming site(this one for instance)is good enough for all...right?

i dont know,perhaps thats offensive....they have say,British only communities,and Canadian or American only,so i guess this is the same

and yes,i did answer my own question in the same post..............i have started to do that a lot
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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2007, 01:49:15 AM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 06, 2007, 01:36:40 AM

but then again,i think,why the f*** have the gay people singled themselves out like that,with their own gay gamers site?

Because other sites, including this one at times, degrade homosexuals by calling things/people "gay" in a negative tone and telling other members to turn in their man-card because they aren't being macho.  Yet lesbianism is strongly encouraged.
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007, 02:33:54 AM »

Quote from: GatorFavre on August 06, 2007, 01:49:15 AM

  Yet lesbianism is strongly encouraged.

are you against lesbianism?  turn in your man card.  now.

Tongue just in case it's not obvious )
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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007, 02:52:16 AM »

CheapyD speaks highly of the crew at the GG site.

I don't really know much about them.

Question: if they determine who hacked the site (assuming the claims are true about the hate speech etc) could they be charged with a hate crime?
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007, 03:13:06 AM »

Quote from: ATB on August 06, 2007, 02:52:16 AM

CheapyD speaks highly of the crew at the GG site.

I don't really know much about them.

Question: if they determine who hacked the site (assuming the claims are true about the hate speech etc) could they be charged with a hate crime?

It was GG..

and it was taken down....


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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2007, 04:32:49 AM »

Shouldn't that be something like "Gaymer"?  Gay Gamer sounds like stuttering.  However, I imagine it's too late to change something like that anyway.

Anyway, sorry to hear about this, but at least they have their info backed up.  That's why all you kids at home should make sure your parents always run backups on the interwebnettube servers.
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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2007, 02:07:39 PM »

 paranoidHey anyone got a place I can hide out for a couple of nights? I got Gaymers looking for me paranoid
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« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2007, 02:37:48 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on August 06, 2007, 04:32:49 AM

Anyway, sorry to hear about this, but at least they have their info backed up.  That's why all you kids at home should make sure your parents always run backups on the interwebnettube servers.

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Quote from: unbreakable on August 06, 2007, 04:32:49 AM

Shouldn't that be something like "Gaymer"?  Gay Gamer sounds like stuttering.  However, I imagine it's too late to change something like that anyway.

Wouldn't Gaymer be derogatory for a gay merman?  PC people! PC!  icon_wink
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« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2007, 03:17:39 PM »

Quote from: ATB on August 06, 2007, 02:52:16 AM

Question: if they determine who hacked the site (assuming the claims are true about the hate speech etc) could they be charged with a hate crime?

Yes, if the associaton / organization that owns the site is regsistered in Canada.

My feelings about this are the same as my feelings about any hacking; WTF somebody did all that work for free!!  icon_eek
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2007, 06:02:40 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on August 06, 2007, 03:13:06 AM

Quote from: ATB on August 06, 2007, 02:52:16 AM

CheapyD speaks highly of the crew at the GG site.

I don't really know much about them.

Question: if they determine who hacked the site (assuming the claims are true about the hate speech etc) could they be charged with a hate crime?

It was GG..

and it was taken down....


LAPORTE!!!!!!!!!  icon_twisted

how did i know who wrote this before looking to the left?

hackers are like mountain climbers.  "i did it because it's there, and i can prove it."  the one time we were hacked at work, the guy did a simple home page hijack and gave us the answer to how it was done.  stupidly simple hack, and a glaring oversight by the guy who set up the web page/server.  a log file with plain text user/password combined with a static strong password.  took a few hours and cost us in some consultant time, but considering the possibilities of what he could have done, we got off light.

this looks like a crowley drive by attack combined with some simple dos limited to a few ip's.  brute force destruction as opposed to the careful exploit of a site vulnerability.  should be back up soon.  much easier to ID and block IP's than it is to find the hole in your security and fix it.
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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2007, 08:47:00 PM »

That's unfortunate. I like the site and actually read it from time to time just because I enjoy their opinions. It's good to hear that everything on the site is intact though and they didn't lose anything.
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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2007, 09:10:00 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2007, 09:17:27 PM »

Apparently its back up. The site admin was quoted as saying "Faaabulous!"
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« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2007, 09:33:45 PM »

 icon_eek

holy jumpin' giant monsters, batman.  forget everything else. check out their link to the trailer for the movie D-War in their tabletop gaming section!  http://gaygamer.net/tabletop_gaming/ 

i think i just lost all control of my bodily functions... 
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« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2007, 10:11:14 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on August 06, 2007, 09:33:45 PM

icon_eek

holy jumpin' giant monsters, batman.  forget everything else. check out their link to the trailer for the movie D-War in their tabletop gaming section!  http://gaygamer.net/tabletop_gaming/ 

i think i just lost all control of my bodily functions... 

Could you send the link over here the.... I apologies, but I did try. However the first sentence on that web site just made me lose control of my digestive system icon_frown.
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« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2007, 10:41:02 PM »

Quote from: juniordan on August 06, 2007, 10:11:14 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 06, 2007, 09:33:45 PM

icon_eek

holy jumpin' giant monsters, batman.  forget everything else. check out their link to the trailer for the movie D-War in their tabletop gaming section!  http://gaygamer.net/tabletop_gaming/ 

i think i just lost all control of my bodily functions... 

Could you send the link over here the.... I apologies, but I did try. However the first sentence on that web site just made me lose control of my digestive system icon_frown.
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seems like I still got some ways to go.......Sorry  icon_frown
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« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2007, 11:37:57 PM »

I just checked it out.  It's a pretty good site but a little "too" gay for me.  I have nothing against it but when I want to read about games I only want to read about games-I don't want the gay/heterosexual slant.
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« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2007, 01:09:20 AM »

Quote from: juniordan on August 06, 2007, 09:10:00 PM

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it needs to be in leather with a bigger gamepad, like the N64 controller and the A & B buttons placed over the nipples.  You know where the joystick goes  icon_twisted
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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2007, 01:52:15 AM »

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Quote from: juniordan on August 06, 2007, 09:10:00 PM

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it needs to be in leather with a bigger gamepad, like the N64 controller and the A & B buttons placed over the nipples.  You know where the joystick goes  icon_twisted

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« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2007, 02:55:58 PM »

Quote from: juniordan on August 06, 2007, 10:11:14 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 06, 2007, 09:33:45 PM

icon_eek

holy jumpin' giant monsters, batman.  forget everything else. check out their link to the trailer for the movie D-War in their tabletop gaming section!  http://gaygamer.net/tabletop_gaming/ 

i think i just lost all control of my bodily functions... 

Could you send the link over here the.... I apologies, but I did try. However the first sentence on that web site just made me lose control of my digestive system icon_frown.
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seems like I still got some ways to go.......Sorry  icon_frown

here

although you DO realize extreme homophobia usually masks some latent issues, right?

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« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2007, 02:32:12 AM »

That trailer is cool.  The top 20 gayest videogame character articles are pretty funny too.
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« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2007, 02:35:59 AM »

holy crap that trailer looked awesome!!!  GIVE ME DUBBED VERSION NOW!!!!
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« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2007, 09:21:28 AM »

Quote from: Canuck on August 06, 2007, 11:37:57 PM

I just checked it out.  It's a pretty good site but a little "too" gay for me.  I have nothing against it but when I want to read about games I only want to read about games-I don't want the gay/heterosexual slant.

Yeah, not my cuppa tea. I don't think any preference you have sexually has a place in gaming...but hey, thats just me.
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« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2007, 01:38:18 PM »

I heard an interview with those guys on Major Nelson's podcast a few weeks ago. I went to the site to check it out and it was too gay for me too.  Peoples' sexual preferences are their own business and I respect that.  Just keep it out of my face.
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« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2007, 02:13:27 PM »

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I went to the site to check it out and it was too gay for me... Just keep it out of my face.

Well you did go there right?
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« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2007, 03:14:16 PM »

Quote from: denoginizer on August 08, 2007, 01:38:18 PM

Just keep it out of my face.

Totally.  Heterosexuals like us make sure that our preferences are never flaunted in the media on television, in movies, in books, or newstands.  You'd never know we existed!
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« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2007, 03:20:09 PM »

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Totally.  Heterosexuals like us make sure that our preferences are never flaunted in the media on television, in movies, in books, or newstands.  You'd never know we existed!

wait a minute, I thought MS Pod People were all asexual beings......   Tongue
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« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2007, 08:02:21 PM »

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Quote from: denoginizer on August 08, 2007, 01:38:18 PM

Just keep it out of my face.

Totally.  Heterosexuals like us make sure that our preferences are never flaunted in the media on television, in movies, in books, or newstands.  You'd never know we existed!

Exactly.
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« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2007, 11:33:04 PM »

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Quote from: Brendan on August 08, 2007, 03:14:16 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on August 08, 2007, 01:38:18 PM

Just keep it out of my face.

Totally.  Heterosexuals like us make sure that our preferences are never flaunted in the media on television, in movies, in books, or newstands.  You'd never know we existed!

Exactly.

Joke or not getting the sarcasm? It's too nuanced for me to tell!
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Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on August 08, 2007, 02:32:12 AM

The top 20 gayest videogame character articles are pretty funny too.

That was pretty funny.  Also... #1 no surprise at all.
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« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2007, 02:06:51 AM »

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Quote from: denoginizer on August 08, 2007, 08:02:21 PM

Quote from: Brendan on August 08, 2007, 03:14:16 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on August 08, 2007, 01:38:18 PM

Just keep it out of my face.

Totally.  Heterosexuals like us make sure that our preferences are never flaunted in the media on television, in movies, in books, or newstands.  You'd never know we existed!

Exactly.

Joke or not getting the sarcasm? It's too nuanced for me to tell!

I have found that the only real way to respond to sarcasm is with more sarcasm.

Seriously.  I don't like to see public displays of affection by heterosexual couples either.  If a straight D-Bag ran a web site with a slogan like "for guys who like women with big cans" I wouldn't want any part of that site either.
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