RobotMonkeyHæd

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  1. What the hell just happened?

    @IDGCaptainRussia Yes seriously. @Ryon For sure. I kinda isolated a bit for a minute there, really, dealing with that double post bug. Every time I would go to go on the forum, I just felt guilty. Like my job is to fix and prevent that kind of stuff, so instead I would just go on youtube and watch db management tutorials, read articles, and try to figure out how to fix the thing. But now that that's done, I'm starting to peek out of the cave again, and it's great to see a particular strange familiar face.
  2. What the hell just happened?

    What the hell just happened? A sunny christmas afternoon, family stuff is all done with, holiday noise is finally dying down, and me and my gf come home to our apartment. Great, time to release the 2nd x-mas present to the forum, awesome. So I sit down at my desk, go to log into the site, and... "Site Unavailable Contact Bluehost or, If You're The Site's Owner, Click Here for Details." ... Fuck. So I click. "Site is temporarily locked due to Malware / Viruses. Please contact Bluehost." Motherfuckers. On christmas no less. Enter Bluehost chat support. Basically goes like this: Me: "It seems our site is flagged for Malware, what happened?" BH: "We recommend using our trusted partner Sitelock to fix it! They'll scan all your files and remove all viruses!" ~That quick. No questions, nothing. Just pay Sitelock ~ Me: Do you have the list of infected files and the IP addresses that have accessed those files? BH: No we do not have The IP addresses that have accessed the file, but here's a list of the infected files. ~ At this point I begin download a back up of all the sites files from 3 days before ~ Me: Why can't I just replace the corrupted files with backups from a few days before, when we weren't infected? BH: We do not allow file restores on locked sites. ~ First off, what is that feature for, if not this? None the less, somehow, the files are downloading, and I still have FTP (back door) access... ~ Me: Ok I'll take a look, see what I can do, and if I do pay somebody it's going to be someone I trust that is not affiliated with bluehost. End of chat session 1 So seeing as how the backup files seem to be downloading just fine, I make the announcement on Discord, that the fix should only take a few hours. Finish downloading, and then upload the clean files to replace the old ones. I have the list of broken files so it should be easy enough. Then the download times out. Yea... our site is pretty freakin huge, especially considering that we do host the work of a few special creators. And so there goes the easy fix. Now it looks like I'm actually going to have to pay somebody to do this, because manually removing malware from files is beyond my abilities. Google. Within minutes, I'm finding articles upon blogposts of people having similar things happen to them through a variety of hosts. Apparently Sitelock is coupled with a ton of major hosting companies, and a ton of people have written articles about their site being basically held hostage by Sitelock who then demands an enormous amount of money to clean the site, and then even more for a yearly security package. "Shit, are we mid-scam right now?" I start thinking to myself. Either way, scam or not, I'm going to have to pay somebody to fix this, and there is no way in hell I'm pressing charges or pursuing this at all if it IS Sitelock, so it doesn't really matter. Outcomes the same. But I did find this one guy who wrote a ton of blog posts detailing Sitelocks misadventures, and he does the fix for pretty cheap. So I contact chat support again, to ask what Sitelock charges. Sales pitch for the monthly fees begins before the question is answered. I tell them I don't trust Sitelock and that this whole thing smells wrong, and that there is a zero percent chance that I'm paying monthly fees. I just want the thing fixed as quickly as possible. That's all. $300 for a 1 time fix is their going rate. And more than that per year for ongoing "protection". ...take a second to think about this. Considering the fact that most people are just going to fold and pay this, how much money... anyway Nope. The guy that writes about how messed up Sitelock's behavior is, charges half that. Aaaand so I contact that guy. White Fir Designs. He's ready to go, says he can have it done in a few hours. I also contacted this site, who never got back to me. So I post another announcement on Discord updating everyone, and then I talked with Aлескей. I figured if I'm going to pay someone to do this, HE's getting dibs on the job before anyone else, if he wants it. (Granted this could be incredibly difficult, requiring great skill and well worth compensation. And I'm prepared to pay someone anyway, so truth be told I should pay him if he's going to do it.) So he decides to take a look at it, and see if it's something he can do. I tell the White Fur guy that one of our staff's administrators is currently taking a look at it, but to please be prepared. If he can't fix it, we need it done quickly. He's ready to go, says it usually only takes him a couple hours. Great. I post another announcement on Discord saying Aлескей is giving it a shot, and if he can't do it, we got someone else lined up. I come home from work last night at fuck all o'clock in the morning, -3 degrees outside, and... what's this? Hell to the Mutherfucking Yes! Aлескей says the files should be good to go. I immediately get on Bluehost's chat support, and have them scan the site. And they come back with "The files are still infected. We're generating another malware.txt file in your root directory with the details. ....shit. I open up that file, and check this noise out: Yea. ...saga will be continued soon in this post... going out to dinner and movie with gf, (new star wars, finally!) Anyway, to be continued... Enter Bluehost chat support, act 3. I go back to Bluehost chat support, and tell them we had a professional coder clean the files, and also again that I don't trust sitelock. I posted the content of the malware.txt file in the chat and asked: "We are not a security company" "Files may contain false positives" "these files appear to contain maiclious code" "You are ultimately responsible for all of your content". So if we're responsible for all of our content, some of which may or may not contain malicious code according to the guess of Not a security company, then what the hell is our site actually locked for? "I'm sorry for the inconvenience. We'll scan the files." lol ok great. I leave for work. Come home and the site is back up... Ok, sweet! But, nothing changed since the last time except I used the words "cleaned by professional coder" and "I don't trust sitelock". And magically we passed their test. Abra-ca-friggin-dabra? So their first rescan wasn't done or done improperly ...perhaps they scanned a cached or older version of the files or somehow? I don't know. But Aлескей fix worked, and we're back up and running, and that's what matters most. I couldn't help but bother Aлескей at work to let him know his fixes fixed the site, and that we were back! Joy! Christmas is... srved. And as awesome as he is, no charge, fix was easy enough. Thank you kind sir. Saved the day, and quick and free! Aaaand we are back on our feet! And life on the forum can resume as usual. Wherever that hack came from... idk. Keep it mind that it very well could've been legit. This narrative is just what I went through trying to deal with it over the last couple days without much time to process, between work and x-mas. Although I am clearly not alone in my suspicions, they could still be misguided none the less. But all the passwords have been changed, and me and Aлескей are going to discuss it further soon, and see if we need to change any of our security measures. Soooo happy mugening guys! Sorry x-mas didn't turn out to be quite as fun as we'd planned. We'll just unwrap all the presents on new-years instead :)
  3. ~ Share Funny Pics, Gifs and Vids

    Can't stop laughing? Gif funny as shit? Post it here! We'll take gifs, pics, vids, articles, quotes, whatever. Just make sure it's Safe For Work. Disclaimer: No guarantees it's getting in. The News Staff has the final say about what they want to use in the news.
  4. What the hell just happened?

    Dude Aлескей is fucking godlike when it comes to this shit. Totally the hero in this story. And the database bs like 6 months ago. Speaking of good chums, I gotta say it to its great to see you. It's been a minute lol, I missed ya!
  5. Dude, your cover photo is magical.

    1. gui0007

      gui0007

      Hehe, thanks Boss. ;)

  6. 3rd present has been unwrapped! MFFA now has live chat! Check it out: 

     

    1. CoolAnimeHustler

      CoolAnimeHustler

      ʕु-̫͡-ʔु”-- Yay!

    2. RobotMonkeyHæd

      RobotMonkeyHæd

      @The Auditor this is what that "steal this post" thing was testing out :)

    3. The Auditor

      The Auditor

      Oooooh, that would explain everything

  7. Holiday Presents for the Forum

    ~ THIRD PRESENT UNWRAPPED! ~ CHAT POD IS UNLEASHED! Ladies and gentlemen, we now have chat. Live chat, in a little un-intrusive window that's accessible just about everywhere on the forum. And not only can you chat about your grandmothers hugs, but it handles picture embedding, let's you spice up your noise with your favorite onion head emojis, member tagging (just click their name), lets you turn sound notifications on and off, aaaaand keeps you up-to-date by auto-posting links to all forum activity. Links that open in new tabs, so they don't fuck with your scroll flow. This nifty little doohicky does it all. So, let the babble begin!!! Happy Hanukkah and Kwanza to those who celebrate! And happy un-hacked now to everyone at MFFA!!! Uber special thanks to Aлескей for that one :) Here's where you find it. Just click the little tab, and it'll pop out. And here's what it looks like. Oh yes. (You must have at least 3 posts before you're allowed to chat, in order prevent spam) One more to go....
  8. Holiday Presents for the Forum

    Holiday Presents for the Forum HOLIDAY PRESENTS FOR THE FORUM!!! This year, behind the scenes, I've been preparing a few special surprises for the forum :) I'm not giving any clues, no hints, no "sneak peaks" nada! I'll just say I think they're going to kick the site up a little bit, and I reeeallly hope you like em! There are 4 presents total, and a stocking stuffer that's not shown here, aaand here's the dates we'll tear the paper off these shiny new toys!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ December 8th ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bodhi Day: the presence of the presents is revealed... ~ December 21st ~ Winter Solstice, Soyal, Yalda ~ December 25th ~ Christmas, Newtonmas, Quaid-e-Azam's Day, Koliada, Pancha Ganapati, Decemberween ~ December 26th ~ End of Hanukkah, Beginning of Kwanza ~ December 31st ~ New Years Eve
  9. Anybody coming to the new timeline from the Holiday Presents thread, what do you think? 
    What do you like?  What don't you like?  What would you change?  

    Any and all feedback welcome, whatever you think we can do to make this thing better.

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    2. RobotMonkeyHæd

      RobotMonkeyHæd

      Hmm ok, I adjusted the css a little bit, actually made some small tweaks, downloaded firefox and tested it on that and chrome.  I was able to replicated the issue too, but it seems to be working ok for me now.  How is it on your end?

    3. Pluscross

      Pluscross

      It works on both for me.

    4. RobotMonkeyHæd

      RobotMonkeyHæd

      Excellent.  Thanks for reporting the issue.  Great to have someone lookin out :)

  10. Holiday Presents for the Forum

    lol they're being opened over the course of this week. I originally wanted to do them all on the 1st, but I didn't have the time to get all of it together, due to the malware issue, and general holiday chaos on my end. Oh life. But anyway.... ~ SECOND PRESENT UNWRAPPED! ~ TIMELINE FEATURE REVAMPED Once upon a time, we had a "What's New?" button on the top nav bar that brought you to this, how do I put it, "difficult to look at" activity stream. But now we have a snazzy new "Timeline" button, which brings you to this shiny new updated timeline, which I've done up in the theme of other social media sites like twitter and ye ol' fb. Lots of styling work went into this, pulling back certain text, pushing other text forward to make things easier to read, easier to pick out what people are actually saying, and who was saying it. The comments on posts got re-styled to get rid of that vertical line on the left, round out the edges, and space them properly from the sides. The discord widget was completely fuckin overhauled, and so was the user block widget. I also converted the popular topics list into a scrolling top 100 topics, and overall the sidebar might undergo some small changes over the next couple weeks / month as it gets settled in. The embeds got some attention, the nav bar and rss buttons got it too. The top area, custom stream menu (in the pic where it says "Posts by Members I follow") got completely redone. but... The pièce de résistance in this feature is the "What's on your mind?" button up top. It let's users add a new status update in the spirit of twitter-book, which rounds out the whole "timeline" theme. Aaaaaand there you have it. We now have a social media stream on MFFA lol have fun, enjoy! Put it to good use! Share shit, drop some fucked up memes on me! Happy Christmas, Newtonmas, Quaid-e-Azam's Day, Koliada, Pancha Ganapati and Decemberween!!!!!! (....aaand a little teaser. We, uh, "might" be voting on some new reaction emoticons to go with it soon, member submissions welcome :)
  11. What the hell just happened?

    Finished up the story in the first post. And yea pretty much. Sitelock is like "Level 40 bork-storm!" Forum paralyzed, and attempts to deal 300 damage to RMH Алескей is like "Level 50 unbork!" Forum wakes up, and RMH takes no damage Now we talk and try to figure out if that bork storm really did come from Sitelock, or if there could be someone else nearby.
  12. Here's the story of what just happened to the site.  For those interested, beware, it's a long one, and I'm still not finished writing it:

     

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  14. Holiday Presents for the Forum

    Top nav bar, under Home > Clubs
  15. The first X-Mas present for the forum has been unwrapped!  Check it out here...

  16. Holiday Presents for the Forum

    ~ FIRST PRESENT UNWRAPPED! ~ CLUBS FEATURE OPENED The Clubs feature is now open for business!!! Wtf are clubs you ask? Clubs are like little mini forums within the forum. They each have their own moderators who can manage club members and create topics sections. And in those topics sections, members can post topics. Almost like groups on Facebook. Anyone can start one, and when you do you automatically become the groups Owner. You can then make other group members moderators or leaders. (mods can manage content, leaders can manage content and members). And of course, Global Mods still have run of the show lol They still have all the same authority over the club leaders like any other members. Aaaand with all that being said, have at it! It's all you, go nuts, create clubs for anything and everything! Have discussions about wtf ever you want! Check the top nav bar, and click Clubs to check it out! Friendly suggestion, anyone looking to form Mugen Content Creation teams might find this a really useful tool for doing so...
  17. Some testing noise

     

  18. The logout bug returned momentarily, but should be solved now.  Can anyone confirm the fix?

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    2. A person

      A person

      Confirmed to be fixed, just clicked home button and wasn't logged out.

    3. RobotMonkeyHæd

      RobotMonkeyHæd

      Alright, nice.

      I guess Bluehost had some issues a couple days ago.  Whatever it was it seems to have reset the server side Varnish caching back to on, which is the cause of this bug.  So I set it back to off, cleared the server side cache, and cleared the forums cache, and it looks like were good now.  Same fix as before :)

    4. Flare-Gamer-64

      Flare-Gamer-64

      That was really annoying. Thank god is it's fixed.

  19. Holiday Presents for the Forum

    No clues lol
  20. New Status (testing 1 2 um 12)

  21. Kinda not surprised. That was one of the characters I learned on, fixing up a couple of his hypers, and debugging a couple random things. But his code was a shit storm. Nothing was properly labeled, commented, named, or separated. Turning that into something really nice would've taken a LOT of work. More than I was willing to put forth anyway. But, to be fair, it was a very decent start. I mean it COULD have been turned into something really nice with the proper overhaul. Too bad to hear this isn't it.
  22. Hello Eveyone, Im Shun

    Hey, welcome to the forum! Hope you enjoy your time here, and find everything you're looking for. Please, no worries, but just for future reference, usually if you're releasing something, the spot to post it is the [ RELEASES ] section. You'll see it on the front page. It breaks down into further sub-sections for specific types of releases, and I believe the one you're looking for is here: http://mugenfreeforall.com/index.php?/forum/190-compilations/ Again, no worries, we know it takes a minute to get acclimated to the place. Hope you like what you find here :)
  23. Vote here on what game you think the next Ikemen tourney should be!  Then sign up, and whoop some ass at mugen online, and share your beat down videos with the community!
    http://www.strawpoll.me/14450503

    1. Flare-Gamer-64

      Flare-Gamer-64

      Haven't played any of those and don't have any characters from said game ether so I didn't vote at all.

    2. RobotMonkeyHæd

      RobotMonkeyHæd

      If you're interested you can either download them or find links to their release threads here:

       

    3. Ricepigeon

      Ricepigeon

      As much as I like the fact that Touhou is winning by a landslide, can we at least wait until version 2.5.0 comes out? We've got some huge changes coming with that one.

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