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#1 Posted by Jetshade (867 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope the admiring words about this guy are a joke because he's a total tool. Anyone could also run over a bunch of pedestrians with their car just to prove how easy it is. And he claims he's not bragging about it even as he writes that idiotic nonsense? He's just another pathetic loser crying for attention. 

#2 Edited by Jetshade (867 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek_the_lost@CATPANEXE:  
 
First I want to say that I very much appreciate our hard-working moderators and staff, and don't envy them the task of having to deal with this mess. I haven't been with CV since the beginning (I joined in 2008), but after starting this thread I now realize that vandalism on this scale might be unprecedented in the history of the site.  
 
However, the uneven response to the vandalism indicates that there isn't a clear contingency plan in place for when something like this does occur. The response from some of the mods was to post wiki task awards for fixing the pages. But by doing so, they were essentially telling us that the damage to the pages was irreversible and could not be rolled back. So naturally people set about performing the wiki tasks and I don't blame them. But I was never in favor of this solution and called for rollbacks in my original post. Besides completely skewing everyone's wiki point totals (a secondary concern), who knows what cached versions we are copying and pasting from and how much material will still be lost?   
 
It wasn't until the next day that we finally heard from Staff saying that the pages can indeed be rolled back and that we should cease and desist with the fixes. Which is great, but with the general chaos of all the fixing already going on, it is unlikely the pages will ever completely return to how they were before the vandal struck.  
 
I'm not a mod so I apologize if I am speaking out of line, but I'm hoping that procedures can be implemented so that if/when this happens again, there can be a faster and more ordered response. I'm even in favor of drastic measures like freezing everyone's ability to make edits until a crisis is over if that is what it will take.  
#3 Posted by Jetshade (867 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man said:

Just so you all know, pages can be rolled back and have been. There's no need to copy from a cached. But thanks.

Maybe I'm missing something, but there are a number of pages that are still in a destroyed state: 
 
Zatanna  
Poison Ivy
Starfire 
Wonder Girl 
Supergirl 
 
And I'm sure there are more out there. Please advise.  
#4 Posted by Jetshade (867 posts) - - Show Bio
@G-Man said:

Just so you all know, pages can be rolled back and have been. There's no need to copy from a cached. But thanks.

First truly good news I've heard since this all started. So all of the pages are rolled back? We can suspend all copying measures at this point?  
#5 Posted by Jetshade (867 posts) - - Show Bio
@Billy Batson said:

I could do Zatanna's but@Jetshade: is the top editor, she could do it.
BB

I'd love to, but I'm staring at a 12-hour shift at work today so won't be able to get to it right away.  
#6 Posted by Jetshade (867 posts) - - Show Bio

According to Huntress it could be more than one. A copycat, or an accomplice, or maybe the same person with multiple accounts. 

#7 Posted by Jetshade (867 posts) - - Show Bio
@Illuminatus said: 
I don't think we should be worrying about him/her right now. The pages that have been irreparably damaged should be the primary focus of the staff members and community.
I agree that the pages are the priority now, but it was important to find out if the vandal is still able to edit or not. Otherwise s/he could continue to vandalize pages faster than we can fix them. 
#8 Posted by Jetshade (867 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:

@Jetshade said:

There MUST be a way for the mods (or certainly CV Staff) to check a record of all the page edits and by which user.

The unfortunate fact of the matter is that there is no submission history for pages. This is something that LAMP said he'd be rolling out this year, but we haven't heard anything about it in months.

So this worthless amoeba can just keep going on his merry way and there's no way to identify him? That's just great.  
#9 Posted by Jetshade (867 posts) - - Show Bio

There MUST be a way for the mods (or certainly CV Staff) to check a record of all the page edits and by which user. Once identified, they should ban the vandal permanently and block any further attempts to create a new ID from that IP address. I can't believe that the staff of this website would not have the means to do this -- at the very least, they should be able to identify the vandal and nullify his account. 

#10 Posted by Jetshade (867 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress:  
Thanks Huntress. Yes I've seen the mods offering 100 point bounties to fix the pages and if that is all they can do, it makes me even more depressed. It's inconceivable to think that years of work by numerous editors will have to be rewritten from scratch because of one vandal. Staff has to be able to intervene and reset those pages.