Earlier today, user trainwrecka posted in the Tapatalk thread. He, um, he's in favor of it.
4 days until Transition Day, btw.
Dear Annie pokes her
his head in here to give us an ardent plea, gets its own tiny, tiny announcement at the top of the page and everything:
Malware on Signature Image Hosting Site
Please use the Staff Inbox to report signatures containing these links so that we can remove the links
and notify members as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Holy fuckballs. Fair warning, which to be fair I should have remembered, it's really, really important that you aren't drinking a beverage while browsing MTGS, I almost snorted Jack Daniel's fine Southern-style bourbon
milk out of my nose!
There is no end to the hilarity inherent to this statement.
1. First and foremost: waaaaat? You guys didn't know
about this? Jesus Christ on a bike, I'm just browsing from a shitty laptop computer I bought (with cash) at a pawn shop for $100 and using Linux, and I honestly thought that the reminder on the right bar was just noting the nullware (malware that has been nullified): I never for a second thought that you guys with all your fancy computational equipment didn't know about this for the months I've been doing this! I think at one point I even reported it to Josh's server, 'cuz every
once in a while I do remember that underneath the layers of spray paint my hat's still white. I guess that's what you get for being "thre notzi mod", Annie: sorry that being a dick to people means that they're going to laugh at your hamfisted attempts to run a website instead of being helpful and telling you about the malware.
2. Second, "will be adding the link to the censor shortly"? Waaaat? There's only two reasons why I can think that you haven't done so, you know, already
: 1. Ned from the Geek Squad wasn't sure how to do so, and needs to spend some time Googling to figure out what he needs to do; 2. you've somehow reached the point where not hurting the feelings of neckbeards on the internet is more important than protecting your userbase from virus-spewing malware redirects. Either way, are you fucking kidding me!?
3. Third, using the Staff Inbox? THE STAFF INBOX? You've... got to be kidding. So, rather than giving us a direct report
feature to tell, oh I dunno, Bibi, that molester guy, or Ned from the Geek Squad, you want me to report it to you, Feyd, and I guess Senori? Who will then.... report it to Bibi, that molester guy, or Ned from the Geek Squad? Yeah, that's efficient. Tell me, how does it feel to blatantly have your superiors make up busy-work for you to do to feel validated?
4. You... you want us to report offending sigs/avvys, but don't tell us how to do that?
Thereby guaranteeing that you'll be wading through a pile of useless false positives instead of spending the 3 minutes in your announcement to tell us what qualifies as a malicious redirect, what tools and steps we should take to figure out if the possibly offensive sig/avvy fits the proverbial bill, etc.? Like I said before, it's the opposite of difficult, my computer does it automatically. Sure, I could
help you out here, tell my
readership at least what to look for, but we both
know it's lulzier if I don't.
5. Pretty appropriate that you're wearing that Red Shirt in your avvy there, Annie. Did you have to draw straws to see which middle-man was going to get thrown to the dogs
make this announcement, or did you volunteer to become the worthless mouthpiece? Pro tip: you suck at it.
7. Here's a complete list of the offending sigs: https://www.google.com/#filter=0&q=inur ... ation.com+
You're seriously telling me you don't know how to Google "inurl:forums.
mtgsalvation.com [img] joshuagerber.com"?
[By the way, I in no way condone using one of those sigs and the ability to wrap image tags as a form of malicious trolling, even though it'd be totes easy]
Ugh, I think I could go on like this, but I won't, so I'll just close with:
He's in Scherz, Texas. Get him.