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Stevie
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posted November 10, 2016 10:29 PM - penalty applied by Valeriy on 16 Nov 2016.
Edited by Stevie at 15:11, 14 Nov 2016.

Multiposting abuse

I have conducted an experiment in the context of creating multiple threads by pressing the submit button multiple times in quick succession and I found the results a bit shocking. With something [edited out for safety] I was able to create over 20 pages of VW threads in an instant (post count went up by over 400 replies). How this is possible is beyond me, but it's clear that this can be abused with potentially harmful consequences for the forum. If there's any form of protection from this it should definitely be implemented asap.

And on this note I must also apologize for the aftermath of my actions, I'm sure Corribus will be more than displeased with it. If I could delete the threads myself I would definitely do it. In case I'm liable for punishment, I urge the mods to consider the purpose of my experiment which was only meant to provide a clearer view on the issue.

EDIT: Edited for safety, if mods want to know more I can provide info privately.
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fred79
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posted November 10, 2016 10:34 PM

lol, now you'll probably get a qp for identifying an actual problem. genius.

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PandaTar
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posted November 10, 2016 10:35 PM

It might not be a good idea explaining so openly how that happened. I mean, how to do it, you see.
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The_Polyglot
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posted November 10, 2016 10:40 PM

Yep, that was unwise. Not that I'd do it, I'm fresh out of silence, don't wanna go back in, but H4Troll for example might be tempted.
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Stevie
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posted November 10, 2016 10:42 PM

I'm being open for my sake as well. I know being a bit vague would be good for safety, but I don't want to send across the wrong idea.
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Neraus
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posted November 10, 2016 10:42 PM
Edited by Neraus at 22:43, 10 Nov 2016.

It explains what the problem is though, it's known that pressing more than once the submit button will make more posts at the same time.

Although I never saw this glitch applied to thread making, which is a good find, if a user without flood-protect accidentally presses the button more than once we're going to see the same thing, albeit on a much smaller scale for sure.
Don't blame him, the problem is with the submit button, how can he explain the glitch without saying he pressed it more than once?
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posted November 10, 2016 10:45 PM

He could explain in braille.
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verriker
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posted November 10, 2016 11:12 PM

cheers Stevie to find that nasty gaping loophole in the coding of the forum, give him a QP no need to penalize that,

mate just pass me a moderator sword and shield if you wish and I will quickly delete those threads for you, and certainly won't abuse the opportunity to delete H7 discussion thread and any other stinky Erwinite residue no sirree bob lol
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posted November 10, 2016 11:42 PM

If this is to end in fire, then we should all burn, together.
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tSar-Ivor
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posted November 10, 2016 11:43 PM
Edited by tSar-Ivor at 23:49, 10 Nov 2016.

Not to insult your intelligence Stevie but you need at least three stars to even attempt this due to flood-protection so this could only be done by the more 'respectable' members of HC, so it's not like a common troll could replicate this, and you should not have attempted this without approval.

Correct me if I'm wrong but you just created 20 extra pages worth of threads for Cor to delete, manually, one by one. If someone dropped such a large **** on my head I'd be friggin seathing, 20 by 20 so 400 friggin threads to delete. -.-'

I hope that ain't true and there's some automatic way of deleting a large amount of threads or else you're closer to getting the ban hammer than a QP mate .
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AlHazin
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posted November 10, 2016 11:57 PM

He just didn't give it much thought and tried the experience. Although the consequences are heavy it came from a good intention that could be retained for his defence.
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Stevie
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posted November 10, 2016 11:58 PM
Edited by Stevie at 01:05, 11 Nov 2016.

tSar-Ivor said:
Not to insult your intelligence Stevie but you need at least three stars to even attempt this due to flood-protection so this could only be done by the more 'respectable' members of HC, so it's not like a common troll could replicate this, and you should not have attempted this without approval.


You're really tempting me to test that. But it's not like irregular things like 4 or 5 posts in a row never happened. Ghost created threads with 0 replies just earlier, so I wouldn't exactly put it past this forum to allow other restrictions to be bypassed.
But at the end of the day, even if you're right and you really need 8 QPs to reproduce the issue, your argument doesn't invalidate the fact that the issue exists and can be abused at any moment by any of the "respectable members".

tSar-Ivor said:
Correct me if I'm wrong but you just created 20 extra pages worth of threads for Cor to delete, manually, one by one.


Only if you believe creating 400 threads in mere seconds is humanly possible. It isn't.

And I know the snow I've caused, I apologized for it. What more do you want me to do? What more can I do?
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Salamandre
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posted November 11, 2016 12:01 AM

Aren't threads in VW getting automatically deleted after a while? Then maybe moderators have nothing special to do, just wait.

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Gryphs
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posted November 11, 2016 12:01 AM
Edited by Gryphs at 00:06, 11 Nov 2016.

What exactly was the purpose of the experiment anyway? I mean this problem did not seem greatly apparent or relevant.
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Stevie
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posted November 11, 2016 12:08 AM

To see how much of an issue multiposting can be and maybe come with some solutions to prevent it.
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Geny
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posted November 11, 2016 12:13 AM

Salamandre said:
Aren't threads in VW getting automatically deleted after a while? Then maybe moderators have nothing special to do, just wait.

I give you the log. Every VW thread that ever existed was manually deleted by the mods. (except for those still there and those that were moved of course)
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Stevie
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posted November 11, 2016 12:14 AM
Edited by Stevie at 00:27, 11 Nov 2016.

More data to digest.
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Salamandre
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posted November 11, 2016 12:16 AM
Edited by Salamandre at 00:16, 11 Nov 2016.

Then you will need the administrator to create a script deleting all threads with a similar name.

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OhforfSake
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posted November 11, 2016 12:40 AM

Perhaps the other mods will help with deleting the threads, if Bruker, Maurice, Kiryu and Omega helps they "only" have to delete 80 threads each.

I am not certain it would be possible for a user with less than 8 qp's (thereby no flood protect), but I've seen people sometimes being able to bypass flood protect.
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Gryphs
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posted November 11, 2016 12:42 AM

Can any mods operate outside their appointed threads?
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