More flaming idiots (Community)

More flaming idiots // Community

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wing

Jul 9, 2001, 1:27am
Immigration Officer: Welcome to AlphaWorld! Please note: DO NOT GIVE YOUR PASSWORD TO *ANYONE*. See
http://www.activeworlds.com/help/aw31/password.html for more information.

First the bot testing and now they're being more blunt about it? How many fucking MORONS use AW anyway?

mike zimmer

Jul 9, 2001, 2:18am
I got gradutaion frum hih scool.

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moff piett

Jul 9, 2001, 4:28am
I find in our society this is a growing trend, not just in aw. In active
worlds it's something amazingly obvious like "don't give out your password",
on plastic model kits "do not eat the contents of this bag", and on
television warnings not to emulate the scenes shown. It's quite sad that
our society is catering and dumbing down to these idiots, instead of letting
them learn from their mistakes and becomming better people. Not only that
but people can sue and win for their own idiocy these days. Break into a
power substation with the intent to vandalise, become injured, and then
sue the company.. and win. What next? We better put warnings on every
single inch of road stating "Do not jump into traffic"... because if we
don't you know someone one day will sue a car manufacturer after being hit
by a car.

I'm all for warnings that are called for, but if we keep dumbing things
down people will rely more and more on these warnings and instructions and
we will only have to dumb things down more.

gamer

Jul 9, 2001, 4:29am
Yur, U'm Nurt un morom...I onleh lost mu cutizenship twuce....

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wing

Jul 9, 2001, 5:21am
Yeah. I was blowing stuff up today and low and behold, on the side of a bottle rocket "Warning: Flammable"

Then, on the firecracker packages (Mind you these particular ones were little ones that I've detonated in my closed fist and just
stung, not the big dawg killer ones that I take out young trees with) "Warning: Do not hold while lighting fuse." Next line said
"Warning: Do not pick up again afterwards"

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chucks party

Jul 9, 2001, 7:10am
LMAO! Good one Gamer, hahaha I'd say enough of them for them to put that notice.
Must be quite a few, lol There's a moron born every other second, lol

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goober king

Jul 9, 2001, 10:37am
And they all end in Juno.com, no doubt :P

Yet another of my 2001 predictions that came true... I hate it when I'm right. :P

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Goober King
Just call him Nostradamus...
rar1 at acsu.buffalo.edu

nornny

Jul 9, 2001, 11:35am
I must say, it isn't very attractive or appealing to walk into AW and have
the IO screaming at you not to give your password away. It's something not
to be ignored, I know, but still, it doesn't give you much of a happy vibe,
more paranoish. :)

Nornny

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facter facter@awsupport

Jul 9, 2001, 2:14pm
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And, DISPITE all of these warnings, dispite putting it up everywhere and
trying to make it so, we STILL get many, many stolen passwords each week. I
dont know what else to do but plaster that warning all over the place - its
the old story, how do you stop someone being malicious if they are really
intent on being so?

We catch people all the time, they form little groups of shared accounts -
what most of them fail to realise, is that they also all share IP
addresses - so what I do, is cross reference hacked account with every other
IP address on that, and trace them back. Usually, this way I find other
accounts that have been takent hat we wernt aware of.

Its policed alot, but its hard - I wish I could think of a better solution
than the one I have now, but its the best I can think of - its pretty hard
when people dont read and follow common sense though.

F.

facter facter@awsupport

Jul 9, 2001, 2:16pm
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Then please, give me another solution to the problem - if you can think of
something more effective, I am all ears - but you will be hard pressed to
think of anything effective to counter someone not using common sense...

F.

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budweiser

Jul 9, 2001, 2:50pm
I don't think he was directing it at you, I think it was more a reflection
on his view of a community where you have to put that type of stuff.
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nornny

Jul 9, 2001, 2:53pm
Well, instead of yelling it, just say "Welcome to Alphaworld, enjoy your
stay! :) And please don't give out your password to anyone. No AWCOM
employee will ask for it. Please report anyone that tries to imitates an
employee or citizen or uses any other method to try to get your password to
a peacekeeper or AWCOM <insert an email address or url>."

Smileys help a lot too, and should they read it, they'll be aware. :) It's
not your fault if someone loses their password, especially if they read the
IO message, so why bother, I wonder. If someone gets bitter and makes a big
scene, at least he/she will get even more people aware. :)

Maybe have a wall of shame on the website or a list of all the methods to
get a password that you have seen so others are aware. :)) Those always
help.

So be it if they're too stupid. Don't even bother to give them any regard if
they don't care to read about password safety and have an AWCOM imitator
steal their password, because i doubt you want a citizen that stupid running
around in AW. Rick and JP might want to attract the dumb masses, but I don't
think ANYONE in the universe wants AW to fall to that level. I mean, look to
see how much we hate Juno. lol.

Nornny

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holistic1

Jul 9, 2001, 2:58pm
And Lo, the stupid shall be with us always. Factor, no matter what security you
try to put in force, someone will always figure out how to get around it. If
the kiddies are idiot enough to give away their passwords, then let them figure
out how to get them back. If they can't, then the question begs to be asked:
"Do we really want to polute the AW gene pool further with having to hold their
hand and do their thinking for them?" As in all other aspects of the internet,
let the user beware. ActiveWorlds is doing a reasonable effort to control this
problem, but I sure wouldn't loose any more sleep over it if I were you.

Holistic1

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holistic1

Jul 9, 2001, 3:32pm
"Human beings can always be counted on," says Dean
Koontz in False Memory, "to assert with vigor their
God-given right to be stupid."

[View Quote] > Immigration Officer: Welcome to AlphaWorld! Please note: DO NOT GIVE YOUR PASSWORD TO *ANYONE*. See
> http://www.activeworlds.com/help/aw31/password.html for more information.
>
> First the bot testing and now they're being more blunt about it? How many fucking MORONS use AW anyway?

wing

Jul 9, 2001, 3:56pm
Hrmm. SHOOT THEM. Okay, so maybe that won't work. Hmmm.
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percipient

Jul 9, 2001, 4:36pm
"chucks party" wrote ...
There's a moron born every other second, lol

"There's a sucker born every minute." -- P. T. Barnum.
That was said quite a few years ago. I think we're up to one per second, or
so.

Percipient

j b e l l

Jul 9, 2001, 6:07pm
make sure they realize not to send anyone they're INI file either.. that contains they're password..

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syntax

Jul 9, 2001, 6:20pm
Well, I think this is why that Universe-wide message is being implemented in
3.2. Another solution could be to put "Never give your password out to
anyone" in that empty box in the citizen attributes box. *shrugs*
Maybe put something about it in the AW help files or on
http://www.activeworlds.com/worlds/alphaworld. Lots of things. Just gotta
look.
--
Syntax
syntax at swcity.net
www.swcity.net

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shred

Jul 9, 2001, 6:28pm
[View Quote] > Immigration Officer: Welcome to AlphaWorld! Please note: DO NOT GIVE YOUR PASSWORD TO *ANYONE*. See
> http://www.activeworlds.com/help/aw31/password.html for more information.
>
> First the bot testing and now they're being more blunt about it? How many fucking MORONS use AW anyway?


--
"Hyper Shadow": anyone here uh.. registered?
Shred: Yes, HS.
UEAK RaptorFox: *raises hand*
BERG: yeah me
"Hyper Shadow": shred
"fouad": hello all
Shred: Yes?
"Hyper Shadow": uh i got this new message from theimmigration officer saying do not give out password, but i never registered or got that message
Immigration Officer: Welcome to ziOn - home of www.awradio.com - let the rocking begin! That's right... Danny 2K (NXS) is back! Everyone be sure to send him Get Well Soon telegrams :)

--


Need I paste more?

wing

Jul 9, 2001, 6:43pm
Ahahahaha
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agent1

Jul 9, 2001, 7:09pm
Only if the person chooses to have the browser "remember" it.

-Agent1


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sw chris

Jul 9, 2001, 8:04pm
let em burn then. They need to learn.

SW Chris

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sw chris

Jul 9, 2001, 8:10pm
May I suggest better password and privelage password encryption? Sure, this
will only keep them out for a little while, but you never know.. it might
work. I've heard stories from a reformed hacker friend who says it's
relatively easy to steal a privelage password. Not sure about account pws.

SW Chris

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agent1

Jul 9, 2001, 8:41pm
Encryption won't help anything. The encrypted password goes in the INI file with the username, so that's all you need.

-Agent1

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moff piett

Jul 9, 2001, 11:38pm
Basicly have a warning once when they first immigrate and pick their
password. If you make them rely on warnings instead of common sense they
will only become more reliant on that. Soon you will have to have a huge 10
meg welcome msg telling them not to put their hands in blenders, not to
jump in front of traffic and so on. There is a fine line between an
important warnings and holding hands with idiocy. awcom has done more than
they should for these fools. If someone is stupid enough to give our their
password, a warning isn't going to help. Actualy the warning is scaring
some tourists, not wanting to pay for citizenship because obviously there
is some huge passworld security problem. Let them lose their citizenship
for a while, I'm sure after that they will be a little more suspicious next
time someone asks for their password. And if not.. well it's hardly awcom's
burden to raise the collective global inteligence... but please no more
welcome msg, that only serves to lower it.

syli

Jul 9, 2001, 11:57pm
Exactly! Bothers the heck out of me that some lady can put a hot cup of
coffee between her knees while exiting a drive thru, burn herself, SUE and
WIN a million bucks! Now they insist on giving me a lukewarm, half-filled
cup of coffee in a cardboard holder. Hot is hot whether its 150° or 250°.
Heh, it doesnt take a brain surgeon to figure out where hot drinks don't
belong. I agree society needs to stop catering to ppl w/brain leaks and let
them utilize their common sense, or lack of. Trojan warnings are probably
beneficial to worlds with large newbie volume, but im pretty tired of seeing
it in aw in general......especially over lukewarm coffee!

~Syli~


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sw chris

Jul 10, 2001, 2:44am
Well... if it's encrypted, the hacker friend can't very well use it can
they? Especially if that password encryption is based in part on some
dynamic variable... like the person's name or something.

SW Chris

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j b e l l

Jul 10, 2001, 7:09am
you've seen these people.. most of them can't even count their toes let alone remember a PW.. knowing them they have everything
using the same pw.. and it be the name of a car or something.. seriously..

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j b e l l

Jul 10, 2001, 7:10am
actually they can.. replace thier ini with the one they stole.. aw will decrypt it.. you won't know the password, but you also won't
need it.. the only way to stop this might be having several different encryptions.. so a person can't just use it, because they're
browser can't decrypt that type.. probably could crack it though.. and might be too much work for what it's worth heh..


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j b e l l

Jul 10, 2001, 7:12am
*applauds*

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