Submitted the following, just hope it gets a posting, otherwise, forget it, I won't be wasting my time submitting/. to stories...digg.com seems to appreciate my efforts more.
Here is a snippet from Xoops.org main site: "The main XOOPS.org website has been hacked by a destructive hacker in order to destroy the open source spirit of the XOOPS community, and promote another project (without their consent!). We have stopped the hacker..."
The other project is XOOPSCube
Here is a list of some of the damage:
1. Xoops title changed to read, "When you look long into the abyss, the abyss looks long into you". 2. User's PM settings deleted. 3. PM's returned with, "Are you seeing what I'm seeing? yes, I can see... dead people." 4. Posts dated years ago are marked current. 5. Avatar and Rank images deleted. 6. Mikhail Miguel from Brazil, a former supporter recently banned, gets User ID 1.
Looks like there may be dissention in the ranks. After just reviewing CMS, (Content Management Systems), I can say that this certainly raised a red flag for me.
Maybe it would be a good idea for sites like, http://www.opensourcecms.com/, to report this news and track projects with a history of security problems.
Need a shell script to mark/. articles for mod when mod points are delivered. Should be able to scrape the web page with wget. Make database entries. Send email with a tag to unleash points before expiry if any left. Some can be marked to grab a point automatically.
This is just a link list I'm putting together to enhance my slashdot power.
If anyone has others, please do tell.
This one is great to get an idea of story traffic and strong responses: http://alterslash.org/
I really like this one cause it makes slashdot into an audio broadcast: http://slashdotreview.com/
Wikipedia's great definition and information of Slashdot culture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slashdot
Someday maybe I will make my own Slash server: http://www.slashcode.com/about.shtml
I've only been stung once so far by excessive trolling, none the less its something to watch out for on Slashdot. Its usually people that like to argue for the sake of arguing and really don't have a clue what they are arguing about. http://www.answers.com/topic/slashdot-trolling-phenomena
Been slashdotted? Try this: http://www.mirrordot.org/
An interesting review of moderation: http://www.everythinginmoderation.org/2003/12/a_guide_to_slashdots_moderation_scheme.shtml
Please oh pllleeeeaaassseee, Expand the comment box! This will fix the wrap around bug, (You know, the one that inserts the dam space at the right side of the box limit?), when cutting and pasting long URL links AND stop the torture of creating posts in a tiny window. Would you want to work on a desk 3" x 6"? Its mental thumb screws!
Ok so this is just a request stuffed in a bottle and sent floating into a sea of great expanse.
I like to moderate. But I also like to participate. Thats how I successfully moderate.
Although I do undertand conflict of interest. There are topics and there are threads. I'd like to have our/. moderation rules restricted to just threads. Meaning I can still moderate inside a topic and participate. Although, if I moderate a thread, it becomes subject to roll back of moderation points and *not* the whole topic.
The value of the domain name is truly incredible. The internet domain name business.com was sold by Marc Ostrofsky of Texas, USA, on December 1, 1999 for US $7.5 million. In January of 2000, loans.com domain name was sold for $3 million. Recently, in December of 2003, Rick Schwartz sold his domain name men.com for $1.3 million. Some of the people would never sell their names.name goes second level like.com 11:30AM EST on 14 January 2004
ICANN www.icann.org "ICANN's role is very limited," ya right! To propose a new TLD : $45,000-50,000 which is non-refundable regardless of outcome. Come on, that's just a ridiculous money grabbing bureaucracy!
Whois database is a great SPAM engine.
Cyber squatting.pro - behind on its second level offering - Third level domains offered by providing only subdomain names like.law.pro.tv - A Verisign Company? www.tv - Example of squat, 3.tv $10,000/year - Suppose to be country code for Tuvalu http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/tv.html
Browser Behavior -Name without TLD defaults
IE 6.0.26 - defaults to <name>.com Mozilla 1.0.2 - Netscape search Konqueror 3.1.4 - Google search
-Name not registered IE 6.0.26 - Yeah.com Mozilla 1.0.2 - Alert Konqueror 3.1.4 - Unknown host error <br> Now that I look back on this post from long ago, it hits me like a hammer that this stuff actually slowing the rollout of other names. Firefox should be interesting. Oh and if you plan on a domain transfer, its work, with money grabbing all along the way. $300 from Domainsatcost to transfer a name in redemption, when delays were the fault of the organization. No phone answering possible at any time of the day. Toll Free lines are none existant, so its stressful to watch your long distance phone charge climb into the a couple of hours of waiting with no response! Finally the fax works, but you need 5-20 sheets of real big type to get a response. WARNING: This will cause you to bang your head aimlessly against the wall.