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Although there was not a major feature release today, (The update had/currently has many in-development bugs) I will be adding username protection, (your username is unique to you) and you can pre-reserve your username by going to UniChat and typing any message!

If your username somehow contains any character that is not a letter, a number, or an underscore, please clear the cookies for the UniChat page, or just clear browsing data. You can then enter a username that only contains those characters.
IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS AND YOU USERNAME CONTAINS THE AFOREMENTIONED CHARACTERS, YOUR USERNAME WILL NOT BE RESERVED
The site has been turned off due to abuse. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It will be back up, eventually.
_iPhoenix_ wrote:
The site has been turned off due to abuse. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It will be back up, eventually.


Awwww...
jcgter777 wrote:
_iPhoenix_ wrote:
The site has been turned off due to abuse. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It will be back up, eventually.


Awwww...


I am really, really sorry to those who actually enjoyed the service (6-7 people, it seems).

It was simply too much abuse, caused by people being immature and intentionally breaking rules, because it is “funny” and “cool”.

I excercised administrative powers and prevented them from continuing the abuse.

I hated doing it.
_iPhoenix_ wrote:
jcgter777 wrote:
_iPhoenix_ wrote:
The site has been turned off due to abuse. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It will be back up, eventually.


Awwww...


I am really, really sorry to those who actually enjoyed the service (6-7 people, it seems).

It was simply too much abuse, caused by people being immature and intentionally breaking rules, because it is “funny” and “cool”.

I excercised administrative powers and prevented them from continuing the abuse.

I hated doing it.


What rules were broken?
Spam -- Just users typing " " (1 space) and pressing "Send", done ~10-15 times.
SM84CE wrote:
Spam -- Just users typing " " (1 space) and pressing "Send", done ~10-15 times.


It was more than that.

Over 500 spam messages were sent today.

Emojis, excessive swearing, username abuse, and spam.
And there's a bot (I think) -- Drewster30 >> whenever you send something, Drewster30 "replies" with a " ".

UniChat is a great idea, until bad bots attack... Time for ~ReleaseTheSpamCatchingBots
When's it going to come back? I miss UniChat...Sad
SM84CE wrote:
And there's a bot (I think) -- Drewster30 >> whenever you send something, Drewster30 "replies" with a " ".


No. Drewster30 is one of my good friends (well, I’m really ticked at him today, he was the perpetrator of this mess) It was a glitch due to internet lag that they (the other spammers) exploited.
Oh, sorry Drewster30, I misunderstood this, Hope the ~SpamCatcherBots will do their thing and turn the spammers into calculators... (Universal Paperclips is now Universal Calculators!! Smile Smile )
what was wrong with emojis? I never used any, but I saw the rule, and wondered why.
john35588 wrote:
what was wrong with emojis? I never used any, but I saw the rule, and wondered why.


Because there's the one user that will do this, and to me, that is super annoying and does not convey messages clearly.
There was a glitch while I was testing the spam filter just doing yet 5 times. After that, I believe that a combination of the schools poor excuse for WiFi and the computer I was on, resulted in multiple (lots) of messages set. Then with the way that people (some of my friends) are they thought it was ok to spam. I do complement _iPhonix_ on using his admin abilities to stop the problem and am extremely sorry for the inconvenience.
-Drewster30
SM84CE wrote:
And there's a bot (I think) -- Drewster30 >> whenever you send something, Drewster30 "replies" with a " ".

UniChat is a great idea, until bad bots attack... Time for ~ReleaseTheSpamCatchingBots
I hope the spam bots don’t kill me.
SM84CE wrote:
Oh, sorry Drewster30, I misunderstood this, Hope the ~SpamCatcherBots will do their thing and turn the spammers into calculators... (Universal Paperclips is now Universal Calculators!! Smile Smile )



I just want to say that Drewster is a great person IRL.

This one incident is not all his fault. Here is what happened:

I was working with a friend (DKKing) on an unrelated school-related programming project at school.

Someone asked me how my “Social Network thing” was going, and Drewster asked, “Yeah, what happened to that?”

So, I gave him (Drewster) the link, but he didn’t like his username (“Drewster30”) and opened an Incognito window with a UniChat tab, and created an account called “Billy”.

He promptly had a conversation with himself. For ten whole minutes. (And it was hilarious, too)

Other, less, uhh, “civilized” people intentionally tried to break rules. One of them, the guy who asked how this was going initially, asked me, “Can I test Emoji’s? Just once?”

I said yes, and other people took it as an excuse to start spamming Emoji’s.

This was funny at first (I laughed, then reprimanded them, asking them to stop), but it quickly got worse from there.

It started when someone started spamming “g” on their fifth account (5 different incognito windows), but I didn’t notice this. I see Drewster in the corner of my eye, giggling madly and pressing the enter key probably more than he should. Drewster had started spamming “Yes”, and it quickly flooded out the “g”’s I got a little mad at him.

Well, this made him start spamming other things. Mostly spaces, though, and some other people thought it was funny enough to get in on the action, too.

Well, my IRL efforts to prevent this assault on my site failed spectacularly. So, I whipped out my phone, signed into Firebase, and set write privileges to false. Now, they could still send messages client side, but they wouldn’t be stored.

They still didn’t stop, so I went to github, and turned off the site.

I then posted on Cemetech about five minutes after it happened (5 minutes because that’s how long it took the school’s WiFi to load Cemetech).

Although this action seems weird, Drewster and I just had a FaceTime call, and we decided, together, that he should be promoted to a Moderator (which is a new position I’m creating that is basically an admin that cannot ban or delete messages)

I came to this conclusion in several ways:

1) The speed and accuracy at which he spammed was amazing and showed talent.
2) I’ve known him for a very long time, and trust him.
3) They (lead by him) accomplished what I asked them to do: find bugs and exploits, report them to me, and tell me what you think of the service in general.
4) I handled the situation badly (I was unnecessarily rough towards him in text messages as well as IRL, during and after the incident) and owe him something.

I will try and get the site up and spam-proof in less than a week, but it might be hard due to IRL obligations.

Please don’t be evil.
Spamming speed?!?! We need to learn from him! Just Joking Just Joking
SM84CE wrote:
Spamming speed?!?! We need to learn from him! Just Joking Just Joking


Although it is possible to do it thousands of times faster with scripts, he peaked at nearly 15 messages per second.

(Try beating him in SAX)
Just Joking
_iPhoenix_ wrote:
SM84CE wrote:
Spamming speed?!?! We need to learn from him! Just Joking Just Joking


Although it is possible to do it thousands of times faster with scripts, he peaked at nearly 15 messages per second.

(Try beating him in SAX)
Just Joking


Surprised HOW IN THE WORLD??????!!!!! 15 messages per SECOND?????? Just Joking
I do wonder how he does that though...
It seems geekboy, and womp decided to take it into their own hands to spam, so I took down the dev build, too.


Seriously?

As mentioned before, I am sorry to anyone who actually cared.

I also want to note that it appears womp impersonated Pieman and spammed “Pieman did this”.

Quote:

[07:12:54] IndigoApple: It’s not going to be perfect...
[07:13:04] IndigoApple: at all hehe
[07:13:17] TheLastMillennial: have fun!
[07:22:19] womp:
[07:22:28] womp: can I spam?
[07:29:12] womp: TEST
[07:29:12] womp: TEST
[07:29:14] womp: oh god
[07:29:37] *TheLastMillennial bans
[07:30:51] Pieman7373: 0x5
[07:31:19] womp: TEsT
[07:31:19] womp: TEST
[07:31:19] womp: TEST
[07:31:19] womp: TEST
[07:31:31] TheLastMillennial: stahp plz
[07:31:43] womp: lmao
[07:31:50] Pieman7373: it was nikkybot
[07:31:51] womp: TEsT
[07:31:51] womp: tEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:51] womp: TEST
[07:31:58] womp: 0x5
[07:32:01] TheLastMillennial: stop really
[07:32:12] Pieman7373: one more test
[07:32:14] TheLastMillennial: no
[07:32:17] TheLastMillennial: NO
[07:32:17] Pieman7373: please
[07:32:21] Pieman7373: <3
[07:32:25] womp: its just a test
[07:32:28] womp: cmonnnn
[07:32:29] TheLastMillennial: NO! <3
[07:32:38] Pieman7373: IT IS FOR SCIENCE <3
[07:32:44] TheLastMillennial: _iphoenix_ wont be amused Wink
[07:32:52] Pieman7373: he wont kniw
[07:32:56] womp: just 400 messages
[07:32:56] Pieman7373: *know
[07:32:59] womp: plsssssssss
[07:33:02] TheLastMillennial: noooooo
[07:33:12] Pieman7373: you arent the boss
[07:33:15] *Pieman7373 runs
[07:33:44] Pieman7373: except, it is against the rules...
[07:33:50] TheLastMillennial: ^
[07:34:16] Pieman: ?
[07:34:26] Pieman: Pieman did this
[07:34:26] Pieman: Pieman did this
[07:34:26] Pieman: PIEMAN DID THIS
[07:34:26] Pieman: Pieman did this
[07:34:26] Pieman: Pieman did this
[07:34:26] Pieman: Pieman did this
[07:34:26] Pieman: PIEMAN DID THIS
[07:34:26] Pieman: Pieman did this
[07:34:26] Pieman: Pieman did this
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[07:34:30] TheLastMillennial: oh god
[07:34:34] Pieman7373: IT WASNT ME
[07:34:43] Pieman7373: oml
[07:34:47] TheLastMillennial: womp you're going to get banned
[07:34:58] Pieman: im pieman
[07:35:14] TheLastMillennial: no you're womp I'll bet money on that
[07:35:17] *Pieman7373 is innocent
[07:35:36] Pieman: Pieman7373 did this
[07:35:36] Pieman: Pieman7373 did this
[07:35:36] Pieman: Pieman7373 did this
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[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
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[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:44] geekboy: O
[09:36:53] geekboy: this didnt work at all
[09:37:28] GeekInABox: lies
[09:53:00] ‮ apiton: yall crazy
  
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