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  Posted on July 3, 2015 02:19
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Merry Blondmas

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A lot has happened this year for Naruto Boards.

So, just to recap we suffered from severe security issues sometime within the first three months of 2015. The result was users having their accounts reset, their clans disbanded, or their accounts compromised.

Throughout that, staff was also victim to the same security flaws, so activity was placed on hold immediately and indefinitely.

I just late last week finally recovered ACP access. Since then I've been working on the first listed issue. It's been a very long and patient road for all of us. All of us.

So in terms of myself and the staff you can imagine the amount of N-B work that got procrastinated over many months (not within our control or choice) feels and looks like. There's a shit ton of work and hours to put in order to play 'catch up'. It's going to take some time.

Here's the plan of action.

1. Clan restoration (Trying. This is my highest priority, I hear you good and loud.)
2. Moderator Reviews [Complete]
3. Individual Victims [In-Progress]
4. Ban Appeals [Complete]
5. Inactive Account Prizes [Complete]
6.. Records, Reports, etc etc.
7. Moderator Recruitment

I deleted all of my pm's. Why? I'm starting fresh.

Questions and complaints straight from my Inbox

Q: Why won't you get my inactive account? I know you sure as hell aren't busy! I've waited so damn long!
A: You're right, I haven't been busy because I couldn't do shit! Remember, while you're waiting on a petty inactive account prize (a prize I give out of the kindness of my heart) other members of the site are waiting to have their clans given back, stats restored, or even their accounts returned. However, if you are waiting on an inactive account prize, you can now pm me, with the pm titled 'Inactive Account' and a link to the event you won it. I will get to your pm as soon as I'm able now that I have access.

Q: What have you been doing all this time
A: Bitching. A lot of bitching. That's it.

Q: Are you recovering lost accounts?
A: No. I will however hope to aid those affected by the security issue back, specifically, around March of this year at a later date.

Q: My stats! Can't you fix them?
A: Like most things, I can't on my own. At a later date I will attempt to gather individual cases. I really can't promise a lot on this one though. I can promise I will try.

Q: Why is it taking so longgggggggg?
A: You're free to sit down and have a drink with me while I wait on things too.

Q: Why did you lock the topic!?!?!?
A: I've had plenty of pms I got sick of answering. When you have to answer pms over many months with "I can't do shit" and "I have no freakin' clue" you'd get sick of them too. Questions you have will typically be answered with "I don't know", "I'll try", "I have no idea", and "I'm working on it". Most other questions are specific and should be placed in my inbox instead so I can handle the matter individually. Literally all I know is here already. I don't have time estimates nothing. This is it.

  Posted on July 3, 2015 19:47
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Some questions I got, that I do have an answer for. Not all good though.

Q: Will my clan get deleted when it's restored?
A: No, the stats will simply be updated to reflect the latest archive we have. I have already spoken to most clan leaders regarding their name changes. So Ivory Heart, for example, would get the stats recovered from Ivyeart.

Q: So the site won't be sent back to a previous date?
A: Correct, so don't worry about that.

Q: Will you be able to help all clans affected by the security breach?
A: Unfortunately no, and I have spoken with some from those clans that could not be. One of them is Aeterna Virtus. The latest archive was just way too far back that it be a matter of decreasing their exp. Which helps nothing. Why? I don't have a good answer for that. I've unfortunately double checked. So please give them your understanding and support. Most clan affected will be restored though.

Q: When will this happen?
A: I have no idea. None at all. I'll be trying the whole time though to have it done, so rest assured. It'll just be a matter of one day getting on and seeing it done.

If you have anymore questions my inbox is open.
  Posted on July 19, 2015 02:43
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Q: Will this ever happen?
A: It'll happen when the webmasters give a shit. Sorry.
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