luv2pb Messages: 5753 Registered: September 2002 Location: Wi
Legendary Director Of Operations N00bparty Veteran & '13 Attendee
Hosting a stable, secure IRC network can come with some challenges. One of those is wanna be script kiddies who think that because they found a proxy they are above the rules. Sadly, a very small group want to ruine it for the rest of us. Some times this involves a little creativity on our end to make sure they stay out. After all, we all want a fun place to hang out that is twat free.
A while back I wrote and deployed a script that constantly scans for breaches in our security. Over time it has grown and become more complex. This script is not a perfect science - some times we get false positives. I know this is frustrating but please try to understand it was not intentional and a necessary part of keeping the gears turning here at n00bstories. 99.9% of the time I need to make a simple adjustment and were good to go.
Here is what you're looking for. If you receive a ban message that reads "ohai <aplayernotyouhere>" (and you are not that person) you have fallen victim. Please feel free to make a thread or get in touch with Crimson/luv2pb/andr3w282. We will remove the ban and I will make the necessary adjustments as soon as possible. However, if you are that person than please get bent.
If you receive the ban message "no evade for j00 <yournamehere>" than our security thinks you are trying to evade a previous ban. It is a measure to prevent a specific exploit but can cause problems at times. If this happens there is an adjustment I have to make on my end. Again, feel free to make a thread or get in touch with Crimson/luv2pb/andr3w282. We will remove the ban and I will make the necessary adjustments as soon as possible.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding in the matter. Thanks for hanging out with us!N00bstories Director of Operations