Most of the glitches that are still on the site aren't as a direct result of the hack, more a direct result of me trying to fix the hack. Here's an update based on the glitches reported in the Community Centre Forum
Thanks button has gone*Running total of thanks has gone*"Group" forums are not appearing at the bottom of the forums page*http://www.basenotes.net/project.php has gone 404*Can't access "Settings" [should be fixed now]Sidebar content
Updated 12th May 2011 at 12:51 PM by Grant
At around midnight (GMT) last night, Basenotes was hacked. If you visited the site early enough before we took the site offline would have seen a black page with the following message, and video:
Hacked by Team Animus
- video -
From Sweden with <3
As soon as we heard about the hack, we (in laymans terms) switched the site off and displayed a message saying that the site was down and we would post further updates on our Twitter page. I fell asleep
Updated 8th May 2011 at 10:03 AM by Grant
So much for this being a regular 'behind the scenes blog'! Anyway, here are some updates on various Basenotes Stuff.
The last few months have been fairly busy, doing niche award stuff for the FiFi's , plus the kids have been sick as well, so that has got in the way of BN. One thing I'm working on at the moment, is clearing a few things out the way, so that at I can concentrate on getting other stuff moving again (such as the CPL fragrance Project, see later).
Updated 26th April 2011 at 08:05 PM by Grant
Sometimes running a website which is primarily based on users interacting it's too easy to find yourself focussing on the negative side of things: The members that behave like antisocial idiots, the ones that derail a thread; the trolls etc etc.
Luckily, the majority of the members are helpful, lovely and do thoughtful things. As a parent of two children, I've noticed that kids thrive on, and really appreciate being rewarded for their achievements. I don't think us grown-ups are really
Last Monday I attempted to start some sort of regular behind the scenes communication from Basenotes HQ. Within that I provided a list of all the things I wanted to get done. Many of these I managed to fail at, mainly as my taxes had to be files yesterday so I spent most of the time finishing off accounts that I probably should have done earlier.
So, lets have a look at last weeks list...
Try and put at least one news/feature up each day [did 5/7 - not bad]Live
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