12.01.09

User Logins

Posted in Site News at 8:03 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Problems with account login probably resolved now

SOME regulars have complained in recent weeks that they could not log in/access their account. We also received two such reports today and decided to investigate (tedious process taking well over an hour). It turns out that excessive cashing was probably the culprit, so to all those who could not create an account or log into one, please retry now. We apologise for the inconvenience caused and appreciate having such problems reported.

The vast majority of Boycott Novell communication actually takes place in the public IRC channel, but comments are important too. Boycott Novell attracts about 7,500 unique IPs per day, but comments are few.

As a side note, the GIMP petition has been filled with abusive forgeries (three fake ones bearing my name for example). One might suspect that Mono/Novell/Microsoft fans are trying to deface or at least discredit/delegitimise the petition, which was not in any way created by this Web site (we were alerted about it after it had been created and asked to spread the word). The same goes for the protests in India.

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India Boycott Novell protests, 2008

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8 Comments

  1. satipera said,

    December 1, 2009 at 9:59 pm

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    Roy, I’m tired of doing your dirty work. You promised that if I signed that petition a bunch of times (and I did, with your name, goblin, directhex etc.) you wouldn’t pull the old “Mono/Novell/Microsoft” is to blame. You lied. You really are making all of us look bad.

    Finally, in answer to your email: No, I will not start the whole “astralknight” posting thing up again. Do you have any idea how much time and energy that took? I got so fucking tired of it. I have a life. Get someone else.

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Nice fake. What is this? A joke?

    your_friend Reply:

    Hopefully, the owner of the petition is a friend who will deliver your email addresses. It would be nice to know who’s behind some of these puerile smears. Bonus points if you work for a PR company with deep pockets. Boycott Novell could use some seed money to that Roy can keep up the good work.

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Note: the comment arrived from a trolling forger, it’s not “satipera”.

    As for getting the address of the forger/s in the petition, well… it could be the same as the above forger, masquerading as “satipera”.

  2. Yuhong Bao said,

    December 1, 2009 at 10:04 pm

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    Yea, I remember sometimes after logging on, I had to refresh the page for it to take effect.

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    I might have to re-enable the caching, but for the time being it’s OK.

  3. satipera said,

    December 2, 2009 at 3:26 am

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    Yes, logins are working now. I was not complaining about logins yesterday; just pointing out there was a problem. There is a big difference. I have changed the password to my account so hopefully there will be no more fake posts appearing to come from me. It goes to show how closely the site is being monitored by troublemakers. Thanks for sorting the problem out.

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    One of the Mono/Novell/Microsoft trolls saw your password in the IRC logs and then posted a fake message under your name. Be sure to change your password.

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