Was this kind of thing used during the flame wars? Is that kind of tactic why the Citadel MB was labelled
N E U T R A L loud and clear?
I forgot all about that N E U T R A L message. And yes, although "nuking" a board, or as Roy put it in a way I haven't heard for two decades, "Table bomb", was the ultimate form of it, far beyond trolling. It was basically a Denial-Of-Service attack, to give you an important acronym in the hacker world.
If this happened at the Citadel, Ambigore would come log on in a few hours, and delete the message.
If this happened at, I dunno, DeathForce's FF7 board, no one could come and delete it (mods didn't exist: to delegate this power meant sharing your password to the board) and so we would go in and try to fix it ourselves but we were really only focused on our own community. In the case of MadCow's, it was nuked for....probably a year. Community completely died. Ambigore might have been the one to fix it eventually, based on Waybackmachine images I've seen.
Ambigore himself would probably be the best to answer the true meaning of the N E U T R A L statement, because I do think there was some sort of flame war as well that wasn't related to DOS attacking the boards. The Citadel was one of many forums I visited, but for Ambi it was his home.
Deathscythe! Good to see you're still around!
I had to delve into your post history to figure out who you were, but holy crap! Do you know how much you influenced my musical tastes through random .mp3s you sent me on AIM!? You told me about Modest Mouse before "Float On" was on the radio....you're a legend, basically. That's just the tip of the iceberg. Annnd
, you need to reach out personally somehow. Emails in my profile.