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Unwashed Village / Vicious SPAM bot attack
« on: December 22, 2020, 10:16:59 PM »
Good news everyone!

We've had another spam attack. More precautions have been taken to ensure it'll be 2 hours longer before it happens again.

Hoopy was kind enough to help delete some of posts, and I have deleted all users without any posts. Unfortunately, this may also include legitimate users - in which case they'll need to register again.

E.A.R.L.'s defensive systems have been upgraded, and I've hired the only thing I could afford as extra protection: a relatively ill-tempered squirrel.

Unwashed Village / PANIC!
« on: November 20, 2018, 08:54:17 PM »
Or don't panic, whatever.

Our hosts over at has pushed all their customers onto PHP 7.2. We were running an older version. Due to this, the site has been displaying a 500 error recently.

I have temporarily rolled us back to PHP 5.2, and I am upgrading the SMF forum software now. After this, I will roll back to the latest stable PHP version and everything should hopefully be hunkydory again.

Otherwise, I would urge you to panic.

Unwashed Village / Vile, nasty spammer attack
« on: December 04, 2014, 08:26:25 PM »
As none of you have noticed, the forum has been down for half of the day due to our ISP shutting us down due to spammer attacks.

E.A.R.L. has been installed, and the main exhaust port blocked by X-Wing debris.

Unwashed Village / Arise Villagurs, vile spammers at our gates!
« on: January 23, 2014, 05:34:01 PM »
Ok, so we are getting hundreds of new members every week. This is all good, but none of these members are actual people; they are bots wanting to sell us time share apartments and prescription drugs.

So, as a safety measure, we will need some random questions that anyone can answer, but are difficult for bots to parse. Please fire away, and I'll add them to the cycle of questions for new members.

A few examples:

'To prove you are not a bot, type 'rutabaga' in the answer field.'
'In what year did the second World War end?'
'What is the name of the prequel to Fallout 2? (lower case)'

Well.. Actually good news ;)

My fiance gave birth to a baby girl, and I now the proud father of a 3600g milk to weird yellow poop conversion machine.

Now, I have 15 years to take a hunting license and even less time to find out which would be the funniest thing to intentionally mis-teach her.

TL;DR: Yay!

Unwashed Village / Life is awesome and awful
« on: August 29, 2012, 01:51:54 AM »
I haven't really told anybody about this, but by the marvelous powers of internet semi-anonymity, this seems like a good place to unload my mind.

First of all, my girlfriend through 7 years is pregnant. This time everything is looking well. Last time ended in a very early miscarriage. I'm very much looking forward to being a father.

But speaking of fathers, mine is dying, 68 years old. Within the same week I found out I was going to be a father, I also found out that my own father has bladder cancer. It has spread to the lymph nodes and the pelvis, and doctors have already told us that the chemotherapy, he will receive will only be to prolong his life. There is no hope of a cure.

By some bizarre twist of fate, there is a risk that my son will never meet his grandfather - and that even if he does, he will never be able to remember him.

I literally have no idea how to feel right now.

Unwashed Village / Wasteland 2 in the making, support it here
« on: March 14, 2012, 09:11:26 AM »
I figured this was something many people would consider a worthy cause.. I know I will be supporting it.

Unwashed Village / New Puppy!
« on: March 04, 2012, 12:36:40 PM »
So a couple of months ago, we had to put down Maggie, our miniature Dachshund. But last tuesday, we got a new puppy:

Revel in its cuteness!

Anyway, Jack Russels are feisty lil' critters. Not much sleep she's been doing so far, but her cuteness more than makes up for it.

Unwashed Village / Forum upgraded to SMF 2.0
« on: August 08, 2011, 11:32:04 PM »
In case you (Bluecross) hadn't noticed, I have upgraded the forum.

This is a major upgrade. Currently, it has whatever settings are default/transferred from the old board. So give it a spin, and let me know if something isn't quite the way you like it.

And since the old themes probably won't work, feel free to suggest a (SMF 2.0 compatible) skin from:

Unwashed Village / Question: Unwashed Village: The PC Game
« on: April 05, 2011, 11:07:47 PM »
I've been brewing on a game for a while now.. And I've finally gotten the time to start working on it again.

Sadly, it seems that many Villagers have dissapeared in the mean time, but I'll ask those that are left these questions three:

1. Does anyone mind if I create a PC game using the Unwashed Village as a central motiff?
2. Does anyone mind if I use their alter egos in it?

EDIT: I had originally written my plan for the game here, but I thought it would be a lot more fun to get everyones opinions.

3. What would the game The Unwashed Village be like?

I want to make a game in the spirit of the Unwashed Village at it's peak. Now, in order to keep this within the realm of possibility it, can't be World of Warcraft or Fallout 3. Otherwise, please brainstorm with me..

Unwashed Village / The kid that had most of my home town in a panic
« on: March 29, 2011, 10:34:05 AM »
So this 3 year old kid, 'Holger' was at a boyscouting trip with his family deep in the woods near my home town when he disappeared.

Basically, hundreds of people helped look for the kid, who was missing for more than 24 hours in what in some places could only be described as a swamp.

But the most funny thing about this otherwise happy story: 'Holger' is the danish name for 'Waldo'.

Source: (CNN)

Unwashed Village / Cookie problem solved
« on: March 14, 2011, 11:28:32 PM »
After having me confused for a very long time, I think I have solved the cookie problem. If you have the forum bookmarked (or stored in your browser history) as ... simply remove the www and everything should work again.

I will leave this thread here with a link from the welcome page (now restored) so people can post ideas on how we can increase the activity level of the UV. Please post any suggestions you have below. I am willing to put some hours into bringing our online presence up to date, but I need input from the community.

Unwashed Village / Is everyone ok in New Zealand?
« on: February 22, 2011, 09:26:51 AM »
I can't remember if any lives in or near Christchurch, but I hope nothing has happening to our Kiwis or their families or friends..

Unwashed Village / Board updated - Login issue should be resolved
« on: February 03, 2011, 11:41:09 PM »
I've updated the board to the latest version. I've also discovered that our cookies expire after 60 minutes*. I've changed this to a month.

* which means that you will not have any cookies to while you watch undercover boss**

** Yes, I actually looked up the CBS schedule to make that joke.

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