The Freezing of /b/
The ultimate freezing of /b/? The probably-not-ultimate raping of /r9k/? 08/27/08 - never...forget? Nope, guess not.
To put it simply, it was impossible to post on /b/. The dat.4chan.org server was down. /b/ was frozen. (/r9k/ was also raped - there were no posts left.)
This could just be because moot is finally making the changes he said he would./b/ is back and nothing has happened. Or, because all threads are automatically deleted after a set period of time, moot could just be waiting for /b/'s threads to disappear entirely (taking the spam with them) so we can start afresh.This didn't happen either.
The Saga Unfolded
(This is a record of the continuous updates that were written as the saga unfolded. Newest to oldest.)
- DISREGARD EVERYTHING!!! I SUCK COCKS!!! /b/ is back. Again.
DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS /b/ is screwing up again. A quick check to 4chan Status shows that this time it's reversed - the dat server is up but the img server isn't. Fat lot of good THAT is to anyone. DISREGARD EVERYTHING!!! I SUCK COCKS!!! /b/ is back. /s/ has taken in the /b/tards in their time of need. However it seems they will be booted out unless they pay rent. Rent consists of pornographic images. Will the /b/tards remember this kindness in the hours to come? The /b/tards have tried to find shelter in other boards, meeting disdain from the residents of those boards. They're currently trying to find a place where they can discuss this without disturbance. DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS It's been deleted. :| Except you can still see it from the front page. What. It reads as follows: "Dear Moot. Can this all really be worth it for you? Just close /b/ down. Thanks. The cancer has won. It's euthanasia time." Could this be the writer of the virus? DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS Someone's made a post. It is a desperate plea to moot asking him to close /b/ down, or could it be something else entirely? A threat. DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS No-one is able to post. The reason for this is that the dat.4chan.org server is down but the img.4chan.org is up, meaning you can see /b/ but not post on it. Ironically, the last post made before the freeze was: "The zombies [spam] seemed to have stoped for now. They could come back soon." DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK COCKS It's back, and there is slightly less - SLIGHTLY LESS - spam on the front page. It would seem that img.4chan.org and dat.4chan.org are now down. This means /b/ (and /r9k/) are down. What could this mean? Is moot taking action? Or has the end of /b/ truly arrived?