Who am I? Just some jabroni who watches Vinesauce, like most, if not all the jabronis on this site.
EDIT: If you have recently been banned, please contact a mod privately about it to get the issue sorted. Posting to this thread won't guarantee any sort of fix.
EDIT 2: Do NOT post private info about the accused hacker in this thread. I thought that went without saying but apparently I should add this so it doesn't happen again.
(I just noticed that Dire said this later on in the post, but I'm keeping it up here as well just in case)
EDIT 3: Vinny's word on the current situation, provided by charizmatic:
Now, I'm sure many people would rather not see this issue get attention, but this is a big elephant in the room, and if its not actually addressed, well, people will keep asking. If deemed necessary, I will take no offense if this topic is burned and sent to the fiery depths of hell.
But let's get to the point. Recently, many of the streamers (namely KY, Joel, and Vinny) have fell victim to recent hackers/bots/etc or whatever you call them. Who is hacking them? Why? I don't know. And I don't really care. I don't think any of us really know. All we know is that its happening, and that it fucking sucks.
I'm not gonna speculate, bring in gossip or rumors. I wanted to address the issue so that no one felt as if they were in the dark, and so we didn't get 5 billion other threads about it. By the time I finish typing this up, however, I'm sure that probably has already happened. Oh well.
Here are some Dos and Donts during these times, since the vulnerability of other streamers is still up in the air. Crossing my fingers that these things stop here and now, but in case they DON'T, here's some tips.
If a streamer's account is compromised:
Remain calm. Many of the streamers have been on the internet for a long time, believe it or not, and know how to handle these situations, even if they have never experienced the issue in the past. There's no need to go crazy and start riots in chat (though that is most of the times inevitable to happen, really, but try not to contribute to the madness).
Spam other chats about said vinesaucers having issues. In reality, I can't actually tell anyone here what to and what to not chat about in the chat rooms. But please be civil when discussing these issues and try to keep talk about it to a minimum, so the streamer can, y'know, stream, and communicate with chat members about issues that don't involve other streamers. If the streamer isn't already aware of the issue happening to the other streamers, word will get to them. Fast. So spamming in chat won't necessarily help them.
Also, do NOT bring attention to the hacker by incessantly talking to/about them. That only gives them what they want: undeserved attention.
Now, this is all from a chat member's perspective, of course, but I feel as if many members also feel this way. Again, if other members have something they wish to add, or want to correct me on anything I may have said in this post, I urge you to do so.
I typed this up more as a concern for Vinesauce and the community. Its really unfortunate how the community has suddenly been targeted by some scum on his computer thinking he/she is funny. But just hang in there. It'll blow over soon.
Edit - From DireBoar: PLEASE DO NOT POST PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR ANYONE INVOLVED. DOING SO TO HARASS OR THREATEN THE INVOLVED PERSON IS ILLEGAL.
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