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    Old 10-22-2012, 06:47 PM
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    these are getting bad again, no official word on it?
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    Old 10-22-2012, 10:37 PM
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    They did post last week they were actively looking into them (hence why Avatars have been temporarily disabled) - no further update as of yet though.
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    Old 10-23-2012, 06:03 PM
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    One day when this forum is old and vast, we wiley jaded veterans will look back on this and think "We survived the Great Database Error Crisis. A time so severe even our avatars were rationed."
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    Old 10-23-2012, 06:47 PM
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    One day when this forum is old and vast, we wiley jaded veterans will look back on this and think "We survived the Great Database Error Crisis. A time so severe even our avatars were rationed."
    The real old timers will remember the old CVG forum and the Heron attack of Christmas '08.
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    Old 10-23-2012, 06:54 PM
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    The real old timers will remember the old CVG forum and the Heron attack of Christmas '08.
    Oh god. Don't mention that again.
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    Old 10-24-2012, 07:31 AM
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    Old 10-24-2012, 08:52 AM
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    The real old timers will remember the old CVG forum and the Heron attack of Christmas '08.
    I'm far too young and pretty to remember the CVG forum, except as that place where all the old reviews were on it. They neglected to port them over to this site though so now we only have reviews on newfangled games

    Cannot believe I missed the Heron attack thingy though. Someone want to elaborate on what happened?
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    Old 10-24-2012, 07:16 PM
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    I'm far too young and pretty to remember the CVG forum, except as that place where all the old reviews were on it. They neglected to port them over to this site though so now we only have reviews on newfangled games

    Cannot believe I missed the Heron attack thingy though. Someone want to elaborate on what happened?
    Wait, when did that happenend. I'm 20 years old, and i've been on the internet for a while, and i never heard of that.
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    Old 10-24-2012, 07:30 PM
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    Someone created hundreds/thousands of accounts and used a new one every time to post the same random crap about herons many multiple times a day on all the subforums. For some reason I want to say it was Xamm (an old user) but I have no idea if I just pulled that out of my arse. 4 years is a long time to have to remember.

    EDIT: this lasted weeks iirc.
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    Old 10-24-2012, 08:11 PM
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    EDIT: this lasted weeks iirc.
    Yeah it was over the Christmas period so there were no admins about to fix it.

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    i am a heron. i ahev a long neck and i pick fish out of the water w/ my beak. if you dont repost this message 10 times i will fly into your kitchen tonight and make a mess of your pots and pans
    that (or similar) was the full message text and it was in the order of hundreds per day in the PCG section alone and I believe it was the entire CVG forum the was hit not just that part.
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