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    I was fooling around on the forum, minding my own business, when a pop-up appeared. It said something along the lines of (I don't have exact wording) 'The site www.heresy-online.com is asking you to log in. It says "Under Maintenance".' After this there was a space for a username and password. I escape-keyed out of it and didn't give it a second thought until a friend mentioned the same thing happening, at which point I thought I should bring it to the attention of the board staff.

    If it helps, I run Ubuntu and my friend runs Windows 7, so I strongly suspect that whatever it is is forum-based.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Random_person View Post
    I was fooling around on the forum, minding my own business, when a pop-up appeared. It said something along the lines of (I don't have exact wording) 'The site www.heresy-online.com is asking you to log in. It says "Under Maintenance".' After this there was a space for a username and password. I escape-keyed out of it and didn't give it a second thought until a friend mentioned the same thing happening, at which point I thought I should bring it to the attention of the board staff.

    If it helps, I run Ubuntu and my friend runs Windows 7, so I strongly suspect that whatever it is is forum-based.
    Almost certainly someone has posted an image or is using an avatar/signature image hosted on that site. Track down the thread(s) it happens in.

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    Appears on page 3 of the Creepiest D&D Content thread.

    Tracked it down to The Tygre's sig. There seems to be a .gif missing in it.
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    Hmm... that happened to me, too. I assumed I just had some spyware or something.
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    Default Re: Heresy-Online popup

    This may have been the source of my complaint a couple weeks ago that I saw a "Giant in the playground has asked you to take a survey" popup which was obvious advertising spamware. Perhaps someone was hosting an image or some such from somewhere? At any rate, the problem has not recurred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pendell View Post
    This may have been the source of my complaint a couple weeks ago that I saw a "Giant in the playground has asked you to take a survey" popup which was obvious advertising spamware. Perhaps someone was hosting an image or some such from somewhere? At any rate, the problem has not recurred.

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    It's happening here as well.
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    Funny, it's in our Savage Tide thread, too.
    But I think this is because The Tygre is playing with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Cookie View Post
    It's happening here as well.
    It will happen everywhere he posts, until the issue is resolved or he removes it. I've just broken the image tags in his signature, so it should go away.

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    He didn't post there though. It's caused by another user, crazedloon. Single post link to verify. Second signature spoiler has an image from the offending site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFallenOne View Post
    He didn't post there though. It's caused by another user, crazedloon. Single post link to verify. Second signature spoiler has an image from the offending site.
    It will happen everywhere someone with an image from that site posts, until the issue is resolved or they remove it. I just checked your link and the person seems to have removed it already.

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    Falgorn has (had) one in his signature as well.

    It's easy to track down if you select 'view source' and then do a find on that for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bushranger View Post
    Falgorn has (had) one in his signature as well.

    It's easy to track down if you select 'view source' and then do a find on that for the link.
    I've deleted the link related to heresy online, if it helps. I think it should.
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    Thanks. That freaked me out when it first appeared.

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    It's back again. Should we PM the users in question, or post their names here, or what?

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    It's back again. Should we PM the users in question, or post their names here, or what?
    Please point them to this post.

    The Hairy Modfather: Would all people using Heresy-Online to host images for any purpose kindly stop. Please host your images elsewhere from now on. This is not a request.

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    What if it's a user who last logged in 4 months ago?

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    I've broken the URLs to the image files. If they haven't logged on in a while, then please report one of their posts. Note in the report that it's a user who hasn't logged in for a while with a Heresy-Online link that needs being broken.

    We're not going to issue warnings/infractions to people who aren't doing it deliberately.

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    There is a heresy online popup here, though I cannot pinpoint it's source. I've checked all the avatars except for those with alt text and my own, and checked all the images in signatures, but none appear to be using it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Cookie View Post
    There is a heresy online popup here, though I cannot pinpoint it's source. I've checked all the avatars except for those with alt text and my own, and checked all the images in signatures, but none appear to be using it.
    It's in Raendyn's sig.
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    Alright, I'll drop him a PM.
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    Just got a really odd HO popup - something asking for authentication, but in a different-shaped box, and with a message that included the words "fixing s***" (not censored). Obviously if some 6-year-old is on the forum, got this message, and began quoting the message every five seconds in his mother's presence, we could get into trouble, so I would suggest the mods keep an eye out for this problem and take some sort of action once it's discovered.

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    Do you know where you saw that popup? That might help narrow down whose signature is causing it.

    I don't suppose there is a way to have the forum break all links to heresy-online and put a message that it is not an acceptable place to host images. That would be far too easy on the mods.
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    It's probably Raendyn. Since his link to Heresy Online is still there and it gives the same popup.
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