QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Mon 27th July 2009, 9:57pm)
I know they're not responsible for that server. But it's still insulting and disturbing.
That's another popular line. Betacommand seems to believe that "it's not wikia's fault",ergo it's not a problem. He also makes the (in my mind absurd) claim that administrators, in legions and volumes rarely seen before, are on a rampage installing malware on their web servers... Not getting a virus, mind you, but installing software that masquerades as "MS Antivirus". I call BS. That kind of claim is right up there with JoshZ's "conspiracy to destroy my wiki reputation by stalking me with the power of premonition".
Although credentials are like assholes... me? I used to be a program manager at Microsoft, managing a really small website with a paltry 13,000 page views a second on the homepage alone. I think it was called nsm.com or something... But it meant I had plenty of experience dealing with ad server administrators and techs, and say what you like about ads online... it takes a lot of knowledge and workmanship to be able to build a server farm that can keep up with that kind of traffic, for that site alone...
Speaking of JoshZ, he says that it's not a problem, "because wikia knows about it and is trying to fix it" (so apparently it's not an issue, after all, wikia's desire
to resolve the situation will protect people's PCs, right?)This post has been edited by Achromatic: Tue 28th July 2009, 6:41am