A lot has gone on over these past few days. Lots of people have seen this post and made very strong arguments in the comments. I share people's concern for the escalation of things that mean so much to them. I respect everyone's opinion on these matters. They're hot topics, and they deeply reach into some of the very elements of what it means to be furry.
The hate has to stop, guys. Everyone needs to relax and chill. It's all cool.
FYI: Someone posted a dump of all of Tartii's FA posts prior to a purge in 2010. This is something both horrible and fascinating. Horrible that someone did not respect her privacy, but fascinating in that it gave me the ability to gain insight on someone I have never met or spoken to. To see the cubby, cute, loving and adorable things she drew, I can tell this is something that meant a great deal to her and she loved very much. Something massive had to happen to this person to pull away from it. As someone who's been attacked in the past, I know what it feels like, and I 100% sympathize with this person.
The hate has to stop guys. It just does. Lay off her; lay off the subject entirely for a while guys. Just chill. Smoke a joint or something. She doesn't deserve the type of ire that people have been pointing at her. Tartii, if you're reading this, I hope you're doing okay and I really think you're a good person.
That's all I wanted to say. Peace.
Just thought you all should know. Several topics have been compromised with this exploit as well.
Because up until someone pointed it out to Varka, you did not need to have an account to vote on support topics. This means that one person could vote repeatedly by spoofing their IP using proxy services like TOR and are likely illegitimate. There was a report of one person voting over 200 times.
Upon enacting the ban, Varka put out the statement: "we had a large number of our users express concerns about our content policy," but it may turn out that the number of voices calling out for the ban were much smaller than we all thought.