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Talk:/cyb/ + /sec/ general: Cybersecurity & Cyberpunk
In a recent /cyb/ /sec/ thread one anon asked about the incident. This is controversial, should we add a page on the topic? Below some notes while I try to figure out what happened, searching Desuarchive.
Desuarchive shows the /cyb/ generals ran from 2014 until the incident in 2021. The first post is dated 2014-03-05 and refers to Cyberpunk which started 2014-02-05. The first Cyberpunk general was dated 2013-01-21.
- range banning /sec/ posters was mentioned.
- an irrecoverable purge was mentioned 2021-08-17, the incident must have taken place earlier.
- a dispute if there was a purge vs. /cyb/ never existed 2021-07-26
- "Cyb died because there wasn't anything cyb related to talk about, other than posting pictures why does it need a general? It's literally /fa/"
- normal thread reaching 313 posts dated 2021-07-21; the next expired after 35 posts.
|2021-11-03||/cyb/ + /sec/: Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity General:||320 / 62 / 94||The first to go past 310 for months. Abbreviated OP text. Many happy to see the general back, a few were quite the opposite.|
|2021-10-20||/cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General||61 / 13 / 30||Lain mentioned but they deleted /cyb/, keeping /sec/; /Ω/ or /Δ/ has some /cyb/ discussion|
|2021-10-04||/cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General||20 / 01 / 16||Brief, even by recent standards|
|2021-10-02||/cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General||73 / 12 / 30||Started same day as previous general. Suggesting /sec/ turned on /cyb/ and spammed people away, via /fa/, general declared mostly dead|
|2021-10-02||/cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General||05 / 03 / 11||Died quickly: "This thread was dead on arrival. We have 13 posts of which 4 are bumps."|
|2021-10-01||/cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General||11 / 03 / 10||Died quickly: "So is the general officially back?" And thread dies within 6 hours.|
|2021-09-20||/cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General||151 / 18 / 75||New OP text, close to that of 2021-08-22, mostly sec, one anon declares /cyb/ FAQ jibberish, is rewriting for posting on Neocities. The incident is explained as /sec/ forcing out /cyb. Symb0l makes an appearance.|
|2021-09-13||/cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General||68 / 06 / 22||Uses old format OP text. The Mega archive was taken down.|
|2021-09-07||/cyb/ + /sec/ - Cybersecuity General||13 / 02 / 11||Lasted about an hour. one anon mentions "we all moved bro no need to make more threads here", another that "sec posters got range banned for some reason"|
|2021-09-07||what happened to /cyb/ threads?||11 / 01 / 08||Lasted nearly 3 hours. Op asked but got no answers.|
|2021-08-22||/cyb/er/sec/||82 / 09 / 39||New OP text. One anon noted that "Sadly this is another /sec/ threadlet dressed up with some stolen /cyb/ feathers. It will not last," and was right.|
|2021-08-16||/cyb/ + /sec/||33 / 06 / 27||Old OP text. Mostly discussions on what OP text should be. A purge is mentioned|
|2021-08-10||/cyb//sec/||03 / 01 / 03||One of the shortest ever, lasted less than 2 hours|
|2021-08-02||Does Anyone Have the /cyb/ Wall of Text?||12 / 06 / 09||Lasted just over 2 hours but OP got a reply.|
|2021-07-26||cyb/+/sec/ (7) - The Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity general||99 / 16 / 44||New OP text. Strong disagreement about past traffic with discussion of purge vs. "flop". Even the /sec/ FAQ has not seen a single update since that "happening". First admission that there was an attack in that "jannies kept deleting them".|
|2021-07-24||cyb/+/sec/ (6) - The Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity general||31 / 05 / 17||New OP text, but not the latest 1.1 and latest about 7 hours.|
|2021-07-21||/cyb/+/sec/ (5) - The Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity general||313 / 71 / 82||Old OP text, new versions 1.0 and 1.1 was suggested. Some claim "we are on lainchan".|
|2021-07-17||/cyb/+/sec/ #4 (Revival) - The Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity general||320 / 57 / 86||Mention of people range banned 3 - 6 months, plus "the huge purge a month or so ago".|
|2021-07-15||/cyb/+/sec/ #3 (Revival) - The Cyberpunk and Cybersecurity general||315 / 69 / 76||A "Cyberpunk has nothing to do with cybersecurity"-anon is early. Catbox 1.2 and 1.2.1 text files released.|
|2021-07-13||Cyb + Sec||316 / 59 / 85||First Catbox collection of text files released followed by version 1.1. Some Solarpunk contents too.|
|2021-07-09||Cyb + Sec The Thread Revival||318 / 58 / 99||That start of a series of attempts to revive the general. A frogposter is late in claiming "Cyberpunk has nothing to do with cybersecurity". People are surprised the thread has not been killed. Expectations were generally low.|
|2021-06-19||//CYB-SEC-GEN (CYB-SG)\\||91 / 9 / 47||Op noted "Re-starting this General assuming the jannies haven't made it gone permanently. Apparently all of the tripfags and regulars got banned for some reason. Disclaimer: If the jannies be mad and hatin', then this general is satirical in nature and really just a lulzy LARP" and others say people moved to Lainchan. Now gone regulars are listed. One anon keeps insisting none of this ever happened.|
|2021-06-18||//CYB-SEC-GEN (CYB-SG)\\||50 / 5 / 20||Very brief OP text. Op note: "Re-starting this General assuming the jannies haven't made it gone permanently. Apparently all of the tripfags and regulars got banned for some reason."|
|2021-06-06||/cyb/ + /sec/ General - WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO /cybsec/ EDITION||01 / 01 / 01||One post. No replies. Shortest thread possible|
|2021-05-29||//cyb/ + /sec/ General -- Program Advance Edition||88 / 12 / 32||Mostly sec and bumps|
|2021-05-24||/cyb/ + /sec/ General WINDOWS WORM EDITION||39 / 04 / 23||Mostly sec and bumps
- the /sec/ FAQ editor
- the /cyb/ FAQ editor, plus /sec/ contents contributors to the Wiki
- the /sec/ News anons
- the /cyb/ News anons
- the Knowledge Management System (KMS) anon
- the Compiler anon, planned to compile all info from the threads. The News anons used the format "=== /sec/ News" as breadcrumbs for retrieval by Compiler anon
- Wiki anon, aka Symb0l
- the anons putting up the various Mega archives, the archives are all gone now
- the Corona virus tracking anon, someone trying to model the spread the same way as malware spreads
- the Banesuit anon, planning to make a banesuit inspired by Eudeamon
- the /ham/ FAQ editor started out in this general and was at least once a regular
The incident happened before the summer. People have strong opinions that there was a purge vs. it never even existed. Whatever happened, the general went from 300+ posts in a few days to expiring after less than 100 posts. Regulars and archives disappeared around the same time.