Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Hackers

I am still trying to fathom what on earth pleasure someone could get from deliberately hacking - and completely destroying- a forum devoted to fan-fic written by afficionados of particular children`s writers.

Last week both the Biggles forum and the CBB were trashed, and lots of people`s work was annihilated, including my own on the CBB (Chalet Bulletin Board, devoted to the works of Elinor Brent-Dyer, creator of the lengthy Chalet school series)

What annoyed me most was my own stupidity in writing one chunk of my current story straight onto the CBB forum rather than writing and saving it as a Word document on my own computer first.....consequently I have lost - and cannot resurrect- the first and crucial part of my story.

I know, it serves me right and I have learnt a valuable lesson, but still- why take pleasure in destroying someone else`s work ? The sad person who did this has apparently been boasting on other boards that he succeeded in destroying the CBB.

I know I have many, many faults and sins of my own, but it would not occur to me to deliberately wreck other people`s hard work and innocent fun.
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4 comments:

Mimi said...

Ugh. I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

I can't understand it either. Very odd.

So sorry also for the loss of your work.

Grace said...

Nice to know someone else finds these things unsearchable as well. I understand someone doing selfish things for their own gain, or lazy things that end up hurting others because of their neglect (I don't approve, of course, but at least it makes sense). But I don't understand people that use ingenuity, energy and resourcefulness in order to wreak a kind of havoc that brings them no gain, and on people they don't know.

Well, there are a lot of people that I tell my husband I don't want to be standing in line behind when we get to heaven. Because they're going to have a *lot* of explaining to do.

Laura said...

I am really sorry...