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Someone has hacked my group "The MOCer Group". This hacker changed all the group rules writing "Use crude language", "Ask to be an admin/mod", "Be inappropriate to others", "Start as many new topics as you want". The hacker also wrote on the homepage to look at the new group rules and then signed my name. He also changed the directory of the group to "trains". I don't know who did it, but it was not funny. I know for a fact that it wasn't an admin because I know that my only other admin in the group would never do such a thing. I know that the mods in my group would never do it either so that means some random person out there could have done it. Help!
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| May 13, 2013, 11:57 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Tristan Davis (B-Day May 12)
Someone has hacked my group "The MOCer Group". This hacker changed all the group rules writing "Use crude language", "Ask to be an admin/mod", "Be inappropriate to others", "Start as many new topics as you want". The hacker also wrote on the homepage to look at the new group rules and then signed my name. He also changed the directory of the group to "trains". I don't know who did it, but it was not funny. I know for a fact that it wasn't an admin because I know that my only other admin in the group would never do such a thing. I know that the mods in my group would never do it either so that means some random person out there could have done it. Help!


In order to "hack the group" I'd say they would first need to access one of the group member's accounts. I'd suggest the mods and admins in the group change their log on passwords and don't make them too obvious.

for example 12345 is not a secure password, nor is your date of birth, username or the town where you were born as all that information can be guessed.

Also, NEVER tell anyone your password, far too many pranksters find it funny to abuse that information.
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| May 13, 2013, 12:06 pm
Quoting andros tempest

In order to "hack the group" I'd say they would first need to access one of the group member's accounts. I'd suggest the mods and admins in the group change their log on passwords and don't make them too obvious.

for example 12345 is not a secure password, nor is your date of birth, username or the town where you were born as all that information can be guessed.

Well, actually, I am in this other group who had the same problem with a hacker who changed the name of the group. Apparently, they figured out who the hacker was, because he admitted that he did it only as a joke. Then after that, a member of that same group said he figured out how to hack into the group and change the name, rules, etc. He said he would never do it, he just figured out how it is possible.
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| May 13, 2013, 12:13 pm
Quoting Tristan Davis (B-Day May 12)
Well, actually, I am in this other group who had the same problem with a hacker who changed the name of the group. Apparently, they figured out who the hacker was, because he admitted that he did it only as a joke. Then after that, a member of that same group said he figured out how to hack into the group and change the name, rules, etc. He said he would never do it, he just figured out how it is possible.

You don't have to be so vague... I think we all know you're talking about Freeling's iBrick hack.
Anyway, sorry for my lack of sympathy, but I do find this kind of funny. It doesn't seem to be too malicious, just in humor. I'd suspect another group admin or something.
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| May 13, 2013, 1:09 pm
Quoting andros tempest

In order to "hack the group" I'd say they would first need to access one of the group member's accounts. I'd suggest the mods and admins in the group change their log on passwords and don't make them too obvious.

for example 12345 is not a secure password, nor is your date of birth, username or the town where you were born as all that information can be guessed.

Also, NEVER tell anyone your password, far too many pranksters find it funny to abuse that information.

Not true
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| May 13, 2013, 1:16 pm
Quoting Tristan Davis (B-Day May 12)
Someone has hacked my group "The MOCer Group". This hacker changed all the group rules writing "Use crude language", "Ask to be an admin/mod", "Be inappropriate to others", "Start as many new topics as you want". The hacker also wrote on the homepage to look at the new group rules and then signed my name. He also changed the directory of the group to "trains". I don't know who did it, but it was not funny. I know for a fact that it wasn't an admin because I know that my only other admin in the group would never do such a thing. I know that the mods in my group would never do it either so that means some random person out there could have done it. Help!

I didn't do it.
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| May 13, 2013, 1:54 pm
Quoting Freeling ++
I didn't do it.

I don't think he said you did it
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| May 13, 2013, 1:55 pm
Quoting Tristan Davis (B-Day May 12)
Well, actually, I am in this other group who had the same problem with a hacker who changed the name of the group. Apparently, they figured out who the hacker was, because he admitted that he did it only as a joke. Then after that, a member of that same group said he figured out how to hack into the group and change the name, rules, etc. He said he would never do it, he just figured out how it is possible.

He might know, but then again, he might not. But SOMEONE (Not me) has been hacking more groups. And I have already emailed Mark Kelso, so he passed the word along to Sean.
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| May 13, 2013, 1:55 pm
Quoting Timothy Wallace
I don't think he said you did it

I know. I'm just "clarifying" that I didn't. Because after i Block, people might think it was me...
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| May 13, 2013, 1:57 pm
Quoting Freeling ++
He might know, but then again, he might not. But SOMEONE (Not me) has been hacking more groups. And I have already emailed Mark Kelso, so he passed the word along to Sean.

Ok, great. Maybe Sean will fix the hacking ability.
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| May 13, 2013, 1:57 pm
Quoting Freeling ++
I know. I'm just "clarifying" that I didn't. Because after i Block, people might think it was me...

Ok, I believe you. :|
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| May 13, 2013, 1:58 pm
Quoting Freeling ++
I know. I'm just "clarifying" that I didn't. Because after i Block, people might think it was me...

Ok.

Oh, I heard about that and it sounds like a pretty funny joke!
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| May 13, 2013, 2:02 pm
Quoting Timothy Wallace
Ok.

Oh, I heard about that and it sounds like a pretty funny joke!

made me laugh something socking hehe
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| May 13, 2013, 4:01 pm
Quoting andros tempest

In order to "hack the group" I'd say they would first need to access one of the group member's accounts. I'd suggest the mods and admins in the group change their log on passwords and don't make them too obvious.

for example 12345 is not a secure password, nor is your date of birth, username or the town where you were born as all that information can be guessed.

Also, NEVER tell anyone your password, far too many pranksters find it funny to abuse that information.

Passwords are irrelevant. There is a very easy glitch that allows you to edit all group settings. Many people know the glitch, myself included.
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| May 13, 2013, 4:53 pm
Quoting Tristan Davis (B-Day May 12)
Someone has hacked my group "The MOCer Group". This hacker changed all the group rules writing "Use crude language", "Ask to be an admin/mod", "Be inappropriate to others", "Start as many new topics as you want". The hacker also wrote on the homepage to look at the new group rules and then signed my name. He also changed the directory of the group to "trains". I don't know who did it, but it was not funny. I know for a fact that it wasn't an admin because I know that my only other admin in the group would never do such a thing. I know that the mods in my group would never do it either so that means some random person out there could have done it. Help!

Interesting how the MOCer Group and iBrick are both very related groups with a lot of the same staff and members and are the only groups so far to be hacked. Maybe one of you is really the hacker (aside from Freeling, I doubt it's him, but I don't want to know what happens if someone finds out it was him...)or somebody's targeting you guys to be annoying and ruin Freeling's day. Probably the latter.
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| May 13, 2013, 10:56 pm
"Hacking", heh.

You guys should look up Phaze, he knows all about "hacking" mocpages groups.

A term that's as widely abused and every bit as meaningless as "assault weapon".
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| May 14, 2013, 4:30 am
Quoting Areetsa C
"Hacking", heh.

You guys should look up Phaze, he knows all about "hacking" mocpages groups.

A term that's as widely abused and every bit as meaningless as "assault weapon".


By "assault weapon", you ARE referring to hammers, right? And not just ANY hammer, but the guilty FRAMING HAMMER!
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| May 14, 2013, 5:37 am
Would it be OK if I used the group hack to fix the problem in this topic?
http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=2600&topicid=88314
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| May 14, 2013, 7:58 am
Everyone, the reason I made this topic is to let Sean, Chris, and Mark, know that group security isn't too secure. Who knows, maybe in the distant future, someone could hack into a group and delete it.
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| May 14, 2013, 1:36 pm
Quoting Tristan Davis
Everyone, the reason I made this topic is to let Sean, Chris, and Mark, know that group security isn't too secure. Who knows, maybe in the distant future, someone could hack into a group and delete it.
They would have to be an admin to delete a group...They would have to remove all members....First

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| May 14, 2013, 1:41 pm
Quoting Isaac The Awesome!
Quoting Tristan Davis
Everyone, the reason I made this topic is to let Sean, Chris, and Mark, know that group security isn't too secure. Who knows, maybe in the distant future, someone could hack into a group and delete it.
They would have to be an admin to delete a group...They would have to remove all members....First


Uhm... hackers can do anything they want, at least almost :'(
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| May 14, 2013, 1:49 pm
These guys aren't hackers, they're kids who heard about a parlour trick and want to have fun by messing around with people. I'm assuming these people enjoy the MOCpages experience, so I entreat them to forget their "hacking" and leave Sean to deal with the real issues. This is a fantastic site, and if you plague it to the point where people decide to relocate to Flickr then it won't be much fun hanging around here anymore. You've had your fun, now let's forget about that technique and you can laugh about it in a few years with all the new MOCpages members.
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| May 14, 2013, 6:14 pm
Quoting Areetsa C
"Hacking", heh.

You guys should look up Phaze, he knows all about "hacking" mocpages groups.

A term that's as widely abused and every bit as meaningless as "assault weapon".

sooper dooper haxor sw4g
http://hackertyper.com/

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| May 14, 2013, 8:40 pm
I just noticed this group seems to have also been "hacked". The title is now "don't get your creations noticed..", and the rules might be changed too, I'll go check...
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| May 15, 2013, 5:46 am
Quoting ~ Caleb ~
I just noticed this group seems to have also been "hacked". The title is now "don't get your creations noticed..", and the rules might be changed too, I'll go check...

Where are you seeing that?

The title I see on:
http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/2600
is:
MOCpages help : LEGOŽ creations and discussion at MOCpages.com

and the title shown above the group home link is:
MOCpages help

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| May 15, 2013, 6:22 am
I think he means another group. (Not sure why he said "this group" though.)
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| May 15, 2013, 6:23 am
Why is that hacker ruining everything???!!!!!
First: I-Brick

Second: The MOCer Group

Third: Get your creations noticed

WHY????!!!!!?????!!!!! Know this hacker, when we find you....you'll be sorry!!!!!
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| May 15, 2013, 6:37 am
If we're talking about:
http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/3112

The title is:
don't not get your creations noticed

Which, of course, with the double negative, means:
do get your creations noticed

:)

UPDATE: it's just been fixed.
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| May 15, 2013, 6:42 am
The TFOL Private Club was hacked last night, title changed to trolol.
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| May 15, 2013, 7:17 am
Quoting michael k.
The TFOL Private Club was hacked last night, title changed to trolol.

HAHAHAHA! XD
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| May 15, 2013, 8:04 am
Quoting MCLegoboy !
HAHAHAHA! XD

Why are you laughing?
Unless you did it!?
Maybe.....but, maybe not;D
-Brick Boy
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| May 15, 2013, 8:07 am
 Group moderator 
Guys, I've sent an email off to Chris about the problem, detailing exactly HOW the "hacking" works and the problems it is causing.

Until Sean, Chris or Mark confirm what is happening, there really isn't anything more that can be done.

As with ALL global issues, could I please ask that only those directly affected comment and have patience with regards to an official response.
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| May 15, 2013, 8:58 am
Quoting andros tempest
Guys, I've sent an email off to Chris about the problem, detailing exactly HOW the "hacking" works and the problems it is causing.

Until Sean, Chris or Mark confirm what is happening, there really isn't anything more that can be done.

As with ALL global issues, could I please ask that only those directly affected comment and have patience with regards to an official response.

*ahem* I had already sent an email to Mark, which he passed on to Sean. I hope the problem gets fixed.
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| May 15, 2013, 12:28 pm
I would NEVER do something like this.
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| May 15, 2013, 5:40 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Freeling ++
*ahem* I had already sent an email to Mark, which he passed on to Sean. I hope the problem gets fixed.

And thank you for that, but as no response has been received yet I felt it was important to follow it up through a different channel.


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| May 16, 2013, 3:48 am
Quoting michael k.
The TFOL Private Club was hacked last night, title changed to trolol.

That is hilarious! This really must stop though..
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| May 16, 2013, 5:15 am
Quoting michael k.
The TFOL Private Club was hacked last night, title changed to trolol.

Yyyeah, monkey business relating to the TFOLPC's title isn't always the fault of some anonymous 'hacker'.
Quoting Aaron L.
Speaking about The TFOL Private Club, why wont anyone answer My request to join?

Flare seems to have fallen into despondency.
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| May 16, 2013, 10:13 am
Quoting Aaron L.
Why did it do THAT?!
well there are other admins in other groups on mocpages i hope this helps you plus i agree this hacking must stop now!

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| May 16, 2013, 10:44 am
Quoting Aaron L.
I meant in The TFOL Private Club.
oh! but still this hacking must stop now!

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| May 16, 2013, 10:49 am
Quoting Tristan Davis (B-Day May 12)
Someone has hacked my group "The MOCer Group". This hacker changed all the group rules writing "Use crude language", "Ask to be an admin/mod", "Be inappropriate to others", "Start as many new topics as you want". The hacker also wrote on the homepage to look at the new group rules and then signed my name. He also changed the directory of the group to "trains". I don't know who did it, but it was not funny. I know for a fact that it wasn't an admin because I know that my only other admin in the group would never do such a thing. I know that the mods in my group would never do it either so that means some random person out there could have done it. Help!
mine got hacked as well! the hacker locked some of my conversations deleted my comments and really made a mess! any ideas? also...sorry for your group.
one more thing, I think I joined your group...but there are so many groups with almost the same name! please tell me if I'm in your group.

:Logan
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| May 16, 2013, 11:46 am
 Group admin 
Quoting andros tempest
Guys, I've sent an email off to Chris about the problem, detailing exactly HOW the "hacking" works and the problems it is causing.

Until Sean, Chris or Mark confirm what is happening, there really isn't anything more that can be done.

As with ALL global issues, could I please ask that only those directly affected comment and have patience with regards to an official response.


Thanks, Andros. I'm hoping Sean is aware of this issue, as well as the loading, and email problems by now. Unfortunately, I've not heard anything back from him, (I don't believe Chris has either) but I trust he's working on the problems.

So for all of us, it's basically a waiting game at this point. I'll just restate what Andros has said, and ask everyone to be as patient as they can.

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| May 16, 2013, 11:47 am
Quoting Mark Kelso

Thanks, Andros. I'm hoping Sean is aware of this issue, as well as the loading, and email problems by now. Unfortunately, I've not heard anything back from him, (I don't believe Chris has either) but I trust he's working on the problems.

So for all of us, it's basically a waiting game at this point. I'll just restate what Andros has said, and ask everyone to be as patient as they can.

Will do!
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| May 16, 2013, 11:49 am
 Group moderator 
Guys, I've asked nicely and you just don't take any notice, so I'm going to be blunt.

DON'T USE THIS GROUP FOR OFF TOPIC DISCUSSIONS!

I have had to deleted about 10 comments in this conversation today that had NOTHING to do with "hacking groups". I don't care WHY the people involved posted about the TFOL Private Members Club, it isn't relevant.


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| May 16, 2013, 4:28 pm
Quoting andros tempest
Guys, I've asked nicely and you just don't take any notice, so I'm going to be blunt.

DON'T USE THIS GROUP FOR OFF TOPIC DISCUSSIONS!

I have had to deleted about 10 comments in this conversation today that had NOTHING to do with "hacking groups". I don't care WHY the people involved posted about the TFOL Private Members Club, it isn't relevant.


Well, actually, the TFOL Private Club was one of the groups that got hacked. That's why it was mentioned.
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| May 16, 2013, 4:34 pm
Quoting Tristan Davis
Well, actually, the TFOL Private Club was one of the groups that got hacked. That's why it was mentioned.

But that's really all that needed to be said. I didn't really help, but my comment seems to have stayed. Perhaps because of Brick Boy's comment, I'm a suspect now.
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| May 16, 2013, 4:56 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting Tristan Davis
Well, actually, the TFOL Private Club was one of the groups that got hacked. That's why it was mentioned.


For your information, the comments I removed were about someone complaining their application to join the group had not been processed. OFF TOPIC. Just because a group fell into the category of hacked does not give people leave to discuss anything and everything about that group.

You want to chat about off topic stuff, there are plenty of OTHER groups and message boards.

Kindly use them.



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| May 17, 2013, 7:26 am
Quoting Tristan Davis (B-Day May 12)
Well, actually, I am in this other group who had the same problem with a hacker who changed the name of the group. Apparently, they figured out who the hacker was, because he admitted that he did it only as a joke. Then after that, a member of that same group said he figured out how to hack into the group and change the name, rules, etc. He said he would never do it, he just figured out how it is possible.

I might have been me who said that. (I did figure out how to hack a group, but I do not recall whether I mentioned it anywhere or not). Anyway, I want to say that I have not actually done it.
I'm not certain if I should post the method publicly or not, because if I do, someone could easily read my comment and destroy or damage a lot of good groups.
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| May 17, 2013, 9:15 am
 Group moderator 
Quoting Bob the inconceivably invincible
I might have been me who said that. (I did figure out how to hack a group, but I do not recall whether I mentioned it anywhere or not). Anyway, I want to say that I have not actually done it.
I'm not certain if I should post the method publicly or not, because if I do, someone could easily read my comment and destroy or damage a lot of good groups.


In my opinion you should not post how to do it.

The fewer people know how to do it, the less damage that can be caused.



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| May 17, 2013, 11:53 am
Someone is possibly hacking this group I'm in called "Rescue Vehicles". Someone has locked one of the topics and deleted comments in other topics. I'm a mod in this group and when I tried to unlock the topic, it wouldn't unlock.
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| May 29, 2013, 6:04 pm
Quoting BrickCity101 11
Someone is possibly hacking this group I'm in called "Rescue Vehicles". Someone has locked one of the topics and deleted comments in other topics. I'm a mod in this group and when I tried to unlock the topic, it wouldn't unlock.

there is a big problem in rescue vehicles
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| May 29, 2013, 6:06 pm
Quoting BrickCity101 11
Someone is possibly hacking this group I'm in called "Rescue Vehicles". Someone has locked one of the topics and deleted comments in other topics. I'm a mod in this group and when I tried to unlock the topic, it wouldn't unlock.

Are there more mods? Also, Mods have lost the ability to lock and unlock conversation threads since the Great Crash of 2011.
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| May 29, 2013, 8:03 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Are there more mods?

* admins
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| May 29, 2013, 8:12 pm
Quoting [ Chro ]
* admins

In many groups I am in, the Admins are not very active unless it's me who is the admin. I know what I'm talking about.
Dontjudgeme.
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| May 29, 2013, 8:14 pm
Yes, but as you said, the admins would be the only ones with the ability to make such changes to the group.
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| May 29, 2013, 8:16 pm
Quoting [ Chro ]
Yes, but as you said, the admins would be the only ones with the ability to make such changes to the group.

So, an Admin locked it without giving a reason.
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| May 29, 2013, 8:25 pm
Quoting MCLegoboy !
Are there more mods? Also, Mods have lost the ability to lock and unlock conversation threads since the Great Crash of 2011.

Yes, there are. Also, thanks for telling me about the fact that mods can't unlock and lock topics. I've only been on here for 5 months so I wouldn't have known.
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| May 29, 2013, 8:31 pm
 Group moderator 
Quoting BrickCity101 11
Someone is possibly hacking this group I'm in called "Rescue Vehicles". Someone has locked one of the topics and deleted comments in other topics. I'm a mod in this group and when I tried to unlock the topic, it wouldn't unlock.


ok, I'm aware of how to "hack" groups, and the level of access you obtain does NOT give you the power to lock conversations.

The reason you cannot unlock the conversation is because you are a mod. Mods cannot unlock threads, or lock them, if they could I'd have locked this waste of space conversation weeks ago.

Someone in your group with admin powers has decided to lock the conversation, I suggest you ask the group admins why.

Please be advised, MOCpages help is not the united nations, we do not intervene in internal issues for other groups unless specific MOCpages rule breaking is taking place or their are actual technical issues.

Personality clashes and internal politics in your group, needs to be dealt with IN YOUR GROUP.

I hope I've made my position clear.

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| May 31, 2013, 12:57 pm
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