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    Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    I'm speaking on my own behalf and not for the whole forum staff, but I do hope the rest of the staff agrees with me.

    We have posted a sticky about this in Absolute Beginner, but malicious spammers still manage (before being banned) to sneak in their "advice" deleting new users' entire installations.

    Most people do not read stickies (I have to confess--I don't either). So the best way to combat this is to educate through signatures.

    If you are a regular helper in the support forums, I urge you to make some kind of note warning users to research the validity of commands given, to wait until another forum member or two validates commands given, or just to avoid the most obviously bad commands (like sudo rm -rf /).

    If you do not want to participate in this educational crusade, don't bother being a naysayer--just don't participate. If you are willing to make a change in your sig, though, that would be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    I'm speaking on my own behalf and not for the whole forum staff, but I do hope the rest of the staff agrees with me.

    We have posted a sticky about this in Absolute Beginner, but malicious spammers still manage (before being banned) to sneak in their "advice" deleting new users' entire installations.

    Most people do not read stickies (I have to confess--I don't either). So the best way to combat this is to educate through signatures.

    If you are a regular helper in the support forums, I urge you to make some kind of note warning users to research the validity of commands given, to wait until another forum member or two validates commands given, or just to avoid the most obviously bad commands (like sudo rm -rf /).

    If you do not want to participate in this educational crusade, don't bother being a naysayer--just don't participate. If you are willing to make a change in your sig, though, that would be great.
    I'm in full support editing my signature now!
    Last edited by RAV TUX; November 21st, 2007 at 03:17 AM.

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    Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    It was bound to happen sooner or later.

    Let's hope it goes away soon, meanwhile, I copied your sig on that.

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    Red face Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    Quote Originally Posted by RAV TUX View Post
    I'm in full support editing my signature now!
    I edited in a link to this thread.

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    Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    I was just about to start a thread on this...anyways I've already changed my signature so I'm good to go

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    Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    I'll be sure to report any malicious commands I see to you mods so you can ban their @$$es. But hey... let God deal with those people, for karma is a *****, and may their hard drives crash the next day.
    Think before you type: If anybody asks you to type anything with rm -rf on the CLI, DO NOT do it! As a matter of fact, if you don't know what a set of commands will do, ask for clarification from other members.
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    Arrow Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    Quote Originally Posted by dasunst3r View Post
    I'll be sure to report any malicious commands I see to you mods so you can ban their @$$es. But hey... let God deal with those people, for karma is a *****, and may their hard drives crash the next day.
    If you wait for god to do something,nothing will EVER happen..
    I'm astounded people could be so malicious to others...However,ive added this to my sig. and if i see anyone doing this crap to a newbie,I will report it as well.
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    Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    I'm speaking on my own behalf and not for the whole forum staff, but I do hope the rest of the staff agrees with me...........SNIP
    DONE.....what do you think of this one?
    Before Executing commands, understand WHAT you are doing and WHY YOU WOULD WANT TO DO THAT. Some Commands can be VERY dangerous if you are uninformed!

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    Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    Quote Originally Posted by jflaker
    If someone asks you to sudo rm -rf anything don't do it.
    Please wait for confirmation from other members, as one user already had their system deleted due to malicious advice of a TROLL, who has since been banned from this site.
    That's great.

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    Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    I don't post in any helping capacity much, but I'm willing to spread the word.
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