Has WOL been hacked?

Has WOL been hacked?

All my other sites are working fine.

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Russell Jacklin

Thu 12th Jan 2023 13:13

Oh, my God!!!!!!!
Are my amazing well crafted verses of art ok, or will I see them being flogged for 12p a dozen down the Shepards Bush market as Shakespearian outtakes,
Oh my God!!!!!!

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Tue 10th Jan 2023 16:46

There appeared this morn a new WOLer,
Then suddenly, there he was, gonner,
His rather strange profile,
Stuck out by a long mile,
I wonder, was it James Baron Hacker?

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 10th Jan 2023 15:59

But just WHY anyone should seek to hack WOL is curious indeed.
The only explanation is that a better class of hacker is out there
practising their technique!
Shall I compare thee to a sneaky way
Thou art more lofty but less considerate.
Soft hands do make mischievous play
And all around become disconsolate....😌

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Graham Sherwood

Tue 10th Jan 2023 14:28

I have asked the technical chaps to have a look. I would think they are already aware and no serious issues have occurred.

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Tue 10th Jan 2023 14:11

Hello Bethany,
Perhaps you misunderstood me.

My remark about "other sites being fine" referred to non-poetry websites that I use and which I
have bookmarked.

In other words, there wasn't a fault with my computer.

I will be sticking with WOL, and make copies of my work.
I think incidents such as that are run of the mill for a site such as WOL.

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Graham Sherwood

Tue 10th Jan 2023 13:36

Bethany I do not wish to sound trite but WOL’s T&C’s suggest that all members keep a copy of their work to avoid loss in times of system failure etc! Nothing is foolproof these days.

<Deleted User> (33540)

Tue 10th Jan 2023 10:23

These other sites of yours that you say are fine, can you tell me if they are poetry sites? because I would like to give them a try. I have removed all of my poems from this site because to me after reading the previous comments I don't feel that I can trust it anymore but it won't stop me from commenting. Thank you.

<Deleted User> (34685)

Mon 9th Jan 2023 23:37

bloody hell! I was just about to put a poem on and found all of my poems have been deleted! Whoever is responsible must have accessed my account? Now I don't know if I dare put another poem on? What a bummer!

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 9th Jan 2023 23:02

According to the info. on the security page, this may have been
due to some party trying to obtain access by less than honest
means and the page displayed was showing the success of
prevention with its warning. Hence, the added proviso to try
later - resumably when any such effort had given up.

<Deleted User> (9882)

Mon 9th Jan 2023 22:56

same as Graham-weird!





Rose 😲

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Mon 9th Jan 2023 22:49

Same here with the security page MC - lasted atbout 1 hr.

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Graham Sherwood

Mon 9th Jan 2023 22:46

I experienced a very brief inability to sign in but it resolved after a couple of minutes. Has happened before a few times in isolated occasions.

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 9th Jan 2023 22:36

Hmm. Earlier today, I received a security page that told me WOL
was insecure and a safety risk - with warnings about how/why -with the proviso that I should try later. Is there a connection here?

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