- Posted: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 01:38:57 +0000
A simple guide.
There's reports of a pop-up appearing on the site asking for your username and password to confirm you're not a bot. Don't fill it out, it's not really from Gaia!
Generally to confirm you're not a bot, sites ask you to fill out those random letters and numbers inside a picture. They don't ask for your passwords. Why should they?
Several people have gotten hacked and lost quite a few things from filling out these pop-ups, so be wary and remember to never give out your password!
Okay, welcome to the thread. First of all, I'd like to let you know that these will not 100% PREVENT hacking, but will HELP.
Also, some of this stuff is my opinion on how you can help prevent it.
If I find anything else, I'll post it.
1. Please follow Gaia's ToS.
2. Be nice, alright?
3. Don't quote any of these 6 posts.
4. Let's not advertise here, alright? Signatures are fine and so are other helpful guides. But only those can be advertised here. =]
5. Please don't name drop (as in telling us who scammed who or whatever, if you want to share information and decide to say "soandso said this" or whatever, that's fine).***
***Name dropping can actually get you in trouble. If they see you accusing them (be it true or not) they can report you for harassment.
If you want to add something to this guide, please feel free to PM me or post it and I'll add it when I can.
Alright, this is in the first post because you really need to know this and it will be stated again.
Moderators will never ask you for your password. EVER.
So NEVER give out your password.
Colors to know (and their meanings):
Admins are ORANGE
Moderators are GREEN
Non-Player Characters are RED
Other Staff Members are BROWN
Regular users are BLACK
These colors refer to their names.
Regular users are just normal people who simply use this site and not run it.
More information about the moderator types (as well as a list of moderators who take care of the "Welcome to Gaia" forum) can be found here.
(My way of dating may be different from yours. I go by day/month/year)
19/9/09 - An update after a long while, we've added to the "Definitions", "I fear...", "Prevention", and the current news. Thank you for the support everyone, and the information (iNemisis, popetoast, Lura Bell)!
23.6.08 - More examples of scams, thanks to Anti-Hacking Mule and Rose-McLane. Trying to get back on track here, sorry I've been gone a while.
16/6/08 - [Community Spotlight - Gaia's Helping]
31.3.08 - New example of a Scam PM (Thank you nelrina), news has been moved around.
27/03/08 - Added another example scam PM. (Thanks bd004)
18.03.08 - More in the Prevention post. (More about mules)
10/03/08 - Moved news around - New current news. (Weird bans?)
09.03.08 - Added another person to the Proof list
01/03/08 - Moved a few things around to make another post. (Special Things) Also edits on the Other Guides post.
26.02.08 - New rule added.
24/02/08 - Added things to the "Definitions" post and "Prevention" post. (Thank you DataMilo and bd004.)
11.02.08 - Moved more things around and added example scam PMs to the Definitions post.
17/01/08 - Moved stuff around, that's about it.
07.01.08 - New section added to the "Trying to Recover" post; "Got Proof?"
06/01/08 - Different things added here and there.
28.12.07 - New section added to the "I Fear..." post (Special Things)
25/12/07 - More added to the prevention post (thank you Vegie) and more added to the Introduction post.
21.12.07 - Added a new security program to the prevention post.