posted on Oct, 28 2006 @ 01:46 AM
Im not sure what you mean by TBATS in this paticular thing. I think you might be confusing the two episodes.
The Sunday hack I was talking about was long after TBATS. It was well after WITD. I remember it was either October or November 2003 on a Sunday
afternoon (Sunday afternoon in Seattle). I was on the board and remember the whole thing going mad. I saw I had 27 u2us, which was a first, Ive never
had more than 7 unread ones. I clicked on it, and my u2u box was filled with Skeptic Overlords u2us, read and unread. Eventually, it was made known to
me that everyone who was online at the time also was experiencing the same thing. As well as the whole board gone screwy, with threads popping up
about this and that with inflammitory remarks and accusations of this and that against various mods and admin, as well as some WITD claims. It was
different from TBATS.
TBATS, for those folks who werent here when it happened, TBATS stands for Take Back Above Top Secret, and it was a group of members who felt that ATS
had gone to the dogs (or the feds or illuminati or whatever....more than likely, cases of personal grudges and vendettas) and the formed a little
cabal that was involved in a hack attack on the board, defacing it. The members involved were originally banned, but Skeptic allowed a number of them
to return after they apologized and promised not to do things like it again. This occured in June or July 2003, right before WITD, if my memory serves
The Sunday afternoon hack I was refering to didn't have anything to do with the original TBATS.
I do, however, remember when Skeptic Overlord was getting ready to quit.
I do indeed hope that perhaps Ycon's source on Dragonrider was wrong. However, I lost contact with him a while back, and so did alot of other people.
He simply vanished, and no one knew what happened to him. I remember even trying to telephone him only to find the number was disconnected. I had a
bad feeling about it, and somehow, I just have this gut feeling DR was gone.