In regards to: http://www.ponychan.net/chan/meta/res/139362.html Anonymous ## Mod No.6980
This message was composed by Hipster Brony, Ponychan's former !!Soarin mod and a respected and trusted friend of both Ponychan and MLPchan.
This is a message we never thought we would have to write. In the interest of making all of this information public and to avoid rumors from being spread, today Aurroria, also known as !!SweetieBelle, was terminated as a moderator on Ponychan and has had server access revoked. The site has also been checked by a security expert to make sure it is not compromised
In the last few days, irrefutable evidence came to light that the poster known as Aurroria was in fact an alternate name used by Zamoonda as a way of gaining access to the mod team as well as the server. This revelation was brought up through a ban on a Ponychan user, and a subsequent set of seemingly suspicious comments from Aurroria to the banned poster. This was brought to the attention of the admin of MLPchan, who looked into the issue and discovered through various methods that Aurroria's posting IP on Ponychan was a proxy - one which had been used to post as Typhoon on MLPchan, and that Aurroria's real IP was from the same ISP and city as Pendragon, leaving the conclusion that Aurroria = Typhoon = Pendragon = Zamoonda.
Zamoonda’s past behavior has included improperly accessing the staff board, creating multiple fake identities for social engineering purposes, faking a suicide of one of those personalities, attempting to bribe MLPchan with access to Ponychan's staff board, past manipulations that allowed him to improperly gain server access as well as an administrator account, suspectedly engaging in one or more distributed denial of service attacks against the site, consistently engaging in a pattern of manipulative and deceptive behavior, and now of course creating another false identity to gain server access
This information has been distressing to say the least, and in light of this information, the identities of all the other members of the moderation staff have been scrutinized to ensure that they are who they say they are. Further, we would encourage you to be extra cautious with regards to posting personal information and downloading anything posted on Ponychan going forward, as will we. We sincerely regret the grievous error in judgment we made in hiring Aurroria, and it will not happen again. We intend on using this as an opportunity to correct ourselves and improve the quality of moderating and decision making in the future, and hopefully this incident has not damaged your faith in the moderating team too much.
We know there will be questions and quite a lot of comments, please keep them in this thread and we will answer them to the best of our abilities. Threads on this topic will be deleted as long as this thread remains active in the interest of keeping the board clean and not spreading the moderating staff thin.