El Dorito Incident

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The El Dorito Incident was a series of DDoS attacks and various threats against Facepunch, done by the user monkeyking117 (and their many alt accounts), claiming that the forums supported Halo El Dorito instead of Halo Custom Edition.

First Contact

It started on the "Halo Online is a free-to-play FPS exclusive to PC and Russia" thread, which was originally created on the 25th of March, 2015.[1] monkeyking117 bumped the thread on the 29th of November, now already months old, to complain about Halo El Dorito.[2]

As they conversed with folks in the thread, especially those messing with him, they started accusing Facepunch of supporting it over Halo Custom Edition. Their posts were later deleted by Craptasket with the reason "Gimmick", and it could be assumed that he permabanned him too.

Death to Facepunch

Death to facepunch and halo online eldorito

Shortly following the debacle in the news thread, monkeyking117 created an alt account under the name Monkeyownsnd, which was used to create the thread "Death to facepunch and halo online eldorito".[3] After several pages of debating with users in broken English, he signed off to go to sleep. A fellow HaloMaps.org user MEGASEAN2812 joined the forum to help offer assistance. Postal then banned Monkeyownsnd in order to prevent alterations being made to his posts and prescribed Ritalin as his ban reason. The thread was eventually closed several pages later.

Aftermath

Deleted posts and replies in Halo Online is a free-to-play FPS exclusive to PC and Russia thread.

Over the following days, several alt accounts were created. Most being banned almost immediately upon creation, and their posts, along with replies, being deleted.[4] Several copycats also took the opportunity to troll the forums during this time.

References

  1. In The News Node/Sponsored Spambots - Halo Online is a free-to-play FPS exclusive to PC and Russia: https://facepunch.com/threads/1457589
  2. In The News Node/Sponsored Spambots - "Halo Online is a free-to-play FPS exclusive to PC and Russia" (posts #42-#74) [monkeyking117 posts deleted]: https://facepunch.com/threads/1457589?p=49205297#post49205297
  3. General Discussion - Death to facepunch and halo online eldorito: https://facepunch.com/threads/1495979
  4. In The News Node/Sponsored Spambots - "Halo Online is a free-to-play FPS exclusive to PC and Russia" (posts #79-#87) [all deleted]: https://facepunch.com/threads/1457589?p=49245900#post49245900