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[gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby gregoryuconn » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:06 pm

A website I belong to recently experienced a minor glitch caused by being unable to properly handle a certain input. Although the glitch was fixed and it should be able to correctly handle the input the future, I nevertheless hope it doesn't have to. Why?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby Earnest » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:38 am

Website = a forum? Amazon? A shopping website? Social media? Lateral thinking forum? An academic website? A website on a relevant topic? Bitcoins? Online banking? Music? Netflix? A comouter game?

Does the website relevantly: allow for private messages to be send? Allow for stuffs to be sold? Pictures/videos to be loaded? Exchange info about a particular topic? Writing comments? Making searches? Pay? Program? Learn? Play a game? Talk with others?

Input = a word? A letter? A symbol? Pictures? Videos? Clicking on a certain button? Certain types if files? Audio files? Sidebar? Words in other languages? Censorship? Credit cards? Emoticons?

Not properly handle = pixels on a pictures? Not reading the correct letters/words? Not capable to press a button? Validations/ inserting personal info relevant? Not able to download certain inputs? Not receiving mails/trills? Block the video chat? Were inouts too big to be handled?

Did you input such kind of "input" usually? Will you do it in the future?
Did you benefit from the error? If so, because of the negative impact on others? Because it allowed you to see who load the relevant input? The input bothered you? Others bothered you with such input? Do you usually go to the website while navigating other sources on the internet? Do the inputs slow down your navigation on the internet (so that not properly handling them would be a benefit for you)?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby GalFisk » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:48 am

Was the input of malicious intent? Criminal? DOS/DDOS? Was the input given because of something unfortunate? Such as a crime? death? Disaster? Was the input too massive? Was it a result of mass death? Illness? Layoffs? Insurance payouts? A large accident? Some other event badly affecting a large number of people?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby gregoryuconn » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:14 pm

Website = a forum? Amazon? A shopping website? Social media? Lateral thinking forum? An academic website? A website on a relevant topic? THis, no to the rest of this paragraph Bitcoins? Online banking? Music? Netflix? A comouter game?

Does the website relevantly: allow for private messages to be send? Allow for stuffs to be sold? Pictures/videos to be loaded? Exchange info about a particular topic? Writing comments? Making searches? Pay? Program? Learn? Play a game? Talk with others? Not relevantly, but it does have some of these features.

Input = a word? A letter? Two letters. A symbol? Pictures? Videos? Clicking on a certain button? Certain types if files? Audio files? Sidebar? Words in other languages? Censorship? Credit cards? Emoticons? No to the rest of these.

Not properly handle = pixels on a pictures? Not reading the correct letters/words? Not capable to press a button? Validations/ inserting personal info relevant? Not able to download certain inputs? Not receiving mails/trills? Block the video chat? Were inouts too big to be handled? None of these are quite right.

Did you input such kind of "input" usually? Will you do it in the future? Me? No.
Did you benefit from the error? No. If so, because of the negative impact on others? So no. Because it allowed you to see who load the relevant input? And no. The input bothered you? This is a tricky one, I'll go with yope. Others bothered you with such input? Not relevantly. Do you usually go to the website while navigating other sources on the internet? Do the inputs slow down your navigation on the internet (so that not properly handling them would be a benefit for you)? No or irrelevant to the rest of these.

Was the input of malicious intent? No. Criminal? The INPUT was not criminal, but see below DOS/DDOS? No Was the input given because of something unfortunate? Yes Such as a crime? Yes! death? Yes! Disaster? You could call it that. Was the input too massive? No. Was it a result of mass death? Yes, but it might be worth clarifying what you mean by this. Illness? No Layoffs? No Insurance payouts? No A large accident? It wasn't an accident, no. Some other event badly affecting a large number of people? You've pretty much got what kind of event it was.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby Earnest » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:00 am

UUUps maybe I misunderstood. So there was a glitch caused by the impossibility to handle an input. Such an input caused the death of many people? And so you hope that the website does not have to handle the input again? Or the input tries to avoid mass deaths?

Had the input ever been present in the website before? Had the website needed to deal with it? Is the input given for security reasons?

Input = two letters inputted by normal/regular users of the website? By certain types of users? Admins? Two separate letters? Two letters to be added to a word? To a code? To a password? To an username? Two letters that alone, formed a word? (E.g. NO) were an acronym? Relevant which letters? May I invoke the list?

Do the letters provoke some misfunctioning of the website? Relevant how the website was unable to deal with them? By not allowing people to have access to some contents? Cookies relevant? Privacy? Security? To avoid that the letters appear? Access to the website? Did other websites have to deal with such an input? If so in a similar way?

Relevant the topic of the website? Anime/manga? Movies? Books? Puzzles? Shopping? Food? Animals? Sport? Hobby? Programming? Houses? Travels? Booking? Rent? Chatting? Religion? Money? Riddles? Riddles with letters?

Were the 2 letters relevant in the website? Inputted just under request? Do the 2 letters appear to a user of the website? Were part of the html code (sources) of the website? Of the internet address of the website? Of the name of the website? If the latter, do the 2 letters make the name of the website similar to the name of a criminal association? Is any threat involved? Virus? Lack of security? "Verify that user is not a robot" relevant?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby GalFisk » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:08 am

Is a mass shooting relevant? Mass murder? Was the system used to find or record information about victims?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby biograd » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:29 am

Contrary to what some seem to be thinking, I had assumed that:
1) It was the situation that prompted the input, that in turn triggered the glitch, that you hope doesn't happen again, not the glitch itself (nor the correct response from the website that should have happened instead).
2) The crime created this situation that prompted the input, rather than the glitch leading somehow to the crime.

Are these correct?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby klondike mary » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:35 pm

You're not talking about this forum, are you? (shudders)
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby gregoryuconn » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:46 pm

UUUps maybe I misunderstood. So there was a glitch caused by the impossibility to handle an input. Yes Such an input caused the death of many people? No, the other way around - the death of many people caused the input. And so you hope that the website does not have to handle the input again? But yes. Or the input tries to avoid mass deaths? So no.

Had the input ever been present in the website before? No, FA. Had the website needed to deal with it? No, no FA here. Is the input given for security reasons? No.

Input = two letters Yes but number of letters is irrelevant. inputted by normal/regular users of the website? By certain types of users? Admins? Two separate letters? Two letters to be added to a word? To a code? Yes, in multiple senses of the word. [/b] To a password? To an username? Two letters that alone, formed a word? (E.g. NO) were an acronym? Relevant which letters? May I invoke the list? The exact letters are irrelevant.

Do the letters provoke some misfunctioning of the website? Yes. Relevant how the website was unable to deal with them? Yes By not allowing people to have access to some contents? Yope, explore Cookies relevant? Privacy? Security? To avoid that the letters appear? Access to the website? No to the rest of these. Did other websites have to deal with such an input? Probably If so in a similar way? Probably

Relevant the topic of the website? Anime/manga? Movies? Books? Puzzles? Shopping? Food? Animals? Sport? This, no to rest. Hobby? Programming? Houses? Travels? Booking? Rent? Chatting? Religion? Money? Riddles? Riddles with letters?

Were the 2 letters relevant in the website? Inputted just under request? Do the 2 letters appear to a user of the website? Were part of the html code (sources) of the website? Well, XML, not HTML, but yes, an XML source is relevant. Of the internet address of the website? Of the name of the website? If the latter, do the 2 letters make the name of the website similar to the name of a criminal association? Is any threat involved? Virus? Lack of security? "Verify that user is not a robot" relevant? No or irrleevant to the rest of these.
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Contrary to what some seem to be thinking, I had assumed that:
1) It was the situation that prompted the input, that in turn triggered the glitch, that you hope doesn't happen again, not the glitch itself (nor the correct response from the website that should have happened instead).
2) The crime created this situation that prompted the input, rather than the glitch leading somehow to the crime. As mentioned above, all of this is correct, though there's an intermediate step in between the situation and the glitch that all of you are missing..

You're not talking about this forum, are you? (shudders) No.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby Earnest » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:04 am

Ok so...some letters were added as input of an XML code which changes the source of the site. The website could not deal with such an input in some way that we need to discover and which deals-ish with not giving access to some content, right?

Was the input added just in such a website? Provoked the glitch just in such a website (or websites related to sports)? Was the input temporary (e.g. mourning day, anniversary, recurrence...)?

Is the website about all kinds of sport? Just specific ones? May I invoke the list? About betting? Is it an interactive website? Are people visiting it supposed to do something actively? Comment? Bet? Take part to discussions? Play? Others?

Does the tragedy deal with sport? Olympic games? Munich terrorist attack? Or maybe other famous tragedies: e.g. 11th of September?
A tragedy that could have been prevented had criminals not access to relevant info on a website?

Was the aim of the input to censor some content (and in turn it ended up censoring other contents as well)?

not allowing people to have access to some contents? Yope, explore --> relevant which contents? video contents? Links? News? Buying tickets? Results of the matches? Bets? Live matches? Interviews? Sport events? Statistics? Athletes info? Does it deal with sounds/noises? Live streaming?
Have access = search them? Once found such contents to read them? To share them? To watch them? To copy/paste them? To receive/send mails? To track them? To print them? To book them? To see something in advance? To see if others are watching the same content?

Does an error message relevantly appear? Or maybe no link appears where it was supposed to be? Or a generic message as soon as a page is opened/ a button is clicked?

Relevant the reason why the website could not deal with the glitch? Because it creates some conflict with some other content?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby gregoryuconn » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:27 am

Ok so...some letters were added as input of an XML code Yes which changes the source of the site It probably changes the source code, but it also changes the user-facing site. The website could not deal with such an input in some way that we need to discover and which deals-ish with not giving access to some content, right? Basically.

Was the input added just in such a website? No, but see next question Provoked the glitch just in such a website (or websites related to sports)? Only sports-related websites would use the input, so only they were affected. Was the input temporary (e.g. mourning day, anniversary, recurrence...)? No.

Is the website about all kinds of sport? Just specific ones? May I invoke the list? It covers multiple sports, but baseball is the relevant one. About betting? No, but a betting site might work. Is it an interactive website? Are people visiting it supposed to do something actively? Comment? Bet? Take part to discussions? Play? Others? It has some of these features, but they are not the relevant one.

Does the tragedy deal with sport? Olympic games? Munich terrorist attack? No to all Or maybe other famous tragedies DOYD of "famous" but certainly well-known. e.g. 11th of September? But not this.

A tragedy that could have been prevented had criminals not access to relevant info on a website? I'm not going down this rabbithole. If so, it's irrelevant to this puzzle.

Was the aim of the input to censor some content (and in turn it ended up censoring other contents as well)? No.

not allowing people to have access to some contents? Yope, explore --> relevant which contents? video contents? Links? News? Buying tickets? Results of the matches? Bets? Live matches? Interviews? Sport events? Could you be more specific? Statistics? There's a better term, but OTRT. Athletes info? Does it deal with sounds/noises? Live streaming?
Have access = search them? Once found such contents to read them? They'd probably at least look at it, yes. To share them? To watch them? To copy/paste them? To receive/send mails? To track them? To print them? To book them? To see something in advance? To see if others are watching the same content? No or irrelevant to all the rest of these. It has some of these functions, but they are not the relevant function.

Does an error message relevantly appear? Or maybe no link appears where it was supposed to be? Or a generic message as soon as a page is opened/ a button is clicked? No to all

Relevant the reason why the website could not deal with the glitch? It simply hadn't been programmed to handle that particular input. Nothing really complicated. Because it creates some conflict with some other content? No, see previous question.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby Earnest » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:28 am

Ok...I am completely ignorant about baseball (sorry)...hope this does not affect my capability of solving the puzzle...

Tragedy = does it happen in 19th century? 20th? Was it caused by a bomb? Poison? War? Does it happen in Sweden? In USA? In Asia? An airplane crash?

Was an athlete (baseball athlete) victim of the tragedy? Involved in the tragedy?
Was the input added soon after the tragedy? Days later? Years? Months? Hours? Was the input added in memory of the tragedy? To avoid that such a tragedy happens again? To protect the victims/families? Not to offend someone?

User-facing site changes: main menu? Design of the website? Font of charachters? Colors? Something was added? Something was cancelled?

Statistics = highlights? Marks to the players based on how they performed? Charachteristics of a player (physical? About their career?)? Number of disqualified players? Number of matches played? Some measure (e.g. yards, heights..)? Scores made? Percentages?

Not having access to : general statistics of a match? Of specific players? Of matches over time? Relevant how the access to such statistics is usually allowed/denied? By writing username and password? Through a pop up? Some key word? Are words in baseball gergon relevant? (E.g. the equivalent of goal in footbal for instance)
Are some "key" word related to sport no more allowed so that access to stats was impossible?

Does the problem occur once inside the website or for instance if one tries to access the website from google/other sources for instance? (E.g. if one put the name of an athlete to see its stats, it appears a lot of news about a tragedy or about an homonimous man victim of the tragedy)
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby gregoryuconn » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:18 am

Ok...I am completely ignorant about baseball (sorry)...hope this does not affect my capability of solving the puzzle... Don't need to know much.

Tragedy = does it happen in 19th century? 20th? 21st Was it caused by a bomb? Poison? War? Does it happen in Sweden? In USA? In Asia? An airplane crash? USA, not a plane crash

Was an athlete (baseball athlete) victim of the tragedy? Involved in the tragedy? No to both.
Was the input added soon after the tragedy? The same day Days later? Years? Months? Hours? Was the input added in memory of the tragedy? To avoid that such a tragedy happens again? To protect the victims/families? Not to offend someone?

User-facing site changes: main menu? Design of the website? Font of charachters? Colors? Something was added? Something was supposed to be added. Because of the glitch, it wasn't. Something was cancelled?

Statistics = highlights? Marks to the players based on how they performed? Charachteristics of a player (physical? About their career?)? Number of disqualified players? Number of matches played?Yope Some measure (e.g. yards, heights..)? Scores made? Not by the individual players but see next set. Percentages? No to rest of these

Not having access to : general statistics of a match? The scores, yes. Of specific players? Of matches over time? Relevant how the access to such statistics is usually allowed/denied? By writing username and password? Through a pop up? Some key word? Are words in baseball gergon relevant? (E.g. the equivalent of goal in footbal for instance) No to the rest of these
Are some "key" word related to sport no more allowed so that access to stats was impossible? Not sure what you mean by this.

Does the problem occur once inside the website or for instance if one tries to access the website from google/other sources for instance? (E.g. if one put the name of an athlete to see its stats, it appears a lot of news about a tragedy or about an homonimous man victim of the tragedy) It would be apparent no matter how you accessed the website, though the cause would not unless you had access to the backend.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby Earnest » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:18 am

Is the tragedy connected with Baseball? Are the letters added at the end of each XML word (e.g. a new code is formed)? Did the scores appear but in a not understandable format? Were scores added live? In realt time? Or they were added just at the end if the match? Relevant? Were the scored accessed with a click on a button? Relevant? Was it possible to click the button (but then nothing appeared)?

Tragedy = genocide in a school? A bridge collapse? A burn? Tornadoes (e.g. name given to Tornado relevant?)? Something involving space? Spacecraft? Flooding? Train collisions? An accident? Others? Blackouts involved? Data leaks? Gas leaks? Explosions? Weapons?

Did the tragedy imply the distruction of servers? Of something related to the internet? Were the words added to avoid some similar tragedies to repeat (so mainly for security reasons?)? For necessity? To allow some other service (if so a service visible by the user? A button that appeared? Giving the possibility of doing something if the right button of the mouse is clicked? Others?)? To allow for private navigation? To track the user? Not to lose data? To avoid misfunctionings in case a similar tragedy repeats? To locate the user's device? To signal something?
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby gregoryuconn » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:24 am

Is the tragedy connected with Baseball? No Are the letters added at the end of each XML word (e.g. a new code is formed)? I'm not sure what you're asking here. Did the scores appear but in a not understandable format? Yesish, FA. Were scores added live? In realt time? Or they were added just at the end if the match? Yope, FA. Relevant? It's not relevant how often they were updated on the site, but the fact that in this case they were only yopishly updated and there's an FA is relevant. Were the scored accessed with a click on a button? Relevant? Not particularly, all that matters is that it (yopishly) showed the scores and now you need to figure out the FA and that's it. Was it possible to click the button (but then nothing appeared)?

Tragedy = genocide in a school? You mean homicide? Not in a school, but yes. A bridge collapse? A burn? Tornadoes (e.g. name given to Tornado relevant?)? Something involving space? Spacecraft? Flooding? Train collisions? An accident? Others? Blackouts involved? Data leaks? Gas leaks? Explosions? Weapons? Weapons were involved, no to rest.

Did the tragedy imply the distruction of servers? Of something related to the internet? No to all Were the words added to avoid some similar tragedies to repeat (so mainly for security reasons?)? For necessity? To allow some other service (if so a service visible by the user? A button that appeared? Giving the possibility of doing something if the right button of the mouse is clicked? Others?)? To allow for private navigation? To track the user? Not to lose data? To avoid misfunctionings in case a similar tragedy repeats? To locate the user's device? To signal something? No to all, this is all OTWT. It's much simpler than that.
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Re: [gregoryuconn] The Internet Glitch

Postby gregoryuconn » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:28 am

Realized I missed a very BIG question.... Something was cancelled? I'm not sure this is the word you meant to use, but YES!
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