UnNews:Uncyclopedia Suffers Mass Vandalisation
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4 April 2006
Over the past months, It has become apparent that Uncyclopedia has been heavily vandalised by visitors of the site, resulting in the creation of nonsense articles and libellious misinformation.
The attack is believed to have been longstanding, after a number of individuals, posing as legitimate administrators, after exploiting a hole in the database, begun to subtly change the theme and content of the website. We were however able to ask for an opinion from site creator "Chronarion" by post, after looking up his address in the WHOIS.
“I don't know how it happened really, it was all so overwhelming that there wasn't really anything I could do to stop it”
The owner of the site stated that he originally created Uncyclopedia to be a place where people could contribute any manner of information in a nicely presented way, but with a stylistic freedom not enjoyed by Wikipedians. The large scale of the vandalism has never been seen before on a website, with vandals even taking the time to modify article histories to prevent roll-back 'counter-attacks'; also permanantly banning anybody who takes the time to contribute any genuine articles to the site.
Reflecting this; the site policy has been changed, misleading others who visit the website into contributing lies and propaganda, and thus further defacing the Wiki.
Unfortunately, the attacks on the site has seen almost every article defaced, and the database itself spammed with new articles full of lies, on a minute-by-minute basis, with examples such as Steve Ballmer, Cancer Porn and Kitten huffing. There are even claims that terrorists are using the site as a means to store a bomb-making guide, resulting in many calling for Uncyclopedia to be shutdown - something the Owner has indeed announced that he is "Considering...".