Uploading your skins at Customize.org is back on!

Sunday, July 17, 2011 by karmat | Discussion: Life, the Universe and Everything

Customize.org http://customize.org/browse/latest had experienced a run of malware and spam a couple of months ago (just like dA) and to deal with it, they installed a virus scanner and blocked uploads for awhile so that the moderators could clean up the site.

The scanner is not perfect, but they are trying to find a better solution - so you still have to be careful in what you download. For some reason, it reads all windowblinds as infected, but my contact there is working to correct that.

But the best news is, that the block has been turned off and the site is open again to upload all your skins!

If you see any problems there with spam or malware, give me a shout at http://customize.org/karmat or https://www.wincustomize.com/users/2687090/karmat and I'll look into it. The site allows moderators alot more freedom to deal with issues than dA does. Now get uploading!

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Jafo
Reply #1 Monday, July 18, 2011 12:29 AM

Didn't realise Custo had had another attack.  I remember them going offline a decade ago or so for a major revamp.  Can't even remember what sort of submission checking was inplace, then OR since.

 

For those wondering what Customize.org is....it was THE FIRST online community/public skinning site and thus home to many of skinning's pioneers...

http://customize.org/browse/latest 

RedneckDude
Reply #2 Monday, July 18, 2011 2:11 AM

Sweet...just signed up! 

TYCUS
Reply #3 Monday, July 18, 2011 3:56 AM

imao.., there is a taco cursor theme? 

Uvah
Reply #4 Monday, July 18, 2011 7:37 AM

Went and visited the sight at the link above. When I saw JC's smx skins up there I thought right away...RIP....then it occurred to me...he's got another nic. I almost reported it. Sorry 'bout that JC.

Jafo
Reply #5 Monday, July 18, 2011 8:40 AM

Went and visited the sight at the link above. When I saw JC's smx skins up there I thought right away...RIP....then it occurred to me...he's got another nic. I almost reported it. Sorry 'bout that JC.

Yes, before anyone panics....many here were/are members of Custo.org too.

I joined there somewhen about '97, I think...

LightStar
Reply #6 Monday, July 18, 2011 8:42 AM

Went and visited the sight at the link above. When I saw JC's smx skins up there I thought right away...RIP....then it occurred to me...he's got another nic. I almost reported it. Sorry 'bout that JC.

I often wonder why people use different names at different sites, if they just used the same name potential issues like this would not occur.

 

RedneckDude
Reply #7 Monday, July 18, 2011 10:44 AM

Went and visited the sight at the link above. When I saw JC's smx skins up there I thought right away...RIP....then it occurred to me...he's got another nic. I almost reported it. Sorry 'bout that JC.

About got me too. I use the same nick there as I do here. I am still PDJ at some sites. I need to change that.

 

Anyone know who Mike/Steve is?  

Wizard1956
Reply #8 Monday, July 18, 2011 6:03 PM

RedneckDude
Anyone know who Mike/Steve is?

A schizophrenic?

tazgecko
Reply #9 Monday, July 18, 2011 6:11 PM

^ pfffftt

DrJBHL
Reply #10 Monday, July 18, 2011 7:11 PM

Wizard1956

Quoting RedneckDude, reply 7Anyone know who Mike/Steve is?

A schizophrenic?

I'm of two minds about that, Wiz.

Uvah
Reply #11 Monday, July 18, 2011 8:16 PM

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>| |<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< 

karmat
Reply #12 Monday, July 18, 2011 10:54 PM

Went and visited the sight at the link above. When I saw JC's smx skins up there I thought right away...RIP....then it occurred to me...he's got another nic. I almost reported it. Sorry 'bout that JC.

It would have been okay, JC is a mod there too! Actually, he's the reason I am.

Uvah
Reply #13 Monday, July 18, 2011 11:29 PM

Small world...ain't it.

JuniorCrooks
Reply #14 Monday, July 18, 2011 11:44 PM

LightStar

Quoting Uvah, reply 4Went and visited the sight at the link above. When I saw JC's smx skins up there I thought right away...RIP....then it occurred to me...he's got another nic. I almost reported it. Sorry 'bout that JC.

I often wonder why people use different names at different sites, if they just used the same name potential issues like this would not occur.

 

Actually the name I use at customize is the name I use at other sites too. I do not remember why I chose the name I did for this site but junior is my actual middle name and crooks my last name. I would change it but everyone knows me as JuniorCrooks here now.

Yes karmat and myself are both mods there so feel free to contact us directly if there are any issues and we will do our best to take care of them.

willistuder
Reply #15 Monday, July 18, 2011 11:56 PM

Somebody should get in touch with McAfee about their giving the site a red rating. McAfee tested 204 downloads and found four to be dangerous. A fair number of people use McAfee Site Advisor, and will stay away. If you go to this page, there is a place where the site owners can explain the situation, get retested, and get a green rating. Also, users of the site can comment, which does influence the rating.

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/customize.org

JuniorCrooks
Reply #16 Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:18 AM

willistuder
Somebody should get in touch with McAfee about their giving the site a red rating. McAfee tested 204 downloads and found four to be dangerous. A fair number of people use McAfee Site Advisor, and will stay away. If you go to this page, there is a place where the site owners can explain the situation, get retested, and get a green rating. Also, users of the site can comment, which does influence the rating.

http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/customize.org

I would like to know how McAfee conducts their test or determines its rating. I noticed there are only 2 user reviews. The site had some bad uploads of xp themes awhile ago and that is why uploads had been disabled while we had a chance to clean things up. There should be an approval system in place soon if its not already which will help to deal with this.

Perhaps Mcafee did their test during this time of bad xp uploads. I realize the site is still not perfect but we are doing our best with active moderation. I know we still have a problem with spam and I have personally gave suggestions to stop that too.

On a side note to everyone visiting the site never download something with an external link and if anyone finds a submission there with an external download link let me know and I will delete it immediately.

c242
Reply #17 Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:37 AM

Hm. I used to have an account there.. Can't find it now. Member search gives me everything, just not the ones I search for.

JuniorCrooks
Reply #18 Tuesday, July 19, 2011 4:13 AM

Hm. I used to have an account there.. Can't find it now. Member search gives me everything, just not the ones I search for.

I had also noticed that member search is broke so I will try to deal with that. As far as your account goes let me know your user name if its different then here and I will see what I can do.

Never mind, here it is http://customize.org/c242

Uvah
Reply #19 Tuesday, July 19, 2011 5:15 AM

I think I will go join the fun there too. As long as they don't try to make me sane that is. lol

neone6
Reply #20 Tuesday, July 19, 2011 6:54 AM

I think I will go join the fun there too. As long as they don't try to make me sane that is. lol
Don´t worry Uvah...We will probably make THEM INsane !!  

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