Hello Tumblrpon let’s do some fact checking!
A lot of you are caught up on this sitch but at least around 4’000 aren’t and I want to see us all kumbaya about it real quick
Yesterday a rather despicable person going around as ‘bothefox’ decided to up his/her attempts to gain undeserved attention by hacking Ask-Celestia-Stuff’s blog, wiping it clean, and filling it with his/her own posts. The point being to have a fresh blog that had 6’000 followers already on it.
Except the followers are real, and the followers are us.
Several people noticed they were following ‘bothefox’ instead of ‘ask-celestia-stuff’ and being found out, he/she switched it to askstonertwilight.tumblr.com
They are now pretending to be someone else and posting ask-blog style. Their pseudonym ‘stoner twilight’ is pretending to be someone that had been ‘gifted’ the blog (whether by a brother/ friend/ or a random stranger).
He/she faked being upset and wanting to return the blog, pretended they did not understand direct and helpful instructions, then ignored all advice, proceeded to continue posting art answers, and this blog is still on your dash
Switchy, owner of celestia-stuff, has been really cool about the whole thing and has simply started over. The next step is to continue what was started.
What to do
DO NOT TEASE OR THREATEN BO/STONER TWILIGHT. IGNORE THEM. This person is simply wanting attention through any means possible. Right now the only benefit they have from the crime is the followers they stole. Do not give them added benefits like attention of any kind. Do not attempt to be their friend. Do not pay attention to them at all. It is over.
You are free to report, although I am hesitant to suggest this as it would likely involve deleting the blog. Bo is unlikely to return it, however
How to protect yourself
Do normal things like protect your password and ip, don’t go to strange sites or streams of people you don’t know, etc. Quite frankly Bo is a bad hacker, he’s already threatened to take down another blog and…didn’t. Just do as you’re doing.
If you want more information
Message those involved privately. Don’t show Bo you’re interested in any way.
If you want justice
Do not seek it for yourself. As soon as Bo’s been found out, they’ll move on to something else. Feeding the fire will make it worse. Literally the only thing Bo has is the followers, and we can take that away.
Remember, this user has a strong and personality affected belief that fame and attention are achievable in fake ways. When they found out the truth, it’s going to sting, and it’s going to sting hard.
This. All of this.
Seriously not cool. Not even a little.