Tenjiso - I'm glad I wasn't dismissing this kind of attack - DOS is pretty nasty (although not so bad as DDOS!).
Dustin - what he had was a piece of code that was submitting the relevant HTML form repeatedly - so in theory he could have done it any number of times. It booted him off the Fetch forum within a few minutes, but as it was gone 11pm, and as I wasn't sure whether the RW forum would have the same protection, it was my suggestion to block the account. How long that block remains for is not down to me.
Grendel - not to my knowledge I'll drop the URL from my name though, if that helps.
Caz - sorry - my whole post read as though it was a rebuttal of what you'd said - I suppose I didn't want anyone to go away with the impression that I was an amateur (although I'm happy to acknowledge it when it comes to graphic design). You are right though, I do love the site. No, not in that way
CD - thanks for the backup - a lot of Fetchies were disappointed that the thread got pulled, because they had a great time in there
Grendel - Fetch and RW are owned by the same company.
SuperCaz - whilst I'd never claim to be a computer whizz, I'm an engineering graduate and have been a professional web developer for 14 years
What David did yesterday amounted to little more than pressing "submit" lots of times with some random post content. I don't consider it to be a security breach, but I have blocked his IP address on Fetch, and asked RW to do the same.
I can't speak for RW, but I'm always happy to receive legitimate suggestions for improvements to Fetcheveryone, and I'm first to laugh when people tell me it's clunky or in need of improvement. However, I don't believe that attempting misuse on this scale is appropriate for any user.