YoYoGames Forums – Exploit Means Anyone Can Create New Forum

on July 30, 2011 - 8291 Views

An exploit at the official YoYoGames.com forum means that any registered user can create a new forum section.

Opening the General Chat section of forums.yoyogames.com now reveals a number of unauthorised sub-forums. The creator of these sub-forums is not apparent but with themes including “Decompiled Games”, “Pornography” and “Ads” a mischievous forum member has been having fun at YoYo Games’ expense. A number of top-level forum sections have also been created for topics relating to “Personal Problems”, Minecraft, religious debate and “YoYoGames Security Holes”.

New YoYoGames Sub-Forums Small

After seeing that rogue forums had been created it took me just seconds to find myself at the following screen.

Make a new forum

Given the simplicity of doing so and the behaviour of many YoYoGames forum members it is quite surprising that this exploit remained hidden for so many years.

The existence of these unofficial sub-forums has been acknowledged by forum moderators in a pinned topic but incredibly they are yet to be removed.

Posting on Twitter last night YoYo Games’ Andrew McCluskey wrote of the forum “It was a little playbox for a bunch of kids before. Now it’s a bunch of kids exploiting a massive glitch and killing it”.

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11 Responses to YoYoGames Forums – Exploit Means Anyone Can Create New Forum

  1. Loaf says:

    Hope that guy was good at covering his tracks. Surely legal action could be taken here, since it damages their reputation greatly (imagine if children asked to buy Game Maker and their parents saw that).

  2. ugriffin says:

    It’s interesting to see how people are exploiting that… I wonder how the YoYo mods are coping with the problem.

  3. Rex says:

    I always hated how I had to have a different login for each part of the website. At one point I had separate usernames/passwords for the gmc, the glog, the forums, and the wiki. Is it still like this? I haven’t visited the site since the redesign.

  4. Well – YoYoGames website always had some exploits… possibility to [nearly] infinitely rate games, adding friends without confirmation… now this one.

    I guess they rushed ‘a little bit’ with creation of website to get it up in time.

  5. Whitepath says:

    Well that’s just a shame. Can’t believe I missed that.

  6. Priceless.
    YoYo Games – Where the world comes to play, make and share (pornography) 😛

  7. This made me laugh. Perhaps it’ll be a good enough reason to finally drop that forum.

  8. RC says:

    They haven’t been removed because YoYoGames broke forum editing as a temporary fix of another exploit… they just forgot to do the same thing to forum creation.

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