- For other uses, see Forkie (disambiguation).
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A "Forkie" is a nickname typically given to someone (usually autistic and/or retarded) who maliciously causes destruction or otherwise renders the virtual machines unusable to annoy, intimidate and/or troll users of CollabVM. Although their name derives from the term "fork bomb" they do not exclusively run fork bombs. A forkie may also run an executable which prevents anything from opening, deleting the registry, or other methods of blocking usability on the VM. Anti-forkies also have the same purpose. A vote for reset button was added to combat forkies along with a customized task manager, which is mostly actually successful at defeating nearly every forkie, although a forkie might break the VM again immediately afterwards. Forkies were not only present on CollabVM - they were also known to be present on the similar (but now defunct) website known as socket.computer.
The forkies also have an (unofficial) website.
Forkies are the second stage of the Forkie Evolution, with the first being Jawfuls and the final being Aliens, which are confirmed to be fagfags.
Is being a "Forkie" a bannable offense?
Many users have questioned if being a Forkie is a bannable offense.
The short answer is: sometimes but mostly no.
The long answer is that if you have a very long streak of making the VM unusable you might be banned. If you break a global site rule. For instance, creating an executable which DDoSed someone, you would likely be banned permanently.
While uncommon, constantly breaking the VM can also result in a ban, if a majority of members vote to have you banned from the VMs. This usually only happens however if you excessively abuse the VMs. You won't be banned for simply running malware or fork bombs or whatever on the VMs.
The (now dead) Virus Farm is specifically designed to be abused, so you may want to check it out.
There are lot of "forkie types", most of them ends with "fag".
For example, regfags are forkies who delete Windows Registry.
Anti-Forkies are people who prevert forkies to destroy the VM. This may cause VM to be less usable (for example, Command Prompt is often used by forkies to destroy VM, but CMD can also be used to do useful things).
FTP Forkies are forkies who destroy the CollabVM FTP.
The Indexfag is a type of FTP forkie which adds an index.html into any folder of the FTP, which causes the page to be overwritten with the corresponding Index page, forcing users to either have the file removed or use a external FTP client. As files cannot be deleted by regular users due to abuse, an admin must delete the file.
As of October 17 2018, this forkie is fixed; users can still upload an index.html but users must click the file to load it.
The Spacefiller is a type of FTP forkie which adds junk files to the FTP, causing disk space to be wasted or the FTP root to load indefinitely, causing a denial of service attack. These types of attacks are usually quickly cleaned and result in a ban.
It is pointless to fill the FTP as it takes forever and the FTP is large enough and won't run out of disk space that easily.
The Filebomber is a type of FTP forkie which goes around looking for directories and then uploads file(s) intended to embarrass the corresponding folder's owner.
Such files (but not limited to) include: 'sethrogan.png' and '!!!!! !! ! !!!!!Anne Puts Her Foot Down!.mp4'.
The Reversefag is a type of FTP forkie which attempts to hack into the FTP server by uploading a PHP that loads in a reverse shell.
However, this fails miserably because the FTP server has PHP disabled for the FTP directory.
- There was the Virus Farm that was specifically designed to be abused, but it got removed.
VM destroyed by a forkie