1. Anyone happen to know why @purpletinker's DA, twitter, and website have all suddenly been taken down? I can't find any information from google. She posted a couple journals on her DA before deactivating it, but it won't let me read them because it's been deactivated.

    Monday, 05-Mar-12 07:30:49 UTC from web
    1. @toksyuryel Tinker replaced her own website with Hypnotoad a while back. Is that what you're seeing now?

      Monday, 05-Mar-12 07:33:37 UTC from web
      1. @ceruleanspark Nope, I'm getting redirected to

        Monday, 05-Mar-12 07:35:32 UTC from web
        1. @toksyuryel That doesn't bode spectacularly well now does it.

          Monday, 05-Mar-12 07:40:54 UTC from web
          1. @ceruleanspark It certainly would not appear to. The titles of the DA journals I can't read are "Tripcode" and "Moving on", if that helps any with formulating wild theories as to what's going on.

            Monday, 05-Mar-12 07:43:22 UTC from web
            1. @toksyuryel When was "Moving on" posted? I think that's her "I'm leaving Bronycon" post.

              Monday, 05-Mar-12 07:44:05 UTC from web
              1. @ceruleanspark 8 hours, 42 minutes ago

                Monday, 05-Mar-12 07:44:50 UTC from web
                1. @toksyuryel Oh well in that case, uh.

                  Monday, 05-Mar-12 07:45:39 UTC from web
                  1. @ceruleanspark Restricting the google search to the past 24 hours turns up a couple pastebin'd IRC chatlogs, no clue how accurate they are but at face value they appear rather incriminating. Possibly related? Maybe someone posted these somewhere and she got spooked?

                    Monday, 05-Mar-12 07:51:54 UTC from web
                    1. @toksyuryel what criteria did you use to find them?

                      Monday, 05-Mar-12 08:19:55 UTC from web
                      1. @ceruleanspark Just searched "purple tinker" and then under more search tools selected 24 hours. They should be the top two results then.

                        Monday, 05-Mar-12 08:20:55 UTC from web
                        1. @toksyuryel This is pretty damning. No wonder she's bailed.

                          Monday, 05-Mar-12 08:33:51 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                          1. @ceruleanspark Assuming it's true, but given the circumstances I'm willing to believe it.

                            Monday, 05-Mar-12 08:34:50 UTC from web
                            1. @toksyuryel It makes me sad to read it to be honest. That poor woman.

                              Monday, 05-Mar-12 08:49:31 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                              1. @ceruleanspark Indeed. Anyway, I really do need to get some sleep. Good night!

                                Monday, 05-Mar-12 08:53:40 UTC from web
                              2. @ceruleanspark I really, really, really hope that they turn out to be typical Internet bogus nonsense. Both for her sake, and that of those going with the expectation of seeing Faust and deLancie. But, with her suddenly disappearing from everything . . . It really doesn't look good.

                                Monday, 05-Mar-12 10:30:09 UTC from web
                                1. @astra Well, the thing to note is that this all happened a month ago. The con is (as is the subject of the logs), in the hands of others now, and they're still listing Faust and DeLancie as attendees. Given their apparent concern on that specific subject, I'd have thought the first thing they'd have done, now it's their own heads on the block, is admit it and offer full refunds if they weren't coming. So I don't think you have anything to worry about on that count. The rest, however, makes me pretty sad.

                                  Monday, 05-Mar-12 10:33:57 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                                  1. @ceruleanspark Right, it would have happened -- if it happened -- before the change in the chair position, from the way that they are talking. And, given their intention of keeping everything hush-hush, if all of this did go down, I wouldn't call it a lock that the problems with the guests are all fixed now. Time will tell, here. Either this is going to be denied as bogus, or a few people -- the current con chair, for starters -- will have some explaining and/or reassuring to do, and pronto. Either way, some serious damage control will be needed.

                                    Monday, 05-Mar-12 10:49:11 UTC from web
                                    1. @astra Well, only time will tell. Regardless, my heart absolutely goes out to Miss Tinker. Nobody deserves to feel lke that over anything.

                                      Monday, 05-Mar-12 10:58:03 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
                                      1. @ceruleanspark Definitely, definitely agree with you there.

                                        Monday, 05-Mar-12 11:01:16 UTC from web
                                        1. @astra It'd be overstepping our place to send her flowers or something, right?

                                          Monday, 05-Mar-12 11:06:49 UTC from StatusNet Desktop
    2. @ponydude @ceruleanspark Well, that would be a relief for some, though that someone would attack her like that, if that's the case, is troubling.

      Monday, 05-Mar-12 16:00:26 UTC from MuSTArDroid