To All of Our Fellow Bronies,
It is with much delight that I say that the deviantART War of 2013 seems to have come to an end. The group D2FC has not attacked in some time, and most signs point to them not planning on attacking again in the near future. We have talked with their leader. It was not a violent argument, both sides were able to meet in a calm conversation. Their leader has agreed to stop attacking brony groups, and to leave the bronies alone.
I will say this now: If any bronies antagonize them, we will not come to your defense. Leave them be, just as they have agreed to leave us be.
Do not think this is a victory on our part or theirs. Neither side won. This should never have been a war. The reason it got to the point it did was because we allowed them to get to us when they pushed us. Those of you who reacted with violence and hate should be ashamed. That is not what this fandom is about.
Some of them were testing our values, to see how far we could be pushed before we would toss our code aside and retaliate.
Some were testing our defense, to see how careless some group administrators are to who they trust, or how they set security.
Some of them were legitimate haters, who wanted nothing more than to punish us for our interest in MLP.
I hope we learned something in these past weeks. It is too bad it escalated to the level it did, but maybe we can all take something from the experience.
This war may be over, but there are still tests for us ahead. Please, stay vigilant. Look out for yourself. And know that the Brony Security Network will be there for you.
Thank you for all of your support.