On July 12th, 2006, there was a series of raids against the children's game Habbo Hotel. These raids were organized by none other than the 4chan board /b/. The raiders would make their character's appearances all the same. Dark skin, big afro, black suit. These raids were mainly just blocking the pool. Usually they said the pool was closed due to sexually transmitted diseases. At that time, avatars could not walk through each other, so these raids were successful.

On September 4th of the very same year, Steve Irwin was killed by a stingray. Now the pools were infected by both AIDS and stingrays.Most likely those stingrays also had AIDS. The brothers had even more to save the users of Habbo Hotel from, and they were becoming a large and potent force.

However, that was when the racist mods came. Whenever somebody blocked a pool, they would be banned. Hundreds on top of hundreds of avatars were lost. However, the raiders would not go down without a fight. They were not giving up. They decided to take their blockades to the real world.

People actually decided to call their pools and say that they cut their leg and that they either had AIDS or HIV. I strongly suggest you do NOT do this. Lol. People also just put signs with the graphic above on gates that went to pools.

However, there was a new challenger. A woman from Texas named Mary-Alice Altorfer thought that these signs were racist. She also blanket-statemented all of /b/, calling all of the users "racist, homophobic geeks." However, she was just asking to be trolled by the 4chan users.

Multiple people found Altorfer's phone number and called her, always talking about closing the pool. However, she knew a way to make it all about her. Altorfer also found a sign on the pool that said "Pool's Open." It was a picture of her with an afro. The 4chan users still were not going down.

In 2009, the raiders prepared for another blockade. However, the devs and mods let the avatars walk through each other. The raids became shittier, and eventually factions split off. First there were skinheads, then gingers, then an entire communist revolution (people with white beards, ushankas, red shirts, etc). In 2010, these factions were being kicked out, and by 2011, it seemed like there would never be a raid again.

However, the odds could never be so different. In 2012, it was found that there were pedophiles in Habbo Hotel. The mods muted the game for a week, and the player base dwindled. The raiders kicked Habbo while it was down and they came prepared. With the low player amount, they had to make a large and annoying presence instead of blocking things. 

In 2017, there will be two great raids. One on the 11th anniversary of the very first raid (July 12) and one on World AIDS day (December 1). It is up to you whether you want to come along, but I hope to see you there.

screencap of one of the many raids