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Zidonuke, also known as Zidonuke Ghost, Zidonuke Marshdevil[1] and Starrykitten, previously as Sidonuke and Zephyr Nayl on Second Life,[2] is a American furry fan and computer programmer.

As a programmer, Zidonuke has contributes programming and security consulting to several online projects such as Chucklefish Ltd's Starbound,[3] Second Life,[2] Pokémon World Online,[4] and TShock's Terraria.[5]


Zidonuke's fursona is a rabbit.[6]


Zidonuke has a history of conflicting hacking exploits that has garnered him some problems and distrust with projects and people he has worked with,[7][8][9] such as Pokémon World Online[4][10][11] and Second Life, were he was banned by Linden Labs after reporting and exploiting various security issues with Vivox,[citation needed] a voice service in use by Second Life.


Zidonuke was a coder and administrator on F-List, but was banned in February 2011 after spying on users through the use of a TCP dumper.[12] Once discovered, he gave all users administrator access, removed bans, and published the site's code online. F-List Administration spent 5 days restoring the site entirely from backups.[13][14]

Fur Affinity[edit]

Main article: History of Fur Affinity#Staffing issues

On November 13, 2014, Fur Affinity announced that a new user named Starrykitten would be "joining the Dev/Ops team".[15] Starrykitten, listed as "Tech Team Lead" on the staff page, began talking candidly about site issues, and linked to a new developer operations tracker. The obvious use of a sockpuppet account led to suspicions, and Starrykitten admitted under pressure to being Zidonuke a few days later,[16] saying that (site owner) "Dragoneer was my next door neighbor and is my co-worker", and that he had been a "hidden admin on the FA staff" for the previous year.[17] The revelation proved hugely controversial, and he subsequently resigned.[18]


  1. Zidonuke Ghost's profile on Second Life. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Zephyr Nayl's profile on Second Life JIRA. Retrieved ?.
  3. Just released Starrybound Server 1.1 announcement by Zidonuke on the Starbound's forums. Posted December 29, 2013. Retrieved ?.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Pokémon World Online article entry on the Pokémon World Online's wiki. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
  5. Zidonuke's profile on the TShock's forums. Retrieved ?.
  6. Zidonuke's profile on Fur Affinity. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  7. The Starrybound mod has been pulled from our official database. Here's why. post by Molly Carroll on Reditt. Posted January 9, 2014. Retrieved January 9, 2014. (source for "Molly Carroll" name is http://chucklefish.org/cf-presskit/#credits )
  8. If you're using tMod or know someone who is, read this IMMEDIATELY post by PlagueOfCats on Terraria's forums. Posted June 25, 2011. Retrieved Januaray 10, 2014.
  9. Unofficial CraftBukkit Build, 556 works with 1.3/1.4 MC Clients, ALL PLUGINS WORK! post on the Bukkit.org. Posted March 31, 2011. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
  10. Zidonuke PWO announcement image on Photobucket. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
  11. Zidonuke's deletion of PWO's data and server-side coding image on Photobucket. Retrieved January 11, 2014.
  12. The Big Post-Downtime News Post announcement by Hexxy on F-List. Posted February 5, 2011 Retrieved ?.
  13. Rogue coder’s attack takes F-List down news article on Flayrah. Posted Febuary 3, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  14. Rogue coder’s attack takes F-List down news article on FNN. Posted Febuary 3, 2011. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
  15. 11/13/2014 Site Status, New Coder, Stats - Fur Affinity (November 13, 2014)
  16. Comment to Site Status, New Coder, Stats - Starrykitten (November 17, 2014). Retrieved Dec 03, 2014.
  17. Comment to Site Status, New Coder, Stats - Starrykitten (November 17, 2014). Retrieved Dec 03, 2014.
  18. 12/01/2014 Site Status and Community Updates - Chase and Dragoneer, Fur Affinity (December 1, 2014)

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