Monday, December 05, 2016

Adios, Twitter

Let's face it, it was only a matter of time.
Your account has been locked.

Supreme Dark Lord🐸@voxday

What happened? We locked your account because we determined that it violated the Twitter Rules.

What you can do: To unlock your account, you must do the following:
  • Verify your phone number
  • Verify your email address
  • Delete Tweets that violate our rules
If you think your account has been locked in error, you can contact our support team on a subsequent screen.
While I'm not formally suspended from Twitter, I won't be going back there again since I can't access the account without giving them a phone number. I don't sign up for any social media service that requires a phone number, I never gave them a phone number in the first place, and I'm not about to give them one now.

Since that means I can't even see what tweet supposedly violated their rules or delete it, I won't be logging in there anymore. It's very clear that Twitter is an SJW-amenable authority and it's simply not worth it to try to play with their stacked deck. If you want to find me on social media, find me on Gab, where I've already got 12,139 followers, including many #DreadIlk and #VFM. At the rate they've been growing, I expect I'll have more than the 27,500 I had on Twitter before April.

I prefer Gab anyhow. The engagement is more substantive, there are fewer SJW performance artists, and it's run by a fearless Alt-Tech leader who doesn't give a damn about safe spaces or the propagandists in the mainstream media. As Mike Cernovich never tires of pointing out, we don't need them. They need us.



Blogger Daniel December 05, 2016 5:25 AM  

Same thing happened to me after arguing with a retarded muslim that claimed slavery was ok

Blogger Daniel December 05, 2016 5:26 AM  

Fuck them anyway

Blogger camperbot December 05, 2016 5:29 AM  

Twitter rules say you must support pedophilia. Since you don't, they kicked you off.

Anonymous Anonymous December 05, 2016 5:37 AM  

crap... this means I'll actually have to come round to picking up skills I have tried my best to avoid under my solemn code of laziness.

Anonymous Anonymous December 05, 2016 5:42 AM  

You should be doubly-offended. Locked is like a parking ticket. Others are getting suspended outright, and most of those are considerably less worthy than you.

It's a slap in the face to not be banned.

Anonymous Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat Hair December 05, 2016 5:45 AM  

Oh noes!! Banned by Twitter!!! Whatever will you do, Vox? It's like someone should do a spin of...oh wait!

Blogger Lovekraft December 05, 2016 5:54 AM  

As an example, we require that CNN broadcast the full Spencer speech at the NPI conference, in order to counter the salute-smear.

Putting the onus back onto the legacy media.

Blogger SteelPalm December 05, 2016 5:54 AM  

I've had 3 separate accounts banned from Twitter (2 during GamerGate!). I still have 2 alive, including one linked to my Youtube channel.

Yeah, might be time to switch over to Gab.

Anonymous Eumaios December 05, 2016 6:23 AM  

I hope someone produces a viable gab app for my phone. It's the main reason I have trouble switching.

Blogger VD December 05, 2016 6:25 AM  

I hope someone produces a viable gab app for my phone. It's the main reason I have trouble switching.

Android and iOS are on the way. Soon.

Blogger Laramie Hirsch December 05, 2016 6:32 AM  

Gab's been working out great so far. Really been enjoying it. I can't wait to see similar tech soon. I understand ramzpaul is still over on Twitter. Has anyone seen him on Gab yet?

Anonymous JAMES December 05, 2016 6:35 AM  

I'm on Gab now but would use it far more if it had a phone app.

Can't come fast enough.

Blogger 4499 December 05, 2016 7:09 AM  

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Blogger Leo Littlebook in Shenzhen December 05, 2016 7:10 AM  

Twitter will be bitter when their stock lands in the shitter.

Blogger 4499 December 05, 2016 7:15 AM  

One of the main reasons that everyone from Twitter and Yahoo to the check-out girl at Auto Zone demands a phone number (address, etc.) is, the corporations gather it all up and sell it to information brokers. In person, they will usually bypass logging your information if you reply with something along the lines of, "I don't give out Personal Identifying Information."

Blogger Dave December 05, 2016 7:20 AM  

I recently heard of an app that will give you a phone number that's hard to trace or can't be traced. They were saying it can be used like an throwaway email address you give out if you don't want certain parties to have your actual phone number. Cheaper than a burner phone. Will have to research.

Anonymous p-dawg December 05, 2016 7:22 AM  

@13 I prefer giving them numbers like "555-555-5555" or "123-456-7890". It gives them something to feed the computer while letting them know that it's BS.

Blogger Dave December 05, 2016 7:22 AM  

Last night somebody on Gab said they knew somebody that just tried to sign up and the waiting list was over a million.

Blogger McGarnagle December 05, 2016 7:41 AM  

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Blogger VD December 05, 2016 7:51 AM  

Your twitter account is showing active & well for me.

I'm not banned. I'm just locked out and they're demanding a phone number. I don't mind deleting the tweet, it's not a matter of principle or anything.

Blogger JaimeInTexas December 05, 2016 8:02 AM  

Enter Tor's phone number.

Anonymous espantoon December 05, 2016 8:07 AM  

Never used Twitter. Have been on the Gab waiting list since 10/30. Looking forward to trying it out.

Blogger The Kurgan December 05, 2016 8:27 AM  

I'd like to shake Andrew's hand. Good on him for understanding reality and not kow-towing to the prevalent fantasy bubble being cast over is for the last 40 years

Blogger mushroom December 05, 2016 8:49 AM  

I don't understand the waiting list. I was never on Twitter. I have been on Gab for a couple of months, I think. It seems like it took no time at all. I like it. As an absolute nobody, I have 744 following, compared to 40 friends on FB, most of which I unfollow because they are idiots.

Blogger Tom Arrow December 05, 2016 8:50 AM  

You could just buy a $10 prepaid mobile phone card and use it as a desposable for cases like this. I don't know how much income you generate through Twitter but it may just be worth it.

Anonymous Mark Auld December 05, 2016 8:59 AM  

My Android phone handles Gab just fine.

Anonymous Just another commenter December 05, 2016 9:33 AM  

I like the reply.
I can imagine the indignant blowhardery going on at the receiving end. "He can't say that to me! I'm with CNN!"

Blogger Deep Thought December 05, 2016 9:43 AM  

Damn hard to see you go.

Does anyone know why the paste function is not active in Gab? Makes meme creation and posting much easier.

Anonymous Dack Thrombosis December 05, 2016 10:13 AM  

Does Gab have a social media button you can put on websites? I'm thinking of putting up a page for the news site I'm building but I'd really need a button from them to benefit from it.

Anonymous johnc December 05, 2016 10:15 AM  

If anybody knows anybody at Gab that knows if they're hiring, let me know.

Blogger Lucas December 05, 2016 10:18 AM  

Does that mean that...*gasp*'re a refugee now, VD?

By the way, I liked the reply Andrew gave that FakeNewser. They really do need the Alt-Righters.

Anonymous R Wilson December 05, 2016 10:21 AM  

There's a free app called Textfree that you can use to get a phone number. It's not tied to your real identity in any way, costs nothing, and can be set up very quickly and easily.

Anonymous BGKB December 05, 2016 10:24 AM  

the NPI conference, in order to counter the salute-smear.

If you see the red ice radio video the same salute was shown from 3 different angles. You have to look closely to tell.

Anonymous BGKB December 05, 2016 10:44 AM  

Oy Vey

"According to the New York Times, three current and former anonymous employees claim the company has had a new tool developed specifically to restrict certain kinds of posts from appearing in users’ news feeds in certain geographic areas...auspices of facilitating Facebook’s entry into the Chinese market."

Anonymous BGKB December 05, 2016 11:30 AM  

Along the lines of being forced to say goodbye:

Anonymous Anonymous December 05, 2016 11:36 AM  

> While I'm not formally suspended from Twitter

Bro, are you even trying?

Blogger Sam Lively December 05, 2016 11:45 AM  

Hopefully Twitter drives a few more heavyweights to Gab. I respect the free speech activism of guys like Ricky Vaughn and Milo, but I didn't really miss them on Twitter. Now that they've suspended Kincannon and locked Vox, I'll be spending a lot more time at Gab.

Anonymous Anonymous December 05, 2016 1:00 PM  

The ride to eight dollars a share continues.

Anonymous Anonymous December 05, 2016 1:07 PM  

Oh, during GG I changed my account every month for OPSEC purposes. My Google Voice number still worked for "verification" then. (Operation Crisco? Damsel for Dollars? That was me. Hit really hard with muh PR and left for /pol/.

Anonymous Deadlocked December 05, 2016 3:11 PM  

I don't get it...what makes that E-mail from CNN "unprofessional"?

Blogger Were-Puppy December 05, 2016 9:21 PM  

He said that the CNN person had previously set up 2 phone calls and didn't bother to call for either one of them.

Blogger Publius December 05, 2016 10:21 PM  

I really like what I see about Gab so far, most especially the larger posts allowed, that 140 character limit on Twitter is overly restricting. I also really enjoyed how Andrew handled CNN, there is a man who understands Calvin Coolidge's axiom about things he didn't say.

Blogger Bosefus December 05, 2016 11:23 PM  

Screw you twitlicker... we're from Texas....

Blogger Bosefus December 05, 2016 11:27 PM  

Up against the wall main stream mothers... mothers that I hate so well:

Hell yes I'm drunk what the hell do you think I am.

Blogger Bosefus December 05, 2016 11:32 PM  

We interrupt this blog for an important breathing spell...

Blogger Bosefus December 05, 2016 11:49 PM  

You move me baby... like a lover should...

Blogger Bosefus December 05, 2016 11:51 PM  

Donald Trump... the best that ever did it... and got away with it...

Blogger Bosefus December 05, 2016 11:57 PM  

Surfs up... it's NITRO!!!

Blogger Bosefus December 05, 2016 11:59 PM  

You're pushin to hard... ride the wave...

Blogger Bosefus December 06, 2016 12:05 AM  

I fought the law... they may have a draw...

Blogger Bosefus December 06, 2016 12:09 AM  

I'm a walkin in the rain... the media want us to end their pain... where can they stay... uh... just run away...

Blogger Bosefus December 06, 2016 12:12 AM  

Well duh... they push to hard...duh...

Blogger Bosefus December 06, 2016 12:15 AM  

I cant make silk purses out of sows...

It can't go like this...

Blogger Bosefus December 06, 2016 12:19 AM  

His footsteps draw near... the ascension.

Blogger Bosefus December 06, 2016 12:21 AM  

Uh... enough said...

Blogger Bosefus December 06, 2016 12:24 AM  

The strawberry alarm clock just struck.

Blogger Bosefus December 06, 2016 12:32 AM  

No matter how they toss the dice... I can't see me loving Trump... you for me and me for you...

Blogger Bosefus December 06, 2016 12:34 AM  

When the truth is found to be lies...

Blogger Bosefus December 06, 2016 12:40 AM  

If you go chasing rabbits... well the men on the chess board probably know...

logic has fallen dead. Remember... feed your head.

Blogger Bosefus December 06, 2016 12:42 AM  

YOU ARE THE CROWN OF CREATION... and the stability you strive for...

We cannot tolerate their abstrucktionsss

Blogger Bosefus December 06, 2016 1:09 AM  

I like TRUMP... screwed that up... BUT who do you love...

Blogger Bosefus December 06, 2016 1:11 AM  

THE ascention begins...

Blogger Bosefus December 06, 2016 1:15 AM  

I do hope things go well... fantasy?

Anonymous ScarletNumber December 06, 2016 7:53 PM  

Use a Google Voice number

Anonymous Darth Wheatley #2415 December 08, 2016 11:51 AM  

espantoon wrote:Never used Twitter. Have been on the Gab waiting list since 10/30. Looking forward to trying it out.

You should have been in before then. You must not have gotten the email... check your spam folders, or contact and have them re-send it. I think I only waited a few days.

Also: it's hard to get banned from Twitter when I hardly ever go there any more.

Sorry I haven't posted much lately. Been busy with... things.

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