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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Superconvergence

How converged does a commenting service have to be to refuse service to modestly controversial site anyway?
On Monday evening, I received an email from tos@disqus.com stating that they are suspending all Disqus services to Return Of Kings starting on October 20, 2017. Here is the full email:

Hi there,

We wanted to reach out to inform you that your site has been found to be in conflict with the terms of use of Disqus. Because of this, Disqus is unable to offer your site continued discussion services past the end of this week.

I replied asking what specific terms were violated but have not yet received a response. I’m guessing we were terminated because of their vague “hate speech” clause, which really means “speech our liberal employees disagree with.”
The amazing thing here is that without some disagreement, people have literally nothing to discuss. Disqus isn't just elevating social justice above its primary purpose, it is actually eliminating its primary purpose for existing in the first place.

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53 Comments:

Anonymous Crew October 21, 2017 11:06 AM  

It seems like the thing to do is to complain on hate-speech grounds about all the blogs that use Discus.

Then they don't have to worry about customers.

Blogger OGRE October 21, 2017 11:09 AM  

Discus sucks, hard. Way too much gets triggered by their spam filter, and they don't do jack about it. He needed to get his site away from them anyways.

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 21, 2017 11:10 AM  

@1

While I'm sussing out some irony from that statement, could you maybe say that again a little better?

Anonymous JI October 21, 2017 11:13 AM  

Failure to moderate comments may lead to legal action.

Blogger mgh October 21, 2017 11:14 AM  

Nah, you are still free to disagree over how best to smash the patriarchy.

Anonymous Iacobus October 21, 2017 11:14 AM  

And yet, they don't see the irony of silencing opposing viewpoints as, you know, Nazi-like. SJWs always project.

War with these thugs would be so cathartic.

Anonymous VFM #6306 October 21, 2017 11:16 AM  

Your mission...if you choose to accept it, is...to thwart your mission...

Blogger Emmanuel Mateo-Morales October 21, 2017 11:21 AM  

@6

Indeed... though it probably wouldn't be the best right now with the power structure the way it is... what with... you know... even people moderately on our side to be shooting against us because 'Following Orders,' and all that.

Anonymous Mayonnaise October 21, 2017 11:21 AM  

I’m guessing we were terminated because of their vague “hate speech” clause, which really means “speech our liberal employees disagree with.”

Actually, it's speech their liberal employees are frightened of.

From this point forward, any comment I make on Disqus will be accompanied by a snarky remark pointing out their SJW censorship.

Blogger Salt October 21, 2017 11:21 AM  

Discus can change its name to Noddinghouse where everyone merely nods in agreement with everyone else. One emoji is all it needs.

Blogger Mercy October 21, 2017 11:32 AM  

Or, it's simply speech their liberal employees hate. Always projecting.

Blogger Quilp October 21, 2017 11:33 AM  

I wonder when they will move to discontinue Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, Townhall etc. If for instance disqus were to take wikipedia as truth, Breitbart should be suspended immediately. A side by side of wiki & infogalactic just on BB is very instructive.

The left's need to banish anyone not in full agreement is starting to resemble not so much a "I'm taking my ball & going home" approach, but an hysterical, insane sounding "Hahaha we win" laugh, when they actually are in a losing spiral in every category but what they directly control, and alt tech will bypass that eventually. The desperation is revealing the underlying widespread madness throughout SJW circles that we normally only get glimpses of in less composed disciples like triggly puff.

Blogger DonReynolds October 21, 2017 11:37 AM  

This is the modern equivalent to book burning.
Where one burns books, sooner or later they get around to burning the people who write those books....and the people who READ those books.
This is only end of the beginning, as Churchill said.

Anonymous trev006 October 21, 2017 11:40 AM  

1) You need officially approved software to commment on the Internet, or be accused of hate crimes.

2) We can take that software away any time we like.

3) Why, the fact it erases all history of comments is just fortuitous. Not intended.

If you must try to imitate 1984, at least don't be so obvious about it.

Anonymous BBGKB October 21, 2017 11:43 AM  

They could just give people a choice of default opinions and people could just pick from 1-4 of them

OT: 90 yo WWI cross memorial (((ruled))) unconstitutional
https://patriotpost.us/articles/51974

Blogger Eric Steiger October 21, 2017 11:50 AM  

Perhaps they could rebrand themselves Cheerleedr of something similar in order to accurately reflect their product.

Anonymous Lara Mycroft October 21, 2017 11:51 AM  

I love how the email starts out with "Hi, there" ... all friendly and everything.

Then the knife goes into the back.

Blogger Zaklog the Great October 21, 2017 11:52 AM  

I should probably warn Mr. Wright that he may have to find a new comment-management system. They start with the extremes, but always broaden after that.

Anonymous Godfrey October 21, 2017 11:54 AM  

Smile. We're winning.

They can't turn back the tide of history. Their time has passed and they're desperately playing defense.

What do we do? We continue our inevitable merciless advance.

Blogger VFM #7634 October 21, 2017 11:59 AM  

I saw that BS coming after they did that stupid thing of turning off the downvote counters while keeping the downvote button. (What's the point of that?) Took a bit longer than I thought, though.

Anonymous Steveo October 21, 2017 12:02 PM  

The highest ethic of the SJW then, when taken to its logical conclusion is not to be social & not to talk or write or convey information in any way.
cool.

Blogger John Williams October 21, 2017 12:09 PM  

The highest ethic of the SJW then, when taken to its logical conclusion is not to be social & not to talk or write or convey information in any way.
The goal of PC has been "content free speech" since it's content that triggers. Now they're approaching speech free content under the assumption that white space is peace. Binary thinkers can't imagine self built platforms or alternate means of resistance.

Anonymous Just another commenter October 21, 2017 12:09 PM  

But.. But... how than the censor wrong-think if they are out of the think-post-report -hate loop?

Blogger Stilicho October 21, 2017 12:14 PM  

Cue the mild-erates and Cluckservatives concern trolling about "tone" in 3, 2, 1...

Blogger Dave October 21, 2017 12:19 PM  

Superconvergence...new superhero power?

Blogger Resident Moron™ October 21, 2017 12:23 PM  

Looks like an altTech business opportunity arising ...

Anonymous beau October 21, 2017 12:47 PM  

censorship comes in fancy terms today with even fancier explanations. i suppose that makes the censors feel good as they virtue signal.

Blogger Arthur Isaac October 21, 2017 12:51 PM  

We'll, this is going to get interesting.

I attribute this to a general purge we've seen since the election. Anybody that's more nationalist than the controlled opposition is going to be deplatformed by the next election. Following the "rules" isn't going to matter only the (((rules))).

Blogger Arthur Isaac October 21, 2017 12:51 PM  

The next POTUS election.

Blogger Arthur Isaac October 21, 2017 12:53 PM  

And this AFTER they purged their commenters. I guess they found the unhappy middle at RoK.

Blogger g wood October 21, 2017 12:57 PM  

Disqus was founded by Daniel Ha and Jason Yan. Safe to say none of their forefathers was all that concerned about the First Amendment.

Anonymous johnc October 21, 2017 12:59 PM  

Before long you will have to have the mark of the beast to "buy and sell", if you get my drift.

Anonymous Ages October 21, 2017 1:08 PM  

I'm torn, because Roosh promotes as much degeneracy as he claims to oppose. He should probably just go back.

Blogger James Dixon October 21, 2017 1:11 PM  

Perhaps related: http://www.vdare.com/posts/vdare-com-arizona-conference-a-statement

There seems to be a strong ongoing movement to deplatform the spokesmen of the right. The left still hasn't learned, it seems.

Anonymous DissidentRight October 21, 2017 1:48 PM  

And I once wondered why MotW did not use Disqus.

Blogger dc.sunsets October 21, 2017 2:21 PM  

The TOS obviously stated that Discuss was exclusively an Equalist Cult echo chamber, for the exclusive use of Left-cultists to experience confirmation bias.

WTF is wrong with y'all?

Blogger dc.sunsets October 21, 2017 2:22 PM  

@ James Dixon, leftists have books for decorative purposes; not one of them has actually read Tolstoy or Orwell.

Anonymous Pennywise October 21, 2017 2:32 PM  

"I'm torn, because Roosh promotes as much degeneracy as he claims to oppose. He should probably just go back."

Finally, some honesty here. Regardless of the dictatorial rule of Disqus, the fact remains that ROK is on par with the Weinsteins of the world as a moral cesspool.

Roosh HAS to go back.

Blogger Chris Mallory October 21, 2017 2:58 PM  

Pennywise wrote:the fact remains that ROK is on par with the Weinsteins of the world as a moral cesspool.

Roosh HAS to go back.



Be careful. You will be accused of being a SJW for suggesting that a morally degenerate Asian preying on white girls is not an ally of the Alt Right.

Blogger DonReynolds October 21, 2017 3:16 PM  

@34 James Dixon

"There seems to be a strong ongoing movement to deplatform the spokesmen of the right. The left still hasn't learned, it seems."

James....The Leftists are naming their own poison. Everything they do to shut down their critics and opponents, and exclude them from the internet altogether, will justify what is visited on their own heads later. Excesses lead to excesses. Atrocities lead to revenge, which leads to more revenge. The Leftists are signaling to any and all that it is not possible to share this country with them peacefully. Either they must be destroyed root and stem, or driven out. That is the price of peace, if there is to be any. They will not stop, they will not tolerate others, and they are determined to enslave the rest of us. This is a contest of survival.

For us to survive, they cannot.
For them to survive, we cannot.

Anonymous Neo October 21, 2017 3:51 PM  

"Failure to moderate comments may lead to legal action."

I'm a regular at ROK. The comments there are too tame to necessitate any "legal action". This is an act of pure convergence.

Blogger Tatooine Sharpshooters' Club October 21, 2017 4:07 PM  

Disqus, home of the non-functional downvote button. It's a surprise they haven't yet axed everyone to the right of Bernie.

Blogger Lovekraft October 21, 2017 5:08 PM  

It's everywhere. Post anything redpill or MRM-related and out come the slurs. Even if all you are doing is claiming that it is your opinion, they still cannot accept that.

Ah, the tolerant left.

Blogger Robert What? October 21, 2017 5:27 PM  

After they all saw how easy it was to non-person Anglin and his blog, they all got a lot bolder. I'm guessing the pace will pick up.

Anonymous Reenay October 21, 2017 6:15 PM  

Commenting systems are so easy, even a ten-year-old could code one. Losing Disqus is not that worrying.

Anonymous TS October 21, 2017 7:39 PM  

Known about Disqus for years. They already pulled that crap on me several years ago. Just waited until other folks caught on as usual. It was amusing to read all the "sign up for Disqus they are not so bad" or "Use Disqus" comments though.

Anonymous Mr. Rational October 21, 2017 8:01 PM  

@10 "One emoji is all it needs."

Thus the popularity of Tumblr.

John Williams wrote:The goal of PC has been "content free speech" since it's content that triggers.
Duckspeak.

Anonymous Ken7- October 21, 2017 8:39 PM  

This was easy to see coming. Return Of Kings addressed the Jewish question some time last year. It was then at that point that they lost their speech privileges. It was just a matter of time.

And then there's that not insignificant number of commenters over there who have no qualms about naming the Jew, all the while guided by a current set by a few smart influential ones who recognize the spiritual underpinnings of this whole thing.

Let it be said that there are a number of men at RoK who are on the path. The degenerate pickup part of the site can be taken or left aside, but some of the discussions of the state of the West produce some insightful gems.

Promoting degeneracy is allowed. RoK had no problem there. Truth seeking is not allowed. And certainly not naming the Revelation 2:9 bastards.

It's Satan's world. "Hate speech" is truthful speech. Equality is a lie. Tolerance is evil's camel's nose under the tent. And naming and calling out his Jew inforcers puts you directly onto his radar.

If you're not being targeted and opposed, you're doing something wrong. This is war.

Blogger Ron October 21, 2017 11:07 PM  

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Blogger Unknown October 21, 2017 11:16 PM  

Disqus isn't just elevating social justice above its primary purpose, it is actually eliminating its primary purpose for existing in the first place.

It's primary purpose was never that. It is the same as yours: to 'break' the 'chains', 'win' the 'games' and 'save' 'Western' 'civilisation', and make money doing so. You differ on the interpretations, but the goal is the same: build a new cathedral because the old one doesn't reflect God in the preferred image.

The only thing surprising about this is that some people actually didn't expect it to happen.

Anonymous Charlottesvillain October 21, 2017 11:57 PM  

Is this why I haven't been able to comment on AltRight.com articles in the last day?

Blogger Tom Terrific October 22, 2017 2:25 AM  

The ignorant blindness of the SJW and their converged peons is astounding. Why are there comment trolls in the first place?

Because reading or commenting on a thread in which everyone is in agreement and singing "Kum Ba Yah" is BORING!!

Or where the slightest disagreement is treated like an Extinction Level Event is CRAZY, but then, when the deviant is quickly brought under control... Boring!

Blogger BlowMe October 22, 2017 5:05 PM  

It's all my fault, Roosh.

If I hadn't said all those mean things about blue-haired fatties and skanky single moms, the SJWs at Disqus would have loved you.

Guilty as charged.

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