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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Shadowbanned!

Apparently the Twitterthorities have deemed that I, too, am a threat to the innocent minds of the Twittership:
Dharma Warrior ‏@India_empower
@voxday strangely, your tweets don't show up on my TL. I have to visit your Twitter page to read ur tweets.

Supreme Dark Lord ‏@voxday
It's the Twitter shadowban. They're trying to limit the reach of the Alt Right because we are too appealing.
I feel like Neal Patrick Harris at the end of the execrable Starship Troopers movie.

"They're afraid... they're afraid of us!" 

We don't need to silence them in order to win. We only have to make sure that our voices are heard.

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71 Comments:

Anonymous Wyrd February 14, 2016 2:35 PM  

Anita Sarkeesian has your number, VD.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 14, 2016 2:38 PM  

2/10 WOULD NOT BANG

Anonymous Wyrd February 14, 2016 2:56 PM  

Twitter will eventually learn the folly of putting Drow Elf matriarchy in charge of their business.

Anonymous Takin' a Look February 14, 2016 3:00 PM  

I remember when jim stone was first talking about this two years ago. Most thought he was coo-coo, that the cloud-servers "couldn't possibly ever,never,ever, you cwazy, tin foil-hatters!"

Now it is accepted as a matter of course. Have we changed? Nope, the detractors are still as cuckish as ever, still as playable rubes as ever.

Just for once, just fuckin' once, I'd like the nay-sayers to just STFU and pay attention.

Blogger Salt February 14, 2016 3:08 PM  

I've noticed that also. Hadn't checked back far enough to confirm, so hadn't notified. I think The Ralph Retort is experiencing same also.

Blogger Michael Maier February 14, 2016 3:09 PM  

Confirmed. The only post of Vox' on my feed is my reply to one of his.

They're such pathetic, cowardly pricks.

BUT Derek Smart helped me find a Kickstarter to the Descent sequel so Twitter's not entirely bad.

Anonymous Wyrd February 14, 2016 3:12 PM  

I was inspired to do some commando edits on Anita Sarkeesian's Wiki page but it's locked. Alas.

Blogger 1337kestrel February 14, 2016 3:14 PM  

I presume the successor to Twitter will allow you to select your echo chamber preferences when you create an account.

Anonymous Man of the Atom February 14, 2016 3:26 PM  

Wyrd wrote:Twitter will eventually learn the folly of putting Drow Elf matriarchy in charge of their business.

Do you mean the Blue Whale matriarchy? Drow don't let themselves go like that.

Blogger Jeff Hendricks February 14, 2016 3:43 PM  

Absolutely disgusting. Exactly what I'd expect from Twitter. You're not the only one, either. I have my suspicions...

Anonymous Colly February 14, 2016 3:48 PM  

Could this be the work of the jewish group the ADL? They are now part of the Twitter organization.

Anonymous Man of the Atom February 14, 2016 3:51 PM  

Switched default search engine to IXQuick and StartPage.com meta-search engines, no Twitter, dumped Facebook, never had accounts on the the other social sites, and now searching for a secure e-mail service.

What next, Dark Lord?

Blogger RobertT February 14, 2016 3:52 PM  

Twitter won't learn the folly of their ways until they're living under a bridge eating from the trash.

If they get fired before that happens (our best scenario) they'll leave in a huff with loud & raucous support of the only people they care about. Other millennials.
They're so cock sure of themselves.
Such is their vanity.

Very aggravating.
Millennials.
Flocking in droves to Sanders?
Didn't they get enough freebies from Obama?
Perhaps outright socialism will be better?
That's what they've been taught in public schools.
We should have expected this.
Someday they'll get everything they want.
God help us.

OpenID sigbouncer February 14, 2016 3:53 PM  

Twitter run by twats.

Blogger RobertT February 14, 2016 3:55 PM  

I hope those alternatives are up and running soon. Better to go live with whatever they can get up fast, than waiting for a polished version. Just sayin'.

Blogger RobertT February 14, 2016 3:56 PM  

Twitter won't learn the folly of their ways until they're living under a bridge eating from the trash.

If they get fired before that happens (our best scenario) they'll leave in a huff with loud & raucous support of the only people they care about. Other millennials.
They're so cock sure of themselves.
Such is their vanity.

Very aggravating.
Millennials.
Flocking in droves to Sanders?
Didn't they get enough freebies from Obama?
Perhaps outright socialism will be better?
That's what they've been taught in public schools.
We should have expected this.
Someday they'll get everything they want.
God help us.

Blogger RobertT February 14, 2016 4:00 PM  

We don't need to silence them in order to win. We only have to make sure that our voices are heard.

True enough. The trouble is, they control the airwaves. Will blogger be next, Wordpress, how far will they go? Will we be banned from the internet. To bad Kim Dot Com is such a lib. His blockchain concept would fit in nicely. Perhaps he would be less likely to mute us.

Blogger weka February 14, 2016 4:04 PM  

The signal|noise ratio is such that twitter is now useless. Abandon it.

Blogger weka February 14, 2016 4:07 PM  

@14. Robert, as the parent of millenials, they are not on twitter. Instagram, Snapchat, Facey (for jobs and gym and the olds: a false front) and Steam.

But not twitter, and in my boys' case, not anything but Steam.

Anonymous Wyrd February 14, 2016 4:07 PM  

Do you mean the Blue Whale matriarchy? Drow don't let themselves go like that.

We wuz Drow and shit!

Blogger SciVo February 14, 2016 4:35 PM  

1337kestrel wrote:I presume the successor to Twitter will allow you to select your echo chamber preferences when you create an account.

Ha! Check out FreezePeach. It's based on GNUSocial, so I presume you could write a plugin for that if you really wanted to.

OpenID littl3x February 14, 2016 4:37 PM  

I think this is true. I haven't seen your tweets since yesterday, which is odd. I also noticed that SB disappeared. I thought maybe someone wasn't picking on her (as usual) so I visited her site and saw that there were tweets that hadn't registered in my feed. I think I may have been added to a list called "Scumbags" because I supported RooshV's first amendment right of freedom of speech. But what the list was for, I dunno.

Anonymous BGKB February 14, 2016 4:41 PM  

I have noticed typing in Vox Day into yahoo will often not give this blog as a first page result. So many people in echo chambers are going to come to hard contact with reality. Cops are basically going on strike now, call it the Ferguson Effect or Safari Principle of cops doing the least they can to get by. The ACLU had the bright idea of forcing the Chicongo PD to fill out 2 page forms for them for every stop, the comments on second city cop should be a good indication of what cops would do if given leftist orders. http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/2016/02/please-do-isrs-please.html

Anonymous Nxx February 14, 2016 4:49 PM  

What about GNU Social?

- Open source alternative to twitter
- Hosted across multiple independent servers each with its own TOS
- Servers interconnected in cluster network called The Federation
- Servers cannot block servers. Individuals can block individuals.

In practice people on server A can read and follow people from server B notwithstanding their having totally different TOS. The network is structured to be SJW resistant and censorship proof.

Apparently the twitter crisis has caused traffic overload on alt right servers. Shitposter.club, gnutan.xyz and freezepeach.xyz have suspended new registrations.

Complete server list:
http://www.skilledtests.com/wiki/List_of_Independent_Statusnet_Instances

Top server overview:
http://federation.skilledtests.com/select_your_server.html

Happening thread on /tech/ wiki:
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/GNU_Social

GNU Social Manual:
https://karp.id.au/social/user/

Discussion at 8ch:
https://8ch.net/pol/res/4940740.html

Anonymous JRL February 14, 2016 4:54 PM  

Now twitter is trying to silence Native Americans. Equality fail. WTF Twitter.

Anonymous Guy Stumpman February 14, 2016 4:57 PM  

Locked last night for responding to shitlibs who were gloating over Justice Scalia's death.

@GuyStumpman
Hello,

We received your appeal regarding your account. We will review the information you provided and respond as soon as possible.
 
You also have the option of unlocking your account by logging in and looking for the message letting you know “Your account has been locked.” Click or tap “Start” and follow the instructions to complete the requested actions.
 
Thank you,
 
Twitter
Reference #ref:00DA0000000K0A8.500G000000tPBs7:ref

Blogger Neanderserk February 14, 2016 5:12 PM  

Sauron has his allies, even among the birds.

Don't they know what happens to avians who attract undue attention from men with guns?

Anonymous NateM February 14, 2016 5:23 PM  

Further ammo the next time some SJW tries the fighting retreat and uses the "You aren't even important/relevant enough" tactic

Anonymous Gilius February 14, 2016 5:30 PM  

"execrable"

That's exactly how Kratmab described it. Great minds and all..

I can confirm I am experiencing the same thing. Seeing a whole lot less of you and Milo than I was before. Cernovich seems to be normal at the moment. They must be experimenting.

Anonymous Man of the Atom February 14, 2016 5:38 PM  

Twitter is fracturing and Balkanizing its own user base, when the platforms' only real strength is connectivity to as many users as possible and openness.

How many casual users that aren't politically active want anything other than a timeline display to keep up real-time with followers and followed? What will casual users do when random follows vanish for no good reason and can't be recovered? How long before their frustration causes even more departures from a dying platform?

A most elegant creative self-destruction for a most deserving platform. #RIPTwitter

Blogger WATYF February 14, 2016 5:41 PM  

I can still see you in my feed.

Granted, I've only logged into Twitter a couple times in the year or so since I've signed up, and you're one of only two people that I'm "following", so take that for what it's worth.

WATYF

Blogger Were-Puppy February 14, 2016 5:59 PM  

@21 Wyrd

Do you mean the Blue Whale matriarchy? Drow don't let themselves go like that.

We wuz Drow and shit!
---

Dryder Porkers

Anonymous grey enlightenment February 14, 2016 6:36 PM  

twitter sucks. their plunging stock price explains everything

Anonymous kfg February 14, 2016 6:45 PM  

"Twitter won't learn the folly of their ways until they're living under a bridge eating from the trash."

You are an optimist. By my estimation when they are living under a bridge eating trash they will think, "See how hard we are being oppressed. That proves we are right. Time to double down again. On to victory, xers!"

Anonymous IndecisiveEvidence February 14, 2016 6:53 PM  

This has to be personal. Nobody putting together a general blind list of Twitter dissidents would put VD first. Hell, Vox's WIFE trolls Twitter far harder than he does.

So whoever at the helm here has a not-small hate boner for Vox.

That's not exactly giving us a small list of suspects though.

Blogger JDC February 14, 2016 6:58 PM  

Twitter will eventually learn the folly of putting Drow Elf matriarchy

Drow elves are slim and purple. The matriarchy's purple-ness comes not from skin tone, but poor circulation due to diabetes.

Anonymous BGKB February 14, 2016 7:28 PM  

OT: Anyone else surprised a particular religion shifted its support from the Clintons to Bernie?

First we destroy 23 flavors of deodorant then the world.
http://www.infowars.com/bern-like-hell-satanists-rally-behind-socialist-bernie-sanders/

Blogger tz February 14, 2016 7:32 PM  

Twitter has a pecking order.
Live just-hatched chicks can be sent via mail.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/05/060525-mail-chickens_2.html
Perhaps it is time for a cheep trick.

Blogger Mandos February 14, 2016 8:51 PM  

I confirm I no longer see your updates nor SB's. Twitter is going full SJW. It's hard not to take it as a sign that the Left is feeling they're losing ground in the cultural war and takes increasingly desperate measures.

Blogger Vis De Loupen VFM #8689 February 14, 2016 9:07 PM  

I wonder how much longer can they keep it up with their lack of transparency and preferential treatment. It has been quite amusing so far.

Blogger Aeoli Pera February 14, 2016 9:11 PM  

We don't need to silence them in order to win.

Well that's good because the Aeolipocalypse is off :-/. Took a sort of modified hippocratic oath. All that talk and I don't even get to do anything.

Anonymous Worth a Try February 14, 2016 10:43 PM  

In other news, pillows can be dangerous for old conservative people with power.

Blogger Lucas Temple (a.k.a. Armenia4ever) February 14, 2016 10:44 PM  

They must have been doing this for a while then as I've had to go to both Milos and Cernovichs profile page to see their tweets; probably for a few months now.

Blogger Lucas Temple (a.k.a. Armenia4ever) February 14, 2016 10:44 PM  

They must have been doing this for a while then as I've had to go to both Milos and Cernovichs profile page to see their tweets; probably for a few months now.

Blogger Eric February 14, 2016 11:00 PM  

Twitter will eventually learn the folly of putting Drow Elf matriarchy in charge of their business.

That's what I've been thinking for awhile now. They will never be able to satisfy the Sarkesians of the world, and I'm curious to see where they'll attempt to draw the line, and what they'll do when the SJWs turn on them.

Blogger Mandos February 14, 2016 11:20 PM  

@42 really? I still see Mike's updates pretty consistently - and productive as he is, I would have noticed a change.

@43 from my understanding, @jack is quite heavily SJW-friendly himself. I wouldn't rule out him being comfortable with encouraging the witch hunt on right-wing thought, as long as his anyway-overpriced-stock is worth something.

It must be pretty tempting for beta tech billionaires like Zuckerberg and him, now that their fortune is made, to earn their slot in the Great Priesthood by actively joining the cultural war through political activism on their platforms.

Blogger YIH February 14, 2016 11:26 PM  

I've never been ''shadowbanned''. I have been banned, but at least I've been told that I have been.
I never did a faceberg account, simply because I always though it unnecessary. Like cat pics and pr0n I can find crap on the internet with no problem. Same thing with Twit.
So it allows me only 140 characters? So what?
What I find interesting is a year ago Twit was actually supposed to make a profit since it first existed.
Yeah, right.
If you bought stock in Twit on it's IPO price, guess what?
You are a twit.
I don't think things are going to get better for twits, [standard financial disclaimers apply].
If you want to keep the money on the table, that's your problem, not mine.

Blogger bob k. mando February 14, 2016 11:39 PM  

37. tz February 14, 2016 7:32 PM
Perhaps it is time for a cheep trick.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zlqmN_DDcQ

Blogger weka February 14, 2016 11:45 PM  

DuckDuckGo has the blog on the front page, with official site, as it ought to. Some things still work.

Anonymous Man of the Atom February 15, 2016 12:02 AM  

@45. YIH
Still on a rocketsled to the bottom.

Twitter stock (1-year chart)

Blogger Tupla-J February 15, 2016 12:29 AM  

I might be alone on this, but I love the Starship Troopers movie. I know, it's not a faithful adaptation by a long shot and includes lots of stupid stuff that may annoy a fan of Heinlein, but there's something to be said for cardboard cutout cheeseball characters from Beverly Hills 90210 ending up in galactic carnage. It's good, messy fun.

Anonymous glenintenn February 15, 2016 12:31 AM  

Mises Institute pushed an article about the end of Innovation:

Essentially, the Golden Age (1870 - 1900) ended in a classic protection racket, trading protection for the leash.

The disruptors were tamed.

And, naturally, innovation collapsed. It wasn’t gone, but it was cut empirically by half.


https://mises.org/library/how-reverse-innovation-slowdown

Anonymous Satan's Hamster February 15, 2016 1:53 AM  

"Mises Institute pushed an article about the end of Innovation"

If there's one thing Progressives really can't stand... it's Progress.

Blogger LP9 Rin Integra S.I.G. Burnin' UpGold, Coolin in snow February 15, 2016 2:15 AM  

More interesting upset from Twitter, great.

All that matters is that one is heard.

Rock on Milo!!

Anonymous Spartacus xxxxx February 15, 2016 2:42 AM  

glenintenn wrote:Mises Institute pushed an article about the end of Innovation:

Essentially, the Golden Age (1870 - 1900) ended in a classic protection racket, trading protection for the leash.

The disruptors were tamed.

And, naturally, innovation collapsed. It wasn’t gone, but it was cut empirically by half.


https://mises.org/library/how-reverse-innovation-slowdown


That's about right. 2016AD is the 1970's with iphone zombies and better paint jobs.

in 1870... The percent of possible innovations we’ve exploited in those interceding 145 years is, in the grand scheme, nothing.

Correct, I rant. We should be having this discussion on Mars or Titan.

Blogger napari February 15, 2016 6:02 AM  

I am simply waiting for an alt-right version of twitter & facebook.

Blogger wahr01 February 15, 2016 6:15 AM  

This is a very interesting concept Sparticus xxxxxx

Yes, it is pretty much a dead-on certainty that government intervention brought on by progressivism has been strangling our technological advancment.

At the same time, It's just as likely had this not happened that the world would be a smoking irradiated husk by now.

The issue we're running into is the our engineering prowess providing more and more destructive potential if misused.

For instance, in the complete absence of regulations upon nuclear material, I could see homes being built with reactors on-site to obviate the need for a power grid. Now, imagine islamists laying hands upon this.

This begs the question:
Would our society have adapted to regular instances of nuclear terrorism? Would our buildings more resemble fortified concrete bunkers in an alternate timeline without progressivism retarding technological advance? Would our population be much lower and kept in check by catastrophes perpetrated by small groups of people misusing technological wonders?

Should the intervention of progressivism be reversed, is this in our future?

Blogger Wrangler February 15, 2016 7:12 AM  

You still show up on my TL, but I only follow about 50 people. I have noticed I see very few tweets from Milo who tweets incessantly. Maybe they are throttling the alt right.

Blogger Respect Orcs Now February 15, 2016 8:21 AM  

Earlier in the week I could not see you Vox, but I saw thew retweet of dragons attacking London if the UK leaves the EU.

Blogger Zaklog the Great February 15, 2016 9:22 AM  

Words I never expected to come from Vox Day: "I feel like Neal Patrick Harris".

Anonymous karsten February 15, 2016 9:23 AM  

I don't find Starship Troopers to be execrable. Just view it "straight," rather than as the parody it was intended to be, and it's actually not that bad, as B action films go. Ironside's speech about violence is solid.

Blogger Respect Orcs Now February 15, 2016 11:09 AM  

I don't find Starship Troopers to be execrable. Just view it "straight," rather than as the parody it was intended to be, and it's actually not that bad, as B action films go. Ironside's speech about violence is solid.

The idea of having skin in the game to vote/run for office sits just fine with me. Voters have proven time and time again they cannot be trusted with the responsibility. If you cannot educate yourself to cast an informed vote then you should not have the privilege (privilege I say, not right).

Military service and a minimum income (i.e. you pay taxes) ought to do it.

Tie that people are not allowed to have children by default and citizens are put at the head of the line for having children? One person's parody is my Utopia.

Of course the directors social commentary went right over peoples heads and he was vilified as a NAZI. They prove my point every single time they open their yap.

OpenID basementhomebrewer February 15, 2016 11:17 AM  

@57 You are removing the consequences of progressives on technology while maintaining the consequences of progressives on society. In you scenario Salafists would either have been eliminated or relegated to an extremely taboo theology with few adherents. If Salafists messed with a non-progressive West the way they mess with a progressive West they would be summarily and decisively dealt with.

OpenID denektenorsk February 15, 2016 1:03 PM  

Military service and a minimum income (i.e. you pay taxes) ought to do it.

What happens when you loose a job? What happens when you retire?

Blogger Tamquam February 15, 2016 1:50 PM  

"It's a soft form of intellectual totalitarianism imposed through seduction rather than force."

Intellectual totalitarianism it surely is, but there is nothing 'soft' about it. Nor is it seduction. Seduction entices an exchange of power for some perceived good, such as, most commonly, sex. I'll rewrite it this way: It is a form of intellectual totalitarianism fraudulently contracted by a lie. Any time the truth is known but concealed it is a lie.

Blogger FALPhil February 15, 2016 2:58 PM  

@24 What about GNU Social?

I like it. I just wish there was a consolidator, so I could microblog to all my friends and contacts on the other servers.

Anonymous Quartermaster February 15, 2016 3:38 PM  

I hated Starship Troopers. I took my son to see it and we both left feeling seriously cheated. It was horrid.

Both my son and I had read the book and have no trouble with the worldview of the novel. The movie simply boogered the whole thing.

Blogger Charlie Martel February 15, 2016 8:14 PM  

Google will by it at 8. Still my prediction.

Blogger Charlie Martel February 15, 2016 8:19 PM  

@18 That pic of Anita, Valkenburger and Alison Shea told me the company is staging for an estate sale.

Blogger dfordoom February 15, 2016 9:27 PM  

@17. RobertT

The trouble is, they control the airwaves. Will blogger be next, Wordpress, how far will they go? Will we be banned from the internet.

Not banned as such. That would be too obvious. After all SJWs believe in freedom of speech! They'll just make sure no-one ever actually gets to hear any free speech. Isolate dissenters in their own little echo chambers. SJWs may be evil and cowardly but they are smart.

To beat them you have to learn how to be even smarter. Practise subversion the way they practised subversion. Learn to dissemble. If your enemies are prepared to lie and cheat you won't beat them by playing fair.

Anonymous Littlest Hellhound February 16, 2016 1:40 AM  

@50 You're on the money with that.

Twitter is useless. Chaotic, untidy, impossible to follow more than a few people, and responsible for epic pratfalls. The only people still using are self-publicists (sorry Vox), corporations and trolls. People are leaving in droves.

The CEO is flailing around for solutions. Unless he rethinks the whole product, he's doomed. Who wants to be Justine Sacco?

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