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Old September 2nd, 2017 #1
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Weev and Anglin are irritated about some shadowbanning / NSFW filter they say is filtering out their posts. I don't understand this, but I suppose it has to do with mobile. I only do Gab off desktop. Seems like 90% these days do stuff on their phones, and I don't even have a phone, because I'm one of the )))chosen((( lol.
 
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Weev and Anglin are irritated about some shadowbanning / NSFW filter they say is filtering out their posts.

SHADOW BAN


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Shadow banning (also called stealth banning, ghost banning or comment ghosting) is the act of blocking a user from an online community such that the user does not realize that they have been banned.

By making a problem user's contributions invisible or less prominent to other members of the service, the hope is that in the absence of reactions to their comments, the problematic user will become bored or frustrated and leave the site. If the user never becomes aware that they were banned, it will not occur to them to attempt to circumvent that ban.

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Michael Pryor of Fog Creek Software described stealth banning for online forums in 2006, saying how such a system was in place in the project management system FogBugz, "to solve the problem of how do you get the person to go away and leave you alone".

As well as preventing problem users from engaging in flame wars, the system also discouraged spammers, who if they returned to the site would be under the false impression that their spam was still in place. The Verge describes it as "one of the oldest moderation tricks in the book", noting that early versions of vBulletin had a global ignore list known as "Tachy goes to Coventry", as in the British expression "to send someone to Coventry", meaning to ignore them and pretend they don't exist.

A 2012 update to Hacker News introduced a system of "hellbanning" for spamming and abusive behavior. Craigslist has also been known to "ghost" a user's individual ads; and reportedly entire accounts. Reportedly, an ad is placed and confirmation is sent that it has been posted; the ad may be viewed in the user's account, but, if ghosted, will fail to show up in the live listings.

In a study that looked at tweets from 2014 to early 2015, over a quarter million tweets were found during the one year period in Turkey to have been censored via shadowbanning. Twitter was also found, in 2015, to shadowban tweets containing leaked documents in the US.

In 2017 Twitter implemented a similar "timeout" feature where accounts could be temporarily restricted such that only their followers could read their message, although this restriction was announced to the user.
 
Old September 2nd, 2017 #3
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Weev and Anglin are irritated about some shadowbanning / NSFW filter they say is filtering out their posts. I don't understand this, but I suppose it has to do with mobile. I only do Gab off desktop. Seems like 90% these days do stuff on their phones, and I don't even have a phone, because I'm one of the )))chosen((( lol.
There could be some truth in that.

A lot do post on an Android/I Phone.

I prefer a PC but don't want walk around with it.
 
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MDK, why no updates on when (or whether) Stormfront is coming back online? As an SF moderator, I would think you would be privy to such updates via Don Black or another mod.

Just wondering.
 
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There could be some truth in that.

A lot do post on an Android/I Phone.

I prefer a PC but don't want walk around with it.
Well, all I do is writing, so I don't want a phone. But laptops are great. I just don't like talking to people lol. A phone is a device that lets people make noise near you even when they are far away. That's like the definition of horror device.
 
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Judging from Anglin's posts it appears gab.ai filters out posts containing the word 'nigger' from search results unless you have NSFW (Not Safe For Work) enabled.

Anglin says he doesn't want to enable NSFW because then he also gets porn in his search results.

I wouldn't be surprised if 'nigger' is a trigger word that companies look for when monitoring the traffic of their employees.
 
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Gab is starting to take off. I had 600-700 followers for a long time, then it has recently shot up, in a couple weeks, to over 1100.
 
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lol.

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2017/08/alt-internet.html

also, infogalactic instead of wikipedia
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Well, all I do is writing, so I don't want a phone. But laptops are great. I just don't like talking to people lol. A phone is a device that lets people make noise near you even when they are far away. That's like the definition of horror device.
Man, I'm with you. The idea of being reached anywhere, anytime is hellish. I have a cheap phone that I carry around only for calling 911 after a car breakdown or other road emergency. I have relatives (female) in other states who say "Why don't you call me?!" I would, but I don't want to have the damn phone glued to my head for 3 hours, sweetie....

NEWS FLASH: Men are not women; we don't live to talk like the gals do - unless the subject is racial politics, then I can make them roll their eyes & look at their watches....
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Judging from Anglin's posts it appears gab.ai filters out posts containing the word 'nigger' from search results unless you have NSFW (Not Safe For Work) enabled.
Well, 'nigger' is a foul word describing a foul race. I don't necessarily disagree with soft-censoring foul language. It depends on where it is. In a place like this forum or on /pol/ or somewhere similar, it's ridiculous. If you found this site, you know what you're getting before even coming here. But what yahoo does with their comment section is automatically censor it foul words with '$%#@' is acceptable, IMO. You don't need foul language to express yourself.

I can definitely see why they would want to implement an NSFW filter. If they want to put it in the mainstream there has to be some sort of content filter.
 
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Andrew Anglin · @AndrewAnglin
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Welp.

There goes that.

I just became the first person to be censored on Gab.

https://gab.ai/a/posts/11607086

I'm not deleting the post.

Myself and other investors were promised free speech. This was apparently a lie.

When I get banned, meet me on the DS BBS.

http://bbs.dstormer6em3i4km.onion/
 
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Yeah, looks like Torba is a cucking in anticipation of Tucker show appearance tomorrow. Pathetic. I'm trying to shame him. If he's gonna be like this, then I don't know what to say.
 
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[not sure what Torba's problem is with this]
 
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I think it's funny...... Didn't know she was a land whale. I kinda like when bad shit happens to liberals.
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[not sure what Torba's problem is with this]
I guess it's like fear of water, either you have it or you don't, and you have to simply acknowledge it exists if you don't.

Some people get all weird when you make fun of dead people, it triggers something deep inside their subconscious. I don't think it has been researched, but it's one of those weird psychological traits that seem to be distributed randomly but are more common in some racial groups than others.

The Jews instinctively knew to jump all over it though when Anglin made his fat joke. They saw their opening and went for the kill.

I had my doubts about Torba just from watching his videos, but I've officially lost faith in gab.ai.
 
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Torba must have considerable technical skills; his politics is the level of patriotard. All the indices are there: the bible-retardation, the bravado about free speech; the not-getting that free speech is different from a slogan.

Heather Heyer's no different from St. Skittles. The media turn these idiot-criminals into saints. What could free speech possibly mean except giving others the chance to deflate these false images?

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What could free speech possibly mean except giving others the chance to deflate these false images?
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear".

-George Orwell
 
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Torba must have considerable technical skills; his politics is the level of patriotard. All the indices are there: the bible-retardation, the bravado about free speech; the not-getting that free speech is different from a slogan.
It's hard to find much information about Torba. The Gab project is too big for a single person, so he has to have a software development team that does most of the work.

There's always the blackmail angle when people do things that do not make sense. Of course Mossad would never do anything unethical.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakam

In some way this whole thing reminds me of Cloudflare dropping the Daily Stormer, with the CEO unable to provide a valid excuse for his actions that completely contradict previous statements.
 
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Gab is having its registrar attacked
 
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