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Huffpo goes Ban Crazy

Discussion in 'Activism' started by mike101, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. mike101

    mike101 Well-Known Member

    Over the last couple of weeks, Huffington Post has banned nearly all of the Pro-2A posters, despite our adherence to their rules, from commenting on Paul Helmke's Brady Blog. Some were able to get back on by simply changing their email and username, but now I think they are checking IPs. It seems that Kelli, who is a personal friend of Helmke's, whined to him enough, and he gave Huffpo a call.

    I hope some of you will help combat these cheesey tactics, and sign on over at Huffpo to take up some of the slack. It requires a strong stomach, though.

    Some of you may think it doesn't do any good, but I assure you, it does. Otherwise, the Brady Blog would not have been closed to comments back in September, and nobody would be getting banned from Huffpo. Also, poll results all over the country seem to be going our way. Since the BC is the largest anti-gun organization in the country, I think they must attract a lot of readers who do not post, just like THR. I am thinking that what people see on the BC blog, and the fact that they keep having their heads handed to them on a daily basis, has a little something to do with that.


    As always, please cut & paste link into your browser.


    Last edited: Apr 29, 2008
  2. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

    What was it Jack Nicholson's character said in A Few Good Men that became famous???
  3. mike101

    mike101 Well-Known Member

    "You can't handle the truth"?
  4. Majic

    Majic Well-Known Member

    If their policies upset you then why do you patronize the site and then want me to join?
  5. MakAttak

    MakAttak Well-Known Member


    <head in hands>
  6. strat81

    strat81 Well-Known Member

    IMO, most people spend time doing things they like, not things they don't and associate as such. For example, I am against expansion of the welfare state, but I don't read blogs about it. Do pro-lifers read pro-life blogs?

    I read THR more for the technical info than for the politics.
  7. mike101

    mike101 Well-Known Member

    "If their policies upset you then why do you patronize the site?"

    Who said I'm upset? I pretty much expected it.

    I thought our intentions were obvious. The reason we bother with them is to win the fence-sitters over to our side. And it works.

    Why else would we do it?
  8. roscoe

    roscoe Well-Known Member

    keep at it - you are doing the right thing
  9. serrano

    serrano Well-Known Member

    Proxy servers.
  10. The Tourist

    The Tourist member

    One of the things I have learned on the boards is that things evolve. It's either you or the forum.

    A friend of mine opined that if you find a forum you like, enjoy the heck out of it. In eighteen months, you'll be sick of it, or it will be sick of you. If not, your longevity there is probably because you held your tongue on important issues and just wussed to the rank of lurker.

    Life in general is a risk. If any of you have ever seen the opening to "Then Came Bronson," you'll realize that I never want to be the guy in the station wagon watching life pass me by.

    I cannot tell you the number of forums from which I've been banned. I was banned from a motorcycle forum for Pete's sake. I once tangled with a MA 'sensei' who ran his own board. For good reason. Questions were raised on his credentials.

    There are tens of thousands of forums. However, there is only one of "you." Be true to that idea.
  11. Bezoar

    Bezoar member

    some forums have the idea that only their views should be expressed by the participants of their forums as gospel.
    Hence, if a forum believes that "4 legs good" they will try to expunge any who feel, "4 legs good when served with sweet and sour sauce"
  12. Matt304

    Matt304 Well-Known Member

  13. The Tourist

    The Tourist member

    The truth of the matter is that a forum is "private property" and you should have not expectation of freedom of speech as defined in 1A.

    Having said that, I disagree here all of time. Just be polite. Cite examples. Prove your postulates and document elements of rebuttal.

    BTW, you have no idea how many times I have shut off the computer in disgust. Sometimes you just have to take a break. For example, right now I am taking a rest from another forum. I did not say anything wrong, per se, but an entire exchange between a fellow member of mine was deleted by a mod or the forum owner for no reason.

    I was not sent a PM or warned. The fellow member and I are clueless as to the infraction.

    So, in a strange turn, I "banned them" for a bit. There is no sense in re-entering that forum guns blazing and demanding justice.

    I need a break, they need a break. Besides, in a week or two, I'll be on the highway...
  14. silverlance

    silverlance Well-Known Member

    OK. not a problem.
  15. Phil DeGraves

    Phil DeGraves Well-Known Member

    "In eighteen months, you'll be sick of it, or it will be sick of you."

    Uh, oh. I'm at 20 months. Are you all sick of me, yet?
  16. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't pi... um, urinate on that bi... um, woman if she were on fire.

    Why should I waste my time trying to communicate with the brain-dead morons participating in that Commie exercize?
  17. K3

    K3 Well-Known Member


  18. For anyone who's sick of me all I have to say is:

    Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start.

    I think that should be my signature.
  19. mike101

    mike101 Well-Known Member

    "I wouldn't pi... um, urinate on that bi... um, woman if she were on fire.

    Why should I waste my time trying to communicate with the brain-dead morons participating in that Commie exercize?"

    Yes, I hear you. But as I said, we're not trying to influence the brain-dead Commies. We've been at it long enough to know that they are hopeless. We have influenced a few fence-sitters and an anti or two that we know of, and I'm sure many, many more that we don't know about. Just go to the homepage here at THR any time, and see how many visitors there are, as opposed to members logged on.
  20. Bazooka Joe71

    Bazooka Joe71 Well-Known Member

    It's been awhile since I've played Contra.

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