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Bandito Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:28 PM
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Would you guys help in shutting down a racist forum?
It's a free use forum. The site owners will not take it down and I can't stand knowing what is going on. Not sure if there were some others to complain or overwhelm the site? I don't know if I should post the link? Thanks for any help!
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:29 PM
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1. reverse racism? nt.
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Bandito Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:33 PM
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3. No...
Not reverse just anti black, Obama etc. It's not the basis of it but it's just out of hand and nasty. I can't get the site owners to do anything.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:38 PM
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8. Sometimes I don't know quite how to take you.
Too many times now.
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:43 PM
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10. I should do a running schtick about molesting someones teenage daughter. nt.
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philosophie_en_rose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:32 PM
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2. Could you describe it?
:shrug:

If it's illegal or harassing, report it. If it's not, I'm not sure anyone would want to give it the traffic. However, it's hard to tell without more info.
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Bandito Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:35 PM
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6. Basically
It's a discussion forum as this but another subject than has a very racial undertone. If there are no issues I will post the link but I would like some help to get rid of it.
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:34 PM
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4. Racist scum have a right to congregate too
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:34 PM by MrScorpio
Let the motherfuckers stew in their own fetid juices

It's best just to leave them alone.

If they graduate into illegality, I suggest to let the proper authorities handle the situation
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:34 PM
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5. You can contact their hosting company
They may well be violating terms of service. But other than that, there's not a whole lot that you can legally do. People have the right to be racist asshats as long as they're not making threats or anything.. At least in the US- many other places have more restrictions on the content of speech.
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Bandito Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:36 PM
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7. Tried...
to contact the hosting company but they wouldn't do anything either. I thought it was a violation but they didn't.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:43 PM
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9. Be patient. People like that eventually fuck themselves.
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Bandito Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:44 PM
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11. Here is the terms:
(Run a "hate" site. Racism, Homophobia, Religious hate, will not be tolerated. )

They still will not do anything?
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:50 PM
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13. ok if it is a private site and they have rules
and you have properly notified the owners, have you had a reply from them?

What exactly did you say and what exactly was the reply?
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:47 PM
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12. read the constitution
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 08:48 PM by Kali
racist fuckheads have the same speech rights as anybody. If they aren't threatening anybody there is nothing you can do to shut them down, nor should you. If you don't want to read it stop reading it - don't give them the traffic.
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:54 PM
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14. I would am accidentally the whole thing?
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Bandito Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:54 PM
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15. About:
Moderator:

"While that is baitent racism, im not sure it is in breach of the T&C's. Like admin said, "this seems like a forum with a lot going on" and the odd offensive word wouldnt be a reason to shut down a forum with over 100,000 posts.

EDIT: After further reading i disregard my previous statement. It is obviously a forum based on racist views and discussion. It should be closed, or left to die."

The admin. posted this:

"It's nasty and hateful and I hope their forum dies for allowing such racist crap.

But it is not a "hate" site and if we extend the envelope to cover such posts, then we would create real issues."
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:04 PM
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16. Locking.
Without more info this could be construed as advocating something illegal to shut down a site.

greatauntoftriplets
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