Freedivers sites are down

greggerypeccary

Active member
Incidentally I am pretty sure I have an IP block. If I click login, it still says I am banned. I travel to Melbourne for work next week and could easily create another account....
No.

Wait out the ban/suspension.

Creating other accounts to circumvent a ban will result in a longer ban.

The ban will only be for a week, or maybe two.

Read your PMs here.
 
No.

Wait out the ban/suspension.

Creating other accounts to circumvent a ban will result in a longer ban.

The ban will only be for a week, or maybe two.

Read your PMs here.
The behaviour has changed from the first ban. I could try to log in and be told I was banned. Now I cannot. I think it's an IP block
 

SadKangaroo

New member
that would be hilarious if it wasn't so sad. Sometimes I think it should be shut down but then I realise that they'd just go elsewhere and vent, so maybe it's best just to leave it where they're already an echo chamber so they can do the least damage.
It shouldn't be shut down, but it will be interesting the way things were heading under the Libs with the changes to social media and anonymity online.

I know FD has done the right thing in protecting his identity, for the most part, but ultimately he is responsible for the content on the site, and I believe he knows it.

A lot of my posts cataloguing the examples of blatant and vile racism have been deleted, or at least moved out of public view.

I've been contacted but some groups in the past who do the same thing wanting my input and copies of the content that went missing.

I was shocked when a Jewish advocacy group reached out but not so shocked when I was contacted on Twitter by an indigenous rights group a few months ago.

I'm always wary because I feel like it's posters trying to dox me. Who would have thought you need so much opsec trying to have political discussions online...

All I've ever given them was the links to the posts because, while my threads that catalogue the racist posts get removed, the original racist posts they linked to remain online.

The best thing FD and the other mods who condone that content has going for them is the abandoned forum software and poor google optimisation that makes searching for content on there very difficult, which I would assume while wearing my best tin foil hat, is the reason why the threads cataloguing the racist posts, or those accusing other of being paedophile etc went missing.

I don't really bother anymore, they only love the attention.

I think I've grown out of that place and I can't see myself there for much longer.

At least on a local level, now that Labor is in office, the standard of discussion has somehow degraded further. Who would have thought it could get worse, but now those who pick and choose what is real are butthurt and can't be smug in victory so they're just trolling for the lulz.

It's impossible to have any sort of meaningful discussion there.

Every thread can be boiled down to "I believe this, I don't care if it's true or not, my opinion is right and that's a fact".

Nobody grows, nobody learns anything, it's just a meaningless battle across ideological lines with no winners.

Those who oppose Labor can't even bring themselves to admit the issues in the energy sector over the last 9 years have the Liberal Party's fingerprints all over them, no, it's Labor's fault for not having a plan to fix it day one, or for them pushing zero emissions by 2050 and forcing the Libs to adopt it.

There are going to be legitimate things to be critical of Labor over as they continue to govern, but FDs site is not the right venue to discuss it since everything is already Labor's fault.

/rant
 
It shouldn't be shut down, but it will be interesting the way things were heading under the Libs with the changes to social media and anonymity online.

I know FD has done the right thing in protecting his identity, for the most part, but ultimately he is responsible for the content on the site, and I believe he knows it.


/rant
My name and videos with my address have been in the wild for a decade. People have stalked and harassed me in various ways for all that time. What I realised is, it doesn't matter. They know where I live, but they are still scared to come here.
 

HBS Guy

Head Honcho 💉💉
Staff member
Incidentally I am pretty sure I have an IP block. If I click login, it still says I am banned. I travel to Melbourne for work next week and could easily create another account....
If you have a static IP he might have IP blocked it, not otherwise.
 

SadKangaroo

New member
FD’s site is full of doxxers.
Yeah. Light went after me during the "election" for the mod of the Fringe.

I just sent him back screenshots of his identity from his website and ABN archives and he finally left me alone.

Problem was, unless he's still there as a sock, he left altogether, which wasn't my aim.

I can't trust anything that happens there. I've even had PM with hidden 1-pixel images embedded which I assume were to try and get my IP address.

Yes, I leave hidden links in many of my posts, often on a full stop or other punctuation with a link to a pastebin with the what I guess the person will respond with, and it's funny when I get it right and point it out to them, but since many don't actually believe in what they're posting about, they don't care that their "craft" is so transparent.

It's just about the lulz, and it gets tiresome.
 

johnsmith

Administrator
Staff member
It shouldn't be shut down, but it will be interesting the way things were heading under the Libs with the changes to social media and anonymity online.

I know FD has done the right thing in protecting his identity, for the most part, but ultimately he is responsible for the content on the site, and I believe he knows it.

A lot of my posts cataloguing the examples of blatant and vile racism have been deleted, or at least moved out of public view.

I've been contacted but some groups in the past who do the same thing wanting my input and copies of the content that went missing.

I was shocked when a Jewish advocacy group reached out but not so shocked when I was contacted on Twitter by an indigenous rights group a few months ago.

I'm always wary because I feel like it's posters trying to dox me. Who would have thought you need so much opsec trying to have political discussions online...

All I've ever given them was the links to the posts because, while my threads that catalogue the racist posts get removed, the original racist posts they linked to remain online.

The best thing FD and the other mods who condone that content has going for them is the abandoned forum software and poor google optimisation that makes searching for content on there very difficult, which I would assume while wearing my best tin foil hat, is the reason why the threads cataloguing the racist posts, or those accusing other of being paedophile etc went missing.

I don't really bother anymore, they only love the attention.

I think I've grown out of that place and I can't see myself there for much longer.

At least on a local level, now that Labor is in office, the standard of discussion has somehow degraded further. Who would have thought it could get worse, but now those who pick and choose what is real are butthurt and can't be smug in victory so they're just trolling for the lulz.

It's impossible to have any sort of meaningful discussion there.

Every thread can be boiled down to "I believe this, I don't care if it's true or not, my opinion is right and that's a fact".

Nobody grows, nobody learns anything, it's just a meaningless battle across ideological lines with no winners.

Those who oppose Labor can't even bring themselves to admit the issues in the energy sector over the last 9 years have the Liberal Party's fingerprints all over them, no, it's Labor's fault for not having a plan to fix it day one, or for them pushing zero emissions by 2050 and forcing the Libs to adopt it.

There are going to be legitimate things to be critical of Labor over as they continue to govern, but FDs site is not the right venue to discuss it since everything is already Labor's fault.

/rant

FD isn't all that innocent either. He encourages the crap about Muslims and lately even aborigines. Mothra and I were banned for a year, a few years ago, because we suggested he do something to tone down the racism on his site or he might find the authorities knocking on his door. I guess he took that to be a threat and so banned us. We were only allowed back after another mod intervened after a year.
 
FD isn't all that innocent either. He encourages the crap about Muslims and lately even aborigines. Mothra and I were banned for a year, a few years ago, because we suggested he do something to tone down the racism on his site or he might find the authorities knocking on his door. I guess he took that to be a threat and so banned us. We were only allowed back after another mod intervened after a year.
I expected some, but the racism and anti Islam shit was out of control. I said I helped crush reclaim australia (I did) and someone replied 'we will always be enemies'
 
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