Analysis of Jesuit raw wealth and institutional power structure. by HibikiBlack in debatealtright

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Yes I saw and replied, I'm sorry you can't access your inbox, unfortunately I have no idea how to fix this or what could even be wrong. That sucks. Maybe create a new username and PM me. I tried to add you as mod to 2 subs but I guess you didn't see those messages either.

An idea for dealing with the bot. by HiddenFox in SaidIt

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I just invited you to be moderator of a few subs this guy is spamming if you want to help with the whack-a-mole.

An idea for dealing with the bot. by HiddenFox in SaidIt

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Just sent you an invite to mod a few subs that he is spamming. Good luck!

An idea for dealing with the bot. by HiddenFox in SaidIt

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Just sent you an invite to mod a few subs that he is spamming. Good luck!

An idea for dealing with the bot. by HiddenFox in SaidIt

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Just sent you an invite to mod a few subs that he is spamming. Good luck!

What is with the AI-generated shit posts here? by ClassroomPast6178 in TumblrInAction

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Banning IP ranges doesn't even work because he can spoof IPs, I'm pretty sure it's a hired attacker

Binance delists Monero by Drewski in cryptocurrency

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Sad, the crypto space is really falling apart slowly compared to a few years ago. I think online retailers not accepting payment in crypto is one of the major failure points.

Analysis of Jesuit raw wealth and institutional power structure. by HibikiBlack in debatealtright

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Mods removed this along with other comments that were fair discussion, and so I'm taking them off of /all as they were originally, and they should not have undone the previous removal from /all

‘More killing won’t bring back lost lives’: Tal Mitnick, 18, on going to prison instead of joining IDF by Drewski in Antiwar

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Same, conversations like that are why I made saidit. Thank you.

If you think I’m going to read a three page bot post, you’ve got your head up your ass. by GuyWhite in whatever

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A person having a psychotic break doesn't do it continuously for 5 years... People having psychotic breaks aren't known for having long-term laser focus

‘More killing won’t bring back lost lives’: Tal Mitnick, 18, on going to prison instead of joining IDF by Drewski in Antiwar

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Agreed. I hope in a decade or two we're on a better track, and I hope in 200 years people look at this era and see it as uncivilized as how we look at the 1800s compared to the present day. With the broad availability of so much information, I have to hope it's just a matter of time until wise behavior becomes organized in to lasting global cultural movements.

If you think I’m going to read a three page bot post, you’ve got your head up your ass. by GuyWhite in whatever

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Better than letting the forum be destroyed by bad actors. Nothing is perfect, and saidit is no exception.

Clown flare is back by Jiminy in whatever

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The spam posts went from 100 an hour to 2 an hour after I turned on cloudflare, it very clearly had a positive effect.

No other sites do this because we don't have any money or employees or anything. Reddit has hundreds of full time paid staff. Most other forum websites of our size or larger also have paid staff. We run on $120/mo total so it's not going to run like a million dollar operation.

Clown flare is back by Jiminy in whatever

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Block button doesn't work when the use a different username for each post, which they were doing. The cloudflare thing is annoying but it's better than the AI and spam posts, trust me.

‘More killing won’t bring back lost lives’: Tal Mitnick, 18, on going to prison instead of joining IDF by Drewski in Antiwar

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Well said. I feel as though society, in the US at least, was in a good place with this in the 90s. And now it's gone to someplace strange that is an over-shoot of the previous corrections. I think it will balance out eventually, but the internet is also giving humanity an ugly look at itself in the mirror in a completely new way, and we collectively are still figuring out how to deal with this.

Clown flare is back by Jiminy in whatever

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Having 60% of posts and comments be nonsense AI spam ruins it way worse than having to check a box sometimes

Completely normal tribunal in the UK by jet199 in TumblrInAction

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Agreed, it's just part of the mass cultural breaking and it's intentional. They want people focused on nonsense so they can't contemplate any real problems. It's a convenient divide-and-conquer issue that pushes a lot of people's buttons and grabs people's attention so they don't have time and attention to spare on anything truly meaningful.

All they have to do is own the 6 major media companies to control the narrative for the overwhelming majority.

Completely normal tribunal in the UK by jet199 in TumblrInAction

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Soon judges won't know what the meaning of "is" is, and everyone will be blinded by perpetual confusion, unable to think a single clear thought. Or that's what some social engineers seem to want to happen.

Lots of people see what what is going on, and aren't putting up with it.

Trump prosecutor Nathan Wade slammed by lawyers for ‘woefully inadequate’ answers about drug, alcohol use: divorce docs by [deleted] in news

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It seems the reverse psychology is an intentional strategy to keep people divided and conquered, and keep them emotionally invested in the political system, when in reality both parties are hijacked and neither represent the interests of the people.

They've given us the controller that isn't plugged in and are telling us we are playing.

‘More killing won’t bring back lost lives’: Tal Mitnick, 18, on going to prison instead of joining IDF by Drewski in Antiwar

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I agree, I think there will be some sort of post-internet movement. I think TV is to the boomers as internet is to the current generations. Future generations will see that it's a propaganda machine from the get-go, but will also have missed the prime days when it was actually full of useful information. It's probably a cycle every new communication medium goes through as it ages, including radio. It is invented, it becomes useful and informative, then it becomes full of big money and idiots, then it is used up as a medium and then people learn to ignore it as the next medium is invented and becomes the new hot thing.

I guess at some point we will run out of new mediums being invented though, and I have to wonder what will happen then. The internet, in a way, seems like the final communication medium because it can transmit any type of information nearly instantly across the globe.

‘More killing won’t bring back lost lives’: Tal Mitnick, 18, on going to prison instead of joining IDF by Drewski in Antiwar

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Agreed, the problem is becoming so bad due to AI and cultural decay that I think there is a new counter-cultural consensus developing of "let's not be this bad, at least" which will push people toward seeking wisdom.

Civilization seems to wax and wane like this throughout history, but the internet adds a new twist on the old cycle.

‘More killing won’t bring back lost lives’: Tal Mitnick, 18, on going to prison instead of joining IDF by Drewski in Antiwar

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If everyone thought like this guy, there would be no more war. Maybe someday there will be a global mainstream anti-war culture. The people have to learn to reject pro-war mindsets event though the media trains us to embrace it.

If you think I’m going to read a three page bot post, you’ve got your head up your ass. by GuyWhite in whatever

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Great minds think alike, ha. Completely agree with your analogy.

Could be a hobby by one deranged individual, but it also might be a group that is paid to attack many forums. Either way our response is the same, so it doesn't really matter I guess. I would just think a lone nutter would eventually get bored or move on to something else after years of failure...

If you think I’m going to read a three page bot post, you’ve got your head up your ass. by GuyWhite in whatever

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I can't imagine spending literal years spamming a tiny site, having all your posts deleted repeatedly, and then thinking yourself the good guy. What a nutter. Sounds like a typical narcissist, not surprised. Turning up the cloudflare stopped him.

His explanation is like if I walked around punching people to teach them to be ready for punches. It's the kind of explanation a 4th grade playground bully would try to come up with, lol

If you think I’m going to read a three page bot post, you’ve got your head up your ass. by GuyWhite in whatever

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They're banned now

If you think I’m going to read a three page bot post, you’ve got your head up your ass. by GuyWhite in whatever

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They registered over 100 new accounts today and then used them one by one to post spam over the last 5 hours... I just right now deleted about 40 accounts and 200 posts and comments that were clearly all by this same person. They definitely have some automated tools. Some of the accounts are aged 6+ months. I turned the cloudflare up

NASA regains contact with mini-helicopter on Mars by Musky in space

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Wow nice. I look forward to all the youtube videos in 50 years "We found this abandoned rover on mars and recharged it!"

Does anyone even know he was still around and deliberately chose not to do anything? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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Yeah I mean that's the whole point of project mockingbird

Saidit appreciation thread. by Zapped in whatever

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Yes, always.

Saidit appreciation thread. by Zapped in whatever

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Cheers, love you guys and have enjoyed reading this thread. Thanks for being here. I appreciate you all.

My favorite thing about saidit is the free speech too. In a time of censorship, I'm glad we have info that can be hard or impossible to find on MSM.

ok i get it now, the cloudflaremageddon was intended to stave off the spampocalypse by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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Thanks for the thoughtful feedback and for all your help here. I wish I had more energy to manage and be cheerleader for everyone here at saidit, but real life has given me a lot to deal with and I am doing my best. Thank you for your help cleaning up the spam, I did it for 3 years by myself so I know it is tough and there are a large number of persistent trolls which makes it especially difficult. Thank you again for all you have done and continue to do for saidit.

Who took away chat?! by Gravi in whatever

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Thanks, I'm looking in to it.

ok i get it now, the cloudflaremageddon was intended to stave off the spampocalypse by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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If this place didn't matter, you wouldn't spend so much time attacking it. You just keep proving the value of this place with your actions.

AITA Husband doesn't want me to go on girls trip by K_teacher in AskSaidIt

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Probably part of the spam attack ongoing today, I would guess this is a bot account

ok i get it now, the cloudflaremageddon was intended to stave off the spampocalypse by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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Bless you, may you grow out of this awful mindstate in to something peaceful. I believe in you.

ok i get it now, the cloudflaremageddon was intended to stave off the spampocalypse by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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Find some real meaning in life and use it well, instead of squandering your time on this Earth. You know deep down this is not how you really want to be acting.

ok i get it now, the cloudflaremageddon was intended to stave off the spampocalypse by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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Imagine if you used your time to do something productive instead of what you're doing.

Does anyone even know he was still around and deliberately chose not to do anything? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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100%

ok i get it now, the cloudflaremageddon was intended to stave off the spampocalypse by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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and it goes bad it's whatever.

I'm not so willing to just let the thing implode as you are, sorry.

"I surrender. A major economic and social crisis seems inevitable" by PanzersGhost in USnews

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I guess the "great reset" thing is happening, thanks to the WEF

ok i get it now, the cloudflaremageddon was intended to stave off the spampocalypse by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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Yeah I agree with most of what you said, but I think taking a big gamble on one person is basically a guaranteed way for the site to implode. There's so many people who want this site gone and a lot of people are faking being good members of saidit so they can get in to positions of power, it's something I've dealt with over and over. Also the software itself is very flakey, so I even someone with good intent messing with the code might cause the site to permanently go down. And I can't fix it, and d3rr is gone, so we kind of have to use what we have.

I think content admins or mod appointments are the way to go, so we will try that.

But honestly the bigger problem is that text forums across the internet are infiltrated with AI spambots and it's drowning out all the real people, who are leaving because of all the noise and nonsense. Forum numbers are down on every forum across the internet, it's the end of an era it seems.

Why are you here and not on the R-Word website? by TheBlackSun in AskSaidIt

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There is no point posting real-world ideas to people who act like the whole world is a left-wing university and they are undergraduates trying to become the teacher's pets.

Pretty accurate description of reddit. And then also include the bots and shillgroups programmed and run by those same people. It's a masterpiece of social engineering, even Orwell would blush.

Does anyone even know he was still around and deliberately chose not to do anything? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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The admin structure is not compromised due to tons of effort on my part, but the userbase has a ton of bad actors and that's been obvious to everyone for a while, and there's not much I can do about it because of how the saidit rules are.

ok i get it now, the cloudflaremageddon was intended to stave off the spampocalypse by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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The ultimate root problem is that this is a terrible endless job that no one wants to do, I'm not sure there is a way to do this without burning out everyone who volunteers, and I find that upsetting.

Similar to how I put mccheetah as a mod of askreddit to remove spam, maybe I'll do a bunch of anti-spam appointments on a sub-by-sub basis. Maybe that'd be more stable long-term and divide up the work more evenly, and prevent burnout.

Get ready to hear more about "pre-internet" times by Drewski in Internet

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And post-internet times...

ok i get it now, the cloudflaremageddon was intended to stave off the spampocalypse by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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80% of those were probably bots that will gradually return... The population waxes and wanes here and always has anyway. They're not really "lost" in most cases. A lot of people are just quitting internet forums in general too since they're all such dumpster fires

ok i get it now, the cloudflaremageddon was intended to stave off the spampocalypse by iamonlyoneman in whatever

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I plan to appoint some new content admins. And yeah, this is why I was dragging my feet about changing the cloudflare because I knew it'd be spam city again. It really did keep the automated bots away

Did not we all ready have a list of Epestines clients? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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Thanks chatGPT

Florida State Surgeon General Calls for Halt in the Use of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Due to Fears of Unknown Effects of DNA Integration and Cancer Concerns by magnora7 in news

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Here's the reddit thread where the pharma bots pretend like this is no big deal, and that the Florida surgeon general is insane for having concerns about the negative health impacts of this experimental technology: https://old.reddit.com/r/news/comments/18xjxtj/florida_state_surgeon_general_calls_for_halt_in/

Reddit is so insanely compromised, as is much of media regarding this issue due to financial interests and the presence of shill groups and bot farms, and it's leading to this public health disaster.

Did not we all ready have a list of Epestines clients? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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Agreed, but anyone mentioned should be heavily investigated. Instead of just ignoring it, like what seems to be happening

Harvard President Claudine Gay Resigns, Shortest Tenure in University History by [deleted] in news

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She wasn't properly toeing the Israel line. They made her retire because she wasn't clamping down on the anti-Israel protests at Harvard

Jeffery Epsteins little black book redacted by WoodyWoodPecker in politics

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Someone reported this as spam to try and get it removed

@magnora7 - Any update on crowdsourcing the spam battle? by hfxB0oyA in SaidIt

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Not bad ideas, I will think them over thank you.

Maria Takeuchi 竹内 まりや Plastic Love by magnora7 in music

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Thanks, I guess they did a video for it a couple years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_lC2O1oIew

Crazy seeing something posted on saidit 6 years ago... how the time passes.

When you're at your lowest point, what (if anything) gives you hope? by [deleted] in AskSaidIt

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The fact everything is transitory and nothing lasts forever, including sadness and low points.

Merry Christmas Saidit 🎄🧑‍🎄 by [deleted] in videos

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You too! Merry Christmas saidit!

Imagine, if you will, being this fragile. Back to reddit you sensitive little one. by SMCAB in whatever

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That sub needs to be taken off of s/all if they ban anyone who disagrees with them. As per saidit rules.

done

Give me a motherfucking upvote if you wish women died by winkot in RealIncels

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Advocating violence is against saidit's rules and will result in a ban.

YouTube Paused My Comments by UncleWillard56 in censorship

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Oh that's good at least. Mine seems to be permanent. I have no idea why I'm shadowbanned, or how many years ago it happened. Thankfully I don't comment on youtube a lot. If I had to guess, probably had to do with me commenting about the mRNA shots under a video about it.

Stuff like this is the death of internet community. I predict a slow rejection of the internet over the next decade for this reason.

Just signed up. I hope to settle in. by [deleted] in Introductions

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Can confirm the google store censored the saidit android app after a few years and about 5000 downloads, they just removed it one day without saying anything.

YouTube Paused My Comments by UncleWillard56 in censorship

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I'm shadowbanned from commenting on all of youtube also. It's probably extremely common yet no one talks about it. You think you're participating but no one ever sees it or votes, it disappears from view when you log out

Request: Update Saidit.net Canary by Drewski in SaidIt

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The canary expired so even if I posted it, I'm not sure it means anything anymore, because as originally intended the one-time switch has been permanently flipped, so to speak.

But the site hasn't been compromised any more than what you can see in the comments and posts here every day. The compromising is occurring at the user post and comment level, not at the admin level, which saidit has been careful to avoid.

A Huge Thank You! To whoever adjusted the Cloudflare settings. by [deleted] in SaidIt

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You're welcome. Thanks for being patient.

CloudFlare check sucks by binaryblob in AskSaidIt

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I'm saying it's potentially knowable, but any way to actually do that is extremely unlikely unfortunately

CloudFlare check sucks by binaryblob in AskSaidIt

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Either that or the ISPs trace the malicious packets back to their sources, which they basically won't do

CloudFlare check sucks by binaryblob in AskSaidIt

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Haha you nailed it

CloudFlare check sucks by binaryblob in AskSaidIt

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Yeah. I mean literally every big government has an online hired presence, at this point. As do most big corporations.

For example, Monsanto (now Bayer) is known to have a hired shill pool that is running forums 24/7. They look for negative mentions of their company and products, and then their shill network works those threads to make Monsanto and their products look better. Including forum-sliding negative comments and posts.

Now multiply that across hundreds of companies and governments, with thousands of incentives. And basically you get a ton of noise, that is trying to drown out real discussion. And now with AI bots, this process is automated.

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Yeah basically every forum is under attack, by lots of different groups, all the time. Especially now with AI commenting bots that can flood forums with nonsense. It's just how the internet is now, and I'm frustrated by it tbh. A far cry from the internet in 2003.

/u/cunninglingus shared this, this is basically the graph you wanted showing the number of attacks: https://radar.cloudflare.com/security-and-attacks

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Nice find

Saidit entry on InfoGalactic by LarrySwinger2 in SaidIt

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Shouldn't saidit have a little wikipedia article by now? I think one of the qualifications to have a wiki article was having a mention in a mainstream press article, and we've been mentioned in a few

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Saidit gets about a third of a million page load requests a month, and probably half of those are fraudulent (originating from malicious DDOS attacks). During a heavy attack day we might have 10x the page load requests of normal, during which probably 98% of the page requests are fraudulent. Cloudflare ensures (most of) those fraudulent connection attempts stop at cloudflare and don't hit our main server, which is how we're able to stay online.

We've been DDOS attacked multiple times daily for 5 years now. As a result we can never turn our DDOS protection off. So someone out there is setting aside resources on the regular to do this. For years.

I remember the day saidit opened to the public, before we had a registration captcha set up, someone used a script to register all the active usernames from the subreddits where I showed people saidit, and then they auto-registered thousands of usernames, and stole everyone's usernames who might've migrated. Just to frustrate migration and growth of this site. They did this literally hours after we opened the website, they had an automated script ready to go.

This place has been under nonstop attack since day 1, via every method possible from hardware attacks to social engineering, it has honestly surprised me how bad it's been over the last 5 years, I would've never guessed it was this bad. Whoever these groups are, they really don't want forums like saidit to exist.

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Given that the Internet infrastructure is being more and more bought by the usual monopolies (MS/Google/Amazon), Internet is becoming less distributed at its root, so less weak points but way more impactful.

Yes I agree in theory. But in practice, the internet backbones are already owned by a small handful of "Tier 1" Internet Network Service Providers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tier_1_network#List_of_Tier_1_networks

L3 Technologies being the biggest, and has been for a long time. Every backbone cable is owned by these big companies, and they all have government connections and so on.

And it's known companies like AT&T basically have "black rooms" set up at the internet backbone connection points, where the three letter agencies have their own equipment set up to sniff and intercept traffic, and AT&T isn't allowed inside. Read about this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_641A

Anyway, things are bad, but it's not futile. I wouldn't be running saidit if it was futile.

But in the short term, things will probably continue to consolidate (or remain consolidated) and it makes me honestly question the usefulness of the internet over the next few decades. It may eventually just turn in to TV, where you can't really interact with it in a serious way, it just pushes ideas at you all day. That seems to be the direction it's heading. And the AI bots now flooding every forum with garbage content isn't helping, so even websites that don't want to move in that direction are being forced to by malicious traffic.

But on the main point, I'm sure the current cloudflare thing will be fine over the next few weeks and months. Cloudflare seems competent and motivated. The long-term direction of the internet as a whole is concerning though, to say the least. Thanks for the chat. Have a good one!

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Yes, in the long term either cloudflare will improve, or an alternative to cloudflare will arise. But in the short-term there is a cat-and-mouse game going on which is impacting the whole internet.

The DDOSers are too powerful, and nothing is reigning them in. I think attacking public communication lines repeatedly should be a jailable offense. I mean if someone went and cut the internet fiber lines, they'd rightfully go to jail. So why is jamming them with made-up data packets 24/7 so no one else can use them any different?

Anyway, things will probably be back to normal in a day or two, I'd guess. Have a great Sunday!

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In the future, this means that if cloudflare were to suddenly disappear or go out of business one day, then basically every forum site including saidit would be exposed to endless DDOS and go down forever until a new cloudflare alternative arose and people switched over and got everything set up again. And there just isn't a good cloudflare alternative. They basically have a monopoly. It's a pretty weird and precarious situation. Not great for the future of free speech, or the internet in general. But no one has really made a viable cloudflare alternative, because it requires owning tons of bandwidth which costs a lot of money.

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Thanks for being patient.

I went looking for more information and was able to find this: https://www.securityweek.com/cloudflare-users-exposed-to-attacks-launched-from-within-cloudflare-researchers/

Looks like maybe the problem is this recent popularization of a new attack method of generating the DDOS attacks from within cloudflare's trusted network. So cloudflare is having to clamp down to counter this new type of attack, hence all the weird new little authentication stages and whatnot.

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A few years ago we were hosted in Switzerland and our server company there actually forcefully dropped us as a client because the nonstop DDOSes were so bad it was impacting their entire server farm and eating up all their bandwidth. Like we were breaking their whole company.

Running a forum is surprisingly heavy-duty. Saidit is a fortress. And forums that aren't, get destroyed. It's a real problem for free speech

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Between the DDOS and the cloudflare, we are between a rock and a hard place. Like most forums these days. And as the election approaches it will only get worse, as more botnets and shillgroups are paid to do their thing.

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Yeah I had the same issue with posting comments returning a 403. Refreshing the page and commenting quickly seems to fix it. They must've added some sort of timeout. They must be having a particularly bad attack, I've not seen some of these limitations before

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It seems to be hitting all forums, and the only ones that can keep their heads above water without cloudflare these days are the forums that have their own massive server farms and nearly unlimited bandwidth like reddit

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That's a great question, and I wish I had a great answer. Unfortunately as a user I don't think there's much you can do other than to be patient with the cloudflare stuff, and keep an eye out for bad actors. And help others with these things.

The problem is with the fraudulent traffic, and I don't know how an average user could help that. Push for legislation to prosecute DDOSers? Run a new forum website using the saidit open source code? That's all I can think of. If anyone has other ideas, I'm all ears

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Just FYI this setting is automated by cloudflare and means we're under attack big time. I also noticed another big forum I frequent is also in lock-down mode today as well, so it's probably internet-wide. I wonder if it's election bots/shills getting started for this upcoming election.

It is frustrating, but the alternative is that we get DDOS'd so hard the site goes down. So I know it sucks, but just be happy the site is up at all, because most websites in our position wouldn't be online anymore.

Magnora7, please add more content admins. by LarrySwinger2 in SaidIt

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Yes I will be looking for long-term users with a good track record of high-quality comments and posts regularly over a long span of time. If anyone is interested in helping to remove spam from saidit, PM me.

Magnora7, please add more content admins. by LarrySwinger2 in SaidIt

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Mods who abuse saidit mod rules will definitely still be removed. A well-known user was removed from his mod positions just a few months ago because he refused to reduce the number of subs he moderated to below 40 after dozens of polite requests.

Magnora7, please add more content admins. by LarrySwinger2 in SaidIt

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Noted! Any help is appreciated, doesn't have to be daily.

Magnora7, please add more content admins. by LarrySwinger2 in SaidIt

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Okay, I will do that, but it's going to be a couple weeks at least.

As much as we give this website shit we can't deny it's a breath of fresh air in this era of aggressive censorship by zherka in SaidIt

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Thanks man, you're cool too

New British government data showing mRNA vaccinated dying 52% more than unvaccinated - aka 1.5x accelerated death rate - global public health disaster by magnora7 in news

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This data doesn't even include deaths that died within 14 days of getting the shot, as they weren't counted as "vaccinated" so the numbers are likely much worse!

And furthermore, the spike protein and mRNA was supposed to go away in a matter of weeks. Instead they're finding the mRNA is put in to DNA through an enzyme called reverse-transcriptase.

They said it would stay in the muscle cells near the injection area. But (especially without aspiration) it will get in to the blood. And because of the nanolipids it's coated in to get it inside of cells, it can also cross the blood-brain barrier.

So people are having mRNA go in to their heart cells, and brain cells, and begin making spike proteins.

And studies now show that in some percentage of people, the production of spike proteins NEVER ENDS.

So any health condition, such as amyloidosis, that can be caused by too many spike proteins coagulating in one area, will just get worse and worse. (Although I have read NAC, Nattokinase, and bromalin (aka pineapples) all help break these spike proteins down, so that might help if you are having weird heart or circulatory issues after getting the mRNA shots, but I am no doctor, I am just repeating what I have read so do you own research.

Furthermore it seems in some people the body adapts to the spike proteins, and begins to see them as part of the body so the immune system ignores them. Then upon infection of a new strain of covid, they get it REALLY BAD. This has to do with the igg4, and the disease is basically ADE (antibody-dependent enhancement) which people warned about from day 1. That's what the ferrets in the mRNA injection studies died from. ADE upon reinfection.

Almost as many people have died of the shots as have died of covid. That's what this video is saying. 150k died of the shots in the UK, and about 200k died of covid in the first year and a half of it in the UK. So the medicine has almost killed as many as the disease, and the death count overall is nearly doubled.

Yet even despite all this data, governments and corporations are STILL recommending this? It's truly unreal. The data is out. This is no longer a matter of question. This is a public health disaster, perhaps the worst in history. It's time to speak out.

Why was sneako banned? he was the best poster on this gay website by andrewtate1 in AskSaidIt

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Vote manipulation is a bannable offense and he got caught doing it repeatedly

Why was sneako banned? he was the best poster on this gay website by andrewtate1 in AskSaidIt

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Got caught doing blatant vote manipulation on multiple posts to try and take over the front page. Not allowed on saidit.

Found saidit on reddit's WayoftheBern by PeasantGround in Introductions

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Welcome!

WayOfTheBern using reddit shadow banning on saidit by Dragonerne in censorship

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Ok thanks to everyone for bringing this to my attention, I will talk to the mods and try to understand exactly what their automoderator is doing before making any changes. If it's breaking saidit rules they can leave /all, or adjust it to be within saidit rules. I will have to evaluate the situation and talk with the mods which will take a few days.

Jason is right, Saidit will never grow. At least in its current state. by bucetao6969 in SaidIt

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Most other alternatives that put in "quality of life" additions are simply adding features that we already have and have had for years. What sort of quality of life things specifically do you want that you don't have?

Jason is right, Saidit will never grow. At least in its current state. by bucetao6969 in SaidIt

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Glad to hear it, no problem. I think there is a guide already written for these features floating around that some people post from time to time

Jason is right, Saidit will never grow. At least in its current state. by bucetao6969 in SaidIt

[–]magnora7 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I understand your concern, but this is the reason why: https://saidit.net/s/whatever/comments/ay50/reddit_blackout_welcome_thread/12iw0

They instead often see something worse. We have it this way to help put our best foot forward.

Jason is right, Saidit will never grow. At least in its current state. by bucetao6969 in SaidIt

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Thanks for the inquiry, I discussed why we can't do that here: https://saidit.net/s/whatever/comments/ay50/reddit_blackout_welcome_thread/12iw0

Jason is right, Saidit will never grow. At least in its current state. by bucetao6969 in SaidIt

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It seems your main complaint is that we don't advertise enough.

Then help us spread the word! You don't have to be an admin to do that.

Changing management isn't going to suddenly create more advertising buzz... if anything the opposite, because I've been promoting this site endlessly, for free, for years now. You won't get a better deal than that. This site operates on $102/mo, all of which goes to server costs, so any growth has to come from word of mouth, from users like you.

Also saidit grew a lot today, we had 1280 comments in the last 24 hours, which is a higher number than I've seen in a long while.

The U.K. Just Banned Chemical Castration For Kids. America Should Do The Same And More by P-38lightning in news

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Don't advocate violence on saidit.