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Internet WAR.

BroloBrolo BroseidonLord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
edited October 2012 in Social Entropy++
So some kind of retarded shit is going on:

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Two web properties I don't really like that much are about to get into a sissy slap fight with enough firepower to make you roll your eyes in embarrassment.

http://betabeat.com/2012/10/reddit-readies-for-brewing-inter-website-war-bans-links-to-gawker-media/


This all stems from a sub reddit of creeps who take creepy photos of women and post them online (without their consent). This quite rightly alarmed some people and pissed other people off.

So a tumblr user started a tumblog called Predditors, which searched out the identities of the dudes posting creepy photos, and posted those details online.

Gawker then posted a story about it.

Which caused one creepshots poster to get fired.

Shortly thereafter the Predditors blog was taken down by Tumblr, then put back up, then taken down again but then put back up with password protection. Tumblr is predictably going crazy.

Gawker has since made moves to publish personal information on Reddit admins, which has caused Reddit to auto-ban links to Gawker Media sites.

The doomsday clock ticks closer to armageddon.

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So anyway let's have a long and drama filled discussion about internet privacy and online social vigilante justice.


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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    oh ho ho this is not going to end well

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  • GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    Not necessarily internet vigilante justice, but a good example of stupid as fuck social justice on tumblr would have to be people calling Neil Gaiman transphobic and racist.

    Seriously Neil Gaiman. I nearly got a fucking migraine from the whole incident jesus christ.

  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    violentacrez deserves any + all shit coming his way

    dangerous, predatory pedophile

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    this is what got him

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    shitredditsays got control of his account in a hilariously ironic turn of events

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    With any luck, Gawker and reddit will annihilate each other.

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular

    Druhim wrote: »
    With any luck, Gawker and reddit will annihilate each other.

    but then

    who will be left to stand against 4chan?


  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    One of the moderators of the group, POTATO_IN_MY_ANUS,

    seeing stuff like this on an actual news site always makes me 8->

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  • OghulkOghulk Registered User regular
    what's an internet

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Oghulk wrote: »
    what's an internet

    a miserable little pile of secrets

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  • GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    Beasteh wrote: »
    One of the moderators of the group, POTATO_IN_MY_ANUS,

    seeing stuff like this on an actual news site always makes me 8->

    I nearly bit through my lip stifling my laughter goddamn.

  • JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    I still read reddit on occasion, and the amount of people jumping in to defend this shitbag is simultaneously hilarious and incredibly depressing, especially all the complaints about violating his privacy when the entire incident was due to a subreddit dedicated to violating people's privacy.

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  • gtrmpgtrmp Registered User regular
    on the one hand, reddit actively shields pedophiles, stalkers, and sexual predators

    on the other hand, i don't like gawker's company-wide site redesign

    i guess it's kind of a wash really

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    man if teefs still posted

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    I'm not a pedophile, but

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  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    seeing creepy internet shitlords bray about having their personal info released to the authorities as an injustice and an invasion of privacy

    while simultaneously defending their right to take anonymous photos of women and post them on the internet

    is just the sweetest nectar, oh my goodness

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  • ZayZay yes i am zay Registered User regular
    gtrmp wrote: »
    on the one hand, reddit actively shields pedophiles, stalkers, and sexual predators

    on the other hand, i don't like gawker's company-wide site redesign

    i guess it's kind of a wash really

    I don't think the two are comparable

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    The creeper subreddit reminds me of the dude that made a thread here bragging about how he always had his camera with him so he could take photos of people (mainly women of course) who were foolish enough to change clothes in their cars. He sure had a hard time understanding why we didn't all appreciate the selfless service he was providing society.

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  • MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    plus he hung around parking lots waiting for women to change clothes in their cars

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  • SquallSquall hap cloud Registered User regular
    Beasteh wrote: »
    man if teefs still posted

    twitter just erupted yesterday

  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    Zay wrote: »
    gtrmp wrote: »
    on the one hand, reddit actively shields pedophiles, stalkers, and sexual predators

    on the other hand, i don't like gawker's company-wide site redesign

    i guess it's kind of a wash really

    I don't think the two are comparable

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  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    Mysst wrote: »
    plus he hung around parking lots waiting for women to change clothes in their cars

    but it's totally their fault and wait wait let me explain

  • ZayZay yes i am zay Registered User regular
    Beasteh, you're the joke

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  • GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    edited October 2012
    So apparently there's also a creepshots website, not just a subreddit, and holy fucking shit what

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    I think my brain is actually crying help

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    i know that in certain parts of canada they have signs saying that you are going to be monitored on surveillance when you enter certain areas (gov't buildings, malls etc) and that by entering you are giving tacit consent

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  • AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    Gotta love redditors stamping their feet about the primacy of free speech in jailbait photos, but banning Gawker links without hesitation.

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  • KochikensKochikens Registered User regular
    oh god the amanda todd case is so sad

    so sad
    I can honestly not imagine being a teenager today with facebook and shit

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    reddit is the worst thing that has happened to the internet

    gawker is something like the 17th worst


    advantage gawker

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    Gotta love redditors stamping their feet about the primacy of free speech in jailbait photos, but banning Gawker links without hesitation.

    "it's only free speech if it's MY speech" :whistle:

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Beasteh wrote: »
    i know that in certain parts of canada they have signs saying that you are going to be monitored on surveillance when you enter certain areas (gov't buildings, malls etc) and that by entering you are giving tacit consent

    Yeah, that's mainly for security footage - same law that allows that also gives the creepyshots people some protection.

  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    Kochikens wrote: »
    oh god the amanda todd case is so sad

    so sad
    I can honestly not imagine being a teenager today with facebook and shit

    juuuuuust missed that curve. i mean i had facebook in high school but it was not nearly the social juggernaut it is for people now.

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  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    i would 100% have been e-stalked and cyber bullied if the same group of kids that bullied me for years had had access to what people have nowadays

  • RabidDeathMooseRabidDeathMoose Registered User regular
    My wife and I will be starting a family soon and this kind of thing just... man I don't even know how to parse the information. Like I want to simultaneously give up and also punch a LOT of people.

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Sars_Boy wrote: »
    Kochikens wrote: »
    oh god the amanda todd case is so sad

    so sad
    I can honestly not imagine being a teenager today with facebook and shit

    juuuuuust missed that curve. i mean i had facebook in high school but it was not nearly the social juggernaut it is for people now.

    Yeah, it was still enough of a fringe element for me that I didn't have to think too carefully about what got out there.

    I don't think people have really thought about the consequences of having tools like this available during a child's formative years.

  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    i would definitely educate my child on how important it is to be selective about what information you make public online

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  • tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    Druhim wrote: »
    With any luck, Gawker and reddit will annihilate each other.

    then we'll get raneados back :D

  • PeenPeen tw1tch0rz occasionallyRegistered User regular
    I figure by the time my kid's a teenager some of this shit will have worked itself out. I mean Reddit can't stay the way it is forever, right? Right?


    Ahh fuck.

  • SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Kochikens wrote: »
    oh god the amanda todd case is so sad

    so sad
    I can honestly not imagine being a teenager today with facebook and shit

    This is honestly one of the few things I worry about with my daughter. In ten to fifteen years, where will social media be, and how do I give her practical safeguards.

    I know a couple of people at work have solved that problem with "no Facebook account for you!" but when you have relatives in another country, that my not be a practical solution.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Rane left because he couldn't get off his lazy arse and deliver the project he'd put up for bid for solid saints.

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