QUOTE(MZMcBride @ Mon 21st February 2011, 11:03pm) *
You're encouraging the use of Gmail and Blogspot? I'm bemused.
To the larger point, it will always be possible for someone to write something negative about you (the general you) on the Internet. I've always viewed trying to fight this type of battle as pissing in the ocean, personally, though I sincerely admire your dedication. :)
It's probably a waste of my time to take any of your one-liner posts seriously, but here goes:
I said I didn't have the password for that Blogspot site — it's not my site. But I support the owner's decision to use Google's blogspot.com and Gmail in this case. Consider this:
1. Blogspot cannot be subjected to a DDoS attack because Google has too much bandwidth. We're dealing with ED here, which by extension means Anonymous and 4chan. Remember, Weev wasn't wearing orange coveralls when this anti-ED site started.
2. Google has a fairly straightforward DMCA procedure. They will take down photos and this anti-ED site has had a number of photos taken down due to formal DMCA complaints by Ms. DeGrippo. But compare this to webcitation.org, which has responded to DeGrippo much more broadly than this by prohibiting entire pages. And compare it to livejournal.com, which killed a backup of the blogspot.com site after a complaint by DeGrippo.
So, if you wanted to put up a site with anti-ED research, what would you do? The bottom line is that blogspot.com was the right decision in this case.
Regarding your other one-liner, you completely missed what I'm trying to accomplish. The fact of the matter is that ED wouldn't exist if editors had to use their real names. The problem is with anonymous ED editors who write defamatory articles about real people, and use that person's real name in the article, and then brag that it's number one in Google and collect "lulz" points on ED for being so clever. This is what I'm trying to fight. Yes, Google should stop indexing ED altogether. That's not easy to arrange, but at least they won't let ED use AdSense. A serious activist has to pick his battles.
Apparently serious activists also have to put up with one-liners from non-serious activists.