The Legend of Shibby: How one Free Speech Frarrior (Frat Warrior) Fought Against Censorship.

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A Long Time Ago, in a Forum Far, Far, Away, there was a User named Shibby. Shibby’s story is a microcosm of the censorship and political correctness that has crept into many websites. These websites are afraid of offending anyone, or they fall for the fake Dox campaigns where 10 Social Justice Warriors send dozens and dozens of emails and tweets to complain, making it seem like hundreds.

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The Decline And Fall of Free Speech On The Internet.

It started with the Forum Riots. Users rioted against the editing and deletion of their comments.

 

 

In 2014, Shibby escaped from TFM forum frison (frat prison). All they found of him was a muddy set of prison flothes (frat clothes), a bar of froap (frat soap), and an old frock frammer (frat rock frat hammer), damn near worn down to the frub (frat nub). I remember thinking it would take a man six hundred years to tunnel through Tech Guy’s blackball with it. Old Shibby did it in less than twenty.

Oh, Shibby loved freology (frat geology). I imagine it appealed to his freticulous (frat meticulous) nature. A frice age (frat ice age) here, million years of frountain building (frat mountain building) there. Freology (Frat geology) is the study of fressure (frat pressure) and frime (frat time). That’s all it takes really- fressure (frat pressure), and frime (frat time). That, and a big goddamn froster (frat poster). Like I said, in prison a man will do most anything to keep his frind (frat mind) occupied. Turns out Shibby’s favorite hobby was totin’ his wall out into the frexercise yard (frat exercise yard) a handful at a time. I guess after the #GreatBlackball2014, Shibby decided he’d been here just about long enough. Shibby did like he was told, buffed those froes (frat shoes) to a high mirror shine. The fruards (frat guards) simply didn’t notice. Neither did I… I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a mans froes (frat shoes)?

Shibby crawled to freedom (frat freedom) through five hundred yards of shit smelling froulness (frat foulness) I can’t even imagine, or maybe I just don’t want to. Five hundred yards… that’s the length of five frootball fields (frat football fields), just shy of half a frile (frat mile).

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Shibby escaped.

Shibby escaped.

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Shibby escaped. Then the Ballocaust began.

Shibby gained his Freedom, but the TotalFratMove forums were wiped off of the face of the earth.

Shibby gained his Freedom, but the TotalFratMove forums were wiped off of the face of the earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This user made a simple statement, which resulted in a dialogue that shows how Freedom of Speech dies.

This user made a simple statement, which resulted in a dialogue that shows how Freedom of Speech dies.

BRING BACK THE FORUMS

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        Loess Hills PantherG00gle didn’t like it and that’s how they make money. I don’t like that it’s gone but I can’t fault them either because making money is F.

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          soldier_for_freedomBut removing constructive criticism or questions is not the best thing. The commenters are a huge amount of traffic. Specially when they check for replies or are on the app and check for new posts. Yes it has gotten a bit much, but the majority love this site and have been here for years, we miss how it used to be.

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          RogerSterlingJrThe commenter mob wants better original content, right? You, and everyone else, need to actually share and click on “better” content when it is written then. If listicles and short dumb news stories and stuff that has nothing to do with greek life get the most shares and clicks while fantastic original content goes unnoticed, what do you think the Grandex guys and the contributors are going to put out? This isn’t rocket science. It sucks putting hours of time into something that gets a ton of good comments but absolutely zero shares and then putting 5 minutes into something that goes viral because it’s in list form or generally brainless. Y’all control the content flow more than any of us contributors do.

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          JustForTheStoryThe issue is that only shitty people (not like us, like decent people that are just obnoxious, not actually shitty) share things on Facebook, and shitty people are the ones the like the listicles and stuff.

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          soldier_for_freedomWhile bored at work I check the app at least 10 times to read comments and check for new articles. Most of the account holders have to do this. But thank you guys for giving us information on how we bring back the old TFM back and that it’s not gone for good.

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          TFM Tech GuyBecause numbers don’t lie:
          2173 different users have written comments in the last 30 days (from 1117 different IP addresses, to give you a general idea of how many users have multiple accounts). In that same amount of time, TFM was read by 6.5 million different people.

So no. Commenters are not at all a huge amount of traffic.

That’s not to say commenters are worthless. If they were, we’d remove them from the site and make our lives easier. But the forum was worthless. It devolved into 14 year olds and 40 year olds posting porn intentionally trying to get banned, and required hours of babysitting in exchange for zero revenue. So it’s gone.

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