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Deplatforming Comes to WordPress November 15, 2020

Posted by geoff in News.

Disquieting to hear that WordPress has now joined the deplatforming craze. The Conservative Treehouse reports that they received a 3-week notice that they had to move their site before it’s terminated.

The reason? The only reason given was:

. . . the incompatibility between your site’s content and our terms . . .

Not much to find that’s objectionable on their site, unless you’re opposed to hearing about Deep State conspiracies and positive things about Trump.

Kind of makes me think we ought to relocate to another platform, particularly given the very annoying new block-based editor WordPress has inflicted on us.



1. DrewC - November 15, 2020

Parler and Substack some to be doing fine…now’s a great time to send a message and leave

2. mesablue - November 15, 2020

IRC was never a problem and newsnet, One server could serve the world.

I have the power.

3. geoff - November 15, 2020

Just deleted my Uncommon Misconceptions site.

4. geoff - November 15, 2020

I set up a server back in the early 2000s – might could do it again.

Sad to think that a bunch of the AoSHQ spinoff blogs have been using WordPress for 13 – 14 years. IB is 14 1/2 years old.

And now betrayed.

5. pajama momma - November 15, 2020

I was thinking the same thing….where would we take the hostages? Where would we go? This is sickening.

6. lauraw - November 16, 2020

Dunno, but fuck these people. They wouldn’t know a nazi if it was looking at them in the mirror, and it is.

7. jam2 - November 16, 2020

I’ll be taking down my little sand box in the next couple of days.
Unfortunate what’s happened.
I wouldn’t have thought that the decent into authoritarian practice would have happened as fast as it did
The progressive wing is operating in the open now.

8. jam2 - November 16, 2020


9. geoff - November 16, 2020

Insty recommends Hosting Matters.

10. Mary Davenport - November 16, 2020

I am looking for a new web hosting and design company ASAP. where to go?

11. Bunk Strutts - November 16, 2020

RegardingWP Block Editor, I can’t use it, but there is a way to revert back to “classic.” Block Editor still gets in the way, and you have to keep telling it to shut up. I’m pretty sure that if you have WP software you can still run it on another platform (GoDaddy has one).

FWIW, AoS was a spinoff blog itself. All roads lead to the Magical Jazzy Ponytail.

12. Bunk Strutts - November 16, 2020

My typos above are unfortunate. Deal with it.

13. geoff - November 16, 2020

Hey Bunk, I see a typo.

14. Retired Geezer - November 16, 2020

Well. one piece of good news is that we own the domain name http://www.innocentbystanders.net … I can set that up to forward (with masking) to any hosting we get. After we migrate any content we deem valuable.

I don’t know if people actually type michaelscomments.wordpress address but I always use IB.net

15. Retired Geezer - November 16, 2020

Is Ace on Parler yet? There are 3 Ace-of-Spades but I don’t think any of them are his.

I like Rumble.com for a Ute tub alternative

16. Bunk - November 16, 2020

Good eye, geoff.

17. Retired Geezer - November 16, 2020

OK this is weird, the domain name forwarding is not working didn’t work when I tried it. Can you each try clicking this and seeing if you get forwarded to the IB website?


18. Bunk - November 16, 2020

RetGeez– Works for me. Looks like your internal links are good, too.

19. pajama momma - November 17, 2020

Retired Geezer, a looooot of morons have switched over to mewe. It’s a lot more like FB

20. lauraw - November 17, 2020

Works for me.

21. geoff - November 17, 2020

Personally, not a fan of FB.

22. Retired Geezer - November 17, 2020

Thanks, PJM. Don’t have any soc med other than parler

23. Retired Geezer - November 18, 2020

Here’s another guy on WP with an interesting problem:


24. geoff - November 18, 2020

Maybe I’ll just move it over to GoDaddy – they claim to have “one-click” WordPress site transfer.

25. Retired Geezer - November 18, 2020

Wow, ok that sounds like a good plan. GoDaddy is where I have the IB.net domain hosted.

26. lance - November 21, 2020

Go Daddy has been hacked numerous times, might wanna llok farther outside the common boxes…

27. Mitch - November 22, 2020

I have my site on Squarespace. It’s just for pictures of my stuff and non-political. They had some “We support Black Lives Matter!” stuff going on for a while but it looks like it’s gone now.

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