As those few of you who follow me here know, I am an outspoken opponent of the Cabal, and I try to spread the truth through my book and through posing on popular conservative sites. I started on Conservative Treehouse, but was unceremoniously banned over disagreements with Sundance, without warning, and without opportunities to redress. I then began posting on the Gateway Pundit over a year ago.
Recently I was put in “spam hell” for some reason. I complained to the editors, the comment moderators, and finally the board moderator. All I got was a stupid form letter telling me I had violated the polices for posting on GP. WHAT? How? I asked how to the board moderator, got another form letter, and went ballistic. I threatened to write every conservative pundit, news site, and even CNN telling them all of the open BLATANT HYPOCRISY on display by Gateway Pundit. I got a real response then. But that response was worse. The moderator told me I had violated one or more of the board rules many times like spelling and grammatical errors, using excessive emoticons, or punctuation, using profanity, using short comments like “right” or using “flowery language”.
The moderator response:
did review your comments and they are riddled with grammatical errors.
Disqus has labeled your account “low rep”. Almost all of your comments
runs afoul of the items we outline here
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.thegatewaypundit.com_comment-2Dsupport_&d=DwICAg&c=OAG1LQNACBDguGvBeNj18Swhr9TMTjS-x4O_KuapPgY&r=MX5-JEhzKZvWBLzCnaBw062PlpYm4RMl3j37pFJ9Zrg&m=vJbpdentl-jAqgnPV3T0YlvtKE9ZWg-CFXlEEZkD2Zc&s=23pZWeuAZNuGKEarNKfSIO1e2I5z7bd3YR1hZ3YfYlY&e= to avoid the spam
filter. We can only make suggestions to help you but if you don’t follow
the suggestions then the result won’t change.”TGP Support
The “spam policy on Gateway Pundit:
If you are getting caught in the spam filter repeatedly, make sure to avoid…
- Excessive punctuation (e.g. …, ???, !!!)
- ALL CAPS
- Off topic comments
- Short comments (e.g. “This is great” or “That is awesome”)
- Comments about the spam filter (e.g. “Am I stuck in the spam box???”, “Why are you calling me spam!”)
- Spammy sounding language (e.g. “My sister’s brother likes to walk to the store every day to get milk” – Note “my relative did X” matches all of the “My relative or friend makes thousands working from home”)
- Colorful language (e.g. “While strolling though the dark forest at night my feet began to sink into the squishy mud” – If you sound like you are writing a novel you might get caught up in the filter)
- Misspellings and use of non English works (e.g. Demoncrat, Shiftyshiff, Obozo, etc)
- Off topic comments.
99% of people caught in the spam filter are being filtered for one of the reasons above. We do not respond to emails related to the spam filter because we don’t have control over it and everything we have to say on the topic is listed above.”
The BLATANT hypocrisy here is RICH. Gateway Pundit is ALWAYS one of the first ones complaining over censorship and algorithms omitting their content from being seen on Facebook, Google, Twitter, or the like. and what do they do? (Thier lead article on Aug 14th) Allow a 3rd party to run their spam filter, and use a algorithm to boot to do it. What does that algorithm do? Censor posts like mine, that just happen to be anti Cabal and informative ABOUT the Cabal.
There is NO WAY that in less than 8 hours that some moderator at Gateway Pundit read “nearly all” of my @3000 posts as stated. In short, he lied. Then to make it WORSE, he told me that he had contacted Discus, who is their comment vendor, and they told him I had low rep? I have @ 3000 posts and @ 8400 likes in a year. I am terrible at math (not really) but that is nearly 3 likes per post. Something is not jibing here. I did not attack anyone, I did not use profanity, I did not post walls of text, I NEVER use emoticons of even excessive punctuation.
You all know that I am long winded at times LOL, but I also have many posts stating “exactly” or “amen” Something big must be coming, like say tomorrow LOL. I am being censored, by people who constantly complain ABOUT being censored, and they refuse to do anything about it. You cannot make this stuff up.
WTF? I responded thus:
“Let’s see where to begin. first, I have posted on this site for over 1 year with zero issues like this. I have been consistent in the way, subject matter, and manner in which I post. Second, I do not post in all caps, only caps for emphasis because there is no bold option that I am aware of. It is a writing technique used by many people, not a yelling as some call it, and you should know it. Third, I am always on topic, though I do get long winded. Fourth I do not use emoticons ever. Fifth, I do not use excessive punctuation unless you count the occasional use of ellipsis’s.
Sixth, Low rep? I have @2300 posts with over 8300 likes on Discus in one year (no dislikes are listed). That means I average at minimum 4 likes per post, not accounting for likes on posts like Amen, or Exactly. I have multiple posts with over 100 likes. Seventh, I do not use profanity except the occasional use of bull sh*t or sh*t. I do as I just did use a wildcard to mark out the profane parts. Eighth, spelling and grammatical errors? REALLY? the grammatical and spelling errors are usually but not always for NAMES like Papadopolous, and Schiff which by the way are spelled correctly, I wrote and published a book, and Amazon did not give me grief on that miniscule level of spelling or grammatical errors.
I try very hard, because I do post some long posts to use paragraphs and proper punctuation, but I have read articles from Mr Hoft and his writers that have many grammatical and punctuation errors, you need to do better than that.
I have a hard time thinking that one, you looked at many of my posts, and two, my posts were riddled with any of the flags as you claim. A simple warning email in the year I have been posting would have sufficed, but no, all of a sudden everything I posted was flagged, even words like Amen. What would be your reaction if that happened by say oh… Twitter, banning GP without warning, which is what flagging everything I type as spam does on GP, my posts do not appear. There are many who post on GP that curse, call names, insult, demean, and have all the errors and more that you say I have, yet they are still there, posting away, spam free.
In closing, if you do not wish me to post there that is fine, merely say so, and I will move on. it is GP’s site after all. Someone will appreciate the valuable insights I bring, I have posted items on the Russia hoax well in advance of GP, Hannity, or other conservative sights, as an example.
It is your choice, BUT, please do not engage in blatant censorship, without warning, and send a simple form letter, without specifics, and in which there is no way to correct the error because the spam filter label prohibits one from posting at all.
If I have a low rep, it sure does not show on my profile, and I have heard nothing from Discus about it. Perhaps it is because I have some posters that I have openly refuted, called out (in a nice but firm way without name calling) and they have smeared me, I do post some very unflattering info on the Cabal after all.
You can do as you wish, but your response, like the form letter is simply inaccurate, and well, weak. I realize it is a privilege and not a right to post on Mr Hoft’s sight, but one would think that with all the censorship done today AGAINST conservatives, like myself, and HAS happened to the GP, you would be more discerning, and not trust a simple algorithm to do it for you.
I apologize for the “threats” but when all I receive is a “form” letter, which tells me to do something I did that I didn’t, and to do something I can’t to correct it, what recourse did I have? What would you have done to someone like Twitter. Would you have wrote the editor? Called out the perceived censorship? Threatened to go to public sources to out the censorship you perceived? All the above? You bet.