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Net authority

2001-06-20 15:24:36+00 by Dan Lyke 17 comments

Hot Damn! Dave Winer is proud to have been listed as a Net Authority offender for violating the Net Authority guidelines. I'm going to have to work on this to try to get all 7 in one entry, but including all 5 types of porn would just be gratuitous.

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comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:54+00 by: Jette

That Net Authority site sure is charming, but I can't find a list of the actual offenders. Is it a big secret or something? Or does the navigation on this site just suck?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:54+00 by: TC

It's a spoof guys...

Domain Name: NETAUTHORITY.ORG Registrar: REGISTER.COM, INC. Whois Server: whois.register.com Referral URL: http://www.register.com Name Server: MIKEYCOMICS.COM Updated Date: 13-jun-2001

and look at The Mikey COmics Site

it was worth a giggle though....

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:54+00 by: Dave Winer

Too bad it's a spoof. I was hoping it was for real. DW

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:54+00 by: Larry Burton

I don't care if it's a spoof or not, these guy have no business, . . . uh, er, . . . spoof you say? Never mind.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:54+00 by: adamrice

Darn, I was going to see if I could get my site on their shitlist.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:55+00 by: ebradway

Just a picture of Mohammed fucking baby Jesus in the ass saying 'Damn Jews!' would likely hit all seven at once.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:55+00 by: TC

Nope you'd have to have "Mohammed's black donkey fucking Jesus in the ass saying 'Damm Jews!" hmmm I wonder what kind indexing google will do with flutterby now??

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:55+00 by: anser

I like the way winer's site now says "I got a notice that my site has been reported to The Net Authority for various violations of their guidelines. That's quite an honor, thank you. (Follow-up, over on Flutterby they think that The Net Authority is a joke.)"

THEY THINK it's a joke. What a maroon.

#Comment made: 2001-06-21 00:09:59+00 by: Dave Winer [edit history]

What a maroon.

What's the problem?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:55+00 by: dhartung

Sarcasm tags, or something, Dave.

Let's see, if a satirical website is cited sarcastically and then the cite is derided sarcastically ... whoa, meta brain-freeze.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:55+00 by: Dave Winer

This is too confusing. I believed it was for real until the whois was done here. I never was sarcastic. It's not one of my things. Have you noticed that there's a lot of extra noise around these days? Maybe it's just me. Or maybe it's my flu has given me new clarity. Anyway case closed.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:56+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, I think people are too quick to assume stupidity when irony and sarcasm are much more appropriate interpretations. Anyway, Dave, although we sometimes get into Winer-bashing mode over here (although Todd thinks you and I get along like the romantic leads in an animated Disney movie...) If it's any consolation, I think your comments were completely within the bounds of reality.

Oh, and thanks to all who've been reporting me, here's the first violation notice I got.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:56+00 by: TC

Awww don't feel bad Dave. I understand using a phrase like "they think it's a joke" because you don't really know and the net is full of unverified info. I use phrases like "it seems to be true" all the time because I just don't know. Sometime I will use the <sarcasum>this statement is not true</sarcasum> tags to help people out. And yeah I sorta made a coment bout you & Dan likening to Buzz & Woody when that whole XML-RPC thing went about.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:57+00 by: webwide

I'm not buying into the 'spoof' idea yet. First, this guy Rudis Muiznieks doesn't seem to have 'spoof' in him. Second, he is putting way too much time into this for a spoof. They have a freakin' contest to see who can report the most evil offenders! Winner gets a Bible on CD. *LOL* Third, he is issuing fake press releases in a vain attempt to give his site credibility. This does not say spoof to me, it says egomaniac. Here's a quote:

"The website has already reported over 2 million visitors in just the first week of operation. Hopefully this is a sign that the Internet will finally take larger steps towards "cleaning up its act" in the near future."

His site was also 'hacked' (just like the big guys!) and 3 testimonials prove the site is a 'raving success.'

Scary, boys and girls...

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:57+00 by: shmuel

"I'm not buying into the 'spoof' idea yet."

You've gotta be kidding me. How anybody can read, say, this page and still take the site as anything but an obvious joke is beyond me.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:58+00 by: webwide

hmmm....that page isn't working, nor is the rest of the site right now....

#Comment made: 2003-06-22 02:10:11.277033+00 by: yopu [edit history]

It was a spoof you dumbas$es, and now it has been taken down.