Xenforo revokes Kiwifarms site-license

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Long-time friend of the forum Samuel Collingwood Smith emailed some more threats to XenForo and they discontinued our license. If you don't know, Sam has been the primary actor in trying to deplatform the site for more than 6 years now. He has been quiet for a while but has always been looking for opportunities to insert himself in our affairs.

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The results of this decision are:
1. We can continue using the software, as it is, indefinitely.
2. I will no longer receive customer support.
3. I will not get updates to the software.

With #3 I am subscribed to 0day trackers so if something compromises the version of the software we're on I will find a way to patch it out. Don't want to say much more than that.

Moving forward,
Nothing changes, for a while.

XenForo's issues drove me to start working on forum software made in Rust very recently, coincidentally.

There are numerous issues with XenForo. It cannot serve its purpose for a site as large as ours. We are one of the largest and most active communities running XenForo. Our community also uploads more multimedia than any other XenForo site. PHP (the language XenForo and many websites are written in) has extreme limitations in dealing with multimedia. I have had to hard-code many customization to get the site to work as well as it does. I have other very serious complaints but I will have to sit down to adequately outline them so that everyone can understand.

If you are a Rust developer interested in writing forum software with me, please get in contact and provide some examples of your work. We are currently using Actix, Diesel+PgSQL, and Askama for templating.

Cheers.

(P.S. The 'Activate XenForo' watermark is a joke.)
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So does this news suggest that this forum is next?

I am not familiar enough with Kiwifarms so I don't really know how comparable it is to this forum either from the censorship angle or just in terms of general popularity.
 

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So does this news suggest that this forum is next?

I am not familiar enough with Kiwifarms so I don't really know how comparable it is to this forum either from the censorship angle or just in terms of general popularity.
It's a really cool forum (tho I've not been active there for a looong time, and I wasn't a regular). I got into it right after the Brenton Tarrant happenings. Hilarious plus they posted all his vids.
 

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So does this news suggest that this forum is next?

I am not familiar enough with Kiwifarms so I don't really know how comparable it is to this forum either from the censorship angle or just in terms of general popularity.
Kiwi Farms is probably the second most censored site in the world after the Daily Stormer. After Christchurch it hosted the video, and the New Zealand police wanted the IP of everyone who had posted in related threads. The owner told them to fuck off and then Australia and New Zealand banned the site. There are also many private interests who have an interest in shutting it down because they get made fun of. The lolcow who was responsible for this Xenforo thing has previously gotten Kiwi Farms kicked off domain registrars and hosts. The owner of Kiwi Farms created his own hosting service to get around that. Payment processors have blacklisted the site, so it relies on crypto donations and indirect payments like gift cards. They are pretty much in the same boat as the Daily Stormer. I think that their only advantage is that they still have Cloudflare.
 

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Bad news. They weren't even really right wingers, just vicious internet trolls.
By 'vicious internet trolls' do you just actually mean 'persons who enjoy laughing at stupid, insane and evil people on the internet'?
So does this news suggest that this forum is next?
Well as Josh said, it only really means they no longer get official support and updates. The version Weev is using seems quite stripped-down compared to the Kiwifarms distro.
 

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By 'vicious internet trolls' do you just actually mean 'persons who enjoy laughing at stupid, insane and evil people on the internet'?
Both definitions are correct, I stand by my word "vicious" as in maliciously, though. Or imagine a cat playing with a dead bird it just killed.
 

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Kiwi Farms is probably the second most censored site in the world after the Daily Stormer.
Daily Stormer is only the most censored publication in history. There's a site far more censored than DS or KF. It is called Sci-Hub. Sci-Hub is blacklisted equally from payment processors, but has lost more TLDs than Stormer and there is an active federal court order that allows them to arbitrarily seize any domain that has sci-hub in it that serves academic papers or tracks links to the latest sci-hub domain.

Also they've been subject to an entirely unique and terrifying brand of censorship that the rest of the censored internet has not: certificate authorities have revoked SSL certs for their domains.
 

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vBulletin or no?? outdated/not secure?? I wouldn't mind vBulletin
 

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fuck kiwifarms. but they should have a right to exist
 

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So does this news suggest that this forum is next?

I am not familiar enough with Kiwifarms so I don't really know how comparable it is to this forum either from the censorship angle or just in terms of general popularity.
It's an internet bullying site
 

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BS its a LOLcow appreciation site.
Kiwifarms members who do the digging and stay online all day long are most akin to myg0t trolls
 

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Bruhhhhh whyyyyyyy

UGGGHHH

This is the worst news all year.
 

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Not really surprised. I have known about Kiwi Farms for a while. Another site similar to them was Something Awful or whatever the hell it was called. Basically a internet tree house for losers to gather together and torment other losers and mentally ill people for the "lulz" as they would say back then.

Kind of like how 4chan is just a gathering spot for loser types. Also 8chan when it was still around.

I never went to Kiwi Farms. Visited 4chan a few times many years ago and never went back.

So I don't really care if they get shut down. I doubt anyone else on the internet is going to shed a tear either. They pretty much brought hatred upon themselves with their stupid ass behavior. It went far beyond just laughing at people. I laugh at stupid people all the time and I don't have an angry mob after me. They did way more than just laugh at people.
 

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Bad news. They weren't even really right wingers, just vicious internet trolls.
No, they aren't right wing. They are either centrists or just flat out apolitical. You aren't going to find many allies over there that didn't go there from other right or far right leaning circles and groups.

It's a trolling site. Like I said, they are a bunch of losers that get off on tormenting and harassing other losers and they pretend they are "helping" people or whatever bullshit they say. They also engage in a lot of faggot tier E-drama. They harass people with group trolling that is easily linked back to Kiwi Farms and then they cry like bitches when they get caught. RRRREEEEE people are censoring us RRRRREEEEE. No fucking shit. LOL
 

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What sites are for the cool kids Ed?
I would say the last site for the "cool kids" was TRS and the TRS forum pre Kike wife and back before TRS went blackpill faggotry and anti-Trump faggotry.

The cool kids most certainly aren't on Kiwi Farms tormenting and harassing losers and mentally ill weirdos.
 
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