What happened to the other forum Anarchist Black Cat?

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Mar 29 2012 15:44
What happened to the other forum Anarchist Black Cat?

Does anyone know what happened to the Anarchist Black Cat forum? It's been down for weeks. I found the quality of discussion there as good as here, the only thing is it was much less active. But still active enough that I don't see why it would be shut down. Anybody know what's going on and if or when it will be coming back up?

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Mar 29 2012 16:09

The reason it is down is because of hackers. It was being redirected to a Russian porn site if you looked at it via Safari. I don't know why its taking them so long to get it back up again.

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Mar 29 2012 16:27

go figure roll eyes

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Jun 1 2016 08:10

And how did it all end?

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Jun 1 2016 09:30

in tears.

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Jun 1 2016 09:50

in tears? what do you mean?

Battlescarred
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Jun 1 2016 13:13

It never re-emerged, is what. Still not sure why though- lack of traffic, etc perhaps?

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Jun 1 2016 13:41

It came back briefly and then got slaughtered with spam I think.

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Jun 1 2016 13:48

Conatz nailed it. Some Russian porn stuff. I was actually able to view it after it was attacked. Then it infected my computer. Politics aside, tremendous amount if North American stuff lost

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Jun 1 2016 22:46

fwiw it all still exists somewhere on someone in anarkismo's either server or on a computer somewhere. just so folks know.

but basically it needs the right sort of people and the will to make it exist again.

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Jun 1 2016 22:51
klas batalo wrote:
fwiw it all still exists somewhere on someone in anarkismo's either server or on a computer somewhere. just so folks know.

but basically it needs the right sort of people and the will to make it exist again.

We would happily host all of the text from it in the library, if someone wanted to put it in some usable format…

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Sep 20 2017 15:01

I clicked on the website and it had information on "Julia and Julia" and "Ratatouille". Pretty weird. If only I had seen this thread.

Why does Anarkismo bother keeping a link to that site?

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Sep 20 2017 18:06

Hopefully this site will be back with us. I didn't know it existed.

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Sep 20 2017 20:01

This thread is five years old, I don't think it is coming back, although the data is probably still recoverable.

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Sep 20 2017 22:41

i think they moved to facebook groups

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Sep 21 2017 20:19

Best forum ever. Never heard of a facebook group though.

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Sep 21 2017 21:23
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Best forum ever

Eh, it was ok.

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Sep 21 2017 23:26

The site is never coming back. Ok, prolly never.

It was a good site, some good discussions. Totally different audience than libcom

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Sep 21 2017 23:39

The one area they were good in was North America
Much more discussion by and for.

Obviously it was more platformist friendly and so you had that crowd as well