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Free @NiceDeb !!!

Posted on | September 25, 2012 | 33 Comments

by Smitty



NiceDeb is one of the solid blogs on the right, and a friend of this blog for years. ToS violation my left foot. She’s being harassed.

Update: thanks for the assist, Instapundit!

Update II: NiceDeb is back, thanks to an outpouring of help from all, including Doug Ross.


  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I bet someone set her up. It is what Liberals do if they get a chance.

  • Joeschmo Blog

    It’s probably this part of the ToS that some people are using to report and complain to wordpress:
    “the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;”
    The “threats” and “incite violence” part is always the kicker with these free sites.

  • Agnes B. Bullock

    She can use my blog until this gets resolved-

  • rrpjr

    What can we do?

  • smitty

    I don’t really know, unless someone has contacts at the WordPress site. @nicedeb

  • richard mcenroe
  • richard mcenroe

    Posted to their support e-mail:

    ” FREE ! She is a classy and civil person and blogger. I cannot believe she would violate ANY term of service so egregiously.

    This sort of behavior on your part is a MAJOR disincentive to “upgrading” to your service.”

  • Bob Belvedere

    I’m not sure there’s much we can do.
    See this:

  • Dell Hill

    Exact same thing happened to me at mine. Never did recover. Unidentified “TOS violation”. I appealed. Never heard a word back. Shut down totally. That was on Blogger.

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  • Adjoran

    I’ve heard they are not exactly responsive to user requests.

  • jlwellfonder

    No way! Let me know if/how I can help!

  • Adjoran

    I’ve heard this more than once over the years.

  • Adjoran

    A lot of these free sites are run by leftists who won’t stand for anyone who questions the need for sharia law.

  • MrPaulRevere

    “She’s being harassed.” Hi Neal, and you know what you can go and do.

  • Maggi Cook

    she can use mine if interested

  • CptNerd

    That’s why I use WordPress software, but I will not host my main site on their server. It’s not that hard to roll your own, unless you’re utterly technophobic, and most of the companies that let you host your site don’t charge much more than a pizza per month, and a lot of them will even walk you through setup. I won’t mention names, because no matter who you say, someone will have an issue with them, suffice it to say, my current host has had only a few glitches in the past 5 years I’ve been on them.

  • smitty

    Yeah, we’re self-hosted. I shudder to think of the issues we’d be having otherwise.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady
  • John Hitchcock

    I definitely didn’t get anywhere in trying to get information when I created that thread. But maybe it helped draw unwanted attention to the “tos suspension”. I’d like to think I helped free Nice Deb.

  • Adjoran

    It’s great she was restored, but we should ask the nature of the complaint and the source.

  • Dianna Deeley

    Deb Frisch once got Teh Squeaky Wheel in trouble with wordpress; all she did was complain that pictures posted on the site were inappropriate and intended to harass her. Including the old photoshop of the mouse that’s a kiwi that’s been sliced open.

    Seriously, it happened.

    Teh Wheel spun its last a couple weeks ago, but I’m sure you could find the thread, if you care.

  • richard mcenroe

    Ohhhh no! You got me in enuf trouble this week!

  • John Holliday

    The TOS complaint needs to be made public

  • BruceC

    I’m glad she got her site back up. If I were her I would back up anything *right now* that I didn’t already have backups of. Don’t ever post content to a third party site without personal backups….ever. You never know when the Leftie trolls might attack. Maybe I’m a Luddite but I do all my backups to USB drives and rotate a copy to my Safe Deposit Box periodically for off-site storage.

  • K-Bob

    Fake Luddite!

    I write out all my code by hand on copper sheets with an engraving pen. Then each sheet is buried in a secret location around town. with a clue to the next sheet.

    All I have to remember is where I buried the first…

    …uh oh.

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  • Lynn Anderson

    Can’t believe that those with liberal views went that far. I am taking similar harassment in my own city and now have some anonymous creep who says he has written an expose about me and the Roanoke times accepted it. I live in Florida and in a city that is highly contentious! May freedom of speech prevail. LOVE your blog!!

  • Bob Belvedere

    I’m sure it got their attention.

  • Bob Belvedere

    This also reminds those of us who use to BACKUP FREQUENTLY.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Thank you, Joseph Smith.

    The only question that remains: Do you wear magical underwear?

  • richard mcenroe

    Let them publish. Bet you always wanted to own a newspaper.

  • K-Bob

    Not sure. Are hair shirts magical?