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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.


33 Responses to “Free @NiceDeb !!!”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 25th, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

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

  2. Joeschmo Blog
    September 25th, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

    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.

  3. Agnes B. Bullock
    September 25th, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    She can use my blog until this gets resolved-

  4. rrpjr
    September 25th, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    What can we do?

  5. smitty
    September 25th, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

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

  6. richard mcenroe
    September 25th, 2012 @ 8:05 pm
  7. richard mcenroe
    September 25th, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    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.”

  8. Bob Belvedere
    September 25th, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

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

  9. Dell Hill
    September 25th, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    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.

  10. Instapundit » Blog Archive » STACY MCCAIN: Free @NiceDeb !!! The WordPress folks need to look into this….
    September 25th, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

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  11. Adjoran
    September 25th, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

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

  12. jlwellfonder
    September 25th, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

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

  13. Adjoran
    September 25th, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

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

  14. Adjoran
    September 25th, 2012 @ 8:44 pm

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

  15. MrPaulRevere
    September 25th, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

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

  16. Maggi Cook
    September 25th, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    she can use mine if interested

  17. CptNerd
    September 25th, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    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.

  18. smitty
    September 25th, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

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

  19. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 25th, 2012 @ 9:26 pm
  20. John Hitchcock
    September 25th, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

    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.

  21. Adjoran
    September 25th, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

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

  22. Dianna Deeley
    September 25th, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    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.

  23. richard mcenroe
    September 25th, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

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

  24. John Holliday
    September 25th, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    The TOS complaint needs to be made public

  25. BruceC
    September 25th, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

    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.

  26. K-Bob
    September 26th, 2012 @ 12:45 am

    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.

  27. About My blog’s Suspension « Nice Deb
    September 26th, 2012 @ 1:15 am

    […] Other McCain’s chivalrous Smitty was the first to leap into action: Free @NiceDeb !!! NiceDeb is one of the solid blogs on the right, and a friend of this blog for years. ToS violation […]

  28. Lynn Anderson
    September 26th, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    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!!

  29. Bob Belvedere
    September 26th, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    I’m sure it got their attention.

  30. Bob Belvedere
    September 26th, 2012 @ 8:32 am

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

  31. Bob Belvedere
    September 26th, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    Thank you, Joseph Smith.

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

  32. richard mcenroe
    September 26th, 2012 @ 11:58 am

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

  33. K-Bob
    September 26th, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    Not sure. Are hair shirts magical?