|DemocRATs Hall Of SHAME! vs GoDaddy - WTF?|
So, I'm minding my own business one day after smacking the crap out of some DemocRATs and I get this email:
|At first I was like, "Spam! Meh..." But then I was like, "Better check, ya never know..." So I go check and my website is GONE!" I call 'em up and get some extra-mild boy named Darrell or Daniel, he sounds a little bit effeminate, could be a homo, don't know. And I say the polite version of, "The FUCK are you people doing???" And he says, in a slightly squeaky tone, "You have to email us to get an explanation." I send 'em an email that essentially but politely says, "The FUCK are you people doing???" and I get this email:|
So I read this email 18 times... If they had previously sent me emails that looked like the Spam-like email I first saw there's a good chance I ignored it. They tried to call some telephone number that isn't mine. I go check my Account and my address is also wrong. How'd that happen? I dunno. (Only me and them could access the Account...)
Okay then, GoDaddy says SPAM is sending crap from your GoDaddy website that nobody wants anyway. Well this should be easy since my website doesn't send anything to anybody, never has, never even could.
Uh-Oh! Now GoDaddy is saying that I sent an "off-topic or unauthorized" post to a USENET Newsgroup! (To these USENET Newsgroups: alt.politics, alt.politics.bush, alt.politics.democrat, alt.politics.democrats.senate, alt.politics.democrats.house)
Let's back up a step. Does "Patriot Games" post articles to USENET Newsgroups? Youbetcha, almost every day. This article I posted was originally titled "State Senator Comes Out During Same-Sex Marriage Argument" and can be found here:
Does "Patriot Games" use a different made-up title (Subject) to post those articles? Youbetcha, almost every time. This article I posted was lucky enough to get this excellent Subject: "Fags In The News - Cock-Crazed Nigger ''RAT State Senator Comes Out For More Cock During Faggot Marriage Argument!" and that USENET Newsgroup post can be found here:
Fags In The News - Cock-Crazed Nigger ''RAT State Senator Comes Out For More Cock During Faggot Marriage Argument!
How is this any concern of GoDaddy's? I dunno... Lemme just call 'em and find out... [GoDaddy Hint #1: If you call their Domain Abuse Group and get "Felicia" or "Stephanie" you're already doing good. If you get the extra-mild boy named Darrell or Daniel, who sounds a little bit effeminate, you could have a problem because the extra-mild boy named Darrell or Daniel has trouble with that complicated telephone system - he dropped two calls of mine (one to his Supervisor and one to his Supervisor's Manager).]
When talking to the extra-mild boy named Darrell or Daniel, who sounds a little bit effeminate, he refused to discuss any details other than to say that the matter had been researched fully, they were right and I was wrong. And off we go to talk to his Supervisor...
His Supervisor goes by the name of "Chuck" but don't let that otherwise manly name fool you - "Chuck" puts the "fem" in effeminate! Anyway, "Chuck" can't explain what the TOS (Terms Of Service) violation is so I help him, "Is the mention of my Doman name in my signature what you are having a problem with and how is that any of your business?" "Chuck" says all of it (whatever "it" is) is their business! The "Chuck" then goes on to explain that my Domain name [in my signature] in a post that someone could complain about could then cause the Domain GoDaddy.com to get BLACKLISTED and hangs up! (Or maybe he handed the telephone to the extra-mild boy named Darrell or Daniel, who sounds a little bit effeminate and has a problem with telephone equipment?)
As I'm wondering if I'm dealing with a sane person or some kind of mutant, I decide a Summary is in order:
|Then I get this email:||And I decide I need to review the Options from the previous email...|
First we have "Each individual newsgroup has its own set of rules or set of acceptable posting practices. Many groups do not permit advertising, promotional, or traffic solicitation posts of any kind. Some groups will allow these types of posts providing they are specific, or "on topic", to the subject of the group. Another common practice that generates complaints is posting the same message to multiple groups, also known as "cross posting". Again each group governs "cross posting" according to their own policies." Is that paragraph a part of GoDaddy's TOS? No. Is that paragraph even true and accurate? No.
Google found 4 references to the quote "Each individual newsgroup has its own set of rules or set of acceptable" Google Search Result.
1. http://fathersmanifesto.net/Moseley3.htm This appears to be an April, 2007, attempt by GoDaddy to extort money from CHRISTIANPARTY.NET@domainsbyproxy.com.GoDaddy has apparently been netcopping USENET Newsgroups for about a decade, harvesting incoming complaints apparently for the purpose of extorting money and/or controlling the speech and activity of USENET Newsgroup users.
"At this point you have two options available to you, each is outlined below:To get my website turned back on I must provide a specific USENET Newsgroup Charter THAT DOES NOT EXIST or I must contact a specific USENET Newsgroup Moderator THAT DOES NOT EXIST.----- Option #1: Provide proof your newsgroup submission is authorized.Please realize that Go Daddy will contact the moderator on the newsgroup in question for verification of the information you provide.
If I am unable to perform THAT WHICH IS IMPOSSIBLE all I have to do is GIVE PERMISSION to GoDaddy to EXTORT money from me!
Let's check some references:
Let's recap:EXTORTION: The use, or the express or implicit threat of the use, of violence or OTHER CRIMINAL MEANS to cause harm to person, REPUTATION, or property as a means to obtain property from someone else WITH HIS CONSENT. [USC 18]
So what have we learned?