Just in case people were wondering what kind of response one can expect to get from IndyMedia should you question them... Here's what I finally got back from someone named "Erik".
Your comments have been "unhidden."
I have a couple questions for you. You have repeatedly accused our collective of engaging in criminal acts in a public forum. You have lied and slandered us on our own website. We are allowing you to do this because we believe in the value of critique. Now it's time for us to ask you a few questions:
1) What would give you the impression that the "Livewire" is anything other than a place to publish breaking news?
2) Why would you accuse the people who have made this service available to the public of engaging in illegal acts?
3) If you are actually concerned about the law, then why don't you do the responsible thing and call the police instead of whining on the Internet? After all, the police have been more than willing to target activists over the last couple weeks. I'm sure they would appreciate the tip.
You are a weak-minded coward.
evildagmar from geemail.com wrote:
Dagmar dSurreal sent a message using the contact form at
I would like a response from someone about why it is I keep having comments
summarily deleted from the site without explanation or any real reason. I
was under the impression one of the core values around here was supposed to
be freedom of expression, and I've not been violating any sort of
guidelines that I am aware of beyond merely disagreeing with some
...and because when prodded I become an a**hole the size of which would make most people think I should have my own gravity field and atmosphere, here's my less than polite response (because a "weak-minded coward" I sure as f**k am not), which I will be deciding over the course of the afternoon if I want to bounce a copy back at the same web form as the original question so that the other people (if any) who are recieving those comments will see just how badly this is being handled.
On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 1:41 AM, Erik wrote:
> Hi Dagmar,
> Your comments have been "unhidden."
> I have a couple questions for you. You have repeatedly accused our
> collective of engaging in criminal acts in a public forum. You have lied and
> slandered us on our own website. We are allowing you to do this because we
> believe in the value of critique. Now it's time for us to ask you a few
Really. What "criminal acts" would those be? I can assure you that
everything I posted is absolutely true as I witnessed it. Perhaps if
people were engaging in illegal acts, they ought not ... [ Read More (0.5k in body) ]