Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Breaking: 4Chan Taking Down Gawker

The titanic battle between 4Chan and Gawker seems to have shifted in 4Chan's favor, with many of the Gawker media sites available only intermittently today. Can't we all GET ALONG? Seriously, if I miss today's Gawker etiquette piece on "How To Blow Your Nose On The Subway (For Gays)" because of this I am gonna be pissed.

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deepomega (#1,720)

Answer: Always make sure to use a dental dam when blowing your nose on the subway while gay.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

*highest concentration of microorganisms is in the tip of the nostril.

we can make analogies!

Van Buren Boy (#1,233)

"Ominous emails from Gawker quality control: 'It appears that we are under attack again, and are seeing major problems as a result.'"


Never Forget.

BadUncle (#153)

Good work, 4chan. Rarely do you see the masked bravery of the KKK coupled with the authoritarian Chinese reaction to the free press. And it's been at least 30 years since the KKK went out of its way to torment little girls.

Can't you just go away to Math Camp for the summer?

atlasfugged (#4,481)

They are not cool enough for Math Camp.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Tell you what. Give me your name and address and I'll make sure they send you an apology card.

Kevin Dugan (#4,521)

Gawker's back up for me. Hooray!

I knew this would happen. Enfant terri/b/le.

Meh. You can still get to Gawker occasionally which means this is just a ddos attack. Which takes two people and maybe eight shared brain cells to achieve and should be over in about an hour.

/b/ is neo-liberalism's skin of evil.

But, but, but THEY HAD NORTON!!!11!!!

Art Yucko (#1,321)

CyberPolice were called!

Consequences will never be the same!

Mount_Prion (#290)

I actually got threatened by Moylan for making a joke just like that one.

When we got our mass email etiquette post from him, I asked him if we could get a repeat specifically for mass emails between gay men and their straight counterparts. He responded by saying he would take away my star if I did it again.

So yeah, 4chan ftw.

BadUncle (#153)

I think targeting Adrien Chen's personal life is beyond bounds. Also listing him as "Chinc."

katiechasm (#163)

@Mount_Prion, He may have seemed angry but really you know he's going to write that article.

Mount_Prion (#290)

@BadUncle: Yeah, I mean, it's pretty dumb. But how many of those /b/ or whatever kids you think are Asian themselves?

Because, you know, these people are into computers.

janine (#248)

You care about Gawker stars and you root for 4Chan ever? What are you even doing here?

Fredrick (#268)

I thought, as humans, we've all basically been trained to care about getting stars? Like, no matter how irrelevant.

janine (#248)

Really? Well then, here, have a janine star. Feel good?

Mount_Prion (#290)

@janine: I come here for the irony, obviously.

Mount_Prion (#290)

Also, how much does this mean I care about my star? I care about vacuous fuckos threatening me.

6h057 (#1,914)

They done goofed up!

El Matardillo (#586)

This is what happens when Moylan takes away a star!

dado (#102)

I hope the Supergoddess and Mr. Hippity and Devil's Avocado and Chaim Gnudelstein are hanging in there.

jolie (#16)

I'm just fine, thanks.

dado (#102)

I knew it all along!

narnio (#38)

Gawker Media Quality Assurance is out to lunch, literally. As of an hour ago, "Everything is working normally."

sfbirdie (#979)

I didn't even realize they cared enough to have such a twitter account.

La Cieca (#1,110)

Out to dinner, you mean. It's evening right now in Hungary.

hockeymom (#143)

I'm lame. Can someone please explain 4chan to me? I started to do a little research, but that didn't help. It appeared to be Japanese anime enthusiasts, nudie pics and people with math questions. The nude stuff chased me away, because who knows who might be watching my computer (God? My mom?).

Or is it like Fight Club and we aren't allowed to discuss it?

hockeymom (#143)

Disturbing. Thank you?

buzzorhowl (#992)

The absolute black hole of the internet. A place to go if you feel too hopeful about humanity and want your positive opinion of our species permanently destroyed.

@buzz: This is actually why I care about my Gawker star. When I want to destroy my positive opinion of our species, I read unapproved comments.

(I don't actually care about my Gawker star.)

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

I just lost my 11th. I'll get a 12th, and probably suckerpunch whoever took away my 11th and ban as many people as possible before losing my 12th.

sfbirdie (#979)

It was a MADDDD house!

Seriously though, how can the trolls be winning?

moufbreatha (#6,007)

4Chan is the Bloody Mary of the internet. Mention their name 3 times in a post, and they magically appear on YOUR site.

Crantastical (#4,127)

I thought that was Beetle Juice?

HonoriaGlossop (#1,247)

And don't forget Candyman…

moufbreatha (#6,007)

ah, I stand corrected.

oudemia (#177)

It's loading kind of (but not entirely) ok right now.

KarenUhOh (#19)

I haven't been so excited since Ghidorah bit off MegaGodzilla's middle nipple.

HiredGoons (#603)

Make sure you tip your server.

…with poison.

sixlocal (#296)

It is time to fight fire with fire. What Gawker needs to do is post an exposé (complete with DOX on /b/ users) about men over the age of 18 that enjoy Pokemon and child pornography.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Why didn't the Scientologists try that?

Oh, right.

Hamilton (#122)

Heat is relative!

saythatscool (#101)

You gonna put on some jorts to go with those flip flops?

brent_cox (#40)

The Battle of the Cheetohs was a Trojan horse.

kneetoe (#1,881)

God, I didn't realize it, but the Awl's server must be under almost constant attack from 4Chan.

(Yes, I'm leaving now.)

hman (#53)

(Not a Cat Power post)

She could be Anonymous.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

@Mount_P: Will there be a subset to address blind copying faghags on gay-generated emails? I'm a little vague on the protocol.

Moff (#28)

It would be nice if 4chan didn't achieve anything resembling success, since this is exactly the sort of bullshit that is going to hasten the corporate lockdown/absolute commercialization of the Internet.

Jim Demintia (#1,815)

If net neutrality ever comes to pass, I think 4chan will be humanity's last best hope.

Somewhere among all the links about 4 chan I read moot(?), their fearless leader was in the hole about $20K.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

Trust, but verify. Teh Internet is already working hard at a solution.


KarenUhOh (#19)

Meanwhile, in Hollywood California USA, Tom Cruise is asking Linda Goldman why the FLAMING FUCK she didn't think of this.

Steve (#1,777)

According to Wikipedia, it all started when someone said something disparaging about Unfun's posterior.

Vulpes (#946)

We laugh, because that is totally Moylan's next piece, but those posts certainly bring in the uniques. Moylan's making bank! That's what "being able to stimulate thought-provoking conversations" or whatever backhanded compliment Lockhart gave him means!

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