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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

THE DAILY SLAB

Has anyone been in contact with the owner of The Daily Slab?  I am trying to get information about his blogs being deleted.  Google Blogger may or may not have something to do with it.  Since the blogs were not "Locked", I am not sure if Blogger is involved.  It is possible that the owner deleted his own blogs, or perhaps he was hacked.  Any information would be appreciated.

Many of you have emailed me or left comments about TDS.  It has been around for a very long time.  We all want to know what happened.

Jeff

P.S.  Butch, from Butch's boys, just sent me the owner's email.  I have contacted him and hoping he will reply.

19 comments:

the said...

Jeff,

To answer your question:

I checked my blogs on Saturday morning, February 20, but they had disappeared. All of them had suddenly and arbitrarily been deleted. Not only that, my entire account -- my ENTIRE account for those blogs -- had been shut down and eliminated. In other words, suddenly and without warning, I had absolutely no access to my blogs, to my Gmail account, or to my paid Picase account. Everything was totally wiped out. (One note: the Gmail account for my blogs was private and entirely separate from the email account I'm using for this message). The damage is the following:

* The Slab (successor to "The Daily Slab/TDS," which Google shut down in August 2009) -- Gone.
* guycandi -- Gone.
* Special Content -- Gone.
* The J.O. - Josh Ohl -- Gone.

Of course, no specific reason was given by Google/Blogger for these stormtrooper tactics. The Nazis of Mountain View continue to hide, silently, behind the vague generalization of "Terms of Service," and that terminology will undoubtedly be a convenient excuse for the bigotry, intolerance and regressive persecution that the brownshirts at Google choose to pursue.

I have received a handful of very gracious emails from followers of "The Slab," and I am grateful to those individuals for their kind comments.

I do not know what the future holds for any work I may continue to do online. Certainly, I will have no further association with Google (in ANY fashion) or its gaspipe-swinging goons at Blogger. As a side note, I had stayed with Blogger (even after their lethal sabotage of "The Daily Slab" in August 2009) for one reason alone: the superior functionality of Picasa for managing and posting images -- and let's face it, images are what it is all about in this conversation. Alas, I am not aware of any decent competitor to Picasa, but I certainly wish there were. If anyone wants to recommend a better (or comparable) photo-uploading program for blogs, I am all ears.

My experience with Google now stands as a vivid, highly detailed case study of the blatant abuse of power by a thoroughly monopolistic American company. Google cooly asserts that "You can make money without doing evil," [http://www.google.com/corporate/tenthings.html] but that statement is a lie designed to grease the speeding wheels of the company's unending greed. The smirking boys who rule the Googleplex are, indeed, street thugs and bigoted engineers who have absolutely no respect for anything but advertising revenues. The assassination of multiple gay-oriented blogs is living proof of that. In short, Google now makes the blockheads at Microsoft look like saints.

And yet Google continues to get away with it, scot-free. Their monopoly thrives in today's Amerika. Eric Schmidt publicly licks the President's rear-end. More to the point -- Google's targeted wipeout of gay-oriented blogs is as real and present as any modern-day Nazi "pogrom" can possibly be. Achtung! It's Kristallnacht every night in Mountain View!

Anyone who continues to believe the simplistic Google mantra, "Don't be evil," [http://investor.google.com/conduct.html] needs to have their head examined. In my humble opinion, to which I am entitled, Google executives and managers are dishonorable (as we continue to see in China), and they are worse than disrespectful (as we continue to see in minority communities). And yet they go unchallenged.

I'm sure there are all kinds of ways of disagreeing with what I'm saying. Fine. Knock yourselves out. But the fact is, what I'm saying is true. And while we are told that the truth will set you free, I firmly believe that the truth will get you mugged and brutalized online.

Thank you,

The Slabber
theslabber@gmail.com

RedCedar said...

Thanks very much for your explanation, Slabber.

You will be most acutely missed........... :((((((((((((((

Jeff said...

Slabber, can I publish your response? I just sent you an email...please read it. Jeff

RedCedar said...

Now Men 4 Men is gone.

panerix said...

here's a tip, but i don't know if it still works with Blogger >> normally when your blog has been shut down only the editor can still see his blog an edit it of course, if this is the case, you can delete your blog and leave the blog name free to use again, so first you take a copy of your blog (you'll find a way to export your blog as a file and store on your HDD, so first do this) and then you make a new account with the same name as the blog you deleted, and import the file you just have saved on your HD, if this trick still works you 'll have your blog reinstored in a matter of a few minutes work, in the worst case that you don't want anything to do with Blogger you can import the saved files on a new server like f.ex. Nibblebit, Sensualwriter, Wordpress etc ... in fact this is the way I run Bambiboyz for the moment, I make a post on Blogger pictures included and copy it to Sensualwriter and I can view exactly the same post on that server also. Hope this helps you, take care and good luck !! Patje from Eyecatcher and Bambiboyz blogs

Kent said...

http://www.buttboys.blogspot.com/ (Butt Boys) is also gone

Kent said...

And http://nakedboychronicles.blogspot.com/ has also vanished.

Jeff said...

@ Kent....hey dude! I too have noticed that a number of blogs have been deleted or don't exist any more. If you know, or if anyone reading this knows, how I can contact the guys from Butt Boys or the Naked Boy Chronicles, please send me an email. As I did with Slabber, I'd like to hear the facts before I jump to any conclusions...and if they did not close their own blogs, offer my assistance to see if anything can be done to get them back up again.

Jeff said...

@ RedCedar....do you how I can reach the blogger from Men 4 Men? If so, please email me.

Kent said...
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RedCedar said...

Sorry, Jeff.

No idea.

Jeff said...

Thanks, Kent...I sent an email!

No problem, RedCedar, just thought I'd ask. Perhaps someone else will send it to me.

Jeff said...

@Kent...I just published Naked Boy Chronicles' last post. They have closed their own blog. Google Blogger had nothing to do with it. Thanks for the link!

Boot boy said...

Dickshownary has been removed: http://dickshowboys.blogspot.com/

Kent said...

http://elq-magazine.blogspot.com/(The Male Model Magazine), http://gorgeousmuscleguys.blogspot.com/(GORGEOUS GUYS), and http://justmalemodel.blogspot.com/ are also both gone

Jeff said...

@ Boot boy....email me with the blog owner's email address if you have it.

Jeff said...

@ Kent...if you have email addresses for the owners of these blogs, please send them to me.

Chris Flanagan said...

My blogs 'Hard And Hot' and 'Gufo' have just been deleted with no warning or explanation. After a lot of searching I found a comment from Blogger that said that they'd noticed 'unusual activity'. Now I'd like to know what that is? Sounds like a euphemism for censorship to me!

Jeff said...

Chris, Sorry to hear about your blogs. It probably is not censorship, but two more blogs caught up in an algorithm searching for spam. See my post of May 31st:
http://googlebloggerclosesgayblogs.blogspot.com/search/label/Jeff%20Speaks
It may help you get your blogs back open. You can always feel free to email me (click on my profile for my email) and I might be able to help you. Jeff

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