Forum:Steal This Wiki removed?

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A day late for the anti SOPA/PIPA protests over the internet the wiki "Steal This Wiki" is now "permanently removed" with a redirect that says "Site Permanently Removed, fuck SOPA/PIPA and similarly bad bills". It has been this way for quite a while and I was wondering if anyone has the downloadable version so I can continue reading it. Any link would be helpful or better yet any explanation to why this is happening. — Unsigned, by: Puffpuff23 / talk / contribs

Here is another site with the survive and liberate sections, fight has been removed: http://wiki.freethiscity.org/ — Unsigned, by: 166.250.11.15 / talk / contribs
Forgive me, but why is this being discussed on RationalWiki? Do we have some kind of connection to Steal This Wiki? Seme Blue 23:42, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
What is Steal This Wiki? Sam Tally-ho! 23:45, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
See here. Uke Blue 23:47, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
I googled it before I asked and couldn't access any of the site's content. Sam Tally-ho! 23:49, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
Well, I can't tell you any more than "Steal This Wiki is a large collection of articles concerning topics of basic survival, activism, and privacy in an increasingly oppressive world ..." Uke Blue 23:50, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
We do have an article on a related topic.
Personally, I prefer the title of the topic made last time this came up. Much better. Peter Monomorium antarcticum 00:06, 29 January 2012 (UTC)
Ragnar Benson FTW! TyAnnoy 02:36, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

Alt to STW, has the fight section removed.[edit]

Focus on the free lifestyle: Visit: http://wiki.freethiscity.org/

Steal This Wiki Mirror[edit]

I have a copy of the site

Visit uneditable static copy: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/64088059/Steal%20this%20Wiki/index.html

I was a STW contributor[edit]

After the routing of STW went to Conservapedia and was then finally restored in October of 2011, I took it upon myself to archive the pages of STW (except for the forums) and store it on a CD-ROM. And, yes, I am one of the contributors, but I'm more of a survivalist than any sort of revolutionary. I also wanted to make certain that the readers didn't end up getting injured, killed, or arrested by doing anything on the wiki.

I was approached by one of the other writers if I had any of the data saved. I sent the data on a thumb drive and said person is probably re-writing the data right now. If/When STW is re-established, the main problem will be spreading the word that it's back and on a new URL.

Until then, check the archive listed above and keep your beans and rice dry.

--Unidyne (talk) 01:36, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

UNIDYNE![edit]

Oh my goodness, man... I was hunting for you. I was in contact with Vovka, our forum mod and fellow sysop. Ploney and yourself I did not have contact info for. I was in the middle of practical research of techniques during that whole fiasco. I felt powerless. I have some great stuff to share when we get back running! I did the whole stealth camp thing in a major city undiscovered for months! You guys would have been proud. The place was hidden in plain sight and I was undiscovered for months. It was the extension of the bike trip from Baton Rouge to Texas me and a companion did last year. Keep me abreast of changes. I am looking forward to actually to editing again :) There are those of us that believe in a life of freedom.

edit- I hear you about some of the protest/revolutionary stuff. When I did the massive edit hammer to stuff, I considered moving or severely reorganizing Fight. From reading around forums, most of our readership loved our urban survival articles. The protest stuff, less so. Did not touch it because I wanted to respect the old guard. However, when we get back, I have some great ideas for layout and better organization. I think a new introduction is in order, too, like I mentioned in STW forums long ago. Firsty's angry rant really is not us. And, since he is writing ebooks on sports, I doubt he would mind :)

--Green1 (talk) 06:43, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Green1[edit]

Greetings, comrade! It was Vov who requested the data. And, yes, it was sent on a thumb drive (I'm surprised as to how little space all the data from STW takes up).

Great to hear of your use of the information. I learned how to make my own pasta from STW! I'm eagerly awaiting the restart of the wiki, and plan to send out notices to the new URL once it's up. It's good to know some of us are still out there!

Vovka assuming r00t identity[edit]

I found an email buried in spam from him from about a month or so back. Of all the old gaurd, Vov seems like a good choice for the root mantle. He actually believes and contributes to the project and puts it into practice. He kept our forums kicking for a long time. We need the folks to have the keys to the site to be one of us instead of someone who is just along for projects just because. I have given him better contact info in an email if he needs to reach me. Of us that are left, we should really communicate more. Towards the end there of the r00t administration, we were starting to get a bad rep of always begging for money and always on the verge of shutting down. Not that we could do much about it at the time. BTW, I have been researching some of the contributors who where involved in the early days of the project. They had some pretty sharp folks on the roster including a college professor and direct support from Corey Doctorow. They had a falling out around 2 years into the project and not much quality material. A lot of cut/paste was there until some of us later guys got our hands on it. From reading, I am getting the impression that some of the original folks had lots of ego and were pricks to each other instead of writing great stuff. Could be wrong, though. The only stuff they did have was Ploney's pdf release that still lurks around in various places. Thank goodness we are not like that. I think that with Vov, we are going to start booming.

Vovka has hosting[edit]

In an email, Vovka is going to start manually copy/pasting from archives. Of course, all good things take time.

Host will still be Nearly Free Speech who we were with in the past. Not that our content was too bad. But still, we are paranoid about butthurt folks screwing with us. We have stuff about shoplifting and even (semi) violent stuff and legal highs. That is not all there is to it. There is great stuff if you get down and out and need to rise again. I would take our stuff over some canned web content article by some journalism major sitting behind a desk driving her SUV. We just present all options and let other folks decide. Just because you can do something does not mean you should. Thank you guys at Rational Wiki for being kind to us. Actually, I am learning stuff from you guys. I think STW will be a better wiki after hanging around here.--Green1 (talk) 17:04, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Vovka has been arrested[edit]

In an email I received, I was informed of Vovka's arrest. FBI agents arrested Vovka outside his house. Apparently he was busted in an internet sting which led to a warrant to search his house. Combing his house, the agents found a large number of bomb components, numerous handwritten journal pages that included bomb-making instructions and descriptions of various crimes he committed and one live bomb. He is being held without bail on charges of domestic terrorism as well as various other lesser charges. If you wish to donate to his defense fund, respond and I will make arrangements via email.

Tell us more! Have a name? Article? Tmtoulouse (talk) 18:01, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Why would someone contribute to a guy who intended violence? --Green mowse.pngGodotTut tut, looks like rain 18:51, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
If he was making pipebombs, something tells me you shouldn't send him money, less the FBI knocks on your door. --142.179.62.246 (talk) 20:39, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Hmmm... makes sense. He did have a run in a while back for shoplifting. I would not recommend sending money to random, undocumented sources, either. Oh well. Oh, and sorry if some of the mods of this wiki had to deal with lame vandalizers. We had a very rough time with them when the wiki was open for some reason. Not sure if it is some basement dweller or a former contributor that got butthurt because they could not read our guidelines. They seem to follow us wherever we go. I guess it is good to have stalkers - but not that kind. That said, just get in touch with me if you other sysops want to do something between the rest of us.--Green1 (talk) 08:18, 10 July 2012 (UTC)