I’ve been a long time member of Wilders Security. A community where all the nerds who love to fiddle with security software meet and exchange information. But yesterday, they done fucked it up. And originally, this was meant to be a very polite argument/post about it, because I just left their forum after the “incident”, but later when I came back to grab a screenshot, I’ve realized they also banned me. So here it is, the less polite version because fuck you Wilders. Great community fucked up with morons who moderate it. Not the first time I’ve seen it and not the last either. I guess every leadership of some community needs some time to show their true colors. And they just showed their turd like brown colors yesterday at Wilders Security.
Actually, I’m lying. They fucked it up long ago when they introduced the “No A vs B” policy. It was a lot more interesting to have conversations prior that dumb forum rule. But since I wasn’t affected by it later on directly, I was just mildly annoyed by it. With this, they enforced strict zero comparison threads between products to eliminate fighting between users (which I’ve hardly ever seen even before the rule came in action). All fine and great, but what they have done now is you can’t talk about anything actually productive because of it. You want to compare certain feature Kaspersky has to a features found or lacking in lets say avast! ? Nope, can’t have that because it’s “A vs B” bullshit. So, how the fuck am I suppose to explain or ask something if I’m not allowed to compare it with a feature competitor has and which in most direct and simple way explains it to others what I’m asking or talking about?
With such logic, you may just as well close the entire forum because all you can do on it is either being a developer posting updates about your program, a total absolute noob who needs an information about something or you’re someone who keeps on patting himself on his own back what a great of a fanboy he is because he constantly talks just about one brand. Because involving a brand B in the same conversation apparently gets you fucking locked and banned.
Moderator locked this thread:
Behold, the glory of A vs B. I was talking about the whole “free antivirus” part of the security industry and how it has nosedived into poor quality products ruined by the chasing for profit and it gets locked because “You can’t have dem A vs B”. Fuuuuuck youuuuuu.
A vs B for me is when you bash one brand with weak or no arguments to prove how second brand you’re a fanboy of is superior to it. But when you post a general observation about 90% of the industry, that ain’t fucking A vs B. That’s A vs B vs C vs D vs E vs F vs … It is physically impossible to open thread of such nature and not give arguments about each brand. Without arguments, saying they just suck would be a pointless bashing of brands. But hey, apparently my logic isn’t their logic…
But this wasn’t the tipping point. It was what came after. Contacted a moderator who of course refused to give a comment so I’ve posted a question to a general section what’s the deal. And guess what they did? Silently erased the thread like nothing ever happened. So, you can’t talk about it through PM with a person who locked it (it was angry, but a polite PM btw), you can’t talk about it in a general section. Well fuck you then. I get it, it’s your forum, you can do whatever you want on it, but that doesn’t change the fact you’re being an absolute dick. If anything pisses me of the most is this arrogant behavior when wearing a “Moderator” tag turns normal people in dickheads. And this was a prime example of it.
I’ve met some cool people at Wilders Security, but I don’t think I’ll be coming back even under a different name. There is no point really, because even if I change the name, same retards will still be moderating it and I frankly don’t see much point in being there if I’m being censored like that. If anything I absolutely hate censorship. And they are doing it like a true gestapo. If I became such a thorn in their heel after 12 years of “service” in their place in such bad way that they had to ban me, so be it.
Let this post be a reflection of how they roll so other people can see it. In a place where they can’t just wave with their magic moderator wand and make it go away like nothing ever happened.