Unbelievable censorship on MyBroadband

Wetiko

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Saw someone mention Grotto, which I never knew existed before, so I thought I'd share my experience here as a warning to others.

Background: I've been reading the MyBroadband COVID threads on and off since last year, but never made an account before.

So finally decided to make an account this week to give my input in a couple threads. Answered a bunch of questions people asked me... Posted a documentary I thought some would be interested in (which turned out many were)...

Then today I randomly got banned for reason: "spam" and all my posts were deleted.

Anyone who read my posts could see they were all high quality and nothing that could have been considered "spam". I avoided involving myself in other peoples conversations, never started any off topic discussion in any thread, and mostly just responded to those who addressed me.

Naturally I assumed this had to be a mistake made by a moderator... Maybe I was spam-reported by someone who disagreed with my opinion?

It said that I must contact the administrator if I believe the ban was an error, but I couldn't find any contact form or email address to use. So I registered a temp account and sent bwana a private message explaining all this, and asked him to please review the ban at his earliest convenience, as he will be able to see that nothing I posted could be considered "spam". I also said that if the ban is kept, I would appreciate at least being told what content I posted was the "spam"... When I checked back later, I found the temp account banned for reason "clone of banned user".

This confirmed that it was not a mistake, and I was banned under false pretense of "spam" to censor something the admins don't agree with.

Either they didn't like the highly credible scientists I cited in 2 of my posts, or they banned me because one of their troll friends didn't like that I was speaking too much sense, and since I did nothing wrong, they had to fabricate a fake reason to ban me.

I've seen many people theorizing about conspiracies of usernames being "clones" over the past year... What my own experience has made me realize, is the MyBroadband moderators have been falsely banning new users all the time for fake reasons, and that makes everyone else think that the banned users are "clone accounts", which fuels their conspiracies about new users who join the forum for the first time.

I wonder how long this has been going on now, and how many other new users have been falsely banned.

I hope that my story is useful to some people, and helps make more sense of what they are seeing happen on the other forum.
 

Wetiko

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Are you anti-vax?
Never have been. I believe everyone should do their own research, understand their own risk for a disease, and decide for themselves on the precautions or treatment for a given disease. I would never tell anyone what to do with their own health.
 

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Never have been. I believe everyone should do their own research, understand their own risk for a disease, and decide for themselves on the precautions or treatment for a given disease. I would never tell anyone what to do with their own health.
I'm trying to figure out what you were posting there...
 

Wetiko

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I'm trying to figure out what you were posting there...
Most of my comments were responding to questions that were of a philosophical nature, apart from a couple statements which were simply dead on the topic of the thread, and sharing a few NIH peer reviewed papers... Apart from that, the only post I made was a documentary I shared last night, which looks at the science surrounding COVID mandates, and cites a long list of renowned immunologists, virologists, microbiologists, including some of the most highly regarded and most cited scientists in the world.
 

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Most of my comments were responding to questions that were of a philosophical nature, apart from a couple statements which were simply dead on the topic of the thread, sharing a few NIH peer reviewed papers... Apart from that, the only post I made was a documentary I shared past night, which looks at the science surrounding COVID mandates, and cites a long list of renowned immunologists, virologists, microbiologists, including some of the most highly regarded and most cited scientists in the world.
That seems very reasonable. Can't say why they booted you. You're not going to get a lot of pro mybb comments here, though many members here are members there too.
 

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That seems very reasonable. Can't say why they booted you. You're not going to get a lot of pro mybb comments here though many here are members there too.
Indeed. I was shocked to see my account randomly get banned for "spam". Each of my comments alone was far higher quality than most of the other comments on the page of the thread.

The only conclusion I can come to is that the MyBroadband administrators have a very clear agenda, and are either protecting their own personal interests, or that of their friends who didn't seem to like the implications of some of the philosophy I mentioned when responding to relevant questions.

It's like some kind of sick joke that my account could be banned for "spam", when there were actual people seriously spamming some of the threads with off topic crap. I didn't really interact with those people, who were bickering with each other, since I didn't want to contribute to the derailment of those threads.
 

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Totally moon howling mad anti-vaxxer. Also suspected of being a clone of a previously banned member.
Yeah, sure thing buddy. Everyone you don't agree with is an "anti-vaxxer" and a "clone". :rolleyes:

It's rather funny, since I only recall having a single interaction with you ever: Out of nowhere, you quoted me replying to someone else who addressed me, and you said "why don’t you stay silent"... So I responded by explaining that I only replied to him because he replied to something I said to someone else, and asked you why I should stay silent after he addressed me... To which you responded by trolling and trying to accuse me of being a clone? 🙄

Apart from that I just remember seeing a bunch of posts from you in threads where you were accusing some other people of being clones.

The MyBroadband moderators have really done a number on your guys mental well being, by gaslighting you into thinking everyone they ban are clones... While I've just seen for myself that is not remotely true. You should probably start requesting the reason users were banned, because I suspect you'd be very surprised by the real reasons... Of course the moderators will never tell you, because they would have to admit that they are falsely banning new users like myself for "spam".
 
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Wetiko

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Ag let it go... It's just the internet...
Yeah, just the internet... Where most people spend a large portion of their lives, and most discussion is conducted.

Anyone who has their own thoughts, or mentions anything that doesn't align with the mob, gets cancelled and is not allowed to participate in discussion on the internet in 2021. I didn't think cancel culture had gotten this bad, but clearly it has. Scum such as myself, who dares to speak, should be banished from society.

But we should all just let that go... Who cares about free speech and open discussion, right?
 

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Anyone who says "do your own research" is most likely an anti vaxxer. Because the real scientific research doesn't agree with them, they need to go do their own.
I don't want to derail this thread, nor do I particularly want to have a discussion about this topic, but I'll try to give you an idea of where I stand in this regard...

We are operating under very different assumptions about how best to determine what is actually sound scientific research that should be cited for final conclusions. You choose to put your blind trust in government authorities, while I prefer to get my knowledge directly from many of the most highly regarded experts in the relevant fields of science.

You seem to believe there is a mystical repository of "the real scientific research" which aggregates the totality of all proven scientific knowledge known to man. The reality of the situation surrounding the many layers of filters between the most renowned and highly regarded scientists which are the original source of all research, and the specific peer-reviewed research which is cherry-picked by political entities, is far more complicated than that.

Learning about the flaws in those filters is what eroded my trust in the establishments scientific knowledge filtering process, and that motivated me to go directly to the source and get my information directly from published specific papers and the most trusted immunologists, virologists, microbiologists and other experts.

There are many ways to determine which experts are worth listening to... Such as their positions at universities, what valuable contributions they have made to their fields, how many peer reviewed papers they have published, how many times they have been cited, and their general standing as world-renowned experts in relation to their peers.

I hope this helps clear things up. :)
 

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I don't want to derail this thread, nor do I particularly want to have a discussion about this topic, but I'll try to give you an idea of where I stand in this regard...

We are operating under very different assumptions about how best to determine what is actually sound scientific research that should be cited for final conclusions. You choose to put your blind trust in government authorities, while I prefer to get my knowledge directly from many of the most highly regarded experts in the relevant fields of science.

You seem to believe there is a mystical repository of "the real scientific research" which aggregates the totality of all proven scientific knowledge known to man. The reality of the situation surrounding the many layers of filters between the most renowned and highly regarded scientists which are the original source of all research, and the specific peer-reviewed research which is cherry-picked by political entities, is far more complicated than that.

Learning about the flaws in those filters is what eroded my trust in the establishments scientific knowledge filtering process, and that motivated me to go directly to the source and get my information directly from published specific papers and the most trusted immunologists, virologists, microbiologists and other experts.

There are many ways to determine which experts are worth listening to... Such as their positions at universities, what valuable contributions they have made to their fields, how many peer reviewed papers they have published, how many times they have been cited, and their general standing as world-renowned experts in relation to their peers.

I hope this helps clear things up. :)

You really are fucked in the head. Have you escaped from a mental asylum or just come your meds?

By the way, you apparently started a thread full of covid crap conspiracy which is likely what got you banned.

Pretty sure he got banned for that other thread he started, promoting some covid conspiracy video featuring a bunch of expert hacks.

moronic idiocy will make anyone think you’re a moron.…
 

Wetiko

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By the way, you apparently started a thread full of covid crap conspiracy which is likely what got you banned.
I did no such thing. The documentary I posted contained nothing but scientific evidence citing many of the more renowned experts in their relevant fields.

Just some of the experts cited in the documentary included:
  • One of the top immunologists in the world
  • One of the most-cited scientists of all times in the scientific literature
  • One of the most cited MD’s in the world on medical treatments including for COVID-19
  • A renowned microbiologist who has published over 300 articles in the fields of immunology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology, and received numerous awards
  • VP and Chief Scientist at Pfizer
  • An editor of multiple medical journals
  • The former President of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons
  • A clinical professor of pathology
  • A medical specialist in pathology and virology that produces COVID-19 tests who is used as a medical expert in court
You seem to live in some alternate reality or some crap.
 

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I did no such thing. The documentary I posted contained nothing but scientific evidence citing many of the more renowned experts in their relevant fields.

Just some of the experts cited in the documentary included:
  • One of the top immunologists in the world
  • One of the most-cited scientists of all times in the scientific literature
  • One of the most cited MD’s in the world on medical treatments including for COVID-19
  • A renowned microbiologist who has published over 300 articles in the fields of immunology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology, and received numerous awards
  • VP and Chief Scientist at Pfizer
  • An editor of multiple medical journals
  • The former President of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons
  • A clinical professor of pathology
  • A medical specialist in pathology and virology that produces COVID-19 tests who is used as a medical expert in court
You seem to live in some alternate reality or some crap.
Posts like this will alert a mybb mod.
 

Wetiko

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Posts like this will alert a mybb mod.
A post to a documentary about science, which cites the most renowned experts for the given science? :confused: And that caused them to ban my account for "spam"?

Seems like MyBroadband has a clear anti-science agenda if that is the case.
 
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