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Autism hate site hiding under a Chldfree website on Phorum.

Posted by VioletYoshi 
Autism hate site hiding under a Chldfree website on Phorum.
November 17, 2011 10:38AM
Hi, i am not sure if you heard of the Bratfree forums, I am reporting them here, as it seems you offer no direct way of reporting forums on your service. I am posting here, as it seems you offer no forum to support issues regarding the behavior of people who use your forums. This forum claims to be about being Childfree, but they are very hateful of people on the Autism spectrum. Here's a link leading to many of their anti-Autistic postings:

[www.refugees.bratfree.com]

They also have personally attacked me, for being someone with a form of Autism, who would not stand for their bullying. The moderators of this forum, have greatly abused their powers, by editing my profile and editing posts to make it appear I was stating racist things. This is based on the findings of a member, Miss Hannigan, who dug up old posts I had made on a racist website. Despite explaining how regretful I was of that decision, and that I went there out of desperation after being kicked off off several other childfree forums for not being properly shameful about my disability, the members and mods continued to harass and paint me as a racist. The mods not only encouraged, but participated in harassing me. They allowed members to stalk me on other websites, and use past postings from them to bully me. Here is a thread with examples of their abuse:

[www.refugees.bratfree.com]

More posts showing the mods permissiveness in allowing it's members to make personal attacks:

[www.refugees.bratfree.com]

I am not sure of your policies regarding who is allowed use of your forums, allowing a site like Bratfree to exsist on your servers does reflect against you. Most forum websites, would have had them banned ages ago. I'm not sure if it's ignorance that has allowed them to exsist for this long, but I doubt you want Phorum obtaining a reputation for allowing hate sites to be harbored here. I suggest you develop a system, where forums can be reported from where they are hosted. That you make some set ofrules as to whatcontent is prohibited on your forums.

I am not trying to threaten you, I'm trying to help you understand that your business could be at risk, if you remain unaware of what people are using Phorum to post. What if you end up in court, because unknownto you a pedophile ring was using Phorum to communicate and share images? It's in everyone's best interest that you hold your users accountable. Even if you don't ban Bratfree, at least take the mods unethical behavior into concern. Cyberbullying is a popular target in the news, and the people at Bratfree will stop at nothing to harass, intimidate, and threaten to get someone that has a form of mental disability off their site. What if their intolerance were to drive someone mentally disabled to suicide.

I thought having a sensitivity to loud sounds, I would be understood when it comes to childfree issues being advocated for, like banning kids from restaurants. What I have found is many childfree people view mentally disabled children and adults as burdens and see that they should not exsist, they follow the ideas of eugenics very closely. Their views are similar to those of neo-nazi hate sites. I hope that you understand, something must be done before someone hurts themselves over the hate spread on Bratfree. I consider myself a emtionally strong person, and even I became upset at times by their crusade against me. The only reason I stayed was hoping they might understand, and sadly coming to realize they will never have the abilty to understand how they hurt others. I want to see that the next person who stands up against their hate of the mentally disabled, isn't cyberbullied into suicide. I am unfortunately sure of their capability to create a situation where that could happen. When it would get on the news, Phorum would be attached to the story. It's in your own interest to see Bratfree is handled.
Re: Autism hate site hiding under a Chldfree website on Phorum.
November 17, 2011 10:47AM
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I am not sure of your policies regarding who is allowed use of your forums, allowing a site like Bratfree to exsist on your servers does reflect against you

Phorum is open source software that can be used by anyone. We are in no way responsible for the way in which people act when using the software. We cannot be held responsible, nor can we do anything about it. If you want to fight them, we are not the people to contact. You'd have to take (legal) actions against the party involved here.

This forum definitely does *not* exist on our servers. We are not a forum hosting company. We write software that others can use on their servers.


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Re: Autism hate site hiding under a Chldfree website on Phorum.
December 08, 2011 01:48AM
Also, in the USA, despite if things are offensive, it's protected speech. You can always choose to not go to the site. But there is no Constitutional Right to not be offended.
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