Sunday, 15 April 2012

Disclose.tv – Confirmed Hoax(ers)


I posted about this yesterday and whilst I was purposefully vague in explaining my feelings in an unusually brief post I still would have thought the sentiment was obvious. This being due in part to the fact that the main heading posed the question, “Disclose.tv Seized? Really?!” which was then followed by the question, “Hoax or Hack?” which when coupled with the closing line of, “However if you’re a member I wouldn’t start deleting your hard drives just yet…..


Well, as I say I thought it was obvious what I thought, evidently not because a lengthy comment was since posted to my Blog (well to be entirely accurate I awoke to find the comment had actually been posted no less than 13 times to my Blog alone!!) extolling the virtues of questioning everything as well as pointing out that none of the agencies listed actually existed.

Starcaller Sinorcia has left a new comment on your post "Disclose.tv Seized? Really?":

I have been lurking and reading and gathering since I woke up this morning and saw the image on DTV. I would like to point out some very interesting facts that either people are overlooking, or too upset(freaked, ignorant, blind) to see.

[snip]

There are quite a few more reasons why I highly doubt that this is serious or REAL, but instead of just taking it at face value, why not maybe read the text contained in the images, or do your research so you can easily discern that the image from DTV has NOTHING to do with the DHS seizures. Homework, kiddies. It's useful out of school too.”

No shit Sherlock!!
 
Perhaps if ‘Starcaller Sinorcia’ spent a fraction of the time wasted posting condescending comments across the interweb on actually reading the content they were criticising then I suspect they could have saved themselves quite a few hours of pointless spamming

Regarding the opening paragraph of:
“I have been lurking and reading and gathering since I woke up this morning and saw the image on DTV. I would like to point out some very interesting facts that either people are overlooking, or too upset(freaked, ignorant, blind) to see.”
Myself -and most other people- arrived at exactly the same conclusion in about 20 seconds, which is the amount of time it took to read the alleged ‘seizure notice’.

Anyway, and as expected, Disclose.tv is back up today and after having a quick scan of their forums it seems as if the staff are patting themselves on their back for an April Fools prank that was not only a fortnight late but that several of them promoted by trolling competing forums (whilst DTV was down) to perpetuate the lie as well as being deceitful to their own members in the weeks leading up to it.

Alll so they could set the scene for their prank.

Here is an excerpt from a post earlier today by one of their moderators:

“If you haven't guessed already, all this stuff was a hoax, every drop of it. 

[...]

The old website had to be taken down off the server in order to upload the new one. Originally, this was supposed to happen on April Fools Day. We had been planning to do something for a month, and we devised a scheme to hit the forum with all the stuff everyone talks the most about; evil government agendas, smurfs, etc., and give them a load of drama right up to the crescendo: The "Seized" Splash Screen. We knew the splash screen would be figured out in no time (fake as hell agencies - easily debunked), but thought that just for a moment people would get the WTF factor. We NEVER thought it would go as viral as it did".

Source: Disclose.tv


Personally I struggle to visualise a scenario where at any point the staff thought it would be a good idea to mock the beliefs and provoke the -generally- paranoiac & already conspiracy-minded netizens who frequent their boards, but hey, what do I know…..

3 comments:

Unknown said...

then why did you listdisclosure TV to begin with? If you felt as though it was a hoax it probably would've been better left unsaid rather than gaining some work popularity contests :-). Now what you should do in my opinion is every time you put out an e-mail always mention that disclosure TV and the owners are deliberately laughing at those who are taking this genre seriously. Basically disclosure TV should now be shut down not by the government but by the people who have contributed to their site and the viewers to protect all the new viewers because the owners are up to no good either through mass advertising or some kind of money sellout will be coming around the bend next-they did this for their own reasons and I'm sure it has to do with the money.

I am sorry for all of us

Unknown said...

disclosure TV to begin with? If you felt as though it was a hoax it probably would've been better left unsaid rather than gaining some work popularity contests :-). Now what you should do in my opinion is every time you put out an e-mail always mention that disclosure TV and the owners are deliberately laughing at those who are taking this genre seriously. Basically disclosure TV should now be shut down not by the government but by the people who have contributed to their site and the viewers to protect all the new viewers because the owners are up to no good either through mass advertising or some kind of money sellout will be coming around the bend next-they did this for their own reasons and I'm sure it has to do with the money.

I am sorry for all of us

Michael Naisbitt said...

If by ‘listdisclosure TV’ you mean why did I comment on it, it’s kind of the entire purpose of the Blog and indeed the Blogosphere, I offer my own personal commentary on aspects of Ufology that interest me or that I think are important.

As for ‘popularity contests’ I couldn’t be less interested in how popular I am and if you’ve read any of my other posts then I think this is fairly obvious. Regarding the hoax being some kind of viral meme prior to a sell-out, you may be right but personally I think it was just an extremely bad judgement call. A call that I believe should have been scrapped once April Fool’s day came and went.

Incidentally, and applying the same logic, then aren’t you adding further fuel to the fire by commenting on my commentary? ;)