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.
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".
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…..