This just in:
It would be nice to think this is just some sort of technical or financial glitch but….. I. don’t. think. so. [HT:JWM]
Email to Barnhardt sent.
Reply: “Site5 hosting killed us after receiving a “third party complaint”. Full-on totalitarian censorship. Spread the word.
We will work to get hosting offshore set up immediately. Remember, if you aren’t taking enemy fire, you need to examine your conscience. 👍🙏” — Barnhardt
Contact Site5: Site5 – Contact Site5 Today With Any Questions!
2500 Ridgepoint Drive
Austin, TX 78754
UPDATE: Barnhardt says she has found new hosting and will be back up soon. Evidently she had a plan in place. Given this unfolding level of crap, we all should.
UPDATE 2: Site5.com has dropped telephone contact for “Live Chat” [ https://chat.site5.com ] but it currently seems to be having a “problem.”
You can hang around but not much changes on the screen for the chat. I think it is safe to say they’ve disconnected “Live Chat” and have taken to hiding under their desks.
UPDATE 3: Ann Barnhardt has been returned to life. She’s back up at a new host.
It’s war, folks. All it takes is a “third party complaint”, if that, and these wretches will shut you down. There is no reason given, no recourse, nothing. That is what just happened to me over the past few hours with Site5 hosting. Anyone using Site5 should drop them immediately. They are Austin commies. …
Three cheers for SuperNerd, who lived up to his moniker today! I think he just executed the world’s fastest site migration. Hooyah!
Thanks to one and all for the concerned inquiries. And don’t be surprised if this happens again. Many, many evil eyes watch this site compulsively – and evil never rests.
Here’s the text of the email that came:
Upon review of a third party complaint and your account activity, we have deemed your account to be in violation of our Terms of Service. Specifically, Section 21 of the Terms of service We have determined that we are not the most appropriate host for your business needs, and require you to seek hosting services elsewhere (outside of Site5 and all our sister companies) to service the website moving forward. Pursuant to our Terms of Service we have permanently suspended your account. You will have until Monday August 28th, 2017 to retrieve your files, at this point in time your account will be terminated.
Site5 Compliance Team
And, of course, Section 21 has absolutely nothing in it germane to this website. Zippo. But, that doesn’t matter. Remember, there is no Rule of Law. All that matters is power. Evidence, truth, rationality – none of it matters when dealing with these people.