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What I'm seeing.

So for a new member, a new poster, even if they've supported Ron Paul for 20 years, if you include a URL in the post, the spam blocker goes 504 ...

Ron Paul Billboards provides billboard and digital billboard designs for grassroots, PAC's and national and state level campaign organizations at no charge. Contact us at social@RonPaulBillboards.com to edit the design you choose with your "Paid for by:".

504 Gateway Time-out The server didn't respond in time.

I'm attempting to post a comment on this thread:


Here is the text of the comment:


Ron Paul Billboard, (10'x30'), Yuma, Arizona grassroots success!

After considerable diligence and follow up Ron Paul Billboards has determined and verified that a RPB billboard design is in use and has recently been posted to a 10 foot high by 30 foot wide billboard just outside of Yuma Arizona adjacent to a busy, a major state highway.

Much thanks go to those Yuma grassroots, a few of which footed the majority of the bill.

Providing the design, on short notice, seems too easy, I always wish I could do more.

Here is a link to the photo album on the Yuma Arizona grassroot's fb page that documents the billboard in the wild. It's a grainy, low-res photo and I'm working on getting a boot in that area to produce some better images for documentation.



I see in my account that there is a link to the comment, when I click the link, I see a message briefly flashed to the screen that the comment is not found.

Again, this is a hell of a lot of work and frusteration to use this site to promote free billboard designs for Ron Paul and the recent success we've had.

My associates are telling me to quit wasting time here but unfortunately, the SEO for this project by using this site will be helpful.

I just don't get it. Obviously, the 504 Gateway Time-out I'm getting is the spam filter module stopping the server from responding, I mean, this is like ... cave-man stuff.

With the number of paying members you have here and the cash you are making from sales of stuff, can't you hire a programmer who can write an effective spam filter?

Please, try to publish the comment/story on the Yuma grassroots Billboard that is up and running, thanks so much for WHY you do, what you do.

Ron Paul Billboards provides billboard and digital billboard designs for grassroots, PAC's and national and state level campaign organizations at no charge. Contact us at social@RonPaulBillboards.com to edit the design you choose with your "Paid for by:".


I wouldn't care if my comment was blocked. Although I think I have comments that are good & helpful, if someone that owns the sight thinks that I have put in something questionable that may hurt Ron Paul or any other matter, I am perfectly fine with someone proofreading what I have written. Others can catch things that we may not ourselves. I am unclear if that's even done, but it would be fine if it was. If I want my own website to post all of whatever I wanted, I suppose I could do that instead of complaining, if that were the case! However, this is a great website, and whoever takes care of it does an excellent job!

Please remove both threads from

Luna tech and Tuskeegee. The threads are both racist and a flame war between two supposed (Doubtful) Ron Paul supporters.

wolfe's picture

I didn't see the other one...

But if the accusations are true, then I agree 1000%.

The Philosophy Of Liberty -

wolfe's picture



The Philosophy Of Liberty -

mods, try really really hard to leave people alone

and respect their freedom to speak.

if you restrict their freedom, you box people in categories and deliver the flock to the power manipulators.

think how the boston bruin's tim thomas aren't allowed to speak his mind because they say "oh he can't do that...it influence his team negatively".

If you mod people down, you're basically do the same thing.

by encouraging people to speak up, you chip away the power of the MSM's speech monopoly.

I know it's a difficult issue but try to err on the side of maximum freedom.

next you know their MSM will direct them to vote for the candidates that MSM like.

i was kicked off ron paul forums for a year for saying "black haus" and that's racism to the mod. Please don't do that sort of stuff....a year? ya right.

when you exercise your mod power, you'll exercise it more. power always grows not subsides

Private property

And there is a "Right of way" sign posted.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

private property on this web site

is a lazy and incorrect application of mr. paul's idea

just before i got banned from RPF for a year, those words were uttered exactly to me and it got me fuming.

Mr Paul's wants private property respected so government won't encroach on people's right to fruits of their labor.

So that government won't seize properties without causes and give to wealthy people with connections.

So that people won't be enslaved. Mr. Paul wasn't kidding when he said he wants his liberty and for his people too.

So that corporations can't pollute indiscriminately

So that true capitalism can be defended and help curtail the power of the government







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Mods don't "Attack people here" we do our job.

"Private property on this website is a lazy and incorrect application of mr. paul's idea"

Are people allowed to put up a billboard on your front lawn if they choose?

This is Michael's site, you have a privilege posting on his property with his name on it.

It seems you don't understand Dr. Paul's take on private property.

The web is not your free-roam woodland to do as you please wherever you please. Each parcel is owned by somebody just like land. If they allow you to post a sign on it, they have the right to approve or disapprove of the sign on their property.

Most sites have mods for this very reason. Most sites are considered private property by their owners. That's why they have mods.

It's time to get tough Mike

It is time to just start cleaning house when it is obvious that someone here claims to support Ron but does everything they can to hurt him while they are here. I took some time about a year ago to study the posts from the last election here and you know what? They are back even as older users. This one is not so it should be a pretty good guess that this user is here to divide and disrupt. I will take the first hit if need be but something needs to happen soon. As someone posted before "We are being infiltrated" As nice as Michael has been with free speech on the DP (Freer than any other site I have ever been on) It is time to start banning folks in question without guilt for Ron's sake. In question, Ban them. They will be back with a better attitude under another name as before. I will be the first to offer up my dedication for banning if it is in question!

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

i'm leaving this site

i didn't realize the interpretation of private property that mr. paul's advocate is interpret this way; which i take as an excuse to curtail free speech.

All along I thought he was just trying to win liberty for people...which is a real and vastly more important issue.

i didn't realize mod power is this pervasive until now. it's just a matter of time before i get banned.

time for a new site to go to.....this sucks.

future ron paul will have to dodge mods, firewalls, sopa, and speech filters.

Please yank my account as I don't see an easy way of doing that. It's your private property and I don't wish to tresspass further.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Sorry to hear you're leaving, but Mike is right

Your free speech is in no way curtailed. You are free to express yourself. But I have no responsibility to host your way of expressing it.

I'm afraid you have some learning and thinking to do.

I have been running boards like this for over a decade, and in the beginning I thought like you. "Oh, everyone has a right to free speech. I must accomodate all opinions."

And my thinking in that way completely destroyed one board I used to run. One way for you to learn is to try to think of it from another perspective:

Imagine you own the Daily Paul. Now imagine a bunch of Santorum supporters invade. And they start talking up how Santorum is so great, and Ron Paul is wrong. Not only wrong, but a jerk also.

What would you do then? And the rest of the board is screaming at you - get these Santorum people out of here. This is the Daily Paul.

"Oh, free speech! Everyone has the right to free speech."

Yes, they do. And they can (and do) talk about how great Santorum is. But if you were the owner of the DP, and you took that stance, this board would be destroyed. (That's basically what happened to me before.)

Just a hypothetical of course, to draw a nice stark line that you can see clearly. But elsewhere that line gets more blurry. And everyone will disagree just exactly where that line is. So someone has to say - this is where the line is drawn! And that person, on this site, ultimately, is me. And the reason I have that right is because I am the owner, and as such, I am responsible for this property.

I hope that has helped to clarify things. If not, please let me know, and I will try harder.

time for a new site to go to.....this sucks.

There is really no point in that, for wherever you go, you will run into the same issue.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.
wolfe's picture

Was here just looking at the newest comment...

And noticed this exchange...

You should start directing folks who insist on posting anything they want on your property to:


lol... They can have all the free speech that they can handle over there.

This site is libertarian. That site is libertine which the distinction seems to confuse many.

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Can we stand on your front lawn

and wave Mitt Romney signs?

Maybe plant some 4x4's there an put some lights on a Disney World sign?

Is it ok with your church ( http://www.dailypaul.com/user/44267 )if I impose myself, telling them I have the free speech right to enter and preach to their congregation about Satan being the right choice for them?

Where do you think you have the right to post whatever you want, without the owner, be it building, or website, having the right to decide if it is something they feel should be there or not be there?

Can I paint your home pink because I feel it would look better?

Free speech doesn't mean I can stick a bumper sticker on your car that promotes something I believe in because I think it's right.

Mike i'm totally disagreing with you

you're just the guy who will ban me so can you just yank my account?

i've considered your opinion and don't think this site is for me as long as you're a mod.

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Number one, I didn't ban you. I could, but I didn't.

I simply explained the way it works here, and cited examples to help you understand private property.

Number two,

If you don't like it here, feel quite free to post elsewhere.

Example here Mike


If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

unpublished post

please publish: http://www.dailypaul.com/212725/stand-up-for-the-judge

Thanks You


Thank you!

Unfortunately guilt by association is very real in this world of MSM propaganda. We either care about Ron's image or we do not. If we do not, then why are we here or even making an effort to get him elected? No one should ever be harmed by another's passions whether true or not. We get enough of that from the PTB and the MSM we DO NOT need to do it to our very own selves. Again, I thank you.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Please publish my post

Please publish my post: http://www.dailypaul.com/node/212641

Thank you!

my posting is unpublished

I am new here. I posted some info about an article written by Sam Rohrer. I assume it was blocked? I would appreciate an explanation or please publish it. Thanks! Here is the link: http://www.dailypaul.com/node/212641

Where is the ...

Big fat red button on 'How To'

We're in the last campaign for Paul, ever.

Everything important on how and what to do by supporters needs to be accessible easily. One click.

It needs to be at the top (Brochure on banner = genius)
Make this bigger.

'How to become a delegate.
'Become a chair
'Techniques for door to door
'Techniques for brochure drops
'Meet up groups
'recording the vote
'contact numbers for ground game
'And so forth

The stuff that matters more than any blog post.

the Twitter & FB symbols that precede the titles are cutting

into the titles, cutting into the headlines. The headlines need to be moved over so they aren't missed or guessed/ misinterpreted.

About this Mimi Alford/ Alfred/ 19 yr old intern story/ what other story is being suppressed while this is being told? Is it really news that JFK had an affair or had more than 1? No indication from the manner-less, without decency or courtesy media that Caroline was consulted before this story aired & she was comfortable/ uncomfortable with it. Why has that been overlooked?

For some reason, we're expected to know every law that exists in America & in our state so we don't break it. We're supposed to know this when we're 18. There's no litmus test for them, as in the 10 commandments or rhyme or reason. C.U.R.E.

Ron Paul's best election night

You will want to put this on the front page.


I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.

I don't know if I got spammed or not

I'm trying to add a new post, but I keep getting a 504 timeout error yet the post is still listed under my account, but without a link and as unpublished. So, did I get spammed?

*ignoring the need to sing a viking song*

all better now

Please ignore my comment ;)

Post unpublished

It's not spam

"Believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear." - Benjamin Franklin

Joη's picture

you repeatedly posted it

one went fine.
The other was unpublished. Please do not duplicate post.

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

Inappropriate thread

I don't think that something like: "This Sh*t Is Cold: Then They Ask Why People Dislike Them" is a good topic for this site.

This site is about Paul and not police brutality...some news org may use this to show that the Paul people are anti police.