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Sailor Moon Forum and HostRocket Web Hosting - Defamation by Another Name

Oct. 12th, 2012 | 04:58 pm

Disclaimer/Edit: As of June 2013, the Sailor Moon Forum is neither hosted by the company listed in this post or run by the individuals that were mentioned in the post, and this link explains why. While the below material was true at the time of writing, it is no longer the case. Nevertheless, I maintain the post below as originally presented for archival purposes.

There's a lot to not like about the Sailor Moon Forum and the administration by Elly (a.k.a. Miss Dream) and Deimos Project.

Elly is an admitted copyleft advocate who believes copyrights are invalid and encourages piracy of the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon manga.  She has been caught distributing faked documents and instigating fights with other Sailor Moon fan sites.  She ignores complaints of people distributing fan animations (by the fairly, well-known celeurmouy).  She even shuts down opposing sites if they happen to paint her in an unflattering light.

Yet now, those at the Sailor Moon Forum have done something worse than the above.  They publish the "real names" of people's screen names who get banned.  To be clear, they do not glean this information from people's public posts on the forum.  No, they scour the Internet for information on people, and post pictures and "real names" in an effort to name and shame those who they do not like.  See below:


A Picture on the Sailor Moon Forum -- Click For Full-Size


The Image Listed Above in Entirety



As seen, making fun of me was considered "quality" on the Sailor Moon Forum.  Since I was so "terrible" I got banned, but I received a specialized image that will haunt me for the Internet through the rest of my days.  Elly continues to endorse this, stating that I brought this on myself for being a bad person, and refuses to back down.

What makes matters worse is that the Web host of Sailor Moon Forum, HostRocket, endorses this libel, invasion of privacy, public humiliation, and general bad behavior.  I personally complained to them, and their response was as follows:

HostRocket's Response


For those who can't see the image, this is the text:

[HostRocket's response]

That site is hosted on a dedicated server with our company. With our dedicated servers, we tend to allow much looser terms.

-XXXXXXX
HostRocket Support



I have communicated with others who have also contacted HostRocket, and there has been no action taken on those complaints as of this writing.  This means HostRocket is complicit with a forum that is defaming the characters of individuals.  (Of course, the Sailor Moon Forum appears to be receiving better treatment than some of HostRocket's own customers have received.)

To conclude, HostRocket supports Sailor Moon Forum, a forum whose members' hate for all things "politically correct" rivals that of Stormfront.  At the Sailor Moon Forum, they hate the idea of ethnic diversity (let alone racial diversity) and feel the need to endorse a monochromatic society, banning not one but two racial minorities in a one-week span because those posters objected to the unfair treatment they received.   On the Sailor Moon Forum the only minorities permitted to openly and repeatedly express their viewpoints are those whose sexual orientation differ from the norm, and religious minorities.  Despite this, the management of the forums claims not to discriminate and bully, while a Web host as HostRocket enables harassment to continue in spite of the forums' denials.

To borrow a phrase from the character in my icon, "The joke's on you. I'm not even a real Nadia."

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Nangbaby

Re: The Battle of Damascus Street.

from: nangbaby
date: Oct. 14th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
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The thing is that isn't me! (I am much, much uglier.) It's bad enough they want to name and shame people and invade their privacy, but to say I'm someone else is pretty upsetting. (Of course, it doesn't help that the someone else isn't taking any action against them.)

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evil_kieben

Re: The Battle of Damascus Street.

from: evil_kieben
date: Oct. 15th, 2012 05:07 am (UTC)
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You're not ugly! And love your haters, they are your biggest fans!

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Nangbaby

Re: The Battle of Damascus Street.

from: nangbaby
date: Oct. 15th, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
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I used to think that way about my haters, until my "biggest fans "decide they can determine my identity through their own terms.

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Re: The Battle of Damascus Street.

from: No Name Person
date: May. 20th, 2013 04:35 pm (UTC)
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OMG! I'm a long member from that forum of two years and I didn't know they did that to you. Yen and Elly are cows! They are such b*tches!

And how are they mean to minorities? Just curious. I'm white/black and I have yet to get a racial slur. I did see an anonymous (guest) poster of someone's former account presumbly MS14 talking about Zionist bullshit and Black people are stupid scientifically. That made me soo mad, me and my friend was going to go OFF on him.

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Nangbaby

Re: The Battle of Damascus Street.

from: nangbaby
date: May. 29th, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC)
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The issues at SMF go beyond one or two posters.

At the time I was there, the racism at Sailor Moon Forum manifested in acute Japanophilia, and given how racist Japan is, this treatment shouldn't come a surprise. Not one would outright say "kill all darkies," but it was in a sublter form in terms of code words. For instance, there was often a rejection of the idea of racial diversity and it was considered "PC nonsense." Typically, those who are against "political correctness" tend to be the same ones who hate "affirmative action" and "secular humanism." Combine this with the promotion that Japan is a paradise with better values of living than the US -- values including how "uniform" it is (meaning no minorities) -- and, of course, the anti-dub sentiment and its clear these people think Japanese and Japan are superior and one must love the anime uncritically as is, even when it created stereotypes and whitewashed Sailor Pluto (and don't you dare suggest she's "black" on that forum as she can be "South Asian" or "Gypsy" but if you suggest even a whiff of "Africa" you are dismissed out of hand).

This attitude then manifested itself in a roundabout manner. If one were to say, "I wonder what it would be like if the new anime had Sailor Senshi of different ethnicities," one would be laughed at or at best relegated to a subforum. Then if that poster were to mention that he or she was darker-skinned, everyone would counter "Too bad. Sailor Moon is in Japan. Deal with it." I know of one person who did bring an alternate view, and she was considered a "whiner" which is not co-incidentally the same terms I've heard prejudiced jerks use in real life (If I had a nickel for every time I heard, "Them blacks are whinin' again...")

If you Google "Sailor Moon Forum" and "black names" (with quotes on each term) you'll see what I'm talking about. Or Google "Sailor Moon Forum" and "PC bigotry."

Edited at 2013-05-29 03:07 pm (UTC)

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The world's smallest violin

from: No Name Person
date: Oct. 14th, 2012 10:34 am (UTC)
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This post made my head hurt. Those links made my brain melt.

Why are you reacting like this? You're not thin-skinned. What's your game this time, Nangy?

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Nangbaby

Re: The world's smallest violin

from: nangbaby
date: Oct. 15th, 2012 05:31 am (UTC)
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Anon Troll,

I have no "game." WYSIWYG.

I'm too tired to give any other response than, "Fuck you."

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Michelle M Ruiz

from: No Name Person
date: Nov. 7th, 2012 12:01 am (UTC)
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Nangbaby

Re: Michelle M Ruiz

from: nangbaby
date: Nov. 7th, 2012 05:17 pm (UTC)
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Your exact wording is in countless blog comments across the Internet. I am concluding you are a spambot until you prove otherwise.

But since you are a fun spambot, I'm letting your comment stand.

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