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Thoughts about Anonymous?

Last posted Dec 08, 2011 at 06:12PM EST. Added Dec 06, 2011 at 08:17PM EST
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Why does Anonymous do bad things? Why do they hack? Why do they DDoS spam? In general, they are cybercriminals and should be stopped at the first chance anyone gets.

Those are my thoughts about Anonymous. Anyone who also has thoughts about Anonymous, post here!

Dec 06, 2011 at 08:17PM EST
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Well, personally, my opinion on Anonymous is tha

Dec 06, 2011 at 08:19PM EST
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I support them. There are two reasons they do what they do: injustices and lulz, both of which are noble causes.

Dec 06, 2011 at 08:22PM EST
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Op. Darknet.

Anons targeted a site that housed quite a bit of CP. They released the names and information of the users who contributed and viewed the site. Click the link above to read the full article that we have written here on the site.

I’m usually borderline between Anon’s vigilante attitude, and the actual consequences of their actions, but Op. Darknet was one instance where I was for Anon 100%.

Dec 06, 2011 at 08:24PM EST
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Skitch the Wolf, KYM Community Pet wrote:

Op. Darknet.

Anons targeted a site that housed quite a bit of CP. They released the names and information of the users who contributed and viewed the site. Click the link above to read the full article that we have written here on the site.

I’m usually borderline between Anon’s vigilante attitude, and the actual consequences of their actions, but Op. Darknet was one instance where I was for Anon 100%.

Wait, what?

OH. MY. GOD. I thought they OPENED a CP site! My bad. BUT, they are still hackers and spammers.

Dec 06, 2011 at 09:31PM EST
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Skitch the Wolf, KYM Community Pet wrote:

Op. Darknet.

Anons targeted a site that housed quite a bit of CP. They released the names and information of the users who contributed and viewed the site. Click the link above to read the full article that we have written here on the site.

I’m usually borderline between Anon’s vigilante attitude, and the actual consequences of their actions, but Op. Darknet was one instance where I was for Anon 100%.

Wait, what?

OH. MY. GOD. I thought they OPENED a CP site! My bad. BUT, they are still hackers and spammers.

Dec 06, 2011 at 09:31PM EST
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i’m have neutral feeling about them. While i support some of the things they have done (Op. darkweb, Dusty the cat, project chanology (though it was a bit exagerated), etc), i don’t like their “we are logion, expect us, blah, blah” attitude, mainly because it’s a bit childlish. But, i still respect them.

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Dec 06, 2011 at 09:33PM EST
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I like the general idea of anonymous but I hate when asshats declare themselves anons and then take down good things and act like all around dicks.

Dec 06, 2011 at 10:44PM EST
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Darknet might’ve been the only truly decent thing they’ve done; the rest is just silliness.

I tend to think about it this way: Most Anons are /b/tards, and most /b/tards are preteens/young teenagers, therefore most Anons are preteens/young teenagers. People talk about them being so influential, not realizing they’re an organization of the immature. People seem to be cautious, almost afraid, of disparaging them, thinking they’ll be attacked or something, and giving into mostly empty threats. I really think that an adult would see what little they accomplish through their antics, and not care about them.

This probably wasn’t the best idea for a thread.

Dec 06, 2011 at 10:53PM EST
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Most of the time they are total dicks and think they are totally badass for hacking. Which it really isn’t that hard anyway. On a few, keyword few, occasions they do some good.

Also I hate that slogan that they have, “We are fags, we shit out of our dicks, blah blah expect us.”

Dec 06, 2011 at 10:56PM EST

Am I the only one who views anonymous from a literal standpoint?

As far as I am concerned, anonymous is anonymous, the everybody and nobody of the internet. A force of random selected individuals from different origins with different motives all collected under one common goal.

To me, they are not a secret spy/terrorist/vigilante/COBRA organization. They are not even an organization. ‘Anonymous’ is merely a mask that can be worn by any faction with any agenda. But Anonymous is not representative of any faction or agenda itself.

Therefore, they are not an object that I can apply diplomatic feelings toward.

If I were to “Support/Oppose” anonymous, to me this would like going out into the street to meet complete strangers and saying “I support/oppose you, even though I had no idea who you are and what you are doing…”

All I can do is either agree or disagree with specific individual actions that that Anonymous undertakes. Either way, they don’t alter my neutral impression of anonymous because I know that the people who did Operation Darknet could be an entirely different organization that the people who did Project Chanology and so on so forth

Dec 07, 2011 at 01:59AM EST
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Anonymous is a great guy. I am amazed that he manages to carve time out from all his poetry writing, clever quipping, and police informant work to do all that Internet hacking, too.

Dec 07, 2011 at 03:02AM EST
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Everything I feel about them is neutral.

Dec 07, 2011 at 06:53AM EST

I could careless about them.
As long they don’t fiddle with my gaming time.

Dec 07, 2011 at 04:19PM EST
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I question whether temporarily taking down the CP sites had a net positive effect on stopping child abuse. According to the BBC “Experts condemned the attacks saying they could have scuppered ongoing investigations or tainted evidence.”. I mean, the authorities already know of these sites and are presumably already collecting evidence to prosecute these people, I don’t think taking down their site and releasing IP’s/etc is ultimately going to pan out into less child abuse.

I did find this entertaining though:

The woman is so crazy. I loled when the guy said “In my lifetime I’ve committed over 9,000 sins” and she thinks he has been keeping a tally sheet.

Dec 07, 2011 at 06:40PM EST
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I would rather have fully functioning taste buds in my butt hole than listen to this woman for 10 seconds.

Dec 07, 2011 at 08:03PM EST
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There are two kinds of Anonymous

One is a bunch of angry, misguided virgins who don’t know what to do with their time and repressed sexual energy. They take themselves way too seriously and have no idea how the real world works.

The other is a playful anarchist, with a sense of humor as great as its many flaws, like a Durdenesque Puck. This Anon deserves our support and respect.

Dec 08, 2011 at 11:45AM EST

Guys, there are over 50 users with the name “Anonymous”. Could you help me out here?

Dec 08, 2011 at 05:35PM EST

Then there are the anonymous Sticky notes, much like those found on Subways in the fridge at work, nobody knows who it truly belongs to, so I help myself.

Dec 08, 2011 at 05:39PM EST
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