OffG had its sixth birthday this February. Our readership has grown massively since we launched, and especially over the last 18 months. We now have an audience comparable to some longstanding major names in the alternate media, which is pretty amazing.
We publish content every day, as most of you know, we are just completing our first video series and are about to launch audio versions of our articles.
But we are struggling to keep going with the minimal workforce we have, and crunch time is coming.
Unlike many outlets with our audience size, we survive solely due to the support of our readers. We refuse corporate sponsors, paid content, and advertising revenue, because we really value our independence. We don’t want to hide our content behind a paywall either. We think it’s counter to our raison d’etre.
We know times are tough want our readers to pay only what they can afford.
But at the same time, realistically, if we are going to keep doing this we need more funding.
With your help we’ve managed to get this far and if each of our readers contributed only £1/$1 a month, we would be able to afford to carry on providing this service and continue to expand our output as we want to.
We could take on a bigger team, launch the OffG podcast we’ve been planning, and expand to reach more and more readers.
So, if you value the content provided here free of charge, think about dropping the price of a coffee, or whatever you can afford, in our jar.
And on that subject – we have just added a new way for you to support OffG called LiberaPay. It’s an open-source alternative to Patreon based in France. It’s early days for us on this platform but one advantage it boasts is that all the donated funds go straight to the creator. Which is good for all of us. LiberaPay also has a maximum donation amount, making it more difficult for a creator to be influenced by just one mega-donor.
You can find the new button in the ‘support us’ section below, but here is a preview. Click to check it out and use it to support us if you like the look of it.
Many many thanks to all of you who support us whether by donating or just turning up and viewing. OffG would not exist without you.
For direct-transfer bank details click here.
Dunnit! Thanks for your good work, keep on going strong…
Thanks! 🙏 A2
Hi Sam. Glenn Greenwald didn’t get back to me about a comedic gift I proposed. Hi Sophie as well.
Anyways I received an email:
Domain Name, Expiry Date
If nobody wants it I might redirect here while the site remains in inactive status.
I could do a list of sites as well. It’s more of a political statement than anything else.
Anyways, do you or the team want the domain?
Can you add a Monero option
Going to throw something in that jar right now! Keep up doing a great job, greetings from Croatia!
How about sharing a postal address where I can send some cash…….A bad experience with PayPal sent me away from third party money handlers. I trust no one.
I used to be a donor to The Guardian until I learned they receive funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, then I switched to OffG.
Thanks Andres! 🙂 A2
I had countless posts removed from hypocritical OffG, perhaps because of my constant skepticism toward leftist beliefs, or maybe just because of my offensive handle. So I gave up; hopefully OffG mods are now ready to defend rather than silence free speech (unlike the globalist fascist alliance), so posters like me can contribute to the resistance too.
OffG has been the hands down premier site for “all things Covid” over this past year and a half. This includes the comments section and the way the folks at OffG handle that section.
How can people who don’t do all the electronic payment stuff contribute?
Good question. A couple of years ago I wrote to OffG if they had an account I could directly pay to as they still were on Paypal. Didn’t get a reply.
Having followed and been kept sane by OFF G almost from its beginning. I have been feeling rather guilty recently for not having started to pay something to show my appreciation. I will do my best to do this in the next couple of weeks. Best wishes to all here.
I read a lot of stuff on the net, and very recently, I keep reading much the same thing, from totally different sources (I use Google Translate sometimes)
“I can Smell The Fear”
“Je peux sentir la peur”
No, not from us plebs, but from the evil bastards in control.
There are a lot more of us, than them, and they have been sussed, and they know it.
“Oh shit what have we done?”
You are committing Mass Genocide, and will be Tried in a Court of LAW.
can you read a room?
OffG (and a diminishing number of other sites) definitely help to keep me a) sane and b) aware of the limits of my own reasoning powers (thanks Kit especially! ). I’ve contributed despite having to use **** PayPal. The commentators’ leads to sites providing hugely useful material on the Masters of the Universe are valuable. But next steps …? If cancel culture can be so effective at neutralising the “unwoke”, how can we increasingly make life uncomfortable for the specific individual human beings who have sold their souls to the Beast?
I do appreciate Off-G, and may start sending money to them again soon. I think they have been very tolerant putting up with me.
“I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.”
I would just like to comment on the legal and practical aspects of entering eg “Working Men’s Clubs” (they do allow women in too), and you can substitute “Working Men’s” to almost any social or political group you can think of eg- Communist, Labour, Liberal, Conservative, Ex-Servicemen’s etc – they are all much the same, and the people running them on next to nothing are very friendly.
Of course you are supposed to be introduced by an existing member, and probably wouldn’t even know about it, unless someone you knew had been there before you, and said you are welcome.
Typically costs about £2 to get in, and the beer is a lot cheaper, than going to the pub, where anyone can walk in.
“Norway reclassifies Covid-19: No more dangerous than ordinary flu”
Frankly I generated such a volume of trolling for few years it’s a wonder, and just another test, that I am allowed to comment anywhere.
I am on permanent probation where I am not permanently banned with one site being an exception. What I learned about social media and geopolitics was certainly worth the effort.
So I would suggest that my being here at all attests to the lack of censorship here.
As for yourself Tony, storytelling is not trolling. I enjoy your narratives.
I wouldn’t be offended if some sites don’t allow OT content. I find I have to wait for the appropriate time to ask my geek questions but people have been patient about it.
Off topic (I apologize) but this is extremely important and doesn’t really fit nicely anywhere.
Vegan Restaurant Denies Me Service for Not Taking COVID Shot Derived from Fetal Heart Tissue – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
A bit off topic, but I am wondering if this will post. I haven’t been able to see comments or post on Caitlin Johnstone’s site since Sept.11th. I’ve sent multiple inquiries to the “webmaster” and get no replies. I notice this comment section uses the same ID pictures as Caitlin’s, so it aroused my curiosity. BTW, I encourage everyone here to give what they can to O.G. Great content!
Thanks Skip! A2
Caitlin has shut down her comments section,
“Blah, blah, blah, I can’t hear you!!”
I’ve been able to see comments and make a comment starting yesterday. Maybe my post here had something to do with it.
Donated. Thanks for the reminder. Very easy to digest the articles on a frequent basis without showing my gratitude. Here’s to the continuing growth and awareness of OffG. X
Yes, but not so easy to register and pay through your new link to Libera Pay, which seems to go through PayPal anyway, something I try to avoid. But anyway, did my best to support you all. Keep up the good work.
regards to funding.. some comments to your articles exceed the value or quality of the articles that generated them.. I think it is important for alternative media to improve the quality of comments, especially comments, that generate funds for the media, as comments themselves <= validate the qualities of journalism, the factual landscape used or presented in the article, the narrative of the offG article, awae timeliness in appearance, depth of research and other journalistic parameters.
To do this it might be useful to allow observers to vote on comment quality by paying for the privilege to vote.. anyone can read, and anyone can compete for best comment of the article award, but no the comment, unless and until that voting person pays for the privilege.. You the OG, keep the money, but to accommodate your comment grading system, you present a link to the comments that earned a vote, together with the funds the comments earn at the end of 20 days after the comments have been made. OffG could even sell booklets at discount to permit comment voting as offG and they could be given by small corporations to others as xmas gifts which would expand the audience of offG?
Comment voting should be by form to include an article evaluation checklist for commenter’s to consider.. form, clarity of presentation, challenge to facts, challenge to the analysis or conclusions drawn by the article, addition of useful, illuminating references or description of events which collaborate or challenge the article. and other meaningful ways for graders to evaluate the comment wrte OffG article.
In this way, advertisers especially small business and small person advertisers can get some exposure by contributing to your continuation, and by signature to the comment <= advance audience awareness of an offG supporter. (need rules). Paid only evaluation serves a number of purposes, not the least of which is, that it might deny robot up voting and it might do a lot of other unseen things. Just a suggestion.
We receive some excellent comments for sure. This is why we work hard to nurture our comments section, and why Offg has one of the best comment sections in alt. media. I’ve passed on your suggestion. Thanks, A2
“observers to vote on comment quality by paying for the privilege to vote.”
Disagree, some can afford to pay yet those who cannot have equally valid opinions. If every opinion and thought in the world is monetized, we’ll get to the point where you have to pay to speak. How many freedoms are you willing to loose? And if you pay through a card or a bank, those draconian bastards already have the means to switch you off.
Yes completely agree.
I find it interesting how often equating disposable income is equated with quality comments.
The proposal already exists on sites like Substack and Greenwald (for example) where you pay for commenting but can read them.
So it’s a monitization that can avoid the issues around pay walls or the more frequent “premium content” [sic].
If quality comments are the concern hopefully it obvious that heavy moderation deals with this albeit at higher cost. I am not endorsing it.
Having a requirement for free speach I design to let the reader decide and control all this. And it’s perfectly allowed for eman to set up paid silo with it’s own standards.
It’s a superior design by tapping the complete scope of the commentariat. People power.
The idea is to set up tiers of domain expert teams also tapping into it. It makes use of a similar specific ranking idea. Similar in field types but also quite different.
This isn’t a zero sum game to me and I am attempting to drive industry standard comments in this direction.
The or else part is that if they don’t keep pace?
I’ll sell it to someone they don’t like. It’s my only card.
As long as we advance towards empowering the people.
A crucial part of the .new normal’ agenda is to normalise having every interaction one ever has being rated. UT keeps asking how was my experience today? You think they give a shit? You think if I tell them I hate them because of all the content providers they’ve deleted they’ll bring them back? It’s building towards all humans rating each other IRT and your resulting social credir score becoming your passport to everything. See the two ‘Black Mirror’ episodes on social credit for where this is meant to go.
Up- and down- voting would be scrapped ideally although any platform OffG could use will require it. It certainly isn’t something to be encouraged.
Hi Edwige. If I may refer you back to Black Mirror what you are describing is an abuse of the idea of user feedback back systems and with deliberate ill intent. Just as social media and games are by design addictive.
“Like” can and does mean nearly anything and we are slowly seeing more specific reaction systems.
And it becomes an issue of whether you care or not both to see it or let it motivate (control?) you. In the ideal case where you could turn it off hopefully.
As a data scientist I assure that it could be a significant force for good just as I can assure you it won’t occur without intervention.
We can all see what’s going on with censorship and perception management. So it’s more of a philosophical point.
Do guns kill people? Or do they need a little help?
Why not set yourself up for donations of BAT from Brave browser? Very simple for the user to implement, unless there are issues or complications at your end to receive? It is all done in their native coin BAT. Yes, the crypto world is not perfect but these guys seem the real deal and are all about making moves away from the old corrupt advertising revenue models.
read up on the ‘brave’ browser and who is behind it and you’ll see that it is the same old thing all over again – it’s spying on you and trying to make money off that spying, just like google
Thanks I will check. What would you recommend?
“Another criticism of Brave browser is that it runs its own revenue-generating model that is also based on online advertisements. Several publishers have called this browser and its business model parasitical. While it blocks ads from other ad networks, it also runs its own ad network based on a user-centric rewards system. When activated, users can earn tokens for viewing ads, as well as send tokens to websites they want to support.”
I decided that if a community supplies resources that could be something you opt into but a variety of nonprofit options should be available.
You have to accommodate people that can not pay one way or another and that could help offset costs. As a user option.
we need to see an interview with the world economic forum WEF boss Professor Klaus Schwab together with his DNA samples, some x-rays of his internal organs, as well as an analysis (or is it dissection) of his exta-terrestrial brain.
Can you honestly look at him in his absurd galactic overlord jacket and really take him seriously? Only the nutters got hung at Nuremberg. The bankers always walk away with the loot. If you want to know what a patsy looks like, look no further.
you don’t want to look at him. that is ok, but loyal subjects need to get close and worship the new god.
The only acquittal at Nuremburg… Hjalmar Horace Greeley Schacht.
Did Tricky Dicky make the mistake of trying to use what he’d picked up as a young war crimes’ investigator to blackmail those who pulled the real wires in the interwar era? It’s certainly a more believable explanation of Watergate than ‘All the President’s Men’….
Yep, they set themselves to be caught with that tape. Stakes were too high to make a mistake like that. Same guy who was in Dallas in November.
He’s in it up to his neck. Recently released German analysis (in English) of who exactly is pulling the strings:
This is a groundbreaking piece of work.
Sheep farm have recently released a deep dive on Claws Swab – his background etc…
Cancelled my monthly donation to a lame Left site and now donate to you good folk.
Keep it coming.
Would it be possible to get a ‘crib’ type rundown on countries, states, provinces etc, where lockdowns and experimental vax Nazis have been ignored or sidelined for sanity?
Great suggestion, I’ll pass it on and thanks for your contribution! A2
As a part time busker I can confirm that it’s not the amount of money that people give. It’s the amount of people that give.
Anyway, I busk because I Love the smiles, joy and reactions I get.
Keep smiling Folks. That can’t outlaw that.
While there, would you also look into this cabal of the unvaccinated I keep hearing about? I mean, er, is Bill Gates among the exempted? Has the Bossman of Pfizer finally taken his jab or is he still standing aside to make way for the more deserving? Has Henry Kissinger? The list goes on. Shurely we should ge told?
none of your owners are vaccinated – would you take it if you were one of them?
I am happy that Off-G is around and happily contribute to the site with my own thoughts. Others do too, and I think that is enough. Off-G has led me sometimes into the right direction, fi, the recent report of Kit with 30 facts one needs to know that will completely destruct the Covid narrative is useful and steers one into the right direction. But not so much that I think that I would have ended somewhere else, if these facts were not reported by Off-G. The idea that Off-G contributes to ‘sanity’ as some say here, is something I find ludicrous. If you can’t think for yourself, you’re insane to start with. Sorry if that offends some people, but that is how I think.
I am sure the same applies to the thoughts that I contribute here. They don’t keep people sane. It’s not pointless though. It feels good to share your thoughts somewhere and see that they are appreciated by others. It is also good to see others struggling with things you’re struggling yourself with. And I do appreciate that the discussion is mostly (to the point of always) decent and that admin is keeping a clear eye that it stays that way. There are certainly trolls around here, but even they behave (most of the time). But that’s about it..
I understand (from a Janus face point of view) that Off-G has to be a bit unclear about how they are organized and who is doing what. They could be this small outlet of concerned citizens who organized themselves at time of Maidan and started their own blog, that runs on a shoe string. They could also be some sort of operation that creates an island for dissident voices, like the Falkland Islands were created in brave new world, or Mallorca in This Perfect day and acts as if it runs on a shoe string. For me, it’s all the same. Off-G is an island, an oasis, a place that is good to visit.
What amazes me is that Off-G is pretty easy to find, despite all the censoring and it makes me suspicious.
But then, what amazes me also is that so many people, despite the easiness of finding Off-G prefer the bullshit channels and avoid this site like the new plague (covid). Hopefully the latter will change, but not so much that Off-G (god forbid) becomes mainstream. The resistance leaflets that were produced in WWII in NL were amazing at that time (Vrij Nederland, fi), yet the moment they became mainstream they lost the plot.
The Midas touch is not something to strive for, and since time is money and I put time into this, there is my contribution.
Sorry, Willem, but I feel impelled to say this even though part of me tells me to resist the urge. Your contributions to the site are very much appreciated by me and I for one have enjoyed reading them and have learnt a valuable amount from you. But this post does smack of an unattractive arrogance and narcissism.
I mostly agree with you on this – especially the suggestion that reading articles confirming what one already suspects has no bearing on one’s sanity. There is here, as there is anywhere else, a certain cliquishness among the readership and the commentariat.
There are certain ideas which cluster together, no matter where you go. Generally speaking, those who question the 911 and the COVID narratives also question everything else put forth by the establishment. Shades of gray simply do not exist in what I would call “Alt-Right” circles; to give credence to any part of any narrative is seen as a betrayal of the entirety of the package.
Like you, I believe my contributions have some value in and of themselves. I’ve always looked at things differently from others – a perception which has only increased over the years. And it’s because I try to bring a slightly different slant that I comment at all. If all I have to offer is a repetition of what everyone else has already said (many times much better than I could say it), then what’s the point?
I’m not averse to giving a donation; but my finances have historically taken such drastic turns that just because I may be able to donate today doesn’t insure I can donate even one US dollar a month tomorrow.
Well, then you check the box that says “donate manually”
The ‘contribution to sanity’ here lies simply in knowing that one isn’t alone.
By now I am used to being the only person in my immediate society who can think for himself. All my family and acquaintances substitute cliches for thought – and it’s damned annoying – but I can live with it.
Perhaps I’m lucky in that my work relies entirely upon my own efforts, so I get practice at being alone, but I’m sure that for most people having a viewpoint different from everybody else’s can easily lead them to consider the possibility that maybe everybody else is sane after all…
Some of the other commenters on OffGuardian just make being an individual easier to live with. That’s all.
It’s only a contribution to sanity – not a ‘vaccine’ to guarantee it, and I think the reason it can make that contribution is because some of our comments here are a free celebration of individuality, and not a dogmatic insistence upon it.
It is every bit as much the content of many of the articles themselves which celebrate individuality – not just the comments, of course.
I hope that goes without saying.
The idea that Off-G contributes to ‘sanity’ as some say here, is something I find ludicrous.
Agreed. But judging by the recent 9/11 “truth” (sic) series it contributes a fair amount of insanity (and conceit) too.
Sure, you happen to believe the findings of the 9/11 commission and NIST, that’s fine. What is inexcusable is your total lack of any sense of irony by so conceitedly accusing others of being conceited. A2
Did I just see your name again?
Are you experiencing a bubble? Remember “small is beautiful”.
Yeah well… I need as many friends as possible so… I think we all do at this point
Off Guardian deserve to be supported. Money won’t have any meaning should the narratives they argue against prevail. Stick your money in the tin, if you can. But lets have more detail on the longer term plans.
I have touted Off Guardian at every opportunity , usually when covid is brought up in conversation over the last 2 years , with mixed results to be sure .
There can be no long term plans in a world gone mad. And what else but madness is it when the totally insane ruling elites put forth a totally insane plan – and people flock to it in droves?
When people en masse say “NO!” to the “vaccine,” then it will be possible to formulate plans for the future. Until then, there may not even be a future to plan for.
I have followed Off-guardian since its launch, I have been reading here daily since then and I am very happy to see how much it has grown.
Please receive my humble donation and don´t be shy to remind us to this again when needed.
Your work is really important. This is how truly independent and intelligent media looks like. You have created a bastion of truth and critical thinking.
Thank you so very much.
Have made a few donations in the past here, and very happy to donate again to help keep you guys afloat, because frankly, this site has helped keep me, and a lot of us here sane and so well informed in the last 18 months, especially regards the scamdemic, and I’m very grateful to have access to such quality information.
However, the last time I tried to donate via PayPal a few months back, they blocked me, even though they already had my email and bank details on file. They insisted my password was incorrect, so will try again with this new LiberaPay.
I have an innate distrust of all organisations like PayPal which may, indeed, be unfounded because I am of an age where I find it tasking to keep up with modern technology. From my pension I manage to meagrely support the Craig Murray website and I do this through a bank standing order each month where my donation is paid directly into his website account and would be happy to contribute to Off-Guardian in the same manner in the knowledge that no other organisation was benefitting, either directly or indirectly, from my donation. I open my laptop each morning and this website is the first one I go to and I revisit it several times during the day. The pieces, without exception, I find are well-written and the contributions or replies are equally enlightening (your own especially). I hope this website designers will consider a similar simple bank to bank transfer of funding to help people like me to keep it ticking along.
An excellent series of novels.
Enjoyed them very much.
And apart from nearly all the commenters here, many of whom are incredibly insightful, passionate and intelligent, there’s been an absolute treasure trove of links provided by others to many obscure sites and blogs I’d never heard of before the scamdemic began, for example CJ Hopkins, In This Together, Wrench In The Gears blog and Winter Oak to name just a few.
Yes, I’ve discovered some good sites, and articles, this way.
PayPal is the enemy. If there are alternatives, go for them.
In the last year, I’ve completely stopped using PayPal for anything. It was about a year ago that PayPal started to change.
I’m going to try and close my account. One of my neighbors, who also stopped using PayPal, said they wouldn’t let her close her account. Imagine: PayPal wouldn’t let someone close their account!!!!! BIG RED FLAG!
I don’t have a job right now. I’ll contribute when Big Daddy says I can be in the work environment without a little paper mask.
I appreciate your honesty for one. Good luck.
You already contribute by exposing your dissident opinions on the Internet a tool of the status quo ?
he loves his baphomet hand gestures
ike never walking alone
mad as hell
or a man that just cannot take it anymore
Of course he’s perfectly right in not taking it any more.
Shame the train was practically empty, or he might have shamed a few people.
While on the topic of money…
I don’t remember seeing any of the authors in the recent series about the intertwine of 9/11/2001 and covid actually directly mention 9/11/2019…that 9/11 event is what is playing out folks…..that is the monetary event of far more significance to life here right now and will determine our future..,,so why isn’t it front and Center?
we are still being sidetracked….and why?
none mentioned Project for the New American Century (PNAC) either
Yes, I think so. Why? I don’t know, but I don’t like it.
I want to contribute but I do not want to do so online. Can I send cash through the post please? Or a cheque?
Off-g might implement something like this in future, if a sufficient number of people were interested in contributing by cheque. Thanks very much for your comment. A2
I suspect in future months and years, we will have to get imaginative. Off G – start thinking silver coins, cucumbers and cabbages. You know it makes sense.
I’m prepared to help more but would wish to know more about whether this is a drive for expansion- which is fair goes. Or you ain’t got money to survive. Hope makes sense and doesn’t come across in the wrong way.
Ditto. There are no online payment options in Bedrock.
Donated. Thank you.
Donated. Much gratitude to everyone at OffG for all you do.🙏
When all our currency is useless in the very near future we’ll all look back & be glad we used it, when it was worth something, to support things that further life and liberty. OffG is such a thing.
Donated. But I was unable to pay any other way than by PayPal, which I didn’t want to do – but did it anyway. Perhaps they’re not geared up yet for international credit cards, but if they’ve been in existence for 6 years…
So glad to pay you what I stopped giving my tv cable subscription. I’ve been “busy” so thanks for making it easy. Totally worth it. And thanks to the commenters, you’re the life.. in my life.
You know, I really do feel like this is Christmas.
Donated! Thank you so much for keeping me sane this past year and a half.
I am so grateful for your existence, your hard work and integrity. You have been such important friends, especially in the last 18 months. It’s only fair I support you. Thank you, OffGuardian.
Well done to everyone at OG. I’ll donate some crypto soon because OG has been the best go-to during the Covid power grab alone.
Watch Neil Oliver tell it as it is. This is the wakeup call that needs airing globally.
Great words and free of propaganda and bullshit. ‘Hold the line’. Yes, the line must be held, that small act of defiance, not wearing a mask in a shop or on a tube train, not agreeing with anyone who defends the actions of government and speaking out even in small conversation on the street, remind them that nothing is normal about what is happening around us, not being tested, not being vaccinated just because they’ve told you it must be done for the good of all, but go ahead if you feel you must. But do it for the right reason, but I would argue if pushed that there is no right reason to touch any of these so called vaccines…none at all. This is holding the line. Somewhere in my heart I know that if I do any of those things they’ve been demanding of me, I won’t be coming back, and I will be forever changed. I won’t change. I won’t change unless I, personally, decide that I wish to change. It is my body, my mind and therefore my decision. I won’t be bullied, coerced or brainwashed into accepting any of this and I certainly won’t become what they want me to become. Never. I’m leaving this place the way I entered it. As Me!
Wonderful video. It is just as bad in Canada , but the media here is more tightly regulated .
I’ve enjoyed Mr Oliver’s work for years a wonderful historical humorist akin to Mary Beard in my book. An antidote the David Starkey and Simon Schama latent conservative elites’ worship
I’m puzzled by Patreon. Besides defunding YouTubers all the time, it has apparently refused to support such things as the James Corbett/James Evan Pilato “New World Next Week” videos.
Does that mean as long as people read rather than watch content, the content provider escapes Patreon’s radar?
Ask Russell Brand how he escaped the cull.
My guess is he’s telling people what is already in the public domain and it’s aimed at those who like a little celebrity worship away from the gutter press. At last he’s trying to be informative while other celebs choose to hide or call vax sceptics c*nts.
Many comment on his youtube channel and all appear grateful.
Anyone here including myself would say he’s telling us what we already know.
I started contributing $1 a month to this site long ago and consider it money very well spent. We need alternative sources of news and information to counter the propaganda feeding us a bunch of BS most of the time, seems to me.
I am endlessly grateful to have discovered OffGuardian, and I would very much like to support you, but as long as ALL my comments go automatically into spamcheck, I feel I would be contributing to my own silencing.
Whatever is causing this has to be fixed, because it is interfering with the timely appearance of my comments.
I am not a troll, spammer, or trouble-maker, but I am sometimes quite plain-spoken.
I have seen no evidence that plain speaking is frowned upon here, so I have to ask what is going on.
Fix this, and I would be delighted to pay up.
P.S. Oh, good grief… You’ve fixed it! Thank you!
Good time for customer’s satisfaction 🙂 Now open your wallet.
Wallet wide open. 🙂
Bravo. It’s all about convictions… with a few bumps and risks
Your commitment to materialism is showing ?
Born this way… but not a psychopath
Come on wardropper
Get over it. Let’s see what the plans are and stop worrying about silly things.
I found 4 pound coins under my bed the other day and thats after the cleaner did the house . We are not all rich granted, but if the plans and economics stack up we should be paying 10% of income to Off G and other sites.
You misunderstand, Loverat.
I can easily handle a couple of raps on the knuckles for a roughly-worded comment or two.
But last week, for the first time, ALL of my fairly numerous posts were flagged – however innocuous – and that naturally gave the impression that somebody important had been mortally offended by me in general…
That’s not exactly a “silly thing”…
As you can see, it’s been looked into and fixed. I am more than happy to pay.
They’re still spamming (me for one – though not all my comments). Like you, I’m a little put off that when I make a comment it may not appear till the next day.
One day doesn’t sound like much – but it seems that each time a new article is put up on OffG, the comments on the previous article come to a screeching halt.
Which begs the question: if the commenters in this forum have limited attention spans, what about those who get all their “news” from TV pictures and talking heads?
Fair play and glad sorted.
I have my own occasional issues. In the grand scheme Off G look good. But there are plenty of good commentators out there now. The Americans recently especially and I cant deny I have not considered redirecting funds.
I am loyal for now but still would encourage newbies to put few bob in here. What I like is Off G have been on target throughout.
that is extremely annoying, hard to accept it as just ‘random machine activity’, esp when the same thing happens on various sites it seems like there’s some kind of automatic ‘check this person they have a tendency to go off the res’ or something – otherwise there’d be a ‘trusted commentator’ filter too which would instruct the (so-called) ‘spam’ checker to leave this person alone, long history of ‘no credible reason for mod involvement’ or something
Yes, exactly. I’ve been spam checked for weeks, and am not notfied if the comment or reply is published. I see no credible reason for this form of censorship.
We have no idea why some regular commenters always appear in the pending folder. Sometimes it happens for a while and then stops.
Why do you think we are sending you more staffing money… we need someone on that folder 24/7!… ( not for me I really don’t give a crap, I’ve learned to live with it… mostly)
Something’s been bothering me though. I no longer get email alerts when someone answers my posts. For at least the past year i’d say. Just don’t want them to think I’m a snob to anyone. Yes I checked junk folders… Something I can do about that?
Have you checked the ‘be informed of replies’ box? It used to be automatically checked but we switched to automatically unchecked as being less intrusive
I can’t see where to check that box at this point (?)
Is there a way for me to access that page?… I’ve been looking but can’t find any way to change my profile
When you comment or reply you’ll see a bell icon next to the POST COMMENT button. By default it is grayed out and has a line through it. If you click on it you get the option of choosing to be notified of replies to the comment.
Better late than never, thank you Sophie…. Suggestion to implement a somewhat profile management button on the Home Screen, like pretty much any other sites… BTW, leaving replies “on” is not intrusive in my view. But leaving it off by default is. It is isolating commenters from further clarification and a chance to explain. It discourages discussion, and buries sensitive topics… Not cool.
Couldn’t have said it better myself ! Thankyou.
Have donated. You all deserve rich rewards and much appreciate this great site.
I clicked on the medium per month rate on the new Liberal Pay system. I clicked once and nothing happened so I clicked again and ditto. I assume it went through? I assume my regular Patreon payment will also continue? If it’s better for you to transfer the latter to the former, just let me know.
Thanks so much George. I think we are good with Patreon as long as they are good with us! I will ask the eds to check on the LiberaPay situation
I quit Patreon for Subscribestar, when Patreon started censoring content. I have no particular brief for Subscribestar. Just that it doesn’t seem to have blotted its copybook yet.
I faced the same situation. It worked the fourth time I pressed Go.
Going through the account setup process reveals that the payment is made via Paypal and that Paypal imposes charges and the only way to minimise the charges is to extend to payment period (i.e. annual payment is the cheapest option). Are you aware of this??
Yes we are aware of that.
Please find an alternative to PP. They are part of the problems we now face.
I have the same problem and I won’t use PayPal since they refused to forward donations to Wikileaks. I agree, Tony, PayPal are indeed part of the problem.
Can’t you (offG) simply publish an IBAN to which donations can be sent (maybe you have already, but I haven’t found it)? I could then set up a regular transfer from my bank account and forget about it. I’ll certainly donate if you offer this as a method of payment.
Thanks for feedback. I’ll pass this and other suggestions up to the eds
I am a fundamentalist about these things too. Would appreciate a different avenue to donate to you as well. I went through the process as Cascadian, only to find it went through paypal.
I guess the most outspoken person I ever met, did a lot of time for it too, 37 times in jail. ’ Guy that took me off the freight trains when I got back from Korea, and many of you have heard me speak about him before, and are tired of it.
Yeah I was just cruising the country drunk most of the time, angry at what I’d seen and done, and didn’t know if I could live in the country any more. There was a house down in Salt Lake, I was on the Western Pacific freight trains coming south out of Ogden, Utah. I heard there was a house outside the Roper Yards in Salt Lake, with a lantern on it, and inside it was warm, ‘cause it was real cold out, it was early spring, and there was food, and a clothing barrel, so you could change your duds.
And I found it, it was called the Joe Hill House of Hospitality, one of the Catholic Worker houses. Dorothy Day’s people, you know and Peter Maurin. But mainly I found old Ammon Hennacy, in his late sixties, Ammon Hennacy had come out there to start the Joe Hill House. Ammon Hennacy was a Catholic, Anarchist, Pacifist, draft dodger in two World Wars, tax refuser, vegetarian, wise guy, one man revolution in America, he called himself. I think that about covers it.
Ammon was tough, but not hard. He was tough without that brittle hardness a lot of tough men have that would shatter if you struck it too hard. “Love in Action” Dorothy Day called him, using Dostoyevsky’s words “Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams.”. ’ He had that harsh, dreadful love, and little chisel shaped fingernail that he’d jab at you. I’ve got scars from that damn thing.
He would back you into a rhetorical corner from which there was no philosophical escape hatch, he had you dead to rights, you’d say “Ammon I’ll change, I promise, I’ll change, just please don’t talk to me anymore!”.
Oh god, the man could talk, oh boy he could talk. He just didn’t do free speech he flogged it to death.
He never went to the ballot box, Ammon didn’t, you know. Ammon Hennacy’s body was his ballot. ’ He cast it on behalf of the people around him every day of his life, and he never had anything, he just got the satisfaction of knowing he was doing the right thing.
You could never tell him he hadn’t voted. Like I said, that body ballot. He’d say, “Yeah I did, I did vote, I just didn’t assign responsibility to other people to do things, I accepted responsibility and made sure things got done.” Little bit of a different way of looking at voting isn’t it? Think about it.
Many times we stood up in front of Federal District Judge Rader(?), that old fart, and Ammon would have been picketing against war taxes illegally, it didn’t matter, he’d still hold his sign up there and pass out leaflets and talk, fasting every day for the years since Hiroshima, long fasts.
He’d get busted for picketing illegally, and he’d stand up but he’d never plead innocent or guilty, he plead anarchy. And Judge Rader(?) would say “Anarchist?! What is an Anarchist Hennacy?”
And Hennacy would say, “Well an Anarchist is anybody who don’t need a cop to tell him what to do.”
’ Fundamentalist Anarchist. I like that.
And Rader would say, “But Ammon you broke the law, what about that?”
And Ammon would say, “Aw Judge, your damn laws, the good people don’t need them and the bad people don’t obey them so what use are they anyway?”.
He had that kind of short-hand that pares the fat off all the arguments.
“Anybody who doesn’t need a cop to tell him what to do” on Ammon Hennacy – Utah Phillips (1999)pp
My contribution through PayPal shows a “fee” of close to 10%… If done every month that’s 120% “fee/interest”… That’s worst by about 100% to the most greedy credit cards out there… Just “sayin'”
C’mon people. This site has been a breath of fresh air (during the scamdemic for me – longer for others) that deserves preservation. All those who often say OffG has been their saviour, money where mouth is (or keyboard !), donate even a small amount.
I’ve donated a sum in recognition of the quality & variety of content,
Onwards & upwards………
I’ve been trying to figure out how to link to an image – I see other people doing it in the comments here. What’s the trick?
• First, upload the image file to a (free) upload site; Postimages is straightforward enough: https://postimages.org/
• Once uploaded, the Postimages page will display several URLS; copy “Direct Link” and paste it into the Off-G comments window. Make sure it’s on a separate line with spaces above and below.
• Do not use the “link” markup feature here, just post the raw Direct Link. Voilà!
Disclaimer: It works for me. I have not investigated the Postimages site, so if there’s some unacceptable down side– you know, like it being “controlled opposition” or a front for some state-security apparatus– I’m unaware of it.
Spam check. Best wishes to you, too
Best wishes from a bankrupt. You are always on my mind.
The trick is to survive from the bottom up, not the top down.
Who knows if we’ll even have the internet. Those who produce content in PDF will make the transition more efficiently. Gestetner forever.
And pick your allies carefully. Not all the big alt banners are held by altruistic hands — staying the course counts more than audience (which can be supplied).
New media should prioritise growing together and multiply networks if it is to supplant the old clickbait, bleeds-leads model that meshes so well with the state’s need for fear, debasement and admiration.
What is a Bitcoin JTR code? Just sent a little bit. Thanks for your great work!
I’m a poor man but will definitely send you small donation.