Template:Did you know nominations/NearlyFreeSpeech

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The result was: promoted by Cwmhiraeth (talk) 07:30, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

NearlyFreeSpeech

  • ... that web host and domain name registrar NearlyFreeSpeech was considered for "safe haven" of alt-right Twitter alternative Gab, and in 2012 hosted a controversial anti-badger culling site? Source: "The social media service Gab, which bills itself as Twitter for the alt-right, is on the verge of being booted from the internet." "Andrew Torba, CEO of the company, posted on Monday that “Gab's domain registrar has given us 5 days to transfer our domain or they will seize it.”" "Torba said that he was hopeful Gab would be able to continue running through https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/ as a “safe haven.”" "NearlyFreeSpeech's commitment to its credo was tested in 2012 when it hosted a website that displayed the names, home addresses and personal telephone numbers of MPs, farmers and others who were said to be in support of a controversial British policy on badger culling. The domain hosting service hosted the site even as UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pushed it to take the site down." [1]

Created by Yae4 (talk). Self-nominated at 16:18, 9 January 2020 (UTC).

  • Symbol voting keep.svg Article created day before nom, prose is 3317 b, CCP met, no copyvios found, hook is short but could be shortened a little and interesting, QPQ not needed since this is only your 4th nom. I'll AGF the books. I've filed a report at WP:FFD to see if the logo is below c:COM:TOO, see here. @Yae4: Which ones you prefer?
ALT1: ... that web host and domain name registrar NearlyFreeSpeech was considered for "safe haven" of alt-right Twitter alternative Gab?
ALT2: ... that web host and domain name registrar NearlyFreeSpeech hosted a controversial anti-badger culling site?
Other than that, you're good to go. ミラP 15:20, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
ALT3: ... that web host and domain name registrar NearlyFreeSpeech was considered as a "safe haven" for alt-right Twitter alternative Gab, and hosted a controversial anti-badger culling site?
@Miraclepine: I prefer ALT1 between 1 and 2, but how about ALT3? Thanks for checking into the logo. -- Yae4 (talk) 21:11, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
@Yae4: ALT3 it is, if you change "for" into "a". ミラP 21:12, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
@Miraclepine: Changed a touch more, to match the quotes. -- Yae4 (talk) 21:23, 10 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol question.svg Hi, I came by to promote this, but the first hook fact is being phrased as a statement rather than as an opinion credited to The Hill. Please provide an alt. Yoninah (talk) 20:32, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
ALT4: ... that The Hill named web host and domain name registrar NearlyFreeSpeech a "safe haven" for alt-right Twitter alternative Gab?
@Yoninah and Yae4: Either that or ALT2. Can't combine both because I'll be too long. ミラP 20:41, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah and Miraclepine: How about dropping the "web host and registrar" details as ALT5? -- Yae4 (talk) 20:51, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Thank you, Yae4, but I agree with Miraclepine that you should choose one fact for a punchier hook rather than crowd in unrelated facts. As I mentioned in another nomination, the point of the hook is to intrigue readers to click on the article, not to tell the whole story in one go. Yoninah (talk) 21:00, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • ALT6: ... that The Hill named NearlyFreeSpeech a "safe haven" for alt-right Twitter alternative Gab?
-- Yae4 (talk) 21:11, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Yae4: reading the source, this quote is actually attributed to the CEO of Gab. It should not be printed as an endorsement by The Hill. Yoninah (talk) 21:17, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah: So now we're back to ALT3, except it's too long or detailed. So, shortening it. -- Yae4 (talk) 21:28, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • @Yae4: that's okay. But please rewrite that paragraph under Alt-right and other controversies. It should attribute the "safe haven" quote to the CEO, and in a separate sentence talk about the anti-badger culling. Yoninah (talk) 21:37, 28 January 2020 (UTC)
  • Symbol confirmed.svg Thank you. It's important to have the article give a little more information about the hook fact, so readers won't be disappointed when they click on the article. I added some more explanation from the source. ALT7 is verified, cited inline, and good to go. Yoninah (talk) 23:13, 28 January 2020 (UTC)