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Old 06-27-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default Vridar down? [It's back as vridar.org !]

Looks like one of the Internet's more interesting Biblical studies blog has been taken down. I wonder if the Thought Police had anything to do with it.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:31 PM   #2
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what thought police?
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:36 PM   #3
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Other bloggers who, upset by how their writing and scholarship have been analyzed in recent posts, might complain directly to Wordpress and attempt to get the blog shut down.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:46 PM   #4
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This happened a few hours ago. I still have an open tab that shows the vridar home page. I can still see the first part of this post: "McGrath’s Review of Brodie’s Memoir: Incompetent or Dishonest?" Further down is "The Laziness and Incompetence of Yet Another Biblical Scholar" - this and two other recent posts are somewhat critical of Joel Watts.
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Would Wordpress really take that kind of complaint seriously?? I hope not. Surely criticism of scholarship is allowed on there.
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We don't know anything yet. Someone might have charged a copyright violation, and Wordpress would have to take that seriously.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:43 AM   #7
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As I told Neil just now, I suspect it was Joel Fatts's doing. He did something to me awhile back.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:47 AM   #8
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I am deeply glad that I host my own Wordpress instance. I hope there is a backup of the site.
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:34 AM   #9
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By "visitor", does that mean the blogger? And, does that mean one would have to be a repeat offender?
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And Dr. McGrath has already written a post about it.
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/explori...available.html
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