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Posted: 11/19/2008 1:45:35 PM EDT
With the exception of subpoenas, has any government agency ever approached the staff in here about providing general access to user records? And if so, what was your response?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:48:44 PM EDT
Highly interesting question!
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:50:15 PM EDT
You mean you don't think arfcom is run BY the gov't?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:50:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 1:51:01 PM EDT by ORinTX]
As of May 2006, the servers housing ARFCOM have been physically relocated to the third floor of the ATF Headquarters in DC. All posts / user info is being stored in a database and being used to generate gun confiscation lists, with priority weighted by post count.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:51:29 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:51:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 2:07:27 PM EDT by BlackOp]
Originally Posted By SultanOfBrunei:
You mean you don't think arfcom is run BY the gov't?


No, if they were, they wouldn't cancel threads for CoC #4 violations
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:53:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SultanOfBrunei:
You mean you don't think arfcom is run BY the gov't?




Goatboy is far, far too competent to be employed by the .gov.


ARFcom would crash daily if the .gov ran it.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:55:22 PM EDT
Wasn't staff contacted about the scammer kid buying/selling stuff in the EE that threatened a VT-type shooting?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:56:30 PM EDT
I'm interested in whether the server admins would physically destroy the drives before turning them in.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:57:27 PM EDT
Goatboy is far, far too competent to be employed by the .gov.
ARFcom would crash daily if the .gov ran it.


Indeed... but I am quite positive that there are other such sites run as honey pots. That's not what I'm referring to though; I'm curious just how much prying their way into ARFCOM the feds have tried.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:58:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 2:00:46 PM EDT by ORinTX]
FWIW, GoatBoy has discussed this in the past.

He says that he will not voluntarily turn any data over. He would comply with the law I'm sure, including an order that he turns over the systems.

He doesn't store credit card info. You're not obligated to put your real name in your profile. They'd have to trace web server logs to track you down. But they could.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:59:42 PM EDT
. They would give everything up the moment the feds came knocking. You are kidding your self if you think they are going to sacrifice themselves to save the internets.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:59:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 2:00:26 PM EDT by BlackOp]
I'd hope GoatBoy treats the forum threads like 4473s should be treated and accidentally sends piles to the shitcan every so often.


Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:01:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ORinTX:
As of May 2006, the servers housing ARFCOM have been physically relocated to the third floor of the ATF Headquarters in DC. All posts / user info is being stored in a database and being used to generate gun confiscation lists, with priority weighted by post count.


hopefully they start with low post counts( lower than mine) first.

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:03:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:05:53 PM EDT
I've actually seen this thread pop up at least twice, maybe three times prior.

Never seen an answer
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:08:40 PM EDT
I know someone that i will not name that was contacted by moderators and suggested they take down pictures b/c they were being questioned.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:08:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:11:19 PM EDT
Lacking a court order I am sure the Avilas would tell the Feds to piss off. Provided a court order then I expect they would surrender all access.
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