They have been hacked owned and destroyed.
A line, crossedToday family has been attacked with demands to remove the Kiwi Farms.
Under normal circumstances, I would encourage them to take measures towards protecting themselves and their reputations. It would be time-consuming litigation, but that is the sum paid for freedom of speech.
Some of them have too much to lose. Too much that cannot be protected, and if lost, would not be recoverable. Things they've worked their entire lives for that could never be given back.
Threats to people in my family back generations. People I've never even met.
I have thought hard about the cumulative value of the site and all the opportunities it presents me and us, as a community. We have done amazing things. But, the cumulative damage outweighs all of that. It is enormous.
I've done what I can, and there is more I can do, but nothing to ease the burden from relatives.
There are many people with copies of the forum. I expect it to return. That's out of my control.
There is no punchline. This is the end. Goodbye, for now.
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