FOTM under massive bot attacks, again

The Powers That Be (TPTB) are determined to silence Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM).

8½ years after I founded FOTM on the eve of Christmas Eve, December 23, 2009, our then host-server Word Press burned down the blog on August 15, 2018, with more than 63 million hits  — the equivalent of burning not one book, but a library of books. Facebook also took down FOTM‘s and Dr. Eowyn’s pages.

8 days after, FOTM was revived with another host-server. Since then, we have restored a portion of FOTM‘s contents. The restoration is a continuing undertaking: every day, I discover old posts that I then re-publish. But it is likely that some of our pre-takedown content will never be restored.

Since our restoration with another host-server, FOTM has been attacked again and again — massive DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) and spam bot attacks, designed to incapacitate FOTM by overwhelming our server. The attacks led to episodes when FOTM could not be accessed.

On January 27, 2019, the spam attacks overloaded FOTM‘s data storage capacity, resulting in the freezing of the blog. No new content could be added, including new comments by readers, new posts, or new images.

8 days later, FOTM was restored on a Cloud server, which costs more each month but gives us almost unlimited storage.

But that doesn’t mean FOTM is no longer attacked. It just means that with our enhanced storage capacity, FOTM is better able to withstand and recover from attacks.

Since the publication of our posts on the recent New Zealand mosque shootings, the attacks have greatly intensified. As examples:

  • On Friday night, March 22, 2019, FOTM was down for 4 minutes, from 11:23 pm to 11:27 am.
  • Last night, March 23, FOTM was down for 10 minutes, from 10:14 pm to 10:25 pm.
  • Early this morning, March 24, FOTM was down for 32 minutes, from 12:26 am to 12:59 am.
  • UPDATE: On March 25, FOTM was down for 17 minutes, from 3:50 pm to 4:07 pm.
  • UPDATE: On March 27, FOTM was down for 2 hours 40 minutes, from 6:28 am to 9:07 am. This time, TPTB attacked FOTM by actually taking down our host-server.
  • UPDATE: On March 28, FOTM was down for 11 minutes, from 1:10 pm to 1:21 pm.

So when FOTM readers can’t access this blog, know that it’s TPTB who are preventing you from doing so because they don’t want you to read the truth. Just keep refreshing the page, and FOTM will eventually come back.

Restoring FOTM again and again cost money, totaling more than $2,000 since last August, which are borne solely by me as a public service, because I love America and I’m terrified about our country’s future. You, as readers, continue to read this blog and freely express your opinion in comments — for free. So the next time a reader gripes about this or that, or issues empty threats of leaving — empty because your departure does not affect this blog one iota — do remember that you are accessing this blog for free and perhaps, instead of complaints and threats, have some appreciation and gratitude instead.

Please continue to pray for us.

For our posts on the New Zealand mosque shootings that particularly rile TPTB, see:

~Eowyn

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Cinderella Broom
Editor
1 year ago

Thank you, Dr. Eowyn, for your courage, generosity, wisdom and persistence, qualities that are in short supply these days, but which I know abound here. God bless you. ~C.

Faithful Reader
Faithful Reader
1 year ago

Is there a way to send you a donation? It hardly seems fair for you to pay for all this yourself when so many of us benefit.

Paul Atriedes
Paul Atriedes
1 year ago

I frequently read your site’s posts and always come away feeling as if I have spoken with a good friend. Not spoken with but listened too. Thank you for the education which costs you a lot in both time, energy and money. May the creator God of Bible bless and keep you!

Leeann Springer
Leeann Springer
1 year ago

Dr. Eowyn: I’m sure some of your devoted readers will donate to such a wonderful forum. I will help. Leeann

Jackie Puppet
Jackie Puppet
1 year ago

God Bless Dr. Eowyn & FOTM staff, and its readers.

Unfortunately, as the false flags throughout the world increase in frequency & intensity, FOTM will be attacked with increasing frequency as a consequence.

But then we all knew that anyway.

TRUTH is hate speech to hatriots.

Alma
Alma
1 year ago
Reply to  Jackie Puppet

Dear Dr. Eowyn, I will commit my donation at a moment’s request to keep You, FOTM and the faithful contributors on-going quest for the truth.

DCG
Admin
DCG
1 year ago

TPTB don’t understand how strong us conservatives can be…

Unlike the hypersensitive, reactionary and spineless “resistance,” we are persistent!

Alma
Alma
1 year ago
Reply to  DCG

DCG, your comment is very assertive, persistent -no other way!

Aaron Johannsen
1 year ago

Know this Dr. Eowyn, “you are not alone”. The past two years have seen such attacks against all conservative, and especially Christian thought. These are some of the principalities and powers referred to in the word. Pray, stay steadfast and keep up the fight. We will be injured, but we will not go away, and we shall not fade Brother. Lords blessings to you.

William
William
1 year ago

In my previous soujourn here I kvetched about my comments taking forever to appear but I completely misjudged the nature of FOTM. Rest assured that I’m over that now but I still feel badly about it; my remarks were in retrospect..what’s the word..snotty. Now, full disclosure: I contributed money to the Hussein campaign back in 2008, to my everlasting shame (everlasting yes; I was raised Catholic). I’d like to atone for that monumental lapse of judgment by contributing at least an equal amount to FOTM. So do let me know if and when it gets to that point. I don’t… Read more »

William
William
1 year ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

No worries, it is what it is and it ain’t a perfect world. Software being complex needs only a tiny input (like neglecting to hit the shift key resulting in a lower case “w”) to collapse into chaos. And anyway FOTM is not a “discussion forum” per se. And it certainly isn’t Faceberg. I mean Facebook 🙂

Mist'ears Mom
Mist'ears Mom
1 year ago

Ditto on all comments Dr Eowyn. I will definitely keep you and FOTM in my prayers and please let us devoted followers know if you need help.

stevenbroiles
1 year ago

I am very sorry to hear this, Dr. Eowyn, but I am also glad to hear that you remain hard at work restoring lost content. If and when you start a donation campaign, I will donate something. FOTM has given a number of people, including me, the opportunity not only to express our opinions but to learn from others. Your posts are especially cogent: They contain a lot of info that has been culled from a number of sources, so when we read one particular post on, say, Sandy Hook or New Zealand, it saves us time from spending hours… Read more »

stevenbroiles
1 year ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Yes, and I regret I must conclude, at this time, that President Trump cannot yet be relied upon to take any decisive action. As unpopular as he may be or is in some circles, my honest opinion is that Alex Jones has actually done more for the First Amendment and free speech than Trump.

On another note, it would seem to me that the continuing hardship free speech is going through may prove to be instrumental to the Great Tribulation, when it happens. (I believe many of us will live to see its beginning).

Auntie Lulu
Auntie Lulu
1 year ago

I say in all humility, the Angels in Heaven, revere you greatly because of the tremendous good work you are doing here on the Earth. May God bless and strengthen you in all righteousness.

There is no doubt that when the time comes that you need financial assistance to keep this first rate blog online . . . you can depend on me.

Jo
Jo
1 year ago

The communists hate the truth and they hate the fact that readers know the truth…they are bullies and control freaks. We appreciate your dedication and hard work, Dr. Eowyn. I’m sorry this is happening to your website.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo

Leftists can’t achieve stuff any other way.

True Dan
1 year ago

I, too, would like to contribute to FOTM’s expenses. I can’t do a lot, but I will do what I can.

Lophatt
Lophatt
1 year ago

If you get to a point where you need help all you have to do is ask. I’ll do what I can.

Andy
Andy
1 year ago

Testing, lost WP password

Alma
Alma
1 year ago

Dr. Eowyn, You must be proud, no doubt you are revered by all FOTM followers.

Sovereign Ag
Sovereign Ag
1 year ago

We should all keep praying, seek guidance on what to do, ask the holy spirit for faith, help is arriving. Blessings and prayers for you, Dr Eowyn, and all people who are fighting to redeem our world.
https://godtv.com/islamist-terrorists-kill-300-nigerian-christians-while-72-supernaturally-escape-firing-squad/

Brian Heinz
1 year ago

Doc you know I’ve tossed my hat into this ring before but now I am more worried about your safety. I would gladly help to keep this blog up no matter what with a donation, but what concerns me now is how safe are you, and please tell me you have security in place for you and your Family. We have seen what the hate is capable of doing to people who just stand up for their own rights, but your standing up for everyone here. By standing up it makes you a target as it has for the blog… Read more »

DCG
Admin
DCG
1 year ago
Reply to  Brian Heinz

Thank you all for your thoughts, concerns and offers of money for our blog. We truly appreciate it!

Know this Brian and all: We are more than prepared for our safety.

We are all big supporters of the Second Amendment. Our safety is a personal concern that we take seriously.

As for me: Down in the south we don’t dial 911 if you know what I mean 🙂

stevenbroiles
1 year ago
Reply to  Brian Heinz

And thank you, Brian, by extension: It seems to me that what you wish for the blog FOTM, I take it you mean for everyone here.

Brian Heinz
1 year ago
Reply to  stevenbroiles

You are exactly right Steven and I am sure some think this isn’t that serious but it is and that is ok by me but when you stand up be ready.

TrailDust
Admin
1 year ago

Dr. Eowyn, I will continue to pray for FOTM. Thank you for allowing me to express my (sometimes faulty) opinions on the blog. With even Fox News going dark, there are far fewer outlets that call attention to rampant false flag attacks. As this happens, Fellowship of the Minds becomes more visible to the shadowy puppeteers. ~ TD

Lophatt
Lophatt
1 year ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

Yeah, if they can’t ban you they interfere. It’s the opposite of what we were taught in school about freedom of speech. They don’t believe in it. Bolsheviks!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Must not be intolerant fascism when left/libtards do it or something.

thetruthtold
1 year ago

dr Eowyn: this is what the truth does to corrupt people.i have had more arguments over the past 30 years than i care to remember. still i fight on for the truth. out of 100 people if we get maybe 10 to at least look i believe we will win some day. the question is how long do we have ?i lost so called friends over OKC, Waco, Ruby ridge 9/11 and boston fake bombing. to me they are like sheep led to the butcher shop.