Hello from Amsterdam

Belly Button Stab Not Related to Amsterdam

Well “Hello from Amsterdam“. It’s not me sending you the greetings though one day I’d love to pay the City of Diamonds a visit. As of today, Best Gore has a new home and for the first time it’s not in the USA. I moved the website to a server located in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, it didn’t go over without problems.

I apologize for hours of downtime and bad response times during the day proceeding this post. Best Gore is big and gets a lot of traffic which makes server switch challenging. Despite the best of intentions, problems arose and they still seem to persist (related to the hosting company).

Why Amsterdam?

It has everything to do with my dedication to your privacy while using Best Gore. Amsterdam is the first choice for webmasters who collect personally identifiable information on their website – such as people’s names, their addresses, social insurance numbers, etc. AND don’t want the US government to snoop around and grant themselves access to it. Obviously, there are websites that collect personally identifiable information specifically to trade it with multi-national corporations who pay big bucks for it, or to allow the Big Brother access to these valuable profiling tools. But this is not why Best Gore exists and I wanted to ensure I have done everything in my power to make sure the little information that is collected (email address is required to use some features of the website and server scripts automatically collect information such as IP addresses or clients used to access the website with) remains untraded.

I moved the website to Amsterdam because I didn’t want to wait around until the US government requests the host to hand them the server side stats so they can evaluate who the users of Best Gore are and where they are coming from. Dutch webhosts have a pretty solid reputation of not handing private information out readily, which is why webmasters who want to protect data of their clients from nosy US government agents choose to host their site there. The notion that one day, despite me ensuring irrefutable privacy to you all, an FBI agent could be sitting at the server pulling any info he wants out of it without me even knowing it was happening made me do it without delay.

So even though I just went through the headache of moving to a new server a couple of weeks ago, I set aside more days to go through the whole damn thing all over again. Unfortunately in just the first day there were so many problems with this host I don’t know how long I’m gonna stick around with them. It can’t just rain, it has to pour.

Kudos to SpitAcid for the pic.

Author: Vincit Omnia Veritas

Thank you for eleven years of Best Motherfucking Gore.

69 thoughts on “Hello from Amsterdam”

  1. Mark, your efforts do not go unpunished, nor, unappricated.
    Seems as though there is a damn invisable force making everything that we try to do for the right reason, either go bad, of go rough, sounds like your noble efforts are no exception.
    It’s just something that plagues me in business and just in life in general.
    Thank You for doing everything in your power to keeping the pigs at bay.
    It is not easy, and it almost seems fruitless, except knowing what is at stake if it is not done.
    If there is any help needed from the Best Gore comunity, I’m sure that very little besides well wishing (like me) will come of it, however, perhaps my low expecations could somehow be exceeded, and proved to be false bullshit, if you need help in one way or another, help might actually be the result, if you ask.
    Thank You for all your efforts.
    Rotten Stench and the rest of the Best Gore Students.

  2. I for one thank you ! Do not misunderstand me, I do not think that there is any form of government that is any better than the USA’s form but…
    The USA is supposed to be about freedoms and liberty and it is anything but that. Especially since 9-11 which our government has used to gain access to anything under the disguise of national security and the patriot act.

    So anyone trying to protect our privacy is a blessing !
    Thanks Mark !

  3. “US government to snoop around and grant themselves access to it. Obviously, there are websites that collect personally identifiable information specifically to trade it with multi-national corporations who pay big bucks for it, or to allow the Big Brother access to these valuable profiling tools”

    C.I.A.?

  4. sorry to hear that there were problems moving the site to a new server but it was best to do so with all this bullshit FBI bringing down Megauploads and trying to spy on people in the US but it seems to be working great though.

  5. Thank you so much! Im glad the website is moved and back up again, Its shitty that you had all those technical difficulty’s but with all that SOPA/PIPA bullshit going on its so its understandable why you would move the website. We all appreciate your hard work.

  6. It is legal in Amsterdam and so is Marijuana at the cafe’s. You can have a coffee and a joint / bowl. From what I hear, they wish that they had never allowed the marijuana. But they did and now they cannot stop it.

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          1. fucking cool. Right on. Thought that might be somting diffrent for all to copy/paste and save to draft to do whateverthefuck with.
            Happy birthday, I got you all something.

      1. Wow, you have to suffer through every single one of my long ass postings that usally make marginal sense at best with horrible spelling mistakes.
        Sorry to hear that. Even sorrier to inform to you thet that doen’t anything and I will still spill my mental guts when I feel like saying something.

  8. Don’t believe any of this privacy crap. That is not the reason he went to Amsterdam. The reason he went to Amsterdam is membername: DESASTRE.
    Seriously, have you seen her fansign? If you are a straight male…. Go Now!
    🙂

    1. It is true that the internet can not stimulate our sense of smell, You may be onto something, for an even better experiance.
      Seems weird that all of us are waiting to come across our own death sceene with camera ready.
      Well, why not cut out the game of chance and simply create our own. Too bad there is the whold jail thing, I think it should be legal to kill 2 people a day. You just have to be picky-choosy about who you move on.

  9. Is it just me, or from the thumbnail did this picture kind of look like an alien? I had to click on the article THEN I saw it was really a cut.

    And thank you Mark! I don’t comment much, but I visit nearly every day! 😀

  10. I’m from the Netherlands too and glad to hear the hosting in Amsterdam is a good haven for proper hosting. Although i read you had problems with the new provider, how is that working out now? I’m hosting in the Netherlands as well. If you need help contact me.

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