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RE: Steem-Engine tokens + DTube = ScotTube

in #dtube4 years ago

Hi @heimindanger, are these clones of your site still hosted by your domain, or are they totally seperate websites? The reason I'm asking is that is completely blocked in Australia, we can't access it at all. Our government has told all the ISP's in Australia to geoblock it, after the Christchurch massacre in NZ. Are you aware of this and is there any potential from your end to appeal this censorship?




Do you know any way we can 'appeal' a censorship? Seems contradictory. I'd be happy to try if it's possible because honestly we deleted these videos as fast we could, and the censorship was unfair in the first place.

Not sure of what (if any) due process they conducted. I guess a letter to the "Minister for Communications" couldn't hurt.
This guy.
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If you want to call him, on those phone numbers replace the (02) with a +612 for aus and regional area code.

source of screenshots

I plan on sending a letter, but it would probably carry more weight if it comes from you guys as founders of the site.

Yes the censorship was completely unfair and arbitrary. They blocked heaps of other sites at the time also.

"we deleted these videos as fast we could"

@heimindanger Github being owned by microsoft, and microsoft being a large corp that is susceptible to political pressure, isn't it possible that they could turn off github websites? What about using alternatives to github?

No, I have been banned from Palnet, STEEMLEO, WEEDCASH, STEEMIT FRONT END! This is terrible! Oh pardon me - I thought you were talking about your STEM GEEKS BAN? oops!

They are completely separate websites. :)

Btw, If you do only step 2 and step 4, you can get a fully working DTube clone (without scot). DTube is a static app and easy to host anywhere.

You can even download the and just open the index.html from your pc... it should work. Maybe you'll need to click the logo to get the homepage to display but then everything should work.

hmmm, now you have me thinking. problem is I have absolutely zero technical skills. Might need to find a fellow aussie that could set up our own dtube for here. If a content creator posted on and tagged a seperate sight (hypothetically, would the post appear on both? Sorry if its a dumb question, I am trying to get my head around stuff I have no skills in.

Yes, they would both use the same blockchains so yes, it would be the exact same contents and hot and trending. It's just your ISP blocking access to right now, not the blockchain APIs.

Hmmm, thanks heaps for the info. @ausbitbank, @quochuy, @jackmillar, do we need to set up a clone for Aussies?

The cost for setting up is about 3000 ENG + potential monthly subscription for maintenance. Do we have enough video authors for making this worth it?

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Nah, if you just want to clone DTube (no special token), it's completely free. Just fork the dtube/production on github and open github pages on it, voila.

Yeah, fair point, it works out to be almost AUD $700 to set up, plus ongoing costs. Don't know if its economically viable, but It's interesting...

Thanks heaps for the quick response @quochuy.

Right, so I misunderstand your question above. I thought you wanted go to the whole way and setup an Aussie Scot etc...
Cloning D.Tube only should be doable: need a domain name and a server.

@heimindanger a while ago I tried cloning it but it tried to access one of your server still to access the video file and wasn’t allowed due to CORS issue.

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I'd be happy to help you with the technical/hosting side of things—but I live in the US (Seattle). Fortunately, this type of work is easy to do via the Internet, and I would be thrilled to help build out your site/related infrastructure.

If you're interested, please take a look at my site at or my professional resume/CV at and just send me an email if you're interested in beginning a conversation about what you are looking to accomplish. I'll be very happy to talk things out without obligation!

Whatever you decide to do going forward, I wish you good luck! Enjoy your project. 😊

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I just watched a dtube video from Australia. I can only assume I changed my DNS some time in the past to get around the blacklist.

I can watch videos from other front ends, but the site itself is blocked. Can't post or access there (unless you know how to use DNS, or VPN or some other voodoo technical magic I don't understand)

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It's actually really simple to change your DNS. Just follow this -

Use the DNS numbers used in there ( etc) as they are the google dns servers that will bypass the national firewall.

If you don't want Google monitoring every DNS lookup you make, Quad9 offers an equivalent, free DNS server at . 😉

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Nah dude...dtube working for me...nbn+ myrepublic

you have to reset something...I don't know what..but something :)

@jk6276 I am in Australia and I can access just fine... What ISP are you with? I am with Telstra and can access every aspect of the site quite fine.

Telstra also. Weird, ill take another look when I'm back home.

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