We Did It! — Maybe?

I just went to tygpress.com to see if Carol Anne’s (Therapy Bits) posts we’re still showing up. In her post she asked, “If you can check on tygpress for therapy bits and let me know, I’d appreciate it!”

So I did. I typed “tygpress.com” in my browser and this is what came up: EF7872CD-EC88-4411-8AC7-2D3CE09DCC66Wow! Tygpress.com is “temporarily out of service.” And the out-of-service message even included an apology: “We are extremely sorry to the content owners.” Well I’ll be damned.

We did it. We shut down Tygpress!

Well, at least temporarily! How great is that?

Congratulations to all of you who made your voices heard, who posted complaints to DigitalOcean and to WordPress, who completed the forms, and who used this badge:Tygpress not authorizedAll of your efforts seem to have worked. Woo hoo!

Now we just need to mobilize like this and maybe Trump will be a one-term President!

69 thoughts on “We Did It! — Maybe?

  1. popsiclesociety August 5, 2019 / 12:27 am

    We’ll done to all of you! 😊 I hope will be a lesson for whom intends to do the same shit 😊

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Chris Hall August 5, 2019 / 12:36 am

    Wow! High fives all round. Let’s hope they learned their lesson.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. LillBlu1981 August 5, 2019 / 12:44 am

    Hope those that left see this and consider returning.

    Liked by 6 people

  4. blindzanygirl August 5, 2019 / 1:24 am

    Wow! FANTASTIC! Congratulations and well done to everyone who complained and did things to get rid of it. Wasn’t able to see well enough to join in but this is wonderful. Thankyou everyone. High fives all round. 😀

    Liked by 7 people

  5. Renard Moreau August 5, 2019 / 1:30 am

    🙂 Now, that is good news, Fandango.

    What would be even much better news is Tygpress shutting down permanently.

    When a small number of my followers asked me to post about this topic, I did not know that it would make such an impact.

    Liked by 6 people

    • Fandango August 5, 2019 / 8:05 am

      Your very informative post was extremely helpful, Renard.

      Liked by 4 people

  6. Peculiar August 5, 2019 / 1:32 am


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  7. Liz August 5, 2019 / 1:52 am

    Well that was a turnaround not expected. Especially an apology on top. Wasn’t expecting this to happen at all.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Marleen August 5, 2019 / 1:57 am


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  9. Carol Anne August 5, 2019 / 2:12 am

    Woohoo! Thank god! I am elated! This is fab! So so happy ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Carol Anne August 5, 2019 / 2:13 am

    Reblogged this on Therapy Bits and commented:
    We did it, tygpress is no more! Read on for fandangos post on it! Yay guys, we did it! Hurray!

    Liked by 3 people

  11. padresramblings August 5, 2019 / 2:50 am

    As you say the victory may be temporary, but we were noticed. Still sad we have lost Teresa (Haunted Wordsmith) and some others in the process.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Fandango August 5, 2019 / 8:26 am

      Maybe there’s a way to let them know that it’s safe to come back.

      Liked by 2 people

  12. BeckiesMentalMess.wordpress.com August 5, 2019 / 2:56 am

    LMAO! Yeah, Baby! (okay, temp out of service, technical issues?) I’d say that’s a damn good sign!!
    We owe you so much gratitude for designing that badge… The WP bloggers should be proud to have stuck together, spreading the word, and zapping these bastards!
    I’m a little loopy, 3 hours of sleep, no coffee, an this is what I read too first thing!!!
    OMG! I’m so freakin’ happy! 🤗

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    • Fandango August 5, 2019 / 8:27 am

      I hope the badge help a little but it was a true grassroots effort on the part of our wonderful blogging community that made it happen!

      Liked by 2 people

  13. Taswegian1957 August 5, 2019 / 3:48 am

    That’s great new. I did not expect a response let alone an apology. It’s nice to know that people power can still work.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Christine Bolton August 5, 2019 / 6:05 am

    Yay!!!!!!!! well done Fandango. It was your graphic that scared them off 🤣

    Liked by 2 people

    • msjadeli August 5, 2019 / 3:41 pm

      YES. Fandango, BRILLIANT IDEA for the badge.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. -Eugenia August 5, 2019 / 6:30 am

    Yes! I saw it this morning, as well. Hallelujah!

    Liked by 3 people

    • msjadeli August 5, 2019 / 3:42 pm

      Yes. I just asked Fandango if he’d make a “Cheeto” badge that looks similar.


  16. Jen Goldie August 5, 2019 / 8:26 am

    Congratulations People! Hopefully we didn’t just lose the battle! Even so WHAT A TEAM!!!!!!!! ❤❤❤👏👏👏😂🌈🥂 I love you guys!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Marilyn Armstrong August 5, 2019 / 8:59 am

    Let’s give credit to where it’s due. You were not the only complainant. I complained EVERYWHERE including Google and WordPress and anywhere else I could think to lodge a complaint. This one is from Website Informer:

    Re: website.informer.com ticket #0ed4a9

    website.informer.com website@informer.com via freshdesk.com
    3:29 AM (8 hours ago)
    to me


    Thanks for your message. Could you please send us a direct link to this info on website.informer.com? We will remove it asap.
    Best Regards,
    Website.Informer Project Team
    On Fri, 2 Aug at 11:28 PM , MARILYN ARMSTRONG wrote:
    This is a full spammer website stealing other people’s material without authorization or permission. Does not create any of his/her own material but steals it, largely from WordPress but probably from others, too. Remove him. Dangerous.

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    • Fandango August 5, 2019 / 9:59 am

      I hope you don’t think I was trying to claim credit for the temporary takedown of the tygpress site. Mine was just one among many who were activists against that site stealing our creative content. This was a collective win for which many of us played a part.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Marilyn Armstrong August 5, 2019 / 11:38 am

        Which is why maybe (MAYBE!) it helped. But there are so many sites like this. Uncountable numbers of them.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Marilyn Armstrong August 5, 2019 / 6:37 pm

          AND, by the way, they are back up. Not 100%, but bet you bippy they will be in a few days.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Fandango August 5, 2019 / 6:51 pm

            Not when I go there. Maybe like the sunset, it hasn’t come to California yet.


    • Fandango August 5, 2019 / 10:01 am

      Thanks, but it wasn’t just me. It was all of us expressing our collective outrage.

      Liked by 2 people

  18. Melanie B Cee August 5, 2019 / 9:11 am

    Develop a “No Trump No Way” badge. I’ll certainly display it! 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  19. magnoliajem August 5, 2019 / 9:20 am

    Wow! Can’t believe they even apologized. Great result!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. msjadeli August 5, 2019 / 3:38 pm

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So happy our bombardings had an effect. Fandango, can you make a similar “Cheeto” badge???? I want one for my main page.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Marilyn Armstrong August 5, 2019 / 6:36 pm

    FYI, you can stop celebrating. They are back up. In pieces, but don’t worry, it’ll all be back soon enough.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango August 5, 2019 / 6:50 pm

      Weird. I just went to the site and I’m still getting the “temporarily out of service due to technical issues” message.


        • Fandango August 5, 2019 / 8:15 pm

          I just did and it’s till not up for me. Maybe they blocked my IP address.


          • Marilyn Armstrong August 5, 2019 / 9:21 pm

            They will come and go until they found a platform that hasn’t banned them. Unless they decide to use their OWN servers, in which case all bets are off.

            Liked by 1 person

      • Marilyn Armstrong August 5, 2019 / 7:14 pm

        They changed their name to tyngpress.com and were back up, but now they are “temporarily out of service.” Getting these guys out of business is not a one shot. It’s a process.

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      • Marilyn Armstrong August 5, 2019 / 7:18 pm

        We’ll have to keep an eye on it. Because they WERE back up — pictures without links — and now they are down again. But they are trying to get back up and I’m pretty sure they will succeed. All they have to do is find the right criminal platform.

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          • Marilyn Armstrong August 5, 2019 / 9:09 pm

            Between FB and the Russians and OUR OWN GOVERNMENT, how much power do we really have in this mess? It’s why i get so tired. It’s like Alice in Wonderland: you have to run as fast as you can just to stay in the same place.

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  22. leigha66 August 5, 2019 / 8:50 pm

    Just checked minutes ago and the “temporarily out of service” message is still there with the apology. There is strength in numbers!

    Liked by 1 person

  23. ArtisanX August 5, 2019 / 8:52 pm

    Well I obviously was a little late to the party!

    Liked by 1 person

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