Below is the unedited complaint that was sent to Boardhost, By Shaun “Wagz” Wagley and Bubba the Love Sponge in an attempt to get our Real Bubba Forum shut down. When we took over management of this blog and Real Bubba forum over a year ago we were warned that Bubba and crew’s inability to handle criticism would result in efforts such as this. The below complaint clearly illustrates how determined they are to strip those who do not support Bubba of their First Amendment right. They don’t care if they have to lie to do it. They are hell bent on shutting down critics on the internet and elsewhere. This blatant disregard for others right to voice dissenting opinions should infuriate you. The label of “stalker” being wantonly applied to anyone who dare criticize Bubba should rile you. It does us! And it fuels our fire to continue this good fight and carry on exposing the Real Bubba.
As you may recall this forum was born years ago after Bubba successfully had the Love Sponge portion of the Stern Fan Network forum shut down when criticism of his show became to much for him to handle. This forum picked up where that one left off and has grown week to week.
In the few weeks after Bubba’s termination from 102.5 The Bone in Tampa, the forum has experienced a higher then usual number of complaints like this one. There has also been an influx of Bubba supporters joining the discussion. Which is fine, unlike Bubba, we are not afraid of opposing view points. However, we have also noticed many of these new accounts are signing up through a proxy server to conceal their IP address. Many of us speculate that Wagz, who is known for multi-accounting, is behind most of these new accounts. This is fine also. Wagz, you’re welcome on the forum, we would just request that you limit the number of accounts you open as we don’t want it to appear like we’re trying to artificially inflate our user count.
By all appearances, Bubba’s renewed effort to shut down our forum, and trample our 1st Amendment right, is the result of his termination from Cox and also his current hunt for an outlet in the Tampa Bay market. A lot of the information posted on the forum is not flattering and may give a potential employer reason to pause when considering putting Bubba on their airwaves. To that end, in recent days we have recorded forum hits originating from Cox, Beasely, and even Clear Channel IP clusters. Clearly executives from these media companies are digesting the information and opinions posted on our forum.
Since receiving the below complaint, we have been in frequent communication with powers that be at Boardhost. we’ve left these conversations convinced that they have a good understanding of the situation and respect the way we manage and moderate the forum. We even discussed Bubba’s threat of “getting his lawyers involved” and they had a good laugh with us when we all googled his lawyer’s names.
The Real Bubba forum is simply a collection of users sharing their opinions and personal experiences, both pro and con, with Bubba the Love Sponge and the show. All comments are protected under the 1st Amendment.
As a reminder we would ask that our users abide by the Boardhost terms of service. Do not behave in a threatening or abusive manner or we will have to ban your account. Also, don’t post or ask for torrents or any other means of downloading the show. Frankly, you shouldn’t want to listen to it anyways.
Below is the complaint filed by Bubba and Wagz.
Comments? Discuss on Real Bubba Forums
EDIT 17:55 – Boardhost has indeed pulled the plug on the forum. It is unknown whether this is permanent. Will update here and on twitter @ludlowlebron
Subject: Boardhost: TOS Violation
Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2014 17:51:48 -0500
Name: Shaun Wagley
-Material that infringes intellectual property or other proprietary rights of any party
-Any link to or any image from a site containing any material outlined in these restrictions
The following URLs list violations of your TOS listed on your website. There are posted images of fake conversations claiming to be me, slander if you will, with my personal, private, unlisted telephone number “loosely” marked out. Meaning in any given image the whole phone number is not displayed but over the spread of them it can be figured out, one digit at a time. This board is filled with hate, slander and harassment. Some posts share my Intellectual Property illegally in an effort to cause me financial harm as well as the mental suffering caused by this group and your company. We have contacted you multiple times and seem to be ignored each time. Please take this very seriously, you are creating stalkers by allowing this to continue. Even if you don’t close the whole board and make them REMOVE the BTLS section and prohibit discussion of him it may be an out of site, out of mind fix for their psyche.
Images showing Private Info:
Sharing of Intellectual Property:
And much more, I cant believe Twitter can see the danger/harm in this and Boardhost cannot.
Response Received <Bubba’s reply>:
We contact them weekly and get no response as well as contact you monthly and get no response, neither them or your company seem to be taking this very seriously. I am all for free speech, I have built my career on it. But when opinions start crossing the line into personal harassment it has gone too far. If it continues much longer I will have to contact my attorneys and get them involved. We let it go for a few years, but the attacks from these users gets worse with every passing day and I have had enough of the harassment.