Before this week, it had been a long time since I visited the Plex subreddit. I shared my last article there, which was a technical write-up of moving my Plex instance from a Hetzner auction server to a virtual machine running on hardware in my home network, and the considerations that influenced the migration. It didn’t take long for me to realize that a culture of hostility towards even the mention of Hetzner or other cloud hosting providers has strongly taken root since Plex announced it’s blanket network ban on IP ranges associated with Hetzner data centers.