Memory Hole Wars: Episode IV – CJ Strikes Back

It appears that our recent  memory hole series has touched a nerve with CJ, as he has apparently taken the time to block the entire archived history of his website. See for yourself:

http://web.archive.org/web/*sa_/http://littlegreenfootballs.com/

We’re sorry, access to http://littlegreenfootballs.com/ has been blocked by the site owner via robots.txt.

In fact, if anyone can find any LGF thread in the archives, let me know. 

CJ might have exercised his right to request that his archives be retroactively blocked from view:

Some sites are not available because of Robots.txt or other exclusions.
What does that mean?
The Standard for Robot Exclusion (SRE) is a means by which web site owners can instruct automated systems not to crawl their sites. Web site owners can specify files or directories that are allowed or disallowed from a crawl, and they can even create specific rules for different automated crawlers. All of this information is contained in a file called robots.txt. While robots.txt has been adopted as the universal standard for robot exclusion, compliance with robots.txt is strictly voluntary. In fact most web sites do not have a robots.txt file, and many web crawlers are not programmed to obey the instructions anyway. However, Alexa, the company that crawls the web for the Internet Archive, does respect robots.txt instructions, and even does so retroactively. If a web site owner ever decides he / she prefers not to have a web crawler visiting his / her files and sets up robots.txt on the site, the Alexa crawlers will stop visiting those files and mark all files previously gathered as unavailable. This means that sometimes, while using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, you may find a site that is unavailable due to robots.txt or other exclusions. Other exclusions? Yes, sometimes a web site owner will contact us directly and ask us to stop crawling or archiving a site. We comply with these requests.

In any case, given the revelation in the thread downstairs, we’re not to assume that this is a coincidence, and that instead we’re being “fucked with“.  I guess that I should be embarrassed right now, and just the fact that I’m wasting a thread to mention all this means that I’ve been “got”.   Silly me.

So I wouldn’t post this unless there’s an opportunity for a  point to be made.  I mean, if I’m correct here, the guy decided to hide the entire history of the website’s evolution.  Now, even if you wonder about the motivation a bit, this might not seem like that big of a deal, because most people don’t care that much about any one website (especially little design changes). 

But remember this is someone who invested countless hours proudly enhancing, programming and generally tweaking the site from scratch almost daily for close to ten years.  He periodically dedicates threads to bragging about his code-fu.    So it means a little more when, suddenly, after being archived for so many years, all the old looks and styles and logos and drop-down boxes and buttons…how the site came to be as it is today, is gone from public view.    If LGF is CJ’s baby, he basically just tossed her photo album in the trash.   Out of spite, it would appear. 

On paper, this should really be a sad day for the few remaining  fans.   They would hope that CJ does the right thing and in the spirit of “just fucking with” restores the archives, correct?  Mich-again?  Killgore?  Thanos?  Kragar?   You can undo it, right?

But “Fucked with”?  Shoot, we’re wondering what other crazy things we can get CJ to do.  Hey, what if we can get him to delete a whole swath of threads?  Like, say, anything with that dhimmitude tag?   That’s like 200+ threads right there.

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42 Comments on “Memory Hole Wars: Episode IV – CJ Strikes Back”

  1. Doppelganger says:

    Charles has turned his back on blog evolution.

    He’s a YOUNG BLOG CREATIONIST

    mwaaahaahahaahaaaaaah!!

  2. livefreeor die says:

    Wow, I guess he showed us….Bwahahahahaha!

  3. Doppelganger says:

    quite frankly there is nothing left to find.

    it’s like searching for one last turd in a septic tank after you already scooped out a ton of shit and are convinced that , yep, the septic tank is full of shit.

    everybody knows who he was and what he said. and scrubbing it now only makes him look like the chinese and saudis with their internet filters and their fake revisionist history

  4. Internet Septic Tank Engineer says:

    The Standard for Robot Exclusion (SRE) is a means by which web site owners can instruct automated systems not to crawl their sites. Web site owners can specify files or directories that are allowed or disallowed from a crawl, and they can even create specific rules for different automated crawlers. All of this information is contained in a file called robots.txt.

    ROTFLMAO, Robots.txt? I don’t even obey the speed limit so I sure as hell ain’t going to take any notice of a stupid text file!

    Charles, you have been played like a cheap banjo. We own you.

  5. garycooper says:

    It was only a matter of time. I’m surprised he didn’t take such drastic action as soon as his “conversion” took aholt of his fat ass. It’s still funny, though. What’s next, for the Pudgy Loon? 🙂

  6. nil stooge says:

    Chen – that was my experience too – Wayback Machine archives retroactively removed. And this was before yesterday’s threat. Charles didn’t do this to mess with you, he did it in an attempt to hide the fact that hundreds of LGF threads are now missing, and he wants to make it as difficult as possible for you or anyone to prove his Stalinist, revisionist bent by recovering any more of them. And the trial balloon threat he floated – delete everything pre-2008 – didn’t generate any loozard hints at disapproval …… so, I think he’ll do it and try to pass it off as “messing with the ‘stalker’s”.

    • Internet Septic Tank Engineer says:

      Mess with the stalkers?

      Yep, that would really mess with the stalkers. We could then make up shit about deleted threads and there is no way he could refute it as…. there is no independent archive!

      For example… http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/57

      Opera for Mac
      Charles Johnson
      Tue Feb 20, 2001 at 9:37 am PST • Views: 9
      cool! mac users will soon have Opera to kick around. (via zeldman.)

      Once the archive is deleted I could claim that article 57 was…

      My ass really hurts!
      Charles Johnson
      Tue Feb 20, 2001 at 9:37 am PST • Views: 9
      Last night I got so drunk I slipped and accedentally sat on a cactus.

      Charles cannot prove me wrong. Oh we own him.

    • ChenZhen says:

      Nil- According to my browser history, this has to be a pretty recent move. Like within the past few days.

      And you’re right, I’m sure “fucking with” is and will be the cop-out, and hides the underlying reason. I keep my 1.0 readership in mind when I post some of this stuff, so I was trying to point out the odd reasoning even from that perspective.

      • nil stooge says:

        Chen – yeah I thought this was a pretty recent move on his part, thanks for clarifying that.

        As for the old time loozards still there – it’s not they don’t grasp the intellectual argument that demonstrates the ‘oddness of Charles’ reasoning’, as you put it — rather it’s that none of them remaining there has the requisite integrity and guts to even acknowledge what’s going on.

  7. Roger says:

    This guy is no longer even chaff

  8. buzzsawmonkey says:

    Blatant erase-ism.

  9. poteen says:

    Bwahaha. The archive is blocked. The LGF site is shriveling. The ‘stalker’ site is growing. I know it’s early but a bloody mary sounds good right now.

  10. poteen says:

    E-blocked archives, e-blocked commenters, by an e-blockhead with e-blocked bowels.
    If I wasn’t laughing so hard I’d need an e-laxative!//

  11. Kos Laughs At Chuckles says:

    Oh, and he has closed comments at his initial al-Guardian post

  12. Kirly says:

    i agree with the suggestion that we make a concerted effort to get more and more of his cult blog shut off from there rest of the world. he’s not really deleting or erasing anything. he’s just writing code to not display certain items. you know he would never delete what he thinks is evidence of wrongdoing. he thinks he can pull it out and humniliate people later. of course, he can just make crap up as usual.

    what kind of a freak attempts to erase history? a prog. and why can’t he just say he changed his mind? because he’s an arrogant elitest wannabe who cannot stand that he might have to say he was wrong on anything… ever.

    • Shadowman says:

      He’s trying to hide his past.

      😉

      • Kirly says:

        right. so he never has to admit that what he says now makes him wrong in the past or the reverse. it’s a lose-lose for him unless he can explain why he changed. his explanations so far are clearly lies. he realized the right is a bunch of racist knuckledragging bible-thumping drooling gun clingers – that is a total lie OR, he actually believes it ans is thus a completely delusional idiot.

    • wolfie says:

      “…. you know he would never delete what he thinks is evidence of wrongdoing. he thinks he can pull it out and humniliate people later. of course, he can just make crap up as usual.”

      Indeed. He’s been playing that game all along, deleting public viewing of the comments of posters so he can accuse them of anything he wants to or cherry-pick things out of context.
      He has CREATED his own little fantasy world at LGF where he has the POWAH!

  13. Daedalus says:

    Chuck’s a coward!

  14. Shadowman says:

    Kirly :
    right. so he never has to admit that what he says now makes him wrong in the past or the reverse. it’s a lose-lose for him unless he can explain why he changed. his explanations so far are clearly lies. he realized the right is a bunch of racist knuckledragging bible-thumping drooling gun clingers – that is a total lie OR, he actually believes it ans is thus a completely delusional idiot.

    Yes stuff like this just won’t do.Best hid away 😉

    • dwells38 says:

      LOL! NOw he wishes he’d voted for him. And posting stuff like that now would get you downdinged 50 times and cj chasing you from comment thread to comment thread trying to bait you into an AGW or creationism confrontation with the ban stick poised.

  15. The Osprey says:

    Teh Chuckster didn’t have an overnight thread last night. His last posting was the 6:38 PDT “Sarah Palin is a fake feminist” thread.

    Guess he spent all night deleting old posts that are not in conformity with his current ideological line.

    • Iron Fist says:

      Nobody comments on the overnight threads anyway, anymore. Hell, I think half the “posters” anymore are Chucks socks arguing amongst themselves. And even they hate each other. Gone is the kind of comeraderie and caring that lead to things like the Prayer List and Real West helping the Irish Whore and all.

    • Arachne says:

      I don’t recall Sarah ever saying she was a “feminist” – does anyone else. And I certainly, as a female, don’t believe Chunky the Wonder Twit has any credibility in defining “feminist” or even “female” for that matter.

      Tell me Chunky, how many election outcomes did YOU influence this year – oh, and no one believes your bullshit about NY-23.

  16. buzzsawmonkey says:

    The Emperor’s New Clothes

    The Mad Turtle King was aghast
    When brought face to face with his past
    So in a move half-bakéd
    He chose to go naked
    And stuffed all his threads up his ass

  17. ISpeakJive says:

    Chuckie Orwell was single-handedly responsible for whipping up anti-Islamic sentiment in this country for 5 or 6 solid years. (Not that most of it was unjustified.) Now, he wants to blame it all on the comment section. Endless front-page posts on car swarms, prayer rugs, car-b-ques, Nahool the Bee, how he’s scared to drive past the mosque in Los Angeles, etc, actually did us a huge public service in educating ourselves about the true nature of Islam. You opened that box, Pandora, you own it. Now he wants to convince us he was never an Islamophobe, it was all the commenters, never him. NOW, he wants to convince the world if Palin makes a “target” remark as a metaphor, every crazy is going to come out of the back-woods a’ firin’ away and won’t we be sorry???? Hasn’t happened. By his own criteria, HE was the biggest bigot on planet earth for many, many years, he should have been responsible for thousands of Muslims being mowed down by angry crowds of infidels. Hasn’t happened. Duh. Now he runs from his past, hoping nobody will notice! He’s painted himself into a corner and it’s fun to watch him squirm if only for Karma’s sake. He’s reaping what he sowed.

  18. Briareus says:

    Here’s the $64,000 question: How is LGF going to self-reference anymore with 75-80% of his “proofs” locked away in Area 51? Heheh.

  19. Opilio says:

    What a snivelling coward.

  20. refugee000 says:

    Blocking access to the past is a clear admission of what is there.

    al-chuki knows he’s a complete hypocrite.

    But, so far, you can still access the through standard LGF searches of keywords

    for example

    the culture of hate

    Charles Johnson
    Fri Aug 2, 2002 at 4:56 pm PDT

    Bat Yeor, author of Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide, writes about the poisonous culture of hate she calls “Islamic jihad.”

  21. Speranza says:

    What the fuck is the problem with Shiplord Kirel? Used to be a conservative but now is a Chuckles ass kisser.

    • Iron Fist says:

      HGe’s gotten into Chuck’s stash. Whatever shit he’s mainlining makes you crazy. That much is obvious.

      • Arachne says:

        Sad little barnyard babies. They’ve had their spines removed and slither like snakes.

      • Speranza says:

        The LGF archives are now back up. I am sure the (figuratively) little man will close and reopen them as soon as he scrubs them.

  22. Bunk Strutts says:

    Bet the little green people were all hopping up and down claiming we’re all in a fine frothing lather.

    Funny, though, it’s Chucky who’s spinning out. He’s paranoid because his stats are down, so he’s gotta create a reason for others to pay attention to him, and he does it by throwing tantrums. When that happens, and he’s called on it, he claims to be an innocent victim while doing the exact same thing that he accuses others of.

    Chuck gives donkey dicks a bad name.

  23. swamprat says:

    Three words;

    Ministry of truth

    We often tend to become that which we despise.

    ‘Twas every thus.