The Battle for the LGF Archives: All Comments Pre-2008

The past few days have been rather busy here at DoD, and we’ve been a bit overwhelmed with some of the activities on other sites as well. Given the fact that I do actually have a day job, I haven’t had as much time to address the interesting stuff that is going on behind the scenes, and what we’re seeing on the tip line.

In the heat of the Digg battle on Sunday, it was discovered that CJ had made the decision to at least play around with the idea of scrubbing all LGF comments made prior to 2008. Yes, you read that right.  That means that millions of comments disappeared from public view.  Soon after, we found out that logged-in LGF members could still view them, but for the rest of the world, a visit to one of those old threads had just a comment link to tease you.

In fact, right around this time, CJ intentionally linked back to an old ’07 thread, as if to test the system on live lizards:

Sure enough, no one mentioned anything about missing comments.  But if you aren’t logged in and follow the link…

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/25536_Mainstreaming_9-11_Conspiracy

…you might notice it.

Now, in light of the recent successes we’ve had with the use of those archived comments, along with the fact something like this would be pretty big news in lizard land, we wanted to post something about it right away.  But most of us will remember CJ mentioning doing something similar in an attempt to “fuck with heads“, so we decided to employ the 48 hour rule. The Grand Lizardoid has got the on-the-ropes taint to his statements, and we’re in uncharted territory here, meaning that we weren’t quite sure what to expect.  So in the meantime, I figured it might be interesting to poke CJ a little, and see if he would let the lizards know about this cool new “feature” that gave them exclusive access to what was the old LGF. (see Breaking: Big Announcement from LGF Imminent).

The thread was designed to send the message to CJ that we knew about the disappearance, and that we were calling him on it if it was a joke. Soon after, word got to us that all the comments reappeared again, then disappeared, and then seemed to reappear but only for certain threads (the 07-08 boundary and a few others that had been visited).  This is why we couldn’t let on what we knew, as it looked like CJ was having fun or trying to make up his mind (or waiting on us).   Hide millions of comments, or not?  Decisions, decisions.

We’re now a few days on, and as far as we know, no announcement has come from CJ.  Makes sense, as the rationale for leaving the LGF archives as a hollow shell is a tough one to explain. That, and I’m not sure that anyone would buy the predicted Ludwig assertion that it would have been an “improvement”, or whatever else a cultist’s mind might dream up to cope.  But as of this writing, the pre-2008 comments cannot be accessed by unregistered visitors.

Knowing CJ, we should probably expect them to reappear again once this thread is noticed (it usually doesn’t take long). I’m sure he’s set up to do it with a few clicks.  That’s fine. Like I said, we’ve had a lot of fun with the archives, and I for one would rather see them stay visible.  But CJ could really mean it this time, instead preferring the ability to quietly monitor logged-in LGFers as they enter the now “classified” archives room of LGF (note to lurkers and those with socks; another reason for CJ’s lack of announcement, and why we’re breaking the news).

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57 Comments on “The Battle for the LGF Archives: All Comments Pre-2008”

  1. FishFearMe says:

    You can run but you can’t hide, Chuck. Dumbass.

  2. Internet Septic Tank Engineer says:

    FishFearMe :You can run but you can’t hide, Chuck. Dumbass.

    looking at the size of him now I would think he can’t even run. 8)

  3. Iron Fist says:

    Wow! Disappear all the comments (thus content) pre-2008? How very Orwellian of him. It isn’t like he can delete all of the places in the blogoverse where LGF and the nature of LGF was commented upon, Right or Left. The only thing left after that is pulling the plug on the entire enterprise, which I expect o happen before the 2012 elections. I’m sure LGF doesn’t eat the bandwidth it used to, but the 10-12 people paying $10 a month can’t be covering all the expenses. Of course, it isn’t like he’s going to ever need a new server or anything like that. Maybe he can keep the thing limping along indefinately, like a Liberian registered Cargo ship that was manufactured before WWII and is held together by rust and seagull droppings…

  4. ISpeakJive says:

    What’s the cut-off date? Nov 4, 2008? The day he saw the light!

    • Iron Fist says:

      Road to Damascus Chicago…

    • Internet Septic Tank Engineer says:

      I can’t tell. The “Daily” and “Monthly” archive buttons have dissapeared from the left hand side of the main page now. I am totally at a loss and have no idea any more.

      Oh well… I wonder if Tim Blair in Australia noticed all this subterfuge yet?

      • stonemason says:

        I still get the buttons, comments in jan 2008, none in december 2007. Freaky. The first post I checked was the one where he begged us all to email Mark Steyn about Pamela Gellar…many deleted Savage posts too…

        I was lurking that night, I remember the thread…is that a bad thing?

  5. Beeduwine says:

    He is trying to make it seem as if he is cleansing his blog of old un-moderated dirty bigots, while in reality he wants to disappear his own interaction with the posters. He is probably purging his own comments as well. “Never mention comment #13” or something like that.

  6. stonemason says:

    I contacted the cast with two questions, the question about linkage is answered…thanks

  7. Off Topic/

    Ludwig scored a rousing 50% on his test. My verdict, he is a gentile.

  8. Beeduwine says:

    Charles means business. He is deleting his claim to fame while paving his road to irrelevancy with mediocrity. You have got to respect that. Sort of.

  9. In other developments…

    Active lizard came back to sing into our spam filter

    Also, the rant generator and memory hole mosaic are now tied for diggs. Digg it baby! LOL

    • arachne4 says:

      If an ActiveLizard sings spam, does is make a sound?
      Guess Chunky sent him/her over here to give us what for!!

  10. nil stooge says:

    Five million comments scrubbed – that’s got to be some kind of internet record don’t you think?

  11. garycooper says:

    Flyovercountry :Off Topic/
    Ludwig scored a rousing 50% on his test. My verdict, he is a gentile.

    How funny is it, that Merkin can be so easily-gulled into taking a test like that? What’s next…hmmm. How about we ask him if G-d could make a rock so big, that He Himself could not lift it? And the one about, if a rooster lays an egg on the exact peak of a sloped-roof in the northern hemisphere, which side of the roof will it roll down? And the kicker might be a story problem, where he is asked to expound upon the logical problem of evil, in regards to the existence of G-d and free will, in 50 words or less.

    So, how about it, Lewds? We knows you listenin’. You can start now. 🙂

    • The tragically funny thing in all of this is that he actually tried to make the statement that we, as people of the Jewish faith must vote a straight party line. Without getting into his actual knowledge of this or any religion, stating that all poeple of any faith must, as a direct result of their faith, must vote in accordance with his understanding of it. Coupled with the fact that his interpretations go no futher than what wiki, google, or whatever online tool he is using made this one of the best laughs I have had in a couple of days.

      People in Israel don’t even vote that way. The Israeli representative democracy is one of the funniest things to watch. The old joke is, if you have two Jews in a room, you will hear three opinions.

      • garycooper says:

        The old joke is, if you have two Jews in a room, you will hear three opinions.

        I’ve heard that joke a few times over the years. My best friend is Jewish…he has his best arguments with himself. But I egg him on pretty well. 😉

        I’m a lapsed Irish-Catholic, who’s studied the Bible intermittently. I’ve read it through at least three times. I couldn’t have passed that test, above, without peeking at the google-answers. But I would have gotten 100%, using google…nice try, Lewds!

  12. garycooper says:

    Well, we predicted the meltdown would lead to him having to delete all of the “old” comments from public view. If the current Loozards can see them, all ten of the paying cult-members, they’re unlikely to mention them anywhere, even within the confines of the Swamp. Especially within the confines of the Swamp, I guess it would be…the banning-stick remains within easy reach of the chair-bound Fatass.

    Next comes the total dissolution of the website, also predicted for months on this forum. It might limp along in obscurity for a few more months, but that’s about it. We should start a Dead Pool. I say, June 1, 2011 will be the day the lights go out for good.

  13. Opilio says:

    I commented on this turn of events on a DoD thread last night. I was poking around in 2005 and could no longer click over to the comments. Hmmmmm. Not a suprising move. A chickensh*t move, but not suprising. It would be a reallllllllllll shame if someone had already downloaded most of the 2005-2008 posts already, COMMENTS AND ALL. That would be tragic, simply tragic.

  14. MrPaulRevere says:

    Submitted without comment: Killgore Trout Wed, Nov 24, 2010 4:35:41pm replyquote

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    Btw, I just figured out something from the stalker blog. I checked in to see if they had any reaction to the growing acceptance on 9-11 from Fox, drudge and Republicans. No response but Chenzen is fucking with the stalkers with some convoluted story about comments disappearing on old lgf threads and mysteriously reappearing. as an example he links to this old thread: Mainstreaming 9/11 Conspiracy
    In which those now flounced lizards were once outraged by 9-11 truthers back in 2007. Today they get their “news” from a truther network. The wingnuts are too stupid to notice Chen Zen is mocking them.

    • Archonix says:

      Chen, you mocker! You mocking mocker! Ye gods…

      I don’t watch TV (and if I did I’m not sure we’d even get FOX over here), but I have to assume that what the fish says about FOX is more of the usual hyperbole and that it’s really not going down the truther route at all. Lets face it, CNN, NBC, ABC and all the other alphabet soup networks (and the BBC for that matter) dabbled with that sort of thing years ago, and still do occasionally – yet they aren’t being roundly condemned by the lizard minions, who seem to suck up everything these other networks say.

    • Killgore is being deliberately obtuse , I reckon. Or, my thread really didn’t make sense.

      • nil stooge says:

        Well the disappearing/reappearing/disappearing part does sound screwy, but he’ll have to take that up with Charles, who’s doing it.

        Comments have been scrubbed most recently since 4:00GMT today. I predict this time is for good. Says as much about Charles as all the comments he scrubbed.

      • Basement Cat says:

        He’s trying to put words into ChenZhen’s mouth. What a douche.

    • snowcrash says:

      AWWW Kilgore, the slavish devotee of Charles, is worried about us. LOL. He has always been a concern troll. A very obvious one too.

    • Arachne says:

      Really, KKKilgore? Really? WE weren’t the blog defending Van Jones signing the Truther petition. So Fox and the Republicans are following the Truther mantra now What the fuck color is the SKY where you live? Are you also getting secret messages from the patterns on your french toast?

      • Name (required) says:

        Typical Killgore Trout. One guy at Fox News is a nutter, therefore Fox News is a Truther network. One Republican thinks there might be something to it, so “Republicans” are Truthers.

        Killgore, since you’re completely full of shit, does it mean everyone at LGF is?

    • A guy with actual degrees in hard sciences. says:

      KKKT’s standards of evidence….ugh…

      Does this mean he’s David Duke?

  15. nil stooge says:

    MrPaulRevere :
    Submitted without comment: Killgore Trout Wed, Nov 24, 2010 4:35:41pm replyquote
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    Btw, I just figured out something from the stalker blog. I checked in to see if they had any reaction to the growing acceptance on 9-11 from Fox, drudge and Republicans. No response but Chenzen is fucking with the stalkers with some convoluted story about comments disappearing on old lgf threads and mysteriously reappearing. as an example he links to this old thread: Mainstreaming 9/11 Conspiracy
    In which those now flounced lizards were once outraged by 9-11 truthers back in 2007. Today they get their “news” from a truther network. The wingnuts are too stupid to notice Chen Zen is mocking them.

    Just five million or so. No big deal. You read it here first “loyal loozards”.

  16. Formercorpsman says:

    Killgore is probably one of the biggest turds in the punchbowl as far as I am concerned.

    Yes Killgore, we’re all truthers now.

    Freaking moron. Go back and slobber over Andy, and his Palin conspiracies.

    • MrPaulRevere says:

      Being lectured to about politics and morality by KKKilgore the racist blog vandalizer is like being called insane by Charles Manson.

      • Arachne says:

        Yep. He’s pretty much the Typhoid Mary of the interwebz after that little raid on Hot Air. Took your master down with ya on that one, genius.

    • MrPaulRevere says:

      I was actually reading LGF in real time as KKKilgore went over to Hot Air and vandalized it, and then proceeded to brag about it. I was stunned, flabbergasted. I literally could not believe what my eyes saw. And yes, that more than Chuckles bizarre mood and political swings destroyed LGF’s reputation in the blogosphere.

      • Iron Fist says:

        I couod believe it. I had KKKTrout pegged as someone who’d do just about anything on a whim to provoke reaction a long time before he vandalized Hot Air. No principles or morals, he is a narcissistic nihilist.

    • Basement Cat says:

      We don’t even discuss the truther stuff.

      Killgore is listening to the voices in his own head and mistaking them for ours.

      Quit smokin’ them funny cigarettes, Trout!

  17. Flouncy McDownDing says:

    This guy, “blogmocrat,” over at the Digg thread on the Pamela Geller Rant Generator pretty much has Chuckles nailed:

    “Go play human centipede with your buddy Lewd Pig Van Queerote, Jazz-man. Then go take a picture of your bicycle and monitor the comments (“OMG Charles you are the next Ansel Adams! +3”) and put up an overnight thread with an embedded YouTube video of some long-haired middle-aged white guy plinking away at an acoustic guitar. Then pull your pud to that bikini photo of Pam Geller some more as you weep yourself to sleep yet again thinking about what a waste your life has been. Wake in the morning with a brilliant new idea of some great coding to “improve” the functionality of LGF that you know your minions will just coo over. Repeat cycle …”

    The only thing he left out is the hawking of old comic books for extra cash.

  18. Can we put it in Wikipedia yet?

  19. nil stooge says:

    ChenZhen, as The Minotaur :
    Can we put it in Wikipedia yet?

    No, by Charles’s logic, information like this doesn’t belong in LGF’s Wikipedia article unless the Wikipedia editors investigate every other blogger to see whether or not they also scrubbed five million comments.

    LOL.

  20. Well, the comments are back up. Maybe he should post up the hours of operation or something.

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  22. Kos Laughs At Chuckles says:

    regarding KKKilgore’s demands that we discuss the trutherism, wasn’t he one of the attack dogs who would routinely go after people in the swamp when they would ask why something was/wasn’t being discussed with the classic “don’t tell us what to discuss” line?

    Just askin’

    Oh, and as for the trutherism: f*ck the truthers. I can’t stand them.

    • DEZ says:

      The left hates the fact that they own over 90 percent of the truthers.
      But liberals never were good at being honest, not with themselves or others.
      In Killgores case, he barely has enough gray matter to remember to breath.

  23. nil stooge says:

    ChenZhen, as The Minotaur :
    Well, the comments are back up. Maybe he should post up the hours of operation or something.

    Interesting.

    It’ll also be interesting to see how he presents all this to the ‘loyal lizards’ when he gets around to mentioning to them what’s been going on.

  24. Arachne says:

    Name (required) :Typical Killgore Trout. One guy at Fox News is a nutter, therefore Fox News is a Truther network. One Republican thinks there might be something to it, so “Republicans” are Truthers.
    Killgore, since you’re completely full of shit, does it mean everyone at LGF is?

    Well, yeah, in this case we can employ the generalization. Sorry, lawhawk – but you’re still there.