Well, I don’t know how I didn’t notice this sooner, but it appears that Charles has thrown in the proverbial towel, and decided that inviting the lizards over to Digg isn’t such a good idea after all.
It was a quick and decisive victory, as the return of the Digg button to LGF threads was very temporary (only a few weeks is all). I’ll take credit for calling this one right away, as I posted on Nov. 21:
A couple of the anti-anti-LGFers have now arrived on the scene, as Varek Raith and RWC (RightWingConspirator?) have shiny new Digg accounts.
I don’t know if CJ would want to take the battle to Digg. I gotta think that we’d win that one. So, I’m game if you guys are.
I remember all the whining about the anti-LGF activity on Digg back in ’07, so I don’t know what CJ might have been expecting today with a “lizard army” that is but a shell of its former self and a large post-switch contingent of ex-LGFers that have gathered. Maybe this was his way of popping the periscope and checking how close to the drain he was circling? Or, a test of his influence over the cult?
Whatever the reason, the results didn’t look good for the lizards. To illustrate, here is a summary of LGF’s Digg experiment, “by the numbers”:
Top “karma” rating for a comment in CJ’s inaugural Digg submission, The Pamela Geller Rant Generator. I summed it up before it really got started:
CJ you had to submit this to digg? Yourself?
Oh how the mighty have fallen…
Ludwig’s cumulative Karma for the same thread.
Diggs for the front-page Geller thread screencapped above.
Diggs for the LGF Page on Geller that my sockpuppet (The Blue Boy) penned.
Diggs to goof on Ludwig’s “slut shaming” LGF Page.
Most Diggs of any LGF submission since button was reintroduced. (2nd most of 2010, in fact)
Number of Digg submissions by CJ.
Number of Digg submissions by CJ that already feature a memory-holed page.
Diggs for the The Pamela Geller Rant Generator
Diggs for the LGF Memory Hole Mosaic
There’s no way for me to easily quantify what kind of spanking went on within that “rant generator” entry for all of its 270 comments, but a quick glance at it reveals that it was pretty ugly. This whole thing was over on the first night, and since then there hasn’t been a lot of lizard activity on Digg in general. It was entertaining to watch the repeated begging for more help, followed by the lashing out after it began to sink in:
C’mon Killgore. Do you ever ask yourself why?
Moving forward, I think we should continue to use Digg to rub it in. For tonight, I think the DoDers should give yourselves a pat on the back, and toast one up. Consider this the Friday Night Victory thread.
Update: Apollo Creed didn’t know when to stay down, and apparently neither does CJ. The Digg buttons have *poof* reappeared to the front page (and only the front page; the older threads don’t have them). Lots of zeros up there suddenly, and Ludwig is nowhere to be found. Who will be the first lizard to submit the first front-page thread in a week?