Playing the man under siege role, Clinton loyalist Charles Johnson is complaining about Sanders’ supporters being mean to him.
Just blocked a weirdo with a profile declaring he’s “pro-incest.”
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) June 6, 2016
What I learned from the giant overnight trash fire in my mentions: a lot of Sanders disciples REALLY don’t handle criticism well.
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) June 6, 2016
Charles attracts weirdos because he is a weirdo!
Update: “When I see this familiar pejorative pop up from the keyboard of CJ, I can’t help but wonder just how many times Johnson has flung it out there. I mean, is there anyone he hasn’t referred to as a ‘creep’?” —ChenZhen 11 June 2011
Update 2: Seems to me we reviewed the LGF “incest” justification a while back.
They both got updings for that, but what a coincidence – The Incest Monologues appeared on the same thread as Killgore’s Redemption.
It pisses me off when someone who is not an American calls for a dictatorship in America. Russian born and Canadian resident Sergey Romanov is a hardline Marxist who wants to a one party communist state. In a display of his Stalinist tendencies, Sergey calls for a one party state in America. He hopes the Republican Party no longer stays politically viable.
When called out for his desire of a one party state in America, Mr. Romanov answers like the weasel he is.
Sergey tries to be slick, but his calls for a one party state is clear to anyone who read his comment.
Our old friend Sergey Romanov has disappeared the last 2 years from the internet. Although gone, the LGFers have not forgotten this fraudster.
Smear merchant Sergey is long gone, but not forgotten.
In the past, the talented Engineers here in the Boiler Room have used the LGF archive files to compile statistics for the site’s nose-diving commenting and registration rates, and just recently the steadily decreasing amount of front page content. Today, we’re going to track another compelling sign of the LGF decline: The reduction in unique commenters.
Now, by “unique commenters” we’re referring to the number of individual user accounts that are leaving at least one comment over a certain time period. This is probably the most efficient way to determine the overall size of the site’s active community. When we have Engineer No. 5 track these statistics through the last few years, we’ll have to say that what we see isn’t exactly surprising, but nevertheless a bit shocking:
The graph basically begins around the time of the election of Barack Obama, and from there the rate descends rapidly until around the time that Johnson officially declared his “parting ways” (Nov. 30, ’09). This was the period of what most ex-LGFers refer to as the “Great Purge”, as evidenced by the high rate of public bannings and (presumably) departures of many of the long-time Lizards.
Again, this isn’t that surprising, as our previous work supports this, but what’s really worth noting is the portion of the graph that begins after Johnson’s Great Switcheroo to the left was complete. We presume that Charles was hoping that the exodus of the “righty” lizards would be followed by an influx of “lefty” newcomers, and eventually bring the size of the community back (or at least closer) to where it once was. But what we see here is quite the opposite; the active community steadily continues to shrink.
We had Engineer No. 5 take a closer look and give us a breakdown, using a month when LGF was closer to it’s “peak” (Feb. ’09), compared to last month (May, ’12):
Now that puts the shrinkage into some serious perspective. As you can see on the Feb ’09 side, you have to scroll down to #9 to find a top contributor that hasn’t been banned, and at a glance, only Gus has stepped up his contributions from those days. And although the average posts per active commenter has increased a bit, the size of the active community is a mere ~12% of what it was just a few years ago, and the total comment count shrunk to ~19%.
Last month, we noted that teh Johnson decided that the figures in the long-standing LGF “statistics” sidebar widget were apparently becoming too embarrassing to continue featuring, so he decided to quietly make it disappear (then make it reappear once we noted it, only to make it disappear again after a few days, we assume for good).
Luckily, it’s not hard for our BRC engineers to track those missing comments/day numbers ourselves. In fact, we’ve been able to do one better, and break down who’s leaving the comments, and how many are being left on front-page articles vs. in those sleepy user-authored “LGF Pages”. And as DoD regulars can recall, we can track those meaningless “karma” scores, too.
L.G.F. still has more than 34,000 registered users, but the comment threads are dominated by the same two dozen or so names.
Enter the main underlying reason for CJ’s disappearance of the “statistics”, as Engineer No. 5 finds that Mr. Dee’s assessment is actually true as ever:
Some old fashioned weekly LGF commenter stats:–For the week Sat-Fri, 5/12-18/2012–Front Page comments: 7822LGF Pages comments: 761Total comments: 8583–75% of comments were made by 32 individuals50% of comments were made by 13 individuals25% of comments were made by 4 individuals
Most Active Commenters
——————————–1. Gus 802 789 10.1%2. ggt 477 6.1%3. b_sharp 411 5.3%4. sattv4u2 288 3.7%5. HappyWarrior 287 3.7%6. Kragar 274 3.5%7. Decatur Deb 258 3.3%8. Dark_Falcon 243 3.1%9. Sergey Romanov 188 2.4%10.darthstar 186 2.4%11.Obdicut 174 2.2%12.freetoken 168 2.1%13.Targetpractice 164 2.1%14.Killgore Trout 156 2.0%–Most Net ‘Karma’ (at least 70 posts)———————–1. Charles +6.1/comment2. Lidane +5.13. Obdicut +4.44. jaunte +4.35. WindUpBird +3.8–Least Net ‘Karma’ (at least 70 posts)———————–1. Dark_Falcon +0.4/comment2. Killgore Trout +0.53. sattv4u2 +0.94. NJDhockeyfan +0.95. ProLifeLiberal +0.9
Look at Gus! Ten percent! Where would LGF be today if Gus had actually made good on last October’s mini-flounce?
Update (from panoftheforest)
I don’t want to bury Chen’s thread but just add the Monday Evening Mocking ‘toon (because I’m proud of myself this time!) May I present to you “Chuck’s Play”.
Always a DoD favorite; we’re going to send you into the weekend with your monthly dose of LGF “by the numbers” and analysis, brought to you by Boiler Room Engineer No. 5:
2 Sergey Romanov 2342
3 ggt 1923
4 Obdicut 1671
5 SanFranciscoZionist 1669
1 Beltboy -495 38 -13.0
2 chunkymonkey -512 71 -7.2
3 Winny Spencer -92 48 -1.9
4 lostlakehiker -45 95 -0.5
5 Dark_Falcon 282 545 0.5
Full stats: Busy Lizards (posted 53% of October comments) 1 Gus 802 2402 2 Sergey Romanov 2342 3 ggt 1923 4 Obdicut 1671 5 SanFranciscoZionist 1669 6 OhCrapIHaveACrush ... 1662 7 Kragar ... 1285 8 000G 1270 9 Cannadian Club Akbar 1268 10 Killgore Trout 1215 11 sattv4u2 1152 12 Fat Bastard Vegetarian 1041 13 HappyWarrior 808 14 darthstar 775 15 windsagio 723 16 Varek Raith 716 17 makeitstop 690 18 Targetpractice ... 634 19 RogueOne 627 20 albusteve 615 33 Charles 440 The Popular Kids (min. 100 posts) net karma posts k/p - Charles 3605 440 8.2 1 goddamnedfrank 1599 312 5.1 2 Shiplord Kirel 449 109 4.1 3 Obdicut 6317 1671 3.8 4 bratwurst 542 145 3.7 5 publicityStunted 781 210 3.7 6 iceweasel 477 136 3.5 7 Lidane 1637 473 3.5 8 blueraven 520 160 3.3 9 Kragar ... 4074 1285 3.2 10 The Ghost of a Flea 623 199 3.1 The Untouchables (min. 30 posts) net karma posts k/p 1 Beltboy -495 38 -13.0 2 chunkymonkey -512 71 -7.2 3 Winny Spencer -92 48 -1.9 4 lostlakehiker -45 95 -0.5 5 Dark_Falcon 282 545 0.5
This evening, teh Johnson unveiled the much-hyped LGF dashboard feature for lizards posting their own threads (known as “Pages”). In doing so, he posted up a screencap of what the interface looks like, and once again noted the “tweet” counter:
Tweets — This shows the number of incoming clicks from the shortened URL that is posted to Twitter when someone uses our retweeting tools.
Then Sergey chimes in:
Ah, yes…that probably would be better. After all, they aren’t “tweets”. The Lizardoid, however, disagrees:
Yes, lizards ARE confused (including Johnson, as he himself called it a “tweet counter” again just a couple of weeks ago). This light bulb must have appeared, as Johnson’s next comment was yet another attempt to justify his whacked-out reasoning on this whole issue:
Why the heck does bit.ly need to supply the “retweet” count? For the nth time, Twitter supplies their own tweet counters, free of charge, and they’re universally used by every other blogger and webmaster on the internet. They’re easy to add, and they don’t come across as an attempt to fool visitors (or lizards). If one feels that the “clicks” are an important statistic (apparently Johnson and Resig are the only folks who feel this way; incoming twitter traffic shows up on the list of referrers like everything else), it could easily be a separate, individualized counter. But for some reason, he just continues to insist on this misleading configuration.
Oh, and for old times’ sake: