The Pre-Banned List – A Retrospective (and Gus_802 is a liar).

So El Gusano Pobre complains about being blocked by people “who I never even interacted with.” Hunh.

A quick search through the BRC Archives suggests Gusano may be telling the truth, but he had access to one and he certainly used it. More than one account on that list whose owners never Tweeted to @Gus_802 were instantly blocked from reading his Tweets directly. Did he keep a block list? No. He kept the link and undoubtedly contributed to it.

That list of Twitter accounts was compiled by Furious Burkha in 2012, and comprised those contrarians she deemed unworthy, their followers, and those they followed. With a bigoted algorithm like that I’m amazed that the list didn’t morph into thousands, but then again, she was never the sharpest bulb in the LGF Crayon Box.

Here’s the Pre-Banned List in full regalia [or click here].

[h/t @Gus_802, Furious Burkha and The BRC.]

 

 

 

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A Johnson talks about a Wang

Heh.

That comment was recreated verbatim via the BRC LGF Archives and The Nil Stooge Secret Little Green Footballs Comment Resurrection Tool. It’s LGF comment 12528 on post 00955419.

Once it was discovered that Charles Johnson had been deleting posts and modifying others, The Late Nil Stooge did some amazing work as a senior member of the BRC. There were some behind-the-scenes discussions on whether or not the BRC should use Nil Stooge’s templates to fabricate LGF comments (and even entire thread). The consensus was no, as it would undermine the credibility of the BRC, and it was unethical to do so, unless it was for recreation of comments and threads that had been memory-holed.

Times have changed, so here’s the question.

Charles destroyed his own credibility years ago, but fabricating comments and posts, even if they’re done as satire, may be dangerous because it could affect his income. Our Boy has some funny friends willing to pony up for lawfare.