this place has molted like the island of Dr Moreau.One of the ex-Lizards at 2.0 comments on the evidence of Shug's popularity:
Charles is Moreau. Well intentioned. but the sycophants have ruined his site.
it’s a shame. so many smart people have bailed because if they disagree they are attacked by a small group of rabid sycophants.
but the last two weeks there is such a rabid group of toadies that I am reluctant to even visit here let alone comment. . . .
you might want to focus on the islamists rather than glen beck.
glen won’t kill you. the islamists will.
Karma: 21,191Yeah, and he had been posting at LGF for more than three years, which is 19 months longer than I've been blogging full-time.
This user is blocked.
Registered since: May 14, 2006 at 2:18 pm
No. of comments posted: 18,764
No. of links posted: 151
The Karma count means the number of updings compared to any possible downdings.
Shug had more updings than the total number of posts.
In describing the Little Green Meltdown, I've explained that CJ's mistake was to make the site about the commenters -- more or less permanent Open Thread mode -- as opposed to making it about any original content that he might contribute.
Mad King Charles, Lord of the Lizards, was deriving advertising revenue generated by traffic to a site where he didn't have to do much of anything except maintain the community of commenters. So he shifted into neutral and coasted. He seems to have handed over control of the community to a handful of stooges. (Who is this "Sharmuta" and why do all the ex-Lizards hate her so much?)
The "updings"/"downdings" feature, with its resulting "karma" score, was crucial to the creation of the third-grade playground atmosphere at LGF, where people competed for popularity among their peers. This organizational dynamic was like a magnet to attract the types of toadies and sycophants that Shug denounces.
Oh, yeah: And when I mentioned getting a note of encouragement from fellow Christian Baldilocks in an update to Saturday night's post, I didn't realize she was a registered commenter at LGF. So on Sunday, Mad King Charles banned her, too.
Guess Baldilocks didn't subscribe to the prevailing LGF ideology of Charles Johnson supremacism.
UPDATE: Baldilocks prays a benediction: "May the Lord Jesus Christ open your eyes before it's too late." And yet, I fear, it already is far too late.