Year In Review

Just another random posting. Figured folks might be interested in what drew people here in 2009. Yeah, it's about 3 weeks late, but better than posting it in June, right? :)

Top 10 Google Search Queries

1. "empire of the iguanadons" - Why people would specifically search for the title of the site is beyond me. But they did, and in large numbers.
2. "medievia" - Not as much of a surprise given where links to my site show up most. I expect this won't be nearly as prominent in 2010.
3. "iguanadons" - I think these show up here largely because it's a common typo for Iguanodon, a type of dinosaur. Though I'm probably a dinosaur in my own right.
4. "oblivion plugins" - Shouldn't come as a great shock to anyone who has followed more recent postings. What's shocking is that it rose so quickly from complete obscurity in 2008.
5. "iguanas" - The pictures alone probably draw these in.
6. "empire iguanadons" - Lump these in with #1 really.
7. "lakota" - It's like the Energizer Bunny of blog posts. People are still linking it in droves, and people still show up here in searches for it.
8. "2009 obama agenda survey" - This one surprises me mainly because I can't be the only person to have posted something on it.
9. "9/11/01/2996" - This is what I get for using things like this in movie reviews. No, you conspiracy theory nuts, the post has nothing to do with 9/11. (Oh jeez, just wait, the 2010 figures will be off the chart for it now!)
10. "mudbytes" - In two short months, it lept up from nowhere to the #10 slot. I doubt I need to explain why.

Top 10 Visited Pages

1. The root node. Which I guess is good, because it means a lot of people are showing up from links to that.
2. Lakota Independence Perhaps the reason the topic won't die is because there's a surprisingly large number of people linking into that specific page.
3. Aliens abducted what used to be here. :grey:
4. Thought Police I hardly expected that topic to register with very many people. I guess I was wrong. Though partial credit has to go to #3 for this one since several anons skewed the figures.
5. The downloads page. It's not like I have a lot here folks, but you guys sure seem to love it all the same!
6. The image gallery, and further broken down, over 95% of you are sifting through the Oblivion stuff. Which isn't a surprise since it makes up the largest chunk.
7. The Medievia page. No doubt heavily visited due to how heavily sig-linked it is. Yes, I deliberately linked the keyword to the page URL. I'm just that mean.
8. Saviors of Cyrodiil That one goes back quite a long way and yet seems to have gained quite the following for some reason.
9. My Radeon 4870 X2 review/rant. I must have done something right, or got someone's attention somewhere because a whole bunch of people have read it.
10. Fallout 3 I guess more people than I figured ended up reading it.

I won't bother listing referral sites since they're all from image searches. Except for the #1 slot, which Dwip can take a bow for as my most frequent referral source :)

Oh, and hey, all you lurkers, speak up. Say something! We don't bite. Much.
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Posted on Jan 17, 2010 6:00 pm by Samson in: | 113 comment(s) [Closed]
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The downloads page, I know I've grabbed a few things from there. And yes, that reminds me, still anxiously awaiting the DB update! :)

As for the Mudbytes Backstabbers page, if the hits got more popular in Oct and forward it could be courtesy of the justrage post. It also gained disturbing interest at the beginning of Jan on IMC, so I'd suspect a lot of the hits are linked from justrage.

Ok, I spoke up. My name is Hana, and I'm a lurker :)

       
Heh. Well. I guess I have a few gems in there aside from he Oblivion mods. I really should throw together some kind of ACP page to display general download stats in a convenient place. I really have no idea what people grab since the individual files weren't in the listings I looked at.

The hits on the backstabber page spiked immediately. It was brand new in the middle of October and hits to hit have been sustained ever since. If it's come back up as a topic for conversation on IMC, that only tells me I'm better off not subjecting myself to the bile and hatred that goes with it. If some fool on justrage linked it there, that would explain why they started showing up in my Analytics logs around New Years.

I was talking about the numerous other lurkers who are here and say nothing. You at least spoke up :)

       
Considering that most of the people from my place have also been regulars here forever, I find that last bit interesting.

As far as the #8 page, clearly it is a testament to the awesomeness of Cat-Fu.

       
Yes, 3 weeks into 2010 is much better than 6 months into it. *wink*

The problem with telling the lurkers to speak up because we don't bite much is that they're lurkers and already know how much and how hard we bite. *wink* *L*

You know, one of these days I really need to go browse my way through a bit of Dwip's blog site myself, if just to return the favor of his sending so many to your site. *LOL*

       
1. "empire of the iguanadons" - Why people would specifically search for the title of the site is beyond me. But they did, and in large numbers.


This one i can partially answer, it is because i do not bookmark the site and use the google search in firefox to go everywhere i want to :) so, in part, i am responsible for at least some of those searches. And if i do that regularly, i guess others do it too.

Peace out.

The_Fury.

       
As for the Mudbytes Backstabbers page, if the hits got more popular in Oct and forward it could be courtesy of the justrage post. It also gained disturbing interest at the beginning of Jan on IMC, so I'd suspect a lot of the hits are linked from justrage.


What is this just rage post that everyone keeps talking about. I went to cratholes mud the other day to troll him for giggles and was accused of being the mastermind of it all and on IMC with crataholic saying he is 80% certain it is all me. Like i know its easy to accuse me cause well im not active in mud circles and have no outlet to claim innocence, with my innumerable bans :). So seeing people think its me, can someone link to it so that i can see what i have been upto in my sleep. :)

Peace out,

The_Fury

       
I don't know what they're talking about either. That's not a site I visit at all, except when someone provides a specific link to something they want me to see, and even then I hesitate. It's nothing more than a vile hate site full of truly lame threads and emo teenagers crying on each others shoulders.

       
The_Fury said:

This one i can partially answer, it is because i do not bookmark the site and use the google search in firefox to go everywhere i want to :) so, in part, i am responsible for at least some of those searches. And if i do that regularly, i guess others do it too.

Actually, I do this too, but only when I've installed a new browser or changed out computers or, for whatever other reason, don't have access to my bookmarks/favorites. So, not nearly often enough to account for much of the numbers, but enough to account for a few of them.

I'm with Samson regarding the justrage site, it's not worth linking to, if you really feel bored and want to numb your brain, go to justrage.com and search for Samson, Kyndig, Cratylus.. etc.

       
Anonymous [Anon] said:
Comment #9 Jan 24, 2010 10:20 pm
Thus spake Cratyfuck:

The reaction to Davion's behavior is due to this forum having a long
and sad history of admins overreacting for personal reasons.


Nope. It's because the forum has a long and sad tradition of assholes like yourself trolling and expecting to get away with it even when people call you out on it over and over again, including the site's admins.

Typically an admin would participate in a thread, take something personally, and
ban someone or lock the thread or something, without the participants
being clued in that the admin was speaking in his capacity as moderator,
not as just another participant in the thread.


Actually it's more like typically the troll would goad an admin repeatedly until said admin had enough and locked the thread. Usually nobody was banned unless said fuckbrained idiot (aka Cratyfuck) continued to make an issue of it, much like you did right here, today, in this very thread!

There's been lots of drama here specifically along those lines, and
changes to rules and who enforces them as a result. And suddenly Davion
jerks everyone back to the Bad Old Days of unilateral sanctions based
on personal offense. So, it's also not really about me. People were
concerned that all that progress we made was for nought, and all that
stupid drama was going to be back.


Actually I was thrilled to death to see Davion finally do something about you for a change. Unfortunately his spineless side shined through and he let you back on after your minions complained as they always do. You never will get why people think you're a pompous ass worthy of no respect, will you?

And oh, look, maybe Davion is finally sick of your shit and maybe, just maybe, us crotchety old farts here at JustRage have had something to do with it. I certainly hope so, because it's pretty fucking obvious as hell that Samson got shafted and NOTHING has fucking changed there at all!

[Sat Jan 23 22:32:08 2010] [Server01:ichat] Cratylus@Dead_Souls_Dev: so yknow, go ahead and pretend i didnt hurt your feelings davion, but it's pretty clear, out here, outside your head, that something got to you personal like


This cockshit right here is why the fuckbrain should have been banned years ago, his account purged, and his legacy of dumbfuckery forgotten today.

Suspended for trolling, but somehow it must be something "personal" that caused it instead. This sounds way too fucking familiar. Samson definitely got the shaft and now Davion is getting served the same shit we've all had to suffer through for years.

       
Anonymous [Anon] said:
Comment #10 Jan 24, 2010 10:34 pm
[Sat Jan 23 22:49:27 2010] [Server01:ichat] Cratylus@Dead_Souls_Dev: i think it is extremely pushing it to say that my posts are exclusively contentless and mocking


Oh no, it seems more or less spot on. That sums you up as well as anyone else could have done.

       
Anonymous [Anon] said:
Comment #11 Jan 24, 2010 10:37 pm
[Sat Jan 23 22:53:09 2010] [Server01:ichat] Cratylus@Dead_Souls_Dev: i really don't see a problem with my posts, which means i'm likely to make similr posts in the future
[Sat Jan 23 22:53:17 2010] [Server01:ichat] Cratylus@Dead_Souls_Dev: does this mean you're going to keep banning me?


Hey Davion! Get it right! Ban him and don't look back! Ignore the asshats on IMC if you need to!

I have to say, seeing Davion reverse the suspension reeks of an administration with no backbone that can be pushed around easily. Expect Cratyfuck to do exactly this again and resort to the same loud angry tactics in order to make you piss your pants and back down again. God. I wish Samson were back. Even if he was an asshole at least we knew where he stood.

       
Anonymous [Anon] said:
Comment #12 Jan 24, 2010 10:40 pm
[Sat Jan 23 23:05:56 2010] [Server01:ichat] ChrisBailey@Talon: If you back down it will just solidify that public opinion.


Christ, even the king of trolling himself gets it. Good fucking lord!

       
Anonymous [Anon] said:
Comment #13 Jan 24, 2010 10:52 pm
[Sun Jan 24 17:24:54 2010] [Server01:ichat] Cratylus@Dead_Souls_Dev: i think that davion's error is assuming bad faith on my part, and refusing to accept the possibility that i am acting in good faith


No. Davion's error is not realizing that you are acting in bad faith sooner than today. If he'd realized this something like, oh, 3 months ago, you'd be out on your ass and Samson would still have his administrator's position.

       
Anonymous [Anon] said:
Comment #14 Jan 24, 2010 10:57 pm
[Sun Jan 24 17:47:52 2010] [Server01:ichat] Cratylus@Dead_Souls_Dev: when samson did this shit it did indeed threaten the userbase
[Sun Jan 24 17:48:03 2010] [Server01:ichat] Cratylus@Dead_Souls_Dev: that's why it's so startling to see davion wearing samson boots


Let me be the first to suggest Davion get himself a nice comfy pair of "Samson boots" and use them to kick you in your fucking head you piece of shit!

       
Anonymous [Anon] said:
Comment #15 Jan 24, 2010 11:17 pm
[Sun Jan 24 21:50:28 2010] [Server01:ichat] ChrisBailey@Talon: Recent events make me question why Samson was ever removed.
[Sun Jan 24 21:52:06 2010] [Server01:ichat] ChrisBailey@Talon: As I understand it, the ones that decided Samson needed to go are now acting in the manner that got Samson removed.


I wonder the same thing. You just need to remember that Samson was never the problem. Cratyfuck was and always will be. Get rid of him, and all this bullshit forum drama will go away. Davion just doesn't have the stones for it.

       
*facepalm*

It never ends. :(

I bet I can sum this up really easily:

* Crat did or said something boneheaded/offensive/rude/trollish.
* He got told to stop.
* He ignored the warning.
* He got suspended.
* He ran immediately (within seconds) to IMC and ranted and raved about it all day and night, going on and on about how awful the rules are or something and that he has no idea what he did wrong. It must have been because he called Davion a name, or because Davion hates him, or because Davion is a crazy lunatic batshit insane fascist.
* The usual trolls piled on and said the admins were fascists.
* Davion caved in and unsuspended him, but is still a complete imbecile for having done it to begin with.

Do I have that about right? I think so. That's pretty much a textbook exchange between Crat and the administration of every site he's ever been a part of.

Look, while I appreciate the sentiments being displayed here, none of this is making me want to waste time participating when it's obvious nothing has changed. I doubt it ever will change. It looks like Crat has chosen his new target. I suppose it's poetic justice.

There is only one way I would ever consider being reinstated to the site and that's if Cratylus is permanently banned from it. Nothing will ever get resolved so long as he is allowed to engage in personal attacks against users for his own twisted amusement. Maybe people will finally realize this and quit defending the guy. He's a troublemaker, nothing more. He has no contribution to make aside from the weekly dramafest he thrives on.

Now, please, if you anons don't mind, I'd rather you didn't spew this drivel here unless you've got something more productive to add to it than random quotes from the logs. You won't likely find anyone here who doesn't already know what the root cause of the problem on MudBytes is.

       
Well, you did ask the lurkers to speak up.

But seriously, you are spot on about your summary because we all know the continuous pattern by now. What I don't understand is why Anon brought that drivel here and thinks anyone here actually cares any more. Anon has issues, more than just being a freakishly stalker-like dedicated fan of yours.

Hey, Anon, there's other things in life to be passionate about than useless internet drama. Turn off your computer and go find them.

       
Yes, but I was hoping the lurkers would have something other than this crap to talk about :)

       
Well atleast someone can attest to the fact that i am not the that author of the just rage stuff. Other than that, ANYONE who thinks that Craticunt acts in good faith is a freaken MORON.

He is a manipulator with a god complex, he is always right, you are always wrong, he always fucks you up the ass in good faith, he is nice to people while he can get something out of you or he will use you as a pawn in his schemes to get someone or just keep you around as a play thing for him and his butt buddies on I3.

You can be assured that Cratabuttplug wants mudbytes, because in his twisted mind he is the only one in the entire world who knows how to run it successfully, because he is the white muslim jesus who can safe us all from ourselves, he tried to mold me into a graven image of himself, and instead got himself a whole world off butthurt, so much so that i am not banned from his mud :).

Oh the joy,

The_Fury.

       
Good point, Hanaisse, Samson did ask the lurkers to pipe up. *LOL*

Seriously, while it is amusing to see it happening, exactly as always but to Davion now instead of Samson because Davion decided that Samson was the problem instead of Cratylus, honestly it isn't unexpected and even those of us who aren't home to see it all as it happens don't care enough anymore to want the whole blow-by-blow accounting either.

And, yes, Hanaisse is undoubtedly right about the accuracy of the summation as well simply because it's a very set pattern, what law enforcement refers to as modus operandi, for Cratylus.

Sadly, I can't see anything to argue with in The_Fury's depiction of Cratylus either, except to say that I honestly doubt Cratylus actually wants MB beyond the influence he can exert on it via trolling tactics to take advantage of weaknesses he perceives in the admins. Overall, I suspect that Cratylus is, in fact, "a manipulator with a god complex".

       
Anonymous [Anon] said:
Comment #21 Jan 25, 2010 7:19 pm
Real Software Developers all know the following:

They know how to program using micro-code, machine code (opcode & operands), Assembly, C, C++, C#, Java, SQL, HTML, Perl, Fortran, Basic, Artificial Intelligence.

They know how to use an Oscilloscope, Communication analyzer, Emulator, Multi-meter, and Logic Analyzer.

They know how to use any software debugger tool, create scripts for integration and system testing, as well as being a proficient code inspector.

They are adept at object oriented design, high level design. They know how to create a code standard document, a requirements document, a system software design document, and a users manual.

They are adept in communications and attend regular meetings to report progress, and to suggest correction or enhancement to on-going multiple projects.

They have knowledge of operating systems, multi-tasking, real-time, etc.

They know how to write interrupt and non-interrupt driven drivers.

They should be at a level where they can just look at a method/subroutine as a picture in their head and point out all of it's flaws within a minute.

AND MUCH MORE!!!

IF YOU HAVE THE ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS THEN YOU CAN REPLY TO THIS RAGE!!!

OTHERWISE, GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!!!!

       
Seriously, while it is amusing to see it happening, exactly as always but to Davion now instead of Samson because Davion decided that Samson was the problem instead of Cratylus, honestly it isn't unexpected and even those of us who aren't home to see it all as it happens don't care enough anymore to want the whole blow-by-blow accounting either.


You are right here Conner, Cratynoob does not stop, it does not have the ability to stop, because in its mind, only it is right. Davion is now, Kiasyn will be next and then anyone else who stands in its way of Mud domination. And while you might not share my view of a bleak future, we can all sit back and laugh in their faces saying "I Told You So".


Mostly, we are the lucky ones, because, for varying reasons none of us are there and we no longer have to be witness to the same old shit time and time again, cratfuck gets boored, cratfuck manipulates up a shitstorm, shitstorm ensues for weeks flowing over into other sites, cratfuck gets banned, cratfuck gets unbanned and people bury their noses deeper into his giant rectum than last time, rinse and repeat as the cycle continues. Cratyfuck is never at fault, and somehow this Machiavellian shit covered manipulating fuck is able to wash him self clean of it all and come out smelling like roses, being the new messiah to all those to bask in his glory.


The tragic part is that a certain element of MB refuse to see the reality of the situation, i saw crat for exactly what he is a long time ago, it was the reason why i got myself banned from IMC, because i made it my mission to fuck with him as much and as often as i could. The guy is shit and the sooner others work that out the better it will be for them.

       
The_Fury said:

He is a manipulator with a god complex


About the only thing I'm still bothered by in all this is that I've told people that for ages but they just called me crazy. It's so obvious though. Even if it's not strictly a god complex, it's definitely a superiority complex.

The_Fury said:

You can be assured that Cratabuttplug wants mudbytes


I never even considered something like that, but yeah, it does make sense. He knew i'd never turn the site over to him, and I'm willing to bet Davion wouldn't do that willingly either, so that means Crat needs to get him fired too, but since Davion pays the bills, owns the shell, and has control of 2 out of 3 domains pointing to the site, that's an impossible task to fulfill.

The_Fury said:

The tragic part is that a certain element of MB refuse to see the reality of the situation


No. They see it. The problem is that certain element loves this sort of thing. They thrive on watching it as much as Crat thrives on causing it. So while removing Crat from the equation would blunt the problem, it's possible the 5-7 other folks who back him would make that a nightmare for whoever is left running things.

       
Samson said:

So while removing Crat from the equation would blunt the problem, it's possible the 5-7 other folks who back him would make that a nightmare for whoever is left running things.

Then it sounds to me like the simple solution is to remove the 6-8 of them altogether and see if they're actually missed a month or 12 down the road. Personally, my money's on the absence only being noticed due to the ensuing return to peaceful and productive operations of the site. ;)

On a completely non-MB related note, I posted a quiz on my blog (along with my score) today at [url]http://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz/quiz/index.php[/url] for those of you who might find political stuff more interesting than <sarcasm>the legendary legal case of Cratylus v. MudBytes.</sarcasm> ;)

       
[Mon Jan 25 16:36:31 2010] [Server01:ichat] Cratylus@Dead_Souls_Dev: so around new year's, some guy posts on mudbytes askin what people think 2010 will bring for muds n stuff
[Mon Jan 25 16:37:14 2010] [Server01:ichat] Cratylus@Dead_Souls_Dev: and i typed in "drama" but thought about it for a while before hitting the submit button. cuz yknow, with samson gone, things settling down...maybe that was just me stuck in the past
[Mon Jan 25 16:37:34 2010] [Server01:ichat] Cratylus@Dead_Souls_Dev: ehn i thought meh, let's see if im wrong, and hit submit
[Mon Jan 25 16:37:44 2010] [Server01:ichat] Cratylus@Dead_Souls_Dev: i wasnt wrong :)


The Prophet Crathumad the Muslim Jesus looked into the future and could see it would be filled with drama. Funny that, because he is the root cause of all drama currently affecting all of muddom.

Then it sounds to me like the simple solution is to remove the 6-8 of them altogether and see if they're actually missed a month or 12 down the road.


You will find that without its head, the best of many will simple wither and die, take out Cratahole and David the troll and the others will simply fall into line, actually even David would most likely fall into line after crats gone, its not like he is a troll on gammon.com.au or smaugmuds, so without a trolling stimuli most of them would simply stop or leave and join cratahole at dead souls, the most aptly named mud i have ever had the displeasure of being on. They are all dead all right, and take great delight in destroying others for fun.

Oh and yesterday i googles up this just rage that everyone has been talking about, what a waste of my time, but its good to see people signing my name to posts i did not make, i am so glad to have had such an effect on them that they need to keep my memory alive just to make their puny existences feel just that little bit more important. Way to go Crat and Stupidstrad, you are the kings of nothing.

       
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