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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,12:47   

Albatrossity posted an idea on PZ's blog that I think we could consider, since I think that WE provide most of the traffic at UD...

Albatrossity - I like your "Say No To UD Day" idea. Why don't you suggest it at ATBC, pick a date or two, and we'll see what happens.

We might also consider doing this via PM, so we don't tip our hand, and it will be more of a surprise... Too bad we missed Dr. Dr. Demsbski's birthday. Anybody know when Davey's is?

Please discuss and post.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,12:53   

This only works if there is an independent daily statistic available for number of visits to UD. Is there such a thing?

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,12:58   

Quote (Wesley R. Elsberry @ Sep. 01 2007,12:53)
This only works if there is an independent daily statistic available for number of visits to UD. Is there such a thing?

Close..

http://www.alexa.com/data....ent.com

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,12:59   

Wow - look at the 5 year history. UD is dying.

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,13:08   

OLD Pharyngula (defunct) beats UD for traffic.

Scienceblogs/Pharyngula DESTROYS UD..

*I've just peed my pants*

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,13:09   

Quote (J-Dog @ Sep. 01 2007,12:47)
Albatrossity posted an idea on PZ's blog that I think we could consider, since I think that WE provide most of the traffic at UD...

Albatrossity - I like your "Say No To UD Day" idea. Why don't you suggest it at ATBC, pick a date or two, and we'll see what happens.

We might also consider doing this via PM, so we don't tip our hand, and it will be more of a surprise... Too bad we missed Dr. Dr. Demsbski's birthday. Anybody know when Davey's is?

Please discuss and post.

Are you not worried that this could close down UD, giving WAD the time to work more on destroying "Darwinism" in peer-reviewed literature?

No?
Not at all?


Didn't think so.

  
Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,13:13   

Thanks, Rich, that Alexa site is pretty amusing. What's with all the Aussie traffic at UD? It looks like the traffic from Oz equals the traffic from the US! The population of Australia is less than 10% of the US population; are there that many loonies in Oz?

Re the "Say no to UD day" it looks like you could detect a daily drop in traffic with the data shown at the Alexa site. It might be tough to keep the secret from the tardmeister; he would undoubtedly try to bump up traffic that day!

I'll leave the details to those who know more about the intricacies of the intertubes; I'm just a concept guy, y'know.

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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,13:15   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Sep. 01 2007,12:59)
Wow - look at the 5 year history. UD is dying.

I knew this would happen when Joel Borofsky left.

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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,13:17   

If you overlay PT and UD, they track very closely for the last two years. UD was basically unheard-of, and perhaps as a result of Kitzmiller, its popularity spiked up at the end of 2005. It had its best times in 2006, but, as Intelligent Design has failed to accomplish anything, UD has been sinking all year. Panda's Thumb has declined too, as the threat of ID has withered.

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,13:20   

if you really want to grin, compare www.uncommondescent.com with www.scienceblogs.com.

   
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,13:23   

dang your hide, rich hughes.

   
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,13:23   

Here is the one...
http://www.alexa.com/data....ent.com

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,13:27   

HAR HAR STERNBERGER STORY, THIS IS YOU:



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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,13:29   

Note that alexa doesn't distinguish www.scienceblogs.com from www.scienceblogs.com/pharyngula.

   
Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,13:46   



I thought this was interesting.

UD=blue, PT, Talkorigins=green

This was much more fun;




Edited by Dr.GH on Sep. 01 2007,11:52

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,13:47   

Needs labels..

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
keiths



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,15:44   

This is just pathetic...

overwhelmingevidence.com:



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Arden Chatfield



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,16:01   

Quote (keiths @ Sep. 01 2007,15:44)
This is just pathetic...

overwhelmingevidence.com:


Why did the image of someone silently pulling a sheet over someone's face  immediately enter my mind there?

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Hermagoras



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,16:17   

Quote (Arden Chatfield @ Sep. 01 2007,16:01)
 Why did the image of someone silently pulling a sheet over someone's face  immediately enter my mind there?

I think this is what you're thinking of:





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bystander



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2007,16:28   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Sep. 02 2007,06:13)
Thanks, Rich, that Alexa site is pretty amusing. What's with all the Aussie traffic at UD? It looks like the traffic from Oz equals the traffic from the US! The population of Australia is less than 10% of the US population; are there that many loonies in Oz?

Re the "Say no to UD day" it looks like you could detect a daily drop in traffic with the data shown at the Alexa site. It might be tough to keep the secret from the tardmeister; he would undoubtedly try to bump up traffic that day!

I'll leave the details to those who know more about the intricacies of the intertubes; I'm just a concept guy, y'know.

Sorry that must have been me.

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2007,08:11   

I cannot say no to UD for just a day. I almost never say yes to UD within a couple of months. You're going to need to have a "No UD YEAR" for me to be able play. I simply never read UD, it's just too stupid and asinine both in content and commenters. I waste too much time playing the interweb anyway (i'm not going to even try for a high score).

I reckon though that we should have one designated tard proof individual who checks up on those sneaking swine daily though. Just in case we miss any "parodies" and such like.

Then, at the end of the year we could have TARDMAS.

Like we don't already.

Oy! Such a misanthrope I am.

Louis

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J-Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2007,09:11   

HAPPY TARDMAS EVERYONE!

Tardmas - A Festival For The Best of Us

Louis -

Other traditions will need to developed to make this work also.  For example:  

1.) Tardmas presents will always have to be delivered by a clown.  

2.) Instead of a Christmas Tree, people will gather 'round the Floating Command Center and exchange Tardmas Gifts.

3.)  It become Tarmas tradition to always insist to your fellow celebrants that  they ignore reality.  For example, you serve a nice merlot, and insist to your guests that it is a Wicked Pale Ale.
 
4.) Rather than sending vacuous Holiday Cards, you will send letters and memos to your boss and friends accusing them of something, and then a day later send retraction, or, P-A-R-O-D-Y, or "street theater" letters.

Fellow Tardaholics - Please spend a minute of your time and help contribute to The Development Of Tardmas!  If you don't want to do it for yourself, then please.  Do It For The Kids!

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Come on Tough Guy, do the little dance of ID impotence you do so well. - Louis to Joe G 2/10

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UD is an Unnatural Douchemagnet. - richardthughes 7/11

  
k.e



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2007,09:46   

Quote (bystander @ Sep. 02 2007,00:28)
Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Sep. 02 2007,06:13)
Thanks, Rich, that Alexa site is pretty amusing. What's with all the Aussie traffic at UD? It looks like the traffic from Oz equals the traffic from the US! The population of Australia is less than 10% of the US population; are there that many loonies in Oz?

Re the "Say no to UD day" it looks like you could detect a daily drop in traffic with the data shown at the Alexa site. It might be tough to keep the secret from the tardmeister; he would undoubtedly try to bump up traffic that day!

I'll leave the details to those who know more about the intricacies of the intertubes; I'm just a concept guy, y'know.

Sorry that must have been me.

Hahahahahahhaahhahaha

It sure wasn't me.

My looooooony-ness requires hard core tard which can only obtained by running head first into a brick wall continuously, interspersed by large amounts of red wine and being cavity searched by hairy nosed wombats.

If you have to ask, don't.

You know *giggle* we could keep this stupid game going by creating a virtual UD.

And taking turns at doing creo-botnik P-A-R-O-D-Y.

I bags D.T. I CAN DO A LOVELY HOMO. HOMOS!!!!!!

Gentlemen START YOUR CREOBOT(nik)S.


hehehehhehhe welease the hounds Smithers.

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franky172



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2007,10:04   

Quote (J-Dog @ Sep. 01 2007,12:47)
Albatrossity posted an idea on PZ's blog that I think we could consider, since I think that WE provide most of the traffic at UD...

Albatrossity - I like your "Say No To UD Day" idea. Why don't you suggest it at ATBC, pick a date or two, and we'll see what happens.

We might also consider doing this via PM, so we don't tip our hand, and it will be more of a surprise... Too bad we missed Dr. Dr. Demsbski's birthday. Anybody know when Davey's is?

Please discuss and post.

I'd be down for a say no to UD month....

Imagine how productive I would be if I wasn't constantly restraining myself from screaming?  I might even finish this dissertation...

September?  October?

  
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 03 2007,11:07   

Quote (J-Dog @ Sep. 03 2007,09:11)
HAPPY TARDMAS EVERYONE!

Tardmas - A Festival For The Best of Us

Louis -

Other traditions will need to developed to make this work also. ?For example: ?

1.) Tardmas presents will always have to be delivered by a clown. ?

2.) Instead of a Christmas Tree, people will gather 'round the Floating Command Center and exchange Tardmas Gifts.

3.) ?It become Tarmas tradition to always insist to your fellow celebrants that ?they ignore reality. ?For example, you serve a nice merlot, and insist to your guests that it is a Wicked Pale Ale.
?
4.) Rather than sending vacuous Holiday Cards, you will send letters and memos to your boss and friends accusing them of something, and then a day later send retraction, or, P-A-R-O-D-Y, or "street theater" letters.

Fellow Tardaholics - Please spend a minute of your time and help contribute to The Development Of Tardmas! ?If you don't want to do it for yourself, then please. ?Do It For The Kids!

LOL.
Number 1 is my favourite. To be fair most of our tard presents are already delivered by clowns though.

  
J. O'Donnell



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2007,02:02   

For me, every day is a say no to UD day!

That's why this site is so awesome for me, I can read all the tard without having to suffer through finding the prime portions myself!

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