Some of my most enduringly popular posts have been about Rogol Domedonfors/ Renée Bagslint. (See Renée Bagslint joins “The Conversation”.) But the other day I suddenly noticed that his new friends weren’t dropping by any more. I wasn’t getting any more page hits.
Rogol used to come around here, making a lot of comments, and I mean a *lot*. Until one day my evil twin put him in the dungeon so I could go to the beach, and we sort of forgot about him. After that, things between us were never the same, and he found some new friends.
But Rogol turned out to be very hard to forget, especially when his new friends kept linking here. It seems Rogol/Renée was very prolific over there. Every time I checked, he was making 3 or 4 posts an hour. Yes, that’s not per day, that’s just in one hour. And he kept it up for hours on end. The last time I checked, they were asking for his real name – they have a comment policy of real names only – convinced that “Bagslint” could not be a real name. Not a good sign.
And it didn’t help that he posted some advice about socking over on Dysk’s blog: “Serious sock-puppetteers may wish to invest in a few cheap notebooks or tablets, download a variety of browsers, and get themselves an unlocked MiFi.” (Hmm….what is this MiFi of which you speak…) Yep, they linked to the WikiCabal too. They must have thought he was playing them. (And not to go all Kohs or anything, but isn’t it “puppeteers”?)
And if you go back to the first article I linked to, “Theresa May’s Brexit deal… ” etc etc, his comments there have all disappeared (although someone did mention him in a comment). Compare this to the version on the Wayback Machine that was archived only a month ago. https://web.archive.org/web/20190126215358/https://theconversation.com/theresa-mays-brexit-deal-is-dead-in-the-water-now-what-for-britain-107029
The most hits ever came on Valentine’s Day, when they published “Climate change: young people striking from school see it for the life-threatening issue it is” by a guest writer and Rogol was all over it, like white on rice. He carefully avoided the appearance being a climate change denier, but instead tried to discredit the protesting students. Yeah right, Millennials don’t know their own minds—NOT.
Ask the Parkland students — their march was even bigger than the women’s march, which was bigger than the Trump inauguration the day before.
But if you go back now, you will only see one comment from him. All the responses from the readers he got riled up seem to be gone too. Even the Internet Archive has no trace of those comments.
All that effort down the drain. Just gone. Hours and hours. He should have taken my advice and started his own blog.